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Windows 7: Startup and shutdown taking a long time!

24 Dec 2014   #1
Nos2001

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Startup and shutdown taking a long time!

Hi there!

I hope that someone can offer me some help!

I have just built my new PC:

Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.3Ghz
Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5 Motherboard
Gigabyte GTX970 GFX Card
Corsair Vengeance 16Gb RAM @ 2100Mhz
Corsair CS650M PSU
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My issue is that it takes longer to boot up and shutdown than my old PC:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Motherboard
XFX HD6850 GFX Card
Geil Black Dragon 8Gb RAM @ 1600Mhz
Corsair CS500 PSU
OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120Gb
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My old PC would not even finish the swirling flag at startup, and now it not only finishes forming the flag but also hangs around for a while afterwards.

I have checked Event Viewer and there are no errors or warnings on startup. I have also run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, which found no errors.

Having read many forums on the X99 chipset, people have said that there are still some issue with performance, which need to be ironed out, but having said that, a friend of mine also built exactly the same PC, bar the SSD (Kingston Hyper X), and his boots up virtually without even showing the swirling flag. So... I'm stumped and am hoping someone here can help me out a little?

As an additional comment, it seems to take a lot longer to shutdown than my old PC too.

As you can possibly imagine, having spent a sizable figure on this new PC, compared to my old one, I am a little bothered!

If anyone can help me out, I would be most grateful

Thanks and regards,

Nos.


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24 Dec 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nos2001 View Post
Hi there!

I hope that someone can offer me some help!

I have just built my new PC:

Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.3Ghz
Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5 Motherboard
Gigabyte GTX970 GFX Card
Corsair Vengeance 16Gb RAM @ 2100Mhz
Corsair CS650M PSU
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My issue is that it takes longer to boot up and shutdown than my old PC:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Motherboard
XFX HD6850 GFX Card
Geil Black Dragon 8Gb RAM @ 1600Mhz
Corsair CS500 PSU
OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120Gb
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My old PC would not even finish the swirling flag at startup, and now it not only finishes forming the flag but also hangs around for a while afterwards.

I have checked Event Viewer and there are no errors or warnings on startup. I have also run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, which found no errors.

Having read many forums on the X99 chipset, people have said that there are still some issue with performance, which need to be ironed out, but having said that, a friend of mine also built exactly the same PC, bar the SSD (Kingston Hyper X), and his boots up virtually without even showing the swirling flag. So... I'm stumped and am hoping someone here can help me out a little?

As an additional comment, it seems to take a lot longer to shutdown than my old PC too.

As you can possibly imagine, having spent a sizable figure on this new PC, compared to my old one, I am a little bothered!

If anyone can help me out, I would be most grateful

Thanks and regards,

Nos.
How do you measure the term "long"? It's subjective and there can be a vast difference between what you may think and someone else thinks. With that being said, what is the time frame for your system to boot and shutdown?

There was a post recently in this forum that it took someone 15 minutes to boot their system, that certainly qualifies as a long time in my book.
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24 Dec 2014   #3
Nos2001

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, as I think I mentioned in my post, my old PC didn't finish creating the flag/window. In fact it only got about half way through before changing to the Logon/welcome screen. The new PC finishes creating the flag/window. As for how many seconds... Hmm, as a guess I would say the old PC took 8-10 seconds to get to the welcome screen, whereas the new PC takes 15+ seconds.

Now I know to some people that is a very small thing to be concerned about, but after spending a lot of money on this new rig, with the idea that Intel is quicker than AMD, I am disappointed that it takes longer to boot up.

As for shutdown times, my old PC would literally be immediate shutdown, whereas the new PC seems to drag its feet and takes a good 3 seconds to drop from desktop to shutdown screen.

Again, let me re-iterate, I know in the grand scheme of things this is hardly something to be concerned with, but, after being convinced by many people that Intel is better/quicker than AMD, I am amazed to find in this case, it is not...

Furthermore, all of the chipset, BIOS and hardware drivers are up-to-date. And no errors or warnings in Event Viewer.

Many thanks for your quick response and I hope that the above answers your questions.

Nos.
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24 Dec 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nos2001 View Post
Well, as I think I mentioned in my post, my old PC didn't finish creating the flag/window. In fact it only got about half way through before changing to the Logon/welcome screen. The new PC finishes creating the flag/window. As for how many seconds... Hmm, as a guess I would say the old PC took 8-10 seconds to get to the welcome screen, whereas the new PC takes 15+ seconds.

Now I know to some people that is a very small thing to be concerned about, but after spending a lot of money on this new rig, with the idea that Intel is quicker than AMD, I am disappointed that it takes longer to boot up.

As for shutdown times, my old PC would literally be immediate shutdown, whereas the new PC seems to drag its feet and takes a good 3 seconds to drop from desktop to shutdown screen.

Again, let me re-iterate, I know in the grand scheme of things this is hardly something to be concerned with, but, after being convinced by many people that Intel is better/quicker than AMD, I am amazed to find in this case, it is not...

Furthermore, all of the chipset, BIOS and hardware drivers are up-to-date. And no errors or warnings in Event Viewer.

Many thanks for your quick response and I hope that the above answers your questions.

Nos.
Your times are very quick! The comparison of one system to another is never going to be an accurate measurement because there are going to be differences between the machines, no matter how subtle.

Just for the heck of it, run "msconfig" and disable all "Startup" items except for those from Microsoft. Does that improve the time factor? Whether or not there is a change, startup and shutdown have no effect on the performance as you probably already know.

HTH
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24 Dec 2014   #5
Andatall

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nos2001 View Post
Your times are very quick! The comparison of one system to another is never going to be an accurate measurement because there are going to be differences between the machines, no matter how subtle.


HTH
Exactly what Sir George said! You just can't ever compare two systems and expect precise results.



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24 Dec 2014   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Driver Issue?

It may be a driver issue.

I had an annoying issue caused by 3rd party SATA Controller driver.
It only started after I installed a new HDD a couple of weeks ago.

Two symptoms I had were slow BIOS load (the OS would load normally though) and slow Windows shutdown.
Both were taking ~20 seconds.

I couldn't find any error messages that seemed related (in the Event Viewer).
I didn't search every log, as there are too many of them.

You may need to completely uninstall your drivers and then reinstall them one-at-a-time to see if they are responsible.
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24 Dec 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

One can hunt and peck for a 5 sec. improvement forever. Their are just to many things or a combinations of things that can effect a computer.
After doing the msconfig/Startup I would suggest just adjusting yourself and live with it.
Boot times is not the most important thing to conceder.
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25 Dec 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

Compare the install you did with the perfect Reinstall compiled in link below picture, especially how drivers and freeloading programs starting with Windows are handled.
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