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  1. #21


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
    Takes my computer longer to POST than it does to load Windows with EFI. Probably about 8 seconds from hitting start to getting to the windows loading screen, which is maybe 5 seconds from there to log in.

    ~Lordbob
    is that for reals? ~ 15 seconds to boot??? that is amazing, i have a great machine but 40-50 seconds to full load is stupid rediculous

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by CovertDeath View Post
    is that for reals? ~ 15 seconds to boot??? that is amazing, i have a great machine but 40-50 seconds to full load is stupid rediculous
    Well the kicker is that Windows is booting of a speedy little SSD, thus the quick boot up time. My point was that the BIOS takes longer to POST to get into the Windows boot than the Windows boot takes, which doesn't make any sense. POSTing should be pretty quick, not take that long.

    ~Lordbob
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    My point was that the BIOS takes longer to POST to get into the Windows boot than the Windows boot takes, which doesn't make any sense.
    This is not unusual. It depepends on the amount of components the BIOS has to check and of course on the BIOS. I have one HP desktop with the same problem - the BIOS phase takes longet than the boot from an SSD.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi essenbe, & Lordbob75


    Windows 7 will not install without a DVD Drive fitted

    Q: Is there a option to disable the DVD Drives?
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  5. #25


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Hi essenbe, & Lordbob75


    Windows 7 will not install without a DVD Drive fitted

    Q: Is there a option to disable the DVD Drives?
    The only way I know of is to disable them in Device Manager then take them out of the boot order in BIOS. However, it appears your problem is solved in that thread.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Looks like this could be a problem. No DVD Drive, No install.
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  7. #27


    Disable them in the BIOS or just unplug them then. If that doesn't work, then wtf is MS smoking.

    ~Lordbob
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  8. #28


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    If that doesn't work, then wtf is MS smoking.
    Yes, MS or Asus.
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  9. #29


    wtf is MS smoking
    Probably good stuff...
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  10. #30


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    The USB didn't install properly I believe. I've had that same message before and reinstalled the installation files to the USB and it worked properly. It will usually happen only when I remove the eicfg file.
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