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Windows 7: PC taking long time to startup (boot only)

14 Sep 2014   #1
Loximity

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
PC taking long time to startup (boot only)

The laptop i currently having problems is the Acer Aspire 4930.
This is one of my friends laptop and he gave up on taking care on it.
I popped the back cover and the front keyboard to remove some dust inside it.
This laptop was working after i popped it.

Fixes I have tried:

- Reformatting
- Reseating Ram and Hard Drive
- Changed Hard Drive
- Checked CPU Speed
- run sfc /scannow
- run chkdsk

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.

EDIT: Fixes I tried:
- msconfig
- memtest
- CCleaner


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Sep 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loximity View Post
The laptop i currently having problems is the Acer Aspire 4930.
This is one of my friends laptop and he gave up on taking care on it.
I popped the back cover and the front keyboard to remove some dust inside it.
This laptop was working after i popped it.

Fixes I have tried:

- Reformatting
- Reseating Ram and Hard Drive
- Changed Hard Drive
- Checked CPU Speed
- run sfc /scannow
- run chkdsk

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.
The term "a long time" is subjective; how long does it take in actual minutes and seconds? You could also try using MSconfig for diagnostic purposes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Disable all startup programs and see whether that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Sep 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

warning   Warning
Back up before performing any of these steps


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  • run "MSCONFIG" From the run command "Windows key + R" scroll across to start up items, and disable anything you dont need to run when you turn on the computer.



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Perform a Full Virus scan with Malware Bytes and Avast, and post results before you remove anything.

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Download CCleaner and run a clean up.
When Cleaning up your registry be sure to back up
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Post back after and i will give you some more tips.

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Tip   Tip
Here is also a good Tutorial on optimizing windows 7: Optimize Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

  • Quote:
    • run "MSCONFIG" From the run command "Windows key + R" scroll across to start up items, and disable anything you dont need to run when you turn on the computer.
  • Nothing, no startups at all are needed to run the computer. The only useful startup is that of the AV program. But this particular one is often the cause of slow boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
  • Quote:
    • run "MSCONFIG" From the run command "Windows key + R" scroll across to start up items, and disable anything you dont need to run when you turn on the computer.
  • Nothing, no startups at all are needed to run the computer. The only useful startup is that of the AV program. But this particular one is often the cause of slow boot.
Maybe i should re-word my template to "items you would like"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sure, you may have startups that you created yourself which you want to keep. I myself have two - the Rocket Dock and the Jing snipping tool. But that is usually not the typical scenario for the average user.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

Is this factory preinstalled Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have of Win7, larded with bloatware and useless duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7?

That's why most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If this doesn't resolve performance problems, work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2014   #9
Loximity

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post

The term "a long time" is subjective; how long does it take in actual minutes and seconds? You could also try using MSconfig for diagnostic purposes.
In hours, it takes 3 hours, for now it takes 1 Hour and 35 Minutes, some services are running, and I have tried the msconfig procedure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2014   #10
Loximity

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this factory preinstalled Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have of Win7, larded with bloatware and useless duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7?

That's why most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If this doesn't resolve performance problems, work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.
This one is a fresh install, not from factory discs from acer
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