Bios - slow boot, seeking aid.

March 21, 2011 at 04:57:51
Specs: Windows XP
Greetings. I'm having a bit of a problem the last week or so. My Bios is booting slow as hell.
I will provide tech info, then i will explain when the problem occurred.
Motherboard: ALiveXFire-eSATA2 (AliveXfire-esata2/a/asr) with AMD280x chipset. My Processor is AMD Athlon 64 x2 (dual core). BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P3.90, 17.12.2010.
The problem occurred when i was playing Dragon Age 2, and it was loading a level, when there was a powergrid falure, and no power for couple of hours. When i started my rig it was stuck on the boot screen (press f2 for Setup, press f11 for boot menu) for about 2 minutes. It is that way ever-since. I even updated my bios version form 3.8 to 3.9. I restarted(cut the power to the pc down, removed the battery, waited couple of minutes, inserted the battery) the bios yesterday, but it didn't help at all. So any and all help will be appreciated

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March 21, 2011 at 09:39:52
It sounds like your processor might be done..

It sounds from how you've described that the processor has overheated and now has a permanent issue.

Try getting a processor that would fit the motherboard and see if that works. But its most likely the processor, there's no other issue that would explain those symptoms.

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March 21, 2011 at 09:46:17
Well i was thinking about that, but other than the slow bios boot i don't really have any other hiccups.

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