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10 Minutes To Start Windows 7

10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:05:44 pm »
I have a GA-990FXA-UD3 that takes 10 or more minutes to boot.  Here are some details:

This is my 4th motherboard.  The first one worked perfectly.  The second, third, and fourth one had the same problem.  After the 2nd motherboard, I discovered I had a bad processor.  It was an AMD FX-6300.  I replaced it with an AMD FX-8350.  The problem came back.  Apparently I had/have two different problems.  I'm using Windows 7 Professional.  I've loaded from a fresh Microsoft DVD three or four times.  I've replace the ram 3 times.  I replace the hard drive twice.  The problem showed up after doing Microsoft Update the first time after the initial install.  The problem is only if I turn off the computer, or reboot it.  If I don't turn the computer off it works fine.

Can anyone suggest something I'm not trying?

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 09:38:35 pm »
Try this right click on my computer then click on manage. Then click on the Event viewer. That should help you in there what is taking so long to boot.
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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 01:41:55 pm »
Thanks for the tip.  In the System Log, on boot, I'm getting 4 disk errors.  Except for a forced power off error (from a failed chipset driver update) there are no other errors.  All 4 are:

"The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1"

The 4 errors happen one after the other.

My first build was on a new SSD.  My second fresh build was using a new, typical SATA3 drive.  New bad hard drives are rare.  Two in a row would be very unlikely.  I have another and don't mind trying, but I think the problem is elsewhere.

In case I'm looking at the wrong place, is there a way to see what process is taking so long?  I don't see where the time to load is shown for each item.  I tried adding Processor, Kernal, and User Times to the columns, but they're all blank.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 04:36:15 pm »
Have you tried to boot up in safe mode? In safe mode or you can do this in reg mode too. Click on start and type msconfig. Click on msconfig and than click on start-up. Disable everything the computer will still run. Then see what happens.

If everything is OK then start turning one thing back on to see what one is causing the problem.
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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 04:18:15 am »
I've had the same problem with 3 of these motherboards.  The bad CPU just complicated the diagnosis.  I tried different ram, hard drives, and video cards in all 3.  I tried Windows 7 Pro and Home Premium.  All with fresh loads.  I thought I had it narrowed down to the HD audio drivers because the problem didn't manifest until after I loaded those drivers.  So I did another fresh load without.  Then I did SP1 and it came up again.  Newegg was good enough to an extent.  I don't know if I'm persistent or pig headed.  But I'm going to end up taking it in the shorts for one of these boards.  Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.  I might get bit again, but the Gigabyte bear won't ever get me again. 

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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 04:50:50 am »
By any chance did you try the hot fixes too. I had one of those board and it ran great. Plus 3 of the GA-990FXA-UD5.

http://www.abithelp.com/nvidia/topic1612.html
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Re: 10 Minutes To Start Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 07:19:40 pm »
HDD is almost certainly faulty . If it was cpu/ram/or board , I don't think even bios would be accessible ??? But from there it's the HDD . I've just done a repair based on that and I was right . Try a friends HDD just to see if it boots up fine
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