How can I freeze the 'POST' screen so I can read it.

  Aitchbee 08:12 03 Aug 2011
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My computer displays it for 2 seconds then it's gone.

  Secret-Squirrel 08:24 03 Aug 2011

If you look top-right of your keyboard there should be a Pause key so press that when you want freeze the screen. Press any other key to resume.

Note that this may not work if you're using a USB keyboard.

  Jwbjnwolf 11:12 03 Aug 2011

I have tried that a number of times, but I have not really been fast enough. But I do not need to worry now as I don't have blue screen of death(bsod) on mac(thankfully) The only time that I had the bsod was all the time on my netbook when I had xp on it. Then on my mums Dell when tried removing vmlite workstation because the xp mode was pathetic, could not play old games on it. But that dont matter now as needing to reinstall win7(but dont really know why should as don't us it, as I have put fedora on, which my mum much prefers, and going to try to put freebsd on again when I have worked out how to do it in parallels on my Mac.

And if you are wondering what happened to win7, above few lines will give you a clue.

  lotvic 11:54 03 Aug 2011

"what happened to win7, above few lines will give you a clue"

You've messed about with the new Dell then - no surprises there, just hope you've learnt do backups and imaging to make it easier to undo changes. (I know you like to try new/different stuff out :))

  gigagiggles 18:48 03 Aug 2011

AitchBEE, you'll have to dig deep to un-tick a box.

Control Panel --> System --> Advanced System Settings ->

Advanced tab -> Startup and Recovery -> Settings ->

System failure -> Automatically restart un-ticked.

  gigagiggles 18:49 03 Aug 2011

Oops! Sorry, misread the OP's post.

  eedcam 19:25 03 Aug 2011

Use a camera or your phone

  Secret-Squirrel 20:24 03 Aug 2011

"Oops! Sorry, misread the OP's post."

That advice should help Jwarn though in halting those BSODs so he can get a proper look.....that's if he ever returns to Windows of course.

  Aitchbee 09:33 04 Aug 2011

Secret-Squirrel - the pause key method works well - Thanks - HB

  Aitchbee 09:40 04 Aug 2011
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eedcam and gigagiggles - thanks both handy tips. HB

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