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Something temporarily interrupting startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Something temporarily interrupting startup


    When ii switch on my PC the loading screen comes up for a few seconds. The screen then goes black for up to 90 seconds then startup resumes.

    I've tried uninstalling the reinstalling the graphic card & checked for the latest driver but no change. Any other things I can try?

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 634
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    My first wild guess is that a driver or a few drivers are squabbling during the loading process. How to find if this is a cause, which one or ones to fix -- I don't know.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Roland. I do have two sound cards. These had both been enabled for a few years with no problems. The current problem only started after I upgraded to 10 then reverted to 8.1. Anyway I have tried uninstalling one of the cards and then the other and it hasn't made any difference.
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 634
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I'm wondering if you have "reEducate" the computer software as to what video card is being used? I'm using Windows 7, so I do not know how to fix Windows 8.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks anyway, Roland
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  6. #6


    So Cal
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Ver 6.3.9600

    Having same problem


    I'm kind of disappointed to see this hasn't been addressed, beyond somebody (and I mean no disrespect to that person) who is a Win 7 user and admits to not knowing how to fix Win8.

    Why has no one familiar with Win 8 or 8.1 weighed in on this problem. I would really appreciate any help.

    On another forum (not sure if I can say where) there were quite a few people with the same problem (including me).
    Most of their problems were when they updated to Win 10. I haven't updated and not sure I want to.

    But I share the same problem of black screen when booting, then HP Logo and waiting symbol, black screen again. Sometimes HP Logo again and then it says 'wait' then black screen and then my sign in. Once it boots then everything is fine and no further problems unless I restart or shut down until the next time I turn it on again.

    I have fast boot enabled in my Power settings. It used to fast boot with NO problems. Super fast.
    Unplugged the only peripheral I have, which is a cd/dvd player, since my internal player has not worked for a long time.

    Haven't installed any new programs.

    Suggestions on other forum were to update BIOS or reset CMOS. And I'm not sure which I should do since I'm running Win 8.1 and I didn't get the clicking noises that they described. Just everything else lol.

    I've run down pretty much everything in my system that I can think of or know how to do.

    My drivers are all updated and when I ran a 'run' command for 'msinfo32', every single category that lists whether something should be wrong was "OK". I've checked my device manager and no conflicts or anything that wasn't running correctly. Double checked all drivers.

    Any help or suggestions would be great appreciated. I believe I got all my system info correct when I registered.

    ETA: I forgot to add. During this process I get no error messages whatsoever.
    Last edited by Kamara; 25 Sep 2016 at 21:20. Reason: add info
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