I just set up my brand new PC with an ASRock B75M-GL board and Samsung 830 128GB SSD running Windows 7 64bit. It has 8GB of RAM, so I created an 8GB Rapid Start partition. The Intel Rapid Start utility shows it is enabled, delay is set to 0 (called "immediately" in BIOS). Indeed when I enter sleep mode the PC shuts down, briefly turns back on and then cuts the power. When I turn it on again, the Windows logon screen is shown within seconds. However, when I type my password and press enter it takes 20 to 25 seconds before the desktop is shown. This makes Intel Rapid Start slower than a cold boot, which is under 30 seconds.
How can I speed up Rapid Start? I still like the feature because it preserves the desktop and open programs. What could it be doing while I wait for the login to be processed?
Hello Richie B,
In order to obtain further assistance on the Rapid Start application please contact the motherboard manufacturer directly or use our chipset chat support: