Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive

Started by Zohar

Zohar

Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 03:14

Hi,

Restarting the computer with a ram disk mounted takes significantly longer than first unmounting the ram disk and then restarting. Maybe the force unmount question (which isn't displayed on restart) delays the restart until it's max wait time?

Thanks,
Zohar
VD

Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 05:15

What are the exact settings are specified for the disk?
Is your disk based on an image file?
What type of RAM disk are you using (boot/logon)?
Also please specify OS version including the type (32- or 64-bit).
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Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 07:19

Could also be because of the hybrid shutdown, which in this case should be turned off.
Zohar

Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 10:25

Based on 8GB image.
Mounted on boot.
Win8.1 x64

Not removable.
No HD emulation.
Save contents to image - checked.
Zohar

Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 10:28

Hibernation disabled, virtual memory disabled, no hybrid shutdown (and I was referring to restart).
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Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 10:58

Hybrid shutdown applies to restart also (it's enabled by default in Windows 8). Most likely it's the cause of this slowdown.

Try shutdown /r to perform a full shutdown and see if Windows shuts down faster.
VD

Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 15:13

Quote

Zohar

Based on 8GB image.
Save contents to image - checked.

That can be it because it takes some time to dump disk data to image file.
Zohar

Re: Win8 slow restart with mounted ram drive   13 November 2013, 16:26

Andrew: It says specifically that hybrid shutdown doesn't affect restart. Also, I said specifically that I disabled hibernation (and thus hybrid shutdown).

VD: Please read my initial post again. I have an SSD drive. When I dismount the image manually before restart, it takes couple of second. On the other hand, if I leave it be, restart time is increased by at least a minute.

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