Steve00, on 17 June 2012 - 03:58 AM, said:
I made another trace and process daemonu.exe from nvidia update seems to last till the end of shut down process. I disabled it, but still the same. If nothing can be done, I am going to install another OS (xp, or linux), to make sure problem is not windows 7 related.
send me the latest trace file, please.
darthgrader, on 17 June 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:
Here is the thing. The board has two Marvel SATA 3 ports, which it says not to use for the boot drive, two other SATA 3 ports. The two drives in question are SATA3 drives. If I connect them to SATA 2 ports (there are 4) it will slow down their performance in transferring data. (by the way, I have two internal SATA optical drives connected to two of those 4 SATA2 ports) I have already tried the WD 3 TB drive on the Marvel SATA 3 port that is not shared with the eSATA port and it had no effect on the boot time. Not even a minimal effect, none. I had the WD 3 TB drive on a SATA 2 port, which one I do not recall, and again it made no significant difference in the boot time. So the question then is, exactly what is it that you want me to try? I am happy to give it a go but I don't know what it is you think I should do here that I have not already done.
normal HDD likes your WD are not slow-downed by SATA2. No normal HDD is so fast. Only SSDs reach the limits.
You can try to update the BIOS and load the default setting and try to install never AHCI drivers. If nothing helps, try a PCIe card which provides additional SATA ports.