cant enter the boot menu but can go windows normally (go online etc)
hi there, so im updating an old dinosaur of a pc, and i will be installing linux on it as it currently runs on windows vista (i will be installing linux on an ssd and having that boot as the primary and will probably just let vista lie dormant on the hard drive) i have installed an intel dual core e8400 up from a dual core e2160 so in other words it now has the second best processor it could ever have, it can also have up to 8 gigs of ram (4 slots) and im about halfway there, just need to order 4 more parts to finish everything, 2 of those being the final 2 sticks of ram, so to do those things i also had to upgrade the bios from 188.8.131.52 to 1.0.18 or whatever the numbers are, but thats roughly it.
the problem now is: i cannot get into the boot menu, when i try, it just cuts the signal with the monitor (my tv) but yet the computer stays on, if however i allow the computer to boot normally, it will do so and i can go on the internet with it or whatever….but this boot issue absolutely needs to be sorted otherwise i will not be able to select it to boot from the ssd that i will be getting.
i discovered this when i was trying to make it boot from my hirens boot cd (which i used before on it to bypass a forgotten password) in order to clean up any residual viruses/malware it may or may not have so as i can keep the machine preserved whilst waiting for the parts.
any help with this and/or a solution would be greatly appreciated, thanks