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MagicAndre1981

How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7

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>MagicAndre1981

Can I ask 4 something..

Im using tune up utilities and use it for mantainance

It is okey to use it since i never use its defragment software?

im only using registry cleaner n register defragment soft only..

thank u in advance..

I also have another prob...

im just make 6x boot to my father's laptop

it using vista 32..

em..'

it seem okay throughout the booting process.

but during the last boot.(6 of 6)'

like always the program prompt for allowing the tools..

then i click ok..

then a window wrote 'saving prefetcher' appear..

after that a window wrote 'preparing system' appear ..

even i wait so long it still the same..

when i restart or shut down, the window repeat the booting 6 of 6..

donno why..

this is da screenshot..

http://img826.imageshack.us/i/xbootmgr.jpg/

can help me? :wacko:

editted;

after waiting for hours...

it prompt that failed to defrag even try it for 5 times.,.

it seems it hav prob with kernel?

donno why..

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have you disabled the Windows defrag tool? Don't use Registry cleaners and such useless tools like TuneUp.

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disabled the Windows defrag tool?

emm..how?

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Have you renamed or deleted the defrag exe?

can you run the defrag tool from the command line?

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do u mean the defrag tools that come up with window?i dont delete or rename it..

sry 4 asking..how to run it from cmd?

Another thing..

in ur 1st post..

If you are a Windows Vista User:

Make sure that EnablePrefetcher registry setting is not disabled and the ReadyBoost service is running and set to start automatically.

how to do it?

i can't enable it anyway..

btw, the superfetch is enable..(this laptop using vista 32)

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oo..will try it soon..

btw..where to get xbootmgr.log?

sry 4 asking too many things,,

EDITTED

i already check it..it is already set to 3 by default..

n theres no problem to start defragment from cmd..

when i check process in task manager it seem the ready boost in stop..

n i cant set it to running..can see the screenshot here..

http://img64.imageshack.us/i/servicel.jpg/

and there i can see the superprefect is enabled..

can help me..

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ok, so ReadyBoost is stopped.

run services.msc, go to the ReadyBoost service, double click on the entry and set the start type to automatic

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@magic andrei

Remember the usbvideo.sys BSOD?? Well, I installed the sp1 and the problem did not go away. Then I tried the hotfix but to no avail. Any inputs??

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contact the MS support if you can repro the crash.

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> MagicAndre1981

it seems that the root prob..

now theres no prob anymore..

thx 4 da help :thumbup

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ok. And do you see an improvement?

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Hi

I've my notebook started rebooting and went away from keyboard

after I got back on the 2nd reboot it showed dialog box said time out for 300s and kernell something. I clicked OK since it was the only button and restarted again.

After it rebooted it continued for the 3rd to 5th restarting but in the 6th the same dialog box showed up again.

here is the link

http://sfcptg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1ptAYEYF-9ledTOmilFyJ7oLvkZZSC55X2UsoXs6hL4ikYiV5qv_cGmPUoLtT5ycqaThhV9c4kf57p_KI_rsVGvgVml_DHdlJB/Untitled.png?psid=1

Please give me advices on what I should do .

Thanks in advance.

Nagashima

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here is the xbootmgr.log

[2011/03/12-14:15:20.321] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-14:15:20.402] Registering for auto-run with a 120000 msec delay...

[2011/03/12-14:15:20.403] Completed auto-run change.

[2011/03/12-14:15:20.434] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-14:15:21.804] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:19:25.676] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-14:19:25.785] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-14:20:00.293] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-14:20:00.667] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-14:20:00.667] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-14:21:14.954] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:21:14.970] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-14:24:05.224] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-14:24:05.224] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-14:24:05.302] Failed to save prefetcher data (C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini) in cab archive (stage 1, error 0)

[2011/03/12-14:24:09.638] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-14:24:09.638] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-14:24:10.122] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-14:24:10.138] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-14:24:10.231] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:26:50.016] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-14:26:50.047] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-14:27:09.095] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-14:27:09.345] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-14:27:09.345] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-14:28:28.125] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:28:28.156] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.597] Gave up waiting for Win7RTM physical prefetcher after 300 seconds.

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.597] Could not wait for prefetcher.

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.597] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.660] Couldn't find kernel logger in active logger list.

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.660] Couldn't find user-mode logger in active logger list.

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.675] Unregistering auto-run...

[2011/03/12-14:33:18.675] Completed auto-run change.

[2011/03/12-14:47:06.698] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-14:47:06.891] Registering for auto-run with a 120000 msec delay...

[2011/03/12-14:47:06.965] Completed auto-run change.

[2011/03/12-14:47:07.085] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-14:47:08.273] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:52:01.395] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-14:52:01.410] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-14:52:07.214] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-14:52:07.323] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-14:52:07.323] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-14:52:58.054] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl'

[2011/03/12-14:52:58.070] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-14:54:48.237] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-14:54:48.237] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-14:54:48.299] Failed to save prefetcher data (C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini) in cab archive (stage 1, error 0)

[2011/03/12-14:54:54.087] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-14:54:54.087] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-14:54:54.711] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-14:54:54.914] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-14:54:54.992] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:00:03.708] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-15:00:03.738] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-15:00:34.376] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-15:00:34.802] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-15:00:34.806] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-15:02:01.388] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:02:01.416] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-15:04:31.626] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-15:04:31.626] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-15:04:31.657] Failed to save prefetcher data (C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini) in cab archive (stage 1, error 0)

[2011/03/12-15:04:39.530] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:04:39.530] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:04:40.149] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_2.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:04:40.171] Preparing system...

[2011/03/12-15:04:40.171] Launching attempt #1 to defragment disk...

[2011/03/12-15:29:25.396] ProcessIdleTasks returned.

[2011/03/12-15:29:25.396] Defrag was successful.

[2011/03/12-15:29:25.396] Requesting ReadyBoot boot plan recalculation...

[2011/03/12-15:30:24.646] Completed ReadyBoot boot plan recalculation.

[2011/03/12-15:30:24.646] Finished preparing disk for system preparation.

[2011/03/12-15:30:24.649] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-15:30:24.724] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_3_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:32:20.040] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-15:32:20.087] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-15:32:48.591] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-15:32:48.794] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-15:32:48.794] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_3.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-15:33:47.523] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_3.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:33:47.538] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-15:36:57.843] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-15:36:57.843] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-15:36:57.968] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:37:09.590] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:37:09.590] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:37:10.105] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_3.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:37:10.136] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-15:37:10.214] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_4_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:39:30.850] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-15:39:30.865] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-15:39:48.041] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-15:39:48.322] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-15:39:48.322] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_4.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-15:41:08.912] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_4.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:41:08.943] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-15:44:19.232] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-15:44:19.232] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-15:44:19.326] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:44:36.626] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:44:36.626] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:44:37.141] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_4.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:44:37.188] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-15:44:37.281] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_5_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:46:26.335] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-15:46:26.350] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-15:46:47.894] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-15:46:48.222] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-15:46:48.222] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_5.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-15:48:26.673] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_5.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:48:26.689] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-15:52:47.084] Waiting for Win7RTM prefetcher done.

[2011/03/12-15:52:47.084] Saving prefetcher data...

[2011/03/12-15:52:47.271] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:53:09.564] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\ReadyBoot\*.* in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:53:09.564] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\prefetch\AgCx*.db in cab archive.

[2011/03/12-15:53:10.047] Saved prefetcher data from C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_5.ppf.newPlan in cab archive

[2011/03/12-15:53:10.094] Starting trace...

[2011/03/12-15:53:10.172] Enabled boot logging to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_6_km_premerge.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:55:13.117] Detected Win7RTM physical (ReadyBoot) prefetcher; the SysMain service is auto-started.

[2011/03/12-15:55:13.133] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-15:55:43.537] Stopped kernel logger.

[2011/03/12-15:55:44.114] Stopped user-mode logger.

[2011/03/12-15:55:44.114] The trace you are capturing "C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_6.etl" may contain personally identifiable information, including but not necessarily limited to paths to files accessed, paths to registry accessed and process names. Exact information depends on the events that were logged. Please be aware of this when sharing out this trace with other people.

[2011/03/12-15:56:53.220] Merged ETL file to 'C:\Windows\system32\bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_6.etl'

[2011/03/12-15:56:53.235] Waiting for prefetcher...

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.624] Gave up waiting for Win7RTM physical prefetcher after 300 seconds.

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.624] Could not wait for prefetcher.

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.626] Stopping trace...

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.751] Couldn't find kernel logger in active logger list.

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.751] Couldn't find user-mode logger in active logger list.

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.753] Unregistering auto-run...

[2011/03/12-16:01:43.756] Completed auto-run change.

Edited by nagashima
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which 3rd party software (Firewall/AV software) do you run?

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I use windows firewall and Avast antivirus

should I disable both of them and try again?

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which Avast version do you use? Disable the self protection in Avast.

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I'm using Avast 6.0.1

and adaware . I tried disable both of them and try again.

the result is quite the same...the second restart made it but not the sixth.

should I make the trace files?

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make a normal boottrace like I shown in my other guide and upload the trace.

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your boot is slow because the HDD is busy all the time.In which SATA mode do you run your ST9500325AS?

Avast and the Adaware service slows down the system a lot.! both take over 20s to start. remove both tools and use other alternatives like MSE or AntiVir. Also the KMService takes extremely long to start.

After doing this run the optimization again.

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I checked my hard disks by device manager and it showed the disks are ATA devices but I checked with Asus my notebook supposed to be SATA .

Could that be the problem?

If I remove Avast Adaware and KMService will the optimization finished with out error balloon or it will just make booting faster.

Thank you for your help

Nagashima

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try it. I can only see that those 3 services slow down your Windows most.

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MagicAndre1981, here are my two xml files after I done the Windows 7 boot prefetch optimization as you instructed

start xml

end xml

and also the relevant results which I don't really understand :( :

<timing bootDoneViaExplorer="80235" bootDoneViaPostBoot="-1" osLoaderDuration="8244"

postBootRequiredIdleTime="10000" postBootDisturbance="9223371946619"

pnpBootStartStartTime="51" pnpBootStartEndTime="1547" pnpBootStartDuration="1496"

pnpSystemStartStartTime="3151" pnpSystemStartEndTime="4452" pnpSystemStartDuration="1301">

<timing bootDoneViaExplorer="47346" bootDoneViaPostBoot="132346" osLoaderDuration="8287"

postBootRequiredIdleTime="10000" postBootDisturbance="75000"

pnpBootStartStartTime="59" pnpBootStartEndTime="1405" pnpBootStartDuration="1345"

pnpSystemStartStartTime="8654" pnpSystemStartEndTime="10870" pnpSystemStartDuration="2216">

I am posting also the trace file link for you trace to examine and please help me to improve my Windows 7 to be the best boot time possible(by the way,I am running it on quite old hardware : AMD Barton 2600,1G RAM DDR1,200 Gb WD harddisk and Nvidia FX5200 video card and Yes it's running with AERO and all the features on :) but kinda slow sometimes).Thanks for helping me!

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your boot is slow because autochk checks the HDD. this takes 60s. You need 90s to boot to the desktop and 167s to boot completely.

Check all HDDs with chkdsk

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