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Windows 7 Boot is slow!

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December 15, 2010 12:00:28 PM

During the last month, booting windows at startup is incredibly slow. I have ran Malwarebytes, Antivirus, CCleaner and deselected many statup programs and services in the MSCONFIG. I even turned off the desktop gadgets. However, none of this has helped.

The reason I know it is way too slow is because I have a slower self-built system and it boots almost instantaneously. Help!!!

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December 15, 2010 4:59:51 PM

Check your startup files: start, all programs, startup.
You may have programs in there that shouldn't be.
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a c 602 $ Windows 7
December 15, 2010 8:20:07 PM

he said he did that already
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December 15, 2010 8:21:45 PM

defrag?
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December 15, 2010 8:29:53 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
defrag?

Sorry, read thru too fast. +1 to defrag/ disc cleanup.
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December 15, 2010 10:59:12 PM

Nope, nothing is loading in the startup. I will run a defrag and see what happens. Let you know the results. Thanks.
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December 16, 2010 2:56:59 AM

Is the rig you are experiencing probs with the 4.0GHc OC'd rig in your sig? It is entirely possible to corrupt a hard drive this way. You might try stock clocks/mem timings, and then a fresh install.
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December 17, 2010 11:36:37 AM

Is it slow only during bootup or after you logon to Windows too? Check the hard drive for errors. Run chkdsk /r as well as hardware diagnostics from the drive manufacturer.

A quick test with HDTune should give you an idea of the state of the drive.

Also, defrag; fragmentation of boot files and system files can slow down bootup.

One more thing you can check is whether any virus scan is enabled for the bootup phase; this can delay things.
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December 17, 2010 2:33:20 PM

The slowdown is when you login, not initial boot.

I did defrag the hard drive which helped a little. It may be the antivirus, so I will disable and see what happens. Thanks.
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a c 602 $ Windows 7
December 17, 2010 2:55:50 PM

what antivirus are you using?
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December 25, 2010 12:11:58 AM

I am using Avast.
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January 1, 2011 1:10:01 PM

So I did some reading and found a program named Soluto that analyzes every process during startup. I found there were almost 20 processes that I could eliminate during boot which saved me 30 secs. Short of buying a faster processor (can't wait til the 1090T drops in price) and performing a clean install, I'm not sure what else I can do. If you can think of anything else, let me know.
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