Question Aorus B450 Pro Wifi randomly takes forever to boot (stuck in splash screen for 3 mins)

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Fairly new pc. About 6 weeks old now. I'm having this random issue that occurs and cant be replicated. When I first turn the pc on, and there's a white dash. If this dash appears for more than 5 secs the boot is going to take forever. The splash screen with the aorus logo appears to be stuck for like 3 mins and only afterwards windows start to load. I cant replicate this problem and it happens randomly. This has been happening at least about 3 times a week for the past 4 weeks.

If this doesnt happen boot usually takes like 5-10 seconds only. (Havent really timed it) Now I get anxious every time I turn on the PC. My computer has been running smoothly with no issue. Just this boot thing. And even when the issue occurs, once windows load there's no lag/issue.

Specs:
Ryzen 5 3600 xt
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi
GIgabyte 1660 super
Gigabyte 3200 Mhz 16gb (2x8gb)
XPG sc6000 m.2 ssd
Seagate 1tb hdd
 
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means pc is waiting for some bit of hardware to respond before it can move on'
Try running this on hdd - https://www.seagate.com/au/en/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-win-master/ as hdd most likely cause of slow boots.
Its very possible. My D: drive (HDD) was unavailable on two occasions and I had to make sure my SATA connections were secured. But I ran your test and nothing came up so far. Could it also be possible the GPU is lose? However I've never had any issues with my GPU.
 

Colif

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There should be a way to see what PC is doing at boot, i just can't think of the word right now. to change flash screen.
i found this but i don't know if its what i was after, it might just speed up boot process -
Full Screen LOGO Show
Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled skips the GIGABYTE Logo when the system starts up. (Default: Enabled)
shame motherboard doesn't have any debug lights, i looked already

try running this on ssd - https://www.adata.com/en/ss/software-6/

I need to remember to set up fast boot on my pc. boot takes too long (15 seconds, most of that staring at flash screen). I have an X570 Pro Wifi, our boards aren't that different (especially the bios)
 
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shame motherboard doesn't have any debug lights, i looked already
Apparently b450 has debug lights. I never knew what they were. After reading your reply yesterday, i did some research and located it. This morning it happened again and the light was on VGA for quite a while before starting windows. Does that mean its a faulty GPU?
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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seems I am blind.

After a few weeks of troubleshooting, I had the idea that this might be a drivers issue instead of a hardware issue. I finally fixed the issue and the past couple of days, the PC has been booting up normally with no issues at all. I concluded that this might be related to a driver problem since I was getting weird crashes during normal use.

The way I solved this issue was to go online and download DDU, which is the display drivers uninstaller to ensure that I remove all instances of drivers, so old drivers can't interfere with newly installed ones (I read it could cause problems similar to mine). Here are the steps I took afterward:

  1. Turn off WIFI
  2. Launch DDU in Safe Mode (following instructions on their website)
  3. Reinstall Chipset drivers
  4. Reinstall graphics drivers (w/ factory reset option)
  5. Turn WIFI back on
Note: All these steps were for my AMD system and I am unsure if it will work for intel systems

These are the steps that allowed me to fix this issue. Steps 3 and 4 were done in that order because, I initially only reinstalled graphics drivers but my issue was still present. I don't know why it works in that order, but I'm happy that my issue is finally fixed. Hope this helps anyone else that might experience this issue.

see if that helps
 

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