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T530 Long Boot Time and Lock-Up

Question: T530 Long Boot Time and Lock-Up

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













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Answer: T530 Long Boot Time and Lock-Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

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

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

powercfg -h off

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

powercfg -h on

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

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

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

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

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Hi, This is my very first post here so bear with me if I have not observed any guidelines. After I got a new T530 from Lenovo (i5-3230M, 8G RAM 1DIMM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 1920x1080, 16GB Micro SSD SATA3, NVIDIA Optimus with 1GB), I swapped the DVD burner with the 500GB HDD and put a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro as my primary drive. I cloned all HDD contents to the SSD and removed all stuff in the HDD (I don't have a Windows 7 disk that's why I didn't do a clean install on the SSD). After these changes, I found my boot time to still be 30 seconds - which I guess is quite slow for an SSD main drive. I've read up a fair bit on the Lenovo Community and the ThinkPad forum for solutions but have not found a conclusive answer to this problem. I guess I just want some advice from experienced users on what to do next after cloing the HDD to the SSD so that I can optimize the SSD's performance. 1) I found the 16GB Micro SSD SATA3 is named "Lenovo_Recovery (Q". As I don't have a Windows 7 installation disk, is it possible for me to perform a clean install on my SSD C: Drive from the Recovery? 2) If recovery is not possible, I am thinking of removing some of the bloatware(Corel burner, Nitro Pro, and many ThinkVantage utilities). But I also read somewhere that simply removing them does not help much (as opposed to a clean install). Is there anything Lenovo software worth saving (power manager maybe?) To be sure both my TRIM and AHCI are enabled. I welcome ... Read more

Answer:New T530: same boot time after cloning HDD to SSD - what to do next to optimize performance?

All will be fixed with a clean install.  I never ever recommend cloning over an OS from an hdd to sdd.  Fortunately, you don't need the win7 disc.  Just use your registration key and download the appropriate iso here.  Even better is to slipstream the iso prior to install with the latest updates from WUD and all the latest T530 drivers.  I prefer 7Lite but WinToolkit is a litte faster; both are fantastic slipstream apps. This way the OS wil opimize the ssd with trim, etc.  Plus make sure to install the latest Magician 4.3 software for that 840 Pro to gain RAPID. Also be certain you set the sata port to ACHI. BTW, your mSata is not sata III, but rather only II - aka 3GB/s.





W530 | 3840QM | 32g @ 1.35v CL9 1986z | 512g 840 Pro | 1t HGST 7200 | FHD AUO v.4 | Quadro K2k | GOBI 5k | Centrino 6300

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

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

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

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

Here are my laptop specifications:

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

Thank you in advance!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,

Duco

Answer:my boot time is quite long

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DucoHD


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


I'm not sure about that.

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

ReBoot Time

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

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

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

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

Answer:Long XP boot-up time

hello ,

you need to run a scandisk & then

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

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

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

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

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


also


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

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

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

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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

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

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

Answer:Long boot up time !!!!

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

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Question: LONG BOOT TIME???

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

Answer:LONG BOOT TIME???

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

Answer:Long Boot time in Win XP

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

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Question: Long boot up time

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

Answer:Long boot up time

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

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Question: Long boot time

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

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

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

Answer:Long boot time

Hello !!

Try this article that might work !!

Optimize Windows 7

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

- Captain

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this is my evant viewer log

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

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

Answer:very long boot time

Hi.

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

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Question: Long boot up time

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

Answer:Long boot up time

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

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

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

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

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

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

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

Answer:LONG TIME TO BOOT UP

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

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Question: Long time til boot

I am having a problem w/ my Lenovo laptop.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Long time til boot

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

Answer:It needs so long time to boot up!

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

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreaciated, thanks.
 

Answer:Very long Pre-Boot time

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

Any of these ideas might find the problem.
 

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

Answer:Very very very very long boot time

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

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Question: Long boot time

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

Answer:Long boot time

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

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Question: Long Boot Up Time

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

Answer:Long Boot Up Time

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

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Question: Long boot up time

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

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

Answer:Long boot up time

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

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

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

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

Answer:Long boot time..why?

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

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

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

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

Thank in advance,

// Stefan
 

Answer:XP, long time to boot

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

Download StartupList 1.51

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

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Question: Long boot-up time

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

Answer:Long boot-up time

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Question: Long boot time

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

Answer:Long boot time

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

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

Answer:S 400 u long time boot

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





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Question: Long Boot Time

Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks.
Samba.

Answer:Long Boot Time

Welcome to TSF

Could we have model/make of your computer?

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

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My computer has always booted up with no problems in about 30 seconds. About 2-3 weeks ago it started taking about 5 minutes to boot. What it will do is POST really fast as normal, then on the black Windows Logo screen it will stall for about 5 minutes with the little scrolly thing moving across about 100 times. Eventually it gets to the login screen and then to Windows. But I am trying to figure out what is causing this so I can reverse it. Here is what I've done so far and some info about my system:Windows XP SP 2IE8 not installedIntel Dual Core3 gigs of RAM2Wire DSL ModemTroubleshooting so far:-Did system virus scans with Avast (which is running all the time anyway) and Malwarebytes (updated it before scan), no viruses found.-Checked msconfig for any programs running I didn't need, disabled a couple that snuck in there somehow (quicktime toolbar etc.) but I don't think this was the problem anyway.... rebooted and no change.-Ran eventvwr.exe to see if there were any errors during bootup that was slowing it down... nothing.-Rebooted my computer with the network cable unplugged to see if maybe it was some kind of network issue.... didn't notice a change.-Reviewed my Windows Update and found that it installed some kind of Family pack update to Microsoft .NET framework about the same time these boot problems started. Well, I had only installed the .NET framework to begin with for some program my wife needed, well she doesn't need it anymore, so I decid... Read more

Answer:Win XP Taking a long time to boot

Hello,

Can you get in to the system at all?
Do you perform defrags, cleanups etc?
If you can get in to the system, does it go at a slower than normal speed?
Have you updated the system drivers?

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

Answer:long time for Windows 10 to boot

Where are the drivers from ? ?

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hello all...

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

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

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

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

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

...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\Mpfp.sys
...
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\UBHelper.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\NTIDrvr.sys
...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
...
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
...
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Answer:long boot time... maybe drivers...

Does it take long in safe mode?

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

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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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Hi All,

I am experiencing 10 -15 minute boot times on Windows 7 only in the morning after a shutdown, throughout the day, I can shutdown and restart and my system is up in a matter of a few short minutes.

I hope the attached is something that can help...

Answer:Long Boot Time after shutdown

It would be other listings in the Performance log around the time of Critical shutdown warning that will clue you to what is hanging the shutdown.

Run through these steps: Troubleshooting tips for Win7

If it still doesn't resolve then use the tool which the pro's use to trace these types of hangs: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN

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

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Very long boot time (20 mins)

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

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

its an idea... sorry couldnt be more help

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:16:40 AM, on 11/29/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\JOEDIR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.843\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\System\panels\blank.htm
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://home.netscape.com/bookmark/7_2/home.html"); (C:\Documents and Settings\joe dirt\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\o0lpevk9.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\joe dirt\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\o0lpevk9.slt\prefs.js)
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Answer:long boot time hijack please

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Win 10 taking a really long time to boot

My guess is that your Bios may be upset about a piece of hardware. I would try disconnecting everything, including a second hard drive if you have one installed (remove the mouse and keyboard too). If the problem goes away, start installing the disconnected devices one at a time until you find the guilty device.

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

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

Answer:Ridiculously Long Boot Time For XP Pro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I can't quite get a handle on this issue.

Why would having USB drives attached to system increase boot time from 8 seconds to 110 seconds? Never happened on old 560 box, but does on new 3847. Dell says, "That's the way it is". Sounds odd. Nothing in UEFI/BIOS for any Fastboot option. HHmmmm.....

Does not happen on re-start, just power up boot, with or without Fast Startup enabled.

BIOS boot sequence is DVD/USB/HDD. Latest American Megatrends firmware, A07 (3/5/15).

Tried disabling USB boot support, placing USB last in list, UEFI on and off. Nothing seems to affect it. Unplug all USB external drives and cold boot is 8 seconds! Plug back in and boot is around 110 seconds! Must be an answer out there somewhere!!!

Oh, and secondly.... Does anybody know how to take a screenshot of the BIOS screens?

Thanks.....

Answer:Unusually long boot time

USB are inherently slower to read than a SATA 6Gb/s SATA 3 HDD. It has to read the MBR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Long time to boot

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

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

HTH

Jerry
 

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This machine is a
Dell Dimension DIM 3000
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz with 2GB ram

Recently this machine is taking an extraordinarily long time to boot (16 mins. this morning).

When I go into msconfig and try to do a clean boot following the MS article kb310353, I click apply then ok and it indicates not responding on the top of the dialog box.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve

Here is an hjt log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:40:18 AM, on 7/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\STEVEN\DESKTOP\SOFTWARE\PROCESSEXPLORER\PROCEXP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.verizon.net/ssowebapp/VOLPortalLogin
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Answer:Solved: Very Long Boot Time

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!

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

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

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

Answer:Do Z Boards Take Long Time to Boot?

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

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

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Hello :

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

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

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

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


When is fully rebooted it seems to work normaly .

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

Regards
Bill

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

Hello Welcome to SF,

You could follow his Tutorials

Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums

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

Hope this helps,
Captain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other options include upgrading from 1703 > 1709.

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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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Hello,

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

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

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

Thank you

Answer:Long time boot because of battery?

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

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

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

Answer:long time for Windows 10 to boot

Where are the drivers from ? ?

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Win7 long boot time

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

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

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

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

Answer:I think I found why long boot up time

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

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

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

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

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-immediate boot to black screen with NON-blinking (i.e., sold) cursor at the very top left corner-after SEVERAL minutes, Intel Matrix Storage Manager appears (press ctrl - i) to enter configuration utility-port 2, 500 gb drive-port 5, 74 gb drive (where Windows is instlled)-both non-raid disks, raid volumes: none definedthen to "serial ATA AHCI BIOS" screen...does some quick scanning...proceeds to BIOS setup screen (Intel motherboard)...then Windows boot normally-What could causing the long initial boot screen?

Answer:Long BIOS Boot Time

The problem happened to be my USB mouse. It's a Sony mouse with a built-in MemoryPro slot; once I don't have it plugged in, it boots fine. I guess the MemoryPro slot is confusing the system.

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

thanks..



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

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

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

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hi can anyone throw any suggestioins to this problem
my system starts windows loding screen about 30 seconds then i log into windows it then takes 4 or 5 minutes to load completly any ideas on this would be great

thanks:

Answer:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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


thanks in advance

Answer:too long boot time (nearly 200 seconds)

Hello Narakputra,

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

Boot Up

and

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there anyone that can help with my Laptop? It's got Windows 2K but takes a really long time to boot, I've cleared loads of crappy spyware things with Ad-aware and spybot.

If it's any use here's the Hijack this log;

Thanking anyone that can help.

Warren

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 11:48:31, on 10-10-2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\ati2plab.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CPQWEB~1\WebDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\Dmi\Win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\cpqdmi.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CHKADMIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Compaq\PowerCon Enhancements\CPQAcDc.Exe
C:\WINDOWS.000\system32\Atiptaxx.exe ... Read more

Answer:Exceptionally long boot up time

win2k always takes long to boot.
make sure u have the latest graphcis card drivers!

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

Answer:Very long boot-up time with WindowsXP Pro

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

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

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

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

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I have had a Lenovo Y410P for about 1 and a half years (out of warranty) and I have loved it all the time. Up until 3 weeks ago this laptop has been bringing me to the login screen quickly under a min., Now it can take from 20 min. to 90 min. (1 and a half hours arrrrg    ) Now when I press the power button it brings me to a black screen. I now wait forever till the black Lenovo screen pops up then it seems to progress and login normally. Sometime I am not lucky enough to even see the Lenovo Logo and have to do a hard reset.. I have done several full virus scans and nothing had been found Unfortunately I never backup and have no restore point.  I was able to create an image and copied to a new hard drive unfortunately the results were the same. I did notice that writing to and from the hard drive was inconsistent.I did check the memory (it passed)I have a older BOIS ver. 1.7 CAN I SAFLY update it?Does anyone know what the computer is doing between the power up button being depressed and the Lenovo black screen popping up that could cause this issue? Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome     

Answer:Y410p LONG Boot time Help

My Y510p did that to me a while ago. Although I'm running a modified v3.05 BIOS, this might still work for you. Try entering the BIOS and resetting everything to default (this will not affect files or anything) with the option it gives you to do so when you're exiting. Not sure why it worked, but it did. And yes, it is safe to update your BIOS as long as you're sure you have no viruses . You will have to allow BIOS flashing though (this is an option in the BIOS).N.B. it's a good idea to disable flashing once you're done as a safety precaution.





Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 HomeDell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Mirroring causes long boot time

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

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

Answer:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.

BG

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

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

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

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

please help ... i love my laptop[
 

Answer:Windows 7 Long Boot Time

Greetings, farzad.au.

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

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hi

my pc takes a long time to boot

also take a very long time to shutdown when external HDD is connected? sometimes have to force shutdown (press-hold power button) to get it to shutdown?

it seems to be related to the external HDD as when the external HDD is not connected it boots quicker and shuts down very quick

boots in around 80 secs shuts down around 15 secs

any help advice info would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Answer:pc takes a long time to boot

here are some screens to hopefully aid in a disgnosis of the problem..
again any help info would be greatly appreciated

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

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My pc is not old.....well in a sense that it should affect my boot time, right. Well it now takes approximately 3 min to get to the login screen, in fact after that point its about 10 secs before I am able to browse. So really its that little blue "pill" going left to right under the word Windows that takes forever.

This is my set up:
windows xp
P4 2.4
768 DDR
20 gig (recently ghosted from an old 8.4) it booted quick after then slowed down to 3 min
120 gig (recently defragged)
gf 4400
Surecome Network (Internet) Broadband Cable
SMC USB Network (Lan with my other pc) Slow start with it on or off
Pioneer 16x DVD Rom
Sony 8x12x32 CD-RW
ASUS P4B533

...dont think any other hardware would affect booting.

I believe this pc should be able to boot in 30 secs with these specs. Any ideas??
 

Answer:Boot Time: TAKES TO LONG!

Please refrain from using profanity..especially in thread titles...this forum is family oriented so we have members of all ages. Thank you
 

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

Pic of the screen:
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks

Answer:Long boot time after xp logo

bump.

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

Answer:Takes long time to boot

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

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

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compaq presario 5000
p4 1.6 ghz, l2 256kb, 400mhz
3 x 256 mb, 768mb, pc133, 133mhz

computer has for a long time, deteriated in the boot up process, slowly degrading until finally issues were being brought up at initial boot up saying how changes were made and needed to be 'saved'. I replaced the CR2032 battery for the CMOS. I am still having a boot up/BIOS/CMOS loop, asking to have information saved, booting again, asking to save and verify changed components.

I am unable to boot to any device, FDD, HDD, CD-ROM. The pc stays at the beginning BIOS loading and reboots.

Thanks,
Robert
 

Answer:BIOS taking long time to boot

Pull your ide ribbon off the hard drive and see if it will post normal, I have seen failing hard drives do this, let us know. ed
 

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Just recently Vista 64 has started taking really long to boot. This morning it took 10 minutes. Once it boots everything seems normal. This just started over the past week or so. I notice there have been a couple of Microsoft updates recently and Im wondering if that has anything to do with it.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Vista 64 taking Long Time to Boot

solaris54 said:


Just recently Vista 64 has started taking really long to boot. This morning it took 10 minutes. Once it boots everything seems normal. This just started over the past week or so. I notice there have been a couple of Microsoft updates recently and Im wondering if that has anything to do with it.

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I encountered this, as well as other people I know. It seems that after a few months (about a year for me), Vista just decides to take 5x longer to boot then before. When I encountered this, I did a system restore and it fixed it for a day then it went back to it's old ways. I've never found a solution to this except to reinstall the OS.

What you can do to see if it's something else is check out the event logs by right clicking Computer->Manage->Event Viewer. Check the Applications and Service Logs->Microsoft->Windows->Diagnostic-Performance and see if something is taking longer to boot than normal.
 

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I have two identical Dell XPS 8700 for my kids. They use mainly for steam games.

Both running the Windows 10 AU.

Today on one of them, by son said a message popped up and asked to stop a service and he clicked yes. Then all there was, was a gray screen and mouse pointer. He came and got me. The pointer would move but nothing else responded. So I did a power shut down. On reboot, the machine took around 40 seconds from seeing the dell logo to the sign on screen. This seemed very long. So I rebooted the other machine to see how long it takes, and it was only 3 seconds from the dell logo to the sign on screen.

I do not know if the long boot time has been going on or just started with this issue.

I ran sfc /scannow and it said no issues.

I remember in September 2015 ( a year ago) I had an issue with this machine where on power on, all I would get is the spinning dots at the Dell logo and it would not boot into windows. I even let it sit there for 24 hours and just spinning dots. I even tried new install of windows where the machine would let me install new windows, but after updates, the same thing happened with the spinning dots.

After a tons of troubleshooting, a dell tech recommended pulling the cmos battery. I did that and from then on it booted fine.

So since the long boot time did not seem right, I pulled the cmos battery again. waited 30 seconds, put it back in and booted into bios, change the clock (not sure if I had to but did), and then reboot and n... Read more

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Hello everyone,

The attached video will NOT win the Youtube film of the year award, however, I hope that someone might be able to help. My Dell XPS8700 is like a 16 year old, friendly one minute and totally nuts the next for no reason at all! The computer DOES boot, but there's no beep and well...I would love it if someone could help please!

Many thanks in advance...

James

Answer:Computer seems to boot twice and takes a very long time

"This video is Private" is the message I get when I try to view it.
Judging by symptoms it could be
Power supply
Capacitors on MB going dry or faulty
Hard disk bad sectors or file system
MB, 3v CMOS battery gone empty
If you fix problem with video, something else might be gleamed from it.

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Hey all,

I have tried to figure out why my PC takes such a long time to boot/be ready for use. I have used all the knowledge i have and have come up empty. Here is a description of my problem.
Start PC
Loads within a few mins
Log in
Computer becomes extremely slow and becomes unresponsive, I am unable to open anything even notepad
This generally carries on for up to 30mins sometimes longer.

This problem occurs from a fresh start-up or hibernate/sleep mode

My main theories are its either Avast being a CPU hog, or my HDD is on it way out.

Any suggestions would be great,

Thanks

Phill3990

Answer:Long boot time with unresponsiveness for up to 30mins

Have you tried safe mode and/or a clean boot to see if the boot time is the same?

Clean Boot

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So a few days ago my computer froze while i was in the middle of watching something. I decided to restart it because that usually seems to help things but instead when i turned it back on it seemed to freeze on this dark grey screen. I tried restarting it again, and it started loading on the HP screen, but then eventually wound up on that blue screen with the frowny face saying that it was gonna restart itself. So i let it do its thing but it winds back up on that same screen like three different times. Not knowing what else to do, i tried taking the battery out for several minutes and holding down the power button for like 30 seconds. i put it back in and now it isn't even going to that blue screen, just ending up on this blank grey screen, or just not moving on from the HP loading screen. A few times now, it's managed to go to my home screen! But when i try to click the mouse or type some keys to get to the page where i put in my password to log in, it does nothing, just stays on the home screen, so i guess the keys and mouse aren't working either...i tried restarting it and holding down the esc button, holding down f10, holding down everything and nothing. please help!

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Hi

I have a problem on a Intel P4 3.4 Ghz Winxp pc. It takes between 3-5min to boot up. It goes fine untill after Winxp screen, blue light goes through twice, then black screen for 2-4 min. Then no welcome screen, just desktop and all works fine. No errors. I had other USB related issues though, and when I uninstalled all USB devices in Device Manager, the system booted up under a minute, showed welcome screen! Of course winXP continued to install USB devices again.... back to very slow boot.

I will try the newest drivers and utils for mobo.... I assume this is USB driver issue. Any other ideas? :hotouch:
 

Answer:Long boot time (3-5min) unless USB unistalled

Do you have a bunch of USB devices plugged in to the comptuer when you are trying to boot?
 

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For some reason, today when I turned on my computer, it took like 4 -5 min to boot up..

I also noticed that one of my hard drives is not being displayed in my computer..

I checked for loose cables inside the computer, and tried again, but no luck.

Using XP Pro SP3 and a Seagate Barracuda 7200 750gb HD.

Gosh, I hate Friday the 13th.
 

Answer:Harddrive not working & long boot time..

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  I recently updated the bios of my 300-220, but my system became slow booter.  Here is the story. 1) I had used the A0.08 rev.A(sp73976.exe). Then my system became to require very long time to boot.     (about 3~5 minutes to get a bios screen after pushing the power button) 2) After a few trials of 1), I had tried the A0.10 rev.A(sp76701.exe). to resolve this problem, but there was no difference.      And between several trials of 1) and 2), the leds of power button started not working. 3) I also had tried "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI" tool, but there was no difference.     ( Yes, I also had tried to update the bios again with UEFI tool.  ) Currently, My system has BIOS version of A0.10 rev.A. (I confirmed that in the bios screen)And the windows version is up to date (windows 10 anniversary update).After very long boot time (about 5 minutes), it works perfectly as usual. How can I fix this problem? 

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

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

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

Thank you for your help!

Answer:Unusually long boot up time on Windows XP

Have you tried a Safe Mode boot?

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I have a Lenovo Z850 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I?ve had it for over 3 years and it has steadily been taking longer and longer to fully boot. It only takes a minute or so to get to the login screen, but once I login, it takes over 30 minutes to get to the point where I can open programmes, and then it is incredibly slow. I can feasibly use it in Safe Mode with networking, but it still takes 10 min+ to boot. Only a week ago, it was taking 15+ minutes to boot, but was still usable, so I wasn?t too concerned as I was looking into buying a new computer after Christmas anyway.

I have checked the hard drive and RAM and there appear to be no hardware issues. I have run several virus/spyware programmes, CCcleaner etc to no avail. A while ago, the fan got clogged up and the laptop started to overheat, so I am wondering if this damaged something.

I can?t even do a full Windows restore, there is a recovery partition, but I can?t find a system image within it. I don?t have a backup disc. Is buying a reinstall disc a feasible option or is there anything else I can do before giving in and buying a new laptop?

Thanks

Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to boot

Hi, have you run chkdsk, or disc clean up, have you ever detracted the hard drive.

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I am trying to clean up this hand me down laptop. I feel it has a long boot time and maybe someother oddness. Here's my latest HJT log. Thanks in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:58:17 PM, on 1/23/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://finance.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=81&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\... Read more

Answer:hand me down laptop with long boot time

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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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