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Computer having slow boot time suddenly

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    This seems to happen whenever i need to reboot now. Earlier today did it for updates, and just now my pc froze so had to reboot it.

    So it starts up, the motherboard splash page shows my current fsb and ram speed, and what sata devices are connected. normally this should appear for a 10 second period at most. Now it stays there for over a minute.

    When it gets to the windows loading screen, it seems to take longer as well. I've had my current overclock running for over a year, i cant see that being a problem all of the sudden.
     
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    Well went into the bios, set everything to default. still no good.
     
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    Hard drive dying and having detection issues perhaps.
     
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    maybe. anything i can use to test this?
     
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    When you get trough the boot, install HD Tune and let it do a thorough scan.
     
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    Seems i solved it. Thinking the harddrive was near death i wanted to burn some stuff before it dies. Stick a blank disc in my dvd burner, and look on windows it wasnt detected.

    So shut it down, checked the connections and pulled out a spare sata cable i had hanging off the mobo. booted quick, and burner shows up.
     
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    Try this: It has the option for "boot-time" defrag.

    http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Defrag.html

    It worked for me after I cloned my HD, it was slow to boot. But I had to not only do the boot-defrag, but also the other options they had available.

    I did the normal defrag 1st with PIZOR enabled. Then I ran Boot-Time defrag. (requires a restart).
     

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