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Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

2009-08-18, 16:38 PM

Been doing some reading and ther are other people seeming to have something similar.  The Thinkcentre screen waits a long time to go away and I have made sure there are no USBs in the boot options and I just installed the latest BIOS ending in 60.  Also there is a long wait after the MS XP scrolling green bar goes away.  I hear the scanner recycle and there is still a long wait of maybe a minute or two before it continues.  Watching the disc light on the CPU, it flashes maybe 1 each second througout that whole time until finally windows continues.  I have not unplugged my external USB external discs yet.

Any thoughts?


Carver Smith


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Re: Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

2009-09-09, 2:23 AM

Well this is sad to hear that you are having similar problems.  I had hoped it was simply a power issue for mine.


My system also seems to start extremely slow very similar to what you describe.  This seemed to happen after I installed a new PCIe graphics card.  I thought it might be that I am just pushing the power source to its limit and had hopes that it would go away when I upgraded.

ThinkCentre M51 (8143-WNV): Intel Pentium 4 (HT), 4 GB RAM, 40 GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD, PCI Tower (4x5), Intel GMA 900, 48x32x48x16x CD-RW & DVD combo, Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet, Win XP Pro, US Robotics voice/data modem PCI, USB 2.0 PCI card

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Re: Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

2019-03-10, 5:40 AM

I have the same problem right now and i dont know what can i do,plz help me.I cant enter in bios because my keyboard is not recognized.

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