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Is there a key I can press to force option roms on startup?

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I have a option in the BIOS of my board to basically hide option roms on startup. This allows for faster boot times as the option rom screens are bypassed (for example the Intel RAID screen). And I don't need to see them on every boot, so why not allow for better startup times.

However, sometimes when I need to check something or change a setting or something, I may want to display them.

So instead of going into BIOS and change the setting to force it on, save, restart, do what I have to do and then into BIOS again and change the setting, I was wondering if there is like a key combination or something that I can hold/spam when I turn my computer to force option roms on a single startup.

I have an Asus Rampage IV Extreme
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Boot options? Are you talking about pressing f8 during boot?
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Originally Posted by jesusboots View Post

Boot options? Are you talking about pressing f8 during boot?

OK maybe I'm bad at explaining but no, not the F8 boot screen.

If I enable RAID mode in the BIOS on my Intel chip, I will get an extra POST-screen telling me status about my RAID array and giving me acces to settings if I press ctrl+i. I managed to hide this screen because it slows down the startup of my computer by a couple of seconds (In before discussions about this). Yes, I want to keep it hidden.

But I'm now wondering if there is a way to force this screen on a single boot whenever I need to acces it (not very often), without having to go into BIOS again and change the setting that hide the screen. Like maybe holding a button on startup?

I think I've heard about this, that you can hold a button to temporary show option rom screens on POST... But I may be wrong.
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I was just playing with that option in my BIOS. I think you have to have the post enabled in the BIOS to use the shortcut key because I was trying without it enabled for Intel RAID and the shortcut wasn't working. I had to go back into the BIOS and enable the post screen. I have an ASUS P8P67 Deluxe.
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Originally Posted by Jarv0 View Post

I have a option in the BIOS of my board to basically hide option roms on startup. This allows for faster boot times as the option rom screens are bypassed (for example the Intel RAID screen). And I don't need to see them on every boot, so why not allow for better startup times.

However, sometimes when I need to check something or change a setting or something, I may want to display them.

So instead of going into BIOS and change the setting to force it on, save, restart, do what I have to do and then into BIOS again and change the setting, I was wondering if there is like a key combination or something that I can hold/spam when I turn my computer to force option roms on a single startup.

I have an Asus Rampage IV Extreme

You should have an option-menu in the bios to show the post screen for X seconds or show the post screen when press ESC-Key. It's also disable the splash screen temporarly. So, yes you can force the the post screen, i.e. the raid option rom menu with a key press when start.
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I have a option in the BIOS of my board to basically hide option roms on startup. This allows for faster boot times as the option rom screens are bypassed (for example the Intel RAID screen).
If you are using the keep current / force BIOS, then it is not the fastest way. You have ctrl-i but have disabled this. I guess you can not have your cake and eat it as well. Depending on what you want to do, can you not use the OS RST GUI?
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