Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows starts very slowly, when it starts

26 Dec 2015   #1
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows starts very slowly, when it starts

I was trying to remove Windows Defender this morning as I'm running MS Security Essentials. I thought the two programs might be conflicting with each other. MsMpEng.exe was using over 260K of physical RAM which I thought was excessive. At one point I suspended the MsMpEng.exe process while in Resource Monitor. My system immediately crashed. After rebooting, I discovered that I couldn't start Windows (7) again.

Thinking that I damaged one or more critical system files when I suspended MsMpEng.exe, I booted to Safe Mode with networking and restored Windows using a system restore point from yesterday. I was able to log into my user account after the system restored. Everything worked fine. However, my relief was short-lived: I wasn't able to log in again to my user account after re-booting without waiting fifteen minutes or longer. There are no earlier restore points I can use. Starting with the last known good configuration didn't work. I tried rebooting and running Startup repair. That didn't work either. The message it gave was that my problem booting was probably due to a change in configuration.

Shortly before the crash I ran Malware Anti-Malware Bytes and AdwCleaner. All instances of malware and adware were removed. After the crash I ran MS Security Essentials. No viruses were found.

Please advise if I need to upload a system configuration file, and if so, what program I can use to capture it to a file. I haven't done this for a while since before today, my system has been running smoothly, so please bear with me. I'd much appreciate any help. I'll do a repair installation but only if absolutely necessary. I'm typing this from within Windows in Normal mode.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Dec 2015   #2
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

Well you can't really 'remove' windows defender per se, but you can disable it. Also, windows defender is not an antivirus, but anti spyware. Essentials is anti virus.

1) open windows defender

2) Click Tools, and then click Options.

3) Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

also uninstall essentials after this. See if there's any improvement.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #3
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows starts very slowly, when it starts

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
Well you can't really 'remove' windows defender per se, but you can disable it. Also, windows defender is not an antivirus, but anti spyware. Essentials is anti virus.

1) open windows defender

2) Click Tools, and then click Options.

3) Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

also uninstall essentials after this. See if there's any improvement.
I tried this and saw no improvement, so I reinstalled MS Sec Essentials and disabled Win Defender.

I see that Essentials is also a malware program per the license terms. I've also run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lately. Could there have been a conflict when I ran it, since Essentials was running in the background?

Next I'll run sfc / scannow and report the results here.

If that doesn't work I'll run a full scan using Essentials in Safe Mode, and report the results.

Please send other suggestions if you think of any.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Dec 2015   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi,
Can you post a copy of your startup files.
Controlpanel>Admintools>systemConfig>boot/services(check hide MS) and startup.

Roy


Attached Images
Windows starts very slowly, when it starts-bootserv.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #5
event3horizon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1
 
 

I highly doubt terminating a processes would damage anything. It's looking more coincidental at this point. Try creating and logging into a newly created windows profile and see if you experience the slowness.

The primary problem you are having is slow logging into your profile or pc startup time in general??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may want to check out Soluto.. And here is some more detail: What's the Best Startup Manager for Windows?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

He said it was taking 15 mins to boot, thats why i asked for those SS's, even before login, read posts.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your specs show this.

Quote:
GoFlex External 1 TB
Antivirus Advanced System Care
Browser MS IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari
Please explain Advanced System Care by IObits.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #9
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Now I need help just getting my system running again. After last posting to this forum, I rebooted again to test a boot option in msconfig. I planned to upload the boot/services/startup copy here. I didn't have the chance. My Registry was reported as being corrupt and I can no longer boot. Startup Repair reported the corruption but could do nothing to fix it.

I have the Win 7 recovery disks I made when I purchased the computer. It didn't come with the Win installation disk. I also have two Win x64 images I made last year so that I could do a repair installation. I want to replace my corrupt registry with one that isn't corrupt, but I don't know where to find one on the three recovery disks. I don't think I have a backup on my system. I think it's premature to do a repair install. I don't know if I can do it anyway. I can't even log into Safe mode.

Again, any suggestions for how I can get up and running again will be very much appreciated.

I'm writing this on my iPOD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2015   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows starts very slowly, when it starts




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
When Windows starts it reboots!
Hi. I have been trying to fix a BSOD for 2 days now I did a bunch of system restores and all of them have failed. Now the computer won't boot at all it doen't give a BSOD any more though. P.S. I can't boot into safe mode. When I boot into safe mode it just reboots and when I normal boot it just...
General Discussion
BSOD when Windows starts
Hi my computer was working fine yesterday but now it goes BSOD everytime I enter Windows. I'm only able to type and post this through safemode. I've read the guide on how to start BSOD threads and I've done the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 part but I can't get the perfmon /report because I'm in...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD after windows starts
Windows 7 - 64 bit - full retail on custom build Have made no changes in HW in many months. Regardless, uninstalled all components (extra HD, video card, extra memory). Booting now with 1HD, 1stick memory, onboard video. Still getting BSOD just after windows starts. Sometimes remains stable...
BSOD Help and Support
When computer starts wifi starts automatically?
Hello I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64. When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor. Do you think is it possible to disable that function? I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant. Thank you in advance
Network & Sharing
Windows 8 starts to come into focus
Windows 8 starts to come into focus Windows 8 starts to come into focus | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com Hey John, is it time to make the new Forums yet? :p ~Lordbob
News
Windows 8 starts to come into focus
I get questions periodically about whether Windows 7 marks the end of the Microsoft operating system road. Some users wonder whether will Microsoft’s next version of Windows be completely cloud-based? Will it be Midori with the Windows name slapped on it? No and no. The bottom line: Windows...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App