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my pc is taking forever to boot


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#1 archaiccitizen

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

when i turn on my notebook it takes a good thirty minutes to fully boot and load the desktop, why is that?



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:55 AM

The usual reason is that there's way too much junk loaded on the system and it takes forever to get it all going. One answer is to go to the Control Panel and open "Programs and Features" and look at what's installed. You can probably get rid of a lot of it.

 

Another possibility is to use "autoruns.exe" from Microsoft's "Sysinternals Suite", available here:

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062

 

That will show you what's being started up during boot, and again allows turning things off or deleting them. Be careful, though, this program is your basic nuclear weapon and can destroy the OS. If you don't understand what a program does, it's probably best to leave it alone. You can Google search or ask here.


Edited by davnel, 07 November 2013 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:05 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
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Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
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