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Windows 7: computer boots slow and load programs

4 Weeks Ago   #1
slotman

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
computer boots slow and load programs

Is there a stand alone program that will list all boot and other programs that load, even from your home page, and the time it takes to load them. You could find which ones are at fault and delete them if not needed. If optimized for windows 10, go to an earlier version or get a similar program that works better. i just want to know what it's doing while I'm waiting. Second, Google Chrome makes my computer run slow on windows 7 waiting for cache. I know cleaning cookies temp files etc., every other day helps but that's annoying. Is there a web browser that's very small and fast like ones used on phones but for a PC Can anyone answer these two questions?

I already scanned for virus's and root kits, de-fragged hard drive, thinned out startup programs, and used Ccleaner. toshiba laptop windows 7 home 64 bit


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

yeah I could use a program like that too.. lol
my ELITE GAMING RIG w/ my specs as registered here on the forums...
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64..
it should be booting soo much faster!! ;p
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try a "Clean Boot" as here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...oot-in-windows

Melchior
Interested to know why an A/V for your system is "Not Applicable" (n/a)
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I have traced my shutdown.
Read this Why it takes so long to shut down? - Windows 7 Help Forums
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
That link is very interesting reading but it deals with shut down as far as I can see whereas the OP has slow boot up problems!
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some computer system specs would be helpful.
Use this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

Many times a slow boot is caused by to many things booting on startup.

Then post these pictures from the troubled computer.



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computer boots slow and load programs-msconfig-startup.png


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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Try a "Clean Boot" as here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...oot-in-windows

Melchior
Interested to know why an A/V for your system is "Not Applicable" (n/a)
lol... sry that is "ABOVE TOP SECRET"!!
aside from trying ESSET's NOD32 during the mid 2000s because I cold st it to MANUAL scanning ONLY..
so it wasn't wasting resources... never really needed it..

NO,, OK I will TELL but it IS HUSH HUSH..
I don't bother with AV crap its a waste of system resources and it can cause all sorts of problems from running legit stuff to deleting random aged software(point of fact my brother's PC has ... either AVAST or AVG i can't recall off hand) did just that o that note I use a variety of great programs that just fine on Win7 but are old and not much updated...

So yeah I am VERY CAREFUL what websites I go to AND
I have an "IRON TIGHT FIREWALL SYSTEM" setup.. including HARDWARE and SOFTWARE!
MwHAHAHAHA

so yeah there you have it!
so yeah I'm still wondering why my system is taking so loing to boot..
ie OS files?, drivers?, etc...

I keep everything(Windows Update, Drivers, etc) UP TO DATE lol at all times or
at least as often as I can find them...

so anyway in the M$ OS config tool showed below I found a boot option called
- "OS Boot Information"
-- "Shows driver names as drivers are being loaded during the startup process."
so the next time my boots I will see if it hangs on anything too long... hoping.. lol


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4 Weeks Ago   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post

so yeah there you have it!
so yeah I'm still wondering why my system is taking so loing to boot..
Perhaps you have a virus
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Perhaps you have a virus
LOL YEAH RIGHT, NOT A CHANCE!

I have Spybot SEARCH & DESTROY, Installed!
plus I also have "TDSSKiller"
I KEEP both up to date!... and make occasional scans but they never turn up anything..
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

In 37 years of PC building, setup and maintenance, I've never seen even ONE PC that was set up for optimum performance. Argggg! Too many PC tech's just want to get the job done as fast as possible, get the money and run!

Like, go into MSCONFIG and click on the 'Boot' tab, then change the start up delay from 30 sec's to just three sec's. (remove the zero after the 3). That will make your PC boot up 27 sec's faster.

Then go into the Advanced section and tell Windows how many cores your CPU has. The Windows default is just ONE (1). Save the changes and reboot. Now your PC will be booting up and operating at it's MAX efficiency.

There is a lot more that I do during any Windows Setup, but that gets too complicated to list here.

Then seriously minimize the number of programs starting up when the PC boots. If you don't need a program running all the time, then it should NOT be in the Startup list. Run it from a shortcut when you need it.

Good Luck!
TechnoMage

PS: One program that I have not seen mentioned here, that I use almost daily, is "Super Anti-Spyware". It will find and remove all 'Tracking Cookies' and PUP's. The FREE version is great, but will only get updates and run scans when you run the program. The Pro version will update and scan daily, automatically, as you set it up.

"Spybot Search & Destroy", I've been using since its invention. It's only marginally effective as a malware remover. But its "Immunization" function and it's ability to display and remove BHO's is of some value. But it must be run in Advanced Mode. My own Setup for that program takes up a full sheet of paper, in 10 point type. Without proper setup, the program is almost worthless.
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