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Windows 7: Startup and Shutdown are slow, edited the services yesterday and now i

09 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Startup and Shutdown are slow, edited the services yesterday and now i

I was having problems shutting down, restarting, and even accessing Task Manager from ctrl-alt-dlt & ctrl-shift-esc yesterday. I watched a tutorial video on youtube where the guy made some registry edits found here:

Then I shut down the system with the shortcut he created in the video. My system boots up and my taskbar is from the Windows 95/98 theme, icons are missing, can't connect to internet, no sound.

So I discovered a solution which was to go to "Services.exe" and make the startup type for everything there "automatic". I got a little impatient with the results so I went through every single item here and while making them "automatic" I also changed their status to "Started". This in turn made my system boot up much slower than before.

I'm not exactly sure how to go about this because what I want to do is make the startup types either:

-as optimal for performance as possible


-the way they were before

My startup time before all of this was still relatively slow. Help is much appreciated.

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09 May 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'd recommend using Windows Repair All-In-One. You can use the Portable version and not even install it.
Start it, go through all the steps to create necessary backups, etc.
When you get to the Repair menu, click on Unselect All then select just

03 - Reset Service Permissions
27 - Set Windows Services to Default Settings.

Click Start and let it run to completion. That should get you back to a default state.
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10 May 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


You can also see if there is a System Restore point before you ruined your OS. If so restore to that point if necessary from System Recovery Options.
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