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    Laptop (Model)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen (Dolby Vision screen)
    MotherboardASUS Z270 Maximus IX Formula
    Processori7-7700K 4.5 GHz
    Memory (part number)64GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz @ CL 14
    Graphics Card #1EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
    Graphics Card #2EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
    MonitorASUS PG27UQ
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512GB
    Storage #2HGST Ultrastar He12 Helium
    CPU CoolerEK-Supremacy EVO - Gold
    CaseCorsair Obsidian Series™ 750D
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply
    Keyboard Ducky Channel Shine 5 Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Switch RGB Lighting - Brown
    Mouse Logitech G903
    Mouse Pad Razer Goliathus Speed Terra
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    Maximus IX Formula stuck on A2. Please help.

    Hello,

    My PC had been working fine since early 2017. Recently Intel updated their Optane support so one can accelerate a secondary HDD on a Z270 platform with Kaby Lake CPU. I installed the Optane accelerator and updated the BIOS so it supports it.

    I managed to set Optane up this afternoon and it worked fine. I was able to restart the PC etc. Later at night I hibernated the PC but it someone turned itself back on (maybe the mouse moved). But when it did, the motherboard was stuck on A2. I can’t enter the BIOS as pressing DEL or F2 doesn’t work.*

    Everything was working fine up until then. What should I try next??

    My primary OS drive is an M.2 NVMe installed in Slot 1. Optane is in Slot 2. The secondary drives are all SATA. I also have a Blu Ray writer connected to SATA Port 6.

    On the monitor the display is stuck at the point it says press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS.

    Thanks in advance.*

    Motherboard: Maximus IX Formula (Z270)
    CPU: i7-7700K
    RAM: G.Skill Trident Z PC-3200 64GB
    GPU: 2 x NVIDIA 1080Ti*
    ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Formula / i7-7700K 4.5GHz / EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING / ASUS PG27UQ / 64GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz @ CL 14 / Samsung 960 Pro 512GB / HGST Ultrastar He12 Helium / LG BH16NS55 / Corsair AX1200i / Window 10 Pro 64-Bit



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