This is a follow up of my earlier question. Using the recovery media creator (another story for another day X( ) I was successful in getting Win 7 64 bit with Toshiba drivers installed and running.
But, there has been a notable lag in the time the PC goes from "start up" to "login screen" to "logged in and ready".
- From cold boot/restart to the login screen is nearly one min
- From login to ready is nearly one minute.
- Subsequently, I have added portable apps, Rocket dock and RK Launcher to be run at startup. (these take another 30 secs to come up)
So far, I have used a combination of "MSConfig" and "Autorun" tools to prune a lot of the Toshiba "support applications" from running at start up. I had used the free "Wise Registry Cleaner" tool's PC optimiser settings also. Did not help too much, so I have reverted those settings back to the computer defaults
Reiterate a few points to help people answer better:
- New HDD (1 TB, resized primary partition after Toshiba completed its Windows plus recovery+boot installs, into (a) multiple logical ex4 partitions for Linux, and, (b) one logical NTFS partition for D: in Windows)
- Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installation done via Toshiba recovery USB creator (Lots of updates happening intermittently (SP1 update happening in background as well))
- No SSD, and do not intend to buy one. So, please avoid "buy an SSD" solutions
- I boot off USB drives and run Linux very often, so I cannot turn off that option in BIOS :)
- HW: intel i3 core CPU and integrated graphics card, with 4 GB RAM
- The most recent version of BIOS as per Toshiba tool (Insyde H2O 1.4 (I think, but I am not sure))
First question: Is this normal and acceptable boot times for my configuration. It is not, IMO, as I recall the machine used to be faster, earlier.
Second question: If it is indeed slow boot times, any suggestions other than what I have already done, or to independently complement what I have already attempted above?
P.S: When I boot off my USB drives into Linux, the same machine is amazingly fast.... From "start up" to "ready" in under a minute (regardless of distro used). So, IMO the machine itself is fine.
So, I have installed SP1 and that Enterprise Hotfix rollup so far. I am yet to notice a humanly discernible difference in boot times. Often times, I feel as though it has regressed and is lagging, but then again I am watching this pot boil, for too long now. :)
Data is king, so I am attaching a run of xbootmgr trace (boot and shutdown). Did you want me to boot in a cycle of 5-6 times like some of those tutorials/blog posts? Let me know.
Searching the net tells me that Avira and Avast have had this disk activity complaints affecting boot on earlier versions in the past (2011/2012). So, I am indeed sceptical if changing my antivir is going to make that much of a difference? So, to clarify, I am still running avira/avguard in my present setup like yesterday...
Also, take a look at the comments I had left for your previous reply in conjunction with this information (if you haven't seen it already, that is) :-)
Your thoughts on this are welcome and will be appreciated.
Here is the boot/shutdown trace (again, link valid for two days only).
Once again, thanks very much. :)