Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:01 AM
Slow boot issues in Vista are very vexing. I'd suggest disconnecting from the internet and then disabling the startups listed in MSCONFIG.EXE. Then reboot to see if the performance increases.
If that fixes it, then start enabling things one-by-one until you take the performance hit again - and that one is the one that's likely to be causing the problem.
Don't forget to disable MSCONFIG.EXE after you finish testing. It's only designed as a troubleshooting tool and has been known to cause problems when not disabled. A better option for permanently disabling startups is the free program Autoruns available here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
This is a simplistic approach that does not consider all the factors that may be causing this problem. For example, motherboard/RAM/hard drive issues can cause these symptoms also (hard drives are the most common). So I'd suggest running the Vista memory diagnostic ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-vista-windows-memory-diagnostics-tool/
); Vista Startup Repair ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/
) and a hard drive diagnostic from the support website of the manufacturer of your hard drive (links in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
(my website: http://www.carrona.org/
)**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack
. ** If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.
<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.