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Extremely long boot duration happened suddenly

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#1 brlm


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:32 AM



My system:

HP Envy dv7 Quad Notebook

Third generation i7-3630QM 2.4GHz

16GB 1600MHz Ram

512GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD  and second 512GB Samsung 840 SSD

Windows 8.1 64bit upgrade (original was Windows 8 64bit)

Onboard Intel HD4000 graphics

Also Nvidia GeForce 635M graphics card



I upgraded the ram from 8GB to 16GB and upgraded the one hard drive to two SSDs.



All Windows.

Intel drivers.

Nvidia drivers.

All software updates I could find.


My problem:

My boot duration up until 3 weeks ago was about 20 seconds.  All of a sudden, it went to about three minutes!

I have tried rolling back drivers, disabling some startup items, nothing seems to change the boot duration.

If I boot into safe mode, it seems to boot normally, so I figured it must be malware or some driver, but I can not figure it out.

Also, once the computer is up and running, it seems to run at normal speed.

If anyone can offer help, please do. I don't know if I have an infection, or some other problem.

I have run MalwareBytes in safe mode and regular mode - found nothing.

I also have Avast Internet Security installed, ran boot time scan, found nothing.



Thank you,



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