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Windows 7: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

26 Dec 2013   #80

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

For some reason, when I check the correct boxes and then hit next it runs the download but when I check to find the downloaded files they are nowhere to be found. The "C:Program Files/MicrosoftSDKs" folder hasn't even been created.

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29 Dec 2013   #81

Win 7 Professional x64
How about a tutorial or pointers on how to interpret the ETL trace ?

How about a tutorial or pointers on how to interpret the ETL trace ?

Took a shutdown trace and trying to identify the "culpret" that is keeping the system from turing the power off (ala Win 95... OS says it shutdown, but you still have to flip/hold the button for 5-7 seconds to shut the system off).

I brought up the viewer and very interesting plots, put nothing "sticks" out (like a process that started but did not complete)
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30 Dec 2013   #82

Windows 10 Pro x64

That's a lot more than a post on the internet, but in your case look into details in the "generic events" table, the winlogon provider to be specific, to see what is happening. From there you may need to look into the details of the services graph and perhaps the disk activity graphs to see what is happening further if those don't help.
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30 Dec 2013   #83


Any help for Hicoga above, Carl?

He's trying to sort out why his high-end gaming rig Alienware x51 won't wake up after Clean Reinstall
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31 Dec 2013   #84

Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes, I did respond to that thread - this is not the place for a shutdown or restart trace.
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31 Dec 2013   #85


Thanks for settling that, Carl. He'll need to work with SanDeep from Dell to get the BIOS reworked.
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17 Jan 2014   #86


Nice guide, but how can this be used to trace Sleep and wake?

I was excited to see this thread but I don't see how i can use this to trace what is happening when going to sleep and waking up which is where I'm having a problem after upgrading to Win 7 on one of my laptops.

No BSOD so no dump files to analyze and all event logs look ok. Would like to be able to trace why windows is freezing a few seconds after coming back from sleep.

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17 Jan 2014   #87


Did you do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and not an in-place Upgrade or keeping the factory bloatware.

Most sleep problems are due to Display driver. Make sure you have enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and run all of your IMportant and Optional Windows UPdates with reboots until there are no more offered. If no Display driver comes then check the PC's Support Downloads webpage for the latest driver to install.

Next work through these steps for Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Carl should stop in soon so he can explain how the trace can reveal the problem if these steps don't.

I'd also go over the install to establish a Clean BOot, check the logs especially Performance log for clues, and the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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17 Jan 2014   #88


Thanks, but I'm already far ahead of you, clean install, fully tweaked OS, etc.

I found the argument for standby/resume but the trace is useless since the system freezes after a few seconds after wake. It does not happen all the time either so it is an intermittent problem which is difficult to track without some other tool which will need to run off a USB flash drive independent of Win OS since the freezing prevents any logs to be written.

This is an older laptop I refreshed with an SSD, I'm not the only one with this problem, it is riddled all over the net with similar threads with no resolution. My new laptop does not have this issue so I can attribute this to compatibility issues with this older laptop. Oh well
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17 Jan 2014   #89


I'd go over the hardware closely: swap cables, test RAM, SSD, firmware Updates, Latest BIOS. Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

COmpare with an install to HDD plugged in alone to isolate the hardware involved.
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