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Windows 7: 70 second startup on Aunt's Clean Reinstall

02 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 10

I've always had issues with installing WPT .
70 second startup on Aunt's Clean Reinstall-capture.jpg

But it gives you duration graphs along with a lot more information divided by process
which is useful for this case.

I do think that MBAM has a footprint on the system much like any other real-time protection
software, but removing it didn't cure the system completely so there are other things involved.

Process Monitor can help us as well.

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02 Dec 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Just a thought Greg.
Could this laptop be looking for the dial-up and that is the reason for the slower boot.
Another thought; when the laptop is used connected to the dial-up the boot time won't be noticed because of the time it takes to get the dial-up connection to the ISP.
To find the cause of few seconds in boot time can take a very long time.
When you reboot you are not rebooting the complete computer like on a cold boot. Basically you are rebooting Windows.
I'm not sure what resume is but it sound like things like drivers,bios and the basics are kept in some stage of active so it only takes 12 seconds.

You could also take a peak in msconfig Services (Non Microsoft Services) and see if any thing is set to check for auto updates on boot.
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02 Dec 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


Thanks Jack, that is a real relief to know since she will be re-establishing Dial Up as soon as she gets home. She thinks she'll have to call her ISP to connect, but I looked at Network and Sharing>Create New Connection and it seems like the Dial Up wizard there should walk her through it.

There's no way I can replicate Dial Up setting now since if I open that Wizard it just doesn't detect a DIal Up modem.

I've put a Hibernate link on Desktop, set it to Hibernate with lid close and power button, so she'll be steered toward the 12 second Resuming instead of the longer Starting Windows.

I reinstalled this three times overnight - first testing HP Minimal Recovery, then Clean 64-bit and once in 32 bit to see if there was any difference and I could isolate the cause, but it isn't traceable by diagnostic install.
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03 Dec 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm sure your Aunt will be very happy her laptop is working and working great.
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03 Dec 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP


I regret only that I didn't have time to run the Boot Trace, since it was indicated with a 60 second boot time that wasn't traceable through 3 separate diagnostic installs. I should have asked her for another day to do just that, to do the job right. I could also have gotten more experience with the trace, including its install hurdles that I was suddenly tripping over when trying to rush it. We could have used it as a workshop to read the trace, too.

Thanks, all. She's very happy without the HP bloatware slowing everything, and is dazzled by the 12 second Resume time which puzzles me.
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03 Dec 2013   #16
x BlueRobot


The boot trace would have a good idea, unfortunate you didn't have the time to use the tool properly.
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