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P52 waits a lot to boot after power on. Issue appeared after drivers update

2019-12-15, 9:17 AM

Hi guys,


Trying to diagnose some heating issues + battery performance, I installed a new Windows + updated all the drivers using Lenovo Vantage. Including BIOS, Intel Management Engine, etc.


And then surprise! From the OFF state, when I press Power ON button, the system waits with a black screen for about 1 minute before starting the boot sequence.


Probably one of the updates did it again. I say this, because I was among the first people having discovered last year that an update to Intel Management Engine causes boot problems; cf. this thread.


Any of you guys facing similar issues?


I end my message with the classic "being disappointed" stuff. I had an incredible amount of issues w/ my P52. And browsing through the forums shows me that P53 seems to have most of them and maybe even more. Why did Lenovo + Intel mess at this point this product line. Why?


Best regards,



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Re: P52 waits a lot to boot after power on. Issue appeared after drivers update

2019-12-16, 18:08 PM
My P52 does not exhibit this issue and I am up to date in Lenovo Vantage.

I'm set up with fingerprint machine+SSD+HDD lock as well as a 3 second boot menu and my machine boots to desktop in about 60 seconds. My BIOS is 1.31, Secure boot and Device Guard are ON, Windows 10 Pro 1809, SSD.

You might want to remove boot devices you don't need from the boot sequence in the BIOS, they slow down the boot process.


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