Excessive load/boot time

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Guido, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Guido

    Guido Guest

    I have four different copmuters, all running a DG965OT intel procesor with a
    Core2 chip. Two have Vista HP and two have Ultimate. All four are having
    the same problem. When I turn the computer on there is a 30 second lag
    between when the Bios spash screen show to when the first boot device is
    attempted(in this case it is the CD drive). There is then a 4 to 5 min pause
    before the vista splash screen starts. I don't think this is normal but it
    happens on all my systems. Is this a vista problem or a motherboard/bois
    problem. I have updated the bios and have all vista updates minus the SP1
    beta. One computer is running a raid all the others are not.
    Guido, Dec 23, 2007
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  2. Guido

    brink Guest

    Hi Guido,

    This will show you how to get rid of that 30 second delay.


    For the rest of the time delay, I would check the starup programs to
    see if you have anything in there that may be the slow loader or if you
    just have to many things loading. You can test this by booting into
    Safe Mode. If it loads faster, then it probably is a startup program.

    For Startup programs, see:

    For Safe Mode, see: (Select Safe Mode)



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Dec 23, 2007
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  3. Guido

    Guido Guest

    I geuss I forgot to add some information. I did suspect the start-up
    programs. I have all but three services in the msconfig start-up turned off.
    Even when running I only have 32 programs running. I also get the excessive
    load time in "safe mode".
    Guido, Dec 24, 2007
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    Ian D Guest

    The initial 30 second delay isn't too far out of line. It looks like you
    have the
    CD/DVD drive selected as the first boot drive. That is usually needed
    only for installing or repairing an OS. In BIOS, change the order of
    booting so that the first boot device is your boot hard drive. This should
    shave a few seconds off the initial boot time.

    Re the longer delay, where does it occur in the Vista boot process?
    When I boot Vista and the OS starts loading, the green bar indicator
    appears for a few seconds, followed by blank screen for a few more
    seconds. Then the orb appears followed immediately by the login window.
    This whole process takes 20-25 seconds on a 2.4 GHz P4. The total
    time from power on to login screen is 35-40 seconds. The long delay
    could be due to a hardware driver problem, or a network problem.
    Are the systems connected to a network? If not, you should give each
    computer an arbitrary IP address, otherwise there will be a delay in
    loading while searching for a DHCP assigned address.
    Ian D, Dec 24, 2007
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    Guido Guest

    The system is on a network. The longer boot happens in between the bois
    splash screen and the green bar indicator. There is a second pause of 10-12
    sec between the bar indicator and the vista logo, that I understand. During
    the long pause I do not see or hear any activity coming form the computer,
    ie. system busy light flashing, hard drive speeding up, hard drive needle
    moving. I have attempted four differnet reinstalls thinking that it could be
    a problem. The extra drivers I have installed are: Nvidia Driver for 7
    series card, Angel II tuner card, Creative Xfi sound card. I know thats
    vague but someone may have heard of some conflict I have yet to read about.
    Guido, Dec 25, 2007
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    Ian D Guest

    It looks like the system is having difficulty in finding the your hard
    As I indicated previously, in BIOS change the first boot device to the
    hard drive. From what you say, this is now set to the CD/DVD drive,
    and that could be the cause of your delay.
    Ian D, Dec 25, 2007
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    ltippett Guest

    I have been experiencing this same issue and I have a very similiar setup to
    yours (CPU, BIOS, and sound board are the same). I believe that the problem
    is with the sound board driver.

    Under my Windows Vista Problem Reports and Solutions section, I have a
    persistent message to download and install the latest driver for my Creative
    SB X-fi device. Of course, I have done that and the conflict problem
    persists. Anyway, other than the long boot times, I have been unable to
    detect any other problems after I boot up and log in.

    ltippett, Feb 14, 2008
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    chetahelup Guest

    I am having this exact same problem with my gateway gt56363, which has
    the same motherboard. I have tried installing a fresh version of vista
    and i have the same effect. Can you please let me know if anyone ever
    resolved this problem?
    chetahelup, Dec 11, 2008
  9. There is then a 4 to 5 min
    This sounds like a driver problem, actually.

    Somewhere deep in the bowels of Vista you can find out how long each driver
    takes to load. Trouble is, I've forgotten where!

    So, I can't help directly, but maybe this will set you off on another track.

    If I remember, I'll report back.

    Steve Thackery, Dec 11, 2008
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    chetahelup Guest

    Thanks I would really appreciate it..
    chetahelup, Dec 11, 2008
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    C.Skaggs Guest

    C.Skaggs, Dec 12, 2008
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    chetahelup Guest

    Thanks, but i figured it out, I have a western digital external hard
    drive, and when i unplugged it the problem went away, so i just switched
    from usb to firewire and problem solved, thanks anyway
    chetahelup, Dec 12, 2008
  13. Thanks, but i figured it out, I have a western digital external hard
    Thanks for getting back to us - it might help someone else with the problem.

    Steve Thackery, Dec 12, 2008
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    chetahelup Guest

    I forget to mention hat i tried turning off all the boot from usb
    features in the bios and it still did not work. So replacing the usb for
    firewire was my only option.
    chetahelup, Dec 12, 2008
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