Why does my reboot take so long?

By leadpill924
Jun 1, 2007
  1. Hi, whenever I want to reboot my computer for something, it always takes like 40 seconds for it to get the the blue screen that says 'Windows is Shutting Down.' Then when it is loading up it takes like 3 minutes. I think it should take 1-2 minutes max as I've heard? Please tell me what I can do to speed up the process.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    Have you enabled Quick boot in the BIOS?
  3. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    I don't think so, where can I do that? Does it change anything or cause any harm?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    Enable quick boot in the BIOS. Quick boot skips some system checks to speed booting. I have quick boot enabled and have no problems. You can always disable it later if you suspect a problem that needs to be checked during booting. This won't do anything for slow shutdown, however.
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