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Windows 8 slow boot on SSD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ikeda, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. ikeda

    ikeda Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased my laptop (late December). Upon getting it, the system booted fairly quickly at around 20 seconds with an SSD and an HDD. Afterwards I did a fresh format to get rid of bloatware. The good boot time remained. A few weeks ago I did a soft reset because of missing icons on the metro screen due to copying Windows 7 fonts from my previous PC (which affected the new fonts in Windows 8). I don't recall the boot time as it hadn't become a problem yet.

    In the last few days, it seems to take a bit more than 2 minutes to get through the Windows booting screen (~1 minute spent on the logo and spinning dots and another minute on a blank black screen). Today I tried updating the BIOS to the most recent firmware, but this didn't change anything to the boot time.

    Model: Toshiba PSPLZC-01J007 Qosmio X870-01J
    Processor: i7-3630QM
    Hard Disk Drives: 1256GB (256GB SSD mS-ATA + 1TB 5400 RPM Serial-ATA)
    Memory: 16 GB

    Any help on restoring the faster booting time is really appreciated.

    Please let me know if there is any information you need!
     
  2. raybro

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    Do you still have a bootable HDD? If so, does it also boot as slow as the SSD?
     
  3. ikeda

    ikeda Thread Starter

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    It turns out my SSD died later that day. I've sent it to a repair center on warranty. The tech there thinks that it was a problem with the firmware, so I'm currently waiting for them to order the part and replace it. Thank you for reading nonetheless!
     
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