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    New Lounger
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    Start up problems

    OK, I turn the computer on
    The WinFast screen shows up
    at the bottom of the winfast screen it says ( Tab to show post screen, Delete to enter setup, esc to enter boot menue)
    the only one of these that works is Tab. when I press tab, it goes to what I assume is the post screen...... for a bout 2 seconds
    it then automaticly switches to what I assume is the BIOS screen.
    the info on this screen is as followes...
    NVIDIA RAID IDE ROM BIOS 4.76
    copyright 2004 NVIDIA Corp

    Detecting array...
    (END)
    it just sits there and no matter how long I wait nothing happens, no matter what buttons I push, nothing happens, I have no Idea what is going on! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    thanks
    nate

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Start up problems

    What happens if you hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete two times when you reach this screen ??
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    Re: Start up problems

    What you saw is nVidia nForce media and communications processor (MCP) BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) screen. Your computer BIOS yields nVidia BIOS and allows it to appear on the screen.

    What nVidia BIOS proposes you is to enter new hard drives configuration (if you use arrays of hard drives organized in RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, ets, schemes) or show how it detects them by itself displaying POST (Power On Self Test) screen. Because you have no RAID arrays (you probably have one or two SATA drives), corresponding options are disabled, and you can see only POST screen, that shows you that you have no arrays indeed.

    Check your system BIOS (not nVidia one) for setting to suppress nVidia BIOS interface or in nVidia BIOS press Delete when prompted and look for setting to reduse time to show BIOS (if it has one).

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