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Windows 7: New PC sometimes freezes after Welcome screen

07 Jun 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi. I can't imagine it's a 'Fast Boot' issue - a normal bootup is fine, it's just when restarting after a prompt from a new program or update that the 'BIOS splash' stays longer. But I'll check the BIOS setting for such a feature.

The rest of the BIOS seems fine - I've selected 'normal' performance. Most other things seem to be 'enabled'.

Many thanks for all your time.

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08 Jun 2014   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Tell us what settings you have for UEFI, Legacy BIOS, CSM. One of those being set slightly wrong could be a problem.
I finally found this section of the BIOS. Here's what's onscreen:
Launch CSM - Enabled
Boot Device Control - UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Boot from storage devices - Legacy OPROM First*

*the alternatives are 'UEFI First' or 'Ignore'.

Should I be happy with these settings? I'd expect so as everything's been working fine.
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08 Jun 2014   #13
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This looks correct, too. I avoid UEFI due to all the problems we see here but you may have had and Updates reboot issue that sorted itself.

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