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BSOD + SLOW Startup - Windows 7 x64

Question: BSOD + SLOW Startup - Windows 7 x64

So I had a problem with my computer where my PC kept locking up for literally 10 minutes at a time and would take ages to boot up. I've been meaning to upgrade certain bits anyway and being convinced it was the RAM I thought the problem would have gone when I replaced it.

However, since getting a new mobo, hard drive and ram the problems still seem to persist. The computer seems to boot up ok but when getting to the windows loading screen it takes like 5 minutes and then a long black screen before I see my desktop, then it will take like another 5 minutes before I'm able to see a cursor let alone move it. Also when using it the other day it got the BSOD and then everytime it got to the windows loading screen it would restart and just went into a loop. When trying it an hour later it booted up fine?

I'm currently using it in safe mode which seems a little more stable despite it taking about 10 mins to load. Could this be the PSU problem? or even the GPU? I wouldn't of thought it was a software problem due to a fresh install of windows on the hard drive unless it's a driver problem just my idea.

Computer spec -
AMD Phenom x2 550
Asus M4A88TD-M EVO
WD Caviar Green 500GB 7,200rpm
ATI HD5770
CoolIT ALC ECO cooling system
Corsair 2x2GB DDR3 1333Mhz
ATRIX 520W
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Any Help on what could be wrong would be MUCH appreciated!!!!
Cheers, Dan

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Preferred Solution: BSOD + SLOW Startup - Windows 7 x64

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Answer: BSOD + SLOW Startup - Windows 7 x64

Hi -

Provide full system info and we'll see if it yields any clues -

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 & Vista

Also, enable boot logging -
START | type msconfig | "Boot" tab | check box for "boot logging" | Apply, OK

The bootlog will be located - C:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt

Zip all up and attach to next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,
After having tried to fix a stability issue by doing changes in the bios my computer crashed. After some hours I finally maaged to start windows but the startup has become much slower. Before the changes it took the system about 1 minute to start now it?s rather 5 minutes. Also many programs run very slowly now and scans that would normally take half an hour now take 3-4 hours. The sound doesn?t work properly either and the CPU value is much higher than usual. I?ve done some quick scans for possible viruses but nothing was detected. Maybe I need to run a full scan but that would take a lot of time. I ran some fast scans with Iobit Malware Fighter and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I?m not totally sure what caused these problems if it now was a change to default in the bios settings or anything else.


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System specs: System Information Report
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
System Type: 64 bit
Central Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz x8
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Video Memory: N/A
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory: N/A
Screen Resolution: NULL x NULL
Total Memory: 31.92 GB
Free Memory: 29.55 GB
Total Hard disk: 1863.02 GB
Free Hard disk: 1445.89 GB
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex

Keyboard: USB-enhet
Operating System
Organization: N/A
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601
Service Pack: 1.0
Product ID: 00426-293-8170014-85813
System Up Time: 2016-11-2... Read more

Answer:Windows startup and programs very slow and unstable after BSOD

My problem was in the first place caused as far as I know by changin the Bios settings to default and to faultless. From what I?ve read by now it seems to be some kind of a HDD problem.
In discovered in my Bios settings IDE and I think that I read something about switching the value from IDE to AHCI.
I ran regedit and changed the data for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV to 0. nothing happened.

I also changed the data for msahci from 0 to 3 and for pciide from 3 to 0.
After that my pc crashed and I had to repair the startup.
When I looked into my bios settings again it was still IDE.
I believe that the error is in the BIOS settings but I really don?t have a clue of what to do in the BIOS settings. There are also two places where I discovered IDE one is the 3GSATA and the other one if I recollect correctly PCH SATA.
I have also run chkdsk as well as sfc/scannow, run an antivirus scan and defragmented the hard disc but none of this helped.
Anyway I attach the sfc document, maybe one of you is able to identify the problems that sfc couldn?t solve and how I can solve them. I?ve also made some pictures of my BIOS settings and hope that they may be of any help.

Looking forward to receiving suggestions on how to solve this problem.

Best

Finn

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So I was logging onto my pc, and I got a BSOD on startup. It was an f4 error.
SSD firmware was not the problem, it was up to date when the BSOD happened.

Answer:BSOD on startup. Pc used to run fine, now its slow after the BSOD.

20 hours and still no reply. It has still only happened once, but again my pc is considerably slower. I had this same thing happen on my old pc and I never resolved the issue. It progressively got worse and more frequent untill my pc couldn't run anymore.

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Hello,

I found this forum searching an BSOD error I had today. This error I had some days ago, but I thought I fixed it, because I updated the buggy driver. I think it's iastor.sys.

However I follow your instructions, maybe it's something else which I don't see and here are the files (+ Last 3 days from events viewer):
http://tiny.cc/l34dcw

I tried multiple times to generate the report but I have this error:
An error occured while attempting to generate the report.

My laptop details:

Brand:
Sony VPCF 22J1E

OS:
Windows 7 SP1 64bit (Automatic updates are on)
It is the original pre-installed OS since August 2011 when I bought it.

CPU:
Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz 51 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

Graphics:
1024MB GeForce GT 540M (Sony) 41 °C

Motherboard:
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Model VAIO (N/A)
Version C609B3YF
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM65
Southbridge Revision B2
System Temperature 50 °C

Thank you very much

Answer:BSOD and slow startup

I tried multiple times to generate the report but I have this error:An error occured while attempting to generate the report.Sorry but the link you left would not download without adding Babylon and a few other items, and wanting to change my homepage - Not for me -This will show the problem slightly better for us -Please download BlueScreenView (in zip file)Extract (right-click > Extract all) the contents of bluescreenview.zip.Double-click on the BlueScreenView.exe file, to run the program. (No installation is required.)When scanning is done (usually complete by the time the interface appears), go ...Edit > Select AllFile > Save Selected Items, and save the report to your Desktop as BSOD.txt.Close the BlueScreenView window... ... ...Open BSOD.txt using Notepad and go ... .... ..Edit > Select AllEdit > Copy, and then paste the entire contents of the text file into your next reply.Thank You - EDIT -iastor.sys is the driver for Intel AHCI controller known as Intel Matrix Storage.While I'm taking a look at the crash dump, go update the driver Intel® Driver Update Utility.

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I recently had a pc upgrade with a new motherboard, cpu, ram and graphics card and have since experienced a few issues. initially i had problems with drivers which i think has now been sorted. i have installed all drivers on the discs supplied but on the device manager i have microsoft system management bios driver with a yellow exclamation mark on it. i think this could be the source of my problems but am unsure.the first issue is that it takes a very long time for my computer to boot and to shut down. by cleaning the registry, the shutdown time is better but still has a very long startup time. also when my pc is put under the slightest bit of stress, it crashes to the BSOD and cuts out. when i try to boot up again it cuts out after a few seconds and continues to do this on a few attempts before finally starting up.after looking on the internet i read that it was an issue with xp sp2 and by reinstalling it i could fix the smbios driver but i am unable to remove sp2. i also read that removing the smbios from device manager would fix the issue but disabling it has no effect and trying to uninstall it casues the BSOD and it cuts out.i am unsure what to do and am very concerned after spending alot of money on new components for my pc so i wish to have it up and running soon.what would be the best thing to resolve my problem.thanks

Answer:Slow startup and BSOD

just noticed when installing usb driver that it said to install xp sp1 or later so windows is not recognising that i have sp1 and 2.

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?
OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
I don't know, I bought the machine on February
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
Same as previous

Hello,

I've googled a lot looking for a solution, tried everything that found on the way..

temps..
hardware.. (even ran 3D Mark 11 without problems)
drivers.. (used DriverFinder to update everything)
diagnostics from Alienware among others..

Can't find a fix for this!

At first, everything worked perfectly, suddenly a BSOD claiming BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER after installed a brand new Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000. Unistalled the driver and got a new one and again, same thing so I stopped using that mouse..

Tried TuneUp app, CCleaner, etc.. every solution I found on the web for this problem.

Nothing..

Now, after a couple of days, the blue screen is only happening sometimes, not as often as before, but at least once a day, without warning the machine reboots itself.. no matter if I'm working on something or it's just on there doing nothing. Also, it started to take about 90 seconds on start up and around 30 to shutdown.

Please help me!

Answer:BSOD, slow startup and shutdown

Code:
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e)
This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: 0000000000000000, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Parameter 0 of the exception
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Parameter 1 of the exception

Debugging Details:
------------------
EXCEPTION_CODE: (Win32) 0 (0) - The operation completed successfully.

FAULTING_IP:
+3833656132363233
00000000`00000000 ?? ???

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: 0000000000000000

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 0000000000000000

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0 - STATUS_WAIT_0

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_0

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880032b0828 -- (.exr 0xfffff880032b0828)
ExceptionAddress: fffff880055e10a9 (usbehci!EHCI_sMode_PollEndpointSlot+0x0000000000000131)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880032b08d0 -- (.trap 0xfffff880032b08d0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000... Read more

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Hello everyone, before I continue I'd like to thank you all for your attention.

Recently I was playing a newly installed game called Battlefield 3 (which most of you might be familiar with), it's a rather demanding game but I figured I had a PC that could live up to the requirements.

I had a few problems seeing as my CPU and RAM memory were both overclocked and it kept BSoDing on me, after I clocked back I didn't have any problems until an hour ago.

I had 101 BsoD, implying that my vcore wasn't set high enough (to my understanding, anyway) - I got rid of the error but ever since that BsoD occured my PC remains in the BIOS bootscreen (the one that you press DEL to boot bios on) on startup (the first screen I get) for approximately 80 seconds which is a very long time, after that it continues and then when I get past the BIOS-boot/post screens, it stays black with a little cursor kind of thing (as if someone's typing in CMD or something) in the top left, stays like that for 30 seconds and then boots Windows which loads perfectly fine.

I have tried resetting factory defaults on my BIOS, I've installed a BIOS update, tried checking if C:/ was being booted first and I'm not entirely sure what else I can do..

My specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Sabertooth
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
SSD: Corsair CSSD-F120GB2
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
RAM: Corsair 8 GB RAM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1


Any help would be appreciated, I'm not entirely sure h... Read more

Answer:BSOD resulting in a slow startup.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by falter


Hello everyone, before I continue I'd like to thank you all for your attention.

Recently I was playing a newly installed game called Battlefield 3 (which most of you might be familiar with), it's a rather demanding game but I figured I had a PC that could live up to the requirements.

I had a few problems seeing as my CPU and RAM memory were both overclocked and it kept BSoDing on me, after I clocked back I didn't have any problems until an hour ago.

I had 101 BsoD, implying that my vcore wasn't set high enough (to my understanding, anyway) - I got rid of the error but ever since that BsoD occured my PC remains in the BIOS bootscreen (the one that you press DEL to boot bios on) on startup (the first screen I get) for approximately 80 seconds which is a very long time, after that it continues and then when I get past the BIOS-boot/post screens, it stays black with a little cursor kind of thing (as if someone's typing in CMD or something) in the top left, stays like that for 30 seconds and then boots Windows which loads perfectly fine.

I have tried resetting factory defaults on my BIOS, I've installed a BIOS update, tried checking if C:/ was being booted first and I'm not entirely sure what else I can do..

My specs:
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Sabertooth
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
SSD: Corsair CSSD-F120GB2
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
RAM: Corsair 8 GB RAM

Any help would be appreciated, I'm not entirel... Read more

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Hello Again,Today i tried to start my pc and it was very slow to display the windows loading splash screen.
Then it went into a BSOD. I was able to get it to start and am currently experiencing very slow response.

Any window initiated slowly fades into view or out of view when closed,folders windows,web page windows,acknowledgement windows like confirming to delete mail ect.

I have run a malware scan and a spyware scan with no issues or help. I have run an update on my video card,no help.

These are different symptems then my previous shut down issue due to a faulty PSU.
Any help will be appretiated

Answer:Slow startup to splash screen then a BSOD

Hello sgt york suppose you have tried reseating everything? My initial feeling is that the memory is slow to load.

Again have you tested the PSU volts as well - not that full volts reflect the available current of course.

Plus mate what malware scans have you run?

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Hi!!!
Lets get to it, ok?
I got this new laptop a while ago, an Acer Aspire 4810T, intel core 2 solo cpu, 1.40 GHz, 3 GB RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 2007, blah blah blah...

Recently its been pretty darn slow, the startup especially, its disappointing since its supposed to be fast. It takes 4-5 min until I can safely start Explorer without it getting stuck.
Also recently my sister reported a blue screen of death while it was shutting down, but she didnt note down what it said.

It might also be imperative to mention that the systems built in Mcafee has discovered and blocked several cases of Generic.fw and Generic.dx. The prob started occurring ever since that. I cant seem to locate them in the task manager or anywhere else for that matter.

Hijackthis reports:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:19:40 PM, on 9/14/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
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Answer:Startup slow and BSoD, somethings definitely wrong!

No one? Is the problem that bad???
 

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I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D830.

For the past two days, I've been periodically getting unusual popups when opening a link in a new tab in Firefox, or even clicking on a link within a page or simply on a blank or seemingly unlinked portion of a page. The popup is often for one site and doesn't allow me to close the window (asks if I really want to navigate away from the page), at which point I force a quit using Windows Task Manager. The popup has even occurred on sites that do not host advertising, so I know these are not your run-of-the-mill popups. Also, on one of the pages which never has ads (I work for the company, so I know this for a fact), it created a toolbar advertising links on the bottom of my page that seemed to be a part of the page itself rather than a separate window. This is something I have never seen before.

I decided to post to the forums and ran HijackThis and DDS without a problem, but when running GMER, I ended up with a blue screen of death. After that, I could not get Windows to restart. It would get stuck in the boot phase. I booted in safe mode and ran a system restore to mid-last week. Thereafter, I was able to boot up, but startup is VERRRRY slow, and I still get the popup ads in Firefox. I ran GMER again, this time with no problems.

Both Superantispyware and Windows Defender have found no infection when run, so I am at a loss with what to do now. Can you help me figure out my next step? Thank you in advance for yo... Read more

Answer:Undetected Infection: Pop-ups, slow startup, BSOD--HELP!

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I have a lenovo ThinkPad T410s, it is running extremely slow most of the time, gets stuck every now and then, BSODs occasionally.

The startup (up until the "starting windows" screen) is really slow, and it often goes to the startup options (start normally and other choices), and it sometimes it goes to the "start windows repair" screen, which is useless.

The BSOD appeared many times, each time with different content, sometimes the blue screen flashes for a split second with 3 or 4 lines of text before startup and restarts. One of the BSODs was something about BAD_POOL_HEADER.

I couldn't do the GMER scan the normal way. I tried 3 times in a row and in all of them the BSOD appeared right after I started scanning, so I scanned the Sections and C:\ only.

I checked the MBR and it was an "unknown code", so I used NTBR_CD and changed it to a Windows 7 code, which of course didn't help much.

I scanned my computer using MBAM, it returned with only 1 adware which is Ultrasurf, and I don't think one adware like Ultrasurf could cause a problem as big as this.

This is the log for DDS:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by student at 17:03:16.63 on Fri 02/18/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2996.1750 [GMT 4:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BF5CEBDC-F2D3-7540-343C-F0CE11FD6E66}
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Answer:slow/unresponsive performance and startup, BSOD, and other issues

BUMP,please!

It's getting kinda worse, sometimes I can't boot the computer in normal mode, so I go to safe mode with networking and restart the computer. I'm not sure how much time longer I will be able to boot in nomal mode.

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I noticed that my computer has been taking 15 mintues to fully boot up and ready to use. Suspecting some malware, I decided to run a Quick Scan with Avast Antivirus. However, after scanning only for 2 seconds and 10 files done, the computer immediately BSOD'd. I ran TDSSKIller and GMER to see if they find anything. TDSSKiller came up with nothing malicious, but GMER threw up 2 somewhat registry keys which cannot be opened in regedit.exe but contains gibberish names in them.

I have not attempted anything yet and would glady accept any help here. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Slow startup and BSOD on Avast Quick Scan

try to disable some of start up programs using the msconfig command. restart the computer and the notice the changes

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So I have a fairly complex issue.

My laptop is an ASUS S550CM, bought in mid 2013. Performed fine for about a year until it regularly started having periods of hanging/screen stalling, where the screen would be stuck for up to a minute long (moving the mouse and pressing the keyboard wouldn't register) after which everything continued like normal. I wasn't able to identify what was causing the issue, Task Manager wasn't able to provide anything obvious.

Then around Sep 2014 I received this error (this was a while ago so I can't remember specific details):

I had some BSODs during this frantic period of backing up in safe mode (unfortunately I didn't have the foresight at the time to take a photo). I had many issues starting the computer up, having to reset the process a number of times and also with hibernating and sleeping resulting in BSODs also.

It then turned out that the failing hard disk wasn't my 750GB HDD, but instead the 24GB hybrid SSD which wasn't used for storage. I went to Device Manager to look and clicked Disable on it to see if anything would happen. I don't recall fixing it immediately but the system did appear to run smoother and fewer BSODs. I left it on Disabled.

A few days later the computer the SDD disappeared completely from Device Manager, and the periods of stalling from 2013 seemed to have stopped. Once I was able to get the system started, the computer seemed to have run fine, with the only remaining issue being issues with startup, hibernati... Read more

Answer:Slow startup, hibernate/refresh results in BSOD

You would need to use a S.M.A.R.T. program to find out if it is failing. If it comes back and states that the drive has failed. If it is a new Hybrid, contact the manufacturer. The SSD part is not supposed to show up as a physical drive. It will show in Device Manager though, because it is actually a RAM drive.

The Hybrids are the manufacturers trying to take the rest of their Platter Drive stock and use them up, before they start selling nothing but SSD's, which are more reliable.

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Please somebody help me.  I keep getting a BSOD that cause a physical memory dump and my startup for my computer is really slow, almost like someone else is reviewing my computer actions, email takes forever to load as if going through a bunch of firewalls or something and McAfee either doesn't start at all, lags greatly, or starts to scan and then is forced stop.  Also get an error message saying my F drive is too full.

Answer:Help! Keep Getting BSOD and really slow email, startup, McAfee won't start

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I noticed slow startup shutdown speeds a month or two ago, and have been trying to fix the problem by using all the usual scanning and detecting software. Some of my programs are slow to launch after a reboot for some reason, after I launch them the first time they lag but when I launch them a second time they pop right up, except for MSconfig which takes about 25 seconds to launch, can't figure that one out. Was having problems with my IE 10 crashing and restarting, and my ISP kept sending me e-mails about illegally downloading copyrighted material, didn't see any unauthorized wireless activity on my Gateway, so I might have had a backdoor problem or something like that. So I finally ran combofix and it took care of a lot of my problems. So far some other programs launch the way they're supposed to, no IE 10 crashing and restarting it, and no more e-mails from my ISP. But I still have slow startup shutdown speeds, and some programs slow to launch, same lag time on MSconfig. I've ran the scanners y'all usually have people run, so I can attach or paste those logs if you would like.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 
Edit: Topic was Moved to the Malware Logs forum since Combofix had been run
Roger
 

Answer:Windows 7 slow startup & shutdown time & different programs slow to launch

Thanks Roger

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Consistent BSOD during Windows startup for both normal mode and safe mode. BSOD problem started shortly after buggy installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x64, Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, and AMD Catalyst Drivers 13.9; and turning off Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1.

Startup Repair is consistently unable to fix: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff800033bf6d6, 0xfffff880009a7578, 0xfffff880009a6dd0).

I accessed the dump file of the BSOD-inflicted drive by usb-connecting it to the same pc, but that's now running a functioning, system hard-drive.

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:
atikmpag.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys

The hash of the atikmpag.sys from the BSOD-inflicted drive is identical to the one in the functioning drive, so I don't think this is the root problem.
However, the hashes of the two dx files (dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys) are different. I have replacement files for the broken dx files, but I don't have, nor know how to get, the access permission to replace them.

I'm at a loss for what I can try at this point. I used DM Log Collector and uploaded the resulting file. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Answer:BSOD during windows startup; can't safe mode; startup repair can't fix

Henry,

The cause of the problem may be related to a Windows 7 installation which has never seen any updates.

Code:
Host Name: HENRY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
Can I just confirm, you have no way of booting into Windows at the moment. Correct?

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hi,not sure whether a virus/trojan horse or whatever is affecting one of my computers. While doing regular maintenance yesterday, I ran Adware, Spybot and AVG. I removed the necessary stuff for Adware and Spybot. For AVG, it detected Trojan horse Generic9.QZA on 1 file and a Worm/Generic.DYI on another file. Both these files are just on storage and were never used or installed. I have since deleted those files. That computer was running fine both before and after the above process. However, this morning when I turned on the computer, the whole computer became very sluggish. It takes a while to start up Windows XP and also takes a while for a programs to start running.Would appreciate your kind help. It takes a long time to execute any program on that computer. Managed to run HijackThis. System Restore has been turned off. The hijackThis log is appended below (have put x's in place of numbers for one of the ip address).Thanks in advance.==========================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:48:13 PM, on 19-Nov-07Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe... Read more

Answer:Windows Xp Startup And Programs Startup Very Slow

Hi,Please read and perform the steps present in this article:Help! My computer is slow! Let me know if that solved your issue.

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Hi I own an HP desktop with Windows 7 and as of today it's been behaving very very strangely. It was running fine this morning but then according to my brother it froze completely while he was browsing the internet, which prompted him to shut it down by holding down the power button. Since then, it has been incredibly slow to startup and shutdown, and has also been slow when actually logged it. It failed to connect to the internet multiple times, the Norton antivirus was listed as disabled, and windows frequently stopped responding. Additionally, it keeps installing updates. At one point I looked over and it was installing 18000 updates. As of right now I can't even get in as it says preparing to configure windows and has said that for the last 20 minutes. I tried to open it in safe mode once however when I did the keyboard stopped working. Repeated attempts to open safe mode failed as for some reason holding fown the F8 key didnt do anything. At one point it was shutting down and BSOD came up. It also distorts the welcome to windows sound when it starts up, repeating the first note for 20 seconds. Is it just a massive virus or something? Any ideas on what to do?

Answer:BSOD once. Computer extremely slow startup, shutdown, in general

I've also tried system repair which entailed system restore A couple of times and that hasnt worked either.

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Hi thanks in advance for any help.

My desktop (HP Pavilion) running Vista seems to be quite sickly recently in general sometimes worse than others internet is slow but wifi connector is not a great one. Any ideas why life seems to be covered in treacle ?
 

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Hi i have installed windows 7 ultimate on my hp mini 1035nr running atom n270 processor and it is very very slow the startup takes atleast 9 minutes but when i take out the wifif it goes down to a minute so its driver problems also and while im in windows i cant open anything its all laggy choppy its so unusable i had to install ubuntu to get on this forum ive seen youtube videos of people running this os on ultimate on my same exact netbook what did i do wrong?

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Hi i have installed windows 7 ultimate on my hp mini 1035nr running atom n270 processor and it is very very slow the startup takes atleast 9 minutes but when i take out the wifif it goes down to a minute so its driver problems also and while im in windows i cant open anything its all laggy choppy its so unusable i had to install ubuntu to get on this forum ive seen youtube videos of people running this os on ultimate on my same exact netbook what did i do wrong?

Answer:Windows 7 slow startup slow everything hp mini 1035nr

Before you installed 7 did you run the windows 7 update advisor

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Hi, this is my first post and I am somewhat desperate if you could help it's highly appreciated also sorry about my english

Well, the trouble began about 3 days ago, in the morning I turned on the PC, used it for a while to play and websurfing and then suspended it. Later that same day turned it on again and noted it was working very slow, aplications began crashing and I had to close them especially happening with windows explorer and firefox and also noted most programs took longer than expected to open, I tried restarting and I realized that also took longer to boot.

I Searched the Internet and tried some solutions without success; ccleaner never finished the search and analysis of registration, the fast scan of windows security essentials took much more than usual and did not find anything, then tried the sfc / scannow and also malwarebytes scan command but none of the two could finish since my pc froze completely.

To top it off, apparently one of these attempts to solve the problem caused more, because when trying to turn it on again it sent me straight to recovery, showing the message "startup could not repair the problem" and "MissingOsLoader". luckily I could go into windows again making a system restore (to a January date) from an external drive, but the initial problem continues

I have now completed the sfc / scannow command but it hasn?t found problems and ccleaner remains unable to finish scans

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Answer:windows 7 slow, programs crash and slow startup

Perform a Clean Startup - is the startup time improved?
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Stop using CCleaner for now. It won't fix anything.

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Hello everyone.
This is my first post on TechSupport Forums.
My pc have following problem:
When Windows loads (black screen with blue thing moving) It takes really long (about 2-5 min usually).
After that, blue screen, where computer would scan disk C:/ - It don't scans, just stands on 0%.
And the third thing, windows start up loads pretty slowly.
I need help really, because whole computer started to work very bad since windows loads slow.
I runned CCleaner, cleared everything, runned AVG full system scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:28:37, on 16.08.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Dati\Haris\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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Answer:Windows XP load really slow, don't scan, slow startup.

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okay well first off I'm running a Dell xps m1210 windows vista, its been a great laptop up until now.. i had a very bad virus that i had removed and fixed really recently, the virus was a system check worm or something that just really screwed my computer up, it was taken care of but now its been really slow after the virus was removed, i play a game online allot and it ran really good before the virus after its been really bad such as, slow loading, lag, bad fps, um the virus i had deleted my desktop and hid all of my files i had to start over and everything, i really wish i can get this fixed and I've posted a topic on www.bleepingcomputer.com but no reply i know it doesn't sound serious but i really would appreciate the help I'm willing to let someone remotely access my computer to check everything out and all, i can answer any questions i am really newer to computers, i also have a problem with my command prompt as well where it will not show up on my screen unless i maximize it I'm not so worried about that but yeah, Ive had a friend tell me that i should have a PC booster or PC cleaner, Ive tried to find one but all of them cost money, I've ran about 3-7 virus scans a day nothing is found I'm running the virus scans with malware bytes, i cannot use a disk defragment for some reason i click and it sat there for 15 hours and never finished twice now its set to auto run, i still have tons of harddrive left, and I've tried all the tip... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista, slow startup/shutdown, very slow out of nowhere

Quote i had a very bad virus that i had removed and fixed really recentlyYou had someone else remove it? Did you pay them? It sounds like you may have gotten ripped off...Quotei had to start over and everythingWhat does this mean? Did you reinstall windows? How did you start over and everything?QuoteI've posted a topic on www.bleepingcomputer.com but no reply That's probably due to your grammar. Your post here is almost impossible to read. It's one long run-on sentence. Try using more punctuation than just commas. QuoteI'm willing to let someone remotely access my computer to check everything out and allYou shouldn't be so trusting. Don't let anyone that you don't know and trust remotely access your computer. You're asking for trouble. QuoteIve had a friend tell me that i should have a PC booster or PC cleanerWindows has it's own disk cleanup program. Click start, type cleanmgr.exe into the search box and press enter to start it up. If you really want a third party utility to do do a disk cleanup, you could try CCleaner. It's free.

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I have an ASUS EEE PC 1005HA Netbook
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Microsoft (R) Build 7601: Service Pack 1 (I succeed in running this in safemode, but in normal mode sometimes it never makes it to the desktop... just goes dark... unresponsive... though lights are still responding even 30 minutes into the boot up)
Please help... I have a Seperate laptop and Sony Vaio and external 500 gig hard drive at my disposal if these help
 

Answer:Windows 7 is extremely slow and unresponsive, startup is really slow

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:2-08-2014
Ran by DJB (administrator) on DJB-PC on 02-08-2014 19:45:05
Running from E:\
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)

The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxsrvc.exe
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)

HKU\S-1-5-21-1917757100-645265967-4022112663-1000\...\Run: [swg] => C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe [39408 2010-08-20] (Google Inc.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1917757100-645265967-4022112663-1000\...\Run: [Eee Docking] =>... Read more

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A couple weeks ago, I started having intense problems with spyware. It caused my windows explorer to crash every 15 minutes or so and instantly relaunch explorer (not restart computer). When I ran AdAware/Spybot/Malwarebytes it would get rid of them and it just came back soon after. I kept putting off fixing it for good, but recently, when upon restarting the computer, it would get through loading Windows and would immediately bluescreen and force a restart.

I have not installed any new hardware in a year or so, and no new significant software for at least a month.

Attempted solutions:
- Run in safe mode. Similar to normal mode, right before windows actually pops up, blue screens to error "STOP: 0x000000BE"
- Boot off friend's XP Pro CD (remember I use XP Home - I can't find my disc anywhere). Makes it to "Launching Windows" then blue screens to error "STOP: 0x0000007E / pci.sys - Address F78E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c". Tried booting to CD multiple times.
- Boot off friend's Vista CD. Sometimes it blue screens to same XP CD error, and sometimes successfully launches to Vista screen at which point I don't continue.
- Booting with either of my 2 RAM sticks taken out.

Comp details:
Processor: Intel Core Duo CPU 3ghz
HDs: 1 SATA Hard drive (holds OS), 1 IDE just holding information. SATA has at least 50gb free, IDE has at least 2.
MB: nForce 790i ftw
RAM: GSkill 2gb DDR (x2)
Video Card: Geforce GTX... Read more

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A couple weeks ago, I started having intense problems with spyware. It caused my windows explorer to crash every 15 minutes or so and instantly relaunch explorer (not restart computer). When I ran AdAware/Spybot/Malwarebytes it would get rid of them and it just came back soon after. I kept putting off fixing it for good, but recently, when upon restarting the computer, it would get through loading Windows and would immediately bluescreen and force a restart.

I have not installed any new hardware in a year or so, and no new significant software for at least a month.

Attempted solutions:
- Run in safe mode. Similar to normal mode, right before windows actually pops up, blue screens to error "STOP: 0x000000BE"
- Boot off friend's XP Pro CD (remember I use XP Home - I can't find my disc anywhere). Makes it to "Launching Windows" then blue screens to error "STOP: 0x0000007E / pci.sys - Address F78E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c". Tried booting to CD multiple times.
- Boot off friend's Vista CD. Sometimes it blue screens to same XP CD error, and sometimes successfully launches to Vista screen at which point I don't continue.
- Booting with either of my 2 RAM sticks taken out.

Comp details:
Processor: Intel Core Duo CPU 3ghz
HDs: 1 SATA Hard drive (holds OS), 1 IDE just holding information. SATA has at least 50gb free, IDE has at least 2.
MB: nForce 790i ftw
RAM: GSkill 2gb DDR (x2)
Video Card: Geforce GTX260
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Hi there

I have XP sp2 and recently started observing slow system startup, slow application start up, slow system shut down and many times my video becomes very slow to refresh when running IE and any other application at the sametime. Almost seems like video memory is not being swapped correctly or maybe something I'm not aware of is running the the background stealing system resources.
I can see that I have many instances of SVCHOST running when opening the TaskManager.
I have run CCleaner and optimized the HD. Not sure where to go from here. I have also shut down/disabled most programs on startup.

Thanks for your help

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - FAT32x86
Run by J at 22:51:57.21 on 2009/08/13
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://tw.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: TSToolbarBHO: {43c6d902-a1c5-45c9-91f6-fd9e90337e18} - c:\program files\trend micro\trendsecure\tisprotoolbar\TSToolbar.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\... Read more

Answer:Slow System Startup / Slow Application Startup and Shutdown

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Been having this problem for a while now, when Windows boots up, I take a look in my process running about 50 processes, and my user name doesnt appear in my user name and I sometimes get a %100 Cpu Useage and it takes a while to open a programe at this point, what is the course of this??

Answer:Slow Windows Startup

Try running thisclick here

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Hello everyone, I have a problem with my HP P6130Y model desktop. When the pc boots up, it takes a tremendous amount of time to boot up. I have actually timed it at 20 minutes exactly to boot up. Once I boot up after 20 minutes, it is fast again and becomes responsive.

I have reformatted the computer and it is still doing the same thing. I have checked the disk for errors but found nothing. I believe my hard disk drive is still the culprit. It will shut down as normal, but my only problem is starting up. Could this be a hardware issue?
 

Answer:Windows 7 VERY SLOW STARTUP

I also forgot to mention that months before, I had memory corruption problems. Reformatting the PC did the trick though. This time around,I wasen't so lucky. I also removed the RAM and reinstalled them. I am currently running 8gb of RAM that came with the pc.
 

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when my Windows Xp starts up, after the 'welcome' part, it takes more than 35 seconds to show me the desktop screen :(((

Answer:windows xp startup is slow

Hacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Boot ( 17 pages )http://www.extremetech.com/article2...

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Hi,
Have been having some trouble with my Windows7 Toshiba for a week or so.
I was noticing slower and slower startup and response times.
I have used Tweaknow regcleaner to move things along a bit and have noticed some improvement. I have updated system drivers and uninstalled McAffee and have attempted to uninstall the OEM istalled Notorn programs with mixed success. Now running Microsoft Windows Essentials.

I seem to be at the improved position of having a 11 min startup, whether I am using a clean boot or allowing all programs to start up. So I think I am having trouble with a basic windows service of sometime.

Any help figuring this out would be great. I am getting of wasting time on this.
Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 700172 MB, Free - 425609 MB;
Motherboard: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1, Type2 - Board Product Name1
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Slow Windows 7 startup

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Recently my XP SP3 has been a little slow at startup. I wonder if any malware is screwing up my processing speed. Thank you for the time. I have attached Attach.txt and Gmer.txt as told.

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DDS.txt


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Zhiyang at 9:38:33.56 on Fri 11/28/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1526.533 [GMT 8:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Premium Security Suite\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Premium Security Suite\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Premium Security Suite\avesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM Mashup Center\AppServer\bin\wasservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\o2flash.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM Mashup Center\AppServer\java\bin\java.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk2008\PD91Agent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Premium Security Suite\avmailc.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Premium Security Suite\AVWEBGRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Fu... Read more

Answer:Windows Startup too Slow

Log appears clean but let's do a perfunctory scan

Using Internet Explorer, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.

Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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Hello All..........I am facing a problem of slow startup on my Windows 8.1, sometimes really really slow that makes me often hard reset it.
The Application Startup settings are configured appropriately so that nothing is loaded during startup.
Other than OS, there are couple of issues that I face when I start my laptop (HP ProBook 6550b):
1.  I see the "Warning:  The machine is not in committed state!!" right at the first Screen. 

After this I get following screen
2.  The Screen shows that BIOS is unable to find the Serial Number, etc. and all those details which are generally on the first page of the BIOS in most laptops.  And the values appear as empty.
Once I press enter at that screen, my Windows 8.1 Boot Loader takes over and starts to load the OS, which is very slow.

So, could the two problems above be causing the slow startup issue? If so, how to get rid of them?




I have already tried installing the latest BIOS to no affect.

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I have been using Windows 7 for two years now and for about a week my computer has been very slow before i reinstall my graphics drivers. At the start I just dealt with it until I found a temporary solution which is, as I said, reinstalling my Nvidia drivers every time I start up my computer but I want a more permanent solution.

With some googling I found that a few people with similar-ish problems changed the directory that Windows looks in for graphics drivers and that fixed their problem but i have no idea how to do that.

SPECS:

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1050T
RAM: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24) (2x 4GB)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 R2.0 (Socket 942)
Graphics: 1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (EVGA)

All drivers are up to date.
No viruses or malware that I know of.
And these are the TSG SysInfo specs which I've just noticed at the top of the submit screen:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8114 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 83671 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 R2.0
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Windows 7 slow after startup

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Since I've gotten my computer. Windows XP SP2 has been slow at starting up, the loading bar would go across maybe 20 times before it would actually start. I know its not a virus because when I got my computer it was like this. Does anyone have an idea how to fix it?
my specs are:

Cpu-AMD Athlon 64 Fx-55, 2.6 ghz
Mobo-Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Memory-1024 DDr SDram
Video Card-2x Geforce 6800 series 256mbs


If you need any additional information just ask.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows slow startup.

Scan for spyware and viruses.

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Hi,
I'm sure I've got this in the wrong forum...sorry. I'm running Windows XP Home with 1GB of RAM. It is taking me 4-6 minutes to boot up (from start to able to click on any icon). A few people have suggested that I post a HJT log on MajorGeeks so here goes...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:43:11 AM, on 2/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PR... Read more

Answer:Windows is Slow to Startup

Hi cojonboy.
I think you should rewadthis before posting your log..
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=26149
 

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can anyone advise me why it takes so long for W8 to boot up.
I have just upgraded my laptop from W7 everything seems to be working fine except boot uo takes so long.
My laptop is a HP compaq nx6125 2gb memory, 50gb HDD,(with 30 free)processor is AMD turion 64.
Apart from this all went very well.
Regards

Answer:slow startup on windows 8

Is the slow start up the 1st time you have booted to Win8 since the upgrade or is it just slow to boot since the upgrade every time you start.
Not a fan of upgrading my self always prefer a clean install, I know it means that all your programs etc. will have to be reinstalled but its much less problematic than an upgrade.
Regards
Aquatarkus

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Okay, here are the facts with my computer.

Dell Dimension 4100, Windows ME, got it in 2001.

Since then i have upgraded my RAM up to 500MB
I have upgraded my Operating System to XP.

And it would start up fine, whenever you start the computer, you see the dell splash screen and it's just there for a second or two and then it continues to startup.

I recently just switched out my 20 G hard drive and got a new one, an 80 G hard drive. I successfully copied everything over fine and now I just have my new hard drive as the primary master etc.. and i'm not even using my old one.

Now, ever since then, my computer starts up a lot slower. When it hits that dell splash screen on initial startup, instead of a few seconds it sits there for like a minute or two, and then it starts up fine, what is with the longer stall???????? How can i get that to go back to a quicker startup????

Answer:Windows Startup slow!!

I think there is an option under your Advanced Features of your BIOS that allows you to disable the logo/splash screen. Try that, it saves time by not loading the Dell logo, but I'm not sure about the splach screen itself.

-Dan The Man

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Hi Guys,

Just curious, why is my Windows XP running starting up and exiting so slowly now? What can I do to make it faster?

Thanks!

Kelly
 

Answer:Windows XP startup slow

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Hi All,
Sorry if this post is in the incorrect place, not quite sure where it fits. My computer is taking much more time to startup for a ssd than what I have read is normal, mine take about 5 mins. Was wondering if there is anything is the hijack or dds log that might help fix this. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:02:24 AM, on 20/08/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\19.8.0.14\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\ET6\GUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Server.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\PlexScriptHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\Bluetooth\btplayerctrl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero MediaHome 4\NeroMediaHome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
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When fired up, my PC seems to go through the start up process OK. I sign in, my desktop loads and then any icon, start menu item, key stroke takes between 2 and 4 minutes to function. The HD seems to be basically inactive, just the occasional flash. After this the PC seems to be OK. Event viewer simply shows assorted Service Control Manager errors about 30000 millisecond timeouts. By the time Task Manager/Performance manager works it's too late to see what's going on. This happens 2 out of 3 times and for the last 10 days. I doubt if it's malware as I run 2 products.

Any clues how I can find out what might be going on during this "dead" period?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Martin

Answer:Windows startup has become very slow

Are you saying that you run 2 AV programs - and which ones are they ??






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I doubt if it's malware as I run 2 products.

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Hello All,

I have this minor problem a long time and have been put up with it until now.

I have 3 custome build PCs, following are specs for each:

1- Pentium 4 HT 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB, 2GB DDR400 SDRAM (Dual channel)

2- PIII 1GB, 1GB PC133 SDRAM

3- AMD Athlon XP2600, 1GB DDR400 SDRAM

All 3 running Windows 2000, the time it took for each PC from pushing the power button to Window Login screen are:

- PC No. 1 took a whooping 1 minute & 50 seconds
- PC No. 2: 1 minute & 33 seconds
- PC No. 3: only 49 seconds - the fastest of the 3

What is the standard time to boot into windows, what's wrong with my PCs?

Please advise how I can reduce the boot up time. Thank you so much
 

Answer:Windows Startup too Slow

There are a ton of tips, registry hacks and etc that can reduce boot time. For example, you can check this tutorial.

Simple advice is to check unused tools & services in msconfig and remove them from autostart.
 

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Hi Forum,

I'm getting a really slow Windows 7 startup. I posted this same problem probably about a half a year ago but nothing was done about my issue :/ I strongly believe that what is causing this slow startup is two storage controller drivers. When i open device manager I see error triangles next to both the A6TXZ7LL IDE Controller and my SSCI/RAID Controller. However, the controller by the name of JMicron JMB36X has no error next to its name. I have a good computer rig so it should not be like this, and I'm not so sure what could have happened before that caused these controllers to have errors.

- ASUS P6T Motherboard
- Patriot 1333 Memory
- Intel i7 930 Processor
- Nvidia 560 Ti Graphics Card
- Corsair HX850 PSU
- WD5000AAKS 00TMA0 Hard Drive
- ASUS DRW-24B1ST, TSSTCorp CD/DVW TS-H652D SCSI CD/DVD Drives
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Answer:Slow Windows 7 Startup

I see that under my motherboards utilities that i can download from asus.com there is an Intel matrix storage manager. Would this help?

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hi, i just bought a new computer machine operated by windows 7. internet connection startup was fast for the first few days, and suddenly today, it took a wooping 5minutes for connection to established, i restarted my computer a few times and the results were still the same, i only downloaded daemon tools the day before and install norton anti virus, could this be the problem? However to my surprised, startup connection on my guest account is immediate without any lag time. please help me! thank you in advanced.
 

Answer:Slow startup windows 7!!! Help

Well, I'd uninstall both of those and also use System Restore to roll back to before you did either installation. See if that changes the symptoms.
 

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Hi, after bulding my latest system I'm noticing its taking allot longer to startup then my other systems....

Seems to pause 5-6 secounds on the starting up windows part before the login... not the part with the windows logo... Any suggestions ?

Windows XP SP2
E6600
Gigabyte DS4
2GB GSkill HZ 6400
2x 74GB Raptor
X-Fi Music
 

Answer:Windows XP slow startup....

Any errors listed in the even viewer?
 

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Hi there,

I've just set up my PC again after a long time of it being stored and rarely used at my parent's house. For a long time now (even before I last used it) it's been incredibly slow to start up and has resulted in me just putting the computer to sleep rather than shutting it down completely.

When I connected everything up again after the travel from my parent's, it seems to have got even slower, with even the most lightweight app such as Google Chrome being slow to start and freezing at least a couple of times.

My first thoughts are that a wireless adapter is slowing the start up but even with this unplugged it still takes a long time before the computer boots to the desktop (around 10 minutes or more before it is usable).

Please could someone advise?

Cheers,

Andrew

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Hey all,Got a weird problem where after a user logs into a windows xp pro machine it will hang for about 5 minutes before logging in, strange thing is if you press any key after login it will go in instantly! I've got a hijackthis log below, any help will be appreciatedLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:56:41 PM, on 12/18/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsemexeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Vet Antivirus\... Read more

Answer:Slow Startup Windows XP

Hello and welcome to Bleeping 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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First of all, sorry if I'm in the wrong place - wasn't sure where to post.

I've been using Windows 7 Ultimate for a few months now and been very pleased with it, in the past few weeks I noticed a slow down though. I decided to do a clean install as I need a format anyway.

The thread title isn't quite right - Windows 7 loads up fine but once I log on it seems to take a while to 'repsond'. I have a USB HD connected (for example). the OS knows it there but it doesn't give me access to it for a while - maybe 15-30 minutes. The same thing happens with programs, I try to load them up but nothing happens until Windows 7 decided it's fully started. So everytime I log on, I'm having to wait 15 minutes+ until I can start using programs etc. After the wait - everything works fine but the waiting is really killing me now. It also started doing this on my previous install too.

Any ideas why this may be?

Answer:Windows 7 Slow Startup

Welcome
If you have patience and follow the instructions of clean boot, I think that you may discover the problem

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

You may want to do a virus scan and download and use malwarebytes, first. It is important to make sure that your computer is clean

In addition try running, temporarily, with your anti virus off. That is often a cause of problems

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Would some be so kind as to analyze my Hijack log and suggest some fixes to improve my sloooow startups from hibernation and cold restarts. I'm sure I've collected some "junk" along the way!
Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:26:40 AM, on 2/27/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702) "I don't use IE, using Firefox"
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
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Answer:Windows XP-SP2 really slow startup

The bigger question is why are you still running on SP2 which has not been supported for some time?
 

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The Log on screen is taking ages to come on after the Windows Logo is displayed. Took an average of 90secs in between. Wopnder what are being loaded during time. And how can i find out? Only 2 programs are configured to load at startup at Msconfig, ie Zone alarm and Incd. win.ini and system.ini are disabled.Please helpo/s windows xp pro AMD XP 2800+ 1.92 GHz

Answer:windows xp slow at startup

try msconfig it will give you some idea about what is loading at start up

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My comuter (window XP ) became very slow at startup , How can I make it start faster ? it takes about 2 minutes to completely start . I have recently installed Avira internet security suite , does it has to do with this problem ?

Answer:slow startup of windows xp,

It might. If not that one thing then just a lot of junk you probably have loading on startup. You can run MSCONFIG and check the 'startup' tab and decide if you need all that stuff running at startup. If you have software you don't need, uninstall it.Too little ram could part of the problem. How much do you have installed?

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Good day to all,Just sorted out my wifes slow windows 7 with help from the w7 pages here.I followed a tutorial by Brink.
Now I have a windows 8.1 acer laptop which is very slow on startup also I have to enter my microsoft password in about half way through startup.How long should W8.1 take from start to finish ready to use,I would say mine takes about 3-4 min.
Does that seem slow or just the norm for an acer lappy.
Have run all sorts of cleaners Ccleaner and the JRT junkware remover adw cleaner super antispyware and malwarebytes the paid for version.
Any help here Please.
PS.Does Brink have a tutorial for startups of W8.1 similar to the W7 one as that one worked a treat on our W7 hp laptop and my home built desktop.
Many Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 slow startup

Hello David,

If you would like to be signed in to automatically at startup, then: Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

If you mean for startup programs, then: Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

You might also troubleshoot with a clean boot to see if it may help ID anything causing the slow startup.

Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now.

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I am using Windows XP Home SP3 with an Intel Core2 CPU 6600 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT, and 94GB free on C: drive. I use Norton Internet Security (version 16.8.0.41). Norton and Windows are up to date.

My computer takes about 90 sec to get to the logon screen, then about 2min 30sec until the hard drive stops continuous activity (about 4 minutes total). Following the advice given to others with slow XP startup, I have done full scans with Norton, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Antimalware (only cookies detected). I have run CCleaner (files and registry) and Ashampoo WinOptimiser, and full defrag and optimisation with Auslogics Disk Defrag. I use The Ultimate Troubleshooter (TUT), and my only Startups are Norton, ClipX, USB Safely Remove and Tclock (all present before the problem started some weeks ago). I have run CHKDSK /f and set Windows Prefetcher to 2 (boot only).

I would be VERY grateful for advice about what to do next. Thank you.
 

Answer:Slow Windows XP startup

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my windows xp takes about 5 mins to startup from the xp login point. are there any ways i can speed startup without affect my system stability?? i have 2 gig of memory and have run defrag etc, but to no avail.

Answer:windows slow startup!!

How much have you got running in your system tray?To disable programs not required go to start menu, hit the run tab and type 'msconfig'. under the 'startup' tab you'll find all programs that start when windows does. Uncheck the programs not required....That should help speed it up.

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My computer start time is slow.

I have:

Intel Core2Duo E7300
Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3
2 GB of Ram
80GB SATA HDD (Boot)
250GB IDE HDD (Movies and Music)
ASUS Lightscribe DVD writer

I have:

Defregmented both drives
reduced start up programs
Run Registry cleaner - EasyCleaner
Run File cleaner - Crap Cleaner
Run Disk cleanup
Errorchecking for boot drive, when done for Media drive the process halts at 'Phase 4'
Run SUPER AntiSpyware - Trojan.Agent/Gen-PEC
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\USER NAME\NICHOLAS\DESKTOP\HFS.EXE detected and quarantined

Background information
The 250GB HDD came with the pc when purchased approx 4 yrs ago. I purchased the 80GB HDD approx 1.5 yrs ago and installed Windows on that drive. I believe that all elements of the OS should be on the 80GB HDD. I would not be suprised if the 250GB hdd is on the way out, i.e. nedds to be replaced.

Thank you

sera.
 

Answer:Slow startup - Windows XP

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hi guys, ive recntly had a problem with the paging file and it tells me to adjust my paging file because it is too big. So i change it so its sytem managed. then a week or so later i load up the computer and it takes several minutes to show the start button and basically load up windows (this is after i hav logged into my username). But once it loads windows runs perfectly fine! without a glitch. so i contiue working n shut my computer down and the next time i load windows the same problem happens.Any ideas on how i can fix this thanx in advance. Jason

Answer:Slow windows XP startup

Start->run and type in msconfig.... Select the "Sartup" tab and look through some of the processes that you know you don't need, for example... MS Office... This should help speed up your system

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I am kind of having the same problem but the additional problem is that i cant even open event viewer it says event log service is unavailable. verify the service is running. I have even tried installing another OS (i previeously had win8 and now i have win7) but the problem is still the same. its been weeks that i am searching for the solution but in vain. A repairer told me i should change the HDD. Is it really the only solution???
 

Answer:Windows 7 Slow Startup

Re: Windows 7 VERY SLOW STARTUP

And i cant even start the windows event collector from the service tab!!!! it just shows a dead start button.
 

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Hi folks,

I recently built a new computer, and everything works well except that Win XP starts up slowly. My boot sequence goes something like this:
1. Bios check (10-15 sec)
2. Windows XP logo (5-10 sec)
3. Black Screen (2-3 min)
4. Login Screen (3-5 sec after I login)
5. Loading of startup programs (10-15 sec)

It's the 2-3 minutes of black screen that concerns me. I'm not sure what causes it. I have tried defragmenting, disc cleanup, cleaning the registry, updating drivers and bios, modyfying what files are loaded at startup (with msconfig), and optimizing with bootvis. None of these has helped reduce the time spent on the black screen.

It's not the most critical problem, but it's annoying considering how new my computer is. Otherwise, my system's performance appears to be unaffected. I'd appreciate help or suggestions to fix this problem.

Thanks!

Answer:slow windows xp startup

did u click SOS under boot.ini?

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ever since i upgrade my HP laptop to windows 10 startup has been much slower than when I had windows 8.1 installed. Is there a way to fix this? Also is it normal for your laptop's disk usage to be 100% on startup ad then decrease over time? Thankyou in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 slow startup

Hi @pro118?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community! I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your issues with  HP Pavilion 17-e153sa Notebook and the need to turn on fast  startup. Here is a link to show you how to adjust the power plan options in Windows. Figure : Change settings that are currently unavailable shows you how to enable the Fast startup. I hope this helps. Thanks.

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Hi, I really need some help! I've read previous threads and I really hope someone can help me with this, and THANKS IN ADVANCE!! Here is my log from Hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:14:52 AM, on 3/10/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP2 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\3Com_DMI\3CDMINIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CYBERA~1\casvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\mmusbkb2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Since 10/15, my computer (XP with 512 MB RAM) has had very slow startups. After entering in my password, I get the welcome screen for about 30 seconds and then I am taken to my blank desktop. The only thing there is my background; there are no icons, there is no start button, nothing until 1-3 minutes later.

At one point, it wouldn't even load after more than 3-5 minutes of waiting. I tried safe mode and it started fine, although I couldn't print or use the internet (in safe mode with networking). A few days later, it actually started up and I found this site and tried doing a few cleaning tasks. I ran CCleaner and it removed over 1,000 megabytes of junk and over 130 registry errors :eek and used disk cleanup and defragmented. After that, my computer HAS been able to start, but it still takes 1-3 minutes for everything to load. Once everything gets loaded, the PC works fine.

I have very little on my startup list. I reviewed it and removed Google Update (I use Chrome) and Sandboxie Control. No change. A few days before the problems began, my Norton Antivirus removed Trojan.Pidief.F, a backdoor. Since my Online Armor never reported anything suspicous going on, it was probably dormant or locked down by OA. Further scans from Norton and Malwarebytes haven't revealed anything. I don't think I installed or changed anything before the slowness; it just happened all of a sudden.

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Answer:Windows XP startup very slow

well can you give a list of your start up just for diagnostic sake?

also the fact that safe mode started fine makes me think its in your start up. but the fact that even while you were in safe mode with networking you couldnt get internet is whats got me. have you had any internet issues while in regular windows mode?

try restoring your registry with the backup that ccleaner should have made and see if that doesnt fix it a bit.

ps: do you know the path that the backdoor your norton got was it may have been an important file that was infected and removed and could be needed
 

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I have a 250 Gig Seagate that is partitioned into 3 . I had vista 64 Ultimate on the one partition and it ran beautifully fast with no problems. I then decided to take my old 40 Gig IDE from the closet and install XP SP3 on the 40 Gig and formated the Vista 64 Partition as to use it for more data storage.

I now run XP SP3 from the IDE and All my data is on the 250 Gig SATA.

Now after about 2 weeks the startup time of XP has gone down from Fast to Super slow and i cannot find anything wrong with the 40 GIG . I have run diagnostice on the 40 , with no errors reported but my bootup is just getting slower almost every 2 - 3 days .

Any ideas on why as it is a clean Install of XP that is running now for about a month .

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Hello,

For several weeks I have been experiencing a problem with Internet Explorer. I thought it was spyware or something simlilar, but that has been ruled out in the Hijackthis Forum. My problem which was present on IE 6 and remains present after I upgraded to IE 7 last week, is an inexplicable lag in startup and when new windows are opened. I believe a file has been corrupted or there may be a problem with the registry.

When I click to start IE, it reacts immediately for 1-2 seconds, immediately jumping to the requested page (could be a local or www address, IE does the same thing), and then pausing frozen for about 45 seconds until waking back up and then I can browse normally. The problem is most annoying when opening new windows and tabs, the picture pops up, but the screen freezes for about 45 seconds before you can do anything in the new window.

Does anyone have any ideas about what could be causing this and how to fix it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Tom

Answer:VERY SLOW Startup and new windows in IE

Sorry for the delay in replying, if this has not been resolved plz look over the
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following
Repair Internet Explorer 6

A number of XP users have reported situations with Internet Explorer 6 becoming corrupted and reporting a number of different errors. While there is certainly no guarantee, the two procedures listed below have restored functionality to IE6 for many users experiencing problems.

Note: Both methods listed require that the Microsoft Windows XP CD-ROM be available.

Method 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

* From the Start menu, select Run.
* In the Open field, type sfc /scannow (Note: There is a space between sfc and /scannow)
* Select the OK button.
* Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
* Reboot the computer when System File Checker completes.

Method 2: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

* From the Start menu, select Search, select All Files and Folders.
* Select More Advanced Options and place a checkmark beside Search Hidden Files and Folders option.
* Ensure that Search System Folders and Search Subfolders are also checked.
* In the All or Part of the File Name box, type ie.inf
* In the Look In drop-down menu, select C: or the letter of the hard drive that contains the Windows folder.
* Click the Search button.
* In the search results pane, find the ie.inf file located in Windows\Inf fol... Read more

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All of a sudden in last few days my windows startup has been extended by about 60 secs or so. It loads upto the windows logo with xp home where the green line goes across the screen. Then the screen goes black for about 30 secs before it comes on the logon screen for my pc comes on.I am not on a network of any kind so its nothin to do with newtwork settings. Juat to narrow things down.Any help with this mystery is appreciated.p.s ive cleaned out what startup items run in msconfig so nothin there#thnks pc whizz

Answer:Slow Windows Startup???

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startup normally takes about 12 sec when i install 915 epson printer the rises to 2minsany clues

Answer:slow startup windows xp

run msconfig and see what startup items have been added.johnny.

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OK, I've had my system almost 4 years now and I probably could use a clean install. But anyway, one area that I wanted to test was the actual starting time it takes to boot up my system. So I timed everything.

Here are specifications:

Windows XP Professional
Intel Pentium 4 chip, 3.0 GHZ
1 GB Memory
80 GB Hard Drive, less than half full
Dell Dimension Desktop 3000
Startup Items: Kaspersky Internet Security Suite and that's it

So I did a Restart and timed it. I'll do it tomorrow morning as well as a 2nd test but, here's times shown in minutes and seconds, times show the START of each process:

- .16 "Windows XP" Black Screen Loading
- .48 Blue Screen, "Windows XP"
- .55 "Welcome" screen, Windows theme plays
- 1:05 My desktop appears/bottom of screen taskbar, taskbar icons not showing
- 1:39 Bottom taskbar, taskbar icons "kick in" showing
- 1:48 Sound icon appears bottom right
- 2:22 Kaspersky Icon appears, bottom right
can't do anything, stuck
- 3:06 Unstuck, I push Firefox Icon
- 3:25 "Computer Might Be at Risk" Icon on bottom right appears (it will disappear soon)
- 4:16 Firefox finally opens, system seems generally ready to go

Too slow? Normal? I will test again tomorrow morning when I start "fresh" and Kaspersky has to do updates to see how long everything takes........
Thanks. Thoughts?

Answer:Do I have slow Windows XP startup?

Slow. Go throught this:

http://www.osiris-spywareguide.com/

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I have two computers (if you can't see on my profile, let me know and I will repost), they are virtually the same. They have the same setup, programs, and basic interfaces. They automatically update Windows at the same time. Same virus scanner, same programs, same users, same drivers. The biggest difference is that one is a notebook and one is a desktop, and the notebook has a slightly better video card. However I doubt the subtle differences in the video cards is what is causing my problems. I work as an insurance agent. Both computers have dual functions as work and game computers, hence the beefier vid cards. My father manages the agency from home and I go out and do all the grunt work.

On my desktop, everything is running smoothly. I had it specially built for dad, who fell in love with my notebook but couldn't handle a set-up that small even in the office. I do the regular virus scan, disk check, defrag, automatically and manually check for driver updates every few months. It boots in seconds. No hidden programs, no roots. It runs beautifully, has never missed a beat in the three years I've had the thing.

On my notebook I have big issues. It used to boot as nicely as the desktop, but for month's it's been sluggish. I use it primarily when I am away from home, as I travel a lot for work. This is one of the main reasons why the specs are virtually the same, besides both computers having the same basic functions and were purchased about the same... Read more

Answer:SLOW Windows Startup Win XP SP2, tried everything

Do the dns entries in tcp/ip properties match between the two?

How do the task manager memory [performance tab] stats compare if they have the same amount of ram?
 

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after about a minute once xp loads, a Red Shield with an X in the middle flashes in the bottom right corner for about a second. Before this red shield flashes, most of the services within windows are stalled. After the Red Shield flashes, windows appears to be running normally. Any suggestions? I already ran the Smitfraudfix program. Below is my HiJackThis report.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:22:20, on 1/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfsw... Read more

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Hi! Windows 10 boots up okay, and when I login the desktop loads up alright as well, however the explorer and pretty much all other tasks seem to not run at all until about 5-10 minutes after I've logged in (even task manager wont load or ctrl+alt+delete). I've disabled all non-system apps on startup and ran anti-virus checks to see if maybe a virus is to blame, but no luck there either. After waiting the 5-10 minutes after the login everything runs smoothly. Very very very annoying! any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Windows 10 Slow Startup

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Hi
I am new here. I have Windows preinstalled on on my Dell computer. But whenever i start my computer it is very slow. My computer are very slow overall.

Plz help me:-(
 

Answer:Windows 7 very slow startup

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Hello. I am having a problem with my pc. When I start or restart, it is VERY SLOW. I have tried antispyware; the internet is fine. It is just when the computer starts. It gets to my desktop, then takes an extremely long time to load things? Also, it freezes when I try to play some games? I just can't figure out what to do.
Specs:
SONY VAIO
UCV039MEUM
1.00 GHZ, 112 MB RAM

WIN XP HOME EDITION
VER 2002, SERVICE PACK 2


THANK YOU!
 

Answer:WINDOWS XP-Startup very SLOW!

well you could try removing everything from startup in msconfig, and also disabling any network connections especially if its set to automatically get an ip. Also any services you dont need to use
 

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Hello. Recently I have repaired a Windows XP Installation. After applying updates of SP2 and updates, I thought my PC would be fine. However, now my PC takes about 2 to 3 minutes starting up. I have run Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware, Superantispyware, Windows Defender, and AVG antispyware. I found nothing when scanning in safe mode except for some changes in the registry caught by AVG antispyware that were noted as malicious, even though they were not, just because I forgot to install ie7 again after the repair installation. Is there anything I can do to speed up my PC? I am looking and trying to read as much as I can to fix the problem and I hope I am able to get some help. Thank you.

Answer:Slow Windows Xp Startup

Depending on what you have running at startup...and a 3d-party firewall...IMO, 2-3 minutes is about right for program access to be allowed.

Is startup the only thing you're concerned about?

Louis

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I have Win 7 Enterprise x64 installed for few months, and it started to clog up. When I start it up, after wallpaper shows up, hard drive starts to grind like I'm defragmenting it, and it keeps doing it for half a minute.

If I try to start up firefox during those initial seconds, it works slow, and so do other programs.

I have 15+ GB free on my main C drive. I thought about clean install but the pain of reinstalling the programs and settings makes me cringe so I would like to try to clean the computer up.

What programs do you recommend for the job? I can check for viruses and malware with Security Essentials, are there other programs that could possibly check if I have too much startup programs, and somehow optimize Windows back?

Thanks

Answer:Slow Windows 7 startup

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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Hi, My wife's laptop is very slow to start approx. 3min. She only uses it on the internet, email and ordering items from stores, the threater and holidays. I used Ccleaner to clear out all the junk and installed Ghostery to try and speed things up.
I see there is a program called TuneXP. at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/TuneXP.shtml
Has anyone used this and does it work "out the box" or do you have a lot of adjustments to make.
HP/Compaq 6715s 2GB ram Windows XP service pack 3.
Mike

Answer:Slow startup with Windows XP

Have you tried removing some startup Items in RUN/MSCONFIG you can put them back if needed, it only stops them starting at boot. Also Anti-virus may be checking the drive at boot

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Hi everyone,

I have already downloaded the hotfixes (x32 & x64 platforms). My question is; Should I install the hotfix on W7 clients or in my 2008 R2 Servers?

Thanks.

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Hi there,
After upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10,
when i shut down and boot my laptop windows startup pretty fast 8 sec and The login screen appears.
However when i restart windows the bot went well it start to be slow in the loading screen with windows logo 10 sec after that a black screen( if i click or move the mouse the cursor appears) 10-15 sec , after that an other clear blue loading screen with a loading circle in the middle, after that the login screen also take a while to login and desktop too take a while to show properly all the icons and task bar.
And all those delays occur only when i restart windows, this is really confusing.

Answer:Windows 10 - slow startup after restart only

Windows 8 and 10 have something called fast startup. Essentially, when you shut down, the computer's state is saved to a file (open processes, etc.). When you start up, it restores the state the computer was in, resulting in faster startup. Windows 7 and previous operating systems do not have fast startup, so when you shut down, it shuts all processes down resulting in a slower bootup because they all have to be loaded again. Just think of fast startup as sleep, although it's closer to hibernation. When the computer shuts down or enters sleep mode, the state of the computer is saved. When it wakes up or boots, you restore the state instead of starting on a clean slate and loading the processes again. When you restart, fast startup is disabled because you usually restart to let installers make changes that they can't do while your computer is actively running. Putting your computer to sleep then waking it up again isn't the same as restarting, is it?

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I am not sure if this is the area to post this problem or not but I am sure you will help me or tell me where to post the problem.

PROBLEM: I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I could not get my Dell 968 AIO to work at all since Dell apparently is not supporting the driver(s) for this printer and approximately 90% of their other printer drivers to be compatible with Win 10. I reverted back to Windows 7 using Microsoft's program to do so. Now among other problems which the main problem was not connecting to the internet which I did get to work, the sign it to Windows 7 is now taking about 6 or 7 minutes to login. Previously it was taking less the 1 minute.

Any help to resolve this slow login would be greatly appreciated. Bye the way, I have ran all of the Microsoft Trouble Shooter programs that Microsoft recommends.

Bud Rose

Answer:Extremely slow Windows startup

You say you went back to Windows because you had problems with Windows 10.

You say you used Microsoft's' program to install Windows 7. Do you mean you used the Dell Recovery Partition, or did you use OEM Recovery software provided by System Builder (Dell)? You need to be more specific, rather than just saying Microsoft's' program.

What is the Manufacturer/ Model number of your Computer?

Your asking how to speed up Windows startup.

What Antivirus and Firewall program/s do you have installed?

To begin, perform a "Clean Boot" to see if the computer will load Windows faster.

How to "Clean Boot", follow the steps in this tutorial. Scroll down to you see windows 7.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

John

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this computer has been working fine.
today the it stalls at "starting windows" for about 9 minutes before it starts. Then the computer works fine.

I loaded the latest bios. I disconnected all usb devices. I disabled all startup services in msconfig. I had windows look for any system errors and found none. I used the windows install disk to repair and update the os

asus p6x58d-e
windows 7 64bit
24 gig ram
i7 950
GTX-470 latest drivers
antec 1000 watt power supply
nec pa271w monitor
no other cards or devices

Attached are all the details in device manager (2 files)

Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow Startup

Be very careful with disabling services...that can have some very bad negative effects. Hopefully, you just meant you shut down some of the start up applications instead. I'm also thinking that it isn't related to the BIOS, or memory checking, as it seems to be getting past that part. Is your HDD light active at all during those 9 minutes?

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I am not sure if this is the area to post this problem or not but I am sure you will help me or tell me where to post the problem.

PROBLEM: I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I could not get my Dell 968 AIO to work at all since Dell apparently is not supporting the driver(s) for this printer and approximately 90% of their other printer drivers to be compatible with Win 10. I reverted back to Windows 7 using Microsoft's program to do so. Now among other problems which the main problem was not connecting to the internet which I did get to work, the sign it to Windows 7 is now taking about 6 or 7 minutes to login. Previously it was taking less the 1 minute.

Any help to resolve this slow login would be greatly appreciated. Bye the way, I have ran all of the Microsoft Trouble Shooter programs that Microsoft recommends.

Bud Rose

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Hi there,

I have a problem starting my notebook (An Acer TravelMate 803 LCi) to Windows. Windows starts quick enough (like it should with a notebook with that performance) ... But as windows is started it should start my icons in the system tray on the right, like my connections, MSN Messenger and especially McAfee Virusscan 7. It takes approx. 5 minutes till McAfee Virusscan starts, and then all other programs (not too many) start immediatly as well.

But the wait for McAfee is too long. It all used to start in 1 minute when i just bought it (and also when it was fully installed), but now, after 4 months it starts only in 5 mins.
I read a post in the archive which stated that it had to do with spyware etc...

It used HiJackThis logs and adaware (which i all have, i did a virusscan, no virusses, i ran adaware, cleaned all spyware, i did hard disk control, fixed errors, i did defrag, and rebooted but still the problem persists).

Well ... i downloaded hijackthis, and this is my log. Is there anything that has to be removed and can anyone help me to get my startup time back to normal levels? Or doesn't it have to do with security and should i post this elsewhere?

I'm an IT graduate, but don't have experience with all this.
HijackThis log:
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 20:57:10, on 1/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
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Answer:TM 803 Notebook slow Windows startup

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All of a sudden today when I went to start up my computer, it took way longer than normal to boot up (three mionutes as opposed to the usual 30sec or less). I have turned it off and reset it and each time I turn it on, the same thing happens.

Something of note: The 'Shut Down' button in the windows tab shows the indication that there are updates to apply, but I've shut down my machine more than once and it says that it's installing the updates, yet when I turn the computer back on, the indicator is still there next to the shut down button. I have attached a snippet of what I'm reffering to just to be clear.

What could this be?

my specs:
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 7 64bit CPU AMD Phenom II X4 925 Motherboard Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H Memory 4GB KIT (2X2GB) DDR3 PATRIOT PVS34G1600LLK

Answer:Windows 7 x64 suddenly slow to startup

Make a clean boot to help determine the problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

It is most likely updates that have not been fully installed
If clean boot does not show anything make a system restore from a few days ago.
Then install updates manually, turn off automatic update.

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Hi!! there,
My laptop is having problem of slow startup with popup message "McAfee ActiveShield has found a suspect a file on your computer. McAfee strongly recommends that you scan your computer now." Even after complete scan, this message doesn't go away. Everytime i scan, McAfee finds Trojan virus and it even removes the infected file, but still the problem persists. Last time i tried using Registry cleanup software and it found 932 errors, but as the software was not purchased i was not able to remove the errors.
Is someone can help me to sort out this problem.
Manan

Answer:Slow Windows Home At Startup

Heya Manan and to BCPlease read the thread found here and follow the steps. Then procced with using HijackThis to post a log n the HijacThis log and analysis forum if problems continue to persist.Have a nice day:)

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My computer has regressed over time in performance. Maybe it's because I have installed a lot of programs I'm not sure but the os is slow to shut down. I get message Waiting for background programs to close and it was explorer.exe. As matter fact explorer.exe is really causing issues in os. Crashing frequently, hogging resources, its frustrating! What is wrong with the os? I know Windows 7 is not perfect os but is this normal? 

Answer:Windows 7 slow to shutdown and startup

Regressed is not right word sorry. Actually windows 7 performs reasonably well it's just when it starts up or shutdowns it takes more time now then ever before. I guess it's normal when I first installed the os it started up and shutdown in no time.

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Everytime I turn on my computer, the start up desktop is too slow to load, also i dont have neither many icons in my desktop. I only have 11 icons in my desktop but evertime I turn on my computer, it's really to slow to load. Please help me in this problem. Thank you!

Answer:My startup windows is too slow to load

How many programs do you have set to run at start up? If you look at the clock in the bottom right hand corner of your monitor, does it have quite a lot of icons?

This could be a factor with a slow start up as alot of programs are trying to load at the same time.

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I had windows 7 on my PC with i3 processor and 4GB RAM. Recently I upgraded to a total of 8GB RAM and an NVIDIA GT730 - 2GB graphics card. I still had windows 7 on it. After this hardware upgrade, my windows 7 booted up even faster, in 40 seconds or so. I then upgraded to windows 10. Eversince that, my bootup time has gone up to more than 4 minutes. I have checked for any startup programs in task manager that may be slowing down and I disabled some of third party apps too like adobe updater, etc. which were not related to microsoft or any hardware. I also enabled my fastboot but the situation is more or less the same. Please help. ​

Answer:Fix required for slow startup of windows 10

Delete prefetch, temp and %temp% files. You can also run CCleaner software to delete the temp files. Go to msconfig and disable all the services except the microsoft one and restart the system.

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Hi all,

A friend brought a laptop to me the other day wanting me to upgrade his processor and RAM on his Dell Inspiron 6000 as he found it too slow but didn't want to purchase a new one.

It originally came with a 1.4GHz Celeron processor and 512MB (2x256) RAM.
It has been upgraded to a 2.13GHz Pentium and 2GB (2x1024) RAM.

I made a note of how much each individual upgrade made a difference to its boot time.

Normally it would take 3 minutes to get to the desktop from the point at which windows loads, and the machine generally slow to open up programs after.

I performed a full defragmentation & optimization of the Toshiba 40GB Hard Drive (MK-4026GAX) including system files and page files. I also uninstalled various unused programs and clutter, performed a virus scan and cleaned up the registry. I also reduced the number of start-up programs and disabled unused services the reduce the time it took for windows to start. This shaved about 20 seconds off the time it took for windows to boot.

Next I flashed the BIOS and installed the new processor. This decreased the time to boot by about a further 40 seconds. The processor was tested and reported fully operating.

The RAM was then installed, taking a further 20 seconds or so off the time required to boot. Again, the memory was tested and reported operating to 1.99GHz. Whilst in windows the system is now very quick and responsive.

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Answer:Windows Startup painfully slow

Hello Ben

It could be a program such as a large Security Suite. Norton is infamous for this.

Go back to msconfig and disable one entry. Reboot and see if it is any better.
If not, re-enable that entry and disable the next one.
Work your way through them all in this way.

.

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OS : Windows XP PRO
1st HD 40GB FAT32
I installed a second HD 40GB NTFS.
Hard disk is working fine, but windows startup is very delayed now at the screen starting windows...
Is that a known problem?
Thanks,
 

Answer:Slow windows startup after 2nd HD installed.

I found the problem, i changed the ATA cable and now it is running as before.
 

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http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s.../desktopss.jpg

That's a screenshot.

I have Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX GPU. Drivers are updated.
XP Pro 32bit. (Vista sucks WOO!)

Basically... my windows theme has suddenly gone really weird for some reason. How can I get it back to default ?!?!

Secondly.. when I turn my PC on, just before it goes onto the main screen, the 'Welcome' screen takes AGES! It usually takes about a second (really fast PC). Sometimes when I open Paint it also takes aaaaages for it to open :S

I've just come back from a windows re-install... so idk whats going on. Ive virus scanned properly too, all is fine there. Also done a disk defrag, and a registry clean. (PC was like this before registry clean and defrag by the way)

For the record, my Dr Watson log was basically 2.GB of fragmented files. I deleted it recently as I was told it was of no use.

Any help appreciated :D :D

Answer:Windows Theme + SLOW Startup

Go to Control Panel > Admin Tools > Services > Themes > if it doesn't say Started then right click on it, and click on Properties > then click on Start > and under Startup Type, select Automatic

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