I'm hoping for some help with my Windows 7 laptop, which over the past few weeks has become very slow to start up.
I am using a Win 7 64-bit, SP1 Hewlett-Packard Pavilion m7 with an i7 @2.30 GHz and 8 GB of RAM.
I have uninstalled a large number of programs, disabled all unnecessary startup programs using msconfig, defragmented all drives, done malware scans, and deleted temporary files in the registry using CCleaner, with no luck.
Based on the instructions on this post, I have looked at my event logs and each time I start my computer, a different warning or error pops up on the logs. Most are Error ID 101 or 103, but from a different programs each time, including wininit.exe, winlogon.exe, explorer.exe, and plugplay.exe. I have attached the log.
At first I suspected avast! free antivirus was causing the slowdown, but I'm not sure now.
I don't know where to go at this point, and it's becoming quite frustrating, so any help is appreciated!
PS: I had a BSOD issue a few months ago that was resolved on GeekstoGo, find that forum post here.