New SSD takes forever to boot. New Windows 10 install on Gateway NV53A?

I'm having boot issues with a fresh install of Windows 10 on a brand new SSD. It takes about 7-8 minutes to fully boot. Before the Windows logo appears, it is a black screen with a blinking cursor over to the top left.

My steps to install were:

1. Downloaded Media Creation Tool and placed ISO on USB Drive.

2. Removed old HDD and installed new SSD (PNY 120GB)

3. Went to BIOS and made USB flash drive as first boot priority.

4. Booted off USB flash drive and installed Windows 10, clean install.

5. Restart after installation and go into BIOS and made SSD boot priority.

6. Removed USB flash drive and restart.

7. Gateway logo appears for a quick second and goes to black screen with a blinking cursor over to the top left... Stays like this between 7-8 minutes.

8. Windows 10 boots after 7-8 minutes.

9. System is fast and stable once booted.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Wow sorry to hear that I think you have a bad SSD but one question did you update your bios? It's possible that your bios is too old to recognize an SSD.

    An SSD boots in 30 seconds let it boot up then update the bios make sure legacy support is enabled.

    If after that it doesn't boot right I'd have to say it's a bad SSD.

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  • 3 years ago

    Make SSD your first boot priority.It should fix this. Even if SSD is your first boot priority do it again.Try updating your BIOS.If nothing works try reinstalling windows

    • haza12d3 years agoReport

      Ok. I'll try that and report back.

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