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Windows 7: windows boots slow

01 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 
windows boots slow

Hey guys gamer1238 here....

Here's a question how can you get windows 7 to boot up fast i've tried the old msconfig trick but really doesnt help me....

Msn, avg and some other programs i'm running at startup dont or shouldnt slow down the boot time that much right??

Also when my computer starts up it is using 1.5Gb of Ram and doesnt drop (I have 4Gb Ram installed but my computer should be using 3.5 but its using 3.25 instead and i dont know why?? please help)... i have a nvidia 9800gx installed does that have anything to do with the ram being at 1.5Gb usage???

thanks in advance guys from Gamer1238

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01 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For the ram issue make sure memory remap is enabled in the bios. Also check what is in the startup folder and delete anything you dont need. I recommend CCleaner to help speed up the bootup.

Forgot to mention, Win 7 uses memory differently than Vista/XP it uses as much ram for prefetch as it can get hold of and free's up ram as and when you need it (Games for example)
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01 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Hey guys gamer1238 here....

Here's a question how can you get windows 7 to boot up fast i've tried the old msconfig trick but really doesnt help me....

Msn, avg and some other programs i'm running at startup dont or shouldnt slow down the boot time that much right??

Also when my computer starts up it is using 1.5Gb of Ram and doesnt drop (I have 4Gb Ram installed but my computer should be using 3.5 but its using 3.25 instead and i dont know why?? please help)... i have a nvidia 9800gx installed does that have anything to do with the ram being at 1.5Gb usage???

thanks in advance guys from Gamer1238
Try going to services (from search) and see if there are any services that are not needed. Go to task manager and see what appl, etc are using a lot of memory. Deactivate your Anti Virus, see if you get better performance. If your perfomance does improve without the A/V, you may want to change to another. Microsoft Essentials is a good choice. It was created with Windows in mind. Anyway, good luck
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01 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You should notice a big boost in speed if you go into Bios and change the boot order to boot to the hard drive first,not the floppy.

That is one of the first things I do on system.
I noticed a large increase in speed.
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01 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
For the ram issue make sure memory remap is enabled in the bios. Also check what is in the startup folder and delete anything you dont need. I recommend CCleaner to help speed up the bootup.

Forgot to mention, Win 7 uses memory differently than Vista/XP it uses as much ram for prefetch as it can get hold of and free's up ram as and when you need it (Games for example)
Memory remap what would that be under?? i have an asus pk5pl-cm motherboard.... thanks for the info
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01 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Newt View Post
You should notice a big boost in speed if you go into Bios and change the boot order to boot to the hard drive first,not the floppy.

That is one of the first things I do on system.
I noticed a large increase in speed.
I boot from my CD drive first off then it goes to my primary hard drive... if i switch to my primary hard drive it should load quicker right??
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01 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Hey guys gamer1238 here....

Here's a question how can you get windows 7 to boot up fast i've tried the old msconfig trick but really doesnt help me....

Msn, avg and some other programs i'm running at startup dont or shouldnt slow down the boot time that much right??

Also when my computer starts up it is using 1.5Gb of Ram and doesnt drop (I have 4Gb Ram installed but my computer should be using 3.5 but its using 3.25 instead and i dont know why?? please help)... i have a nvidia 9800gx installed does that have anything to do with the ram being at 1.5Gb usage???

thanks in advance guys from Gamer1238
Try going to services (from search) and see if there are any services that are not needed. Go to task manager and see what appl, etc are using a lot of memory. Deactivate your Anti Virus, see if you get better performance. If your perfomance does improve without the A/V, you may want to change to another. Microsoft Essentials is a good choice. It was created with Windows in mind. Anyway, good luck
how do i know if i dont need a service i've only gone to services a handful of times for basic stuff mind explaining more please... i am running windows 7 Home Premium
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01 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Did you uncheck everything in msconfig besides your anti-virus.

There are also services you can disable,. U need to be careful'

Here's a link that will help you:
Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper
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01 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Did you uncheck everything in msconfig besides your anti-virus.

There are also services you can disable,. U need to be careful'

Here's a link that will help you:
Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper
thanks for the link i'm going to start looking into all of this when i first work today really need to make my computer stop using so much ram
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01 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Memory remap is usually under chipset configuration
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