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Computer takes about 5-10 to boot into windows and shuts down slowly

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Okay, so this has pissed me off for the longest time. There's not really anything on my startup that would take my computer to take 5-10 minutes to boot. I just defragmented. It was set on auto defrag so that's not why. The only thing I can really imagine is that the antivirus I have on my computer COMODO may be doing something. Really this pisses me off. When I first built the computer it would boot up quickly. Now it's bad. I do have two different partitions but I did delete one partition and that didnt effect it at all.

What do you think the problem could be?

I have never tried this but I am going to turn off the firewall COMODO and see if that is what is making it boot so slowly.
post #2 of 14
Start -> msconfig
When the program opens:
Go to the Services and Startup tabs and disable what isn't necessary.
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I should have mentions I already did that.
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I recommend a fresh install if you have extra time over the weekend. Everyone loves a fresh install...
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Ah.
And there I felt useful

Ummm you could try installing the program called Soluto and see what it does for you. It lets you choose what to disable on boot. If there's no leeway there to disable things, run a SMART test on the hard drive to see if it's degrading. If the HDD is degrading, replace it and fresh install. If not, fresh install.
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You could try this if you haven't yet. This is from Papasmurf of the 4GHz overclock club.

"First, open up an Elevated Command Prompt (re: Run As Administrator), type in sfc /scannow, then hit enter. This should take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on what it finds. After that finishes open up another Elevated Command Prompt and type in chkdsk /r and hit enter. You will be prompted that it can't run now and do you want to run it the next time the system boots. Type in Y, hit enter, then reboot the computer and let it run. Depending on the size of the OS partition and how many problems it finds and needs to fix this could take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more as it is very thorough."


If all else fails try a fresh install.
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post #7 of 14
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I just disabled my firewall COMODO. It started up in about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Are there any firewalls that will not effect boot time as much?
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Originally Posted by SyveRson View Post
You could try this if you haven't yet. This is from Papasmurf of the 4GHz overclock club.

"First, open up an Elevated Command Prompt (re: Run As Administrator), type in sfc /scannow, then hit enter. This should take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on what it finds. After that finishes open up another Elevated Command Prompt and type in chkdsk /r and hit enter. You will be prompted that it can't run now and do you want to run it the next time the system boots. Type in Y, hit enter, then reboot the computer and let it run. Depending on the size of the OS partition and how many problems it finds and needs to fix this could take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more as it is very thorough."


If all else fails try a fresh install.
Just ran both tests and they passed. With the firewall disabled it only took about 1 minute to start up. And before that it probably took about 3-4 minutes not 5-10. It just seemed like that.

Right now I need a firewall and anti virus that will not make my computer so slow on the start up and shut down.
post #9 of 14
That's odd since I use Comodo and haven't had those problems. Hmm...

If you're looking for another firewall, what's wrong with Windows Firewall? And for Anti-Virus protection, what about Microsoft Security Essentials? Plenty of my customers run that combination with zero problems.
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post #10 of 14
i had comodo for half an hour.. same problem.. never again... personally i dont like firewalls if they are not built in Avs... also.. i dont like avs...
we are fixing win every 3-6 months so basicly no need for it...
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