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Boot freezes in POST 98
« on: 08-December-12, 16:43:08 »

Hi, what does it mean when computer start-up freezes in UEFI BIOS POST screen with "98" in the lower right?
B75MA-P45

PS: Sometimes the computer boots, sometimes it freezes, always with the step described as 98.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #1 on: 08-December-12, 16:51:17 »

98= Console I/O (VGA, RAID, parallel ports, serial ports)

What components do you have in your system?
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #2 on: 08-December-12, 17:08:40 »

MB B75MA-P45, bios 1.4
VGA Sapphire HD 7770
CPU Intel i3-3225 (original cpu's fan)
RAM Corsair 2x8 GB 1600 MHz
PSU Corasir HX620W (CMPSU-620HXEU)

SATA3 devices:
SSD Kingston SH103 (AHCI)

SATA2 devices:
HDD Seagate ST31000528AS (AHCI)
DVD-RW Samsung

USB devices:
Front panel card reader & USB 2.0 in internal USB 2.0
Case USB 2.0 in internal USB 2.0
External HDD Hitachi in external USB 2.0
Bluetooth keyboard/mouse in Case USB 2.0

BIOS settings:
SATA Mode AHCI
Initiate Graphic Adapter PEG
Fast Boot enabled, currently with USB partial, PS2 disabled, SATA disabled.
Intel Smart Connect and Intel Rapid Start disabled
No overclocking.

I do not see any rule determining when the freeze occurs and when does not.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #3 on: 08-December-12, 19:28:39 »

Did you by chance just update the vbios to a hybrid version?

PS: Looking for to see if any beta bios's are available from MSI. Will post when I get an answer.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #4 on: 09-December-12, 00:05:12 »

I have not found any bios update for that Sapphire card. Current BIOS does not seem to support GOP, so it is most probably non-hybrid. The current BIOS number is 015.014.000.001. I have an open ticket with Sapphire asking them for a BIOS with GOP support, but it is too early to have a reply from them.

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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #5 on: 09-December-12, 14:27:41 »

Hi, I have tried another GPU card (Sapphire HD 3870) and it also freezes in POST 98. As such, the issue does not seem to be an issue of a specific GPU card.

PS: By freeze I mean that the POST 98 is shown for at least 60 seconds (usually the whole system boots in 15 seconds) being followed by a manual restart.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #6 on: 09-December-12, 17:25:28 »

Reseat cpu. Before placing it again check the socket for bent or missing pins. If no such problems to be seen clear cmos (>>Clear CMOS Guide<<) and retry.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #7 on: 09-December-12, 20:14:37 »

Thank you for another tip. I've did that and preliminary results shows that the issue is happening when Fast Boot: USB Support is set to Partial Initial. When the switch is set back to Full Initial, the freeze does not seem to be happening.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #8 on: 09-December-12, 22:24:19 »

If you have a ssd, you mind as well disable fast boot, with out a boot to bios switch, its a pain in the butt and hardly a different when booting with an ssd.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #9 on: 10-December-12, 13:37:43 »

Hi xmad. Thank you for your recommendation. Unfortunately, I have difficulties in parsing your last message, especially the part between the words "with out" and "butt". Would you please rewrite it a bit for me? Thank you.
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Re: Boot freezes in POST 98
« Reply #10 on: 10-December-12, 13:44:45 »

Fast Boot is not really nessesary when you have an SSD installed.
Using my Intel system you see in my signature, there is no difference other than not being able to access uefi/bios directly.
If you board isn't equipped with a "boot to bios switch", you need to eaither clear your cmos or use the "fast boot utility".
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