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AHCI Sata Operation with SSD.

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Hey Everyone,

 

I have been running a 128GB SSD from OCZ from sometime now with the SATA operation on IDE.  I have seen that in order to get the full performance of the SSD, it needs to be set to AHCI.

 

I went ahead and set it to AHCI, booted from the Windows disk and deleted the partition, and then installed on there. 

 

To re-install, it took a lot longer than it usually would, but when I was finally able to get to the desktop, it appeared to respond much faster, especially shutting down/restarting.

 

My problem is when starting Windows.  It takes a REALLY long time now just to boot up.  The "Starting Windows" screen appears with the colored Microsoft flag, and it hangs there for about a minute before the log in screen.  After that, super high speed SSD goodnes.

 

Anything I might be missing here, or why it's taking a long time to boot up?

 

Also, when I switched it to AHCI,  I now get another screen after the Gigabyte splash screen that says AHCI driver loading or something, and it shows all the drives connected to the system.  Makes the POST process longer, but is this normal?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H

 

SDD:

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 128GB Solid State Drive

 

 

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Not sure why it happens but my gigabyte board dose the exact same as yours, from start button to w7 desktop, where I can actually use it takes about 57 seconds, but the windows loading screen is about 30 seconds of that. Mabey it's just a gigabyte problem ?

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It's the RAID BIOS loading. It can take longer to boot but the after-boot speeds are worth it.

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Thanks for the responses.  It appears that it has gotten A LOT better now that I have done the Windows update, and chipset drivers from Gigabyte.

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This is interesting.

 

A friend and I noticed that the Windows 7 setup took FOR EVER to load on a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L 'board, and also a MSI LGA775 'board of some sort.

 

I've never seen Windows hang on the boot screen like that with an SSD before.

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