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Windows 7: increased start up time

24 May 2010   #1
piitjak

windows 7
 
 
increased start up time

mine is a dell inspiron 1440
3 gb ,320gb, 64 bit
512 mb graphics card

its a new one.the first few months the startup time was less. i had disabled certain unwanted startup services and programs. but recently i noticed that its taking very much time to start up. what used to be a minute and a half has drastically increased to 2 mins.

give me sme ways by which i can improve my startup time. and what are the possible reasons.


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24 May 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What I did was go to the start button and type in mscongfig in search programs and files then click on msconfig look in start up tab and unchecked items that I didn't want in startup. Then I rebooted and computer then started up faster.
This is just one way but it works for me and I am from the OLD School.

And welcome to Win7 Forums.
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24 May 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check your graphics driver. That was my problem recently when I had a similar problem. But, of course, your problem may be different.
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24 May 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

The only items I let in msconfig>Startup are my AV, gadgets and stikynotes.

All others are freeloaders which leech CPU/RAM for no good purpose except to phone home (spy) to check for updates which will announce themselves anyway if you click on and use the program.
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24 May 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by piitjak View Post
mine is a dell inspiron 1440
3 gb ,320gb, 64 bit
512 mb graphics card

its a new one.the first few months the startup time was less. i had disabled certain unwanted startup services and programs. but recently i noticed that its taking very much time to start up. what used to be a minute and a half has drastically increased to 2 mins.

give me sme ways by which i can improve my startup time. and what are the possible reasons.

what have you added (programs) recently. BTW that isnt a dramatic increase. 5 mins would have been dramatic
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25 May 2010   #6
piitjak

windows 7
 
 

@zigzag3143

i didnt add anything recently. just the same old thing. yeah and to your question, i like to keep my lap neat and in perfect order. sort of obsession. thats why.half a min looks like big to me. well, its actually big.
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25 May 2010   #7
piitjak

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
What I did was go to the start button and type in mscongfig in search programs and files then click on msconfig look in start up tab and unchecked items that I didn't want in startup. Then I rebooted and computer then started up faster.
This is just one way but it works for me and I am from the OLD School.

And welcome to Win7 Forums.




there is nothing left in my startup. i removed all the unwanted things already. even when every device was loading, it used to take less time. than now.
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26 May 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

How far back can you System Restore? Maybe you can get before the problem happened.

See what the oldest date given is for SysRestore, then look at programs it will affect to see if you want to reinstall them or choose a later date. Your files will be retained.

If you have very limited System Restore points, create more space for System Restore on the System Protection tab at rightclick Computer>Properties>Advanced Tools. If you have lots of HD space, apportion 10% or more for SysRestore points.

If SysRestore doesn't solve it, consider a clean reinstall. Then get a System Image as soon as you have programs installed and everything is running just as you like. Then you'll always be able to restore to a better time in 15-20 minutes - you'll just need to copy your files, favorites and some settings back in.
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26 May 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Try disconnecting everything that's not essential, and see if that solves the issue. If it does, then add devices back over time to see if/when the problem returns.

2) Run a problem report.

Problem Reports and Solutions - View History Details

3) Use the Troubleshooting tool.

Troubleshooting
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26 May 2010   #10
iphone

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

woah! i have the same laptop with lower specs and i can boot in less than a minute!
this particular laptop doesnt need any specific drivers (except the bluetooth)
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