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Windows 7: Slooooooooow boot

08 Feb 2010   #1
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Slooooooooow boot

Hi all!

My Windows 7 takes a looong time to boot. Or rather... there's a blinking underscore on the upper left corner of the screen for about a 100 seconds or so, and then the OS boots flawlessly (and fast). It happens every freaking time, even when coming out of hibernation (sleep works fine).

I'm using the latest MacBook Pro. What on earth could be wrong?

Thanks!


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08 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

In your case, specs would be helpful. You can try the clean boot to see if that gives any information.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Run a virus scan. Download and use malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes.org

Try running with Antivirus turned off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #3
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
In your case, specs would be helpful.
MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 15" (SD) Specs (Mid-2009 15", MB986LL/A, A1286, MacBookPro5,3) @ EveryMac.com

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can try the clean boot to see if that gives any information.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Run a virus scan. Download and use malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes.org

Try running with Antivirus turned off.
Clean boot with same issue. Actually, the problem has been present since I installed the OS. At first I thought it was some first-boot thing, but it turned out to be permanent issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #4
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higgins View Post
Hi all!

My Windows 7 takes a looong time to boot. Or rather... there's a blinking underscore on the upper left corner of the screen for about a 100 seconds or so, and then the OS boots flawlessly (and fast). It happens every freaking time, even when coming out of hibernation (sleep works fine).

I'm using the latest MacBook Pro. What on earth could be wrong?

Thanks!
At risk of fielding false accusations I'll simply say that this is a known issue with many "loaders".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #5
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
At risk of fielding false accusations I'll simply say that this is a known issue with many "loaders".
Loaders?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #6
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higgins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
At risk of fielding false accusations I'll simply say that this is a known issue with many "loaders".
Loaders?
daz, orbit30 etc. Used to illegally activate Windows 7. It's a common problem reported when that "software" is used on a MacBook Pro.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #7
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So, that issue is not present in Genuine Windows? Excellent! Thanks!
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