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Windows 7: Win7 Pro Boot Time dropped (5sec to 40sec)

23 Jun 2012   #1

Win7 Pro 64 SP1 (& Win7 Home Pr 64 SP1)
 
 
Win7 Pro Boot Time dropped (5sec to 40sec)

Hi All,

Now I'm just talking 'Windows'. So from when Windows splash screen 'very first' appears until I see desktop. Fresh install of Win 7 Pro 64 bit with updates, etc on my new system (inc SSD) meant that the dots only barely got formed to Win Logo then I'd get desktop. Great!! But then without actually having done much since it is now out to 40 sec. I know this is still considered OK but different to 5 sec right.

Any thoughts? If I find the answer I will repost - I may try new fresh install again & check after each step/update/install. At 5 seconds I would have never used Sleep mode again.

Cheers,
Flano..

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23 Jun 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

flano,

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD, as an attachment, the startup.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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24 Jun 2012   #3

Win7 Pro 64 SP1 (& Win7 Home Pr 64 SP1)
 
 

Hi Karlsnooks,

3 files attached thanks.
install.txt
scheduled tasks.txt
startup.txt

Flano..


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24 Jun 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | type MSCONFIG | ENTER | STARTUP tab
uncheck ALL except for:
Code:
MSC    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
REBOOT!

don't worry. You've not deleted anything, but simply told win 7 not to run those others at startup time. They'll still be run when needed.

========================================================

Please carry out following:
Script:
# ************************************************************
# list of installed software based upon software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall
# Places InstalledPgms.TXT on your DESKTOP
#
# Start copying with very next line; Copy thru 2nd EXIT; Paste into PowerShell using right-click
$array = @()
$computername $env:computername
$UninstallKey
="SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall" 
$reg=[microsoft.win32.registrykey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachine',$computername
$regkey=$reg.OpenSubKey($UninstallKey
#Retrieve an array of string that contain all the subkey names
$subkeys=$regkey.GetSubKeyNames() 
foreach(
$key in $subkeys){
   
$thisKey=$UninstallKey+"\\"+$key 
   $thisSubKey
=$reg.OpenSubKey($thisKey
   
$obj = New-Object PSObject
   $obj 
Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DisplayName" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("DisplayName"))
   
$obj Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DisplayVersion" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("DisplayVersion"))
#  $obj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Version" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("Version"))
#  $obj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "InstallDate" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("InstallDate"))
   
$obj Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Publisher" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("Publisher"))
#  $obj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "InstallLocation" -Value $($thisSubKey.GetValue("InstallLocation"))
   
$array += $obj
   

$array Where-Object $_.DisplayName } | 
select DisplayNameDisplayVersionPublisher 
ft -auto -wrap  $env:userprofile\desktop\installedpgms.txt

EXIT
EXIT

# ************************************************************
# list of installed software based upon software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall
# Places InstalledPgms.TXT on your DESKTOP
# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 *****************************************************
# RUN PowerShell as administrator
# START ORB | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 *****************************************************
# COPY, using CTRL+C, every line down thru both EXIT statements 
# PASTE into Powershell == Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#  (Ctrl+V does not work)
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#  Get-WinEvent: The system can not find the path specified
# you need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#   Run PowerShell
#   enter $host.version
#   you should see at least:
# Major  Minor  Build  Revision
# -----  -----  -----  --------
# 2      0      -1     -1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#   Run PowerShell
#   enter Set-ExecutionPolicy -executionpolicy remotesigned
#
# ************************************************************ 
upload the installpgms.txt file that shows up on your desktop.
thanks,
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24 Jun 2012   #5

Win7 Pro 64 SP1 (& Win7 Home Pr 64 SP1)
 
 



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24 Jun 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You do realize that those two install lists don't agree.
I hope that you are now satisfied with the performance of your system. May you enjoy your system.
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24 Jun 2012   #7

Win7 Pro 64 SP1 (& Win7 Home Pr 64 SP1)
 
 

??? They were done 5 minutes apart - what do you mean different? 1 was from CCleaner & 1 from Powershell - should they have been identical? Disabling those startup items made no difference.
Cheers,
Flano..

EDIT: See below screen shot off both run again (on same PC)
Win7 Pro Boot Time dropped (5sec to 40sec)-untitled.png

EDIT: OK - just did fresh install & it was still slow until......... I disconnected the 3TB WD HDD. This drive is 'spare' only used for incremental System Images during install. But as soon as I disconnect it & boot 'windows' loads in 4-5 seconds (from when Windows splash screen 'very first' appears until I see desktop).

So is this normal? Or is it to do with advformat (which I know nothing about yet)? I read the advformat page from WD but presumed as I have Windows 7 I did not need to prep anything. Or could it be some other HDD related setting, etc?

The only thing I can think of is SSD (with OS) is on 6Gb/s SATA port but 3TB HDD is on 3Gb/s port. But all Windows is on SSD..

All help as always greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
Flano..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2012   #8

Win7 Pro 64 SP1 (& Win7 Home Pr 64 SP1)
 
 

OK - found the issue I think. So for those who look at this post later my new machine was a Dell XPS 8500 with SRT off the M-SATA. Once I disabled the Accelerattion in Intel Rapid Storage Technology then the boot time reverted back to 4-5 seconds. Surprisingly when I enabled it again the boot time was still OK. So seems something went odd/wrong with the SRT & turning off/on refreshed things & all is OK at present with everything on for Startup, etc as normal.
Cheers,
Flano..

EDIT: So all was good until last week when BAM it jumped back to 40+ seconds boot time again. Well this time resetting SRT in RST did not fix it. But if I disconnect the HDD it was fine again. After a bit of stuffing around & decided to reformat the HDD & then it was all OK again at 5 sec boot time. Not sure for how long for but I know how to fix it now. I wish I could just afford extra big SSD.
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