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#1 babicz

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

I'm getting relatively slow boots into BIOS and I noticed that when my system first boots my monitor is set to analog, but then recognizes I'm using a digital output switches to HDMI. This is taking longer than I'd like and I'm hoping to somehow bypass this and shave a couple seconds off of my boot time?

Is it possible to force the monitor to read digital on boot instead of analog?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Is this computer starting up slower than it did previously?

When the computer first starts it goes through the POST, Power On Self Test, then starts the BIOS, and then starts the operating system. It's possible that the monitor is displaying analog because there is no digital signal until the operating system loads.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Is this computer starting up slower than it did previously?

When the computer first starts it goes through the POST, Power On Self Test, then starts the BIOS, and then starts the operating system. It's possible that the monitor is displaying analog because there is no digital signal until the operating system loads.


That's a good point, but the signal switches to digital before POST :S

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

When POST has finished executing the BIOS is loaded for the video card. This leads to the first text on the screen, which is normally the name of the BIOS supplier and the program version, etcetera.


If you monitor is switching from analog to digital before the text is showing then what ever is occurring is with the monitor, not the operating system.

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