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Samsung 950 pro slow boot time. Help.

post #1 of 4
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Hi guys just built a new system.

i7-6700k
msi z170a gaming m5
samsung 950 pro 256gb m.2
WD caviar blue 1TB

I didn't buy windows 10 so I had to use windows 7. At first, w7 wouldn't recognise my 950 pro. So I installed the OS on the HDD.Then I installed samsung Nvme driver. Then I used Samsung software to clone the OS to the SSD then I wiped the HDD.

Everything seems to be running fine and I'm getting advertised speeds in the benchmarks.

But the boot time is superrr slow ( around 35-40 seconds) I had around 16 sec with my old hyper x ssd in my old system.

Any ideas, I tried everything and it drives me crazy.

I also switched the bios to UEFI mode and I'm using windows boot manager for boot priority.

I didn't install windows in UEFI tho.

Thanks .
post #2 of 4
Fiddle around with the "fast boot" options in your BIOS. My 950 pro was slow when one option was on but very fast when both were on. (Asrock fast boot and windows fast boot)
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post #3 of 4
Disable Fast boot in BIOS if you see it, Then make sure to Disable CSM in BIOS. You'll end up with a pure UEFI boot which in turn will put your boot times to about 6sec. And yes you'll need to install Windows in UEFI mode.
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post #4 of 4
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Fixed it by re-installing windows in uefi mode and disable fast boot in bios.

Thanks a lot guys.
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