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How to Check Windows 7 Boot Time Logs
« on: January 11, 2014, 01:04:52 AM »

How to Check Windows 7 Boot Time Logs

Open the Start Menu, type eventvwr.msc, and press Enter,
then in the left pane of the Event Viewer, navigate to Applications and
Services Log
, then click on Microsoft and then Windows.
Scroll down the list and click on Diagnostics-Performance and then
Operational. Scroll down the list till you see an Event ID of 100.
This is a boot event. Then click on Details and look for BootTime and
The MainPathBootTime is the time from the log-on page till the Desktop
is fully loaded.

If something is not loading correctly, items above the 100 ID (101-199)
show what program is loading too slowly and how much time was lost.
Event ID 200 is logged for shutdown and ID 201-299 show Windows
shutdown problems.
Event ID 300 is logged for Windows standby (sleep or hibernation) and
items ID 301-399 show Windows standby (sleep or hibernation) problems.

One thing that will slow down boot-up after the Desktop has loaded is the
Indexing program.
Values that are often very high: BootDriverInitTime and
BootPrefecthInitTime. The latter one can be high if Windows 7 stores a
lot of prefetch data. The first one will be high if Windows 7 is loading
a lot of drivers.
Simply go through the list of values and try to identify values that are
particular high. Remember all of the values are in ms.

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