I see this happen for simple reasons such as some USB thing plugged in. For a test, unplug all USB things.
After that I try the BIOS defaults and a tip from here -> http://lifehacker.com/5821865/top-10-ways-to-speed-up-windows-boot-time
It's item 10 and first on the list. Just be sure to know you did that in case you ever want to boot from CD later.
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.