I recently installed the new version of Glary Utilities and the time it gives to start Windows is different from Bootracer. Where are the times/logs stored in Windows so I can see what it says? Thanks.
You can open up Event Viewer, head into the Windows Logs -> System log, and then filter by Event ID 6006, which indicates that the event log service was shut down—one of the last things that happens before a reboot.
Windows does a pretty good job at tracking boot up times...I had to write up a document for the field techs on how to check it.
Open Event Viewer Create a “Custom View” Right click “Custom View” and select Create Custom View Logged: Any Time Event Level: Check all By Log: Applications and Services Logs – Microsoft – Windows - Diagnostics-Performance – Operational Event ID: 100 Click Ok Name Custom View: Boot Time Click Ok MainPathBootTime is from the time the Windows Logo appears to the login prompt BootPostBootTime is the time from the login prompt to the desktop, when CPU is at 80% idle
Other Event ID’s 101 – Application time 102 – Driver initialization time 103 – Service start up time 106 – Background Optimization took longer to complete 109 – Device initialization time
Thanks for both responses. Nate, I was looking to see if there was a log of how long it takes to start Windows. I created the Custom View so I could check it from time to time but now I'm even more confused.
Yes, that's correct. Have to keep in mind that it calculates it until the CPU is at 80% idle at the desktop. If you have stuff that starts up in the background (AV/Spyware for example) it'll keep counting until it's loaded and CPU is idle...
That's why you can actually look through it, and see exactly what is taking the longest to try narrowing it down a little
mine is somewhat high at 140-160 seconds. i opened msconfig and checked os boot information so ican see what drivers load and if any take a while. all drivers loaded in 10 seconds. it hangs for 90-120 seconds when it tells me i have 2 core with 4096mb memory. it then pops up says windows is checking file system C and says volume is clean every boot?
Processor:Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4GHz With Zalman 9900max Cooler Memory:8192MB Corsair Vengeance Pro Dual Channel DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24-1T Hard Drive:500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 800/1600/2000 @ 1.013mv Monitor:ViewSonic VA2216w 22" 1680x1050 Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 2 Motherboard:ASRock Extreme 6 Case:Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced with Corsair GS800 Watt PSU