Fast Startup not working Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by maxb2000, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    Hi,

    Fast startup not working in Windows 8.1 (clean install). The boot time is 50-60 seconds but I don't know why beacuse I don't have any driver issues (I have the latest drivers and sleep is working without problems).

    My PC:

    Gigabyte B85-D2V
    Intel Core G3220
    4 GB RAM Kingstone
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
    GT 630 GDDR5 1 GB (doesn't support UEFI boot)

    The windows has been installed in UEFI and Ultra Fast Startup enabled in UEFI. Secure boot disabled beacuse graphics card doesn't support it.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    Are you using Windows Defender or a third party antivirus software?

    I ask because there are still some third party antivirus software out there that will cause Windows 8.1 to take a long time to load.

    If you are using a third party antivirus, uninstall it, enable Windows Defender and reboot, you will see a dramatic difference in boot time.
     
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  3. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    I even disabled Windows Defender! I found a trick finally:

    Reboot the PC- > Shutdown it - > now shut down it again and the startup will be 15 seconds.

    Now I don't know how much this will work...The strange part is on my older machine the boot time on legacy BIOS (old hardware from 2008) it was 9-10 seconds and now I don't know why on newer hardware is taking 4-5 seconds longer.That old machine had Windows 8 not 8.1.
     
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  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    could be any number of things look in task manager for start up programs and disable crap like "AcroTray", "Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher", "Dropbox", VMware Tray Process" and anything else non-essential.

    I actually run a 5 second delay from bios to give an old external hard drive time activate prior to Win8.1 booting or it doesn't initialize. 5 seconds, 10 seconds I don't notice. Not like there is a race for me to see the oh so beautiful lock screen of win8.1 lol