by barely get passed the welcome screen do you mean the system locks up? if so, I've seen this issue before, it could be due to a HDD trying to run FASTER than the motherboard can handle or CD drive, or some other device, causing the MB to get confused, I think you may find if you press del, and wait, it may eventually get into the bios, but be slow, if so it could be what I said.
And also note that on the system I see the issue on, the thing that fixed the issue was to put a slower HDD and smaller HDD on the system, though even with no HDD the system would be locked up and all slow, though as soon as I added the slower smaller HDD it worked fine. Though it was a laptop.
Fedora user since FC6.
Linux user since 2003.
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OS: Fedora 16 x86_64
Last edited by Jake; 2nd January 2009 at 10:13 AM.