So I was just wondering if this is a problem inherent to Windows 7, or if I'm having bad luck with my hard drives.
I popped in a new Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB hard drive, expecting start up to go a lot faster than with my old drive. The first start up was extremely quick, but startup times seem to be getting slower and slower as each day goes by. The "Welcome" screen takes at least 10 seconds, and another 15 seconds or more go by until my desktop is fully operational. Those 15 seconds include waiting for the connection to the internet to go through, and for Rainmeter, ObjectDock, and Fences to finish loading.
In conclusion, the startup isn't that much faster compared to my older seagate drive that I had Windows 7 installed on previously. My specs are below:
AMD Phenom II X4 555 Black Edition
Biostar TA785GE motherboard
4 GB OCZ 3P1333LV4GK RAM
Sony Optiarc DVD drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Thank you all in advance!!