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PC Taking 10-15 minutes to start up?

Last response: in Windows 7
April 21, 2010 5:03:11 AM

Hi guys, I have a pc that was starting up just fine, it seems like after a certain critical update, things went sour. I cannot figure out whats wrong with it, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Things ive tried:
Motherboard Diagnostics Test: Passed
Ram Diagnostics Test: Passed
Hard Drive Diagnostics Test: Passed

I was having issues with getting it recognize a 1394 ochi controller, so i installed a new cmos battery, which seems to have done the trick for that.

i also upgraded a video card i was having trouble with, but it didnt help the situation at all.

System Restore to before critical update
Re-installed Windows 7

It wouldn't let me in bios or choose my boot drive for quite sometime, but i finally got into it after changing my cmos battery, and i reset it then.

system specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Language: English
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire E380
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1405MB used, 6783MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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April 21, 2010 5:03:21 AM

Also thought i should add it passed a processor diagnostic as well

April 21, 2010 6:50:48 PM

just did a clean format again, and still no avail
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a b $ Windows 7
April 22, 2010 12:06:11 AM

Unplug everything you don't need and try changing your data cables - it's sounding like a hardware problem outside of the CPU and mobo.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
April 22, 2010 12:11:16 AM

Plus 1 for lephuronn usually this type of issue is hardware!
April 22, 2010 12:33:38 AM

thanks guys, it was a usb hub that was causing the problem
a b $ Windows 7
April 22, 2010 8:58:07 AM

Any time - glad you sorted it.
a b $ Windows 7
April 22, 2010 12:03:59 PM

To add to that...since the USB hub was causing it, you can turn off USB legacy support and see if that helps as well.