Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:10 AM
Hello everyone. This is my first post here but I've surfed the site for years.
I used to have Windows Vista 64-bit. I recently reformatted and upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit.
My startup times are atrocious. Sometimes I'm left sitting on the Starting Windows screen for 5 minutes, occasionally as bad as 7 or 8 minutes.
I used Event Viewer to track down what's slowing me down and found that, from the very first boot of Windows 7, ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0 is often adding 5+ minutes to my startup time.
Its "friendly name" is Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System.
I have no idea what it is or how I can remove it or fix it or do anything with it, really.
My Event Viewer shows a few other programs slowing down my startup but combined they only add maybe 15 seconds to my startup.
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0 dwarfs them all in terms of how much they slow me down.
If anyone can help or needs further information from me, please respond. Thank you!