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Question: windows 10 extremely slow boot since install (wake time & ap...

Wednesday I installed Windows 10, upgrading from 8.1 & have had unacceptable boot & sleep wake times (7-12 minutes) and application not responding errors since. The only odd part of the install was AMD video updates, which I have backed out & reinstalled but no impact. I searched for fixes and tried microsoft fixes like cleanmgr, msconfig & services.msc to remove unneeded items in hopes of improving boot time. In device manager I tried removing devices to have them reset themselves. Nothing is working. I recorded the time for bootup taking about 2 minutes from black screen to windows symbol with circle, then black screen for 3 minutes before 'please wait message', after signon taking 4 or more minutes to be able to access start menu or run program. Full boot time is 10+ minutes - WOW, so frustrating I leave the room! Here are my system specs: HP Pavilion dv7 NotebookProduct number A6W99UA#ABAIntel Core i5-2450M CPU 2.50GHzSystem board 1800 10.5ABIOS F.1C16gb RAMDisplay - AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series 15.200.1062.1002 (7/15/2015) & Intel HD Graphics 3000 9.17.10.4229 (5/27/2015)Toshiba MK7575GSX hard drive 672GBOptical disk HP BD DS6E2LH FH62 I like the new interface with Windows 10 but am frustrated with not having reliable system since upgrade (note a desktop and net book I upgraded from 8.1 are both behaving normally - so I do believe this is system specific). ANY IDEAS? Otherwise I will revert back to 8.1 for stability. Thanks,Kelly

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Answer: windows 10 extremely slow boot since install (wake time & ap...

my laptop is hp pavilion dv6t quad edition notebook .... I have the exact same issues with other things ...I hope someone finds an answer to this annoying problem ...I upgradded ..I didn't do clean installation ....I really hope we can enjoy the windows 10 speed and capabilities like most people Product number: QF460EA#ABVHP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

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Hi all,
So I have an old Gateway desktop that nobody uses anymore so i thought i would install ubuntu on it. I wiped the hard drive and installed the latest ubuntu and all was fine and dandy. But i got tired of the lack of support linux has for many Windows-only programs so i decided to switch back. I made a bootable flash drive with windows 7 home premium x64 on it, and went through the install process. Everything worked fine, but one day the computer took 15 minutes to boot up (it was hanging on the "welcome" screen) and was INCREDIBLY slow to use once it booted. Of course I tried to reboot and i even rebooted into safe mode but the result was the same. Since i didnt really have anything important on the computer i just decided to wipe it again and reinstall windows. I went through the install process, but when i got to the screen that says "windows setup is preparing your computer for first use" it hangs and ive given it hours but it does not change. I thought maybe my hard drive might have gone kaputz, but when i wiped the drive YET AGAIN and installed ubuntu, it ran normally with my normal boot time of around 45 seconds or so. Is it a problem with windows only then? It doesnt seem to be the hard drive but does anyone have some insight as to why this is happening? I really want to get windows back on there and have it usuable so any help that you can give would be great. I apologize if i am not clear on something I am somewhat experienced with OS's b... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow boot time on windows only, ubuntu unaffected

Ok so I attempted to install Windows again and this time I continued to wait and I got to the desktop finally. But now the desktop is very unresponsive. It took maybe 20 seconds for the start menu to open when I clicked on it, and control panel seems to be taking over a minute to open. I will have a look at the bios and see if anything is amiss but I really am lost.

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Hi,

I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this.

My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps for an hour, it's OK.. but if you leave it sleep all night and try to wake it up in the morning, it's quite cranky. After the 5+ minute wake up, it performs as normal. It was running Windows 7 Home 32 bit.

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

Reinstalled windows. Issue was resolved! but after about 2-3 weeks, issue came back. I thought maybe it was some type of windows update, so I reinstalled windows again and paid closer attention to the updates. Issue presented itself again after 2-3 weeks, and there were no updates immediately done prior to it starting.

I started to think maybe it was something related to my hard drive, so i performed laptop surgery and swapped out my original hard drive with a solid slate drive, and installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (this laptop can support 64 bit so I figured why not upgrade.).

issue again was resolved for a few weeks, and now it's back to taking 5+ minutes to wake up again.

If you're turning the laptop on from scratch, it takes 10-15 seconds tops. if you're restarting, it's 10-15 seconds tops (man, I love SSD...)... if you're waking itup within the hour, its 1-2 seconds. But anything longer then that, 5+ minutes.

It ba... Read more

Answer:Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake

Hi there, have you ran any malware/anti virus scans?

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*bangs head on table*

Well, now that that's out of the way. I got this laptop(Compaq Presario V2000 running WindowsXP) a few weeks ago (used) because my fiance decided she wanted a newer one. She warned me that it had problems, but no big deal because I can clean it up and whatnot. I fixed most of the small problems that it had here and there but the other day I installed Uniblue Registrybooster. Never got it to ran and seemed to slow the computer down to a crawl. So I uninstalled it, cleared out all the registry entries pertaining to the program and rebooted........to my horror the computer STILL booted up extremely slow (about 5 minutes compared to it's previous 1 minute) So I've been through msconfig, service manager, these forums....everything I can think of. I DID change my primary IDE from DMA to ULTRADMA like one Mod suggested and that actually helped a bit. (dropped the bootup time from 5 min down to about 3 min) But to me there still seems to be something wrong and for the life of me I just can't figure it out. I also noticed that when windows starts up the taskbar is just a solid blue for about 30-45 seconds (i know, this doesn't sound long but as you all know in the computer world this is FOREVER lol) I was hoping that someone could take a look at my HJT log and see if there's something obvious that I'm just completely missing. I'll also include the startup log for additional information. Thank you all for your time for rea... Read more

Answer:boot-up time is extremely slow

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Hi im running the following:

Windows XP SP2
Inspiron 8500
Pentium 4 2.2Ghz
512RAM
40GB HD

My boot time is very slow. It takes in excess of 5minutes. I only have 2 programs booting at startup. Norton and a temp monitor.

I have no viruses or spy or adware. I am very cautious about these things.

When i first got the laptop it booted like lightning. Why is it not getting slower and slower. What can i do to speed it up.


Another unrelated question is if i format a harddrive will it reset all the bios updates that i have done?
 

Answer:Extremely slow boot time

Just an overview:
1) damaged/corrupt Operating System files
2) corrupt or invalid registry entries
3) failing HardDrive
4) virial infection
5) problematic or invalid device drivers
6) bad BIOS settings
7) corrupt entries in startup files (related to #1 & 4 ) or registry (related to #2) or a misbehaving startup program such as a firewall, virus scanner, print job monitor, etc.
8) bad RAM
9) failing or inadequate system power.

These are what I can think of, tell us which ones you are sure of not being the culprit and if you need help with troubleshooting, I am sure we could provide further details on each one.
 

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Hi, I recently purchased a laptop with windows 10 x64. The product specifications are these: Star Wars? Special Edition Notebook - 15-an001na (ENERGY STAR) Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

It's a HP laptop. The boot up time close to 3 minutes goes like this:
40 seconds: the HP logo screen with a loading circlethen ~2 minutes: black/empty screen with a loading circlethen comes the log in screen with the time and dateand after that 20 seconds of the Welcome screen with the loading circle

I also mention that at least 5 minutes after that the disk is at 100%

I tried to disable some services and tasks but it didn't make much of a difference, Glary Utilities tells me there are 171 programs, services, etc running at startup.

I attach a list of them though I know it's huge so I don't ask for someone to go through all of them, but is there a list of what startup programs (9), scheduled tasks (69), plug ins (6), application services (40) and windows services (47) are absolutely mandatory so I can disable the rest? The numbers in brackets refer to the current amount of said services.

Thank you for any help!

Answer:Extremely Slow Boot Time (3 min)

Core i5, 6Gb RAM. That should be pretty rapid.

A standard clean W10 installation should be booting up in round 15 seconds, even with a traditional (non solid state drive). Has it been that bad from day one out of the box condition ? I'm wondering if you just have so much 'bloatware' running (all the unwanted stuff that gets included with new PC's) that it is bogging things down.

Non of the standard Windows services and so on should be affecting this. Something else is going on imo.

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I have recently had to upgrade from XP to Vista as my XP recovery disk was broken and the only disk I had was the Vista Home Premium disk. All was fine until the other week when the time between the boot screen with the loading bar and the logon screen became fairly slow (the screen just stays black for a while until the Vista logo and logon screen appears), however yesterday this became appalingly slow (seemed to be caused by the installation of SP1). It took a good 30 mins to get from the loading screen to the logon screen yesterday and as it stands it has taken 1hr 30mins today and counting. Is there any way to solve this? Should I reinstall Vista?

Answer:extremely slow vista boot time

Have you done the usual checks for spyware using Spybot, AdAware, Antivirus etc and cleaned up with CCleaner? Always a good place to start as long startup times are ofter caused by malware

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hi i built a new pc with these parts

GA-P55-USB3
I5 760
4GB DDR3 CORSAIR
650W CORSAIR PSU
VTX 5770

And to cut a long story short i used the gigabyte smart 6 OC tool (which is crap) and since then my mobo posts but then pauses at the screen which says gigabyte p55-usb3 etc for about 40-50 seconds

i loaded optimized defaults in bios but no difference
i also have two usb sticks plugged in which i heard could make a difference

any help appreciated

also did a clean install of windows no difference
 

Answer:GA-P55-USB3 extremely slow boot time

"i also have two usb sticks plugged in which i heard could make a difference"...

So did you remove them and see if the booting sped up at all? Set USB Legacy devices active in the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is first in the boot order
 

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Hi,I have windows 7 installed, and the boot up time was under 1 min, i noticed when i connected my external hard drive it will go through the normal bootup checks and then i get a black screen with a white curser that blinks in the top left corner of the screen.It says on this blank screen section for at least 2 minutes then it with resume booting to the windows logo screen.I have the latest bios on my computer and the drivers for the hard drive is up to date. my mother board is an asus m3a7-em with the lastest bios, and the external hard drive is a
seagate barracuda 7200.10 500630
(ST350063 0AS USB) 500 GIG

Ive googled this issue online and no one has found a solution other than unpluging it before i turn my computer on which is annoying. any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.thank you

Answer:Boot time extremely slow when external hd connected

Here is your support page :
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
You might check downloads to see you have the latest drivers, or download your manual, and check for bios settings.
Check you have the latest bios installed.
Join the asus forum and do a search - type in your motherboards name.
Forums : ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum-

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Yes i was orignally using a ide 120 gig hard drive but i ran outta room so i decided to buy a seagate 320 gig sata hard drive, when popped it in and installed it as additional storage, my loading time was nuts, it took about 2 minutes to get past motherboard loading and it took about 3 - 4 minutes to load the windows xp past the logo screen, after that it ran fine just the boot times were driving me nuts, then my cousin let me use his 320 gig ide hard drive with all of mine and now it works fine.so in short i 1. add sata hard drive (boot times slowed way down)2. add cousins 320 ide hard drive to it (made it run normal againi took his hard drive out again and it does the same thing so is there a problem with my sata drive, i was just wondering because i cant even install xp on it without it giving me the "ntldr missing" this makes me confused please help! and thank you:Poh and my set up now is 1 ide 120 gig hard drive, 1 320 gig seagate sata hard drive, and 1 IDE 320 gig hard drive.

Answer:Computer boot time, bios, and xp all have become extremely slow! please read!

Did you install the SATA drivers for that drive ? ?They are available on your MBoard drivers CD or at the MBoard manuf. website...

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And the hard drive is always clicking. It sounds like its working very hard, and then it just gives up. Sometimes it freezes while I'm working. Other times, I'm done and want to turn it off, and it will not turn off. Ctl-Alt-Delete does not help. I have to turn off the power to unfreeze it. I know that is a bad thing to do, but its the only way I can get it going again.

And then it takes forever to get going again. And each task I want it to perform takes so long. I click and nothing happens. So I click again. Maybe I get it mixed up from extra clicking to get it to do something, so it freezes. If I wait... eventually it does what I want it to do. But clearly, things are not right. I definitely know there are way too many unnecessary things that load at start-up.

I run SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Registry Mechanic, and SpySweeper every day, and they always find stuff, but that doesn't solve the problem. I ran HijackThis and for 2 hrs I painstakingly went through every item, checking on forums and tech sites to see what was good and what was bad, figuring I could eliminate the bad things on my own. But then the system froze and I lost every thing I had checked when I had to reboot (by turning off the power.) I am not going to do that again! It'll be a much better use of my time to let you evaluate the log!

Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:55 AM, on 12/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7... Read more

Answer:My system takes a long time to boot up, is extremely slow and freezes frequently

When I leave the computer on overnight, which I very often do, when I come back in the morning my sound codecs are gone. No sound device can be detected whatsoever. But device manager says all hardware is working properly. Neither disabling and re-enabling nor uninstalling and reinstalling help. Still no sound. If I reboot, it starts up again with sound intact.

I was also having a problem for awhile where the .wav volume kept turning itself off. I'd turn it back up and within an hour or so, it would be off again. So definitely overnight .wav would have the volume all the way down. So I couldn't tell the two problems apart at first. But I updated the driver on the Realtek '97 and I didn't have the problem with the .wav volume any more. Though every morning the sound is nowhere to be found.

Many settings reset themselves. Silly ones. On MSN Premium I have several different email addresses, and each one has a different display picture that I've chosen. But several times a week, when I come back to the computer in the morning, all the pictures have changed. Sometimes they've changed to all the same one, and sometimes they're the various ones I've chosen but all mixed up and associated to different user names.

Sometimes the desktop wallpaper is gone or different. And the same with the screensaver. Its sets itself to none or changes itself to a different one than the one I've selected.

I have DSL, which is theoretically, always on. But frequently when I c... Read more

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About 2 weeks ago I decided to bite the bullet and update my desktop from XP to 7. I did a complete reinstall after formatting my HDD. After the pretty quick and painless install the computer was taking a ridiculously long time to boot up, in excess of 20 minutes. I've read up on other threads that recommended that I do a reinstall of windows and upgrade my RAM. After 6 or so re-installs and upgrading my RAM to 4Gbs (The most I can do considering my x86 processor) the problem persists. After the Win7 loading screen the entire screen just goes black, no blinking underscore in the top left or anything like that, but the screen is still on and backlit. There's no cursor and the keyboard doesn't even respond to the NumLock button being pressed. I then have to wait for the PC to go into hibernate/sleep, when I press the power button after that to wake it up again the login screen is there like nothing was ever wrong.

Gigabyte motherboard
Samsung 300GB HDD
2x2GBs DDR2-800
Nvidia 8600 GT Graphics
ESI MAYA44 Soundcard
LG DVD RW

I've tried taking out all graphics and sound adapters to no avail. Please could you help me? I've run out of options now. Thanks.

Answer:Extremely long boot time (>20min), Win7 Ultimate clean install.

Hello squidofsymphony and welcome to Seven Forums. (Cool name BTW!)

I'm not an expert at anything but you might try going through this tutorial on startup repair.

Startup Repair

Also, one of our Forum experts prepared a couple of troubleshooting tutorials for boot issues and general problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Important to note that none of the troubleshooting steps will repair hardware issues like a failing hard drive, bad RAM, etc. But the guides could certainly help to rule out issues and help isolate the root problem. Please post back the results of your troubleshooting.

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Well, I guess I'll just jump right into this. As the title says, I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 (deleted all my hard drive partitions, including the system reserved one, reformatted and then installed Win7) and since then I've been noticing some strange issues that I did not experience before.

The first issue I noticed is that my performance is slightly slower than it was before. Programs take much longer to load, almost a minute just for Google Chrome or Skype (version 4, not 5.5 which has a giant memory leak), which before would load in the blink of an eye. Even opening My Documents (which is practically empty right now save for a few small .txt files) or My Computer takes the same amount of time. When I'm using Paint Tool SAI, a small and compact art program, my strokes will sometimes take almost 30 seconds to appear. Needless to say, as an artist, this is extremely inconvenient and annoying, even though it's only a couple seconds. Even with Adobe Photoshop CS5, Skype, Google Chrome, DAZ Studio 4, and Paint Tool SAI running all at once, with my virus protection on in the background, my physical memory usage tops out at only about 70% and my CPU stays pretty low, and I don't get any increased slow-down. It just runs the same as before, with the occasional halt in the middle of doing something, or my words having to "catch up" as I type them.

The time it takes for Windows to boot is also very concerning. From restarting or turning on the computer... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow boot+log-on, poor performance after clean install

You're pretty thorough, but here's more troubleshooting steps to comb the logs for repeat errors, use System Resources and test the hardware.

If you're steps varied much from these steps to get a perfect reinstall, based on thousands done here, I'd consider trying again after wiping both HD's and unplugging all but the target for install to check against boot sector corruption from failed prior attempt: Reinstalling Windows 7

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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This is Windows 8.1. When I wake my computer from sleep, regardless of how long the computer has been sleeping, it takes 10-15 minutes to complete the process. It takes about a minute or so for the lock screen to show up. When it does appear, everything seems to be working but I click on the lock screen to reveal the password entry and a grey screen emerges but no password box or profile photo. Its as if the password box and photo are just missing on the page. So as I wait for the password box to appear, the lock screen will eventually return. I have to keep clicking on the lock screen to see if the password box has appeared.

Sometimes instead of the grey screen, the loading circle of dots animation is displayed but still behind the lock screen as above.

Any ideas?

Answer:Extremely slow wake and start up times

Idea No 1
Check Hard disk for bad sectors etc.

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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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I just got a brand new XPS 8910 with i7 6th gen 3.4ghz, 16gb ram desktop. I have been using a XPS 8500 desktop for 5+ years and have been thoroughly happy with its performance so far. I used a SSD with it for fast boot and general performance boost. I did the same thing with the new XPS and put a Sandisk Ultra II 240gb on it and installed Windows 10 there.

The factory boot time was 37 seconds from a cold boot (post through the login screen).
With the SSD and legacy boot (non UEFI) the boot time is 45 seconds.

My old XPS booted in 15 seconds.

A 5+ year newer machine boots 30 seconds slower. What am I missing.

I need a resolution soon or this is going back.

Answer:Dell XPS 8910 (Dell XPS Tower from Costco) extremely slow boot time

Hi RandomTunes,
Thank you for posting on Dell Community Forum.
There could me many factors causing Slow system performance or slow boot. Please follow the step by step troubleshooting instructions from the following link and let us know the status:
http://dell.to/2aD7IgA

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6031 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 697391 MB, Free - 582416 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG50_HC_HR
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Another problem, Control Panel shows Windows Defender on and active.
Not sure what is going on, but Tuesday 05/18/2016, I left my computer for about 5 minutes and when I came back Windows 10 is installing. No installation schedule screen that I saw and no one to select do it now. The install finished at 3:14:13 PM.

I noticed sluggish response with internet, so did a check at Speedtest.net. It showed 3+ MBps download where I was getting 30 ? 40 MBps with Windows 8.1 on my Gateway NE56R45u. Finally isolated the problem as something with my Broadcom 802.11n Network adapter. Reported to Microsoft and sent email to Broadcom support. Gateway says they are not doing any driver updates for this compter model.

Anyone know of an updated driver for the Broadcom adapter?
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter

PCI\Ven_14E4&DEV_4727&Rev_01

Driver Version: 6.30.223.170 Driver Date: 09/06/2013

Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Adapter MAC: B8:76:3F:2F:02:64
Wireless Connection Speeds

Internal Broadcom Adapter

Wired Direct to Modem

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Answer:Extremely Slow Wireless With Windows 10 Install

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I recently did a clean install from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Each time I try to restart or turn on my computer, it takes about 15 minutes to boot. It gets stuck at the starting Windows screen for the majority of that time and it looks like the hard drive does not show any action. After about 15 minutes it eventually boots up.I am also having issues with my sound not working so I am wondering if its an issue with those drivers or if it is something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire M5100
OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) ATI Radeon X1200 Series
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC888-GR, colayered with ALC883 Realtek

Answer:Extremely slow startup after Windows 7 clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cheffrey428


I recently did a clean install from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Each time I try to restart or turn on my computer, it takes about 15 minutes to boot. It gets stuck at the starting Windows screen for the majority of that time and it looks like the hard drive does not show any action. After about 15 minutes it eventually boots up.I am also having issues with my sound not working so I am wondering if its an issue with those drivers or if it is something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire M5100
OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) ATI Radeon X1200 Series
Sound Card Integrated Realtek ALC888-GR, colayered with ALC883 Realtek


I just responded to yor other post regarding sound issue... so you have more than one problem... Hmmmm.

A few questions to help us help you...Where did you get your copy of 7 Ultimate?
Was Win7 performing updates? (Usually after a new install Win7 will DL and install all updates... most often takes 2-4 updates to catch all of them... this can cause the slow startup you are speaking of... the system may still be installing updates.)
Can you post a screenshot of Device Manager please?

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Hi,

I noticed that when I booted into clean boot to solve a issue with a game that seems to have solved itself I just wanted to do other stuff and the PC felt like worm or a snail, it was depressing to see that it took Paint 5 minutes to launch and I also noted that I got an error when pressing ctrl+alt+del, I tried to take a screenshot of it and paste it into Paint so that I could upload it here but it seems that the shot was never taken.

But I'm baffled that it would take so long for Windows to respond, I thought the computer would run smoother during Clean Boot, and then of course after mashing in ctrl+alt+del (I know you shouldn't but there is a beast within) for a minute, nothing happened for like 4 minutes, screen goes black/dark blueish color and stays that way for like 5-10 minutes and then there is an error with something like that "the security options available from the ctrl+alt+del menu aren't available and if Windows wont stat to respond press esc for it to reboot".

Cheerio Boris

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Hi,

I noticed that when I booted into clean boot to solve a issue with a game that seems to have solved itself I just wanted to do other stuff and the PC felt like worm or a snail, it was depressing to see that it took Paint 5 minutes to launch and I also noted that I got an error when pressing ctrl+alt+del, I tried to take a screenshot of it and paste it into Paint so that I could upload it here but it seems that the shot was never taken.

But I'm baffled that it would take so long for Windows to respond, I thought the computer would run smoother during Clean Boot, and then of course after mashing in ctrl+alt+del (I know you shouldn't but there is a beast within) for a minute, nothing happened for like 4 minutes, screen goes black/dark blueish color and stays that way for like 5-10 minutes and then there is an error with something like that "the security options available from the ctrl+alt+del menu aren't available and if Windows wont stat to respond press esc for it to reboot".

Cheerio Boris

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Hi everyone and thanks in advance to whoever will consider this.
I'm having an annoying issue with an extremely slow boot up.
It takes longer than five minutes.
I tried to:minimize the processes on startup( I attached a screen of the active startup processes), clean the registry.
I also attached a log of my boot up.
Any help will be highly appreciated.

 

Answer:Windows XP Pro 2002 Sp3-Boot Up-Extremely Slow

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A very complicated turn of events lead to this issue, so I will try to explain it as easily as possible while still giving the necessary details.

Towards the end of last year I bought an Alienware r2 that came stock with a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD with Windows 8.1 installed on it. Not wanting the slow HDD and having a personal hatred for Windows 8, I purchased a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD and a copy of Windows 7 Pro. I installed the Evo in my rig followed by installing 7 pro onto the Evo. After a few months I installed the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Fast forward to today. My r2 was having an issue where I was losing core voltage to my CPU causing my games to run like garbage. Try as they might, Dell tech support could not fix the issue and decided to send me a refurbished r3 as a replacement. The r3 came stock with a 256 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB HDD with a copy of Windows 10 Home installed on the HDD. This is where it gets a little complicated.

Following my first instinct I cloned Windows Home onto the much faster M.2 SSD, leaving me with 2 bootable drives harboring the same copy of Windows. It went as planned, my computer booted from the M.2 so I then reformatted the 1 TB HDD.

My plan from here was to install my Evo as a backup drive. I wanted to have Windows and my games on my M.2 and have everything else on the Evo. That plan soon changed.

I came to the conclusion that my Steam library was too large for 256 GB, so my new plan was to use my Evo as the OS and everything else ... Read more

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A very complicated turn of events lead to this issue, so I will try to explain it as easily as possible while still giving the necessary details.

Towards the end of last year I bought an Alienware r2 that came stock with a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD with Windows 8.1 installed on it. Not wanting the slow HDD and having a personal hatred for Windows 8, I purchased a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD and a copy of Windows 7 Pro. I installed the Evo in my rig followed by installing 7 pro onto the Evo. After a few months I installed the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Fast forward to today. My r2 was having an issue where I was losing core voltage to my CPU causing my games to run like garbage. Try as they might, Dell tech support could not fix the issue and decided to send me a refurbished r3 as a replacement. The r3 came stock with a 256 GB M.2 SSD and a 1 TB HDD with a copy of Windows 10 Home installed on the HDD. This is where it gets a little complicated.

Following my first instinct I cloned Windows Home onto the much faster M.2 SSD, leaving me with 2 bootable drives harboring the same copy of Windows. It went as planned, my computer booted from the M.2 so I then reformatted the 1 TB HDD.

My plan from here was to install my Evo as a backup drive. I wanted to have Windows and my games on my M.2 and have everything else on the Evo. That plan soon changed.

I came to the conclusion that my Steam library was too large for 256 GB, so my new plan was to use my Evo as the OS and everything else ... Read more

Answer:Windiows 10- slow boot time after SSD install

What is your Bootorder in the BIOS/UEFI?
Check this.
It could be that your M.2 still is first boot(active) and your system hangs/searching here for a while before it moves to your SSD(second boot) and finds the OS.

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Hey, i recently reinstalled windows just for a general clean up of the system, and since then my internet has been extremely slow (paticuarly youtube and utorrent). Iv spoken to my isp (DODO) and its nothing on their end. Before the clean install my torrents were downloading up to 2.5mb/s and now they sit at around 20kb/s no matter how many seeds. i did a speedtest and am getting under 1mb download speed and even less for upload. iv tried all different drivers and have searched the internet repitively to find a solution but still cant. What was it about the clean install that changed my speeds? Also im running adsl+2 through a wired connection strsight from modem.

thanks
Digby Rotten


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16366 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1897537 MB, Free - 1627224 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A88-M
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, now internet is extremely slow!

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

After W7 was completely installed, in which order did you install the drives and other software?

At which point did you notice computer slowness?

When did you download the W7 updates? With a slow download speed, I would think that such a large file download would be time consuming.

Internet speed depends upon not only your system but the server load of your ISP [ excelelnt that you checked with them ] and the servers you are trying to access.

Test your up & down speed at a 3rd party site such as www.dslreports.com/speedtest. There are multiple other sites.

No offense intended: I've read that a significant %age of shared files are infected. Which anti malware scans have you performed. I am not authorized by Tech Guy Forum to advise any; the forum has specially trained members for that.

Thanks for posting the system info.
RF123
 

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Hello there,

I will try to analyze and give all the info I have so far on my situation.
The problem started 3 days ago when I was playing World of Warcraft and I was alt-tabing (nothing special, just ordinary stuff). After a load screen, where the game normally starts loading stuff, the alt-tabing was inresponsive and while I was in desktop, clicking WoW icon had no effect, like I wasn't clicking it. Soon I realized Firefox wasn't working as intended, so I pressed the reset button on my case. The pc gave me an error that, if i remember correctly, was that no boot device found. I played a little with plugging-unplugging my USB devices and the problem fixed after about 10 minutes. All good since yesterday afternoon.
So yesterday I got the exact same problem while I was playing an another game, but still at loading screen. The computer boots (from zero) very slow, even getting to "Starting Windows" screen takes a minute, and until I see the windows icon (the one about the SW text) 15 minutes pass. I left home and left the pc at that icon, and when I was back it was at login screen (weird because I only have 1 account without password so I don't ever get there). I pressed my account icon and after around 10 seconds (notice the time for just pressing a button) I got the "Welcome" screen, with the circle moving smoothly. I tried to use my Windows installation disc to find a boot problem, however it takes for ever to find a problem. Also tried booting in saf... Read more

Answer:PC suddenly extremely slow at boot, Starting Windows takes for ever

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Hi,

I've started experiencing extremely slow XP Boot times after installing a 2nd SATA Drive (500GB- Seagate).

My original Config was as follows:

Mobo: ASUS A8N-E (nForce 4 Chipset) (Bios Rev 1013)
Proc: Athlon64 3000+ (1813MHz)
RAM: Kingston Value RAM 512MB
Gfx Card: XFX 7600GT (No Overclock)
Optical Drive: Sony DRU 820 B
SMPS: Cooler Master 380W

HDD:

1. Seagate 40GB IDE -ST340810A (Configured as Slave)
2. Western Digital 250GB SATA-II -WDC 2500KS


OS: Windows XP SP-2
File System: NTFS
Mobo Driver: Forceware 6.86
Gfx Driver: Forceware 162.18

The 40GB drive was configured as the System Drive & a 20GB Partition on the 250GB drive was configured as Boot Drive (Win XP SP2)

The load times were typically about 18 seconds (Win XP Boot Screen Only)

Then I purchased & Installed a Seagate 500GB SATA II Drive - ST3500630SV.

Since then the Boot times have increased to around 1min 20 secs (WinXP Boot Screen Only). After booting All applications work at normal speed without slowdowns.

Since then I have tried the following options:

1. Formatted both the Old drives. Disconnected them both & installed fresh Win XP on the 500GB drive (20GB Partition).

Result: As long as the other SATA drive (250GB) is not connected the boot times are down to 10 Seconds. On attaching the other SATA drive Boot times again increase to around 1 min 10 secs.

2. Formatted the 500GB drive & installed XP SP2 on a 20GB partition on the 250GB drive &a... Read more

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Specs are HP ProBook G1 with i5 processor and 8gb ram.
Running Windows 7 Pro
I bought this for my mom and it was an open box. Didn't seem to run real smooth out of the box but it's been months and can't return it and it's a sharp unit but the boot was slow. Runs great after fully booted. Went ahead and did a clean install to see if it fixed it but I'm still getting a slow boot time. I used Soluto and this is what I'm seeing and I don't know where to go from here. They all look like system files that can't be removed. I've already disabled all I can from MS Config (services, startup and boot)
I've done sfc /scannow
I’ve run disk cleanup
I can boot in safe mode and it works awesome
I have several other laptops running Win7 Pro with lesser specs (core i3) and they boot much quicker <40
Other things that I've done were selected "No GUI Boot", changed timeout seconds from 30 to 3
 
 
Any other thoughts? Is there any chance a hardware issue could be the problem? Also, there is nothing connected (usbs, etc...)
 
Soluto shows 37 "REQUIRED" at 1:35 secondsWindows Services Group (svchost -netsvcs) sec22.5System sec16.7Windows Services Group (svchost -localsystemnetworkrestricted)sec10.1Windows Services Group (svchost -networkservice)sec6.3Windows Explorersec5.9Client Server Runtime Process (csrss.exe)sec4.5Solutosec4.0Presentation Font Cache (presentationfontcache.exe)sec3.5Services and Controller appsec3.5Windows Services Group (svchost -localservicenetworkrest... Read more

Answer:Fresh Install- 1:57 Boot Time STILL slow & NOT Removable- Soluto

So you are saying it takes under 2 minutes to boot and then runs well? I strongly suggest you leave it as it. It makes no difference how long it takes to boot.

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So this has been an issue since i built this PC months ago, 6700k, 1080TI, decent enough rig. the OS is on an SSD but most if not all of my games are on my HDD.
Games like FF14, The battle.Net Launcher and some games on steam take over a minute to just launch...
Nioh on Steam can take 30 seconds just to bring the launcher up, and Final Fantasy 14 can take the same amount of time to boot up past the Login Launcher.
I have no idea why it is doing this...and the strange thing is, a reboot of the PC generally fixes the issue almost immediatly. But its so random. Sometimes they take forever to load, reboot computer, then it works again.
I tried disabling superfetch and windows search from the services menu and everything was running smooth for like...2 weeks i wanna say, then it just started happening again so im going to assume i was just getting really lucky for those 2 weeks.
Sorry for the long winded, poorly constructed post, but some help and solutions would be very appreciated.

Answer:Extremely slow application boot-up, Windows 10 OS (no, Disk usage isnt at 100 %)

See if defragging your HDD helps at all - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/defraggler/

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Greetings.

First let me say that I have done all the work in the Malware Forum and have had TimW tell me my logs are clean. He recommended that I post here next for further help. That thread may be found here: Malware Thread. You can also reference all of my logs from this thread as well.

I have also read the similar threads that were recommended when I began this thread, but they don't seem to address my particular problem.

So, that being said...

The basic problem is that my computer is running extremely slow most of the time. One or two days out of the week it runs extremely fast and normal. I have taken care to make sure I am not running anything different on the fast days and I am not. In fact, this machine is basically used for web surfing (Firefox mostly) and Word documents. Some days I can just have one browser window open and it is extremely slow; and then a few other days I can have multiple tabs in a browser and a few word documents and it is fine.

Now, I have 1.28 Gig of RAM and since this is Pentium 4 at 2 Ghz I really think I should be fine with what I'm using it for. This would would make sense since there are times when it runs normally.

This slow behavior has been taking place for over 6 months and I cannot link it to any particular install or change on my part.

Thank you so much to all who try to help!
 

Answer:Extremely Slow Computer (85% of the time)

Maybe your computer is running too hot.

Most CPU's will protect themselves from damage if they start getting too hot and so will run at a lower speed.

If it's a PC then open up the case and use your mouth or a can of compressed air to blow off all dust that is on all the components.

Dust retains heat and if it is on the computer's components it will cause them to overheat rapidly.

If it's a laptop you're using then I wouldn't recommend opening it, but instead what you can do it blow strongly through the air vents. You'll be surprised how much it makes a difference in how hot you computer runs.

Also, you can check what programs are starting when Windows starts. You can go to Start ----> Run then type in 'msconfig', then go to the 'startup' tab and untick any programs that are not essential for the computer to run correctly. For example, you will want to leave your antivirus ticked, but untick programs like Skype, Messenger and so on.

Hope these suggestions will solve your problem!
 

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Hello TechGuy Members,

I've got a relatively new problem with my laptop running Vista Ultimate 32 Bit version. Basically it boots up normally until it gets to the fancy blue screen, then the animated circle spins for anywhere b/w 2 to 5 mins before I can enter my password and login to Windows. It used to take just a couple of seconds.

The problem started about 2 weeks ago and I can't trace it to any particular software or update. I've even tried using system restore and going back as far as two months. But it still gets stuck.

Any help would be much obliged.
 

Answer:EXTREMELY Slow Bootup Time

System Restores usually fix most problems not hardware related -- but certain User Profle/Account configurations are not reset by them.

If you create or enable another User Account, do you still get the problem? You could just enable the Guest account for a test.

How about in a "Clean Boot" >>

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 << written for Vista but apples equally to XP

Is everything normal once you reach the desktop? Programs not slow to load?
 

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Hello Guys, I'm a proud supporter of my favorite tech website (yes, I'm brown nosing for brownie points). You guys successfully and painlessly helped me with a previous ISM problem, I'm hoping you guys can help me again.

I'm on my dad's computer and it is extremely slow. I ran a virus check and defragmented his hard drive and there is no apparent reason for the computer to be so sluggish. I ran a hijack file which I will paste below.

My dad has a Dell Desktop computer that is a few years old. He connects to the internet with Verizon DSL. I'm able to log onto his connection with my laptop (never at the same time) without any problems. His computer always says that it is not fully protect (he uses McAfee), but everytime we try to fix it, we are sent into circles by tech support.

I don't know what other information you require but I will be more than happy to update later on. Please review and assist if you can. I appreciate your assistance.

Here is the file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:31:00 PM, on 12/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WI... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow response time

There is nothing showing although you should uninstall WildTangent.

What is the exact message you're getting?
 

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Greetings.

The basic problem is that my computer is running extremely slow most of the time. One or two days out of the week it runs extremely fast and normal. I have taken care to make sure I am not running anything different on the fast days and I am not. In fact, this machine is basically used for web surfing (Firefox mostly) and Word documents. Some days I can just have one browser window open and it is extremely slow; and then a few other days I can have multiple tabs in a browser and a few word documents and it is fine.

Now, I have 1.28 Gig of RAM and since this is Pentium 4 at 2 Ghz I really think I should be fine with what I'm using it for. This would would make sense since there are times when it runs normally.

This slow behavior has been taking place for over 6 months and I cannot link it to any particular install or change on my part.

I have completed all of the tasks in the READ ME post (which I was very impressed with and would like to thank everyone who had a part in all of these posts!) and have attached the five log files (4 on this post and 1 on the next).

Thank you so much to all who try to help!
 

Answer:Extremely slow computer 85% of the time

Here is the final log.

Thanks again.
 

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Hello. I am experiencing extremely slow respone time when running IE (and generally slower than normal response time on other apps). Ihave IE6.0, running on a Win98 based Dell system (Pentium 3 with 384MG of ram, and over 5gb of hard drive available). I don't believe I have any viruses. When opening IE, it takes about a minute, and it seems to slow down all other apps as well. I do load up the Yahoo Companion toolbar, but I do as well on other computers without any perceptible impact on response time.

Below is the log from HijackThis; I don't know if that will help. I'll be happy to provide any additional nformation anyone might need.

Thank you,
Stuarth

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:04:39 AM, on 1/7/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MS HARDWARE\MOUSE\POINT32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON CLEANSWEEP\CSINSM32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\S... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow IE response time

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I have a relatively new, relatively powerful PC that has recently SLOWED to a crawl in virtually everything you do.

It's a Gateway GM5442 Intel dual core processor, 4400 @2 GHZ, 2GB of RAM, 32 bit operating system running Windows Vista w/ Service Pack 1.

I do not know if this is a Spyware/Malware issue or if I just have a resource hog running somewhere that I need to get rid of, but I figured I would start here for help.

Here is the most recent HJT log that I pulled down just a few minutes ago..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:59:52 PM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\ModLEDKey.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpCtrl.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\EzTune\DTHtml.exe
C:\ProgramData\Autobahn\mlb-nexdef-autobahn.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\floater.exe
C:\Wi... Read more

Answer:Extremely SLOW PC Response Time - PLEASE HELP!

Deleted a few things that looked obvious. Not significant performance boost, but thought I would provide an updated HJT log file. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance - I'm in way over my head...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:44:40 PM, on 2/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\ModLEDKey.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpCtrl.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\EzTune\DTHtml.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\floater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoSync\MemeoAutoSync.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\ModLEDKey.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exe
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Lately, my Vista's bootup time has been extremely slow. I can barely click things while starting up, and if I do, it'll freeze and i'll have to wait.
It takes about 5 minutes while before it would take 1 minute.

Attached is a Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:28:50 PM, on 22/01/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\FNC60_COMMON.6ED28686_7B19_420C_B255_5B6C1BD2C705\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LANDesk\LDClient\WebPortal\SDClientMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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I have a home addition xp, sp3, 2g of memory, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual Core Processor 5400+. What I have noticed lately is that it takes forever for a program to open and form what I see in Event Viewer, I’m getting a lot of application hangs. I run SuperAntiSpyware and I like its success but I’m wondering if there is something here that it does not see as spyware. I have included a copy of Hijack This log. Con you look it over and see if there is something I should be removing? Thank you.

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
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Hello,

I have an ACER 2.5Ghz, 3GB RAM, Vista w/SP 2.

Once powered on, it literally takes 10-12 minutes for the desktop to appear. After that, every application I run is extremely slow. Forget about trying to run two things at once. I have Avast installed/running.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:10 minute startup time, extremely slow otherwise

Ok, let's run a quick scan first off.run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show... Read more

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Hi There

I am running a Dell Latitude D630 Laptop with Windows Vista Business 32-bit (SP2) Installed. I have 2GB RAM. My problem is the system is extremely slow and hangs all the time. I have done complete scans with Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avast Anti-Virus. All have come back clean! Please can someone check my HJT log and see if I've got any other nasties running. It would be really appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:08:17 PM, on 2010/04/20
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Windows\DellSysInfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C... Read more

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Hey,
So I just got my new dell xps 13, (9360)(since last week) but it takes +30 sec to boot and when doing an SSD benchmark is still busy after 15 minutes.;;
What should I do ??

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Hi,

My computer is running extremely slow, and about every three or four days the date and time changes. When I shut down my computer, multiple programs don't close correctly, and I have to click "End Now."

I followed the instructions in the sticky to a "T," so if somebody can help me, I'm going to post the contents of my HJT log. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Justin

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:26:32 PM, on 12/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee... Read more

Answer:HJT Log: Date/Time Errors, Running Extremely Slow

48-hr bump

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Hi,
I just got a new toshiba satellite C55-A5302 laptop and I immediately encountered a problem. The keyboard was not responding but I noticed that if I held down the key long enough then it owuld respond. I was wondering if this was a problem with the drives or if it was a factory defect or if there was any easy fix for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Keyboard Problem - Extremely Slow Response TIme

DON'T void the warranty, send it back to get it fixed.
 

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Had help before, but usually while trying to fix other peoples pc.

This time it's mine. Running slowly and shutting down takes about 4 minutes.
Compaq presario 2500 hooks up to net using wireless. Might be just a RAM issue, as it only has 256MB so will increase, but there seems to be loads of processes running as well.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 19:36:53, on 24/04/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\NclTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Gr... Read more

Answer:mine this time - extremely slow shutdown - hjt log attached

can you update HJt to 1.99.1 plwase as that shows extra entries

go to here and download 'Hijack This!' double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu and an optional shortcut on desktop.
Click on the entry in start menu or on the desktop to run HijackThis
 

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I'm not sure exactly what happened but the result is this...everytime I now try to EXPLORE (left click on START, choose EXPLORE, and click on any drive to view) the response time takes 30 - 60 seconds before anything happens. It is just as long when I try to create a new folder in a drive. This only recently developed...how can I resolve this issue? The only explanation I have is that a software program that I installed must have overwritten some files that pertain to a particular command. I uninstalled the software but the problem remains. Please advise.Carpe Diem,DanSt. Joseph School - Educator[email protected]

Answer:Extremely slow response time to view a drive

What Operating System are you using, What CPU and how much RAM.Have you defragged your Hard drive lately?

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Hello. this is my first post here, but I'm trying to salvage my computer without having to spend any money. So here is my problem...

About a week ago my computer started making a loud (repeating) popping noise through the speakers (along with the lights on my audio interface blinking on and off with the popping noises) when I would shut it down. That mixed with my computer running pretty badly, I figured I would just do a clean install of winXP and see what that would do. So once the computer started rebooting during the setup of windows, it would freeze up for very long amounts of time (15+ minutes). I tried starting over again and that didn't fix it. Now that I have windows up and running, if I restart windows...it literally takes close to 20 minutes to get back into windows. It goes like this. The first screen that comes up with the processor information freezes up for about 2 minutes, and then it runs through everything till right before going to the login screen. The screen then goes black and sits like that for 15+ minutes before finally going into windows. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this or what might be wrong?
 

Answer:Extremely long boot up time for XP

what computer do u have? -specs?

might be the hdd...if u have something connected to the PCI-ports, disconnect it...and then try to reboot...
 

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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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I've been running Win 10 pro on a 4.0 GHz I7 pc with 100 mbps fios, ssd, 16gb ram. Pc has been GREAT. For the past few days it is extremely slow, in fact, hardly usable. Below is a screen shot from Resource Monitor. In looking into windows update, I see Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632) failed 13 times.

This is my primary production pc, so need to get speed back ASAP. Can anyone let me know of things to try, or should I go back to a clean install (hope not). Thanks

Answer:PC EXTREMELY slow, hard drive light on solid most of the time

The CU came out about 2 weeks ago. Since its failed 13 times already, why don't download that update and do manual install. It may get around the problem. You can download it from here -> Cumulative update KB3206632 releases for Windows 10 version 1607 • PUREinfoTech

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Hey guys, My battery does not charge as fast as before and it drains the battery way too fast. All of this happened pretty much over night. I calibrated the laptop one time but I didn't experience the slow charge after that. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that would make the battery wear out that fast.  

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I've been working with another community member in a seperate thread, and have run several scans as per their advice. No real progress has been made, and it was suggested that I post additional information here. I made a dds log, and used gmer :

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by jyfkf at 10:40:31.30 on 28/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.949.82.1033.18.4093.1570 [GMT 9:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32&... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow booting up time and performance spikes during usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Here's a quick rundown of my system: I am using Intel's DG965wh, with their q6700 Processor, the WD 160gb hd Sata running as AHCI. BFG 8800 GTX video card. 4 x 2gb PNY DDR 667 ram. Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer Soundcard. Antec 650w Power Supply. Vista X64 Ultimate. WD 250gb EIDE for storage.

Here's a rundown of my problem: This started around midway in December, before I did any upgrades to my system (upgraded to the 8gb of ram and the q6700.) It has persisted even AFTER a full reinstall of Vista. So, I am desperate for some help here.

My machine posts fine, and once it gets into Vista itself, it runs beautifully. In the interim, that's the problem. After it posts, and Vista is "loading" with that green bar going across the screen? I'm looking at roughly 4-5 minutes, sometimes even more. This is driving me crazy, as those boot-times are just ridiculous.

But as I said, when I get into Vista itself, no problem. Everything is speedy. Even ran PC-Check on my system, in which there were no failures in the motherboard, the ram, the hard drives, or anything.

So if anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly love to hear them. So far, the only thing I've found in my research is to try a different power supply unit.
 

Answer:Vista: Extremely long boot time

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A week ago my pc simply stopped responding while running, and before that moment, there was no indication that anything was wrong. CAD did not respond so the pc was turned off manually and rebooted. It would not load at all. After a few attempts I was finally able to get it to come up in safe mode and attempted a chkdsk which found some errors, then ran chkdsk /f and /r and was finally able to boot up the computer, but the process takes literally 15 minutes.

I've been trying the different troubleshooting suggestions I found at: "10 Things You Can Do When Windows XP Won't Boot Up".

I tried bootcfg /rebuild but was scared off of that when prompted to answer some questions after the initial command.

I also tried fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 but came to a point that I received a message saying that "an invalid or nonstandard partition table signature was detected. If you are not having problems accessing your drives, you should not continue. Writing a new master boot record to your system partition could damage your partition tables and cause your partitions to become inaccessible" which also scared me off so I didn't continue.

I did reinstall Windows XP overtop the other installation, but have yet to reinstall SP2. (I figured why go through the trouble when there is still a boot up problem and I don't want to have to go through this all over again! LOL)

I have run spyware scans, virus scans and everything is coming up clean.

Once the c... Read more

Answer:Boot Takes Extremely Long Time

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Hello all, it takes about 5 min for my comp to boot up. This started when I manually removed a DVD via the tiny release hole. I checked my BIOS to make sure boot sequence has the HDD as the primary boot source. Did a full virus and malware scan to no avail. I was curious if any body has any ideas on how I can get my boot speed back. I would rather not set boot speed to fast in BIOS- not sure if this would solve problem and haven't tried. All progs work normally. I have win 8.1 64 bit version and haven't upgraded any service packs yet- been waiting to clear any initial bugs. I have updated BIOS and other hardware and had no problems. Problem started when I manually removed the DVD- arg. Any suggestions and or help would be greatly appreciated.

Comp- Toshiba C55-A5310
Sys- Win 8.1 64bit, 6Gb RAM, Intel i3

Answer:Extremely long time to boot comp with win 8.1

Truthfully those updates you are avoiding could be helpful as they are fixing issues within 8.1 also.
Just received this PC with Windows 8.1 ? Or put it on PC ?

Slow boot are also due to too many startup items starting up also when computer is booting. Some AV use a lot when PC boots check settings in Anti-virus for Boot time protection. Sound strange that a stuck DVD would cause this to happen.

Check Task Manager in startup tab, tell you also level of each startup, high, low. If can eliminate some see if it helps.
Use Disk Cleanup. Try checking disk for errors, not sure if you installed 8.1 on this PC or came with it.

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....this pretty much sums it up. I did a scan disk, installed a new virus protection (avast), ccleaner, ran new scans and nothing seems to work. Before I resort to the likely inevitable solution (restoring back to factory settings), anyone want to try and see if we can fix this without having to wipe out the hard drive?

Answer:Vista running extremely slow and takes a really long time to shut down

Hi....This was happenning to me & it ended up being that I had a failing Hard Drive. Check your Hard Drive first to make sure that it's ok.

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basically when I startup or reboot the computer it takes around 5-10 minutes just to get to the windows loading screen. It seems like everything shows up really slow starting with the emchines splash screen, loading Realtek boot agent, boot from ACPI CDRom, followed by a bunch of white loading progress bars, which just hangs there for ages. once it gets to the windows loading screen it resumes normal speed and everything seems fine from there.

Answer:Computer takes extremely long time to boot

No onscreen messages...no times when it just will not boot?
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Right. This may sound like a problem many of you have heard before, but I have searched everywhere and can't seem to find a viable fix for this issue. I have recently reset and reinstalled windows on a nearly 1 year old HP Envy 15 (AMD 1.8GHz CPU) and it seems to take forever to boot up. I have barely any programs installed as I only reset yesterday. There was no problems with boot before the reset and the computer was still in full working order when it was reset. (FWIW I reset because of file permission issues) the black screen bug has affected me but no fixes suggested have worked. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi,
I got a new rig yesterday (specs at end of this post) and everything is set up and running smoothly, apart from one problem - XP Pro takes an age to boot compared to my old rig and another one I use for work. Both of these take about 15 seconds to go from the loading XP screen to the login screen. My new rig takes about a minute. Shutdown takes about 3 seconds but startup is slooooow!

I've installed SP2 & Norton Antivirus but not much else so far.

I enabled boot logging in the safe mode menu and this is what was generated in windows/ntbtlog.txt





Service Pack 212 2 2004 16:10:51.500
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver pci.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver ohci1394.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.SYS
Loaded driver pciide.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver NDIS.sys
Loaded driver nv_agp.sys
Loaded driver Mup.sys
Loaded... Read more

Answer:Slow windows boot time

always install the latest drivers for all hardware.
 

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I'm having issues with my Win8x64 desktop box. The problem is that every 4th or 5th boot, windows just hangs at the boot screen for about 3-4 minutes without any activity(at this point i can see the num lock key blink multiple times) & then the loading indicator comes up & everything starts normally. The rest of the time it just boots up without any delay. I don't use any AV & I've also disabled the built-in AV. Is there any way to find out what is causing this delay?

Answer:Windows 8 slow boot time

event viewer.

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I've got two main PCs. Both W7x32 with Avast Free AV and Comodo Free Firewall.
Just recently (over the last week or so), each of them has been very slow to boot one one occassion. The desktop was a number of days ago. The laptop was today (but then I haven't used it for a week).
Can't recall exactly how long the desktop took (it normally boots through to the desktop in around 35-40 seconds). But it was many minutes.
Also, with the desktop, a few days ago I did happen to restore an image (of the system partition) back to before when the slow boot occurred and on a subsequent boot it went through the slow boot again.
The laptop is a much slower affair anyhow and can take around 75 seconds or more to boot normally. This morning it took around 13 minutes. During the startup process, the screen went blank for many minutes (before it ever got to the desktop). Subsequent boots have been OK though.
Both PCs seem to be running OK now and I've done full scans with Avast, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes - all clear.
So, I am wondering whether this was maybe due to Avast doing some sort of boot time scan (even though I'd not set it up to do so)? The latest version of Avast doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with logs of what it has done.
I've looked through the Windows Event Logs, but can't see anything that jumps out. On the laptop I also eyeballed through a search of any files (on the system partition) that had been modified since the boot-up was started to see if that gave any clue... Read more

Answer:Windows v. slow to boot (one time only)

Could it be down to you having Windows set to Auto Updates and one as done the above. Looks like it to me

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Hi there!! I have an Intel Core I3 Sony Vaio E! I just updated my laptop to windows 8 about 2 months ago.
3 days ago, I encountered something on startup. It was the iolorgdf program not found - skipping autocheck.
it didn't affect the boot up time like it is now. (which is about 56.8s at average) So i decided to go to registry and proceded to delete the registry that runs the iolorgdf32 program. After I deleted it, the error was solved but the boot time (and the login time combined) is now takes a freakin' minute!? before I encountered this problem it was at maximum 14-19s. So what should I do?? I know windows 8 takes about 8-12s boot up time, how can I improve my laptop like that?

Fast replies are very much appreciated!!

Answer:Windows 8 Slow Boot Time - HELP!!

Hi there
Have you a load of USB devices inserted into the system at boot. Sometimes - especially USB drives -- cause the BIOS (rather than Windows itself) to spend some time while it detects the USB hardware and initializes its routines. It's best (unless booting from a USB device) to remove all USB devices except keyboards / mice.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hey guys,

Not sure if this is the right place - also posted in lenovos forums, hopefully I can get an answer there to.

Recently (~3 weeks ago) my computer has been taking excessive amounts of time to boot. On start the power button and keyboard light, fans go on, but screen remains black. Takes 15 min to get to the lenovo splash screen, after which everything works fine.

Updated all drivers. No change.
Fixed as many errors as I could find in the event logger. Still nothing.
Tried a fresh install/factory reset. Nope.

Here's where it gets strange.

Tried to boot in safe mode from the advanced start options. Instead it booted in normal mode (again after 15 min).
Tried running the boot logger. No log file showed up.

At this point I have no idea where the problem could be. Has anyone here seen something like this before and has any advice on what I should check?

Next I'm going to try removing the hdd and checking boot times. Will update.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Consistent extremely long boot time (15 minutes+) on lenov

The fact that the video takes 15 minutes to come on makes me suspect hardware. Could you run Speccy and post the info?

Here is a tutorial if you are not familiar with Speccy:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello,Two months ago I purchased Lenovo IdeaPad Z710. Unfortunately, I already have issues with it.It takes an extremely long time to boot. I press the power button, the diode next to the camera lights on for a second, I hear hum of the hardware and... I am greeted by a black screen. It takes 20-30 minutes before it finally displays the Lenovo splash screen. After that everything goes smoothly: it shows GRUB menu, I choose my Fedora, and in a couple of seconds I am logged in. I can work normally, actually I am writing right now from that laptop, the problem is the ridiculously long time to boot.The same happens when I try to enter BIOS, I have to wait 20-30 minutes. I tried enabling secure boot, disabling secure boot, setting defaults, but it wouldn't help. I don't have possibility to try all combinations of settings, because as I wrote, I have to wait for almost half an hour to get into BIOS.One more thing. This problem didn't appear out of sudden. Some time ago I noticed that it hangs for a noticable while before displaying the splash screen. Later it lengthened to several seconds, then to several minutes, and now it is half an hour. I am afraid it may keep lengthening...Of course laptop is under warranty, but it is very inconvenient for me to send my laptop to service for at least 2 weeks. Therefore, I would like to ask You first, if You have any ideas how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Answer:IdeaPad Z710 takes extremely long time to boot

I have the exact same problem on my IdeaPad Y580.. Sometimes it takes 2 minutes, sometimes up to 60 minutes.  The system is based on an mSATA SSD drive, 16 GB RAM and the factory-present 1TB 2,5" harddrive.  I am not really sure, but it may have started when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (it had 14.04 before). BUT I also remeber that shortly before this problem occured for the first time I accidently send the system into hybernate. Weird thing is, when I switch back to the standard-rams (2x4GB) then the laptop goes into a boot-loop and will never start again.  I'm writing these lines from the very same laptop that has this problem, this time it took about 20 minutes to show me the splash screen. When waiting for the splash-screen, the system is getting very HOT, the fans are NOT running. They start immediately when ubuntu starts booting. During the holidays, the system ran 2 weeks straight without any problem (not a minute turned off during these days). I have abolutely NO clue what hardware defect may cause this, but if I had to guess, I'd probably say it's a mainboard-related error (maybe a capacitor has blown up).

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Hi

I am trying to fix my laptop as its taking a really long time to boot and it keeps freezing, I currently have the use of another laptop so I would see if I can use it to find out a bit more about what might be wrong with it. This is what I have tried to do already:

Checked the start up on msconfig and it looks relatively normal - mostly dell and intel items
run windows defender offline from boot but it doesn't seem to have found anything
I have tried to system restore but its only giving me 1 recent date which is no good.
Nothing seems to be showing up with AVG AV scans
I also tried to run the SFC/scannow function but wasnt really sure what I was looking at so that wasnt too helpful.

Any help or suggestions would be great appreciated.

Claire

Answer:Laptop takes extremely long time to boot. Suggestions?

Are you using System Maintenance Utilities in your PC?
They may messup the registry entries.

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I recently built my first computer ever, and it works. However, as I'm attempting to install windows 2000, it installs slowly. I mean... 4 hours slowly. My specs are:

Athlon 64 3700+
A8N-SLi
2x512 Gig Corsair DDR400 Ram
200GB 7200RPM ATA-100 Hard Drive
GeForce 6800GS

Installing sevice pack 4 (from CD, I burned network installation on it) is another one or two hours.

So basically I'm extremly weirded out be the speeds Windows is installing at. After installation the computer is running at 100% in task manager alot of the time, and Cool 'n Quiet is disabled. So I'm wondering if Windows 2000 is supposed to take this long to install, or if there's something horribly wrong with my computer.

Answer:Install time for Windows 2000 slow or normal?

it sure isnt. so how did you go about instaling 2000?

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I believe I have some sort of virus as all of a sudden my boot up to even get to a state that I could try to get to a website is very very slow....took me about 20 minutes to even get to this point to post....

along the way, while trying to open a browser I recieved a NORTON 360 "virus blocked alert" that stated the risk name of "HTTPS Tidserv Request 2" hat was successfully blocked.....

Yesterday while trying to shut down I recieved an "ICIBAI.exe" Encountered a problem and needs to close

I also noticed prior to that when I pressed control, Alt, delete listed in my programs running was something called "LSASS.exe"...dont know what that is...there were other programs listed in there as well that I am not aware of and really didnt look like they belonged.....

and one final item....when booting after this issue occured....(I have shut down and rebooted in an attempt to see if the problem went away....) I have gotten a "Windows Installer" message that then opens up a box for my printer that states "HP Photoshop Essential"...this takes about 25 minutes to finally get up and then gets to another box that states "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-Rom or other disk that is not available, insert the HPPHOTOSMARTESSENTIAL" disk and press ok"......since that is now open I am going to insert that disk and press ok...

Hijact this log is below

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at ... Read more

Answer:Boot up EXTREMELY slow, cant even work it is so slow

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I'm trying to help my parents with their computer. When it boots, this machine takes several minutes to an hour to start up. Many times, it wont get bast the "Compaq" startup screen. All processes are very slow. I tried resetting the CMOS as a shot in the dark with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if there is any additional info I can provide. Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466536 MB, Free - 418103 MB; D: Total - 10401 MB, Free - 1410 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: Norton 360, Disabled
 

Answer:Extremely slow or no boot/Slow operation

Check for hdd problems.
 

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I've been on Windows 10 since last year. My boot up time is more than 2 minutes.  Compared to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 which were under a minute, this is inconveniently slow.  I've tried the Fast boot option under power options and this didn't fix the problem. Is there any fix for this without getting a faster HDD or SSD? Or is this the fastest I can hope to see? HP ENVY dv6-7304ee (All Stock)Windows 10 + All updates

Answer:Windows 10 Slow Boot Up Time as of May 2016

NineKei Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about slow boot times with your DV6 and Win10 and wanted to help.I have an older DV6 laptop, and the boot times are in the range of what you are reporting.  I got tired of it taking so long, so I replace the HDD with an SDD and now, it boots in under 15 seconds. I regularly visit the community Win10 forums and folks there report the same problems with longer boot times under Win10.  The only "solution" that SOME claimed work was disabling FastStartup (NOT Fast Boot -- as that is a UEFI option, not a Windows option).  Sounds ironic, but that does help in some cases. The only other thing you can do is check your Startup Apps and see what you can disable to speed up the boot time.Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Few days ago my system crashed, I had Windows 10 on my Toshiba Satellite L350 laptop. I couldnt do anything but to format my hard disk and to do fresh instalation of Windows 7 (only OS I have ).
And now it takes like forever to boot my system up, "Starting Windows" takes like 5 min, then comes Windows logo for like 5 min extra. All in all it takes ~20 min to start my system, and when I finally do it it is extremly cluncky and slow.
My question is, is my hard drive dead and I need to buy new one?
It is not a problem, but I would like to know is it possible that something else went wrong?
Any help would be much much appreciated

Answer:Slow boot time on fresh Windows 7

Firstly, make sure that there are no external drives connected to the PC when you startup.

My question is, is my hard drive dead........

It's possible that your hard drive is on its way out but normally the user gets an alert when the computer starts up saying that the drive will fail imminently. Anyhow, there's no harm in looking at the drive's SMART status and letting me know what it says. If you don't have a tool handy then the portable (no install required) version of "Speccy" will do what you want. You can get it from here. Click on "Storage" in the left-hand pane then post a screenshot of the SMART status for me to look at.
If the drive's haealth is good then I have another tip for diagnosing the poor startup.

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I have an older XPS One 2710 (non-touchscreen). Updated to Windows 10 earlier this year. Warranty expired (of course).
Everything was working fine until a system crash 1-2 weeks ago during a Windows update. Since then, when I turn on the computer, I get a black screen with a blinking "_" cursor in the top left corner of the screen. After about 5-10 minutes, the computer boots up, but I cannot access the boot menu in BIOS, no matter what I press, F2, F12, Ctrl-I...nothing works.
Is it a dead CMOS battery?
Any thoughts?
Thanks!

Answer:XPS One 2710 Windows 10. Slow boot time

Does it still boot to the desktop?  Dell has not tested this model for compatibility with Win 10 and there are lots of threads about a (permanent) "black screen of death" caused by Win 10 on this particular model. So be aware!
You have to be really fast to press F2 to get into BIOS setup with Win 10, assuming PC otherwise boots normally. Power off and when you power on, IMMEDIATELY tap F2 to open BIOS setup. (Don't hold F2 down.)
You can also reboot and IMMEDIATELY press F12 to see if you can get to the menu where you can run diagnostics on the hard drive. Even if the drive passes all the tests, you may need to repair Win 10. So back up your personal files on external media ASAP...

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Hi everyone

Over the last few weeks my computer seems to be slowing down considerably. To the point now where it takes +5mins to boot and once in operation programs/file browsing often lag and the "not responding" message appears. Also upon opening programs and files, windows lags and the blue loading circle just spins for minutes before opening.

For some strange reason, my internet also seems to be affected, such as entering an address into Chrome then having to wait a few minutes for it to even respond. However, I don't believe that to actually be my internet connection... rather than the system just running slowly.

I bought this system only a few months ago brand new and the spec is:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit SP1
Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz
8gb RAM
My HDD is 984gb with over 700gb available
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

I have ran a variety of malware/spyware programs such as CCCleaner, AdAware, Malware Bytes and no virus's or malware has been detected. I also ran a registry cleaner and everything appears to be fine.

For my main anti virus program which runs in the background I have AVG - again this finds no issues.

I have followed advice on other forums which mention USB devices, blank one colour desktop backgrounds etc, however my computer is still as slow as ever.

I also tried a Windows Repair as suggested on an article I found however I was unable to complete this as a message appeared stating that the version I currently had was upd... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 x64 very slow in use plus 5min boot time

Try boot in safe mode and see if that reduces the boot time and if it gets stuck at a file name, what is it because I have the similar problem.

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Due to some software issues, I needed to run the Acer eRecovery on my M3-581T and reinstall windows 7. After the reinstall, I noticed that the computer wasn't booting as quickly as it did before the reinstall. Looking in device manager I can see the SSD is listed, but entering the bios on startup doesn't show the SSD at all. It's noticably slower to boot now. Does windows normally boot from the HD or from the SSD? Did I do something wrong when I did the windows reinstall?  I don't recall seeing a choice on where to put the OS; I'm just wondering why it's taking almost 2 minutes to boot now when it was taking around 30 seconds before. I did update all the drivers from the acer website after the reinstall. I'd like to figure out how to make it boot as quickly as it did before. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

Answer:Very slow boot time after windows 7 reinstall on M...

Did you get this issue solved?

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Hi All,

I have an issue I can not seem to solve. I have a new custom build PC.

Gigabyte Motherboard
AMD Athlon X2 240
4GB RAM
320GB WD RE3 HDD

I have installed both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 Ultimate and I have had the same issue with both.

At boot up, after going through bios, when the 'Starting Windows' splash screen comes up, it takes about 65 seconds for the colors to start showing up and swirl around to form the Windows Logo. Once logged in to windows, it runs lightning fast.

I have also installed Win7 on 3 other machines, 2 of which are P4's with 2GB Ram and the other a Turion X2 with 4 GB Ram. All of these machines take about 5 seconds at the splash screen before the flag colors start coming in and are booted completely into windows in 45 seconds or less.

As I said, this is a brand new build, no additional software installed.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Randy
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Slow Boot Time

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Hello Everyone,

I'm having a really hard time understanding why my Windows 8 boot time is so slow - I'm talking > 1 minute. I understand about how applications can slow down the boot time after the desktop loads, but I'm talking about before Windows even gets to the desktop and after it loads the BIOS. I put this rig together just recently:

Windows 8 - 64 Bit
AMD FX 6300
MSI 760GM-P23
Patriot Signature 8 GBs (2X4 Gbs)
750 GBs Toshiba Hard drive 7400 rpm

One thing I should mention: I did have Windows 7 installed previously on this hard drive and what I did was format the entire hard drive and installed Windows 8 onto it. I hope this helps. Greatly appreciate the help.
 

Answer:Slow Initial Boot Time on Windows 8

Hi

Check in your BIOS that you just have your main HDD as the 1st boot device and nothing else as 2nd 3rd then save and exit.

Does it boot any quicker?

Do a clean boot to check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 and do this with any external hardware (apart from keyboard and mouse and monitor plugged in) does your PC boot ok now?

The check all your drivers are up to date from your motherboard makers support site and check you have no yellow ! marks in Device Manager at all, if you do let us know what they are.

Even before you get to the Windows desktop applications, drivers are loading up, so make sure you have a small startup list of applications, double check you do not have too many security applications loading at boot.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8088 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461060 MB, Free - 233763 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte, Blade
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

bootup and shut down extremely slow I did have windows 10 but deleted after issues and black screen and went back to windows 8
 

Answer:boot up time super slow on windows 8 need some help

How did you "delete" it?
 

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Hello,

I am not sure as to why my computer is so slow all the time. Specially when it boots up. Here are some details I have gathered for anyone who wishes to help me out:

OS: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20 GHz 2.20GHz
RAM: 16.0 GB (14.9 GB usable)
Hard Drive: Seagate 465.8 GB (7200 RPM)
Video Card: Intel HD Graphics Family (3.27 GB)

The following is about my boot time from Event Viewer:

===================================
+ System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
[ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}

EventID 100

Version 2

Level 1

Task 4002

Opcode 34

Keywords 0x8000000000010000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-12-06T23:56:47.104580100Z

EventRecordID 939

- Correlation

[ ActivityID] {03114A60-F800-0004-0815-D7C20CD4CD01}

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 2692
[ ThreadID] 3468

Channel Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational

Computer KHAN

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-19


- EventData

BootTsVersion 2
BootStartTime 2012-12-06T23:52:33.718400400Z
BootEndTime 2012-12-06T23:56:43.407368600Z
SystemBootInstance 181
UserBootInstance 152
BootTime 207267
MainPathBootTime 181967
BootKernelInitTime 27
BootDriverInitTime 7318
BootDevicesInitTime 892
BootPrefetchInitTime 0
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Answer:Windows 7 slow boot time (3min+)

I'm just going to show you what I got and you can take if from there.
I recommend not messing with Windows Services. Put a check mark (lower left corner) Hide All Microsoft Services.

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Under Device Manager there are 2 display adapters listed (1) AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series & (2) Intel(r) HD Graphics.  I'm experiencing very slow wake up times since Win10 install and I suspect these drivers are fighting with each other.  Which one should I disable, if any?  Thanks.

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Hey Guys and Gals,

Any help you could give me would be much appreciated as I am at my wits end on this one.

I am working on a Dell Dimension B110 for a family member. It has a Celeron D processor with 512 Meg RAM sharing it with video. My niece was watching a DVD and out of no where POOF it went black and would no longer even boot. Sounding like a HD issue I placed an old HD I had in the system to confirm it was and it booted so I ordered a new Maxtor ATA 133 HD to replace the old one that was shot.

Upon receiving the new HD I installed it in the machine and slapped in an XP disk and away she went per usual, or so I thought. My niece cannot find the driver disk that came with the system so I was going to download what I needed once it was up and running.

Here's my problem...straight out of the gate the system has run slower than a snail on hot tar on a summers day. It took over 48 hours just to install the OS, file by file, and now that it is up and running it is still running like 10-20X slower than normal. It is not choppy like one would expect were it inundated with spyware, but just sloooooowwww.

I was thinking maybe a RAID Controller, but all seems well in the device manager short of needing the video, sound, modem, wireless network card drivers. I was able to install the Ethernet driver from a floppy which I obtained from Dell and can now gain access on line, but I cannot get windows update to show me any hardware or driver updates, I get an error message afte... Read more

Answer:New Install Extremely Slow System

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Hey Everyone,

I'm new here, but after having a look around I think I will feel right at home soon enough.

I have an issue I cannot for the life of me figure out. Any help y'all could give me would be much appreciated as I am at my wits end on this one.

I am working on a Dell Dimension B110 for a family member. It has a Celeron D processor with 512 Meg RAM sharing it with video. My niece was watching a DVD and out of no where POOF it went black and would no longer even boot. Sounding like a HD issue I placed an old HD I had in the system to confirm it was and it booted so I ordered a new Maxtor ATA 133 HD to replace the old one that was shot.

Upon receiving the new HD I installed it in the machine and slapped in an XP disk and away she went per usual, or so I thought. My niece cannot find the driver disk that came with the system so I was going to download what I needed once it was up and running.

Here's my problem...straight out of the gate the system has run slower than a snail on hot tar on a summers day. It took over 48 hours just to install the OS, file by file, and now that it is up and running it is still running like 10-20X slower than normal. It is not choppy like one would expect were it inundated with spyware, but just sloooooowwww.

I was thinking maybe a RAID Controller, but all seems well in the device manager short of needing the video, sound, modem, wireless network card drivers. I was able to install the Ethernet driver from a floppy which I o... Read more

Answer:[resolved]Extremely Slow Install and OS

BTW, I realize this is probably a hardware issue rather than a Microsoft XP issue, but seeing as I am not sure what the problem is I didn't know where to post it under in the hardware section. If the admins/mods would rather see this question elsewhere feel free to move it, just let me know where it goes if you do

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I'm trying to install winxp on a sempron 2600/ecs mobo.
The copying of files after the format is extremely slow.
At times, it seems like it is stopped. I eject the cd,
and put it back in, and it starts again. It stops at about 38%,
and then it copies nothing. I think I left the computer for
1 hour, and it was still at 38%.

I've changed the optical drive, ram, WinXP installation CD
(both are original), IDE Ribbon. and its the same story.

I'm going to try the process with the CD drive on the primary IDE
with the hard drive. If this doesn't work, I'm gonna pull the Hard
Drive, and put it in another computer (with the exact same specs),
and do the install.

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Is it a bad controller?
Mobo Issues?

I did a search for it, but didn't find anything relevent.

thanks..
 

Answer:winxp install is extremely slow

ok, figured it out.
somehow, the CPU Internal Cache setting was disabled in the BIOS.
Enabled it, and it worked.
Well, I also moved the CDROM on the primary IDE ribbon, and took off the jumper, in the same process. So, it could be this too.
 

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Recently I was attempting to run a legit version of Splinter Cell, Double Agent on my PC.
It indicated that my RAM was low and one other thing which I don't remember but it was also below spec. Anyway, I thought I would run it anyway, just to have a look even if it had a few issues with performance. Well, it crashed hard and froze my PC. I had to do a hard boot and ever since then if I have to reboot, my pc shuts down just fine but the boot up takes approx 90 minutes. I have run Adaware, Windows Defender & a full virus scan.
I have also run RegistryFix to correct the registry, all to no avail. Can someone please help.
 

Answer:Extremely slow XP Boot Up

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Hi, I have an HP A1750Y Desktop. Specs are ASUS P5LP-LE MoBo, 2GB Ram, Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz processor. I bought this computer with Windows Vista installed, and have been running it that way for the last few years. Boot-up has always been extremely slow, even from the day it was new, and it had gotten worse to the point that it would take about 15-20 minutes to boot. The Bios screen itself would be on for a long time, and then after the Vista Desktop would load, it would still be an additional 5 minutes until icons or the start bar would load.

After being generally fed-up with Vista, as the computer had many other software quirks, I decided to do a fresh install of XP Pro over the weekend.

To my surprise, the boot times were not improved at all! The computer itself works well and has good speed after finally booting up, but it takes about 15-20 minutes from power on, until you can use the OS. I did the install with a brand new HDD, so a HDD problem is not the culprit.

Does anyone have any clues what the issue may be? I wouldn't call myself a computer expert, but I'm not a dummy with computers either, and this problem has me baffled. Thanks!
 

Answer:EXTREMELY Slow XP Boot-up

how long does it take since you see the system logo what about safe mode is also slow or faster
 

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hello, I have a 1.6 Ghz Pentium 4 HP with 512mb sd ram. Running Win XP Home... extremely slow bootup....over 2min--- here is hijackthis log..Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:42:50 PM, on 3/31/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\szntsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\Stopzilla.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp psc 700 series\Bin\hpobrt07.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\AiO\Shared\Bin\hpoevm07.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hpoipm07.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\Shared\bin\hpOSTS07.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gareth\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Mi... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow Boot

You have a few things that are unnecessary starting up with your computer. If you wish to remove them, check the following and click "Fix Checked".

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

What It Does

Puts a Quicktime icon in your taskbar, takes up resources and isn't necessary unless you open the Quicktime player using it instead of a shortcut.

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet

What It Does

Puts a Yahoo! Messenger icon in your taskbar, takes up resources and isn't neessary unless you open Yahoo! Messenger using it instead of a shortcut.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

What It Does

Allows the RealPlayer to update when your computer starts up, this is unnecessary because you can manually update it anytime you feel it is necessary.

Removing those should take 30-40 seconds off of startup time.
 

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Hello, new to the forums and I have a really big problem that has been with me for a year. I've learned to just ignore it but recently it almost caused me to miss turning in some homework.

My laptop has been having extremely slow boot up mainly at the "Starting Windows" screen.

I did some googling and found some useful posts. Some of the things I have tried are:

-Disabling non-essential startup apps and services
-Running CCleaner
-Checking for viruses and malware with Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes
-Checking my HD for bad sectors
-Testing with Memtest86+

So, I did some more googling and found that I can check my boot-up time through event viewer.

Attached below is my eventlog.

As you can see, it took me 8 minutes to boot up which is really ridiculous. This averages from 3-8 minutes all the time regardless if it's a cold or hot boot.

[Off-topic] Aside from the rebooting problem, sometimes my laptop freezes. The freezes occur very randomly. I could be closing a tab on Chrome and it'll freeze. I could be typing a message to a friend on Digsby and it'll freeze.

The weird thing is that I can move my mouse and click on stuff until everything becomes... (Not responding). I'll be able to roll over Desktop icons but as soon as I try to click on one, it freezes and won't open. This all happens in one phase and 3-4 minutes later it will continue like nothing happened but will do whatever I've done during the frozen phase such as opening an app, closin... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow boot up

I'd download and run Memtest86+. It sounds like you might have some RAM issues.

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Hey guys, got a computer here that takes farrr too long to boot into normal mode in Windows. However, when booting into safe mode... it's relatively instant. No software or hardware has been installed. I've ran checks for virus and spyware. Checked the processes running in the Task Mananger, all of which are normal.

The only thing that has changed is, the user stated he made a couple changes in the Registry concerning Macromedia and Power Users. This was a suggestion off of their site. After he performed this, the problem started. Oddly enough, the obvious fix, system restore, does not work. No matter which date you choose, it fails. I've uninstalled all the virus applications that could be hindering that.

You guys have any other ideas of what might be happening?

Answer:Extremely slow boot

Go to start, run and type msconfig. Click on the services tab and then check the hide all microsoft services box. After that click disable all button, then go through the list and check only the services you want to start. Exmple ANTI VIRUS. The click on the startup tab and click disable all. Go through the list and enable only the programs you want to start up. Like I have 3 messengers startup and my webcam program. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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I don't know what happened but I posted a problem Sunday(?) and for some reason it disappeared. So here goes again (I hope it isn't because I'm using Chrome). The problem is the Boot time is extremely long, and when it hits the welcome screen, the sound comes on, and then sits and "thinks" before going to desktop, then desktop takes a few minutes to load.
I'm running XP Pro and Service pack 2. Here is the Hi Jack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:32:01 PM, on 9/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Boot extremely slow

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Hi, I have an HP A1750Y Desktop. Specs are ASUS P5LP-LE MoBo, 2GB Ram, Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz processor. I bought this computer with Windows Vista installed, and have been running it that way for the last few years. Boot-up has always been extremely slow, even from the day it was new, and it had gotten worse to the point that it would take about 15-20 minutes to boot. The Bios screen itself would be on for a long time, and then after the Vista Desktop would load, it would still be an additional 5 minutes until icons or the start bar would load.

After being generally fed-up with Vista, as the computer had many other software quirks, I decided to do a fresh install of XP Pro over the weekend.

To my surprise, the boot times were not improved at all! The computer itself works well and has good speed after finally booting up, but it takes about 15-20 minutes from power on, until you can use the OS. I did the install with a brand new HDD, so a HDD problem is not the culprit.

Does anyone have any clues what the issue may be? I wouldn't call myself a computer expert, but I'm not a dummy with computers either, and this problem has me baffled. Thanks!

Answer:EXTREMELY Slow XP Boot-up

The Bios screen should pass by very quickly. I would venture to say there are setting in the BIOS that are set incorrectly. I'm assuming you ave not changed anything in the BIOS and are not using some RAID setup that may be affected by altering the BIOS with the following suggestion. If all of that is true I wouls go into the BIOS and reset it back to the factory defaults and restart the computer watching to see if there is a noticable improvement in the speed of the Boot especially in the BIOS portion. Then we can go from there.

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It takes almost two minutes to get to a useable desktop when booting.  This on the 'out of the box' installation with only Firefox added.  No other programs installed. How can I fix this?

Answer:Extremely Slow Boot

Forgot to say the OS isWindows 10 64 bit.

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I HAVE A P4 3.2 GHZ PC WITH 512MB RAM RUNNING XP PRO.
I CLEANED ALL THE SPYWARE I COULD FIND WITH AD-AWARE AND SPYBOT.
THE BOOT PROCESS IS EXTREMELY SLOW. THE PC TAKES ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO BOOT.
WHEN THE PC IS RUNNING IT GOES LIKE A ROCKET.

HERE IS MY HJT LOG IF ANYONE CAN TAKE A LOOK AND HELP PLEASE

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:11:59 PM, on 2/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
E:\Adware Scans\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://e91.absa.co.za/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
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Answer:Extremely Slow Boot !!

Where does the boot delay occur, at the hardware detection phase, at the welcome screen, or once the desktop appears?

That's a trim scanlog -- no problems there -- with one exception: C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe

The windows installer should only appear during an install, it should not remain after a reboot.

You can use Bootvis to identify some boot delay problems. When checking the delays, also enable the "driver delay" option.

http://www.soft32.com/download-BootVis-19687-5.html

You might want to look into this possibility with respect to "disk detection":

http://forums.techguy.org:80/windows-nt-2000-xp/122940-long-windows-xp-home-boot-up.html#post815073
 

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I'm running a 3 year old version of XP pro and it has gotten progressively slower booting up. Seems like about two to three minutes or so ( I should time it). I've run msconfig and there doesn't seem to be anything too obvious and I don't want to screw with things I'm not sure of as well. Any ideas? Also, when launching Outlook Express ,any browser and Word are really slow also. Excel is fine. Seems really odd. I've run antivirus, antispyware, defrag all to no avail. Thanks for any help.
John
 

Answer:Extremely Slow Boot

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