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Long Windows Startup Time

Discussion in 'General Software' started by FordGT90Concept, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Windows 8 isn't officially out yet and Windows 7 is already purchased.

    I think you're right though...this might be beyond my ability to fix. I'll suggest to the owner that he should consider an SSD for caching/page file if hard drive performance isn't acceptable.
     
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    check bios and see if there is a effect to turn off splash screens.. I know that with my Z68 there was 5 different "splash screens" that popped up before windows.. Once i took that off, I believe it did help boot time since the controllers were starting up faster..
     
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    There's only one splash screen and it only shows for about 1 second. The delay I'm trying to reduce is when the actual Windows logo is showing.
     
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    I know that. But, once it was disabled on my V-pro, the time it took was a little faster. that's why I asked..
     
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    How long is it actually taking to boot? If it's under a minute then I wouldn't even worry about it. If the owner cares, then teach him how to use hybrid sleep, and that sucker will come out of S4 before the monitor has a chance to warm up.

    There is really no reason that he would need a shutdown for anything other than updates.
     
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    Have you threatened it with a hammer?
     
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    I got concerned when it was taking 80-100 seconds. I think the last several times I checked, it was between 53-55 seconds which is acceptable. Even so, I'm curious why the OtherKernelInit is abnormally high.

    I disable sleep and hybernate. They're hard on the PSU and I've seen so many motherboards fail to recover from it. I recommend, to everyone, to shut down daily purging the RAM and extending component lifespan.


    It has a $200 case, it knows I wouldn't follow through. :roll:


    I didn't try turning Aero off...I should have. It's already upstairs ready to go to the client so I can't try now.

    Logon isn't a problem. According to the logs, it is taking less than 200ms (insanely fast).

    I didn't think of Delayed Start but, I don't know what I'd do that too. There's so little running on it. If memory serves, there was only 1 second difference between starting everything and only starting critical services. It's something lower than software. At the same time, driver loading said it only took about 650ms. I really need to know what that OtherKernelInitDuration includes. :(
     
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    One other thing that sloooows down a machine is the stupid Search Index on the drives. Turning that nasty thing off really helps with overall drive speed.
     
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