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Panda
11-10-2011, 02:16 AM
What are your boot up times without a SSD?
My boot feels like it's steadily getting longer and longer, it used to be 45 seconds and now it feels like its 60 and longer!

FreedomMRTN
11-10-2011, 02:34 AM
Mine are still rather fast but the computer is only 2 months old. Try cleaning up the registry.

dstrakele
11-10-2011, 02:40 AM
Launch MSCONFIG.EXE and select the Startup tab. UNcheck those apps you don't need running at startup. You can still launch them later if you want. That should help get things going...

Lorca
11-10-2011, 02:52 AM
What are your boot up times without a SSD?
My boot feels like it's steadily getting longer and longer, it used to be 45 seconds and now it feels like its 60 and longer!

Out of the box, my G74SX booted up and was ready to go in 20 seconds. Now, after 2 months and many installed software and everything optimized(disable startup programs and registry stuff, etc.) my lappy boots between 30-45 seconds. So it doubled the time. But hey, I cant complain because my previous Gateway gaming laptop boots in 3 minutes!!!( I must admit I had a TON of stuff in that laptop)

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 03:06 AM
Mine starts up fast now because I installed an SSD, but now the shutdown time seems too long. Ya can't win . . . . .

Lorca
11-10-2011, 04:55 AM
Mine starts up fast now because I installed an SSD, but now the shutdown time seems too long. Ya can't win . . . . .

Sort of like the sausage syndrome: Press hard in one end and it bloats on the other end.

MPerni
11-10-2011, 10:16 AM
If you have also lots of desktop shortcuts does it makes the boot time longer???
On my desktop computer (An Intel core2duo, e8400, 4gb ram and nvidia 9800gtx+, WD 500gb HD 7200rpm) y got just 3 icons at desktop, black screen and windows classic theme (not the transparent aeros) and the boot in 40-45 secs!! I think you have to clean it up a little bit!

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 10:23 AM
You could create a folder on your desktop and move your lesser used shortcuts into it. But I don't think shortcuts make a lot of difference to bootime. Gadgets do make a.diff, though. So I have none. :D

Symb
11-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Lightning fast with ssd, 15 seconds from press of a power button to desktop thru logging in. :cool: When the windows actually starts to boot up it's about 10 seconds or even less.
Lovelovelovelove.

ricksaint
11-10-2011, 01:09 PM
With the SSD, mine is an amazing 11.4 seconds:

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/jeansain/boot.png

With the HDD though, it varied between 40 and 50 secs.

380mcn
11-10-2011, 02:40 PM
With the SSD, mine is an amazing 11.4 seconds:

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/jeansain/boot.png

With the HDD though, it varied between 40 and 50 secs.

VERY GOOD!!!

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 03:08 PM
One of my Bluetooth startup files is making mine 23 sec. :(

ricksaint
11-10-2011, 03:15 PM
One of my Bluetooth startup files is making mine 23 sec. :(

I have BT disabled and all the Asus junk removed. I also disabled a few services and startup apps.

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 03:41 PM
I just did Black Viper's "Safe" services tweaks, this morning.

JRd1st
11-10-2011, 06:59 PM
If you want to tryout a program to analyze your boot times and what takes the longese, try WinBootInfo (http://www.clockmod.com/index.php?/products/downloads/winbootinfo_1.0/). It costs $14.99USD but there's a free 30 day trial, and a lot can be learned in 30 days. :D




- You want to know what is actually happening during the Windows Boot?
- You noticed that your computer takes ages to become operable after power-on, but you didn’t know how to see what actually gets to be loaded in your computer’s memory?
- You need a reliable tool for monitoring Windows boot performance over time?
- You want to optimize your computer’s performance and need detailed information about loaded system components?

- Windows Boot Time Logging

- Detailed information about loaded drivers, applications and system DLLs
- Each loaded system component is displayed on the detailed time map
- Tree-View of Loaded Processes sorted in time, with all belonging DLLs/Drivers
- Different times logged (boot to Login Prompt, Explorer, Session Manager)
- Detailed CPU utilization tracking during boot, per every CPU core
- I/O activity tracking during boot
- System Interrupt / Context Switch tracking during boot
- Text Log generation and Printing
- History Feature, for comparing current with the past boot results



You can also do a bit of boot time sleuthing By going to Event Logs >> Applications and Service Logs >> Microsoft >> Windows >> Diagnostics Performance >> Operational

Event ID
100 is a startup
101 is a degradation in load time

200 is shutdown
201 is a delay in shutting down

300 is standby
301 is a degradation in load time

Not sure yest what the other codes are. Driver variances I think.

Lismail0
11-11-2011, 12:24 AM
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB -23 sec boot- That includes like 6 programs and the important drivers of coarse.
But my actual system boot is always at or under 11 sec!

I use a free program called Soluto that allows you to remove and or delay programs from your boot. It also keeps a nice chart of your boot times along with a web browser add-on manager and a crashed app manager. Its a really neat software.

Panda
11-13-2011, 06:56 PM
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/boott.jpg/

1:30-2:30 boot total boot up time is rediculous.. even with regular 7200 rpm harddrives..

JRd1st
11-13-2011, 07:33 PM
Is that Soluto? I don't trust it. Too invasive. I noticed that it keeps timing a long time after Windows becomes useable, too. I tried that program for 10 minutes and got the creeps then restored to a previous patririon image.

Did you try WinBootInfo (http://www.clockmod.com/index.php?/products/downloads/winbootinfo_1.0/)? :D

Panda
11-13-2011, 10:08 PM
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/bbbci.jpg/\

I think there might be something wrong with my hard drive. I might be the reason why my laptop is so "loud".. and when I play games that noise + fan combination might create that weird screech that my friends over Skype can hear. My 2 cents, I don't know.

ScottinSoCal
11-13-2011, 10:11 PM
I just checked mine on a near-stock installation. I've upgraded the BIOS and the Atheros driver (my replacement Intel 6230 hasn't arrived yet) and disabled a couple of the more obnoxious ASUS apps, but otherwise it's what shipped with the laptop. I booted up in 75.2 seconds. I'll be getting an SSD and performing a clean install at some point in the near future, but for now I just don't reboot often. I usually hibernate, and that's much faster to restore than booting up.

Verruckt
11-14-2011, 03:43 PM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2691/unledjlo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/unledjlo.jpg/)

Using OCZ Vertex 3