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Windows 7: Flickering underscore on startup screen

10 Aug 2011   #1
EFH

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Flickering underscore on startup screen

I upgraded my pc yesterday and reinstalled Windows 7. Now on the starting Windows screen I have a little underscore blinking in the top left corner of the screen.

Is it something to be worried about? What could it be?


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10 Aug 2011   #2
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I think that is actually normal.

I've had numerous windows based PCs and every one of them has this just after the BIOS post screen. If it blinks a few times it is nothing to be worried about. My only guess as to the reason is that if you are a technician you can access DOS at that prompt before the PC boots into windows.
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