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Long Windows Startup Time

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#26
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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#27
BluRay drives made no difference.



All those registry entries have been triple checked and all the junk software removed from boot (namely, CyberLink). It has to look deeper than the obvious in order to yeild any results on this one. :(


The UEFI BIOS boot very fast and everything that should be detected is detected.

There's more likely to be flies on the moon than a virus on this computer (it did it before the LAN driver was installed).

All cables are brand new.



Code:
<Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">392634368</Data>
392 MB...
You'd think that would only be about 4 seconds...
Oh:
Code:
<Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">19004</Data>
19 seconds total. According to my computer, that's actually pretty quick.


Has anyone else ran Windows via the EFI: Windows Boot Manager? That's what is very unique to this system and maybe what is causing the delay.
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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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.
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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#33
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.
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.


Have you threatened it with a hammer?
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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