Boot Time painfully slow on WD m.2 SSD Drive

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Boot Time painfully slow on WD m.2 SSD Drive

    I recently built my PC from scratch and decided to use the:

    WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0B

    As my Boot Drive / Steam Library. I am however noticing that my System Boot time can exceed 60 seconds if not longer (has taken as long as 2 minutes 25 seconds) which seems insane to me on an SSD drive. My Macbook had SSD and booted in under 30 seconds and that was just a typical 2.5 inch SanDisk SSD not m.2

    I don't have anything extra set to open at launch and my startup items in system preferences are empty and still this happens. Any Suggestions on how to speed the boot time up to a respectable SSD level.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Goto task manager then startup what is taking the time?
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    I just went through and disabled some of the things that were listed as High Impact

    Dropbox, OneDrive, Logitech Options, Logitech Webcam.

    The only "high impact" service that is still listed is the Steam Client Bootstrapper ... do I need that? I don't have Steam open at startup because this isn't a primarily gaming PC, I open the app manually on the desktop but I don't want to break it by disabling the bootstrapper haha.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    Disable it and see what happens its simple enough to go back and right click to re enable it
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       1 Week Ago #5

    Please take a boot trace, it will tell us what's causing this slowness;

    1. Download and Install windows Performance Toolkit . Choose the package corresponding to your Windows .
    2. Just install the "Windows Performance Toolkit" package.
    3. Record a trace using Windows Performance Recorder using these options:
    4. Compress the resulting file (very important)
    5. Share it through or any other file sharing platform.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    Boot trace results

    Here you go...

    Dropbox -

    Thanks for looking at this for me, it's been driving me crazy. I also ran Disk Sentinel and it was able to tell me info about my SSD but it couldn't run a surface test on it and in Disk Manager it lists itself as DISK 2 and says Not Initialized ... when I try to I get an error and when I try to format it as MBR or GBR it wont let me do either one. Is the disk just toast for some reason? It was fine just like a week ago.

    As far as my enabled boot items ... all that is left enabled is Windows Defender, I disabled everything else.
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  7.    6 Days Ago #7

    After examining your boot trace it seems that the delay is caused by your SanDisk SSD. Windows spent 339s trying to start this disk !

    I understood that you are using the
    WDS100T2B0B disk! can you unplug the Sandisk and test?

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  8.    3 Days Ago #8

    I removed the 250gb Sandisk and it worked like a charm... sadly I think its toast thank you so much for the help it started up as quick as I was expecting.
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