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Windows 7: Super slow boot time w/SSD and blue screen during shutdown

22 Sep 2014   #1

windows 7 64
Super slow boot time w/SSD and blue screen during shutdown

Hello, lately my windows 7 64, which is installed on a crucial MX100 256gb SSD (currently 22gb free) is slow as hell to boot up, I installed a 1TB extra HDD drive also, and installed Avira antivirus, the drive works fine and it appears to occur arround since that time.

Also I have 2 extra old 80gb hdd drives connected and a 640gb too, one of the 80gb drives suddenly stopped working for some reasons.

Also it was pretty slow during shutdown too and once it gave me a blue screen at shut down.

I tryed to unplug and replug all the cables of the ssd and the 80gb drive but no success, I think it might have died..

I also had a problem after doing that, my windows wouldn't boot up anymore, and it offered me to make a "startup repair" and then asked me for password.. which, to my suprise, gave me some trouble, there was 2 accounts to select from the basic one, and my name account, I tryed both, with my password, and it didn't work..needless to say I was pissed off !

So it finally booted even though I had to wait like 5mn, and it still take alot of time to boot everyday, to shutdown it seem fixed though.

I tryed to run a SFC /scannow, no errors, I also tryed to run a scandisk, which didn't inform me if there were errors or not, I was away from keyboard also so.. not sure.

here is a screenshot of whocrashed with info on the bluescreens, maybe that might help:

Super slow boot time w/SSD and blue screen during shutdown-whocrashed1.jpg

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

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23 Sep 2014   #2

windows 7 64

bump, anyone ??
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23 Sep 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


You said the slow boot happened after you added another drive? Then you discuss even more drives which were added and stopped working.

First post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
with all drives attached. Tell us what is on each drive shown.

Next unplug all drives except the SSD, reboot a few times to see if it speeds up any.

If so, then power down to plug back in each other working drive one at a time with reboots in between to see which one is slowing it down.

Let us know how this goes.

Since you apparently have crash dump files you can also follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums
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25 Sep 2014   #4

windows 7 64

Thanks alot for your answer !

I simply did what you said with unplugging and testing each separately (can't believe I didn't thought about that myself :) ) and it's the dead HDD indeed that's the cause of the slow boot, so everything is solved !

I tryed an old cable laying arround it still doesn't work, so I'm guessing it is really dead.. I had a few games backup on it, guess no big dead, can't even access the drive in the "computer" so no way to retrieve data.. oh well.

Thanks again for your precious help mate !
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25 Sep 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP


As a last resort you can try to access data on the "dead" HDD using your Win7 disk or Repair CD to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

If the data is seen then you can try to repair or learn its exact condition using the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
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25 Sep 2014   #6

windows 7 64

Cool thanks ! I'll definately keep this in mind, that's a handy trick, assuming it can see my hdd :).
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26 Sep 2014   #7

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

In addition to Greg's instructions there is this too


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOSto boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY.You can of course remove the hard driveand any other drives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only driveleft in the machine then the BIOS willonly find it to boot from.

When it isfinished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open thedrive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the materialyou want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I am notsure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on"dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

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27 Sep 2014   #8

windows 7 64

Awesome, another options I forgot about, you guys are ressourceful ! thank you
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