I am working on this Vaio S laptop. The hard drive is showing signs of failure so I thought I'd clone it and install a new SSD. It does clone but getting from the Vaio splash screen to the windows start screen takes about 90 seconds. If I put the old drive back in, it takes between 2-3 seconds to reach the windows start up screen. I have tried a straight cloning operation as I said. I also performed a disk image backup and restore with the same results. I tried a full restore using the recovery partition that Sony provides. Same results. It hangs on the Sony splash screen for a long time (90 seconds) and then once it gets to the windows start up screen, everything is normal (faster because of the ssd.)
I've tried a recovery/reinstallation in both UEFI mode and legacy. No difference in performance getting from start up splash to windows startup.
Any ideas would certainly be appreciated.