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Windows 7: Long boot up time

20 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 Home Premium x64
Long boot up time

I put Win7x86 on a LGA775 P35 Q9550 system (new SSD). Anyway it had a wireless PCI card that didn't have official Windows 7 drivers. Got some bad advice and installed a driver/software package for some laptop wireless card that was supposed to work with this obsolete wireless PCI card. Anyway long story short it didn't work and I believe I have removed all traces of the driver and software package including the card but at the windows screen prior to loging in it stalls for 3 minutes. I noticed that when the software was installed it was set to try to connect 3 times 1 minute each.

Any ideas ? Or am I looking at doing another fresh install ?

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

The best way to check this is to have a look at the error logs on your system.

Just go ahead and follow the typical bsod posting instructions.
Based on the information you are able to give like this I don't think anyone could really say for certain.

(you can ignore the minidumps if you don't have any)
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21 Mar 2011   #3
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Look over your performance log closely to see if it gives clues to what is hanging boot. Here is how to access that log and the other basic Windows 7 troubleshooting steps: Computer lags every couple seconds

If all else fails as a last resort before clean reinstall (be sure to wipe the HD first) you can run a boot trace which is the tool the Pro's use to trace this: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum
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