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Windows 7: Long splash screen cycle

09 Dec 2009   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Long splash screen cycle

My splash screen stays up for a long time - longer than booting the system. I have been looking all over the BIOS but did not find any screw to turn. My BIOS is Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.20 10/03/2007. Does anybody have a hint where to look.


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09 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What splash screen? The POST?
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09 Dec 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The splash screen the BIOS posts that comes up when you power-on the system. In my case it says HP...bla, bla, bla and specifies the F-keys to call the Boot menu, the BIOS setup and the Repair.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Right, the Power On Self Test. That happens to me when I add certain H/W. Try removing all devices from your MB, and plugging them back in 1 at a time, and see what the slow piece of HW is.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, I never knew it was referred to as POST. Thank you, I will try that. I have a lot of stuff hanging off my USBs - looks like a porcupine.
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09 Dec 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, I never knew it was referred to as POST. Thank you, I will try that. I have a lot of stuff hanging off my USBs - looks like a porcupine.
I am referring to all hardware. Strip your system. Leave only the CPU untouched. Start by plugging in optical drives, followed by hard drives, next expansion cards, and finally, external devices, like USB.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that turns out to be a job - LOL
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09 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, that turns out to be a job - LOL
Get busy
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09 Dec 2009   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

WHS:

On earlier PCs I owned, there was a BIOS choice to turn that off--it saved a few seconds. I just looked in my current PC and no such control. The only choice I have is to omit the text "press F2 to run setup", but the splash screen itself still displays.

So, you may be out of luck.
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09 Dec 2009   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
WHS:

On earlier PCs I owned, there was a BIOS choice to turn that off--it saved a few seconds. I just looked in my current PC and no such control. The only choice I have is to omit the text "press F2 to run setup", but the splash screen itself still displays.

So, you may be out of luck.

Yeah, I think you are right. And Jonathan wants me to do slave labor. But I think next time I take everything apart, I will try that. I am not sure though what I will do when the result is that a vital component holds it up.
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