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I have unplugged USB hard drives and I did not have problem whole day yesterday. I will give it a shot next week as well to see if problem is really gone (I am not 100% sure that I got rid of it). It started happening a month ago (and I have purchased laptop over a year ago). It happens right on logon screen, before I type in password. I tried to google it, but I just could not find anything about this laptop switching graphics. G73 Model with Nvidia card does have Optimus technology for switching graphics, but I cannot find anywhere that my Radeon model can do that as well. Is there any way I can determine if my laptop actually have some integrated graphics and it does do the switching, since there isn't any info about it in BIOS or Device Management (I added screenshots of device management, it shows only one card) ht tp://picasaweb.google.com/100231031310701101500/Window7ColdBootProblem - INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets - My version was 9.2.1025 and latest is 9.2.1030, I have updated it now. Thank you. - I am using latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology software already. - That VGA driver is just old outdated ati driver, I am using 8.881.0.0 version. (all drivers and firmware updates for my laptop are being updated on a daily basis by an ASUS employee and maintained in a thread on ASUS forum ( http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?1150-G73-74-53-Series-Driver-and-Application-Reference ). That's where I update drivers from. - I will be testing booting without USB devices for a while to see if I still experience problem. If it happens again I will try clean startup and safe mode as you recommended. - I only noticed it happening when running with AC, since I never use it without AC (I run it a bit on battery only once in a while so battery doesn't fail) P.S. Thank you people for all the help, I have several ideas that I can test now and to see if any of it works. I'll let you know how that goes. If anyone get any other idea I would be grateful. Cheers.
Laptop has Radeon Mobility HD5870 graphics. Laptop does have Intel i7 CPU, but I am pretty sure that it uses its dedicated graphics. I just checked Resource Monitor when problem persists and when I rebooted and its problem free. I am not able to see any difference between two charts. I uploaded them so hopefully you will be able to get something from it that helps me solve the problem. Also, I discovered one more thing while I was just trying to reproduce the problem. I powered off PC completely and than booted in again right away problem was not there. Than I powered off PC completely, came back 30 minutes latter and booted it and problem was there. I never use sleep and hibernate functions and I am always on high performance power plan setting. I power off PC completely only when going home->work and work->home (which is around 30 minutes trip) and that is why I haven't noticed earlier that problem is there only when PC is turned off for longer period of time. I have 3 USB devices connected, usb mouse, one Transcend external HDD that powers using USB port and one Western Digital Book external HDD that has it's own power supply. It is very possible that one of HDD's is causing this problem so I will try unplugging them now and retry. Also I will try to put PC to sleep and hibernate for 30-60 minutes and monitor the behaviour. Link to Resource Monitor (if I uploaded it well) : h ttp://picasaweb.google.com/100231031310701101500/Window7ColdBootProblem
Hello folks, I have recently encoutered a strange problem with my operating system. Whenever my laptop boots from zero, logging on, opening any window and basicly taking any other action is slowed down severely. Like opening and closing windows gains fade in/fade out effect (problem is hard to describe in words so I attached link to short youtube video) I tried turning on windows aero and switching to windows basic theme but the problem persists. Simple reboot solves the problem (and any time when I reboot for windows updates or software installation problem is non-existent), but next time when I shut down OS completely and boot it happens again. Event viewer don't show any kind of error or anything, since everything "works", it is just severely slowed down. As I carry laptop to work every day and I shut it down completely at least twice a day it becomes quite annoying. Hardware is ASUS G73jh, all my drivers and BIOS is up to date. Anyone got any clue on what might be wrong? Thanks to everyone in advance. Youtube link: ht tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0shS1HWleM