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    Default Super Slow Boot After Clearing CMOS

    Hey Guys;

    I was experimenting with a Hackintosh build which led me to clear my CMOS.
    After clearing the CMOS, reconnecting my hard drives with Windows 10, and configuring the BIOS, boot up has taken about 20 min.
    Black screen with a cursor at top left, after the GIGABYTE splash screen.

    I had F15q BIOS, I cleared the CMOS again and updated to F16 mod11 to no avail.

    System runs great after sitting there for 20 min.


    Any ideas what might be doing this?


    Thanks,
    Mark

    Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

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    Default Re: Super Slow Boot After Clearing CMOS

    Welcome to the forum.

    Your problem might be related to a "lousy" boot order for your many drives after flashing the bios and/or clearing the CMOS.

    If some of your drives are slow to spin up this might explain some of the delay and the problem might be caused by one or more drives.
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    Default Re: Super Slow Boot After Clearing CMOS

    Excellent thought ProfJim.

    I have removed everything from the boot order, except the Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
    I noticed that there were a number of devices in the boot order, particularly from the card reader, although they were in lower order.

    Now it quickly gets past the "black screen with cursor phase", to the boot selection, but then moves on to the "spinning dots" phase.
    The Gigabyte splash screen returns after the boot selection and includes dots, proceeding in a circular pattern underneath.

    The dots have been spinning for about 10 minutes, not sure how long they will continue, but suspect the duration is not relevant.

    Do you guys have additional ideas regarding these spinning dots of wasted time?


    Thanks,
    Mark



    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Your problem might be related to a "lousy" boot order for your many drives after flashing the bios and/or clearing the CMOS.

    If some of your drives are slow to spin up this might explain some of the delay and the problem might be caused by one or more drives.

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    Default Re: Super Slow Boot After Clearing CMOS

    Try disconnecting your card reader and both optical drives and see if your boot times are better.

    If you have any flash drives in your card reader or you have optical disks in your optical drives this might be the cause of the boot delays.

    Check you motherboard user manual to see if there are some fast boot options that you can enable.

    You can also try using the hibernate or sleep options instead of powering down your system.

    A web search using: delayed hard drive startup option windows 10 provides several links that might help.

    Windows 10: How to speed up SLOW boot-up after free upgrade | Tech | Life & Style | Daily Express
    Windows 10 SLOW boot issue - Ars Technica OpenForum

    Also search using: windows 10 slow boot OR startup
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    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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