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Windows 7: A query re a legacy BIOS

20 May 2016   #11

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Win 10 Pro x64

Regarding the 100mb partition, if it isn't there it usually means there was a partition manually created during installation.

If you just let windows install itself, it will create the 100mb (Or sometimes larger) system reserved.

Here's mine where I created the partition, no system reserved,

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21 May 2016   #12

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok mate I was just used to seeing that small partition.

Well I did some more work on the machine by cloning what I think is a failing drive to a small laptop spinner I had lying around replaced the drive SATA cable and put new compound on the CPU and just as well because where the dust has virtually cut of the air flow the compound I originally put on looked a tad on the burnt side Plus anew fan on the stock cooler which brought down the temp to 31C from 50+. I also found more completely blocked air vents which thankfully I had originally put a small screens on so easy to clean so in hindsight I should have stripped the lot down and not just done the obvious only because he told me he regularly cleans it out.

So it is now at a 1 minute 20 second boot which just wasn't happening when he brought the machine to me at least it is usable until we can fix him up with anew machine.

So in anticipation of it being solved thanks to all those who chipped in I really do appreciate it.
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21 May 2016   #13

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

The 30 second wait is not required just uncheck it, as for plug and play set it to enabled.
Have a look at System Config, see if theres anything there that isnt required on start-up.

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21 May 2016   #14

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Thanks Roy that 30 second wait I am taking that as the wait in Advanced settings in System I set that to 5 and the msconfig I had nothing ticked ( I follow the Optimise tutorial like some demented demon LOL!!). My mate has it back now with a damn good lecture on cleaning the important bits like the stock cooler fins and fan flyers

But at some stage I will drop in a SSD that I have spare at my partners place plus a spare PSU from my stock I have built up and tested.
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