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Windows 7: Slow boot time even after Win7 reinstall


10 Dec 2011   #1

7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Slow boot time even after Win7 reinstall

Hi,

I had experienced slow boot time since 30 days ago (aprox 4 minutes). I don't remember any software install or significant change that may be caused that issue. Since yesterday, my system was unable to start. Tried Windows 7 Repair, but no sucess. Tried to install again, fail. By doing some research, I detached my 3 SATA HD's (RAID) and install was 100%. After Windows 7 reinstall on SSD, all drivers installed, I re-attached my 3 SATA HD's (RAID) and slow boot issue came back :-(

My RAID is 100% operational according to system's BIOS. I'm able to create, delete and recover my past installation files within this RAID.

But, even after a fresh install of Windows 7, with my RAID disks attached, the boot time is very slow.

Can you guys help me?

My system is i7 9600K, 16GB RAM, Kingston 64GB SSD, 6TB RAID 0 (3x2TB), Asus P8Z68 Deluxe.

Alisson


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10 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try resetting your CMOS, software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and temporary memory:

1. Backup your system and user files for the RAID drives.
2. Go into your BIOS and load default settings to clear the CMOS memory.
3. Save Settings and exit the BIOS.
4. Shut down and turn off the computer.
5. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
6. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
7. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
8. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and post back how it runs.
9. Setup your RAID drives again.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Since you're able to pinpoint a date when the slow boot began, consider running System Restore.

May I ask why you are using RAID? Windows 7 doesn't much like RAID and we see only problems with it here.

What we know from your description is that Windows 7 itself is running fine until you connect the RAID.

I would personally move the data off the RAID, turn it off to wipe each HD then format to use individually as storage. Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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10 Dec 2011   #4

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Try resetting your CMOS, software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and temporary memory:

1. Go into your BIOS and load default settings to clear the CMOS memory.
2. Save Settings and exit the BIOS.
3. Shut down and turn off the computer.
4. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
5. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
6. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
7. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and post back how it runs.
if the cmos is cleared that will kill the raid 0 there by losing all the data on the drives. so if you do it make sure you have backups of the data.

scrooge
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11 Dec 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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11 Dec 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As well as all these great suggestions, you might try Soluto, and see if it doesn't point to the culprit. A Guy
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11 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Try resetting your CMOS, software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and temporary memory:

1. Go into your BIOS and load default settings to clear the CMOS memory.
2. Save Settings and exit the BIOS.
3. Shut down and turn off the computer.
4. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
5. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
6. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
7. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and post back how it runs.
if the cmos is cleared that will kill the raid 0 there by losing all the data on the drives. so if you do it make sure you have backups of the data.

scrooge
Excellent point. Sorry I left that out. That should have been the first step...
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