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stephen4836

I have a computer (Compaq) that is 1 year old and I have reformated
and loaded XP, everything works fine so far.
The only thing is when the computer starts I get the opening page
showing the Compaq logo and press F9 for set up etc, then the screen
goes blank for around 2 seconds and the XP logo appears and XP loads.
I know that there should be information on that bit that is blank,
like a rolling screen of available hardware, yet it isn't there.
Is this the master boot record (MBR) or something else and how do I
get it to show on screen or should I not worry about that as
everything else seems fine.
Thanks in advance
 
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the delay may be due to the
boot menu and it might be
set at 2 seconds delay before
it executes the default menu
option.



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dadiOH

stephen4836 said:
I have a computer (Compaq) that is 1 year old and I have reformated
and loaded XP, everything works fine so far.
The only thing is when the computer starts I get the opening page
showing the Compaq logo and press F9 for set up etc, then the screen
goes blank for around 2 seconds and the XP logo appears and XP loads.
I know that there should be information on that bit that is blank,
like a rolling screen of available hardware, yet it isn't there.
Is this the master boot record (MBR) or something else and how do I
get it to show on screen or should I not worry about that as
everything else seems fine.
Thanks in advance

If you want all the POST data displayed, go into the BIOS and disable the
Compaq logo. That is how it is normally done, can't say for sure re
Compaqs.

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stephen4836

Thank you for the comments.
I believe the issue is now in deed a post issue.
I have loaded XP as a clean install on a computer that started life
with Vista 64 bit and I think that could be the problem.
I will get a 64 bit XP and try that.
Going back to Vista is not something I want to do.

Thanks
 

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