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Windows 7: Start-up time was 1 minute, now it's 5-10 minutes?!

14 Nov 2009   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, Catalyst Control Center is a video card supplemental application available for download from your ATI video card manufacturer (Sapphire, Asus, etc). It is not the driver. It is an add-on doo-dad. It provides some advanced functionality that I don't need, so I quit using it--3 or 4 years ago.

I don't know if it insinuates itself into services. I have no reason to believe it does, so I don't know if it can be defeated in Windows services.

If you are heavy duty into gaming, maybe it serves some purpose. I am not.

If you just blindly download and install the typical download packages available for ATI cards, you may well end up with Catalyst, even though you don't want it or need it.


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14 Nov 2009   #12
Mike3667

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Updated, hopefully that'll help
Well, occasionally it crashes on the start-up and when I hop onto any game, my pc crashes almost instantly. I think it helps keep my graphics card's temperature under control.
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14 Nov 2009   #13
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think you put the motherboard info in the CPU block, and vice versa.

When did this start happening? Was there a Windows or driver update installed around the time this started?
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14 Nov 2009   #14
Mike3667

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This started happening 2 days ago. It was random but it crashed and ever since that it's been really slow. I was playing Sims 3 I think.. There were no updates to my knowledge.

Windows 7 7600 RTM never crashed on me.
But onces I got the actual windows 7 it started crashing more. The drivers helped a bit but everyday it usually crashes once.
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14 Nov 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Why would you need Adobe CS 4 in startup?? Or Google Update? Or Daemon tools. Or etcetera?
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14 Nov 2009   #16
Mike3667

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

That's what I thought, so I turned them off.
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14 Nov 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What is left with a checkmark?

Do you know that you have the most recent version of the Catalyst package?


http://tinyurl.com/yme9su
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14 Nov 2009   #18
Mike3667

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, I downloaded it not too long ago. I doubt there's a new one. I'll check anyways. Everything but Daemon, Google, and Adobe are checked.
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14 Nov 2009   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd keep unchecking stuff. Windows is going to start even if you uncheck everything.

That is the test to see if your slow boots are related to these apps.

I have exactly 2 items checked: my backup program and my antivirus.
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14 Nov 2009   #20
Mike3667

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, now my PC doesn't even turn on. It's not my motherboard or anything. Because I hooked up this spare harrdrive that has Windows 7 beta 7100 build just to see if it was my actual PC and it wasn't it. So it's the harddrive itself. I'm going to have to reformat and reinstall 7 I guess.
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I fixed it.. Somehow..
I ended up just replugging my hard drive in.. It's pretty weird but my boot up time is back to normal. Maybe it somehow became loose and I didn't realize it. Anyways, thank you everyone for your help
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