Any idea why my BIOS takes so long to load?

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  1. fireberd's Avatar
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       #11

    I jiust timed the Dell XPS 15 9500 series that I'm field testing. On a cold boot it takes 44 seconds to get to the Win 10 login screen.
    This system has an i7 10750H @2.6Ghz, 32GB RAM and two 512GB SSD's
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  2. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
       #12

    From my experience, having multiple HD's does impact on booting timing...
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  3. Posts : 53
    Win 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #13

    f14tomcat said:
    This is from a cold boot. Restart is usually 8-8.5.

    Attachment 270142

    Specs are below in My Computer.

    The only thing I have ever noticed in the past is having extra peripherals, especially USB storage devices, physically connected at boot time will drag it down. Not that familiar with the XPS.
    We have a winner.

    I disconnected all USB drives and BIOS start up was 9 seconds and Win 10 about the same, so about 20 seconds from switch on to log on. It will take a long time to boot as I need the HDDs, but now I know, so thanks.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    amancandance said:
    We have a winner.

    I disconnected all USB drives and BIOS start up was 9 seconds and Win 10 about the same, so about 20 seconds from switch on to log on. It will take a long time to boot as I need the HDDs, but now I know, so thanks.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #15

    xaccell said:
    From my experience, having multiple HD's does impact on booting timing...
    Not internals, no. If any very negligible.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #16

    amancandance said:
    We have a winner.

    I disconnected all USB drives and BIOS start up was 9 seconds and Win 10 about the same, so about 20 seconds from switch on to log on. It will take a long time to boot as I need the HDDs, but now I know, so thanks.
    Check if that external drive has any active partitions which can slow the boot process, Change them to inactive unless you wish to boot from the drive - you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this.
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  7. Posts : 53
    Win 10 Pro 20H2
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       #17

    Steve C said:
    you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this.
    Hey, thanks for recommending a program that is filled with bloatware, hijacks my home page and triggered Malwarebytes to quarantining registry entries. Appreciate it.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       #18

    amancandance said:
    Hey, thanks for recommending a program that is filled with bloatware, hijacks my home page and triggered Malwarebytes to quarantining registry entries. Appreciate it.
    I would normally have said that malware like that is the result of downloading from a source other that the authors, but I have just downloaded MiniTools Partition Wizard from the official site and it was immediately detected by Defender as malicious...


    Any idea why my BIOS takes so long to load?-image.png

    I have PUA detection enabled in Defender and it detected PUA:Win32/FusionCore

    This application is a bundling software that is known to install other potentially unwanted application (PUA), such as PUA:Win32/ByteFence. It may sometimes install unwanted software such as BrowserModifier:Win32/Prifou.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi...hreatid=229442

    This is unexpected, as up until now MiniTool Partition Wizard has been a respected piece of software and clean of malware.
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  9. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #19

    amancandance said:
    Hey, thanks for recommending a program that is filled with bloatware, hijacks my home page and triggered Malwarebytes to quarantining registry entries. Appreciate it.
    I never had that problem. Contact their support disk if you think malware is involved.
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #20

    Windows Defender does not object to pw11-free.exe v11.5 ( file version 11.5.0.0) that I downloaded on 11/25/2019. I scanned the file manually.
    New version is 11.6.

    Edit: You need Windows 10 build 19577 and higher for PUA control, that's why I don't see the problem. I'm at 1909 18363.720.
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