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Windows 7: Very Slow Startup

03 May 2014   #1
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 
Very Slow Startup

My PC is getting ridiculously slow of late when starting up. I have nothing in the startup menu but lots in the "services"..... is there some easy way to know what services I can eliminate. I find it all rather confusing and I am afraid I will eliminate something that will make matters worse. Is there a program that does this? I have plenty of disk space, memory and have Norton 360, Malwarebytes, and have tried SFC Scannow. I have also tried deleting temp files, etc....

Once my pc is up and going it's great...very fast and I have no problems. Would it be better to just not turn it off at night?


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03 May 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This is my standard post for how to do what you want:

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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab (for Windows 8, the Startup tab has a link to open Task Manager/Startup tab. Use that.), record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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05 May 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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