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Windows 7: Windows 7 taking 5-10 minutes to boot up.

01 Nov 2014   #1
toashishonly

Windows 7 Ultimate *32,Windows 8.1 Pro*32
 
 
Windows 7 taking 5-10 minutes to boot up.

Certainly Today my Computer started slowing up,it is taking 5-10 minutes to boot up.
After Boot it is very slow,when I check ram usage it says 34% cpu usage 2-10% when windows media player is opened.I have used chkdsk twice and it don't detect any errors 2nd time system restore is not available sfc /scannow don't detects anything.It fails to start up in safe mode stuck at a place for more than 1 hr. Also it don't use more than 12 % ram even after opening many softwares.
Please Help because I don't want to format and reinstall windows.

My System Specs are:-
Win 7 ultimate*32 with win 8.1 pro*32
2 gb ram
500 gb hdd
core i3 3.06 ghz cpu


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01 Nov 2014   #2
marsmimar

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Hello toashishonly and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes boot problems are related to malware (virus, spyware, etc.) If you haven't done so, run a full scna with your anti-virus of choice. Even if that scan comes back clean (no malware detected) I'd follow up with some additional free on-demand scanners like Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, ESET Online Scanner, etc.

You could also see if this Startup Repair tutorial helps:

Startup Repair

As to CPU usage, it's not uncommon for System Idle Process to be at 98% if the computer is turned on and you're not doing anything else with the computer. When you start another process the new process will usually use a smaller fraction and System Idle Process may drop down to 0%. This article goes into more detail.

The best protection to not have to reformat and reinstall everything is to make regular backups of all your important files and folders. I prefer doing a full system image which also backs up the entire operating system, all updates, etc. A lot of people recommend the free Macrium Reflect.
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01 Nov 2014   #3
toashishonly

Windows 7 Ultimate *32,Windows 8.1 Pro*32
 
 

I have scanned with kaspersky lab antivirus and malwarebytes but it detects nothing and cpu usage don't exceeds even when I open various softs. when I open various softwarea at same time then my computer stucks but cpu usage remains fixed at about 10-12% .
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01 Nov 2014   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Windows 7 has a built in utility called Resource Monitor. It gives real time performance and can help isolate problem areas. I'd look at the CPU and Memory tabs. You may be maxing out your RAM (many people recommend 4GB.)

Resource Monitor
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01 Nov 2014   #5
toashishonly

Windows 7 Ultimate *32,Windows 8.1 Pro*32
 
 

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02 Nov 2014   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Well, things look normal to me. Couple more things you can try just for general cleanup and performance.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use

If still having issues, one of the Forum experts prepared this general troubleshooting guide. It has a lot of good suggestions and it's not something that a person can do in just a few minutes (or even a few hours.)

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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