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Hi, I am running a windows 7 laptop (64 bit)
i7 740 @ 1.73GHz
6GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 425m


I believe its been slow ever since i got it back in December... But its now starting to bother me. I have tried:
1)Disable startup programs
2)Defrag
3)Allowed startup to use all 8 processes
4)scan disk for errors
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I have went into my event viewer and under the windows / diagnosis-performance and I do see errors, criticals, and warnings..(see pic) Maybe this has something to do with it? If so what can i do to decrease my boot time?


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Mole only have one, and that's kaspersky, I know it might slow it down a little but what I am expeiencing is much worse.. I also have the most upto date drivers from sony
 

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Have any ideas? Its still slow at boot... other than all the errors within the event viewer i got no other fix :/
 

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Hi, most of those event errors tell us you have slow boot times, not whats wrong, the usual first step here is to run chkdsk. Go to start, all programs, accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-

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chkdsk/r  (press enter)
You will receive a message about the volume being in use and schedule for next boot Y, N press Y and restart computer. Will take awhile (can be hours) and when finished will boot into windows.
 

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How long is the boot?
Do you have any Hauppauge TV cards?
Do you map any network drives?
Disable any unused network adapters. This will add to the boot time while the system looks for a network on that adapter.
Have you tried a clean boot?
 

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How long is the boot?
Do you have any Hauppauge TV cards?
Do you map any network drives?
Disable any unused network adapters. This will add to the boot time while the system looks for a network on that adapter.
Have you tried a clean boot?

I dont have any tv cards. I am on a homegroup with my desktop that is all... I dont have any other adapters ATM. I have not tried a clean boot yet, doing a chkdsk/r ATM.

how big is the hard drive and how much of it are you using?
C: 206 0f 284 Free (it is a 320GB drive)



Thanks for the replies. I thought i was left alone :wink: :tongue:
 

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I find using "sleep" instead of shutting down makes my "boot time" almost instantaneous..

If you want to troubleshoot boot issues one of the ways is to come up in safe mode.
Go into task manager and note all the processes being loaded.
Now boot regular and note the same task manager processes.
You should see more under the normal boot.
Identify the difference between the safe and normal boot processes.
Then using msconfig uncheck on process at a time of this created list and reboot.

Idea here is eventually you will disable a process and boot quickly. Then you go back and review the associated program with that process to see if it can be tweeked
 

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OK thanks, another question, if i create a windows 7 repair disk, what goes on the disk, what i mean is is it like a "Brand New" OS or an image of current one?
 
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