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Windows 7: Slow bootup (Win7 64bit)

13 Dec 2012   #11
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You have to look for this window. Don't remember the details how to get there since I have not used it for a while.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 x64

Well, this is convenient.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2012   #13


The Vista start animation means there are problems also at the boot level. Run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to check all boot parameters.

Make sure you have the latest Display driver.

You should have all Important and Optional Updates installed after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

Establish a clean boot and check these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 x64

Drivers are updated, check.
All important and optional updates, check.

Will try the two other options you listed as soon as possible, thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #15


If those fail, I have looked up a fix which has also worked for this in the past:

Type CMD into Start Search box, right click result to Run as Administrator.

If you are using English WIn7 type: bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US

If you're using another language replace en-US with it.

Exit CMD screen and restart PC. It should have Win7 animation.

If not try: bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #16

Window 7 Home Premium 64 SP_1

your screen shot looks like windows vista.......

never seen that happen with win7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 7 x64

Tried bcdboot, didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #18


Have tried the start up repair as Greg suggested? Have you tried a sfc /scannow?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #19


If those don't work then it may require Repair Install or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same steps for retail). I have had to reinstall for this problem most times in past when other fixes didn't work.

Remember that getting a perfect reinstall following the steps in the tutorial above is actually better than getting a new PC since most come loaded with strangling bloatware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #20

Windows 7 x64

I'll try all of these once the winter break begins. I can't risk anything at the moment, since I have so much requirements to finish on this laptop.

Will check back in about a few days, and thank you very much for all the responses thus far.
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