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BIOS Post Freeze

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BIOS Post Freeze

I switched on my PC this morning and went to do my weekly shopping while it booted up (made a cup of coffee actually).
When I returned it was sitting with the Bios Post on screen and not completing boot up.
Re-tried it a couple of times with no success.
I sat there thinking 'it was ok last night and the last thing I did was upload a few photos to Facebook'.
Aha...the truth dawned...I uploaded the photos from a flash card plugged into a USB Reader which was still plugged in.
Removed the flash card, rebooted and all was well Roll eyes

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Re: BIOS Post Freeze

You're not alone Grin  I have a HP server running Server 2003 R2 and regardless of Bios settings, it will always 'boot' from a USB drive if one is left plugged in.  Because rebooting a server is very disruptive in working hours, I normally do it remotely over the weekend - guess who left a 'stick' plugged in last weekend Lips are sealed
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Re: BIOS Post Freeze

I usually 'hang around' after hours to reboot the server. I don't trust either myself or the server to do it remotely these days.
I did once leave a floppy in with a driver on which stalled a reboot. Embarrassed

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Re: BIOS Post Freeze

Should have left the thing plugged in , and done the shopping. !  Cheesy