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Thread: Is there anyway to Slow POST down on a G31M-ES2L (rev 2)




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    Default Is there anyway to Slow POST down on a G31M-ES2L (rev 2)

    Hi guys,
    Im having an odd problem. The owner of this system insists on having an old IDE hdd as a storage volume , however it seems to be a low wattage motor, and you have to reset the system to get it to detect at post since when you cold power it on the disk doesn't spin up in time.

    the motherboard already has the latest bios FF, however I cannot find anywhere an option for HDD delay or to turn off quick posting.

    Also, i can't find beta bioses for this motherboard.

    Suggestions please? :)
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    Default Re: Is there anyway to Slow POST down on a G31M-ES2L (rev 2)

    This is usually in Advanced BIOS Features, seems this board don't have it, but try pressing Ctrl+F1 in main BIOS screen and see if it show any additional options in BIOS.

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    Default Re: Is there anyway to Slow POST down on a G31M-ES2L (rev 2)

    There are several hard drive setup options in the bios, and this might be related to the problem.
    You might be able to slow things down by pressing F12 (select boot device) immediately after the post screen starts, wait 5 - 10 seconds and then select the hard drive.
    Another option is to set the boot device order as:
    1) floppy
    2) cdrom
    3) hard drive
    If this doesn't slow things down enough, place a non-bootable floppy or cd/dvd and see if this delays things enough.
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    Default Re: Is there anyway to Slow POST down on a G31M-ES2L (rev 2)

    its ok guys, I explained to the stubborn owner that if they choose to use the combination of board and low wattage IDE disk that they were asking for trouble.
    I talked them out of using it in this system, which is good since they have two sata devices, so with the sata controller on auto, the non-OS ide disk would ruin the boot order when it actually span up enough to detect, so now that the system only has sata devices, the problems solved :)
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