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e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

Hello, I`m new here and I`m hoping to get help.

I have Latitude e6440 with bios ver a06

problem is that when I press power button it waits for about 30 seconds to show logo and later it boots normally.  I changed in POST behavior  fastboot  to minimum but  problem still the same.

I wanted to upgrade bios to newer version but when laptop reboots to load bios nothing happens. I tried to upgrade from usb stick but the result is the same.

tried all bios versions

please help

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

You are way behind in BIOS version, Dell doesn't even list AO6 BIOS version in your Product Support page anymore. What version of windows is on the system ? Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 ?

Support for Latitude E6440 | Dell US

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

You can disable some of the unnecessary programs in your Startup (Task Manager):

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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

The system is WIndows 7  but it boots very nice ( I`ve installed SSD with fresh system). Problem begins when I press power button... the screen stays black for 30 seconds then dell logo appears and later everything is nornal.

Bios version shows A06 with embedded controller A07  

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

You disable some of the unnecessary programs in your Startup? If no, please follow steps below:

1. Please click on the Start button, type msconfig into the Search box and then click Enter

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

The System Configuration should open, then click on the Startup....

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

In Startup, you can disable / uncheck any unnecessary programs running while the system is booting up. I'd suggest you uncheck any Anti-virus software, external drive, Printer, Scanner, etc.  

Disable and Enable Windows 7 Startup Programs - TechNet ...

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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

sorry but I`m saying this 3rd time ... everything is ok with the system ... let`s say that I don`t have a hard drive  and I just want to get in to the bios   ....

the computer stays black for a long time  then after 30s i can enter bios

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LSUFAN51
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RE: e6440 30seconds to show logo and can`t upgrade bios

Hopefully one of the Dell reps on this forum see the thread and be a help to you. If no one response, I'd suggest you post the same question on the Microsoft Community Forum in the link below.

Microsoft Community

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