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very slow start up on windows 8.1 with SSD

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 pro

    very slow start up on windows 8.1 with SSD


    i have done a clean reinstall. i use a samsung 840 pro with a 1.5tb seagate 5900rpm driver. the windows 8.1 logo takes 15+ seconds to boot up past post! also takes 20 + seconds to shut down.,..

    my specs are

    windows 8.1
    build 6.3.96000
    x64-based pc
    intel core i5-2500k @ 3.30GHz,3401 Mhz, 4 Core ,

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

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  2. #2


    Queens, NYC, NY, USA
    Posts : 11
    Dual-Boot Windows 8 (upgrading to 8.1 soon) & Kali Linux (formerly Backtrack)


    Hello,

    I'll give it a shot. It could be many things, and it is VERY hard to tell without it being in front of me, and without knowing exactly what you have installed, but maybe check these five simple solutions (and two complex solutions), which have caused the same issue(s) for me, and clients of mine, in the past, before diving into more complex/technical possibilities:


    • Is there a CD in the drive? Take it out & try the restart test.
    • Is there a USB Flash Drive plugged in? Again, take it out, and try the restart test.
    • Unplug ALL external devices. For example: Printers, drives, gadgets, and phones. Restart to test.
    • Check the Antivirus. Try disabling it, then doing a shut-off/turn-on. Don't forget to turn it back on!
      • This is just to see if it has anything to do with the cause, and if it does, then we can get into configuration options.
      • When disabling, choose "Permanent", only to make sure it stays disabled throughout the restart process. Then enable it again after testing.

    • Start-up programs.
      • Open the Start Up Programs dialog:
        • On your keyboard, press WINDOWS+R for the RUN window.
        • Type taskmgr and click OK or press ENTER on your keyboard.

      • -or-
        • Press CTRL-ALT-DEL simultaneously on your keyboard.
        • Click TASK MANAGER.

      • Click the Start-Up tab at the top of the dialog that just popped up.
      • Then highlight highlight each entry, and click DISABLE (keep note of which you disable so you can re-ENABLE them, if necessary).
      • Restart to check.
      • If it fixed it, re-ENABLE each one, and restart after each, to find out which Start-Up Program caused the issue.

    • Services. Only attempt this if you know what you are doing!
      • This can get really complex, too complex to even type here, but if it comes to this point, post a reply, and we can take it from there. Part of the troubleshooting will require a list of your currently installed & running services.

    • BIOS Settings. Only attempt this if you know what you are doing!
      • ​Again, this will have to be done as a separate conversation, and will require your BIOS software info & exact version.


    Try those first, and see what happens...

    Enjoy,

    -WW
    Last edited by wdwcomputer; 24 Nov 2014 at 01:56. Reason: I have OCD with perfection...
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Last option 'Start up Programs' was the one that slowed mine. I disabled everything in the start up - didn't need any of them for me.
    Used a program called "Autoruns for Windows" following suggestions from adamf ('Guru' member) - unchecked the Logon programs from there

    EDIT: www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?p=424659
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 pro


    ok ive unplugged everythihng only my keyboard and mouse are in now. ive also disabled all startup items. the boot time is still the same takes 20+seconds at windows load screen (prior to entering desktop)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 pro


    i also unplugged my HD, the boot times were so much faster?
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  6. #6


    Queens, NYC, NY, USA
    Posts : 11
    Dual-Boot Windows 8 (upgrading to 8.1 soon) & Kali Linux (formerly Backtrack)


    Quote Originally Posted by jamie87 View Post
    i also unplugged my HD, the boot times were so much faster?
    It worked? The external drive being unplugged?
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  7. #7


    Queens, NYC, NY, USA
    Posts : 11
    Dual-Boot Windows 8 (upgrading to 8.1 soon) & Kali Linux (formerly Backtrack)


    Quote Originally Posted by jamie87 View Post
    i also unplugged my HD, the boot times were so much faster?
    I edited my original post to include services & BIOS - have you done anything there?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jamie87 View Post
    i also unplugged my HD, the boot times were so much faster?
    unplugged the hd it seemed to work/boot faster, problem is i got all my data on my HD
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  9. #9


    Queens, NYC, NY, USA
    Posts : 11
    Dual-Boot Windows 8 (upgrading to 8.1 soon) & Kali Linux (formerly Backtrack)


    Quote Originally Posted by jamie87 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamie87 View Post
    i also unplugged my HD, the boot times were so much faster?
    unplugged the hd it seemed to work/boot faster, problem is i got all my data on my HD
    I understand - it was just to pinpoint your problem. Now we need to find a solution. What is the model/specs of that drive?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 pro


    Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 5900RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST1500DL003- Bare Drive

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