So.. this is a relatively new laptop.
Model: ASUS N56VZ-S4035V
CPU: i7-3610QM 2.3 GHz (up to 3.3 GHz with something called "Turbo-boost")
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: 750 GB 7200rpm
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB
OS: W7 64 bit
And the problem is.. somewhat slow startup. At least I think it is slow. And I made some tests and I took the time with my stopwatch for a multiple times. Just to mention, I'm on "High Performance" mode (as you know there are different modes, for example "Battery Saving"), and I'm plugged in. And here are the results:
First I closed the computer: 13,84 seconds
Second shut down time was: 16,79 seconds
And third was magnificient 10,98 seconds - actually this is relatively good in my opinion. Though I'm not sure if it is a good time for a machine with i7 and 8GB of RAM.
Here are the results from the start-up testing:
Pressed the "ON" button, and it took 26,1 seconds to get to the user list.
From the user-list to desktop it took ~28 seconds, most of that time the screen was just freezed at the "Welcome" screen - but I must say that the "freeze-time" varies here. Sometimes it is 10 secs, and then over 20. Hmm..
So in total the boot time (pressing the power-button, and to opening Firefox) is 1 min 7 secs.
I'm pretty sure that I have a lot of crap in the start-up list, since there's a lot of ASUS and Intel's stuff in the "msconfig". And I'm wondering if there are Windows' services what can be disabled with no problem, in order to fasten start up. Maybe someone can take a look and tell me what startup items or services should I disable to boost my startup?
Here's my list:
And maybe there was something else that slowed down my startup. Took a look at Event Viewer to see if there are any errors or something else. Event viewer is full of errors and warnings. Here are some pictures:
Or are my startup and shutdown times completely normal and I'm overreacting? Well.. if there are any logs or something else you need to analyse my laptop, let me know! =)