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Windows 7: bios screen (and equiv) all chuggy and slow

16 Aug 2009   #1
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 
bios screen (and equiv) all chuggy and slow

So, I am now successfully dual booting vista and windows 7. No problems whatsoever with the installs or dual boot process.

However, randomly one day after just shutting my computer down and starting it back up again everything about the bios and subsequent loading of the bios and the windows loader screen (where you choose your OS to boot) is PAINFULLY chuggy and slow in response. I have never seen anything like it in all my years of computer experience.

The weird thing is, once it boots into an OS, be it vista or windows 7...I notice absolutely zero slowdown or chuggy issues within the OS. I have ran benchmarks and they are all equal to any other time I've ran them. Indicating that whatever this issue is, it's not affecting the OS itself.

I have hard reset the cmos and completely wiped the bios settings and this chuggy and slow issue still plagues me. I went in and was resetting all my bios settings and every single keytroke took 2 seconds + to activate anything.

Any idea as to what is causing this? Or has anyone even HEARD of this kind of thing happening before? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


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16 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

I've had similar issue with Vista/XP gual boot...
Issue disappeared the same way it started several days later...
How long this issue bothers you?
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16 Aug 2009   #3
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

Going on two days now.

The thing is. I've dual booted and even triple booted many times before -- on this same machine, even. I just can't for the life of me figure out the mechanics of how/why this is happening.
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16 Aug 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

I don't have a clue ether...
But if both OS's work well after booting then you don't need to be worry, just ignore it...
Or you can try to repair windows boot menu...
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16 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

I googled "bios screen slow" and read some interesting reports very much like yours. I recommend that you read these. Too many references to list them here.
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16 Aug 2009   #6
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

roger. i'll look into it thanks.
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16 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

Yes, sorry to send you to Google, but it seems quicker and more focused - and your specific problem is posted elsewhere.
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17 Aug 2009   #8
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

is it? I tried a search without luck :/
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17 Aug 2009   #9
lynxxyarly

XP/vista x64 ultimate/windows 7 ultimate RTM
 
 

Well...I did a search of google and of all the information I read, the only thing I could take away from it that really applied to me was pulling out all my connected hardware and plugging it all back in piece by piece and seeing if it helped at all.

I pulled out everything completely and then put in just one stick of ram and the video card (also unplugged every hard drive) and booted to the bios and it was still chuggy and had a huge delay.

I went ahead and put everything else back in and, as I suspected, no changes occured. It still boots just fine and without error, however, still laggy from the bios to the boot screen. I am absolutely at a loss here.
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