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Windows 7: Why 2 different bootscreens?


27 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 
Why 2 different bootscreens?

Now that RTM is out in the open, and I have got a copy of x64 with right HASH-numbers and all, I was hoping to see the bootscreen with the flag, as the rest of you have (except Sven and a few others).

But no. I'm still looking at the green squares when my PC boots.
What is wrong with my PC?
Can this be motherboard specific? I can see, that Sven and I have the same mobo, Gigabyte DS4 P35. Does anybody in here have such a mobo? If yes, do you have the right bootscreen?

Why did Microsoft left this "vista" rest in the RTM of Windows 7?

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27 Jul 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you check bcdedit and see if you have Locale set as en-US ?

The rolling green bars are default if locale is not set, or the graphics resolution is too low.

Just open an elevated cmd and type bcdedit {enter}

you will get something like this:

Why 2 different bootscreens?-bcdedit2009-03-07_235226.jpg


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28 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you check bcdedit and see if you have Locale set as en-US ?

The rolling green bars are default if locale is not set, or the graphics resolution is too low.

Just open an elevated cmd and type bcdedit {enter}

you will get something like this:

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Well, like Burgurne I also have the green squares, and my bcdedit look like this:
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On my laptop it is also with da-DK as "locale", and this do show the boot-flag.

What do you mean by "the graphics resolution is too low". The boot screen is showing before any drivers are started? I don't see any way to change resolution on the bootscreen ??


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28 Jul 2009   #4

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
What do you mean by "the graphics resolution is too low". The boot screen is showing before any drivers are started? I don't see any way to change resolution on the bootscreen ??
MS wrote a couple months ago on the Engineering Windows blog that the "new" start orb only shows with native screen resolutions of 600 vertical pixels and greater.
Tom
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28 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And how do you set this resolution? My native resolution is 1920x1200 on my monitor.
It is the very first screen windows is doing, so no driver or anything I can do will affect this?
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28 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
MS wrote a couple months ago on the Engineering Windows blog that the "new" start orb only shows with native screen resolutions of 600 vertical pixels and greater.
Tom
Ok, but how do I then change this resolution? Remember, this is before windows has started the Nvidia driver, so no help in Nvidias console.

Sven, when you install Windows 7 on your laptop, does it shows the flag or "orb" when restarting for the first time during installation of Windows 7?
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29 Jul 2009   #7

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The native resolution of the monitor isn't anything that can be changed. I'm thinking the problem is not the resolution but more like what SIW2 spoke about. Try this link for ideas on repairing the boot manager for this problem:
Boot Screen Changed?

Tom
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30 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
The native resolution of the monitor isn't anything that can be changed. I'm thinking the problem is not the resolution but more like what SIW2 spoke about. Try this link for ideas on repairing the boot manager for this problem:
Boot Screen Changed?

Tom
No, that did not help. But thanks for trying.

Problem is, that for me, I has never had the bootscreen with the "orb" on my desktop PC. Not once in the 5 different builds I have tried. All Clean Install.
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30 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

It is a really odd problem...I have encountered the squares on mine when I access repair mode by F8(I think...)...
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30 Jul 2009   #10

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
No, that did not help. But thanks for trying.

Problem is, that for me, I has never had the bootscreen with the "orb" on my desktop PC. Not once in the 5 different builds I have tried. All Clean Install.
Could be your onboard graphics is being used during boot, and then switched over to the graphics card. Check your bios for vga/graphics preferences.
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