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Windows taking longer to start up after reinstallation

Last response: in Windows 7
January 22, 2010 7:07:03 PM

Windows is taking significantly longer to start up after I reinstalled it, and this is without even doing anything hardware wise. From pushing the on button to launching a browser, it used to take approximately 50 seconds. But now it stays in the black background loading screen for about a minute and completely bypasses the blue loading screen. Is there any explanation for this? I haven't registered the product key yet if that would make any difference, but i'm hesitant to do so in case I want to reinstall again because of this.

P.S. I know waiting another minute or two doesn't sound like a big deal, but the fact is I'm waiting two to three times as long to reach the desktop as I did a week ago for no apparent reason. If you need more system specs/info, I'd be happy to oblige.
January 22, 2010 8:55:27 PM

reinstall, see if it helps. if not, then just enter key
a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2010 10:26:27 PM

Make sure the hard drive is listed as the 1st boot device, and that there's no hard drive delay (if applicable).

Make sure quick boot is enabled (if your BIOS has the option).

Turn off memory check in BIOS (if applicable).
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