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Windows 7: Startup time from 75 seconds to 165 seconds. What is wrong?

09 May 2011   #1
SimTmiCro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Startup time from 75 seconds to 165 seconds. What is wrong?

Hello forum.

I have a month-old Dell Inspiron N7010 Core i5 460M with 6 gigs of ram running on Windows 7. Until recently, it has been starting up in about 75 seconds. However, out of nowhere, it suddenly began starting up in between 2 and a half minutes to 3 minutes. I am completely baffled, and I do not know what is wrong. Could it have been something I installed, or is it something that is beyond my knowledge. The last things I downloaded before the problems started were Starcraft II, Need for Speed World, and Microsoft Security Essentials, but I doubt one of those is the source of problem. Much help is greatly appreciated.


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09 May 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Run msconfig and uncheck everything on the startup tab except your anti-virus.

Then restart and let us know if the problem persists or goes away. If it goes away, the culprit is one of the items you unchecked.
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09 May 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If you change anything on the Startup tab of msconfig, write down what is currently starting before doing so. That way you can get back to where you are now if needed.

Perhaps doing a Clean Boot might be a better way to go, at least to see if there is a problem here.
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09 May 2011   #4
SimTmiCro

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hello. Thank you for responding. I did what you told me to do, and now my laptop starts up in 75 seconds again. So like you said, it seems the culprit is one of the items I unchecked. How do I go about identifying which program caused the problem?
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09 May 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Recheck them one at a time, booting between each recheck. If you come to a slow boot, you know that the one you last re-checked caused the problem. Most of the items in that list don't need to be checked--they will run when needed.
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09 May 2011   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

75 seconds sounds a long time to me.

Still - it's an oem machine - so I wouldn't know.

Anybody else think that's long?
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09 May 2011   #7
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Yeah, 75 seconds seems a long time, especially with 6 gigs of RAM. Manufacturer bloatware is probably the culprit.
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10 May 2011   #8
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not as long as mine lol


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10 May 2011   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

WOW pooch thats a loooooog time. Have you done any investigating why this is happening?
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10 May 2011   #10
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
WOW pooch thats a loooooog time. Have you done any investigating why this is happening?
This happened while I was speeding up my system start and ended up doing a bootup repair because of a bad setting (while Restart time was already running )

My system restarts in 64 seconds but most of the delay is caused by the numerous BIOS screens
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