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VERY slow loading windows


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#1 Killer_clown

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:36 PM

Dell inspirion 1721

I am having a terrible issue with this laptop. When you do a cold boot, it will take about 3 mins to load up to the desktop. if you shut it down and restart it.. it seems to load up a little faster. DELL is no help... no surprise!!! The CPU usage stays below 50% on idle..
I have changed out the hard drive,
updated the bios,
installed a new battery,
changed out the Ram,
Changed the page filling system,
took the keyboard out and back in,
I am running windows vista with the laptop, i have formatted and reloaded vista, xp, windows 7, linux.. and i get the same results!!!

Any help would be more that grateful!! I have just about given up on this problem, but i know someone has to have an idea


I will be checking this forum about every hour for updates!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

How much memory do you have installed?
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:15 PM

3GB from factory.. i have changed out 3 to two to one GB then traded slots etc etc same issue

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

I recently bought a Dell notebook, Win 7.

If you look at all the software Dell has loaded on this thing...and consider the fact that Windows Updates are probably being processed when it first boots...it may explain the seeming tardiness.

I would think that 3 minutes is decent on my system, depending on what I have installed that runs at boot...and the above.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:23 AM

I reloaded from OEM

No dell software period, except the drivers...

Now one thing i have noticed since i am messing with this... when i uninstall the video driver.. it seems to load fine.. loading the newier or older video driver.. seems to make it load up really slow again

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:02 AM

Asside from seemingly show loading times in windows is there any other signs of a possible infection of some kind>?
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:13 AM

New HDD, New Ram

No possible way of infection.. i was thinking the same thing.. but i voided that idea

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:20 PM

Can i safely close this topic? or Does anyone have anymore ideas? i am at a loss at this, only thing i can think of is the processor could be bad, i ran PC-Check on the whole system and everything passed. 6.0 and 6.21 both versions.. I will keep checking back..


Thank you to all that has made suggestions.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:33 PM

removing the video driver speeds things up?
did you try an older driver.
maybe overheating of the gpu with the drivers loaded?




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