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Windows 7: I've read the threads...slow boot

08 Nov 2009   #1
amcabu

Windows 7
 
 
I've read the threads...slow boot

Hi Everyone,

I've read through countless threads and have followed the advice there for an extremely slow boot with Windows 7, but to no avail.

I have a Dell Inspiron with 2.5 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM. My version of Win 7 is 64-bit. I have done the following to try to speed up the boot:
- stopped/disabled unnecessary processes and startup programs
- updated all of my drivers
- updated all Win 7 files

Now, I cannot download Windows Update (I get error code 80246008 and I have checked to make sure Background Intelligence Transfer is on) AND every time I boot up my sound icon has a red "X" next to it, and so I have to troubleshoot that. I have no idea what sound card I have.

Please help me! I am about to tear out my hair...Windows Vista was much better than this nonsense. :\

-Amanda


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08 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this helps:

Step 1. Open Notepad
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll


Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

Now click on Windows Update. Let us know if this worked.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
TockTock

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
You're Not the Only One

Welcome to the club. I have a new laptop with an Intel Core i7, 6gb of RAM and it is STILL slow. I went into 'msconfig' and disabled some of the start-up programs but that didn't help.

I also have a Mac Mini with lesser specs, and Snow Leopard boots up in a matter of seconds. It's frustrating.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What are you disabling? Something tells me you are in fact disabling the one service that actually helps speed the booting process up! But look it is very simple, instead of giving Windows 7 a chance to actually speed the boot process up, you broke your computer messing with core system services. If you just left it alone, it would have done its job!
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08 Nov 2009   #5
amcabu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What are you disabling? Something tells me you are in fact disabling the one service that actually helps speed the booting process up! But look it is very simple, instead of giving Windows 7 a chance to actually speed the boot process up, you broke your computer messing with core system services. If you just left it alone, it would have done its job!
Wow, thanks for your help. I was actually following the advice I read here. It was SLOW to begin with. *sigh*
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08 Nov 2009   #6
amcabu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if this helps:

Step 1. Open Notepad
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

Now click on Windows Update. Let us know if this worked.
Thanks! I got Windows Update and the sound to work. I went to the Dell website for updated drivers and found an updated BIOS. So, I updated it and when I restarted, my fan starting going quite loudly and it sounded like it was about to catch fire. Terrifying! I did a system restore to the point before updating the BIOS and things are back to their regular, slow selves.
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08 Nov 2009   #7
TockTock

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if this helps:

Step 1. Open Notepad
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll


Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.

Now click on Windows Update. Let us know if this worked.
Hi,

Your instructions made my start-up time improve. Thanks for that.
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08 Nov 2009   #8
TockTock

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What are you disabling? Something tells me you are in fact disabling the one service that actually helps speed the booting process up! But look it is very simple, instead of giving Windows 7 a chance to actually speed the boot process up, you broke your computer messing with core system services. If you just left it alone, it would have done its job!
I just disabled things like iTunes, Quicktime, etc. Relax.
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08 Nov 2009   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amcabu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What are you disabling? Something tells me you are in fact disabling the one service that actually helps speed the booting process up! But look it is very simple, instead of giving Windows 7 a chance to actually speed the boot process up, you broke your computer messing with core system services. If you just left it alone, it would have done its job!
Wow, thanks for your help. I was actually following the advice I read here. It was SLOW to begin with. *sigh*
It will be slow to begin with. It will be slow until it can build up an index of what is running at start and preconfigure those items into set locations on the HDD. Superfetch, ReadyBoot (part of ReadyBoost), prefetcher all handle this function. Once it has an idea of what is going to be started and running at boot, it attempts to move those file to the faster inner edge of the HDD.
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08 Nov 2009   #10
amcabu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amcabu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What are you disabling? Something tells me you are in fact disabling the one service that actually helps speed the booting process up! But look it is very simple, instead of giving Windows 7 a chance to actually speed the boot process up, you broke your computer messing with core system services. If you just left it alone, it would have done its job!
Wow, thanks for your help. I was actually following the advice I read here. It was SLOW to begin with. *sigh*
It will be slow to begin with. It will be slow until it can build up an index of what is running at start and preconfigure those items into set locations on the HDD. Superfetch, ReadyBoot (part of ReadyBoost), prefetcher all handle this function. Once it has an idea of what is going to be started and running at boot, it attempts to move those file to the faster inner edge of the HDD.
Seems like a lot of people have been having this issue with Win 7, including the beta users who have been running it for quite a while. Do you have any actual advice on how to speed up the boot process? If not, then I would rather you expend your energy elsewhere. Thank you!!
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