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Slow Boot Toshiba w/Win7


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#1 peabo

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

Been several months since i've used wifes laptop and noticed bootup time is in the 4-5min range.  I  think it's time for some house cleaning....anyone?

 

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#2 Allan

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

All of my laptops have taken about that long. Never bothered me. Does the system work okay once it's up and running? If it's really a problem for you just disable as many startup items as you like. You can use a small, simple, free dedicated utility such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml)


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

Hold down the windows key while pressing the letter "r" and let go at the same time.. in the run box type msconfig ,, when the window loads click on the start tab..this will list all the programs that are running in the background.. use the startup tab on bleepingcomputer to determine what needs to be checked and what doesn't  then  click apply then ok and reboot your computer.. Another thing you can do is run a disk cleanup.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

DO NOT use msconfig to make permanent changes to startup items. You may use a dedicated utility such as the one I mentioned above.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

I'll give that a try.....It seems ok once it's up and running.

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

If it's okay once it's up I'd just leave it alone. What real difference does it make how long it takes to boot (within reason)?






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