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Some 2 or 3 weeks ago I started having this problem. The Windows loading screen, which did not take 5 seconds before, now takes several minutes. Once logged in to OS, everything works fine. 

I do not know if it has to do, but worth mentioning: I changed my 1TB HD (many bad sectors) for a 240GB Kingston SSD (SA400S37240G) about 1 year ago. As I'm not spacious use it just as storage device. I had never had an SSD before, so my experience was one of the best, I do not know how I got so long without. 

I've run benchmark tests (Data LifeGuard, CrystalDiskInfo, and CrystalDiskMark) on the SSD, and they've all looked healthy and perfectly functional. I've run around several antivirus and antispyware (ESET, Norton Rescue Tool, CCleaner, SUPERAntispyware, Karspersky and Windows Defender, of course). They found one or another suspect or allegedly dangerous file, but they did not solve the problem. I also ran Defraggler to see the level of fragmentation (17%) as a curiosity, since as far as I know, fragmentation, for an SSD, makes no difference. 

Everything indicates that SSD is not the culprit, but I do not know everything and I'm here because of it. Thanks for your help.

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Do you have fast startup enabled/disabled? Try toggling it.

I would personally just buy a new SSD and install fresh Windows on it to check whether there's a hardware issue as well. 

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  • 10 months later...

Controller drivers for HDD's and SSD's can be the culprit sometimes with slow read/write speeds. Installing multiple anti-virus software is not a good idea, it will probably be slowing your boot times down quite significantly.

However, the A400 is not a good SSD, Kingston have also been known to cheap out on parts in their products.

I would recommend getting a different SSD made by a more trustworthy brand, or at least pay a little more for one.

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