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Windows 7: Help Parsing Boot Trace

26 Sep 2017   #1
wlhwlh1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help Parsing Boot Trace

So I started having ridiculously long (5-6 minute) boot times out of nowhere - no recent hardware or software changes. This is Win7 64bit on a Samsung Evo SSD. After troubleshooting some, I ended up running a boot trace using the Windows Performance Tools. I think I have isolated the problem, but am unsure exactly what this means:

"name="PCIIDE\IDEChannel\4+2a148996+0+4" type="Device" activity="Enum"
startTime="3431" endTime="63764" duration="60333" prePendTime="0" description="IDE Channel" friendlyName="ATA Channel 4"

I think it has something to do with a SATA device? My google fu has failed me here though.

Here is the .xlm summary file in entirety:
https://share.rtechsupport.org/files...mmary_boot.xml

I'm working on uploading the .etl file but its ~1gb and my upload speed is pretty bad. Thanks in advance for any help.


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27 Sep 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You likely have a misbehaving item which is trying to load at startup.

I'm not sure about the above method; but I can tell you how I would fix this:

Once you have finally gotten all the way into Windows, run MSCONFIG. Go to the Services tab. At the bottom of the window, check "Hide all Microsoft services". Now uncheck all services which are still showing in the window. Click Apply, exit MSCONFIG, and reboot.

(Alternately, you could do the above by going into Safe Mode.)

Things should be working well now. But a lot of services are not running. So now you will go back into MSCONFIG and reenable the services, one or two at a time, clicking Apply then rebooting after each reenable, till you find out which one caused the problem. Then go back into MSCONFIG, disable that one service, and reenable all others.

Actually, if you don't want to, you don't have to reenable any services. But in reality, you'll probably want some of them working, so reenable one or two at a time (like I described above) till you get everything you want running, and the bad service disabled.
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27 Sep 2017   #3
wlhwlh1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the reply. I will try that but I don't think its any specific process causing it, I would be able to see it in the boot trace and the only thing in there with a unusually long duration is the stuff about the SATA #4 channel.

I used the Samsung software to check the performance/health of the drive and it all comes back good. I don't have any problems with loading speeds or anything once Windows boots, but when restarting or returning from sleep it takes forever (and crashes sometimes).

Is it possible for it to be my SSD failing just on startup? Or maybe its something wrong software side with the drivers/processes relating to the SATA ports?
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27 Sep 2017   #4
wlhwlh1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried what you suggested, with all non-microsoft services disabled the boot time is still about the same.
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27 Sep 2017   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

It has to be hardware related, that is, your drive. Try plugging your drive into a different SATA port. Or, if your DVD drive has no problem, swap SATA ports with the DVD drive. If that doesn't reveal anything, then swap SATA cables.
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28 Sep 2017   #6
Fess1991

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This is too hard for me, would help u with pleasure but sorry!
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