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Windows 7: Windows 7 slow boot time (3min+)

06 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Windows 7 slow boot time (3min+)


I am not sure as to why my computer is so slow all the time. Specially when it boots up. Here are some details I have gathered for anyone who wishes to help me out:

OS: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20 GHz 2.20GHz
RAM: 16.0 GB (14.9 GB usable)
Hard Drive: Seagate 465.8 GB (7200 RPM)
Video Card: Intel HD Graphics Family (3.27 GB)

The following is about my boot time from Event Viewer:

+ System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
[ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}

EventID 100

Version 2

Level 1

Task 4002

Opcode 34

Keywords 0x8000000000010000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-12-06T23:56:47.104580100Z

EventRecordID 939

- Correlation

[ ActivityID] {03114A60-F800-0004-0815-D7C20CD4CD01}

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 2692
[ ThreadID] 3468

Channel Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational

Computer KHAN

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-19

- EventData

BootTsVersion 2
BootStartTime 2012-12-06T23:52:33.718400400Z
BootEndTime 2012-12-06T23:56:43.407368600Z
SystemBootInstance 181
UserBootInstance 152
BootTime 207267
MainPathBootTime 181967
BootKernelInitTime 27
BootDriverInitTime 7318
BootDevicesInitTime 892
BootPrefetchInitTime 0
BootPrefetchBytes 0
BootAutoChkTime 0
BootSmssInitTime 31220
BootCriticalServicesInitTime 6074
BootUserProfileProcessingTime 949
BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 0
BootExplorerInitTime 134170
BootNumStartupApps 19
BootPostBootTime 25300
BootIsRebootAfterInstall false
BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0
BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0
BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0
BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits 0
BootIsDegradation false
BootIsStepDegradation false
BootIsGradualDegradation false
BootImprovementDelta 0
BootDegradationDelta 0
BootIsRootCauseIdentified false
OSLoaderDuration 2975
BootPNPInitStartTimeMS 27
BootPNPInitDuration 1600
OtherKernelInitDuration 3110
SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS 4583
SystemPNPInitDuration 6609
SessionInitStartTimeMS 11321
Session0InitDuration 5706
Session1InitDuration 691
SessionInitOtherDuration 24822
WinLogonStartTimeMS 42541
OtherLogonInitActivityDuration 4305
UserLogonWaitDuration 6434

So it took me 207.267 seconds to boot up. Almost 3 minutes 27 seconds.

Here are some screenshots from msconfig (Startup):

Here are some screen shots of msconfig (Services):

My guess is that I have too many services running. I don't know. Is there someone who can help me out ?

Thanks in advance, I will provide more details if necessary.


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06 Dec 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I'm just going to show you what I got and you can take if from there.
I recommend not messing with Windows Services. Put a check mark (lower left corner) Hide All Microsoft Services.

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Size:  68.4 KB

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


As Layback illustrates you only need your AV, gadgets, stickies, and any sync or messenger which you must have started with the OS. Everything else is a freeloader on your resources.

Further, I see that you're running the bloated factory preinstall which most tech enthusiasts do not use, but instead choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. As it is a specialty of these forums we will be glad to help you through the process if/when you're ready.

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If problems persist work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, report back results for possibly other steps.
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