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Windows 7: Intel SSD Chronically Slow Boot!!


08 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Intel SSD Chronically Slow Boot!!

Hi All

new to the site but long time MCSE etc blah blah...

I'm running a HP nx8430 laptop. 3GB Ram Ati display etc.

I recently installed an INTEL X25-M SATA SOLID STATE drive and installed Windows 7 RC on it.

Now I've been running the Beta's and various builds since last november and it's been fine. Boot times have been great and performance amazing.

Since installing this SSD though my laptop now takes about 5 minutes to move on from the boot logo!!! 5 minutes no joke! The hard drive light goes solid for this entire time and the logo throbs like it does. And then finally it displays CTRL ALT DEL...

I have tried all sorts from the BIOS drive settings to MSCONFIG settings etc. Nothing changes it.

It's the same coming out of hibernate too. 5 minutes + before the mouse or KB start to respond to input.

All other forums posts I've read all say it boots in about 40 seconds with an SSD. I'm on the verge of going back to my SATA disk as this is almost unusable on a daily basis.

Once into the OS it flies! Apps open instantly and everything runs SOOOO well it's just this boot time that's killing me.

Any ideas please?

Thanks

Rob

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08 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chontay View Post
Hi All

new to the site but long time MCSE etc blah blah...

I'm running a HP nx8430 laptop. 3GB Ram Ati display etc.

I recently installed an INTEL X25-M SATA SOLID STATE drive and installed Windows 7 RC on it.

Now I've been running the Beta's and various builds since last november and it's been fine. Boot times have been great and performance amazing.

Since installing this SSD though my laptop now takes about 5 minutes to move on from the boot logo!!! 5 minutes no joke! The hard drive light goes solid for this entire time and the logo throbs like it does. And then finally it displays CTRL ALT DEL...

I have tried all sorts from the BIOS drive settings to MSCONFIG settings etc. Nothing changes it.

It's the same coming out of hibernate too. 5 minutes + before the mouse or KB start to respond to input.

All other forums posts I've read all say it boots in about 40 seconds with an SSD. I'm on the verge of going back to my SATA disk as this is almost unusable on a daily basis.

Once into the OS it flies! Apps open instantly and everything runs SOOOO well it's just this boot time that's killing me.

Any ideas please?

Thanks

Rob
You might have the old firmware that the X25-M first came out with. Go to the Intel ste and make sure you have the updated one installed.
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08 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Latest on their site seems to be Jan 09. I'll give it a go but this drive is about 3 weeks old...

Report back shortly.

thanks
Rob
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08 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Are you married? Cos i want to marry you!

Why do I never think of the firmware!!

Amazing. It was actually a newer version and now it boots in about 40 seconds!

Love it.

thank you Silver you made my day!

Rob
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