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Windows 7: How do I use event viewer to speed up boot time


25 Apr 2013   #1

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How do I use event viewer to speed up boot time

I stumbled across this article Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times | TechRepublic and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to speed up boot time based on what the even viewer is tracking on start up. Looking in the even viewer, every boot its tracked has "error" next to it and I can't imagine that should be the case and the Event ID is 100. Any help is appreciated


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25 Apr 2013   #2
whs
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The article you linked is an excellent guideline. Did you follow it.

Else I can only suggest Soluto. http://www.soluto.com/boot-time

How bad is your boot time ??
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25 Apr 2013   #3

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I guess it's not terrible for a mechanical drive (750gb Scorpio black), soluto clocks it at 50 seconds or so but I feel like it should be quicker since I've only got like 80 some processes max and even less when it starts up. Does a no GUI boot really make a whole lot of difference? And the only thing with that guide is I don't know how to interpret the even viewer, and every boot is coming back with even id 100 though some are critical levels, error levels and warning levels
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25 Apr 2013   #4
whs
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I guess 50 seconds is not too bad for a spinner. Does Soluto show some processes that can be skipped.
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25 Apr 2013   #5

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Yeah I've knocked off all of the big ones that were killing it and the rest of them are more used and really insignificant, but yeah I'm not expecting SSD performance and I've been using this computer for 2 years so I guess it's normal. Do you think going to 8gbs 1600mhz ddr3 from 6gbs 1333 would make a difference? Probly not..
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25 Apr 2013   #6
whs
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Do you think going to 8gbs 1600mhz ddr3 from 6gbs 1333 would make a difference? Probly not..
For boot time that will not help and even for program processing that would be marginal. I would not invest the money and effort.

For faster boot the only thing that helps is a SSD. If you have a desktop, you really only need a 128GB model and those can be had for around $100 - a much better investment than different RAM.
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25 Apr 2013   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Do you think going to 8gbs 1600mhz ddr3 from 6gbs 1333 would make a difference? Probly not..
For boot time that will not help and even for program processing that would be marginal. I would not invest the money and effort.

For faster boot the only thing that helps is a SSD. If you have a desktop, you really only need a 128GB model and those can be had for around $100 - a much better investment than different RAM.
+1 for the SSD. RAM won't help boot time anyway.
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25 Apr 2013   #8

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Im stuck with a laptop for now, granted it was a $1300 XPS so it's not a cheap hunk. If It had a second drive bay, I'd pop in a small SSD and keep the HDD for storage but thats not an option.. Oh well. oh and I figured out that event viewer business and everything looks normal so Im guessing the only way to give it that new car smell would be a fresh install of windows and I dont feel like dealing with that hassle haha
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25 Apr 2013   #9
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zach1928 View Post
Im stuck with a laptop for now, granted it was a $1300 XPS so it's not a cheap hunk. If It had a second drive bay, I'd pop in a small SSD and keep the HDD for storage but thats not an option.. Oh well. oh and I figured out that event viewer business and everything looks normal so Im guessing the only way to give it that new car smell would be a fresh install of windows and I dont feel like dealing with that hassle haha
A clean install is sometimes useful and cleans the air. I know it's a lot of hassle - just think of it as fun.

The biggest SSD I have on my laptops is 90GB. We keep the user files on large USB sticks. But if you run games, that's not an option. Those games need a lot of space in the program files.

I even run whole operating systems (Windows 8, Linux Mint and Linux Zorin) from an external drive which is also a SSD. That works really well and since they are installed with VMware Player I can run them from any PC.

SSDs give you many options that were not really practical with spinners.
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25 Apr 2013   #10

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As of now I do play a good amount of games which is another reason why an SSD isn't viable without a second drive bay, but my plan is to put an SSD in this machine and breath new life into it when it starts to get really slow. On a side note, is there an appreciable difference between a Sata 2 HDD and a Sata 3 one? From what I've read on similar things (USB 2 vs USB 3, PCIE 2 v. PCIE 3), they can barely saturate the newest stuff and gain very minimal increases over the older version
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