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Windows 7: Startup Strange

03 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Startup Strange


Ive been doing some work on my friends computer. He has a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard. (he has windows 7 ultimate x86)

Firstly when you start it up it goes to the Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 screen (normal) and then the display flashes off and then the Gigabyte Durable 3 screen comes back and then it goes to the DMI pool screen and then it says starting windows. Then the monitor turns off and then say 30 seconds later the monitor comes back on and it goes welcome screen and then desktop. All in all it gets there.

My computer on the other hand (I have Windows 7 Home premium x64) also Gigabyte Durable 3 Mboard does it all in one smooth motion, no loss of monitor part way through.

Tell me is that an issue or just the peculiarity of different motherboards?


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03 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

I would think that both should behave the same way. Unless your friend has made any changes to the Bios.
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03 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Na he doesn't know how to make bios changes. I suspect it has been like that for a while. Its just since Ive been working on it lately that Ive picked up on it.

Do I need to worry about this or can I fix it? Like I said it is working OK.
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03 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Probably don't have to "worry" about it, but couldn't hurt to see if you can "fix" it. Have you ran a sfc /scannow on it yet?
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03 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7

Hi there,

Sounds like you could both be on different versions of BIOS. Go to the Gigabyte website and update both your PC and your friends to the latest.
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03 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit

Probably different bios versions. My PC is almost brand new and his maybe 5yrs old

Ive heard that updating bios can be tricky and potentially catastrophic if done incorrectly.

Or am I thinking about something different. How hard is it to do?
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03 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 64bit

Sorry what is sfc /scannow
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03 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP


Did the PC in question have Win8 installed upon it? Because this is typical of Win8 behavior when Dual Booting with Windows 7, after choosing Windows 7 to boot. If residual code from the Dual Boot remains in the boot sector it could continue doing this even after Win8 is uninstalled.

To clear the boot sector of all code before reinstall wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command.

As this solves about half of all install problems it may also solve your friend's anomaly which pertains to booting even if he didn't have Win8.

Research the BIOS version differences and how a BIOS update is to be done. It may also tell you the exact issues a newer BIOS version remedies.
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03 Jan 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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03 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 64bit

Yes he just recently he tried windows 8 but didnt like it. He uninstalled it and put the windows 7 back on it. It had this messed up dual boot screen that used to come up. I ended up using msconfig on it and deleting the windows 8 startup entry.

So what do I do? Diskpart Clean Command. How do I do that?

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