it takes 5 to 7 seconds to start

February 5, 2011 at 11:33:53
Specs: Windows 7, q6600/6gb
my dell optiplex 755 q6600 with 6 gb of ddr2 ram and a nvidia geforce 9500gt with 1gb of ram takes 5 to 7 seconds to turn on the monitor and the dell spash screen and then i get the windows 7 start i ran the diag for the hard drive i have a wd raptor 160gb drive with windows 7 home premium loaded that passed and i went on to check memory that passed and further it said no boot partition found was the only thing i never had any computer take 5 seconds to turn on the monitor and ive had a few can you advise me if this is normal or do i need to reinstall windows again or is there a easy fix for this thanks for any advise i get

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February 5, 2011 at 11:49:28
It's nothing to do with Windows as it happens before the splash screen. It's just the computer testing the hardware before it starts the boot process. Don't worry about it - 5 seconds here or there isn't much.

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