View Full Version : G74SX boot times?

05-02-2013, 07:34 PM
I have a G74SX with dual 500GB WD Black 7200RPM drives. I was actually surprised to see these two HDDs in the laptop since to be honest, it boots quite slow to me.

My last Dell XPS booted with a 5400RPM drive to desktop within less than a minute. With a Hybrid HDD it was a 46 second boot. My problem is the G74 which is a MUCH faster machine takes 1:16 to boot to the desktop, is this normal. This is VERY slow for such a high end laptop.

Even my wifes HP (which has better specs, but slower HDD) boots in under a minute.

I really dont want to hear about SSDs, etc, etc. I know a different setup will boot faster. Id just like to know if this is normal or not.

05-02-2013, 07:52 PM
Yep, same as me.
I have the dual 750GB 7200RPM and i was disapointed to find that had a much slower boot time compared to my bros old nasty ACER.
I cant remember the boot time but it was around the 1min 10 - 20 sec.

The G74 is a fantastic machine, Have fun.

05-02-2013, 08:28 PM
i have a g73sw and i feel like its booting slow and running slow in general but i have no diea what i should do :((

05-02-2013, 08:37 PM
Ive had it for a while. Wish is had another MicroPCI-E port so you could essentially have 3 storage drives. Its a fun system so far, but I plan to get the G76 later on or something similar

05-02-2013, 10:43 PM
You might check what all is starting up with windows. There are many programs that make managing startup programs pretty easy. I personally like Glary's Utilities.

If you really want to have a fast system that starts up extremely fast, it's time to check in to a SSD. My SW with Windows 8 starts and is ready to use in 10 to 15 seconds. That's the time I hit the power button till everything is loaded.

05-03-2013, 10:23 AM
I had a 5400RPM drive that took over a minute to fully boot. With a Hybrid, I got it down to a little over 30 seconds.

@Muratus, please don't gloat. LOL ;)

05-03-2013, 06:33 PM
I had a 5400RPM drive that took over a minute to fully boot. With a Hybrid, I got it down to a little over 30 seconds.

@Muratus, please don't gloat. LOL ;)

I dont think he's gloating. That does seem like a long time to boot. Its gotta be something in startup thats holding it up. Could be in there by default. Mine came with an SSD by default so I haven't ever had anything but an SSD in the machine for the main drive, but I do have a co-worker who had the two 7200RPM drives in it and yes it was slow to boot, so by default, I guess your assumption would be yes, its normal out of the box with the 7200RPM to boot that slow. Just gotta do some leg work to find out what is causing it to slow down.

I can say that an SSD resolves this. Whatever it is, its a non issue with an SSD in the machine.

05-04-2013, 12:11 AM
oh, I was gloating a little bit. lol

I would definitely check out what all programs are starting up along with windows. You really don't need anything to. You can also delay some items to start after others, and that could help some.

05-05-2013, 10:13 AM
Definitely pop into MSCONFIG and nuke your non-necessary startup stuff.

My boot times are about 60 seconds in Windows 8, but my boot time from sleep to awake is almost instant once I hit the button which is nice.