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Windows 7: Computer takes ages to boot

06 Jul 2011   #1
joeevans1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Computer takes ages to boot

Hi all, not sure if this is the right section for this, so sorry if I've made a mistake.

Over the last couple of days, my computer takes a good hour to boot when it only took a couple of minutes before. I get the impression it's freezing, because it'll stay on the exact same screen for about 10 minutes, then move on to the next one.
It'll stay on the first motherboard screen, then move on to the black screen, then the "Starting windows" screen, but nothing will move on any of them.
As soon as it manages to get to the password screen, everything's perfectly normal and I can log in with no problems.
I'm running a 64bit version of windows 7 with a Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.80 Ghz, 8GB RAM and 1.5TB hard drive.

Anyone have an idea as to what's wrong? Thanks in advance.


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06 Jul 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Run a full and updated scan with your anti virus
Run a full and updated scan with malwarebytes. You can download the free version
If all are negative, test with a clean boot
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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06 Jul 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeevans1993 View Post
Hi all, not sure if this is the right section for this, so sorry if I've made a mistake.

Over the last couple of days, my computer takes a good hour to boot when it only took a couple of minutes before. I get the impression it's freezing, because it'll stay on the exact same screen for about 10 minutes, then move on to the next one.
It'll stay on the first motherboard screen, then move on to the black screen, then the "Starting windows" screen, but nothing will move on any of them.
As soon as it manages to get to the password screen, everything's perfectly normal and I can log in with no problems.
I'm running a 64bit version of windows 7 with a Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.80 Ghz, 8GB RAM and 1.5TB hard drive.

Anyone have an idea as to what's wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Personally, being an impatient man, I would do these :

1. Make sure my computer is clean. Run a full virus scan.
Malwarebytes is one of the best for this job.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer( pickthe free version)

2. Do a disk cleanup to get rid of all the temp files etc.
If my machine is running fine other than slowness, I would also run the More Options ( step #7c ) which will remove all the restore points except the most recent one.
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

3. I would then do a disk defrag using Auslogics instead of the built-in disk defrag program which will take ages to complete, if it completes at all.
Download Auslogics Disk Defrag for free

4. For a good measure, I would do a system file check to look for corrupt files and to repair them if possible.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hpoefully, that will inprove things a bit.
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07 Jul 2011   #4
joeevans1993

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey guys, thanks for the fast replies. I run virus scans, disk cleanups and defrags quite regularly, and tried them again and it didn't work.
But then for some reason, it started booting fine again! So thanks a lot for the help, not sure what did it!
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07 Jul 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeevans1993 View Post
Hey guys, thanks for the fast replies. I run virus scans, disk cleanups and defrags quite regularly, and tried them again and it didn't work.
But then for some reason, it started booting fine again! So thanks a lot for the help, not sure what did it!
Did you .....
1.use More Options to remove restore points ?

2. run system file check ?

Maybe one of the above did it.

Please click "Mark this thread as solved " near the top right, so we can " close " this thread.
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