Windows 10: 3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts

Discus and support 3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and when I boot from Power On,, the Dell logo is displayed for 3 to 4 minutes before Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RAPw10, May 27, 2017.

  1. RAPw10 Win User

    3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts


    Have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and when I boot from Power On,, the Dell logo is displayed for 3 to 4 minutes before Windows starts (i.e. when the blue window logo displays). After that, Windows starts correctly.

    I'm tempted to say that it's a hardware problem – EXCEPT – it doesn't happen when I do a RESTART… only when the computer is powered on (i.e. after a SHUTDOWN – most often from the day before, but really anytime).

    I tried turning off the Fast Startup but no joy!

    Problem started when I was installing a new router (but computer was turned off before starting the install – and was turned back on before the hardware was actually connected).

    Does anyone know what Windows does before displaying the blue windows logo?

    As I said, Windows completes the boot successfully – in the same amount of time as previously – and subsequent executions are correct.

    :)
     
    RAPw10, May 27, 2017
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  2. Wonderware Intouch 10

    I have a strange problem running Winderware Intouch 10 on Windows 10. This program can only start 4 minutes after windows boots!

    If I start it immediately after booting it freezes for about 3 minutes (not responding) then it runs.

    If Windows has booted more that 4 minutes, then this program can start smoothly and without any delays.

    Note that this program runs fine on Windows 8.1

    I tried to compare delays auto services in both Windows 10 with Windows 8.1 but I could not solve the problem.

    By the way, I disabled Windows Defender and have not install any antivirus.

    Any idea?
     
    Mohamed Aly, May 27, 2017
    #2
  3. Slow Start up and Boot time

    After installing Windows 10 the start up and boot time went from 50sec with windows 8.1 to over 4 minutes with Windows 10. After turning on the computer a blue screen appears for approx 2 minutes before the system starts to boot. Booting takes another
    2-3 minutes. I have made many of the changes suggested with no results. Any help would be appreciated.
     
    zanesfield, May 27, 2017
    #3
  4. Tony K Win User

    3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts

    Hi there. Seems to be stuck in BIOS if the Dell logo is displaying. Did you check the BIOS for any delays for boot in it?
     
    Tony K, May 27, 2017
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  5. RAPw10 Win User
    Thank you

    Will check again ... if there is a delay in the BIOS, why did it only start showing up now (I've had the PC for three years and haven't had the problem previously – and have made NO BIOS changes).
     
    RAPw10, May 27, 2017
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  6. Tony K Win User
    You're welcome. I'll assume it's UEFI BIOS? If so, the OS may have changed something? Just a guess.
     
    Tony K, May 27, 2017
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  7. zbook New Member
    Perform the following steps:

    Open administrative command prompt and run:
    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Post the results for each.

    Type winver and in the pop up view the windows version and build and post into the forum.

    Type msconfig then perform a clean boot:
    And open task manager and complete the clean boot.
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...oot-in-windows

    Compare the performance before and after clean boot.

    Download and install HD sentenial or Crystal Disk and test your hard drive. Post the images into the forum of the drive and the SMART data.

    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
     
    zbook, May 27, 2017
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  8. zbook New Member

    3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts

    In you post "Problem started when I was installing a new router (but computer was turned off before starting the install – and was turned back on before the hardware was actually connected)."

    Has the router been uninstalled to see if the performance problems changed? Did the performance get better or worse or did the performance remain the same?

    Perform the following steps:

    Open administrative command prompt and run:
    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Post the results for each.

    Type winver and in the pop up view the windows version and build and post into the forum.

    Type msconfig then perform a clean boot:
    And open task manager and complete the clean boot.
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...oot-in-windows

    Compare the performance before and after clean boot.

    Download and install HD sentenial or Crystal Disk and test your hard drive. Post the images into the forum of the drive and the SMART data.

    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
     
    zbook, May 27, 2017
    #8
  9. georgeks Win User
    After you try zbook's suggestion, I would like to remind you that normally W10 boots so much faster that its predecessors because it never actually "shuts down".

    Instead Fast startup is turned by default On in W10 and that helps your (Desktop) starting up faster.

    This is done by saving an image of the Windows kernel/loaded drivers in the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) on shutdown.

    When you start your PC again, the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) is loaded into memory resuming your PC (instead of totally re-starting it from scratch).

    Fast startup requires hibernation to be enabled, and that means that:

    Disabling hibernate, you disable Fast StartUp as well (see here Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials )


    Have you done something with your system Power settings?
     
    georgeks, May 27, 2017
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  10. zinou Win User
    zinou, Apr 5, 2018
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