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Windows 7: Slow to start up

01 Feb 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Look here:

Restart Time

download that little tool and run it. It will cough up number in seconds indicating your restart time.

You can also look in control panel/system/advanced system settings. Look at performance settings. There is a choice there for best performance and another for best appearance. You might run that restart tool with each of those settings to see how they differ.

Exactly what do you have checked in msconfig startup tab when you run the tool?


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01 Feb 2012   #12
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I have these on my start up

Synaptic pointing device
It'd pc audio
Microsoft security
Intel (R) common user interface
Intel (R) common user interface
Intel (R) common user interface
IA storicon
Easybits recovery
adobe reader n acrobat man
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01 Feb 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Run that restart tool and advise of the results.

I don't recognize most of those startup things. Run the tool with those 9 items as is.

Then run the tool again with only Microsoft security checked.

How do the results differ in the two cases?
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01 Feb 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Keep Microsoft Security and disable all the rest. They are really not needed. If you want, you can keep the pointing device too.

You can also find the boot times here. No need to run a tool.

Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows >
Diagnostics-Performance > Operational

100 is Boot time
200 is Shutdown time
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01 Feb 2012   #15
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

213 seconds to restart
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01 Feb 2012   #16
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

231 sorry
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01 Feb 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
231 sorry
231 seconds or 2 minutes 31 seconds?

With all 9 items checked?

If so, remove all but anti-virus one at a time, and re-run the tool after each removal.

Or remove all but antivirus and then add them back one at a time.

How long with antivirus alone checked?

Process of elimination. The culprit should show up.

My suspicion would be Adobe, but try them all.

You may have only a 5400 rpm hard drive, which has some effect---but you should still be able to cut that time.
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01 Feb 2012   #18
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Awesome. Down to 100
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01 Feb 2012   #19
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That's with only Microsoft security checked
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01 Feb 2012   #20
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Hello TWardy.

First have a look at this tutorial:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70563-boot-up.html

If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here

Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.

Then I would download and open CCleaner and use CCEnhancer for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab, Analyze and run the Cleaner. Next go to Tools (NEVER GO TO REGISTRY) and select Startup, select them all and select Disable and then Remove.

Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google it.

Next, read this article:
99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

This guide was intended for Windows XP, but I would ignore Step 2, Step 10, Step 11, Step 16, Step 28, Step 37.

Another guide can be found here:
Optimize Windows 7

I would next run an SFC Scan and a Check Disk Scan.

The final thing I would do is open MSConfig again, select Boot and select No GUI Boot, this will disable the Boot Animation.

Finally I would use MSE and Malwarebytes to check for Viruses and Malware.

If none of these steps help, please report back.
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