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So far I've tried everything imaginable~ Updating drivers, trying different boot disk priorities, checked for SSD problem and did the memtest. Everything seemed fine (haven't tried GFX yet, but updated the driver).

Still slow boot time, and any windows explorer operations are slow too (copy/paste, making new folder, extracting zips etc.) If I use Windows+Pause/Break to access my computer properties, its faster. If I right click on Start > Computer > (wait) > Properties its slow...

One other thing I found when the OS is "thinking" is that my mech HDD seems to be making the "loading" sound, but at a periodic pulsing frequency; rather than the more common loading sound... ~~ If that helps at all?

I tried to check for errors on that disk too, doesn't seemed to have any problems.
Edited by brenchen - 6/2/13 at 9:16pm
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    Are you running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, or just Windows 7?  Try disabling your network adapter(s) and unplugging all USB devices from your computer except for the keyboard and mouse and see if that helps.
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Are you running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, or just Windows 7?  Try disabling your network adapter(s) and unplugging all USB devices from your computer except for the keyboard and mouse and see if that helps.

With SP1. I've tried running in SafeMode, doesn't seemed to improve the situation. Will unplugging all USB devices really make that much of a different? The only deviced I had attached was my keyboard, mouse and wifi dongle.

In desperation, I am trying malwarebytes, as there's a lot of recommendations online for that. So far (over 15 hours of scanning) I've picked up 21 malwares. Could they be contributing? Or just some company trying to make money?
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Originally Posted by brenchen View Post

So far I've tried everything imaginable~ Updating drivers, trying different boot disk priorities, checked for SSD problem and did the memtest. Everything seemed fine (haven't tried GFX yet, but updated the driver).

Still slow boot time, and any windows explorer operations are slow too (copy/paste, making new folder, extracting zips etc.) If I use Windows+Pause/Break to access my computer properties, its faster. If I right click on Start > Computer > (wait) > Properties its slow...

One other thing I found when the OS is "thinking" is that my mech HDD seems to be making the "loading" sound, but at a periodic pulsing frequency; rather than the more common loading sound... ~~ If that helps at all?

I tried to check for errors on that disk too, doesn't seemed to have any problems.
I have solved the slow start-up/boot up issue before:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1390423/windows-8-taking-a-long-time-to-startup/30#post_20108133

Stay tuned to this link as well:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1397258/odd-problem-with-windows-8#post_20108373

Also, read back to page three on the vmservice (virtual memory service) if it's set to system managed. Disable system managed, increase paging files and enable the service via taskmanager.

The slow application response... well, there could be a lot of places to start looking. Do me a favor and be careful with the software. I'll get back to you asap with what I would recommend but in the meantime please let me know how it's all going.

PS:
How old are the memory components?
What CPU (if any) (minus GTX video card)?
How old is hard drive?
Edited by Dr3am - 6/3/13 at 2:54pm
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I have solved the slow start-up/boot up issue before:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1390423/windows-8-taking-a-long-time-to-startup/30#post_20108133

Stay tuned to this link as well:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1397258/odd-problem-with-windows-8#post_20108373

Also, read back to page three on the vmservice (virtual memory service) if it's set to system managed. Disable system managed, increase paging files and enable the service via taskmanager.

The slow application response... well, there could be a lot of places to start looking. Do me a favor and be careful with the software. I'll get back to you asap with what I would recommend but in the meantime please let me know how it's all going.

PS:
How old are the memory components?
What CPU (if any) (minus GTX video card)?
How old is hard drive?

Thanks so much for the links. But I am using windows 7, it used to work until few weeks ago. This machine is quite new, all components (minus GFX) is less than 6 months old; memory, CPU, HDD, SSDs are all less than 6 months old.
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Originally Posted by Techie007 View Post

    Are you running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, or just Windows 7?  Try disabling your network adapter(s) and unplugging all USB devices from your computer except for the keyboard and mouse and see if that helps.

I've just tried your suggestions, didn't help. Still very slow startup.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr3am View Post

I have solved the slow start-up/boot up issue before:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1390423/windows-8-taking-a-long-time-to-startup/30#post_20108133

Stay tuned to this link as well:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1397258/odd-problem-with-windows-8#post_20108373

Also, read back to page three on the vmservice (virtual memory service) if it's set to system managed. Disable system managed, increase paging files and enable the service via taskmanager.

The slow application response... well, there could be a lot of places to start looking. Do me a favor and be careful with the software. I'll get back to you asap with what I would recommend but in the meantime please let me know how it's all going.

PS:
How old are the memory components?
What CPU (if any) (minus GTX video card)?
How old is hard drive?

I had a look at the paging files. Only one SSD has "System managed size", the other SSD and the HDD had "no paging file". And another observation I made was, on the long pauses~ whether it's bringing up the Control Panel, or on the Windows 7 boot screen, that 1Hz short 'loadingish' ticking sound made by the HDD is always present.

When I checked for any errors on the HDD the computer said it was ok. And malware just finished scanning, picked up 21 problems and I have them removed already ~ to no avail frown.gif
post #17 of 39
Don't you have Windows and programs on one of your SSDs? You might want to try to disconnect your HDD to see if there's something wrong with it.
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Don't you have Windows and programs on one of your SSDs? You might want to try to disconnect your HDD to see if there's something wrong with it.

I thought about that, but I have Windows and stuff like office/adobe suits on my SSD, while every other program (even chrome etc.) is on my HDD (so I can save up on space on my limited SSD), even my user files are setup on the HDD. So by removing HDD, don't know if it's going to crash things.
Edited by brenchen - 6/3/13 at 4:12pm
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what antivirus if any are you using? I know you said you scanned with malwarebytes, try also spybot search and destroy, superantispyware, and for a 4th opinion try comodo cleaning essentials and tdsskiller. I really think theres some malware on your system if its slowed down that much. if we can rule out hardware then its definitely either a driver or malware. have you tried memtest86+ on your ram to make sure its not failing. for hard drives you want to try crystal disk mark and hdtune. those programs will show you if your mechanical drive is failing or even has one or 2 bad sectors. if all else fails, then its time to reinstall windows. also if you don't have an antivirus then you should get one asap. avast free is light on system resources, economical as its free, and includes a boottime scan option which will find things that are infecting your windows os. failing all that its time to consider a reinstall.
 
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OK Here it is, HDD was playing up... Once it's removed, the computer turns on in less than 15secs! But I dont know what's causing the problem in the HDD?
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