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Windows 7: Windows 7 hanging at "please wait" during boot

19 Jul 2014   #1
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 hanging at "please wait" during boot

Hey guys, I wasn't sure where to put this so I just put it here :P

So the issue I have is that when I boot my computer after say, 12 hours of it being off, it'll hang at "please wait" for around 2-3 minutes which is dramatically slowing down my computers boot time. I've been trying to figure out what is causing this to no avail for the last 2 months.

I'm running AutoRuns right now to see if it pops anything, I'll post the logfile here when I'm done with it. Also, I've seen others that have run TFC by OldTimer and that has fixed their issue, so I'll run that too.

If neither of these work I'll post back with more information


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19 Jul 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

List the items in your Startup....often some items (e.g. some antivirus applications) delay the bootup process.

Performing a clean startup often helps diagnose the problem quicker:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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19 Jul 2014   #3
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Auto Runs lists everything from startup entries, services, scheduled tasks, etc. I'm uploading the log file now.
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20 Jul 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Run a few Startup Repairs
to see what they find.

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can look over your configuration to make sure it is correct.

Then start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will uncover vital clues and often the problem itself. You'll want to establish a Clean Boot right away, test your hardware, then cull the logs and System Resources for clues to resolve as shown.
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21 Jul 2014   #5
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'll run some startup repairs, but I've seen posts about it being caused by a network related thing... some process that has to time out before the computer can boot. It's strange

Here's my partitions:



This is the text file output from the program AutoRuns:
http://pastebin.com/VR6MXxqt

If you guys can read that, then go ahead. But personally, I cannot. I've seen some bad formatting, but holy mother that program can't output text for the life of me XD

I may also run a system file check to make sure that there's no corruption, etc etc.
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21 Jul 2014   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Startup Repairs won't help you - your system is crippled by bad software and manufacturer bloatware.

Uninstall IoBit - its worthless garbage. They have an extremely poor reputation for inferior software.

Code:
+ "SmartDefragExtension"        "IObit Smart Defrag Extension"  "IObit" "c:\windows\system32\iobitsmartdefragextension.dll"     "8/01/2014 5:54 PM"
X "\Driver Booster Scan"        "Driver Booster Scheduler"      "IObit" "c:\program files (x86)\iobit\driver booster\scheduler.exe"     "5/03/2014 3:09 PM"
X "\Driver Booster SkipUAC (Luke)"      "Driver Booster"        "IObit" "c:\program files (x86)\iobit\driver booster\driverbooster.exe" "9/05/2014 12:47 PM"
X "\Driver Booster Update"      "Driver Booster Updater"        "IObit" "c:\program files (x86)\iobit\driver booster\autoupdate.exe"    "9/05/2014 4:19 PM"
Turn off all the Hewlett Packard bloatware services and startup items - that will definitely cause a slow-down in your system.

See if that improves things - it should make quite a difference, and should meet your needs.

Longer term you can consider performing a fresh installation using this technique:
1. Download a Windows 7 ISO from here only - pick the version you are currently running
2. Write it to a 4GB USB flash-drive using this tool
3. Backup all your user data.
4. Make sure you have all the HP specific drivers handy.
5. Install Windows from the 4GB USB drive.
6. Run Windows Update to pick up most of the required drivers.
7. Install the HP specific drivers and your programs and data
8. Activate the installation using the product key on the COA

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There is more detail here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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21 Jul 2014   #7
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I always did wonder if the HP programs that most laptops come with these days were actually required. Should I uninstall the programs as well or just disable them for startup?
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21 Jul 2014   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Just disable them for now, and any related services. Don't forget to get rid of IOBit - its complete trash.
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21 Jul 2014   #9
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So services as well.. on it. I've disabled the programs in startup, services may take a bit longer :P

IOBit has been completely removed. Including SmartDefrag 3.
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21 Jul 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

In addition to Colin's excellent advice here are further steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

With HP you are getting the worst load of bloatware and duplicate utilties which interfere with better versions built into Win7. Only by turning them off does Win7 have the chance to not be smothered. But if you really want to see it soar then do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The difference is between the worst install one can have and the very best.

Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end because many late model HP's have a Minimal Recovery built in which is comparable to a clean reinstall. You only need to uninstall the HP Wireless manager which adds 30 seconds to boot time, use Win7's superior wireless manager in System tray.
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