Re: Long blinking dash at startup
Many older computers take longer to boot, and it could be a number of things going on with it. For instance, it could be the CMOS battery, or it could be a deffective piece of hardware that hasn't showed itself yet. It may be as simple as a BIOS flash. If you installed any new hardware/software lately, that could be the problem. Many factors, to different solutions. I do think it's related to BIOS- I would change out the battery, and see what that does...
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