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Windows 7: Reducing system check time at boot up

20 Jun 2012   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure why you are wasting time with this. You cut 20 seconds off your total boot time already. Of all the things for people to be concerned about, boot times are way WAY down on that list, unless there was a problem. If it took 2-3 minutes...there's an issue.

Go on enjoying your system and your new SSD, and don't waste time or effort on a non-issue.


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20 Jun 2012   #12
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

From pressing the start button to "Srarting Windows" appearing is 10 seconds, then another 24 seconds before being ready to use.
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20 Jun 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Again, I'm left to ask...why do you think 10 seconds is an issue?
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20 Jun 2012   #14
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Now you are getting me worried,thought I had explained that after pressing the start button it took 10 seconds before "Starting Windows"appears,then another 24 seconds before work can commence,making a total of 34 seconds from pressing the start button to the computer being ready to use.If it was booting up in 10 seconds I would be highly satisfied
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20 Jun 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Relax...take a deep breath. 34 seconds isn't bad for a system to boot from a cold power of state to a usable, settled desktop. I have never seen a laptop boot from that state to a usable desktop in 10 seconds, so I have to ask where you are getting this idea.

You still aren't answering the question...but you are getting worried for some reason. What part of the 10 seconds from power on to Windows splash screen do you think is the problem? 10 seconds is pretty normal, even very good. The larger delay is in your Windows boot time, but you don't seem concerned about that (which is fine, because 24 secons for that isn't too bad, either...not at all).

So once again, what is making you think this is a problem? If you want a total of a 10 second boot time, you need to get a tablet, not a Windows PC. Who's telling you that you should be seeing 10 second times?

EDIT: I'm not saying this to sound beligerent. I'm just not sure why you think there's an issue, considering your system has very normal boot times. We'd all be highly satisified with an overall 10 second boot time...but it just isn't a reality. So, maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not seeing anything that should make you think there's an issue.
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20 Jun 2012   #16
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

We do seem to be getting to cross purpose here and I fail to understand what is going on,maybe I am failing to explain correctly but will try once more.After the "Starting Windows" appears the computer is unable to be used until another 24 seconds has elapsed due to completing the boot up process,thus making a total time of 34 seconds to boot up.Pleased to hear that you think that is the norm.In closing this subject would also advise that the information I have received from another forum is that there is no possible way of reducing the system check which is activated during boot up.Thank you all for your attempts,though unsuccessful,to assist me.
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20 Jun 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You seem to be bouncing back and forth between the parts. The first part is called the POST, where the hardware is checked. Once you see the Starting Windows screen, the POST is complete and the software/operating system takes over. There's no way to reduce the 10 second POST time. There are things you may be able to do to reduce the 24 seconds it takes Windows to boot, but there probably isn't much to do, since it is already down to 24 seconds.

We haven't been unsuccessful, because there's nothing wrong and no problem to fix. I've asked several times why you think there is a problem or what you think needs to be fixed, without any response. We can't fix a problem that doesn't exist.

I can give it one more shot, though. Please be detailed and explain what you think the issue is, or what is making you think your computer isn't acting normally.
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20 Jun 2012   #18
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

A total startup time on a system with spinning hard drives is normally in the 50 second to 70 second range.
(This is to the desktop. Different people have different configurations and programs. Some of these will continue loading long after the desktop appears)

30 to 40 seconds with an SSD is pretty good time. I don't have any SSDs here yet. So I am still "struggling" with 45 to 60 second start times.

I have laptops here that complete the BIOS Boot process in 5 to 10 seconds. This is with all offending features that could slow it down (posted earlier) off. I find the time is manufacturer dependent. We have a newer (EFI Hybrid BIOS) Asus that completes its boot lightning fast (5 seconds) and an 'older' Gateway with a standard BIOS that takes 7 to 10 seconds.

You BIOS Boot time is within a normal range. You OS Startup time is enviable.
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20 Jun 2012   #19
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you Deacon Frost and TVeblen for your further offers of help but as you say my boot up times are within good parameters I think we should put this to bed and call it a day.Once again,thank you both for your assistance.
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20 Jun 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The 24 seconds you are seeing for loading the OS is not really out of the norm. It also depends on the SSD. Not all SSDs are the same. I run 7 systems with Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 SSDs and boot times vary between 15 and 35 seconds depending on the SSD model and the number of startup programs. And I think the system specs also make a difference. My desktop with an i7 and 8GB of RAM is a lot faster than my oldest laptop with a 1.8GHz duo core and 2GB of RAM.

This is the number for this system which has a Q6600 (2.4GHz quad) and 4GB of RAM booting from a OCZ Vertex2.


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