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post #21 of 33
Thanks to alot of people in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/windows/104...ndows-7-a.html

I reformatted and reinstalled Windows. I highly recommend it as i have seen a performance boost in doing so and there is nothing to drag the system down as you are starting fresh.
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post #22 of 33
True true
Oh and 2C... we love ya... keep up the LONG replies
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post #23 of 33
Thread Starter 
I personally think reformatting should be last resort because it takes a lot of time backing up and reinstalling applications. But I will consider it if this bugs me hard enough

EDIT: Would using 4 DIMM of ram be a possibility of slowing it down?
Edited by Xvengence - 7/17/11 at 5:51pm

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post #24 of 33
Shouldn't cause a slow down. Have you checked the smart data on your hard drive to make sure there aren't any issues? Have you ran anything like HD tune to test your speeds to make sure that your drive is reading and writing at correct speeds?
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I've done HD tuning tests a couple of days ago, got something like 91.2 max and 45 min. Access time was 11.2ms. How significant will doing a raid with another 640GB drive help loading speeds?

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post #26 of 33
type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER
On the General tab, click to select the option Selective startup, and then click to clear the option Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)
On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
Click the Startup tab, and then click Disable all.
Press apply
Reboot
post #27 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help everyone, I ran a chkdsk but it didn't resolve the issue. However, when I unplugged my external hard drive before booting up, it was MUCH faster.

It gets slow after typing password and logging in, but I'm guessing it's from the visual studio and coldFusion component/services. I probably should get rid of one of those since I barely play around with the software.

Thanks for taking your time to respond guys

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post #28 of 33
Hmm...

Then is there a chance that the external hard drive may be dying or something?
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post #29 of 33
Had this happen two, at first it hung for 20 minutes at boot. Then I
reconfigured the BIOS and replaced some sata cables and back to normal !
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post #30 of 33
could be worse ... you could have my dads PC that takes around 30-40 mins to boot lol he seems to think that its still quick btw if nothing you try works the you should back up all of the important data on it that you need and do a fresh install of windows, if that still doesnt work then take the HDD back to where you got it and ask for either a refund or replacment if its still in warrenty
    
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