SSD Boots ridiculously slow

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Xenoks

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My SSD has been booting insanely slow as of late, going from the usual 5 or so seconds to almost 2 minutes. I've tried a lot of the advice I could find online, but nothing I could find solved my issue. I turned off most of my startup programs and I uninstalled a lot of things I don't need, but the issue hasn't let up at all.

I'm asking here because I couldn't find anything online from google searches and articles alone, so I hope that someone could help me diagnose and fix the issue.
 

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Welcome to PCHF Xenoks,

Please provide information about your computer, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

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Also my computer is a custom build

My motherboard is gigabyte b450 aorus pro, with 8GB of DDR4 RAM (two sticks), and my video card is an Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB. I'm however not aware of what my PSU is.

Apologies for not putting this information in my original reply.
 

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Sorry but you have run benchmark and not diskinfo which we need so that we can check the health of the device.

I'm however not aware of what my PSU is.
It is important that we have this info along with the exact CPU and RAM information so that we can check the specs, troubleshooting is difficult enough without trying to do it blindly.
 

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My PSU is "Chieftec A85 350~650W", my CPU is a Ryzen 5 1600x, and my two DDR4 4GB RAM sticks have been made by HyperX, I wasn't able to find any more info on the packaging aside from that.

As for the disk info, this is what I got:
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Sorry for the bump, but I found another program that worked with my hard disk, and apparently it's working well
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@Xenoks Phil is overseas and usually comes online in the early am hours Eastern Us Time. You could provide him with a Speccy Snapshot to help things along. :)

: Speccy Scan.


  • Please go here and download Speccy.
  • Install and run the program.
  • Upon Completion:
  • Hit File
  • Publish Snap Shot
  • A link will appear, post that link.
 

Xenoks

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I don't mind waiting for a response, then. I appreciate any responses to this post, especially when it's a free forum.
 
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Xenoks

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Which parts of the speccy scan specifically should I screenshot? I'm guessing all of them
 

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No screen shot, just post the link that is produced. I know he usually ask for a speccy report and that may save some time. :)
 

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How do I get a link? I think I'm missing an obvious option on here (I'm not very familiar with programs like these, apologies)
 

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  • After you Install and run the program.
  • Upon Completion:
  • Hit File
  • Publish Snap Shot
  • A link will appear, post that link.
 

Xenoks

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Oh sorry, I forgot you actually wrote out instructions in your previous comment. The speccy servers are apparently down atm, so I'll send it sometime later today.
 

Xenoks

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Yeah, that's the one I downloaded, I just get this when I try to share the snapshot. I couldn't view others' speccy links too so that's why I assumed the server is down
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Thanks for the additional support Mal (y)

The following post before looking at the Speccy report, will edit this post if you have not already replied in the interim.

My PSU is "Chieftec A85 350~650W",
Sorry Xenoks but that is a range of six different PSUs that claim to be able to produce from 350W up to 650W, each of the six have two things in common, they are garbage and none of them can produce anywhere near the output that their labels state.

Sorry for the bump, but I found another program that worked with my hard disk, and apparently it's working well
Your SSD has a 97% health level meaning that something is amiss and possibly the fact that you are low on free storage space on the device and Windows is complaining, see canned info below.

For Windows to be able to run efficiently and to be able to update you need to have between 20 and 25% of the partition or drive available as free storage space at all times, if you don`t you risk Windows becoming corrupt or not being able to update which puts you at risk of malware attack.

Data only storage devices should not be allowed to get any lower than 10% of free storage space of the full capacity of the drive/partition on the drive.

Edit to add;

The information in your reply #7 screenshot does not correspond with what Speccy is telling us which is that Windows has been clean installed today leaving a lot more free space than was previously available.

Partition 2
Partition ID: Disk #0, Partition #2
Disk Letter: C:
File System: NTFS
Volume Serial Number: C4BE2DA2
Size: 222 GB
Used Space: 26.8 GB (12%)
Free Space: 196 GB (88%)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 16-Jun-19 02:47:48
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC): Enabled
Notify level: 0 - Never Notify
Firewall: Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate: Not configured
 

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I deleted a lot off of my C disk, and it's still at 97% health.

I'm assuming the bad PSU is what's causing the health issue, and possibly the slow boot. Should I replace it? And if so, do you have any suggestions?
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