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  1. #1
    Jun 2006

    Slow Boot Windows 7

    After Windows 7 did an update and the system kept crashing, I did a system restore to bring the system back before the update. Now my system take 10 minutes to boot, if you click on the blue Welcome screen as soon as it shows up, the system usually crashes in 2-3 minutes, just a black screen with a frozen pointer. I did the netsh winsock reset, but it still takes 4 or 5 minutes to boot up. The system is Intel I7 920- Gigabyte EX58-UDR3- 6 gigs G. Skill memory- EVGA GTX470- Windows 7 Ultimate.
    Here is the Hijack This log
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
    F:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe
    C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\natspeak.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPSideShowGadget.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EVGAPrecision] "C:\Program Files\EVGA Precision\EVGAPrecisionWrapper.exe" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CmPCIaudio] RunDll32 CMICNFG3.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "F:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - Startup: Dragon NaturallySpeaking.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\natspeak.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - (no file)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - (no file)
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrB - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
    O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe

    End of file - 3358 bytes
    Any recommendations would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Oct 2009
    Ontario, Canada

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    Nothing's really standing out as strange to me though obviously I could have overlooked something. You could potentially have damaged hardware (likely a harddrive or motherboard drive controller if that were the case) but I'm not certain given the information provided.

    I'm inclined to suggest that you backup your data and reinstall Windows. If the problem should still exist then you know you're looking at a hardware issue.

  3. #3
    Jun 2006

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    I do notice when it acting strangely is when all these JAVA apps show in Task manager, they seem to come and go. If I delete them things return to normal.

  4. #4
    Oct 2009
    Ontario, Canada

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    Java Apps?

  5. #5
    Nov 2003

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    go to run command and type in msconfig. They go to startup and see what
    boxes are checked. Unckeck the ones you don't need. I only have my AV
    and a couple others going.

    Then go to boot and then advance options. Look at the top and see how
    many cores it's showing. If you have more then the number of cores you
    have in the box. Go over to memory and see if you have the correct
    amount of ram. If not then adjust.

    Did you install SP1 for W7 ? I did and it made my pc run slow. As well it
    seems like some of the updates that I installed made it a bit slower. I
    did a restore from a while back and now it's ok.

    Run Malwarebytes and see if you have a bug and then SuperAntiSpyware and
    see what it finds.

    Have you moved the internet temp files up to your desktop ?
    Same with cookies. Move them up to desktop as well. Here's how. Click on computer
    C>Users [you]>AppData>Local>Microsoft>Windows, then look for the
    Temporary Internet Files. Right click and send that folder to your
    desktop. Now you'll be able to clean all that junk out after you get done on
    the net. For Cookies, Computer>C>Users[you]>Appdata>Roaming>
    Microsoft>Windows> then look for the Cookies folder. Right click that
    folder and move it up to your desktop. You be able to clean that too.

    I don't know if this will help with the problem, but it has helped get mine
    going like it should for an older unit.
    Last edited by no2guncntrl; 04-30-2011 at 11:09 PM.

  6. #6
    Nov 2003

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    All the stuff I suggested..didn't work for me this morning. I had to do a
    reformat and reinstall with W7 Pro 64. After I had loaded all, it ran well
    UNTIL either I loaded one of the late updates, compressed the drive for
    space, or loaded a bad driver for an Intel Pro 1000 card. I went to start
    it up this morning and had the exact same thing you have now.

    I went into safe mode and it worked as well as it could, but not right.
    It would take a very long time to get to the desktop in reg mode with
    the black screen hanging around for a while and every command I would
    try would hang up as well.

    I went in to do a restore and saw that the OS was on D: with no sign
    of C: until I went into disc management. Then there was no sign of D:
    but C: was there ! I'm thinking the extra 100 gigs reserved had the OS
    on it, I don't know.

    I tried all I could think of, but nothing worked. I'm not that PC savvy
    anyway. So I bit the bullet and did another reformat and install and now
    all is back to normal. I haven't loaded any of the MS updates yet and
    I'm still going to stay away from SP1.

    That's all I could come with, but after all the work I did yesterday, I
    had and am in the process of doing it again this morn..


  7. #7
    Sep 2001
    Colorafornia, USSA

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    I too noticed a MAJOR slowdown in booting on my system after SP1 for 7. I think it's a conspiracy to get us all to buy SSD's. I've also noticed that sometimes even after coming out of sleep mode, it takes longer to get to the desktop.
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

    Edmund Burke


  8. #8
    May 2011
    Bathurst Australia

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    I go with backup your data and reinstall Windows.

    then just do one update at a time if you think it a update that cause it that way you will know which one did it and you can skip it next time you have to reinstall Windows. I know it slow one to do it but I had a same thing happen to me a long time ago. in my case it was a LAN driver that keept stuffing up.

  9. #9
    Nov 2003

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    One thing you could try is going into run, then msconfig and then
    startup and see what is checked in the box. If you have anything
    you don't recognize or know which programs you only need to
    boot up and unclick the rest then restart, maybe it'll fire up a
    lil faster.

    However the suggestion of a save reformat and fresh install will
    work. It did on mine and I did NOT load up a few on the updates
    from MS including SP1 and have had zero probs since.
    Last edited by no2guncntrl; 05-23-2011 at 01:59 PM.

  10. #10
    Mar 2006
    Seattle, WA

    Re: Slow Boot Windows 7

    be sure to run a scan disk with the repair errors found option checked. Defrag the hard drives, etc... Do a memtest on the memory. These are things to try if the problem is still there after a clean install of windows, well... cept of course the defrag

    And I've installed SP1 and my computer still boots just as quick... on my raptor drive

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