Here's the specific times: from I turn on the laptop it takes 1:34 minutes before the screen shows anything. Then it takes another 54 seconds to the log in screen shows, then another 54 seconds for me to open Firefox. So all together 3:23 minutes for the machine to start up.
This have been a issue since i got the machine, but I have up to date antivirus etc. and reinstalled everything(windows, drivers in the order recommended by dell) less than a week ago. Once the machine is running I can't complain about the speed. Runs every game I've tried on a very good setting as well, so I doubt this would have anything to do with virus or anything like that.
This test was done with no connected usb, memory card etc. only the power cord was connected.
I will update when I have talked to dell. If anybody else experience the same problem.
Hi! I have a Alienware m14x r2. Got it in December 2012. Here's the story: Out of the box the laptop wouldn't start, and a technician was here twice and fixed it(changed hdd and main board).
About one month later i wanted to use the Bluetooth, just to find out it didn't work, a technician was here again changing the wifi/bt radio.
I then noticed the laptop was very slow to start up. I can hear the machine working the keyboard lights up and the fan starts, but the screen remains black for about a minute(no back light). the it goes directly to the alienware boot-logo. This only happens from a cold boot. If I do a reboot it works fine. does anybody know what can be wrong? if its a quick software fix, I rather do it myself then spend hours on the phone with dell reinstalling windows and all the drivers(yes! had to do that with the bt).
Intel i7-3630QM @2,4GHz
NVIDIA geforce gt650M
500 GB HDD
Hope someone can help me! Thanks!