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Windows 7: No DOS screen on bootup.

15 Jan 2011   #1
marco772

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
No DOS screen on bootup.

Hi,

I have a friend who built my PC and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it. He's since moved away so I've lost my tech guru!
Thing is, when he was installing it all he may have done (or not done) something that stops the DOS screen from showing during bootup (that would be black screen with the white scrolling writing and sys info, right? As you can tell, I'm not terribly technical!

So I just get a completely black screen right up the point where my desktop appears.

Would there be a good reason he did this?

I think I would like to set it so it shows all the bootup stuff as I find a blank screen quite unsettling!

I suspect I have to go into the blue BIOS screen to change this but some guidance would be much appreciated!

Thanks

Mark


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15 Jan 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You may be referring to detailed BIOS POST information which looks a bit like a DOS screen as the info scrolls past. There may be a BIOS option or key press to display this information.
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15 Jan 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Often pressing the Tab key will display that info. Otherwise you need to go into BIOS Setup and look at the BOOT options. There is one for Fast Boot which does not count memory if enabled and another that has many different labels, depending on the manufacturer. This latter one is what you want to enable usually.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

As for the "DOS screen", we haven't seen that since Win95/98. Since those OSs, Windows has stopped being a DOS-based OS and has changed it's appearance during bootup.

No more Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files either
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15 Jan 2011   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In lieu of DOS. we have the cmd prompt.
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16 Jan 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

marco772 is not talking about the Command Prompt, he's talking about the BIOS information that is displayed during boot.

Thing is, when he was installing it all he may have done (or not done) something that stops the DOS screen from showing during bootup (that would be black screen with the white scrolling writing and sys info, right?
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16 Jan 2011   #7
Cato

 

I think, depending on the motherboard, that feature can be turned off in BIOS. I've done it with Intel branded motherboards. The Gigabyte board that I have now, I can't find out how to turn it off. I can turn off the splash screen, but not the system info that scrolls.

He wants to turn it on, and I want to turn it off. Individualality is a great thing.
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16 Jan 2011   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You may be referring to detailed BIOS POST information which looks a bit like a DOS screen as the info scrolls past. There may be a BIOS option or key press to display this information.
With AMI BIOS you go to "Advanced BIOS Features" and disable
"Quick Boot"; "Quiet Boot"
Looks a bit like DOS
No DOS screen on bootup.-dsc_0059r.jpg

I don't need to see this all the time so I have the Quick/Quiet settings Enabled.


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17 Jan 2011   #9
marco772

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ahhh...thanks for all the help! I shall attempt to get into the BIOS screen later and see if the "Quickboot" and so on is enabled.
Erm, just to save me Googling and while I'm here, is there a standard way to access the BIOS screen? I have, I think, a Gigabyte Motherboard if that makes any difference!

Ta!
Mark
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17 Jan 2011   #10
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco772 View Post
Ahhh...thanks for all the help! I shall attempt to get into the BIOS screen later and see if the "Quickboot" and so on is enabled.
Erm, just to save me Googling and while I'm here, is there a standard way to access the BIOS screen? I have, I think, a Gigabyte Motherboard if that makes any difference!

Ta!
Mark
Generally, you press the DEL key when the system starts to boot, before Windows starts to load.

On some name brand computers it may be a different key like F2...

generally it pops up quickly on the screen which key needs to be pressed to go into the BIOS.

It may also say press XX to enter setup.
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