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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit on a Dell Precision M4400 laptop and whenever I boot it it takes ages ( >5mins average).
This doesn't seem right as it's a fairly beasty piece of kit, It get's a 5.9 on the WEI with the lowest score being the Hard disk.
Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4GHz
150GB 7200RPM Hard Disk with 16MB buffer
How can I tell which part(s) of the boot sequence it taking so long so I might disable / avert the issue and improve the boot time?
The machine is part of a Windows Active Directory and I regularly use it outside the corporate network. Neither situation improves performance.
In my user profile on the AD have a login script which mounts 12 network drives using the following commands
net use I: /delete net use I: \\machine\share /persistent:no
In the startup folder on the start menu I have Sophos and Dropbox. I do have a bunch of services as I'm a developer. There are 2 versions of SQL server, Microsoft Azure developer tools and a few other bits and pieces. Ideally I'd like not to have to disable these; I'd like to see exactly how long each item is taking during boot and make educated decisions from there.