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Windows 7: Help SLOW bootup - Stuck at welcome screen

13 Nov 2010   #1
charlesbb

windows 7 x64 professional
 
 
Help SLOW bootup - Stuck at welcome screen

My laptop takes 3min and 20 seconds to boot! its stuck in the welcome screen for 2min+ with the harddrive not doing anything.

I think its searching for network drivers or something... Help

I have attached MSINFO32.nfo file. Any boot logging programs I can run?


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13 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welome
Try with a clean boot so that the problem can be isolated
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If clean boot has no effect try in safe mode and give us the results.
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13 Nov 2010   #3
charlesbb

windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

Clean boot had no effect.
Safe mode would zip right through welcome in 2 seconds!!
What does safe mode not load?
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13 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Most likely a driver.
Go to device manager look for yellow warning triangles. Make sure that the essential drivers are up to date
Graphics
Audio
etc.
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13 Nov 2010   #5
charlesbb

windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

I go into safe mode it's very quick but when I do safe mode with networking it takes just as long...

So i am guessing its trying to connect to a network drive or something and its timing out.

Device manager is clean.
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13 Nov 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes it does. Turn off firewall and anti virus, what happens?
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13 Nov 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try an SFC
It will try to fix basic problems. If it cannot after a few tries, I will tell you how to get a report
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

Look in event viewer for errors.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-network-connection-problems

Make sure that NIC driver is up to date. Drivers that are not current do not show the yellow triangle warning, if other problems are not present.
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13 Nov 2010   #8
charlesbb

windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

Turn firewall off and Uninstall AV.

SFC and Network Diagnostic are clean.
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13 Nov 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Internet,
Wireless or cable?

Real long shot
Make a full AV scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes. Update before scan.
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13 Nov 2010   #10
charlesbb

windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

It's connected wirelessly.

I think the issue is that it's my offices computer and they set it up to connect to all these
Network drives and network etc etcs. It keeps looking till it times out. I'm not connected to the office network anymore.
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