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I have installed an SSD (Samsung EVO 850), and I want to ensure AHCI is set. Samsung Magician, says AHCI mode N/A, and I can't access the different menu items in the program. The PC is running Windows 10 - 64 bit.

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Product: HP Pavilion dv7

Model: dv7-6c10so

Product: A7T60EA#UUW.

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BIOS version F. 1C, year 2013

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This is a constant drumbeat here. The Samsung Magician software caused more problems than it solves. Since your laptop has two hard drive bays, the storage controller is actually RAID...not AHCI. However, the RAID uses all the same protocols as AHCI and is in fact effectively AHCI...TRIM and native command queing are activated. You do not need to worry. Your SSD is running optimally despite what the "Magician" may suggest. 

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Thanks for your reply. If we assume the disk is running perfectly, then there is another problem.

After the Windows animation is shown when booting the machine, there is a long pause, where it looks as if the machine does not do anything in about 80 sec. then the Welcome screen is shown and the desktop is loaded in about 5- 10 sec.

How do I find out what's going on in the 80 sec.? Maybe it is something that could be disabled?

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How do you have the boot order set? It may be looking for something that is not there? Also there are several good boottime tweaking programs on the market (some freeware) that might let you alter what is trying to happen at boot and speed things up.

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/measure-boot-time-windows

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Boot order:

Notebook Harddrive

Internal CD/DVD ROM drive

USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Drive

USB CD/DVD ROM / Drive

! USB Floppy

! Network adapter

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what program do you recommend I try? I would like to have an overview of which programs start during the boot and how long each program uses.

 

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Did you check the link I gave you? There are a couple there that fill the bill

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I was hoping that you have experience with the programs, so you can recommend which one is the best and easiest to find out ?

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