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Windows 7: SSD slow boot times

03 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
SSD slow boot times

I have a 128 gig Vertex 4 that recently started taking about a minute to boot up when it normally takes under 10 seconds. It was paired with a 1TB (half-filled) Spinpoint I was using for data. On black friday, I got a good deal on an OCZ Agility 4 and replaced it with my Spinpoint to see if it was the problem. It wasn't the problem; it still takes way longer than it should to boot up. Both SSD's are in AHCI mode. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks for the help.

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03 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you sure the problem is hardware and not software?
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03 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I actually thought that after I bought the Agility, but I still wanted to keep it anyway because my HDD would freeze for 7-8 seconds when I tried to load something from it. But if it's a software problem, I have no idea would the problem is. I only have 33 GB of data on my boot drive, if that matters.
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03 Dec 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Post a picture of your Disk Management. Chances are your bootmgr landed on the HDD.
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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here it is


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03 Dec 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The bootmgr is in the right place. Did you enable AHCI in Windows too AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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03 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I did.
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03 Dec 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is the SSD properly aligned.

If you want to verify the alignment, you use the following commands.

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n
List partition

Now you should see a result like this.

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 59 GB 1024 KB - but 64KB or any number divisible by 4 is also good

The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4.
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03 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Disk 0 Partition 1 100 MB 1024 KB
Disk 0 Partition 2 119 GB 101 MB
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03 Dec 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That looks good. Now I am out of ideas regarding the SSD.

The only other thing you can do is to track your boot. First have a look into the event viewer and see what that says.

Then you can also use Soluto to get a detailed view. You should know that some people had problems with Soluto - but it worked fine for me. So it's at your own risk. But if Lifehacker sponsors it, it should be OK.
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