zerinSSL
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

Just for grins, I ran the script on my 435T... boot time was 64 seconds including the delay from my dual-boot prompt and the vista login prompt.

Config/Peripherals Attached:

  • 3GB Dell Ram
  • MS Natural 4000 Keyboard
  • Logitech Wireless Keyboard
  • nVidia GTX 275 Video Card outputting to Dual Dell 2407s via DVI
  • Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
  • WD Caviar Black 1TB Drive
  • Linksys USB Wireless Adaptor

Not sure why your boot times are so much longer, but this was a ground up Vista 64 install using the Dell CD. 

 

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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

Ran the script again, now down to 118 secs from previous 142.  Got better time by disabling just 2 items in Startup....CCC and Windows Defender.  Disabling Realtek HD actually added 1 sec to reboot time so enabled that again.

Advanced Tools says that Windows Mail is adding 19.4 secs to startup so have to tackle that next.  I have managed to whittle down my saved emails from almost 19,000 to just over 4300 in the past week or so, so if I archive those to dvd, hopefully I can get startup times under 100 secs which will be more tolerable in the meantime.  Would rather not do a clean install at this time, I'll save that for a major or more pressing issue, instead of just impatience with startup times.

 

 

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R R Kirsteins
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

I don't know about the slow boots, but as far as freezing on boot and not continuing my 435T is booting fine and running great after the re-install from dell partition.

I still feel it was a hardware error after I downloaded the new A07 BIOS and all other applicable hardware updates. Careful downloading updates from Dell support. Do them one at a time a couple of days apart so you can test them and make sure they are not causing problems.  I've seen problem reports after the 10/100/1000 LAN was updated, same for realtek card reader and realtek hd audio drivers and of course CCC and the ATI 4870. I blame it on a harware error after new updates from dell were added. In every case the solution was updating from the manufacturers support site, not dell's.

Anyone experience the freeze and lock on re-boot or boot that did not get driver updates from Dell's site?

 

Raymond

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rettenhu
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

Ran the script again, now down to 118 secs from previous 142.  Got better time by disabling just 2 items in Startup....CCC and Windows Defender.  Disabling Realtek HD actually added 1 sec to reboot time so enabled that again.

Advanced Tools says that Windows Mail is adding 19.4 secs to startup so have to tackle that next.  I have managed to whittle down my saved emails from almost 19,000 to just over 4300 in the past week or so, so if I archive those to dvd, hopefully I can get startup times under 100 secs which will be more tolerable in the meantime.  Would rather not do a clean install at this time, I'll save that for a major or more pressing issue, instead of just impatience with startup times.

 

 

 

PowerForward... what "Advanced Tools" are you using that reports individual application boot times? 

Studio XPS 435T    i7 920 2.67Mhz •  6GB DDR3 1066Mhz Tri-Channel  •  640GB SATA • ATI Radeon 4870 1024MB   • 16x DVD+/-RW 2408 WFP DVI @1920 x 1200 • STD USB Keyboard & Laser Mouse • Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

PowerForward... what "Advanced Tools" are you using that reports individual application boot times? 

 

Right click on Computer and right click Properties.....click on Windows Experience Index.....click on Advanced Tools on the left hand margin.....and at the top of the list should be "Startup programs are causing Windows to start slowly. View details" if there are any issues with something slowing bootup.  This isn't reporting all of the individual applications, just the ones that have been flagged by Windows.

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rettenhu
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

[quote user="rettenhu"]PowerForward... what "Advanced Tools" are you using that reports individual application boot times? 

 

Right click on Computer and right click Properties.....click on Windows Experience Index.....click on Advanced Tools on the left hand margin.....and at the top of the list should be "Startup programs are causing Windows to start slowly. View details" if there are any issues with something slowing bootup.  This isn't reporting all of the individual applications, just the ones that have been flagged by Windows.

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Thanks for the assist and quick reply.  I'm coming from XP and this is my first Vista-based computer, so I appreciate the help.  I'll start looking at this this evening.

Studio XPS 435T    i7 920 2.67Mhz •  6GB DDR3 1066Mhz Tri-Channel  •  640GB SATA • ATI Radeon 4870 1024MB   • 16x DVD+/-RW 2408 WFP DVI @1920 x 1200 • STD USB Keyboard & Laser Mouse • Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

Thanks for the assist and quick reply.  I'm coming from XP and this is my first Vista-based computer, so I appreciate the help.  I'll start looking at this this evening.

 

I was a holdout with XP myself, so now I find myself fumbling around with Vista a bit.  Don't want to get too familiar with it though, I'll save that energy for Windows 7 that'll be around the bend shortly. emoticon.Yes.title

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Smoothieboy
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

I just received an email from Dell that says my 435T has shipped and I should have it tomorrow. The original estimated delivery was June 3. Anyway, it looks like I will be joining the Boot-up Timing Club soon. My current desktop is an XPS Gen. 4, which is over 4 years old. Anything will be an improvement.

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rettenhu
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

I just received an email from Dell that says my 435T has shipped and I should have it tomorrow. The original estimated delivery was June 3. Anyway, it looks like I will be joining the Boot-up Timing Club soon. My current desktop is an XPS Gen. 4, which is over 4 years old. Anything will be an improvement.

I'm sure there's a logical explaination for the slow boots and from some recent posts I've seen from others, it might just be some startup processes...  Please let us know what your out-of-the-box boot time looks like and welcome to the 435T Owner's thread!

Studio XPS 435T    i7 920 2.67Mhz •  6GB DDR3 1066Mhz Tri-Channel  •  640GB SATA • ATI Radeon 4870 1024MB   • 16x DVD+/-RW 2408 WFP DVI @1920 x 1200 • STD USB Keyboard & Laser Mouse • Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

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rettenhu
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Re: XPS 435 Owners Thread

[quote user="rettenhu"]PowerForward... what "Advanced Tools" are you using that reports individual application boot times? 

 

Right click on Computer and right click Properties.....click on Windows Experience Index.....click on Advanced Tools on the left hand margin.....and at the top of the list should be "Startup programs are causing Windows to start slowly. View details" if there are any issues with something slowing bootup.  This isn't reporting all of the individual applications, just the ones that have been flagged by Windows.

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After I click on Windows Experience>Advanced Tools, it says: 

Performance issues--------------------------------------------------------

No issues reported

So apparently my Windows config doesn't think I have slow boot times... WRONG!  emoticon.Angry.title

Studio XPS 435T    i7 920 2.67Mhz •  6GB DDR3 1066Mhz Tri-Channel  •  640GB SATA • ATI Radeon 4870 1024MB   • 16x DVD+/-RW 2408 WFP DVI @1920 x 1200 • STD USB Keyboard & Laser Mouse • Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

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