0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2012 4:28 AM by kukucz

    Windows 7 x64 boot performance issue on DP67BG with Intel SSD 520 in EFI mode

    kukucz

      with Hi,
      I have computer with this hardware configuration:

       

      - Intel DP67BG motherboard, BIOS version BGP6710J.86A.2185
      - Intel i7-2600K
      - 8GB Memory (2x4GB 1600MHz Kingston).
      - Intel SSD 510 Series 250GB
      - Asus GTS 450 1GB GDDR5
      - Chieftec CFT-750-14C 750W

       

      I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 ENG x64 in EFI mode.
      But I have some boot performance issues in EFI mode.

       

      After standard POST finish I get about 30 seconds black screen and solid light HDD led.
      Then HDD led start to blink I see “STARTING WINDOWS” text but Windows flag animation don’t start.
      Windows remains in this state about 2-3 minutes with “STARTING WINDOWS” text and solid light HDD led. After this long time  HDD led start to blink and I see Windows flag animation above “STARTING WINDOWS” text. Rest boot process is normal.
      Total boot time is about 5 minutes !!!

       

      I don’t know why I got this issue.

      SATA is in AHCI mode.
      I changed SATA data cable, I switch SSD form 6GB/s SATA controller to 3GB/s controller but result is the same. SSD drive working because I used and tested it  in two computers before.

       

      The same issue is on Windows 7 SP1 x64 inbox drivers and with installed latest outbox drivers:

      - Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility) 9.3.0.1019
      - Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards 11.5.0.1207
      - Intel® PRO Network Connections LAN Driver 17.1
      - Realtek ALC Audio Driver 6662
      - Renesas Electronics  USB 3.0 Driver 2.1.28.1 
      - Ralink Wireless LAN Driver 3.1.4.0
      - Motorola Bluetooth 2.1+EDR USB Device 3.0.2.285
      - Marvell eSATA Driver 1.2.0.7700
      - Intel® ME 7: Management Engine Driver for Intel 6 Series Chipset-Based Desktop Boards 7.1.40.1161
      - nVidia 301.42 WHQL driver

       

      I try to enable FAST Boot technology, disabled POST codes and messages, but result is still the same.

       

      Does anyone have any suggestions what this might be the reason?