I have been running a windows 7 64bit machine for just over 2 years now and the boot performance has always been great on my Kingston HyperX ssd (8-9 secs) until about a week ago when i was clearing out some old unused files and then the boot time has gotten very slow (about 40secs) not long after this.
I have tried reinstalling windows (multiple times), i have updated the bios to the latest version, i have updated the drive to the latest firmware along with updating the windows based AHCI drivers and i have also realligned the drive using Gparted from a live CD, all of which have not managed to get the drive back to its normal 8-9sec boot up time.
Once windows is loaded, it runs very fast and i can provide a link to any benchmark results if needed but it is instead the windows flag at boot that takes considerably more time than it used to.
Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated
Right, i have ran through the curatorial you posted the link to and determined that the slow boot times where caused by a very high HDD load on disk 2 which is my internal backup WD Red drive. after disconnecting the drive, windows proceeded to boot up at its normal speed of around 8 seconds so i assume it was something to do with they way that drive was operating and after a full format of this drive, things are all back to normal. thank you for posting the link, it has saved me a lot of hassle