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Last night my ASUS P4S533 became lazy and I don't know why. I'm running a dual boot machine with Gentoo 1.4 and Windows 2000. Previous to last night the boot through the board self diagnostics took 30 seconds or less. Last night boots started taking a very long time (2-3minutes) at the initial bootup screen looks like this:
ASUS P4S533-X ACI BIOS Revision 1004
Press Del to enter Setup: Pres Alt + F2 to enter Flash utility
After the delay, everything works normally in both OSs.
I'm worried that my mobo may be dying. Does anyone have any suggestions?
If the problem is during POST, you may have a problem doc. I would check to see if there is a newer firmware version for your mother. If not, check your bios for settings that might be causing the problem.
I"m not familiar with the terms "firmware" and "POST". Is firmware the same as the BIOS? I'm getting ready to reload the BIOS that I downloaded from ASUS.com. I did note at the last boot there was another message I hadn't seen before: "NTLDR not found, press ENTER to boot". Does that have anything to do with the problem?
Sorry, POST is the system messages you see when the machine first boots up, starting with the specs of the board, what processor, memory check. The BIOS can reset settings if the battery on the mother wears out. It can be corrupted by static shock or a line surge. I suspect your mother may be bad, because of where the delay occurs. How are your temperatures? Most newer mothers have temperature sensors for the board and the processor.