Windows 8.1 64-bit running on a Samsung 830 series SSD in a home built system. I have the start menu pared down to just 3 items and it takes just 30 seconds from a cold boot to the desktop (that includes a lock screen picture and typing in a password). Disabling the lock screen picture and password would probably get me to the desktop in about 15 seconds. However, waking the computer from sleep mode takes 30-40 seconds to reach operational status with no password required. I have 16GB of Crucial ram installed and the whole system runs normally, I have another computer also running Windows 8.1 that will wake from sleep mode to desktop in about 4 seconds. Any thoughts or ideas on what might be causing the delay or suggestions on speeding it up?