10-02-2018 06:36 AM
The original HDD works fine on my Lenovo G575 (Model 20081). I cloned it to an SSD it takes 15 minutes to boot. It hangs for 10 minutes then the Windows logo appears and it takes another 5 monutes to start up. The SSD has the latest firmware and the laptop has the latest bios. The SSD works fine on another computer.
As an experiment I deleted all the partitions and did a fresh install of Win 7 home on the SSD. The problem persists. So it has nothing to do with the clone. It was booting up fine several times during the Win 7 installation. If I put in a a Win 7 disk and select the option to reboot its fine. But without a CD to command it to reboot it hangs and takes 15 minutes to boot. It must be searching for a driver or something. Your advice would be appreciated.
10-02-2018 03:40 PM
Hi Chris! Welcome to Community Forums. Could you share us the part number of the SSD that you installed? What type of connection did you use to install the SSD?
10-03-2018 12:10 AM
Thanks for your repy. The SSD is a Silicon Power Sata3 S55 220Gbt. It has the latest firmware. It is the same size as the original HD and is connected to the laptop using the special oem holder that came with the laptop. It was working fine in my Desktop but I decided to upgrade to 500 Gbt and now have this one spare. A Windows 7 install CD can command the laptop to reboot into the SSD just fine. So there must be a hack that can make it work.
10-03-2018 01:05 AM
Found this article regarding the same issue that you have. It is almost the same with Windows 7. See this link: https://windowsreport.com/slow-boot-time-windows-10-ssd/
10-05-2018 12:27 PM
Thank you very much for your help. I tried points 1 and 2 in the article but it did not solve the problem. It still takes about 15 minutes before it starts to boot. Here is some further information.
The bios recognises the SSD. The disk seems fine and it has the latest bios.
If I go to msconfig and select normal startup with all devices and drivers and I click to reboot to take effect, then it boots from the ssd into Windows in a few seconds.
If I select shutdown and then press the power button on the laptop to start it takes about 15 minutes before it starts to boot.
So a software trigger to reboot is instant. So here is my question. What's the difference with starting up from the POWER BUTTON that makes the boot so slow with an SSD? (The power button works fine with standard mechanical HDD)
I have compared the bootlog files from the slow boot and the fast boot and they appear identical. So I don't think its a problem with the drivers or the mbr. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
10-15-2018 12:45 PM
I wish to thank everyone for helping me with this issue. I have tried everything, but it appears there is no solution to this issue. What I think is happening is that when the SSD starts up, the motherboard cannot supply enough power and there is a voltage drop and the SSD goes into some kind of hibernation mode to protect the data. Then after 10-15 minutes when the firmware detects that the power appears stable it starts to work at normal speed. This is just speculation of course.
Evidently, this particular SSD is incompatible with the laptop hardware. So I have decided to put back the old HDD and forget about it. If in the future I can get hold of another brand of SSD I might try again.