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Windows 7: Slow startup


28 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Slow startup

Hello,

Quite some time ago I installed Ubuntu besides my windows 7 installation.
That all went fine but then at some point I wanted to remove it again.

I simply deleted the partition Ubuntu was on, I then rebooted my computer and wasn't able to start up Windows again. I somehow got the boot files repaired and it works now BUT.. it takes me about 4 minutes before it "finds" the bootloader of Windows and starts up.

Please note that this has nothing to do with windows not starting up as it starts up fine. It just takes forever for it to start.

If anyone could help me , that would be great.


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09 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Anyone who can help me with this problem?

Thanks.
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09 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markvis14 View Post
Hello,

Quite some time ago I installed Ubuntu besides my windows 7 installation.
That all went fine but then at some point I wanted to remove it again.

I simply deleted the partition Ubuntu was on, I then rebooted my computer and wasn't able to start up Windows again. I somehow got the boot files repaired and it works now BUT.. it takes me about 4 minutes before it "finds" the bootloader of Windows and starts up.

Please note that this has nothing to do with windows not starting up as it starts up fine. It just takes forever for it to start.

If anyone could help me , that would be great.
Hi
  • Type MSConfig in the search box and select;
  • Click on the Boot tab;
  • Do you have one or two boot options listed? If so, delete the old Ubuntu entry;
  • Reboot.
Let us know if this works?

Regards
UKMedia
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09 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi,

No that does not help solve it. There is none such entry.

I believe it has something to do with post boot-up.

I just did another restart and made some pictures to help clearify what I mean.

Picture 1, I see the intel logo whenever I power on my computer. This screen shows for about 5 minutes before it starts showing the stuff at picture 2 & 3.
Slow startup-picture1.jpg
Slow startup-picture2.jpg
Slow startup-picture3.jpg


After that it works just fine and Windows 7 starts up. At picture 4.
Slow startup-picture4.jpg

Somehow after uninstalling Ubuntu and deleting the partition of it my post boot became extremely slow? I just realised back then I also installed my new keyboard, an Steelseries G7 while my old keyboard was an usb one my new one uses the old school port. Could that have to do with it?

Anyone who can think of a solution?

Thanks


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09 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markvis14 View Post
Hi,

No that does not help solve it. There is none such entry.

I believe it has something to do with post boot-up.

I just did another restart and made some pictures to help clearify what I mean.

Picture 1, I see the intel logo whenever I power on my computer. This screen shows for about 5 minutes before it starts showing the stuff at picture 2 & 3.
Attachment 174519
Attachment 174520
Attachment 174521


After that it works just fine and Windows 7 starts up. At picture 4.
Attachment 174522

Somehow after uninstalling Ubuntu and deleting the partition of it my post boot became extremely slow? I just realised back then I also installed my new keyboard, an Steelseries G7 while my old keyboard was an usb one my new one uses the old school port. Could that have to do with it?

Anyone who can think of a solution?

Thanks

Okay, this sounds like the BIOS is timing out after waiting for something it expects to exist. Have a look in your BIOS settings (like boot priority) to see if there are pointers to your old partition.

Regards
UKMedia
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16 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry for my late reply.

I could not find anything in my BIOS and I am kind of lost. My computer is still booting up slowly.

I just checked under Device Manager and found this:


Could that have to do with my slow POST boot? Having multiple ATA channels? (i'm clueless when it comes to terms like this)

Another thing I did following this tutorial: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace[2]=Performance%20Maintenance

I made a boot trace and saved a log using the Windows Performance Toolkit. Is anyone willing and has the knowledge to read them through? If so then I will upload them. Thanks in advance!
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16 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

No, multiple ATA channels like this are normal for a SATA controller like yours.

You might try resetting your BIOS to default values. However, this may put your SATA controller into IDE mode as well.
Windows will still boot fine but won't be able to take advantage of AHCI mode any more, so make sure to put the controller back into AHCI mode (in the BIOS) after loading the default values.
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16 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply, how would I reset the bios though? Is there an option inside it? Thanks!
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17 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Usually it's in the same place where you would go to "exit and save changes" or "discard changes".

Look for something along the lines of "load default values" or "safe defaults" - sometimes this automatically triggers a reboot, sometimes you have to explicitly "save changes and exit" after loading defaults.
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17 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Corazon,

Thanks for your help.

I looked in my BIOS and loaded the default settings and saved those. A thing that I found interesting is the following picture I made:



My BIOS doesn't seem to show my SATA drive (?)

Another thing I found was under my hard disk bootup sequence:



There it shows my harddrive is SCSI , I am confused, under Device Manager in Windows 7 it shows:


Any thoughts?
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