I've recently update my laptop (Inspiron 1564) with a SSD. I replace the original hard drive (500Go) in my laptop, and re-use it in a caddy, in order to replace CD/DVD recorder.
But now, the bios boot is very slow. I try to change boot options, my SSD is in first and i disabled CD/DVD boot (with Shift + 1).
Have you an idea ?
Core i5 + 2Go RAM
Please update the BIOS in the system, use the link below.
After updating the BIOS and still the BIOS boot is very slow, please remove the HDD from the caddy and test the system only with the SSD
Hi DELL-Senthil S,
Thanks a lot for your answer. I forget to tell you that my Inspiron already have A13 BIOS.
I try to boot only with the SSD, and there is not problem. It's seems that the secondary SATA in caddy make the boot slower.
Thanks a lot for trying help me to resolve my problem.
Ok, thanks a lot for your reply.
I have Linux Ubuntu installed on my laptop. So there is 2 drives with ext4 partitions.
Is it possible that the BIOS check this partitions longer than NTFS or FAT32 ? And so, is there a method to cancel this test (in BIOS or on Ubuntu with a special parameter in fstab) ?
The BIOS booting takes so long because the BIOS has to detect the HDD's and needs to spin them up and then go through an apparantly very long check. beware that a VERY long check can mean your HDD is going out and is difficult to detect. Nothing Dell can't fix!
While they're at it they might aswell fix the disk not being detected at all and hanging the BIOS on 1564's with the AMD HD5450 GPU. I assume you have one with an Intel IGP, correct?
And a wrong VBIOS string in the HD5450's orom02.bin, fix that aswell.
Long story short, I think you'll have to live with your long BIOS times, sorry.
I don't think Dell is going to put time (read: money) in a laptop they don't sell anymore.
Just be happy it works and you're not stuck with a non working one like some of us.
Thanks a lot for your answer. After some research, there seems that i have to live with that long boot problem. Doesn't matter, but i'm a little disappointed about my Dell system.
I have the one with ATI 5450, and i admit i didn't understand the part of your answer about video card.
I am running the exact same setup as you are, SDD in the primary slot and the Original HDD in the caddy. But my BIOS freezes with this setup instead of just being slow. That means that there's probably a difference between our 2 systems causing mine to crash and yours to work. Could you please be so kind to look up the part number of your motherboard? I assume this is the difference. Sadly I don't know any way to look this up with software. Perhaps it is the caddy, could you let me know what brand of caddy you are running in there?
Sorry for somewhat hijacking your thread.
Here is my caddy : www.rueducommerce.fr/.../showdetl.cfm
The lshw command return some info of my motherboard, i hope this is what you need (ask me if you want other informations) :
Product : 0JY92C
Manufacturer : Dell Inc.
BIOS version : A13
I also configure the BIOS to boot on USB first, then HDD in second, and disable all others boot methods (Shift + 1).
I hope you can resolve your problem.