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very slow start up on windows 8.1 with SSD

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1

    very slow start up on windows 8.1 with SSD


    Hi, i have a hp pavillion desktop pc which came with windows 7 installed,
    I later updated to windows 8 and at the same time has a SSD fitted , everything worked perfect for about 7 months then one day it just started to take about 10 mins to boot up ,The screen stayed black then it would start as normal , but if i shut down for 30 minutes or so or reset the computer it would start normal no black screen.
    i have done a clean reboot , unplugged all external USB devices and the 2nd internal HDD but the problem is still there, i noticed the SSD had 5 partions which i had not made and i am pretty sure they where not there before but i cant be 100%
    Sometimes the computer will start and some text will come up saying - Scanning and repairing drive (\\?\Volume(14e1d751-2465-4769-9394-09ed6cc6aaf9}): 100% c

    but only now and then

    my specs are
    windows 8.1
    build 6.3.96000
    hewlett-packard
    h8-1375ea
    x64-based pc
    intel core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz,3401 Mhz, 4 Core ,

    im not very technical but any help would be great
    thank you

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It takes time for the OS to tweak the OS. Without a way of timing between the old drive and new drive. Your mind is assuming that the old drive is faster, new drive is slower. It could take 10 to 15 boot ups, to get the OS back up to speed. Also keep in mind that whatever start up programs you have. That will slow down the OS from being able to let you log in.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1

    is this normal ?


    Hi, it has been fine for 7 monthes before
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    Last edited by Brink; 27 Aug 2014 at 13:05. Reason: moved to original thread
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  4. #4


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Dave001 - I doubt that the partitioning of your drive is the issue causing your system to take a long time to boot. In order to join the unallocated portion with the C: drive you would need to use a utility that will allow you to move those partitions around so that the unallocated space is adjacent to the C: partition. IMO, 301MB of disk space isn't really worth the effort but you may feel differently. Here's a link to a free utility that could help you with that: Windows 8 Disk Management ? Resize Windows 8 Hard Drive Partition Easily and Safely

    I would check on the ssd mfr website for any diagnostic software they may offer to use to test the ssd to ensure that is not the problem. You may also want to do a system refresh to ensure the system files aren't corrupted.
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    It does not look right. The 301MB partition should be the Recovery Partition, why is it unallocated ???

    EDIT: Please open the Admin command prompt and run: bcdedit /enum /all
    then copy and post.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    topgundcp

    im not sure i did it correct ,
    i used CMD and run as admin
    copy and pasted what you said and pushed return



    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Windows\System32>bcdedit /enum /all
    Invalid command line switch: /all
    Run "bcdedit /?" for command line assistance.
    The parameter is incorrect.

    C:\Windows\System32>
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  7. #7


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Dave001 - I doubt that the partitioning of your drive is the issue causing your system to take a long time to boot. In order to join the unallocated portion with the C: drive you would need to use a utility that will allow you to move those partitions around so that the unallocated space is adjacent to the C: partition. IMO, 301MB of disk space isn't really worth the effort but you may feel differently. Here's a link to a free utility that could help you with that: Windows 8 Disk Management ? Resize Windows 8 Hard Drive Partition Easily and Safely

    I would check on the ssd mfr website for any diagnostic software they may offer to use to test the ssd to ensure that is not the problem. You may also want to do a system refresh to ensure the system files aren't corrupted.
    thank you
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  8. #8


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    My bad. The command should be: bcdedit /enum all
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  9. #9


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /enum all

    Firmware Boot Manager
    ---------------------
    identifier {fwbootmgr}
    displayorder {bootmgr}
    {364b0fc3-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc4-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc7-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc5-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc8-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc9-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    {364b0fc6-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    timeout 2

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-GB
    inherit {globalsettings}
    integrityservices Enable
    default {current}
    resumeobject {364b0fce-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc3-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description USB Floppy/CD

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc4-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description USB Hard Drive

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc5-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description CD/DVD Drive

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc6-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description Atheros Boot Agent

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc7-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description ATAPI CD-ROM Drive

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc8-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description USB Floppy/CD

    Firmware Application (101fffff)
    -------------------------------
    identifier {364b0fc9-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description Hard Drive

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
    description Windows 8.1
    locale en-GB
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {364b0fd2-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    integrityservices Enable
    recoveryenabled Yes
    isolatedcontext Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \WINDOWS
    resumeobject {364b0fce-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Standard

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {364b0fd2-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    device ramdisk=[unknown]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{364b0fd3
    -2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    path \windows\system32\winload.efi
    description Windows Recovery Environment
    locale en-GB
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    displaymessage Recovery
    osdevice ramdisk=[unknown]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{364b0fd3
    -2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    systemroot \windows
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Standard
    winpe Yes

    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier {364b0fcb-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winresume.efi
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale en-GB
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice partition=C:
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy Standard
    debugoptionenabled No

    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier {364b0fce-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    device partition=C:
    path \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.efi
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale en-GB
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {364b0fd2-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    isolatedcontext Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    filedevice partition=C:
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    bootmenupolicy Standard
    debugoptionenabled No

    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier {memdiag}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi
    description Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale en-GB
    inherit {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess Yes

    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier {emssettings}
    bootems No

    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier {dbgsettings}
    debugtype Serial
    debugport 1
    baudrate 115200

    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier {badmemory}

    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier {globalsettings}
    inherit {dbgsettings}
    {emssettings}
    {badmemory}

    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier {bootloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}
    {hypervisorsettings}

    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype Serial
    hypervisordebugport 1
    hypervisorbaudrate 115200

    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}

    Device options
    --------------
    identifier {364b0fcd-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description Windows Setup
    ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
    ramdisksdipath \$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\boot.sdi

    Device options
    --------------
    identifier {364b0fd3-2b22-11e4-a82c-d34330134268}
    description Windows Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice unknown
    ramdisksdipath \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /enum all
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  10. #10


    Posts : 15
    windows 8.1


    i have just noticed that just before the computer starts up there is a little click a spinning noise , i have a SSD ? Could it be the HDD inside my computer that is causing this 7 min boot time even though the OS is on the SSD?
    i have a WD internal drive which i use for files , photos mp3 ETC but i wiped all data and the drive is now empty
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