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Windows 7: System Boot (Startup and Shutdown)

06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Slow System Boots (Startup and Shutdown)

Hello All,

I am running Windows 7 on both my new Desktop and my 2 year old laptop. My laptop was the first to receive the upgrade to 7 and has been working awesomely. The start up is phenomenal and shutdown is no hassle, however my laptop runs on the 32 bit software. Now my desktop, I just recently upgraded it to 7 last week however I haven't noticed the same performance boost as I have on my laptop. I do run 64 bit on my desktop, but I am curious as to why the shutdown and startup times are rather slow. I have gone as far as to limit the start up programs as well as some of the boot options being the GUI boot and maximizing the number of processors that are used during startup. Sometimes even during the start up the screen goes black for a few minutes after I enter my login password. I have Intel Quad Core 2 with 8GB Ram and TB of Hard Drive space. I just don't understand why it takes much longer to start and shut down when my laptop with less performance can. Any ideas would be well appreciated. Thanks.


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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 10 (64 bit)

Check the event logs for errors. Some of the errors can cause the system to wait for a correction. Their was one application that was causing my system startup to take a long time changing the startup from automatic to delayed automatic in services solved the problem.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

how do i access the event logs.. most of the time i never get a chance to look at them because i do disc cleanup so often...i know about the whole msconfig and seeing what I can trim in the startup and services tabs.. but it hasn't helped all that much.
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06 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7

Go to start and just search "event log" without the quotations.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

okay well i went into the files and found a bunch of errors for WMI is there something that i can do to find out where that is exactly coming from.. i don't have much on my computer at all.. would it help to get the computer itself back to factory standards then reinstall windows 7 all over... again i don't have much on the computer so this wouldn't be a huge thing to deal with.
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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

WMI is windows management instrumentation. I would start by running driver sweeper in safe mode after uninstalling your gpu drivers, then rebooting and installing the newest drivers.
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