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Slow boot after installing 2nd SSD

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    Slow boot after installing 2nd SSD


    Hi All.

    I recently upgraded my 250 gb SSD with a 1 Tb one. I used the Samsung migration software to copy the drive and then disconnected the 250 gb drive so things wouldn't get confusing for me.

    Everything seemed to work well with the 1 Tb drive. Windows booted extremely fast as usual and it looked like everything was running the way it was before.

    Today I reinstalled the 250 gb SSD with the intent to use it for backups. It came partitioned, so I deleted the partition via the windows disk manager and reformatted the now single partition. The drive itself seems to be fine.

    The problem is that when windows 8.1 boots, it displays the window logo as usual, but there's a 25 second delay in doing the rest of the booting. The screen is entirely blank, so I have no idea what it's doing. The hard drive light on the CPU blinks, though. The boot order on my bios is correct. I'm not sure why it's so slow to boot now.

    The other thing I noticed is that when I click on my Computer icon, the drives take awhile to list. A progress bar slowly advances at the top of the window. Once I've done this once, the drives display quickly, but whatever happened is reset when I reboot the computer.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Frank

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    It should speed up after a while. What is the manufacturer & model of both SSD's? How much RAM is installed in the machine?
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    Thanks-- how long should it take? Is it indexing? I have nothing on the 2nd SSD now, so I'm not sure why it should take so long. They're both Samsung EVOs. I've got 8 GB of ram.
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    Is it on Sata3 (600) AHCI port too ?
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    I think broe23 was right-- I just left the computer on for awhile and the boot delay essentially went away (about 3 seconds between the logo and full boot exists, but that seems to be the same when I remove the 2nd drive). The problem (and resolution) occurs if I unplug the drive, test with one drive, then plug the 2nd drive back in and wait.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by ftlum View Post
    Hi All.

    I recently upgraded my 250 gb SSD with a 1 Tb one. I used the Samsung migration software to copy the drive and then disconnected the 250 gb drive so things wouldn't get confusing for me.

    Everything seemed to work well with the 1 Tb drive. Windows booted extremely fast as usual and it looked like everything was running the way it was before.

    Today I reinstalled the 250 gb SSD with the intent to use it for backups. It came partitioned, so I deleted the partition via the windows disk manager and reformatted the now single partition. The drive itself seems to be fine.

    The problem is that when windows 8.1 boots, it displays the window logo as usual, but there's a 25 second delay in doing the rest of the booting. The screen is entirely blank, so I have no idea what it's doing. The hard drive light on the CPU blinks, though. The boot order on my bios is correct. I'm not sure why it's so slow to boot now.

    The other thing I noticed is that when I click on my Computer icon, the drives take awhile to list. A progress bar slowly advances at the top of the window. Once I've done this once, the drives display quickly, but whatever happened is reset when I reboot the computer.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Frank
    I think you need to make your 56 SSD non active you might need to use Diskpart to clean it then convert to GPT or MBR, it probably still has the boot files and your system is slow trying to decide that the 256 SSD doesn't have and OS on it

    C:\> DiskpartDISKPART> list disk
    DISKPART> select disk (id)
    DISKPART> online disk (if the disk is not online)
    DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly
    DISKPART> clean
    DISKPART> convert mbr (or gpt)
    DISKPART> create partition primary
    DISKPART> select part 1
    DISKPART> active (if this is the boot partition)
    DISKPART> format fs=ntfs label=(name) quick
    DISKPART> assign letter (letter)
    DISKPART> list volume
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