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a b G Storage
April 8, 2014 10:57:53 AM

Ok so I have an SSD as the primary windows drive, I recently added a WD Green 3TB to my system. I performed a windows back up and ever since then the boot up time has gone from 15 seconds to about 1:30 minutes. I tried deleting the back up image, msconfig startup, system restore and safe mode and none of these have worked. However I've found a partial solution: If I unplug the WD Green from my system and then boot it up it is fast again, but when I plug it back in the boot is slow again. Windows says the WD Green is fully functional.
Has this happened to anyone?Does anybody have a solution?
P.S it is definitely not in front of the SSD for primary boot device and im running windows 7 professional 64bit

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April 8, 2014 11:06:31 AM

Some setting for windows backup. You must have turned on some setting when you made the backup.

Booting worked fine with the WD installed before backup?
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a b G Storage
April 8, 2014 11:10:18 AM

B_S said:
Some setting for windows backup. You must have turned on some setting when you made the backup.

Booting worked fine with the WD installed before backup?


Yeah it did, but I can't find anyway to undo it as system restore is too late :( 

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April 8, 2014 11:19:10 AM

change the order at which the mobo boots the drives. you have it set for the HDD as your primary boot device instead of the SSD.
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a b G Storage
April 8, 2014 11:20:22 AM

Did you download the latest drivers from Western Digital?
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a b G Storage
April 8, 2014 11:22:24 AM

benfulks said:
change the order at which the mobo boots the drives. you have it set for the HDD as your primary boot device instead of the SSD.


No, as I said it is definitely the SSD that is first boot priority

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April 8, 2014 11:23:05 AM

RCguitarist said:
Did you download the latest drivers from Western Digital?


No, but do I need to? As I only noticed the problem after windows backup.

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April 8, 2014 11:25:38 AM

Perhaps you have set up system restore somehow so that when windows boots it updates the restore point. Perhaps saving the restore point to the HDD?
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a b G Storage
April 8, 2014 11:34:20 AM

Its OK I've solved it! I had to go to computer-system properties-advanced system settings-system protection-(G:) -configure-disable system protection.

But thanks to all who posted much appreciated :) . I actually found it on an SSD optimization video, i would highly recommend you take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZsZ5vTgOE4
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