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Windows takes 1m 20s to load startup items

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Windows takes 1m 20s to load startup items


    Hello

    I have had my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 install since February. Now I think it is time to deal with this once and for all.

    I have an extremely powerful computer, 3930k, 64gb ram, RIVE, 840 Pro SSD so hardware is not the problem.

    I recently got another Windows 8 (enterprise) laptop (not 8.1) to compare with, and it boots at exactly the same time as my desktop, but the laptop loads all startup items within 1-3 sec, but my desktop takes as said 1 minute and 20 seconds each time.

    I have used this guide and many similar: Startup Delay Time - Reduce in Windows 8

    but those doesn't help. I once changed the value to 10 minutes in milliseconds, and it took 10 minutes, but when I change to 0 milliseconds, or lets say 1000 ms for 1 second, it still takes 1 min and 20 seconds.

    On my laptop I can change the value StartupDelayInMSec however I want and it will work, but I cannot have it low on my desktop and make it launch all startup items below 1 min and 20 sec.

    Help for this would be much appreaciated

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Have you tried disabling all your startup items, then re-measuring startup? Then adding items back one at a time to find out what is slow?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Have you tried disabling all your startup items, then re-measuring startup? Then adding items back one at a time to find out what is slow?
    I have performed a clean boot and nothing start except things in the registry. Steam starts instantly but nothing else from the registry starts.
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  4. #4


    Sorry to keep repeating this same old suggestion - but....one of my pc's takes 1 minute 20 seconds to load startup items, unless I UNCHECK App Readiness Service under msconfig - then it takes 5 seconds. Of course, when I install Windows updates requiring a reboot, I have to recheck App Readiness until the updates are installed, then for faster startup, I uncheck it again. A pain, but it works for me.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Sorry to keep repeating this same old suggestion - but....one of my pc's takes 1 minute 20 seconds to load startup items, unless I UNCHECK App Readiness Service under msconfig - then it takes 5 seconds. Of course, when I install Windows updates requiring a reboot, I have to recheck App Readiness until the updates are installed, then for faster startup, I uncheck it again. A pain, but it works for me.
    I don't know how much this helped but I found out that malwarebytes services was jamming for me. I fixed it but are still doing a clean os install, I feel it is time now.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Conclusion:


    It was somehow malwarebytes that delayed it. After a OS reinstall, it starts instantly.


    Now to another thing.


    Windows boots in 7-8 seconds. But when NVIDIA drivers are installed it takes 14-18 seconds. Note that I have 4 monitors
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Windows takes 1m 20s to load startup items
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