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Windows 7: Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.

16 Apr 2015   #1
pjaj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.

I've noticed that the system has got slow to boot over time. It now takes 2 minutes 11 seconds (give or take).
Today I downloaded Process Monitor from Windows Sysinternals as recommended here
Use Process Monitor To Optimize The Windows Boot Process - gHacks Tech News
The resultant filtered log reveals that, of the 4383 .sys files that load, 6 of them take 1 minute 43 seconds between them.
The following file is an extract of the log (sorted by load time) showing the worse offenders.
Logfile.pdf
I regularly run CCleaner and similar programs and the system is protected by Norton. I have no reason to believe I have any virus or malware installed.
Any ideas how I can speed up these loads?
Please see my System Specs for details.




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16 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My first thought would be msconfig/Startup/Non Microsoft Services.

Could you use this tutorial by Brink to post pictures of both?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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16 Apr 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The longest load is the luafv.sys. That is an 84MB file. The long load time would point to a slow disk. But you seem to have a SSD for the OS. Pretty mysterious.
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17 Apr 2015   #4
pjaj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Layback Bear

Thanks for your suggestion.

I keep my startup to a minimum. msconfig is a bit problematic as you cannot change the size of the screen, hence most of the information is truncated :-
Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.-msconfig_startup.png

However I have a 3rd party gadget that does not suffer from this and shows much the same loads with more info
Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.-startup.png

And CCleaner reports similar data
Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.-ccleaner.png

As you can see, there are very few things in startup.
Realtek is the sound card driver
NVIDIA update, I guess, could be removed
The USB 3 driver is necessary
LastPass is my password vault
and create-restore is a little batch file I wrote to (optionally) create a restore point.

So I doubt that the problem lies here.


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17 Apr 2015   #5
pjaj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The longest load is the luafv.sys. That is an 84MB file. The long load time would point to a slow disk. But you seem to have a SSD for the OS. Pretty mysterious.
I agree, and there is a time during the boot process when both screens are black, apart from an active mouse pointer, which lasts for about 47 seconds.
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