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Windows 7: Startup problem


30 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 
Startup problem

When I start my computer, there is a message that flies by so fast, I can't read it. Black screen, looks like a message in a command prompt. How do I start up so that that message waits on the screen so I can read it? My computer is working fine otherwise. I just don't know what that message is. Thanks. --Arthur

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30 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

On your keyboard is a button with pause on it. Just push that when it pops up that will stop it on the screen for you to read. To continue just push the pause button again.


Steve
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30 Aug 2010   #3

se7en
 
 

What did it say?
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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Steve. But the message goes by so fast, I haven't been able to pause it in several tries. As I recall, wasn't there a startup mode in Windows 98 or XP that would pause at each screen? Is there something similar in Windows 7?

So how else can I stop that screen to see what it says? Thanks. --Art
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30 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Try as soon as the computer boots to keep pushing the pause button before the text flashes up on the screen as for any other way I have no ideas sorry


Steve
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

OK. I've been doing that, but I either catch it too soon or too late! I'll keep trying each time I startup--I'll catch it sooner or later. I'm not too concerned because everything is working fine. Thanks.
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30 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Look in the Event Viewer>Admin View which may have logged it if it is an error.

Google any repeat errors with some of the text and error# to see how others have resolved them.
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30 Aug 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

gogreen,
Other than the msg that is faster than a speeding bullet--
Does your system work correctly? If not, please let us know.
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30 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Greg. I'll do that. I don't think it's an error, actually. Karlsnooks, yes, the system is working perfectly, so I'm guessing the screen is just telling me that a driver has been loaded.
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30 Aug 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Are there any Devices in error with an (!) exclamation mark in Device Manager?
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