[ANSWERED] Slow start/boot up times after SSD installation

My PC is just back from the repair shop, after my previous SSD broke/failed.

They installed a new SSD drive, samsung 840 EVO 120GB

I have windows 7 home 64bit installed on the SSD Drive ( Drive C)
And most of my software and data on my HDD drive ( Drive D)

Boot up times are now over 1 minute, which i feel is too slow for a SSD drive.

It spends most of it's time on the windows screen with black background. (It will only stay on the blue windows screen for less than 5 seconds).

It looks like it's loading something on the SSD drive, because the drive light is on, and there is now HDD noises.

Anyone have any ideas , on why my start/boot time is so slow?

I tried booting from safe mode and boot time is about the same.

Attached is event viewer log files, and some boot time screenshots that might help:

event viewer log

event viewer event 100

event viewer log 2

screenshot 1

screenshot 2


I've now find the right solution:

I updated the AHCI Controller drivers in device manager, reduced boot time to 20sec on windows 7.


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Last updated February 22, 2020 Views 2,872 Applies to: