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March 4, 2014 9:39:09 PM

I just got a brand new HP Envy 15 with Windows 8.1. stock drive is samsung 5400 rpm hdd (1tb), so I bought a samsung 840 evo (250gb). I cloned the ssd using a USBenclosure and put her in.

When I booted up, it took 3 minutes of black screen (after login screen) before desktop showed. And this seems to be the case everytime I login. It either takes all this time stuck on a black screen (however I can press CTRL+ALT+ESC menu) or it seems to never load the screen at all, just a black screen.

Any ideas what the problem might be or what I should do?
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March 4, 2014 10:15:34 PM

always install fresh onto an SSD - start over with the SSD in the laptop and install windows after deleting any partitions
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March 4, 2014 11:40:55 PM

One thing you could check is to see if your partition is misaligned. Here's a link on how to check and fix if it is:

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Could also try a Windows repair from DVD.
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March 5, 2014 10:04:30 AM

dingo07 said:
always install fresh onto an SSD - start over with the SSD in the laptop and install windows after deleting any partitions

Well, Windows 8.1 came on my laptop, so I can't install it onto my SSD. I did originally try putting the SSD into my laptop and tried to boot Windows 7 from my disk drive, but that didn't work, I guess probably because of my computer's configured for Windows 8.1.

techgeek said:
One thing you could check is to see if your partition is misaligned. Here's a link on how to check and fix if it is:

LINK

Could also try a Windows repair from DVD.

Ok, I'll try that. I also made recovery discs before I began the cloning process, so I might be able to try that as well.
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