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Windows 7: Start-up BIOS/POST Screen Message(s) Too Fast to Read

28 Apr 2014   #11
sonomaman

W7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Almost all OEM's have a one-time BIOS Boot menu key, aka BIOS interrupt key:

Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
OK, but I still don't know how a "one-time BIOS Boot menu key, aka BIOS interrupt key" works i.e. F8 for ASUS. I hit (briefly) my F8 key when I heard the POST beep, but the PC just continued on as before with a brief flash of the AMI screen then loaded W7.

Please explain how to use the F8 key i.e. when to hit, how to hit ..... press briefly or hold down.

There is no ReadMe file with the (latest) 1801 AMI BIOS.


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28 Apr 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Either vigorously tap the F8 key or hold it down from the moment you power on to make sure it is invoked. This should provide a Boot Menu unless it is defective, so that you can boot from media.

But you should be able to access the default settings using the ESC key to see if it resolves your issues.

Is it possible a setting is being overlooked to affect the BIOS post speed or delay?
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28 Apr 2014   #13
sonomaman

W7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Either vigorously tap the F8 key or hold it down from the moment you power on to make sure it is invoked. This should provide a Boot Menu unless it is defective, so that you can boot from media.

But you should be able to access the default settings using the ESC key to see if it resolves your issues.

Is it possible a setting is being overlooked to affect the BIOS post speed or delay?
OK, I'll try again, but remember -I can get already to the BIOS menu using the delete key. It's the too brief AMI POST screen I want to read. Is the F8 key supposed to stop the boot process so I can read that screen?
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28 Apr 2014   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right, hitting the 1 time boot key has nothing to do with your issue. If there is no diagnostic screen timeout in the bios, as I mentioned earlier, look for something that will enable or disable the boot screen logo, set it to disable.
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28 Apr 2014   #15
sonomaman

W7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Right, hitting the 1 time boot key has nothing to do with your issue. If there is no diagnostic screen timeout in the bios, as I mentioned earlier, look for something that will enable or disable the boot screen logo, set it to disable.
My BIOS boot settings screen is shown in the attached thumbnail.

I'm using these settings:

QUICK BOOT: disabled
FULL SCREEN LOGO: disabled
ADD-ON ROM DISPLAY MODE(FORCE BIOS): tried both choices, neither worked.
BOOT NUM-LOCK ON: should have no effect on getting the AMI POST message(s) to slow or halt
WAIT FOR 'F1' IF ERROR: don't understand this setting
HIT 'DEL' MESSAGE DISPLAY: enabled

There are no settings I see anywhere for diagnostic screen delay, halt or timeout.


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29 Apr 2014   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have no idea what else you can try then, besides, it`s only going to tell you what you already know.

What cpu is installed, memory, hard drives etc.
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30 Apr 2014   #17
sonomaman

W7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I have no idea what else you can try then, besides, it`s only going to tell you what you already know.

What cpu is installed, memory, hard drives etc.
Yes, but in future, when I change/add something ...... e.g. CPU, memory, SSD etc. - and I have problems, that AMI start-up screen could supply good debugging info if I could only read it!
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30 Apr 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Did you reset the BIOS to defaults to see how it functions then?
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