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Yoga Ideapad 13 touchscreen takes minutes to come to life since Windows 8.1 upgrade

Question: Yoga Ideapad 13 touchscreen takes minutes to come to life since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 then soon after I've noticed a problem where the touch screen doesn't work. Usually it starts working after the laptop has been active for a minute or two. It then works pretty much as normal but can sometimes stop again. I've checked the drivers for it and it has the latest drivers according to Windows. I have applied other Lenovo Win 8.1 drivers but have seen nothing specific to the touch screen. Anyone else experienced issues or have ideas to fix this? Thanks,Nigel

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2 months old laptop. I updated drivers from Lenovo website and went to device manager and tried to update/reinstall all network and wireless drivers and checked on setting and after boot the wireless has red x on it and says no connections available not connected. After 10 minutes or so it finally starts. troubleshoot problems does not find anything. Worked fine until I installed windows 8 yesterday. BTW I miss windows 7 already. Lenovo tech support wont help. Anyone. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8 upgrade Lenovo Ultrabook wireless takes 10 minutes to start

EDIT: Apologies, posted in this thread accidentally.

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Hello, I followed the other thread of someone who had this same prroblem, but the solution did not work for me. In my device manager under mice and other pointing devices > there is only: Lenovo Pointing device I have tried:configure pen and touch settingsuninstalled and re-installed HID- compliant touch screen tried reverting to a previous verion of windows performed a system reset I can't get ahold of the lenovo support phone line.. I use the touch screen feature daily and it has affected my work, any help is appreciated!  

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This is my first post in the community.  I got my Yoga 3 14" two weeks before the Windows 10 launch and I was loving it.  I did the 10 upgrade and it seemed to be working great for the first couple days, and I deleted the "windows.old' files.  My touchscreen has started having problems though, and they seem to be related to Windows 10.  It wil work for a while after I turn the computer on, and then it starts to become less and less responsive until I restart again. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the touchscreen drivers.  This seemed to make it work a little longer.  Is there an update that Lenovo has for this driver, or somthing that it is missing from Windows 8 that I could add to my windows 10 files to make it work better? I mostly am hoping to find that others are having the same problem, so that a software fix can make it better.  If it is a problem wtih my machine only I'll have to start looking into using my warrenty to get a replacement. Thanks.

Answer:Touchscreen on Yoga 3 14" working poorly after Windows 10 upgrade

I'm in the same situation. Purchased a Yoga 3 this summer and everything worked great after the windows 10 upgrade for a couple of weeks. Then suddenly not only did my touchscreen stop working, the USB ports also stopped responding. Under the system information it stated that my computer had no pen out touch input is availble for the display. I was unable to resolve the issue and reverted back to windows 8.1. Everything is functioning normally with the old operating system. Hopefully Lenovo will release an update that fixes the problem. I think I'm just going to hold off upgrading to windows 10 for a few more months.

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I recently started having problems when powering off my new 910 over the past 3 weeks.  When I power it off using the software, it takes 1-2 minutes before it fully powers down.  It is like something is running in the background.  Any help is appreciated. Eric

Answer:My Yoga 910 takes over 1-2 minutes to shut down.

Look in the event log and see if something is throwing an error message

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Hi There,my lenovo Ideapad S400 has a booting problem. If you power it up  (wheather with connected accu or just the charger) you can only see the power lamp turning on and the front power lamp, harddisk starts turning, fan starts turning but refuses to work after 2 seconds.Screen stays black.It keeps this state for up to 30 minutes (producing a lot of heat in the meanwhile) and then boots normaly and starts win7 normally.No problem with the brightness of the screen as it starts working after at least 30 minutes. Anybody has an idea what i can do?Does the mainboard battery-cell may be flat and needs to be replaced (unfortunatley is it hard connected to the board so i would need a soldering iron to replace it)?Thanks for your help.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad S400 doesn't boot - takes up to 30 minutes

Hi Kuno21,
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery in your Lenovo B50 laptop.
Perform the power drain by removing all the external devices connected to the system, shutdown the system and disconnect the power adapter and battery now press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and now connect battery and adapter and power on the system and check if the system power on.
Connect an external monitor and check for the issue. also update the graphic driver and check for the issue.
Click here for the drivers for windows 7 (AMD).
Click here for the drivers for windows 8 (AMD)
Click here for the drivers for windows 8.1.(AMD)
Click here for the drivers for windows 7 (Intel).
Click here for the drivers for windows 8 (Intel).
Click here for the drivers for windows 8.1 (Intel).
Best regards,          

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About a week ago my computer started taking awhile to log in, after I enter my password it takes about 10-15 minutes to log onto the desktop. Then it takes forever to open anything and I cannot use the taskbar because the blue skinny wheel is over it and it remains frozen. I have tried restarting it multiple times and have tried deleting the temp files and other files I do not need anymore but nothing has worked. I am at a loss for what to do. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad being VERY slow, takes 15 minutes to log in and taskbar is frozen

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?2) Please run full scans with BOTH your installed AV and with MalwareBytes

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About a week ago my computer started taking awhile to log in, after I enter my password it takes about 10-15 minutes to log onto the desktop. Then it takes forever to open anything and I cannot use the taskbar because the blue skinny wheel is over it and it remains frozen. I have tried restarting it multiple times and have tried deleting the temp files and other files I do not need anymore but nothing has worked. I am at a loss for what to do. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad being VERY slow, takes 15 minutes to log in and taskbar is frozen

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?2) Please run full scans with BOTH your installed AV and with MalwareBytes

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So on my new Lenovo Yoga 700 and Google Chrome takes on average 15 minutes to load - compared to seconds on Firefox.Also when changing to another page in chrome - screen will be blank for 4 seconds before webpage appears.Again only happens with Chrome and not firefox  

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 700 - Chrome takes 15 minutes to load

Hi Euphor,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
If Google Chrome seems to take a long time to load a website or search, it may be configured to access pages through a web proxy. Check whether the "Resolving proxy" message appears in the lower-left corner of the browser window. 
Follow these steps to change your proxy setting (for Windows):

Click the Tools menu.
Select Options.
Click the Under the Hood tab.
In the "Network" section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Internet Properties dialog.
Click LAN settings.
Deselect the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox.

I hope the above information helps.
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My wife's laptop is falling asleep after two minutes when our power policy is set to sleep after 20. The power policy is also set for the screen to shutoff after 3 minutes. We've tried adjusting power policy settings and also tried updating the lenovo power management software. Any ideas here?

Answer:Ideapad Yoga 13 goes to sleep after 2 minutes

Hi infrb,which OS do you use, factory install or clean install?BestAndreas

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I have problem, upgraded to win8.1 on my ideapad yoga 11s and now when ever I do a restart in Windows I get an endless blue screen loop with a ACPI_BIOS_ERROR. However, a complete shutdown and it reboots fine. Spending hours trying to solve this, what a nightmare upgrade this has been.I work for MSFT so have been through the Win8.1 upgrade on other devices several times, didnt really expect thisAny ideas


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Answer:ACPI_BIOS_ERROR after windows 8.1 upgrade on ideapad 11s yoga

Worth a shot since I an unable to locate a bios for the 11s.Open Device ManagerExpand the Batteries category, right-click the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control method battery listing and select UninstallSelect Action and click Scan for hardware changesReboot 

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After upgrading my Yoga 2 13" Notebook to Windows 10, the operating system is unable to recognize the pen & touch drivers on the system board. I'm able to see what appear to be generic "Slate" and "USB Input" drivers in under install Human Interface Devices within the Device Manager. However, when observing Windows System information, the OS reports that it is not capable of Pen & Touch. Lenovo's Synaptics drivers do not appear to install the Touchscreen drivers upon installation. I have attempted performing a full system recovery multiple times now, and installing Lenovo drivers manually. No change in status. Looking for a solution if anyone else has been able to resolve this issue. ??

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I have just upgraded to Windows 10 on my U330t. All seems fine with the exception of the touchscreen which functions in Windows main system menus but no longer functions in Chrome or browsers. This would appear from general googling to have similarly affected other brands of laptop (HP etc) but I can find no posts regarding Lenovo machines. The general consensus seems to be that it must be a hardware manufacturers driver issue but I am at a loss as to which driver (if any) can be updated from the Lenovo website in order to resolve this issue. Am I best to do a One Key Recovery and go back to using the factory installed 8.1 until such driver issues are ironed out? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Nick


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Answer:U330t ideapad Touchscreen only Partially Working after Win 10 Upgrade

Managed to resolve by going into Control Panel and then highlighting the Human Interface Device branch and selecting the Touchscreen branch UNINSTALL the HID touchscreen driver (simply updating it will just result in the message that the most up to date driver is installed). Then restart Windows 10 and let it reinstall the driver itself. ?

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Recently I found out that my lenovo yoga 710-15ikb laptop doesnt support digitizer active pen technology. Its hidden in online talks and also frustration when you buy a $70 wacom bamboo ink pen to find that it doesnt work. I understand that most active pens wont work with my computer because the screen (and maybe motherboard) dont have a digitizer. However, I have been looking online and some retailers appear to be selling digitizer lcd screens for my specific model. My question is whether or not these retailers are selling aftermarket screens and if they are will the digitizer work once one is installed? Also, I have a lot of experience doing repair work, mainly with digital cameras and building my desktop, so the task of replacing my laptops screen is not a problem Im just unsure as to whether or not buying a new digitizer lcd screen will work. I dont want to spend money that I dont have to if it turns out that I am just being misled.


Let me know if you need more clarification I'll be around for a while.

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A friend of mine brought his Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E touch - by today because after he did a "clean install of windows 10 Pro. his touchscreen is no longer working...I've just spent the last 2 hrs. installing the "lenovo" drivers and software packages...But can't seem to located the HID touchscreen drivers or any documentation to support the touchscreen on the "Lenovo" site...I've also tried all the "lenovo" whiz bang apps the fix this issue...Does anyone have this model: Intel Celeron N2930 (2.16 GHz),8GB RAM,128GB Solid State Drive,11.6in 1366x768 Touchscreen LCD,Intel 802.11agn wireless,4c Li-Ion,Win8.1 Pro 64 - (Lenovo's description of this PC) that has been able to get the touchscreen working post windows 10 install? Or a link to the correct drivers for the touchscreen? Or could Lenovo support maybe point to these packages so I can get this thing working as marketed...

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 11E Touchscreen LCD,Touchscreen not working!!! WIN10 Clean install

I have the same issue with my thinkpad 11e. Today I upgraded to windows 10 and the feature I like disappear. The computer don't have the touch function. I want to know if someone know if there is a fix out there? Thanks.

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i have an ibm thinkpad. a day ago windows xp loaded within less than a minute now it takes about three minutes to load

Answer:ibm thinkpad windows takes three minutes

Try doing a System Restore to 2 days ago - if that solves it then check & see if any Windows updates are then due for (re)installation - your problem may lie there."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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I reformatted Windows XP Pro(SP2 slipstream) twice now and this issue is now getting on my nerves. I am using the system in my sig. There really isn't much to tell and I have no clue where to start to find out what the hell is going on, but it seems like it happened after I installed my Athlon64 X2 4400+.

Most of the time it loads after two passes of the loading bar but sometimes it just loads for minutes.

Anyone have some suggestions?

Answer:Windows sometimes takes 2-3 minutes to boot

Delete prefetch (done with re-format), defrag (done with re-format), drivers, start-up programs are common causes to slow startups.

You got the first two, now were looking at the third and fourth. Often this is a NIC/DNS issue.

Disable all NICS, test.

Disable startup programs, test. This is less likely because you probably aren't loading much software since you're re-installing.

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I have Acer Aspire 4741 G laptop with Windows 7 (64 Bit) installed. I have few problems...I takes more than 4 minutes to shut down, so I have added another Ram with 4 Gb, alltogether it's 6 GB now. I thought it might solve the problem, but case is still on..
I can't perform windows back up. It gives an error....
Once internet explorer closed, it gives a massege, error message saying C++ has an error!!
Please help me.....

Answer:Windows 7 takes about 5 minutes to shut down and many more.... :(

I have checked the event viewer...... The messages are as follows....

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date: 08/06/2012 13:48:10
Event ID: 300
Task Category: Standby Performance Monitoring
Level: Critical
Keywords: Event Log
Computer: Chaturanga-PC
Windows has resumed from standby:
Standby Duration : 77025ms
Standby Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎06‎-‎08T06:42:50.181349000Z
Resume Duration : 14392ms
Resume Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎06‎-‎08T08:17:40.971208700Z
IsDegradation : false
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="Error">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-06-08T08:18:10.663226600Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{03EAEA58-F800-0003-055D-C0430D45CD01}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1424" ThreadID="7784" />
<Channe... Read more

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I have installed Windows 10 on 3 occasions and each time I have been so disappointed with it I have reverted to Windows 8.1. The first problem I encountered was the time it took to Boot, from switch on to being able to use the PC was over 2.5 minutes. Most of this time was taken up with nothing but a dark blue screen before it displays the "rock arch" which is followed by the "enter PIN" screen. Then I came to use Firefox and yet again when I tried to run video content from the BBC News pages all I get is sound and a patterned green display. (Firefox gives an announcement that it is Windows 10 ready). Another problems is that Windows 10 announces that there is no "Home Group" and the Ethernet will not allow connection to my other PC. My PC is an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with 6GB RAM and 500GB of SSHD with about 300 GB not used.
Has anyone else experienced these problems and if so what can be done about them? I really do not need 10, but no doubt I will be forced to "upgrade".

Answer:Windows 10 takes over 3 minutes to Boot!

Have a look in device manager for yellow exclamation marks.

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I have Windows XP and it takes 10 MINUTES to SHUTDOWN!         I've been running XP on this laptop for years now and everything's been fine.  I had to reformat the whole thing and I reinstalled Windows.  Now, it takes 10 minutes to shutdown: the icons go away and the wallpaper shows, then 10 minutes later, it says - shutting down and it turns off.  It never did this before and I am running the same Windows and I have the same programs installed.  Any ideas?

Answer:Windows takes 10 MINUTES to Shutdown

This may shed some light on your problems........

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When I turn on my computer, it takes 30 minutes to leave the winxp logo screen. At first I thought my computer died and couldn't boot up anymore but once I left it there and went to watch a show and when I was back it magically worked again. Any idea what might be causing this? The day before this happened I don't think I installed anything special or whatever.

Answer:Windows XP takes 30 minutes to boot up

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It is a Dell 8200 wint XP HOME. Works good after boots but takes 30 minutes or so to boot Windows up to use. I have deleed everything out of the startup in msconfig.

Answer:Takes 30 minutes to boot Windows xp?

I would try emptying your prefetch folder. Should be located at c:windows\prefetch and is usually hidden so you'll have to unhide system files and folders. If this does not do it I would try starting in safe mode to see if it boots faster. If it does then the problem should be software relaited, something installed recently, anti virus program configurations, or corrupted drivers maybe.Likely

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Hello! I'm having problems during the startup of my windows 7 laptop. It always takes about 20 minutes to load after logging on to my account. After 20 minutes (more or less), everything seems back to normal again. I've done the system restore already but after restarting, it's still the same. I've also tried disabling all the non-Microsoft services in msconfig and when I restarted, it's still the same. But I noticed that there is one service that I cannot disable, it's the "Common Client Job Manager Service" from Symantec Corporation that even after disabing it will still run after applying the new settings. What do you think? Please help me. It really wastes my time just waiting for it to load. Thanks in advance.These are the specifications of my laptop:Toshiba Sattelite T235Intel Pentium Processor U4500 @ 1.20GHz4.0 GB RAM64-bit Windows 7 OSMicrosoft Security Essentials AntivirusI have also attached the hijackthis log file if you need it.Thanks!Airich 106Log removed as such aren't analyzed in this forum AND because this is not a malware issue. ~ OB

Answer:windows 7 startup takes 20 minutes

See, if you have same long boot in Safe Mode.

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Hello everybody. I'm setting up a Dell PowerEdge T105 Server for my boss to start using as a workstation, and I'm having some issues with Windows 7. Specifically, the thing takes over 20-30 minutes to boot. From what he's told me, this is a fairly new installation of Windows 7, and the only thing that's really installed on here is Microsoft Office 2007. The computer seems to run fine aside from this though. I didn't see anything related to boot/kernel errors in the Event Viewer, and it takes just as long to boot into recovery mode (Repair Your Computer). Any help on how to fix this would be great. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 takes 20-30 + minutes to boot

You might show us what you have going on
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I have had this problem for a long time now, and I've exhausted all of my abilities to determine the cause. When I restart or coldboot my desktop PC, it takes about 2 minutes to get past the windows startup/loading personal settings screen, then takes me to where it loads the desktop. At this point I can see my desktop picture, but no task bar/start menu at the bottom, and no icons. It doesn't sound like there is anything happening with the computer during this time, but if I leave it be for about 25 minutes it will eventually complete the startup process. This, of course, is very frustrating!

When it first occurred, I chose the "last known good config" option, same problem. I did a system restore back to a point prior to recent changes, problem still existed. I can start in safe mode, which still takes a bit long. I have now started with bootlog and have that file. There are a whole bunch of drivers on there that haven't loaded, and I'm wondering if this is the problem. Would someone be able to have a look at that file for me to maybe give me some insight?

Oh, and I have run my Norton anti-virus which came up clean, as well as Spybot S&D, and Trendmicro HouseCall, which both came up clean also.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Help....Windows XP takes almost 30 minutes to load

most of them which aren't loading are system files.
This is most probably the cause.
Click on start, Run, Chkdsk /f
It may tell you to restart, do so, and let it scan.

If that doesn't work, get your XP CD, boot it up and use the repair option, use this to help you:

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Ok, it all started like this.
I go up to my computer and wiggle mouse to turn off screensaver, no response from system. I tried ctrl alt delete, everything! no go, so I did a hardboot. I restarted comp, and i Noticed it took windows like 3 minutes to boot with that white long status bar on the bottom, this was different, when it was done, it displayed that my Windows Partition was lost! No biggie, just reinstall, right? Well I did reinstall windows XP pro, and it still Has the LONG *** boot time with white little status bar on the bottom!!! WTF, wouldn't a whole reinstall fix this, or did the windows installation save something to the boot files or something? What it does, takes like 3 minutes to load this long white status bar on bottom, THEN it pops up the windows boot screen with the status bar floating by. Whats going on!! Hardware prob.... I thought a reinstall would solve everything! So it isnt a virus or anything, because its a fresh copy of windows. Linux boots fine. My specs:
Windows XP Pro
2600 Athlon AMD +
1GB memory
80GB Western digital drive
abit NF7-s Mobo
Thats the basics, thanks for any HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Windows takes 3 minutes to boot! Please help

anything odd in device manager?

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I am running Windows XP media edition SP3 on a Toshiba satellite P105 -- S6114 with 4 GiG RAM. Intel Centrino Duo 1.6 G My antivirus is avast home and my firewall is Comodo

I run CC Cleaner,Spybot Search and Destroy regularly and have run Unhackme and Avira rootkit detectors with negative results

I have a log file, showing the time it took for each program service etc. to load on boot up. System alone took five minutes to load-other programs took longer.
I get to the background screen rather quickly, but then the wait start. form the screen to the next activity of the hard drive light is, it seems ,forever.
I have attached the file showing boot times . I do not have an XP disk Only the one that came with the computer. Anyone who thinks they can help me. I sure would appreciate it

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I recently purchased 3 new Toshiba Laptops for teachers. One of the laptops hangs for over 11 minutes at the logo before reaching the Welome screen. After logging in, the machine runs satisfactorily. This 'slow booting' happened,seemingly, at random as when first used it was fine.

I have done all the usual things...amended start-up items etc, run the 'windows repair', and finally used the Toshiba Reovery disc to format and start again!

Now the machine hangs indefinitely on the black screen after the logo....and won't go any further...the only way to switch it off is via the power button now

This machine is only a few months old so a call was made to Toshiba, who informed us that if it was a software problem then it would not come under the warranty. However, there is no software that has been installed that isn't also on the other two identical laptops purchased at the same time.

I am at a total loss.....please help!

Thank you in anticipation

Toshiba Sat Pro L450D
Windows7 Professional 32-bit
AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 2.10 GHz
4.00G RAM

Answer:Windows 7 takes 11 minutes to boot

This could be related to hardware, such as memory.

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Hello everybody. I'm setting up a Dell PowerEdge T105 Server for my boss to start using as a workstation, and I'm having some issues with Windows 7. Specifically, the thing takes over 20-30 minutes to boot. From what he's told me, this is a fairly new installation of Windows 7, and the only thing that's really installed on here is Microsoft Office 2007. The computer seems to run fine aside from this though. I didn't see anything related to boot/kernel errors in the Event Viewer, and it takes just as long to boot into recovery mode (Repair Your Computer). Any help on how to fix this would be great. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 takes 20-30 + minutes to boot

You might show us what you have going on
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi all, this problem only just started.
So I have a pretty quick computer, usually takes around 30 seconds to boot into windows. Yesterday I unplugged my computer and transported it to an event for the day. I noticed on start up there it took maybe just over a minute to load windows, but I didn't think much of it.
When I got home that night with it, I plug it in and booted up fine, a message appeared pretty quick which said "You must restart your computer to apply these changes". I was thinking 'wft changes?' but didn't think much more of it, and hit restart.
The next boot sat on the "starting windows" part for what must have been 10 minutes before I hit reset, thinking it had frozen. Same thing on the next boot. I walked away and left it for 15 minutes, still starting windows. I came back in another 15 minutes, and it was loaded to desk top. 
So today after again taking ages to start, I loaded safe mode (which also took quite a bit longer than normal) and system restored to about 10 days ago. Booted up pretty fine after that, maybe a tad longer than the usual but it was far far faster than what it was. Once again I was greeted with "you must restart your computer to apply these changes". What changes???
At this stage I turned to scanning for viruses and malware, and windows updates. Nothing much seem to come up on the scanners, but windows update will not work, just comes up with an error. I tried fixing it using a windows tool I downloaded from the support website, but... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 takes 20+ minutes to boot

Also, I don't know if it's related, but I'm getting periodic and frequent spikes of packet loss on my internet connection.

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I will first say I have searched the internet far and wide and have not found a solution that has worked yet. Secondly, this is a home build that is nearly a year old with no issues to this point so it's not connected to so-and-so PC supplier who released a driver update that I know of.

About a week ago, my computer has decided to take its time when waking up from sleep. It is Windows 7 Professional, completely updated with no problems to that point. When it falls asleep and I wake it up, the machine starts up and is active, but my monitors, external hard drive, and other peripherals are never turned on as they once were and the machine just sits there running with a black screen. After exactly 1 minute and 50 seconds, the hard drive, monitors, mouse, keyboard light up and I'm good to go. It was about 10 seconds prior to whatever it is that happened.

I have tried turning off hybrid sleep. No good. I have tried using hibernation instead of sleep. Same error. I found online where someone said they had this problem with an ATI card, but once they upgraded the Catalyst Control Center and drivers, they had no problems. That did no good. The only update I've done recently is Firefox, but I have not seen any other reports of the newest Firefox causing sleep problems. I read where someone had a problem with waking up from sleep mode because of Firefox's memory leaks and they said closing Firefox before putting it to sleep helped. No luck for me. I upgraded to SP... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 takes several minutes to wake up

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My Windows 10 PC takes 3 minutes to load the time (lower right corner) and another 2 minutes to load Google Chrome (I clicked the Chrome icon as soon as it appeared).
I have no idea why it happens, I keep my PC clean (scanned it for viruses (Avast and Malwarebytes), cleaned it (CCleaner, Wise Registry Cleaner), defragmented (Auslogics Disk Defrag) and at the end checked for latest drivers (Driver Booster and Drivers Cloud).
I tried to troubleshoot it, looked into "startup tab" in "Task Manager", checked "Event Viewer" - lots of exclamation marks and question marks (solved almost all of them, it didn't do anything...)
PC specs:
-CPU- Intel G1620 2x2.7GHz
-MOBO- MSI H61M P20 G3
-HDD- Segate 160GB
-RAM- No idea.. DDR3 4GB
-GPU- GTX 560Ti (Overclocked)
-PSU- Chieftec 500W
-WIN 10 PRO x64
That one HDD is split into two partitions:
-Boot- 50GB - 19GB Free
-Everything else- 110GB - 34GB Free
I hope that someone will be able to help me. Can't think of any more things that you would like to know... oh, yeah the OS was upgraded from win 7 and I deleted the old OS, but it's not the cause, because even with win 7 the boot time was the same.. I was too lazy to do anything with it.
Ps. Sorry for any mistakes, but English is not my native language. :)

Answer:Windows 10 takes 5 minutes to boot!?

Your HDD is the culprit. It's just slow, period. Now, you can either look into buying a better performing HDD or invest in an SSD. That will require you to do some research to determine what suits your needs best.

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Windows 10 build 1709 , restart takes 2-3 minutes. Boot is instant , and shutdown is instant too , only when i try to restart it takes alot to shutdown. However , if i modifi registry to ClearPageFileAtShutdown 0 (1 originally ) and waittokillservicetimeout to 1000 from originally 50000 , it will instant reboot , but i do not want to use this setting. Where should i look ?

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i am trying to figure out how to reduce the startup time of my windows xp dell computer. It never used to take this long, but the only thing at startup is mcafee and a simpletech secondary drive. I have gone into msconfig and removed everything i can. I see that i have some dcom and service control manager errors in the administrator event logs during bootup. Its like there are some errors with xp or the registry or something with mcafee that got altered that is slowing it down. I can provide the info on events or a hjt logs or what have you so i can fix this thing. I just dont know how to go about attacking this to speed it up to where it should be. Mcafee takes like 5 minutes before the red M comes up in the taskbar on the bottom right. It seems like the mcagent.exe is executing multiple times these dcom and scm errors happen.


Answer:windows xp sp2 startup takes 5+ minutes!

Hmm. Well, before running around blindly looking for specific causes, if I were you I'd knock out all the "general" options first, like:

Run chkdsk. HD errors can cause problems like this.

Check Device Manager. Show hidden devices. Problematic drivers case these problems too.

Get rid of crapware. Google Toolbar, printer software, all that stuff that does nothing for you, but when it gets corrupted it's a serious anchor on your computer.

defrag HD.

altering MSCONFIG should only be used for troubleshooting purposes, IMO. If something is going to be turned OFF, get rid of it permanently by uninstalling it. Uninstalling as much as you can in Add/Remove Programs is always a good idea.

Check your temps & voltages with Speedfan. High temps and erratic voltages cause data corruption which causes problems. Post full system specs, with particular attention paid to the PSU, and you can get some opinions on the possibity that your hardware is a part of the problem.

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I have been having this issue for a long time, and im finally spending some time trying to resolve it. So basically when I start up my computer the windows logins screen seems to come up ok, in about 1-2 minutes. After I enter in my password it then takes about 15 minutes for my computer to finish loading up before I can do anything. I have uninstalled almost everything. I removed almost all startup programs except my antivirus. I ran AVG antivirus, spybot search and destroy, Wise Registry cleaner, I defragged HD, and ran Ad-Aware. Nothing has helped to resolved this, so I ran Hijack this and I'm hoping that someone here can take a look at my log to see if there is anything that is in there that should not be. Any haelp would be greatly appriciated.


My system info.

Asus P5E3 motherboard,
Inten Core2 Quade core 2.66 GHz
4GB ram
1TB hd 20% used.
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Do I need to post more detailed info on my topic?

Answer:Windows 7 takes 15-20 minutes to boot

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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About two week ago my Samsung All-in-one PC started taking about 20 minutes to boot up from a normal shutdown. The first screen that comes up is the F2/F4 screen which does not change for about 10 minutes. Then the screen goes black and the only thing on the screen is the cursor at the top left of the screen. It stays on that screen for about another 10 minutes, and eventually Windows comes up. After Windows comes up, all processes work fine. I checked the system log and the last entry after the boot started and before Windows came up was an entry for Kernel-General at 11.30.34 with event-ID of 13 and the next log entry was at 11.56.16. This boot took 26 minutes because I pressed the F4 key during the process.

Answer:Windows 7 Boot takes 20+ minutes, Help!!!


Go through this tutorial to determine the cause of the delayed startup:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hi, as per the instructions from chemist earlier post:

Pls continue the next section of the help. thanks. HIjackthis and combofix attached as requested. Now my internet explorer frequently hangs and takes about a few minutes just to navigate pages. tks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:12:32, on 23/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\PPStream\ppsap.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli... Read more

Answer:PC takes 10 minutes to start up, IE about 2 minutes to switch pages

bump pls

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Hello there. I have an IdeaPad Yoga 11S, and the OEM 128GB SSD is running out of space. I believe the OEM SSD is a 1.8-inch drive. So if I were to get a larger SSD, would it have to be 1.8" as well, or could I use a 2.5" drive instead? I already have a 2.5" 500 GB hybrid drive that might work well, or I might just go buy a new SSD...but the 2.5" drives are cheaper and more widely available than the 1.8" drives.

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Hey guys, what a mess this machine is.

So a few nights ago we got some nasty thunderstorms, and unfortunately my pc took a toll from it. I have windows 8.1 pro installed on a Samsung 240 Evo 250gb SSD, and it takes well over 30 minutes to boot to the login screen.

Processor: AMD fx8350
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
GPU: nVidia gtx 770
OS: 8.1 Pro
SSD: Samsung 240 evo.

I've tried running sfc /scannow and it said it fixed some things but it didn't work. I've tried replacing memory, reseating GPU, connecting the ssd to another computer and using the fix drive tool, but none of these have fixed it.

I've also tried creating a recovery USB off of another computer, but the computer boots to the windows logo and then eventually goes to a black screen. This is also the case for an installation USB, it reaches the windows logo with the spinning circles but eventually goes to a black screen. My motherboard and processor don't support integrated graphics, so I can't test whether or not the GPU is the cause of this.

To make matters worse, I am no longer able to boot into windows regularly. I get a screen saying "Working on updates, 100% complete" and it stays there for hours.

If anyone has ANY ideas for what to do, please let me know.


Answer:Windows 8.1 takes >30 minutes to boot, can't even reinstal

Boot into Safe Mode and start with the Recovery Operations. System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8 I would start with the Automatic Repair.

- or go to Command Prompt option and run "CHKDSK C: /F /R" CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8 (assuming C: is the drive you boot from).

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Help again ...... I am limping along with my old dell 620 ,intel pen d 3.4. This machine has gone a serviceable workhorse to first in line for the glue factory.Problems are as follows.
.15- 20 min from cold to usable only opening one browser.
.loading browser will stall often , and on occasion stop.
.running any audio ( pandora or videos) will stall stop and studder)
.slow slow slow response occasionally

I am backing up to crash plan .....

is this a nip and tuck operation to remove a problem or am i trying to figure out a low cost move to a new "old" horse?
tsg file
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 43569 MB; G: Total - 305243 MB, Free - 290669 MB; H: Total - 131069 MB, Free - 26321 MB; I: Total - 63404 MB, Free - 62072 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FH884
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: windows xp takes 10-15 minutes to go from power on , to on the web.

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I am looking at a HP Compaq 6910P notebook for my friend as it was taking over 20 minutes to boot up. It is about 5 years old, running Vista Business and has just 1MB of RAM. Initially I rather pessimistically tried the usual start up enhancement things such as deleting unnecessary software, removing start up items via MSCONFIG. I also ran chkdsk on the C drive. As feared this had minimal impact. I then restored it to factory settings from the recovery partition, applied Vista SP1 and SP2 plus any updates since but it still takes over 20 minutes to boot (about 20 minutes on the Microsoft Corporation screen with the repeating moving bar, then about 3 minutes after the login screen). So I suspect the problem is more severe than the normal slow start up issues, possibly hardware which I do not know much about. Can anyone offer suggestions as to the likely areas.

Answer:Boot takes 20 minutes - Windows Vista

Sorry in my initial post - I meant 1GB RAM.

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Hi fellas
I'm not an expert at all so please guide me out in detail. I own a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with 4gb RAM and 1TB hard disk with roughly 715gb of free space. When i boot the laptop, it takes me roughly 15+ mins to reach the administrative password screen and additional 5 to 10 mins to reach the desktop. I dont have any viruses according to my McAffee scans and nor do I have too many heavy softwares installed (only Adobe's photoshop, after effects and premiere which could be called heavy). What's wrong? I'm tired of figuring it out and tech babble on most forums wore me out.. Please help urgently! 

Answer:Windows 7 takes 20+ minutes to load fully

Hi, I've seen this problem with a heavily Malware infested computer.
Note: that McAfee does not catch everything, No Antivirus does.
Next possible cause is the hard drive going bad. To test the drive since it is a Dell.
Turn the computer on and when the Dell logo appears start Pressing F12 and choose Diagnostics from the device startup menu. You can run memory and hard drive diagnostics from the diagnostic partition that way.
More Detailed info here:
Next possibility, Bad memory being excluded from use by the BIOS or memory that just isn't there. Are you sure you still have 4Gb?
When the Dell logo appears Press F2 for the BIOS setup and see how much memory is showing.
Also a Non Dell AC adapter can cause their laptops to run slower.
Good Luck

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When I start up my computer, which runs Windows 7, any startup program that tries to connect to the internet throws an error, and if I immediately start up my browser or mail reader they can't connect. At first I would try and fix the problem with ipconfig, which usually seemed to work, but eventually I discovered that if I just waited about five minutes that everything would usually start working. I have a wired connection from my pc to a router to my modem. The router also connects to a wireless hub, and because of that I know that my Internet itself is working, because my wireless devices all connect fine. It's only my PC that gives me problems.
Is there some way to figure out what the hold up is?

Answer:Windows 7 takes about 5 minutes to connect to the Internet

Is this a new problem or has it always been this way? If the former, what is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hello everyone. I upgraded to Windows 10 a few weeks ago and I've noticed that Chrome often takes up to 10 minutes to open. When this happens, everytime I try to open it, another copy of the Chrome process opens in the task manager but nothing else happens. A few minutes later, all of the Chrome windows open and I don't have any problems with using Chrome after that. This problem doesn't always happen but I have no idea what is causing it. Restarting the computer and uninstalling/reinstalling Chrome don't help and I'm having the same problem with Google Chrome Canary which I installed earlier today. I am using Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 and I haven't installed any new Chrome extensions or Windows programs recently so i'm not sure what is causing the problem. I have had no problems with Firefox or any other programs. I'd be really grateful if anyone has any suggestions!

Answer:Chrome takes 10 minutes to open on Windows 10

I am having the exact same issue. Did you get an answer?

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Good day, this is my first post on these boards. Two days ago I started having some irritating problems with my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, running Windows XP Media Center Edition.First off, Windows started taking forever to load. I timed it twice, and each time it took around three minutes to start up.Not only is startup slow... everything is slow! Seems like programs take twice as long to load as they used to. Oftentimes when I load a program, I will experience stuttering and framerate drops.Whereas I used to be able to run several processes simultaneously without a hitch, now it seems like having even one process running causes stuttering.I am not a computer expert, but I know how to perform basic maintenance.I've done multiple virus and adware/malware scans, I've cleaned up temporary and unnecessary files (manually and with EasyCleaner) to the point where I went from having 5GB free on my drive to having 35GB free. I've defragmented my local C: drive. I've cleaned up my registry. I've disabled a lot of unnecessary startup programs, leaving only the essentials. I've even dug around at the underbelly of my comp and gotten rid of some dust that had accumulated there. But seems like nothing has changed.I'm really at a loss as to what else I could do right now. Any help would be much appreciated.EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

Answer:Windows XP takes three minutes to start up, among other issues

FWIW: Three minutes is not abnormal for a Dell system preloaded with unnecessary (IMO) programs starting at boot...IMO.I'd suggest a repair install of XP, to replace system files you probably removed with your "cleaning" effort.<<I've cleaned up my registry>>I suspect that may account for issues you may have now or in the future.Should I Use A Registry Cleaner - Why I don?t use registry cleaners - Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable. The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. The registry is a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. ? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.? Not all re... Read more

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Hi everyone I am new to the forum and hope that someone can assist me with this very strange issue.
I have a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, has 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, running Windows 8.1 which I had installed the day it came out..the PC I purchased in September 2013..for the past few weeks I have noticed how when I shut down the pc that it can take up to 4 minutes to shut down, the monitor will go black but the power button the tower will remain white til it turns off, it used to turn off in a matter of seconds, now its minutes..same issue for restart, takes about 3 minutes to restart and no one from Dell can figure out what the problem is..all I had installed in December were updates from microsoft thats it, other than that nothing new has been installed. Yesterday I got a notification from Dell on my PC notifying me that I should update my BIOS which was A4 to A6 which I did and still the same issue..talked to five technicians and no one can figure it out, been told maybe its software related and I need to reformat the hard drive, I feel that would be a waste of time, if there was an actual cause I would do it, but to format my hard drive with no known cause of this problem would be stupid, it would just happen again. So if anyone out there knows what could be causing this and what I have to do to fix it please let me know
Thank you and I hope this is the correct forum thread to ask questions like this

Answer:Windows 8.1 computer takes 4 minutes to shut down

If there is a lot of disk activity while on shut down, maybe windows is clearing the pagefile, load regedit and search for this value "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and make sure its on "0", if it is on 1, change to 0 and restart your computer.

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Whenever I power on my laptop, the screen takes like 20 miuntes or more to turn on and show the windows Logo and starts booting, after that, the laptop runs normally. I'm not sure if this is related, but the laptop has two graphics cards, Intel and AMD. The Amd Radeon graphics card was disabled sometime ago and the laptop is only running on the Intel card. As far as I remember, the amd had some problems with the resolution so we had to turn it off.  Any idea what is causing this?

Answer:Laptop takes 20 minutes to load windows

BasharFaris That long a delay implies that the hard drive controller is encountering failing sectors. Instead of reading hundres of sectors a second, when the controller encounters a failing sector, it rereads the same sector, over and over hundreds of times, until it times out.With it probably spending only 15 minutes doing this, the good news is that you probably have only a few bad sectors, so the drive is still usable.You should run CHKDSK on your drive to check it out.To do that, in the Start menu, right-click on Computer and select Open.Then, right-click on the C drive and select properties.Then, Tools, and then Error checking.It will ask you to reboot to do the check (as it can't do that while Windows is running).When it reboots, it will run the CHKDSK utility. See if it reports finding any bad sectors.If it does, it should mark them as bad, and after that, your PC should boot much faster. But if the PC continues to boot very slowly, that implies you have a failing drive that needs to be replaced.Good Luck

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I have a desktop that I did a Vista to 7 upgrade (i.e. I did not reformat).

I have noticed that from time to time my computer takes a real long time to unlock. I don't remember if I had this problem before I upgraded. Most of the time, I force restart when this happens

I figure whenever I go back and do a clean install, this will go away, but that won't be for a while...

How can I find out what is going on.

Also, I should note, whenever it is only locked for a short period of time, it unlocks just fine.

Answer:Windows 7 desktop takes over 2 minutes to unlock

Check in with the Action Center -
START | type view all | select "View all Problem Reports"

Also - Event viewer -
START | eventvwr.msc | "Custom Views" | "Admin"

Regards. . .



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Hey guys, this is my first post here so bear with me. I would first like to say that I am in no way a novice computer user. That being said, I've been having problems with how long my computer takes to boot up. When I first got it the boot time was around 20-25 seconds, but now it takes almost a full 3 minutes. And I have OCD so I make sure my computer is pretty much kept up to date and clean. I regularly do a junk files clean up once every 2 or 3 days, the hard drive always has a fragmentation value under 2%, I use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall all my apps and remove leftover files, and all my programs and drivers are always up to date. All that being said though, I still have a really long boot time. So my question is, how do I decrease my boot time to when I first got my computer. I would like to avoid reformatting the hard drive if possible. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 8 computer takes about 3 minutes to boot up

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I am downloading Windows 10 and I wonder how long does it takes.

Answer:How many hours or minutes does Windows 10 takes to install?

Depends what hardware you are installing the OS onto. On my NVMe/SSD equipped desktop (and using custom settings) I'm through in under seven minutes. If I used only default settings it would take even less. On a system with a slow HDD it can easily take half an hour or more.
Installing the OS is usually the simple and fast part though. Making sure all your data is backed up beforehand, configuring Windows and installing all the software you use, possibly getting newer versions of software you already use to better support the new OS, etc... those are the real time sinks.

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I can't BELIEVE this. Got a new HP Envy laptop. Best Buy loaded everything. When they showed it to me I mentioned it took too long to open. They had no answer. Last year I reloaded Windows 7 on my older computer. Greg Rocker helped me take off the JUNK he says comes on a new puter. Can anyone help me with a link ???? Or tell me what to take off???
It makes me so angry to think I spent almost $1,000 and this computer takes 3 times as long to open.

Thanks so much, Eileen

Answer:New computer Windows 8.1 takes 7 minutes to open!

2 questions, Who is Greg Rocker ? Take exactly what off, we have no lists of anything, software or specs to see here to go by ?
As can be number of reasons can be, for one too much starting and running at boot.

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split from

I am having similar problems. As stated in this thread, regarding the 4-5 min start up. I've read through this entirely and didn't resolve my issues. I still have this enourmus wait time, which in fact happened all of the sudden. I am running XP service pk 2. Are there any new findings to this issue? I see many hits on the internet w/ this issue but never really see any clear resolution. Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP takes 4-5 minutes to startup


Originally Posted by Tomween1

I am having similar problems. As stated in this thread, regarding the 4-5 min start up. I've read through this entirely and didn't resolve my issues. I still have this enourmus wait time, which in fact happened all of the sudden. I am running XP service pk 2. Are there any new findings to this issue? I see many hits on the internet w/ this issue but never really see any clear resolution. Thanks

hi there..
there are many condition that makes ur booting is longer (and could be increasing) which is software and hardware.
during first bootup, Win will load all service and drivers. if ur hardware is damaged/partially damage, driver will have difficulty working, makes Win takes time.. while poor hardisk condition is 1 of the factor since all Win file goes to hardisk, so if there's bad sector, ur Win gonna take more minutes...
so, using deleted reference to illegal software , check ur hardisk, memory and other basic device..

good luck..

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My acer aspire 7720g used to work fine, logging in in 30 seconds maybe, but suddenly it takes 20 minutes. The hard drive light stops being lit after 20 seconds or so and it only says welcome despite have verbose messages enabled. Starting windows takes normal time, it's windows 7 ultimate, regularly defragged, ccleaner every month and the install isn't older than 6 months. It is however, pretty full, about 1GB free on a 220GB drive. Whe it logs in, it's full speed and absolutely fine. I'm pretty good with computers and I've got no idea. No recently installed software, changed hardware or new services, windows updates or anything.

Answer:Logging into windows 7 ultimate x64 now takes about 20 minutes.

How many GIB RAM have you PC?

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I have been experiencing some very annoying issues lately with my laptop... My laptop has been taking a particularly long time to startup.

It will load windows xp and go into the black screen before the welcome screen where I can login... but it stays in the black screen for 5 or more minutes! It is so annoying!

My computer stats:

1.8 ghtz AMD Athlon-56 dual processor
2 gigabytes RAM
100 GB 7200 HD
256 MB Graphics accelerator

I have left this computer on for days and even weeks at a time and just got it about 4 months ago. Any ideas what the problem is?

And I am new! :D

Answer:Windows XP Takes 5 Minutes Or More To Startup! (RESOLVED)

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Go into the BIOS and make sure the hard drive is set to first boot device

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For the last few days I have been having trouble loging into Windows. When I turn the computer on, all seems fine. Windows comes up nice and fast, right upto the login screen.
From then, once I chose my own account, it takes an age to turn on.

I have looked through all the startup app's, nothing out of the ordinary (Anti-virus, MSN, thats about it).
Nothing shows up in HijackThis either.
I tried to defrag the HD, no use. Scanning for errors doesnt show up anything, the HD is only a couple of months old.

Its also taking a little longer than usual to close down Windows too. Often WMP doesnt open when you double-click a file. You have to double-click again and suddenly it comes up. Same when streaming WMV or MPG files from the net through WMP, sometimes it opens, sometimes it doesnt.

All this has happend more or less at the same time, for no reason. I havnt made any changes apart from uninstalled a couple of games I no longer play.
No new parts, no driver changes, no Windows update, no new programs, no BIOS tweaks, asolutely nothing. It just took 5 minutes to boot one day the other week and has been doing it ever since.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows takes upto 5 minutes to login

Try the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows cd.

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Hey everyone. My Windows Vista Home Premium computer (32 bit) has been taking increasingly longer to load lately. Once the loading of all the start-up programs has finished, it is as fast as it is supposed to be but the start-up process is incredibly slow. It doesn't take long for it to get to the Windows log on screen or for the desktop to load but it takes forever for all of my programs to load. I don't really know why either. I really don't have that many start-up programs, I just defragmented my hard drive a week or so ago, and I believe I have plenty of free RAM. I am rather puzzled by this. Could someone please help me out?

Oh and by the way, I just ran a quick scan with Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware and it found 2 pieces of malware which I removed. It then required a restart of the system so I let it restart. The removal of these 2 pieces of malware did not speed up the loading process of Windows.

Answer:Windows takes several minutes to completely load

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Can anyone help, this is turning out to be a nightmare.

Got an image ready and use sysprep to add the PC to the domain and use the copy profile set to YES to make all users use the default profile...

The profile is around 100MB which isn't so bad judging by the amount of software we have on there.

But when logging in as any domain user, the windows 7 screen displays the Welcome screen for well over 6 minutes....

I've checked the Event Log on the Windows 7 PC and it says the following in the Application Log.... "The winlogon notification subscriber <gpclient> is taking long time to handle the notification event (logon)"

Event ID 6005
Locale ID 2057

Any ideas?????

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 7 Domain Logon takes 6 minutes

Try in safe mode
If that works, use a clean boot

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After a long search I decided that my ideal laptop was the Yoga 13 but with the upgrade memory (8GB) and upgraded disc drive (256GB). To my dismay Lenovo Sales informed me that they did not have any Yoga 13s and would not have any until mid March at the earliest!!!So I found that PC World had some but the lower spec (4GB memory and 128GB SSD) and they will do the upgrade. However, my questions are will this break the warranty and when they replace the disc drive they will presumably have to rebuild Windows 8 and presumably they will not have the lenovo build but a standard Windows 8 build - will I loose anything by doing this?Finally, is there an option of taking the machine bought from PC World (without any upgrade) to Lenovo to do the upgrade and if so what would that cost me?Thanks in advance to any kind person that tries to help me. I am looking forward to being part of this community.


Answer:IdeaPad Yoga 13 - upgrade options

hi rory,warranty conditions may change by country but if pc world claims that they can upgrade the system, let them. it should be ok.

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Hi All, I have recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 and saw that it has Windows 8 Single Language installed. Now I wish to upgrade the O.S from Win 8 Std to Win 8 Pro. What is the best way to do it? Also if anyone can shed more light on Win 8 Pro Pack and its price in India and the link to avail it, i'd like to know. Is the Win 8 Pro Upgrade Pack the same as a full installation of Win 8 Professional DVD??? Also where is the Lenovo store in Mumbai where I can buy Lenovo accessories like USB-to-Ethernet cable etc? ThanksSavio.

Answer:IdeaPad Yoga 13 Upgrade Options

hi saviof,to upgrade the windows is easy by clicking(right-clicking) the my computer and selecting properties. there's a section that you could upgrade the windows (get more features with a new ..)after that link, the page will guide you to download and install a new copy of windows.hope this helps.

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I bought the computer about a month ago and it has 4GB.  I bought an 8GB stick to upgrade and I'm having trouble removing the keyboard.  I've watched a few videos regarding how to remove the keyboard and upgrade the RAM and the problem I'm having is that for some reason the corners of the keyboard closest to the monitor aren't popping out.  I've been able to pop the keyboard out in the middle, but near the delete and escape keys there is not wiggle room and I don't want to bend anything there.  Has anyone else experienced this and does anyone have any helpful tips?

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hi all,i am facing issues with my keyboard as number 4 is getting typed continously and i cant stop it  (number 4 on keyboard not on numberpad). also i am unable to type upper case letters, as once i hold the shift key the cursor travers backwards and stops at the first word. plz helpi have tried below points:i have tried reinstalling windows which didnt work.there is no dust setteled on keyboard.please help.

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it DOESN'T matter how big or small the folder I search for files in, it takes windows search a WHOPPING 1 - 3 minutes to even start showing files!!! I tried rebuilding the index MULTIPLE times and even ran Microsoft Fix-it for Windows Search and it finds NO problems!!!! this has been a problem for a few months and used it be instant and now takes 1 - 3 minutes to show even 1 file!!!!!

Answer:Windows Search takes 1 - 3 minutes to show results

I don't use Windows search as I've been underwhelmed since Windows 98. So I don't have a fix for your initial problem. But if you want an alternative till you do find a fix, you could try Agent Ransack.

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I have windows XP pro SP1 with all security updates current. I started having this problem a few weeks ago and it's a strange one. I created a network connection to dial my DSL modem and get online. For some reason, when windows starts up I am unable to get into the "Network Connections" control panel or the "Connect To" menu on the start menu for several minutes. The option is not grayed out, I just get kicked back to the desktop and am unable to dial the connection. After a few minutes I can select the connection just fine.

Now here's the kicker: Today I upgraded my system with a new motherboard, new processor and new hard drive. My new board has a built-in NIC so I'm using that instead of my old PCI one. With a brand new fresh install of XP, SP1, and security updates and no other programs installed I'm getting the EXACT SAME PROBLEM!

Anybody have any ideas? It's a real pisser to wait five minutes after booting up before I can get online.


Answer:Windows XP - it takes 3-4 minutes before I can join network on startup..

I could be way off but let me shoot...

Something I have noticed since the early betas of Windows XP. You are presented with your desktop long before your computer is actually "ready" to go. I notice this more on older machines -- I have a start menu and desktop icons but if I wait 2-3 minutes, I will see all of their startup shit launch. Even when I clear things out in msconfig, it seems like just getting "windows" up takes longer then it seems.

Conspiracy theory: This was done so reviews could say "LOOK AT HOW FAST XP IS!"

Anyways, this may be the same thing with you? Is that the ONLY thing you cant get into? Try browsing around your files when you first boot up and see if that lags you out.

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I have a Satellite L300-1BB sys unit.

When I start the laptop and prepare to load the windows on welcome screen it takes 3-5 minutes to get into Windows.

I tried every thing BIOS update, firmware and nothing happened.

Is there any solution?
Please reply

Answer:Satellite L300-1BB - Laptop takes 3-5 minutes to get into Windows


In your case I would check how many programs are in the startup folder and in msconfig. Erase all programs that you don?t need (start => programs => startup) and have also a look in the msconfig (start => run => msconfig). There you can disable programs too.

Furthermore you can defrag your HDD. I do this every 1-2 months.

Remove programs that you don?t need to increase the speed at startup.


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I used a USB attached DVD/CD drive to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate and only the one-button-recovery stopped working. I'm very happy with the result with only one nagging problem. It takes the system about 5 minutes to shutdown. There is nothing to indicate why it is so slow and the lights indicate little or no system activity during the delay. Otherwise, Windows 7 is quite fine and a big improvement over Vista. Jim Kay


Go to Solution.

Answer:Upgrading U350 to Windows 7 - Shutdown now takes about 5 minutes

Strange. I did the same with my U350, and shutdown takes about 10 seconds.

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When I start my pc its all good untill the end where I get a black screen with only my cursour for 5 minutes then it loads up windows, can anyone help me with this? I didnt have this problem before it started recently.

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen Takes 5 Minutes To Load!

Try soluto, maybe its can help you

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I use a `pre-activated` version of Windows and this morning after to have rearmed it a few times in the past months it said that I had reached the maximum of my postpones. So I decided to go with a whole new stuff, then I formatted my SSD and made a fresh installation of W7 Pro 64.

Installation done, as usual my first thing to do is to establish the Internet connection to download AV and firewall. My conn here is wi-fi, so I set it up and the small bars icons told me that I was connected. However when I tried to navigate the browser just kept looking for pages forever. I tried to reinstall my wi-fi driver, removed and re-setup the connection, and nothing. Then my wife asked me to go to the supermarket. As I left computer on, when I came back I had a page not found on my screen, but just in case I pressed F5 and... page loaded!

Then I downloaded and installed my Firewall and AV with a couple other things and rebooted the PC. Guess what? No web browsing again. After a few attempts I figured out that whenever I reboot my computer it is longing around 2 minutes until `find` the Internet. But I don`t get any `!` sign over the small bars or something like that ? apparently everything is fine, it is just that it doesn`t find the web for a while.

OK, here is the threat... the computer is not new, I didn`t change anything in its configuration and it never happened before. It was fine just before I reinstall Windows today. Any idea about what may be causing it and what would t... Read more

Answer:Windows takes 2 minutes to `find` Internet after boot

Hi ... As this is a Clean Install you need to run Windows Updates .... Also check to see if it just the Wireless that has the issue ...

Please Post back when you have achieved the above ....

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System Info
ze5170 HP Laptop / Windows XP Home / 512MB RAM

The laptop I am working on recently had the harddrive start clicking (and from that point on the hard drive was unuseable). So we purchased a new Samsung Hard drive (MP0402H) and installed it with no problem.

I did not have the HP discs that came with the machine so I used an XP Home Upgrade disc (and a 2000 Pro disc to confirm that a previous version had been purchased) and used the Product Key from the bottom of the laptop so everything was legit. I'm only telling you all this so you know all the details.

During the install (right after XP has copied the needed files to the drive and it reboots), I noticed that it took a long time to start back up into the install. Anyway, I let it finish and everything went good.

The next time I rebooted it, the system sat at a Black screen with a blinking cursor for a few minutes, then the cursor goes away and we have an all black screen. The total time it is at these screens is about 10 minutes total. Then (what seems to be out of no where) the screen changes to black with white bars (looks like the screen when you come out of hibertation minus any text). The white bars slowly become one long white line (this takes about 2 more minutes) and then finally, the Windows XP logo comes on the screen and the system boots up quickly. This happens everytime you reboot the computer.

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Answer:Laptop takes 10 minutes to get to the Windows Boot Up Screen

Sounds like it could be a driver issue/issues...Since you didn't do the re-install with the HP cd's it's possible that XP does not have all the updated drivers for that machine. DLoad and install either Belarc or Everest Home. Both of these will give you plenty of info on the components in that machine then it's just a matter of tracking down and installing the correct drivers...
P.S. i would start with the video drivers first and work from there.

Good Luck and keep us posted.


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Hello dear.I bought this DDR on Aliexpress - BINFUL DDR3L 8GB 1600MHz PC3L-12800 1.35v sodimmAs I can see from DDR I received - it's SKhynix ram.But when I inserted it in my laptop - I seen just black screen after turned on.Is this DDR or compatibility problem? What DDR I can purchuased on Aliexpress that will work with my laptop?

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So I installed the desktop version of Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad S510p and whoosh... the touchscreen doesn't function.  I have tried updating the driver and putting the screen in tablet mode with no luck.  Do I need to install the phone/tablet version to get the touchscreen to work again or is there some hidden check box that I have not found? Someone else with a U330t ideapad fixed their issues by uninstalling the driver and letting windows select and install a new driver.  Sounds drastic to me but may be what I try next.

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It has been working fine but stopped.  Tried uninstalling in device manager but didn't help.

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Can anyone help. I have a Qosmio G40-108 with windows vista ultimate. When i boot the computer up the vista loading bar takes about 10 to 15 minutes before vista password screen actually comes on. I don't have a recovery cd but i installed a copy of vista that i have and entered the key on the bottom of the unit. This has made no improvement.

Answer:Windows Vista takes 10 to 15 minutes to get to password screen on Qosmio G40-108


did you installed all drivers for that machine? That can be a good reason that the machine takes so long.

If not already did, download all drivers from here:

and reinstall EVERTHING, so your machine will get back to it?s normal condition with a good performance..

Would appreciate some feedback from you.

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I just got a new Alienware laptop computer. I used laplink to transfer all my programs and data. I have 16GB with 512 GB +1TB of Rm. Intel Core. My computer takes 4 minutes to open after microsoft opening screen. The first thing that happens is my Comodo virus window opens the screen is black then after 4 minutes the screen opens with everything running fine.
I have done 2 diagnostics on computer checking hardware and processes and memory everything is OK. Dell was on my computer for 3 hours.
I did a windows sfc scan and dism scan everything is good.
When in safe mode computer loads instantly.
I did a registry clean up using free registry repair fix on Major Geeks.
Nothing worked. I went to start menu and disable everything not related to alienware.
I am out of options except to do a clean install of windows. I don't want to have to do that. I am convinced it is not a windows problem but it could be a software problem. Is there anyway to narrow down this problem. Any suggestions are appreciated

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Hi All,

I've looked on a few forums and at several threads to see if I can find a solution apart from reloading Windows.

Basically, for the past few months the laptop boots fine up until it comes to loading up the desktop. I enter my password in fine and then it takes about 20 minutes for it to become responsive.

For me, it's not a major issue, I just came on here looking if there is any advice out there.

Answer:Windows Desktop Takes 20+ minutes to load from entering Password

I would start by running full AV and malware scans (but not at the same time)
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

If no progress try establishing a clean boot to see if any programs are bogging down
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Give it a go and let us know how you get on

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Hello, I ran into a problem where my month-old laptop doesn't sleep but randomly turns off.
I have to restart it, and it takes at least 5 minutes to reboot.
It doesn't have any heating or BSOD problems, and I haven't touched any settings (it's set to sleep).
The problem started two days before I updated Windows 10. It was fine for a day after updating, but the problem started again today.
Please help.
Thank you.

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My laptop, a Dell which is about fifteen months old, takes way too long to shut down. I'm not sure when this started - it used to shut down just fine. Originally I thought it was getting stuck, and I held down the power button after 10 minutes of 'Shutting down...' but if I leave it for half an hour it will turn itself off and then I won't get the 'Did not shut down properly' message when I turn it on again.

I tried turning off everything in msconfig, as well as rebooting into safe mode, but that didn't seem to make any difference. Any other ideas? I'm thinking of formatting the hard drive and starting again, but I'd love to avoid that if possible. Someone (not on this forum) told me to check Event Viewer, but I wasn't really sure how to interpret what I saw there.

Answer:Windows 7 laptop takes 20-25 minutes to shut down, even from Safe Mode


Welcome to SevenForums.

First test: turn off your wireless, disconnect from any network, remove any cables to external devices.

Now try to shutdown.

Is the problem gone? Yes/no

WiN + X | Connected section, click on TURN WIRELESS OFF
WIN= key with Microsoft flag on top.

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Once logged in the system runs great. But as mentioned in the title it takes roughly 12 minutes from the windows icon showing for it to load to the user login screen.

I've been trying a lot of suggestions else where but so far not getting any results. Currently trying to read the even viewer but a little stuck as I don't know enough to understand how to treat the errors listed.

-Attempted booting to safe mode. No change in boot time.
-Cmd sfc /scannow run twice. 1st.) repaired errors 2nd.) No errors
-chkdsk /f
-Device Manager ! mark on Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface

Answer:Boot (from windows icon to login screen) takes 12 minutes.

Open device manager a look for a yellow alert mark. Some driver can be missing.
Run a system file check: On a CMD window type sfc /scannow
schedule a disk check: On a CMD window type chkdsk c: /f

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I have 512mb ram. It's not that much, but it's not supposed to take 10 minutes to boot. And another thing, since yesterday (I don't know what happened at that precise moment, but it happened in a minute). I was on a playlist, listening to WMP. One song was great, the next one was really choppy and the next song didn't play.

After that I realized all my videos, etc. had the same problem. Now it's come to the point where I cannot open an application if I'm listening to a song if I don't want it to start lagging... It's really strange. Even when I'm listening to the song, sometimes if I move the cursor, it gets choppy.

I've done everything I could, ran adware, virus check, spyware, modified msconfig, emptied out my temp files, everything, even the Prefetch thing. My task manager is ok, but when it starts being choppy I see a lot of activity in it, going from 100% CPU to 5 to 60 to 80, etc. There's also many svchost, only one taking more than 10MB. My explorer.exe is taking a lot of space, something around 20MB. Can't remember if it's supposed to be that high ? But even when I kill all of the memory hogging processes, it doesn't seem to help much. I try opening a song, gets choppy.

My computer is working ok, I mean I can surf the web, etc. But it takes a really long time to open applications and I absolutely cannot listen to music or videos while doing something else.

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Answer:Solved: Windows XP takes 10 minutes to boot. Tried EVERYTHING. Strange problem. PLEASE help

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So, has anyone found any solution to this?

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HelloI bought a Yoga 13 a while ago and it has been working fine. I got the RAM upgrade to 8 GB but i have a concern. ¿will Lenovo technical support accept my laptop if it has the 8 gb ram upgrade instead of the 4 gb ram? i ask this because i dont know where i left the original piece and im having a problem related to another component of the laptop( the fans).it should be ok tho my issue is not related to the RAM performance. Anyway i would like further information.Thanks

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Hello All, I have a question, I am asking this on behalf of my stepmother. She recently upgraded to Windows 10 with her Lenovo Ideapad P500 Touch. She has informed me that her the touchscreen no longer functions. It acts like your regular monitor now. I was curious if it would be a driver issue, or would it be that the touchscreen is not compatible with Windows 10?

Answer:Upgraded to Windows 10, Ideapad P500 Touchscreen not working

Hi Sledoux,
Welcome to the Forums.
Also check if the touch screen drivers are disabled. If they are disabled, right click on it and click on enable.
Method 1: First try to run Hardware and Device trouble-shooter. Follow the steps.

Press Windows Key +R, type Control Panel. b.Type troubleshooting in the search bar, click on troubleshooting. c. Click on Hardware and Sound, click on Hardware and Devices. d. Follow the steps from the wizard to run the trouble-shooter.

Method 2: I will suggest you to try and update the touch screen drivers and check if that helps.

Press Windows and X keys together. b. Expand Human Interface Devices.   c. Locate the Touch screen driver. d. Right-click on the driver icon and click on Update Driver Software. e. Click on Search automatically for the updated driver software. f. Follow the onscreen instructions to update the touchpad driver.

I hope the above information helps.
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Hello, I have owned a Lenovo E520 for years with no problems until 2 days ago when it was shut down last it didn't boot, I  attempted to boot again and it took about 30 minutes followed by windows not responding to anything I do (apart from being able to move the mouse)I've ran anti-malware bytes and multiple virus scans from safemode without any detections, I have checked that all BIOS and boot settings are correct and that there are no memory issues... I feel it is a harddrive issue but I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on the topic. Thank you so much,Gavin.

Answer:Lenovo E520 Takes 30 minutes to boot then windows doesn't respond.

Hi Gavin,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with slow Booting to Windows on your ThinkPad E520.

Have you checked if the system is booting normally in ?Safe mode? option?
Update the Antivirus and scan the system in ?Safe Mode? and check.
Run Lenovo Storage test to verify if there is any issue with Hard Disk Drive.

Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I just recently got a Dell Dimension C521 (Athlon 64 X2 3800, 2GB memory, Vista Business) at my job. We have a Windows 2003 server upstairs that all our computers connect to. The server has some group policies, some software installation stuff, and some other things that it does on the client computers. So I added a computer reference for this computer on the server and then connected this one to the domain. I logged on, and it started doing some of the auto install stuff (setting up Internet Options, etc.). It took a really long time. I thought it was just because this was the first time this computer had connected to the server is why it took so long. But for the past week that I've been logging onto the server, it's been taking this Vista computer around eight minutes to finally get done loading! It gets through the logon screen and gets to the desktop, and then it just sits there, the hard drive running. I'll sit and wait, and about a minute later, the internet icon comes up. I try to click on IE, and it just sits there for about three minutes, and then finally, IE will come up...but I still can't do anything with it for another two-three minutes. See what I mean?

And if I try hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del, it sits there for about a minute and then comes up with a "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog. Failure - security options." (seems like the security policy hasn't been put into place yet or something, who knows)

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Answer:Vista Takes Around 8 Minutes To Start Up When Connecting To Windows 2003 Server

Try checking the Event Viewer for errors around the login time (Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Check all the logs for anything that might look significant.

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When I resume my laptop from sleep, sometimes the touchscreen driver crashes and then the touchscreen stops working. The solution is to go into the device manager. Disable and re-enable the crashed USB device. It seems to me there might be a bug in the driver and I'm looking for an update to the driver. Anybody any idea?

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Hi, A few weeks after an otherwise successful update from 8.1 to Windows 10, my touchscreen is working improperly and mostly useless. (Symptoms: shaking mouse pointer as touchscreen activates untouched, grey selection circles on the left of the screen even when not touched, expands the screen rather than scrolls, not registering touches, etc.) I have: 1. Checked for updates.2. Uninstalled and reinstalled the HID touchscreen driver.3. Contacted support but they did not have a solution other than taking it to technician. I have noticed similar problems in other Lenovo products in the forums but did not see an applicable solution to the Yoga 11s. For now I have disabled the driver and am working from the keypad and mouse. Is there anything else I can do or should I revert back to Windows 8?

Go to Solution.

Answer:Yoga 11s Touchscreen Malfunction - Windows 10 Rela...

Hi Persuadeo,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.

Press Windows + X 2. Select Device Manager. 3. Find the Touch screen driver under Mice and Other Pointing Devices > USB Touchscreen Controller (A111).  You're going to uninstall this and check the box that says "Delete the driver software for this device". 4. Restart your computer. 5. Re-open the Device Manager, and confirm that the Touchscreen is now listed under Human Interface Devices.

Hope this helps.  Please let me know your findings.
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Hello I bought a Yoga X1 last year and it was working fine until about 3 weeks ago. For unknown reasons - possibly because of some Windows 10 update or because I installed a "nightly built" of the VLC video player the touchscreen stopped working. Windows 10 could not find a driver anymore (claiming that the driver it found is not suitable for this version of windows or womething like that). Same happened with the Lenovo driver for the device from the Lenovo website. I always hat the device marked yellow and "not working properly" in the device manager. I finally found in a forum aomeone pointing to a different driver for the Xoga X1's Wacom device and installed it. Now it shows up in the Device manager without Problems, but I still have no touch functionality. I deinstalled VLC alread and updated Win 10 again - still no luck. do I need some additional driver to connect the device that is recognized in the Device manager with Windows 10 somehow? Or activate it? I booted from a USB rescue stick for Win 10 and there the touch functionality was ok - so its not a hardware issue! Thank you.

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After updating to Windows 8.1 and encountering a number of problems, most of them were fixed after installing the latest drivers. However the Touchscreen problem persists where the calibration is completely off. If I tap on a link it won't click it but if I click on maybe an inch or so under the link it will. Is this another driver problem or is there a support tool to calibrate the touch screen?

Answer:Yoga 13 Touchscreen Not Calibrated After Updating to Windows 8.1

Are you using Chrome? If so, it's a bug that will be fixed in the next update. The fix is currently live on the Chrome Beta channel so you can switch to that temporarily if you want it sooner, or just use IE11 in the meantime.

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Hi everybody, I've purhcased Yoga 500 about 2-3 years ago. Now it's working slowly, I strictly need to upgrade RAM and HDD. Pls advise how to solve the below issues:1) the current RAM 1,600 MHz SODIMM × 1 need to be replaced by 16GB DDR3L; Will it work correctly?2) Which SSD should be bought instead of 2.5-inch, 7 mm SATA 500GB 5400rpm? Thank you in advance. 

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well, the title says it all. is it possible to upgrade the non touchscreen on my x200 convertible tablet to a touchscreen version ? I realize this would void the warranty but I'd like to know if it is possible, particularly to multitouch,,

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Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

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A friend of mine brought his Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E touch - by today because after he did a "clean install of windows 10 Pro. his touchscreen is no longer working...I've just spent the last 2 hrs. installing the "lenovo" drivers and software packages...But can't seem to located the HID touchscreen drivers or any documentation to support the touchscreen on the "Lenovo" site...I've also tried all the "lenovo" whiz bang apps the fix this issue...Does anyone have this model: Intel Celeron N2930 (2.16 GHz),8GB RAM,128GB Solid State Drive,11.6in 1366x768 Touchscreen LCD,Intel 802.11agn wireless,4c Li-Ion,Win8.1 Pro 64 - (Lenovo's description of this PC) that has been able to get the touchscreen working post windows 10 install? Or a link to the correct drivers for the touchscreen? Or could Lenovo support maybe point to these packages so I can get this thing working as marketed...

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 11E Touchscreen LCD,Touchscreen not ...

I have the same issue with my thinkpad 11e. Today I upgraded to windows 10 and the feature I like disappear. The computer don't have the touch function. I want to know if someone know if there is a fix out there? Thanks.

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