0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2010 8:06 AM by sonicdoommario

    Laptop boot time help (involves graphic drivers)


      Now, my laptop has a history of taking over 90 seconds to boot. However, I recently reinstalled Windows 7 on my computer to get a fresh start on this machine. This corrected my boot time issue, and it was still booting in under 30 seconds as I was adding all of my old files and folders back.


      However, today I decided to install an update for my laptop's graphic drivers. After I installed it, my laptop once again took an extremely long time to boot (taking up to 2 minutes to get to the desktop). It spends a LONG time on the Windows loading screen. Here are the steps I have taken to restore the driver:


      1) The Roll Back option was grayed out, so I uninstalled the driver
      2) After restarting and logging back in, Windows automatically installed a generic WDDM driver for me
      3) After restarting again, Windows Update supplied me with a video card driver.
      4) I installed the video card driver supplied from Windows Update and everything is fine again


      Here are the specs for my laptop:


      Model: Dell Latitude E5400
      Graphics: Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
      OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
      RAM: 4GB
      Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ


      The latest version of this driver is The version on my laptop is I'm a person that likes to have everything updated, so this is going to bug me overtime.


      Has anybody else ever had an issue like this?


      By the way, another thing I tried was that I downloaded the Zip file off of Intel's site. Instead of running a setup file to install the driver, I used Device Manager to update/install the driver, but installing with that method still caused incredibly long loading times.


      Thank you and any help would be greatly appreciated.