Hello guys and gals, I installed a Samsung 850 EVO PRO 500gb SSD yesterday and today my PC is extremely slow. I booted up my computer and noticed that Windows takes about 2 minutes to get past the login screen and then the all desktop icons are white for about a minute which stops me from launching any apps. Oh, and just to be clear I did not migrate my OS or anything like that to the SSD its just being used as a storage drive for STEAM.
EDIT: Important note I have a 2tb Toshiba hard drive (not SSD) that contains my OS(Windows 10) with 100gb of other apps.
My steps for installing SSD:
1. Unpackage SSD
2. Turn off computer
3. Plug SATA to USB cable into the back of SSD
4. Plug SATA to USB adapter into the computer
5. Turn on computer(Normal boot time btw)
6. Install Samsung Magician app
6a. Run wizard and it Detects SSD
6b. Perform other recommendations from the Samsung Magician app
What I did after:
Migrated steam+game library over to SSD
Migrated League of Legends
Amazed that it only takes 10 mins for like 300gb of stuff
Played the games and noticed faster load times, and pretty nice performance overall
Turned computer off after a night of gaming
Installed SSD to an internal SATA port
Turned computer on
Notice that Windows Login is taking longer than normal
Extreme slowdown at desktop
Spent a couple hours trying to figure out whats wrong
Found a suggestion to configure boot order
Pushed DEL for Bios
SSD not detected in Bios (My HDD is detected)
No "boot order" options
Now I'm here asking for help.
EDIT: I enabled AHCI by using the Windows 10 regedit fix so I didn't have to reinstall anything, anyways Samsung Magician now states that AHCI is enabled(was disabled before) and that my SSD is connected to a "SATA 6(Gb\s) (SATA 3) port". I still experience the slow startup after the Windows login screen though.
EDIT 2: I found a video on youtube that is exactly what is happening. I already tried the autohide fix and it didnt work, and besides that my problem only happened after installing my SSD. The only thing the video doesnt show is that after im on the desktop and I click the ^ arrow to see apps in the taskbar(right?) I can see each app loading super slow.
Edited by Jacks88d, 14 February 2016 - 05:24 PM.