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#1 kulsman

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:24 AM

I have been experiencing this problem with my Windows Vista machine, so i went to a store bought a Windows 7 professional Dvd.
I did a clean install hoping that this would fix my issue, but unfortunately it still persist.

Do guys think it is software or a hardware issue?

My computer specs:

Processor

* Processor make:
Intel
* CPU family:
Core2 Quad
* CPU model:
Q6600
* Processor speed:
2.4 GHz
* Cache size:
8 MB L2 cache

Video

* Graphics adapter:
Discrete
* Graphics (discrete):
NVIDIA (GeForce)
* GPU model:
8400 GS
* Video RAM:
256 MB
* Video outputs:
DVI, RCA / composite, S-Video, VGA
* Integrated TV tuner:
Yes

Networking

* WiFi:
802.11 b, g, n
* Ethernet:
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
* Analog modem:
56k

Additional specs
Memory details

* RAM bus / speed:
DDR2
* Maximum RAM:
8 GB (system)

Storage details

* Storage interface:
SATA (3.0 Gbps)
* Drive bays:
2 bays (occupied)

System

* Chipset:
Intel
* System bus speed:
1066 MHz

Slots / bays / chassis

* Expansion card slots:
PCI Express, PCI (x1)
* Accessible external bays:
COMBO

Other features

* Wireless keyboard / mouse:
Yes
* IR port:
Yes
* Remote (included):
Yes

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum, at the suggestion of helpers in this thread. ~ Animal

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:52 AM

Kulsman,

Have you installed all of the drivers for your motherboard, graphics, etc.? Try running "msconfig.exe", and under startup see if there is anything unnecessary that can be disabled.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:01 PM

Kulsman,

Have you installed all of the drivers for your motherboard, graphics, etc.? Try running "msconfig.exe", and under startup see if there is anything unnecessary that can be disabled.



Pretty much everything works on my computer, but it has a slow boot up time.

I have disabled some program, such as adobe programs, but the boot up time is the same.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

We are going to disable startup programs to determine if one or any of them are causing this slowness.

To perform a diagnostic startup, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2. On the General tab, click Diagnostic Startup, and then click OK.
3. Restart your computer.

Take note of how long it takes to boot (use a stopwatch or clock). Now, go to the Startup tab of msconfig and check the box next to one startup program > Apply > OK > reboot

You will have to do this one program at a time (enable, reboot) until you find the one(s) that is causing the slow boot.

When you say it had slow boot time with Vista, as well, that makes me lean towards hardware. But we'll check the software first..it's easier.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

Yep, pretty much the same thing.

It still take me like 6.09 minutes to boot up.

I have noticed that it on the HP logo page for 3 minutes.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

Yep, it's hardware for sure.

The hanging on the HP BIOS screen is strange. Definitely indicates a hardware issue for sure.

I'll get a moderator to move this to Internal Hardware for you. Windows 7 is not part of your problem.

Edited by keyboardNinja, 28 March 2010 - 09:51 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for the clarification, keyboardNinja.

Do you guys think it could be memory issue?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:37 PM

How 'bout we find out?

***** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.

The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.


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