07-26-2012 01:53 AM
I recently installed a new AV scanner (Bitdefender) instead of MSE, and suddenly the fingerprint reader of my X200 plus USB keyboard and mouse require around 60 second to initialise at the logon screen when rebooting Windows. That means, I have to wait 60 second before I can use the fingerprint reader, mouse or keyboard. This problem does not occur when doing a cold boot.
I rolled back the AV installation completely, but the problem still persists. I uninstalled RapidBoot 1.20 and the problem goes away. But reinstalling to version 1.23 and the problem comes back. Any ideas?
11-15-2012 06:24 AM
02-21-2013 11:29 AM
It is the year 2013, and I am trying to find a solution to this issue with a W520. I tried following the link on page 4 to download RapidBoot 1.23, but it is not showing me any itmes.
I am located in Canada. I would like to know where I can find this software. I will completely uninstall RapidBoot for the user for the time being. Thanks for any help.
09-23-2013 04:19 PM
No they aren't the same product. Not according to this: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Lapt
And I'm not finding any info regarding a "pullback" of the HDD Accelerator, only the Shield. But if anyone knows that the HDD Accelerator is problematic too, then I'd like to unintall it as well.
09-23-2013 05:02 PM - edited 09-24-2013 04:48 PM
Good Luck! Neither product is available on my download list. Free is free. Hope your system stays stable.
To clarify, your link posts to comments from a blogger, not Lenovo.
In a blog entry on Lenovo Blogs, Lenovo's John Mese explains the differences between the two:
"1) RapidBoot: HDD Accelerator – this creates a compressed cache of files needed at boot. The cache is read into system memory very early during boot and the PC continues to boot out of that cache instead of off the slower rotational drive. This essentially conveys an SSD-like boot experience on HDD systems. It’s an innovative idea that is made possible by shifting the burden from the I/O subsystem to the CPU and memory subsystem (which are traditionally underutilized during boot).
Bottom line, I cant say this is a marketing issue.
It is just some vendor using HDD to simulate Ready boost offered by Windows. I do think it takes time to copy the boost cache into memory and use it. Blah!. 1.7 seconds saved?