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Slower booting

T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 series specific matters only
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Slower booting

#1 Post by VanZan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:39 am

I have a T420 with Manjaro and Windows 8.1 dual booting from a mSata. I have a SSD I use for file storage in the regular hard drive position. Today I replaced the optical drive with a 2TB HDD (not SSD). I notice unfortunately that it takes an extra 6 or 7 seconds to get to the Manjaro login. Seems like it has slowed the booting process....is there anything I can do about this?

Oh yeah I meant to say when I select Windows 8.1 at the boot screen it boots up as fast as ever (about 2 seconds).

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Re: Slower booting

#2 Post by Screamer » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:34 am

Did you try swapping the 2 TB HDD for another HDD that you might have in hand? It could be the HDD itself, but that normally does not happen if it is in a good condition.

Also, which bootloader handles the initial booting sequence? GRUB, or Windows 8.1's boot manager?

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