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Windows 7: start up slow and how to speed up comp

18 Aug 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The most dramatic improvement you can get by installng a SSD for the OS. Boot times of 15 to 20 seconds are typical for a SSD configuration.


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18 Aug 2010   #12
Wicca

 
 

i have two SSD
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18 Aug 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i have two SSD
If you have your OS on a SSD (e.g. an OCZ Vertex or a 2G Intel) and the boot time is still 2 minutes, then there is something seriously wrong. I suggest you have a look at this thread to determine at which part of the boot process the holdup is.
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18 Aug 2010   #14
Wicca

 
 

i mean it takes two mins to reach the desktop
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18 Aug 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i mean it takes two mins to reach the desktop
Yeah, but that is too long. There are really 2 phases:

1. the part that the BIOS needs including the BIOS splash screen
2. the part that starts with "Windows Starting" and the colored windmill which is the OS boot until the internet connection is available.

You have to distinguish between those 2 phases because the problems of a possible delay will have completely different causes.
On my system (OCZ Vertex, 4GB, Q6600) 1+2 take about 36 seconds whilst 2 alone is less than 15 seconds.
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18 Aug 2010   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Is your boot drive near the top of the boot priority list in the bios or near the bottom? If you have the system set to look for a LAN or a USB drive first, that consumes precious seconds. Also, if you have a lot of external devices plugged in all the time, boot can slow down.

BTW, your bios is dated 2007. Looks kinda old to me. Look around for an update.

Another thing. You can create a new account and try logging on to it. If it logs on quicker, then it may be a corrupted profile.
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18 Aug 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Looks like you have NVidia chipset which often times needs the full download rather than just what Win7 installer gives.

Make sure you have the latest Nvidia update from 1) optional Windows Updates or 2) the Support Downloads webpage for your computer model, or 3)http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx. Same with display driver or any others that error out.
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19 Aug 2010   #18
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I think that the best software you are looking for is definately CCleaner!

Just remove all startup programs!
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20 Aug 2010   #19
Wicca

 
 

this is the only thing that fails to load in event viewer here is what it says any help
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 20/08/2010 15:53:36
Event ID: 7026
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: DARKSHADOW-PC
Description:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
sptd
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-08-20T14:53:36.591200000Z" />
<EventRecordID>743719</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="692" ThreadID="696" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>DARKSHADOW-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="param1">
sptd</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
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20 Aug 2010   #20
Wicca

 
 

here is the second error
Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Date: 20/08/2010 15:35:28
Event ID: 46
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: DARKSHADOW-PC
Description:
Crash dump initialization failed!
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="volmgr" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">46</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-08-20T14:35:28.972400000Z" />
<EventRecordID>743563</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>DARKSHADOW-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\HarddiskVolume2</Data>
<Binary>0000000001000000000000002E0004C001100000010000C000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>
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