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Slow boot times M.2 NVMe SSD Windows 10 64bit Pro

Q: Slow boot times M.2 NVMe SSD Windows 10 64bit Pro

Hi Guys, have a question, I recently purchased a Gigabyte Intel Z370P D3 Coffee Lake ATX Motherboard and an M.2 SSD NVMe drive, the motherboard slot claims to have speeds "up to" 32 Gb /s the NVME drive WD Black 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance SSD/Solid State Drive 256GB WD Black SSD, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, Read 2050MB/s, Write 700MB/s, 170k/130k IOPS Max, Retail I seem to only be getting speeds like a normal sata drive, wondering if anyone can advise, I disabled CSM in the bios and enabled secure boot before installation as per a guide I found online, yet I still have normal ssd speeds, not sure where i've went wrong. Wondering if anyone can advise?

I have made a video changing settings etc in the bios as I boot so people can have a rough idea how fast the system is performing.

I've a mate who also has a M.2 SSD NVMe drive and his boots so much faster, like literally 5 or 6 seconds to desktop. I invested in the NVMe M.2 because I thought this owuld be the same, just wondering if i'm missing something?

PS - I've also updated the bios to the recent version and no change so far
all motherboard drivers installed also.

other spec on the system
Corsair 8GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2666MHz Memory
Intel Core i3 8100, S 1151, Coffee Lake, Quad Core, 4 Thread, 3.6GHz, 6MB Cache, 1100MHz GPU, 65W, CPU, Box

EDIT - also could it be the fact i have just 1 memory stick in? will this really affect the boot up speed so much?

also that memory stick on the store where I purchased actually said "skylake" on the product when i've reviewed back at it on the store (unsure if they've changed the title for some reason and I did read that some DDR4 modules do work differently with coffee lake? but i'm not really sure exactly why?

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Preferred Solution: Slow boot times M.2 NVMe SSD Windows 10 64bit Pro

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Hi , I just bought a laptop last month and it boot up very slow at the screen ''starting windows'' 30sec and log into the desktop background still need long time to wait the programs and wifi reciever to boot...
Laptop spec
2nd generation Core I5-2430m 2.4ghz-3.0ghz 2core 4 threads 3mb cache
640gb HDD 5400rpm
4gb ram DDR3 1333mhz 2x2gb
AMD readon hd6470m 1gb ddr3 graphic
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I tried many ways like change setting in ''msconfig'' to timeout 30-3 but nothing happen and i stopped many program that i no use?

Anyone help?

A:Windows 7 HP 64bit boot up slow

Uncheck everything other than the antivirus in the msconfig startup tab, and see if it changes the situation .

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hi,

I've started experiencing extremely slow XP Boot times after installing a 2nd SATA Drive (500GB- Seagate).

My original Config was as follows:

Mobo: ASUS A8N-E (nForce 4 Chipset) (Bios Rev 1013)
Proc: Athlon64 3000+ (1813MHz)
RAM: Kingston Value RAM 512MB
Gfx Card: XFX 7600GT (No Overclock)
Optical Drive: Sony DRU 820 B
SMPS: Cooler Master 380W

HDD:

1. Seagate 40GB IDE -ST340810A (Configured as Slave)
2. Western Digital 250GB SATA-II -WDC 2500KS


OS: Windows XP SP-2
File System: NTFS
Mobo Driver: Forceware 6.86
Gfx Driver: Forceware 162.18

The 40GB drive was configured as the System Drive & a 20GB Partition on the 250GB drive was configured as Boot Drive (Win XP SP2)

The load times were typically about 18 seconds (Win XP Boot Screen Only)

Then I purchased & Installed a Seagate 500GB SATA II Drive - ST3500630SV.

Since then the Boot times have increased to around 1min 20 secs (WinXP Boot Screen Only). After booting All applications work at normal speed without slowdowns.

Since then I have tried the following options:

1. Formatted both the Old drives. Disconnected them both & installed fresh Win XP on the 500GB drive (20GB Partition).

Result: As long as the other SATA drive (250GB) is not connected the boot times are down to 10 Seconds. On attaching the other SATA drive Boot times again increase to around 1 min 10 secs.

2. Formatted the 500GB drive & installed XP SP2 on a 20GB partition on the 250GB drive &a... Read more

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Hello!
Seem to be having abit of an issue here, I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit from an OEM Disc i bought awhile ago for my system. Now that i have installed it, and updated it to the fullest, my boot time when windows is loading is really slow. 35-50 seconds to get to the Desktop. It used to take 5-15 seconds. I looked to see the Start-up services so i could disable extras, but being a clean install there wasnt any.

I also updated my BIOS, and the problem is still occurring.
The Only things that are connected are my Mouse, Keyboard, and my External HDD (Which is unplugged when i boot up the system)

Needless to say im frustrated, and tired (Sorry if im not making much sense, been at this all day)

Here is my Configuration:

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
3.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 840 Processor
16Gig of RAM
500Gig HDD
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card
Acer V223W [Monitor]
DVD RW Drive
Blu-Ray Drive
Internal Multi-Card Reader
730 Watt Raid Max PSU
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GMA-UD2H
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F5 09/30/2010

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Windows 7 64bit Slow/Long Boot after clean instal

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
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A:Solved: slow boot & internet slow at times

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
C:\Program Files... Read more

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I am running with two separate systems, XP (Compaq 2 gb) and Vista (HP 3 gb).  Both systems have extremely long boot up times 5 - 10+ minutes. When running within an application response times are good, not super fast but acceptable. When I say running an application I mean like  WORD, Excel. Phone Book, etc.  Working outside an application it appears to be searching the complete C: drive.in order to locate a PGM I'm trying to launch.  Any help is appreciated.  Regards, RM 
 
 
 
Mod Edit:
Moved to WinXP for starters,~~ boopme

A:Very slow boot up times

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
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i am experincing some very slow boot times (recently clan re-installed os)

i have multiple errors in my event log related to degredation in boot performance ?

any help greatly appreciated

A:very slow boot times

What errors are showing in your event log?

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Just wondered if any ones got any theories so I can resolve this problem
When booting windows the XP logo takes a long time then disappears a black screen comes up for a 10 or more seconds then Iím able to log in windows open & the icons take a long time to load after they have loaded the computer is fast no other trouble.
I have checked
Comodo firewall
Avast
BoClean
Windows Defender
I do not run non essential programmes they are unchecked to start with windows.
No spyware is on my computer.
This only started a few days ago my hard drive sounds healthy.
I have defragged & checked for windows eras.

Thank you.
 

A:Slow boot times

It depends on a few things. Firstly, how old is the machine, and how often is it used? Mine is about 14 months or so now, and it is starting to slow down a bit during startup.

Secondly, was it suddenly that it started to slow down? What scans did you use? If it was sudden, did you do anything or go anywhere that might have triggered it?

To assist in your problem, we need you to download HijackThis (http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe). Install the program (it will save to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis), run it, and select 'Scan'. Do not fix anything yet, just select 'Save log', and copy the contents of the log to your next post. A security expert will be along to check the log. Please be patient.

If, after 48 hours, you have not received a response, click on the 'Report Post to Moderators' button in the corner of your post (a red triangle with an exclamation mark), and ask politely to have the post moved to the Malware Removal forum.
 

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I have a 128 gig Vertex 4 that recently started taking about a minute to boot up when it normally takes under 10 seconds. It was paired with a 1TB (half-filled) Spinpoint I was using for data. On black friday, I got a good deal on an OCZ Agility 4 and replaced it with my Spinpoint to see if it was the problem. It wasn't the problem; it still takes way longer than it should to boot up. Both SSD's are in AHCI mode. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks for the help.

A:SSD slow boot times

Are you sure the problem is hardware and not software?

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I'm getting really slow boot times (between 1-2 minutes) with a Crucial M4 running on a SATA3 port. Windows 7 Professional x64.

I've run full third party apps disabled on msconfig, and winbootinfo lists Windows 7 taking around 1min:20sec before anything even begins to load. I'm running this with the SSD in a Lenovo Y570, a second drive in the DVD tray but it isn't being accessed during boot. The alignment is correct and I am getting 450+MB/s reads with 180+MB/s writes on every benchmark.

I got 1 or 2 good boots (18 and 22 seconds) when first installing windows, but tried to run Lenovo boot optimizer and that shot it up to around 50 seconds. I since did a clean reinstall and nothings changed.

I've done startup repair 3 times in a row (each of which has failed), as well as /fixmbr /fixboot and /rebuildbcd none of which has worked in lowering times. I plan to continue doing clean installs as booting is one of the main reasons I got a SSD, but if anyone has any idea on this type of situation please let me know.

Here is the log including timestamps on loading processes.


Code:
WinBootInfo Log File


Log Creation Time: March 30 2012, 13:35:58
Windows Boot Start Time: March 30 2012, 13:28:44
Windows Boot Duration: 146.5 sec

Number of CPUs (Cores) initialized: 8
Number of Processes Loaded: 97
Number of Executable Images Loaded: 4895
Number of Drivers Loaded: 155

Total I/O Data Read: 155.9 MB
Total I/O Data Written: 34.6 MB

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A:Slow Boot Times with a SSD

Rebooted driver by driver an apparently the NVidia Optimus drivers are causing the lag in boot time. The problem persists after uninstalling the nvidia drivers

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My new laptop seems to be plagued with a BSOD problem. I tried to analyze the minidump and it talks about the

Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys

which seems to be a common issue


I have an AMD Raedon HD 7340 video card (display adapter in control panel shows this).
I have tried to update the drivers but windows update says they are at the latest version.

I am uploading my SF file as per instructions. This machine is a laptop (HP 2000 Notebook) and it is only 2 months old.

I noticed in other threads here that there is an issue with a file if it's from 2005 (ASACPI.sys from http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...kmpag-sys.html) but that file does not exist on my system.

A:BSOD at random times on an IDLE Windows 7 home premium 64bit

I should point out that I have let Windows Update do all it's updates .. the system recovery is on a USB stick so if I have to go back to factory I can but I hope there's another solution. I did get an email from HP about the issue but I don't seem to have saved it. If all I have to do is download the drivers, great, I can do that for sure but I'd rather have someone who's seen this before give me some guidance so I don't waste my time and yours.

Thanks

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just refreshed win 10 pro 64 after boot speeds getting very poor as was performance, on a refresh with all drivers cleanly installed and some needed programs boot is still pits, 67.156, windows boot 17, desktop 50. my specs are:
win 10 pro 64
i7 4770K - CRYORIG R1 cooler
MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING mobo
16GHz Kingston HyperX 2400MHz 2x8
samsund 830 120gb ssd
samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd
msi gtx 1080 gaming
psu seasonic 1000w platinum

just before i refreshed i ran my win 7 home premium 64 image i made before win 10 move, 17 seconds to desktop, only difference is the gtx 1080 which was a 970, performance seems way better in win 7 also.
i ran win 10 backup image again then refreshed, so dissapointingly slow.
all help well appreciated

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Hello.....first time posterWell my problem started about 3 months ago. Got married and moved into a new home. After that fist week i noticed things slowing down. Only having room for one computer, y wife copied all the files she needed from her computer to a portable hard drive to use on mine. I'm not sure if there was something on her hard drive that caused the problem. Anyways, as the topic states I have ridiculously long boot up times. At times it even freezes prior to running system checks, and wont let me do anything. I know this is pretty vague but none of the scans I've done have detected any harmful viruses so I really have no idea on the problem. Thanks in advance for the help! Here is the HijackThis log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:37:21 AM, on 10/7/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&... Read more

A:Really slow boot times(10-15min)

Hi SpecialK LA,Well my problem started about 3 months ago. Got married and moved into a new home. After that fist week i noticed things slowing down. .....I know this is pretty vague but none of the scans I've done have detected any harmful viruses so I really have no idea on the problem.As you see this is not a malware issue, rather a complicated but quit common case of cyber resentment which frequently takes place after one get married and the partner moves to live with the owner of the computer as computers in those situations could at times get jealous, feel abandoned or neglected. In those cases a good nice talk with the machine might help a lot. Welcome to BC HijackThis forum and sorry for the delay. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem. I hope you don't mind the humor.Note 1. Please refrain from making any changes to your system from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.To get an idea about the current condition of you computer please download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTViewIt icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Set File age to 90 days.Type in the Custom Scans section: hijackthisbackupsClick Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTViewIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Please copy and paste a fresh Hijackthis log to your reply.[*]Tell me if you have run any ot... Read more

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Since a week suddenly the boot times have increased a lot. Even during running the computer freezes at times and then comes back to normal.
I have removed temp files, removed firewall software, scanned for virus and malware but no difference. Removed each ram one by one (2x2Gb) and checked but no change. The event viewer does not load at times and when it does or shows some errors in system log at boot up. The errors seem to be different each time. Still have some doubt on ram. As I type this on my mobile, the computer is stuck on welcome screen without any option to log on. Now what? I had tried system repair from windows repair option at startup but it gave some error "instructions at ...referenced memory at.... Memory could not be read."

A:Very slow boot and freezing at times

These symptoms are typical of a failing hard drive. Your primary concern now is the safety of your data. You need to backup your data ASAP using a live Linux CD or USB device or atach the drive to another computer. Of course you should have such a backup anyway. After your data is secure you should obtain the drive diagnostic utility from the drive manufacturer to test the drive. If bad it must be replaced.

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I'll spare you the boring parts.

I just built my first computer (and LOVE it! ), and everything is working beautifully...except for one issue that I've partly solved.

I have Windows 7 booting off my SSD. As I mentioned, it takes about 25 seconds to boot (I've seen it as low as 17). That's with my Hitachi 3TB HDD disconnected (boy, did THAT take some time to get narrowed down). Every time, 20 some seconds to boot.

With the Hitachi connected (that is the ONLY difference), it takes about 80 some seconds to boot. I've googled it to no avail. Went to Hitachi's website and they have nothing regarding anything this specific...no drivers either.

There's nothing wrong with the Hitachi. I have stuff on it that I use. Windows recognizes it fine.

So anybody have any ideas? I'd like to think that it's not only me that this is happening to!

A:SLOW boot times (80+s) when 3TB HDD connected (25s without it)

Event log WITH 3TB connected:

BootTsVersion 2

BootStartTime 2011-10-08T21:51:47.749600500Z

BootEndTime 2011-10-08T21:54:32.248486100Z

SystemBootInstance 30

UserBootInstance 22

BootTime 86807

MainPathBootTime 69107

BootKernelInitTime 16

BootDriverInitTime 233

BootDevicesInitTime 2307

BootPrefetchInitTime 0

BootPrefetchBytes 0

BootAutoChkTime 0

BootSmssInitTime 64547

BootCriticalServicesInitTime 216

BootUserProfileProcessingTime 162

BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 0

BootExplorerInitTime 876

BootNumStartupApps 1

BootPostBootTime 17700

BootIsRebootAfterInstall false

BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0

BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0

BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0

BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits 0

BootIsDegradation false

BootIsStepDegradation false

BootIsGradualDegradation false

BootImprovementDelta 0

BootDegradationDelta 0

BootIsRootCauseIdentified false

OSLoaderDuration 1938

BootPNPInitStartTimeMS 16

BootPNPInitDuration 2329

OtherKernelInitDuration 646

SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS 2962

SystemPNPInitDuration 211

SessionInitStartTimeMS 3187

Session0InitDuration 346

Session1InitDuration 377

SessionInitOtherDuration 63823

WinLogonStartTimeMS 67734

OtherLogonInitActivityDuration 333

UserLogonWaitDuration 6179

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Hello,

First, please forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere. I have typed in many terms in the search feature of this website, and couldn't find specifically what I have been looking for. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

About 2 weeks ago, I purchased an SSD (C Drive), and had my original 1TB HDD assigned to D Drive. Since then, Windows Boot Up Times have been slow. I have timed it, from the minute I turn on the computer, to the minute the Windows Password page appears, it takes 1 full minute to get to there. Once I enter my password, I am golden. Everything loads extremely fast and I am good to go. It is just that from when I push the "ON" button to reaching the Windows Password Screen, it takes (what I feel) is a long time to load up.

Also, it should be noted that I did Google a couple of things and did in-deed do some things that have apparently helped other people... Such as, turning off fast boot (I don't understand this one, but I did it and it didn't work), reducing start-up programs, Malware Bytes, Webroot, etc...

Thank you in advance for your help.
 

A:Slow Boot Up Times After Installing SSD

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16332 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 447 GB (252 GB Free); D: 930 GB (929 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850)
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated
 

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I'm new here and in need of help. I installed Windows 7 pro 64 bit by upgrading an XP Pro machine, ie. a clean install with a windows.old directory. After installing all of my programs, sometime when I bootup first thing, it can take 5 minutes to reach my desktop. Last night I ran msconfig and disabled all of the startup, and booted up in 45-55 seconds. I slowly enabled each of the items in startup, and now with all items in startup enable, it still boots in 45-55 seconds. I don't understand why sometimes it stays at the black screen with the windows logo for 4 or 5 minutes with the hard disk trashing, and other times it boots up quickly. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Slow boot up sometimes, other times fast

Welcome to the Forum

If you try a clean boot, you may be able to discover the cause of the problem

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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The first day I installed Win8, it was working relatively well. Boot times were about average and everything was running smoothly. After shutting it down and leaving it overnight, waking up the next morning yielded an exceptionally long boot time taking around 30 minutes to cold boot. Restarting immediately afterwards yielded perfectly normal boot times. Again, shutting it down and leaving it overnight resulted in more long boot times. This seems to happen every time I shut down the computer for an extended period of time. Today, I got home from work at around 8PM. Booted up computer and went to do something else expecting long wait times. It is now 10:15PM and it still has not gotten past the splash screen with the Windows 8 logo and the revolving dots. Talked on the phone with tech support for about 3 hours and couldn't come to a conclusion. Booting from optical drive is not possible for whatever reason and the install was from a fresh new install over a newly reformatted hard drive. It's getting to the point where I feel like the only way to resolve this issue is to leave my computer on 24/7 without turning it off so I don't have to deal with this extremely slow boot sequence.

A:Extremely slow boot times

I may have just fixed the issue. Someone enlighten me if I am correct/incorrect. I've had this computer for about 6 years now. I've had to change out the RAM, the thermal compound for my CPU, the hard drive (twice), the PSU, and the NIC so far. Everything else has been reused. One of my two optical drives started failing about 6 months ago.

I was just reflecting on my conversation with the tech support guy from Microsoft and remembered him mentioning something about making sure there were no external hard drives etc. plugged in that could interfere with the boot process. I also read on the forums something along the lines of Win8 will not boot unless all drives can be recognized or something. So I simply unplugged the non-responsive drive and everything seems to boot up fine for now. Then again, this is what I thought twice before (once for updating drivers and the other for disabling hybrid boot) and both times the problem just repeated itself the very next day. I will post back with updates tomorrow after work.

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The first day I installed Win8, it was working relatively well. Boot times were about average and everything was running smoothly. After shutting it down and leaving it overnight, waking up the next morning yielded an exceptionally long boot time taking around 30 minutes to cold boot. Restarting immediately afterwards yielded perfectly normal boot times. Again, shutting it down and leaving it overnight resulted in more long boot times. This seems to happen every time I shut down the computer for an extended period of time. Today, I got home from work at around 8PM. Booted up computer and went to do something else expecting long wait times. It is now 10:15PM and it still has not gotten past the splash screen with the Windows 8 logo and the revolving dots. Talked on the phone with tech support for about 3 hours and couldn't come to a conclusion. Booting from optical drive is not possible for whatever reason and the install was from a fresh new install over a newly reformatted hard drive. It's getting to the point where I feel like the only way to resolve this issue is to leave my computer on 24/7 without turning it off so I don't have to deal with this extremely slow boot sequence.

A:Extremely slow boot times

I may have just fixed the issue. Someone enlighten me if I am correct/incorrect. I've had this computer for about 6 years now. I've had to change out the RAM, the thermal compound for my CPU, the hard drive (twice), the PSU, and the NIC so far. Everything else has been reused. One of my two optical drives started failing about 6 months ago.

I was just reflecting on my conversation with the tech support guy from Microsoft and remembered him mentioning something about making sure there were no external hard drives etc. plugged in that could interfere with the boot process. I also read on the forums something along the lines of Win8 will not boot unless all drives can be recognized or something. So I simply unplugged the non-responsive drive and everything seems to boot up fine for now. Then again, this is what I thought twice before (once for updating drivers and the other for disabling hybrid boot) and both times the problem just repeated itself the very next day. I will post back with updates tomorrow after work.

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For the first month I had my new Y500 laptop, startup times were rather fast. I could turn on the computer and be using it within several seconds. Lately, every time i startup my laptop, I get caught watching the Lenovo screen with the swirly circles showing that it's loading. It will stay on this Lenovo screen for abot 3 minutes before the computer finally boots up my windows 8 home screen. Any suggestions as to what's going on?

A:Y500 Slow Boot Times

Hi romverj,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
Am sorry that you?re facing this problem,
 
I?d like first to start with you to check the application which start during the boot running as to try find which is causing the slow boot up , please disable all non-critical application from starting with windows and see if it improves the boot speed ,
 

 
You can press using the mouse right click on the taskbar and then Start Task Manager and press more,
To see what is starting with Windows (Startup Tab) Disable all apps that are not needed, for stopping what is starting with Windows.
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha




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so i recently took my comuter into best buy ( geek sqaud waranty) because i was having issues with my computer running abnormally slow, and locking up on me. They wanted to charge me $200 to remove viruses trojans and root-kits from my computer. now ive previously removed many viruses off of other computers, but i can not seem to find the infection to be able to remove it off of this one. im using pc tools spyware dr, malwarebytes, spybot s&d, and cccleaner, and kaspersky internet security 2012 which is now non functional due to a corrupt database. since i cant find the infection, that im now pretty sure is here based on the repeated warnings of blocked sites from spyware dr, and the fact that kaspersky just broke, i was hoping to get some help analyzing my hjt, and dds logs
hjt log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:26:21 PM, on 10/9/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Wireless Console 3\wcourier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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My specs:
Z97MX-Gaming 5 motherboard
Intel i5 4690k CPU
R9 280x graphics card (3GB)
8GB RAM
Corsair H80i cooler
Windows 8.1 64bit
Hopefully this is the correct section for the question. I recently built a gaming PC, and ever since I got it together, I've been experiencing constant problems. When I start up the computer for the first time of the day, it's completely unusable. If I try and run any games, they run at 15fps. Even Firefox is very sluggish. Usually, I need to reboot 5-10 times before I get a "good boot". If I restart, and get the motherboard splash screen and my USB devices light up immediately or within a few seconds, and windows loads quick, it's good, and I can run my games at 60fps, all programs run smooth, everythings great. If the BIOS splash screen takes awhile to pop up and/or Windows loads slowly, I'm forced to restart again and again and again until it loads fast, or else my programs are completely unusable. The problem also occurs if I let the computer go to sleep at any point. As soon as I wake it up, the lag is so bad I struggle to even close out of whatever program I was using. Sometimes when I reboot, the computer takes FOREVER to even get back to the BIOS splash screen. This is what I have observed, comparing how long it takes the splash screen to pop up after I power the computer on or reboot it, and how the computer acts each time:
2-3 seconds, it's perfect. Windows loads quick, games run 60+FPS on highest settings, everything runs great.
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A:PC slow boot = VERY low FPS, lag, etc. Forced to reboot 5-10 times to fix. Help!

Welcome,
What security software is installed and is it current?
Does the information in your BIOS settings match the hardware you have installed?
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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won't boot/start gives capslock blinking slow white led 3 times, power light steady white led

A:won't boot blinking capslock led 3 times slow

If capslock light is blinking 3 times it is an issue with the Memory Module You can remove and reseat the Memory Module and if that doesn't fix the issue you need to replace it with a new one Click the link for guide which will help you perform the troubleshooting stephttp://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04582573 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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'Morning all, Can anyone else with a stock T470 (HD, HDD, 4Gb RAM, Win 10) report their boot times?Ta. -JG

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NOW i'VE been corrected The POST by reading Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problemi've been facing a very slow boot instead of having pentium D 3gz processor & 2.5 GB RAM. Also many times my taskbar, startmenu & system trey hangs while browsing my hard disk through folders.i've disabled many services through services.msc that r not needed like indexing.... & set no pagefile.sys still i got same problem. I'VE NOTED a explorer.exe buffer overflow warning from Mcafee (Updated Daily) & a fole named "ioSpecial.ini" in C:\ & G:\ but not in other places (I've no winamp installed).Mcafee Scan Normal.Superspyware scan normal.online scan By activescan (Panda ) & Housecall (Trendmicro) says everything is normal.here is my HIJACKTHIS (Trendmicro) log PLEASE ADMINISTRATOR Help me 'bout This.Logfile of Pseudo HJT Report DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by don at 0:11:53.51 on Tue 06/09/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2551.1871 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Program Files\Faronics\Deep Freeze\Install C-0\DF5Serv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.ex... Read more

A:slow boot & taskbar freez man times instead of 2.5 gb memory

please dear Moderators HELP me

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Hi everyone. Here's my problem in a nutshell. I assembled a PC a year ago based around the Asus M4A87TDUSB3.0, with it was bundled a Phenon II X6 1090T and 2 x 2 GB fast DDR3. I have a 750W PSU, running a Radeon HD5570. I have a dual boot config, with W7 64bit as default but also XP as other OS because there are some old games I really like that only work in XP (I tried emulation but software rendering isn't up to it). 90% of the time I'm in W7. I've set up the system to that the W7 partition isn't visible to XP, so that my W7 restore points don't get wiped out when I boot into XP.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, system has been working well, reliable and without issues for the last 10 months. However, a couple of months ago I decided to install a second drive of the same size but faster. I migrated the entire contents from the old drive to the new faster one without problems. I then reformatted the old drive and made it a dedicated backup drive for Genie Timeline. All worked well. A couple of weeks later, I decided to upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 16GB and used Crucial's system scanner to find suitable upgrade. I took out the old modules, installed the 16GB new ones as a complete kit (with same latencies etc). First boot didn't seem to go well, system hanged before Windows Logo. I rebooted, went into BIOS and set the memory timings to Auto and set up Memory Counter to show on screen. I rebooted and it showed 16GB and it then booted into Windows normally. All fine, I did ... Read more

A:Random slow boot times after memory upgrade

The first thing I would do is remove the 16GB and put the 4GB back then run for awhile and see how it performs. If no problem then the new ram is the problem.

Is it 2 8GB modules? If so, try running with one. If problem swap with the other 8GB module.

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I have recently purchased a Yogo 500 which has been refurbished by Lenovo. Everything seems fine once it's up and running but it seems to take an age to boot up past the Lenovo logo. I end up with a black screen and my curser shows a blue circle. This can last a good 3 or 4 minutes. I have the i5 version with 8gb RAM and a 8gb SSD alonside a regular HDD. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolved this? I do have a spare SSD I could pop in but I'm not exactly sure how I go about doing that... or if it would help? Many thanksStuart

A:Lenovo Refurbished Yoga 500 Slow Boot Times

Hi jimmisavage , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
On slow booting system , testing how it behaves on safe mode can help check if add on programs are causing this along with running diagnostics.  If no hardware issue detected on the test , then you may proceed checking with windows update if there are any process running in the background like installation and update.
 
Using another account such as local administrator  instead of a microsoft account isolates any Microsoft features and software usually synched with Microsoft Store applications can help.
 
Clean boot can make boot up faster by disabling non essential programs everytime you restart. Some would even disable hibernate to speed it up and likewise increase data space specially if you do not really need to use such feature.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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I was hoping to get some advice on how to diagnose the issue I'm having.
This is on a PC I built exactly 1 year ago. Windows 8.1
Build:
? Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz
? Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
? ASUS Maximus VI Hero LGA 1150 Intel Z87 ATX
? Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
? Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD (Primary)
? WD Black Series 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s (Storage)
? GPU: ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
? PSU: SeaSonic 650-Watt 80+ Gold ATX Active SSR-650RM
? Wireless Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter

Up until very recently, the PC would boot very quickly. 7-10 seconds between power on to desktop screen. A few seconds of ASUS splash screen, then Windows icon loading screen flashes by, auto sign in, into desktop. Usually in the Windows screen goes by so fast the loading dots don?t even show.

Now at the Windows screen it stalls for 60+ seconds. This happens on every reboot.
However, sometimes (not always) if system is shut down completely, then turned on, the speed goes back to normal (7-10 sec). This is not consistently reproducible and is driving me insane because nothing had changed.

It's a very noticeable difference from before and did not happen gradually. The OS itself works fine.

Some possible causes that I can think of:

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A:Sudden significantly slow boot times on restart

I know this post is a bit old, but just in case you haven't figured it out yet, do you happen to have a Corsair k65 or k70 keyboard?

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I'm getting soo many problems regarding booting after upgrading to W8 Pro yesterday on my Asus Zenbook UX32A.
Specs:
2nd Gen i3-2367M processor @ 1.4GHz (for Ultrabooks)
6GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD + 30GB SSD (for Fast Resume, etc.)

Issue # 1: Whenever I Restart or Shut Down, the system HANGS there and does not progress *most* of the time. To fix this I have to always resort to holding the power button.

Issue # 2: When I boot the PC up, it takes SO long for me to get to the Start menu, around 1:15-1:30 min, which is longer than it took me on W7. I know I have an HDD, but this is abnormally long to me. Once in a blue moon, I will boot up in a matter of 30-40 seconds (which I think is how long it should take), but mostly it takes really long.

Issue # 3: To test the above 2 issues, I went ahead and opened msconfig from Run, and disabled all Non-Microsoft services except AVG to check. When I shutdown and power on - everything is fine, shuts down nicely, powers on nicely - however, the second time I do this, the system will hang on shut down, or will hang on start up, sometimes I can hear the startup sound but nothing on the screen, all sorts of weird actions.

Issue # 4: This one is funny. On standby (lid down), the system will restart itself. Happened while I was sleeping, I could hear the boot sound.

Please help me!!

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A:Hang on Restart/Shut Down, Slow Boot Times !!

Hi Onlyskills, welcome to the forums, check minimum, maximum processor power state and see whether they are o%, if they are try changing to 100% and see whether it helps, I can't guarantee that this will resolve your problem but worth a try.

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I have two computers (1 eMachines Desktop and 1 Acer Laptop) which are both experiencing extremely long boot times - approximately 4 to 5 minutes before start menu is fully populated. Both machines are running Win 7 SP1.

I suspect a virus, but am not sure and would appreciate some help.

Results of HiJackThis on Desktop system shown below: (I will deal with the laptop in a separate post after the desktop is working better.)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:49:51 PM, on 04/14/2015
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17689)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Users\JP-MainHome\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_134.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_17_0_0_134.exe
C:\Users\JP-MainHome\Downloads\@_Computer Work\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-

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I have recently purchased a Yogo 500 which has been refurbished by Lenovo. Everything seems fine once it's up and running but it seems to take an age to boot up past the Lenovo logo. I end up with a black screen and my curser shows a blue circle. This can last a good 3 or 4 minutes. I have the i5 version with 8gb RAM and a 8gb SSD alonside a regular HDD. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolved this? I do have a spare SSD I could pop in but I'm not exactly sure how I go about doing that... or if it would help? Many thanksStuart

A:Lenovo Refurbished Yoga 500 Slow Boot Times

Hi jimmisavage , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
On slow booting system , testing how it behaves on safe mode can help check if add on programs are causing this along with running diagnostics.  If no hardware issue detected on the test , then you may proceed checking with windows update if there are any process running in the background like installation and update.
 
Using another account such as local administrator  instead of a microsoft account isolates any Microsoft features and software usually synched with Microsoft Store applications can help.
 
Clean boot can make boot up faster by disabling non essential programs everytime you restart. Some would even disable hibernate to speed it up and likewise increase data space specially if you do not really need to use such feature.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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I have a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an Intel 660P PCI-E NVME drive, it is working perfect.
I wopuld like to uppgrade my hardware, i need to uppgrade to Windows 10.
When i uppgraded to Windows 10 on the old (W8.1 compatible) hardware, it says after rebooting:

can not boot from the drive - "incassible boot drive", does not boot.
I had to downgrade back to windows 8.1 it can boot again.
The uppgraded system can boot on a SATA SSD, but not the PCI-E NVME M.2 SSD.

What can I do, i have a lot of installed program on my system, a want to uppgrade to 10.
It is working hardware with a clean windows 10 install, but it does not boot with the uppgrade.
I want to keep my PCI-E NVME M.2 SSD and all my installed programs on a Windows, but i need Windows 10 for the hardware uppgrade, but how should i uppgrade to get a boot?

What can I do ?
sincerelly
jmdrh

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I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop i7 700 15isk with 8Gb RAM and an SSD sm951 and an HDD   500 gb.At come with FreeDOS installed Windows 10 on ssd. How do I boot directly from the SSD?In bios if a pick UEFI if I just show me the 2 Options storage but can not start Windows 10 but none go. If you then select Legacy Boot works but troubled, turns and closes several times during boot.What to do?


























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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi. I am new to this forum and I apologise that one of my first actions is to seek help for an issue with my Windows 8.1 PC

I have spent time scouring around the forums but I have not been able to find a solution that works.

My question is: What are the optimal settings for a quicker windows boot on a computer with the following HDD:
1x SSD 512GB (Boot, Crash dump, Primary partition), NTFS with 385MB EFI system partitions
3 x WD Black 4TB (all primary partition, one has the page file) These are NTFS with no EFI partitions
3 x WD MyBook Studio 3TB via USB. I have for some reason got EFI partions each 200MB on these

I had to do a complete reinstall owing to an Atheros Killer driver problem which was causing BSOD's every few minutes. Since doing this and updating all my drivers from the official sites I have no more issues with BSOD's but I have been experiencing slower boot times and I thought that this was due to the sheer volume of storage I have. PReviously the system would go to desktop within about 20seconds and now it is just over a minute.

From what I have read I should specify the boot order int the BIOS so that the drive with the boot loads first. I have done this but is has not made any difference.

I have enabled / disabled fast boot with little difference.
I have disconnected the USB drives but again no difference.
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A:Multiple HDD on 2015 System. Slow boot times. any tips?

I also have 3 USB HDDs attached to my Win7 Computer. One thing that can slow the boot time down is that the BIOS or Windows has to look at each and every attached drive to locate the boot files necessary to start the Operating System.

Another thing I'd look at is the U, V, W, X, Y, and Z drive lettering. By default Windows starts assigning drives letters starting with Z and working back up the alphabet for NAS/Network Attached Storage drives, I have Z as a WDC 1TB NAS drive and X as a WDC 2TB NAS drive, both attached to my Router via Ethernet cable. The bottom end of the alphabet is available to USB drives when needed.

Also involved is the possibility of having a card reader in the computer, I do but the slots don't show in Disk Management but do in Windows Explorer [File Explorer in Win8 and newer]. Or in other words, all the devices attached to the computer have to be enumerated during the boot process.

I'd also wonder if rearranging the drive connections to make the C: drive as Disk 0 instead of Disk 3 wouldn't help.

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Hello Forum!

I have a problem and i would appreciate your help.
Sometimes when i start up my pc there's an unexplainable delay when the Windows 7 logo is created. When this happens, after 30 seconds or so, there's a weird mechanical sound and just after that everything is ok. (Windows boot up)
Here's my system:

Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z87
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8Gb 2133 Mhz
HDs: 1) Kingston SSD 128GB
2) WD Green 1TB
3) WD Blue 1TB
GPU: Intel GTX 760
Optical Disks: Pioneer Blu-Ray & Samsung DVD-R
PSU: XFX 850W
OS: Windows 7 Ult X64

As you may already figure out, Windows are on my SSD, the other 2 disks are just for storage and programs i don't use very often.
My actions: disable almost everything that started up with windows (except Norton IS 2014), cleaned up disk and registry, unplug for testing almost all my peripherals (like printer) but nothing. Problem still remains.
I think that maybe BR is responsible for the problem but i am not sure. I don't want to throw it away but i am gonna have to if this is the cause. It's like Windows don't recognize the device all the time. As i said before, i don't have always this problem, sometimes Windows start up normaly (15-16 seconds) but when this problem occurs the delay is about 1 minute and a half.
What's going on? Is everyone there has experienced similar problem? Plz help me because this thing started to piss me off!
Thanks in advance!

A:Slow boot times when a weird mechanical sound occure

BR? Do you mean Blue Ray?

Do you have this problem if the Blue Ray device is disconnected? I'm wondering if the slow boot is some sort of drive polling during the boot process.

Describe this "weird mechanical sound". Does it have a rotational component? I assume you don't think it's an electrical whine?

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The other day I opened up a YouTube video and before it even started playing, my whole computer crashed. And crashed hard. At first it just froze, but then my music started looping really quickly and the entire display just got all "colorful" and pixel-ly. It's hard to describe. Anyway, I had to shut off power to my comp. by turning off the entire power strip.

So there have been no real damages except that the boot time went from about 46s to about 170s. I have done a lot of Googling and researching and I seem to have narrowed down the problem.

In Action Center, in the Reliability Monitor, there is a red X in the "Windows failure" row. When I click on that day, it tells me that there was a Video hardware error on 9/26/2011 at 6:28 PM, followed by "Windows stopped working" at the same time, and then a "Windows shut down unexpectedly" at 6:34 PM.

When I open Event Viewer, all my Event 100 (boot ups) are now marked as critical, starting at the first one at 6:36 PM on 9/26/2011. Clearly this is not a coincidence, so something in that Video hardware error is now causing Critical boot-up issues.

I compared two Event 100s side-by-side, one from before the crash and one from after, and I'm noticing that the largest difference is in BootSmssInitTime (126845 after, 10736 before). I have tried Google on this one extensively but with no luck. So would anyone know what the problem seems to be and if so, how I can fix it?

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A:Video Hardware Error now causing slow boot up times

Any display distortion may indicate an overheating graphics card or a defect
Update your display driver

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Recently noticed SVChost.exe and msmpeng.exe are eating more available memory than it did in the past.
 
I can always close SVChost.exe but it will always restart. In addition, I can not close and restart msmpeng.exe.
 
I tried doing simple scans with Malwarebytes, Roguekiller, Hitmanpro, and cleaned with CCcleaner.  They all found nothing of "interest". 
 
The computer also boots very slowly.
 
Lastly, sometimes I hear the fans on the CPU/GPU start running pretty quickly and then I'll shut svchost.exe to clear some memory/cpu usage.
 
Note: The logs were run with the largest SVChost.exe shut off at 300,000+kb - so it is not active in the logs.
 
====================Start of log ============================
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-05-2015
Ran by Blackhexen (administrator) on BLACKHEXEN-PC on 26-05-2015 17:41:09
Running from C:\Users\Blackhexen\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Blackhexen (Available Profiles: Blackhexen)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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A:svchost.exe and msmpeng.exe eating available memory + slow boot times

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I recently got the hard drive in my Acer V3 laptop replaced since the first one had failed, and this new hard drive seems significantly slower than the old hard drive. The first hard drive was a Hitachi and was constantly getting anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds to boot to desktop, whereas this hard drive, a WDC WD7500BPVT, is taking anywhere from 60 to 90 seconds to boot to desktop and then another 30 seconds to finish booting everything. Now this hard drive was a clean reinstall of Windows 7, so I don't understand why it's taking so long to boot. I only have about 80 GB on this 750 GB hard drive, and I don't have many programs running at startup either. Why is the old Hitachi beating this new replacement hard drive? They're both 5400 RPM 750 GB hard drives, with a SATA speed of 3 GB.

A:Western Digital Hard Drive is Slow- 2 minute boot times

Not good. Very slow drive can mean a failing drive. And yes, I know it's "new" -- but I had three WD drives fail me last year and one was only a few months old. If you can, go to the WD website, download their drive health checking utility (sorry, forgot the name) and run it on the drive. It's not destructive but it will check the health of the drive. IF it's only a few weeks old, and it's already failing, you should be able to get a replacement through the warranty for free.

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hey there!

My system has a single SATA 500gb hard drive. I have clean installed windows 8.1 on it.

Now I need Windows 7 on my system but I love Windows 8.1 also.

I want both windows 7 and windows 8.1

Can I dual boot windows 7 with Windows 8.1?

I dont want to remove old Windows 8.1

Is there a way to install Windows 7 on Windows 8.1 and dual boot both operating systems.

If yes, let me know.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 64bit and windows 7 64bit dual boot

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hello,
I am an intern and have a computer that i bring with me to work. My university has given me some antiivirus software, but one day my computer started playing strange ads for Lysol, the Army and other places all on its own. Task manager/process explorer shows nothing running out of the ordinary, so following the lead from a previous post, http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/942516-unwanted-sound-advertisements-playing-laptop.html.

I have included the Hijackthis log, the Hijackthis Uninstall list and the MBRCheck log.

Hijack this
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:02:25 PM, on 12/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\TMRUBotted.exe
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A:Unwanted Sounds Playing at random times, slow boot and RUBotted says infection found.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

My Windows 7 has stopped booting after a restart, the system would just endlessly play the boot animation and not boot properly... system restore won't work, startup repair won't work, chdsk and sfc won't work. I have yet to try and see whether a Registry fix works. Windows loads the WRE VERY slowly. Can you guys please help me? I have no backups and my parents desktop is VERY unstable.

A:Windows 7 Home premium 64bit won't boot, just plays boot animation

BUMP I really need help with this...

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I get a good download speed , however it takes lot time to open up websites in IE8 .. I scanned my computer , no virus at all . I am on 64 bit OS . Should i roll back to 32 bit ? Need help

A:IE 8 slow on 64bit Windows 7

I have 32bit
but mine was taking 20 sec to open and same for a new tab
they said restore to another point but I did not
a few days later it was taking 45sec and i ignored it
yesterday i was using instant messenger and somebody sent me a link which opened with IE
I realized it opened normally

I have no idea what happened, I have not done anything I can think would have had any effect
it just seemsto work better again
If you can, use another browser and ignore it for a week

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