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Windows 7: removing "press any key to continue"?

24 May 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
removing "press any key to continue"?

Like the title is asking,is there a way to remove or disable that prompt at system startup?And if so,will it shave off that 2 or 3 seconds from boot time?Any hints?

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24 May 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When do you get this message. It usually only occurs when you want to boot from CD.
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24 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

during every boot,right after disk and cd-dvd detection...
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24 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It might be a BIOS setting issue. You might want to change the settings so that HDD1 is always the first in boot priority.
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24 May 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Did a quick look up in bios,cant think of anything wrong in boot sequence or boot priority.Anything else to look into?Primary or secondary or something like that?
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26 May 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

come on u guys,im sure u can do better than that,?My specs are there,almost 500 people watchin,nothing more than some bios settings,what is that supposed to mean?Give up?Schwarzwald?
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26 May 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What happens if you disconnect everything but your HDD at boot? Do you still get this prompt? Do you have any batch files, or Power Shell scripts running at boot that may be prompting for this? You said you checked the boot priority, was the HDD indeed the 1st set? I'm assuming you have no bootable disks in your optical devices that would cause this.

A Guy
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27 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Getting this prompt "detecting hard drives,no hard drives found"without the press any key prompt with only boot disk connected.As soon as either cd-dvd and/or HD2 is connected its detecting HDs,finds dvd and/or HD2,shows both in color and prompts to press.Two or three seconds wait and continues booting.Of course no disks in optical drive.How to make sure that batches or scripts are running?
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28 May 2012   #9

 

This does look like a boot order issue as Petey7 initially suggested, on the surface. Can you tell us how many physical drives you actually have? From what I can tell you have a boot HDD, one more HDD, and an optical drive. Can you tell us what the device boot order looks like in your BIOS? Ideally it should be looking for the boot HDD first, and tell it not to look for USB devices.
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28 May 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If I read correctly, it does not detect your OS drive when it is the only drive connected?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
Getting this prompt "detecting hard drives, no hard drives found" without the press any key prompt, with only boot disk connected.
Therein lies your issue. BIOS doesn't see the boot drive, so goes looking for another drive. Does the boot drive show in disk management? Can you post a screenshot of your disk management screen?

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Start> In search box type Computer Management> Enter> Click on Disk Management on the left.

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