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January 17, 2012 3:34:29 AM

Hi,

Just recently purchased a new computer. i7 2600k CPU, GTX550 Ti graphics card and 32GB RAM. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit Pro and am booting from an SSD. I have an audio interface connected via USB2 port on boot up. I've seen videos online where it can take about 25 seconds to boot win 7 with SSD but I am getting no where near that.

Could I please get some suggestions or solutions to this problem.

Many thanks in advance!
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January 17, 2012 5:06:31 AM

32GB of RAM!? What will you be using this computer for?

Yeah, with an SSD you should be getting dramatically better boot times then 10 plus minutes.

What is the make and model of your SSD? Have you updated your motherboard drivers, and SSD firmware?

Make sure all your RAM modules are seated correctly, and run Memtest. (OS loads into RAM during Boot)
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January 17, 2012 7:56:28 AM

SSD is a Corsair Force Series 3 90GB. I've updated my motherboard with the latest drivers. Couldn't find any firmware downloads for the SSD. How do I run a Memtest? I'll check it out anyway. Oh, and I'll be using my computer for music production. 32GB is a bit overkill but I will be using Huge VSTi's (Hollywood Strings is over 300GB by itself) so hopefully it allows for a smooth music composition process without having to record tracks separately.
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January 17, 2012 8:07:57 AM

Seems the computer has fixed itself. It is booting up in about 20-30 secs now, which is very good. Thanks for your help anyway.
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January 17, 2012 1:44:21 PM

calevera said:
Seems the computer has fixed itself. It is booting up in about 20-30 secs now, which is very good. Thanks for your help anyway.


No problem. Wonder how it fixed itself. Let us know if you ever find out what is. You might want to look into setting up a Ramdisk. Have fun with your new computer!
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January 17, 2012 2:28:23 PM

If I had to guess he probably unplugged the USB device....I have seen USB devices plugged in upon boot up cause some screwy things to happen.
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January 17, 2012 2:50:23 PM

PartialGenious said:
If I had to guess he probably unplugged the USB device....I have seen USB devices plugged in upon boot up cause some screwy things to happen.


That or the system was installing\configuring some windows updates in the background or something similar. Windows has a way of not telling you when it is doing something during the boot process instead of giving you a prompt to let you know something is going on !
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January 18, 2012 4:22:54 AM

PartialGenious said:
If I had to guess he probably unplugged the USB device....I have seen USB devices plugged in upon boot up cause some screwy things to happen.

Yes, i unplugged my USB connected Audio Interface. I'm not sure if that's what did it but I think it played a part. I've kept it unplugged upon boot up since and things seem to be going smoothly.
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January 18, 2012 8:57:22 AM

Probably thinks that the USB is a bootable device and try to boot from it. Config your boot order/disable USB boot in bios.
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January 19, 2012 3:54:35 AM

Pyree said:
Probably thinks that the USB is a bootable device and try to boot from it. Config your boot order/disable USB boot in bios.


The thing is it is not consistent with boot up times. Sometimes it will take 20 secs and others it can take 2 mins.
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January 19, 2012 6:19:17 AM

If it is not boot device, then it can be a driver problem which is corrected after a Window update. Since the problem is now fixed, all we can do is guess work on what happened.
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January 19, 2012 7:09:06 AM

Thanks a lot. I'll try the windows update. I didn't want to connect my new computer to the net but it looks like i'll have to...
edit: seems the latest drivers and important updates do nothing to the boot times...
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