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USB sticks and possible effects on startup/shutdown times

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    It really shouldn't take 3-10 minutes should it?
    No it should not! And because you mentioned USB when discussing your boot time, that's why I suggested that far-fetched try at cleaning out your old device manager profiles. I now remember I had a corrupted USB profile and it added about 20 seconds to my boot time until I got rid of it. Again, my suggestion is far-fetched but easy to try.

    The next step would be to check your Event logs for failed or errored startup entires. As you are probably aware, each time you boot, windows generates a series of informationals, warnings, and errors encountered so there may be some failure in there that might point to something that is significantly delaying your boot. For your reference, here are what my event logs look like (right after boot):

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    Note: I used this utility to clear out my old logs before rebooting so you could see only the last boot attempt (works on Win 8 too):

    Event Viewer One Click Clear - Windows 7 Help Forums

    So, check out your event viewer and see what is being reported. Note that my boot time takes about 7-10 seconds (visual) from power on to desktop. You can also check your boot time as recorded here (includes processing of background processes after desktop appears). My total boot time, including all background processing is about 25 seconds:

    Click image for larger version

    This should keep you busy for a bit. Let us know how you make out.

    my2cents

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  2. #12

    more boot problems


    Windows started normally for me this morning and shutdown normally, but apparently, though no changes were made with the USBs, my wife had problems starting up.

    Basically, what's happening is we get the opening screen for Windows, and then a black screen.

    My guess is she was impatient and did a hard shutdown, but I'm noticing that generally that it takes anywhere between 2-10 minutes and then it will start up "normally."

    It took less than five I think to get it running after I came home.

    I'm including some logs, which include the event notices. There were some warnings and other such things, but I really don't know what they mean. If you have any insight, I'd appreciate it. There are also a couple of dump files included from a couple days ago when my computer crashed while trying to boot up.
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  3. #13

    Forgot to include the files


    Here they are.
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  4. #14


    I checked Windows to Go, it was all off.

    A question on the greyed out devices. Can I delete all of them, or only the USB-related ones? I noticed my hard disk drive listed twice, for example, with one greyed out. Also a bunch of Microsoft streaming stuff under sound, video, and game controllers.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Bkshiroma View Post
    Here they are.
    Unfortunately, you gave me tons of logs and it would take hours for me to go through them manually. Clean out all your old logs with that utility, reboot, and capture only those new logs. I started to go through them and I noticed two attempts to rebuild the Windows search index and they were finally successful about 1 minute later. Again, there are just too many logs.
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  6. #16

    Sorry about that.


    I wasn't sure how to clear out the logs, so I just deleted everything except stuff from yesterday and in one of the logs, a little from the day before.

    Should be more manageable, I hope.

    Thanks.

    By the way, does anyone know what a little black clock that appears in the white flag notification area is? Whenever it appears and I can get it to show anything, it says scheduled scan, but whenever I see it, my computer seems to freeze for a few minutes.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1


    I wasn't sure how to clear out the logs, so I just deleted everything except stuff from yesterday and in one of the logs, a little from the day before.
    I explained how to do that in a previous post using the Event Viewer One Click Clear Utility. Anyway, I'll have a look and respond when I can. In fact, why don't you try downloading that utility, then reboot, and you will only have the logs present that are specific to that last boot. I'm trying to make this as easy as possible (on both of us).
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Yet again for ~5th time, something new and very funky on the machine each new time I look:

    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm snpstd3
    start             end                 module name
    fffff880`0644d000 fffff880`06e59200   snpstd3    (deferred)             
        Image path: snpstd3.sys
        Image name: snpstd3.sys
        Timestamp:        Mon Nov 19 06:05:52 2007 (47416E10)
        CheckSum:         00A14924
        ImageSize:        00A0C200
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Code:
    INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR (a0)
    The power policy manager experienced a fatal error.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 000000000000010a, The disk subsystem failed to properly read or write part of the hibernation
        file.
    Arg2: 000000000000000a
    Arg3: fffffa800aefbda0, POP_HIBER_CONTEXT
    Arg4: ffffffffc0000001, NTSTATUS failure code
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    MasterChef seems to have this under control so please work with him directly to solve your issue.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    MasterChef seems to have this under control so please work with him directly to solve your issue.
    lol Just showing what they problem is. That's all.
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