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Bios is very slow, Takes about 5 minutes to get off first screen. Usually have to boot more than one to get into setup. Now first screen up for at least 5 minutes.

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  • cmtgeo Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks. First thing I tried.

  • cmtgeo Mar 05, 2009

    Of course it was the last piece of hardware I checked, but eureka.

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Updating the bios should be your first step in solving this problem.

Have you already tried this?

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Mar 04, 2009

    Great, we're on the right track.

    Next thing I'd recommend is reseating the memory.

    And also removing all other pci cards, cd /dvd /roms, hard drives, etc. So that we're just left with one memory module and the video card.

    See if that makes a difference.


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