BIOS POST on restart too long

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       27 Apr 2018 #1

    BIOS POST on restart too long


    I'm having this issue where the BIOS is taking very long to POST (mobo is a MSI B350). Typically 2-3 minutes. Strange thing is that this only occurs on a restart. When going from a shutdown machine to startup it POSTs and loads Windows quickly and normally (15 seconds?). I've googled around a bit but can't quite find a solution or a problem similar to mine. Any help in the right direction would be immensely appreciated!

    Easy things Iíve tried so far:
    unplug all usb peripherals on restart
    update MOBO using MSI Live update 6
    Clean install of latest NVIDIA graphics driver

    As a side note - Not sure if coincidence or not, but I've been playing AC Origins for the past couple weeks with zero problems, but it has now started to randomly crash straight to desktop and feels like it has coincided with the BIOS issues. Could it be related?
    Last edited by julietsix; 27 Apr 2018 at 02:47.
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  2.    27 Apr 2018 #2

    Do you have last BIOS installed ?
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  3. Posts : 22,894
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       27 Apr 2018 #3

    1) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    2) sfc /scannow
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    4) chkdsk /scan
    5) net user test /add
    6) powercfg.exe /hibernate off
    7) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread8) shutdown /r
    9) logon with the new use named test
    10) shutdown /r
    11) sign on with the regular user
    12) shutdown /s
    13) Power on the computer
    14) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    15) powercfg.exe /hibernate on
    16) shutdown /r
    17) logon with the regular user
    18) shutdown /r
    19) logon with the user named test
    20) shutdown /s

    The above steps: check the operating system, drive file system, a new user, hibernation and fast startup.

    Please report into the thread the findings of how the steps impact the boot.

    If the BIOS post times are fine with hibernation off and problematic with hibernation on this is likely related to Windows fast startup.

    In this case you would keep hibernation on and turn off Windows fast startup:
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    27 Apr 2018 #4

    zbook said: View Post
    1) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    2) sfc /scannow
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    4) chkdsk /scan
    5) net user test /add
    6) powercfg.exe /hibernate off
    7) shutdown /r
    8) logon with the new use named test
    9) shutdown /r
    10) sign on with the regular user
    11) shutdown /s
    12) Power on the computer
    13) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    14) powercfg.exe /hibernate on
    15) shutdown /r
    16) logon with the regular user
    17) shutdown /r
    18) logon with the user named test
    19) shutdown /s

    The above steps: check the operating system, drive file system, a new user, and hibernation.

    Please report into the thread the findings.

    If the BIOS post times are fine with hibernation off and problematic with hibernation on this is likely related to Windows fast startup.

    In this case you would keep hibernation on and turn off Windows fast startup:
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    His problems are with BIOS not OS.
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  5. Posts : 22,894
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       27 Apr 2018 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    His problems are with BIOS not OS.
    How can you determine the problem before seeing the impact of various steps?
    Post On/Off Duration | Microsoft Docs
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  6.    27 Apr 2018 #6

    Ryzen boards and systems had/have problem with "Memory training" step when RAM, if not set manually has to cycle several times to set proper frequency and timing. That happens in BIOS no matter which OS. Last BIOS should fix that. Same was happening with my Ryzen and 3 different RAM sets and processors.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Apr 2018 #7

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.371]
    (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow


    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.


    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.


    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.16299.15


    Image Version: 10.0.16299.371


    [==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
    The operation completed successfully.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk /scan
    The type of the file system is NTFS.


    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    615424 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    9890 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.


    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    646 reparse records processed.
    737048 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned.
    0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
    646 reparse records processed.


    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    60813 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    37899264 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.


    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.


    1024146897 KB total disk space.
    548287152 KB in 535987 files.
    288616 KB in 60814 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    756261 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    474814868 KB available on disk.


    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    256036724 total allocation units on disk.
    118703717 allocation units available on disk.


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net user test /add
    The account already exists.


    More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2224.




    C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg.exe /hibernate off


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  8. Posts : 22,894
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       27 Apr 2018 #8

    The user test already exists so change the new user name to test4272018 or some other name so that there is a new user.
    Then use the administrative command prompt command:

    net user test4272018 /add
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Apr 2018 #9

    Yeah, it states that because I accidentally closed the command prompt while attempting to copy the information needed. So the "test" account is actually the one I was asked to create.

    zbook said: View Post
    The user test already exists so change the new user name to test4272018 or some other name so that there is a new user.
    Then use the administrative command prompt command:

    net user test4272018 /add
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Apr 2018 #10

    That being said. The problem still exists.

    Countmike mentioned "having the last bios installed". I am unsure if he means flashing the bios or updating its drivers. As mentioned I have used Live update 6 to update drivers, but have not flashed the bios.
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