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Slow boot on new PC

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#1 _Edvinas_


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 05:03 AM

Hello. I bought a new computer last week. The specs are pretty good (core i3, 8gb ram...) and I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. However, I find the boot time to be very slow (about 1.5 ~ 2 minutes). And after finally booting up, the pc is still pretty slow the first few minutes I use it (internet browser, games are all slow to start). Though the computer starts working much better after around 3 minutes of having it on. 


I know there isn't a universal way to fix problems like this, so perhaps there is a tool of some sort that could help diagnose the slow boot?


Thank you in advance!

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#2 SpywareDoc


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 12:21 PM

If it's running a spinner (an old, slow hard drive with spinning platters), replacing it with a SSD makes a world of difference. (The bootup times, in seconds, on my systems are are all down in the teens).

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 01:35 PM

If it's an OEM (HP, Dell, et alia) system...it's probably some crapware and some unnecessary startup items  which are loaded on many OEM systems.


If it's self-built, take a look at the startup items and kill all the ones which do not relate to Windows or AV/firewall.  You can use a tool like those mentioned at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-startup-manager.htm .  Starter is probably the easiest, while Autoruns is probably more for advanced users and requires some understanding of how the data is presented.



Edited by hamluis, 10 March 2016 - 01:36 PM.

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