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Slow cold boot and resume from hibernate on SSD | AMD R7 260X, Windows 7 Ultimate [SOLVED]

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  • slow
  • Boot
  • AMD
  • ATI
  • Hibernate
  • Windows 7
  • SSD
Last response: in Components
July 18, 2014 4:32:19 AM

Short version:
I have an AMD system, and it takes a really long time to boot (over a minute) or resume from hibernate (beyond five minutes!). I've uploaded the related event viewer logs here. I have performed SSD optimisation (TRIM, no pagefile, no Superfetch, etc), tried upgrading/downgrading AMD drivers, including a beta RC (14.7), to no avail.

Long version:
I had an HDD up to two days ago, on which I would have the long hibernate resume problem too - the logo animation is really slow, like 0.5 fps - but after a lot of searching online and meddling around, including installing the beta driver, it was fixed. Yesterday I bought an SSD and cloned the C:\ drive, and got it working after a bit of frustration (fixmbr, fixboot), only to see that even the boot to Windows log-on screen actually takes quite a while! After signing in it doesn't even take 10 seconds for the desktop to finish loading. The hibernate issue was also back with a bang, and this time none of the tweaks worked, some of which include manually extracting atikmdag.sys from the installer package and pasting it in system32/drivers, switching to the default MS AHCI controller, uninstalling all unnecessary AMD drivers (which resulted in USB keyboard/mouse not being detected and me having to remote desktop onto the PC to get that working again), etc.

I'm officially out of ideas - would an upgrade to Windows 8.1 fix it? If not, could I downgrade back to 7 (not a big fan of 8)? If there's any additional data I can provide, do let me know. Thanks in advance for anyone who helps! :) 

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July 18, 2014 8:43:31 AM

I managed to fix it by wiping out all AMD drivers on the system, and then installing only the USB and graphics drivers! I now boot in 30 seconds :D 
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July 25, 2014 7:07:10 AM

What brand SSD is it, if its a Kingston V300 its a bad drive with single layer NAND.


pickandwhammy said:
Short version:
I have an AMD system, and it takes a really long time to boot (over a minute) or resume from hibernate (beyond five minutes!). I've uploaded the related event viewer logs here. I have performed SSD optimisation (TRIM, no pagefile, no Superfetch, etc), tried upgrading/downgrading AMD drivers, including a beta RC (14.7), to no avail.

Long version:
I had an HDD up to two days ago, on which I would have the long hibernate resume problem too - the logo animation is really slow, like 0.5 fps - but after a lot of searching online and meddling around, including installing the beta driver, it was fixed. Yesterday I bought an SSD and cloned the C:\ drive, and got it working after a bit of frustration (fixmbr, fixboot), only to see that even the boot to Windows log-on screen actually takes quite a while! After signing in it doesn't even take 10 seconds for the desktop to finish loading. The hibernate issue was also back with a bang, and this time none of the tweaks worked, some of which include manually extracting atikmdag.sys from the installer package and pasting it in system32/drivers, switching to the default MS AHCI controller, uninstalling all unnecessary AMD drivers (which resulted in USB keyboard/mouse not being detected and me having to remote desktop onto the PC to get that working again), etc.

I'm officially out of ideas - would an upgrade to Windows 8.1 fix it? If not, could I downgrade back to 7 (not a big fan of 8)? If there's any additional data I can provide, do let me know. Thanks in advance for anyone who helps! :) 



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