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Windows 7: 10 Second delay before boot

07 Sep 2014   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BK7794 View Post
The machine is NOT custom built. It is a Dell Latitude E5520.

The webcam is also integrated into the machine.

The machine came with an SSD so it has nothing to do with the SSD. I'm not sure why I through that spec in the first post.

Well I was only wondering why your system specs show home builtetc and thinking about it did you specify what they put in for you?. I meant NO offence!

Now you do have the Microsoft Intelli keyboard stuff and as a matter ofinterest I have the same on my Ivy Bridge and it has had problems with itbefore necessitating uninstalling it and reinstall it. It of course has Windowsupdates for it. That maybe be part of what is going on.

Same might go for the Logitec mouse not so much updating but casuingconflicts in HID devices.

Just how old is the machine mate as that CPU is virtually the same as mytester CPU (Q9650) and it dates it to released Q1 2008 and I am guessing wouldhave been less used by 2010.

As Mellon Head says it looks like a hardware issue and I would be running some tests on the drive and RAM for that matter. But the choice is yours.

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07 Sep 2014   #12

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Keep in mind that Windows is loading the kernel software and some drivers before you see the little orbs fly in. It's during that brief black screen that Windows gets set up to load the rest of the OS.
Missed tis posy MH my tester does exactly the same thing it is just a slower machine in my mind cos once up to speed it is fine.

The rootkit is a good idea and you could even try this it will scan from power up

the TDSS is probably as good as any
Five free portable rootkit removers - TechRepublic - number two on the list
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09 Sep 2014   #13

7 Home premium 64 bit

Sorry ICit2lol, I did not mean that capital "NOT" as yelling. Just something I do personally to accentuate the not because something it is overlooked quickly.

So I took the hard drive out. I still get a 10-15 second lag before it tells me there is no bootable device. So I'm thinking that there is no rootkit. Going to try experimenting with RAM and maybe some of the USB slots. Dvd drive could also be culprit but I don't think so.

Any other thoughts?

Might try giving Dell a call to see if its still under warranty....
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10 Sep 2014   #14

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok BK and I suppose I should not have followed suit but ti remainssomething taken as you said all the same.

Now on thinking about it I have had this happen on occasion and thechkdsk function has helped out

although I usually run that in this order. < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

Also I think if you haven't got it alreadythis would have be a good program to have on board.

I cannot find an exact link for firmwarebut if I remember correctly the Magician had a feature to update that -embarrassing seeing I have three Samsung's running but they are on my other machinesat home.
In any case on that software is a feature to optimize the drive which I find really good.
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10 Sep 2014   #15

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Have you looked through all BIOS settings for anything that might help ?
i.e. Fast boot, Skip logo screen, Skip memory check, etc.
Did you do a BIOS reset, Load optimized defaults, Load fail-safe defaults, etc. ?
(I always reset BIOS after a BIOS update or hardware change)
I don't know what (if any) options you have in BIOS setup, but I would look there for any possible options to try ...

You could run a Memory Test from a bootable CD ...
You don't have a disc in the DVD drive and have that set to first boot device ???
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10 Sep 2014   #16

7 Home premium 64 bit

This problem is definitely OS unrelated. I'll give the SSD magician a shot but since I've removed the hard drive and I still get the problem with it pausing after bios post I doubt it has anything to do with it.

I have loaded optimized settings and tried fast and thorough boot for the bios. One thing I need to do is disable all of the onboard crap that comes with the laptop. I can actually do that through the BIOS.

One thing I do notice is this.

After the Dell Bios splash screen it flashes a black screen with a cursor in the top left. Immediately the screen goes black after that and pauses for about 10-15 seconds.. Then the machine just wakes up and boots normally.

I've tried swapping memory modules, removed drives and messed with as many bios settings as I can think of. I'm feeling at a loss right now lol.
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