Gigabyte Start-up Logo Displayed for Too Long Before Loading Windows

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  1. Faisal McMissile Damieya

    Faisal McMissile Damieya Notebook Consultant

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    Good day,

    Few weeks ago, I've purchased and received a used Gigabyte GA-EP43T-S3L Revision 1.1 from a seller in China through ebay, as shown in the link below:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-EP43T-S3L-rev-10#ov

    The motherboard that I receives works well within the 1st week after obtaining it. Every time I switched on the system, the Gigabyte start-up logo was displayed within 5 seconds before the Windows 10 is loaded. The photo of the logo is shown below:
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    On the second week onwards however, I noticed that the Gigabyte start-up logo is displayed for 35 seconds before Windows 10 is loaded. I tried remove the hard disk, CMOS battery, ram etc., but the Gigabyte start-up logo is still displayed around 35 seconds before Windows 10 is loaded.

    I also updated the bios from version F3 to version F7 (the latest version), but still no improvement.

    Does this means that the BIOS (or the motherboard) is faulty? I have requested for a refund/replacement of the item through ebay. If this thing is not an issue, I will cancel the refund/replacement request for this item on ebay.
     
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    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    Do you have any USB devices connected?

    If so, try removing them from the system, and see if the logo time is reduced - I'm thinking maybe the BIOS is querying all the USB devices during POST to see if they're bootable.
     
  3. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Depending on the devices plugged in, the options enabled, etc. POST can be fast or take a long time. In addition to connected USB drives, it might try to boot from optical first, it could have additional controllers that are going through their own self tests. My desktop motherboard which is admittedly ancient by now does that, the additional SATA and eSATA controllers make it take much longer to boot.
     
  4. KLF

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    Pressing ESC might remove that screen so you can see what is happening underneath. Alternatively that screen could be disabled from bios, again to allow you to see why it is taking so long.
     
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    Jdpurvis Notebook Evangelist

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    After the Fall Windows update, my Gigabyte laptop [P35xv5] started taking 5 minutes or more to boot. After repair install, multiple other attempts to fix it, I discovered that unplugging my Canon printer fixed the problem. The printer has a slot for an SDHC card, and I think the bios was querying it to see if it was bootable (even though no card inserted). I did try changing the USB configuration in the bios, but it didn't seem to matter. Easy fix (eventually!).
    Good luck - keep us posted.
    Joe
     
  6. Faisal McMissile Damieya

    Faisal McMissile Damieya Notebook Consultant

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    I have disabled the Gigabyte splash screen so that we can see what is underneath the screen. Below is the recorded video of the contents beneath the screen:


    If you want to see all the BIOS setting, please refer to the recorded video in the following link. Please suggest if there is any setting that I have to change.


    Speaking of plugged USB devises, these are what I have done last friday (after being suggested by the people of other forums):
    1) Powered-up the computer with no USB device plugged-in (including mouse and keyboard, because they suspect the USB devices might be the one causing the Gigabyte splash screen to be displayed for a very ling time) - no improvement.
    2) Replacing the Logitech wireless mouse + keyboard with 2 different sets of wired mouse + keyboard (Logitech set and Dell set) while powering-up the computer (also because they suspect the USB devices might be the one causing the Gigabyte splash screen to be displayed for a very ling time) - no improvement.
    3) Changed the 'halt on errors' setting from 'keyboard only' to 'none' - no improvement.

    Beside that, I also did the following things:
    1) Changed the "SATA AHCI mode" from 'AHCI' to 'IDE' (suggested by the seller of the motherboard himself/herself) - no improvement.
    2) Clicked the 'Load Optimised Defaults' to restore the BIOS to factory settings - no improvement.

    These people (from other forums also suspect that the memory stick might be faulty and told me to do the following things (but I will do it after finish working on Monday):
    1) install the memory stick on different memory slots and the power-up the computer.
    2) power-up the computer with different memory stick.
    3) perform memory test on the current memory stick (I don't know how to do this, but I will google about it later).

    P/S: I changed the "SATA AHCI mode" from 'AHCI' to 'IDE' without reformatting the Windows 10 because I was running out of time last Friday. If you want, I can do it this week.
     
  7. KLF

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    Camera was out of focus on that crucial time but it looked like hanging up while detecting hard drives.
    It is a simple check though, just unplug your hdd and restart. If goes immediately to the screen saying drive is missing you know what's the problem. I would also test with another hard drive, any drive should do, to see if there is difference. If there is, doing a health check on the hdd is a good start.
     
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