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Windows 7: Terrible Lag at Startup

05 Aug 2012   #1

Terrible Lag at Startup


Whenever I start my computer, I get a terrible lag. Google Chrome takes 3 minute to properly load. I've disabled unnecessary processes in Msconfig and used Soluto. What may the problem be?

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05 Aug 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

Do you have any programs running in the background?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #3


Yeah, some.

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05 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after hiding all MS services) except your AV and stickies/gadgets if you use them. Reboot to see if the problem persists. You only need the AV to start with Win7 - all others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and spy on you.

If that doesn't help much then work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #5


Tried everything already.
No problems found :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Glad to see the fillled out specs which helped me to eliminate some possibilities.

If you are
  1. automatically connecting to a router,
  2. to a network of any kind, including a home network,
  3. or to the internet

for testing purposes, disable, disconnect or whatever and then power on your computer. Is the problem gone?

If the problem is not gone, then restore and:

For testing purposes, turn off your anti-malware software. Is the problem gone?

If not then,
please attach the file that this script will put on your desktop please.

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# ************************************************************
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
# ************************************************************

# ******************************************************************
# List of Start Up programs, Installed Programs, and Scheduled Tasks
# Puts StartPgms.TXT on your Desktop
# ******************************************************************

$b gp HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run FL *
$c gp HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run fl *
$d gp HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* |
Select DisplayNameDisplayVersionPublisherInstallDate 
where {($_.Publisher -ne "Microsoft") -AND ($_.Publisher -ne "Microsoft Corporation")} | sort DisplayName ft -auto -wrap
schtasks.exe /query //FO CSV ConvertFrom-Csv
$q where {(($_.taskname) | split-path ) -eq "\"} | select taskname, "Scheduled Task State", "Task To Run" |
sort -property @{Expression="
Scheduled Task State";Descending=$true}, @{Expression="taskname";Descending=$false}
for (
$i= 0; $i -lt $r.count; $i++) {
$r[$i]."Task To Run"  = Split-path $r[$i]."Task To Run";
$w = ($r[$i].taskname).substring(1)
$r[$i].taskname = $w
$s = $r | select taskname, "Scheduled Task State" | ft -auto 
$t = $r | select "Task To Run" | ft
$b + $c + $d + $s + $t > $env:userprofile\desktop\StartPgms.TXT

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #7



Attached Files
File Type: txt StartPgms.TXT (18.0 KB, 20 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Uncheck ALL except for:
SynTPEnh            C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey 

You have just told Win 7 to not run unchecked programs at start up time.

You have not disabled the programs. They will be run when needed.

This step alone may solve your problem.

WIN = key with the Microsoft logo on top
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use DISABLE button to disable ALL except for:
Close CCleaner.


You have not disabled any programs. You have disabled the scheduled running.
Later, after your system is running smoothly, you may reenable desired programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Did you run a full anti virus scan and then download and run a full scan with Malwarebytes. If they are negative did you try to run in safe mode and see if the problem continues?
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