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Windows 7: Long Boot Time after shutdown

30 Jan 2011   #1
airahcaz

 
Long Boot Time after shutdown

Hi All,

I am experiencing 10 -15 minute boot times on Windows 7 only in the morning after a shutdown, throughout the day, I can shutdown and restart and my system is up in a matter of a few short minutes.

I hope the attached is something that can help...




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30 Jan 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It would be other listings in the Performance log around the time of Critical shutdown warning that will clue you to what is hanging the shutdown.

Run through these steps: Troubleshooting tips for Win7

If it still doesn't resolve then use the tool which the pro's use to trace these types of hangs: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN
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30 Jan 2011   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Do you have a lot of programs set to do some kind of action in the night that starts the next time you turn on your computer? Could be a full scan virus protection that is set to every day, could be windows update, could be updating numerous programs all at once, including scanning and such. Could be your display settings are set too high and you could try bringing them down. Could be a virus. Could be too many programs that start up when windows starts. You only have 2 GB of RAM, Perhaps try upgrading and gain another Gb that matches your others. If you filled out even more of your system specs, we might be able to suggest more based off of what you have.
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30 Jan 2011   #4
airahcaz

 

I have AVG with manual settings, and did full virus scan (thought automatic updates to MSE was the problem, and so replaced with AVG)

Also did full checkdisk

Disabled almost all Startup services, also set many to Delayed, including windows update (set to ask me to download / install)

It only happens in the morning after a (usually quick) shutdown at night, and only some mornings, so this implies that there is something that is scheduled correct? or could it be something else?

@gregrocker, btw, did you mean using the Performance Monitor? or specifically a Perf Log?
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30 Jan 2011   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Oh, I wouldn't change startup services, In fact that may be why your computer is slowing down. I said startup programs, found in your startup folder or through msconfig. Many people like AVG, but in my experience it is a lot more heavy than mse (and in some people's opinion, but just opinion, not as good). I would guess it was some scheduled program, because likely microsoft's scheduled taskes don't take that long. Uninstall programs you don't need (only if you know what they are so you don't remove needed programs), and see if that helps any. In run, type msconfig, and under the general tab select selective startup (or diagnostic startup). Click okay and restart, see if this makes any difference and post back. It is a temporary diagnostic
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30 Jan 2011   #6
airahcaz

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Oh, I wouldn't change startup services, In fact that may be why your computer is slowing down. I said startup programs, found in your startup folder or through msconfig. Many people like AVG, but in my experience it is a lot more heavy than mse (and in some people's opinion, but just opinion, not as good). I would guess it was some scheduled program, because likely microsoft's scheduled taskes don't take that long. Uninstall programs you don't need (only if you know what they are so you don't remove needed programs), and see if that helps any. In run, type msconfig, and under the general tab select selective startup (or diagnostic startup). Click okay and restart, see if this makes any difference and post back. It is a temporary diagnostic
I can't tell if the AVG was the culprit for this 14 minute boot (is there a way?) ...but it was set to update and scan daily, and so I've turned that off for now.
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30 Jan 2011   #7
airahcaz

 

Also, if it is slow right before displaying the windows logo and the black background, and during, what could be running as early as that stage?
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30 Jan 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airahcaz View Post
I have AVG with manual settings, and did full virus scan (thought automatic updates to MSE was the problem, and so replaced with AVG)

Also did full checkdisk

Disabled almost all Startup services, also set many to Delayed, including windows update (set to ask me to download / install)

It only happens in the morning after a (usually quick) shutdown at night, and only some mornings, so this implies that there is something that is scheduled correct? or could it be something else?

@gregrocker, btw, did you mean using the Performance Monitor? or specifically a Perf Log?
AVG isn't recommended by anyone here. If MSE is problematic, I'd try Avast 5. Schedule a boot time scan after updating, then restart to get the deepest possible scan.

The performance log location is given in the troubleshooting link.

Disabling startup items should be done in msconfig, not Services.msc. I would not set Automatic services to Delayed start. Avast can be set to delayed start in its own Control Panel.
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30 Jan 2011   #9
airahcaz

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airahcaz View Post
I have AVG with manual settings, and did full virus scan (thought automatic updates to MSE was the problem, and so replaced with AVG)

Also did full checkdisk

Disabled almost all Startup services, also set many to Delayed, including windows update (set to ask me to download / install)

It only happens in the morning after a (usually quick) shutdown at night, and only some mornings, so this implies that there is something that is scheduled correct? or could it be something else?

@gregrocker, btw, did you mean using the Performance Monitor? or specifically a Perf Log?
AVG isn't recommended by anyone here. If MSE is problematic, I'd try Avast 5. Schedule a boot time scan after updating, then restart to get the deepest possible scan.

The performance log location is given in the troubleshooting link.

Disabling startup items should be done in msconfig, not Services.msc. I would not set Automatic services to Delayed start. Avast can be set to delayed start in its own Control Panel.
curious, why not in Services.msc? Also, what is wrong with Delayed Start per se?
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30 Jan 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Because the user interface which works with least problems for turning off startup programs is msconfig>Startup. Services.msc is almost exclusively the province of System, and is already edited to the bone with Win7.

Startup Programs - Change

You may solve your problem by removing AVG and replacing it with Avast 5. If not, run Avast's boot scan for deepest scan.
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