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Windows 7: Computer takes about 20 min to start up normal. Fast on safe mode.

03 May 2013   #1
Johnson Q

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Computer takes about 20 min to start up normal. Fast on safe mode.

Hello,

I have a HP Laptop Pavilion dv6. It has Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on it. When I hit the power button and let it turn on normally, it gets to the Windows 7 boot splash screen and gets stuck there for about 20 minutes. Sometimes it turns on completely, sometimes it will restart at that point then I am stuck waiting again after that.

I can boot into safe mode, and I am in pretty quickly. I have done a hard disk defrag to see if that helped anything and it didnt. I did a hard drive test through the bios and it said the drive was fine. I also did a memory test and that was all good. I tried the startup repair tools, and it came back with no errors found. Im stuck now.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

Johnson.


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03 May 2013   #2
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

Have you had any viruses recently? Try scanning with malwarebytes anti-malware Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

Also, is the PC running at normal speed once it's booted.
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03 May 2013   #3
cryptoncore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)
 
 

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

found this have a look at 8, 10, 11 and 12. I don't know much else I can do so i would leave to someone with better knowledge
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03 May 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Disable ALL startup programs (in msconfig) and see what happens.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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03 May 2013   #5
Johnson Q

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

cryptoncore: I did a scan with AVG free one of the times I got it to turn on normally. There were no viruses found. I havent tried Malwarebyes tho. And yes, once the computer is up and running, it is at normal speed. Its just the startup that takes forever. what other information could I provide to make it easier?

Regarding the link you sent me:

#8: I have done the memtest that is in the BIOS but I havent tried the one that they said to use yet. I could try that

#10: All the cabling, as far as I know, is connected. Its a laptop. Without taking it completely apart it would be hard to diagonose that. Theres nothing extra plugged into it.

#11: I do not believe the computer is overheating because it starts up in safe mode no problem. I did however use some compressed air to dust it out a little bit. It didnt seem to help with the startup tho

#12: I checked the Device Manager for errors. There were two errors that came up.

1. Under "Other Devices" the PCI Simple Communications Controller says "The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28). I have never been able to find the drivers for this for this specific computer, so I have always left it uninstalled. It hasent posed as a problem in the past, but perhaps it is now?

2. After viewing the hidden drivers, under "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" the Security Processor Loaded Driver says "This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed (code 24)" Could this be a problem?

whs: Did that, no changes.

What other info should I provide to help?
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03 May 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this - run the schtasks command in Command Prompt and have a look whether there is any scheduled task that might hold up progress.
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03 May 2013   #7
Johnson Q

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

scheduled tasks are disabled in safe mode, I am trying to get into the computer normally right now. I did a quick search on how to enable scheduled tasks from within safe mode, but it didnt come up with anything.

I at first thought that maybe an update was preventing it from starting, and so I went and removed the updates that had installed last. And it didnt help anything either. Could it be that removing the updates did something to slow it down? It started to startup slow shortly after getting windows updates.

I just remembered I had done that. I first overlooked it thinking that wasnt the problem, but perhaps it might be?
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03 May 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to look into Scheduled Tasks in normal mode - not in safe mode.
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03 May 2013   #9
Johnson Q

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

After getting it to start in normal mode. I did the schtasks in the cmd prompt. It doesnt appear that anything is trying to be done on startup? This time when I did turn the computer on after the starting windows screen went away, it said something along the lines of the updates not being installed correctly and then it said something about removing uninstalled or unconfigured updates. Could an update be causing this problem? If they are not completely uninstalled or installed or something happened when it was trying to update?

Here is the output from the schtasks (ran as administrator):

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>schtasks

Folder: \
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-2832589673- 5/3/2013 9:23:00 PM    Ready
GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-2832589673- 5/3/2013 2:23:00 PM    Ready

Folder: \Apple
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
AppleSoftwareUpdate                      5/7/2013 8:05:00 AM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
INFO: There are no scheduled tasks presently available at your access level.

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
INFO: There are no scheduled tasks presently available at your access level.

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
AD RMS Rights Policy Template Management Disabled
AD RMS Rights Policy Template Management N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\AppID
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
PolicyConverter                          Disabled
VerifiedPublisherCertStoreCheck          Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
AitAgent                                 5/4/2013 2:30:00 AM    Unknown
ProgramDataUpdater                       5/4/2013 12:30:00 AM   Unknown

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Autochk
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Proxy                                    N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Bluetooth
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
UninstallDeviceTask                      N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SystemTask                               N/A                    Ready
UserTask                                 N/A                    Ready
UserTask-Roam                            Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Consolidator                             5/3/2013 5:00:00 PM    Could not start
KernelCeipTask                           5/9/2013 3:30:00 AM    Unknown
UsbCeip                                  5/5/2013 1:30:00 AM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Defrag
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
ScheduledDefrag                          5/8/2013 2:57:46 AM    Unknown

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Diagnosis
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Scheduled                                5/5/2013 1:00:00 AM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataColl Disabled
Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Location
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Notifications                            N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
WinSAT                                   5/5/2013 1:00:00 AM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
ActivateWindowsSearch                    N/A                    Ready
ConfigureInternetTimeService             N/A                    Ready
DispatchRecoveryTasks                    N/A                    Ready
ehDRMInit                                N/A                    Ready
InstallPlayReady                         N/A                    Ready
mcupdate                                 N/A                    Ready
MediaCenterRecoveryTask                  N/A                    Ready
ObjectStoreRecoveryTask                  N/A                    Ready
OCURActivate                             N/A                    Ready
OCURDiscovery                            N/A                    Ready
PBDADiscovery                            N/A                    Ready
PBDADiscoveryW1                          N/A                    Ready
PBDADiscoveryW2                          N/A                    Ready
PeriodicScanRetry                        Disabled
PvrRecoveryTask                          N/A                    Ready
PvrScheduleTask                          N/A                    Ready
RecordingRestart                         Disabled
RegisterSearch                           N/A                    Ready
ReindexSearchRoot                        N/A                    Ready
SqlLiteRecoveryTask                      N/A                    Ready
UpdateRecordPath                         N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\MemoryDiagnostic
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
CorruptionDetector                       N/A                    Ready
DecompressionFailureDetector             N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\MobilePC
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
HotStart                                 N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\MUI
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
LPRemove                                 N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SystemSoundsService                      N/A                    Running

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
GatherNetworkInfo                        N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
BackgroundConfigSurveyor                 Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\PLA
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
INFO: There are no scheduled tasks presently available at your access level.

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
AnalyzeSystem                            5/14/2013 7:41:05 AM   Unknown

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\RAC
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
RacTask                                  5/3/2013 2:10:31 PM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Ras
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
MobilityManager                          N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Registry
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
RegIdleBackup                            5/4/2013 12:35:35 AM   Unknown

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
RemoteAssistanceTask                     N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Shell
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
WindowsParentalControls                  Disabled
WindowsParentalControlsMigration         Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
AutoWake                                 Disabled
GadgetManager                            N/A                    Ready
SessionAgent                             Disabled               Could not start
SystemDataProviders                      Disabled               Could not start

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SvcRestartTask                           Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SR                                       5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM   Unknown

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Task Manager
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Interactive                              N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Tcpip
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
IpAddressConflict1                       N/A                    Ready
IpAddressConflict2                       N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\TextServicesFramework
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
MsCtfMonitor                             N/A                    Running

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SynchronizeTime                          5/5/2013 1:00:00 AM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\UPnP
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
UPnPHostConfig                           N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\User Profile Service
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
HiveUploadTask                           Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\WDI
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
ResolutionHost                           N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
ValidationTask                           7/24/2013 7:48:19 PM   Ready
ValidationTaskDeadline                   8/3/2013 7:48:19 PM    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
QueueReporting                           N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange              N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
UpdateLibrary                            N/A                    Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
ConfigNotification                       5/4/2013 10:00:00 AM   Ready

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsColorSystem
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Calibration Loader                       Disabled

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Wininet
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
CacheTask                                N/A                    Running

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows Live
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
INFO: There are no scheduled tasks presently available at your access level.

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows Live\SOXE
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Extractor Definitions Update Task        5/8/2013 8:51:04 AM    Unknown

Folder: \WPD
TaskName                                 Next Run Time          Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
SqmUpload_S-1-5-21-2832589673-640674785- 5/4/2013 12:14:59 PM   Ready

C:\Windows\system32>
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03 May 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, One problem could be the RacTask. Try this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20779-reliability-monitor-reset.html

Another problem could be the hung update. For that I can only recommend a system restore to before those updates ever occured or reset with an image (if you have any).
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