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Hi, I recently built a new computer from the ground up. I have come across a single problem. And that is booting up.

Everytime I boot the computer, I get a black screen with an underscore on the top left, and a "B4" on the bottom right. After about 2 minutes the B4 quickly switches to B2 then to 99. Then my MSI motherboard logo comes up and it properly boots into windows.

This lengthens my restart and starts by minutes, so I was wondering if anyone knows the answer? I contacted MSI as well, they said rebuild it, or try it with the minimum components...everything I have done, to no avail.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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MSI P67A-GD65
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post #2 of 25
At what point does this happen? What all happens before and after it? Be specific please.
post #3 of 25
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Everytime I boot. As in, as soon as I hit the power button, the black screen comes up. After the 2~ minute wait of black screen, windows boots up in a snap and everything runs smoothly.
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post #4 of 25
Sounds like the video card bios if its before the Bios splash

Does your board have a feature like Asus expressgate?
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Relevant Wing View Post
Sounds like the video card bios if its before the Bios splash

Does your board have a feature like Asus expressgate?
That sounds like it could be related. What exactly does ExpressGate do?
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post #6 of 25
Asus board have it its a lite linux OS ithat allows web surfing without starting the PC. Do you have a PC speaker plugged into the motherboard

After a little research this appears to be common for that board

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?p=18293222
Edited by Relevant Wing - 1/25/11 at 8:24pm
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post #7 of 25
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I don't think my board has that. My computer isn't connected to the web (and can't for a few days, long story, I'm on a different computer now).

I have speakers hooked up via USB. How could I test to see if the problem was with the video card?
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post #8 of 25
No i mean the internal speaker for the board to give beep codes

This board may act that way since its listed as having a UEFI Bios
Edited by Relevant Wing - 1/25/11 at 8:28pm
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Nvm, still getting used to tapatalk
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post #10 of 25
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Yea no speaker then.
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