[ltp] Very slow starting X200 (pre-grub)

Paul van der Vlis linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:23:48 +0100

Hello all,

I did some experiments and now my Lenovo X200 laptop boots very slow.
I think it takes 20 minutes from pressing the power-button till I see
grub. What to do?

I would like to experiment with AMT and I thought: lets install the
latest bios firmware. I did install it, and I rebooted and everything
seems to be OK. AMT was enabled during the install.

Then I configered ME using F12 and rebooted. I did not see anything
after rebooting anymore. After some experiments I did leave the laptop
on, and later I saw it has booted and I could reset the the bios to
defaults and turn-off AMT.

After rebooting I had to wait long again, and I did press "Y" after the
question to remove AMT. But it did not help, it still takes very long to
start the laptop...

Maybe I need to install an older bios again?

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen