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Booting problems My computer boots to bios display screen, then hangs or takes minutes to run through the bios and boot into windows. No beeps, just black screen with bios and press del to enter setupt on the bottom, which does no work.

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Re: booting problems

As you probably have already figured out your motherboard is running into some type of error during the boot process. Try restarting the computer and pressing the del key several times after a second or two. Can you get into the BIOS now? The first thing I would do is to make this as basic a machine as possible: remove and add in cards (except primary video card), remove all USB components, reduce the size of your memory (RAM) and if you have multiple hard drives remove all except your boot drive. Unplug your computer, plug it back in and reboot, paying close attention to anything that is displayed on the monitor and noting any changes from before. If nothing changes can you tell us some more about the status of the computer or what led up to this? Did you just build it; just install a new part, power problems, anything? Let us know what you turn up and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

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