Windows 10: Boot Time with SSD and Win 10 is 90 sec.
Boot Time with SSD and Win 10 is 90 sec.
I have an ASUS 6730 with Win 10 and I just installed an SSD as the boot drive. Boot time is very long 90 sec. I have the latest BIOS version. I tried disconnecting all external drives. I turned off the old internal drive in Devices just in case the BIOS was searching the old drive for some reason. I have not tried physically disconnecting the old drive.
I have disabled all the unnecessary start-up apps
None of this has helped. I thought with the SSD I'd get a boot time of< 30 sec. I looked at the boot log and there was a long list of files but I couldn't tell which of these, if any, might be delaying the boot-up.
Which part takes longest to finish ? If it's long delay with black screen before sign in, than it's probably display driver. Until very recently when AMD came out with new drivers for my GPU I had at least 15 second delay in that period.
If delay is when desktop comes up but taskbar is not usable yet, most likely One drive is synchronizing or checking for updates.
Do you have AHCI turned on in BIOS? What SATA interface do you have(SATA 6Gb/s (at least SATA 3 revision)?
Of the 90 seconds of boot time, the first 9 seconds are black screen. The next 1:20 is a an ASUS logo with the option to go into BIOS. I disabled One Drive and ASUS Webstorage. I have AHCI turned on. The interface is SATA 3--not sure if it's 6 BG's.
If you have the option to enter into BIOS for 1:20 , then it's most likely a BIOS issue.
Did you change any of the boot optimization or expansion card settings? Both those options can cause significant delays in BIOS boot time if not configured for faster bootups.
Also, after you disconnected the old drive, did you change the boot order to make sure the old drive is sequentially placed after the new drive? If not, then the BIOS may be looking for that old drive (trying to connect) and just giving you the standard timeout after 1:20.
Last edited by Stevo; 14 Jun 2015 at 01:16.
Just a thought...when you see the ASUS logo for the 1:20, do you also see the Win 10 loading animation circle graphic? Depending on how my bios is set, the Win 10 boot animation will just overlay into my boot logo, instead of overwriting it with a blank screen. So if you do see that Win 10 boot animation, then it is not the BIOS that's causing the delay.
Do you see the option to hit Del to enter BIOS for the whole 1:20? If you do, can you actually still get into bios, or is it just a remnant screen?
There are two distinct stages to BOOT process. First one is from start button press up to OS boot. At that time BIOS does POST tests, finds out what is on and connected to MB and it's proper operation including SMART for disks. Only after everything is verified, disk with OS on it is checked for BOOT sector and OS can start loading. In most cases if you turn of that BIOS start screen you can see what's going on part by part and see where the delay may be.
At the second stage, OS starts booting and drivers for essential parts are loaded and verified. Some of them are just basic drivers which get updated and set to work the way they are adjusted. That's another place a delay may be introduced. For instance, I had a 15 second delay with black screen when AMD GPU drivers or their part, CCC, were inadequate and took long time for windows to solve the problem or reject settings. After that, it would continue smoothly with a bit of a hiccup while checking for updates and synchronizing with OneDrive. That part is as fast as internet access can be established. At the end, windows may start a maintenance as it's set and may slow down marginal systems for some time.
Because of all of that, it's important to find out where delay/s may be and work on fixing that part.
To add to what Mike said, to see all this stuff you can either create a Custom View Filter in Event Viewer or click and download the link I've posted with this post, unzip it(you may have to unlock it in properties) and import it to event viewer:
From there after a few days of booting you'll have enough to look at and find out where your problems are. by clicking the Details tab:
Boot time custom view download is under this posting
Going back to Windows 7, there was a tweak posted on several forums as to how to speed up booting to Windows.
It knocks off 27 sec's from the boot time. I still use that tweak, even on 8.1 and Windows 10, and it still works!
Here's that tweak:
Shorten the Boot Time in XP, Vista & Windows 7 & 8, & Windows 10
Go to the start button, choose run, then type msconfig and press Ok.
On the system configuration window, choose the "Boot.INI" tab.
Check “No Gui Boot”, then lower the timeout to a more manageable time.
I choose 3 seconds in stead of 30. (windows won’t accept a lower number than 3)
Next choose advanced options.
This is where you can choose how many processors you have.
Most modern PC's are duo core (2 processors) with some quad core (4 processors, and there are even some with 8 Cores or more, )
then choose OK. The Windows default is only 1 core.
Now choose apply and OK, reboot and you should see a marked decrease in boot time, and an Increase in Run-Time efficiency.
This is false. Windows uses all cores by default. This setting is there to trouble shoot and limit(said restrict) the cores.
Number of processors
. Limits the number of processors used on a multiprocessor system. If the check box is selected, the system boots using only the number of processors in the drop-down list.Maximum memory
. Specifies the maximum amount of physical memory used by the operating system to simulate a low memory configuration. The value in the text box is megabytes (MB).
. Prevents Windows from reallocating I/O and IRQ resources on the PCI bus. The I/O and memory resources set by the BIOS or UEFI are preserved.
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Thanx for anwering