I am having a little problem with my 2 year old laptop. It has a startup/boot time of around 4 minutes. That is a pretty big time for an i7 processor and couple of programs that should make the PC run faster. This week I have een trying to optimise the boot time, but haven't succeed to lower it more then 30s. Once started up, the laptop is smooth and has no problems.
Programs used for faster bootup:
- Rapidboot (Lenovo)
- Superfetch/Readyboot (Windows)
- Express cache (Condusiv)
Express cache is using an 16gig SSD and working correctly (eccmd.exe -info). Rapidboot came with the laptop preinstalled and enabled.
Ways tried to speed up the boot time:
- Lowerd the programs that startup automatically
- Lowerd the services that startup automatically
- Checked event viewer for potential repeating errors (non found)
- Updated all drivers
- Checked for viruses with Avast
- Checked for malware with Malwarebytes
- Checked for rootkits with Anti-Rootking from Malwarebytes
- Logged the bootup processes via process monitor
After checking the log of the process monitor, I see that there isn't a process thats eating my recources. There is an unusual amount of events in my boot: 4 million (normal is 1 million).The top consuming programs are Avast, svchost and Skype (Skype is NOT set to startup automatically). Although they are the top consumers, none of them uses more then 5% of my CPU at a time.
Does anyone have an idea how such a slow boot time is possible? Do you have any potential soloutions or ideas I haven't tried?