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Windows 7: Windows stays at startscreen about 30 sec before desktop

19 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows stays at startscreen about 30 sec before desktop

As in title, windows stays at the start up screen about 30 seconds before going to the desktop. On each and every startup, it always take this time. I have searched a bit around and found that it usually is caused by some solid color thing, but I have a custom background. I have still tried changing/adding the DelayedDesktopSwitchTimeout key in registry (weren't any there before), but the only change is that instead of showing the start screen, it shows a black screen for 30 seconds.

I have tried sfc /scannow, but no errors where found.

I know I could just wait the 30 seconds and live with it, but I want to know why it do it. I know for certain it can boot faster, so something is causing this.

Edit: I found a solution. For anyone who have the same problem, here is what I did.
Using "Process Monitor" from Sysinternals, I found GBTUpd running for all 30 seconds. Using Autoruns from Sysinternals, I disabled the key under logon (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The startup screen is now only shown in less than a second.
Apparently, there are some problems with the utility software for Gigabyte motherboards.

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19 Jan 2016   #2

win 7 64 bit

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19 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I have now tried doing a clean boot. There weren't any difference in start up time.
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19 Jan 2016   #4

win 7 64 bit

have you installed anything around the time you notice the longer start time?
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20 Jan 2016   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

I did a clean install of windows a month ago. I just can't remember if it was like that from the beginning, as I were away in the Christmas holidays. I probably just didn't take much notice of it at the time.
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20 Jan 2016   #6

win 7 64 bit

Is windows fully updated
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20 Jan 2016   #7

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
whats here

Hi Presac,
What are your settings here.


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20 Jan 2016   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

The "Time to display list of operating system" was set checked and set to 3 seconds. The "Write debugging information" has something with kernel memory (mine is in danish). No other differences compared to yours.
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20 Jan 2016   #9

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Again,
Reading your post again, 30 seconds from boot to Desktop its Not bad for a hard drive SSD might be quicker.

The black screen is/can be set using these settings.


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21 Jan 2016   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

The start up, from the moment I push the power button till the desktop is shown, takes approximately 54 seconds.
The only difference the "No GUI boot" does is just showing a black screen instead of the windows logo. The start up time and "Preparing Desktop" is the same for both.

I just thought the "Preparing Desktop" shouldn't take 30 seconds.

btw, I tried following Boot Times - Monitor with Event, and this is noted as an error for the last boot with ID 100. I don't know if it is relevant, but here is it.

BootTsVersion 2

BootStartTime 2016-01-21T10:49:01.593600100Z

BootEndTime 2016-01-21T10:50:38.003985500Z

SystemBootInstance 84

UserBootInstance 61

BootTime 96228

MainPathBootTime 38973

BootKernelInitTime 20

BootDriverInitTime 351

BootDevicesInitTime 841

BootPrefetchInitTime 9348

BootPrefetchBytes 1104748544

BootAutoChkTime 0

BootSmssInitTime 2475

BootCriticalServicesInitTime 269

BootUserProfileProcessingTime 167

BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 9

BootExplorerInitTime 34304

BootNumStartupApps 19

BootPostBootTime 57255

BootIsRebootAfterInstall false

BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0

BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0

BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0

BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits 0

BootIsDegradation false

BootIsStepDegradation false

BootIsGradualDegradation false

BootImprovementDelta 0

BootDegradationDelta 0

BootIsRootCauseIdentified false

OSLoaderDuration 781

BootPNPInitStartTimeMS 20

BootPNPInitDuration 862

OtherKernelInitDuration 340

SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS 1192

SystemPNPInitDuration 330

SessionInitStartTimeMS 1532

Session0InitDuration 838

Session1InitDuration 455

SessionInitOtherDuration 1180

WinLogonStartTimeMS 4008

OtherLogonInitActivityDuration 483

UserLogonWaitDuration 182
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