Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Error booting up desktop PC.


07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 
Error booting up desktop PC.

Hello,

I am running an Advent desktop PC and its stats are as follows; Intel Core i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz 8GB RAM Win 7 64 bit.

The problem I am having is when ever i boot up the computer it shows the Advent logo-screen where I can access the boot menu etc but then it goes to a black screen with a cursor/underscore flashing in the top left... This screen stays for quite a while and I am not sure if it stops because of a key I have pressed or just because it has run its course but after it disappears the computer goes back to the logo-screen for a moment and proceeds to boot up as normal except slightly slower than usual...

It is a relatively new computer and it has no problems running at all once the boot up is complete it is fast and as friendly as ever...

This problem only started about a week ago and I can not think of any reason for it...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

do you have any usb sticks or Esata HD's plugged in? These could delay your boot process. Also some BIOSes have a 'fast boot' option but it should be on by default.

I would go into the BIOS and just do a factory default setting restore and see if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
do you have any usb sticks or Esata HD's plugged in? These could delay your boot process. Also some BIOSes have a 'fast boot' option but it should be on by default.

I would go into the BIOS and just do a factory default setting restore and see if it works.
I don't have any external drives plugged in no only a printer plugged into the PC and also if i do a factory reset in my BIOS what will it change about the PC?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tasting Chaos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
do you have any usb sticks or Esata HD's plugged in? These could delay your boot process. Also some BIOSes have a 'fast boot' option but it should be on by default.

I would go into the BIOS and just do a factory default setting restore and see if it works.
I don't have any external drives plugged in no only a printer plugged into the PC and also if i do a factory reset in my BIOS what will it change about the PC?
If you haven't changed anything in the BIOS yourself since you got the PC, then it will not really change anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post

If you haven't changed anything in the BIOS yourself since you got the PC, then it will not really change anything.
As said above, it will not adversely affect anything related to your system in most cases. The hope is that it will clear any memory corruption related to the BIOS. See How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) for more information.

If you have multiple hard drives inside the system and are running a RAID configuration, it will reset the RAID and could wipe the data, so backup any important data prior to resetting your BIOS if you have RAID. If you are unsure whether you have RAID, ask your manufacturer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Error booting up desktop PC.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Error booting up desktop PC.
Thread Forum
Solved Advent desktop not booting from disk - [B75MA-P45 Mobo] General Discussion
Windows not booting from SSD on laptop, fine on desktop Installation & Setup
After Cloning, Intermittent Booting to Desktop Problem Hardware & Devices
Booting from old laptop HDD in new desktop via USB General Discussion
Desktop not properly booting. 7 Premium 64bit General Discussion
Why desktop icons disappear and reappear again while booting up? Performance & Maintenance
booting into desktop General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33