Originally Posted by geoxile
What are quick start-up files?
I don't have a pagefile for the SSD but I do have one on my HDD; it's set to system managed. Not sure how to turn on ReadyBoost with my SSD, I don't see the feature under properties.
Okay, yeah... system managed files can be good to a certain point but they do have a nasty tendency to not allow as much virtual disk capacity (which in-turn creates more processing tasks for the c/gpu to the disk structure itself). That can slow the start-up time of your computer.
Now, let's focus on the quick start-up files and what they do because "they're quite important on how
a computer ui (user-interface) comes up and if the content is not present... the computer reads the rest of the content (one example is that annoying sleep glitch) where the ui/bios is sleeping (even while the laptop is on) and the content takes years to load in order to finish powering on." If a particular thread, handle, whatever is not in place... say ASUS InstantOn. Let's pretend my system doesn't have a file (composed of threads/handles) for ASUS InstantOn. Well, without it, the data/information is loading instead of the file in order to allow you to log in at the same time. So... the system does what it has to do (start-up's, bios, etc) before showing the logon screen. However, if ASUS InstantOn is present, (just an example) the computer will load the login screen and all those other files (called multi-tasking).
I'll leave it at that but actually... in response to the readyboost comment. It's wonderful if you have a main jump device that's fast. The other readyboost files that are unused/enabled become additional Disk usage area which can also allow additional processors/etc to tackle specific types of code.
An added note:
I'm not 100% on this but you could try resetting the entire windows 8 operating system which can be done now without a disk. However, I strongly advise you backup everything before doing this. Yet, only transfer only those files you want or you could reinstall them if you've downloaded content already. This won't solve your problem entirely but I know that it could (not saying this will happen) restore those superfetch/etc files so you do have readyboost (just incase you want it). However, if it doesn't come-up... you may need to have superfetch/etc reinstalled/moved over/whatever you gotta do in order to get the applications available once again.Edited by Dr3am - 6/3/13 at 1:02pm