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How can i find which program is scanning the dvd/cd drive during windows 7 boot up? I want to disable this. Maybe anti virus? (I use AVG)

I already changed boot priority on bios to make HD first. This scan happens after the windows logo appears.

This takes about 7 seconds, which is about 1/3 of boot time.

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Amazing we can now be annoyed by a 7 second boot delay, we have become so spoiled with modern electronics! – Moab Sep 28 '11 at 18:37
@Moab the modern electronics that completely spoiled me is my new SSD :) – bortao Sep 28 '11 at 19:02
SSD + 7seconds = eternity :-> – Moab Sep 28 '11 at 23:24
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I would try to create a report using the Windows Performance Analysis Tools - especially the xperf.exe and xbootmgr.exe tool. I assume that the delay and the responsible program/driver should be easily detectable in the system startup trace.

For details how to use this tools see the article Measuring Performance on Windows Embedded Standard 7.

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thanks! this is awesome. so i found out that it's the windows pnp driver scanning the cd drive. i guess i can't work around this one :/ – bortao Sep 28 '11 at 18:27
ok.. found it's the marvell 61xx ide driver... – bortao Sep 28 '11 at 18:45

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