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About CrypticDan

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Gaming, video production, PC hardware and trying to deal with my social anxiety (Which is fun)


  • CPU
    i5 4690 with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 (O6G)
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition (Silver)
  • Storage
    HyperX Savage 480GB (Boot drive), Kingston UV400 240GB SSD, Seagate FireCuda 1TB 3.5 inch Internal SSHD, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB (Internal)
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    3x Corsair ML fans (2x 140mm, 1x 120mm)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Sound
    Logitech Z333 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. GOT IT! I disabled fast boot in the BIOS, got the Windows logo back. Odd, I've never had it disabled or had to disable it before. Oh well, all sorted. Thanks for the suggestions guys!
  2. Yes, the spinning dots, when I installed the new PSU it still showed the Windows logo, but I updated my GPU driver, restarted the system and then it showed the ROG logo instead. [EDIT] I tried that, but it's not quite what I need. I used to have the Windows logo (which I quite like) but it changed to the ROG for no apparent reason.
  3. For some reason, my system is now showing the Asus ROG logo instead of the Windows logo (which it normally does) when booting. The only thing I have changed is the PSU (installed earlier today) but even after installing that, it still showed the Windows logo. I've checked the BIOS settings and even loaded BIOS defaults multiples times, but it still shows the ROG logo. i tried using the msconfig command to change enable/ disable 'No GUI boot' but that didn't help either. I remember having this problem a while back and solving it, but I don't remember how so any advice would be appreciated Motherboard is Asus Maximus VII Formula, Windows 10 64-bit version 1803. [EDIT] Could clearing the CMOS solve this issue?
  4. CrypticDan

    Any way to force POST screen?

    It was a Corsair CX750M, I've ordered a replacement RM850X now as I will be upgrading my system soon anyway.
  5. CrypticDan

    Any way to force POST screen?

    I attempted to try that, but I didn't get the chance to. I was asking because my PSU had overheated (and started to smell) due to dust build up and I was troubleshooting it (POST screen may have shown voltage error etc). I powered down my system (ready to attempt your suggestion) and it wouldn't turn back on, I think the PSU is dead. Thanks anyway
  6. Quick question, is there any way I can force the POST screen to show? Would booting the system without the drive show it? Thanks.
  7. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    @Zmax I've just got it to play the sound using task scheduler when locking/ unlocking the system, that'll have to do for now. I do appreciate the help though, thank you
  8. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    Yeah, I have a password, Doesn't matter as the sound was more for novelty than actual function. I'll try to replace the unlock sound and see if I can use it that way
  9. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    Same result, but it opened media player instead of iTunes.
  10. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    I'm using .mp3 format, which media player supports.
  11. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    Oh well. It's not a massive issue if there's no way to get a sound to play, but it would be nice.
  12. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    Just tried it, but it played the sound (via iTunes) after I logged in, not at the lock screen.
  13. CrypticDan

    Play sound at Windows lock screen? - Win 10

    I want to have it on the lock screen - So I'll boot the system, lock screen will show and play sound before I login. I followed this task scheduler guide (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/94927-play-sound-when-lock-computer-windows.html) to try get a sound to play, but instead of beginning it on 'workstation unlock', I selected 'at startup'. I don't have much experience with Task Scheduler. How would I go about getting Groove Music to do this?
  14. Is there any way to play a sound at the lock screen after the system boots? - Not after signing in, which is the 'Windows startup' sound. I've tried using task scheduler, but that either doesn't work for what I want, or if it does work, I probably set it up wrong. Thanks.
  15. CrypticDan

    Purpose of minus 5v rail? - HDPLEX 400W

    Ok, thank you