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decieving startup time

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro

    decieving startup time


    One thing I've noticed is that while my Windows 8 start screen appears quite quickly on boot, and I can start to do certain things, other services take quite a bit longer to become available. For example, I have to wait quite a while (i haven't timed it, but maybe as long as 20 or 30 seconds) to be able to open a web page, or get into the Windows 8 settings or control panel.
    Is this typical? Is there any way to improve this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by prkaye View Post
    Is this typical? Is there any way to improve this?
    Hi , it will be useful to know your PC or Notebook spec before been able to reply to this question
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  3. #3


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Heh yes... worse with an SSD.

    My Windows 7 with SSD boots so fast that the windows KB driver has not loaded and I can't start typing my password for an additional 2 or 3 seconds or my password will be wrong.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Machine is a brand new Core i7-3820 on a Sabertooth X79, 32GB DDR3 1600. My system drive is an intel 520 Series SATA 3 SSD (240GB).
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Heh yes... worse with an SSD.

    My Windows 7 with SSD boots so fast that the windows KB driver has not loaded and I can't start typing my password for an additional 2 or 3 seconds or my password will be wrong.
    Type netplwiz into the start screen. The uncheck the little box that says " user has to logon with password" (or something like that). Provide your password (twice). After that your logon will be automatic.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Well I don't want that... but thanks

    And even if it DID boot to the desktop instantly, the KB /still/ wouldn't work till the driver finished loading anyway.

    Was just pointing out that yes, there is a limit to how fast a machine can boot because the hardware itself or hardware+driver is not entirely ready for some period of time after receiving power.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Just to bump this back to my original issue. I just timed it. My system boots to the point where the Start Screen is totally visible within a few seconds. As soon as my start screen is visible, I click on IE. The big blue IE logo fills the screen and then it sits there for a full 40 seconds before a web page becomes visible. Similarly, I am unable to get into system settings within this first 40 seconds or so. After this 40 seconds, everything behaves as normal (IE opens quickly and immediately displays web pages, for example). Is this normal?
    To recap my system: Machine is a brand new Core i7-3820 on a Sabertooth X79, 32GB DDR3 1600. My system drive is an intel 520 Series SATA 3 SSD (240GB).
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  8. #8


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, same sort of thing here.

    A mobile phone boots pretty fast doesn't it?

    Takes a bit longer for a full blown os to fully load.
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is beyond me. This is a top notch system and it should be fully operational in about 15 seconds after you pressed power-on.

    From your description I gather that you cannot even start any program (like Resource Monitor) to track what's going on.

    You could try your luck with this procedure: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    You must have something that make your OS wait for it, with SSD as soon as you are in the desktop or start page, apps open near right away. What peripheral is connected to your PC ? some HP printer are know to slow down a boot. Can you take a screen shot of the task manager after a boot, so we can check what's running
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