Windows 7 Bootup Time & New Hardware

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I just added a Hauppauge WinTV PCIe-X1 TV Tuner Card to my newest PC.

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    Intel Core i5 CPU
    8 GB DDR3 RAM
    ASUS H87PRO Motherboard
    Intel HD 4600 On-Board Graphics
    128 GB Crucial SSD Drive

    The TV Tuner card seems to be functioning properly, but the time period between the Windows 7 splash screen and the Windows 7 Login has increased. I am not sure of the exact increase in time, but it seems to be on the order of 10 to 20 seconds.

    Is it normal to have an increase in bootup time after adding a Multimedia card to a Windows PC?

    Note: I keep "Fast Boot" Turned OFF.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    I think the short answer is yes and I don't expect it matters what kind of card it is, but you could look at the Windows Events Logs to see if there are any error messages during boot. There could be something going on to cause the OS to wait a few extra seconds.
     
  3. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Diskeeper Pro 2012 tells me anywhere from 12 to 15 seconds to boot up on my Win 7 x64 laptop with Mushkin SSD's not in RAID. And the longest was that muck up month of Windows Updates in October. :gack:

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  4. TheKid7

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    I just spoke with Hauppauge Technical Support and they said that I should uninstall the driver and Application, restart the PC, then download and install the latest Application/Driver.
     
  5. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I just finished updating the device drivers and Application.

    There was only one issue: I followed the instructions of the Tech Support person. He said to first uninstall the device drivers using the Windows 7 Device Manager followed buy uninstalling the Application with the Windows Uninstaller. This should have been done in reverse order from what the Tech Support said. The Application was 'holding-on' to the device drivers.

    Did the time period between the Windows 7 splash screen and the Windows 7 Login decrease? No.
     
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