Remember a BIOS update is different from a driver update. Typically a BIOS update requires a "Flash Update" and is more involved than updating a driver.
If you list your system specs, folks might be better able to assist you. You can either update your profile or list them in a response.
Have you confirmed whether your BIOS is the most recent version for your machine? Again. go to the manufacturer's website and compare listed versions available to download and compare it with what you have installed.
If you are using the most recent version, I would suggest setting Default or Optimized Settings within your BIOS and then reboot to see if it has any effect.
If that doesn't work, then I'd start looking at individual drivers. You mentioned you recently updated some of them. It might be better to allow Windows to manage all drivers on your machine instead of choosing yourself.
If none of that works, then it's down the path of running sfc /scannow to see whether there might be some corruption in your OS, DISM options to try and repair any problems found. And then in-place reinstalls, which are much simpler in W10 and relatively painless (usually).
Keep us posted!
I have a Dell E6410 laptop like the original poster. Mine does the same thing-flash white on cold start up, no flash on reboot. I updated bios before win 10 upgrade from win 7. Has anyone found any different solutions to this problem?
This problem of the white screen when booting sounds to me like it's happening prior to the OS's bootloader being bootstrapped.
If that's the case, then no Windows driver will have any effect on the issue. Updating the BIOS will likely fix the issue as the BIOS currently on the laptop was probably written before Windows started using the BIOS logo splash as the Windows loading image.
Dell is very large and successful computer company, so the chances are very high that they would correct an issue like this quickly.
After looking through the changelogs for the BIOS updates dell offers for the E6410, I see no mention of a BIOS splash screen fix. This kind of fix though is very likely to be one that isn't documented, as it's only a cosmetic bug, and Dell doesn't often document cosmetic bugs, for whatever reason... (At least in my experience, I've seen typos in the text in Dell's BIOS settings utility get fixed without being documented, though I recognize there is a considerable difference in exposure of these 2 problems.)
To anyone who wants to attempt the BIOS update. Do note that a BIOS update involves the erasing of a "chip" (EEPROM) on the laptop's motherboard, which only after being erased can be written to again. For the period of time after the erasing up until a fully successful rewriting, its critical that the machine be both plugged in but also have a charged battery. Otherwise your laptop will bricked, and likely be far beyond your ability to repair it. Weigh the risks against the possible gains first.
Please double and triple check that the machine this link refers to is exactly your laptop.
E6410 - Dell Support (Including BIOS Updates)
Last edited by Hydranix; 11 Feb 2016 at 17:45.
I no longer think the problem is in the bios. the windows logo appears for about two seconds with the little dot wheel turning. Then the white flash screen appears for a second or two, then a pixelated screen for a second or two, then windows loads normally. In a darken room , it almost like a camera flash. It's a Win 10 issue.
Ok, I know this is old thread, but I found the solution to the bright flash screen. I'm using a SSD, so I went to control panel>power options>choose what power button does>un-check the Turn on fast startup box (disable). Now the flash screen is gone on startup. Laptop still boots fast with SSD.