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post #11 of 20
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Hi mad0314,
I have downloaded the OCZ update tool and it update it to the latest fireware for me but that made no difference at all. When i installed Windows 7 I set it to AHCI both SSD and HHD so I dont think it will be that, My mothbaord has got an sata 2 connection but I was told it want make any difference the boot time but no SSD or HHD schould take 1 min to boot up.

I have done then benchmarks and I'm getting half of what I schould be getting I take it is becuase I'm going from Sata 3 to Sata 2 connection.

Thanks
post #12 of 20
SATA II to SATA III would only make a difference in benchmark speed if you are doing over 3Gb/s, which would only be during sequential if any. That would not help your boot up times at all. OS uses mostly small files, which are in the 4K-8K range, and those are nowhere near the max sequential numbers. Even the older Agility 2/Vertex 2 drives post into the OS in under ~15 seconds, and they are SATA II.

Have you tried your computer with your HDD disconnected? If it speed up with it disconnected, its most likely a driver issue. Try searching for another AHCI driver. I dont know which ones AMD boards use.

Also, can you post a pic of the benchmark you ran?

Edit: also, what I meant about setting AHCI mode in both OS and motherboard was that there is an option when you put the Windows install disk in to install Windows to run in AHCI mode. This will enable the proper drivers for Windows to use AHCI mode. I missed this option when I first installed Windows as I was just hitting next on every page and had issues until I fixed that. Did you see the link I posted? Follow steps 1-6, but dont change anything yet, to confirm that Windows is in AHCI mode. Im sorry if I am misunderstanding you but I dont think did that yet.

Here is the link again [ http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html ]
Follow the steps to open the registry and tell me what value (0 or 3) is in the pink box as seen in step 6:



This will determine without a doubt whether or not Windows is set up for AHCI mode.
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A boot time of 1min 30 sec certainly doesn't mean that something is "obviously wrong". How much boot time is spent in bios (black screen) and how much is spent at the Windows load screen? If most of the time is spent in bios, what do you see on the screen during this time?

If most of the time is spent at the windows load screen, follow this guide to enable boot logging and post an SS of the results:
http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/wind...ows-7-sdk.html
post #14 of 20
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Hi Mad0314,
Before I install Windows 7, I changed it to AHCI I have done what you have asked me to go through 1 - 10 and It has not made any difference. It is still a really slow boot time.
post #15 of 20
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Hi thefreeaccount,
It's around 20 15ish secounds in the BIOS and then in the windows logo screen around 1min - 50 secounds ish. It checks my computer keyboard etc and then go into the Windows logo bit.

I will try what you have jus posted now and see it it make a difference.

Thanks for the support
post #16 of 20
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I have just unplug my HHD and left my SSD plug it and formated and restore the SSD and reinstall Windows 7 and now it takes around 30 secound to come on.
post #17 of 20
Same deal with mine. I unplugged my HDD last night and this thing boots up and shuts down ridiculously fast. I'd say that from the time of the Bios screen to actually getting into Windows can't be more than 10 seconds.

I'm working on recovering my files from the HDD so that I can format it and see if I can get Windows to correctly recognize it.

When you had the HDD plugged in, were you able to access the files like normal?
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I have now got both HHD and SSD Plug in and It turns on under 40 secounds, I think becuase I have got an Sata 2 Mothbaord and the SSD is Sata 2 thats why I cant get it to under 25secounds. If you get me
post #19 of 20
i agree with hdd making boot times slower. i have 4 additional in my main machine and it slows down the boot process a little. without them connected i boot in around 20 seconds.
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Ok but even when my HHD is not plug in, it still takes around 40 secounds to go into Win7 there has got to be somthing wrong somewhere:S:/
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