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Windows 7: Start up time is long

26 Jul 2011   #1
TaylorPark

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Start up time is long

Im not a big tech freak and i dont even know my computer that well, but i know how to follow instructions. My laptop is taking an EXTREMELY long time starting up.. its taking like,, at least 6 minutes to start up. if anyone can help me,, then thx alot :3


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26 Jul 2011   #2
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Click start button, type into search: 'msconfig' press enter, goto the start up tab, uncheck unneeded start up programs, obviously leave anti-virus checked & other security programs.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TaylorPark, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at this first tutorial linked below to see if there are some factory installed progs/apps that start when the PC is started that may be causing this issue for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7


How to Free Up and Recover Hard Drive Space

How to Speed Up / Optimize the Performance of Windows 7

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26 Jul 2011   #4
TaylorPark

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

i already tried the msconfig thingy and unchecked everything and in didnt work. thanks for helping tho anyways,, i just remembered that my laptop (toshiba qosmio g50 model no. pqg55c-01r039 haha i looked on the bottom of my computer) was originaly a windows vista computer that i got upgraded to windows 7. i thought that this would be the reason that the start up is very slow, but when i first used the laptop when it was windows 7, it was perfectly fine. But one day after not using my laptop for about 3 days it worked up it took VERY long to boot up. so i was just wondering if the upgrade did something to my laptop :P
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26 Jul 2011   #5
cluberti

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Anything is possible, but let's get a boot trace to be sure. I apologize this isn't on SF yet as a tutorial, but for now follow the instructions here for creating a boot trace. Let us know once you've finished (and have the resulting file) - it'll be large, so you will have to zip it up with 7zip and upload it to a file hosting site (like mediafire) for us to download and analyze it for you.
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26 Jul 2011   #6
TaylorPark

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

roger that thnx alot :P
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27 Jul 2011   #7
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

A clean install is always better than an upgrade. You can do a clean install with an upgrade disk!!

Tutorial can be found here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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27 Jul 2011   #8
TaylorPark

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

@cluberti
I tried it, but it didnt work for some reason
@Anthony
I sent it to a shop to upgrade my computer to a windows 7 because my computer broke down due to a virus. So i dont have the windows 7 disk thing right now :P
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27 Jul 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this tutorial on using Event Viewer to monitor boot times and boot degradation times.

Boot Times - Monitor with Event Viewer
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27 Jul 2011   #10
cluberti

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaylorPark View Post
@cluberti
I tried it, but it didnt work for some reason
You tried it? Did not work how? To get accurate data, this is the tool we need to use. If you can tell us in detail what specifically didn't work (error messages, etc), we can help you get it "fixed" and installed.
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