Huge boot delay problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by trasher255, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    Since some time now I have a huge boot delay problem in Windows 7 64bit. It appeares to be in the Winlogon init Phase. I used xbootmgr to trace the cause of this and a summary of the boot phases shows:
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    Problem is that during the delay the display is black. So I don't know what the computer is doing. The harddisk light flashes at regular intervals of about 1 sec. There are no recorded events and no driver delays. Resuming from sleepmode takes an equally long time. A reboot however does not! Since I have an SSD as system disk a reboot really flies!
    I'm stuck. Any thoughts or help on this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    #2 redroad, Mar 10, 2012
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    What does it do when booting to safe mode?

    To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

    Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

    Also does the SSD meet minimum hardware requirements as far as capacity?

    Firmware update?
     
  3. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    I will try this out tomorrow and let you know.
     
  4. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    Tried it and it worked, BUT.....
    Normal startup also works OK while trying. That means: change settings using msconfig -> shut down -> boot.
    But after shutting down and let it off or putting to sleepmode for a while, the problem returns.
     
  5. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    What SSD are you using? Have you tried firmware update?
     
  6. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    #7 trasher255, Mar 13, 2012
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    The problem seems to be the monitor. I now have it connected through the analog input in stead of the DVI-input and initial tests show that the delays are gone.
    Can someone explain why?
     
  7. stevemk14ebr

    stevemk14ebr MDL Senior Member

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    that should have no effect on the delay, are u using a inegrated gpu or descrete- if descrete make sure u have latest drivers
     
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  8. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    It's integrated and has the latest drivers.
     
  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    How is the temperature? If it is convenient try starting with computer cold as a test rather than restart.
     
  10. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    My problem is gone as you may have read. Using the analog input all is fine. Only question that remains is why the digital input leads to a delay in showing the logon screen at boot.