windows will not cold boot

Vadim Bogdan 0 Reputation points

Hello, i've been having an issue with my Windows ever since i built my new PC in august. windows would not cold boot after over night shutdown, boot process is getting stuck on the spinning dots after PC POSTS. I've tried so many things to try to resolve the issue, first i though this was boot loader problem with EFI because i had my windows installed on a 4 TB ssd using GPT, so reinstalled the windows 10, problem persisted, i then ungraded windows 10 to 11, same thing, i then installed windows on a different 500GB ssd using MBR, same thing. I've ran SFC commands to see if the windows files were corrupted in any way, at first the unitality did find and repaired corrupted system files but the problem stayed, PC still cant cold boot, I've doublechecked with SFC again and no integrity violations were found.

Im out of ideas at this point. I ruled out the hardware issue because hardware seems to pass POST with no problems. System boots no issues on the second attemp. If i hold the power button and force shutdown the pc when the dots are spinning, and turn the pc back on it boots in 10 seconds.

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  1. S.Sengupta 13,466 Reputation points MVP

    Run the hardware troubleshooter as well as Power Supply troubleshooter. Change the power connectors.

    Keep your device running smoothly with recommended troubleshooting

    Update your BIOS drivers and Firmware from the support site of the manufacturer.

    • Set a delay in the BIOS so that the motherboard will wait a little bit for the hard drive to become ready.
      To accomplish this:
    1. Boot into the BIOS of your computer. See this example of helpful hints for how to do this.
    2. In the BIOS, locate HDD Pre-Delay, HDD delay, HD Timeout, or a similar option in the BIOS and set the number to 5 seconds or lower, depending. This may require a bit of trial-and-error to see which option is best for your computer.
    3. Save and reboot to test.
    4. If this option isn't present, disable Quick Post or Quick Boot in the BIOS. This may delay boot long enough for the drive to become ready.
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