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Windows 7: Slow boot and other issues on modern hardware

2 Weeks Ago   #1
c00ki3m0nst3r

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Slow boot and other issues on modern hardware

I am running Windows 7 on a Z390 motherboard, an i9 9900K CPU and an M.2 Samsung SSD and I'm experiencing very slow boot times.



The system seems to perform very poorly before it has loaded into the OS itself, it sits on the Windows loading screen way longer than it should. Booting into safe mode also takes a really long time since the drivers load extremely slowly for some reason. Also, the Windows loading screen is displayed in the wrong language, it used to say "Windows is starting" in my language but now it's instead in English which is just weird since the OS is not installed in English in the first place.



I have tried installing Windows on a regular SATA SSD instead but the same thing happens. Am I installing Windows the wrong way? Or could it be BIOS settings that cause this? Any ideas?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. In the bios what is the disk set to ie legacey or other and what are sata ports set to sata 3 or 2 should be 3
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
c00ki3m0nst3r

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum. In the bios what is the disk set to ie legacey or other and what are sata ports set to sata 3 or 2 should be 3
Thanks. The BIOS is currently set to legacy+UEFI but I have tried setting it to UEFI as well and it didn't do anything. I'm not sure what you mean with sata 2 or 3, I couldn't find anything about it in BIOS. What makes the situation even more strange is that I currently dual boot Windows 7 and 10 and 10 manages to boot up just fine but 7 takes a ridicolous amount of time for some reason, and like I said I even tried installing it on 2 seperate drives. This whole thing doesn't make sense.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Given the specs it's likely 7 won't have drivers anything with yellow triangle in device manager
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
c00ki3m0nst3r

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Given the specs it's likely 7 won't have drivers anything with yellow triangle in device manager
No yellow triangles, I managed to find workarounds for every single unknown driver. USB ports work perfectly and chipset, LAN drivers are all installed as well.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by c00ki3m0nst3r View Post
Thanks. The BIOS is currently set to legacy+UEFI but I have tried setting it to UEFI as well and it didn't do anything. I'm not sure what you mean with sata 2 or 3, I couldn't find anything about it in BIOS. What makes the situation even more strange is that I currently dual boot Windows 7 and 10 and 10 manages to boot up just fine but 7 takes a ridicolous amount of time for some reason, and like I said I even tried installing it on 2 seperate drives. This whole thing doesn't make sense.

Looks You're not in full UEFI but legacy mode.
Are the all others tabs set to "legacy mode first" in Bios? Modern hardware have it on Sata 3 so nothing to worry about.

PS: try also a Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times you might need the Windows 7 DVD to boot with (but Optional)

and see if it helps for your Log On screen (Option One): User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
c00ki3m0nst3r

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

[QUOTE=NoN;3459982]Looks You're not in full UEFI but legacy mode.
Are the all others tabs set to "legacy mode first" in Bios?




What do you mean by tabs? In the boot menu there is just an option to switch between UEFI and UEFI+Legacy, I tried both but neither worked.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
it used to say "Windows is starting" in my language but now it's instead in English
Try changing the bcd entry to your lingo.

bcdedit /set {current} locale (your locale)

eg. bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US

or
bcdedit /set {current} locale fr-FR

or whatever yours is.

You could also do

bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US

or whatever yours is.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

[QUOTE=c00ki3m0nst3r;3459988]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Looks You're not in full UEFI but legacy mode.
Are the all others tabs set to "legacy mode first" in Bios?




What do you mean by tabs? In the boot menu there is just an option to switch between UEFI and UEFI+Legacy, I tried both but neither worked.

In modern UEFI Bios there's not only One tab for Uefi, Uefi + Legacy, there's others tabs as how start peripherals at boot time. At the moment looks you have to stay Uefi + legacy.
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1 Week Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please post a Disk Manger image as an attachment.
Open Disk Manger, expand the window and the columns so we can read them. With the Snipping tool, take a snapshot of the whole image, save to your disk.
Use the paper clip on the Quick Reply window. Browse to the image - upload

Where did you get the Win 7 installation iso with all the needed drivers to install on a M.2 MVMe drive?
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