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Windows 7: Windows 7 takes 20-30 + minutes to boot

11 Jul 2016   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Sorry to bump kind of an old thread, but I do have an update with this. I just did a clean-install of Windows Server 2003 on a different hard drive on this machine and it boots in seconds. So this is clearly some sort of software issue. I did try to disable the GUI boot on Windows 7, and it hangs on CLASSPNP.SYS, which is the last driver it loads. I couldn't find any information on this delaying boot times though.

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11 Jul 2016   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

How could you know that if you used a different drive ?

And Server 2003 is basically XP, not Windows 7.

How can you troubleshoot your issue if you go to a totally different OS on a totally different drive ?
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15 Jul 2016   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

Because it was all the same booting from the Win7 DVD. So I'm sure it's a Windows 7 issue. Anyway, I think he'll just end up using a different PC after all. I think this is more trouble than it's worth at this point.
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24 Jul 2016   #14

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Recently my (spare) laptop (obviously not a server) was taking 7 minutes to boot (Win7 Home premium)

Startup is at a minimum number of apps.
Disc check OK
Disc Cleanup (Windows)
C: drive (only partition) is 14% used (500GB HDD)
After Windows repair, no improvement
Windows defrag, no improvement
"MyDefrag", no improvement

Free Defraggler has been a post-it note on my wall for a few years so decided to give it a shot
- miraculous improvement down to 52 seconds to boot
- next experiment is a boot defrag with Defragger just to see how well it works

Some "people" are not keen on defrag, but I have kept 4 rigs and (now) 2 laptops up and running for years with defragging as required.
- originally with the "MyDefrag" precursor (JKDefrag) and then "MyDefrag"
- and now I am sold on Defraggler

One rig (2003) WinXP SP2 has been running with AutoCad with about a handful of defrags in these past 13 years.
- permanently offline has helped too

My current experience with Piriforms "Defraggler" (it's free) has been very impressive.

Just a thought
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16 Aug 2016   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

I want to thank everyone for all the helpful thoughts/ideas, but we ended up selling the system with Windows Server 2003 installed on it. So even if I wanted to try and troubleshoot this further, I am no longer able to. Once again, thanks for the suggestions.
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