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Boot time suddenly takes longer

  1. #1


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64

    Boot time suddenly takes longer


    This morning I booted up my laptop and had a noticeable slow down in boot time. My usual BIOS time is 4.0 and total start time is around 70 seconds. Today my BIOS time is 23 secs and total start time is 109 seconds. I havent changed, tweaked, or messed with any settings that could result in this slow down. I downloaded and ran systernals autoruns and one thing stood out (see attacthed) could that explain the dramatic increase in bios time? I'm at a loss...any help, suggestions, guidance?

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi there,

    have you tried SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 yet?

    It performs a system diagnostic and fixes any problems it encounters. If the scan encouters problems you will have to run it again until it comes back with no more problems.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  3. #3


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    Thank you. I forgot about that. I will try now
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  4. #4


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    No worries. Glad I can give you advice.

    Let us now if this solved your problem.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  5. #5


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    that came back clean. i did a quick yahoo search of "known dlls" and couldnt come up with anything solid or helpful....any other thoughts? i'm stuck on how to trouble shoot this....
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  6. #6


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Might be worth taking a boot trace and uploading the resulting.etl file (zipped) to a share and linking the share here.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I second cluberti's idea, but the boot trace has already been created.
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  8. #8


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    morning. thank you for the help....here is the boottrace log
    Boot time suddenly takes longer Attached Files
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  9. #9


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    You've got rouge/fake anti-virus software called "AV Software". You've got to get any and all malware out of the way before you start analyzing boot issues. Give this guide a try, or better seek professional malware removal help, for instance, here.

    Code:
    Line # Lifetime Process Duration (s) Hosted Services Command Line Start Time (s) End Time (s)
    1 Permanent utsvc.exe (1880) 125.199477400 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\utsvc.exe" 0.000000000 125.199477400
    2 Transient 78.513532095 46.892209759 125.199477400
    3 utwsc.exe (2224) 1.748854891 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 46.892209759 48.641064650
    4 UnThreat.exe (3124) 75.289407749 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\UnThreat.exe" -silent 49.910069651 125.199477400
    5 utwsc.exe (3400) 0.717906318 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 51.813880522 52.531786840
    6 UnThreat.exe (3588) 0.234163631 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\UnThreat.exe" 56.636562096 56.870725727
    7 utwsc.exe (3828) 0.219650168 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 62.098629974 62.318280142
    8 utwsc.exe (4048) 0.061231241 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 77.148149020 77.209380261
    9 utwsc.exe (3268) 0.060612427 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 92.180928076 92.241540503
    10 utwsc.exe (3588) 0.075334175 "C:\Program Files (x86)\UnThreat AntiVirus\drv\utwsc.exe" /check 107.214781757 107.290115932
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  10. #10


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    which one is the rouge file? all of the UT* files are legit. unthreat is my antivirus.
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