1.    23 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Win 10 taking a really long time to boot


    I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

    After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

    The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!
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  2.    23 Mar 2016 #2
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    My guess is that your Bios may be upset about a piece of hardware. I would try disconnecting everything, including a second hard drive if you have one installed (remove the mouse and keyboard too). If the problem goes away, start installing the disconnected devices one at a time until you find the guilty device.
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  3.    23 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by socklosk View Post
    My guess is that your Bios may be upset about a piece of hardware. I would try disconnecting everything, including a second hard drive if you have one installed (remove the mouse and keyboard too). If the problem goes away, start installing the disconnected devices one at a time until you find the guilty device.
    Now that you mention it... I use a USB wireless adapter instead of the built-in one, and that has been malfunctioning on and off for about the same time as the boot problem has been happening. I got a shiny new USB adapter today and it's working great. I'll try to boot up later tonight or tomorrow morning and see how it goes.

    Thank you!
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  4.    24 Mar 2016 #4
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    Got it!


    It was the faulty USB adapter. I now have no blank screen after powering on and the BIOS time is down to 3.9 seconds!

    Thanks again!
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