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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Default Splash screen stays on and occupies processor

    I have noticed this problem on my system for a while. The solution, which I haven't taken the time to do, is probably uninstall and re-install. But just in case it is a common problem, I post this for narrowing down the cause.

    Win XP home SP2, BW7, some Norton stuff, 1 Gb ram, plenty of hard drive space.

    First time I run BW7 from Start Menu after turning on, BW splash screen stays on even after BW comes up behind it. Processor is 100% loaded. When I can get BW to close by using the window close button (top right) or the File/Exit menu, I can restart BW a couple seconds later and it comes up just fine--splash screen splashes and then disappears. Also, I've found if I can use the BW program and redraw that particular area of the screen, then once the whole splash screen has been drawn over, the processor usage immediately drops from 100% usage to idle levels and program is fine.

    Any one else run into this? Or have a simple solution?

  2. #2


    Same happens to me.

    Roel S.

  3. #3


    This happened to me until I disabled the splash screen, now I have no problems.

    Duncan Forbes
    New Life Church, Roehampton, London

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006


    Go to Tools/Options. Under "Option Flags" you'll see "Startup Options." Uncheck "Show splash screen at startup." That should take care of it.


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    Thanks! This has been a problem for a long time. I thought it was unique to my system. It's great to have such an easy solution.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Default No splash screen-still sometimes goes to 100% processor usage

    I've turned off my splash screen, but still only about half the time do I get a clean, fast startup. Other times, the browse window is white and the analysis window is white. If I keep clicking on things that are hidden under the white, when the last thing (scroll bar, analysis header, etc.) displays then the processor usage drops to nil. I have seen a time or two where the correct screen displays for a second and then a redraw takes place and leaves the white areas and my processor goes to maximum usage.

    Anyone else had this problem?
    (Just looking for possibilities or similarities before contacting support.)

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