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Windows 7 - 40 mins to boot


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#1 NigelCollins

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

This is my first post.

I have a PC I purchased in September 2010. Its a reasonably high spec Intel i5 760 (overclocked) running Windows 7. It been working fine up until yesterday when I decided to reboot as there were one or to windows updates required.

The PC did reboot but only after 40 minutes spending most of that time with 'Starting windows' logo. When it does eventually boot everything seems to work well apart from itunes which also takes 30 or 40 minutes to start.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

Thanks

Nigel

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:13 PM

Seeing as you over clocked the CPU, I assume this is a custom build? What brand is the HDD? Have you tried uninstalling the updates via programs and features?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

Hi - Its a custom build by Palicomp - not by me. HDD's are Samsung 1TB. No I havent tried uninstalling updates yet - thats something I will try tomorrow

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:40 PM

HDD's? Are they set up in any kind of RAID array? Here is a Samsung diagnostic utility you can download, burn, and run to test the HDD's to see if they are the issue. http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:14 AM

Hi - went through an elimination process - tried removing power from hard drives to see if I could get into BIOS - no change
Tried using previous restore point - no change
Finally did what I should have done at start - disconnected all USB peripherals from PC - and that solved it.
Still putting them back one at a time but suspect its one of two external hard drives I have - beed using the for backup

So hopefully problem solved




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