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

Nikos Alexandris linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:56:25 +0200

On 26.11.2014 21:23, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> 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?
> Background:
> 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?

Perhaps. Taking so long might be the bios reading the memory (RAM)