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    The long "Welcome" screen

    I've searched and seemingly tried every remedy I could find to eliminate the long "Welcome" screen. (I've actually timed the wait at 50 seconds) I'm working with a fast Windows 7 Pro 64bit system and recently had an unrelated need to re-install Win 7, so I suspected an out-of-date driver but couldn't find any such problem. My product disc is really dated, so there were 160 some odd updates awaiting when the system came up.

    Any ideas what might be at cause here given this scenario?

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    Bill

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    This article will show you how to enable and view the Boot Log http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-...p-of-msconfig/

    If you want to see the drivers loading should it have problems with any, then also check the box for OS boot information.

    The free version of Slimdrivers will tell you if any of your drivers are out of date, but go to the "horse's mouth" for them rather than have the program update them for you http://www.driverupdate.net/

    If you want to create a more up to date install disk then you can download the applicable SP1 ISO from http://www.w7forums.com/threads/offi...-2#post-124821 and use http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool to create a bootable USB/DVD, but if you've updated your drivers then back up the Drivers folders from C:\Windows\System32 if you want to go for another reinstall and then you can drop them back in afterwards.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2014-11-07 at 09:47.

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    GraeagleBill -- 50 seconds? Is that all? Your Windows 7 boot/start is quick compared to mine. Because I use what I call a NORAD & Blue Water Navy Aircraft Carrier Task Force boot/startup for my three units, using Windows 7 Pro -- wifey and I wait up to five minutes for all the rightcorner notification icons to appear, desktop to settle, etc.
    Sudo15 -- yep, I want to see everything, so that I know what "normal OPs" look like, so if something is missing and/or messing up more than a day or two, I can troubleshoot early.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    My Win 7 x64 HP takes between a minute and a minute five secs from switching on and have noticed any delay is due to it picking up the WiFi as that appears to be the last, but occasionally have seen the desktop icons appear to refresh before it settles.

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    sudo15, OS boot information flies across the screen so fast that I'm only able to see the "last page." Thanks to your post, I'm going to make an icon for the bootlog file. [ps, I see anywhere from 15 to 25 icons in the notification area on any good day.]
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    When the loading files fly across the screen then they are loading fine - it's when the page sticks on a given driver it will show you a problem.

    Removing any unnecessary desktop icons will also aid boot up times, but to have that many in the notification tray, you may want to edit your Startup programs in msconfig if they are set to appear there when started.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2014-11-07 at 11:18.

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    Below is the boot log. The only item I see that looks suspicious is:
    Loaded driver \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf\x64\smdmfmgrc2.cfg

    Log:
    Service Pack 111 7 2014 08:53:31.125
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ACPI.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WMILIB.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msisadrv.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pci.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vdrvroot.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iusb3hcs.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volmgr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\iaStor.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\amdxata.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MpFilter.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PxHlpa64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\msrpc.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecdd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\cng.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\pcw.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NETIO.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecpkg.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\fwpkclnt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\vmstorfl.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volsnap.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\spldr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\rdyboost.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mup.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\hwpolicy.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\disk.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdpencdd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdprefmp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tdx.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\afd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wfplwf.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pacer.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
    Loaded driver \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf\x64\smdmfmgrc2.cfg
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\discache.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\csc.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dfsc.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\blbdrive.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tunnel.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iusb3xhc.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HECIx64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HDAudBus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MAudioDelta.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ksthunk.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\serenum.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wmiacpi.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CompositeBus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AgileVpn.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rassstp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpbus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\umbus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NetgearUDSMBus.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iusb3hub.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RTKVHD64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\IntcDAud.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\monitor.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvbflt64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\usbaudio.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvrs64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvuvc64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\emOEM64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\emBDA64.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HidBatt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\luafv.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WudfPf.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MpFilter.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lltdio.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rspndr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\RtNdPt60.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\HTTP.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bowser.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb10.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb20.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NisDrvWFP.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\peauth.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\secdrv.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srvnet.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv2.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WUDFRd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NetgearUDSTcpBus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NisDrvWFP.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\asyncmac.sys

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    http://www.freefixer.com/library/fil...c2.cfg-135962/ -- found this in Google search, maybe it will be of some help?
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    BINGO!!!!

    Thank you Roland!! Removed "Settings Manager" with simple Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program.

    Boot is now so fast that "Welcome" screen doesn't even appear. (8GBs of DDR3 and SSD really make a big difference these days.)

    Also thanks to Sudo15, as 18 drivers got updated successfully.

    Bill

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