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Windows 7: Very slow Startup- 5:30+ minutes

25 Aug 2018   #1
Fyreman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Very slow Startup- 5:30+ minutes

My Startup used to be about 90sec to 2min. About 2 months ago it took longer and longer to get through to where I could start using it. Now it stands at 5+ minutes.

I've done EVERYTHING that has been suggested on this site and others- no help. I've tried to fix the problem and educate myself at the same time. Nothing has worked, I've rebooted at least a dozen times after each solution that was suggested. Any help is GREATLY appreciated...

Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate
SP 1
Intel i5
RAM: 16GB
64-bit OS


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25 Aug 2018   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

This happened to me when one of the usb ports had aged and the electrical contact had become weak, causing the driver to load super slowly. I would try booting with no usb devices attached except for the keyboard, which should be moved to a different port.
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26 Aug 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Lets do the basic fist.

Open a CMD window.
Type chkdsk c: /f
It will say that the disk is in use and if you want to schedule for next start = Yes

Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks or bad clusters.
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26 Aug 2018   #4
Fyreman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
This happened to me when one of the usb ports had aged and the electrical contact had become weak, causing the driver to load super slowly. I would try booting with no usb devices attached except for the keyboard, which should be moved to a different port.
Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it did not help. Same- 6+ minutes to load. It seems like it's trying to scan something, but I have very minimal "Startup" programs loaded.
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26 Aug 2018   #5
Fyreman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Lets do the basic fist.

Open a CMD window.
Type chkdsk c: /f
It will say that the disk is in use and if you want to schedule for next start = Yes

Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks or bad clusters.
Thanks for the help, did this and it came back with these results:

Verifying 297728 files processed
0 bad file records processed
2 EA records processed
65 reparse records processed

Did go on to steps 2 & 3, but I did not record that info- sorry.

Hope this is what you were looking for.
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26 Aug 2018   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I want to see the Check disk log

Follow these steps to view the Check Disk (CHKDSK) results:

Open the Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools
Select Event Viewer.
In the Event Viewer expand the Windows Logs
Select the Application log.
Right Click the Application log and select Find
Type wininit in the box and click Find Next
In the middle pane click the Source/wininit line that is found.
In the south pane, you will see the complete log for the latest Check Disk (CHKDSK).

Select all on the south pane, copy and paste it here.
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26 Aug 2018   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another thing to try is run Autoruns and post the ARN file. Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs


If you don't have very many startup items then this may not be the issue. But it's worth a shot.
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27 Aug 2018   #8
Fyreman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I want to see the Check disk log

Follow these steps to view the Check Disk (CHKDSK) results:

Open the Control Panel
Open Administrative Tools
Select Event Viewer.
In the Event Viewer expand the Windows Logs
Select the Application log.
Right Click the Application log and select Find
Type wininit in the box and click Find Next
In the middle pane click the Source/wininit line that is found.
In the south pane, you will see the complete log for the latest Check Disk (CHKDSK).

Select all on the south pane, copy and paste it here.
Is this what you're looking for?? Following your directions, their is no Middle-South pane. Hope this is it...


Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 8/26/2018 10:54:45 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Desktop-PC
Description:


Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x361e.
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x1c985.
297728 file records processed.

File verification completed.
3338 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

65 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
380478 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
297728 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 2051 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2051 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2051 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
41376 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34187832 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

976657407 KB total disk space.
336765560 KB in 234591 files.
155448 KB in 41377 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
433279 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
639303120 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
244164351 total allocation units on disk.
159825780 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 8b 04 00 09 36 04 00 c5 c5 07 00 00 00 00 00 .....6..........
e5 bd 00 00 41 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....A...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Wininit" Guid="{206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b}" EventSourceName="Wininit" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-08-26T17:54:45.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>260301</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Desktop-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x361e.
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x1c985.
297728 file records processed.

File verification completed.
3338 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

65 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
380478 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
297728 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 2051 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2051 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2051 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
41376 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34187832 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

976657407 KB total disk space.
336765560 KB in 234591 files.
155448 KB in 41377 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
433279 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
639303120 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
244164351 total allocation units on disk.
159825780 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 8b 04 00 09 36 04 00 c5 c5 07 00 00 00 00 00 .....6..........
e5 bd 00 00 41 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....A...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
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27 Aug 2018   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open a CMD window and type
sfc /scannow
Reboot
If it found any issue, run it again + 2 times, rebooting after each.

What brand is your HDD?
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27 Aug 2018   #10
Fyreman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Another thing to try is run Autoruns and post the ARN file. Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs


If you don't have very many startup items then this may not be the issue. But it's worth a shot.
Thanks for the reply. I checked Autoruns before, not many Startup items, so I didn't think that was the problem.

However, not sure where I could find the ARN file so I could post it here. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
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