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Windows 8/8.1 painfully slow to Boot .Take 10-15 min

  1. #31


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
    sasha007, after reading all the thread, i think your cache SSD is incompatible with your laptop :\ Can you remove it or disable for testing purposes?

    I've disabled caching with SSD for now . Will monitor . BTW System shipped with SSD and it ran fine until now .

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  2. #32


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    1. All the errors (with the exception of the 2 SF Diagnostic Tool errors) are fixed later on in the logfile.

    2. The issues with the SF Diagnostic Tool are best addressed with the author - Captain Jack (I don't see him here, but you may be able to contact him over at Seven Forums). I suspect that his response will be that you have to install everything and fully update the system - which may interfere with our troubleshooting.

    Don't worry about the reports for now.
    I only use the systeminfo.txt and the MSINFO32.nfo logs when we first start
    I only use the Admin Event Log stuff when I request it - there's no need to supply it until (if) I ask for it again.
    After that, I only use the memory dumps.

    I agree with daglesi - Turn off FastBoot - I've seen issues with it in previous versions of Windows

    Then I'd agree with OldMX - there's an issue with your SSD and it's most likely compatibility (with 8.1 - not with 8) or a defect.
    I would contact Dell for resolution. They may be able to assist in specific issues relating to 8.1 (or may be able to replace the SSD)

    Good luck!
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  3. #33


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Ahem.......Fastboot! I'm quite surprised this hasnt been flagged more. When I had this issue searching didnt turn up much at all. The fact that Restarts were fine but Cold boots were taking 13+ minutes led me to think it might be a hibernation type thing. So as my motherboard was 2009 spec I figured something new (and by the sound of it not very well tested) was screwing with it. Fastboot seemed the most likely culprit and it was.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by daglesj View Post
    Ahem.......Fastboot! I'm quite surprised this hasnt been flagged more. When I had this issue searching didnt turn up much at all. The fact that Restarts were fine but Cold boots were taking 13+ minutes led me to think it might be a hibernation type thing. So as my motherboard was 2009 spec I figured something new (and by the sound of it not very well tested) was screwing with it. Fastboot seemed the most likely culprit and it was.
    I hear you !

    Disabled Fast boot but still the issue
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  5. #35


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    1. All the errors (with the exception of the 2 SF Diagnostic Tool errors) are fixed later on in the logfile.

    2. The issues with the SF Diagnostic Tool are best addressed with the author - Captain Jack (I don't see him here, but you may be able to contact him over at Seven Forums). I suspect that his response will be that you have to install everything and fully update the system - which may interfere with our troubleshooting.

    Don't worry about the reports for now.
    I only use the systeminfo.txt and the MSINFO32.nfo logs when we first start
    I only use the Admin Event Log stuff when I request it - there's no need to supply it until (if) I ask for it again.
    After that, I only use the memory dumps.

    I agree with daglesi - Turn off FastBoot - I've seen issues with it in previous versions of Windows

    Then I'd agree with OldMX - there's an issue with your SSD and it's most likely compatibility (with 8.1 - not with 8) or a defect.
    I would contact Dell for resolution. They may be able to assist in specific issues relating to 8.1 (or may be able to replace the SSD)

    Good luck!

    I'm contacting Dell now .

    BTW they told me to download and run an application called PC doctor and it reported that the hard disk is bad and needs to be replaced .

    Is that in line with our findings ?
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  6. #36


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Have you got an old mechanical HDD you can slot in and put the build on with? If thats all okay then it narrows down and confirms the drive is the suspect. Time for a RMA. By the way as an alternative I can recommend the newer Seagate 500GB SSHD hybrid drives. They work a treat and good value.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by daglesj View Post
    Have you got an old mechanical HDD you can slot in and put the build on with? If thats all okay then it narrows down and confirms the drive is the suspect. Time for a RMA. By the way as an alternative I can recommend the newer Seagate 500GB SSHD hybrid drives. They work a treat and good value.

    I'm under warranty so Dell would replace it with 1TB 5400RPM drive only i guess !
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  8. #38


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Let Dell send you a new HDD and try it. It may fix things or it may not. But that is the path you have to follow in order to work with Dell Support.

    As for FastBoot - that is technically a "workaround". We use it when, for some reason, the system is not compatible with it. It is NOT a fix. And, quite frankly, I forget to consider it quite often. Thanks for reminding me!

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  9. #39


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Let Dell send you a new HDD and try it. It may fix things or it may not. But that is the path you have to follow in order to work with Dell Support.

    As for FastBoot - that is technically a "workaround". We use it when, for some reason, the system is not compatible with it. It is NOT a fix. And, quite frankly, I forget to consider it quite often. Thanks for reminding me!

    Sent fm my phone

    Hi usasma ,

    Just again ran the Dell Pre diagnostic before boot , and this time it threw an error :-

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    So apparently the problem is with the HDD . What do you say ?
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  10. #40


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    As for FastBoot - that is technically a "workaround". We use it when, for some reason, the system is not compatible with it. It is NOT a fix. And, quite frankly, I forget to consider it quite often. Thanks for reminding me!
    Ahhh the term I would use is 'not fit for purpose'. But no one likes testing stuff these days. Especially on tech more than 12 months old.
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