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Windows 7: Sudden slow start-up ...

20 May 2012   #1

windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 
Sudden slow start-up ...

This Sony VAIO All-in-one VPCL22Z1E is one month old. There is not much on it, except AutoCAD, Open Office, Van Dale Electronic Dutch-English dictionary, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome browser, Adobe Reader, Gimp 2, Skype, Avast, Google Earth, WordFast Pro (CAT) and a few more tiny odds and ends.

It usually booted in about 30 seconds.

Then suddenly this week it has slowed down to taking up to 1 minute and 55 seconds to boot.

At the black Starting Windows screen, I notice that the polling to the hard-disk stops, then after a while it starts again and eventually I get into Windows 7 desktop.

I have followed plenty of the forum messages to try and trouble shoot this and restore my once rapid boot time. Nothing is working.

I do notice a lot of posts on the Web about this being a problem with Sony VAIO and Windows 7 64-bit Pro.

Has anyone had success at increasing boot time for this computer configuration?

Thanks ...

Dave
Roermond
LIMBURG
Nederland

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20 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you haven't done it already, type msconfig in the start box.
Click on the startup tab, and see what's running at startup.
You can remove anything you don't recognize by unticking.
See if that makes a difference.
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20 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

MachineLimburg,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Need following:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
=========================================
thanks, karl
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20 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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21 May 2012   #5

windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 
Msconfig for 'Sudden slow start-up' ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor S View Post
If you haven't done it already, type msconfig in the start box.
Click on the startup tab, and see what's running at startup.
You can remove anything you don't recognize by unticking.
See if that makes a difference.
Victor S ...

Nah, msconfig was the first thing I tried. There was no effect. The slow start-up time was unchanged.

I will now answer the rest of the replies ... but I am up at 'sparrow's fart' this Monday morning because I am calling Sony VAIO support Nederland to see what they think for such a dramatic change in boot on a spanking brand new machine.

Thanks for the input!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2012   #6

windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
MachineLimburg,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Need following:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
=========================================
thanks, karl
Karl ...

Please find the attached files you requested.

Thanks ...

Dave


Attached Files
File Type: txt startup.txt (1.7 KB, 59 views)
File Type: txt scheduled_tasks.txt (180 Bytes, 39 views)
File Type: txt install.txt (7.2 KB, 31 views)
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21 May 2012   #7

windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 
Clean Up Factory on 'Sudden slow start-up' ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Work through these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Gregrocker ...

I am reading through your very clear and excellent sequential steps and will probably do that. I appreciate your link to those instructions.

I want to see what Karl says about the files I attached above first though.

Thanks blokes!

Dave
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Dave,

Uninstall:
Code:
avast! Free Antivirus    AVAST Software    08-Apr-12        7.0.1426.0
Java(TM) 6 Update 31    Oracle    11-Apr-12    95.1 MB    6.0.310
McAfee Security Scan Plus    McAfee, Inc.    09-Apr-12    8.30 MB    2.0.181.2


REBOOT!


Both Avast Free and McAfee are known to cause problems.
By uninstalling Java, then if any program you have really needs Java, you will be prompted to dowload the latest and mores secure version.

Install MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials , link in my signature.

Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden
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21 May 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Simply uninstalling those programs And installing MSE may solve your problem.



Let me know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2012   #10

windows 7 64-bit Pro
 
 
MSE on 'Sudden slow start-up' ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Simply uninstalling those programs And installing MSE may solve your problem.



Let me know.
Karl ...

I shall of course let you know. I have always used AVG Free in the past (previous Windows installations), but for some reason with this Windows 7 I installed Avast. McAfee was already on the system when I bought it.

I am reading through the link you provided for MSE. A dumb question: is this product sufficient for my security needs (which I had previously used AVG Free and Avast Free for?). Sorry, I don't keep up with OS stuff, obviously.

I am a CAD user and a translator. I do not download huge audio and video files and I do not use my computer for social networking. If I create a web page, I type HTML using Notepad. I guess I am Old School.

Thanks ...

Dave
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