Bios Display at Power-up too brief to read Tags: BIOS Windows Vista Displays Last response: August 5, 2010 5:07 PM in Windows Vista Share rootbeer August 5, 2010 5:01:47 PM I have a Compaq CQ60-120US laptop running vista (home premium). When I power it on, the Bios displays a line of information about various command key options (such as F8, F10, etc.) But the duration of the display is less than 2 seconds .. too short a time to read anything. It is possible to "pause" the display with the keyboard "pause" button ([fn][pg dn]. But, is there a way to change a Bios setting to give a longer display time?? There are many user complaints on the web about this problem, but I can't find a solution. Thanks for your help. More about : bios display power read lazyperson17 August 5, 2010 5:07:21 PM not that ive ever heard of. The BIOS only takes the time it needs to get started. That time is dependent on your computer hardware. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can't get bios to display, was able too on old mobo though Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !