Chapter 11

Boot performance

Abstract

This chapter provides common causes of boot performance and introduces tools of varying complexity to help with identifying the causes of slow boot performance.

Keywords

Windows

Windows server

Boot

WPR

WPA

Autoruns

Task manager

Drivers

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Introduction

Tired of waiting forever for your laptop to boot up? Have you ever wondered “why” for the sake of humanity is it taking so long to log in? Well, this chapter discusses common causes of boot performance and practical tools to help identify the problem. There are no boot-related performance counters, so boot trace tools are needed.

Common causes of poor boot performance

Services that don't flag when started: If any service does not notify the Service Control Manager ...

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