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Windows 7: Post Screen Pain In The butt

08 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Post Screen Pain In The butt

Whenever i restart my pc, the post screen takes a good minute to get past, its sucks as it would usually only ever take 3 secs or 4.

Whats the crack people, any ideas.???


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08 Nov 2010   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

there's a setting in your bios to change it ....(i think it's called quick boot or something like that.)

scrooge
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08 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The option in the BIOS is generally called Quick Power on Self Test. Check that you haven't got this option set to Disabled as this will mean that the system will do a more extensive verification of hardware upon boot. For everyday use, you need to have this option set to Enabled to bypass many of the checks (the memory check is usually the one that is responsible for the increase in boot time). The only time you should have this option disabled (and therefore perform more checks at boot) is if you change any hardware or add more RAM, or with a new build until you can verify everything is working correctly.
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08 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The option in the BIOS is generally called Quick Power on Self Test. Check that you haven't got this option set to Disabled as this will mean that the system will do a more extensive verification of hardware upon boot. For everyday use, you need to have this option set to Enabled to bypass many of the checks (the memory check is usually the one that is responsible for the increase in boot time). The only time you should have this option disabled (and therefore perform more checks at boot) is if you change any hardware or add more RAM, or with a new build until you can verify everything is working correctly.
Dont have such an option within my bios.
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08 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Have a browse at this.
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09 Nov 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

try unplugging your external hard drive. i had the same problem. my computer would hang at the boot screen when my 1tb external was plugged in.
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09 Nov 2010   #7

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Yes I say it could be your external hard-drive, as mine does the same. So try unpluging it.
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09 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
try unplugging your external hard drive. i had the same problem. my computer would hang at the boot screen when my 1tb external was plugged in.
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try unplugging your external hard drive. i had the same problem. my computer would hang at the boot screen when my 1tb external was plugged in.
And i agree with this as well.

I leave mine plugged and it takes quite a few seconds to register it during boot unless unplug it.

Lucky
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09 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
try unplugging your external hard drive. i had the same problem. my computer would hang at the boot screen when my 1tb external was plugged in.


Cheers mate, problem solved.
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