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Help, slow boot doesnt make sense

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Hi all, Hope someone can help me work out why i have such a slow boot with one laptop (cheaper and lower spec) than i do on my "high spec" expensive laptop As a a baseline i have unintalled all unused apps and programs and ran malware and antivirus and spyware programs as well as optimisation and defragging etc. I short im baffled why it takes my HP i7 Quad 6GBram Nvidia driven laptop 3 minutes and glitchy looking despktop load. compared to say 20 seconds on my lenovo core i3..sure one plays games alot more efficiently but why the painstaking wait to boot up windows! Are startup prgrams stealing ram? Is there maybe a driver issue? they seem to be up to date and ram runs at around 30% so i wouldnt think so..what suggestions do you have? where do i start drilling down? Anyone who thinks they can help me out if they let me know the details they need ill be glad to upload diagnostics etc. Kind regards
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Let's see what's starting when you boot:


Download and install CCleaner from the following link:
CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.

Click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

    * Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window
    * Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:

    * Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).

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Thankyou for your reply, when looking about, it may be possible to speed it up a bit however possibly the slow boot is a HP thing..and may need a ssd to correct.

Here is the data

Ableton Live 8 Ableton 02/03/2014 1.50 GB
Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 07/12/2014
Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI Adobe Systems Incorporated 05/02/2015 6.00 MB
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1 Adobe Systems, Inc. 09/02/2015
Advanced SystemCare 8 IObit 09/02/2015 121 MB 8.1.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AVG 2015 AVG Technologies 26/01/2015 2015.0.5646---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bonjour Apple Inc. 04/09/2013 2.00 MB
Canon IJ Scan Utility Canon Inc. 07/12/2014 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Canon MG2500 series MP Drivers Canon Inc. 07/12/2014 1.02---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Canon MG2500 series On-screen Manual Canon Inc. 07/12/2014 7.6.1---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Canon My Printer Canon Inc. 07/12/2014 3.2.1---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CCleaner Piriform 09/02/2015 5.02---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Driver Booster 2.1 IObit 11/02/2015 35.1 MB 2.1---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Free Studio version DVDVideoSoft Ltd. 06/01/2015 1.11 GB
Google Drive Google, Inc. 28/01/2015 35.0 MB 1.19.8406.6504---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HP 3D DriveGuard Hewlett-Packard Company 20/11/2014 1.62 MB
HP CoolSense Hewlett-Packard Company 09/02/2015 11.1 MB 2.20.21---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HP Documentation Hewlett-Packard 04/09/2013 232 MB
HP Support Solutions Framework Hewlett-Packard Company 11/02/2015 7.36 MB 11.51.0048-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
HP Wireless Button Driver Hewlett-Packard Company 08/11/2013 733 KB
IDT Audio IDT 30/01/2015 1.0.6491.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intel® Management Engine Components Intel Corporation 06/11/2013
Intel® Processor Graphics Intel Corporation 07/12/2014
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology Intel Corporation 06/11/2013 41.8 MB 3.0.1303.0326---------------------------------------
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Intel Corporation 30/01/2015
Intel® SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package Intel Corporation 06/11/2013
Intel® Update Manager Intel Corporation 23/04/2014 22.6 MB 2.3.1338---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intel® WiDi Intel Corporation 10/03/2014 86.8 MB
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Intel Corporation 07/12/2014 367 MB 16.1.5---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IObit Malware Fighter 3 IObit 09/02/2015 52.3 MB 3.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IObit Uninstaller IObit 09/02/2015
Java 8 Update 31 Oracle Corporation 01/02/2015 6.07 MB 8.0.310---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version Malwarebytes Corporation 26/12/2014 57.3 MB
Mendeley Desktop 1.12.4 Mendeley Ltd. 04/01/2015 1.12.4---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 Runtime Microsoft Corporation 19/12/2014 2.93 MB 4.0.40804.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10 Microsoft Corporation 05/02/2015 10.0.0612---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Microsoft Corporation 07/12/2014 15.0.4569.1506------------------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 24/07/2014 149 MB 5.1.30514.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 24/05/2013 1.92 MB 3.1.0000--------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 25/11/2013 4.84 MB 8.0.59193---------------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 09/11/2013 6.88 MB 8.0.61000--------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 09/11/2013 12.4 MB 9.0.30729------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 04/09/2013 13.1 MB 9.0.30729.4148--------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 25/11/2013 11.5 MB 9.0.30729.6161-----------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 04/09/2013 8.85 MB 9.0.30729----------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 04/09/2013 8.69 MB 9.0.30729.4148--------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 25/11/2013 8.78 MB 9.0.30729.6161--------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 19/12/2014 13.8 MB 10.0.40219----------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 19/12/2014 11.1 MB 10.0.40219------------------------------------
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.61030 Microsoft Corporation 11/02/2015 20.5 MB 11.0.61030.0---------------------------------
Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1 (x86 en-GB) Mozilla 27/01/2015 82.6 MB 35.0.1---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser Microsoft Corporation 09/11/2013 2.86 MB 4.30.2100.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser (KB2758694) Microsoft Corporation 09/11/2013 2.90 MB 4.30.2117.0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.2.2 NVIDIA Corporation 23/01/2015 2.2.2---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 347.25 NVIDIA Corporation 23/01/2015 347.25---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.14.0702 NVIDIA Corporation 19/09/2014 9.14.0702--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pismo File Mount Audit Package 05/02/2015 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Realtek Card Reader Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 30/01/2015 6.2.9200.21239---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver Realtek 04/09/2013 8.10.1226.2012---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Steam Valve Corporation 07/12/2014 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Surfing Protection IObit 09/02/2015 10.5 MB 1.2---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Synaptics ClickPad Driver Synaptics Incorporated 09/02/2015 46.4 MB
Trusteer Endpoint Protection Trusteer 09/01/2015 3.5.1404.61---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unity Web Player Unity Technologies ApS 07/12/2014 12.0 MB ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Validity Sensors software Validity Sensors, Inc. 11/02/2015 5.16 MB 2.7.39---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Validity WBF DDK Validity Sensors, Inc. 11/02/2015 23.2 MB
Validity WBF DDK 495 Validity Sensors, Inc. 11/02/2015 6.65 MB
Visual Studio 2012 x64 Redistributables AVG Technologies 09/09/2014 12.9 MB
Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributables AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. 09/09/2014 10.5 MB
VLC media player VideoLAN 07/12/2014 2.1.5---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 24/05/2013 16.4.3505.0912---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Check Point 09/01/2015 77.0 MB
ZTE_MF627_USB_MODEM_1.2059.0.4 07/12/2014---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


No HKCU:Run Advanced SystemCare 8 IObit "C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASCTray.exe" /Auto----------------------------
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR----------------------------
No HKCU:Run GoogleDriveSync Google "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe" /autostart----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run AccelerometerSysTrayApplet Hewlett-Packard Company C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP 3D DriveGuard\AccelerometerST.exe----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run AVG_UI AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgui.exe" /TRAYONLY----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run BTMTrayAgent Microsoft Corporation rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshellex.dll",TrayApp-------------
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray Intel Corporation - pGFX C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe----------------------------
No HKLM:Run IObit Malware Fighter IObit "C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe" /autostart----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run NvBackend NVIDIA Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe"----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run ShadowPlay Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvspcap64.dll,ShadowPlayOnSystemStart----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run SynTPEnh Synaptics Incorporated %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run SysTrayApp IDT, Inc. C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe----------------------------
Yes HKLM:Run ZoneAlarm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. "C:\Program Files (x86)\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe"4------------------


Hope this helps, to me it looks reasonable for a high spec computer to be able to deal with.

Kind regards

Edited by B4chemicals, 11 February 2015 - 07:08 PM.

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Ok so heres a new problem I got fed up with the glitches and they got worse so ive clean installed from 8.1 down to the pre-intalled 8, its much smoother but.. Heres the problem. WIth a clean install, now windows is not accepting the product key it booted into and wants a new one! To elaborate on this, i have clean installed using just the windows recovery options. The laptop has a HP recovery partition, im assuming this is what was used for the re-boot/recovery. I assumed the boot would draw from the windows product key embedded in the system (as no keys are provided outside of the biod anymore to my knowledge..and certainly this was the case with this laptop) A recovery i made previously (which was not clean install, rather the other option to keep cartain files if i am using the computer again and not recycling it) did ont have this problem So im applying logic that the clean install ha encoded and deleted the old product key along with all the files and such. This is not ideal atall, and obviosly windows has made a mess of this system, which makes them more money but i deviate from the point. Is there any way of getting that back? the only other option i think i might have is a recovery usb..will this have the original key to match to the BIOS?.... kind regards
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Hello B4chemicals,


You are correct the product key is pre installed in newer OEM computers but you can sometimes encounter such an issue after major hardware or software changes, couple of suggestions, see if Magical Jelly Bean (free) gives you a different product key number for the present installation, if not manually activate Windows by phone by following option 2 here provided courtesy of Brink.


As an asides I noted that you previously used AVG, are you aware that Windows 8 and 8.1 both have an updated version of Windows Defender that offers the same real time protection as Microsoft Security Essentials, you do not need third party AV protection and by not installing any you are reducing the possibility of potential conflicts and freeing up resources on your computer, information courtesy of admin here



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