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Windows 7: Slow start up but computer seems to be working fine otherwise

08 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 Home 64 bit
Slow start up but computer seems to be working fine otherwise

My computer was a little slow to start and I found the PC HealthAdvisor was forced to "call" in to activate the download and they took remote control of my computer. Suddenly something that was just meant to tweak my computer to speed it up turned into my computer was in "critical" condition and in need of me spending $200 for a microsoft certified tech to fix it. They were using a very hard sell showed me my computer had 20,000 events lots of warnings and errors. He told me my computer was in danger of crashing I should have taken care of it better. I am a software user and by that I mean I can use the basic office package and do some neat tricks with it, but by no means an expert and I can get around in the internet again certainly can not make it do everything it has the ability to do. I have no clue what an event code is let alone how the heck to fix it. and I really don't have $200 bucks right at this point to have them fix it. So any one go any ideas where to start with the 20,000 errors?

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08 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would first try to set it back to an early restore point and if that does not help reinstall Windows from the recovery partition (but for that you have to save your own files first). If you still have the slow boot problem, we can try to fix that - this is usually pretty easy.

But in no way pay those suckers $200 - that is ludicrous.

If you need any help with the above mentioned steps, let us know.
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08 Dec 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunsetdove32 View Post
So any one go any ideas where to start with the 20,000 errors?
Yeah: ignore them if they aren't causing problems.

Get PC Health Advisor off your computer.

If necessary, do a System Restore to a time prior to installing PC Health Advisor.
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