-postBootDelay 240to the command line
How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7
Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:04 AM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:23 PM
I have eliminated as much as I could from startup, first using autoruns.
Then I ran the comand as suggested in your first post which appeared to run fine, and reduced my boot time from 3.5 minutes to 2 ( according to soluto)
But when I run the command to generate the second xml file I get following warning, and the xml file is empty
Some potential issues,
1] The readyboost services doesnt appear in services list (services.exe)
although it does appear in the registry and its start command is set to 0
2] OS shows as win7RTM in the xbootmgr.log although it is actually win7 with sp1 (home premium x64, acer oem)
3] This is the only other susipcious line in the log (I think)
Failed to save prefetcher data (C:\Windows\prefetch\layout.ini) in cab archive (stage 1, error 0)
I carried the whole procedure 3 times and the result is the same everytime, any ideas to what the problem maybe?
The warning suggests increasing the MinBuffers, MaxBuffers and BufferSize for xperf, I tried this but I still get the warning
This post has been edited by volting: 14 August 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:06 PM
I ran the trace for two reboots and checked the first etl file, which gave the same error as before (when trying to generate the second xml file ) upon opening.
This post has been edited by volting: 15 August 2011 - 01:07 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:23 PM
edit: Nevermind I see that you can right click the graph for more info, Ill check now...
This post has been edited by volting: 15 August 2011 - 01:25 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:55 PM
Im not really sure how much is normal usage for the system processes, maybe you can determine anomalies from the screenshot... the top 28 of 45 are included
This post has been edited by volting: 15 August 2011 - 01:57 PM
Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:52 PM
HDD is a 250GB 5400RPM Western Digital -- WDC WD2500BEVT-22A23T0
The laptop is fairly new so Id imagine its in sata mode, although Im not sure that I can verify this, I checked in the Bios, the mode is't explicitly stated there, although the drive is refered to as IDE0, but I think (hope) this is just poor choice of wording...
In the Device Manager under IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers there is only one entry,
an Intel SATA ACHI Controller, which Im guessing proves my assumuption to be correct.
As for the disk io, I expanded the system entry, the bigest offender is "Unknown" and doesnt show any more detail when expanded.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:42 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:03 PM
your 5400rpm WD HDD is the bottleneck. The prefetcher does its best to improve it. What I can see is that apache takes 13s to start. Set the start-type (also for MySQL) to "on demand" and start the 2 services after you booted completely to the desktop with (NET START Apache2.2, NET START mysql. looks like you use XAMPP, correct?). Also the Intel Management service (IAStorDataMgrSvc) takes 5s to start. This happens during the time where your HDD is completely busy.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:51 PM
I timed the boot to the desktop with a stopwatch on my phone, takes 35 seconds to desktop, which is excellent considering it took about 3.5 mins before I started optimizing...
I had a feeling since I bought this laptop a few months ago that hdd was a bottleneck and had been contemplating upgrading, think Ill get one of seagates hybrids
Thanks for all your time and help, your skill is legendary!
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