Start-up issues on HP Probook 450 G1 notebook using windows 10 PRO

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 PRO

    Start-up issues on HP Probook 450 G1 notebook using windows 10 PRO

    Hello Friends:

    HP Probook 450 G1 Notebook (Version A3009DD10303)
    S/N 2CE3520NP3 Product Code F2P39UT
    Windows 10 Professional as operating system, Version 21H2

    This particular model came out in 2013, and I believe I have had it for about 8 years. There are mainly issues when I start-up this notebook, and the rather long time it takes from the push of the power button to the desktop screen – now about 4 minutes.
    When I press the power button to start, I will see “Press esc key for the start-up menu”, and it will remain on screen for a little over 100 seconds – way too long.

    Then there is a blank screen for about 18 seconds, then comes the HP Logo, and that stays on for about 52 seconds, then there is a blank screen for about 13 seconds, then comes a spinning wheel and information that says “Please Wait” for about 7 seconds. Then there is the “My HP Welcome” and that stays on for about 60 seconds, before the desktop icons can be seen.

    In Task Manager, in Start-Up, essential programs are disabled for start-up operation. I have tried almost all the things recommended to change to what I want, without success.
    I do not need to see all of this from the press of a power button to the desk-top icons. I want to quickest way to the desktop icons, when I press the power button to start-up.

    There has to be some sort of solution to this problem.
    Your advice
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  2. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, this begs the obvious questions..
    - when did this problem start?
    - before it did, how long did it typically take to boot to the lock screen?
    - what changed around the time this started?

    You've not specified the disk. A clue as to whether it's a SSD or not would be helpful.

    Do you have Fast Startup enabled or not? (Only really useful for HDDs and applies to cold boot, not restart).

    As for analysing boot problems and slow booting, you will find repeatedly mentioned in tenforums references to the WPA (Windows Performance Analyser) - free from MS. This is a techically advanced grpahical tool which requires to be run with appropriate parameters. You can see examples in the various threads of that and of its output.

    But before that, start with basics.
    Have you checked your disk? 3rd party tool (e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel, Crystal Diskinfo).

    If ok run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    - report is on the GUI.
    Advise if it passes or not.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter

    Hello Dalchina
    Thanks for responding
    Let me answer the questions put forward:
    This problem of long start-up started about 2 weeks ago, before that it took about 92 seconds to get from power button to desktop icons, and the "press esc for the start-up menu" was seen for about 2-3 seconds before it shifted.

    I remember when this problem occurred I did a System Configuration, then boot, and tick off the block marked "No GUI Boot", apply and OK, and restart notebook. Looking at the set-up in System Configuration again, I saw a block that says "Safe Boot", but did not tick off that block.
    I later went back to System Config and unchecked the "No GUI Boot" block, apply, OK, restart etc. No change
    I believe as far as the long delay with the "Press esc for the start-up menu" that is what could have triggered this, although the other things I mentioned are also a delay factor.

    No SSD Drive, but a Seagate ST500 LM034 HDD

    In the Power Options sections "fast start-up" is greyed out, although it is seen there as recommended.
    No fast start-up checked off.

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  4. Posts : 5,417
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    Did you disable third-party services to see it will boost Windows 10 boot up time?

    Did you scan your computer for malware infections?

    Most modern hardware will display a last BIOS time somewhere between 3 and 10 seconds, although this can vary significantly depending on the options set in your motherboard's firmware. A good place to start when lowering last BIOS time is to look for a “fast boot” option in your motherboard's UEFI.
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  5. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thanks, Await response to the checks requested in my previous post.

    This problem of long start-up started about 2 weeks ago
    If the above pass:
    Have you tried
    - using a System Restore point if you still have an appropriate one?

    - restoring a disk image created prior to this?

    (The routine use of 3rd party disk imaging is endlessly recommended here to help you recover from many situations- even disk failure),

    Fast startup: e.g. (via Google)
    [Windows 10] How to disable Fast Startup in Windows | Official Support | ASUS Global
    Why Is "Turn on Fast Startup" Greyed out on Windows? - Technipages
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter

    Hello Dalchina
    I did a disk scan check, and when it was done I thought I could have saved it, but couldn't.
    This is some relevant information I gathered.
    File system is NTFS
    "Windows has scanned the file system and found no issues, and no further action is required"
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  7. Posts : 4,921
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2

    Download Crystal Disk Info or DiskGenius both in my signature. View the SMART information. If it is anything less then Good, then drive needs to be replaced.
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  8. Posts : 43,458
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Indeed, as per my first post ... perhaps you don't appreciate the difference between the two checks, @Vivalfrank

    The there are the 2 links I posted..
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