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Hello,
I have recently bought a new computer, the specifications of which can be found in my signature. After installing Windows Vista (which, for some reason which is probably related to the problem, took over six hours) and starting it up for the first time I noticed that everything, whether it be opening an application or simply bringing up a menu, took an insanely large amount of time to achieve. Anyway, I started to install the drivers for my hardware, thinking that this was probably the cause of the problem. After installing the drivers for my graphics card, I decided to reboot; it took around ten minutes to shut down Vista and when it started up again it refused to load, staying stuck on the loading screen. I have left it loading for over ten minutes now but it has not done anything, the hard drive activity light lighting up every now and then, but otherwise idling. I have tried changing some settings in the BIOS, to no avail, and am now completely stumped as to what I should do. Therefore, I would appreciate any suggestions as to what the cause and/or the solution to the problem could be.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 13
Could just be poor disk performance. Check your connection. Then, read my Vista guide... boot into safe mode and clean out all the crap in Vista, see if helps any. Esp. do the dual-core boot tweak.
post #3 of 13
did the computer come with a operating system on it?
if so, did you remmember to delete the old partition before the reinstall of vista 64?
check your bios to make sure everything is set up properly
post #4 of 13
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Could just be poor disk performance. Check your connection. Then, read my Vista guide... boot into safe mode and clean out all the crap in Vista, see if helps any. Esp. do the dual-core boot tweak.
Uh i don't think the extra "crap" in vista is his problem. On my garbage rig vista didn't perform even close to that bad before i cleaned it up. Their is obviously something wrong.

Ram maybe?

Did you make sure you had NO peripherals connected when you installed. Tv tuners, wireless lan cards, printers, external harddrives, any of those can cause installation problems.
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Uh i don't think the extra "crap" in vista is his problem. On my garbage rig vista didn't perform even close to that bad before i cleaned it up. Their is obviously something wrong.

Ram maybe?

It is not just cleaning crap.... no, it's much more than that... boot.ini modification alone can shave 20 seconds on boot... enabling advanced disk caching and increasing CMOS clock priority can really help as well

There's a reason why my guide is the #1 Windows sticky, in less than 2 months.... 10K+ viewers can't all be wrong
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I bought the computer components separately, the hard drive I am using is the same one that I used in my old computer, so I know that it's functional. I'm currently trying to install XP onto the computer to see whether it's a hardware problem or something with Vista.
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Western Digital Caviar (250GB) Super WriteMaster Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Iiyama ProLite E1900S 
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post #7 of 13
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It is not just cleaning crap.... no, it's much more than that... boot.ini modification alone can shave 20 seconds on boot... enabling advanced disk caching and increasing CMOS clock priority can really help as well

There's a reason why my guide is the #1 Windows sticky, in less than 2 months
lol, i was in no way trying to discredit you. You are very knowledgable and i recognize that. But he said that all of his programs take VERY long to run. If boot and programs take very long to run, then that wouldn't be a boot.ini problem. Wouldn't you agree? Bad connection with the harddrive sounds more like the culprit.

Are you sure you didn't have any peripherals connected when you installed?
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lol, i was in no way trying to discredit you. You are very knowledgable and i recognize that. But he said that all of his programs take VERY long to run. If boot and programs take very long to run, then that wouldn't be a boot.ini problem. Wouldn't you agree? Bad connection with the harddrive sounds more like the culprit.

Are you sure you didn't have any peripherals connected when you installed?

Which I suggested before I suggested reading the guide
post #9 of 13
try booting in safe mode and run cpu -z to see whats going on with the computer
post #10 of 13
Might be your HDD going out to...
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