I've been having computer problems off and on for a while now, including random BSODs. I've checked most of my hardware, and it all seems to be working fine. However, when I go to boot, if I enter the BIOS setup, the menus load REALLY slow (like 10-15 seconds to register inputs). Is this a sign of a bad motherboard? I have been guessing this might be what was causing issues, but wasn't positive. Perhaps some of you can enlighten me on it.
BIOS are up to date...
BR- it's a custom build... Mobo is M4A78T-E with a AMD Athlon X4 640 CPU on it.
I had 4 HDD's in my desktop pc, one of those failed and the POST took fookn ages... I mean, I could make a cup of tea just in the time the POST was posting the check on the HDDs (ie the first page of powering up you see on the monitor) after about 5 mins it'd load up and then act like the cache had been disabled. The instant I removed the dodgy drive, the pc ran perfectly normal....
Along those lines...
Unplug all the drives and see if BIOS responds any faster.
If not it is a motherboard problem.
If you replace it with the same... or a very similar... mobo you will not have to reload anything.