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I figured out what was causing it!

I had stuff enabled in the UEFI I didn't before! lol
what did you have enabled? so i can keep an eye out for the same.
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post #302 of 5384
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I figured out what was causing it!

I had stuff enabled in the UEFI I didn't before! lol
Lol. I'm guessing JMB Storage controller and stuff like that?
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Originally Posted by firestorm1 View Post
what did you have enabled? so i can keep an eye out for the same.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Lol. I'm guessing JMB Storage controller and stuff like that?
Exactly! haha, among other stuff.

Here are my settings for some things....I just realized I don't need the HD audio controller enabled!


post #304 of 5384
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New tweaks, these make your user experience as if you have no lag at all, yet still have aero!

Speed up the Menu Show Delay Time:
  1. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  2. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  3. In regedit go to:
    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Desktop
  4. In the right pane, right click on MenuShowDelay and click on Modify
  5. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 [400 is default, I use 1] for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens.
  6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    Note: This will show you how to change the amount of time it takes for a menu in Windows 7 to pop, fade, or slide open when you run the mouse pointer over it. Also the lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no menu display delay. However it is not recommended to use 0 though since the menus may be hard to navigate through at that speed.

Change the Mouse Hover Time before Pop-up Displays:
  1. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  2. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  3. In regedit go to:
    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Control Panel\\Mouse
  4. In the right pane, right click on MouseHoverTime and click on Modify
  5. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 [400 is default, I use 30] in milliseconds, that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered on a item before it is selected or opens a pop-up.
  6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    Note: This will show you how to change the delay time, in milliseconds, that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered on a item before it is selected or opens a pop-up in Windows 7. For example, how long it takes for a taskbar open window button before to display it's thumbnail preview while hovering the mouse pointer over it. If you have the Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu option checked in Visual Effects, then you may not see much or any difference. You will need to uncheck this option first before doing the tutorial below.The lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no delay before the taskbar thumbnail preview opens. However it is not recommended to use 0 though since it may be hard to navigate through the thumbnails at that speed.

Disable the Unwanted Visual Effects:
  1. For this right click on Computer and select Properties from the right click menu.
  2. Click on Advanced System Settings from the left pane to open up the System Properties window.
  3. Select the Advanced tab from it. Then Under Performance click Settings . Choose Custom: Options From it.
  4. Now just logoff your system and turn logon.
    Note: The ones in the pic are the ones I check and uncheck.

post #305 of 5384
So, I really want to format my computer today. But out of curiosity is there any other way to get a GPT partition to work without using a USB drive, some other way perhaps? I only ask cause I really don't want to go to best buy and piss money away on a USB drive...although I'm not sure if it would be too expensive.
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So, I really want to format my computer today. But out of curiosity is there any other way to get a GPT partition to work without using a USB drive, some other way perhaps? I only ask cause I really don't want to go to best buy and piss money away on a USB drive...although I'm not sure if it would be too expensive.
You can use your Install disc no problem
post #307 of 5384
Oh...wait a second..so I only need the USB if I don't have a Windows 7 CD? /punchself
post #308 of 5384
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oh...wait a second..so i only need the usb if i don't have a windows 7 cd? /punchself
lol, that is why you read everything slowly.
post #309 of 5384
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lol, that is why you read everything slowly.
I do tend to get excited while reading and fly through things. :|
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Originally Posted by Crabby654 View Post
I do tend to get excited while reading and fly through things. :|
lol, I added a better guide on Intel SRT to the second post and changed pagefile recommended size to 400MB.
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