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Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-24, 21:42 PM

Hello

Recently, my Lenovo G505 laptop has been taking 10-15 minutes to start up/boot to Windows. This all started Nov. 12th in the afternoon. Before then, the laptop had been working great. I put it to sleep for a couple minutes as I had to move to a different spot to work, but after that it started to take a long time boot up. I essentialy left the computer to run overnight and I woke up with a screen telling me there had been an error while trying to install an update and it gave me the option to restart the computer (it mentioned that most problems are gone after restarting) or to try and have windows repair it, or go to advance options. Not thinking about it, I restarted, and ever since then the laptop has taken 10-15 minutes to boot (and it take 20-30 to wake up from sleep!).

After talking to a friend of mine who works on computers, told me to scan for viruses/malware, then to go to msconfig and only start up the programs I need, and then essentially run chkdsk. Chkdsk ran up to 12% until it restarted and booted to windows (it took 10 minutes to do so). He then said I should reinstall windows/restore to factory settings because there was something wrong with either an update or a program.

I recently wiped everything (besides what was on the partition) and reinstalled Windows 8 (which is what it came with), but the problem persists! Does anyone know what could be wrong? :(

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Re: Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-26, 12:02 PM

Hi Ramo90,

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with slow boot on your Lenovo G505.

  • Please run the Lenovo solution center application and run the hardware test to verify if there is any issue with hardware.
  • Check with updating anti-virus and scan the system to check if there are any viruses.

Check with this option and let us know the findings.

Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-27, 5:03 AM

After running the hardware test and doing a virus scanning, I only found one thing off. 
Everything on the hardware test passed EXCPET a section of the Video Card: the stress test had "Warning" as the sign. 

My anti-virus found no virus. 

I have the full log if it needs to be posted. 

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Re: Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-27, 8:06 AM

After restarting it, it seems the laptop no longer boots. 
I've switched around the RAM and nothing works! :(

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Re: Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-27, 11:07 AM

Hi Ramo90,

Thank you for the reply!

  • Can you try booting the system into safe mode once?
  • If possible can you provide the screenshot of warning which was showing in LSC.
  • Are you getting any bluescreen dump error?

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Re: Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

2014-11-27, 17:34 PM

It seems my computer didn't want to boot with only the adapter, but it boots with the battery. 

Attached is the screenshot screenshot.jpg


I would like to add that the other day I switched the RAM sticks to see if there was a problem. As I tried each stick independent of one another in both slots, it seems the computer won't boot when there is only one stick on the top slot, but does run when the RAM is place in the bottom slot. Both sticks are have the same specs. 

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