EPoX 9npa+SLI requires F1 to complete boot?

fedude

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Whenever my mobo boots, it always stops after it recognizes all the hardware and makes me hit F1 to continue or Del to enter BIOS. I cannot start up my PC w/o hitting F1.

I thought I had brought this on myself by tampering with the BIOS but for the life of me I can't figure out how I caused this. I've looked through all the settings and I can't find anything.

I did switch CPU's and had to go into the BIOS to have it recognize this without a warning. I'm stumped.

Does anyone know why the boot is stopping and what I can do to correct this?
 

fedude

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Thanks for the tips. I went into the BIOS and restored all the factory settings. (lost my OC), but at least the F1 is gone.

Thanks for all the help.
 

andlcs

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This happens when you:

Didn't install a floppy drive
Clear CMOS
or because of the "Halt On" errors such as no keyboard detected.
 

Hex

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When you have to press F1 to boot up, it's because the "Boot Up Floppy Seek" is on. Go into "Advanced BIOS Features" and disable it.