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Windows 7: Windows startup speed is very low

11 Apr 2015   #1

windows 7 home preminm x64
Windows startup speed is very low

Windows startup speed is very low, approximately 2 minutes.
How do I increase?

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11 Apr 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

For starters I would disable ALL startup programs -but not the AV program and those that you started yourself.
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11 Apr 2015   #3

windows 7 home preminm x64

I disable ALL startup programs Except the following:
Windows startup speed is very low-capture.jpg

but not usefull

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11 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Try cleaning up your computer for junk and registry issues. A good free program is CCleaner
Quick and easy tutorial -
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11 Apr 2015   #5

windows 7 home preminm x64

I've used this software but not helpful
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11 Apr 2015   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Those startups are OK. Do the following:

1. Type eventvwr into start search and hit Enter
2. Drill down this chain

Applications and Service Logs
Diagnostics - performance
Event ID 100

3. Double click on Event 100
4. In the little window, click on the Details tab and copy the information out of there
5. Post that information here
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11 Apr 2015   #7

windows 7 home preminm x64

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date: 11/04/2015 21:33:30
Event ID: 100
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Level: Warning
Keywords: Event Log
Computer: SAEED-PC
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 58882ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2015‎-‎04‎-‎11T17:01:10.812000600Z
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-04-11T17:03:30.623445000Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{036BBC40-F800-0000-C875-481C7974D001}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1628" ThreadID="1728" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
<Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
<Data Name="BootStartTime">2015-04-11T17:01:10.812000600Z</Data>
<Data Name="BootEndTime">2015-04-11T17:03:26.083837000Z</Data>
<Data Name="SystemBootInstance">858</Data>
<Data Name="UserBootInstance">852</Data>
<Data Name="BootTime">58882</Data>
<Data Name="MainPathBootTime">43982</Data>
<Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">38</Data>
<Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">1709</Data>
<Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">1158</Data>
<Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">56841</Data>
<Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">544436224</Data>
<Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">13676</Data>
<Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">517</Data>
<Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">24713</Data>
<Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">783</Data>
<Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">9</Data>
<Data Name="BootPostBootTime">14900</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">false</Data>
<Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">43982</Data>
<Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">38</Data>
<Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">1271</Data>
<Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">830</Data>
<Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">2087</Data>
<Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">1596</Data>
<Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">3697</Data>
<Data Name="Session0InitDuration">8537</Data>
<Data Name="Session1InitDuration">338</Data>
<Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">4799</Data>
<Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">17374</Data>
<Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">1111</Data>
<Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">1694</Data>
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11 Apr 2015   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

This boot took 59 seconds. But there is really nothing unusual going on. I suspect it is a slow disk that just cannot boot any faster.
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11 Apr 2015   #9

windows 7 home preminm x64

The solution is to replace the hard drive??
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11 Apr 2015   #10
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I do not know whether that is practical for you since that is a laptop. But with a SSD, the boot times would be in the 15 to 20 seconds and the rest of the operation (e.g. program fetch) is also snappier.
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