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Windows 7: Slow boot and random slowdowns after boot...


20 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Slow boot and random slowdowns after boot...

In the last few days it's gone from taking me maybe a minute to boot to several minutes and even after the computer has fully booted there is random slowdown, but there aren't really any processes using up cpu cycles according to the task manager. I've tried everything from reverting to another save point, defragging, limiting which services and programs start at boot, reinstalling drivers and and various programs without luck. I tried using the windows performance analysis tools to study what was running when during the boot process and it's pretty inconclusive. It runs much better in safe mode. I also run Linux and it does not seem laggy and as I've tested the hard disk and ram I'm lead to believe it's not a hardware issue... Any help would be appreciated

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20 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you run an Anti-virus/spyware scan? See if MBam finds anything:

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
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* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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20 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I've run Malwarebytes, Spybot, AVG, and Antivir with no results.
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20 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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20 Nov 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

do you have an external HD, by chance?
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20 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I did try a clean boot and it did not help. I do have an external hard drive that has been powered off though.
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20 Nov 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

try disconnecting the external drive completely
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21 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I did try that and it didn't seem to help.
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21 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Edit: I thought a hotfix solved the problem , but actually it ended up being a bad hard drive ;(
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