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Kudos0

Compressing Registry adds extra 57 seconds to boot time

After telling Norton Utilities to compress my registry (Windows XP), an extra 57 seconds has been added to my boot time.  Has occurred on 2 XP machine I did at the same time.  Installed the Microsoft NT Kernel Logger Trace program from the Microsoft website.  It showed an interval where 1% CPU time (the Trace program itself) and 0 I/O requests occur during those extra 57 seconds during bootup.  Told Norton Utilities to Restore Registry Backup, then rebooted.  The extra 57 seconds still occur during bootup.  The RegCompact.log in the Norton Utilities directory shows just general info on the various parts of the Registry that were changed and some large backup files that were created in the Windows\System32\Config directory that end in ".rrr", but they are in binary format.

How do I undo what the Norton Utilities compress registry did to get back to my normal bootup up time (it was 13 seconds before from my Flash SSD Drive C:) that I have not already tried?

Thanks

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Kudos0

Re: Compressing Registry adds extra 57 seconds to boot time

You cannot undo a registry compress run.

What you can try is restart your computer a few more times. As Windows loads and unloads the 'new' registry, it may speed up.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Compressing Registry adds extra 57 seconds to boot time

Since I reboot at least once per week (for personal reasons), and the registry compress was done more than 1½ years ago, that suggestion has not worked in this situation.

Other suggestions are welcome.

Kudos0

Re: Compressing Registry adds extra 57 seconds to boot time

To confirm. You ran this registry compression a year and a half ago?  That makes it almost impossible to diagnose. Any changes made around the same time, or since, hardware or software could be involved with this change in boot time. The registry restores would only restore entries that NU had removed. They would not be able to restore a 'pre compression' registry. 

I would only be able to suggest the regular things that might affect boot times. A check of your Windows installation, and a check of your hard drive.

  • To check the Windows installation, click on Start and type CMD in the search box. Right click on cmd.exe and click on Run as Administrator. Type 'sfc /scannow' without the quotes. This will check your Windows installation and try to correct any errors it finds.
  • To check your hard disk, click on the Windows Start button. In the search box type CMD. Right click on cmd.exe and click on run as administrator. In the command prompt type "chkdsk c: /r"  without the quotes. A message will come up asking if you want to check the disk on the next restart. Answer 'Y'. Reboot and the check disk will run before Windows starts up. This check will check the file system as well as the physical disk surface. This scan can take a long time, depending on the size of your hard drive.

 

Maybe others will have some suggestions.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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