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Windows 8 takes 4-5 mins to boot even after clean install.

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 takes 4-5 mins to boot even after clean install.

    Windows 8 64bit was taking forever to boot so I did a clean install but that didn't help. I am using an ASUS K56CA laptop. I have tried updating all the drivers I could find and windows too but it didn't help. When trying to put the computer to sleep I did get a DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE message but I don't know if that's related to the extremely long boot times. I also disabled everything non essential from starting using MSCONFIG. I am out of options. Please help. Thank you.

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  2. #2

    You can enable fast boot up if you want it will decrease the boot time, and make sure you always shut the PC down correctly.
    _Click on your battery icon>>>>then click more power options>>>>then click choose what the power button does then click change settings that are currently unavailable then scroll down and check fast boot, put in mind that it doesnt work when clicking restart PC.
    P.S: when i enable fast boot it takes 15 second to boot up to the desktop, but when i uncheck it it takes 35 second to boot up.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Thank you for your reply but after trying to resume from fast boot I get a BSOD and it says DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Normal boot time for a machine like this should be around 45secs or so. I am wondering if there is a particular process which hangs on startup causing the 4 min delay. I tried to find the particular bootup process taking this long using a boot analyzer but I only see that "system" takes most of the time. Any ideas how to track down the culprit?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Here is what it says in the event viewer for my latest boot up:

    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date:          7/10/2014 10:31:50 AM
    Event ID:      100
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level:         Critical
    Keywords:      Event Log
    User:          LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer:      MannanPC
    Windows has started up: 
         Boot Duration        :    240600ms
         IsDegradation        :    false
         Incident Time (UTC)    :    ‎2014‎-‎07‎-‎10T17:26:37.852401700Z
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-10T17:31:50.555833800Z" />
        <Correlation ActivityID="{1ADF1571-9C64-0002-D515-DF1A649CCF01}" />
        <Execution ProcessID="1592" ThreadID="1400" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
        <Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
        <Data Name="BootStartTime">2014-07-10T17:26:37.852401700Z</Data>
        <Data Name="BootEndTime">2014-07-10T17:31:34.305036000Z</Data>
        <Data Name="SystemBootInstance">55</Data>
        <Data Name="UserBootInstance">45</Data>
        <Data Name="BootTime">240600</Data>
        <Data Name="MainPathBootTime">177300</Data>
        <Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">18</Data>
        <Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">1241</Data>
        <Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">123172</Data>
        <Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">10239</Data>
        <Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">7453</Data>
        <Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">1656</Data>
        <Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">4772</Data>
        <Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">18813</Data>
        <Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">6</Data>
        <Data Name="BootPostBootTime">63300</Data>
        <Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
        <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">1024</Data>
        <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">1024</Data>
        <Data Name="BootIsDegradation">false</Data>
        <Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">false</Data>
        <Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
        <Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">true</Data>
        <Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">2101</Data>
        <Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">18</Data>
        <Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">123706</Data>
        <Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">1926</Data>
        <Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">125456</Data>
        <Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">1075</Data>
        <Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">126709</Data>
        <Data Name="Session0InitDuration">1690</Data>
        <Data Name="Session1InitDuration">366</Data>
        <Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">8182</Data>
        <Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">136948</Data>
        <Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">15108</Data>
        <Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">8137</Data>
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jul 2014 at 12:38. Reason: code box
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  5. #5

    _Go to control panel>>>>Open up hardware and sound>>>>>Go to device manager>>>>>Browse through all the devices and hardware and look for a yellow exclamation mark>>>>If you find a yellow exclamation mark, Unplug each USB device one by one until the exclamation mark goes, When gone you should know which USB device is causing this problem.
    And for the main problem:
    _type in search: msconfig>>>>open it then go to services tab>>>>> check hide all microsoft services then click disable all then reboot and see if the boot is slow.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Nothing in Device Manager has an exclamation mark next to it. I have updated all drivers for the devices. All no windows services have been disabled. Still having the same problem. I will try to restart in safe mode and report back. Thank you.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro

    If you're still having problems, download Autoruns and we can go from there:

    Autoruns for Windows
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  8. #8

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Downloading it now. How should I proceed?
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  9. #9

    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro

    As you're probably already aware, this will show a comprehensive breakdown of everything that is loaded upon startup of the OS. Just like you were attempting to do with msconfig and in your services module, you want to basically turn everything off that is not absolutely essential to the OS, restart, and reenable things one by one until you find the culprit.

    But let's start with a few questions, then maybe we'll run the cmd line version of Autoruns (which came with the download) so we pipe the output to a logfile if nothing jumps out at you when you scan the GUI version.

    1. First though, have you by any chance enabled any options in your BIOS that have to do with network boot?
    2. When you did the clean install, was it a true install with a windows disk (and did you format before), or was it a system restore with an Asus factory disk?
    3. How did you install the laptop's drivers? Was it a pre-pack, all-in-one driver file from Asus? Or a whole bunch of individual driver files for each component in your system?
    4. What type of HD are you using, how many partitions, and did you do anything beyond the defaults during the OS install?
    5. Do you have any kind of drive compression or encryption (either in software or built-in) turned on?
    6. Is the amount of RAM you have installed reported correctly in BIOS and in Windows?
    7. Have you changed any policies in the policy editor? Made any tweaks?
    8. Do you have an AV/Malware/etc programs installed? Set to run or update at startup?

    Basically, after you made the clean install, what options or settings did you turn on/off? What programs/utils have you installed?

    Also make sure you have no install disks/usb/printers/ethernet/peripherals attached. Turn off automatic updates, system restore, and disable hibernation.

    Let me know and we'll continue from here.
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  10. #10

    Hi raywashere889,
    Yeah i think you should try what lastof told you and how about running the PC in safe mode did it take long?
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