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Black screen instead of BIOS issue - not major, but very irritating

MonarchX
Level 7
Whenever I want to get into BIOS, I reset my PC using the reset button, and then as soon as I hear the *beep*, I start pressing the DELETE button 2-5 times in a row to make sure I do get into BIOS. Unfortunately, there have been plenty of times with my current board and the latest BIOS, when, instead of booting into BIOS/UEFI, my board would just show me a black screen and then restart itself after about 10-30 seconds, unless I restart the PC on my own OR unless I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE several times, which also reboots the system.

ASUS, can you please fix this issue? It's not a deal breaker, but its just not something that should be happening with a high quality motherboard...
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Phillyflyer
Level 10
MonarchX wrote:
Whenever I want to get into BIOS, I reset my PC using the reset button, and then as soon as I hear the *beep*, I start pressing the DELETE button 2-5 times in a row to make sure I do get into BIOS. Unfortunately, there have been plenty of times with my current board and the latest BIOS, when, instead of booting into BIOS/UEFI, my board would just show me a black screen and then restart itself after about 10-30 seconds, unless I restart the PC on my own OR unless I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE several times, which also reboots the system.

ASUS, can you please fix this issue? It's not a deal breaker, but its just not something that should be happening with a high quality motherboard...


Is the problem at stock settings ?
What model ram are you using?...Could be as simple as a little voltage tweak in the SA / IO voltages.
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JustinThyme
Level 13
Sounds like a BIOS setting to me.
Makes sure the splash screen is enabled as is the wait for prompt.
That way you should get a screen with ROG or whatever depending on your board and it will tell you at the bottom to hit f2 or delete to enter BIOS.
Sometimes the things we do trying to speed things up end up slowing us down.
You can also try a shut down then start it up instead of restart. This has different effects depending on whether or not fast start up is enabled.



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MonarchX
Level 7
I posted my BIOS settings earlier somewhere, but here they are again:
TXT file - https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ZuyOybqP7fUDsYHQMUES8xqUlSZ2nCf/view?usp=sharing
CMO file - https://drive.google.com/file/d/11gU7p6f_p6UE4y627KQlxIZzaEIqnu0b/view?usp=sharing

This only happens when I try to get UEFI/BIOS. Otherwise I never get a black screen upon booting.

Deepcuts
Level 10
Happened on my setup also.
For me, it was the RAM that was not fully stable.

Silent_Scone
Super Moderator
As above, sounds likely that it's memory instability. Revert to Optimised Defaults and see if the issue is still present. Would help if we knew what board, as if there is a QCODE LED it should remain lit.

You may want to test memory stability when enabling XMP. Would recommend Ramtest or HCI Memtest Pro for this.

https://www.karhusoftware.com/ramtest/

https://hcidesign.com/memtest/purchase.html
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