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Windows 7: Boot time getting slow... hangs on hibernation and sleep mode

06 Nov 2010   #11

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

*edit* Oh, I forgot to mention, but I received another message today upon booting up my computer that said, "Operating system not found." I rebooted and all was well, but is this a sign of hard disk failure?[/QUOTE]

Yup .....pretty much so ....get ready for a new HDD very soon ..
"Better yet ...if your pc is OLD ...time for a new one .."
Try to do a clean install first though ...see how it holds up ..

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06 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check the Event Viewer>Custom Views>Admin to google repeat errors.
What do you mean exactly by "google repeat errors?" Most of the recent errors are reported as "fatal hardware errors" by WHEA-logger.

Though the strange thing is that the errors date all the way back to 2006. My computer was bought new in 2008 and did not have Windows 7 installed until some time in 2009.

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Thanks again guys. I'd love to try a clean install, but in order to do so I need to figure out how I can install Windows 7 through a USB. :/
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06 Nov 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Google some of the error text and ID number to see how others have solved the issues. This is how you learn about your computer and troubleshoot issues.

Run the HD maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

Then run Disk Check

What was the result of SFC -SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?

Did you run the Repair Install?
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06 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Google some of the error text and ID number to see how others have solved the issues. This is how you learn about your computer and troubleshoot issues.
Err... well the error I was talking about appears to be a very non-specific driver error. As far as I know, all of my drivers should be up to date.

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Run the HD maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
Again, I would like to use CD's, but my DVD drive is broken. Though I'm sure this would be VERY useful if it worked. :/

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Then run Disk Check
Will do! I'll post back after this.

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It looks like it fixed some errors with Internet Explorer, but I don't use that anyway. :P


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06 Nov 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

You can extract the Windows 7 DVD ISO using ImgBurn, write it to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: Open ISO on File tab, then Write Image on Bootable Tab, Format first, then Write.

You can then run the Repair Install or consider a clean reinstall.
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07 Nov 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can extract the Windows 7 DVD ISO using ImgBurn, write it to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: Open ISO on File tab, then Write Image on Bootable Tab, Format first, then Write.

You can then run the Repair Install or consider a clean reinstall.
Thanks! I'm thinking I'll do a fresh install tomorrow or the next day.
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07 Nov 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

Some tips for a perfect clean install based on hundreds of them:

Make your Recovery DIsks or save a Windows 7 backup image of the entire HD first so you have a path back to factory condition. Then wipe the HD of all code: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly. http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-D...=dl&tag=button
http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-R...ml?tag=mncol;1

Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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08 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tips!

By the way, here's an update of what's been going on with my laptop...

I reinstalled Windows only to find that the laptop would get stuck at the Compaq boot screen for quite some time before turning on. I rebooted a few times and installed a few drivers before concluding that the reinstallation did nothing. But I was fine with that, as I wanted to start clean anyway.

Now... remember that broken DVD drive I told you about? I removed it and lo and behold, the boot was MUCH faster. My faulty DVD drive was the culprit and now all is well with my booting.

However, the one thing that has NOT resolved was sleep mode... it still hangs with that. Though Windows has informed me that it is a processor issue, so I don't think it's really fixable. Still, it's no biggie and I'm pretty happy with everything right now.
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09 Nov 2010   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

Study the Performance Diagnostics log on Advanced Tools page accessed by clicking the WEI score link at Computer>Properties. Google repeat errors text and ID # to resolution. Look for cued issues on Tools page, Generate A System Health Report.

Most often sleep mode hang is due to a Display Driver, so update yours to see if it helps. Then:
Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers
Trace Windows 7 boot-shutdown-hibernate-standby-resume issues
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01 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Upgrade 64 bit
 
 

I have a Compaq F767nr, equipped with the Quanta 30EA motherboard running Windows 7 64 bit. I think I have exactly the same problem. Here's what I know so far. When starting through the HP Phoenix bios v F.08 dated 04/25/2008, it takes forever to start.

My DVD drive has been intermittent, so I pulled it out of the slot for further inspection later. Lo and behold, the machine started perfectly, so I left the drive out and it's been starting like a champ. I assumed I had a bad drive, so I ordered a new Sony Optiarc AD-7580 to replace the AD-7560 DVD burner. Meanwhile, it's starting like it hasn't for years.

I received my new drive and slammed it in. Back was the painfully long boot and I couldn't see the drive in Windows. After a few loooong restarts, Windows 7 found the Sony DVD and installed the Optiarc drivers. I rushed on over to DVD properties and it took forever to open properties, but the device was there. Now, I'm back to loooong boot times and sporadic drive use. I guess I didn't have a bad drive, after all. I'm gonna pull out the DVD drive, so I can boot normally. I hope this helps.
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