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Windows 7: Very slow boot, stalls at starting windows

25 Dec 2009   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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26 Dec 2009   #12
yukoncolin

windows 7 oem
 
 

well everything seemed to be fine yesterday eve, came back today and first boot took around 11 min, think i'm just gonna do a complete reinstall again and be done with it. thanks to everyone for their help, hopefully I won't be needing any more
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27 Dec 2009   #13
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont think dual booting is an issue, as im triple booting xp,vista & 7 with no problems on each of them.
Just remember to do old to new in that order.
Other wise they corrupt certain system files in each setup.
I hope you can get this problem resolved.
But you mentioned you have a pentium D @ 3GHz, you certainly have a decent enough graphics card for aero grahics.
Maybe its just your man in the box......?
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27 Dec 2009   #14
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

If you still get get the problem after running sfc , try the clean boot method described for Vista to track down the problem:

How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use
Thank you for advising the clean boot method, although I did know about it, I must admit I learned it from your post several months, ago. So nice to teach, when teaching is the best way to learn.
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27 Dec 2009   #15
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

do you use AHCI sata mode by any chance? I recently discovered this causes slow boots on my machine in windows 7 on many drivers.
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28 Dec 2009   #16
yukoncolin

windows 7 oem
 
 

well i finally got reinstalled, install failed 5 times at starting services, i got a new hd and retried, installed fine on new hd but still has very long boot, down to 5-6 min is nice but with rc was only bout 1.5 min. i'm going to check for a bios update as well, but i think i am current. will double check for ahci mode first ty chrysalis
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28 Dec 2009   #17
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yukoncolin View Post
well i finally got reinstalled, install failed 5 times at starting services, i got a new hd and retried, installed fine on new hd but still has very long boot, down to 5-6 min is nice but with rc was only bout 1.5 min. i'm going to check for a bios update as well, but i think i am current. will double check for ahci mode first ty chrysalis
Im glad that you got to this point, anyway. You made good progress
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28 Dec 2009   #18
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
SATA Controller

Set the SATA controller to native IDE mode.

It seems ACHI setting does not work most of the time and can cause issues.
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28 Dec 2009   #19
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Hi

I'm having a similar problem too. Booting only takes 5 minutes at the most.

I CLEANED install Win 7 from XP. (A complicated move, but had to be done)

It was running absolutely fine for the first few weeks. until recently its started hanging around at the windows 7 logo, at the start up

Then once that passes, it takes for ever for my desktop to load up. I have less then 15 Icons, have aprox 5 - 7 start up programmes that all require LOW memory to use.

I'm giving SFC /Scannow a try and i'll post back.

Thanks
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28 Dec 2009   #20
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Something Else

Something else here I have ran across issues with HP printer software causing issues like these i have traced it back to a service that is trying to start when Windows starts do this to try to sort out this issue.

1. right click on the task bar and choose properties
2. click on the start menu tab
3. click customize
4. scroll down that list and look for run command check that and close those menus
5. click on the start orb
6. click run
7. type msconfig and hit enter
8. go to the services tab
9. check the box at the bottom left coner that says hide all microsoft services
10. if you have an HP printer uncheck the entry's for HP if you don't have an HP printer I would disable all of them
11. click apply
12. click ok
13. restart and see if it starts normal if so you can go back to the services tab and re-enable the services one at a time and restart till you find the one that is causing the issue.
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