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Windows 7: Windows start up slows down

3 Weeks Ago   #1
403Phaze

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Windows start up slows down

Hey 1's!

Quick question, lately I have been seeing some CRAZY slow loading times for my windows 7 to boot to desktop, not from power on, but after desktop + icons show, if I click on file explorer or chrome for instance it could take between 15 - 30 seconds to load

Other then using task manager to turn "off" start up programs is there another way / 3rd party to see what could be causing my slow loading issue?

My specs:
i7 - 2600k @ 3.4
16Gb ram
windows boot / C: is located on a Samsung SSD 250gb and the remainder is unassigned through partition (have 5Tb of storage drive)
GForce GTX 1060 3Gb GPU

Under normal boot circumstances I can go from complete power off to 100% loading in under 30 seconds...

Thanks, any suggestion helps

403Phaze


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 403Phaze,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 403Phaze View Post
Quick question, lately I have been seeing some CRAZY slow loading times for my windows 7 to boot to desktop, not from power on, but after desktop + icons show, if I click on file explorer or chrome for instance it could take between 15 - 30 seconds to load

Other then using task manager to turn "off" start up programs is there another way / 3rd party to see what could be causing my slow loading issue?
In Task Manager you could look at the Processes tab. Click the CPU title/header a couple of times so it shows the highest to lowest processes that are running/using the CPU.

Also, look in msconfig . . .

[1] Make a note of everything that is checked in Startup [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Startup tab] and then uncheck them ALL.

[2] In Services [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Services tab] check the Hide all Microsoft services box and uncheck everything that is left [make a note of everything that is checked first].

[3] Click Apply => OK => Restart.

You could also download and run the Autoruns Tool from M$. This will show you every item that starts with windows. You can untick any item to test if the error still shows. Once you have narrowed down the item causing the problem you just need to right-click it and delete the entry. Make absolutely sure that the item you delete it the one causing the error etc![/QUOTE]

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
403Phaze

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi 403Phaze,



In Task Manager you could look at the Processes tab. Click the CPU title/header a couple of times so it shows the highest to lowest processes that are running/using the CPU.

Also, look in msconfig . . .

[1] Make a note of everything that is checked in Startup [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Startup tab] and then uncheck them ALL.

[2] In Services [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Services tab] check the Hide all Microsoft services box and uncheck everything that is left [make a note of everything that is checked first].

[3] Click Apply => OK => Restart.

You could also download and run the Autoruns Tool from M$. This will show you every item that starts with windows. You can untick any item to test if the error still shows. Once you have narrowed down the item causing the problem you just need to right-click it and delete the entry. Make absolutely sure that the item you delete it the one causing the error etc!
I hope this helps![/QUOTE]

thanks man! I appreciate the quick response! i will definitely have a look into this!
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 403Phaze,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 403Phaze View Post
thanks man! I appreciate the quick response! i will definitely have a look into this!
You're welcome!
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

When you run msconfig.exe, also click on "disable all" in the Startup tab. You could do the Services and Startup separately.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

try using procmon to create a boot trace of your startup. Here is a link to the program and another link where it discusses how to do this. You will need to add Duration as a column and be sure to select "1 second" as your boot trace interval, otherwise your output file will be too gigantic. Once you create your output file, you open it within procmon.
Process Monitor - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs
Using Process Monitor to Solve a Slow Boot Problems | Windows OS Hub
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21 Hours Ago   #7
403Phaze

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

so turns out I had a bunch of old drivers that were causing the pile up of memory while loading,

disabled the ones I didn't use on boot, and updated the ones I used since mine were out of date (darn madcatz)

thanks for the help everyone
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