Windows 10: what is normal bios time?

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  1. Posts : 2,626
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
       09 Mar 2016 #21

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Just retried this and now have a reading from start up to loading fully
    72 so well pleased
    Now 55 seconds after latest updates
    Now 50 seconds from pressing on button to getting on this forum
    Well pleased
    Last edited by hTconeM9user; 09 Mar 2016 at 06:27. Reason: new boot time
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  2.    09 Mar 2016 #22

    My machine is set to 30 seconds timeout.
    Is there any danger in setting this to high or to low?
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  3. Posts : 13,342
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Mar 2016 #23

    I haven't had any problem with 0 seconds.
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  4. Posts : 2,626
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
       09 Mar 2016 #24

    axe0 said: View Post
    I haven't had any problem with 0 seconds.
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    That is what mine is also reading at and up to now no trouble at all in fact loads really fast as you can see by my other posts also since yesterdays update seems to boot up even faster.
    I press button logo comes up does two parts of circle then circle for windows 10 appears
    Again only part turns before lock screen appears
    log on with password
    Then screen comes up and then message good to go and I am in windows mail app
    Reading my e-mails
    So I for one wont set a time out
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  5. Posts : 5,074
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       09 Mar 2016 #25

    shmu26 said: View Post
    well in my case, I guess it is a matter of damage control. I probably have a defective bios chip in my mobo, but on the other hand, the pc works for most practical purposes. So I am wondering whether it is worth the bother to take it back to the store and wait X-number of business days and then go pick it up again -- which means working on a spare laptop all the while. But if the chip is showing signs of impending failure, I might as well deal with the problem already.
    I see your point.
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  6.    10 Mar 2016 #26

    On a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 BIOS time:

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    For boot time, I use the event viewer:

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    You can find this at:

    Event Viewer\Application and Services Logs\Microsoft\Windows\Diagnostics\Performance\Operational

    Divide the milliseconds by a 1,000 to get the value to seconds, in the image above it is ~19 seconds.
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #27

    I set my value to 3 because it would not accept anything lower.
    After reboot I see windows does come up faster once I reach the login screen.
    Thanks much!
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  • Posts : 13,342
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Mar 2016 #28

    I've noticed that too yes, fortunately I had already set it to 0 when I still had Windows 8.1
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  •    17 Mar 2016 #29

    davidhk said: View Post
    Just a curious question..................other than slower startup time, what would be the potential danger if the startup time is beyond the alleged " norm ", say by a couple of seconds ?
    if you are still concerned with the speed at boot up have a look in the bios and just check to see the settings are OK etc.
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  •    17 Mar 2016 #30

    msny said: View Post
    I set my value to 3 because it would not accept anything lower.
    After reboot I see windows does come up faster once I reach the login screen.
    Thanks much!
    The timeout only applies if you are dualbooting and defines how long the boot menu is displayed before loading the default OS. If you only have one instance of Windows installed it makes no difference what you set it to as the boot menu is not displayed anyway. Changing the Boot Menu Time-out - Windows 10 hardware dev

    While it is true that you can't set it to less than 3 through the GUI you can set it to a lower value using the command bcdedit /timeout 1 from an elevated command prompt (changing the 1 to the number of seconds you want). If you set it to zero it will just boot into the default OS without displaying the menu.

    I have mine set to 1 second so I can change to another OS on the (unusual) occasion I want to without delaying boot too much.
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