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Odd boot up problem

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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  1. 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?
  2. 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 :(
  3. 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.
  4. Did you download the latest drivers from Western Digital?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Best answer
    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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