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Windows 7 startup has significantly slowed on cold boot up RRS feed

  • Question

  • Time to load:
    7 min for Win boot (Win logo)
    9 min to load Windows after user login

    "Desktop Window Manager stopped working and was closed.
    A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available."

    1) Common Stop Error Messages in Event Viewer during incidents:

    WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.

    Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\athExt.dll
    Error Code: 126

    2) Faulting application name: Dwm.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc541
    Faulting module name: nvwgf2umx.dll, version: 9.18.13.2049, time stamp: 0x51c41043
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000144a1b
    Faulting process id: 0x8a8
    Faulting application start time: 0x01ced3f31abafd1e
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2umx.dll
    Report Id: 398a2a24-3fe7-11e3-b085-00249b01aa57
    Faulting package full name: %14
    Faulting package-relative application ID: %15

    3) Session "ReadyBoot" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

    There are no program installations/software configurations that appear to coincide with the beginning of the symptoms. However, these are the Windows Updates that do coincide with the start of the symptoms:

    KB:2868623,2861855,2859537,2768023,890830,2849470,2767849,2803821,2840628,2817642,2863058,2862772,2844286,2862966

    Thanks.
    gn

    Monday, November 18, 2013 6:13 PM

Answers

  • no, don't change it again. Install the perf updaet rollup, reboot and run the optimization (if you use a HDD and NOT a SSD). If boot is still slow, capture a full boot trace and upload the trace

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

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, November 25, 2013 6:37 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:16 AM

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  • Update the nvidia driver (nvwgf2umx.dll is part of it). YOu use the Version 320.49, maybe a newer version fixes the DWM crashes.


    Error 0xC0000188 measn the ReadyBoot file is too large. Try this to fix it:

    http://raptor.hk/solve-readyboot-error-0xc0000188/

    make sure you have the service Superfetch running and next try to speed up the boot with the help of my guide [1]. This trains the advanced prefetcher in Windows 7. This increase the boot performance a lot. All other tweaking tools are useless. Only use this method with this Microsoft Toolkit.

    If this doesn't speed up the boot process, follow my guide [2] to make a boot trace and compress the boot_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl as 7z or RAR and upload it to your Skydrive [3] and post the link here.

    I take a look at the trace, maybe I see what's wrong with your Windows.

    André

    [1] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140262
    [2] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140247
    [3] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65


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


    Monday, November 18, 2013 7:06 PM
  • Andre,

    I did have these additional two Stop errors last week:

    1) The nvUpdatusService service was unable to log on as .\UpdatusUser with the currently configured password due to the following error:
    The password for this account has expired.

    To ensure that the service is configured properly, use the Services snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

    2) The NVIDIA Update Service Daemon service failed to start due to the following error:
    The service did not start due to a logon failure.

    I was unable to find a newer driver for my NVIDA GeForce 310M (8.17.12.7533).

    So, I followed these instructions:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/240229-errors-nvidia-update-unable-log.html

    Also, I already implemented http://raptor.hk/solve-readyboot-error-0xc0000188/ last week. I'm thinking I should set it back to 20MB?

    I also ran a chkdsk /r last week. And, the BIOS is the latest version. I have more than one person running an identical system exhibiting these symptoms. The others on identical systems appear ok.

    Thank you!
    gn



    Monday, November 18, 2013 9:06 PM
  • no, don't change it again. Install the perf updaet rollup, reboot and run the optimization (if you use a HDD and NOT a SSD). If boot is still slow, capture a full boot trace and upload the trace

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

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Monday, November 25, 2013 6:37 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:16 AM