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PC Slow to Start Up


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#1 Beaumonts

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

All of a sudden PC very slow to start up.  I press button to turn on PC and black screen with flashing white cursor top left hand side of screen.  I have turn PC on an doff abut 3 times before it will finally open Windows Log-in screen.

 

Running Windows 7

 

Any ideas?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

It would help to know what the make and model of this computer.

 

There are several approaches to repairing this error.

 

Remove all devices plugged in via a USB port except for the mouse and keyboard. 

Press the power button and start tapping the F8 key until the Advance Boot Options open. 

Select Last Known Good Configuration.

 

If this doesn't work you can do a System Restore, use a restore point dated prior to this problem.


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