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Windows 7 slow boot (2 min. at "Please wait...")


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Cancellator1

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Hi,

I'm having a problem with my new Vaio laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (pre-installed). When booting, it will spend a large amount of time ( around 2 minutes) at the "Please wait..." screen before prompting me for my password. Afterwards, it only takes a few seconds for it to be running at full speed.

I have already spent about half a day on this, reading through a lot of of topics like: http://social.techne...c6-d3936283fe8f, without finding a useful solution. I've managed to discover these facts:

1)Booting in "diagnostic startup" from msconfig removes the problem. So it must be one of the services, but I haven't identified it yet. I have no bloatware of any kind running in my normal startup, I've removed the pre-installed trials etc

This is my normal startup:
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2)In the boot log, I see the following errors:
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys

This makes me thing that it is NDProxy that does not load, and the boot is delayed until this times out. I read that it is a network-related driver, so I don't think it should be disabled.

3)In device manager there are no yellow error marks.

Any suggestions? I really want to get this thing sorted, thanks!
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Hello Cancellator1.... Welcome to GeeksToGo,, :thumbsup: :ph34r: :yes:


Actually it sounds like your startups or Autoruns are growing. Lets take a look and see what we can find to help speed you back up again.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save as AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.












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my moneys on trend micro as the culprit...you can test this by unchecking trend mico at startup...
reboot and check your start up time using watch or clock with a second hand...
you cant run without a AV this is just testing to see who's causing the slow boot
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;) :thumbsup:

my moneys on trend micro as the culprit...you can test this by unchecking trend mico at startup...
reboot and check your start up time using watch or clock with a second hand...
you cant run without a AV this is just testing to see who's causing the slow boot


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I have tried with no trendmicro, makes no difference.

I attached what you requested.

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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:



+ "Trend Micro Client Framework"
+ "Trend Micro Titanium"



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 16 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 16 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.


Hi,

First of all I want to apologize for abandoning this thread, I didn't realize not giving this issue some finality would mean wasting your time spent helping me.

Truth is, I couldn't resolve the issue and spending 10 minutes restarting my PC a few times made me waste too much of my time when I had work to do. So, I use Linux for most of my day to day activities now, and only log on to Win7 for games. Maybe you could suggest a program that provides a record of how much time each process required to start, perhaps I can find the culprit with it? Thank you in advance.
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There was a program I used for a month or two that did exactly that. It allowed you to stop the stuff that was not needed to speed up you boot time. I will see if I can find it again and let you know.
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Found it and it is called Soluto located HERE.
Let me know if this helps.
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Thanks I will try this in 2 days (very busy atm) and tell you how it went.
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Hi there rshaffer61,
I've been reading through the forums trying to find a solution to my slow start up on windows 7 and came across this,
as Cancellator1 didn't get back to you on His Problem i would like to thank you for your solution. It worked for me a treat! Top Man!,

The only two programs i used was Autoruns and TFC by OldTimer.and it Starts up really quick now.

Once again, thanks..
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Thanks Welcome123 and I am glad it resolved your issue so quickly. :thumbsup:
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rshaffer61:

 

Would you mind helping me with this same issue? I have deleted all files that are listed as "File Not Found" in Autoruns. Did you look at Cancellator1's .txt file to help him beyond that?

 

Thank you. 


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