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  • my windows 8 pro is taking very long time to boot , the Logo appears and finishes loading and then it goes into a Black screen and it stays there for more than half a minute , then goes to the lock screen.
    please help.
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:04 AM


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  • I made a guide how to trace the boot/shutdown/hibernation in DETAIL:

    Trace why Windows 8 boots, shutsdown or hibernate slowly

    If you're unsure, zip and upload the ETL file (compressed as RAR or 7z).

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.ZieglerEditor Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, January 14, 2013 8:49 AM
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:29 AM
  • Please also update the graphic card driver and perform clean boot to check the result.

    1. Press Win+R to call Run box. Type msconfig and click OK to start the System Configuration utility.
    2. On the General tab, click the Selective startup option, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. 
    3. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
    4. Click OK, and then click Restart.

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:28 AM
  • Some folks report a slow bootup because of the use of Hybrid (fast) boot.

    You could try configuring it off temporarily to see if it clears the problem.

    • Start Power Options, then click the Choose what the power button does link at the left.
    • Now click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
    • Remove the checkmark from the Turn on fast startup (recommended) entry.
    • Shut down, then power-up (don't just reboot, as this avoids the fast startup anyway).


    It's easy to check, and of course you can turn it back on.



    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    • Edited by Noel Carboni Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:25 AM spacing changes for brain damaged forum editor
    Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:22 AM
  • This is all speculation. If you have such issues, always run xbootmgr.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:08 AM