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computerlover

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    Long boot up time
    « on: October 17, 2014, 01:47:49 PM »
    When I restart my computer, it restarts fine. When it boots up, it takes 13 min to boot into windows. I went into the bios and took off the splash screen of my motherboard brand. Now the splash screen shows American Megatrends. That is where it takes 13 min to boot up. Used to take only 5 min last week. I have 2 hard drives and both with Win 7. One is my main hard drive for my sister, and the other is for me. My mother board is a Gigabyte 970A-DS3. ANy help would be appreciated. Thank you

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    Re: Long boot up time
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 03:11:30 PM »
    The issue is you have another HDD with Windows installed that's from another PC...
    That'll always cause issues.
       
     
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      Re: Long boot up time
      « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 03:14:17 PM »
      Ty for your response, but this hdd was never in another computer, always in this one.

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      Re: Long boot up time
      « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
      Please reset the bios to default settings. Now boot to safe mode. How long does it take to boot to safe mode?

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        Re: Long boot up time
        « Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 03:30:31 PM »
        Ty for the response. I tried that yesterday and it is still the same. I am thinking the motherboard could going out?

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        Re: Long boot up time
        « Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 04:02:44 PM »
        I guess it could be, but in my experience a failing mobo would generate a lot of blue screen errors. It certainly sounds like a hardware problem though (power supply, ram, cpu, etc). Why not check the basic stuff first?

        1) To check the ram, download memtest (http://memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.

        2) I don't think a drive error would cause this problem, but there's no harm in checking:

        http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
        Make sure you select the tool which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
        Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
        If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.
        For Toshiba drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

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          Re: Long boot up time
          « Reply #6 on: October 17, 2014, 04:03:49 PM »
          ok ty I will try and let you know.