Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Szaby59, Jan 16, 2010.
Yes, and I uninstalled all Toshiba apps and HDD protection Software, no improvement...
I'm seriously running thin on ideas. Try what FordGT suggested? Also if it is indeed a HDD/Network issue, you could maybe set up Windows Resource Manager to start at boot and look out for any weird HDD/Network activity.
would you kindly check your BIOS version please? is it the 1.70?
Umm.. I saw in a earlier post, that you have SuperFetch Dissabled.. Why? it helps with your boot speed - http://www.osnews.com/story/21471/SuperFetch_How_it_Works_Myths
I have enabled but I read it can cause the constant HDD activity at boot time.
My BIOS is 1.50, European products don't have 1.70, yet.
I see... hmmn? Running out of ideas here too! What about your power settings for the laptop? Is it in the High power setting?
What are the boots times on a completely fresh install, no drivers or anything installed? If it's a lot better, start installing one driver at a time, rebooting after each one and see which is causing the issue.
Yes, High performance.
But I think the laptop HDD is not in maximum performance mode (is there any app to manage HDD power saving setting?)
The experience index score is only 5,3, my old Maxtor ATA HDD gets 5,4.
In the resource monitor svchost generates the most HDD load.
Umm, can you please provide me the exact model no of your laptop? Is it an exclusive release for the european market?
5.3 is perfectly normal for a laptop drive, actually it is a little above normal for a 5400RPM drive. My 500GB in my netbook only scores a 5.4, and it is one of the fastest 5400RPM drives you can put in a laptop.
have a look what your settings are like in device manager, see if they're similar to mine
err have you any antivirus software (i know some don't have any:shadedshu) try malwarebytes from here at tpu link here
Yes, Write cache is enabled.
My Model: Toshiba Satellite A500-132 (PSAM3E)
Yesterday I did a clean install, now I have Win7 Ultimate x86, a bit faster but I think it's because the x64 needs more data to load, this boots 1:32
You stated that the HDD was a 5,400 RPM drive, could it also be that the drive is SATA 1.5Gbps instead of 3. My boot times are getting close to 1 minute now that I'm back onto a 16MB cached HDD. I can't help but think you're worrying over nothing.
But my boot with x64 OS close to 3 minute...
I thought you said it was 1:32?
with win 7 x86
Arrrrh, I see.
I get similar boot times(~1min30sec) with win 7 x86 on my toshiba. Don't think you can get much lower than that, I run a pretty clean setup.
Windows 7 = Resource hog = same as its children: Windows Vista!
umm... can you navigate to this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci\Controller0
please tell me if you see any "DIPM" entry there.
That wasnt aimed at me, but i checked anyway: i dont even have that controller0 erm, 'folder' present in mine
Sorry Mussels but that was for our thread starter! My bad! The DIPM registry key is usually found in laptop systems with power management in their HDDs. I checked with mine too and i also have none!
i had this problem to but when using a ext harddrive with e-sata its to do with your IDE ATA/ATAPI / STORAGE CONTROLLERS , Windows will read the hole drive before starting and it will lagging your system when running aswell, depending on your laptop search for the newest drivers it fixed the problem for me, let me know how it goes
one forgotten possibility: windows defender. Make sure its disabled.
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