Laptop Slow Boots Times Tags: Laptops Msconfig Last response: August 16, 2012 10:22 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Lazdaa August 14, 2012 9:32:23 PM hi Guys! Recently my laptop seems to be hanging a bit at boots... It's stuck several minutes (Haven't counted but i believe so) on a black screen Like so with a blinking dot or something in the upper left side. I've tried disabling almost everything in the msconfig boots but i'm not sure that it's the place i should be looking, thats why im asking here.. What do you think could be the problem here? And how should i fix it? Regards - Lazdaa More about : laptop slow boots times hpfreak a b D Laptop August 14, 2012 9:37:04 PM Go to the BIOS, and see which drive is set as booting. You might have a USB drive.. or a DVD Drive set for 1st priority in the boot order. Change it to the Hard drive if that is the case. Good luck, Lazdaa August 15, 2012 10:20:10 AM Ok, so i went into boot settings and it seems like thats the problem.. But this may be a silly question but how do i know which one is my HDD? This is my options: P0: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S P4: ST9500420AS Realtek Boot Agent WD My Passport 07401003 (This would be my external HDD) WD SES Device 1003 I'm thinking that it's the WD SES but i'm not sure what the others things are (except from the DVD drive and the external) EDIT: Under the main menu i found the Serial ATA: AST9500420AS (500GB) So i guess this is the HDD? Related resources Slow booting times on HP Laptop . - Forum Slow boot times but great read/write speeds SSD..? - Forum Windows 7 slow boot times - Forum My computer boots slow and stops after the bios screen - Forum 1st build - Win7 boots slow on SSD after switching mobo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zhou luke August 15, 2012 2:07:36 PM That's indeed the HDD. Lazdaa August 15, 2012 2:43:57 PM Okay so i changed the priorities and it's all good now Thanks! Komomu August 15, 2012 2:51:41 PM remember to select best answer m8 Lazdaa August 15, 2012 2:59:43 PM Komomu said:remember to select best answer m8 How? the only thing i see is the thumbs up hpfreak a b D Laptop August 16, 2012 10:20:24 AM Komomu said:remember to select best answer m8 lol he can't, because he created a discussion topic.. no a specific answer. hpfreak a b D Laptop August 16, 2012 10:22:47 AM Lazdaa said:How? the only thing i see is the thumbs up Don't worry about it Komomu, glad we were able to help. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWindows boots slow , HDD problem? ForumWireless enabled, Slow bootup times ForumLaptop boots then shuts down after a few sec/min ForumVery slow boot times after adding hard disc to system with SSD boot dr ForumSlow Windows Boot Times with Crucial M4 SSD ForumUnusually slow UEFI Boot Time ForumWill an ssd speed up my slow laptop ?** ForumSlow boot time ForumSlow Windows Boot Times with Crucial M4 SSD ForumSlow start-up times ForumUsb 3.0 Driver Slows boot times ForumSlow UEFI Boot Time ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumWhich is the better laptop between these two? ForumChoosing a Graphics Laptop under $1500 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !