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Old 02-02-2020, 06:41 PM   #1
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I have a dell octoplex 780 tiny running windows 7 pro that takes about 5 minutes to boot up. I am using my own definition of boot up. It's when everything is using less than 40% according to resource monitor. The hard drive is hit the hardest and longest. I clicked on trusted-installer and got an approximate count of instances for disk activity. 15 lines per page and 18 pages all trusted-installer. I do not trust this menice. Is this really what trustedinstaller does when running?

There is more to come that is misbehaving but this first. A few other programs may be misbehaving the same way.
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Try a Clean Boot, if that works you can leave it that way. Or, you can add one startup item or Service at a time until computer takes too long to boot, then you will know the culprit.
If a Clean Boot doesn't work, download HDTune, in my signature, not Pro. go to the Error Scan tab and do a full Error Scan. If all of the blocks are Green, the HDD is healthy. If any of the blocks are RED, that drive is beginning to Fail and needs to be replaced.
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I used msconfig to turn off everything but microsoft. I started my timer as soon as the words "starting windows" popped up. The computer was my definition of booted up was 20 seconds after resource monitor popped up. Monitor took 2 min and 40 sec. Perfom.exe, msmpng.exe, and scvhost (local) were the greatest disc user. I turned most other apps except avira that added about 20 seconds. Avira running brought it back to 5 min but monitor showed no disk usage but 20% cpu usage by avira. Avira was finished in 12 minutes.
I used task manager to start resource monitor. Under "processes", there were less than 10 and cpu was 2% until monitor started. Then the rest of the processes started in a half minute. 2 things I find strange; why did it take so long for the cpu to get busy and why did avira change the time so much when it wasn't communicating with the disc.
I want to upgrade to windows 10 but the windows key isn't working. I clicked the option to deal with the key later and it fails just before it finishes. error 0xc1900101-0x30018. There are 2 critical updates for 7 that fail to install. I was not going to get into another topic but I am reconsidering that decision.
Now you need more info: A dell octoplex 780 tiny using windows 7 service pack 1. Processor is Intel core duo cpu E8400 @ 3.00 GHz, 8 GB installed ram, 64 bit operating system. I have had issues before and have used EaseUS registry cleaner - works well for me. Zone alarm, and Malwarebytes. I am afraid I may have a corrupted file. I read about an SFC command with switches that would repair files by comparing with on line files - failed
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Did you try HD Tune? An Error scan will take a long time. But if you start it and start to see RED blocks, you don't have to finish it, you will know the HDD needs to be replaced.
If the HDD is healthy, then go to Start/Search and type CMD, right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type
SFC /scannow and press Enter.
This will replace any missing or corrupted system files
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