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Windows 7: Asus zenbook ux32v long boot times, and when coming out of sleep etc.

25 May 2013   #11
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

IMO since it takes a lot of time for the BIOS logo to show up, the BIOS is having problem with your devices. Maybe your SSD is not configured for Intel SRT. You can follow this link and check if your SSD is being used properly: How to Set Up Intel Smart Response SSD Caching Technology | PCWorld


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25 May 2013   #12
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm... After doing a little research, it seems that your Asus does not use Intel SRT for SSD caching. Instead, it uses "ExpressCache" developed by Condusiv Technologies in which some OEM manufacturer uses as an alternative. I don't have any background with ExpressCache but you can follow this article blog to check if your Asus is seeing the SSD fine: Spoke Software LLC: Asus UX32VD: how to configure the SSD cache after a fresh operating system installation

Hope this resolves your issue.
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08 Jul 2013   #13
zanakinsky

France
 
 
Same Issue

Hi, I face exactly the same issue with my UX32VD :
- 5 minutes to boot
- Standby Errors

Is it a UEFI issue? I remember the bios did show a long UEFI boot path before.

Did someone solved the issue?

Thx!
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08 Jul 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Please follow the steps I gave for Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums including how to upload it to a file server like Skydrive, then link to it for the tutorial's author to read in the Comments section. Let us know here also that it is linked so others finding this thread can see how it resolves.
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10 Jul 2013   #15
zanakinsky

France
 
 

Thanks Greg!

I made a Boot Trace (fantastic tool) and I see clearly a boot freeze after the call of:

ntoskrnl.exe
ACPI.sys
pci.sys
excsd.sys
iaStorA.sys --> the last in the list before the freeze
... after 240s, the "real start" begins with the call of the "ndis.sys" resource.

So iaStorA.sys is waiting something during 4 minutes, then quit and the boot starts.



How to deal with this kind of issue?

Thx!
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10 Jul 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Try turning off iastor.sys as shown in Random BSOD, iastor.sys related - error code d1

Quote:
Turn off RAID in BIOS. Get rid of intel rapid storage.
  1. Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
  2. It will open the "computer management" window.
  3. Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
  4. Expand "Disc Drives" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
  5. Select one item under it, right click, uninstall.
  6. Continue the process for all items under "Disc Drives"
  7. Now restart the computer. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate system driver, msahci.sys.
Let us know the results.
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11 Jul 2013   #17
zanakinsky

France
 
 

Ok Greg,

I made the uninstall procedure for the Disc Drive (+restart) and also for the Intel controlers (+restart).
It's still the same: long boot and no hibernate or stanby possibility.
The drivers look okay and the issue seems to be related to the bios, but where?

I also face a strange start behavior: no more Windows logo at startup (now the Asus one). If I remember well, the BIOS UEFI start was configured with a complicated path. Is it possible to re-configure this bios boot entry?

Thx
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11 Jul 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

If this is the still the Asus preinstalled Win7 then that is a grossly inferior install which smothers Win7 with bloatware and poorly-written duplicate utilities that conflict with better versions in Win7.

You'll be much better off doing what all tech enthusiasts do which is to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Make your Recovery Media first so you can delete all partitions during the install.

Until then you can regain some performance and reduce these kinds of conflicts by Cleaning Up Factory Bloatware. Just turning off all the freeloaders in msconfig as shown should relieve the situation greatly, but it's still the worst possible install of Win7 one can have.
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