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Windows 7: Slow bootup

19 Jul 2015   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Slow bootup

Over the past year, my computer has really slowed in booting up. I haven't timed it exactly but it takes between 5 and 10 minutes. I'm running Win7 Home Premium (X64) SP1. The processor is 3.3 Ghz. The HD is 1TB less than half full. The RAM is 8 GB. I have Mcafee security, Malwarebytes, ACS and CCleaner. Do you have any suggestions such as a software package that would help or is there anything I can do? I do have a technical background in computers so I'm not afraid to try something


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19 Jul 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Let's see what starts when you boot your computer.

Download and install CCleaner from the following link:
CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.

First run CCLeaner to remove all accumulated temp files and folders.

Next click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).

Do you pay for McAfee? If not, get rid of it and install something else like Microsoft Security Essentials.
Once you uninstall McAfee, download and run the McAfee Removal Tool to clean up the leftover junk.
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19 Jul 2015   #3
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

As I mentioned in my post, I have CCleaner installed. I am a little confused. Clicking on tools brought up a list of stored apps. If I activate "Uninstall" does that uninstall all my apps? Secondly, there is no "startup" button. My documents folder contains a whole lot of documents. Opening each one is a lengthy process and why should I do this? The last sentence involves pasting the contents into another post? I don't get it. The MacAfee program I have is a purchased one. I do have MSE but don't use it very often.
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20 Jul 2015   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote:
Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:
That means each of the two you just saved from the Install and Startup tabs, not every file in Documents.

Get the latest version of CCLeaner (5.07) from the link I provided. Run it to delete all accumulated temp files.

Next click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window

Slow bootup-ccl1.jpg

* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Slow bootup-ccl2.jpg

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).

install.txt:

Quote:
2007 Microsoft Office system Microsoft Corporation 11/17/2014 12.0.6612.1000
7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Igor Pavlov 02/18/2015 1.43 MB 9.20.00.0
7-Zip 9.38 (x64 edition) Igor Pavlov 02/18/2015 4.66 MB 9.38.00.0
8GadgetPack Helmut Buhler 04/14/2014 24.5 MB 5.0.0

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Windows Software Development Kit Microsoft Corporation 04/14/2014 299 MB 8.59.29750
WinImage 10/27/2014
WinPatrol Ruiware 05/23/2015 2.79 MB 33.5.2015.12
startup.txt:

Quote:
Yes HKCU:Run DesktopOK Nenad Hrg SoftwareOK "D:\tools\DesktopOK_x64.exe" -bg -startup
Yes HKCU:Run MediaFire Tray MediaFire, LLC "C:\Users\rrkurtz\AppData\Local\MediaFire Desktop\mf_watch.exe"

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

No HKLM:Run UpdateP2GoShortCut CyberLink Corp. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"
No Startup User Adobe Gamma.lnk Adobe Systems, Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe


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20 Jul 2015   #5
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Here are the files
startup
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
No HKCU:Run SpybotSD TeaTimer
No HKLM:Run Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
Yes HKLM:Run EEventManager SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe"
No HKLM:Run GIDDesktop
No HKLM:Run ISW
No HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched
No HKLM:Run ThreatFire
No Startup Common
Yes Startup User Mozilla Thunderbird.lnk Mozilla Corporation C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe

Uninstall
7-Zip 4.65 4/8/2014
Acronis Migrate Easy Acronis 11/19/2011 58.9 MB 7.0.644
Active@ KillDisk 9.0 LSoft Technologies Inc 11/9/2014 55.5 MB 9.0
Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/25/2015 6.00 MB 17.0.0.188
Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI Adobe Systems Incorporated 7/19/2015 17.6 MB 18.0.0.209
Adobe Reader XI Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/31/2012 121 MB 11.0.00
Advanced SystemCare 8 IObit 7/2/2015 123 MB 8.3.0
ArcSoft MediaImpression ArcSoft 4/8/2014
ArcSoft Software Suite 4/8/2014
Argente Utilities 1.0.4.0 Argente Software 9/24/2011 12.6 MB 1.0.4.0
Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Asmedia Technology 9/21/2011 2.19 MB 1.6.3.0
Audacity 2.0 Audacity Team 8/18/2012 42.8 MB
Avery Design & Print Avery Products Corporation 3/2/2015 400 MB 1.0.0
Belarc Advisor 8.2 Belarc Inc. 4/8/2014 8.2.6.0
Big Fish: Game Manager 11/14/2014 3.3.0.2
Canon PhotoRecord Cisra 9/23/2011 80.4 MB 02.02.03002
Canon Utilities CameraWindow DC 8 Canon Inc. 4/8/2014 8.8.0.17
Canon Utilities ImageBrowser EX Canon Inc. 4/8/2014 1.4.0.5
Canon ZoomBrowser EX (E) Canon 9/23/2011 8.90 MB 5.05.0000
CCleaner Piriform 7/16/2015 5.07
CDBurnerXP CDBurnerXP 5/24/2015 12.9 MB 4.5.5.5571
Cisco EAP-FAST Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 11/16/2012 1.55 MB 2.2.14
Cisco LEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 11/16/2012 644 KB 1.0.19
Cisco PEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 11/16/2012 1.23 MB 1.1.6
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 7/19/2015 174 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Corel Corporation 4/9/2013 380 MB 12.50.0001
Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Corel Corporation 4/20/2014 346 MB 16.2.0.20
DHTML Editing Component Microsoft Corporation 10/18/2011 554 KB 6.02.0001
DriverAgent by eSupport.com 4/8/2014
Duplicate Cleaner 2.1b DigitalVolcano 4/8/2014 2.1b
EasyDuplicateFinder v4.5 WebMinds, Inc. 11/6/2013 15.3 MB
eM Client eM Client Inc. 4/9/2014 54.6 MB 6.0.20154.0
EMET 5.0 Microsoft Corporation 9/25/2014 22.4 MB 5.0
EPSON Connect version 1.0 Epson America Inc. 3/26/2015 1.10 MB 1.0
Epson Customer Participation SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3/26/2015 3.43 MB 1.7.0.0
Epson Event Manager Seiko Epson Corporation 6/28/2015 38.3 MB 3.10.0041
Epson Print CD SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3/26/2015 2.34.00
EPSON Scan Seiko Epson Corporation 5/24/2014
EPSON XP-810 Series Printer Uninstall SEIKO EPSON Corporation 4/15/2014
EPSON XP-810 User’s Guide version 1.0 3/26/2015 1.39 MB 1.0
EpsonNet Print SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 5/24/2014 2.6.0
FileHippo App Manager FileHippo.com 5/24/2015
FreeCell Plus Version 4.03 Goodsol Development Inc. 9/21/2011 4.03
GEAR ISO Burn GEAR Software, Inc. 9/30/2011 2.67 MB 1.009.2
Google Chrome Google Inc. 7/11/2013 43.0.2357.132
Google Earth Google 6/13/2015 179 MB 7.1.5.1557
Google+ Auto Backup Google 1/31/2014 6.76 MB 1.0.21.81
GuardedID StrikeForce Technologies, Inc 12/1/2012 3.64 MB 0.03.1038
Home Cookin Mountain Software 10/10/2011 6.03 MB 6.46
HWiNFO32 Version 3.43 Martin Malík - REALiX 1/30/2012 2.65 MB 3.43
ImgBurn LIGHTNING UK! 1/7/2014 2.5.8.0
ImgBurn Packages 4/8/2014
Info Center 1.0.0.7 PC Pitstop LLC 9/30/2011 1.47 MB 1.0.0.7
Intel(R) Management Engine Components Intel Corporation 4/8/2014 7.0.0.1144
Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT) Intel Corporation 4/8/2014 5.03 MB
IObit Malware Fighter IObit 10/22/2014 52.3 MB 2.5
IObit Uninstaller IObit 7/2/2015 4.3.0.5
iSkysoft PDF Editor(Build 4.0.1) iSkysoft Studio 12/29/2014 88.1 MB 4.0.1.3
Java 7 Update 45 Oracle 11/15/2013 118 MB 7.0.450
KeePass Password Safe 1.28 Dominik Reichl 1/11/2015 3.75 MB 1.28
LTCM Client Leader Technologies Inc 3/26/2015 2.74 MB 1.20.3792
Macrium Reflect Standard Edition Paramount Software (UK) Ltd. 7/22/2014 5.2
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.1.8.1057 Malwarebytes Corporation 6/30/2015 64.5 MB 2.1.8.1057
Max Uninstaller version 2.0 Max Uninstaller - Uninstall and Remove Any Unwanted Program Easily 8/29/2013 10.9 MB 2.0
McAfee Security Scan Plus McAfee, Inc. 5/26/2015 10.2 MB 3.8.150.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 Microsoft Corporation 2/4/2015 38.8 MB 4.5.51209
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 5/14/2015 221 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Microsoft Corporation 7/19/2015 125 MB 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft PowerPoint 7.0 4/8/2014
Microsoft Publisher 98 4/8/2014
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 5/14/2015 348 MB 5.1.40416.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 9/27/2011 1.69 MB 3.1.0000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 7/13/2012 786 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 8/29/2012 232 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 7/13/2012 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30411 Microsoft Corporation 7/13/2012 1.46 MB 9.0.30411
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729 Microsoft Corporation 4/17/2014 230 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 11/19/2013 236 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 6/18/2012 592 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/18/2012 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319 Microsoft Corporation 3/22/2012 13.7 MB 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 12/31/2013 12.2 MB 10.0.40219
Mozilla Firefox 39.0 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 7/6/2015 158 MB 39.0
Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 7/6/2015 373 KB 39.0
Mozilla Thunderbird 31.7.0 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 5/21/2015 67.5 MB 31.7.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 6/9/2012 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
My Checkbook 2.3.3 Surprise Software 10/5/2011 10.6 MB
Nero Burning ROM 2014 Nero AG 11/26/2013 262 MB 15.0.03300
NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie NETGEAR 11/16/2012 21.0 MB 1.2.0.0
Norton Security Suite Symantec Corporation 2/28/2015 21.7.0.11
NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 301.42 NVIDIA Corporation 8/30/2012 301.42
NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 335.23 NVIDIA Corporation 4/22/2014 335.23
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 335.23 NVIDIA Corporation 4/22/2014 335.23
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.12.0213 NVIDIA Corporation 8/30/2012 9.12.0213
NVIDIA Update 10.4.0 NVIDIA Corporation 4/22/2014 10.4.0
OpenOffice 4.1.1 Apache Software Foundation 3/15/2015 337 MB 4.11.9775
Opera 12.15 Opera Software ASA 4/8/2014 12.15.1748
PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro 6.0 Ziff-Davis Media 4/23/2013 10.5 MB
PC Wizard 2010.1.96 CPUID 9/27/2011 8.07 MB
Picasa 3 Google, Inc. 4/8/2014 3.9
QuickTime 4/8/2014
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver Realtek 9/21/2011 7.41.216.2011
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 4/8/2014 6.0.1.6914
Revo Uninstaller 1.94 VS Revo Group 4/8/2014 1.94
RootsMagic 5.0.4.1 RootsMagic, Inc. 8/13/2012 66.5 MB
Smart Defrag 3 IObit 10/30/2014 33.5 MB 3.3
Software Updater SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3/26/2015 10.0 MB 4.3.7
Spybot - Search & Destroy Safer-Networking Ltd. 3/17/2015 154 MB 2.4.40
StatTrak Address Manager All-Pro Software 4/8/2014 Free Trial Version 4.1.39
SupraSavings 4/29/2014
Surfing Protection IObit 7/2/2015 11.5 MB 1.2
Turbo Lister 2 eBay Inc. 1/29/2013 68.2 MB 2.00.0000
TurboTax 2012 Intuit, Inc 4/8/2014 2012.0
TurboTax 2013 Intuit, Inc 4/8/2014 2013.0
TurboTax 2014 Intuit, Inc 1/15/2015 2014.0
Windows Automated Installation Kit Microsoft Corporation 4/13/2012 1.05 GB 2.0.0.0
Windows Driver Package - Realtek (RTL8167) Net (08/23/2011 7.048.0823.2011) Realtek 4/8/2014 08/23/2011 7.048.0823.2011
Windows Driver Package - Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HD Audio Driver (07/07/2011 6.0.1.6410) Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 4/8/2014 07/07/2011 6.0.1.6410
Windows Driver Package - Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HD Audio Driver (08/30/2011 6.0.1.6449) Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 4/8/2014 08/30/2011 6.0.1.6449
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 9/27/2011 15.4.3538.0513
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections Microsoft Corporation 9/27/2011 5.57 MB 15.4.5722.2
WinPatrol Ruiware 5/24/2015 2.79 MB 33.5.2015.12
Word Search Deluxe 11/14/2014
WordPerfect Office 11 Corel Corporation 10/2/2011 384 MB 11.0.0.233

Thank you
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20 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Since I didn't see Ztruker mention it yet - uninstall either MSE or McAfee, you shouldn't have 2 AV.

Set MBAM to Delay Protection at Startup for 15 seconds (Settings - Advanced Settings).

A Clean Startup is a good idea too (until Ztruker advice you further) - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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21 Jul 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There are a few other programs I would recommend uninstalling but try the Clean Startup GoKay mentioned. If the computer runs better then we know it's things starting a boot that are causing the problem. If no difference then uninstalling programs will not help.

Do you run CCleaner regularly?
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23 Jul 2015   #8
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I run Ccleaner every couple of days. I tried the clean boot and the screen came up in 2-3 minutes with my wallpaper and icons. I opened the browser and this took another 3 minutes. This is a major improvement.
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23 Jul 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

2-3 minutes is good enough for a loaded HDD. 3 minutes after desktop may be (possibly) improved further.

Did you set MBAM to start protection 15 seconds after startup?
Did you uninstall either McAfee or MSE? (As you have McAfee paid I guess uninstall MSE). These will both start to scan together upon login and slow the PC a lot.

If you can get an SSD, you will see blazing fast boots even with a loaded OS.
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23 Jul 2015   #10
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I tried to uninstall MSE. However, Control Panel does not list, the search function can't find it and in its folder there are no .exe files, only .dll. How would I configure Malwarebytes to delay start after 15 seconds?
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