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Windows 7: Slow boot with nothing on screen for ages

28 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
Slow boot with nothing on screen for ages

Recently I have been having problems booting up with my trusty Iiyama monitor. This only affects the initial boot, not restarts. I have tried a LG monitor/TV with it and everything is fine, probably quicker than before. So it relates to the monitor but - as the boot works eventually with the original monitor - why? And the TV is wanted elsewhere in the house!

Normally, when I switch on I get a screen telling me briefly that ASUS Expressgate is loading, then a green ASUS screen, everything churns away nicely and I get the Windows logo followed by the menu at which you select which user name. Slowish - a couple of minutes - but usually acceptable.

Now, with the original monitor, I get nothing on screen, except sometimes I got an irregular flickering every one or two seconds. Eventually I get the "menu of user names" after 15-20 minutes (I kid you not), with nothing else on screen beforehand. No problems then for the rest of the session.

I can understand the monitor becoming faulty, but in that case why does it (eventually) work at all?

It is hard to tell, as there is nothing on screen to tell me, but my impression is that the boot process itself is being slowed down somehow, as there appears tome HD activity some of the time.

Booting in safe mode does not make any difference.

I attach a file with two typical ntbtlog.txt files. The first is with the original monitor (slow) and the second with the TV (much faster).

These files are never quite the same from what I have seen but an initial comparison did not make me think "that must be it".

I could just replace the monitor but if I don't understand what is going wrong I might not get rid of the problem.

Grateful for any advice.

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File Type: txt ntbtlog examples.txt (37.1 KB, 3 views)
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15 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1

Nobody able to help! In the end I saw an identical TV on eBay for very little and got that in. TV restored to the other room and everyone is happy. A spare monitor which might or might not work with another PC sitting in the loft though. I would still like to get my head round why the problem was arising though.
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