Solved Black screen upon startup then boots Tags: Windows 7 Last response: January 22, 2014 9:53 AM in Windows 7 Share BennyJi January 22, 2014 3:19:52 AM Hi all, I recently put together my PC and It is running like a dream. However there is one thing that irks me and I'm not sure why it does it. Upon start up (from a complete shutdown) the PC shows the Asus press to enter bios screen as per usual then cuts to a black screen with a flashing line cursor. It does this for about 20 seconds before it shows the welcome to windows sign and boots as normal. All other usage in computer is fine, no error messages or anything pointing towards a problem, just an extended and seemingly pointless wait screen inbetween motherboard boot and OS boot. Appreciate any help Regards More about : black screen startup boots Best solution Memhorder January 22, 2014 9:53:54 AM I think that's normal. My computer does that too but displays the DOS prompt C:/windows. I think it's just the BIOS searching Boot Drives Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !