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    Default New SSD and Windows takes YEARRRRRRRSSS to start

    Hey guys,
    It is me once again coming only when something is wrong lol unfortunately. Well I just got a new SSD and installed it the operating system is Windows 7 64-bit. I have 2 other drives also, 1TB and 650gigg. I am almost positive the 1TB is bad as I keep getting some error about redudancies and if I try to allocate it it says the disk is not in service or something of that sort.

    Anyways I could care less about the broken drive I at least have 1 good one to go with the SSD. My main issue is sometimes windows takes freaking 10 mins to start up.. (this is no joke 10 MINS!!)
    So for whatever reason my SSD did the opposite of what I thought it would do (Start up windows in like 10-15 secs.)
    Anyone have any ideas?
    The 1st time I installed windows on it the time was off and shown as 2014 which screwed everything up. So I just repartitioned and I am starting all over today. Time is correct and all that good stuff. But still the same result.VERY SLOWWWWW..
    Details below:


    OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
    SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167093
    Dead Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148840
    Working Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136144
    RAM 8Giggs - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
    MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128441
    GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121389
    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849
    CD Drive -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135156
    Power - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

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    Hi Treavorbell, sorry to be so late; hope you have it fixed by now.

    Google 'Reinstall Windows 7 on an SSD drive' using this url: https://www.google.com/search?q=rein...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    This will get you to a page with 10 entries on the topic 'reinstall windows 7 on ssd drive'.

    The second topic, on the 10 entries page, is the url for the Tom's Hardware page titled: 'Reinstalling WIndows 7 on an SSD - Formatting Issue' at this url: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27...rmatting-issue

    Read the page but go almost to the bottom and you will see a heading: 'Related Resources'. Under it there will be 20 topics on what you are looking for. Most topics on 'reinstall Win 7 on SSD'
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    Change topics: On your dead drive, was it 'dead' before you started messing with the SSD? If so I suggest you disconnect it until you have the 10 minute problem fixed. I think your 10 minute delay is because Win 7 is continually re booting or being delayed because of some problem with the SSD.

    What did you do about the original Win 7 installation on one of the drives. Did you remove it or what? Is it completely 'cleaned off' the drive?

    I am not much help on this. I hope the Tom's Hardware list I referred you to will help. Also, nothing wrong with calling Intel. Good luck. Let us know what you finally did to get it going!
    Last edited by zburns; 05-13-2013 at 11:25 PM.

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    My quote which was incomplete in its content:
    Also, nothing wrong with calling Intel.
    To be complete in what I meant to say, 'There is nothing wrong with calling Intel Technical Support or Microsoft Technical Support.' Problems are generally 'simple'; however, in general, both Intel and Microsoft Tech support folks are far more knowledgeable and specific than 'the users on the local level' ! !

    Hope you have already found the problem!! Regardless, once you are running, please let the forum know the details that describe the problem! Thanks ! !
    Last edited by zburns; 05-14-2013 at 11:37 AM.

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    I found this link to be invaluable for optimizing Win7 for SSD.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/s...-for-ssds-hdds

    I didn't do all the tweeks but most of them.

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    Update (3 years later! lol ) I found the issue guys! lol I had just delt with the slow restarts over the years and never figured it out. Okay so when I started having these issues I had installed an additional 1TB drive that died in like 2 days. After that I never bothered uninstalling it (till tonight). I uninstalled the defective disc and all my problems are solved. My PC starts up windows ready to go in 30-45 seconds. Before it was taking sometimes 5-10 mins just to get to bios screen. Also the computer would never restart. Now I have started / restarted many many times and all my issues are resolved. Please don't ask me why it took me 3 years to remove the defective drive lol Lazy to say the least. Anyways I hope this one day helps someone if they run into this issue.

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