07-23-2012 07:38 AM
Its great so many people are posting trying to help you with your issue, I hope we can get to the bottom of your issues soon.
I just wanted to let you know that if you were to install a new version of Windows 7 pro and erase the current one you have it would ether clear out your old recovery partition or make your old recovery partition not work correctly. I would suggest that before you install any new OS onto your Thinkpad to make a back up image on ether CDs or an external HDD.
I hope this helps!
08-01-2012 04:40 AM
My boot times were pathetic with 20gb RAM, 7200 drive, etc. They were taking 80 seconds or more. I removed a lot of bloat, and they were still disgraceful.
So, I took the step of removing the king of bloat...the Rapid Boot technology. And voila (wala), my boots are now in the 25 second range; cold. When I restart, the system re-boots in about 40 seconds to a usable state.
08-01-2012 08:43 AM
Here are the steps to un-install Rapid Boot:
This is for system administrators' use only.
08-01-2012 09:25 AM
Yes you can if you don't want use RapidBoot Shield you can open the GUI and un-check "Enable RapidBoot Shield". On the next boot up RapidBoot Shield will not be enabled. If for any time you want to turn it back on you can re-check the box.
08-01-2012 11:26 AM - edited 08-01-2012 11:58 AM
You can click Start, then enter rapidboot shield in the search bar. You will see (GUI is Graphic User Interface) where to disable it.
01-09-2017 12:48 AM
This is an old thread, but if it helps anyone, i have experienced the same. The RapidBoot causes the log on process to be extended by 60sec until the fingerprint read screen times out.
Remove rapid boot and PC loads in twenty odd seconds.