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Intermittent POST issue.

When the machine does work any attempt to use the optical drive slows the computer to a halt. Killing explorer.exe restores the speed. Sometimes what happens is the screen freezes replicating lines of a few colours basically forcing you to restart. At first i thought it might be a windows issue or even the optical drive. I reinstalled windows and replaced the optical drive w/ out success. The freeze screen i described earlier happens during post 1/3 times you boot the machine! There are no issue with the computer if the optical drive is not plugged in.

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  • NegativeZero Jun 14, 2008

    Post is usually fairly quick when it doesn't freeze. I turned off quick boot to see if there were any errors which there wasn't. I have download a bios flash utility and the most recent version of the BIOS which is 0503. haven't had a chance to update it yet though. That was my first guess 2nd being a motherboard failure 3rd maybe an IDE cable issue.

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How long does the post takes it to finish before it goes to boot? are there external device connected to your computer like a printer or external hard drive or flush drive? try updating your bios and motherboard chipset.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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    francisco de mesa Jun 19, 2008

    chances are there is something wrong with your optical drive. a program in the optical drive could be corrupted causing or affecting your system. had that issue with my computer and when i replaced it everything worked well again. so replacing it is an option.

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