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#1 Kyle1992

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hello, I recently installed a WD 15k Raptor hard drive and my computer now takes about 7 minutes to boot up, it gets stuck at the starting screen, where no hard drive action will happen, then 7-8 minutes later there will be loads of activity then will start up, ive tried narrowing it down, by removing the old hard drive (because im using the other old hard drive that had the OS on for media) and just running the new one, but no luck, I also tried reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my old hard drive, which had no problems before, but the same effect, takes 7-8 minutes to boot. Ive even tried removing any new hardware I installed before it, but still the same problem, Ive asked a lot of people and Ive had various solutions, but no effect, I think its to do with the power supply, or the SATA cable and power addapter I purchased for the new hard drive. Ive also tried booting in safe mode, and it still takes the same time to boot.

Computer spec:
Processor: i7 870
RAM: 8GB
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6870
HDD: WD 15k 300GB Raptor HDD, WD 5400 1TB HDD
PSU: 500W

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Thanks for your time.

Edited by Kyle1992, 02 February 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

have you tried updating drivers for your drive controller?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

have you tried updating drivers for your drive controller?


Yeah ive updated all of them except one, an ethernet controller, but surely that cannot be the cause?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

FWIW: Interesting link: Video: Diagnose slow Windows 7 boot with Event Viewer

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

FWIW: Interesting link: Video: Diagnose slow Windows 7 boot with Event Viewer

Ok il check it out

Edited by Kyle1992, 01 February 2012 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

Iv had a problem with booting before, it turns out it was my powersupply. From what i remember(years ago) it had to do with the type of plug not being correct(Even though it said it accepted that particular one). Did you build your computer or buy it?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

Iv had a problem with booting before, it turns out it was my powersupply. From what i remember(years ago) it had to do with the type of plug not being correct(Even though it said it accepted that particular one). Did you build your computer or buy it?

Bought it, but replaced the GPU, added RAM, sound card and a extra HDD

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:52 AM

Use Process Monitor to capture boot operations.

  • Download and extract to a folder on your desktop. Right-click on program and select Run As Administrator.
  • The ProcMon filter dialog box will appear. Click Reset and then OK.
  • Process Monitor will begin capture. Immediately press Control + E to stop. Press Control + X to clear log.
  • Click Options > Enable Boot Logging.
  • An options dialog will open. Check Generate profiling events. Select Every second.
  • Close Process Monitor and restart computer.
  • As soon as possible, rerun Process Monitor. It will ask to save the collected data. Click Yes. Save to your desktop as bootlog.
    • Depending on the size of your log, Process Monitor will create several files named "bootlog", "bootlog-1", etc.
  • Download 7-zip and install.
  • Select every bootlog file on the desktop, right-click on one of them and select 7-Zip > Add to "bootlog.7z". Do not select Add to "bootlog.zip".
  • Locate the new archive on your desktop and upload to a file-sharing site such as Mediafire.
  • Copy the file's weblink to your next reply.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

Is the BIOS detecting the drives correct specifications such as the right ATA Mode and not PIO Mode?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

Is the BIOS detecting the drives correct specifications such as the right ATA Mode and not PIO Mode?

How would I go about checking that?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

Use Process Monitor to capture boot operations.

  • Download and extract to a folder on your desktop. Right-click on program and select Run As Administrator.
  • The ProcMon filter dialog box will appear. Click Reset and then OK.
  • Process Monitor will begin capture. Immediately press Control + E to stop. Press Control + X to clear log.
  • Click Options > Enable Boot Logging.
  • An options dialog will open. Check Generate profiling events. Select Every second.
  • Close Process Monitor and restart computer.
  • As soon as possible, rerun Process Monitor. It will ask to save the collected data. Click Yes. Save to your desktop as bootlog.
    • Depending on the size of your log, Process Monitor will create several files named "bootlog", "bootlog-1", etc.
  • Download 7-zip and install.
  • Select every bootlog file on the desktop, right-click on one of them and select 7-Zip > Add to "bootlog.7z". Do not select Add to "bootlog.zip".
  • Locate the new archive on your desktop and upload to a file-sharing site such as Mediafire.
  • Copy the file's weblink to your next reply.

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Will do that as soon as possible

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

You will want go into the BIOS and look at the Hard Drive settings.

What kind of motherboard?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

You will want go into the BIOS and look at the Hard Drive settings.

What kind of motherboard?

Its not amazing really, il edit this when I find out, could it be the power supply? is 500W sufficient?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

See this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174750-boot-times-monitor-event-viewer.html

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:16 AM

Reading a few reviews I found that Rocketfish power supplies are very questionable in quality.




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