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Is this a slow boot time for a HDD? New computer

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January 3, 2013 4:19:05 PM

Bought this computer less than 2 weeks ago. It has a 1TB HDD not sure what brand and my computer takes around 40 seconds to start up, that includes the time it takes for my start up program (only have 1 start up program). So is 40 seconds really bad or no?

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CPU: i5 3450 (quad)
GPU: HD 7750
8gb RAM

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a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 4:26:14 PM

to do list :
>find setting in BIOS to set fast boot, instead of displaying logo bios
>set sata mode to AHCI (google it, there are step-by-step tutorial to enable AHCI)
>defragment your HDD
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a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 4:28:02 PM

40 seconds isn't terrible.
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a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 4:31:17 PM

no, it's not bad for a HDD - it's actually pretty Good!
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January 3, 2013 4:31:57 PM

^ isn't terrible. That's quite a nice way of putting it and I agree
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a b G Storage
January 3, 2013 4:34:38 PM

3 minutes is terrible

40 seconds OK

Try enabling Hibernate as an option , and it wont turn off completely and should get you back to a desktop much faster
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