When I boot my DQ77KB there is about a minute long delay between Intel logo and bootloader (GRUB) menu. During that time screen is in text mode and it's black with a flashing cursor in upper-left corner. Initially I had this problem only occasionally but recently it happens on almost every boot.
BIOS is the latest one (0058) and I tried all the usual stuff (clearing CMOS, removing battery, booting from different sources (SATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0) etc)
Does anyone experience the same problem on this or similar motherboard?
Well, it seems it has nothing to do with the bootloader itself as on several other PCs (including one of the latest Intel NUCs) it boots OK with no delay.
When the splash screen is removed from the screen, the BIOS is done and has handed off control to the boot loader. It is the boot loader delaying things after that point.
Hmmm, then it's a very strange behavior as the delay doesn't happen on every boot, occasionally it boots up OK with do delay.
I also tried booting various latest Linux distributions and also a Windows 10 recovery USB disk (that contains a standard Windows bootloader) and the behavior is the same: on most occasions there is a delay but sometimes there is none.
I have to mention that this happens in the Legacy boot mode. I gave UEFI boot a couple of tries and it seems there is no delay.
Out of curiosity I installed standard Windows MBR and bootloader on an empty drive and tried booting from it. The result is the same: there is a delay of about a minute between Intel logo going off and a text "MBR FA:" appearing on the screen. So I still suspect it's a board/BIOS problem.
Hhmmm...this shouldn't happen (no duh!)...
Even if you are on the latest BIOS already, I suggest that you install.reinstall the latest BIOS using the Recovery method. I also suggest that you clear CMOS (the BIOS is not supposed to be using it at all but the reality is that there are places in their BIOS code that still are).
Here is a combined process for doing both of these things:
Hope this helps,
Well, I did all as suggested but no improvements.
It still would be nice to know if anyone else have similar kind of problems to identify if it's a problem of my particular board or not.
Mr. Pearson posted all the steps necessary to make a BIOS recovery. If these steps didn't solve the issue I am afraid your board is faulty.
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