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QuestionIt's not only bad, it's also very weird (any brainiac here can explain?) Pin
Sander Rossel1-Sep-19 11:49
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I reinstalled my laptop, did a complete format of all my partitions and created them anew.
The first thing that I thought was really weird is that the installer told me to sign in with my ex-employers work account (I bought this laptop from them).
I mean, how would a fresh install know this is a laptop from my ex-employer?

I never had any problems with this laptop, it all started when it was reinstalled a little over a week ago.
It just doesn't boot correctly.
The first time I boot nothing happens, I just see black screen and after a minute or so the keyboard lights up until it goes idle.
After turning it off and on again the Dell logo shows up and... Nothing happens again.
After turning it off and on a second time the Dell logo shows up again and after way too many seconds a spinning icon appears and Windows starts up (total startup time about two mintes!).

And now, after a clean install, it still does that!
It could be a hardware problem, although the hardware diagnostic tool said everything was fine.
Besides, the hardware didn't change, it just got reinstalled.
But it doesn't seem to be a software problem either as it was wiped twice and it somehow persists over multiple boots.
I just don't understand how it boots differently three times, but always in that same pattern!? Confused | :confused:

When it's booted everything works fine.
Even a regular restart (without turning it off completely) works fine, about 10 seconds boot time.

This is by far the weirdest issue I've ever encountered and it taught me one thing: I know absolutely nothing about computers Sigh | :sigh:

The ultimate question, of course, what's wrong and how can I solve it? Sigh | :sigh:

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