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So basically windows 7 is taking forever to boot up (exactly 3 minutes 24 seconds not including bios screen). Is there anyway to fix this, because this can't be right. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and as you can see in my signature, my computer has more than enough recorces for it.
post #2 of 22
Have you installed the Service Pack yet? My computer boots in like, 30 seconds since installing it.

Edit: That's a sick avatar you've got there
Edited by nik12937 - 3/18/11 at 2:32pm
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1. trim down the amount of things in startup
2. disable services you don't need that are autostarting
3. in msconfig click no gui boot


All those things can be done in msconfig or services.
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purchase ssd
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When was the last time you did a fresh install?
    
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I'm tempted to agree with the previous reply. A rig like that should have no reason whatsoever to boot like that; I'd guess it's a Win 7 issue. A clean install would at least eliminate that possibility.

After that I might wonder if your board is hurting from a bad overclock. Clear your CMOS perhaps, IMHO.
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post #7 of 22
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I tried the service pack once, but that ended up in disaster, and took hours to fix. As for the startup programs, I barely have anything as is, There is bassically nothing that isn't esential on startup, as for the ssd, been thinking about that, but still isn't the problem.

Edit: I was thinking about a clean restore, but that last case senerio for me. I never had any problems with my overclock, so doubt it's that.
Edited by Oleh - 3/18/11 at 2:38pm
post #8 of 22
Run boot trace and see what it finds. Here is a link tot he commands and explanation on it also. I mean you can edit the start up in msconfig, etc but i would run this and pin point the start up problem

http://www.msfn.org/_/guides/trace-w...dbyresume-r261
post #9 of 22
There is something seriously wrong. So things like remove this startup program remove that from here won't work. 3 minutes plus of booting is not normal. I have a p4 no HT that have tons of start up items, does not boot that long. He got 8 threads, each running 3.83Ghz, 4 HD on RAID 1+0 and 12 gigs of ram for Christ sake.
IDK what exactly is the problem but I guess fresh install will be the best option. Or else take 1 year to try to figure it out.
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post #10 of 22
I recently found out that it was the Virtual PC that installed in one of the windows updates that caused it for me. I just uninstalled it since I don't use virtual pc anyhow and it works like a charm now.
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