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    Very slow boot time on an SSD

    Replaced a HDD with a Samsung SSD on an HP-All-In-One PC, running windows 7 Home, with 4 GB memory and an i3 CPU.
    The HDD had failed so an image from six months ago was used to load the new SSD.
    Everything seems to run just fine except for the boot time.
    The POST test runs and the loading windows screen shows for about 5 seconds then a black screen that last for close to one minute before the logon screen.
    No malware has been found and the drive cleaned of unnecessary files, dumps, error logs restore points and ect.
    All Microsoft updates have been installed.
    The slow boot has been there sense the first SSD boot up.

    Any suggestions on trying to resolve this problem would be greatly appreciated.
    The PC is located in a doctors off, so test times are restricted Tuesday & Thursday mornings or after hours.

    Thanks in advance
    Ron

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    A one to two minute boot time doesn't seem onerous to me although it should be quicker with an SSD. You could try a clean Boot to see if that helps pin down a culprit.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    Jerry

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    Another tool for analyzing a slow boot...

    https://helgeklein.com/blog/2013/07/...rder-analyzer/

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    You may not have aligned the SSD or have TRIM turned on.
    Aligning an SSD.
    Check / fix TRIM.

    cheers, Paul

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    Things that would pop into my head:

    Check to see if there is a firmware update for the SSD.

    Update the chipset and SATA drivers from the chip maker's site not HP's likely out of date drivers.

    Frankly, I suspect only a clean install of the OS will help. But hopefully it turns out to be a driver (jwitalka's suggestion to clean boot will dx that) or the TRIM control is off (PaulT's suggestion). I don't see misaligned SSDs much anymore (I assume you used Samsung's transfer tool?) but maybe?

    Or jwilalka's comment about a two minute boot time not being the end of the world [if it ain't broke don't fix it] especially if you are only booting once in the morning. Get coffee while waiting for it to boot...seems like a winning plan to me and maybe this guy.... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    Another tool for analyzing a slow boot....
    Usually I just hit thanks but thanks, I vaguely remember this app but never played with it. I think I will.

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions.
    On Saturday I'm going to check things like BIOS, Firmware and a cold boot or limited safe boot.
    I already know that TRIM is installed and working.

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    Possibly a BIOS setting issue for the drive interface. It's supposed to be AHCI for best performance; any other setting runs slower.

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    My vote goes with checking the BIOS.
    If it's a new board and chipset you should be booting as fast as lightning, unless of course, you're
    like me and want easy anytime potential access to it upon every bootup.
    I don't care if it takes a minute or two to boot up.

    Next would be your OS's bootup "time to display" delay, located in "systems".
    I think 30 seconds is the default setting.
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    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.
    Here is an update:
    The system is an HP TouchSmart 600-1120 Desktop, i3 CPU, 4 GB memory and Windows 7 Home 64 bit OS.
    The boot time is 2 minutes 26 sec in normal mode. In diagnostic mode with system drivers only it's 2 minutes 4 sec.
    There are no drive or BIOS updates from HP for this system. All the settings I checked like BIOS AHCI and startup are correct.
    I just found out that our software vendor is now supporting Windows 10.
    So we will not be working this problem again until after the Windows 10 upgrade that is planed over the Christmas down time.

    If we are lucky Windows 10 will fix the problem.

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    It would be best to sort out any problems before the upgrade.

    Have you checked the disk with something like HD Sentinel ?

    http://www.hdsentinel.com/

    This is a paid for program but has a 30 day trial.

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