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Windows 7: PC taking long time to startup (boot only)

15 Sep 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
warning   Warning
Back up before performing any of these steps

  • run "MSCONFIG" From the run command "Windows key + R" scroll across to start up items, and disable anything you dont need to run when you turn on the computer.


Perform a Full Virus scan with Malware Bytes and Avast, and post results before you remove anything.


Download CCleaner and run a clean up.
When Cleaning up your registry be sure to back up

Post back after and i will give you some more tips.

Tip   Tip
Here is also a good Tutorial on optimizing windows 7: Optimize Windows 7
I have done a msconfig procedure, I haven't tried ccleaner though, I'll reply sooner

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15 Sep 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Brilliant, keep us updated.
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15 Sep 2014   #13

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loximity View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post

The term "a long time" is subjective; how long does it take in actual minutes and seconds? You could also try using MSconfig for diagnostic purposes.
In hours, it takes 3 hours, for now it takes 1 Hour and 35 Minutes, some services are running, and I have tried the msconfig procedure.
3 hours, or 1.5 hours, or ANY HOURS is a ridiculous start up time.
I don't know if you did every step in the tutorials already suggested ...

What I would do if I saw those times is do a Safe Mode startup.
Here is a tutorial by Brink: Safe Mode

That will give you a very basic Windows startup for services and programs without making any tweaks.
If Safe Mode takes hours, that info can help others here give you the best advice on what to do next to fix this.
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16 Sep 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi. I guess i have a very simillar issue. it took long than 1 hour to startup. ı tried everything written here before i read the thread. i also did the restore run but it also took about an hour to respond.

it took 5 minutes on start up sign. after a black screen for about 3-4 mins. then the background and pointer abut 5-6 mins. startbar about 5 mins. desktop about 5-6 mins. then it takes about half an hour to respond any click made.

the thing is it operates normally after that period. just the startup process tooks long.
i just didint format the disk yet. i dont like to format the system for every issue. if we can find a solution here that will be great.

i did searches with ad-aware, spybot, malware bytes, advanced system care and no problems at all.
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16 Sep 2014   #15


Did you disable all startups in msconfig>Startup and >Services after Hiding all MS Services? Only your AV should remain.

Go over your install with Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will also help optimize it and familarize you with the tools and methods which work the best.

You can also install Soluto to see a map of your startup pinpointing what takes so long to start.
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17 Sep 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thats what I didi yesterday.

I took the hdd and wipe it on my other pc. after wipe, I partition and format the drives. Then put it back to the orijinal pc with new sata cable to a new port. I performed a clean install after all. Now It takes about 10 minutes to start up. only firefox and microsoft security essentials installed. no startup program.
then I used wd 's diagnostic tool for a long test. it took 1 hour 37 mins to finish 320 gigs. No problem at all. I also check the SMART and again no problem.

I switched the ram slots. no change.

What hardware can cause a long start up procces? I have another pc i can exchange and test anything.
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17 Sep 2014   #17
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Let's check whether the probalem is in the OS or in the BIOS.

Type event viewer into start/search and go there. Then drill down this chain:

Applications and Service Logs
Diagnostics - performance
Event ID 100

What is the time in event 100 (see picture as example which is 36 seconds)

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17 Sep 2014   #18


So what did Soluto say?

Did you allow Windows Updates to provide your drivers and fully patch the system, or did you force a bunch of drivers like it XP?

Did you check Startup time before installing any Updates, programs or drivers?
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18 Sep 2014   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

(start up)Windows başlatıldı:
(boot duration) Açılış Süresi : 333153ms
IsDegradation : true

ten times longer 333 sec
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18 Sep 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Gigabyte EP45-DS3L

  • CPU

    Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz



  • RAM

    4 GB
  • Motherboard

    Gigabyte Technology Co. EP45-DS3L

  • Graphics

    Radeon HD 4850
  • Hard Drives

    C : 102.7GB D : 195.3GB
    C 102.78 GB (System Disk)
    Not fragmented

    27.05 GB used
    We'll send you an email when
    you're running low on free space
    1.5 GB or less

    75.73 GB free

    D 195.31 GB
    Not fragmented

    95 MB used
    We'll send you an email when
    you're running low on free space
    1.5 GB or less

  • Thats what soluto sayas

    195.22 GB free

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