AW17 sluggish boot up


New Member
Dec 30, 2014
I recently had to replace my HDD which would get past windows logo, but never to log-in screen, except in safe mode. Dell sent me a new HDD, installed it, but ever since has been sluggish and takes a while to move from startup to log-in screen, and the same from there to complete with log-in and windows desktop.
Also seems like I. Have "lost" the SSD, which doesn't get picked or seem to be available.
I upgraded Ram from 2x 4gig, now have 2x 8gig, which solved my in-program sluggish-ness, but the start up feels a little like windows 98 right about now!
Any assistance will be appreciated.

17xR4 owner