Sunday, February 05, 2012
A website that tells you how to diagnosis slow bootup of Windows
Since installing Webroot Secure Anywhere, Windows 7 bootup on my Dell XPS laptop (2009) has been faster than it had been before, but Saturday AM it was a little slower, so I thought I would look up the possible problems that occur.
I tried some of the procedures given here at ‘ITExpert”. I found that I get an “error” on startup, that generates a report, and offers a lookup, which in turn does not find a matching code. For “fun”, I presented the XML code that the report generated below. There’s really a lot that can go wrong with a lot of obscure services and drivers that may not be used often by many people.
Windows (under System and Security, Action Center) is telling me I don’t run Windows Defender (I use Webroot scans) or backup (I use Carbonite). I don’t know what the memory card reader driver is about.
“Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Date: 2/5/2012 2:12:46 PM
Event ID: 100
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Keywords: Event Log
User: LOCAL SERVICE
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 92241ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : 2012-02-05T19:10:37.640400300Z
On a Dell 8300 desktop, the bootup got slower and slower (particularly the NVidia icon part) until it finally failed completely, at the end of 2009, after six years. A Geek Squad visit had fixed a "blue screen" in December 2008 ("had.dll" on Windows XP, see Dec. 10, 2008).