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Windows 7: Display boot up

23 Jan 2011   #1
ronhud

Windows t Home
 
 
Display boot up

A couple of years ago I could arrange to boot my pc in such a way that each piece of software/driver was listed on the screen as it st6arted to load so it was possible to see what was taking a long time or failing. I can't see how to do that with my Windows 7 Home Premium os. Any suggestions?


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23 Jan 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
This is the only thing that I am aware of
How To Enable Boot Logging For Fixing Startup Problems in Windows

There is also clean boot if you have a problem, to help diagnose
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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23 Jan 2011   #3
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start, Run - MSCONFIG

select NoGUIboot


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24 Jan 2011   #4
ronhud

Windows t Home
 
 

Thanks for the replies. GUIon just stops the display of the 4 square animation however OS boot information does list the drivers as they load. They went quickly enough so I'm still in the dark as regards the delay. The event log facility shows my total boot time as 244192 which includes an element called BootPostBootTime of 146415. I assume these are milliseconds.

It seems a retrograde step to not to be able to enable a simple real time listing of each process as it starts.
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24 Jan 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

So wait...if the list went quickly by doesn't that mean they loaded quickly?

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MainPathBootTime is a more relevant measure, calculating how long it takes for you to get to a usable desktop.

BootPostBootTime represents the remainder of the boot process, during which processes and services load in the background and you can do stuff with the desktop.

BootTime is the total time it takes for every system startup activity to complete. (MainPathBootTime + BootPostBootTime)
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24 Jan 2011   #6
ronhud

Windows t Home
 
 

Of course - so something other than the drivers is causing the delay. Deleting start up programs (which might mean disabling anti virus as that may be the cause) and restoring bit by bit is a pretty crude method when a simple real time listing of all start up processes pre and post boot would be more precise. Unfortunately the boot log doesnt include time details.
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24 Jan 2011   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronhud View Post
Thanks for the replies. GUIon just stops the display of the 4 square animation however OS boot information does list the drivers as they load. They went quickly enough so I'm still in the dark as regards the delay. The event log facility shows my total boot time as 244192 which includes an element called BootPostBootTime of 146415. I assume these are milliseconds.

It seems a retrograde step to not to be able to enable a simple real time listing of each process as it starts.
I've never heard of such an ability in any previous version of Windows. I believe you may have been using some third-party utility.
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24 Jan 2011   #8
ronhud

Windows t Home
 
 

I dont think it was a 3rd party utility. Maybe a longer time ago than I thought (I'm old and have a 'concertina' memory!) Might it have been something like 'boot in dos mode'? Anyway I wonder if there is a utility around now to do this, I'll have a google.
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24 Jan 2011   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
This is the only thing that I am aware of
How To Enable Boot Logging For Fixing Startup Problems in Windows

There is also clean boot if you have a problem, to help diagnose
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Did you try clean boot?
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24 Jan 2011   #10
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

try this! i use it and it pretty good! it will tell ya everything thats starting and how long each thing is taking! it will give ya recommended stuff to take out of boot and tell what it cant take out.

just be wide cause on mine it tells ya it can take something to do with nivida out. didnt cause any problems, i just got an error sayin it coulodnt start or something. i just had to put it back in the boot and it was fine!

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