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I honestly don't mean this to sound rude....but if you can't format the drive then quit complaining. Honestly, there's NOTHING you could do....if you can't format the drive. The only thing that could possibly help, would be formatting and using GPT.
Yeah, but he was hoping to see if there was another option. I mean, it sounds like he was hoping for a temporary solution that could help a little, like maybe using a different driver, or maybe some BIOS setting, etc.
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I honestly don't mean this to sound rude....but if you can't format the drive then quit complaining. Honestly, there's NOTHING you could do....if you can't format the drive. The only thing that could possibly help, would be formatting and using GPT.
Jesus Christ! I was not complaining, I was merely asking for advice!

That one thread is the only thing I found when searching for the same problem I am having.

Am I supposed to automatically assume this is the only possible solution in existence?

I have not even heard of GPT partitions until coming across that thread.

Some people on this forum, geez
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I'm not sure I understand how formatting the drive with GPT partitions would make any difference. As far as I'm aware, when a system starts up, the drive controller BIOS interrogates all of the drives connected to it, and they either respond (you see their ID strings on screen) or they don't respond and hang the system.

This part of a drive's response shouldn't be predicated upon the drive spinning up to full speed, since nothing is attempting to read from, or write to, the drive.

OP:

Does the increased boot time mean a longer POST, or is the POST is just as quick, and it's Windows that takes long to start up?
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Jesus Christ! I was not complaining, I was merely asking for advice!

That one thread is the only thing I found when searching for the same problem I am having.

Am I supposed to automatically assume this is the only possible solution in existence?

I have not even heard of GPT partitions until coming across that thread.

Some people on this forum, geez
I said I didn't mean it to sound rude. I knew it could be read that way, but honestly that's the only solution that I personally know of. My WD Green's are the same way if they're not using GPT.
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I'm not sure I understand how formatting the drive with GPT partitions would make any difference. As far as I'm aware, when a system starts up, the drive controller BIOS interrogates all of the drives connected to it, and they either respond (you see their ID strings on screen) or they don't respond and hang the system.

This part of a drive's response shouldn't be predicated upon the drive spinning up to full speed, since nothing is attempting to read from, or write to, the drive.

OP:

Does the increased boot time mean a longer POST, or is the POST is just as quick, and it's Windows that takes long to start up?
POST is just as quick, Windows takes longer to load.

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I said I didn't mean it to sound rude. I knew it could be read that way, but honestly that's the only solution that I personally know of. My WD Green's are the same way if they're not using GPT.
You could have simply said that. This is a weird issue that I've never come across before and my first experience with these new Advanced Format drives.
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HOLY **** I FIXED IT!

For some odd reason, absolutely no idea why, this drive had 100 gigabytes of System Restore files on it. The only one of my hard drives with that rubbish despite System Restore being off on all drives. I deleted all the System Restore data and now I get to my desktop in 17-18 seconds again

Thank goodness I didn't need to reformat.
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Interesting...thanks for that follow-up
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