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Windows 7: Really slow / unresponsive for 10 - 15 minutes after boot / log-in

02 May 2012   #1
TommyZing

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Really slow / unresponsive for 10 - 15 minutes after boot / log-in

I'm not sure what happened to cause this but one day (around 2 weeks ago) my laptop running Windows 7 started taking really long to log in. For 2 years I never had any issues, and it would boot / log in and be ready for use within a minute.

For the last 2 weeks, every time I try to log in (whether the laptop was powered off or sleeping), my computer is unresponsive / lagging and slow for at least 10 minutes (no programs work, nothing will open, etc.). After a lengthy period of time after log in, it seems to operate normally until I don't use it long enough for it to go back to sleep, and then I experience the same issue when I attempt to log back in.

It's becoming unbearable, so I'm hoping to find a solution to the problem.

Thanks!


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02 May 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
This can be the result of several problems.
Defective memory: Take memory test
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums
Too many programs trying to load at boot: Make a clean boot to test
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Finally, run an anti virus scan. Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes. Be sure to update before the scan.
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03 May 2012   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Tommy,
Several possible causes.

For testing purposes:
WIN | type MSCONFIG | General tab | Diagnostic startup radio button | OK button
RESTART!

WIN=key with microsoft flag on top

Afterwards, you may go back to msconfig and clear the radio button.

Let us know the results.
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04 May 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you haven't already I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If that fails work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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07 May 2012   #5
TommyZing

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I appreciate all the replies, thank you! I will work through all of your recommendations and report back!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Tommy,
Several possible causes.

For testing purposes:
WIN | type MSCONFIG | General tab | Diagnostic startup radio button | OK button
RESTART!

WIN=key with microsoft flag on top

Afterwards, you may go back to msconfig and clear the radio button.

Let us know the results.
I did this, however the startup / windows loading / log in time was still over 15 minutes. What's my next move?
Thanks!
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07 May 2012   #6
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TommyZing View Post
I appreciate all the replies, thank you! I will work through all of your recommendations and report back!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Tommy,
Several possible causes.

For testing purposes:
WIN | type MSCONFIG | General tab | Diagnostic startup radio button | OK button
RESTART!

WIN=key with microsoft flag on top

Afterwards, you may go back to msconfig and clear the radio button.

Let us know the results.
I did this, however the startup / windows loading / log in time was still over 15 minutes. What's my next move?
Thanks!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you haven't already I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If that fails work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Follow the additional steps in the links provided by Greg.
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07 May 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I second that.

Follow the additional steps given to you by GregRocker.
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21 Jul 2012   #8
calwin

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
selective programs un responsive after booting

i am using windows7 ultimate 32 bit on an intel dual core 2.20ghz..recently when i login to my desktop ,selective programmes become unresponsive for first 15 minutes.. ie doen't work ,chrome works.. start button is unresponsive..gadgets don't come up ... time and date settings when opened freezes. i tried opening up msconfig but it also does'nt open!!!
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