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Windows 7: System is SLOWWWWW (when starting)


06 Apr 2010   #1

vista home premium
 
 
System is SLOWWWWW (when starting)

Ever since I installed Win 7 Home Premium whenever I re-boot or wake the system from sleep, it takes several minutes for everything to work smoothly. For instance, when I click on the icon to open my email and web browser, nothing happens for about 20-30 seconds, and then the program launches. But then the program freezes and I get a "not responding" message in the top of the window, and the screen whites out. After a few minutes everything is fine!

This never happened with XP or Vista with the same hardware - any thoughts as to what's going on? I have my win.ini bootup set to only start the important programs, like anti-virus, etc. Maybe I need to revisit that?? But that should not cause such a delay and the "white out".

Thanks!


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06 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You should upload your event log from system start up. This will give the experts (not me ) a better idea of what's going on.

How to view and manage event logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
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06 Apr 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Ever since I installed Win 7 Home Premium whenever I re-boot or wake the system from sleep, it takes several minutes for everything to work smoothly. For instance, when I click on the icon to open my email and web browser, nothing happens for about 20-30 seconds, and then the program launches. But then the program freezes and I get a "not responding" message in the top of the window, and the screen whites out. After a few minutes everything is fine!

This never happened with XP or Vista with the same hardware - any thoughts as to what's going on? I have my win.ini bootup set to only start the important programs, like anti-virus, etc. Maybe I need to revisit that?? But that should not cause such a delay and the "white out".

Thanks!
Need to know more about your rig. Your profile doesn't mention anything more than you using Vista, which you are no longer using. You can update that later, but post that here please. This will also help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Apr 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

As Motc7 has said we need more information. When you post it also let us know if your computer works properly in safe mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #5

vista home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Ever since I installed Win 7 Home Premium whenever I re-boot or wake the system from sleep, it takes several minutes for everything to work smoothly. For instance, when I click on the icon to open my email and web browser, nothing happens for about 20-30 seconds, and then the program launches. But then the program freezes and I get a "not responding" message in the top of the window, and the screen whites out. After a few minutes everything is fine!

This never happened with XP or Vista with the same hardware - any thoughts as to what's going on? I have my win.ini bootup set to only start the important programs, like anti-virus, etc. Maybe I need to revisit that?? But that should not cause such a delay and the "white out".

Thanks!
Need to know more about your rig. Your profile doesn't mention anything more than you using Vista, which you are no longer using. You can update that later, but post that here please. This will also help.
Asus p5wdh deluxe
GPU: ati hd4850
cpu:e6600
Toshiba 300gb HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium with latest updates. Works fine in safe mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If it works in safe mode, if you try this we can probably find the cause.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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06 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Usually these hangs are caused by software, not hardware. Anti-virus is notorious for creating long boot times. For that reason I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.

However, any program set to load on startup can do that. Look in msconfig>startup tab. Could you please post a screenshot?
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06 Apr 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Ever since I installed Win 7 Home Premium whenever I re-boot or wake the system from sleep, it takes several minutes for everything to work smoothly. For instance, when I click on the icon to open my email and web browser, nothing happens for about 20-30 seconds, and then the program launches. But then the program freezes and I get a "not responding" message in the top of the window, and the screen whites out. After a few minutes everything is fine!

This never happened with XP or Vista with the same hardware - any thoughts as to what's going on? I have my win.ini bootup set to only start the important programs, like anti-virus, etc. Maybe I need to revisit that?? But that should not cause such a delay and the "white out".

Thanks!
Need to know more about your rig. Your profile doesn't mention anything more than you using Vista, which you are no longer using. You can update that later, but post that here please. This will also help.
Asus p5wdh deluxe
GPU: ati hd4850
cpu:e6600
Toshiba 300gb HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium with latest updates. Works fine in safe mode.
Missing something from those system specs. What is your RAM?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #9

vista home premium
 
 

I have 2 gb RAM, pc-800.

I'll try disabling ALL of my startup options under msconfig and see what happens.
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