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Asus P9X79 pro long boot time (~4minutes)

post #1 of 6
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Hi all,

I have a little problem:

One day, out of nowhere, the boot time of my motherboard increased with 3 to 5 minutes. It "hangs" on the boot logo (with the asus logo).

Only after this, I can enter the bios (uefi) or let it start windows.

It (almost) cannot be my windows, because yesterday I installed Windows 8 and the problem remains.
I have updated the bios to the latest version, but that didn't solve the problem.

I have used the asus OC control in windows 7, but I have set the OC back to normal. My cpu runs at 3.2 ghz.
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post #2 of 6
The only time I've ever seen this myself is when fast boot options are disabled, and so the BIOS does a full check of the RAM every boot. You might also consider just reverting to defaults and then altering the settings as needed.

If that doesn't do it, I'll pester one of our components people. He has to justify his paycheck somehow. biggrin.gif But he's going to want as many details about your setup and BIOS config as you can give.
post #3 of 6
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@cl-scott

I have already reset the bios to the default settings, fast boot options were my first thought as well.

The offer would be very nice. I'll upload a list with components and bios settings tomorrow. It's 00:12am here right now ;-)
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post #4 of 6
Do you have a RAID array? What bios are you using?
I had the exact same problem with my P9X79 Deluxe after flashing to the 3009.cap bios.
I believe it is something to do with having SATA set to RAID. I tried everything to correct the problem. Someone else with the same problem, broke their RAID1 array and that corrected it. That did not work with my RAID0 array. I also tried reinstalling Windows 7. I also was unable to roll back to the 2104.cap bios. Asus support was no help either. I believe the flash tried to set my computer to GPT mode and since I had it set up to MBR it corrupted my bios chip. Just a guess. Since the computer was brand new, Newegg cross shipped another motherboard to me and I'm sticking with the 2104 bios.
Something else that was weird with this problem. When I booted off of the Windows DVD to reinstalled Windows. I first went to a command prompt to realign my SSD drive and the other HDD showed up with "No Media Available" next to each one. I have to set SATA to ACHI in order to align my SSD. In RAID, even after I unplugged the other HDD's they STILL showed up with the above line. Huh? I gave up.
Your best bet is to purchase a new bios chip from Asus.
If that turns out the case for you also, I think you should contact Asus tech support so they realize they really do have a problem with their new bios.
I also purchased another bios chip from Asus flashed to 3009, but haven't had a chance to swap it out yet. That way if I still have a problem I can always swap chips back, I hope.
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post #5 of 6
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Hi Ski-burn,

No have I no RAID setup. Does look like you got some problems as well, I hope you can fix it.

@cl-scott, here my details:

Asus P9X79 Pro
Bios 2104 (coming from 1203 where the problem already existed)
Bios Settings all on the default setting
And my pc hardware can be found below \/
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post #6 of 6
I solved my problem by swapping out the motherboard.
No problem sounds much different than mine.
Good luck
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