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HELP PLEASE!! Windows 7 Really Slow Start Up

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Hi all, I have had my laptop for about six weeks and already Windows 7(64 bit) is starting up really slowly. Can anyone sugguest anything to increase the speed? It currently takes about 3-4 mi… Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hi all,

I have had my laptop for about six weeks and already Windows 7(64 bit) is starting up really slowly. Can anyone sugguest anything to increase the speed? It currently takes about 3-4 minutes to boot everything.

Is it a case of looking in Task Manager to see how many processes are running?

Also, my task manager view has changed, does anyone know how I can change it back? It currently looks like the pic in the first post.

Thanks everyone :)
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m306/steveaitken/tm.jpg
#2
Oh many programs do you have to start on boot?
How much ram do you have?
Have you recently installed big programs like a games, Adobe products etc?

Get rid of McAfee and go with something like Kaspersky (uses less ram).

Edited By: ade2j on Nov 25, 2010 11:35
1 Like #3
Do you have anything plugged in including USB ,memory cards or a Disc in the drive,
#4
ade2j
Oh many programs do you have to start on boot? How do I find this out? From Task Manager?

How much ram do you have? 4GB.


Have you recently installed big programs like a games, Adobe products etc?
I have Football Manager 2011, Adobe Photoshop CS3,

Get rid of McAfee and go with something like Kaspersky (uses less ram).
#5
tonyg1962
Do you have anything plugged in including USB ,memory cards or a Disc in the drive,

I don't have anything in the disc drive, I do have a dongle for a usb mouse plugged in.
#6
Happysteveo
tonyg1962
Do you have anything plugged in including USB ,memory cards or a Disc in the drive,
I don't have anything in the disc drive, I do have a dongle for a usb mouse plugged in.
Just try restarting without the dongle.
#7
tonyg1962
Happysteveo
tonyg1962
Do you have anything plugged in including USB ,memory cards or a Disc in the drive,
I don't have anything in the disc drive, I do have a dongle for a usb mouse plugged in.
Just try restarting without the dongle.

Will do.
#8
Okay, just rebooted without the mouse dongle plugged in, it took 2 mins 50 seconds to load up fully.
#9
I have 106 processes in task manager, is this a lot?
1 Like #10
Go to>>> Start>Run>msconfig>startup

All the things that are ticked load on startup, around 70% of the things are unnecessary. If you are unsure of what to 'untick' then go to THIS WEBSITE and search for the application so you know whether it is safe to disable or not.

Once you have disabled unnecessary, click on>>> apply>then reset your computer and see if it speeds up.
1 Like #11
krazie2004
Go to>>> Start>Run>msconfig>startup

All the things that are ticked load on startup, around 70% of the things are unnecessary. If you are unsure of what to 'untick' then go to THIS WEBSITE and search for the application so you know whether it is safe to disable or not.

Once you have disabled unnecessary, click on>>> apply>then reset your computer and see if it speeds up.


Just started typing this :) Great advice.
#12
Thanks krazie2004, just done what you said, it then took 2 mins 30 secs to boot.
#13
Cheers ade2j.
banned#14
krazie2004
Go to>>> Start>Run>msconfig>startup

All the things that are ticked load on startup, around 70% of the things are unnecessary. If you are unsure of what to 'untick' then go to THIS WEBSITE and search for the application so you know whether it is safe to disable or not.

Once you have disabled unnecessary, click on>>> apply>then reset your computer and see if it speeds up.

A sure fire way to completely muck your system up imo

no way are 70% of the processes unnecessary!
#15
csiman
krazie2004
Go to>>> Start>Run>msconfig>startupAll the things that are ticked load on startup, around 70% of the things are unnecessary. If you are unsure of what to 'untick' then go to THIS WEBSITE and search for the application so you know whether it is safe to disable or not.Once you have disabled unnecessary, click on>>> apply>then reset your computer and see if it speeds up.
A sure fire way to completely muck your system up imono way are 70% of the processes unnecessary!

I saw quite a few things on the list which I recognised and knew I didn't need.
1 Like #16
Also, for those who don't want to do the above, use CCleaner, then go into Tools, then Startup, there you can choose which programs you don't want to start at Startup.
banned 1 Like #17
Happysteveo
csiman
krazie2004
Go to>>> Start>Run>msconfig>startupAll the things that are ticked load on startup, around 70% of the things are unnecessary. If you are unsure of what to 'untick' then go to THIS WEBSITE and search for the application so you know whether it is safe to disable or not.Once you have disabled unnecessary, click on>>> apply>then reset your computer and see if it speeds up.
A sure fire way to completely muck your system up imono way are 70% of the processes unnecessary!


I saw quite a few things on the list which I recognised and knew I didn't need.

A few doesnt equal 70%

Comodo system cleaner is a better option
1 Like #18
Happysteveo
...Also, my task manager view has changed, does anyone know how I can change it back? It currently looks like the pic in the first post.

Double-click the area to the left of the [Services...] button to reinstate the Windows titlebar [EDIT] and "Task Manager" menu options [/EDIT].

BFN,

fp.

Edited By: fanpages on Nov 25, 2010 12:50
#19
Thanks fanpages, csiman and Predikuesi.
#20
Just used the Comodo system cleaner, now down to 2 mins 20 secs.
banned#21
Happysteveo
Just used the Comodo system cleaner, now down to 2 mins 20 secs.

surely you can start using the laptop without having to wait for everything to finish loading up.

I would stop mcafee from autostarting and then time it........
#22
csiman
Happysteveo
Just used the Comodo system cleaner, now down to 2 mins 20 secs.

surely you can start using the laptop without having to wait for everything to finish loading up.

I would stop mcafee from autostarting and then time it........


Agreed Mcafee is a killer, as is Norton.
#23
but if McAfee doesn't autostart and I go online I wont be protected, will I?
banned#24
Happysteveo
but if McAfee doesn't autostart and I go online I wont be protected, will I?

just switch windows firewall on

this will protect you from attack

then put on a decent free Antivirus like microsoft security essentials (NOT AVG!).

then uninstall that bloatware from mcafee
#25
csiman
Happysteveo
but if McAfee doesn't autostart and I go online I wont be protected, will I?
just switch windows firewall onthis will protect you from attackthen put on a decent free Antivirus like microsoft security essentials (NOT AVG!).then uninstall that bloatware from mcafee

Okay, have done that. Didn't make a difference though.
#26
csiman
Happysteveo
Just used the Comodo system cleaner, now down to 2 mins 20 secs.

surely you can start using the laptop without having to wait for everything to finish loading up.

I would stop mcafee from autostarting and then time it........

And then uninstall it....
#27
thanks deek, done that.
#28
what's the specs of the laptop as removing stuff can only go so far if you have an underpowered laptop,
#29
faevilangel
what's the specs of the laptop as removing stuff can only go so far if you have an underpowered laptop,

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 450M @ 2.40GHz 39 °C
Arrandale 32nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0874P6 (U2E1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor @ 1366x768
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST9500325AS (SATA) 39 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-T633C
QFOJKBK 0PI78HQFOD SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
#30
ok specs look good, so you must have some real crap on the laptop.

Download Ccleaner and run all of there tools and it will remove all the crap, then uninstall anything on there that you don't need / use.
#31
faevilangel
ok specs look good, so you must have some real crap on the laptop.Download Ccleaner and run all of there tools and it will remove all the crap, then uninstall anything on there that you don't need / use.

thanks. did the registry thing and the uninstaller.
#32
Really, try this. I know csiman doesn't agree but my family are all technophobes and I do it regularly on theirs with no ill effects.

Type 'msconfig' in search bar then start it. Select startup tab then disable everything. Then just re- enable your anti virus only. Then restart. You can't do any harm by doing this and if it doesn't significantly speed up your machine ill jump head first out of my bedroom window and get my gremlin to post the results in this thread.
Remember, anything you disabled can easily be re- enabled

I'm assuming you have got rid of macaffee now and installed Microsoft security essentials?




Edited By: deek72 on Nov 25, 2010 18:27: .
#33
deek72
Really, try this. I know csiman doesn't agree but my family are all technophobes and I do it regularly on theirs with no ill effects.Type 'msconfig' in search bar then start it. Select startup tab then disable everything. Then just re- enable your anti virus only. Then restart. You can't do any harm by doing this and if it doesn't significantly speed up your machine ill jump head first out of my bedroom window and get my gremlin to post the results in this thread.Remember, anything you disabled can easily be re- enabled I'm assuming you have got rid of macaffee now and installed Microsoft security essentials?

Yeah McAfee is gone, Microsoft Security Essentials is on. Did what you said, just left Anti Virus(and msn messenger) on, brought time down to 1 min 45 secs! wooopa.
#34
dcx_badass
That laptops as good if not better than my desktop and I boot in under a min, should still be faster.

Thanks, just timed it again, its at 1 min 20 secs.

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