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Windows 7: win7 long boot time and constant activitiy signs

18 Jun 2012   #1

xp, w7
win7 long boot time and constant activitiy signs

Hi all!
I've been using Win7 since it was released and never had to reinstall so far. Unfortunately my System seems to have developed some issues which make work with the computer rather tedious. I have the impression that the issues are all related to a massive boot delay. Windows takes some 4-7 Minutes to boot. The masive delay starts after the logon screen. I have not been able to find out what is going on here and where the timeloss occurs. Once the machine has become usable - i observe some serious disc activity (led blinking constantly. This can go on for minutes.

I already tried to deactivate unnecessary startup programs, scan for malware. I frequently let ccleaner sweep the system.

I'd be very happy to see some opinions about this behaviour and perhaps find a way to resolve the issue, so I do not have to reinstall from scratch. I am aware that there is an inplace repair function in win7 - this however only works with a system CD that contains win7+sp1+all important updates. As I only have the original system CD I would like to avoid setting up a working boot cd.

system specs:
win7 ultimate 64 bit
8 gigs ram
gigabyte dq6 board
intel quadcore

Looking forward to your help

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18 Jun 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

One common thing a few people have posted about is homegroup

With homegroup on the machine can pause for a while on startup while waiting for responses from other network equipment, if its turned on try turning it off temp to see if it helps, i have never personally seen this but others have posted about it maybe worth a try
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18 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Run a startup repair.
Startup Repair
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19 Jun 2012   #4

xp, w7

doesn't Startup Repair only take care of the boot process till logon?
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