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3 Weeks Ago   #31
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Are both Win 7 64 bits?
How much memory?
How is the virtual memory set?

If you suspect that is a driver, you can update and then make it look at the Windows folder of the fast booting.


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3 Weeks Ago   #32
ntd252

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Are both Win 7 64 bits?
How much memory?
How is the virtual memory set?


If you suspect that is a driver, you can update and then make it look at the Windows folder of the fast booting.
Hello
I have 4 Gb RAM, all OSs are 64bit
I use default setting for using virtual RAM, maybe I haven't used virtual RAM
I have thought it was drivers but now after re-installing and updating, drivers seems okay now. Boot log file doesn't have tons of lines "Did not load driver....".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Also let's check here:

Run msconfig and look at the boot tab. Experiment with "No GUI Boot" and a low numberr of timeout seconds. Mine is set to 4 seconds.
Hi, I have tested with no GUI boot with clean boot but it seems nothing different.
Code:
Windows has started up: 
     Boot Duration		:	85469ms
     IsDegradation		:	false
     Incident Time (UTC)	:	‎2016‎-‎11‎-‎14T15:13:42.702800400Z
+ System 

  - Provider 

   [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance 
   [ Guid]  {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A} 
 
   EventID 100 
 
   Version 2 
 
   Level 2 
 
   Task 4002 
 
   Opcode 34 
 
   Keywords 0x8000000000010000 
 
  - TimeCreated 

   [ SystemTime]  2016-11-14T15:15:45.161449900Z 
 
   EventRecordID 4031 
 
  - Correlation 

   [ ActivityID]  {03307C58-F800-0003-2554-BDAF893ED201} 
 
  - Execution 

   [ ProcessID]  1696 
   [ ThreadID]  2332 
 
   Channel Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational 
 
   Computer My-PC 
 
  - Security 

   [ UserID]  S-1-5-19 
 

- EventData 

  BootTsVersion 2 
  BootStartTime 2016-11-14T15:13:42.702800400Z 
  BootEndTime 2016-11-14T15:15:43.024745800Z 
  SystemBootInstance 58 
  UserBootInstance 56 
  BootTime 85469 
  MainPathBootTime 40969 
  BootKernelInitTime 38 
  BootDriverInitTime 860 
  BootDevicesInitTime 1023 
  BootPrefetchInitTime 42179 
  BootPrefetchBytes 489218048 
  BootAutoChkTime 0 
  BootSmssInitTime 5336 
  BootCriticalServicesInitTime 507 
  BootUserProfileProcessingTime 1497 
  BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 327 
  BootExplorerInitTime 26498 
  BootNumStartupApps 1 
  BootPostBootTime 44500 
  BootIsRebootAfterInstall false 
  BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0 
  BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0 
  BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0 
  BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits 0 
  BootIsDegradation false 
  BootIsStepDegradation false 
  BootIsGradualDegradation false 
  BootImprovementDelta 0 
  BootDegradationDelta 0 
  BootIsRootCauseIdentified false 
  OSLoaderDuration 2223 
  BootPNPInitStartTimeMS 38 
  BootPNPInitDuration 1041 
  OtherKernelInitDuration 1518 
  SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS 2428 
  SystemPNPInitDuration 842 
  SessionInitStartTimeMS 3402 
  Session0InitDuration 1239 
  Session1InitDuration 151 
  SessionInitOtherDuration 3945 
  WinLogonStartTimeMS 8738 
  OtherLogonInitActivityDuration 3907 
  UserLogonWaitDuration 664
The time from booting logo to Welcome screen is very short, but the time from the welcome screen to desktop screen is long and not smooth
I have also run sfc.exe. It says Windows did not find any integrity violations
Then I use DriverView DriverView: Loaded Windows Drivers List to see drivers list on my slow booting OS. I see 3 drivers "dump_diskdump.sys, dump_dumpfve.sys, dump_iaStorA.sys", they have file type "unknown" and no information about them. But they might not cause problem.
Looking at Event Viewer I dont know why all boot times are level "Error" or at least "warning"?


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3 Weeks Ago   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Do you load graphic's drivers from microsoft updates ?
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3 Weeks Ago   #34
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay well boot time actually now looks okay to me. It's way faster than mine. However since I use a RAMdisk and the contents are loaded on boot my machine will take a few minutes to fully load everything.
Your boot: 85469ms
My Boot: 252712ms

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ntd252 View Post
The time from booting logo to Welcome screen is very short, but the time from the welcome screen to desktop screen is long and not smooth
Do you have a solid color desktop background or do you use an image?

See the thread here:

Slow login

There are a few tips but other than changing desktop background also try this one:

DelayedDesktopSwitchTimeout - slow login
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3 Weeks Ago   #35
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just remembered this registry tweak:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

# Windows will tell you exactly what it is doing when it is shutting down or is booting

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
"verbosestatus"=dword:00000001
It won't display specific details but will tell you "Preparing Desktop" and maybe a few other messages after you see the welcome screen. Let us know which message displays for the longest time.
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3 Weeks Ago   #36
ntd252

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Do you load graphic's drivers from microsoft updates ?
I use driver from Intel site. My GPU is intel HD 4000 with the lastest version
But I have uninstalled it to analyze booting.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
I just remembered this registry tweak:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

# Windows will tell you exactly what it is doing when it is shutting down or is booting

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
"verbosestatus"=dword:00000001
It won't display specific details but will tell you "Preparing Desktop" and maybe a few other messages after you see the welcome screen. Let us know which message displays for the longest time.
http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/sad.gif
The longest is "preparing your desktop".
I use default themes in Windows. sometimes nature, sometimes architecture
I have read a post on microsoft community with one post says that using registry cleaning may cause serious problem that can only be fixed by re-installing OS. Some months ago I had tried to use Glary Ultilities and Ccleaner to clean registry. So can it cause that?
I also include process on login (using Autorun)


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3 Weeks Ago   #37
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Try this:
- Boot on safe mode and see if it is fast.
- Run msconfig and disable all sevices but MS. Disable all Start up programs.
- If you get a fast boot, you will know that is some service or start up program.
- Enable 50%. If you get a fast boot, you will know that is some service or start up program on the other 50%.
- Enable 50% of the other 50%. Keep doing till you find the service or Start up program that is problematic.

Another reason my be a double safety: Dual firewall or dual antivirus program.
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3 Weeks Ago   #38
ntd252

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Try this:
- Boot on safe mode and see if it is fast.
- Run msconfig and disable all sevices but MS. Disable all Start up programs.
- If you get a fast boot, you will know that is some service or start up program.
- Enable 50%. If you get a fast boot, you will know that is some service or start up program on the other 50%.
- Enable 50% of the other 50%. Keep doing till you find the service or Start up program that is problematic.

Another reason my be a double safety: Dual firewall or dual antivirus program.
Hello,
I have run clean boot but it happened even on clean boot. That means something wrong in my system. As I say the booting isn't too long, just longer than the normal time that is acceptable. I can choose to "live with slow" but the black screen after welcome screen is so annoying
So maybe I should stop trying now If it's true that registry cleanner causes that. Nothing more to do.
I also check that Windows defender and default firewall are turned off.
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3 Weeks Ago   #39
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Registry Cleaners. I stopped using them (even Ccleaner's reg cleanup) and my system works better with less problems. Having said that I do use a reg scanner where I can set keys to ignore from the scan results and manually select anything that actually needs to be deleted.

After uninstalling software I do a manual registry search and cleanup.

I reckon drivers and startup items are fine on your machine. I'm wondering how many folders and shortcuts are located in your desktop?

Possibly if you've got folders that contain video or image files try moving them onto an external drive and disconnect the drive before rebooting to see if there is any improvement. Also for shortcuts you can do the same. If there happens to be an improvement copy everything back in small batches until the problem re-appears.

Also when you finish using your machine for the day run this command then reboot:

chkdsk /r /f

It will run a full disk check and could take some time.

Then for good measure rebuild icon cache and reset notification area icons:
Icon Cache - Rebuild
Notification Area Icons - Reset
Don't close the window until you are asked if you want to reboot.
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3 Weeks Ago   #40
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Related thread here with some ideas in Post #11

Long delay after windows start screen

EDIT: Re the above idea in that thread:

Check this thread:

Driver cleanup

Forget the other tools mentioned but use GhostBuster to look for ghosted (non present) devices and cleanup.

It's not straightforward but you should be able to get an idea of how to use it from the screenshots.
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