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Windows 7: New PC Tips, slow boot time

17 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New PC Tips, slow boot time

I just recently purchased my custom built PC (newegg.com) and only had it a day. I've installed basic stuff (virus free), but it boots slowly. Not super slow, but slow enough for a new PC.

Can I get some help on how to make it speed up, I've done some fixing myself, however it only seemed to help a little bit. I've done msconfig, virus scans ect.

Any help, is appreciated.

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17 Oct 2013   #2

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In msconfig, on the boot tab, have you changed the timeout setting? I think the default is 30 seconds; mine is set to five seconds.
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17 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (SP1)
 
 

Did the system come preinstalled with Windows or did you perform the installation? Could you please list exactly what you've already tried.
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17 Oct 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.
In your specs it shows you have Norton and AVG.
You should not run more than 1 real-time Anti-Virus at the same time.
If you have Norton and AVG installed, get the uninstaller utility from one of those Vendor's website and remove one of the programs.
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17 Oct 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Neither of those AV's are recommended here as we see problems with both of them regularly. Use free Microsoft Security Essentials for best performance.

You'll need to use the special uninstallers for the AVG and Norton bloatware: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Compare the install you have with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you stick with the tools and methods there you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.

Establish a Clean Boot and go over your install most thoroughly using these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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17 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Neither of those AV's are recommended here as we see problems with both of them regularly. Use free Microsoft Security Essentials for best performance.

You'll need to use the special uninstallers for the AVG and Norton bloatware: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Compare the install you have with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you stick with the tools and methods there you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.

Establish a Clean Boot and go over your install most thoroughly using these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
I've uninstalled AVG and Norton also I've installed Security Essentials (your link above).
However, I decided to keep Malwarebytes. (should I remove it?)
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17 Oct 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Are you running Malwarebytes Pro (real-time), or the free On-demand version?

I use MBAM Pro real-time with MSE real-time and have no problems.
MSE is an anti-virus program.
MBAM is an anti-malware program (and designed to work with a real-time AV).

If you use both real-time and have conflict/performance problems we can help you set up exclusions for this.

Is your slow boot time problem any better after you made these changes?
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17 Oct 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Malwarebytes is a preferred solution here, mainly for its one-time scanner.

But I've had several who get infected install it's Real Time paid version and they never got infected again. It needs to be run with MSE as they are complementary.

Did you establish a Clean boot too? That itself often will resolve slow boot since it kicks the freeloaders off of Startup.

If not work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

If nothing helps then you can determine the cause for certain by Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums
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17 Oct 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello IntRuss,

Here's a list of items that you could pick and choose from to help the performance of Windows.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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