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Blinking cursor before boot

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#1 theruler


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:49 PM

HI All,
I built my own computer last year. The computer boots up just fine but before it bios screen comes up there is a blinking cursor that runs for almost 20 seconds and then bios kicks in and everything goes on normally form there. Can anyone tell me how to avoid the initial 20 to 30 secs of pointless cursor blinking?


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:53 AM

The computer boots up just fine but before it bios screen comes up

Hi and Welcome -
Do you actually mean the POST screen, rather than the BIOS screen ??
If it is the POST screen, you can enter BIOS setup, and change settings so the POST screen will be very brief (about 5 seconds)
Has this always done this, or is this a new / recent change to starting ??

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

Do you have any USB or other devices which are not bootable...attached and on during the boot process? Sometimes this can cause a hiccup.


#4 Allan


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

Check bios for an option that says "fast boot" or "silent boot" or something similar.

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