MagicAndre1981

Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues

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I think I found the cause of my problem and it was hardware, not software.

When I turned on my computer today the HDD was unreadable. I'm just glad it failed early before I had any significant amount of data on it.

Thanks for your quick responses.

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@DuskDragon

Yeah, bad hardware can be an unseen problem. Someone I know's computer took 8 minutes to start, and I couldn't figure out why since the specs were very impressive. Well, after he gave it to me to sell for him, I booted it up to test it and it took well under a minute. I was very surprised! The best I can figure is the reason for the long boot time was all the usb devices he had plugged into it. It would spend four minutes alone in the bios screen, I figue trying to make sense of all the usb devices he had plugged into it.

Thanks,

SonofNun

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@DuskDragon

Yeah, bad hardware can be an unseen problem. Someone I know's computer took 8 minutes to start, and I couldn't figure out why since the specs were very impressive. Well, after he gave it to me to sell for him, I booted it up to test it and it took well under a minute. I was very surprised! The best I can figure is the reason for the long boot time was all the usb devices he had plugged into it. It would spend four minutes alone in the bios screen, I figue trying to make sense of all the usb devices he had plugged into it.

Thanks,

SonofNun

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ok, nice to see that you found the cause.

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Hey, could you look at this boot trace. I am running off of a SSD and am not that impressed with how fast it boots.

Boot trace

Thanks,

SonofNun

Edited by SonofNun
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boot is ok. You can improve the performance by using AHCI, not IDE/ATAPI mode:


IDE\DiskOCZ-NOCTI

Also look in the trace if MSE causes high CPU or Disk IO usage. Postboot is with 18s very long, so check if you really need all tool at startup.

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@Magic Andre,

How would I do that? I checked the bios and the SATA is set to AHCI as opposed to Compatibility Mode.

Thanks,

SonofNun

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hmm, this is strange. I have no idea why IDE is shown.

check startup with autoruns to reduce the 18s delay.

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Every time I turn on my laptop, it runs a trace in the background, which creates the .etl files that completely fill up the rest of my SSD space (3-4Gb). How can I get it to stop tracing every time I boot?

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run xbootmgr -remove. This removes the logging.

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Hi

To start create a summary xml file, i type xperf /tti -i standby_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl -o summary_boot.xml -a boot

message is:

xperf : error: summary_boot.xml: failed to open output file (0x80070005)

Tried even with elevated cmd. Did not help

Any idea how to generate the xml ? Or can anyone understand the content of my etl file to analyze this directly ?

Edited by zurzach7
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do you have write permissions to C:\temp?

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