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Windows 7 loading 15 seconds at login screen.

Last response: in Windows 7
April 2, 2012 2:00:01 AM

My Windows 7 - 64 bit takes about 12-15 seconds loading in the login screen before it loads the desktop. I only have three startup programs running, Avast 7, Realtek Audio, and Catalyst. I don't have a password and only have one account (admin). I know that 12-15 seconds is not so much of an issue but I think that the normal waiting time is only less than 5 seconds and I think 12-15 seconds is not right because I am running Windows 7 on a Core i7 950 3Ghz and 7200rpm Hard disk.
I already defragged my hard disk using Auslogic Disk Defrag and scanned my computer for virus.

Are there any fix for these?
If non, then I'll just live with it.
a b $ Windows 7
April 2, 2012 2:30:28 AM

this is the normal loading time for win 7
a b $ Windows 7
April 2, 2012 2:39:51 AM

Get a SSD :kaola:  . What was the normal time that it took?, when did you notice that it slowed down.
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April 2, 2012 2:48:43 AM

Get a SSD :kaola:  . What was the normal time that it took?, when did you notice that it slowed down.

Maybe on my next build. But that will be on 2013 when Intel Haswell is out, and I hope that by then SSD prices will be much cheaper than today.
April 2, 2012 6:32:08 AM

Stop Unwanted startup programs:

Start > Run > write msconfig > Click on StartUp tab
Deselect the programs you want to stop


Click Start - Run, type in %temp% and then click OK.

Once that temp folder is open and you can view its contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside it.

It's all junk and is a good place for "nasties" to hide.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

Repeat the steps with c:\windows\temp

After you're done with both temp folders, restart the computer.

If the problem still occurs then perform the following tasks::

Remove unused programs
Install and run antispyware software
Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
Defragment your hard disk drive
Disconnect unused network connections:

Click Start, and then click My Computer.

On the Tools menu, click Disconnect Network Drive.

Select the network drives that you no longer need, and then click OK.