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Windows 7: Can't get past welcome screen

18 Nov 2010   #41
Microsoft MVP

 

You are waiting too long to start tapping the key to enter BIOS setup. If you get a sign-in page then you are already into the Windows 7 OS.

As soon as you restart the computer, start tapping the ESC, DEL F8 key every second until it enters BIOS setup, then follow the steps in the link I posted to set DVD as first to boot in BIOS Boot Order. Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Once you set the DVD drive to boot first, then Save the settings and restart, press any key to boot DVD, enter Repair console on second screen to run Startup Repair or System Restore

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18 Nov 2010   #42

windows 7 x64
 
 

Scrooge, the only screen I see a few seconds after pushing the power button is the WINDOWS welcome screen to log in as Admin, once I enter my PW it says welcome and the circle is active and the cursor can move but it will stick on welcome... I keep on trying f8, DEL, TAB, ESC but nothing works, whenever I press any of those key the pc stays with blank screen.
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18 Nov 2010   #43

windows 7 x64
 
 

Gregrocker, once I start to press the del key or any other key for that matter the pc just stay with a blank screen
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18 Nov 2010   #44
Microsoft MVP

 

Start pressing the DEL, ESC, F8, F1, F2 key as soon as you start the computer, press each every second until it enters BIOS setup.

If you are getting a sign-in screen as you describe then you are not getting a blank screen from the very first second you start up. That's when you have to start tapping the ESC key.
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18 Nov 2010   #45

windows 7 x64
 
 

Gregrocker, once I start to press the del key or any other key for that matter the pc just stay with a blank screen, WHENEVER I DON'T press any key and just press the power button then is the ONLY time it will take me to the windows log in screen but once I input my PW it will say welcome and stay there.
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18 Nov 2010   #46

windows 7 x64
 
 

can I call anyone of you guys to explain better or get more help???? or anyone can plz call me?
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18 Nov 2010   #47

windows 7 x64
 
 

going to sleep guys, will try again tomorrow, I have a huge headache.... thanks for all your help..
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19 Nov 2010   #48
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



I don't think you understand, don't delay at all to start tapping the "Delete" key; Asus is the "Delete" key for the BIOS and the "F8" hot-key for the one-time boot menu.


Start with the PC off, AS SOON AS you hit the power button immediately start tapping the "Delete" key to enter the BIOS to set the DVD-ROM as the first boot device.
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19 Nov 2010   #49

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks to all you guys, I'm on it again today trying
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19 Nov 2010   #50

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

were you able to access the bios?
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