it don't on a e-machine (I work on one this weekend and I couldn't find a way to disable it), but it does on sony, hp, compaq, IBM, gateway, dell and many custom boards
quick boot mean that they usually skip certain tests like counting memory and detecting drives. they usually post logo's during quick boot.
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