Question Slow 8 minute boot up time

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pc specs:
windows 10
amd ryzen 5 3600 cpu
8 gig ram
geforce nvidia gtx 1650 graphics card
ssd hd 512 gb(not sure on brand)
asustek prime b450m-a

bios version 2006- amd agesa combo-am4 1.0.0.4 date 11/13/2019

Problem: Pc takes 8 minutes to boot windows. It has slowly been taking longer and longer to boot in the past few months. I reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled windows with the same issue. I tried turning fast boot off in in windows. I tried unplugging all usb devices before booting up. I tried looking at the boot order in bios and it appears to have the ssd drive there. I tried booting ubuntu from a usb drive instead and it took 3 minutes to load.

How do I figure out what the problem is?
 
pc specs:
windows 10
amd ryzen 5 3600 cpu
8 gig ram
geforce nvidia gtx 1650 graphics card
ssd hd 512 gb(not sure on brand)
asustek prime b450m-a

bios version 2006- amd agesa combo-am4 1.0.0.4 date 11/13/2019

Problem: Pc takes 8 minutes to boot windows. It has slowly been taking longer and longer to boot in the past few months. I reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled windows with the same issue. I tried turning fast boot off in in windows. I tried unplugging all usb devices before booting up. I tried looking at the boot order in bios and it appears to have the ssd drive there. I tried booting ubuntu from a usb drive instead and it took 3 minutes to load.

How do I figure out what the problem is?
You might want to update the bios and also the chipset driver.


What does task manager/startup show for bios time?
 
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Last Bios Time: 11.7 seconds

I updated the chipset driver, video card driver, ethernet driver and sound driver. Still same issue.

I am really worried to update the BIOS. With my luck the power might go out while I attempt it.
 

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How full is this SSD? Having an SSD full will negatively impact its performance, especially lower end dramless models.

Run Crystal Disk Info and post the results of the SSD here

Additionally, how many items are in the startup tab of task manager? This also can slow down bootup significantly.
 
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How full is this SSD? Having an SSD full will negatively impact its performance, especially lower end dramless models.

Run Crystal Disk Info and post the results of the SSD here

Additionally, how many items are in the startup tab of task manager? This also can slow down bootup significantly.
I formatted it 3 days ago, and it has 413 gigs free.
Before I installed anything, I tested the boot time and it still took 8 minutes.
 
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crystal info
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CrystalDiskInfo 8.17.13 © 2008-2022 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/
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OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 19044] (x64)
Date : 2022/12/04 1:03:00

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
- Standard SATA AHCI Controller [ATA]
- Standard SATA AHCI Controller [ATA]
- Standard SATA AHCI Controller [ATA]
- Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller [SCSI]
- Xvdd SCSI Miniport [SCSI]
+ Standard NVM Express Controller [SCSI]
- ADATA SX6000LNP

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(01) ADATA SX6000LNP : 512.1 GB [0/3/0, sq] - nv

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(01) ADATA SX6000LNP
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Model : ADATA SX6000LNP
Firmware : V9002s16
Serial Number : 2K0920117267
Disk Size : 512.1 GB
Interface : NVM Express
Standard : NVM Express 1.3
Transfer Mode : PCIe 3.0 x4 | PCIe 3.0 x4
Power On Hours : 4197 hours
Power On Count : 170 count
Host Reads : 124170 GB
Host Writes : 24920 GB
Temperature : 39 C (102 F)
Health Status : Good (93 %)
Features : S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, VolatileWriteCache
Drive Letter : C:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 000000000000 Critical Warning
02 000000000138 Composite Temperature
03 000000000064 Available Spare
04 000000000020 Available Spare Threshold
05 000000000007 Percentage Used
06 00000F857854 Data Units Read
07 0000031D78BC Data Units Written
08 0000AA9027B0 Host Read Commands
09 0000186F6FA0 Host Write Commands
0A 000000000000 Controller Busy Time
0B 0000000000AA Power Cycles
0C 000000001065 Power On Hours
0D 00000000001E Unsafe Shutdowns
0E 000000000000 Media and Data Integrity Errors
0F 000000000000 Number of Error Information Log Entries

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 10EC 10EC 4B32 3930 3032 3131 3237 3736 2020 2020
010: 2020 2020 4441 5441 2041 5853 3036 3030 4E4C 2050
020: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
030: 2020 2020 3956 3030 7332 3631 4C00 00E0 0500 0001
040: 0300 0001 4240 000F 8480 001E 0000 0000 0000 0000
050: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
060: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
080: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
090: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
110: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
120: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0007 0300
130: 0302 0407 0101 0187 01A7 0014 4000 0000 4000 0000
140: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
150: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0100
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000

-- SMART_NVME --------------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 00 38 01 64 20 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
020: 55 78 85 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
030: BC 78 1D 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
040: D6 27 90 AA 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
050: A0 6F 6F 18 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
070: AA 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
080: 65 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 
check the power supply, it provides a signal to the motherboard that indicates the power is ok.
If this signal is not set then the signal will prevent the cpu from booting until the signal is set.
Guess would be a bad capacitor in the power supply circuit.

Power good signal - Wikipedia

you can also make a registry setting to make windows tell you what it is trying to do.
google "how to turn on verbose startup messages in windows"
and make the registry setting. maybe look here: Enable verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages in Windows Server 2003 - Windows Server | Microsoft Learn

also, some ssd with lots of usage will shrink in size to the point where there will not be proper free space. This can cause the drive firmware to lock up and go very slowly.
fix tends to be to delete excess files and make sure there is plenty of free space on the drive. Then boot into bios and let the system sit powered on but idle for a hour or two.
 
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Fixed!! -- Thanks everyone for trying to help. Turns out it was corrupted windows installation files or bloatware. I reformatted again with a windows usb install stick and now it boots in 10 - 15 seconds. I didn't realize that my recovery partition was corrupted or had bloatware that was causing the issue.
 

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