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Installing Steam causes windows to lock up, long boot time

Question: Installing Steam causes windows to lock up, long boot time

So I just installed Windows 8 on my system, and it was all going smoothly, until I got to installing Steam. After I clicked through a few menus, Steam finally started to install, but the progress bar never went up. If I tried to do anything else (Open task manager, stop the installation, etc...) everything would just lock up and I couldn't do anything.

At this point my only option was to restart, so I did just that. After about an hour of waiting for Windows to boot back up, I gave up and tried to do a system repair. This failed too, so I just re-installed Windows 8. I tried this 4 times. The first few times I thought it was because I might have had incorrect chipset drivers installed, but even when I did get the correct ones, it had the same issue.

At this point my only thought is that maybe I should do all available windows updates before I start installing steam? Otherwise, I'm out of ideas for getting this to work. It's also looking like this may be some sort of hardware failure, possibly ram?

So has anyone else experienced this, or do you have advice?

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 ghz
Graphics card: HIS ATI Radeon 7770, 1 GB ram
Ram: 2 x 4GB(2 sets) G.Skill Ripjaws X series, total 16 GB

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Answer: Installing Steam causes windows to lock up, long boot time

I have Windows 8 on my PC since arrival on MSDN and since then my Steam client works fine.
But yet difference is that my Win 8 is upgraded with latest updates.

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Hi!

Because of the errors reported by the action center i installed the WD SES driver, another WD driver, USB 3 driver and Marvell Console driver.

After that my PC started taking long time to boot. Usually it booted fast, now it is taking more than a minute at the windows logo screen.

I thought this was caused by the Marvell console driver. So I tried to uninstall it, but couldn't find the uninstaller, so I uninstalled it with Driver Fusion. It didn't help. Then I uninstalled every program/driver I installed on that day.
Clearing CMOS didn't help either. Now i ran sfc/scannnow and it did not find any integrity violations. I managed to find the right logs by googling and i see I have a lot of Critical levels and Errors.
I have attached all the Operational logs from 24.10.2013 when i did a complete reinstall.

I have no idea what to do, please help.

My specs:

OS: Windows7 Ultimate SP1, 64-bit
BIOS Version: F6
MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, 2794 Mhz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 Kingston
Hard drives: Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 512 GB SSD - OS is installed here
Western Digital WD15EARS-00Z5B1 1.5TB
Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB SSD
All are in AHCI mode.

Answer:Windows 7 takes long time to boot after installing drivers

Never mind, loading optimized defaults in BIOS solved the problem

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New T530 with SSD takes minutes to boot to useable state:Desktop comes up fast, but continuous hard drive activity for two minutes on bootup, and screen is locked up (can't start anything).Every so often while I'm in a program the pointer goes into the rotating circle mode, also, so it appears something is popping in there. Any thoughts on why this is happening and what I can do to get the same fast boot time as my T500 with an SSD?I've gotten the most recent updates from Lenovo and Microsoft (including latest BIOS update, which didn't help).Ran MalwareBytes and CCleaner, which don't show anything bad. Very disappointed so far.  













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Answer:T530 Long Boot Time and Lock-Up

When it hangs while you are running, hit ctrl-alt-delete and choose task manager to see what is using CPU time. Are you using something like a domain controller for authentication? If so, is it always available? Often, this kind of problem occurs when searching for network shares

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I installed some software on pc to sync my outlook info to my laptop automatically today. after i restarted my pc, the quick Compaq screen came up as usual then the screen went black as usual but this time it stayed black. for a very long time. 5 to 10 minutes. i tried restarting several times but got the same result. I then just let it sit there black for a while and (to my surprise) the windows screen with the bar came up and loaded normally. it works fine once loaded. i performed the cleaning procedure and no luck. came back clean for the most part. then did a system restore which helped for a while but symtom is back. any ideas?

xp sp3
compaq amd dual core 4450e 2.31ghz
3 gigs ram
wireless n network
 

Answer:long boot time after installing new software

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Move to the Software Forum which is more appropriate since your problems are related to software you installed not malware.
 

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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I have recently installed a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB (6Y120P0) as a second hard drive into my computer and formatted it, using the MaxBlast software, as an additional storage drive only. Thus keeping my existing drive, a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X-6L (6L060J3), as the boot drive.I followed the instructions on how to install the drive in the Installation Guide exactly, setting the jumpers, mounting the drive, attaching the cables, configuring the BIOS, and formatting the drive.Everything concerning the new drive seems to work fine, the new drive is recognised, I can access the new drive and copy files from my existing drive to the new drive and visa-versa.However, my computer now takes a long time to boot up - usually between 3.5 and 4 mins, and sometimes nearly 5 mins.I would be grateful if anybody could offer any advice and a possible remedy to the long boot up time.My system specification:-ASUSTeK A7A266-E MotherboardAMD Athlon XP 1800+ CPU (266MHZ)512MB (2 x 256MB) PC2100 DDR Memory (266MHZ)64MB NVidia GForce3 TI 200 Graphics CardWindows XP Home Edition

Answer:Long Boot Up Time After Installing 2nd Hard Drive

Suspect the addition of second drive is unrelated to the problem.Major reason for slow downs is presence of spyware etcDo you use adaware or spybot if not then instal them and run scans

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Cpu: i7 4790k
Main Drive: Kingston Hyperx Fury M.2
Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 pro

Using MediaCreationToolx64 to upgrade

After 6 hours of installing the blue circle proceeded to 10% with 34% copying files.
I wonder am i the only one? I have already unplug all devices except for Ethernet mouse keyboard monitor.

Answer:Long Installing time for Windows 10 Pro

How much was your hard drive occupied?

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Ok so the title explains it all. The booting time for any windows installation takes way too long. Does anyone know a fix for this. If there is none, its not that much of a big deal. But a fix would be nice. Also some windows programs take a while to also boot up their installation, like office 07.
 

Answer:Booting time for installing windows is very long?

Hi

Do a google on housekeeping for PC, its doing things like running msconfig, clearing the cache, IE file history, etc etc.
 

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Greetings... I have bought recently Samsung evo 850 120GB SSD for my laptop (Dell Vostro 3450),and cloned the operating system partition to the SSD using software by the name "aomei backupper",then i swapped the HDD with the SSD, and swapped the DVD with the HDD, and started the computer,unfortunately when i start the laptop, the laptop start normally till it reaches to the Windows 10 (64bit) start screen (with the blue logo and dots circling around),suddenly the screen goes black, but the laptop still running for 3~5 min, after that the screen returns and every thing works fine.the same issue occur when i turn off the laptop,I suspect that this issue occur because of the two GPUs AMD Radeon & HD Graphics 3000.What can i do so solve this?!P.S. my laptop drivers are up to date, furthermore, friend of mine did exactly the same with (DELL Inspiron N5110 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 525m GPU) and his laptop works fine.

Answer:long time for Windows 10 to boot

Where are the drivers from ? ?

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Hello,
I've installed Windows 10 on release day and I've noticed that my boot time went from about less than 15 secs to more than a minute. There was a black screen before the welcome screen and it was just unusually long.
I have a lenovo laptop and I'm not sure what other details I should include here (not very tech-savvy). That's why I'm not very sure what happened and what I should do. :(
Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:Why does Windows 10 take a long time to boot?

My boot time with W10 was a horrendous 6 minutes. I have a Z570 Lenovo. I've switched back to W7 for now. Boot time 10 seconds.
Sorry, I don't have an answer.

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hi .. um i bought a lenovo y460 a few months ago .. it was working perfect until a few weeks ago ..

i started experiencing really long boot times ... sometimes even 5 - 10 minutes!!
so i decided to restore the OS to the original factory one ... i did so and it got better ... it would take about 1 minute to startup ... now it's started to get slow again ... not as slow as before .. but pretty slow .. and i havnt installed anything on it ... i have fragmented my hard disk .. when the "Starting Windows" note comes up on boot it takes ages for the 4 dots to come together and form the windows logo.
and im experiencing another problem, when i try to checkdisk (chkdsk) after the pc reboots it automatically cancels the disk check after 2 seconds (on the count down)

what should i do?
i think my hdd is working fine coz when it boots up it's as fast as it was the day i bought it

o and when i hibernate it takes wayyyyyyyy too long to resume windows but in sleep mode it turns on and unlocks windows instantly

please help ... i love my laptop[
 

Answer:Windows 7 Long Boot Time

Greetings, farzad.au.

Do you get the slow start time when booting into Safe Mode?
 

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Greetings... I have bought recently Samsung evo 850 120GB SSD for my laptop (Dell Vostro 3450),and cloned the operating system partition to the SSD using software by the name "aomei backupper",then i swapped the HDD with the SSD, and swapped the DVD with the HDD, and started the computer,unfortunately when i start the laptop, the laptop start normally till it reaches to the Windows 10 (64bit) start screen (with the blue logo and dots circling around),suddenly the screen goes black, but the laptop still running for 3~5 min, after that the screen returns and every thing works fine.the same issue occur when i turn off the laptop,I suspect that this issue occur because of the two GPUs AMD Radeon & HD Graphics 3000.What can i do so solve this?!P.S. my laptop drivers are up to date, furthermore, friend of mine did exactly the same with (DELL Inspiron N5110 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 525m GPU) and his laptop works fine.

Answer:long time for Windows 10 to boot

Where are the drivers from ? ?

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Hello, I instaled a new ssd in my notebook. Everything is would be ok if the boot time woud not be 2-3 minutes. The Windows 10 is clean instal. The system seems ok. My notebook type is HP 250 G2. Properties: UEFI, GPT, Windows 10 PRO 64 bit, 4GB Ram DDR 3, SSD 60 GB + 1 TB HDD ( Win instaling without) Intel HD Graphics . I would like ask for some help. Anything idea can come. Can you help me? Speed up the boot time. Thank you very match

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Hey, guys. I just finished working on a co workers desktop computer. It's a Gateway 9310XL. It's a fairly old computer that had a boatload of problems. What I did is that I basically backed up his stuff, restored his computer to factory settings, uninstalled the garbage that Gateway put on it, and put on programs such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, cccleaner, etc. and I let Windows Update do it's thing as well.

Now I've run into a rather odd problem. After starting up, Windows XP just hangs at a black screen for 3+ minutes and I have no idea why. It goes past the loading screen with the blue bar but before the computer says "Welcome", it's just stuck at a black screen forever. His CD drives are empty, and the only thing that's in the computer is my mouse and keyboard.

For the heck of it, I included the dxdiag file hoping it might bring up some clues.

Thank you for your help!

Answer:Unusually long boot up time on Windows XP

Have you tried a Safe Mode boot?

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So, I've encountered this issue lately where Windows 10 takes considerably longer to boot than before. (Usually 4 to 5 minutes) It used to boot under 30 seconds before so I don't know what went wrong here.


So, the screen with the Windows logo and loading circle disappears quickly but then it hangs after when a black screen appears with nothing but the mouse cursor(Which can be moved around.) This is the infact main problem, the black screen remains for quite a time before the user screen appears then the desktop. What can cause this problem? Can it be an update, as I never had this issue before neither with Windows 8?

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to boot

There is a default setting in Windows that turns on Fast start-up. Strange as it sounds this might be your problem.

You can turn it on or off and see if it makes a difference. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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i have extremely long boot time from i turn it on or from reboot to i can log into windows.
i think it's around 5 minutes or more. the Boot_Device_led is constantly glowing not pulsing but ON the entire time from before i get to POST til it stops and then it boots into the windows logo then it stays there for another 2 - 3 minutes before it goes further and i can log into windows. the windows welcome audio is not stuttering.

Edit: I've read in the motherboard manual that A2 (boot code) mean IDE Detect. but since i have all my configurations in BIOS for AHCI i dont understand why its still looking for IDE drives. anyone know this ?

Answer:Long boot time 5+ minutes from ON to Log In to windows

disable SATA connections in bios and the boot fixed itself. although i dont know if this can damage the system and maybe i could reinstall the sata drivers and reset the whole thing to work as it should.

Edit: omg i have no hard drives :S

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Hi,

I recently got Windows 10 upgrade. I have a SSD, Intel i7 processor.

The problem is there is about one minute delay after the Windows animation has finished (on boot up) until I get to the lock screen. It means that booting up takes over a minute - Windows 8.1 only took 30 seconds.

How can I get rid of this long delay ? I don't know what the problem is. I had Windows 10 preview on a regular hard disk on the same computer and it was never this slow.

Please advise ! Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 (commerical version) long boot up time

aindriu80 said:

Hi,

I recently got Windows 10 upgrade. I have a SSD, Intel i7 processor.

The problem is there is about one minute delay after the Windows animation has finished (on boot up) until I get to the lock screen. It means that booting up takes over a minute - Windows 8.1 only took 30 seconds.

How can I get rid of this long delay ? I don't know what the problem is. I had Windows 10 preview on a regular hard disk on the same computer and it was never this slow.

Please advise ! Thanks



To my knowledge there is no fix to this problem at the moment (Everyone seem to have problems with the start up time). I used to use insider preview which had a lot faster start up time. You might be interested to check this site out Windows 10: How to fix slow boot-up issues after free upgrade. They seem to have a some kind of fix going on.
Temendor

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Unusually long boot time between the BOS screen and Windows. It takes about 3 minutes to boot when restarting the PC and up to 5 minutes when starting the PC after it was previously shut down.

I will attach everything I checked, maybe I missed something, including my DxDiag and a video of the issue.

VID 20150213 100529 - YouTube

I already checked the memory by leaving Memtest overnight and it presented 0 errors. This problem started to appear about four months. I'm out of ideas. HDD is new, bought about four months ago and Processor is newer, bought in late November.

Also, maybe worth of noting, everytime I restart the PC the processor completely shuts down the fan before turning it back on. Same when I turn the PC on. I press the button, then it takes about 3-4 seconds for the PC to start running, turning the fans on etc.

Also, I tried disabling the BIOS screen a few months ago, but it didn't do anything, so I turned it back on.

Answer:Long boot time between BIOS screen and Windows

Do you have both video cards installed at the same time?

While your using msconfig please post picture of Startup and Non Microsoft Services.

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Hi All, I hope someone can help.
I have a packard bell desktop from 2007 with windows vista. I've not used it for a long time as I bought a laptop but now I want to take all my old photos etc off the desk top.
When I switched in on a black screen came up with the title 
American Megatrends
Ambios © 2005 American mega trends inc.
 
Press F2 to run set up
Press F8 for BBS POPUP
Press F12 to reboot from network 
And various other F options
I pressed F2 to run set up but it took me to a page with Various options but whichever I press
non will reboot the machine.
Can anyone help
 
Thanks 
 

Answer:Desktop not used for a long time won't boot up windows vista.

Hi collywobbles, to the Bleeping Computer Community.
Since your desktop was not used for a long time but on early splash gives you a setup screen which means there is no problem with the board and power itself, try first going to your BIOS setup (press F1, Del, F2) and then see if your hard drive is detected then load default setup the function key is usually found on the low/right windows of the BIOS menu. Double check the date and time is current and or change manually then save and exit.
 
If nothing happens, the CMOS battery might be dead or weak. Removing this battery for a couple of minutes or replacing it would reload the default hardware settings. Make sure to manually change the BIOS time/date again next time or see previous suggestion above. By doing this, you would need to open the side casing while computer is powered off and unplugged. It would also be worth checking and or reseating the hard drives cables are well fitted.
 

A CMOS Battery
 
If you need to be straight forward on getting the data without messing with the desktop anymore, using a USB enclosure and then connecting it to your laptop would be also another option, see more information on enclosures.

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I have a WPA capture from a Windows 7 boot that makes absolutely no sense.
The PC in question is sitting at a blank screen after the Windows splash screen but before showing the desktop for over 20 minutes. Eventually it will boot and behave totally normal.
The capture shows 1024 seconds (~21 minutes) for the Winlogin init phase.

But when I look at the windows logon timeline, there's nothing there!

What else can I look into to figure out what's causing this problem?

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Every time I press caps lock, to turn on or turn off, I can't keep typing until some process completes. The icon for capson/capsoff comes onscreen, and while it's there I can't keep typing, until some time passes. Very frustrating!
 

Answer:caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

can i disable the onscreen icon - maybe that's taking processor time
 

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I have a laptop with a slightly damaged motherboard, which does not allow the laptop to derive power from the battery. Consequently, in case of a power shutdown, the laptop shuts down.

The booting after this unexpected shutdown takes a very long time, during which the disk seeks to be entirely occupied. Even after Windows is logged, the system is sluggish for some time, during which System and compressed memory seem to take 100% if disk usage.

A cold reboot, i.e., after a correct shutdown and restart, takes very little time indeed.

What could be the issue? Is the system performing some tasks like disk checks etc. like what used to happen with XP or 7, whenever it shuts down unexpectedly, but I don't see any notification that this is happening..?

Kindly advise.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to boot after unexpected shutdown

Windows 10 does take longer to boot after a hard shutdown, even with a full shutdown with fast startup disabled.

Fast startup allows the system to boot faster after a shutdown, as it is referred as a "hybrid shutdown". It saves your system state to a file called hiberfil.sys, the same one used for the hibernate function. During a cold boot, the system will resume from that saved state.

When your computer does a hard shutdown, it's not saving any files to the hiberfil.sys, so it's going through a normal boot cycle. Unfortunately, you won't get the error of the unexpected shutdown as problem reports and solutions is no longer on Windows 10.

I have fast startup disabled on my system, so I do have the sluggish boot to desktop for about 10 to 30 seconds at times. So what you are seeing is normal unfortunately.

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Hi

I recently purchased alienware m18x r2 with following specs
I7 3630m
Gtx 680m sli
12gb ram
750gb wd
120 (windows installed)
& 256gb sdd

Now for the problem when I receive the laptop it was preinstalled with window 8 and on the first boot it took around 5 to 6 mins to boot to desktop..I reinstalled the windows considering it to be the bloatware fault..
The problem gets solved but after i download alienware osd drivers , alienware command center and nvidia drivers the delay is back ..
It starts with a bsod (your pc ran into problem)error window minidump memory.dmp.etc and after that windows boot restart and shutdown after almost 5 to 10 mins..
In the duration of delay there is no hdd activity and after 3 to 5 minutes when the hdd gets actives it boots to desktop in 5 secs

Really appreciate if anyone help me through this

Answer:windows 8 takes long time to boot, restart & shutdown

Have you tried installing the OS into the 256GB SSD? and try installing the drivers one at a time to find out which one would cause the boot delay issue.

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My desktop computer has windows 7 (32-bit). That problem is that the computer is taking about 5 minutes to boot. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months. I tried running my Norton 360 antivirus full system scan but that did not solve the problem. I haven't done anything else to solve the problem.
 
My computer specifications are as follows:
 
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
 
CPU:  Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
 
RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH61WW (LGA1155 CPU 1)
 
Graphics: VA1703wSERIES ([email protected])
                2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (Undefined)
 
Storage:  465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA)
 
Optical drives: No optical disk drives 
 
Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio
 
 I would be grateful if someone helps me to expedite the matter.  
 

Answer:My desktop computer (which has windows 7) takes a long time to boot

Hi and welcome to BC
 
Have you try to disable some unwanted startup programs?

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Hi,I have a T400 that I had to reset to factory settings (2008) . After resetting I began to download and install all the windows updates. For one set of updates, after restarting the computer my T400 began taking some 10min to boot. It continues to do this even one week later after all the updates have been installed. The screen goes blac for 10min and then I get the Thinkpad screen and windows boots wihtout a problem.Can someone tell me what the problem might be? How can I tell which update is causing this and uninstall it?Thanks! lore













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Answer:T400 takes long time to boot after windows updates

Is the delay before the BIOS screen? Do you have Turbo Memory?

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Answer:Windows Boot/Shutdown randomly taking a long time.

Hello mrpantsinator,

Check Device Manager for issues. Also, check Hidden Devices there.

Disconnect any Peripheral Devices. Then test behavior.

Run SFC.

Run System Restore.

Run Clean Boot. If this helps, run Diagnostic Startup. Load a few startups or services at a time until the boot and shutdown issue returns.

Check Event Viewer for errors.

Check Task Manager.

Hope this helps,
John

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Hello all,
I have a strange issue. Dell Studio xps running Windows 7 was working completely fine. I wake up this morning to find the computer has restarted itself. I log in to my user and the computer is extremely sluggish. Many different programs won't open and computer just locks up. Safe mode seems to be more stable so I thought it might be a video card issue... opened up the machine and made sure all connections were tight and dust free.
Haven't downloaded anything new. Windows updates won't start without me doing it. Tried start up repair.. nothing. Last resort now trying to check for viruses in safe mode although I doubt this is the issue... any ideas?

Answer:Windows locking up, long boot time, can't open programs.

Are there any error codes in the log file?

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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I'm working on a pc for somebody right now that has Windows 7 Pro installed and takes a very very long time to boot. Sometimes it will stall at "Starting Windows" where the logo pulses. It will stall there for 10+ minutes and finally I'll just shut it down. Sometimes it gets to a blank desktop with a cursor and stalls there for a very long time. Sometimes it will actually make it all the way in to Windows before I give up and shut it down. When I try safe mode it doesn't have a problem. I have no reason to suspect malware just based on how the computer is acting and what I see in msconfig, add/remove programs. Current antivirus installed is Microsoft Security Essentials
 
I have:
Ran chkdsk /r in recover console. No problems.
Restored to previous restore point 2 weeks ago (well before problem started). Didn't help but did take almost 40 minutes to complete.
Ran SeaTools for DOS to check hard drive for errors. No problems.
Ran MemTest. No problems.
Went into msconfig to look for any startup items I could turn off. There is nothing in there that shouldn't be running. The only things I could shut off would be Adobe Reader, HP Printer Auto Update, Java Auto Update, etc
My next plan was to try sysprep to remove all drivers and reinstall. I'm thinking maybe a bad driver caused this but I would have expected a system restore to fix that. Hoping I can even run sysprep in safe mode. This is the guide I'm planning to follow:
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Answer:Windows 7 takes a VERY long time to boot -- Safe Mode works

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Went in to msconfig -- startup tab. Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials. Rebooted. Computer booted into normal mode no problem.
 
Uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials. Problem solved.
 
Hopefully this will help someone else.
 
P.S. Sysprep failed when I tried to use it. I tried to use some of the guides around the internet for getting around this problem. None worked.

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HelloRecently, my Lenovo G505 laptop has been taking 10-15 minutes to start up/boot to Windows. This all started Nov. 12th in the afternoon. Before then, the laptop had been working great. I put it to sleep for a couple minutes as I had to move to a different spot to work, but after that it started to take a long time boot up. I essentialy left the computer to run overnight and I woke up with a screen telling me there had been an error while trying to install an update and it gave me the option to restart the computer (it mentioned that most problems are gone after restarting) or to try and have windows repair it, or go to advance options. Not thinking about it, I restarted, and ever since then the laptop has taken 10-15 minutes to boot (and it take 20-30 to wake up from sleep!).After talking to a friend of mine who works on computers, told me to scan for viruses/malware, then to go to msconfig and only start up the programs I need, and then essentially run chkdsk. Chkdsk ran up to 12% until it restarted and booted to windows (it took 10 minutes to do so). He then said I should reinstall windows/restore to factory settings because there was something wrong with either an update or a program.I recently wiped everything (besides what was on the partition) and reinstalled Windows 8 (which is what it came with), but the problem persists! Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Answer:Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

Hi Ramo90, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with slow boot on your Lenovo G505.

Please run the Lenovo solution center application and run the hardware test to verify if there is any issue with hardware.
Check with updating anti-virus and scan the system to check if there are any viruses.

Check with this option and let us know the findings. Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi W520 said is EE (Enhanced Experience 2), booting in 1 min 30 sec !! that's long for me !! Is there I can change to make it boot faster or that is normal? Also, Isn't the processor Windows assessment score should be greater than 4.6 andfor the memory greater than 7.2 ??  













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Answer:W520 long boot time 1 min 30 sec and low Windows Experience Index score 4.6

Hi kamriki, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Is that with the battery in our out?

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Hi,

Recently my Windows XP HP laptop started taking exceptionally long to load the desktop Icons on bootup. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advise on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the long delay in loading the desktop icons.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

T2500 @2.0 GHZ
2.00 GHz, 0.99 Gb of RAM

thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

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Not sure if any one has already posted this and got replies...my T400 has a strange issue. it takes a lot time in pre-boot... a cursor blinks on the top left corner for 5+ minutes and then loads the 'Windows loading...' screen for about another 5 mins and finally shows the windows logon screen. Additionaly, when i hit shutdown, i am fine. if i hit restart - i am sitting there for ever.  my laptop has 8GB RAM + 256 GB SSD + Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 

Answer:T400 boot time takes long time & has issue with restart

Srini shared the following observation via twitter... perhaps the community can help?
 
@lenovoforums my T400 takes 10mins to boot; and doesnt restart properly. looks like a famous issue every one has out there #lenovo #thinkpad

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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Hi there,
 
For the last three or four times that Windows Updates (for Windows 7) have been installed (by automatic updates) my computer seems to be taking longer and longer.
Three hours or more is about the usual amount of time - I don't know how long exactly as I have waited, given up and gone to bed.
The system works in the morning apparently updated - but this seems to be very long.
Is that normal?
Is my system building up to something unpleasant?
 
Thanks
 
Paul

Answer:Installing Updates - Taking Long Time

If your system is using Windows 7 64 bit and you have 2GB of RAM or less, or 1GB on Windows 7 32 bit, then this may be the cause of your slow updates.  Updating can take a lot of resources.
 
For both systems I would recommend that you upgrade to at least 4GB of RAM. You may also want to run a check disk and look for bad sectors on your hard drive. Otherwise Windows will be Windows, remember while using Windows everything runs on Microsoft time :-D

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

Answer:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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i have lumia 1320 and im installing the update from preview for developers and its suck gear spinning since 12 hours

Answer:[L1320] Taking a long time while installing update?

It seems your phone is stuck with the well know problem of the spinning gears, you can try to fix it with the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

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im downloading it so windows media player will play mpeg4 videos. will this work? its taking a long time to download
 

Answer:Solved: Installing wmp mp4 codec. its taking a long time

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Please help!
 
The problem occurs when I try to turn on the machine from a cold start up.  Restarting the machine has a normal operation time.  During the time the Laptop is trying to boot and reach the lenovo splashscreen, the power LED stays on and the keyboard backlight remains illuminated.  Toggling the Caps lock key is unresponsive in toggling the caps lock led indicator at this time.  I also tried plugging in an external monitor to see if it that was the issue.
 
I have tried swapping HDD with no success with another HDD from a lenovo Thinkpad, and from another Lenovo y580.  The HDD from my y580 boots on either machine with no problem.  HDD from either machine into my Y580 did not improve the boot time response.
 
When the y580 is trying to reach the splash screen, if I plug in the AC adapter, the machine emits one audio beep.
 
I have tried booting with and without AC adapter and with and without battery input.  All combinations yield long boot times.
 
Boot times in general can vary from 5 mins to 15 mins.  I downloaded lenovo solution center and ran the hardware scan and there was no issue with the mobo or the graphics card.
 
Getting to the 'Lenovo' splashscreen takes around 15 mins. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 loads with no problem and the system is very responsive.  Games and applications run smoothly.  My solution was to keep the computer in hibernation mode when not in use.  After m... Read more

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I just have installed nvidia drivers for my card nvidia FX 5200, version 175.19, this has cause an overall slow start up time, please suggest something, should I disable nvidia display driver service, or something else? any suggestion would be highly useful, It takes almost 40-50 seconds to log in!
 

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

Help appreciated. Couple days ago, my PC took about 2 minutes or more to boot. Ran malware/Virus scans with no errors.
After powering up, I notice that the Blue Windows Logo shows up twice on solid black background, with animated spinning dots (CW), then thereafter that goes away and 'Please Wait' shows up. After about 2-2 1/2 minutes the desktop shows up and shortcuts rebuild. Once all seems stable, the hard drive keeps running as though data is being loaded or something is running off the harddrive; however, no processes show as running. Should I just Format the hard drive and start with a new load of Windows 10 (Not the free upgrade but actual purchased copy). Is there any detailed directions to really good tweaking of Windows 10? Possibly an Automated program that will perform analysis and correct strtup issues? Any help is appreciated.

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HI,
Bought a new Dell computer 4 months ago. The last 3 months and 2 weeks the booting process have been very quick, 15-20 seconds.
Now, for some reason, the booting process halts at the Windows XP logo (green bar moving), for 1-2 min before the computer "moves" on and boots up completely. A few times, the computer has not "moved on and the only thing I could do was to cut the power and restart.

Can somebody inform me on how to get rid of this slow boot, please

Thank in advance,

// Stefan
 

Answer:XP, long time to boot

Sounds like you made some change that affected it.
Have you installed any new hardware or software about the time the problem started? Changed ISP's for the internet?
Try this so we can see what is running:
Go to http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/ :

Download StartupList 1.51

After unzipping the file, run it. You will see a text file displayed. Copy/paste the file directly to a reply. To copy/paste, when the file is open, click Edit>Select All > Edit > Copy and then right click on a reply window here and select "paste".
 

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Question: Long boot up time

When I restart my computer, it restarts fine. When it boots up, it takes 13 min to boot into windows. I went into the bios and took off the splash screen of my motherboard brand. Now the splash screen shows American Megatrends. That is where it takes 13 min to boot up. Used to take only 5 min last week. I have 2 hard drives and both with Win 7. One is my main hard drive for my sister, and the other is for me. My mother board is a Gigabyte 970A-DS3. ANy help would be appreciated. Thank you

Answer:Long boot up time

The issue is you have another HDD with Windows installed that's from another PC...That'll always cause issues.

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OK, did a clean install of xp pro...on restart i get a long boot time...actually it sits a sceen that says INTEL, with bios F2, and a number 58 in the lower right corner. It hangs here for min. not seconds and then finally boots into windows. It was doing this before the clean install.....whats going on?...
thanks
 

Answer:Long boot time..why?

Disk identification might be taking a while, I sometimes have that problem with my USB external drive.

Make sure fast boot is enabled in the bios and that jumpers are set correctly, etc, etc.
 

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this is my evant viewer log

Code:
+System
-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance[ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}
EventID100Version2Level1Task4002Opcode34Keywords0x8000000000010000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2009-11-12T16:29:46.345035600Z
EventRecordID35-Correlation[ ActivityID] {00000000-3B28-0000-4EB9-8989B463CA01}
-Execution[ ProcessID] 1696[ ThreadID] 1716
ChannelMicrosoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/OperationalComputerישראל-PC-Security[ UserID] S-1-5-19

-EventData
BootTsVersion2BootStartTime2009-11-12T16:23:58.624800200ZBootEndTime2009-11-12T16:29:43.303030300ZSystemBootInstance10UserBootInstance9BootTime199924MainPathBootTime182724BootKernelInitTime26BootDriverInitTime11450BootDevicesInitTime151494BootPrefetchInitTime0BootPrefetchBytes0BootAutoChkTime0BootSmssInitTime8003BootCriticalServicesInitTime778BootUserProfileProcessingTime435BootMachineProfileProcessingTime329BootExplorerInitTime872BootNumStartupApps7BootPostBootTime17200BootIsRebootAfterInstallfalseBootRootCauseStepImprovementBits16384BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits0BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits1024BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits0BootIsDegradationfalseBootIsStepDegradationfalseBootIsGradualDegradationfalseBootImprovementDelta0BootDegradationDelta0BootIsRootCauseIdentifiedtrueOSLoaderDuration2594BootPNPInitStartTimeMS26BootPNPInitDuration160392OtherKernelInitDuration1454SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS161841SystemPNPInitDuration2551Sessio... Read more

Answer:very long boot time

Hi.

Go into the bios and ensure that Plug and Play OS is set to yes, if there's a setting like that or similar.

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Hello Everyone ... well i went from windows 7 64 bit to windows 7 32 bit since then my boot time is extreamly long .. sometimes it just stops and i have to restart it . if done a fresh install again but i have the same problem ? Can anyone help me thanks

Answer:Very very very very long boot time

Press Windows key+R, type 'msconfig' (without the quotes), post the content (screensot) of the 'Startup' tab.

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Hey, I?ve got Windows 7 up and runnin?for a while now , but I am noticing that my boot time is quite long, at least, that how it feels to me. I?ve got a pretty strong laptop, so 80 seconds or even 2 minutes at a certain point to boot up seems strange, right? And this is when I've got almost no software installed, it's still mostly a clean laptop.

When I did the clean install, I had to convert the disk from GPT to MBR, otherwise I could not have installed Windows. Is it because this conversion that my boot time has increased? My laptop supports UEFI, and UEFI needs GPT in order to work. If I convert back to GPT will this help?

Oh and, I already tried converting back to GPT using a tutorial written by you But it would not work since my volumes we're in use.

I hope you can help me out, because I am willing to install Windows again if it drastically increases the boot time.

Thanks in advance,

Duco

Answer:my boot time is quite long

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DucoHD


so 80 seconds or even 2 minutes at a certain point to boot up seems strange, right?


I'm not sure about that.

Check your official boot time with the tool in the first post at this "Restart Time" link.

ReBoot Time

You likely have a 5400 rpm drive, which is relatively slow.

A time of 60 seconds using that "restart time" tool is highly respectable on a desktop PC with a 7200 RPM drive.

If you want to set the world on fire with boot times, you need an SSD. Then you will be down around 30 seconds.

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My daughter has a pent3 600mhz 192 ram running xp pro .The problem is it seems to take an age to boot up the old hard drive light flashes for an age , when loaded web browsing is great, but OE drags its feet loading , it doesnt seem to have the responce it did,I have defragged very little on the hard drive ,cleaned registry, run ADAWARE,It has AVAST on it i was wondering if it would be better to clean install any suggestions before i do regards

Answer:LONG TIME TO BOOT UP

192 RAM??The preferred minimum to run XP is 512.Suggest you buy some more RAM.You might also run msconfig and disable any programs you don't need/want at start up.

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

My computer takes an age to boot up.Does anyone know of a way that I can monitor what is going on during the boot up, so that I can identify what is taking so long.I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP1, with only one User so that it boots straight to my desktop.

Answer:Long Boot Up Time

Have a read:click hereYou may have programs starting that you don't need.

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

Help appreciated. Couple days ago, my PC took about 2 minutes or more to boot. Ran malware/Virus scans with no errors.
After powering up, I notice that the Blue Windows Logo shows up twice on solid black background, with animated spinning dots (CW), then thereafter that goes away and 'Please Wait' shows up. After about 2-2 1/2 minutes the desktop shows up and shortcuts rebuild. Once all seems stable, the hard drive keeps running as though data is being loaded or something is running off the harddrive; however, no processes show as running. Should I just Format the hard drive and start with a new load of Windows 10 (Not the free upgrade but actual purchased copy). Is there any detailed directions to really good tweaking of Windows 10? Possibly an Automated program that will perform analysis and correct strtup issues? Any help is appreciated.

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Question: Long time til boot

I am having a problem w/ my Lenovo laptop.

It takes forever to boot up, & that's after trying to restore from an earlier point, boot in safe mode, etc. Every option there is, I do. However, it all changes when it FINALLY loads up. Not one thing works; I just get lucky.

I have tried to find a certain pattern, but like I said, it finally boots up after constantly turning it off, turning it on, safe mode, restore, etc.

When it finally does boot, it takes awhile on a black screen, & then it's there.

I know it's weird, & I did a search on the forums, but haven't found one that is like mine.

I've also done a scan for viruses using Avast! & MalwareBytes. Nothing comes up.

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Long time til boot

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Question: Long boot-up time

My boot times have become agonizingly long on my IBM Thinkpad T21. Is there a way to see what programs auto-launch and remove programs from doing so? Thanks.
 

Answer:Long boot-up time

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Question: Long boot time

Recently been having problems with boot times, it seems to get stuck at the starting windows screen for several minutes before eventually going to desktop. overall boot time is about 3 - 5 mins.

I rememer having a similar problem a while back which i think was fixed by disabling some start up services in msconfig. However i have disabled all the non windows services and start up programs and it has made no difference. If i start in safe mode it loads significantly faster. Here is log from ntbtlog:

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \... Read more

Answer:Long boot time

Hello !!

Try this article that might work !!

Optimize Windows 7

Trick to Speed Up Windows 7 and Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor My Digital Life

- Captain

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Question: Long boot time

I have had some issues with boot times. Ive looked for any malware/virus that may be the issues but its not. Ive killed all the startup jazz. is there anything else I can do? I remember using bootvis on windows xp but i havent found anything that works as well as bootvis did.

Answer:Long boot time

Hmm, is the machine slow when first opening other applications as well? Have you tested the hard drive? Seatools is pretty good for testing to see if your hard drive is having issues. If it tests out ok, how long has it been since you defragged the hard drive? Is the hard drive near maximum capacity? Check your motherboard for blown/bloated capacitors. Run memtest86 to test your RAM for issues. If you are sure it's not a software related issue, then obviously my guess is something is amiss with your hardware.

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Question: Long boot up time

How can I reduce my long boot up time (5 minutes) for a workstation running on Win XP.
 

Answer:Long boot up time

You could use msconfig, Start>>Run, in Run type "msconfig" without the quotes, and click OK. Select the "Startup" tab and uncheck anything that is not vital to load at boot, click "Apply", "OK".

Personally, I like to use WinPatrol (freeware) for the same purpose.

Download here: http://www.winpatrol.com/

Install, run the program and select the "Startup Programs" tab. There you can disable programs that load at boot.
 

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Question: Long Boot Time

Hi,

I'm having a problem when I boot up my machine.

When I turn my machine on, it starts as normal and then stops on a black screen with a cursor flashing in the top left corner. This is just before the screen that shows the Windows logo on a black background with the blue loading bar underneath. If I leave it for a few minutes on the flashing cursor screen, it contines to boot normally and my computer operates as normal once I'm in with no other problems at all.

Any ideas what's going on and how I can sort it out?

Thanks.
Samba.

Answer:Long Boot Time

Welcome to TSF

Could we have model/make of your computer?

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Question: LONG BOOT TIME???

I have a reasonably powered desktop computer. It takes a good ten (10) minutes to complete the boot cycle, until the red light (activity light) goes off. I've looked at the things running (msconfig.) on startup, but not sure which ones I could remove. I've taken copies of the startup window programs and will try to paste them here. (Not sure it will work)Nope. Can't figure out how to show you.
 I'd appreciate any suggestions to speed up my boot process.
 Thanks, Pinegum

Answer:LONG BOOT TIME???

You can post a picture as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 
 

 
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
 

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I have just bought a A58 7522 system. Then I find that everytime I boot up the system, it needs nearly one minute to stay on the boot up screen(black screen with ThinkCentre Logo), before the windows7 starting process. I think usually on other system it needs just a few seconds . Is this normal for A58? Is there problem here? Thank you! 

Answer:It needs so long time to boot up!

Take one minute on boot up screen? It's strange. Could you please share more detail about your PC? Like configuration, BIOS version. Maybe we can help you to make some analyze.And I think you'd better connect with Lenovo engineer. Because I don't think its a normal thing

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Hello,Since I switch from windows 8 to 8.1 boot process takes more than 4 minutes

Answer:S 400 u long time boot

Dear czap34
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
Try to do a system refresh by following the steps below
 
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
 
Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
 
Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
here is a link for more info
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc
 
Thanks 





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Hello, after coming home from college for the holidays, my computer all of a sudden started having this problem. When I got home, it wouldn't load windows because it was missing some file in the system32 folder. I just formatted and reinstalled, but now when I turn my computer on, before seeing the WindowsXP booting screen, it takes about 4-5 mins to load. After showing the motherboard/bios information my screen goes blank for about 1 min, then there is a white progress bar at the bottom that very slowly fills up (takes 4 mins), before the windows logo appears.

system:
p4 2.8C
1GB pc3200
WD 120 GB 7200 IDE
IC7-G
etc...

Could this have happened because my computer was in my car for ~3 days before I got home? In subfreezing temps? The OS and games run fine, and transfer speeds seem to be the same on the Harddrive, its just the terribly long boot time...

Any help would be appreaciated, thanks.
 

Answer:Very long Pre-Boot time

Do you have things like the "Chipset" drivers loaded? Right click My Computer/Properties/Hardware Tab/Device Manager and see if there are any yellow question marks. If so try to tie drivers into those. Go out and look on the website for the manufact. of your board and download all the latest drivers and see if any of this works for you. Obviously a fresh image shouldn't do this, but considering it's not effecting your gameplay only the bootup then it could also be something like trying to find a network and you're not plugged into one maybe. Check msconfig Start/run/msconfig to see if there's anything strange in your start ups, look at your services to see if there's anything nefarious in there, or possibly your log files Right click My Computer/Manage/Logs.

Any of these ideas might find the problem.
 

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Hi all, I am relatively new to all this. When I go to start up or restart my PC, it takes much longer than usual. During start and restart, my system seems to go through an additional step, before I get to the the normal Windows XP logo, with the scrolling load-up graphic. Before the XP logo, I am being presented with a whole bunch of numbers and information. It only shows for approx. 45 secs, so it's hard for me to work out exactly what it is all about but on the first few lines it states 'PCI Device Loading' and at the bottom of the screen it also says 'Client MAC Address' It also displays info about USB controllers etc. How can I get my PC to skip this stage and go straight through to the WIndow's XP Load up, as it makes my start up time quite long? This process is not happening on my other computer (notebook). BTW I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. Thankyou. Jamie

Answer:Long XP boot-up time

hello ,

you need to run a scandisk & then

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please... Read more

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Question: Long boot up time

I put Win7x86 on a LGA775 P35 Q9550 system (new SSD). Anyway it had a wireless PCI card that didn't have official Win7 drivers. Got some bad advice and installed a driver/software package for some laptop wireless card that was supposed to work with this obsolete wireless PCI card. Anyway long story short it didn't work and I believe I have removed all traces of the driver and software package including the card but at the windows screen prior to loging in it stalls for 3 minutes. I noticed that when the software was installed it was set to try to connect 3 times 1 minute each.

Any ideas ? Or am I looking at doing another fresh install ?

Answer:Long boot up time

The best way to check this is to have a look at the error logs on your system.

Just go ahead and follow the typical bsod posting instructions.
Based on the information you are able to give like this I don't think anyone could really say for certain.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

(you can ignore the minidumps if you don't have any)

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can anyone point me in the right direction to try and get a faster boot up time I have tried most things but to no avail.......I have look in the datbase and tried a few things but no luckI have copied the task manager so you can see what i have running but I don't know how to post it ?I Have programs likeavast antiviruszone alarmacronis true image 11ashampoo magical defragplus many more I don't understand

Answer:Long boot up time !!!!

Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispywareand the services that run in the background. click here

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Question: Long boot time

I don't know if this is an XP problem or a hard drive or motherboard , BIOS, CMOS problem but when I boot up each morning it boots fine through the POST but after the Windows XP splash screen it goes black for about 60 to 90 seconds then it boots up and runs fine, This started after putting in another 512 mem stick and replacing the CMOS battery...TIA...GaryD...

Answer:Long boot time

You need to go through bios and make adjustments of settings for your
hardware. The time and date are probably off to. When you reset bios
you cleared it, bios needs some attention.

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Hi,
I currently have a custom made computer and I am having problems with extremely long boot times. When I restart the computer, the ABIT logo screen shows up then it goes to the Windows XP professional screen with the blue bar towards the bottom. The bar goes across four times and then the screen goes black. It stays black for 3 minutes and then the Windows Xp user log in screen comes up. I don't know what would be causing such a hang in the boot process. Here are my system specs.

WinXP pro
ABIT AS8-3rd eye motherboard
3.8 Ghz Pentium 4 with HT
2 GB Corsair XMS Pro memory
250 GB WD hard drive
Nvidia 6800 ultra graphics card
Audigy 2 ZS sound card

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

Answer:Long Boot time in Win XP

Try this, go to my computer, right click, properties, advanced, at the bottom you will see start up and recovery, click settings, both box's will say 30 sec. Put top one at 0, bottom one at 5 sec. See if that helps. ed
 

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Hi all,
My hp pavilion 15-e060se windows 8.1 (64 bit) notebook takes along time to boot also at shutdown
Here is an in-depth description of the boot:
When pressing the power button the windows 8 startup screen with the dots moving in a circle. This screen stays for a few seconds before the screen turns black. After about 15 seconds of black screen the monitor loses signal as if the computer were turned off.then the windows startup screen and then another 10 seconds of black screen before the login screen appears. The desktop shows after about 10 seconds of log in.
Does anyone know why the boot takes so long?
and "The thing that will make me mad is the mouse cursor always move to the same place at every time it`s starting up!! how !! "
i also switched the fast start up ON but it does not help , i did Defragment using windows and with Smart Defrag but Nothing.
Can any one tell me what should i do cause i am very bored
Thanks all.

Answer:Very long time to boot windows 8.1 " Hope some one help"

still waiting .....

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Hi, I recently upgraded my Hp Pavilion from windows ME to windows xp after I had restored it to factory settings in order to fix previous problems. I have done this routine before, but this time after I had reinstalled windows xp the computer has been having booting issues. It now takes somewhere between a hour to two hours to load xp. Although once it has loaded it works fine. Any help would be appreciated. I am at my wits end.
Thanks

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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16813132691
 

Answer:Do All Z Motherboards Take Long Time to Boot?

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Featuring the PC in my rig, I've had horrible problems with boot-up time. I ran a fresh install of Windows XP SP 1 and it took me about three minutes to boot up. On average it takes me about 1-2 minutes to boot up. But following a crash related to my video cards I hit a record time of about 5-6 minutes. Usually I boot to the Windows XP splash screen for a few minutes, the keyboard lights blink then I hit the black screen before the XP logon screen. I get stalled at the black screen for up to 2-3 minutes on my last reboot.

With TuneXP Ultra-Fast booting I brought it to the 1-2 minutes speed. Is there any other way I can solve this? I've used the same XP install on my other rig, which boots up in less than 20 seconds. I'm in need of some solutions.
 

Answer:Ridiculously Long Boot Time For XP Pro

hmm i have same problem. If I only have a 120 gig ide WD 8mb cache 7200rpm drive, it takes me 5 mins avg to boot. If I just hook up a 4 gig seagate as slave, the boot takes 20 seconds. I don't know why though.
 

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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?it...82E16813132691

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Any tips for reducing the boot-up time for XP Pro very welcome! It is taking a minimum of 2 mins 45 secs to boot up on a newly formatted 20GB HD. I use a 1GHz Athlon and 512MB RAM. Was using XP Home OK and boot-up was about 45secs. New install of XP Pro and boot-up is OK till the initial boot screen info - then all quiet - no HD activity at all for about a minute. Then the welcome screen and about 45 secs till a stable desktop screen. All else appears OK. Shut down is quick at about 12 secs.Thanks - leckers

Answer:Very long boot-up time with WindowsXP Pro

Most of the time spent is looking for hardware so if you have several USB items try removing them and see if it is any better.

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hi every one
i use a hp pavilion laptop with 2 gb ram and centrino1.73ghz c2d vista ultimate 64bit.
most of the times when i press power button(when my laptop is switch off or say shut down)the very "first screen" which shows hp logo,intel logo and phoenix logo along with press del and press f..... options remains for too long and i mean too long i.e. nearly 160 seconds.
but this problem occurs 8 outta 10 times.
and whenever this problem occurs , cd rom icon from "my computer" window disappears and thus i cant use my cd/dvd rom.
bt when on switching on the "first screen" shows for a fraction of a second then everything works fine and cd/dvd rom appears in "my computer" window.
i thought that there might be some problem in my hdd so i did a factory reset(i.e. recovery) bt to my disappointment nothing went right.
the problem exists as it happened to be.
it is very irritating to sit in front of a black screen and do nothing for almost 4 minutes.
is there a solution to my problem?
so can i get help from someone?
plz help me im really p***** with this problem.


thanks in advance

Answer:too long boot time (nearly 200 seconds)

Hello Narakputra,

You might check the items in these tutorials to see if they can help improve your computer's performance any.

Boot Up

and

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i get 'internet explorer has stopped working' weekly, boot and close times are long and sometimes applications are worryingly slow.

thanks..



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:35:15, on 09/03/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Syncrosoft\POS\H2O\cledx.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9e.exe
C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL ... Read more

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Its hard to explain whats happening but basically my PC loads then goes to this screen and it takes about 5-10 minutes to get to log in. How can i fix it?

Pic of the screen:
 

Answer:My XP takes a long time to boot,need help

before any answers can be given, give some info such as:

was anything changed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
was anything removed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
what are the puter specifications? (motherboard, memory, processor, etc...)
what was the last thing you were doing before it happened?

sometimes answers to those questions can lead to an answer to your question.
 

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Hi guys i have a friend whos computer is taking a long time to boot and him and i have argued a bit on what the cause could be. One of the issues at hand is when theres a power outage it take several tries to get the computer to turn on. him and i agree that it sounds like a PSU issue but at the same time i think it could be a MB issue. also when it does power on after power outage it takes it 2x as long to boot as mine and his is 3x more powerful than my computer. hes running a hex core with 4gb of ram. im only running a duel core with 3gb ram.
what are your thoughts on what the issue could be?

Answer:Takes long time to boot

We need to know what the specs are and what model and brand of componets such as mother board, cpu, video card, memory, power supply (check the sticker on the unit for model and wattage), and drives. In the mean time you can download diagnostic software to check the hard drives, my guess would be the hard drive.

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Hello everyone,

Recently I've been experiencing extremely long boot times on Windows 7.
Now the problem occurs when its already booted up; the moment from pressing the power button untill I see my desktop wallpaper goes fine, however, when I see my desktop it just takes 10-15 minutes before I can actually do something (eg. start a browser window or another program). It's just very unresponsive in these moments and visiting a web page or starting another program takes forever.

Now I know there are a lot of threads out there about long boot times and I've already did some things suggested in them:

- I disabled all the unnecessary startup programs in msconfig (only 4 are still active)
- I scanned for viruses with NOD32
- I scanned for malware with anti-malware bytes
- I did a Windows checkdisk (with no problems)

But, so far, the problem still occurs, what else can I try?

Answer:Win7 long boot time

In addition to doing the above; i would download; install; and run a program called superantispyware; as if your system has a lot of spyware in it without you knowing it; that can significantly slow down the response time of windows as well. Here is the link to the program i just mentioned:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

Also; how much ram does your system have. Your system specs does not list the amount of ram. Reason i ask is because a significant lack of ram can slow down the response time of Windows as well; so if possible; i would get some additional ram and install it in your system as that should help as well.

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hey guys please help me... recently i have plugged in pen drive during booting after that my pc takes long time in welcome screen.. it makes to go crazy..
spec:
xp sp3
intel g41 mobo
core2duo e7500
3gb ddr3
nvidia 8400gs

Answer:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.

BG

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hi,the proplem is my computer is infected by avirus which make my computer take long time to boot and the icons of my desktop takes along time to respond for opening ,so are their any thing can do to remove this virus ?

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I have a system based on an Intel DP965LTCK motherboard and E4400 processor. The system works perfectly except when I want to reboot.

When I try to boot the computer, I press the power button, all the usuall lights and fans come on but nothing on the display. Then, about 20 minutes later the Vista loading screen comes up and from there it works fine. Most of the time this is not such an issue as the computer is left on all the time, however it is very annoying.

Any ideas? (I have already changed the PSU).

Thanks.

Answer:Very long boot time (20 mins)

is your machine set to a non-standard GUI start up? Ie have you set in msconfig for a non-standard GUI?

IF so, you may be getting a disk check that you cannot see because of a non-standard GUI (graphical user interface).

its an idea... sorry couldnt be more help

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Hello,

Since the last few weeks, my computer was not able to start properly. When i press the start button, my hp laptop just gets stuck at the white HP logo screen. If i get lucky it gets pass the logo in around 15min then start up normally.
It seems that there is something wrong with the power. When i start my laptop with only the battery, it seems that this situation occurs more often and when i plug in the AC adapter (and wait for a few minutes) it starts up normally. HOWEVER, today, it did not work. I restarted my computer around 5 times with ONLY the AC adapter and finally got through the process.

It seems that the hard drive is not working during the startup. When i had the option to use startup repair or boot windows normally, it took around 20 seconds for the computer to respond when i chose it.

I Really want to solve this problem, i want to bring my laptop out of my home without my AC adapter.

Thank you

Answer:Long time boot because of battery?

I've seen something similar when the dvd drive is funky. Pop it out and give it another try.

If that doesn't help, enlist the help of a friend's computer and download the offline Seatools iso. Burn it to cd and boot up with it on your laptop and do all the tests that are not destructive.

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I am using windows 7's software raid1. All of the 6 drives I have are on software raid 1.

Okay consider this scenario where your windows 7 installation becomes non-responsive. Weather that's due to some faulty USB device or Diablo II crashing or some other reason...

When system is not properly shut (or sometimes even after a restart), my reboot takes at minimum 25 minutes. I pretty much have to wait through staring at an endless non-responsive looking screen and checkdisk during this time.

What happens is all drives appear to become out of sync. And hence all drive read/writes are dedicated to restoring proper sync rather than booting up completely. It takes additional hours to completely sync the larger drives and until that happens I have a very serious performance loss.

I am unsure how to fix this. I want to have mirroring, I do not want to have downtime due to drive dying and me loosing my OS. I also do not want to spend 25 minutes on boot. Suggestions are welcome.

One way to solve this is to adjust how disk sync operates (if that is possible at all).

Answer:Mirroring causes long boot time

RAID is repairing itself, that's the reason for the 25 minute boot-up. I had two identical 500 GB drives, and found this 'mirroring' impossible to live with.

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hello all...

i am having problems with the boot time of my laptop... it was a 50 sec bootup time from a fresh install but now, every single screen of the startup takes a very long time...

like the black screen after bios - 4 color balls to Starting Windows - black screen - green wallpaper without Welcome - green wallpaper with Welcome - desktop screen...

i tolerated a 2 min bootup before even though i know i have the Intel Core i5 processor... but now, it just takes so much time to startup like 5 to 10 min or so...

of course, I did some research and did some solutions which helped for a short time...
1. I already unloaded programs for startup from the msconfig such that they can mirror the default settings of a fresh win7 install...
2. I also automated the Intel(R) Turbo Boost from services.msc to hasten the bootup...

but now, the problem persists... i figured that it must be the drivers... so here is the list of the unloaded drivers...

...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\Mpfp.sys
...
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\UBHelper.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\NTIDrvr.sys
...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
...
Did not load d... Read more

Answer:long boot time... maybe drivers...

Does it take long in safe mode?

Have you run your antivirus?
Have you downloaded and made a scan with malwarebytes (highly recommended), run the full scan and updated definitions before scanning.

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hi i have a mercury motherboard , phoenix award bios ... recently i had a issue with the smps burnt after which i have replaced that but while doing that we reset the bios by removing the battery (cmos lithium) there on it takes a long time after the logo for the motherboard splashes on the screen that is mercury it takes abt a 1:30 sec to boot and show the win xp coming up checked the bios settings is there anything that i need to change in the bios cos before resetting it was fine . my specs are mercury motherboard , intel dual core , 1 gb ram , 5200fx series nvidia , 80gb hdd win xp pro i have a printer hooked up that is hp deskjet f380 aio sries any suggestions and also would appreciate that if you could tell me where we can get the bios updates for this motherboard as i have tried searching but could not get is it nesessary to update the bios? is this a bios issue or a mb issue ?
 

Answer:Solved: Long time to boot

My first guess is that resetting the BIOS set it to run all Power On Self Tests (POST) tests. There is usually an option for Quick Boot or Fast Boot (needs to be enabled), or Extended Memory Test, or POST test (usually Disable, possibly a full/short option) you can change to speed up the boot process.

Would need more info on the PC/MB to try to track down a BIOS update, make and model number of PC or Motherboard, or both. Generally though, it best to not update the BIOS unless there is a feature in the update that you really need, or a problem was fixed that is affecting you. Basically the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it adage"

HTH

Jerry
 

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Hi,
I'm wondering why my win 10 PC takes between 3 and 4 minutes to boot.
The startup in task manager tells me that I have only 4 items enabled (Avast AV, Glasswire, Windows Defender and Classic Start menu), which together use up less than 11 seconds to boot.
What in the world happens to the other 3 or so minutes that the PC needs to produce a desktop that can actually be used?
Thanks,
Ed

Answer:Win 10 64 bit (1703) boot time too long!

Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
1) sfc /scannow
2) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
3) chkdsk /scan
When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

4) msconfig (in the pop up system configuration > move the dot from normal startup to selective startup > uncheck load startup items > click service tab > in left lower corner check hide all Microsoft services > in the lower right side click disable all > click apply or ok > do not reboot)

5) taskmgr (in the pop up task manager > click on the start up tab > click on status so that the column sorts with enable rising to the top > right click on each row with enable and change to disable)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...oot-in-windows
How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

6) shutdown /r (you will reboot the computer so that it is in clean boot)

Evaluate the performance on your computer in clean boot during typical use.
Are the boots faster or slower?
Are the shutdowns faster or slower?
How has the audio and video performance changed? Is it better, worse, or the same?
Continue using clean boot indefinitely to monitor performance.

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Hello :

my laptop is running Win 7 Home Premium , 4 gig ram , 500 gig hd ,, and with all newest win 7 updates from MS .

I was running System Mechnic to optimize everything then did a reboot and it started doing a CHKDSK and it was working almost 12 hours doing that chkdsk ,, and i thought it had stopped ,, so i turned it off and rebooted and the same chkdsk ran again for 14 hours then it started to reboot ..

I was a very long time to reboot to windows almost 20 minuets .

Now it does the same 20 minuet reboot just looking at the Windows logo screen for 20 minuets before it goes to my normal Screen where i see all programs .. etc. etc.


When is fully rebooted it seems to work normaly .

Is there some program in Win 7 that can check and REPAIR my long boot up problems while it is sill running almost normally ???

Regards
Bill

Answer:Very long boot wait time ,, help !!!

Hello Welcome to SF,

You could follow his Tutorials

Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums

If that didn't do the trick try this one Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Captain

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When i boot my pc it starts up normally and when i click on the user to log on it does that ok then gets so far and just stops, the desktop is there and all the icons but in the notification area on the start bar the wireless icon and a few others are missing after about 3-5 minutes it carries on and everything starts up including the wireless networking, my question is how can i find out what is slowing or stoppping it for a few minutes, i tried a system rerstore but it won't do it so i'm at a loss.

Answer:long boot up time, hangs on something for a while

what AV and antispy programs have you got on your machine and have you run any of them, and what did they say?

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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?it...82E16813132691

Answer:Do Z Boards Take Long Time to Boot?

Mine boots fast but when you restart that is the time consumer for some reason these boards lag maybe because of DDR4

Addram another member from here had the same issue he thought it was XMP but it did the same i am thinking these boards don't run fast unless you install a M2 probably and it will change the boot speed but to my Knowledge friend it has given many a headache

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I guss I got them over a period of time. I'm not sure if I can get rid of them. There is more than I can count. Every thing is working correctly. Can/Should I remove them. When I right click on them it says they are not in use.

Answer:I think I found why long boot up time

Yeah get rid of them, because you can always re-download them at a later date if you need them again, but just get rid one at a time and check everything is working after each one is deleted !

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I have a fairly new (6 months) HP Pavilion DV3 which runs Vista Home Premium 64. For the last few weeks, at startup it goes to a screen that gives options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" or "Start Windows normally". The repair option will proceed to a screen "Your computer was unable to start - Startup repair is checking your system for problems - attempting repairs" and after several minutes "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically". If I pick "Start Windows normally" it will show a progress bar for a while, then the screen will go black and after 15 minutes it will go to Logon screen. From there on Windows will run as usual.

At the suggestion of HP customer service, I have disabled all items in Startup menu, done BIOS flash and updated chipset driver. None of these has improved the boot time. If anybody here could help me out with this I would be grateful. Thx,

Answer:Extremely long boot time

I have seen problems with the IEEE1394 Drivers in HP Pavilions. Try disabling this device.

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Hi,

I get a problem of a very long load time after the xp logo is shown and ended. A black screen shows up for about 3 mins an then i get the welcome screen(which normally takes only a few seconds). Then after that it stays on the welcome screen for some more time and then when it finally goes only the desktop wallpaper is diplayed and another while later all desktop iems appear and startup items. I only have one startup item starting up on startup other than all the original stuff and its avast! antivirus. Help appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Long boot time after xp logo

bump.

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