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

01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Boot time getting slow... hangs on hibernation and sleep mode

Hey everyone! I have a two year old Compaq Presario F756NR laptop which used to be quite speedy when starting up, but now I find myself stuck at the Compaq boot screen for quite a while before Windows loads. If I put my laptop into hibernate, the laptop just hangs at the boot screen and I have to reboot it in order for it to start. If I put it into sleep mode (which I only do on accident now :/), there is no way for my laptop to resume except for removing the battery (holding down the power button will not shut it off in this case).

Where should I go from here? My brother assisted me in updating the BIOS, but it didn't do much. I've tried other operating systems, but they don't affect the boot time. Would it be best to wipe my computer or is there something less drastic?

I have to admit, I'm quite clumsy... I have ran into doorways before while holding my laptop. :/ This has led to the slow failure of my CD/DVD drive so I cannot re-install Windows through that. (My USB ports are all fully functional, though.) Am I just slowly destroying my laptop with my lack of coordination?

Thanks everyone!

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01 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Lets diagnose and solve
Try clean boot
No does not hang
Follow instructions
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Yes hangs

Try in safe mode and report back
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01 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You want me to try sleep mode while doing this?
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01 Nov 2010   #4

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If it just hangs withous sleep, that will not be necessary
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01 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well it doesn't hang on it's own... it hangs after I try to bring it back from hibernation.
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01 Nov 2010   #6

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Try in clean boot. If it works well, follow the clean boot instructions.

Per the Microsoft Site with a similar problem
Per Microsoft Site

This issue can be related to several factors including incompatible device driver, incompatible third-party software, outdated peripheral firmware or outdated BIOS. You may need to contact Dell for more further assistance. Therefore, your time and efforts are appreciated.


In the meantime, you can also try the suggestions below to see if the issue can be resolved:

- If you plugged in any devices, such as a USB device, into the computer after you put it in hibernation, make sure that you unplug them before you resume the computer from hibernation. Then, plug in the device after the computer has successfully resumed from hibernation.

- Test in Clean Boot mode. If the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.

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01 Nov 2010   #7

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Follow Richard's advice.
And if you'd like to analyze your boot, download this free application- Soluto (Soluto).
It'll measure the boot time and will also list the apps which run at boot and how much time they took to execute.
It may or may not help regarding the hang issue but may be, it could narrow down the issue.
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01 Nov 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

How long has it been since you clean reinstalled Windows 7 to a wiped HD?
Clean Install Windows 7
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Many tech enthusiasts reinstall every year to keep their OS running like new. In fact given the bloatware that comes on a new computer, a clean reinstall will make it run far better than new.

And with built=in drive imaging on Windows 7, once you reinstall and capture an image there is never a need to reinstall again - just reimage from saved image to HD in 15 minutes.
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05 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ahhh... thanks for the responses. I've been away for the past few days.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
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I did the clean boot and it was inconclusive. For the most part, the hibernation issue seems to have resolved itself, but it still takes a long time.

As for the hanging during sleep mode, I haven't tried a clean boot because I don't like the idea of taking out my battery that many times. (Taking out the battery is the only way to shut of my laptop when it goes into sleep mode.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Follow Richard's advice.
And if you'd like to analyze your boot, download this free application- Soluto (Soluto)...
Thanks for the link. I've never heard of Soluto before, and I must say, I'm impressed. Though, I tend to open it after I turn on my computer and I notice that my boot times are quite erratic. Disabling/pausing applications didn't really do much for my boot time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How long has it been since you clean reinstalled Windows 7 to a wiped HD?
Clean Install Windows 7
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Many tech enthusiasts reinstall every year to keep their OS running like new. In fact given the bloatware that comes on a new computer, a clean reinstall will make it run far better than new.

And with built=in drive imaging on Windows 7, once you reinstall and capture an image there is never a need to reinstall again - just reimage from saved image to HD in 15 minutes.
I've never re-installed Windows 7, although I'd like to in the not-too-distant future. The things that have stopped me are: 1. my DVD drive is broken so I would need to go through the hassle of figuring out how to install via USB 2. I have quite a few files I would need to back up

Do the images take up as much space as I am currently using on my system? In which case, I don't know if I have anything big enough to store it on. Forgive me, I don't know much about making backup images.


*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?
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06 Nov 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Sounds like you're due for a clean reinstall. Then you'll know if its hardware or the OS needs refreshing.

Check the Event Viewer>Custom Views>Admin to google repeat errors.

run sfc /scannow to check system files.

Consider a Repair Install
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