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Taking FOREVER TO BOOT! DRIVING ME NUTS!


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OK!! So this has been going on for about six months now. I about threw my laptop against the @!#$%ing wall just a few minutes ago because it went on for a ridiculously long amount of time!

When I restart windows, it takes FOREVER to logon - I'm talking 4-6 minutes between startup and seeing the desktop! It hangs with a BLANK (black) screen. I can bring up task manager and nothing is really hogging the resources, and I have no idea what's going on! There isn't an obscene amount of items on my desktop, nor a large amount of startup processes or anything.. But seriously, I WILL destroy this bleeping thing sooner or later if I can't resolve this issue!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP.. PLEASE!!!!
I will do whatever I can in assisting



System Specs:
Asus MOBO
Win7 x64
Intel Core i5-2450m
8GB RAM
Intel HD-3000 Graphics
500GB 7500RPM HDD
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Hello User.... Welcome to
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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: Click the Options at the top of the Window. In the new little window click the box that states Hide Microsoft Services
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save the file as AutoRuns.txt file instead of the default .arn to a known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.
8: DO NOT do anything till we have had a chance to study the log and reply with suggestions as to what to remove.

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Well hey, thanks for the quick reply! Despite the visible anger and rudeness in my original post, I will be patient and courteous haha :).

Just as a little foremention, the window looked like this: (Attached file)
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so I clicked on "Hide Microsoft Entries", in hopes that it is the same as "Microsoft Services".


Anyways! Here is the log - thank you again for your quick reply - and to those who intend to help!
Attached File  AutoRuns.txt   100.17KB   140 downloads
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You have a lot of autoruns happening. I'm going to try and cut this back some with the programs that do not need to run automatically.



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

"rdpclip"
+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "DAEMON Tools Lite"
+ "Google Update"





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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I currently use Piriform Defraggler - I have heard that using multiple types of defrags is not good for your system - just wanted to ask about that real quick. should I still use Auslogics?
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I did the steps you outlined. Not rushing, just saying
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Not a problem, any improvement yet?
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No, none :( I restarted twice just to make sure.
So frustrating! I don't understand it.. I just got this laptop not even 8 months ago! It started about 5-6 months ago..

Also, I regularly clean up using CCleaner and utilize MBAM Pro, Avast! and Outpost Security (firewall), so I really, really don't think it's malware or anything of the sort

Edited by clanderson, 13 December 2012 - 07:50 PM.

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I regularly clean up using CCleaner

Are you using the registry cleaner?
Please do the following and let me know if it finds anything.

Tutorial for running chkdsk in Vista\Win 7 located HERE.
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Yes, I use the registry cleaner along with the file cleaner.
I ran chkdsk and it found nothing
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A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation

Just a note: Before attempting to clean or fix any registry you should always make a backup of it first just in case something goes wrong.


SFC /Scannow Win7

Go HERE and read the tutorial that shows how to do SFC or System File Checker and running in a Elevated Command Prompt in Vista and Win7.
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I use the registry cleaner because I install and uninstall many fonts - they tend to get stuck and not work properly until I clean out the registry. That and some other things. But I'm very careful when cleaning it, and yes, make backups.

Thank you for your continued help!

The scan found some things but was unable to fix them, and produced a log - here it is for your reference: (too big to attach)
http://netload.in/da...IlR/CBS.log.htm

Edited by clanderson, 15 December 2012 - 10:31 AM.

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OK lets try this another way.

Lets see what you have in your startup
Please click on

Start and then on Run
Type in msconfig and then press Enter
Now click on Startup
Next click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start
All Programs
Accessories
Paint

In the empty white area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save As
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your desktop
In your next reply attach the screenshot.
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Here you go - two pages:
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That looks like an awful lot of startup items and it's only about half the list.

Disable ALL the items and reboot. See if it makes any difference. I expect it will. If it does,start enabling only those items that are essential for the computer's operation and to security. In other words, leave all others disabled. You don't need them to run in the background.

Regarding your firewall: I tried just about all free firewalls available and threw them all because all were heavy resource users compared to Microsoft's firewall which is more then adequate for the vast majority of users.
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