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Windows 7: Very slow boot, stalls at starting windows


24 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 oem
 
 
Very slow boot, stalls at starting windows

Hi there, I recently upgraded my windows 7 from the release candidate to an oem version that was supplied with a new computer, I completely wiped the old win 7 os and installed on a clean partition, dual boot with xp, install was great, went fast and no errors, but now it takes up to 20 min to start windows. I nuke and paved again, with same results, tried disconnecting all usb devices and printer/scanner, disabled floppy support as i have no floppy drive, ran chkdsk on both drives and ensured no non-pnp devices are installed, as of now only installed programs are world of warcraft, belkin n52te setup editor,google chrome, windows manager and avira antivirus. please let me know what info you require and I will post back. thanks in advance for any help.

windows 7 6.1.7600
pentium d 3.00ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
nvidia 9800gt
200gb seagate sata
500gb westerndigital sata


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24 Dec 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

20 mins to boot windows what you got a steam engine in there

Ok, so are you sure you did a clean install of 7 ie format the drive and start over

Where does all the time go, does it delay at start up or initializing desktop etc etc???
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24 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 oem
 
 

lol i think a steam engine may be quicker! the drive was fully formatted with swiss knife before windows install, the delay is primarily at the starting windows screen, but I have also noticed a delay in bios load and leading into os selection menu, about 2 min from bios to startup screen including a couple blank screens with flashing cursor that i didn't have with win 7 rc. the delay at start screen ranges 5min to 20min, average is 10-12min.

update: just ran a boot log, for some reason was a very quick startup when i restarted, i see many drivers are not being loaded, unsure if this is normal, will attach log for inspection.


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24 Dec 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yukoncolin View Post
Hi there, I recently upgraded my windows 7 from the release candidate to an oem version that was supplied with a new computer, I completely wiped the old win 7 os and installed on a clean partition, dual boot with xp, install was great, went fast and no errors, but now it takes up to 20 min to start windows. I nuke and paved again, with same results, tried disconnecting all usb devices and printer/scanner, disabled floppy support as i have no floppy drive, ran chkdsk on both drives and ensured no non-pnp devices are installed, as of now only installed programs are world of warcraft, belkin n52te setup editor,google chrome, windows manager and avira antivirus. please let me know what info you require and I will post back. thanks in advance for any help.

windows 7 (not sure where to find release #)
pentium d 3.00ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
nvidia 9800gt
200gb seagate sata
500gb westerndigital sata
Quite obviously there is a problem. Best to start with the easy steps and hope that we can correct the problem. In an adminstrator account type cmd in search. In the cmd box type sfc /scannow. This will correct any small corruption that may have occured in files or programs. Hopefully, this will work.

Still have a problem, lets go with step 2. Take your Win 7 DVD and install again, but this time do an upgrade install (its is now a repair install). If it does correct the first time try up to 3 times. If you did everything correctly when you first installed, this repair should work.

Possibly you still have a problem, you have a choice to make you can do what I would do or you could wait for others to come and help. Just so you know, our staff is very competent and they may be able to find traditional solution. I, however would just take the easy way and reinstall. Not really a problem, except that you have to reinstall all of your programs. But, maybe you can do that only as you need them.

I gave you the full benefit of my expertise and explained the alternative. Its up to you, but I can assure you, your computer will be up and running very soon.

But getting late and time to go, Christmas you know. I hope that your little compter problem does not hinder your ability to have the best holiday season ever, filled with happiness and love. Take care.
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24 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7 oem
 
 

thank you very much richc46 for taking the time to help me out, i'm trying the cmd scan atm, i'll be checking back in a bit, have yourself an excellent night and I'll re-post later or tomorrow and let everyone know what worked for me. cheers!
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24 Dec 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yukoncolin View Post
thank you very much richc46 for taking the time to help me out, i'm trying the cmd scan atm, i'll be checking back in a bit, have yourself an excellent night and I'll re-post later or tomorrow and let everyone know what worked for me. cheers!
Thanks for keeping me posted. I will be going soon myself, its Christmas here in CT,too. Merry Christmas.
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24 Dec 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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
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24 Dec 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It may be a problem because of the double booting setup. I would image the XP and then nuke it (you can always get it back from the image). Then reinstall Windows 7 all by itself and see what happens.
Other possibility: If you happen to have 2 HDDs, disconnect the XP HDD and install it on the other. Then you switch with the BIOS Boot setup.
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25 Dec 2009   #9

windows 7 oem
 
 

tried the windows disk repair option a few times after sfc, didn't seem to help, just finished selective startup tests, found culprit to be avira antivirus, when disabled boot time drops to 1.5 min or less, guess it's time to find a better free av option. any suggestions?
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25 Dec 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yukoncolin View Post
tried the windows disk repair option a few times after sfc, didn't seem to help, just finished selective startup tests, found culprit to be avira antivirus, when disabled boot time drops to 1.5 min or less, guess it's time to find a better free av option. any suggestions?
Go to microsoft.com and download security essentials. Its great and free.

Good luck
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