Very slow reboot, hang, black screen after HDD clone
Posted on 2011-09-23
Just got a 500GB Momentus XT 2.5 and copied my old laptop HDD data to it using Acronis Disk Clone (bootable media). I'm running Win 7 Pro 64bit on Toshiba Portege R700.
HDD copied ok and it boots into Windows but it is so so slow booting.
I only takes about 6 seconds on Windows Logo load screen (which is normal), then the Windows logon screen appears. Here I enter password or scan fingerprint....... then it gets slow. It takes about 30 seoncds saying 'welcome' with spinning cicle, then the screen goes black - you can only see the mouse arrow - it stays like this for about 60 seconds then finally you see the dektop.
If I swap the HDD to the old one it only takes about 8-10 seconds after windows logon (spinning circle with 'welcome') and there is no black screen - straight into desktop after 8-10 seconds.
I cant think what is causing this. XT drive is upposed to be much quicker than old HDD. But this is not just slower, this is hanging for a long time.
I have tried disabling all startup items and HDD password and fingerprint but this dosnt make any difference.
Interestingly, the new XT HDD was really slow all yesterday morning, then it was fine -booting in 20 secs but today its back to same 90 second boot, hanging with black screen.
I have upgraded to very latest firmware on XT HDD.
Is this an issue with new HDD hardware/firmware or with HDD data copy or does Windows need something done after HDD swap?