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04-06-2020 01:03 PM
Thank you. Those are very precise instructions.
I should add that I came across a post from someone with a similar issue and in their case it was their CD drive that was faulty. Mine worked fine before I rebuilt the computer, but I tested it. It didn't work.
So I shut down, unhooked the CD drive and restarted.
I shaved one full minutes from the BIOS boot up. Now it takes about 2 minutes, which is still an eternity but better.
Over the weekend I'll go check on the BIOS and see what else I can optimize following your list.
PS: I should add that my BIOS is already set to "Fast boot" and UEFI mode is active. I think secure boot is too.
The only thing I did when I built the computer was to deactivate the Intel WiFi driver because of a known incompatibility (known to ASUS but I had to dig and install windows 4 times) and I turned on Virtualization. My boot times were not affected by the latter. It was slow before, it remained slow.
I also think my boot device is is my SSD. I set it up so I have to go to bootmanager if I need to boot off a USB (I always set it up that way), but I am unsure about the other items so I'll go over them.
06-07-2020 04:28 PM
I just finished building a new desktop using principally the following:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core
ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)
Seagate FIRECUDA 510 1TB
64GB - Corsair 2x32GB 3200MHz Vengeance LPX
There are a couple of things that leave me a bit baffled. This is going to be about the interminable amount of time it takes for the computer to arrive at the point where it loads windows 10 and allows me to login. After that, it's a speed demon, but upon a cold start this is what I see:
Press start - Black screen stays black for 22 seconds (22ss total)
After that The first BIOS screen becomes visible for 115 seconds (1:38ss total)
(The above is where it shows the logo and the "press F2 or Alt)
3. Next it loads a black screen with a larger graphic and no text for another 1:30ss (3:02 total)
Essentially, before I can see the windows login screen I have to watch either a black screen or the BIOS screen for about 3 minutes.
This doesn't seem normal to me. Someone suggested I didn't install Windows 10 properly, but I followed instructions I found on a forum and that I used with other builds.
Also, Windows 10 comes into play very late in the bootup process.
Is there anything I might need to configure in the BIOS to reduce the boot up times?