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By Chittoor ·
I have an HP Pavilion as well as an assembled PC (by a friendly neighborhood cubbyhole company). In the HP when I switch on the computer it goes directly into the username and password screen without showing the BIOS name, version etc. But the assembled PC shows "Award Pnp BIOS version etc.etc." How is this screen display disabled in the HP Pavilion?

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by Krunch In reply to Suppress BIOS version scr ...

I *think* (if I remember correctly) on HP Pavilions you can press F1 after you first turn the machine on while it's still booting to get into the bios. That will tell you everything you need to know.

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by LAtlow In reply to Suppress BIOS version scr ...

What you see with the 'assembled' PC is the what happens with an unmodified motherboard CMOS. Normally this POST screen (or company logo), followed by the Windows (in this case) splash screen, followed by a logon screen (if applicable) followed by desktop load. Most commercial manufacturers modify the system CMOS by adding a company splash screen to 'cover' the POST screen. You can usually turn off this logo screen to see the POST screen behind it by pressing the [ESC] key.

The HP appears to have some sort of instant on capability or 'quick boot' option that bypasses many of the usual self tests and checks that occur during system startup which bypasses the Windows splash screen and goes directly to the logon screen. This is probably accomplished by a combination of settings in the motherboard CMOS and the custom 'flash' configuration applied to the CMOS during assembly.

You may be able to disable it partially or entirely by entering the system CMOS and searching for boot options that will change the 'instant on' and/or 'quick boot' options and/or the splash screen that is set to appear.

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by LAtlow In reply to Suppress BIOS version scr ...

What you see with the 'assembled' PC is the what happens with an unmodified motherboard CMOS. Normally this POST screen (or company logo), followed by the Windows (in this case) splash screen, followed by a logon screen (if applicable) followed by desktop load. Most commercial manufacturers modify the system CMOS by adding a company splash screen to 'cover' the POST screen. You can usually turn off this logo screen to see the POST screen behind it by pressing the [ESC] key.

The HP appears to have some sort of instant on capability or 'quick boot' option that bypasses many of the usual self tests and checks that occur during system startup which bypasses the Windows splash screen and goes directly to the logon screen. This is probably accomplished by a combination of settings in the motherboard CMOS and the custom 'flash' configuration applied to the CMOS during assembly.

You may be able to disable it partially or entirely by entering the system CMOS and searching for boot options that will change the 'instant on' and/or 'quick boot' options and/or the splash screen that is set to appear. Check with HP technical support about the options available to you.

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by cjbackus In reply to Suppress BIOS version scr ...

To have your HP display the "normal boot up options " on startup check out XSetup and Bootmaster. These are tweak applications that make it easy change system settings. Each can be found ( for free) from down load sites such as ZDNET and TUCOWS .
If you search these and other sites you will find multiple tweak programs - use the one that best fits your needs.

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