Very slow boot up, damaged cables or faulty HDD? Tags: CPUs Slow Startup Hard Drives Cable Last response: January 27, 2013 3:38 PM in CPUs Share Rick5578 January 27, 2013 1:37:22 PM I was recently connecting my secondary HDD and my computer started booting very slowly. Could it be that the cables could've been damaged? What to do? Please help. I'm using Windows 7 More about : slow boot damaged cables faulty hdd Brett928S2 a b à CPUs January 27, 2013 3:38:14 PM Hi Run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive... All the best Brett m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedVery slow boot after installing a new 2TB HDD Forum Very slow post-boot time with USB external HDD connected Forum I updated my windows 8 last night to 8.1 .. my PC became very slow .. it's takes for ever to boot up and to shut down .. every Forum HDD problem, very slow and barely boots windows. Forum Very slow Boot up and Shut down s( starting during bios screen ) Forum CPU usage at or near 0%, freezing, very slow boot up Forum Very Slow Boot Up Forum Very slow boot up Forum windows home media edition 2005 (very slow on boot up) Forum Very Slow XP Boot up. Forum very slow boot up Forum Secondary HDD slows Windows 8 boot up from SSD Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !