Windows 7 pauses at Starting Windows for ~90 seconds RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently an Asus notebook started to show this symptom out of the blue. The startup process pauses even in safe mode (though not for 90 secs).

    I made a bootup xperf dump, it's available for download here. Would somebody please check the dump out, and help me figure out what is the cause for the hang?

    Thanks very much in advance!


    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:50 PM

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  • Hi,

    Startup repair can detect and fix problems that prevent your PC from starting.  Startup repair should automatically start on its own and try to fix the problem. If Startup Repair doesn’t start on its own, here’s how to open the System Recovery Options menu:

    1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer by using the computer's power button.

    2. Do one of the following:

    If your computer has a single operating system, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

    If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.

    3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then pressEnter. (If Repair your computer isn't listed as an option, then your computer doesn't include preinstalled recovery options or you network administrator has turned them off.)

    4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.

    5. On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair.

    In addition, a similar thread for your reference:

    Windows 7 pauses at Starting Windows for ~90 seconds



    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:17 AM
  • First of all, thanks for the reply!

    I've tried startup repair, but it have found no errors.

    The similar thread you mentioned is unfortunately this very thread. ;)

    Could somebody please check the xperf dump?



    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:49 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay.


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 29, 2013 10:12 AM