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Windows 7: Slow login

25 Feb 2014   #31

win 7 home premium x64
slow login still a problem

My apologies for addressing an old thread, but it seems to still be an ongoing concern after several years of frustrated querying by many people. And I was directed here.

I am having this exact persistent frustrating problem. Putting up a slideshow of .jpg images has not helped. Single .jpg image has not helped.

What I find amazing and off-putting is that Microsoft, even now, seems unconcerned. This is a real problem to many people, who are irritated at Microsoft every time they boot their computer. Does this not seem like an important matter to a company that would appear to benefit from users having a positive reaction to thier product, instead of this powerfully negative reminder every time they turn on their computer?

Cannot Microsoft PLEASE provide a solution to this? Doesn't seem that big a deal for reasonable programming talent to solve.

Thanks for any help. and thanks for listening.

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12 Apr 2014   #32

Win7 64ibit
Slow Login - 30 second Welcome screen

Forgive me posting to a Win7 forum for what is likely to be a Lenovo Thinkpad specific issue, but in case it helps anyone else with the 30 second Welcome wait problem, I found that for my Thinkpad 530 the fix was to turn off RapidBoot. The symptoms were curious:
I installed a 240GB mSATA and did a “factory restore” of the system using Lenovo CD’s onto the mSATA alone installed . With just the SSD in place boot times were good. Adding the 300GB HDD back into the system produced the 30 second “Welcome” delay resulting in 2 or 3x the total boot time.

Removing the HDD (empty data partitions) from the system reduced the 30 sec. wait back to about 3 seconds.
After trying every fix I could find concerning the “30 second Welcome Screen” with no success, I turned off the Rapidboot program and the wait time at “Welcome” reduced to about 4 seconds, and the time to a usable (without any inteference) desktop was much reduced (almost no waiting for delayed programs to start after the desktop screen opens).

Another piece of information - The HDD in question was just two empty partitions. Deleting the partitions removed the wait also (with the HDD installed in the system). Probably not surprising.

Hopefully anyone with a Lenovo Thinkpad installing a mSATA SSD with a HDD might find this useful. In fairness to Lenovo, Rapidboot was probably never intended to run with this configuration, but it shows how counter-productive it can be.

Laptop concerned isT530, 4GB RAM, 240GB M500 mSATA, 300GB Hitachi HDD.
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