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My Laptop is taking too long to boot

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My laptop is taking too long to boot even having an SSD. the windows logo may load then the black screen would appear for about 1 min. then the windows lock screen may appear. I am not having any other issue.

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@Moddy_Nerd 

This sounds like a failing drive -- since I also have a DV6 laptop with an SSD and it boots to a desktop in under 30 seconds every time.

 

Despite what folks think, SSDs can fail -- as I have had several do that on me. 

 

This issue is often due to a failing drive.

So, let's check that first, because if it is failing, it would need to be replaced and there is no point then in doing anything else until we confirm that.

To check the drive, you have to follow these steps:
1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.
2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu
3) Press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.

If the drive checks out OK, then report that and I can provide you options for reinstalling Windows on your PC.

Please note that if your model has an SSD instead of an HDD, these diagnostics might not work properly.

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@Moddy_Nerd 

This sounds like a failing drive -- since I also have a DV6 laptop with an SSD and it boots to a desktop in under 30 seconds every time.

 

Despite what folks think, SSDs can fail -- as I have had several do that on me. 

 

This issue is often due to a failing drive.

So, let's check that first, because if it is failing, it would need to be replaced and there is no point then in doing anything else until we confirm that.

To check the drive, you have to follow these steps:
1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.
2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu
3) Press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.

If the drive checks out OK, then report that and I can provide you options for reinstalling Windows on your PC.

Please note that if your model has an SSD instead of an HDD, these diagnostics might not work properly.

***If my post helped, click the thumbs-up symbol to say thanks***

***Please mark Accept As Solution if my post solved your problem***

I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP

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I Have tried to do all the steps as you have mentioned above there was no progress.

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