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Windows 7: Start up takes more than 3 mins even with 6 gb ram !!!

02 Aug 2012   #1
Ahad

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Start up takes more than 3 mins even with 6 gb ram !!!

Hello , my Toshiba laptop takes more than 3 mins to start up even after i upgraded to 6 GB of DDR 3 RAM .. My processor is Core i3 330M 2.1 Ghz and OS win 7 64 bit .. can any anyone suggest any ways i can improve my startup ..


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02 Aug 2012   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Nobody is a fortune teller here, we need a screenshot of whats being loaded on your system startup,. so grab a copy of autoruns and post a screen for us.
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02 Aug 2012   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Get an SSD.
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03 Aug 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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03 Aug 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run Soluto - it will tell you what is holding things up. https://www.soluto.com/
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03 Aug 2012   #6
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Also, check what applications you have scheduled to run at start-up.
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05 Aug 2012   #7
Ahad

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I checked the the startup items in MSCONFIG . . the list is not that big ... can you suggest a way i can see all the items in my startup and post a screenshot of that here ??
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09 Aug 2012   #8
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

That would be it. Where exactly does it hang? Is it when you're in Windows but it's loading, or is it the splash scree, or prior to splash screen?
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09 Aug 2012   #9
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

MSCONFIG shows only a small subset of your startup items: use "autoruns" instead, but be careful what you shut off.

Three minutes means you have a problem and an SSD won't make much difference unless your HD is hosed - defragment it for a slight improvement.

Though I haven't used it in a while, there is software that will chart your boot process and show you where it's wasting time (like Soluto Analyzes Windows Startup to Give You a Faster Computer ? - I haven't used this particular one). There's also a primitive, overly complicated way (the MS way!) to do something similar with event viewer:
Event view boot time
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