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khale1966
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Registered: ‎08-29-2010
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Slow Loading of Windows 7

My PC takes up to 8 minutes to load Windows 7 (not any programs, just the OS). Only 2 weeks ago it was loading in approximately 2 minutes. When I run "Troubleshoot Problems" it tells me that Windows is loading programs automatically which may slow down the loading. I go to "Startup" and find about 20 programs there, but I have no idea what is necessary and what can be 'shutoff'. Can anyone help me?   Thanks

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Mumbodog
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Big_Dave
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Re: Slow Loading of Windows 7

Here is a list of things to try if your PC is slow:

  1. Download cookienator (it's a freebie) and clean house.
  2. Open my Computer and right mouse click on the hard drive --> properties --> Disk cleanup
  3. Start Internet Exployer --> Tools--> Internet Option --> delete browsing history
  4. Open my Computer and right mouse click on the hard drive --> properties --> Tools --> Defrag now
  5. Open my Computer and right mouse click on the hard drive --> properties --> Tools --> Check now
  6. Open the RUN Window and enter the following commands:

          cmd

          sfc/scannow --------> this will verify your critical system files and attempt repairs

          exit

 

7. Open the RUN Window and enter the following command: chkdsk

8. Reboot and see how things go.

 

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khale1966
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Registered: ‎08-29-2010
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Re: Slow Loading of Windows 7

Thank you for responding to my problem. I did all of the things you suggested before (I assume when you directed me to "My Computer" you meant "Computer". I cannot find an icon/program "My Computer"). I also cannot find a "RUN" window, so I was not able to do the commands you suggested. I went to the box on the lower left of the screen and typed in "Run", it returned an icon which I clicked on, but there was no place to put in those commands you said to do. I have 8 gb of RAM and don't understand why it is so slow. I am still trying to figure out what programs to remove from the "Startup" menu. GThank you again for the assistance you gave me.

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khale1966
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Registered: ‎08-29-2010
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Re: Slow Loading of Windows 7

Thank you for your assistance. I have already gone to the MSCONFIG site, but I am still unable to determine what stays and what goes. I will go to the website you suggested, it will take me awhile to review over 1300 program names. Thank you again.

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pyphuah
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Registered: ‎05-21-2012
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Re: Slow Loading of Windows 7

I have one unit of Compaq CQ1000 running on Win 7, initially it works fine, however, after about 6 months, it become very slow in starting up. it tooks around 30 minutes to complete start up so that you can run Win office. even I delete many startup program in MSconfig, but it still fail to perform.

Finally I format the whole drive and re install Win 7, it went back to normal. unfortunately, after 6 months, it become very slow again.

Now, I only hibernate the pc, then it will start up fast. If i shut down, it will take very long time! pls help.

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RedRose0528
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Re: Slow Loading of Windows 7

 

Hello Pyphuah,
 
I understand your computer is slow loading into windows is that correct? I will do all I can to help you figure out the problem.
 
In order for me to better assist you could you please provide the full make and model of the PC you have.  Providing me that information will better help me help you. If you're uncertain where to locate that information follow this link
 
The information you provided is just Compaq series not the full model number that I need.
 
 
Please respond at your earliest convenience. 
Thanks
 
 
 
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