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Is my SSD on it's way out?

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Ok so when my computer boots, it does the following

Loads bios

displays a black screen with 8 blue lines on the top left like this - - - - - - - -

then loads windows splash screen

All of this normally takes under 20 seconds.

Now it is taking 5 mins to boot, it gets stuck on the 2nd stage, the 8 lines. It still boots and runs perfectly.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 6
It could be.

You could try a wipe and fresh install. Maybe it has cluttered cells and just needs a TRIM.
post #3 of 6
Yea try a fresh format/install. If it still happens could be out of writes.
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post #4 of 6
do you have no GUI boot checked in the MSConfig settings?
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Yes, no GUI is enabled, but always has been?

I can't do a reformat, I have too much stuff on this HDD (basically steam games that are silly to download with my terrible 2mbit DSL), one of my 2tb HDD's shat itself so I don't have any room to move things across.
    
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post #6 of 6
Blue lines at the top are normal then, they appear when you have that setting rather than the GUI.

As for your actual slow boot time, it may be caused by external USB devices. Or a HDD failing...is that 2TB HDD still in the system? It could be causing the sloooow boot.
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