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Windows 7: Long booting

16 Aug 2010   #21
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Since your problem is apparently in the BIOS (or at least that's what we suspect), you could try this (if you can find this option in your BIOS).

From within the "Advanced" or "Advanced BIOS Features" menus, change the value of the "Quick Power On Self Test" or "Quick Boot" option to "Enabled".
Another thing you can try for testing is to disconnect all your outboard I/O because that (among other things) is being checked by the BIOS, and that takes time.

Btw: 80 seconds is not good but it is not too bad either - I have seen worse.

Lastly I draw your attention to this thread ( How to determine your Boot & Shutdown times ) - especially Karl's post #9 where you can determine all the different phases of the System Boot. Maybe you find out exactly what's holding up the train. Note: The time nums in post#9 are in milliseconds.

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16 Aug 2010   #22

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Forwox View Post
Well, no. When system starts first time it hangs on a little at this screen:

And it hangs on for about 10 - 15 sec.
Greetings and welcome to SevenForums.

Usually the solution to a problem such as yours is simple and easy.

So let's first attack this problem by decreasing the number of programs trying to startup when you powerup. This is nearly always the cause.

Related to this is programs trying to establish a connection before you're connected or an antivirus program wanting to run at the very start of things.

This means, just to find the fly in the ointment--turn off your antivirus.

Bootup quicker?

Now we use MSCONFIG to uncheck programs running at startup time.

When you uncheck these programs, you are not deleting them or harming or changing them in any way, you are just stopping them from starting when you start.

WIN key | type MSCONFIG | ENTER key | STARTUP tab

Now uncheck everything that isn't from Microsoft or your computer manufacturer or a manufacturer of a piece of hardware in your computer.
Some of this stuff can also be unchecked but probably this first round of unchecking will solve the problem.

Click the APPLY button and restart your computer.

There are other steps we can take, but first let's see if this does the job.

Oh yes, WIN key is the one with that funny looking wavy flag on it.
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16 Aug 2010   #23

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

How many hard drives do you have and what type of connection are they (all IDE?)?

This type of hangup can occur if you have different types of drives (both optical and HDD) with different connections if not set up correctly.
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16 Aug 2010   #24

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit

ok cool your boot log isnt throwing anything odd up so we are most likely looking at a driver thats hanging BUT it is very odd that your bios is saying update success on every boot it should only say this if you have changed something significant (advanced options) in the bios and it should say it only after the change is made not on every boot

Im wondering if your bios battery (cmos battery) is dead or dying or you have some software running thats "tweaking" your bios in windows.

Have you ever downloaded any overclocking software or software to alter fan speeds?

or have you installed any driver at all before this started happening? think very hard about ANY change you may have made
the last driver thats loaded is for a logitech device either mouse or keyboard and that could be causing the hang
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17 Aug 2010   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Well, now I'm thinking that the reason can be BIOS update which I made when I built up this PC. Update was needed, because previous owner's Bios version (I bought used motherboard) didn't accepted quad core processor. Maybe re-update Bios can fix the things? Maybe something is wrong with that? But actually it feels like BIOS is trying to find hardware for long time, then it goes over it and then Windows loads.
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17 Aug 2010   #26

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Go to the motherboard manufacturer's website.

Fetch and install the very latest bios update.

After that,

Please take a look at the link suggested by WHS.

This was going to be my next recommendation since there you will be able to see contributions to your bootup time.

If you have any external devices connected, temporarily disconnect them and see if that brings down your boot time. That link by WHS will enable you to see your bootup times.
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