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Windows 7: PC frozen for c.30 secs after boot

08 Apr 2017   #1
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
PC frozen for c.30 secs after boot

When I boot the (Win7 x64) PC (but not usually after a reboot: at least I think that's true) many functions take up to 30" to start: various applications won't run (e.g. Task manager, MS Office; no desktop gadgets appear - a mixed bag) for this period, then suddenly everything comes to life, including applications I tried to open initially. After that everything seems to run normally.

The only thing I see in Event Viewer is (the dreaded) "The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ACPI\PNP0A0A\2&daba3ff&2" warning (yes, Asus M/B) Event ID = 219.

Thousands of posts around about that - and seems that so far there's no solution, unless I missed something recent.

What I wanted to ask, as I haven't been able to verify, is it that error that's the reason for the partial freeze-up of the PC after booting? Or do I need to troubleshoot something else? If so, ideas welcome!

Thanks.


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08 Apr 2017   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

try start > run > services.msc > enter > find "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework" > right click it > change properties to automatic > click apply > reboot
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08 Apr 2017   #3
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ooops, sorry, I forgot to write that I already did that (I did try researching this a bit before posting) - it doesn't seem to help.

I was going to try msconfig (i still can I suppose) but reading all the info about this problem convinced me it'd be a bit pointless.

Many thanks
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08 Apr 2017   #4
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

did you see this possible fix? post #9 refers to your issue

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...highlight=amda
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08 Apr 2017   #5
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

No, I didn't see that, thank you very much for the link.

I tried the 'fix', and got the dll file generated: I don't (and didn't) have any unknown device showing in Device Manager though. I'll see what happens over the next day or two, nevertheless, and post back...

EDIT: Very next boot - same issue. About 45" before desktop items start responding/appear. Some programmes work, others only fire up after the time delay. Same warning in the Event Viewer.

I wonder if it's worth doing a boot trace. Is it sure the delay in the system getting up and running after the desktop appears (which in itself is very fast, about 35 seconds for a full reboot from desktop to desktop) is due to the ACPI issue?
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09 Apr 2017   #6
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Actually, Task manager does run during the 'go slow'. It shows that that programmes do start up when you click on the exe file, but they remain at zero CPU usage for the duration... then everything comes alive and works as normal thereafter.

I tried starting Process Monitor to try to analyse what might be happening (added a shortcut to the Startup folder) but it hangs like most other stuff (not everything, ass I asay, some programmes, like cmd.exe, work straight away) until the issue clears itself.

If it were just the M/B problem, why has this come about only in the past few weeks? Same hardware configuration as ever. It's a bit awkward to troubleshoot, as it only tends to happen (as others have noted elsewhere) after a boot (not reboot) and when the machine has been off for a while.

Also, I get the WUDFRd failed to load error in Event Viewer, even when the startup is perfectly normal, with no hanging. So perhaps that error is nothing to do with my PC hanging for 30-45" at startup??

(Just tried a boot using msconfig - startup items unchecked. The PC started normally. Went back to normal config, and the PC still starts up properly. Which I why this stuff is often so hard to troubleshoot - nothing's consistent!).
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09 Apr 2017   #7
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

A supplementary question, relevant to my trying to get to the bottom of what's going on here!

Help interpreting a boot trace please

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09 Apr 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

martinlest could you post a couple of pictures for us to take a look at.

Examples.

PC frozen for c.30 secs after boot-msconfig-startup.png

PC frozen for c.30 secs after boot-msconfig-non-microsoft-services.png


Please use this tutorial by Brink to post the pictures.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack


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09 Apr 2017   #9
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Gladly, but could you kindly elaborate on what steps/pictures would now be helpful? I have already run msconfig with no startup items (I unchecked 'Load Startup Items'), but the delay was still there.

Thanks.
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09 Apr 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It would be helpful to me because I will be able to see what is and what is not checked.

Of course you don't have to post the pictures if you don't want to.
It was just a request from me to you.

Jack
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