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Windows 7: Sudden slow boot up and shutdown

20 Feb 2012   #1
LukeFR

Windows 7
 
 
Sudden slow boot up and shutdown

Hello everyone, my laptop has recently started booting up and shuting down pretty slow, it takes about 3 mins to start up, and shutdown, but when it boots up, it runs perfectly. It yous to only take a few seconds. I have no clue as to why this is happening. i'm not very knowledgeable about computer details, so if you need them, where do i find them? I do know i'm running Windows 7 and have Intel core i3. I run mcafee virus scan everyday, defrag and clean my disk everyday. Any help is greatly appreciated


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20 Feb 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeFR View Post
Hello everyone, my laptop has recently started booting up and shuting down pretty slow, it takes about 3 mins to start up, and shutdown. it yous to only take a few seconds. I have no clue as to why this is happening. i'm not very knowledgeable about computer details, so if you need them, where do i find them? I do know i'm running Windows 7 and have Intel core i3, any help is greatly appreciated.
A good place to start is with an anti-malware. Download this and run it
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download Reboot afterwards and see if it helps. Let us know how it comes out.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

What Anti-Virus software are you using? The major pay-for ones on the market are notorious for slowing your system down during these times.

and +1 to bigmck. Malewarebytes is usually a good place to start any system diagnostic.
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20 Feb 2012   #4
LukeFR

Windows 7
 
 

I'm pretty sure i don't have a virus, i have mcafee and i run it everyday
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20 Feb 2012   #5
LukeFR

Windows 7
 
 

i forgot to add, once i boot up my computer runs perfectly
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20 Feb 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeFR View Post
I'm pretty sure i don't have a virus, i have mcafee and i run it everyday
Since you said yourself that you were not very computer knowledgable, the people here are and they can heip. Two of us told you to do the same thing. That might be a good first step to solving your problem.
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20 Feb 2012   #7
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeFR View Post
I'm pretty sure i don't have a virus, i have mcafee and i run it everyday
I used to swear by Kaspersky Antivirus. Ran it every day and thought I was fine.

Until I started getting BSOD at least once a day.

Downloaded and ran Malewarebytes at the suggestion of a senior member on this forum. It found a virus. Quarantined and deleted it.

BSOD stopped and any since then have been because of my own tinkering with my Overclock or a Game Mod.

Since then I've gotten rid of Kaspersky and switched to the free microsoft security essentials that I run daily and run Malewarebytes once a week.

I notice a big difference in start up and shut down times. Did the same thing with my wife's laptop. That made a HUGE difference since her's doesn't have an SSD drive.
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20 Feb 2012   #8
LukeFR

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeFR View Post
I'm pretty sure i don't have a virus, i have mcafee and i run it everyday
Since you said yourself that you were not very computer knowledgable, the people here are and they can heip. Two of us told you to do the same thing. That might be a good first step to solving your problem.
Im sorry, i just thought mcafee would do the job too, and you didnt have that info yet, ill do that right now and get back to you.
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20 Feb 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

MucAfee is the worst AV you can use and causes lots of problems we solve here by having users uninstall it and replace it with a free lightweight AV like Microsoft Security Essentials.

Then work through these troubleshooting steps.

In addition check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers.

Once you've completed all these and other steps suggested, if the problem persists we can help you by Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace which can pinpoint the exact cause.
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