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    Bios doesn't show on screen

    When I power up, I get the MSI screen but then it goes right to the welcome screen for WIN XP and works fine from there. Result is I cannot see the "Press DEL to enter SETUP" msg on the screen.

    I did initial setup about 6 weeks ago and could enter BIOS setup fine.

    This is a 880G-E45 series, MS-7576 (v1.x) Mainboard with AMD CPU

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    Paulbyr in NC

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    When you see the MSI screen press the DEL key repeatedly. If that is too late try it very soon after you power on but before the MSI screen appears.

    Joe

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    Once in BIOS, check for a setting that disables the display of the MSI logo on boot.

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    Follow the advice above.Then highlite the;Advanced Bios Feature,What you looking for should be in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulbyr View Post
    I did initial setup about 6 weeks ago and could enter BIOS setup fine.
    paulbyr,
    Hello...When you say "Initial Setup" what exactly are you referring to?...Installing XP, Setting up BIOS? If your referring that at some point that you entered BIOS an made things to your liking.. and now you can't access

    If so remove the coin size battery ( after power down) and test it or replace it if you don't have a meter... Wait a few minutes before re-installing and try to boot up again ...see what "shakes out" There is a free program that will let you see the PC's voltages ( battery too) "CPUID Hardware Monitor" i use version 1.16.0 on "7" Regards Fred

    PS: I could only find this version 1.19.setup
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    JoeP517,
    I apologize profusely for forgetting to come back and thank you. I was so relieved when your suggestion worked that I immediately went about whatever thing I was trying to do - Something to do with boot order I think. BTW, this is prob. about the 5th XT box I have built, I never before had this problem. I do putter around in BIOS from time to time (with no tragedies ).

    jwitalka, thanks for the reminder, I definitely did restore the whole boot display, first thing into BIOS. I just wanted to see what it looks like - it's so fast now I don't mind seeing it zoom past. (I still remember the loooong mem check that used to happen on every boot up.)

    Thanks also for the other responses. I appreciate them all.
    Paulbyr in NC

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