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Slow SSD boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8

    Slow SSD boot


    Hi,

    Just upgraded my gfx card from a nvidia 560 gtx to a nvidia 670, and my PC is taking like 1 minute to boot now, any idea how I can fix this? It used to be like 15 seconds..

    Specs:

    Windows 8 Pro 64bit
    i5 3570K @ 4.4ghz
    nvidia 670
    8GB RAM 1600mhz
    samsung 840 SSD 256gb
    seagate barracuda 500gb
    650w ocz PSU
    Z77 D3H motherboard

    Tried:

    remove the old gfx drivers last night, using driver sweeper, cleaned the registry etc, but it hanged on post [where you see your motherboards bios logo and what keys to press etc] for the first time with the new card in, downloaded the gfx drivers for it and it still hangs on post after install.

    Tried playing a couple of games that are on my SSD and on my HDD and performance is perfect.

    Loaded up samsung SSD magician and 'optmized' the ssd and benchmarked, 550 read 250 write speed.

    Tried my USB and PS/2 keyboard, doesn't register keys to get into BIOS, so can't flash it.

    Tried unplugging all USB devices and still hanging on post, takes a good minute or 2.

    Also checked my C:\ drive with the OS on using error checking and it found none.

    Not long reinstalled windows 8 either...

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  2. #2


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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Can you turn off fastboot then try to get into BIOS again.
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  3. #3


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    "Tried my USB and PS/2 keyboard, doesn't register keys to get into BIOS, so can't flash it."

    See what happens if you turn fast startup off. Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.

    And, go from there. Probably no need to flash BIOS. See this NVIDIA guide for installing/uninstalling drivers. You might want to use it and redo your driver setup.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    "Tried my USB and PS/2 keyboard, doesn't register keys to get into BIOS, so can't flash it."

    See what happens if you turn fast startup off. Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.


    And, go from there. Probably no need to flash BIOS. See this NVIDIA guide for installing/uninstalling drivers. You might want to use it and redo your driver setup.
    I turned off my hibernation file when I reinstalled windows 8 so I've never had fast boot on if I read the above guides correctly cause the setting isn't there
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  5. #5


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Yes, I think you are right. Don't want to cop out, but, if fooling with NVIDIA drivers doesn't help (given card was your only change), then maybe you should talk to NVIDIA (and go to the NVIDIA forums--looking at posts about your specific card under Win8, etc.) and your mobo manufacturer. I have seen several lately--where really nice builds are not working well with Win8 at this time. Sad.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, I think you are right. Don't want to cop out, but, if fooling with NVIDIA drivers doesn't help, then maybe you should talk to NVIDIA (and go to the NVIDIA forums--looking at posts about your specific card under Win8, etc.) and your mobo manufacturer. I have seen several lately--where really nice builds are not working well with Win8 at this time. Sad.
    OK, I'll have a look, currently asking about this problem on 3 different forums so far haha, its just weird how my system runs flawless within windows but the boot time is a drag, didn't do it with my old card
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  7. #7


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Right, that's the rub. Obviously may be a specific Win8/new card issue--driver issue.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I had 9 windows updates last night so it could even be that, but I can't roll back to a restore point cause it'll have the old gfx drivers so would probably cause more issues.

    I've just posted on the nvidia forum as well, if it gets fixed, I'll update this thread
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  9. #9


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Yes, I'd like to hear how it comes out. Thanks. And, you can undo updates via Control Panel > Windows Updates > View update history. You probably know that though.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Try moving the Sata cable on the motherboard to another port, also if you have another cable try that as well. I'd also pull out all the Sata cables and put them back in to make sure they're well seated.

    If you don't want to take the Sata cable off the motherboard and have another spare cable on the board just change the drive to the other cable, or swap whatever else you've got on there.
    Last edited by BillWindows; 14 Feb 2013 at 22:11.
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