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Typesh86
07-23-2012, 06:44 PM
After the windows logo on start up, the screen turns off for like two minutes, then I finally get to the login screen. Here's a picture to show what screen I am talking about. It's just really frustrating that it takes 3 minutes for the laptop to get to the login screen.

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Dark
07-23-2012, 06:53 PM
Could be start up programs slowing the laptop down.

Try msconfig and check what's loading up.

Also it could be a number of other things
Eg ram issue
CPU
Damaged start up win fix should fix start up errors.
Also long shot could be a virus try scanning pc.

If still messed up after checking above report back. Also could be hard disk space maybe a clean instal would work.

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 07:05 PM
Some who reported this issue have resolved it by backrevving the video driver version. What version are you currently running?

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 07:06 PM
I've checked the msconfig and have disable all the programs that are not needed. The problem still exists. How would I check the ram/ cpu? I've done a virus scan and it was clean. Also, what do you mean by win fix? I've done a virus scan and it was clean.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 07:08 PM
I'm using version 301.42

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 07:14 PM
If I were in your situation, I would first try a clean install of 304.79 BETA. Most have reported good things about that version. Download it, boot into Windows Safe Mode, launch the NVIDIA installer, choose "Custom Install", then check the "Clean Install" checkbox.

If that fails, I would then try version 285.62 WHQL. If that also fails, I would try booting into Safe Mode, uninstalling the NVIDIA driver from "Control Panel-Uninstall a program", then using Driver Sweeper to remove any NVIDIA remnants, followed by CCleaner to clean up the registry. Then install one of the NVIDIA driver versions I've mentioned.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Okay I'll try those drivers. Where can I find them?

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 07:25 PM
They are available on the NVIDIA web site. Be sure to get the "Mobile" versions of these drivers, rather than the "Desktop" versions.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Nevermind I found them

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 07:55 PM
Okay, so the problem got a little better with the beta driver. Instead of 3 minutes it takes about 1 minute to get to the login screen. The screen still turns off till it get's to the login screen.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 08:07 PM
I'm gonna try the ccleaner/driver sweeper way.

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 08:12 PM
I can't remember for sure, but I thought someone resolved this issue (or perhaps it was horizontal lines on the display) by uninstalling the NVIDIA 3D Vision driver and just using the NVIDIA Graphics driver. Maybe that person will see this post and weigh-in with the answer.

Alternatively, you could try backrevving to 285.62 at the expense of a decrease in gaming performance. So you have to ask yourself if you're willing to wait a minute for better performance?

A clean Windows 7 installation (as opposed to an ASUS Factory Recovery) may also remove the black screen prior to login, but that's a bit of work with no guarantee of success.

Driver Sweeper/CCleaner to remove NVIDIA remnants has also helped some with video issues.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 08:27 PM
I have officially tried everything you suggested. I guess I'm just gonna have to live with it since I don't want to do a clean install of Windows 7.

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 08:54 PM
I would then attempt to troubleshoot with Event Viewer using this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174750-boot-times-monitor-event-viewer.html.

If that failed, I would try troubleshooting with a clean boot (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135) to see if I could find a program or process that is conflicting with the video driver during startup.

Typesh86
07-23-2012, 10:06 PM
So I did a clean boot and the problem is still there. Does that mean the problem is within Windows? My guess is that a clean install of windows 7 is gonna be the only fix :/

Do you think it could be a BIOS problem? I'm running bios version 203

dstrakele
07-23-2012, 10:23 PM
I've seen folks report they've resolved the problem by backrevving the video driver - some going as far back as the stock video driver that shipped with the laptop. This leads me to believe it is NOT a BIOS problem or a Windows problem. I suspect some 3rd Party software on the problem systems is conflicting with the loading of the video driver at startup.

What Antivirus, AntiMalware, Firewall, Remote Access, or Disk Management software have you installed? The drivers in these types of programs are the usual suspects in driver conflicts.

Typesh86
07-24-2012, 06:28 PM
It definitely has something to do with the video drivers. I ended up doing a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit. I installed all the drivers from the factory driver cd and the problem wen't away. I was gonna leave everything the way it was but, I installed and tried launching Battlefield 3 and it wouldn't launch because it needed the new video driver to be able to play. As soon I installed the video driver and restarted the laptop, the problem returned. I guess I am gonna have to deal with it since I love playing Battlefield 3. Kinda sucks, but oh well.

dstrakele
07-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Did you perform a "clean" NVIDIA driver installation from Windows Safe Mode?

Typesh86
07-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Yeah I did. I tried both drivers you mentioned.

dstrakele
07-24-2012, 08:50 PM
It could be some sort of driver conflict. What Antivirus, AntiMalware, Firewall, Remote Access, or Disk Management software have you installed? The drivers in these types of programs are the usual suspects in driver conflicts.

Alternatively, it may have somethng to do with Windows Ultimate - possibly a conflict with one of the drivers in the 'extras' you get with that version.

Still, having to wait an extra minute for bootup isn't the end of the world... unless fast bootup time benchmarking is your raison d'etre...

You could post about the issue on the NVIDIA Forum (once they come back online after being hacked) in the "Official 304.79 Feedback Thread" and maybe they'll resolve it in a future release.

Typesh86
07-24-2012, 09:20 PM
I'm using the free version of AVG. It also was happening when I had windows 7 home premium.

dstrakele
07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
What happens if you uninstall AVG and REBOOT? Do you still get the black screen delay?

Any other 3rd Party programs on your laptop?

Typesh86
07-24-2012, 11:38 PM
The only thing that was installed when it happened was battlefield 3, but I restarted after install to check if the black screen issue showed up and it didn't. Not till after I installed the new driver.