Windows 7 Boot - Power On to Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Ken7, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Ken7

    Ken7 New Member

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    I'd like to understand how a normal boot displays running Windows 7.

    Is there a period where the screen is basically black between the "Starting Windows" logo and the login screen? I typically get a black screen for up to 10 seconds prior to logging in.

    I did discover yesterday that the Event Viewer records the boot time under Applications and Services, Microsoft, Windows, Diagnostics-Performance, and Operational. Event ID 100 shows the actual boot time in milliseconds.
     
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    tbint Senior Member

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    It varies from boot to boot. Sometimes it boots very quickly and others times it hangs. Windows 7 is self healing, plus updates, application updates. I have seen a 10 second + lag between splash and login. then the next boot no lag. Simple maintenance like windows update, disk clean.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Is it normal to have a brief black screen between splash and login? That screen contains either a cursor or a small round spinning circle. The black screen lasts maybe 5-10 seconds. Just had the thought that loading video drivers could be a factor.

    I've been looking at my boot times in the Event Viewer and generally see a little under 40 seconds. One boot was as fast as 30 seconds. A site I found suggested that those are normal boot times for Windows 7.
     

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