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Old July 19, 2013, 01:00 AM
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Hello there,

I've been adding to my custom build over the years and I have consitantly ran into issue about every boot.
My boot takes around a minute and forty-nine seconds despite being on a solid state drive (Crucial M4 128gb).

I have yet to figure out what's keeping my system from booting quickly.
Any help or suggestions is genuinley appreciated :)

Here's what i've done.
1) Launched Windows 7's default startup repair
2) Re-organized my sata cables so my ssd would be on the first port
3) Applied a prioritized boot order. SSD First obviously.
4) Updated my BIOS to the most recent firmware.
5) Updated my SSD Firmware to the most recent.
6) Updated all drivers to the most recent. (Through Windows and Slimware Driver Updater)
7) Messed around in MSCONFIG. Removed Services & Startup entries which weren't needed.
8) Disabled GUI Boot in msconfig, Shortened the Timeout to 5 seconds.


I have a video showing my complete boot from an off state. (Skip to the end to see the specific times)
What's funny is that i believe it's one of my USB components.
The boot itself is almost instant ,
but the initializing at the last moment takes the most amount of time.

Now for the device specifics.
Here's an imgur image of my general components.
Here's a CPU-Z HTML of my specifics.
And last but not least, if you prefer a .txt file, then here you go.

I have two hard-drives.

1 - Crucial M4 128GB SSD
2 - WD 1tb Green (5200rpm) for just plain data.

Thank you so much for your help
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Old July 19, 2013, 04:04 AM
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990FXA-UD3

i see this model has 5 Revisions of MB , find yours (written on MB Rev:x.xx) and check gb site select your Rev then check bios VERSION.

notice: rev and ver are 2 different things, if use wrong Rev you made a door stop
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Old July 19, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for your reply.

I used the software that came with the motherboard to update my bios (its called "@ BIOS")

Ill do it manually though through the website instead. Ill post back.
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Old July 19, 2013, 06:02 PM
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I'd unplug everything possible including cd-rom's, all extra hard drives, video card if you have onboard video, remove patch cable from NIC, all usb devices aside from mouse and keyboard, and leave just one stick of ram in and then see what the boot times are like. My suspicion is that it's a hardware/cable issue as posting is taking way too long.
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Old July 21, 2013, 03:59 PM
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So thank you to everyone's post.
I did resolve the problem.
I followed what Nodscene said and found out that i had a bad bluray ATA Device connected.
Meaning despite it being plugged by a Sata and power cord, the device never turned on. (I believe it had some physical internal damage)

Since I unplugged it, POST takes 5 seconds, and boot maybe around 15-20 seconds. A 73% Improvement :D
Thank you guys so much ! Have an excellent day.
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Old July 22, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Glad to hear you got it figured out!
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