Slow Startup Tags: Slow Startup Components Last response: May 28, 2012 6:40 PM in Components Share pianopeter55 May 28, 2012 6:00:40 PM Hello, I just put together a brand new Custom Build PC Here is a parts List http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3EBV166URFUTK/r... ALL brand new from Amazon. I even bought anti-static wrist bands. Everything looked perfect, except when I started it up it took over 4 minutes to start up!! I was like maybe cus i didnt install drivers. I installed the latest Intel, Nvidia, ASUS and Crucial Drivers from theri websites Shutdown took less than 5 seconds. Start up took over 4 minutes again! i restarted 20 times and 2 of the times it took 10 seconds to start up..? So it looks like every 20 or so times i start it up it boots up like its supposed to Notes: In the BIOS its reading the RAM as 1333 but the RAM is actually 1600 I have not overclocked anything I have not installed any programs. Control Panel Programs are 0 I have switched the SATA ports the SSD plugs into. Nothing is turned on on MSCONFIG Could it be a bad SSD? ive gone ahead and ordered a new SSD and new RAM thanks for the help More about : slow startup mcnumpty23 May 28, 2012 6:17:51 PM why order new ram? all you have to do is set the ram to 1600mhz in the bios what happens if you boot in safe mode does it still take 4 minutes? and what part of the boot process is taking all the time? before you see the windows logo or after? m 0 l pianopeter55 May 28, 2012 6:22:37 PM mcnumpty23 said:why order new ram? all you have to do is set the ram to 1600mhz in the bios what happens if you boot in safe mode does it still take 4 minutes? and what part of the boot process is taking all the time? before you see the windows logo or after? ------------------------------------ RAM is not an issue, im just ordering new one just in case and returning the old ones as defective. I have not tried safe mode yet but I will Just the windows logo is taking forever. Welcome screen takes less than a second and shutdown is really fast. m 0 l Related resources Slow Laptop Startup - Forum WIndows 8 startup really slow after sign in with "Windows in preparation" message - Forum Bought new pc parts slow startup - Forum Slow SSD WIndows 8 startup - Forum Pre Built Gaming PC has a slow startup and then slow performance. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pianopeter55 May 28, 2012 6:24:11 PM Note: the blue light in the front of my case (the hard drive activity cylinder shape thing) does not turn on during start up. BUT as soon as it flashes it goes to teh welcome screen and all good then on. m 0 l mcnumpty23 May 28, 2012 6:40:28 PM see how it boots into safe mode if its not a 4 minute job then its more than likely a software issue did you set your ssd as ahci ? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSlow startup issue Forum SolvedSlow and freezes at startup even after and happened all the sudden Forum Solvedextremely slow startup Forum SolvedSlow startup in bios ( 20 seconds), Total 40 seconds (with ssd) Forum SolvedBrutally slow startup Forum SolvedSlow period in startup Forum Solvedlaptop windows slow startup Forum Solvedmy laptop windows 7 is slow on startup Forum SolvedNeed advise for Bios update and also window startup running abit slow Forum SolvedSlow Startup Windows 8? Forum SolvedPC slow startup and sometimes freezes Forum Windows 7 really slow startup, did fresh install. Forum windows 7 slow startup after power cut Forum SolvedSLOW startup after replacing i5 4570 with i7 4770 with ASUS Z87 K Forum SolvedSystem running slow on startup and ALT-TAB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !