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Hi, could anyone help me with my start-up speed? It is really, really slow when starting but when it has got going it is quite fast... Why is it taking so long?

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post #2 of 16
How long has it been slow like this?

How many processes are running according to Task Manager? Look in the status bar on the lower-left corner of the window.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:18pm
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How long has it been slow like this?

How many processes are running according to Task Manager? Look in the status bar on the lower-left corner of the window.
A few hours after I installed Windows... It's a new PC.

75 Processes running at the moment.
post #4 of 16
whats in your startup folder?

ie: start > all programs > startup

you don't have Norton or McAfee or any other garbage antivirus right? Those tend to add minutes to your startup time.

Also, how long is "long", and during what portion of the startup does it hang for the longest? such as the windows loading screen, bios messages/image, or loading the desktop or login screen?
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Quote:
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A few hours after I installed Windows... It's a new PC.

75 Processes running at the moment.
Omg, 75 is a lot.

I agree with Fooxz though: what do you have installed that starts with Windows?
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:19pm
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whats in your startup folder?

ie: start > all programs > startup

you don't have Norton or McAfee or any other garbage antivirus right? Those tend to add minutes to your startup time.

Also, how long is "long", and during what portion of the startup does it hang for the longest? such as the windows loading screen, bios messages/image, or loading the desktop or login screen?

The start-up folder says "(empty)".

I do have Norton 5.0

It's just the logging in and showing desktop thats the problem. Takes about a miniute to login
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The start-up folder says "(empty)".

I do have Norton 5.0

It's just the logging in and showing desktop that's the problem. Takes about a minute to login
I want to say that Norton is the issue. Some antiviruses (Norton and McAfee in particular) do a scan right at startup, and that is why everything else is going slow, the scan is making everything else wait. The only way to fix that would be to uninstall Norton, otherwise you might just have to deal with the long boots. (just never turn off your computer, then you don't have to deal with that either )

If you paid for Norton, its up to you if you want to ditch it. If you didn't pay for it, or you just want to ditch it anyways, try out MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) I have heard that it is one of the BEST antiviruses, and from personal experience it does not slow down anything to a noticeable degree ever. (especially startup)

EDIT: that is also quite shady that Norton does not show up in either the startup folder OR msconfig startup... quite strange, normally if something starts up at boot, it will be in either of those places. :/
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I kinda inclined to agree with Fooxz, but I didn't want to jump the gun. In the past Norton was an extreme resource hog. I haven't used it in years, so I don't know about the current one.
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Originally Posted by Fooxz View Post
I want to say that Norton is the issue. Some antiviruses (Norton and McAfee in particular) do a scan right at startup, and that is why everything else is going slow, the scan is making everything else wait. The only way to fix that would be to uninstall Norton, otherwise you might just have to deal with the long boots. (just never turn off your computer, then you don't have to deal with that either )

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Thanks, I'll uninstall Norton and try MSE
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I too deal with a bit longer startup. Has been worse since I went with RAID. Now during bootup it shows the RAID window even. I also do have McAfee. Once I get to my desktop, things move pretty fast though. Just have to deal with the longer start time. I will time it to see how long it takes.
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