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    Super Slow Boot Times in Windows XP with new SSD

    I have a SUPER TALENT MasterDrive OX FTM16GL25H 2.5" 16GB SATA SSD.. I installed it on my one PC and the boot times were great. Upon booting it would show the Windows XP logo with the progress bar for like 4 seconds and I was in Windows in under 20 seconds..

    I took an image of that PC with Acronis and installed the SSD on another PC to use it on, loaded the Acronis Image (w/ universal restore) and got the PC up and running. Had the same great performance..

    I then formatted and did a fresh install of Windows XP on the SSD on the second system. Now, it takes over 1-2 MINUTES to just get the desktop loaded.. This is on a fresh install of XP.. I've loaded the chipset drivers and still the same issue.

    I'm on the latest firmware for this drive..

    I don't understand what could have happpened? On this system before I formatted (when I just loaded the Acronis Image) I was getting awesome boot times.. Ever since I formatted and reinstalled it just CRAWLS upon boot (but works fine once in Windows)..

    Any ideas?

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    I have no idea, but the bugs in SSDs should only affect write times not read times so the empty vs. full issue should not be your problem.

    I tried to copy some images to SSDs myself I have done it twice and neither time did it ever work right. I had to just do a fresh install in both cases. It was annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxott View Post
    I have no idea, but the bugs in SSDs should only affect write times not read times so the empty vs. full issue should not be your problem.

    I tried to copy some images to SSDs myself I have done it twice and neither time did it ever work right. I had to just do a fresh install in both cases. It was annoying.
    Well the strange thing is it worked fine with a fresh install of XP on System A.. Worked great.. Then, I changed my mind and wanted the SSD on System B so I took an Acronis image of System A and put it on System B (using the Universal Restore option)..

    It then still worked great on System B.. But, I found out I left something out of my Nlite install so I then formatted and put a new Nlite install on (just turning off SFC)..

    And now it's slow as balls..
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    Try running:

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    fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
    and reboot. This tells Windows not to update the last access timestamp on every file every time it is accessed. As you know, writing to SSDs is far slower than reading from them.

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    Here's a thread with some more useful tips on tweaking Windows XP to play nice with SSD's:

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=42487

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    Profile the boot and see where its hanging....also make sure DMA is enabled

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    Is it possible that the SSD drive needs to reformatted with all zeros to bring it back to a factory fresh drive? You might need a special utility to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackStealth View Post
    Is it possible that the SSD drive needs to reformatted with all zeros to bring it back to a factory fresh drive? You might need a special utility to do this.
    All that does is decrease its lifespan

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