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Windows 7: Slow to start up

01 Feb 2012   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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231 seconds or 2 minutes 31 seconds?
LOL, that must be on a transylvanian clock. On my clock that is 3 minutes and 51 seconds.


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01 Feb 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

Check for newer driver updates in optional Windows Updates.

Keep everything unchecked in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services (after hiding all MS services) except your AV. Check back often.

Tap the performance log and System Resources to gain clues to hangs: troubleshooting steps

Run CCleaner as described earlier followed by boot-time defrag with full Disk Check using Puran free Defragger.

If all else fails use the tool which the Pro's use to trace slow startup: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums
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01 Feb 2012   #23
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It was 231 seconds so yeah 4 mins!!!!
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01 Feb 2012   #24
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

So should I have more than just security on start up or is it ok to leave as is?
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01 Feb 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

There is no reason to add anything back to startup unless you need it to start up with Windows to stand by, like a Messenger waiting to receive messages.

Most other startups are updaters and other bloatware which will run anyway whenever you click on the Program to run it (what a novel idea!). To let them freeload on your resources when you rarely if ever use the Program is wasteful and can allow spying.
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01 Feb 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you really want those buggers to be running all the time, you can set them on delayed startup - maybe 2 minutes later. That way their startup does not hold you up and if you have 3 or 4GBs of RAM, they are not in the way (they usually use no CPU time - just sit there for when they are needed. Some sort of caching).
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02 Feb 2012   #27
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

The only thing I have is Comodo Firewall and MSE - Which are both Security Products.
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02 Feb 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

We solve a lot of problems here by uninstalling Commode Firewall. There is no reason to run a 3rd party firewall in Win7 which works perfectly with MSE or Avast, unless you have specific needs.
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02 Feb 2012   #29
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well I have never had a problem with my current setup, I use it as my Family are likely to install Viruses or Malware and I don't want them passing through the network to my computer.

I also like it, because it is more aware; and tells you if you want to allow or block certain ports.
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02 Feb 2012   #30
gregrocker

 

Try running awhile without the Commode crapware to see the difference. You can always reinstall it if you must.

The best performance solution for infection-prone usage is Malwarebytes Real Time shield in addition to it's free scan monthly.
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