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Gateway Tower Sits On Bios Logo Too Long.

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#1 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:51 AM

Gateway Tower Model 500S
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This computer takes a long time to boot. I see the Gateway Logo (BIOS Screen) for about 3 minutes, and then it boots to Windows just fine. Don't know why it sits for so long, or what setting, if any, in the BIOS would allow it to boot faster. It is pretty annoying. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:15 AM

Do you have the virus boot scan enabled?
It's having a problem verifying something. Try removing all unnecessary hardware and see if that does anything
I know some BIOS have a quick boot feature. I doubt if Gateway does
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:54 AM

Something in the BIOS is trying to do something and it's not working :thumbsup:

So, the first step (IMO) would be to reset the BIOS to default values.
If it's still slow, try disconnecting everything that you can and see if it boots OK.
- If it does, then it's likely that it's having trouble communicating with one of those components
- If it doesn't, then it's likely that it's having internal issues (or issues with the few things that are left).

I'd check the hard drive/cd drive cabling/jumpers first.
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