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Would a 3rd drive with CRC errors cause slow boot?

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Trying to figure out why my boot takes 7 minutes from cold to boot into desktop, I realised this started around the time one of my storage drives gave CRC errors.

I moved everything that wasn't corrupted off it and stopped using it, but I didn't unplug it (I don't know which one it is!!!).

Would this cause slow boot? Does windows / bios check all the HDD's and if one does not respond it waits? Can I change this setting somewhere?

I run a Samsung PRO SSD and just benched it and it is still doing 500+ mb/s so it is all healthy, then I run a 500gb sata 2 for bits and bobs, a 2TB drive for storage, the broken 2TB was for storage, and another 500gb.

I have disabled it in CP but am I right in thinking it will be re-enabled on boot every time?

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Not sure that your BIOS has the option, but many of them will allow you to enable / disable specific hard drive ports in the storage settings.

If that's possible just disable the ports one by one (except for your OS port obviously) and see if the boot problem goes away.
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    Answering the original question: Yes, a drive with bad sectors could significantly slow down the boot process if those bad sectors are located at the beginning of the drive where the partition table is, or on any of the filesystem files (like the Master File Table) that are read when the affected partition is mounted (which normally happens at boot time).
 
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I disabled it in Device Manager and now my boot takes <10 seconds so very happy. Hope this continues, thanks for the help!
    
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YW. Now time to replace the faulty drive smile.gif
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