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    Win 7 64bit startup process

    I have 2 drives in my PC - an SSD and a 1Tb HDD.

    When my PC starts ( after a restart selection) I get a long black screen delay before the populated normal welcome display appears.

    As far as I remember when I ran a previous PC ( both are Shuttles) there was no black screen display.

    Has anyone got any knowledge of what may cause the black screen delay?

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    Bryan

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    This could be a BIOS delay or a drive/Windows problem, when you login, right-click the Tasbar and select Task Manager, switch to the Performance tab and note the Uptime - towards the bottom right. To gain an accurate picture of how long the Windows part of boot takes, you may need to reboot several times and do this - as fast as you can!

    If you boot from the SSD, you should be able to call up Task Manager from between ~8 - 30 seconds, if it's the HDD, Windows boot time will be more like ~40 - 1:30.

    If the problem is in the BIOS, it may be that there's a Raid chipset on the motherboard, if you don't have a drive connected to it, you should be able to safely disable it within the BIOS settings.

    Alternatively, there may be an external or USB drive attached, if so, disconnect it safely then reboot to test.

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    You might also check your startup and recovery values and adjust as needed.
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    As Satrow has mentioned, I would also go into your BIOS and see what kind of speed up boot options are available in there.
    I know in my BIOS I have several options, some of which will bypass a BIOS entry option altogether. Check yours.
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    sounds like your HDD is having bad sectors which causes the issue.
    try fixing it with chkdsk /r
    hope it helps.

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    You can also change the Start Up delay in msconfig.exe Use the Run command and type msconfig

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    I've done a CHKDSK of the 1Tb drive with no errors found. I can only think that the black screen delay is 'normal'. I will disconnect the 1Tb drive soon and reboot. I shall report back here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedubya View Post
    I get a long black screen delay before the populated normal welcome display appears.
    How long is long?
    Less than five seconds?
    More than 20 seconds?
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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