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Windows 7: Reboot Time Problem

25 Nov 2009   #21
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Black Vipers config was a godsend in the earlier days. However, (IMO) I don't think the page has really kept up to date with Windows 7. Vista, as we are all too well aware, grabbed everything it could on startup and was heavy on resources. To remove unwanted services did, undoubtably, improve the OS.
Not so Windows 7. Yes, it will have a quick look, and load, possible services/.dlls, for use, but they do not significantly slow dlown the start procedure and, better than Vista, do not use any resopurces until required.
If you take a look at Black Viper's forums, you will see it is under utilised as far as Windows 7 posts are concerned, but flooded, still, with Vista comments. You will gleen more help from this, (sevenforums) site.
But, in my own case, I do not have a great deal of use for the Windows 7 Search service, and this is turned off.(A big time consumer, and without it the OS defaults to the old search anyway.) Ditto both Home group services, Google software updates, (you can do this manually, from time to time), Parental Controls. (I use other security when my grandchildren visit!), security centre, Tablet service, (no use for it), Windows backup(use Acronis manually), Windows Defender (I am using MSE, which automatically disables this service). Do you need the error reporting service? Windows Firewall (I use my own third party). I see you have Macrum reflect running. Is this on a scheduled backup? Maybe you could put that on Manual.

This, I have done because I just like a tidy computer. The difference in startup time maybe a few seconds, I have never tested it.
The biggest delay I have found, occurs between the Welcome screen and the desktop. I traced this through and found something quite intesting. If you stay with the uncustomised "Windows Logo" desktop, the delay is max 7 seconds. If you customise the screen in any way whatsoever, it will immediately increase it to more than 20 seconds, and in extreme cases to as much as 50 seconds. I have read on other sites that this only occurs with a combination of aero and solid colours - my normal choice, but it also seems to happen with pictures in my case. I am still experimenting with this but cannot find a way around it, as I hate that pastel coloured logo screen. I have logged it as a bug, with the usual lack of response, but maybe MS are having a look?


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26 Nov 2009   #22
nolephin

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just found this which might be a breakthrough for you Nolephin.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whitik View Post
Win7 logs boot and shutdown times all by itself in the event log task category "Boot Performance Monitoring" and "Shutdown Performance Monitoring"

no need to enable anything or download extra programs for just the one feature...
I couldn't find the boot performance monitoring or shutdown performance monitoring. where exactly is it in event viewer?
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17 Dec 2011   #23
Caboov

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
tying up loose ends

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nolephin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just found this which might be a breakthrough for you Nolephin.
I couldn't find the boot performance monitoring or shutdown performance monitoring. where exactly is it in event viewer?
You need to create a task category: http://www.ghacks.net/2009/01/21/analyzing-windows-shutdown-performance/
What are you guys talking about!? Boot performance monitoring and shutdown monitoring are right in the picture of the first post. Diagnostics-performance!
Don't worry about the errors, criticals, and warnings, they are time dependent and basically say that your computer has unsatisfactory timing according to itself.

Hope this ends this topic as numerous other threads are open for discussion on how to reduce boot/shutdown time.
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17 Dec 2011   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caboov View Post
Hope this ends this topic as numerous other threads are open for discussion on how to reduce boot/shutdown time.
This thread is more than two years old.

Since that time these forums have dealt with slow boots successfully thousands of times.

Users first should assure a Clean Boot by unchecking everything except AV in msconfig>Startup and >Services, after Hiding All MS Services. This 7F tutorial showing how has over a million views: Startup Programs - Change

Next check the Performance and Administrative logs for clues to what is hanging the boot: troubleshooting steps

If these fail run the trace used by the Pro's to determine with absolute certainty the cause of boot, sleep, hibernate and shutdown hangs: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums. We are home to Carl Luberti, the author of the trace and foremost authority on these issues in the world.
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