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Windows 7: 15 minutes to boot into Windows?

29 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
15 minutes to boot into Windows?

I have had problems with a failing hard drive, and I have since replaced the it and cloned all of the old HD contents to it, but am still having a problem when I boot - It is still taking about 15 mins to boot into Windows, as it did prior to the HD swap.
Can you please suggest what I can do to get back to normal?

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29 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basils57 View Post
I have had problems with a failing hard drive, and I have since replaced the it and cloned all of the old HD contents to it, but am still having a problem when I boot - It is still taking about 15 mins to boot into Windows, as it did prior to the HD swap.
Can you please suggest what I can do to get back to normal?
Besides the obvious windows clean re-install, or repair install, can you run a system file check to tell us the condition of your system atm?


Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

It may need to be run up to three times before sucessful

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yes, but first you must do something for me: Fill out your system specs (this tool may help you out a great deal).
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29 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Take a look at the below tutorial. Following some of the tips should help you speed up windows.
Optimize Windows 7

Also try running a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

Lastly, disable all unnecessary startup programs and reboot.
Startup Programs - Change
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29 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

One more troubleshooting technique is running a Clean Boot (aka: Clean Startup.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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29 Oct 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can run Soluto during the boot. It will tell you what is holding things up.
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29 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basils57 View Post
I have had problems with a failing hard drive, and I have since replaced the it and cloned all of the old HD contents to it, but am still having a problem when I boot - It is still taking about 15 mins to boot into Windows, as it did prior to the HD swap.
Can you please suggest what I can do to get back to normal?
Besides the obvious windows clean re-install, or repair install, can you run a system file check to tell us the condition of your system atm?


Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

It may need to be run up to three times before sucessful

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.
Thanks zigzag3243and Dustsailor. I have filled out system specs a requested, and have run a system file check 3 times, but am still not showing a clean disk.

I have attached the SFC report as requested, and look forward to your observations.

I tried to do a repair install, but the installed optical drive wouldn't read the disk, and when I did get it to read via an external optical drive, I got to the 'Setup is starting...' page and the machine just hung!

I really am now quite frustrated, and would welcome a lifeline!


Attached Files
File Type: txt SFC Result.txt (66.8 KB, 20 views)
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29 Oct 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Assuming that both harddrives have and/or are failing, then the problem wouldn't be the harddrives. The power supply would be the most likely culprit, or if the computer is heating those drives up beyond their endurance. But keep in mind it could be any number of things going wrong, from softeware to hardware. So I am not recommending you buy a whole bunch of stuff just yet.

Did this problem only start recently with this newer hard drive, or has it been ongoing? If it has always been this way, it likely isn't an overheating problem. You haven't listed your power supply unit in your system specs, but it would be a good idea.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
One more troubleshooting technique is running a Clean Boot (aka: Clean Startup.)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
This is a good idea to try, as well as this:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Take a look at the below tutorial. Following some of the tips should help you speed up windows.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11728-optimize-windows-7-a.html

Also try running a Startup Repair.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

Lastly, disable all unnecessary startup programs and reboot.
Startup Programs - Change
Keep in mind when I recommend the "optimize windows" link, no one expects you to buy anything. That link is just a complete list of all you can do to optimize windows. Be careful when using some things as you may never find the exit to that rabbit hole. Some things are only for advanced computer users, so becareful what you do to your computer

Western digital is usually a very good/clean hard drive. did you buy it used?
how does your computer act after the 15 minutes slow start-up?
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29 Oct 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can run Soluto during the boot. It will tell you what is holding things up.
This looks interesting whs.
Thanks for pointing to the link - I'm trying it with an image to fall back on particularly as it's a Beta.
I'm curious how it might handle crash analysis.
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29 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks Dusty; The time that this problem started probably equated to the time that the original HD started to play up.

As far as PSU detail - It doesn't appear to be detailed in Speccy, is there any way of identifying this other than taking the case apart?

I'll have a look at the other things you mention.

My new HD is new, not used, and once booted up the computer seems to operate as normal - albeit slightly slower than normal, and with a problem reading my Windows 7 installation CD!

By the way, thanks for your and everyone else's help - much appreciated.
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