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Solved Windows 8 Restart Time


fosser2

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#1
I recently purchased new components for my computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for one issue. If I do a cold shutdown to my computer Windows 8 boots almost instantly. This is what I would expect from my build. If I do a restart from within Windows, it takes a much longer time to boot the system. I am attempting to figure out why this is occurring. I would like my reboot time and my cold boot time to be the same (like they should). Below explains a bit more about what I am trying to say.

Cold Boot:
YouTube

Reboot:
Reboot of Windows 8 - YouTube

Boot Trace:
summary_boot.xml (of reboot)

Build List:
EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2
CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX
Rosewill RDCR-11003 Card Reader
GIGABYTE GZ-G2
Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 240 GB SSDSC2CW240A3K5
Asus 24xDVD-RW DRW-24B1STA BLACK/BULK

I am currently running bios F12e. This issue also happened on F11. My operating system is Windows 8 (x64) and is installed in uefi mode. The only hard drive currently plugged in is the solid-state drive. I just re-installed the OS tonight so it is a BRAND NEW install. All of the drivers have been updated to the ones available on Gigabyte's website. All your help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (x64)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 (02G-P4-3664-KR)

Ztruker

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fosser2

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#4
Hey guys,

I really appreciate the replies! I did turn off "Fast Startup" and it now takes the same time to boot and reboot. So that DOES explain the cold boot vs the reboot. I do have another question. With the style of build I have I'm wondering if my boot time is typical of other users on here or if it seems slow. I don't have a ton of experience with ssd's but I feel like my boot time is slower than should be expected on my build.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (x64)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 (02G-P4-3664-KR)

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#5
How long does it take roughly in seconds or minutes?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fosser2

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Brink,

It takes about 6-7 seconds to POST and about 16 seconds to load Windows. Total process took around 22-23 seconds. My room mates computer is running Windows 7 and the loading animation for Windows 7 doesn't even finish before the OS is loaded. I am told that Windows 8 should load faster especially when setup in UEFI mode. I know I'm complaining about 22 seconds but I just want to hear what other people have for times. Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (x64)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 (02G-P4-3664-KR)

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#7
Sorry, but I forgot to also ask how long when you have Fast Startup turned on?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fosser2

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Sorry, but I forgot to also ask how long when you have Fast Startup turned on?
With fast startup on, it is almost instantaneous. That portion really seems to be working well. I'm more or less talking about the reboot portion.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (x64)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 (02G-P4-3664-KR)

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#9
Unfortunately, it's a catch 22 for the shut down time. When you restart, it of course shuts down first, then reboots.

Fast Startup requires hibernate to be enabled since fast startup is a "hybrid" shutdown. The downside is, that it takes a few seconds/moments for Windows to save what it needs to the hiberfil.sys file at shut down/restart before it actually does.

You could disable hibernate to speed up the shut down/restart time, but then you would lose the fast startup time. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fosser2

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Well I will mark this issue as solved. My final results of my build.

POST: 7.054 seconds
BOOT: 19.552 seconds
TOTAL BOOT: 26.606 seconds

These stats were taken using the reboot option and not shutdown. On a cold shutdown with Fast Startup enabled Windows will boot in about 8 seconds with 7.054 seconds of the 8 taken to post the computer. These results just go to show how neat the Fast Startup option is in Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (x64)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 (02G-P4-3664-KR)

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#11
Very nice times.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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