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01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Problems with Windows 7

Hey everyone I'm new here and I didn't know where to post this exactly so I think this would be a good spot. Anyways I have had windows 7 since it came out and now it is taking longer for windows to boot up. It probably takes 5 minutes just for me to get to the log in screen. This has just started happening the past few weeks, is there anything I can do to fix it?

Another problem I am having is that I am unable to open the action center for some reason. I click on open action center and the window never pops up.

I am running Windows 7 32bit Home Edition. Thanks for your help!


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01 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello paperstreet, welcome to Seven Forums!


The tutorial at the link below is a good, first place to start.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

This could be a number of reasons.

You could have a dodgy outdated set of drivers. Check to make sure they are all updated.

Do you do regular maintenance? Disc defragment or Disc cleanup?

System files could have gotten corrupted(This just happens sometimes) You could try a repair installation. Sometimes this will work. Your best bet it a clean installation though.
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01 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Possibly, but the first question is, did you upgrade or clean install?
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01 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One possibility is that something is wrong with your disk (since it happens before the logon screen, a common Windows 7 problem may be unlikely). Run a chkdsk /f in cmd.
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01 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I did a clean install. I tihnk its a problem with my with my system files how do i do a repair installation?
I run defrag and disc cleanup also.

*edit*
I also cant run some programs like calclator, paint, remote desktop connection, and connect to projector in my accessories folder. Would that indicate a problem with my system files? The past two weeks my computer has been freezing lately and i have been just turning my computer off since it would just show a blank screen.
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01 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I would schedule a disk check with chkdsk and run the Short DST of Seagate Seatools. Your hard disk may be having issues.
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01 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello paperstreet, welcome to Seven Forums!


The tutorial at the link below is a good, first place to start.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Did you see this?
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01 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paperstreet View Post
I did a clean install. I tihnk its a problem with my with my system files how do i do a repair installation?
I run defrag and disc cleanup also.

*edit*
I also cant run some programs like calclator, paint, remote desktop connection, and connect to projector in my accessories folder. Would that indicate a problem with my system files? The past two weeks my computer has been freezing lately and i have been just turning my computer off since it would just show a blank screen.

Have a look at the tutorial below.

Repair Install
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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello paperstreet, welcome to Seven Forums!


The tutorial at the link below is a good, first place to start.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Did you see this?
K i am running the test now. If I find problems should I just do a system restore and run the scan again?
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