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Windows 7: Very long cold boot (10 minutes)

02 Aug 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Run Soluto to see what is starting up with your computer which might not be showing up in msconfig. You only need AV and gadgets to start with computer as others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU.

Why not run the leanest meanest free AV MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Win7's firewall?

Watch your Event Viewer>Admin View to google repeat errors, then the Performance Diagnostics log in Advanced Tools (rightclick Computer>Properties, click thru WEI score link) which logs hanging services/drivers. Look for cued issues on that same Advanced Tools page and Generate a System Health Report.

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16 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Final outcome:

The problem went away, apparently as a result of a Microsoft update.

All my boots are now under a minute.
There is a Norton rootscan that does occur early in the boot, but it's only a few seconds (and can be turned on and off in the Norton control panel).

I don't know what it was, but now it's gone.

Thanks for all the advice.
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16 Aug 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


Suggest you try free MS Security Essentials for a much lighter weight yet effective AV solution.
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27 Feb 2014   #14

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, and I'm suffering the exact same problem. It appears to hang for 10 minutes on the loading (animated windows logo) screen, then all of a sudden it wakes up and logs into windows. It must be one process that is doing this, but what is it? An exe/driver/hardware clash?
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27 Feb 2014   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Hey there and welcome to SevenForums, Can i ask you to create a new thread please? Thank you
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