Bios Display at Power-up too brief to read Tags: BIOS Display Windows Vista 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPC wont boot, fans spin up for a brief moment then quit ForumMSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition and 800mhz memory Forummsi ti 4600 & asus p4c800e deluxe no powerup ForumFirst homebuilt rig: Contruction Blog ForumA7V8X-X brief power then off ForumComp suddenly slow ForumThermal Paste ( brief ) ForumBrief random freezes, loud noise during ForumSystem Power-On When PSU Switched On, No Display , No Beeps ForumBrief Newb OCing Question ForumFrequent brief disconnection on P4P800 Deluxe ForumBurning smell from PSU after 3.0e prescott install after & bios 1019 ForumNo display on new build ForumDo Psu only draws that amount of power which is needed? ForumMonitor Powerup IFFY! Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free ForumDesktop shortcuts being saved as Read Only. ForumVista will not read Word XP OS transferred Data files on CD ForumDell vostro 400 wont boot or let me in bios ForumWhy cant my Gateway GT5654 read SD/MMC card? More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !