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I have a strange problem with my HTPC. I use an Asus P5K-E mobo, and when I restart the computer, it gets stuck at the pre-windows loading phase, showing the P5K logo etc. I then need to hit the reset button, and it will then boot normally.


What can the problem be? Does it load drivers even before the windows startup is initiated?


Edit: Also - navigating the BIOS is extremely slow!
 

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i would laso recommend visiting the web site of the motherboard manufacturer and making sure you have the most up to date version of motherboard BIOS loaded. If not, i would consider updating your motherboard BIOS as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Servicetech571 /forum/post/18264941


Try reseting CMOS (pull battery out or use jumper depending on motherboard). Check battery and make sure it's good.

Thanks - How do I check the battery?
 

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Check to makesure you have the latest motherboard BIOS. Its definately a hardware problem. If the BIOS's good then i'd unplug everything not needed to post. ie harddrives, dvd drives, pci cards, videocard if it has onboard. Then see if it posts correctly. If it does then add the components one by one to isolate the problem.
 

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I've done some error searching. Cleared the CMOS and measured 3V on the battery. No change.


I have a USB superbooster (USB extender over cat5) connected that seems to be the problem. It's a USB sender -> cat5 -> USB receiver, and then connected to an active USB hub with a touchscreen and keyboard connected.


With the superbooster connected, I must always hit the reset button to boot. This is also the reason why navigating the BIOS is slow. With the superbooster removed, everything's normal.


I do need the USB superbooster. It has functioned perfectly up until about a month ago. I don't think this is a problem with the superbooster, since the signal flows fine.
 

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Originally Posted by thunderstorm77 /forum/post/18280195


With the superbooster connected, I must always hit the reset button to boot. This is also the reason why navigating the BIOS is slow. With the superbooster removed, everything's normal.

So maybe the slow boot is the BIOS trying to connect to the keyboard through the "superbooster"?


Is there a BIOS option to ignore errors during boot?

Try connecting both a PS2 keyboard and the remote keyboard.
 
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