fearz

Windows 8 boot time VERY slow vs. Windows 7

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Hi,

My Windows 7 takes 13 seconds of a cold boot (Shutdown to Desktop, No hibernation enabled)

I am once again giving Windows 8 another shot after some time...And unfortunately..No enhancement, Boot time is the same as it was when i last uninstalled it...

My Windows 8 Restart (Forget about the hybrid/fast boot) from windows logo to desktop in 27 seconds! that is 14 more seconds than Windows 7!

I am really bothered with that issue, I really don't know what is causing that delay from the time Windows logo start to desktop...

This is a fresh UEFI / GPT install of x64 Windows Pro on a SSD drive using Intel RAID / AHCI driver, Latest BIOS, latest sound drivers...

My mobo is an Asus Rampage IV Formula Bios 4004, GTX 690, 8 GB RAM.

Here is the summary_boot.xml file..BTW my .ETL file is 148MB...not sure if that's normal or not...

I hope somebody help me find out what is causing all this delay...

Thanks in advance!

summary_boot.xml

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Fast boot is slower than windows7 wothout a fast boot! and I need to find out why..I tried even 4 different intel rst drivers..same performance..so it's nothing to do with the ssd or controller drivers

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I think it has to do with a driver related to the mother board and the default ones too because I tried to remove all attached USB and all other hard drives..same delays..

I also updated all drivers for everything..same results

I'd appreciate if someone help me with the log/report..

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the SMSSInit phase is slow. I need the ETL file to see the cause.

<interval name="SMSSInit" startTime="1277" endTime="11107" duration="9830">
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I managed to have my SMSSInit time to be:

-<interval endTime="5894" startTime="1567" name="SMSSInit" duration="4326">

by editing regedit the value of Bootexecute, I deleted what was there...

But still, 26 seconds now...

12-14 Time to login

and 15-18 Logon to Desktop

still need to find out whats causing that delay...

I just won't accept moving to a slower OS whatsoever...Windows 7 used to boot in 13 seconds in total...thats a shame for windows 8 or their manufacture drivers' really...

and I really like windows 8 so far, don't wanna move back...thanks for your support once again

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what is still in BootExecuteList? I see this shows a 1.5s delay.

Also InitializeRegistry takes 1.7 seconds.

Btw can you also provide a fastBoot etl trace?

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Hi,

That WAS in bootexecutelist:

autocheck autochk *

Not anymore

So what to do about InitializeRegistry? and can you please explain what is a fastboot etl trace? also what about the duration of Time to Login? That takes a lot of time as well...

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Ok, so after disabling the lockscreen and no boot GUI..I managed to have only 7 seconds to show the login page...

Still hunting down those 14-16 seconds of login time...

Its worth mentioning there is a noticeable pause after logging in when loading the system tray icons, it goes like that:

The task bar shows, then the clock, then the sound icon, then the network icon, then the nvidia icon, then it pauses for like 3-4 seconds, then start resuming dumeter icon, the dropbox icon...disabling all as well doesn't fix it...it must be something hidden in the background...

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the fastBoot is the default Win8 behavior with the Logoff + hibernate.

I posted the command, too in my guide.

I see that there is a small delay while entering the password. Do you use a local or MS Account?

Also upload the new etl trace.

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Local account, please find attached both new xmls, one for normal startup and the other the fast startup

and please find both ctl files as follows:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17526301/fastStartup_BASE%2BCSWITCH%2BDRIVERS%2BPOWER_1.etl

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17526301/boot_BASE%2BCSWITCH%2BDRIVERS%2BPOWER_1_normal_startup.etl

summary_Boot_fast_startup.xml

summary_boot_normal_startup.xml

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both are fast. The default fastBoot uses 3.3s to boot to the UI and 3.4 to be fully booted.

the normal boot takes 7.3s to boot to the UI and 7.7s to be fully booted.

So both are now really fast. Use the default Win8 behavior and be happy.

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