Hi Folks - need some advice here. I recently bought a new homebuilt system given my Dell box going south on me.
Here's the issue:
The boot time on the Dell box (XPS 430 Core 2 Quad - 8GB Ram - Radeon 4000x series) was virtually instantaneous from the time I hit enter on the password screen till I see the desktop.
However, the new box...
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Cache/Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard/VisionTek 900339 Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0/Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 1TB 7200 rpm 64 mb cache/16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 PNY SDRAM at 1067MHz/1333MHz
...takes almost 33 seconds
from the time I hit enter on the password till I see the desktop!
Now here's what really doesn't compute. There is less data in the new install, and the page file is on another hdd, in additon to the 8 core processor with 16 GB of faster ram & an 80% free 1TB HDD.
I've been trying to all sorts of different approaches to try to resolve the 33 second problem:
1. Event viewer per this TechRepublic video: TR Dojo: Diagnose slow Windows 7 boot with Event Viewer | TechRepublic
(no processes or programs indicated)
2. Clean booting per this page: How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista or Windows 7
3. Bios default settings (not many changes anyways)
4. Manually checking ALL entries in the Device Manager for driver
5. Checking all manuf websites for new drivers
or windows updates
7. Avast full scans and MalwareBytes full scans (always clean) x 5
8. Blowing out old restore points
9. CCcleaner Registry scrubs
10. sfc/verifyonly - no problems found
But nothing seems to work. Given that a clean boot didn't resolve the issue, I have a feeling it might be a hardware timeout, but I have no idea if that's right, or how to trace it (the stuff I google is way above my head).
Anyone have any ideas?