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Bios Display at Power-up too brief to read

  • BIOS
  • Windows Vista
  • Displays
Last response: in Windows Vista
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.

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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.