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How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7
Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:17 AM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:10 AM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:24 AM
open the dmp and run !analyze -v and post the output here.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:12 PM
When I wanted a trace, windows gave me a bsod and when I wanted a BSOD, it gave me a trace.
Somehow, I managed to perform a boot trace with drivers flag and without any bsod. I am attaching for your perusal. Two drivers seem to delay the boot- fltmgr.sys and bowser.sys whose details I could not find
By the way, the only thing I changed was upgrade the xbootmgr (I installed the windows 7.1 sdk(upgraded from ver 7.0)). So, see if it resolves the problem for you.
P.S. I have observed that system activity is zero during the first 3-4 secs. No disk utilisation, no processor usage... What areyour comments on that??
Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:40 PM
Read my trace guide and you see that the first steps is to load all boot relevat drivers. in oyur case it takes to load the SPTD driver (Demon tools) and the IDE controller. that's why you see no activity.
You should really remove MSE and try a different tool. MSE is still slow.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:08 AM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 01:56 PM
Have you found the crash dump (in C:\Windows\Minidump)? Can you share them? The MSFT employee replied and I need the STOP Code.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:24 PM
The MSFT employee looks at it to see more.
Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:18 AM
Probably caused by : usbvideo.sys ( usbvideo+3783 )
3: kd> !analyze -v
* Bugcheck Analysis *
This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Some common problems are exception code 0x80000003. This means a hard
coded breakpoint or assertion was hit, but this system was booted
/NODEBUG. This is not supposed to happen as developers should never have
hardcoded breakpoints in retail code, but ...
If this happens, make sure a debugger gets connected, and the
system is booted /DEBUG. This will let us see why this breakpoint is
Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: fffff800031bde87, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: fffff880033bd128, Exception Record Address
Arg4: fffff880033bc990, Context Record Address
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
fffff800`031bde87 488b5008 mov rdx,qword ptr [rax+8]
EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880033bd128 -- (.exr 0xfffff880033bd128)
ExceptionAddress: fffff800031bde87 (nt!IopPerfCompleteRequest+0x0000000000000047)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff
CONTEXT: fffff880033bc990 -- (.cxr 0xfffff880033bc990)
rax=09010100e4e1c000 rbx=fffffa80198f0b70 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=fffffa80198f0740
rip=fffff800031bde87 rsp=fffff880033bd360 rbp=fffffa80198cbc80
r8=fffffa8003bd9058 r9=fffffa8004c31000 r10=0000000000401802
r11=fffff880033bd400 r12=fffffa80198c7a00 r13=fffffa80198c8d60
iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=0010 ss=0018 ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010206
fffff800`031bde87 488b5008 mov rdx,qword ptr [rax+8] ds:002b:09010100`e4e1c008=????????????????
Resetting default scope
ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032f30e0
fffff880`00dd3783 ?? ???
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff88000dd3783 to fffff800031bde87
fffff880`033bd360 fffff880`00dd3783 : fffffa80`198f0740 fffffa80`198cbc80 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`198ea3c0 : nt!IopPerfCompleteRequest+0x47
fffff880`033bd410 fffffa80`198f0740 : fffffa80`198cbc80 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`198ea3c0 00000000`00000001 : usbvideo+0x3783
fffff880`033bd418 fffffa80`198cbc80 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`198ea3c0 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000001 : 0xfffffa80`198f0740
fffff880`033bd420 00000000`00000000 : fffffa80`198ea3c0 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`198cbd01 : 0xfffffa80`198cbc80
STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xfffff880033bc990 ; kb
I was able to replicate the problem. Most likely the issue is with webcam drivers
Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:27 AM
I can confirm that the issue is with webcam driver. Disabling the integrated webcam solves the problem for me.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:51 AM
First of all, thanks for the tips MagicAndre1981, I followed your speed up guide and got something like 30% of boot time reduction.
I have a doubt, i found that the c:\Windows\Prefetch\ReadyBoot have only the TraceX.fx files before i run the xbootmgr command, after that i found a lot of files inside this dir, named as fxboot_xxxxx. Only after running the xbootmgr I found these optimization files. Would you know why Microsoft didnt programmed Windows to optimeze itself (i mean automatically)?
Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:58 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:30 PM
BTW, at first I was getting this message:
And the solution to that message was to disable Windows Search Service.
This is my boot trace: ...
MagicAndre1981, i hope you can help me to see if there is something slowing down my boot time
Edited by rovama, 19 January 2011 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:22 AM
your Windows boot is extremely slow
timing bootDoneViaExplorer="91085" bootDoneViaPostBoot="213285"
it needs 91s to boot to the desktop and 203s to boot completely!
interval name="PreSMSS" startTime="0" endTime="15588" duration="15588">
The "Controladora RAID VIA VT8237" takes 11s to initialize.
<interval name="WinlogonInit" startTime="31173" endTime="69873" duration="38700">
login to your user profile is slow (8s). and starting the services is slow:
services autoStartStartTime="38101" autoStartEndTime="135373" autoStartDuration="97272">
I can see that the Microsoft SQL Server Express service start slowly. Do you need the SQL server? Next the SBSDWSCService ("C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\) is slow. remove this crapware. You have NOD32, this is enough.
After removing those services, start the optimization again and remove the Warez (NODLogin) from your PC and buy NOD32
And also don't use Raxco PerfectDisk, only the integrated defrag tool. Also remove Comodo, it also slows down the PC. Use AutoRuns to disable all unneeded tools from automatic startup.
Edited by MagicAndre1981, 23 January 2011 - 04:42 PM.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:53 PM
Thanks for your reply. I've followed your recommendations and this is my new boot trace: ....
It's better now, but It comes to my attention those three files: csc.sys, mup.sys and fltmgr.sys
Why are they taking so long to startup
Do you think I can still do some changes to improve my boot time ?
Edited by rovama, 19 January 2011 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:36 PM
timing bootDoneViaExplorer="78685" bootDoneViaPostBoot="150985"
79s to desktop and 140s to finish completely.
You disabled Superfetch which disables all boot improvements. Enable it and run the optimization again.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:39 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:12 AM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:42 PM
It gives me this error:
"Windows could not start the Superfetch service on Local Computer.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
I'm trying to figure out what's causing that, but no luck yet
Edited by rovama, 20 January 2011 - 10:56 PM.
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