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System Takes Too Long To Boot


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OK if they used to boot at the same speed then I will keep looking.

What I do see that is suspicious is that the Fast PC first looks at a Norton key on step 2311. The slow PC hits it at 171. I think it would be worthwhile uninstalling Norton:

Download a new install of Norton.
Download and save the norton removal tool
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
Uninstall Symantec (save the product license key since you want to reinstall it:http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN&ln=en_US)

Run the Norton Removal tool.

Reboot

Install Norton, put in your license.

It's possible that it's just a config setting in Norton - I refuse to use Norton so can't help you with configuration. It's also possible that Norton is not running correctly on the fast PC and that is why it is so fast. Norton is known to slow down boots.
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I uninstalled Norton, and I rebooted and my system booted in 50 seconds. Not as quick, but definitely an improvement over my previous boot time with 1 min and 30 seconds.

I have yet to reinstall Norton. I will reinstall and then report back if I am booting slow again.


EDIT:

I reinstalled Norton. My system booted in 1 min instead of 50 seconds this time. Still not as bad as the 1:30 boot time but would be nice if it booted in around 30-40 seconds. Hm.

Edited by Xanster82, 26 September 2012 - 05:22 PM.

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So are you sure that the other system's Norton is working?
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Yeah it's working. I keep it updated and run scans on both systems weekly.


EDIT:

I don't know what is going on with this computer anymore... But I decided to remove all of Norton again, then went through all files making sure every trace of Norton was gone. Then went and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and updated/scanned. All good. Restart and my boot time this time was 1 min and 15 seconds. So it has to be something else that causing the slow boot. No idea what it can be.

It went through the Microsoft loading screen rather quick, but it seemed to hang a bit after that on a black screen, and on then on the Welcome screen.

Once booted my system runs fine. Just booting up takes longer than it should.

Edited by Xanster82, 26 September 2012 - 09:16 PM.

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Alright I guess that's it then. Just wanted to thank you for all your help on this.
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Norton is worse than a virus to get rid of.

Download and save the norton removal tool
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe

Run the Norton Removal tool.

Reboot
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Thanks. I used that to remove Norton. And used it again. Still same. All traces of Norton are gone. Now just running MSE.
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Make sure your firewall is working. Norton has its own and turns off the windows firewall.
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Yep Firewall is turned on.

Hmm.
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