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Old 02-21-2019, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys.... working on a clients PC, and a bit weird here, havent had many issues over the years like this.
  • You start the PC
  • It freezes forever on the startup screen while it says press Delete or F2 for setup
  • When you press either, no response but takes about 10+ minutes to get to to the BIOS screen, where I dont see anything usual
  • With this, can I even do a memtest or any other test, seems more like a MB or memory failure?

Any suggestions will be great help, thanks!
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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I would reset the BIOS back to default, and then disable any unused ports/features.

The HDD timer for boards that support IDE drives (or when using SATA to IDE adapters with no drive attached for example) can cause boot delays while waiting for a drive to respond. The same would apply to other ports as well if they are faulty.
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Had a similar issue. Replacing ram solved it for me.
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