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Lenovo G700 Slow Post/Boot

2018-11-20, 4:43 AM

I have an odd problem were the G700 takes 1 to 20 minutes to post/boot.

 

1.  Turn the G700 on.

2.  The camera light goes on.

3.  There is some fan noise.

4.  Wait 1 to 20 minutes

5.  Windows boot sequence kicks in.

6. G700 runs as normal.

 

I have booted to the usb UFEI and ran 5 hours of tests without issue.  Note it took about 10 minutes for the G700 to post/boot to USB drive.

 

Booting to UFEi has the same issue.  Windows shutdown is fast.  No errors in the boot logs.

 

I did perform a software reset to optimized default in bios but that did not solve the issue.  Attempted to reflash the bios, but there is only one version of the bios available and I did not figure out how to force a reflash over the same version.  Is there a way to had reset the bios via a pin?

 

Any other thoughts on a resolution to this?

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Re: Lenovo G700 Slow Post/Boot

2018-11-20, 5:31 AM
This sounds like a hardware issue rather than a software issue. Try resetting the memory sticks (remove, clean contacts then re-insert) and see if that makes a change.

If that does not improve things, I would suggest looking at the S.M.A.R.T. drive output to see if there are some indicators of a failing drive.

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Re: Lenovo G700 Slow Post/Boot

2018-12-09, 8:47 AM

Everything was rest already, diagnotistics all passed; that is when the usb diagnostic drive finally postrf.  Think the issue is tha chip that deals with file io is failing.  If the computer is already running, a restart is more likely to hang vs startup from a cold boot, so heat might be an contributer as well.

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Re: Lenovo G700 Slow Post/Boot

2018-12-09, 19:22 PM
It could well be as you say... The most odd / hard to diagnose issues can be from heat related failures, silver threads and even micro cracks in board traces.

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Re: Lenovo G700 Slow Post/Boot

2018-12-23, 20:09 PM

I ordered a new laptop to replace this one but also took a gamble and purchased a replacement mother board from Hong Kong for $57 which would take 3 to 5 weeks to arrive.  The mother board arrived in only 2.5 weeks, and on the day it arrived, the new laptop broke, internal lcd crack.  Put in the new (probably used) boardand the drive posted instantly.  So the main board was the issue, kind of odd since usually laptop boards are pretty stable unlike desktop boards with their capacitor issues.  Think it was probably heat related, too much fortnite.  The CPU  & ram could take the heat, but some internal chip did not like it.

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