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Windows 7: Boot Trace (from slow boot)

10 May 2012   #11
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

The PC doesn't recognise the command starting with boot_LATENCY.. is that what you meant (to enter the string into cmd (admin) as you posted?

M.


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10 May 2012   #12
cluberti

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

If even BASE doesn't work, then either we have a registry permissions problem, or a buffer size issue. Let me test some things and post back.
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10 May 2012   #13
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Just to clarify - if I run the string:

xbootmgr -trace Boot -traceFlags BASE -resultPath C:\Boot_Trace

I get the same error message as before at the end.

If I try to run the string as posted by Kaktussoft then I immediately get a message saying

boot_LATENCY+DISPATCHER+DISK_IO_INIT+NETWORKTRACE+MEMINFO+POWER+PERF_COUNTER+PRIORITY +REGISTRY+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT_1_km_premerge.etl is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

Is the syntax OK there? There is no indication of a folder to save results, for instance, but I am not too familiar with the syntax rules of these scripts...

M.
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20 May 2012   #14
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Thanks gregrocker!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
...I wish I could interpret the trace for you but it is beyond my abilities.
Thanks gregrocker, you just saved me a lot of time and frustration. Installed the the Performance Toolkit with no problems, gathered a boot and standby_resume trace, each a mile long. Trying to make sense of them makes my head spin. So I came here, the best forum I've found, hoping to upload them for interpretation.

Now, learning that interpreting the traces is beyond your abilities, well, I guess I'll just have to live with the slow boot and resume from sleep times. At least they don't make my head spin.
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21 May 2012   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Not necessary, Frenchy. We have the author of the trace and one of the foremost experts on this subject in the world here to help you. Just upload your zipped file to Skydrive or similar server and post back the link for Cluberti.
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22 May 2012   #16
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

gregrocker

Thanks for the reply and the encouragement to have Cluberti check out my boot and standby traces. Unfortunately, right after I posted here yesterday, resigned to living with slow boot and wake up times, I deleted the trace files and uninstalled the Windows Performance Tool Kit.

Anyway, I've got nothing better to do today so I'm going to do a nice new clean Win7 install. If it turns out that I still have these issues after a clean install, then I'll gather the traces again and see what Cluberti can advise. You're right, having Cluberti here is a real blessing!

Thanks, gregrocker!
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22 May 2012   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow these same steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect reinstall - same for retail.
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24 May 2012   #18
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Well, oddly enough, my problem just resolved itself, after months. I was away for a month so the PC in question was not used during that time.

Then, although this may be coincidental, I unplugged a USB device whilst the PC was coming back from hibernation. This caused a BSOD and ever since the PC boots as rapidly as it ever did. I have a reboot timer script, which gives the time taken to get from Desktop back to Desktop when rebooting. Mine is now about 50 seconds, which seems pretty good to me.

I have made an image file of the working C and system drives, but I wish I could explain why the PC suddenly 'came good'.. Such is the world of IT, as we all know: Fine one minute, problems the next. At least it can work the other way round from time to time!

Martin
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24 May 2012   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Glad to hear it, Martin.

You can upload the BSOD file to our Crashes forum to ask what caused it. This will provide an important clue.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums
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24 May 2012   #20
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK, done! Thanks for the advice over the past several weeks.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1936732

Martin
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