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Windows 7: Any program that log the startup time of each process?

01 Jan 2016   #1
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 
Any program that log the startup time of each process?

hi guys!

happy new year to all of you!

I am preparing 4 laptops for my business and installing everything at the same time in the 4 devices... there is something i INSTALLED that increased the boot time (from start up to the final windows welcome sound) from 30-35 secs to about 2 minutes, the disk usage led shows that there is something accessing the disk

i tried with task manager and see nothing, i used resource monitor to see what is the disk usage for.. and i can decipher...
then i wonder... are ther out any software that after boot up.. shows me each process.. how many time took to start up or something like that?

something like blue screen viewer that tells you what caused the blue screen


thank you


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01 Jan 2016   #2
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharl View Post
there is something i uninstalled that increased the boot time (from start up to the final windows welcome sound) from 30-35 secs to about 2 minutes, the disk usage led shows that there is something accessing the disk
This can be a bear to find (the disk access thing), but as for your startup times question, I found a free program from R2 Studios that can be very useful:

Startup Delayer Overview | r2 Studios

The program runs at startup. Launch it, click the Running Tasks tab, and then right-click in any of the column headers and select the Start Time parameter. This column then shows the Date & Time each running process started, so you see any long gaps from one task to the next.

I have this running on all my computers for this feature, and this feature alone i.e. I don't even use the main "startup delayer" function!

Sometimes it's difficult or impossible, especially if the process is svchost.exe, to tell exactly what caused the delay, but another tool called Svchost Viewer can at least tell you what services are running for a given Process ID PID:

svchost viewer - Home

If it IS svchost.exe that seems to cause the delay, you might use this to next stop/disable whatever services lie within to see if you can find the issue.

Good luck--that you have multiple machines to check against each other should at least give you a fighting chance to find the issue.
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01 Jan 2016   #3
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharl View Post
there is something i uninstalled that increased the boot time (from start up to the final windows welcome sound) from 30-35 secs to about 2 minutes, the disk usage led shows that there is something accessing the disk
This can be a bear to find (the disk access thing), but as for your startup times question, I found a free program from R2 Studios that can be very useful:

Startup Delayer Overview | r2 Studios

The program runs at startup. Launch it, click the Running Tasks tab, and then right-click in any of the column headers and select the Start Time parameter. This column then shows the Date & Time each running process started, so you see any long gaps from one task to the next.

I have this running on all my computers for this feature, and this feature alone i.e. I don't even use the main "startup delayer" function!

Sometimes it's difficult or impossible, especially if the process is svchost.exe, to tell exactly what caused the delay, but another tool called Svchost Viewer can at least tell you what services are running for a given Process ID PID:

svchost viewer - Home

If it IS svchost.exe that seems to cause the delay, you might use this to next stop/disable whatever services lie within to see if you can find the issue.

Good luck--that you have multiple machines to check against each other should at least give you a fighting chance to find the issue.
MY MISTAKE

the correct is:

"there is something i INSTALLED..."
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01 Jan 2016   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

My two recommendations are Process Explorer v16.05 And Autoruns for Windows v13.5 Hope this helps. Screenshots.


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01 Jan 2016   #5
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharl View Post
"there is something i INSTALLED..."
Makes no difference. Install Startup Delayer to a working PC along with the troublesome PC. Boot them both and compare their startup results.

You might also use any number of utility programs, even Windows' Programs and Features, and compare installed programs, or even use regedit.exe to open HKCU/Software and HKLM/Software side-by-side to see what's different. Or even Export those keys from each PC and use WinMerge to look for differences (might not work I suppose if proggies were installed in a different order). EDIT: and as Lance1 pointed-out, Autoruns will show all startup programs so you can use it to compare lappys side-by-side.

Are these 4 laptops brand-new, with identical hardware? Seems like it might be possible to set-up 1-of-4 exactly the way you want everything, and then do an image-backup (copy) of that setup to the other three laptops' hard drives.

Lotsa options.
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01 Jan 2016   #6
Callender

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

You can get a boot time log using ProcessMonitor.

Configure like this:
Any program that log the startup time of each process?-process-monitor-sysinternals.jpg
Reboot and ProcessMonitor will monitor boot and create a dump file.

Run ProcessMonitor again and choose "yes" when you see the prompt asking if you want to view collected data.

You should save the dump in C:\Windows and you'd need to save with the .PML extension.

Personally I'd suspect that a driver is the issue especially with a BSOD. I'm not expert on BSOD's.

EDIT:

Also see the tutorial for checking boot using event viewer (create custom view)

Boot Times - Monitor with Event Viewer

I suspect that you'd need to focus on Event ID 102

For a little more detail on usage read here:

Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times - TechRepublic

Regarding ProcessMonitor. Once you have a boot log you probably need to filter it to look at drivers. (Guessing it's a driver issue)

Tools> File Summary> By Extension

choose .sys

Check the results list for any issues.


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01 Jan 2016   #7
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharl View Post
"there is something i INSTALLED..."
Makes no difference. Install Startup Delayer to a working PC along with the troublesome PC. Boot them both and compare their startup results.

You might also use any number of utility programs, even Windows' Programs and Features, and compare installed programs, or even use regedit.exe to open HKCU/Software and HKLM/Software side-by-side to see what's different. Or even Export those keys from each PC and use WinMerge to look for differences (might not work I suppose if proggies were installed in a different order). EDIT: and as Lance1 pointed-out, Autoruns will show all startup programs so you can use it to compare lappys side-by-side.

Are these 4 laptops brand-new, with identical hardware? Seems like it might be possible to set-up 1-of-4 exactly the way you want everything, and then do an image-backup (copy) of that setup to the other three laptops' hard drives.

Lotsa options.
no and yes

no they arent brand new but yes identical hardware...

i was thinking in that, and i am going to need that beacuase i will be purchasing morelaptops withing the following months...
but.. how does that work.. a clone of the hdd or after i instal OS to each laptop's hdd.. then i copy the settings? hows that?
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01 Jan 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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02 Jan 2016   #9
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmmm I tried Soluto, signing-up for an account, installing the software. But it didn't work, complaining "not connected to the Internet" and I tried both of my ISPs to no avail. Nosing around, I found this:

Quote:
Following our acquisition, we are no longer developing Soluto's PC management service. Please note that we are not going to support Windows 10 at this time.
Sounds like it's going nowhere for the future??? I uninstalled it.
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02 Jan 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry you could not get it to work. I used it a few years ago when it worked.
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