Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Slow Cold Boot

09 Feb 2011   #1
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Slow Cold Boot

Hello,
so i have installed windows 7 on my computer about a year ago. ive never had any blue screens due to it crashing, never had any problems to the point where i would need to re install the OS, however, ive noticed that on cold boots the system runs painfully slow, it will boot up fairly fast on a normal restart tho, like 20-35 seconds. on a cold boot it can take about 1-2 minutes to load in windows, and then once that happens its not so much it going slow as that there is a point during which i cannot click anything or else it will take forever to accomplish. what i mean by this is, it will load to my desktop and for a period of about 3 more minutes i will try to right click on the desktop and it will do the circle thing for like 20 seconds before giving me the drop down menu. if i right click again right after, it shows up instantly.
same with trying to open up a file within those first couple of minutes. it will take like 45 seconds to open a picture. its weird..
I have tweaked my windows 7 to startup only necessary drivers and turned off search index along with Aero.
My HDD isn't fragmented and ive got about 120gbs out of 450 available. so its not that bad.

Now some of you may say, well its just loading the processes. but i only have catalyst control center loading up as a startup item lol. and even after it loads. it goes through a wierd 3-4 minute phase in which everything is slow as hell. then works perfectly fine.
any help?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Feb 2011   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

One difference between a warm boot and a cold boot is that in a cold boot the component devices are initialized. So it could be a failing component. Any clues in the Device Manager or the Event Viewer?

Another difference is RAM addressing. Cold boot maps the RAM, warm boot does not.
You could run Memtest86+ to test your RAM.

Another difference is simply warming up. Power supplies and spinning hard drives, if they are failing, can have issues when starting up from a dead stop, but work fine when warmed up. I think video cards can have a issue too.

I'm just throwing some things out here - brainstorming.

How does it do going into Safe Mode?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2011   #3
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

thank you for the advice. When running memtest its perfectly fine. Ive never had any component fail on me lol. However i think it could be my HDD, because when starting up i notice HDD temps are the lowest of any component, around 12C.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Feb 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Go here Downloads and download the Drive Fitness Test and check your main drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #5
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

thank you very much ^
i will try this. im not exactly sure as how to create an image for it, but ill figure it out
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Download the CD Image file, save it to your desktop (or wherever), and then right click on it, and choose "Burn Disk Image".

I believe Windows 7 has a CD burn tool built in.
I use Nero, so I can't give a step by step for the Windows burner, but you just want to burn an ISO job.

Once you've created the CD then just boot with it in the drive. Be sure the Optical Drive is set in BIOS to boot before the HDD.

How to: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b...windows-7.aspx
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Slow Cold Boot




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows boot error only in cold boot
So, i recently formatted the pc, Im getting this weird error from windows boot every time i do a cold boot (meaning turning the pc on), if I just reset the pc i dont get the error. Is weird because previous to this error, before formatting, i was getting a different boot error also only on cold...
General Discussion
Slow cold-boot and reboot
My Toshiba laptop boot/reboot is very slow (about 3 minutes) I have ... 1. disabled all non essential startups and services 2. defragged system files 3. defragged data files 4. disabled Classic Shell start-menu "Pre-cache icons" Just read "Brinks" How to Enable or Disable Defrag of...
Performance & Maintenance
GTX 660 lag in games on cold boot
Hello once again, Ever since I bought my GIGABYTE GTX 660 I have been having problems with it. As of now, there is only one big issue with it. Whenever I boot up my computer, performance is poor. I'm talking 30-40 FPS in a game like MW2, while 90 is normal. The only way I can manage to fix this,...
Graphic Cards
Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat
Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck,...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD KSOD No Boot Win7 64bit Cold Boot
I'm at my wits end... The problem: First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest86+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran...
BSOD Help and Support
Cold boot OK, very slow reboot
Hello guys, I'm stumped. I have an Intel Quad core system giving me some headaches. 4 memory slots on the motherboard - 2x2GB + 2x1GB sticks. System cold boot speed is fine, but on a reboot it takes about 300 seconds to go from the "Starting windows" animation to the desktop. This...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:09.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App