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T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-16, 14:53 PM

Hi,

I have a T61p with vista ultimate.

I upgrade my hard drive to 7200.4 500gb(new firmware) which goes into the main sata port. At first it was fine.

Recently after I used system update to install some new drivers, the system boot up way too slow. It takes 40 seconds from POST screen (Intel AMT) to start loading vista. And then Windows boots up normally. Windows is working perfectly with no problems with the drivers.

 

The delay happened after BIOS check the hardwares, then stop for 40 seconds with hard drive idle. And after that Vista starts to load normally.

I tried setting the 7200.4 working on sata 1.5g mode, did not help.

However if I pulled out the 7200.4, working only with the ultra bay with another hard drive(7200.3), everything is fine.

Working only with 7200.4 in the ultrabay---- slow boot again.

I am thinking there might be some problems with T61p and 7200.4 together. But it did work OK in the first few days before I used system update.

I don't want to do the clean install again because it cost a lot of time.



Has anyone else come across this problem , and if so, is therea fix?

Thanks a lot!

PS: I just find a similar case here http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?message.uid=132699

Message Edited by raymentchen on 06-16-2009 02:24 PM
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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-16, 15:13 PM

I can hardly tell it is a hardware or driver problem.

 

The problem happens after I upgrade some drivers. 

 

However, it delays the boot up before loading the system.

 

:smileysad: 

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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-16, 19:59 PM

It's a software problem.  Is there a diagnostic boot option in the BIOS you can turn on.  Unfortunately, system software updates can do this because of buggy software or a corrupted download.

 

Try a system restore to before the update.

 

 

Keith
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Formerly 1x600E, 1xT40, 1xT41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, 1xT420




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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-16, 20:39 PM
Turn on boot logging and run  Bootvis - Optimize. You could also upgrade your disk driver to AHCI.
XPhomeSP3 3000 N100 0768-6ku T7200(2GHz),3gbRAM,750GB Momentus XT hybrid,15.4in 1680x1050Intel 950,DVD-RW,802.11abg,Bluetooth-IEEE 1394, Fingerprint,6c Li-Ion battery
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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-16, 21:21 PM

Thank you for your replys.

 

But I am talking about the delay between POST screen and loading vista, not the delay within loading vista.

 

The delay happened after BIOS check the hardwares, then stop for 40 seconds with hard drive idle. And after that Vista starts to load.

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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-18, 13:13 PM
anyone else?
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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-19, 5:37 AM

Wish I could help you - I considered replying to your post but thought my problem deserved it's own topic - See- "Can't access new Segate 7400.4..."  By: Blurr --

 

Is this drive not compatible in the T61p ?  I've been using the 320G 7400.3 as my main drive for quite a while without issue.

 

You say "500g New Firmware" in your first post - Should I verify the firmware level of my ST9500420asg ?  Could that be by problem ?

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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-06-20, 0:03 AM

The OP's original post said everything was working fine until he did a software update.  It's a software problem.

 

 

Keith
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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-07-06, 3:05 AM

i have the same ploblem, i think the reason driver is intel matrix storage. My system is vista x64bit, hdd is wd3200bekt.

 

After clean install vista again, boot up is fine. but the about 40 seconds hangs before loading bar is again after i install  intel matrix storage.

 

i think is the intel matrix storage new driver can't compatible with the hdd.

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Re: T61p slooow boot up with Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb

2009-07-06, 12:35 PM

Have you tried the old driver? Does it work?

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