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Black screen for a few seconds before login

  1. #11

    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro

    Hmmm, don't get it.
    I have 2 PC's, a little one with an Celeron CPU and onboard graphic (build in the Celeron), 2 HDD. It has the black period for about 3 seconds. 4Gbyte ram

    Then I have a gamer PC, Windows boots from a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, there are 3 HDD's more in it, it has a Core i5 3570K CPU, and 8Gbyte ram. The gamer-PC has this balckout for about 10-11 seconds!!

    Both PC's are clean installed with the Windows 8.1 ISO (installed by a "tech-key", and then activated with my win-8 keys).
    But why is the more powerfull PC about 3 times slower than the little "surf" PC to get over this blackout?

    I have searched for a tool like "bootvis.exe" from an earlier windows version, that could monitor what is going on during boot, and then write a report about it. But I did not find any.

    Only way I can avoid the blackout with the gamer PC is Intel Rapid Start.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Yah, thats about the only way you won't get the period of no video.

    On just about all of the Windows 8 Laptops I have worked on, the only ones that did not have that no video time-out were ones that used Rapid Start.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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