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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate Boot

11 Oct 2011   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you're feeling adventurous, get a startup trace using my tutorial:
Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace


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11 Oct 2011   #12
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
McAfee is the worst bloatware AV of all, causing problems we solve here regularly by having users replace it with MSE or Avast6 freeware. That would be the first suspect.

If you are that tuned into the performance of your PC then you should do what most tech enthusiasts do and clean reinstall Win7 in it's lean native state without the factory preinstalled bloatware which weighs it down: Reinstalling Windows 7

Until then you can use these tips to clean up a factory preinstall: Clean up factory bloatware
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12 Oct 2011   #13
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Many thanks for the guide. I will try and run this in the next couple of days and upload the file. I do see what everyone is saying about McAfee. Only thing that makes me think it is not to blame is because doing a clean boot where all start up items are disabled & all services apart from Microsoft ones are stopped still yields same 'Welcome' screen lag.

Also on my other laptop running Vista it also has McAfee & does not exhibit the same 20 - 30 second delay on the welcome screen. I'm thinking it's the Microsoft services. There seem to be so many of them running. Hopefully the start up trace will shed some light.

Cheers,
Wayne
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12 Oct 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

The trace will determine it with certainty, Cluberti will help you analyze it if needed.

One interim measure is to clean up the drive using CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then defrag using Puran's Boot Time defrag which can defrag System Files since they aren't running at boot. I would also engage Puran's Intelligent Optimizer on the Advanced options tab so it moves most-used files to the outside edge of the HD for faster reads.
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12 Oct 2011   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Mcafee, as noted, is junk and always causes a slow down on any system I see it installed on.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
What if you would disable paging files on the hdd?
Not a good idea, unless you are a fan of instability.
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12 Oct 2011   #16
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Bsod

Hi guys

Please help. I ran through the tutorial but now I cannot boot at all. It keeps giving the blue screen of death. It's an endless loop full of varying errors but I cannot get out of it. Start up repair will not work at all. It runs through but after about 10 mins does not seem to fix anything.

Thanks
Wayne
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12 Oct 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

What tutorial were you following and at what step did it stop booting?

The first step with unbootable Win7 needs to be to check for infection even if it isn't indicated. Try booting into Safe Mode with Networking to install, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

If no Safe Mode, download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Try tapping the F8 key at boot to access Advanced Boot Options then select Last Known Good Config, reboot to see what happens.

Boot into System Recovery Options preferably on the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to see if it finds an installation to Repair, then click through to Recovery Tools list to try System Restore.

If this fails, boot back in to run Startup Repair but this time let it run as long as it wants, sometimes several hours. You may even need to run it several times.

You can copy out your files using DVD or REpair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, or use Paragon Rescue CD.

Try running Dell Diagnostics from its partition by tapping the F-key given on first screen after boot. http://techtips.salon.com/run-dell-d...tics-2649.html

Next test the RAM - Test with Memtest86+ CD for 5-6 passes or overnight, followed by maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Then as a last resort run Dell Factory Recovery from its partition: Dell Restoring Your Computers Software to the Factory Setting or use Recovery Disks you have or order.

Or use or find a Win7 installation DVD to clean reinstall using the Product Key on COA sticker following these steps to get a Perfect Reinstall.
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12 Oct 2011   #18
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks man, you are a star. System restore saved me. It blue screened after system rebooted following execution of the elevated command prompt.
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12 Oct 2011   #19
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If running the command causes a BSOD, re-run the command (after booting back into "Last Known Good" or going through a restore process via System Restore), and omit the "+DRIVERS". This can cause problems with specific drivers in specific situations where one of the function calls for gathering driver data gets confused and causes a crash (and it'll keep crashing until you boot to F8 and select "Last Known Good" or do a system restore...) If you re-run the command without +DRIVERS, it will work without causing a BSOD.
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13 Oct 2011   #20
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Cheers Cluberti. Will try this again omitting the drivers in the next few days. I appreciate all the help from all you guys on here.

Thanks,
Wayne
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