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Windows 7: Long boot time between BIOS screen and Windows

14 Feb 2015   #21
gregrocker

 

Malwarebytes looks like a real problem. Do you have Real Time protection enabled which you need because you get infected otherwise using only MSE, or more aggressive free solution which is also lightweight Panda Cloud?

Either way I would uninstall it to see how much it helps, install it later and possibly only install the free scanner.

Keep in mind that if you turn off any Startups using Soluto that it will replace them when you uninstall the Program, so I'd look at other ways to also turn them off first like msconfig>Startup and >Services. The ones it offers to delay may be accessible to do that in Services.msc. Once you have manually turned them off or delayed then you can when ready uninstall Soluto as I do because (wait for it) it actually can delay Startup! This is not a reason not to use its Startup detection tools though as I do sometimes because nothing other than the Trace gets deeper, and the Trace seems to be only readable by its author Cluberti who may be unavailable.


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14 Feb 2015   #22
Legolas13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi Greg !

yes, I have real time protection enabled on Malwarebytes, if that's what youa re asking, both for malware and for malicious website protection.

Is Panda Cloud similar to Malwarebytes ?

LE: Uninstalled Malwarebytes. While this did speed up the Windows login, the boot screen issue has not changed at all. it still took almost a minute to pass it during boot.

LE2: Counted the times.
- Time from fans starting to motherboard splash screen: 15 seconds
- Motherboard splash screen: 1 min 29 seconds
- time between motherboard splashs creen and "Starting Windows" boot screen: 2 seconds
- "Starting Windows" boot screen: 16 seconds
- "Starting Windows" to log-in screen: 2 seconds

So the big problem here is the motherboard splash screen, which, even disabled from BIOS, still takes the same amount of time to pass. Soluto isn't helping with this, apparently. Unless I'm missing something.
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14 Feb 2015   #23
gregrocker

 

Try resetting BIOS to optimal defaults after checking SATA controller setting. What is the Fast Boot setting? Try another.

Next try running a few Startup Repairs.

But first please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Do you remember what changes your made using Tune Up Utilities? These are easily forgotten and later lead to problems which need reversing by changing the setting back or doing a System Restore if there is still a System Restore point. It might still be worth rolling back as far as you can with System Restore. Do you have any System Image backups?
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15 Feb 2015   #24
Legolas13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi and/or good morning.

Here is disk management. Will check BIOS now.


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15 Feb 2015   #25
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legolas13 View Post
- Time from fans starting to motherboard splash screen: 15 seconds
- Motherboard splash screen: 1 min 29 seconds
- time between motherboard splashs creen and "Starting Windows" boot screen: 2 seconds
- "Starting Windows" boot screen: 16 seconds
- "Starting Windows" to log-in screen: 2 seconds

So the big problem here is the motherboard splash screen, which, even disabled from BIOS, still takes the same amount of time to pass. Soluto isn't helping with this, apparently. Unless I'm missing something.
Does not appear to me to be a Windows issue at all. Maybe you accidentally set BIOS to test your memory. Turn-off the "Splash screen" option in BIOS and look for an option to shorten POSTs.
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15 Feb 2015   #26
Legolas13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Uninstalled TuneUp yesterday, installed Soluto. Uninstalled Malwarebytes last night as SOluto said it took too long to load. Restarted today and set BIOS to Optimized Defaults. Nothing changed the splash screen. Couldn't find a quick boot option.

However, Windows started, took 2:18 minutes again, the required apps this time took 1:29 min to load, instead of last nights 1:18 and instead of 38 required apps this time there are 42 required apps to load, SOluto included.

Oh, and to top it all off, my icons are changed to the other screen again.

LE: Got a beta bios from Gigabyte. I ahd the newest stable one and since I was out of choices, I got the BETA version of the new one and it seems to have fixed the problem. Splash screen now takes 5-6 seconds to pass.

Now, for the icons problem, should I open a new thread ?


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15 Feb 2015   #27
gregrocker

 

Have you tried with all Startups turned off in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services (after Hiding all MS Services)?

What is the boot time then?

If better then I would let everything else except your AV be started manually, and if the AV delays it any more than a few seconds I would change it.
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15 Feb 2015   #28
Legolas13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi Greg !

Yes, I tried that yesterday and didn't work. The beta bios update seems to have done the job, like I edited in my previous post. Boot now takes about 58 seconds, including starting up programs on logon.

The only problem remaining is the icons changing between screens, an issue which still occurs since I uninstalled TuneUp a few days ago.
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15 Feb 2015   #29
gregrocker

 

Do you have a System Restore point before Tune Up utiltiies was installed?

Do you remember the setting you changed in Tune Up Utilties to make the icons different? If so then you may need to reinstall it to change that setting, then uninstall it again.
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15 Feb 2015   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Legolas13 you have been receiving a lot of great help.
Yes I'm still watching. I just wanted to leave a reminder.

When you removed the Tuneup programs it did not put the setting it changed back to default. Meaning they are the same way the Tuneup program left them. The hard part is knowing what was changed so you can manually put them back the way they should be.

Back to watching.
Thanks Greg for the great help.
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