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Windows 7: Slow SSD Boot with long OtherKernelInitDuration delay

26 Oct 2011   #81
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Fantastic!!!


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26 Oct 2011   #82
gregrocker

 

Glad it helped. Here is the thread where this was strange issue was hashed out just a week ago:
Frozen BIOS Boot screen

As you can see there is no definitive answer yet about what exactly happens here, just theories. Anyone know for sure?
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26 Oct 2011   #83
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Glad it finally worked out. It took a while, but was well worth it. I have never known of this happening before. I was aware that there are occasionally permission issues, but not this. Congratulations on getting the system the way you like it.
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26 Oct 2011   #84
Raillex

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I cannot believe this. Rebooted four times in a row just to see if it took, and all was well. Decided to both image my drive and create a backup throught the built-in windows utility, and the next boot was back up to 38 seconds. I'm going to start this three hour process over again, and then figure out how to disable this "feature" once and for all.

Edit: I'm wondering whether checking the box on the Microsoft imaging utility to include the MBR in the image is inserting boot code on the storage drive. Until this is cleared up, I think I'm going to go with a third party disk imaging product.

Final Edit: Finished copying all my data back to the 2TB WD drive, and my boots are back to the 17 second range. IMHO, the culprit was Microsoft's backup/imaging utility all along.
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28 Oct 2011   #85
gregrocker

 

This seems to be the next-in-line preferred imaging freeware: Macrium - Image your system

Be aware that if you have WD or Seagate HD's you can use their free premium Acronis imaging/cloning app from your HD model's Support Downloads webpage. WD Acronis free cloning app
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28 Oct 2011   #86
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raillex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just a though, use IDE instead of ACHI and no RAID.
Are there any drawbacks to changing from ACHI to IDE after the OS is installed? I just want to make sure I can safely return to ACHI mode once I've made the change.
I have went back and forth a few times and had no problems.
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28 Oct 2011   #87
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Here is the tutorial to change from IDE to AHCI Mode.
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28 Oct 2011   #88
Raillex

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This seems to be the next-in-line preferred imaging freeware: Macrium - Image your system

Be aware that if you have WD or Seagate HD's you can use their free premium Acronis imaging/cloning app from your HD model's Support Downloads webpage. WD Acronis free cloning app
I use the free Acronis software on my other Windows 7 machine and have never experienced the slow boot issues that plagued my new system. I think I'm going to install the same software on the new rig and see what happens.

Update: I imaged my boot drive with the free Acronis WD software and placed the image on my WD storage drive. The machine still boots in the 17 second range.
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31 Oct 2011   #89
nyto

Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit
 
 

I think I have a problem related to this. I'm running a boot drive SSD and a 1TB WD caviar black. Is the the only way to fix it is to move the data off the HDD and wipe it? I didn't have a problem until the other day when I decided to defrag the HDD. Once I defragged it I get about a 30 sec delay at the starting windows screen before log in. My system works fine if I take the HDD out my system.
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31 Oct 2011   #90
Raillex

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nyto View Post
I think I have a problem related to this. I'm running a boot drive SSD and a 1TB WD caviar black. Is the the only way to fix it is to move the data off the HDD and wipe it? I didn't have a problem until the other day when I decided to defrag the HDD. Once I defragged it I get about a 30 sec delay at the starting windows screen before log in. My system works fine if I take the HDD out my system.
I would check your Diagnostics Performance log in Event Viewer and see if either OtherKernelInitDuration or SessionInitOtherDuration are in the 20 second range. If they are, and if you imaged your SSD boot drive with the built in Windows Backup and Restore utility and put the image on the WD 1TB drive, I'd bet you do have the same problem.

Not sure whether gregrocker's Diskpart clean command solution is the only one, but it worked well for me. I'll admit that moving 160GB of data off of and then back onto my WD storage drive was about as fun as watching paint dry, but it was a small price to pay to get my boot times back to the 17-18 second range.
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