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Windows 7: Computer slow at startup

30 Sep 2012   #1
Lighten

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Computer slow at startup

Hi all. I have a problem, when i turn on my computer i need to wait almost 5 min to operate normal. In that first 5 minutes, a cant move a mouse how much is slow. That happened suddenly yesterday, when i restarted computer. My AV eset smart security 5 didn't find anything. I disabled some programs at start up but i can't fix the problem. Can someone help me please? I don't want to reinstall OS (a lot of time needed). Thanks in advance.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
mikiep

win7
 
 

System Restore to a time before it started.. should be an easy quick fix.... and if you have system restore tell you what the restore will affect.... Probably one of the things the affected things.. is the guilty thing,, for your slow start ups.
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30 Sep 2012   #3
Lighten

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I already tried that it doesn't help. I tried several dates.
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30 Sep 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

 

Uninstall Smart Secuirty 5 and download Microsoft Security Essentials for free, and then perform a AV scan.

Try these tutorials to boost your performance:

A Comprehensive Guide to Speeding Up Computer Performance

I would ignore the Registry Defragmentation/Repair

Optimize Windows 7

Could you please upload your System Specifications, by going to UserCP, then clicking Edit System Specs within the left pane; Speccy is a great free ulity which help you provide detailed information for your system specifications.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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30 Sep 2012   #5
Lighten

Windows 7 x64
 
 

RAM: 4 GB
CPU: Intel E5200 2.50 GHz
GPU: ATI RADEON 6570 1024 MB
MB: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP31-DS3L (Socket 775)
OS: Windows 7 x64

I'll try that tutorial thanks.
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30 Sep 2012   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Follow the advice above and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Do away with your current Anti-Virus program. If you want to be thorough, also get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as well. When you get them installed and updated, you can google what settings can be changed if you wish. Restart, go into "Safe Mode" and then perform scans with each program. That will root out 98% of the bad stuff.
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30 Sep 2012   #7
Lighten

Windows 7 x64
 
 

aha, ok i'll tried that and then i'll post result.
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30 Sep 2012   #8
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Follow the advice above and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Do away with your current Anti-Virus program. If you want to be thorough, also get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as well. When you get them installed and updated, you can google what settings can be changed if you wish. Restart, go into "Safe Mode" and then perform scans with each program. That will root out 98% of the bad stuff.
I wouldn't suggest installing the two anti-virus programs at the same time. due to the problems which usually arise with two anti-viruses present on the same system. Either install one and stay with it, or install one, scan with AV, uninstall and reinstall the other AV.
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30 Sep 2012   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Follow the advice above and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Do away with your current Anti-Virus program. If you want to be thorough, also get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as well. When you get them installed and updated, you can google what settings can be changed if you wish. Restart, go into "Safe Mode" and then perform scans with each program. That will root out 98% of the bad stuff.
I wouldn't suggest installing the two anti-virus programs at the same time. due to the problems which usually arise with two anti-viruses present on the same system. Either install one and stay with it, or install one, scan with AV, uninstall and reinstall the other AV.

Many, many people use Microsoft Security Essentials in conjunction with MWB with no problems. The don't conflict like dual AV programs. It's the same regimen as when people used to use AVG Anti-virus and Spybot-Search and Destroy.
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30 Sep 2012   #10
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

I agree with everyone, install Microsoft Security Essentials. I use MSE, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware (along with Google Chrome for browsing) on all my PCs and I've never had a virus problem.
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