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    Well, if that helped, lets make sure that ReadyBoost and Superfetch are actually turned off.  They are for improving program load speeds on HDDs, but should be quite unnecessary for an SSD and may actually degrade performance.  Open the desktop, and press [Win]+[R].  Type "regedit" and press [Enter].  When Registry Editor opens, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters.  You should see some settings including these three:
    EnableBootTrace
    EnablePrefetcher
    EnableSuperfetch
Make sure that all three of them are set to 0 (double-click an option, press [0] and click [OK]).  The default values for a non-SSD system are 0, 3, 3, respectively.  When you're done, close Registry Editor.
  Now, press [Win]+[R] again, type "services.msc" and press [Enter].  Scroll down to "ReadyBoost" and double-click it.  An options dialog will open.  In the middle of the options dialog, you'll see an option named "Startup type."  Set the option to "Disabled."  Normally it is set to "Automatic."  Click [OK].  Scroll down to "Superfetch" and do the same thing; set it's startup type to "Disabled."

Let me know how this affects things.  My next options are to:
    Check the system event list and make sure that there are no services are hanging on startup.
    Sometimes anti-virus software can cause boot-time slowdowns.  I would like to know what anti-virus program you're using.
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I didn't see a superfetch entry under regedit and I didn't see a service called ReadyBoost. I set prefetch to 0 in the registry though. I'll check start up later. I don't have any anti-virus program running, other than whatever it is that comes with Windows 8.
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post #13 of 36
Windows 8 is supposed to boot very quickly especially on a ssd. Have you made sure the drive was wiped or did you do an upgrade, the answer matter's all to your issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jedson3614 View Post

Windows 8 is supposed to boot very quickly especially on a ssd. Have you made sure the drive was wiped or did you do an upgrade, the answer matter's all to your issue.

It was a fresh install from several months ago. It just recently started starting up slowly.
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Do me a favor, go to your defrag section? and under where your SSD is listed click optimize, THIS IS NOT DEFRAGGING YOUR SSD done panic, do you have any other drives in the PC.
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I've already been doing that plus it's set on a schedule. Yea, my HDD, fragmentation isn't high so I just let it be.
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It's back to taking a few minutes to start up. At this point I'm considering just re-installing Windows, though that would be a huge hassle. BTW, I'm not using hybrid shutdown/startup
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What point in the startup is it hanging at?

1: BIOS (computer manufacturer's logo, or diagnostic text appears on the screen)
2: Loading Windows (black screen with the falling marbles animation, and if I remember correctly, text saying "Windows")
3: Video driver initialized, pre-logon (the screen changes color, mouse cursor appears, and then the logon screen appears)
4: Logging in (you've typed your password and pressed enter, and now you see the falling marbles animation again; you're waiting for the Start screen to appear)
5: The Start screen appeared, you've clicked to launch the "Desktop" app, and you're waiting for the desktop to appear
6: The desktop has appeared, but it's not responsive yet
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Apparently there's a memory leak. Probably a driver. Non-paged memory is 11.xGB right now with 13GB of 16GB in use. Perhaps also related to the slow start ups?

I think changing my video card drivers fixed the leak but the boot time didn't improve. Still looking for a solution
Edited by geoxile - 5/25/13 at 8:57am
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