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Windows 7: Boot time has increased with no apparent cause

31 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Boot time has increased with no apparent cause

No updates or new applications installed, but recently boot time has about doubled, with the longest stretch during the amber (yellow) monitor light on and blank screen after Windows Starting and before the blue splash screen.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Service Pack 1 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name KOKUA
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1005, 8/24/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory D:\Windows
System Directory D:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Time Zone Hawaiian Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.48 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.3 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.8 GB
Page File Space 4.30 GB
Page File D:\pagefile.sys

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31 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

System logs would probably be most telling as to the cause.
If you follow the directions here
It should wind up giving you a zip file with your app and system logs in it we can look at to try and pinpoint faults etc...
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31 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Scanned for malware lately?
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31 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64


Please use this tool to update your profile specs

And then follow manguscreed's advice to post all the files here
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01 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

sorry guys, I ran both tools, but I couldn't find the .zip output file from the BSOD tool, and the system information tool showed up blank when I ran it manually, and I couldn't get it to work in IE on automatic settings.
One separate question is "Should the amber light/blank screen even be coming up during boot, after "Starting Windows" screen and before the fancy blue splash screen?
Then, I only have three things running in msconfig, USB 3, Kaspersky, and HDAudioCPL. HijackThis and Spybot don't show any malware
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01 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

This may be a bit jaded and judgmental of me, but have you tried removing kapersky?
Generally it's good but it's just like any other av in that it can get 'stuck on stupid' and start messing with things it shouldn't be.
Usually cleaning it out then reinstalling fixes that kind of thing.
It's a thought anyhow, I'm assuming kapersky is one of the three things in your msconfig...
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02 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

I'll give it a go and see how things boot without Kaspersky. thx.
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