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Windows 7: Slow windows boot with SSD.

17 Jun 2014   #1
AnthonyP

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Slow windows boot with SSD.

It's taking 107 seconds to completely restart even with 7 installed on the SSD.

Before I installed Windows I used OCZ toolbox to SE the SSDs since they were in RAID TRIM wasn't running. I installed Windows with the RAID still on but not the drives part of the array anymore. Windows boots in seconds the first boot, no problems. I get to installing all the drivers and I notice the boot seems to stall some time at Welcome afterwards.

I format the other SSD and mount the drive as a folder in the OS SSD. Install the mobo utilities and it slows and install all my programs and now its taking a good 30-40 seconds from the Windows logo to the desktop. The Windows logo is a split second and most of the time doesn't finish the animation Welcome takes the longest time and after the screen can stay black for 10-20 seconds until the desktop shows up. But other than that everything is nice and snappy.

I don't have a lot of programs running at boot only about 7, mostly the intel stuff AMD catalyst and my printer software which shouldn't be making it take so long to boot. Is there something I can post here so someone can help me troubleshoot this? I also dunno if it matters but I ran WEI after I installed all the drivers and the drive showed up as a 7.9 now its a 7.6, it never went down before and is just strange.

Also I used the latest drivers from gigabyte's support site. And installed them in the proper order. A lot of the bootup time is taken by the motherboard enumerating all the IDE drives that don't exist and I cannot disable IDE mode even though there are no PATA connectors on the motherboard.

In RAID the motherboard also then starts the AHCI BIOS and detects the SATA devices then starts the OROM and then boots the OS. In AHCI mode only the OROM is skipped and from what I see the performance of the system takes a hit. Why I don't know since RAID is a subset of AHCI. But TRIM doesn't work in RAID and the system just slows down so much the little bit of boot time it gives doesn't seem to be worth it.




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17 Jun 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Why are you wanting to install SSD's in a RAID? What benefit could this possibly have. They're not even redundant so if one fails you lose everything.

Windows 7 doesn't much like RAID as we see only problems with it here for all 5 years.

Try a test install to one SSD with the other unplugged.

Also it sounds like you lined up drivers like this is XP. Win7 is a driver-complete OS in the installer and via Windows Updates after install. Only import those which are still missing in Device Manager after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then running all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates until there are no more.
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17 Jun 2014   #3
AnthonyP

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why are you wanting to install SSD's in a RAID? What benefit could this possibly have. They're not even redundant so if one fails you lose everything.

> They are not in RAID they are being controlled by the RAID controller. I've switched it to AHCI and it doesn't change much. Redundancy is not even important for an SSD. I could just do a Windows Image Backup anyway you know...

Windows 7 doesn't much like RAID as we see only problems with it here for all 5 years.

>The problem still persists without the RAID controller.

Try a test install to one SSD with the other unplugged

>Ok, there is no difference.

Also it sounds like you lined up drivers like this is XP. Win7 is a driver-complete OS in the installer and via Windows Updates after install. Only import those which are still missing in Device Manager after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then running all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates until there are no more.

>I'm confused are you telling me I should update my drivers or use windows update to install drivers, which is always a horrible idea except for maybe a USB device.
Thanks for your input.
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17 Jun 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Your driver method is from the XP era. Please do not Assume it applies at all
To the first driver-complete OS. MS now vets every piece if hardware's driver before loading into
Updates, which error rate is one in a million.

I have no idea what you are doing with RAID. Use AHCI like everyone else does successfully. Someone else may understand. I need to return to the present day.
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18 Jun 2014   #5
AnthonyP

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It turns out it was one or all of the Gigabyte utilities because I just uninstalled them all and I don't even see the welcome screen anymore.
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18 Jun 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Those come with the OEM's mobo drivers which should be also from Windows Update to assure you have the ones Win7 wants, and which almost always exclude the software add-ons which are in almost every case bloatware unneeded by Win7.

I study the OEM software closely to make it sell me on what feature I may really need, then research it online to verify what I find. For example on a Lenovo laptop I travel with, I allow the Power management OEM software solely to keep it set at 60% battery charge when not mobile to preserve battery life. When I get ready to travel I open the Program and change it to 100% then kill the Process to turn it off. Everything else offered by it is duplicated in Win7 with better versions.

We are OS-centric here and this is what's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with, tutorials which have millions of users. Those who force drivers Win7 may not want can get in trouble.
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18 Jun 2014   #7
AnthonyP

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It was all optional and didn't come part of the driver package I just installed them cause I thought I'd use them for the features. But in the end its not worth it.
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18 Jun 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AnthonyP View Post
It was all optional and didn't come part of the driver package I just installed them cause I thought I'd use them for the features. But in the end its not worth it.
Ya it usually isn't.

Asus software that comes with their motherbaords is junk too. Hardware is fantastic love them, but hate there software.

There stress testing program works well though.
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