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December 14, 2009 1:41:56 PM

I'm not sure if this is the ISO (doubt it) or my hardware (more likely).

I have motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
BIOS version F2 (updated today 12/12/2009)

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245
RAM: ddr2 800, 4GB (2x2GB)
Windows: 7 Ultimate 64bit
Video: GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, PCI-Expressx16 -- latest driver
from nvidia (downloaded today 12/12/2009)
Monitors: two (2) 19" Widescreen LCD. One is DVI, another is VGA+adapter=DVI.

Problem:
Win7 setup (install) -> first restart -> bios finished -> blank/black screen for 10 minutes (or so)... then win7 loads and resumes fine.
This 10-min delay happens every time win7 restarts. Note that this happens even initial setup/install, no other programs installed yet.

Previous OS: Windows XP Pro 32bit, SP2. No problem with booting.

I have tried unplugging one monitor, switching, using the onboard ... all with same result.

Can anyone help me, I'm desperate -- about to ditch win7 and go back to XP pro.

Thanks,
-Sliem

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a b $ Windows 7
December 14, 2009 1:49:47 PM

sliem said:
I'm not sure if this is the ISO
Which ISO are you talking about? Did you download Windows 7 - if so, where from?
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a b $ Windows 7
December 14, 2009 2:24:49 PM

In that case, why not raise a query with Microsoft support; they may have seen the problem before.

PS. It may just be me, but I find that store very odd. No contact information whatsoever, and they hide their whois details. I'm not sure that I'd risk my money with them.
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December 15, 2009 4:33:49 AM

I have installed win7 ultimate 32bit on another computer successfully. This leads me to believe that my primary computer hardware is the cause. I think it's the bios settings... I have Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H (latest bios using its @Bios program to update) and AMD Athlon II X2 245. 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 and GeForce 8800GT 512MB. If needed, I can tell my bios settings... any help? Thanks!
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a b $ Windows 7
December 15, 2009 1:17:29 PM

Once it does boot are you experiencing any instability?

Have you installed all your drivers (chipset, GPU etc.)?
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a b $ Windows 7
December 15, 2009 1:18:23 PM

Just saw you have your latest GPU drivers. Check chipset drivers. May be a sata driver or something missing and slowing everything to a crawl.
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December 15, 2009 2:23:57 PM

Once it does boot, things are fine. No BSOD so far or slowdown.
Chipset drivers? where from, Gigabyte?

Thanks.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 17, 2009 3:11:03 PM

sliem said:
Once it does boot, things are fine. No BSOD so far or slowdown.
Chipset drivers? where from, Gigabyte?

Thanks.

Yep
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October 28, 2011 2:02:15 PM

My Compaq Presario CQ40 takes around 4 MIN to boot
It takes 2 minutes in boot. It takes 0.25 minute in BIOS. It takes the rest in logging in.

SPEC
3GB RAM
Windows 7 HP 32 BIT Original
Intel Pentium Dual core T2400 @ 2.0 GHz
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a b $ Windows 7
October 28, 2011 2:06:42 PM

Hi shashu1999, this is 2 years old. Creating your own new thread is the best solution.


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a b $ Windows 7
October 28, 2011 2:06:50 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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