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Windows 7: Why on booting from HDD first, the cursor blinks for sometime ?

09 Feb 2015   #11
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No, Sir,
I power on. The green light glows. the cursor blinks for sometime and then stops. then yellow light glows. Window boots normally.It is in normal mode not on pressing Feight


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09 Feb 2015   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jraju View Post
No, Sir,
I power on. The green light glows. the cursor blinks for sometime and then stops. then yellow light glows. Window boots normally.It is in normal mode not on pressing Feight
F8 is just a key to force the bootmanager to show the boot menu. You can select "safe mode", "repair computer" and so on. But also "boot normally" there.

F8 menu is displayed without the 25 seconds delay?
Delay problem also takes place on a reboot?
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09 Feb 2015   #13
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I tried before answering. When i select normal boot from the F8 menu, then it immediately loads the win logo and normal boot. But sometimes, i could not see the green light also some times. It auto switch off . I have to press the power on again. Once it boots, if i press f8 and choose normal mode, then window boots without the minus cursor blinking at top left.
But when i boot normally, i come across this behaviour
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09 Feb 2015   #14
Kaktussoft

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f8->normal mode: it's ther same as not pressing F8 at all!
so vursor wait is BEFORE the boot menu. Same problem when doing reboot?
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09 Feb 2015   #15
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Yes on rebooting also. Is it normal windows boot waiting time?
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09 Feb 2015   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jraju View Post
Hi, Yes on rebooting also. Is it normal windows boot waiting time?
No not normal, but why are you blaming win7? It occurs BEFORE displaying the boot menu, so has nothing to do with win7.

Power on machine, then press the key to enter BIOS (which key it is, will be displayed for a short time). Then just wait a minute. Now press the key to exit those settings (most likely ESC button). Same problem?

Do you have a bootable CD or DVD? If so... try to boot from it... same problem?
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09 Feb 2015   #17
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Sir,
I am not blaming win 7. I have noticed the cursor before booting. Sometime, the on power on the power switch, green light auto off itself. I surfed thro net for this behaviour. It may be possible that enough power is not provided for booting, or ram defective or mother board is over heated.
If it is normal to boot after one minute, then it is ok , sir.
I never blame win 7. I also read that timeout at boot menu is set to 30 seconds and this may be the reason for the cursor. Thank you, for your racer quick pertinent answers. I will check those things also.
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09 Feb 2015   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Some Possible Causes

It could possibly be caused by:
  • Failing HDD
  • Corrupted/wrong motherboard storage driver
  • Lose power connections on your HDD or any component (e.g. other HDD, CD/DVD, etc.)
  • Lose data connections on your HDD or any component (e.g. other HDD, CD/DVD, etc.)
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09 Feb 2015   #19
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It is new hard drive.
How this have anything to do with cd dvd connection? please explian.
I am having the problem of over heating in cpu temp.
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09 Feb 2015   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jraju View Post
It is new hard drive.
You could just be unlucky and your new drive is twitchy.

Here are some links:
How Do I Test My Hard Drive for Problems?
Testing a computer hard drive for failures.
How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying with S.M.A.R.T.

I bought an external HDD that was broken before I even opened the box (it could not be formatted).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jraju View Post
How this have anything to do with cd dvd connection? please explian.
A couple of years ago I noticed a random startup delay on my system.
I eventually noticed that whenever a delay occurred one of my DVD drives wasn't working.

I determined that the cause was a dodgy power connection to the drive.
When I used a different power connection the issue stopped.

My hypothesis is that the BIOS was having issues detecting the drive and that was causing the delays.

Based on that experience, I suspect that dodgy power connections to any component in your PC could possibly cause startup delays.
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