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Windows 7: Booting with two separate harddisk taking longer duration

02 Apr 2013   #1
Ashin5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Booting with two separate harddisk taking longer duration

Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate X64 version ,and i have been using only one 250 gb Seagate harddisk,i just attached another seagate 500 gb harddisk two days before.Since then i'm noticing one thing.During booting the windows logo used to appear first followed by a black screen which used to hold on for atmost 1 or 1 and half seconds & then followed by the welcome screen prompting for administrative password.After having finished typing password & hitting enter the Desktop used to appear within 1 or 1 and half second.. this was the way how my system used to boot up & desktop used to appear,but now,since from the attachment of the second harddisk as i mentioned above i've noticed that during booting the above mentioned black screen are hanging on longer than previous(i.e. the welcome screen is slower to appear than the earlier case) and also the welcome screen is holding for longer duration after i am done with typing the administrative password(i.e. the Desktop is also slower to appear).....

now i want to know whether my system is ok & should this happen what i am experiencing now or is there somthing to fix up??
Let me tell you that i have my Windows 7 installed in my previous 250gb harddisk & i just attached the 500gb harddisk & then logically connected it with the remaining one.

Looking for your advice

Thanks in advance


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02 Apr 2013   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

An screen shot of the expanded view of your disk management screen may help figure out what is going on.
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02 Apr 2013   #3
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Also, let alpha know if there was anything on that 500g. Did you have an OS on it that was not wiped?
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03 Apr 2013   #4
nilank

 

Here's a little tutorial that I posted earlier on this forum which helped the thread starter to speed up Windows 7 bootup:

Go to Start -- Type 'services.msc' -- Hit Enter -- Now find "Superfetch" and make sure it is set to automatic and is running.

Install the following Microsoft hotfixes:

1. An update that improves the startup performance of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
2. The Windows 7 startup process is slow when you create many restore points
3. The startup process is delayed on a computer that has a large hard disk installed and is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

If the above updates were already there, then no problem, proceed ahead.

Go here: Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 and download the SDK. This SDK meant for Windows 8 works flawlessly with Windows 7 so don't you worry!

Now run the setup, choose install location and when you're asked to select the components to install, choose ONLY "Windows Performance Toolkit" and click Install.

Once installation completes, you HAVE to restart the system.

Now after rebooting, click Start , type 'cmd', right click 'cmd' in the results and click 'Run as administrator'.

Now enter the following command:

Code:
xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot
and hit Enter. System will be restarted 6 times. Do NOT use the computer till the entire process finishes. Don't click anything (don't click Finish or Cancel in the white box after every reboot).

Once all reboots are done, see if there's a change in the startup time (there will be ).

Hope this helped. Also don't forget to disable unnecessary startup items and services using msconfig utility.
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03 Apr 2013   #5
Ashin5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
An screen shot of the expanded view of your disk management screen may help figure out what is going on.
I am giving the screen shot of the disk management screen as you said..

And let me tell you that i had no OS installed previously on the 500 gb hdd.. it is actually a replacement of my previous 500gb seagate hdd that i submitted to the seagate service center for repairment & they just replaced that hdd with this one.

I just brought it home & attached it with the motherboard & then logically connected it & did 3 partitions.Actually I wished to have (400gb,50gb & 50gb) but they ended up (368gb,48.8gb & 48.8 gb) & they are all empty now.That's all..

Looking for your help..
Thanks in advance


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03 Apr 2013   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I just wanted to make sure it didn't end up being a dynamic disk with a partition linked to the other drive. I'll have to do some more thinking and get back to you. I do notice that you are missing your System Reserved partition on your OS drive? Did you remove that and if so why?
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03 Apr 2013   #7
Ashin5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

no no.. i have never removed any system reserved partition.

One thing i want to tell you that previously i used to have dual booting os comprising Windows7 & Fedora15(in only 20gb disk space for mere educational purpose,with some basic features) on the 250 gb hdd.. but i had some problems with my graphic card & needed to do a reinstallation of windows7. Eventually I did a reinstallation & that did solve the problem for me but it also arose another a new one.The boot menu was lost in the process & i was left with a pc that had only Windows7 but the reserved space is still remaining there which i can not access.. if you notice in the attached image then you see that Disk 0 is showing 232.88gb which has Win7 installed on it & the rest 20 gb is absent..this is the reason behind that.. but with the Disk 1 there is no such issue as it is replacement given from seagate service center.

I dont know whether this has anything to do with my current issue or not but as nothing should be kept secret from the doctor so i told it to you.

Looking for your help
Thanks in advance
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03 Apr 2013   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Normally there would be a 100 MB System Reserved partition as the first partition on the boot drive. At one point you should have had a grub boot loader that was installed by your Linux OS. Reinstalling Windows 7 wiped it out, which is why you lost the ability to boot to Linux. I'm not sure why the system reserved didn't get put back. If it was me, I think I would reinstall Windows 7. I would delete all the partitions on drive 0 and then repartition during the install. Backup any files on that drive before you do it though as everything on that drive will be erased.
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