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Computer will not start normally,black screen appears telling me to wait 28 secs for normal start.

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Check your bios and see what is going wrong or:

You have two operating systems and you have to choose one

If none has been selected after a while (28s) your default system automatically will be loaded

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Oct 17, 2008

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