Acer Aspire X3400 slow boot


Recently my Acer Aspire X3400 has been booting really slowly. It starts up and I see the black Acer screen that says I can choose to click F12 or F7 or something. But then it just sits on this screen for almost 5 minutes before it starts up with Windows.

It's annoying, but another reason I'm bothered by this is because I am trying to get into Safe Mode. So when it started up I tried pressing F8 again and again but then it just sat and then went into Windows again regularly. I also tried F12 which is the one that said "boot options" on the black screen or something like that. Still just starts up Windows and ignores what I'm clicking.

Does anybody know why it's starting up so slow and how I could possibly fix this? Also how I could get into Safe Mode?

Thanks ahead of time.

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What's different from stock?
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Thanks for your response.
It is on the stock OS.

Also, there's nothing plugged into USB and I can't do anything to the BIOS because it won't let me start it up in any other mode than regular windows. When I press F12 or whatever at startup it doesn't do anything. Sits for 5 mins still and then starts up regularly.



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That's indeed odd.

Since the BIOS runs before Windows, it's almost a sure bet now that some key is stuck down.

Try it with the keyboard unplugged.

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