Windows 10 critical slow boot from SSD (2-4 minutes)

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  1.    07 Aug 2017 #1

    Windows 10 critical slow boot from SSD (2-4 minutes)

    Hello there, I'm aware of the thousand similar threads, read some of them, tried some methods until things went worse than before.

    Another quite important thing is that during start-up I only see the MB logo on screen.
    Every time the computer starts the mouse or keyboard, all razer's, one of them goes off and power up in 40 seconds. After this is done the loading "rotation animation" for loading Windows appear and go for 2-4 minutes before lock screen appear.
    This is taking ridiculous amount of time. Only good thing is I only have to power-up once a day.

    PC from the System Spec:
    MB: AsRock Z77 Extreme4, last BIOS update last year
    CPU: i7-3770k (not OC)
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance
    GPU: EVGA 980ti
    Main SSD: SanDisk ExtremePro
    Side SSD: Corsair Force (Windows 8 on-board)
    Seagate external drive

    Through the years 2011-present I had this problem like 2-3 times, it fixed itself and appeared again on a random basis, or at least I don't know what exactly cause it.

    My OS boot time used to be less than 10 seconds, but when the issue initially started the boot was taking up to 90 secs.

    Looking at Event Viewer logs for the last few days boot time is 140 to 160 secs.

    Last night after trying some of the fixes below boot time went up to 4 minutes or 233000 ms. PAINFUL!

    Things I tried to speed-up the process:

    FAST start-up is off.
    Power settings is "High Performance", HDD never shuts down.
    ULPS, I don't have such.. so it's disabled.
    I tried switching WDF service to Automatic, and now back to Manual. It didn't sped up.
    Defragmenting, optimizing, cleaning-up, running anti-virus and anti-malware on SSD and other drives.
    Updated video driver to latest version last night.
    Keep Windows 10 updated at all time.
    AHCI is turned ON in the boot menu.

    Windows manager is set to boot as main.
    I tried to disable it and selected the SanDisk but Windows 10 didn't boot and instead it goes to Corsair's Windows 8.

    From the EventViewer I have the following Event 219 for some USB device:

    The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_045E&PID_063E\ae55b7c9-1b54-40e4-aa77-04928bb63080.

    Unfortunately I'm not smart enough to tell which device represents the address "ae55b7c9-1b54-40e4-aa77-04928bb63080". Maybe guide me to how to find out.

    I also have the boot time log which is always Critical.

    Windows has started up:
    Boot Duration : 233510ms
    IsDegradation : true
    Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2017‎-‎08‎-‎07T16:53:45.635928200Z
    Normally the IsDegradation flag is false, but today's boot was kind of "special".
    -              EventData
    BootTsVersion  2
    BootStartTime  2017-08-07T16:53:45.635928200Z
    BootEndTime    2017-08-07T16:59:37.219668900Z
    SystemBootInstance     361
    UserBootInstance          361
    BootTime            233510
    MainPathBootTime        219410
    BootKernelInitTime       24
    BootDriverInitTime        288
    BootDevicesInitTime     210989
    BootPrefetchInitTime   0
    BootPrefetchBytes        0
    BootAutoChkTime          0
    BootSmssInitTime          5239
    BootCriticalServicesInitTime      464
    BootUserProfileProcessingTime              236
    BootMachineProfileProcessingTime      19
    BootExplorerInitTime    1632
    BootNumStartupApps  44
    BootPostBootTime         14100
    BootIsRebootAfterInstall            false
    BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits  0
    BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits           0
    BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits     9
    BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits              9
    BootIsDegradation         true
    BootIsStepDegradation               true
    BootIsGradualDegradation         true
    BootImprovementDelta              0
    BootDegradationDelta  115228
    BootIsRootCauseIdentified        true
    OSLoaderDuration          668
    BootPNPInitStartTimeMS           24
    BootPNPInitDuration    211133
    OtherKernelInitDuration             428
    SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS      211553
    SystemPNPInitDuration               252
    SessionInitStartTimeMS              211814
    Session0InitDuration     3783
    Session1InitDuration     134
    SessionInitOtherDuration           1321
    WinLogonStartTimeMS 217054
    OtherLogonInitActivityDuration               469
    UserLogonWaitDuration              43020
    I'm open for any advice on how to fix that and go back at least to 90 secs if not 10. Reinstalling the OS is not desired.
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Aug 2017 at 13:15. Reason: code box
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  2.    07 Aug 2017 #2

    Hi, have a look at this thread and see if the same applies.
    PC Running Slow, now doesn't boot into Windows after restart. - Windows 10 Forums

    Simplify and eliminate... remove unnecessary hardware - try a clean boot.
    You can disable more using Autoruns (free from MS).

    Otherwise you can use technical tools to try to analyse the boot process e.g.
    the WIndows performance recorder (WPR) in normal startup and in clean boot.
    The challenge will be learning how to interpret the results or finding someone to interpret them.

    See the link below for installation and customization settings:
    To launch use administrative command prompt and type: wprui.exe
    Windows performance recorder - Microsoft Community
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  3.    07 Aug 2017 #3

    Well, reading the first thread you gave me I have that strange thing where my internal HDD somehow appear as removable drive same as the external. And I always have this icon in the taskbar letting me disconnect all of my drives.

    Tomorrow I'll start disconnecting things one by one and restarting to see if something will fix the problem.

    Also, for some reason unknown my optical drive disappeared from Devices and My Computer. It connected and powered but doesn't appear anywhere. I wanted to open a disk and couldn't.

    Can anyone tell me how to find the problematic USB device for which the driver is failing? Maybe I should search that VID_045E & PID_063E somewhere to find it but I don't know where.

    Edit: Found by myself
    0x045E 0x063E Microsoft Corporation Zune HD Media Player
    Guess I'll start by unplugging this and rebooting.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #4

    The clue there is WUDFRd
    If you search for that you get plenty of hits.
    This appeared to help a good number.
    The driver WudfRd failed to load for the device - Microsoft Community

    Driver verifier (see below):
    Enable and Disable Driver Verifier in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Interesting comments on possible hardware functions:

    The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000. Need help, I have event viewer info - [Solved] - Systems
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  5.    08 Aug 2017 #5

    Removing the Zune only sped up to 100 seconds and now the drivers fail for SWD\WPDBUSENUM which has to be some of the removable devices including all hard disks on the computer.
    I'll update drivers and eject the external one to start with and see how it goes.
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  6.    08 Aug 2017 #6

    Use Autoruns as recommended above to check/disable startup items. Also check you have no active partitions other than on your boot drive (unless you have a complex dual boot system) - MiniTool Partition Wizard is useful for this. You might want to load your BIOS defaults and check your BIOS is up to date.
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  7.    08 Aug 2017 #7

    my internal HDD somehow appear as removable drive same as the external
    - if not resolved, there are threads on this topic - I searched for
    internal usb drive

    Internal drive wrongly shown as removable - Windows 10 Forums
    Change internal SATA disk from removeable to fixed in Windows 10 Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    08 Aug 2017 #8

    If removing external devices and updating drivers doesn't work then, you have to take a boot trace using WPR
    Here is a turorial on how to take a boot trace
    I can interpret the result for you.
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  9.    08 Aug 2017 #9

    To find the related usb device, open the registry key, then go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB"
    Search for VID_045E&PID_063E. Then copy the content of the ClassGUID subkey and google it, you will get the device class... -
    System-Defined Device Setup Classes Available to Vendors - Windows 10 hardware dev
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  10.    08 Aug 2017 #10

    Totally f***ed up things with the Autoruns.
    Disabled shells 3rd party boot went to 40 secs.
    Disabled logon 3rd party in addition to shells boot went back to 90 secs.
    Enabled logon and disabled some 3rd party service and PC can't boot at all. Can't go into safe mode. System restore fails.

    And for some reason I can't proceed with the password for my windows account which I'm using at the exact moment for my other Window 10 on the laptop. Great just great, guess I'll do new install or repair. I'm done.

    Lessons learned: Don't deal with things you don't understand. & Better live with slow computer than no computer.
    Last edited by Dreamfield; 08 Aug 2017 at 14:01.
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