Thread: Boot Time
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Old 09-25-09, 03:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: Boot Time

Originally Posted by crainger View Post
Back in the beta a few people had issues with the GUI boot. I'm 99% sure it's fixed now, but you could try it. Wont cost you a thing except for a little time.

open msconfig and got to the boot tab. and tick no gui boot. It just turns off the fancy load screen for 7 and test.
I just tried that, and there wasn't any change...not only of time, but the load screen and the rest of the sequence was exactly the same as before.
Other than that, try new drivers for all your hardware, if that fails, try going back to the standard WDDM drivers from Microsoft. That's fiddly and time consuming and I'd only do that after a backup if it's your main rig.
I have a hunch that the problem is with some driver, but which is the question. Long ago, there was a program call boot configurator, or something like that, that timed the loading of each and every driver, so it was easy to see where the slowdown was. Unfortunately, I don't think that there is anything like that now.

Msconfig's boot tab also has options Boot Log and OS Boot Info, which I also tried, thinking it might provide some info like the program that I just mentioned, but after rebooting, I looked around the files and found nothing that appeared to be related. The only thing that seems to work on the boot tab is the window for setting the default boot entry in a multi-boot setup.
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