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post #21 of 29
How about getting more RAM? When Windows is starting up, it usually finds that it doesnt have sufficient RAM, so it sections off a slice of your hard drive for page file (which is like makeshift RAM but using you hard drive). When programs boot up when ur pc is booting, they get written to page file, and this may be what is slowing your pc down, because your hard drive is too busy worrying about page file than supplying you with its service. Try buying more RAM to eliminate this problem.
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post #22 of 29
To keep my windows in shape I use a soft "TuneUp Utilities" wick you can find below. It's not free but it's worth every cent. Before using it I was reinstalling Win every month, now it lasts 3-4 months before observing a real performance penalty. Try it out, maybe you'll like it.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...load-4576.html
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post #23 of 29
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how could i need more ram...i got 2gigs...
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oh...i just reformatted anyways
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post #25 of 29
i'd reccomend tune up utilities also
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post #26 of 29
I have almost the same problem. Except its before the blue bars start to load. The screen stays black (with signal) for about 30 sec to a minute. (ill measure it in a bit) Then the blue bars come up and its fast again. Ill post up my own thread too so we have more chances of finding the problem. If I get it resolved ill post on here too.

Oh and its been like that since I installed windows. And other windows installs too. Maybe its a hardware issue =[
    
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post #27 of 29
if it's between the POST and the Windows image with scrolling blue bar, then that's where your machine is searching for boot floppy or boot CD before booting your HDD.

check your boot sequence in the BIOS......if you dont regularly use other boot devices then just disable them and your machine will just boot straight to the HDD.

if you need to reinstall windows or run system diagnostics from a boot CD, just go back into BIOS and reenable booting from CD before the HDD

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Originally Posted by Hollowman8904
Start -> Run -> type in "control userpasswords2" (no quotes). UnCheck the box that says "users must enter a password to log in". Hit OK. Fill in your username and password at the box that pops up.
I also found that this shaved 10 sec off my boot time.
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post #28 of 29
Quote:
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
I've had variations of this problem happen on two computers and they were both resolved by updated the system BIOS for each. I was never able to figure out what caused the problem with the first computer, but with the second it started right after installing a new HP printer/scanner/copier.
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post #29 of 29
I cant say that i have ever had a Bios update Fix this problem for me lol.But if it does for some then i cant Complain.
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