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Windows 7: 2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop


19 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 X64
 
 
2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop

Hi everyone,
I have had a search around for the issue I am having but I find it hard to explain.

I currently run windows of a crucial m400 SSD and it used to boot in less than a minute. More recently (and apparently overnight) boot time became several minutes.

I turned on verbose boot and it loads the files very quickly (just scans quickly infront of me) and then when it comes to the screen that reads the following (and see attached):

"Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

8 System Processors [8184 MB Memory] Multiprocessor Kernel"

It sits there for several minutes before then loading the desktop.

I am unsure how to diagnose this issue further and would greatly appreciate some guidance onto how to drill down into this further.

Thanks,
Chalima




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19 Jun 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome Chalima if you haven't done these already you could start with this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
then
Disk Check
onto this Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You could just quickly check in msconfig what you have starting at boot too I just keep security ticked (try first)

Start > type msconfig > right click run as admin > check the Start as in pic .

Plus you always have my favourite Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance


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19 Jun 2013   #3

 
 

Usual suspects:

Any new apps / updates installed

An AV set to check scan on startup


Try a safe boot. If it loads like it used to, that should point to a system change.
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22 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the advice.

I did a disk check and everything was fine, I limited the startup items and it made no difference.

I also tried to boot in safe mode and it was super fast again. So how do I know eliminate the likely culprit?

Thanks,
Chalima
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22 Jun 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

As smartyeyeball says mate any new apps just lately?? ? Changed the AV program, browser, any of those rotten apps that promise to clean up the registry, trials etc
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23 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Hi Guys,
It turns out it was either ffdshow or AC3 filter - I un-installed these and it works like a charm again

Thank you all so much for both your helpful advice and your patience!

Thanks,
Charlie
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24 Jun 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Good to hear Charlie
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