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#1 HaxCom_Disega

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:41 AM

i got this laptop at first its boot time was fast but lately it seems to take longer time to boot..Is there a way to speed up boot time thanks

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:20 AM

Slow starts run the gamut of causes and solutions.

Start with seeing what is in startup and removing the programs from startup that
you don't need there. You can use this program Startup Inspector to do that.

Adding more memory could be the solution, too. It is inexpensive today.

Cleaning up the comp is suggested. Use Windows Cleanup Tool to remove temp files, logs and
all but the last restore points. How to Remove or Delete all System Restore Points Except the Most Recent in Windows 7 and Vista?

Run a scan using Super Antispyware Free. Allow it to remove whatever it finds. If it finds anything other than ad/ tracking cookies
let us know. SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!

The above would be a start to finding a solution. Let us know if the problem continues.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

How long does it take to boot?


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

thank you so much for the quick response it takes about 8 minutes to boot before it only took like a minute

will do all the things above..I don't think its a memory problem though cause I have a 8 gb DDR3 at 1600mhz


well now this is a surprise..never knew I had a lot of threats it detected 180 Adware Tracking cookies

Edited by HaxCom_Disega, 06 June 2012 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:23 AM

If the boot is still slow, you can try a selective startup to see if some process loading with Windows is causing the delay.

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:57 AM

8 minutes is way too long. Along with Allan's suggestions I would
run chkdsk. This could be a hdd problem.

Chkdsk analyzes the physical structure of a disk to make sure that it is healthy and It can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, and directory errors.
These types of problems can be caused in many different ways ie. System crashes or freezes, power glitches, incorrectly turning off a computer can also cause corruption in the system files etc..
Physically bumping or knocking a computer can cause the head that reads disks to hit the surface and damage sectors. Once some sort of error occurs it can end up creating more errors so a regularly scheduled disk check is part of good system maintenance.

Chkdsk can also serve as an early warning that a hard drive is deteriorating, disks will gradually wear out and sectors may become bad.

Go to Computer in the start menu, Right click on the drive you want to scan and select Properties,

Then click on Tools tab > Click on Check Now under the error checking section, Ok, here you will have a couple of options within the CHKDSK tool. It's recommended you leave the automatically fix file system errors checked,This option will attempt to repair any problems found.

To perform a deeper scan, Check > scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This option will take a bit longer,
When you have made your selection just hit the Start Button, click on schedule disk check and the next time you reboot your computer it will run the CHKDSK scan.
Some computers don't scan on rebooting the first time. I have had success on booting the second time.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

OR - the simpler way is to right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

Anyone try Diskeeper to improve boot-up speed? I've personally seen some pretty dramatic improvement because of HyperBoot.

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