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Windows 7: Long delay after windows start screen

3 Weeks Ago   #1
hdelfs

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Long delay after windows start screen

Hello friends,

I must edit my problem description, which might be ambiguous: Most of the replies concern delays after windows ist started.
But in my case the delay between windows start and login screen is quite normal. The unusual delay comes after the login screen appears.

Here my text before editing:
I have a problem recently. My computer starts quite normal (~25sec) until the logon screen appears. Then I enter my password. After entering the password the screen remains unchanged for another 33 seconds, until the desktop appears.
The same happens, when I restart the computer after standby, and also if I remove my password. Then the windows start screen stays unchanged for the same time.
The event protocol shows no errors or warnings whatsoever.
Does anybody know, what the reason might be?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Check for corrupted files. On cmd type sfc /scannow

Schedule a check disk. On cmd type chkdsk c: /f
It will ask if you want to Schedule on next restart. Answer yes.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
hdelfs

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

scannow: no problems
chkdsk /f: no problems

An additional hint: If the windows logon window appears and I enter my passwort immediately, then I experience a delay of 33 sec. If I wait with typing my password for 25 sec., then the delay is only 8 sec. So it is not the password processing that causes delay.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

It sounds as if you have too many programs running at startup and/or possible clashes/conflicts among those programs, especially security applications. For example, running multiple real-time anti-virus programs or overlapping security applications can slow system start-up.

Another thought: have you cleaned out temp files using the native Windows disk cleanup utility and/or a 3rd-party program, such as CCleaner?

EDIT: If you could please fill out your system specs, that would help us to better help you:
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
hdelfs

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I had already hope, I could solve my problem. The links below show an entry which fits exactly my problem: 30727-incredibly-long-delay-long-desktop.html
And in fact, looking into the system settings in system control I found a 30 sec delay for the choice of the OS. I changed that to zero, saved the changes. But after a restart nothing has changed though the 30 sec delay is no more in the settings.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

There is definitely a 30 sec delay in the boot settings, but, Zero (0) is not an acceptable setting.
Reduce the 30 sec delay to just 3 sec's and everything will work OK.

To decrease boot times and generally speed up your PC, do the following.

Shorten the Boot Time in XP, Vista & Windows 7 & 8, 8.1 & Windows 10

Go to the start button, choose run, then type msconfig and press Ok.
On the system configuration window, choose the "Boot.INI" tab.

Check “No Gui Boot”, then lower the timeout to a more manageable time.
I choose 3 seconds in stead of 30. (windows won’t accept a lower number than 3)

Next choose advanced options.
This is where you can choose how many processors you have.
Most modern PC's are duo core (2 processors) with some quad core (4 processors, and there are even some with 8 Cores or more, )
then choose OK. The Windows default is only 1 core.

Now choose apply and OK, reboot and you should see a marked decrease in boot time, and an Increase in Run-Time efficiency.

On every one of the thousands of PC's I've worked on over the past 36 years, there will be several to a dozen or more things starting up on boot that don't even need to be running on the PC, or can be run when needed from a desktop icon. So I always go into the "Startup" folder and eliminate everything that does not absolutely Need to be run from Startup. After you've RUN MSCONFIG in the above blue lines, then go into the Startup tab and UN-Check everything that does NOT need to run at bootup.

I've gotten boot times of several minutes down to just a few seconds, using these techniques.

For the ultimate 'Tune-Up' I also shut down all the redundant "Services". I found out how to do that on the "Black Viper's" website. *



* The number of Services that run in the background have skyrocketed since they first showed up in XP. In XP, I was able to shut down 21 Services, and in Windows 7 and above I can shut down 40 services. That takes a huge load off of the CPU and RAM.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
hdelfs

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I did all you recommended. No change whatsoever.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Desktop.

When the system start, it will load the all the icons on the desktop.
It will also check if the icon is correct or not.
As icon is a shortcut and any other files, program, etc; it will check on booting, if the shortcut, etc is valid or not.
Else is not valid, it will try to do the search.

To have a faster boot up time, remove all the icons on the desktop.
Or remove unnecessary shortcuts and files, programs, applications.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Run msconfig.
Go to services tab, at bottom left mark Hide all MS services and then press Disable All (it will disable all non MS services)
Go to startup tab and disable all.
Apply and reboot. See if it makes the difference.

If you see a good improvement:
Run msconfig
Go to services tab, at bottom left mark Hide all MS services and then enable the fist half.
Go to startup tab and hen enable the fist half.
Apply and reboot. See if it makes the difference.

If it makes a big difference, the problem is on the 1st half. If it doesn't the problem is on the 2nd half.

keep going enabling or disabling the half of the half till you find the problematic service.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
hdelfs

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The suggestion of Eric is definitely not the reason. In secure mode all the icons are loaded as well, but there is no delay. The delay must be in one of the things, which are not loaded in secure mode.
I used a wrong password. The usual delay passed until the message came, that the password is wrong. So I see the delay occurs after showing the windows startscreen and before the password is checked.
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