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(re) Boot up help/question

By learninmypc
Jan 29, 2016
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  1. On my W10.
    It started a few days ago, I go to reboot, it comes to the RAID "scanning drives" screen then the next screen just shows the cursor blinking in the upper left corner. Then I'm forced to shut it down , boot it up & tap the ESC key to go to the boot menu , I tap enter & it boots up fine.
    A normal re/boot up shows it scanning drives (a couple seconds) then the cursor blinking a couple times & to the Windows 10 screen, log in screen. I hope its nothing bad. When I've done a defrag, it shows disk health as good. I do not reboot unless absolutely necessary. TIA :)
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,327   +622

    Sounds like one of the raid devices is slow to spin-up and thus fails first boot attempt.

    Get the SMART data for each of the raid HDs and look at the startup times
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    How do I do that? Simple instructions please.
    Does this help? RAID HELP.JPG
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Image in 3rd post is what popped up prior to doing a defrag a while back.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,327   +622

    As it begun or after it was already started?
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Before it started.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    @jobeard when rebooting, would it be safer to tap the Esc key & go into the boot menu or see if it'll boot up & if not shut down & boot up?
    I'm thinking either way I'll need boot menu, but don't know. Stumped :confused:as always.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,327   +622

    If you take the route {shutdown followed by reboot OR immediate reboot} then the registry gets updated in the process.

    However, if you poweroff to shutdown, that pulls the rug out from under the system and
    there's no registry update and any mods to the registry get lost (nice if you suspect a virus).
    This will also cause a notice "System did not shutdown cleanly, restart ???" - - choose Normally.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Ok, thank you. :)
     

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