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Windows 7: "Preparing your desktop" took too long time !

20 Jul 2014   #1
PirateCreed

W7 Ultramate *64*
 
 
"Preparing your desktop" took too long time !

I've SSD as OS. Before this problem occurred, it only took 30 - 40 seconds to boot up my computer and i'm very satisfied with it.

Then suddenly couple or more months ago this problem occurred , it took totally 3 minutes to boot up ! I used any tune up utility and CCleaner and even Disk Defragment software but unfortunately it's still the same. I can't hold my patience anymore because this is too slow and even slower day by day!

Especially when the boot up phrase "Preparing your desktop" it tooks 2 minutes to load for no reason ! Before this it only took 2 seconds ! LOL it's like when the phrase "Preparing your desktop" shows up then it immediately go to my desktop with just a blink ! That was just before! But right now , OMG even blinking my eyes rapidly still won't go to my desktop within that few seconds !

Here's the detailed text by viewing Event Viewer : 'BOOT TIME' | TextUploader.com

Please help , I've searched the web everywhere but nothing solves/relates my problem


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20 Jul 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

You will not have "Preparing your Desktop" except for the first time after install and if the User account fails to load and instead loads a temporary user profile due to corruption.'

But if you've been using Tune-Up Utilities and optimizers on Win7 then you've likely corrupted your system beyond repair anyway. So best to start over and stick with these same steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will assure you get and keep a perfect install. Just don't use anything else and you'll be safe.
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21 Jul 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You may have programs running at startup that is causing this issue. Please see this tutorial to temporary disable them and see if the issue is resolved:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You will not have "Preparing your Desktop" except for the first time after install and if the User account fails to load and instead loads a temporary user profile due to corruption.
I don't know if that is true, seeing as how I have seen this before multiple times on loading on many pcs including my own with no issues present like that.
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21 Jul 2014   #4
PirateCreed

W7 Ultramate *64*
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
You may have programs running at startup that is causing this issue. Please see this tutorial to temporary disable them and see if the issue is resolved:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
I've done that before and even now. Disabled all startups & non-microsoft services(or even included microsoft services) in msconfig. But the result is still the same , anyway thanks for your answer.
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21 Jul 2014   #5
LC14199

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

NEVER defrag an SSD. EVER. You will reduce it's life by a lot. Instead of 5 years or longer, you might only get 2-3. SSDs don't like the constant moving of data, unlike HDDs. SSDs are a lot like a flash drive, they just hold more and have faster technology.
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21 Jul 2014   #6
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Greg's right (as usual)...

Quote:
You will not have "Preparing your Desktop" except for the first time after install and if the User account fails to load and instead loads a temporary user profile due to corruption.'

But if you've been using Tune-Up Utilities and optimizers on Win7 then you've likely corrupted your system beyond repair anyway....
Quote:
<Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">75351</Data>

<Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
andrew's advice is solid also...Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Quote:
<Data Name="MainPathBootTime">91618</Data>
Here's a pretty good (general) guide on troubleshooting slow boot time: What?s Taking So Long? How to Fight Slow Startup Times in Windows 7 IT Expert Voice

HTH

Attachment 326391

EDIT: Worth a look IMHO http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7
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21 Jul 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

You can interact with a chart of your Startup by installing and following the advice of Soluto – Anti-Frustration Software.

However after I use it I always uninstall it since ironically it slows the startup with its micromanaging.
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21 Jul 2014   #8
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
***snicker***

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can interact with a chart of your Startup by installing and following the advice of Soluto Anti-Frustration Software.

However after I use it I always uninstall it
since ironically it slows the startup with its micromanaging.


ETA: UH-OH...
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2nd ETA: UH-OH part deux...
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