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Here is a video of my boot from when I press the power button to when I reach the login screen. Note the video DOES start when I press the power button.

As you can see, it takes 15 seconds before ANY display is shown on my screen. I can't figure out what's causing this. Next, my BIOS takes about 8 seconds to bootup which seems normal. Windows logo to login takes about another 15 seconds. I am running on an SSD. It's ridiculous that it takes me 38 seconds to boot, especially when I can't figure out why the first 15 seconds nothing is going on. Because 23 seconds to startup seems awesome.

I've seen articles on computers using STANDARD hard drives that boot in 40 seconds using Windows 7.

My external connections include my keyboard (PS/2), mouse (receiver), speakers (3.5mm), two monitors (DVI-HDMI and DVI-DVI). I have disabled all internal controllers that I don't use. I have disabled showing the logo. I have quick boot enabled.

It sucks that I have an SSD installed and my bootup times are comparable to people's with regular hard drives. What's worse is that Windows 8 is apparently 15 seconds to boot with a STANDARD drive.

Anyone have any idea as to why it takes 15 seconds for my display to appear, is it that my computer is POSTing during that time or what?
post #2 of 12

My motherboard (the P8P67 EVO) takes about the same amount of time as yours.  That is, it takes the same amount of time to finally start sending a video signal.  I think that a motherboard is going to take as long as it takes during this part of the boot-up no matter what's connected.  I mean, I don't have any hard drives connected at all but yet mine still takes about the same amount of time as yours before it sends a video signal.

 

I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't pay attention to this part of the boot-up process and just enjoy the speed while you're actually using it.

 

How long does your computer take to restart?

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/720-restart-time.html

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post #3 of 12
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Are you using a dual monitor setup? I wonder if that could be a problem. I also noticed that whenever I switch users, my monitor display goes to sleep for about 5 seconds before displaying again. I never tested with a single monitor before which I might try.

Also, could it be something that's common among high performance motherboards? I heard UEFI was significantly faster though I don't know if that has a delay in video also. Maybe it could be the video card?

It's just funny since I have a MB Air and that literally takes like 8 seconds from power on to desktop...

Though I think Windows 8 + UEFI MB + SSD would be something to drool over.

EDIT: Just noticed your MB was UEFI. I guess that was wrong then.
post #4 of 12

That's why I'm comparing my time to yours.

 

It's still a hell of a lot faster than the EP45-UD3P, which was my previous motherboard.

 

So, I'll just say that we're experiencing absolutely normal times.

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post #5 of 12
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I've seen posts around the forum where people state their systems take anywhere from 15-30 seconds from pressing the power button to desktop. My main concern is what exactly is going on during the 15 seconds there is no video. Because as you can see, when I do get a display it just shows the first initial screen of my POST (based off when I restart and there isn't a 15 second video delay).
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Originally Posted by Timid View Post

I've seen posts around the forum where people state their systems take anywhere from 15-30 seconds from pressing the power button to desktop. My main concern is what exactly is going on during the 15 seconds there is no video. Because as you can see, when I do get a display it just shows the first initial screen of my POST (based off when I restart and there isn't a 15 second video delay).

 

From the moment I press my power button, mine takes about 25-30 seconds to become usable at the desktop (I don't have to login).  Like I said, mine takes about 15 seconds to begin sending a video signal too.  Then after that, it spends a second or two booting (it shows similar things that yours does), and then it allows Windows to begin starting.

 

To give you an idea of how good you have it, I live at my computer (literally) and I have dedicated myself to achieving the shortest boot time possible.  I haven't found a way to shorten my boot time any more than this without spending money on faster hardware.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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post #7 of 12
My motherboard's POST time has annoyed me for some time now too. I have noticed my laptop will instantly post and start loading the operating system, whereas with my desktop there is a noticeable pause. I assume it's just the motherboard. It's not dramatically bad, but it does bother me when I see the laptop BIOS to POST happen quicker.

Just checked your profile and notice you have the same Motherboard as me too. Can't hear from your video, but do your fans kick up pretty high before BIOS loads to POST?
Edited by skazx - 10/15/12 at 10:31pm
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

From the moment I press my power button, mine takes about 25-30 seconds to become usable at the desktop (I don't have to login).  Like I said, mine takes about 15 seconds to begin sending a video signal too.  Then after that, it spends a second or two booting (it shows similar things that yours does), and then it allows Windows to begin starting.

To give you an idea of how good you have it, I live at my computer (literally) and I have dedicated myself to achieving the shortest boot time possible.  I haven't found a way to shorten my boot time any more than this without spending money on faster hardware.

I guess that's a good thing. But still, any idea as to what's going on during those initial 15 seconds? It can't be that the POST test is still running while the video takes time to kick in because the screen I see after the 15 seconds is the initial step to POSTing. When I restarted and my screen turns off before turning back on almost immediately, it is the same screen.
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Originally Posted by skazx View Post

My motherboard's POST time has annoyed me for some time now too. I have noticed my laptop will instantly post and start loading the operating system, whereas with my desktop there is a noticeable pause. I assume it's just the motherboard. It's not dramatically bad, but it does bother me when I see the laptop BIOS to POST happen quicker.
Just checked your profile and notice you have the same Motherboard as me too. Can't hear from your video, but do your fans kick up pretty high before BIOS loads to POST?

The fans will run loud and then quiet down, I think that's with any desktop.
post #9 of 12
Does your mobo have any LEDs that show what it might be checking (near GPU etc)?
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Timid View Post

The fans will run loud and then quiet down, I think that's with any desktop.

yeah i know, I was curios if they ran for an abnormal amount of time during POST.
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