Startup Taking Longer than Usual

When starting my computer, on the screen that the BIOS shows computer specs in black and white, it says something like "Initializing USB controllers", and always has. Except now, for some reason, it takes a significantly longer time to do so, like upwards of half a minute sometimes, whereas it used to be instant. I haven't changed anything on my computer's setup, haven't plugged in anything new, etc. Furthermore, I haven't changed anything in the software either. Help would be appreciated.
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  1. check in the peripheral for the usb controller you could have issue with the driver .
  2. u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
    What PC is it? CPU, motherboard, etc.?

    Is your hard drive set as the first boot device?
    Nothing new plugged in, but any USB drives plugged in from before?
    Any CDs or DVDs in the optical drive?

    What pc is it? Dunno, made it myself. It has an ASUS m79xtd mobo and an AMD phenom 955 BE CPU
    HDD is first boot device
    No new USB plugged in, except phone charger usb BUT it did not experience this problem for the past couple of weeks it has been plugged in, only started now (still might be the issue i suppose)
    no CDs or DVDs in optical drive
  3. there is also a update for the ai charger in the utility .
  4. u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
    I couldn't find a M79XTD, but there is an M4A79XTD (they possibly changed the name?)...

    You might want to check the BIOS update Version 2102. It says:

    "M4A79XTD EVO BIOS 2102
    Fix the issue that system may hang during POST when using certain graphic card."

    Even though this is from 2010 and this issue just started happening, you might try updating the BIOS if you haven't already unless the 30 seconds is not that big a deal. You should only flash your BIOS if you know for certain how to do it. The process could potentially brick your motherboard, be careful.

    Yes it is the M4A79XTD EVO, i was merely naming what i remembered it being off the top of my head (it's been 2 years)
    I am a little skeptical about flashing/updating the BIOS, I heard that's not really a wise thing to do, perhaps something else is the issue?
  5. did you also update the chipset from the one made in 2010 Version you could also try the microsoft fix it for windows on the same link of the ma479xtd/evo .
  6. Alright guys, think I found out the friggin` problem. I suspected my printer was the source, after trying to print something a handful of days ago and having it not work, along with an error message I received on my desktop saying one of my USB devices failed. So, before starting it up today, I unplugged the printer USB, and viola. eZ quick startup. Thanks for the suggestions though guys, now if only I could figure out why my computer can't go on sleep mode without crashing xD
  7. Best answer
    if your printer was the issue i would check the usb cable from the printer .
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