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Power On Delay / Boot Delay

If you have the combination of a PC that boots up quickly, and a hard disk that takes a relatively long time to spin up, your BIOS may start trying to boot the operating system before the hard disk is read. A giveaway to this problem is the computer that won't boot when first powered on but will boot seconds later if the reset button is pressed.

If your BIOS has this option, you can specify a time in seconds to delay the boot process. This is normally disabled, and should be unless you are experiencing this problem.

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