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Windows 7: New HD causes verrrrrrrrrrry slow start up

04 Mar 2009   #1
jakalad

windows7
 
 
New HD causes verrrrrrrrrrry slow start up

Hi can anyone help me sort out an incredibly slow start up - 5minutes-following addition of an 300Gb IDE drive. Previously had 2nos 500Gb sata's and system booted up real fast but since I have added this 3rd drive the system appears to hang with the 'Windows Startin Up' message up for eternity. Jak


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04 Mar 2009   #2
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

What are your system specs and what make of hard rive have you fitted?
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04 Mar 2009   #3
jakalad

windows7
 
 

Sorry should have noted them - ASUS P5E Premium with quad core 9450, 4gb of ram, 2 nos Seagate 500gb sata drives not in RAID and a 300gb samsung IDE. Latter was added last and is two thirds full.
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04 Mar 2009   #4
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi jakalad and Welcome to the Forum!

Well, I would say that it may be Indexing the drive but this doesn't seem likely since it hangs at that starting screen.
Have you tried disabling the drive in the BIOS and see if your machine starts normally again? If so it definitely is this drive that's causing the slow start, but I can't really think of why that may be right now. I would start be checking the BIOS settings for your IDE setup and make sure that this drive hasn't been added as a boot device also. I know some stupid BIOS's will automatically put a newly installed drive as the 1st boot device sometimes (I know, it happened to me with a Phoenix BIOS)

Also, once you do finally boot, do you have any Event Viewer entries about this or any devices shown in Device Mgr with the yellow exclamation mark? And check what Disk Mgmt applet has to say about this drive once it boots with it installed/enabled again, anything may help us.
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05 Mar 2009   #5
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakalad View Post
Hi can anyone help me sort out an incredibly slow start up - 5minutes-following addition of an 300Gb IDE drive. Previously had 2nos 500Gb sata's and system booted up real fast but since I have added this 3rd drive the system appears to hang with the 'Windows Startin Up' message up for eternity. Jak
Quick note, if this is a EIDE drive, check your jumpers
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05 Mar 2009   #6
jakalad

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iknewitwin7 View Post
Quick note, if this is a EIDE drive, check your jumpers
Jumpers are set to slave. Trying to transfer data over to SATA drives and notice transfer rate is very slow also - 1.59Mb/s. Wondering if the disk is in PIO rather than DMA but cant figure out how to determine settings in Windows7. When I go into System IDE/ATAPI controller does not have a primary and secondary flag nor is there an advanced option as in XP.

Took almost 3 hours to transfer barely 10Gb which is a pain given there is 250Gb of useful data on board.
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05 Mar 2009   #7
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakalad View Post
Jumpers are set to slave. Trying to transfer data over to SATA drives and notice transfer rate is very slow also - 1.59Mb/s. Wondering if the disk is in PIO rather than DMA but cant figure out how to determine settings in Windows7. When I go into System IDE/ATAPI controller does not have a primary and secondary flag nor is there an advanced option as in XP.

Took almost 3 hours to transfer barely 10Gb which is a pain given there is 250Gb of useful data on board.
Try making it master.
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05 Mar 2009   #8
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

You should only have it jumpered as slave if there is another IDE drive at the top connector of the pair, otherwise it must be set as Master.

I find it strange that you can't find anything under System IDE/ATAPI controller in Device Manager.

Mind you my setup is 2 SATA HDD's and 4 IDE CD/DVD drives and no Raid involved anywhere as my M/B doesn't support it.

Did you initialize the drive properly in Disk Management and give it a drive letter etc. etc.?


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05 Mar 2009   #9
jakalad

windows7
 
 

I have disconnected the drive and Windows7 starts up in les than 60 secs compared to the 7 minutes.
WhenI first attached the IDE disk Windows7 actually loaded up the drivers automatically during bootup from the manufacturers site via the web and disc was already configured in the system. I have since removed and replaced it but did not expect this to upset system. It was certainly in disk management window as active.

I am equally thrown by lack of detail in Device manager. Not sure how to capture screen otherwise I would have done this. Jak
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05 Mar 2009   #10
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i'm not sure if this my or may not cause it but what format is your drive in?
it maybe that your drive is formated in 16 or 32 bit and maybe win 7 is having
a hard time reading from it.

scrooge
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