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Windows 8.1 boot up suddenly longer

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 boot up suddenly longer


    I have a Lenovo y50 and it used to boot in 12 seconds, but recently started to take over 30 seconds to boot. I've had this laptop for around a week now. It happened ever since I reinstalled my nvidia driver. Im not sure if its just a coincidence that it happened at the time I reinstalled it. I made sure all traces of the driver were gone before reinstalling it. The loading circle in the beginning of the boot used to move smoothly but now it visibly lags and moves slowly. I've tried the "Clean up my PC" option and it still has the problem. Here is the event log:Link

    Edit:
    Alright seems like i fixed the problem. I disabled fast boot and shut off the computer and then turned it on again(not restart). Then I enabled fast boot and now it boots at the time it did before. Very strange lol. Now it boots even faster, in around 10 seconds as opposed to 12, but its probably because of all the tips I was using to lower boot time that wasn't really solving the main issue lol.

    Edit2:
    Alright the fix from before only worked the first couple of boots and it just went to taking a long time to boot again. I recently revisited the problem and found out it was the hiberfil.sys that was somehow causing the problem. By turning it off and back on again in cmd, it would boot fast again, but only for the first or first couple boots. So i wrote a batch script to automatically reset the hiberfil and used task scheduler to run it when I log in. Works like a charm
    Last edited by Svitok; 06 Nov 2014 at 16:11.

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    What problem prompted you to reinstall the driver after only having the laptop for a week? The current driver for this card is 337.88 issued May 26, 2014. Is this what you have.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I thought it was underperforming haha. but yes it's currently on 337.88, the laptop came with the previous version so I updated it and a couple days after having it on 337.88 I reinstalled it. I've tried reinstalling it again to see if it would fix the problem but it hasn't.
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  4. #4


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Leave the 337.88 there, I don't believe that it is the problem.

    How have you set your power options and is Fast Boot still enabled?
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    Third party software have a tendency to install all kind of unnecessary services and the same for NVIDIA. I have the same drivers installed as yours and I always reset the Startup type to Manual instead of Automatic in the Services as shown in the screen shot so that they wont start at Bootup. In addition NVIDIA has another program set running at Startup (ie. NVIDIA Geforce Experience Backend) , I also disabled it. By setting the Startup type to Manual, You will not break anything, in the screen shot, you see that NVIDIA Display Driver service is running, it is because I've just opened the NVIDA Control panel and the service is kicked off running.
    Of course, If you have less processes running at Startup then the delay will be shortened.

    Click image for larger version

    EDIT: Another helpful registry tweak to reduce startup delay time is:
    Startup Delay Time - Reduce in Windows 8
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    @topgundcp I have all 4 NVIDIA services running and automatic with no noticeable slow down on my system.
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    I took all your suggestions but havent noticed any difference. Do you think the problem could be a virus thats starting while booting? I think the problem has something to do with the loading circle laging at boot. It jitters and goes a lot slower than normal. It never did this before when it booted in 12 seconds. Fast boot is enabled. I tried scannow in cmd as well. I always disable any start up processes from new programs i install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    @topgundcp I have all 4 NVIDIA services running and automatic with no noticeable slow down on my system.
    The same here but don't forget you are running Windows on Desktop and OP is running on Laptop so eliminating all the unneccessary services might help. In addition, even we all have NVIDIA video cards but not all the features are supported equally, especially in the Laptop.
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    Run a full virus scan with Windows Defender or any other 3rd party AV program you have and download and run Malwarebytes (Free) to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    @topgundcp I have all 4 NVIDIA services running and automatic with no noticeable slow down on my system.
    The same here but don't forget you are running Windows on Desktop and OP is running on Laptop so eliminating all the unneccessary services might help. In addition, even we all have NVIDIA video cards but not all the features are supported equally, especially in the Laptop.
    True
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