Boot time diagnostics screen

  highside 19:38 11 Oct 09
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Due to ongoing boot problems I enabled the Boot Time Diagnostics Screen in BIOS in the hope it might give some clues but it only appears for a microsecond -
Or is it another of those things that are no use to man nor beast?
Samsung laptop R60 plus & Vista Home premium.
Thanks for looking.

  mfletch 19:47 11 Oct 09

I would just stop some programs from starting at start-up and see if that helps

Start>run>msconfig>ok

Start-up tab

  birdface 20:03 11 Oct 09

Maybe try this free program from Malwarebytes.

click here

  highside 20:26 11 Oct 09

Thanks, didnt fully explain as have already posted my real problem probably shouldnt list it again.
No problem with the actual boot time but now getting desperate and I thought that screen might give some clues. Actual problem is due to the addition of (compatible) RAM which stops the boot to Vista unless f8 is pressed or I select 'Repair' windows. The thing then works perfectly, windows recognizes the RAM, it passes mem test and memtest86 runs day & night with zero errors.
AS I say just another thing I tried in a growing list. Looks like I will have to buy more RAM even though there is nothing wrong with what I have.
Have swopped the new RAM modules around etc and replacing the originals in situ clears the fault.

  highside 14:05 17 Oct 09

Resolved, ran a movie camera during boot and took a still of the boot sequence.

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