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.
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.