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cutiekez

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I have installed XP operating systm and Office on a machine

when restarting machine I have not seen the POST screen
moniot is blank until it reaches the Log On screen and then eveything will be ok from there end

I have restarted agin to go into BIOS to see if there was an option that allows me to enable post screen but I have not seen that option

is there anyway u can help me?

and y this display does not show but everythig lese work

need ur help
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gerryf

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you need to post the motherboard make and model

One thing to check, look for a setting for DISPLAY first adapter

Some motherboards have multiple settings like AGP, PCI and IGP (integrated graphic)

If you have a AGP card with a integrated videocard, you might need to alter this setting.

Note: I have seen motherboards that have only two options IGP/AGP and PCI

This results in your not being able to see the post screen, since the motherboard will check the IGP, then go to PCI, then back to the non-intgrated AGP card.

Hate that. Bad design, but I have seen it on at least one motherboard
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i've also seen a setting in most bios versions called quiet boot...or silent boot...or quick boot...those settings when enabled will usually suppress the normal post display
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Let me say thank you very much for a QUICk response

I really appracite it

It is an online video card I have no adapters installed

and what do mean by the following quote
"you need to post the motherboard make and model

One thing to check, look for a setting for DISPLAY first adapter"


about going to the Bios to find the option tha speaks about the quick boot
I really cant seemt to find that option

thanks agin
and keep on helping me

looking for your usual quick response
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Johanna

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What info do you want to display on your POST screen, exactly? Might be easier to force it to diplay that info directly than to try to solve a problem that really isn't, as long as the computer works fine otherwise. I'm not meaning to sound smart alecky, but there isn't anything useful to me on my POST screen options. If there is something you are monitoring or need to customize, of couse that is a different story.

To find out what kind of motherboard you have, use Belarc:
http://www.belarc.co...e_download.html
or open the case.

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cutiekez

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thanks Johanna for reponding

but I just wanted to know y is it not showing
I have just build the system and when start he machine to see the information on what devices are there and this speed and memory and to scaaning the devices , the monitor is just blank but I c the log n screen and verything OS and Office working all right

but it just puzzle me thats all y is not being displayed

and thre is no option in the bios that tells me to show post screen
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If you can't tell us the kind of mobo you have, we really can't help much more.

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cutiekez

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the mobo is
Asrock p4vm800

another questio i woyld like to ask

I am a junior technician (let me declare who I am )
and having a littl tough time at work becasue they want to give my posiotion to another so I am trying to learn as much so I can keep it

a machine went down yesterday

it is not dtecting the hardrives and cdroms

anyway i decided to slave the drive to another machine


and the mahcine never come up

so of course I said somethng is wrong with the harddrive
after I close up the other machine and booted up the machnine refuse to boot up keep in restarting it seems as if the defective harrdrive has crashed the good harrdrive

can this be?
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Johanna

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When optical devices disappear from Windows, the first place to go is the Device manager, not yank out the hard drive. On the second machine, disable the auto restart and post the exact error message here when it blue screens, and check event logs.

Now, back to the original topic: your POST screen. What do you want it to tell you? Some mobos present info in different ways, and some manufacturers have "cleaned up" POST screens so they don't look so "scary". The stuff is still happening, just not visible. Did you look in the manual for your mobo's POST screen options? You have the model #, Google it.

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cutiekez

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well the book does not talk about the BIOS or give any picture about it
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