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I dont know why windows takes forever to boot....At the splash screen with the blue bars...it used to take 1 and a half or 2 full passes but now its up to 5-6 and the welcome screen sits up for at least a minute....Ive defragged and ive run chkdsk but i dont know wut the problem is....can anyone help me thanks
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Originally Posted by BlacKJesuS
I dont know why windows takes forever to boot....At the splash screen with the blue bars...it used to take 1 and a half or 2 full passes but now its up to 5-6 and the welcome screen sits up for at least a minute....Ive defragged and ive run chkdsk but i dont know wut the problem is....can anyone help me thanks
Try using MS Bootvis to optimise your boot files and system drivers. It really can make a difference. Also, optimise your registry by using NTREGOPT and of course, before doing anything, run a registry cleaner like TweakNow to make sure your registry doesn't have any common errors, which can slow performance.

If you time your boot before using the programs I have suggested and then again after you have used the programs properly, you will see a speed increase, although I can't say if it will be a lot, or just a little bit.

Hope this helps.

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Did you install any Nvidia IDE drivers recently?
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Originally Posted by BlacKJesuS
I dont know why windows takes forever to boot....At the splash screen with the blue bars...it used to take 1 and a half or 2 full passes but now its up to 5-6 and the welcome screen sits up for at least a minute....Ive defragged and ive run chkdsk but i dont know wut the problem is....can anyone help me thanks
For information regarding this my FAQ in my SIG may be of assistance. It easier for me to direct you to my FAQ as all the answeres i would be able to think off will be in there plus theres links to other peoples useful FAQs if you find them helpful please give them Due credit.
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Did you install any Nvidia IDE drivers recently?

Surely didnt
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For information regarding this my FAQ in my SIG may be of assistance. It easier for me to direct you to my FAQ as all the answeres i would be able to think off will be in there plus theres links to other peoples useful FAQs if you find them helpful please give them Due credit.

thanks man...i looked at your faq a couple weeks ago but nothing worked for me
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id think it is some kind of harware configuration.... when i took one of my cd drives out.. and forgot the other was set to slave.. windows took forever to boot, recently change anything like such?
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thanks man...i looked at your faq a couple weeks ago but nothing worked for me
Well thats a darn shame. I have to say it looks like you are in the same boat as me i have done all th optimizations as such but yet i still have a slow boot time. I beleive this is due to Security programs such as Norton. I have also pinned it down to Norton goback which is a program that takes snapshots of your HDD so you can restore it to an earlier time. If you have any programs like this then that may also be your problem. You may also wish to check for any Viruses or Spyware/adware. Also another Idea would be to Defrag your system Frequently and do a Boot defrag.
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id think it is some kind of harware configuration.... when i took one of my cd drives out.. and forgot the other was set to slave.. windows took forever to boot, recently change anything like such?

the only thing ive done recently was tighten the ram timings....but in the games i play and everything....i load much faster so i figured that wasnt the problem
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Originally Posted by BlacKJesuS
the only thing ive done recently was tighten the ram timings....but in the games i play and everything....i load much faster so i figured that wasnt the problem
This is something i havent touched on..Are you sure that Overclock you have is stable. Also you may wish to play around with your OC to see if this helps you in anyway mate.
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