How to troubleshoot slow boots (startup) and logons (logins) on your Vista or Windows 7 system.

How to troubleshoot slow boots (startup) and logons (logins) on your Vista or Windows 7 system.

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Applies to:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows 7 RTM

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows Vista RTM

 

For IT administrators, OEM’s and ISV’s, you can read the details from these two whitepapers:

 

Windows On/Off Transition Performance Analysis

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463386

 

Windows On/Off Transitions Solutions Guide

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463230

 

The tools that you need to troubleshoot these, is called Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT better known as XPerf and XbootMgr).  The toolkit can be downloaded from:

Windows Performance Analysis Tools

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/performance/cc825801.aspx

Note:  It does require understanding of Windows Internals.

Windows Internals 5th edition by Mark E. Russinovich and David A. Solomon with Alex Ionescu

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Book.aspx?ID=12069&locale=en-us

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