Serious Hang on POST

By Spike
Feb 3, 2004
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  1. My fathers PC is a P4 at about 1.7 GHz.

    From a cold boot, it starts to post, but it hangs for upwards of 3.5 minutes at the first line (before memory)

    That line looks something like "<CPU 0F12 PATCH ID 0203>

    It's not an exact copy of what it says as I'm doing this from memory, but with that as a rough guide, does anybody have any idea on what's wrong and how to fix it?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Check all the cards, memory and cables to see if everything is seated/connected properly. Looks like a loose connection somewhere.
    That line you see is probably the BIOS-version.
  3. Shiney

    Shiney TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 223

    Check your boot settings within bios, it may be set to boot from lan.
  4. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,371

    In a strange turn of event's, the computer has corrected it'self, and now boots without a problem.

    Thanks for the input guys, at least now I have some sort of idea for when it happens again!
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