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Windows 7: Reassurance on Boot!

25 Jul 2011   #1
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 
Reassurance on Boot!

When my HP Pavilion DV6-2113SA boots, I just get a black screen for about 20-30 seconds, then it gets to the GUI. I have a vague recollection that a long time ago I used a tweak that stopped anything showing during the black screen period but I'm not sure now.

If I tell win 7 to run chkdsk on the next boot, all I get is a row of dashes all the way along the top of the screen and nothing seems to be happening. The test is actually working as I found the results in the event viewer.

Is there a way to get 'something' showing in this early part of the boot sequence, if only just to reassure me that all is well!
Thanks.


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25 Jul 2011   #2
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

When chkdsk runs it should (I believe) display on the black screen. mine does not. Any ideas why?
I've also lost the Windows logo that normally appears just as the system gets to the GUI.

Are these two problems related?
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25 Jul 2011   #3
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

Problem solved. I had a setting in msconfig/boot set to stop Gui!
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