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boot screen required... why.......?


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#1 Omega Knight

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:32 PM

I'm not sure whether this should go in the OS or hardware section... Sorry if it's in the wrong location.

 

I only recently got my AC working again in my PC room. Not quick enough, it seems... With the heat wave hitting Michigan hard, I managed to overheat my PC enough that it had to be shut down. What bothers me, is that, for whatever reason, I have to go to the boot menu, and tell it to boot from the C drive, or it won't recognize having one... Any notion of what went fubar on me, and how to fix it so it'll load to the C drive every time again?



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#2 Omega Knight

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

Well, that was odd... Someone suggested that I go into the BIOS and check out the boot options. I went in, and boot option one was set to ethernet. No clue why it did that, but after some attempts, I managed to convince it to boot to the hard drive instead... Problem, it seems, is solved. Love to know why it did that in the first place, though.



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 12:14 AM

It's possible that the CMOS backup battery is just on the edge of not being able to preserve the BIOS settings. Hot conditions affect batteries too - usually this battery is a CR2032 lithium button cell in a holder on the mainboard. Replacing it might stop a similar thing from happening again at some point, as the batteries do have a limited life span.


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