DELL Inspiron 530 hangs at DELL logo for a least a couple of minutes. The black screen with blinking cursor then hangs for another couple of minutes only displaying "Auto adjust..." twice.
Then Windows boots up normally.
This started after installing a new version of the Total real estate software.
Where should I be looking for the problem?
Hope you can help.
Thanks for the suggestions. The number of possible reasons were many and the lengthy boot time made it very tedious. Here's the final fix and how I finally found it.
After updating the BIOS of the desktop, I saw a message during boot that the AHCI BIOS wasn't installed. Since this system didn't have SATA drives I searched for another reason. The search suggested disconnecting all USB devices. I disconnected all except the mouse and keyboard.
The system booted right up, but the mouse was erratic. I stopped using that port and hooked up all the other USB devices, both directly connected and through a USB hub. There has been no problems since.
The troubleshooting was complicated because it started right after the software upgrade.