Slow boot into windows with SSD
I have a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD as my OS drive. The drive is still less than half full- just Win 7 and some small programs. The problem is that it used to take about 25-30 sec to go from off to desktop, but now it takes over a minute 65-70 sec to do the same. The black screen with Windows logo hangs around for 40-45 sec- which wasn't the case before.
Windows is not starting a bunch of programs at start up (disabling everything I could/should in sys config gives me a 4-5 sec boost at most)
Any ideas. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Asus z77-v PRO
i5-3570K OC @ 4.2 Ghz
8GB G.Skill ram @ 1600 MHz
2X Nvidia 560Ti in SLI
Corsair 750W power supply
Ok guys, I figured it out. After i reluctantly did a clean win7 install everything went back to normal... but after installing all the programs i had before the win7 re-install I ran into the same problem again. I narrowed it down to ArcSoft TotalMedia 6-after I installed it my boot time went from 25-30 sec to 60-70. I disabled everything related to TMT6 in msconfig (under: services, boot) but that did not help a bit. Any Ideas what else I can do with it?
For now I have uninstalled TMT6 and my boot times are back down to 25-30 sec.
On an unrelated note: can anyone recommend good, free CPU and GPU bench-marking utilities? Are cpuZ and MSI Afterburner good choices?
Thank you everyone for your help.