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Windows 7: How do i reduce wait time for delayed start services

13 Feb 2017   #1
Jaybob66

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
How do i reduce wait time for delayed start services

I have a windows service that talks to a usb device, (i wrote it) all was well until i installed a SSD drive, now the PC boots before the device is ready to talk

I set Automatic(Delayed) and that fixed my problem, but i have to wait 2 minutes for the service to start. Thats far too long when the machine boots so quick. I need something more like 5-10 seconds.


I tried AutoStartDelay registry value in KLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\AutoStartDelay, but no matter what value i use, my service doesn't start for 120 seconds. setting a value of 180 has no effect, setting a value of 10 has no effect. 120 is what it always gives me. i've tried a DWORD and a String value.

im considering changing the startup to manual and adding a batch file to the Start folder to start the service from there.

Any advice about the delayed start times would be appreciated

cheers
Jaybob


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13 Feb 2017   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...I tried AutoStartDelay registry value in KLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\AutoStartDelay..."
I'm trying to learn alongside you. is this key universal, or, does each delayed service has this key?
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13 Feb 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you look at Task Scheduler? %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc /s
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16 Feb 2017   #4
Jaybob66

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Yes, I added an entry to task scheduler which worked fine. Just a shame the minimum time is 30 seconds, but its much better than 120 seconds that Delayed services use.

thanks
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16 Feb 2017   #5
Jaybob66

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

@RolandJS

Its for all services, beneath that registry key is a key for each service where specific ones can be set individually.
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21 Feb 2017   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaybob66 View Post
Yes, I added an entry to task scheduler which worked fine. Just a shame the minimum time is 30 seconds, but its much better than 120 seconds that Delayed services use.

thanks
Have you tried manually entering a delay time in the task scheduler rather than just using the pull down menu? For example, select 30 seconds from the menu and then edit the 30 to 10 or just type in 10 seconds.
I have never had an issue with doing that.
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