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I'm assuming the disk was formatted to GUID Partition Table (GPT). DO NOT attempt to delete or rearrange the partition(s) because you may break the bootloader.

if you're referring to my post, then I believe no harm will happen since it's an external HDD.
When I read it again, now I understand "that drive" is referring to eSATA drive. In that case, should be no problem deleting it. My secondary (internal) also have 128MB partition but that's because that drive is GPT disk anyway. I remember one person here also complaining about the same thing with external drive (delay boot). I don't know the solution for this issue. If you can configure the power saving on that eSATA drive (some external drives come with software that you can use to configure power saving) & make it always on, that would be able to fixed the issue. The downside is your external drive will always power up.
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Here we go again... My PC waken up in the middle of the night. And since I was awake(the fans getting full voltage for 10 sec at startup so they are pretty loud, its hard to wake me up but the damn fans done that mad.gif ) i just fired up cmd and used the usual command to found the culprit:
cmd-wakeup.PNG

What the hell, how is this possible? And the most confusing thing is that i have disabled all sorts of things that can wake up the machine but it still does it. No usable info in the event log either...
Happened on my laptop since I'm using hibernate on it. Not always but from time to time it did happened. I didn't check what was waking it up though,
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Ugh, got some annoying problem. Upon PC boot, the monitor shows No Input signal and goes into sleep. A simple monitor turn off and on fixes the issue. This started happening 3-4 days ago. Seems its from some new windows update...
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When I read it again, now I understand "that drive" is referring to eSATA drive. In that case, should be no problem deleting it. My secondary (internal) also have 128MB partition but that's because that drive is GPT disk anyway. I remember one person here also complaining about the same thing with external drive (delay boot). I don't know the solution for this issue. If you can configure the power saving on that eSATA drive (some external drives come with software that you can use to configure power saving) & make it always on, that would be able to fixed the issue. The downside is your external drive will always power up.

It doesn't come with a software. I has a USB3 or eSATA connections. I tried both but with the USB3.0 the delay is even longer.
Is there some GUI tool that I can use to browse any hidden partition and delete them as well? Something that doesn't require a boot disk?
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When I read it again, now I understand "that drive" is referring to eSATA drive. In that case, should be no problem deleting it. My secondary (internal) also have 128MB partition but that's because that drive is GPT disk anyway. I remember one person here also complaining about the same thing with external drive (delay boot). I don't know the solution for this issue. If you can configure the power saving on that eSATA drive (some external drives come with software that you can use to configure power saving) & make it always on, that would be able to fixed the issue. The downside is your external drive will always power up.

It doesn't come with a software. I has a USB3 or eSATA connections. I tried both but with the USB3.0 the delay is even longer.
Is there some GUI tool that I can use to browse any hidden partition and delete them as well? Something that doesn't require a boot disk?
I'm familiar with Acronis Disk Director but you'll need to buy it. There's trial version which you can use to delete the partition I think.

Internal tool is diskpart. A command prompt tool.
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This is how my BIOS is setup to minimize boot seek times. Is this correct in your opinion?
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This is how my BIOS is setup to minimize boot seek times. Is this correct in your opinion?
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Your BIOS setup looks allright to me but your problem is the delay between windows boot screen & login screen right? The BIOS setting only affect BIOS time. After BIOS/UEFI transfer to OS, it's OS territory now. The delay will still there because it's windows problem with external drive.

diskpart pretty easy to use. The basic commands you want to use are:-
  • list disk or list partition - to list available disk or partition
  • select disk or select partition - to select disk or partition you want to edit/delete (followed by the disk or partition number; e.g. 0 or 1 or 2 or etc)
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I don't think I can delete the GPT partition since it's required to access HDD over 2TB and mine is 3TB. So I guess if I'll delete it, windows will recreate it
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Can you list the volumes on your HDD using list vol and post the contents here.
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I have noticed today my win10 is hanging on the welcome screen when booting up, eventually it will go on the desktop, some reboots it will hang forever. Any ideas on what to check.
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Hi and thanks for the reply.

I use the Asus P8Z77-V-Deluxe Mobo. It does support fast boot since in windows 8.1 this PC used to boot in 8 seconds.

As for the 128MB, this is on the external HDD, not my main C drive which as a SSD drive.
The external HDD is for backing up stuff... why would windows access it that much? I can boot the PC when this drive is disconnected, so I can't believe that deleting anything from it will affect my PC.
If anything, it might improve boot times... I'm sick of Win10 accessing it that much during boot... I can see the HDD LED goes nuts...

The 128mb partition is not what's causing your pc to boot slowly. As I said before, it's about Secure Boot. Your "bios" is looking for hard drives and has to load legacy drivers (from ASmedia most likely) to load the e-sata drive. It's a Windows 8+ thing...and it's what the "Compatibility Support Module" in your bios is about. As I said before, if you set all compatibility options to "UEFI" and then DISABLE the CSM, it should boot a lot faster (this will basically tell it NOT to load legacy drivers at boot time. It should still load all the drivers once you're in the OS. I'm not familiar with your particular mobo/bios, but I'm guessing it has a lot of the same options as mine, so look for one that says "only detect the boot drive" inside the Fast Boot menu, that should do the trick, too.

If you WANT to play with the 128mb partition on the hard drive, be my guest.... but don't say I didn't warn you. wink.gif
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