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Extremely slow startup.

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#1 slickie


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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:10 AM

Hello everyone. This is my first post here but I've surfed the site for years.

I used to have Windows Vista 64-bit. I recently reformatted and upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit.

My startup times are atrocious. Sometimes I'm left sitting on the Starting Windows screen for 5 minutes, occasionally as bad as 7 or 8 minutes.

I used Event Viewer to track down what's slowing me down and found that, from the very first boot of Windows 7, ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0 is often adding 5+ minutes to my startup time.

Its "friendly name" is Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System.

I have no idea what it is or how I can remove it or fix it or do anything with it, really.

My Event Viewer shows a few other programs slowing down my startup but combined they only add maybe 15 seconds to my startup.

ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0 dwarfs them all in terms of how much they slow me down.

If anyone can help or needs further information from me, please respond. Thank you!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:49 AM

Have you updated the drivers for your machine? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

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#3 slickie

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

Yes, all my drivers are up to date and I've downloaded every Windows Update there is, even the optional language packs! There's nothing else I can get.

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