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Windows 8/8.1 painfully slow to Boot .Take 10-15 min


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#1 sasha007

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

Hi ,


I've had certain problem with my Windows 8 installation .
Let me summarize the entire scenario but before that below are my System Details .


System :- Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Laptop .
O/S :- Windows 8.1 .


I formatted my system yesterday and installed Windows 8.1 via MSDN ISO . Installed Dell Drivers and a few programs like Norton 360 etc , after which i shutdown my system yesterday .


When i opened my system today , i was shocked to see Preparing automatic repair message on the Dell boot screen . It tried Automatic repair because it said that Windows was unable to boot properly . However , Automatic repair was unable to do anything . 


After that i shutdown my system again and then again powered it on. This time it booted to Windows but took about 5 min to get to the password screen . After booting to Desktop mode , i tried to open chrome , task manager etc , but nothing opened , and the system was painfully slow up until 10 min . After which everything was normal .


Tried to open Event log and it also crashed .


I again restarted my system and this time it was lightening fast . Tried to shutdown and restart 2-3 times more , and it was fast all these times . 


Can someone please help me understand what is causing this issue ? 

Event Viewer log :


https://mega.co.nz/#fmtRdjyIxK
No Bad sectors on drive . Its clean !

But Ran SeaTools For Windows and it says :-

Short DST FAIL

Its log file :-

--------------- SeaTools for Windows v1.2.0.8 ---------------
27-10-2013 20:03:09
Model: ST1000LM024
Serial Number: S2WZJ90C
Firmware Revision: A22R
Short DST - Started 27-10-2013 20:03:09
Short DST - FAIL 27-10-2013 20:03:12
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: D662B0E1
Short DST - Started 27-10-2013 20:03:39
Short DST - FAIL 27-10-2013 20:03:42
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: D662B0E1
Short DST - Started 27-10-2013 20:17:41
Short DST - FAIL 27-10-2013 20:17:43
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: D662B0E1
Inquiry - Started 27-10-2013 20:19:04
Short Generic - Started 27-10-2013 20:19:11
Short Generic - Pass 27-10-2013 20:28:34
Short DST - Started 27-10-2013 20:28:45
Short DST - FAIL 27-10-2013 20:28:47
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: D662B0E1
Short DST - Started 27-10-2013 20:39:19
Short DST - FAIL 27-10-2013 20:39:22
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: D662B0E1

 

Please help ..



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

I see that you have another topic on the same subject at Windows Eight Forums and are receiving good suggestions there.  The member usasma use to be a global moderator here at B.C. several years ago, he's very well qualified.

 

I would suggest sticking with the other topic to avoid the confusion which could occur if you start trying different suggestions from both sites.  One site will have no way of knowing what the other is suggesting.  This would be unfair to those helping you.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

Please let us know if you want to continue in the Windows Eight Forum or here. The best course of action is to continue at Windows Eight since you are getting expert advice from USASMA.

 

Link to other forum post http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/34106-windows-8-8-1-painfully-slow-boot-take-10-15-min.html


Edited by Queen-Evie, 28 October 2013 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

Concur...continue with the topic at http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/34106-windows-8-8-1-painfully-slow-boot-take-10-15-min.html .

 

Posting duplicate topics at websites always contains the risk of receiving conflicting advice/suggestions...none of which may focus on the system issues.  In this case, the linked forum seems to have a handle on your situation.

 

FWIW: Based on the SeaTools results...appears that your attention should be focused on the hard drive, not on Windows or any program running on Windows.

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

The Sgt Major (USASMA) is very qualified.. Just close the BC topic as DC3 explained . No need to run 2 topics.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

I just opened topic on 2 forums , so that i get all sorts of advises . 

 

BTW , my HDD failed the Short DST test in Seatools , but it passed short and long generic tests . 



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

Which one would you like to continue in?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:13 AM

Can't i continue on both ?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

You can, but as stated previously it is not a good idea to be receiving help for the same issue in different forums. We would give you the same advice you are getting at Windows Eight Forum. We would also have to know what you were told there, which means going back and forth from there to here. The same for them, they would have go back and forth.

 

As stated previously

 

 

I would suggest sticking with the other topic to avoid the confusion which could occur if you start trying different suggestions from both sites.  One site will have no way of knowing what the other is suggesting.  This would be unfair to those helping you.

 

 

 

Posting duplicate topics at websites always contains the risk of receiving conflicting advice/suggestions...none of which may focus on the system issues.  In this case, the linked forum seems to have a handle on your situation.

 

 

 

 

In the long run, it will not help you to resolve your issue in a timely manner.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 29 October 2013 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

I had this issue. Fixed it!

 

Go to the Power settings and in the Power Button section there is the Enable/Disable Fastboot option.

 

Switch it off!

 

I think this feature doesnt play well with a lot of kit (maybe older) and caused mine to take 15 mins to boot from a cold start.

 

Now it boots up like it used to.

 

Fastboot causes slow boot!






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