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Slow Post and Slow Windows Loading

moocow

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I'm using a Z68X-UD4-B3 board with F10 BIOS and I'm seeing the following problem:

1. Slow AHCI BIOS boot up, takes 2 minutes to detect drives.
2. Slow Windows loading, takes 2 to 5 minutes to load.
3. USB 3 ports are very slow to dead flash sticks.

I'm using a M500 SSD as Windows drive but using a regular HDD to store User data (download and stuff). Could it be one of the SATA drives acting up?
 

KaptCrunch

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sounds may be bad memory, drive, optical and usb device

remove all devices to see if clears then add 1 by 1 to find bad item

Etron EJ168 USB 3.0 Driver 1.0.0.118 date 2013/11/26

also check usb header connections on MB are correct
 

KaptCrunch

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for your SSD what firmware your at ? current is MU05 Release Date: 03/25/2014

Version MU05 includes the following changes:
  • Improved Drive latency performance in applications with SMART polling
  • Improved Compatibility with 3rd party encryption management software
  • Corrected Reporting of SMART attribute 196 and 183
  • Increased thermal throttling response on 960GB Capacity for greater reliability
  • Corrected Upgrade issues experienced on MU03 by some customers
  • Numerous Bug fixes and stability improvements
Additional details can be found in the firmware guide pdf
 

ShinraCorp

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sounds may be bad memory, drive, optical and usb device

remove all devices to see if clears then add 1 by 1 to find bad item

Etron EJ168 USB 3.0 Driver 1.0.0.118 date 2013/11/26

also check usb header connections on MB are correct
Wouldn't it just be the Mobo itself the problem? I mean it's all related to the Mobo.... It can't be ALL of them the problem.
 

Sagath

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When did the problem start occurring? If this is very sudden, did you update the BIOS recently?

If you didnt upgrade the bios your board has 2 SATA6 chipset ports, and 2 Marvell. Try switching the boot drive to the other SATA6 ports.

The USB3 problem could be related, but probably isnt. That board uses a separate chip for the USB3, too. I would ignore it for now until you isolate the SATA issues, and then worry about USB3.
 

moocow

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The problem started about 1 week ago. I had the board for about a few months after buying it off another member here. I'll start disconnect drives one at a time to see what's wrong. Today, I notice the LEC light on the mouse would go out during Windows loading. When the light comes back on, then I see the log in screen.

BIOS was just updated from F9 to F10 last night but no effect.
 

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