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Windows 7: Windows 7 hanging at "please wait" during boot

21 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit

I'll run an SFC just to make sure no files are damaged, and then I'm heading off to bed lol. Thanks for your help guys, and I'll post back if the problem still exists

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21 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit

Ok so after waiting 12 hours and testing again, it hangs again. I'm wondering if the cold climate of where I live could be affecting my hardware components? because once the pc has been turned on and used for a bit, it restarts and reboots fine, with no hanging whatsoever.

I'll run TFC by Old Timer and see what that does.

Ok, TFC removed 903 MB of temp files from all profiles, including the system. Most of the temp files were in my user directory however.

Anyway, so that's done and I'm out of ideas. I've disabled all HP related things in my startup, so perhaps it's something else affecting it. But unfortunately due to the time constraints of this annoying bug, I cannot do a clean boot now because the computer only does it after not being used for a while or rarely, just after I've started using it.

Logins also take a while too. I've run an SFC /verifyonly and everything is fine in that department, I'll run a chkdsk when I get home to see if it's hard drive related.
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21 Jul 2014   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Post your Startup items only...not the whole registry please
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21 Jul 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I like to make a small suggestion.

In msconfig check your NON Microsoft Services and see if IObits anything is checked for auto updates. Let us know about this.

I do agree with Golden. After you have installed and or used anything from IObit a clean install is a very good option. When you remove IObit their are still things hiding and the damage it has already caused will not be repaired just by uninstalling IObit.

I highly recommend changing ALL passwords. Their is a good chance they have been compromised.

I will go back to watching.
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22 Jul 2014   #15

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit

There are no IOBit services on the machine. I'm posting the startup items that are active here:

Catalyst Control Centre
IDT PC Audio
Synaptics pointing device driver
microsoft security client (This is microsoft security essentials)
AMD USB 3.0 device detector
f.lux (Program that changes the screens hue during night time. I've seen plenty of recommends for this program)
OpenVPN Client (I use VPNs to access sites anonymously. It also helps mask where I am from)

All other entries are disabled.

If you're wondering, I do not use a VPN to access this site.
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22 Jul 2014   #16


As it says in Clean Up Factory Bloatware I would disable anything other than AV and any sync in msconfig>Startup and Services (after Hiding all MS Services) for best performance. You simply don't need those items starting up on Window's back since you already have their driiver and anything else is only needed for special settings (in the case of audio and touchpad) or spies on you.
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05 Jan 2015   #17

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit

I'm totally bumping a VERY old thread, but one that I created nonetheless, I found the source of the problem. The spotflux connection manager service takes FOREVER to boot, and was causing the system to hang. Stopping this service from running fixed the issue
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05 Jan 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What kind of program is Spotflux and where does it come from??

Was the Service under Microsoft Services or Non Microsoft Services??
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05 Jan 2015   #19


A connection manager is never needed and often causes problems. For example, the HP Wireless manager adds 30 seconds to boot time. Win7 is perfectly capable without interference of managing connections from the System Tray icon.
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05 Jan 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thanks Greg.
That is my point. If LC14199 would of followed the suggestion and requests by members this problem would of been found back in July 2014.
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