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Computer took much longer than normal to boot, and now windows open and close slow

I've got a Sager laptop, a GeForce GTX 680M, an i7, 32GB of RAM, and I'm running Windows 7. My computer recently began to make that sound Windows makes when you plug in or unplug something (The da duh ...
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How do I ask for clarification on an existing answer if I am very new? [migrated]

Request Please do not close the question before you read it in full My PC became very slow while booting and I wanted to know why? I google and find this interesting answer How to diagnose slow ...
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Slow startup due to event log

My computer takes roughly 10-15 minutes to startup. I found that if I disable Windows Event Log in msconfig that startup is normal again. This is on windows 7. I am guessing that the event log is ...
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1answer
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Inkscape very slow to start up on Windows

I've noticed lately on my Windows 7 x64 PC that Inkscape (v0.48.4) is very slow to startup. Once the window becomes visible it will display "Not responding" in the title bar for a minute or two. Once ...
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Computer runs slow in the startup screen and booting of windows, programs fade in and fade out slowly

I think I have the exact same problem that is described here: PC running slow like molasses from BIOS to OS. Everything was working fine, and then suddenly, out of nowhere it took forever to boot my ...
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Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
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1answer
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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1answer
361 views

Windows 8.1 boot hangs (~120s) in “Session Init”

As the title already says, my Windows 8.1 installation take quite some time to boot (without FastBoot). I managed to record an etl file of the boot process. The result is a very large file: 4.5GB, ...
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Windows 7 Laptop loads slowly then freezes

This started happening earlier today. I booted up my laptop and it takes forever to load into Windows 7. I then booted it into Safe Mode, ran Malwarebytes and it found some malware that I got rid of ...
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1answer
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BootCKCL.etl file size & Session “Circular Kernel Context Logger” stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

I have a few regular / re-occurring errors in my event viewer which seem to be linked to logging upon boot and shutdown. I am running Windows 8 x64 professional. Event ID 4: The maximum file ...
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2answers
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going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
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1answer
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Very Slow Boot Time Windows 7 with SSD

I've spent the last few days trawling the net trying to find a solution to the very slow win7 boot but have come up with nothing so far. Im running Win7 Pro in bootcamp on a Macbook Pro with an SSD ...
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1answer
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Toshiba Satellite L650 slow booting time inspite of new HDD and new Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit install [closed]

This is a follow up of my earlier question. Using the recovery media creator (another story for another day X( ) I was successful in getting Win 7 64 bit with Toshiba drivers installed and running. ...
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1answer
399 views

Diagnosing boot performance on Win7

I am trying to diagnose the problems I've been having with boot-up on my machine. The system drive is an SSD, so it should be fairly quick. However there is one moment, right after the "Welcome" wheel ...
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1answer
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Installed new RAM, but computer now runs slower

My motherboard has four slots for RAM. Three of these contain identical StarRam 1Gb DDR2 667Mhz sticks, and the fourth had been unoccupied. I decided to buy a fourth stick for this slot, and since ...
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Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage on Startup

I had Windows 7 on this laptop before. This didn't happen. It just goes all the way up to 100% and everythings slow when the real usage is only like 0,8MB/S-1MB/S What could be wrong? I already did ...
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1answer
967 views

Why are start-up times faster on Windows 7 than on XP? [closed]

Reading a hotter question Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? There is a great answer there by ClickUpvote, which shows some design differences that makes 8 faster: Difference between win7 ...
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0answers
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Bluray Burner suddenly disappeared from Windows and very slow boot

Very fast computer with raid 0 SSD's used to boot very quickly, but recently I tried to burn a disc but couldn't find the drive anywhere, device manager, show hidden devices, disk management, NO where ...
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2answers
2k views

Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? [closed]

A few people have done benchmarks comparing Windows 8 to Windows 7. Many features don't improve, but consistently, startup time is better. Why does Windows 8 start up faster compared to Windows 7? ...
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2answers
533 views

It is possible to reproduce the Windows 8 Fast Hybrid Boot into Windows 7?

One of the best new features introduced by Microsoft on them new Windows is the Fast Hybrid Boot, which improve Windows 8 Boot times up to 70% less than Windows 7: Basicaly, everything this new ...
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2answers
665 views

Laptop will not boot

This is a dell studio 1558 laptop. Now, something is wrong with the charger that it won't charge the laptop, but the laptop can turn on and operate properly as long as it is attached. It has been like ...
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1answer
109 views

Soundtest works, but no other sounds and windows starts very slowly

So suddenly all sounds on my computer stopped working expect the sound test works, but when I go to control panel and audio it says there's no audio device. And audio players and audio on website ...
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1answer
221 views

HD does not boot, but, can view files through enclosure, seems to copy very slow. Pics included

This hard drive has a problem. During bootup, it says it cannot find the operating system and when I connect through an enclosure via USB3, it shows a healthy partition. I am fixing it for my friend ...
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1answer
216 views

HDD disappeared and very slow windows boot

My secondary hard drive disappeared in windows and when I restart the DOS booting takes like 15 mins while it shows the "Starting Windows" logo. How to solve this problem? Also how can I retrieve the ...
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6answers
640 views

Computer slow or is it just me?

My main computer these days is a Laptop with an SSD. Besides that, I have a desktop gaming rig. It is from last year, but it still runs recent titles really well. Crysis 2, Witcher 2, Diablo 3, not a ...
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1answer
271 views

Long boot time (~15 minutes)

I recently formatted the drive and re-installed Windows XP. I now get a bar across the lower part of the screen during start up, like when recovering from hibernation, and it takes 15-17 minutes to ...
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3answers
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Is there a bootable ISO out there that does a performance check on PCs?

I am looking for something that checks CPU speed, memory, disk, graphics, in the same way done by the Windows performance index. I need a bootable ISO.
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1answer
634 views

Archlinux boot time

I have Archlinux installed in my netbook. I want to reduce the boot time to less than 10 seconds. Is this possible? Do you have any success in reducing the boot time to a larger extent? I am aware of ...
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1answer
92 views

Is it possible that a firmware update made startup slow?

I have a 2011 MBP w/ 8 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig solid state drive. I was just notified that updates were available. I briefly glanced at the details of the update and remember seeing updates for ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I find out why my computer is taking so long to boot?

My computer takes 2:37 to boot (according to Soluto) (avg. 1:05). As you can see by the information I've included, this shouldn't be so. I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've always had ...
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3answers
461 views

Measure Windows bootup performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow startup on Windows 7 Home Premium laptop I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a 2 GB RAM netbook. The Windows startup performance, and when coming out of ...
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Optimizing system start and shutdown

It has been 6 months since I brought my desktop having Windows 7 Professional x86. Initially the system rebooted fast and also shut down fast. Now the situation is not same. When started, I see ...
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5answers
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Defrag C: /b really works to Windows boot optimization?

The command Defrag %SystemDrive% /b really works to optimize Windows boot time? (The defrag /b option is not documented by Microsoft). I am trying to use it in an attempt to optimize the files on the ...
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3answers
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Random slowness after hardware changes

Ok, this one is weird. Lots of moving parts here so I'll just list them off and maybe someone can flag one of them as a cause. I built a new system, ASUS EVO/USB3 MB, AMD 6-core, 8GB DDR3, SATA II ...
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How to diagnose slow booting or logon in Windows 7?

When I start my PC, it boots into Windows (Windows 7 32-bit) quite happily, I login and the main Windows screen appears. At that point, however, the system is extremely unresponsive for up to 5 ...
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Very long boot up process?

Very strange boot up process that took literally 5~6 minutes. Other than the boot up, the PC works perfectly fine. Things I have tried: CHKDSK (No errors) Reset BIOS (HDD 1st) Defrag Link to ...
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6answers
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Why does GIMP start up so slow on my machine?

Is there any way to speed up GIMP's startup time on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit 1.6 [Dual] Intel Processors? On XP [different computer], it loads in less than 3 seconds. On Vista, it takes 20 ...
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2answers
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Slow startup on Windows 7 Home Premium laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 has reached the point where its startup is painfully slow. Normal operating speed is still very good, however. I keep getting nagged by startup options, like a ...
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2answers
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How can Firefox be sped up / made faster?

I know that there are related questions: how to get firefox to load faster - Windows Vista Increase Firefox Speed? but both are quite specific to me. I'd just like to see a list of good tips for ...
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1answer
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Tracing disk and memory usage on startup

I'm running on Vista Home Premium and running into some startup performance issue recently. It takes around 4 - 6 minutes from the moment I turn on the laptop Power to the Desktop ready to be used. I ...
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2answers
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Boot up process in Ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 10.04. When I had installed the OS it hardly took 20 secs to boot. Later on I started installing s/w like apache server, mysql server, bacula server, dictionary server, etc. And now ...
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Why does my Windows XP system take longer to start up?

I bought my computer about 2 years ago. Since then the start up time (Windows XP) has gone from less than 30 seconds to over 3 minutes. Part of this happened immediately after installation of the ...
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Why are my registry updates ( at boot ) slow?

So, for the past 6 months or so, the Windows 7 registry updates that happen at booting my laptop are going really slow. Where it usually takes a few seconds, it will now take up to 10 minutes. Any ...
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How to diagnose a slow booting laptop [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit on a Dell Precision M4400 laptop and whenever I boot it it takes ages ( >5mins average). This doesn't seem right as it's a fairly beasty piece of kit, It get's a 5.9 ...
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How to improve boot performance of PCs with Windows OS

Years ago I was using a Microsoft program called BootVis.exe to optimize and improve boot performance of my PCs. It was successful in decreasing the opening time of Windows XP. Now I have machines ...
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3answers
895 views

Firefox 3.6 so slow to start

This issue is present since Firefox v3.6 and now it's 3.6.6 without any changes. When I start Firefox, it takes more than 5 minutes to start and it kills me. I have the same version at home with more ...
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6answers
1k views

Optimize the boot time of Linux

How can I optimize the boot time of Linux? Should I modify some scripts or init scripts? If yes, what are the scripts? Can I modify the kernel source?
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4answers
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POST screen ultra slow [closed]

the boot screen is REALLY slow... here is a video: http://yfrog.com/5kfile18156z not much more i can explain. it's new computer build.
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1answer
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Vista startup performance

After 2 years my Vista (32-bit) machine now boots quite slowly. The event viewer tells me two programs comming up slow: explorer.exe and svchost.exe. Fine. But what can i do that these programs ...
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2answers
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How do I profile the startup process in OS X 10.5?

When I bought my MBP 2.2 GHZ in 2007, it got from dead to an active dock in about 18 seconds, and now it takes about 1:30 to get a fully responsive home screen. I want to find a way to profile the ...