Vista SP1 Boots *much* slower than pre-SP1: why?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Rog, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Rog

    Rog Guest

    I pulled SP1 off MSDN a couple of days ago and installed it on my Vista
    Ultimate x64 machine. Previously, booting took about one minute; now it
    generally takes 95 seconds or more. The culprit seems to be SMSSInit --
    before it was taking ten seconds or less, now it's taking over 35 seconds!

    I've done dozens of reboots over several days, so prefetch and superfetch
    are probably doing all they're going to by now.

    So... why is it taking so long for SMSS to intialize? What can I do about
    it? Why can SP1 boot *much* faster than pre-SP1. So far, I'm disappointed
    enough with SP1 boots times that I'm probably going to uninstall it.
    Rog, Mar 14, 2008
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  2. Rog

    Rog Guest

    A little more info... the log now shows the "culprit," but gives no useful
    information about what to do. To wit:

    Session manager initialization caused a slow down in the startup process:
    Name : SMSSInit
    Total Time : 35017ms
    Degradation Time : 14124ms
    Incident Time (UTC) : 3-14-2008 2:59:37 pm

    Is there a way I can get more detail about what exactly is slowing the boot
    via smss init?
    Rog, Mar 14, 2008
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