Receiving Critical Boot Event Notification in Event Viewer RRS feed

  • Question

  • Boot Performance Critical Warning


    My machine (an H-P Notebook Pavilion running Vista Home Premium 64 SP2 with 4 gigs of onboard RAM plus 4gigs of ReadyBoost and 4gigs of PageFile) is generally running fine but I do install a lot of sofware apps to check them out and often uninstall them if I discover they are useless to me. I used to be an engineer before I became terminnally-ill  so I really like utilities.  Also, I tweak it frequently closely following the instructions from you really bright guys on the respected forums.
    Anyway, I periodically check the event viewer logs notwithstanding that health check finds my machine to be generally healthy. I haven't experienced any boot problems other than on rare occasion it will be nearly loaded and automatically return itself to the boot screen with the H-P logo and boot up fine then.
    This evening I noticed several critical events under Diagnostics-Performance Operational. I'm pasting a copy of these into this missive because I am wondering if this is anything serious.
    Naturally, I don't have an original installation disk for the machine thank you H-P but I do have a set of disks that H-P provided me one time when they couldn't get my machine to burn disks from the Recovery partition that came in the first machine I purchased prior to them having to replace it when it crashed during a BIOS upgrade. I also have a raw version of my operating system I purchased but can't use because it voids my warranty.
    Anyway here is what the event viewer published:

    Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
    Date: 06/14/2010 03:02:13
    Event ID: 100
    Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
    Level: Critical
    Keywords: Event Log
    Computer: MACHINE
    Windows has started up:
    Boot Duration : 133702ms
    IsDegradation : false
    Incident Time (UTC) : 06/14/2010 09:59:48
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{cfc18ec0-96b1-4eba-961b-622caee05b0a}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-06-14T10:02:13.418Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000001-0000-0000-8FA0-1F53A80BCB01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1964" ThreadID="3540" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    <Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
    <Data Name="BootStartTime">2010-06-14T09:59:48.718Z</Data>
    <Data Name="BootEndTime">2010-06-14T10:02:10.516Z</Data>
    <Data Name="SystemBootInstance">167</Data>
    <Data Name="UserBootInstance">154</Data>
    <Data Name="BootTime">133702</Data>
    <Data Name="MainPathBootTime">43189</Data>
    <Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">22</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">8021</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">5567</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">63532</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">716353536</Data>
    <Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">5053</Data>
    <Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">3364</Data>
    <Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">2636</Data>
    <Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">2801</Data>
    <Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">4743</Data>
    <Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">14</Data>
    <Data Name="BootPostBootTime">90513</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
    <Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">false</Data>

    Please let me know what you think. I have another year extended waranty that H-P provided me 'non grata' since I've had a number of other unrelated problems with the machine.

    Thank you,

    My System Specs     
    OS vista home premium 64bit

    Monday, June 14, 2010 11:48 AM