I recently upgraded my Win 98 Pentium 250mhz to: Mobo: Asrock K7VM4 CPU: Athlon 2200XP + appropriate cooling RAM: PC2700 DDR333 512m PSU: 300w Maxtor 40gig 7200 HD Windows XP Home (OEM)
On starting up after the Windows Loading screen and before User Account (4 users) screen appears I get a black screen for about 10 seconds. Being new to XP home and keen to get a quick startup, is this black screen delay normal under Win XP Home?
Not a problem as long as everything works after you login. I also have black screen before the user logon screen appears. The length of time the black screen appears seems to depend on wether you have loaded anything new, or for instance if you are re-booting after a patch download from Microsoft.