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Windows 7: Exactly 10 minutes wait after pressing power button or restarting

29 Sep 2015   #1
evop8c

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Exactly 10 minutes wait after pressing power button or restarting

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t500 and everytime I try to turn it on (or restart), i have to wait Exactly 10 minutes until the thinkpad screen appears and the computer turns on.
i reinstalled windows (ultimate x32), ran chkdsk, swapped ram from my other laptop (checked compatibility) , tried booting on CD with the harddrive removed, restored bios to default, nothing helped.

does anyone know what might be the cause for this problem? I just want to know if it's worth fixing since I recently bought a new laptop.

thanks in advence


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29 Sep 2015   #2
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe the power supply is bad?
this happened on a desktop we had, everytime you powered on a delayed start, new PS fixed that.
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29 Sep 2015   #3
Wibs

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

How long after a power-on do you hear the POST beep codes?

Wibs
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29 Sep 2015   #4
evop8c

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
Maybe the power supply is bad?
this happened on a desktop we had, everytime you powered on a delayed start, new PS fixed that.
I thought of that too, but i had checked with a different battery in the past, same result.
also, if I put the laptop on sleep mode, turning it back on has no delay at all.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
How long after a power-on do you hear the POST beep codes?

Wibs
I never noticed this, but there's actually no beep (just checked), unless i turn it on from sleep mode.
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30 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Fill in your system spec's page add which security suite you use as well,
Use the link above my signature for assistance with that with the SevenForums free auto utility

Sounds like a bad hard drive to me
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
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01 Oct 2015   #6
evop8c

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Fill in your system spec's page add which security suite you use as well,
Use the link above my signature for assistance with that with the SevenForums free auto utility
thanks for the reply,
I don't think the hard drive is the problem, i did reinstall windows three days ago, didn't help, i tried clean boot as you suggested and even set it to run on safe mode, same result.

i keep thinking it's a hardware problem, but then again the wait time is always the same (Exactly 10 minutes) which is very weird .
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01 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Because your bios have been set to default and it's always a 10 min exactly it sounds like a program/infection of some kind is doing this.

Have you did any security scans and if so which ones?
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01 Oct 2015   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Your antivirus could be scanning with every start up.
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01 Oct 2015   #9
evop8c

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

thanks for replying,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Because your bios have been set to default and it's always a 10 min exactly it sounds like a program/infection of some kind is doing this.

Have you did any security scans and if so which ones?
I have eset nod32 antivirus, i ran a smart scan, gave me 2 infected files but the problem is still there.
I'm gonna try a full scan tomorrow and see how it goes.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Your antivirus could be scanning with every start up.
I don't think so because if I reboot without an antivirus installed, the problem is still present.
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01 Oct 2015   #10
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Unless you've disabled the boot scan in Eset it does. Of course uninstalled is another story.
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