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Y580 long boot times & wont shutdown or restart

Q: Y580 long boot times & wont shutdown or restart

Last week all of a sudden my Y580 (win 10) laptop started taking 5 minutes to boot up. Then I noticed when I try to restart the laptop the screen shows restarting message and after few minutes the screen goes black and you can see power is still on but it does not restart so I have to do a hard shutdown. Same thing occurs when I try to shutdown, it says shutting down and then screen goes blank but power is still on. For both restart and shutdown i have left the computer in that mode for 30 minutes hoping it do something but screen is blank and power button is lit.Other weird things its doing it when I tried to do a system restore it gives me the proper message of opening the restore screen but it just sits there forever. When I look at the task manager it shows 0% cpu being used for that process. Same thing happens when I try to uninstall a program, it shows correct verbiage on the screen but nothing ever happens and task manager shows 0% to that task like it attempts to start the processes but then just timeouts but the message never goes away. I can?t get to boot in safe mode because as I stated the computer never restarts so going to advanced options is useless and I have tried rebooting from that option. I also get into safe mode after a hard shutdown, it just boots all the way thru.I have already removed the battery and power cord and pressed the power button for 30 seconds and that accomplished nothing. As i stated earlier this just started out of the blue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My pc used to take about 5 seconds to boot from completly off to where I could be browsing the web. My pc now takes minutes to boot and shut down. My pc specs are: Windows 10 pro 64bit OS, Intel I7 processor, 32gb of ram. If more is needed, just let me know. Thanks for your time.
 

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I'm running a fresh install of Windows XP SP 1 on this system:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
2 GB (4x 512 MB) Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200
2x 256 MB Leadtek 6800 GT @ 390/1075
250 GB WD SATA HDD 7000 RPM 8 MB Cache
Chaintech AV-710 8.1
Rosewill 500W PSU

After the installation of basic drivers motherboard, sound and video. My reboot time seemed to skyrocket. I ran TuneXP and had it set for ultra fast shutdown and fast startup, but my times are still way longer than my older rig. Startup takes anywhere from 1-3 minutes and shutdowns usually take 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes. On my old computer, I can shutdown and startup within seconds.

Another issue, my power button now does a hard shutdown after I reinstalled Windows. In the "Power Options" setting in the control panel, I do not have an option to change the button to hibernate, etc. Although, after I shutdown I do get the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" message, a la Windows 98.

I'm getting really frustrated because my top-end machine is having stability issues and it loads slower than my 2 year old rig. I haven't tested another hard drive yet, but it's the next thing I'm going to try.

A:Long Boot and Shutdown times

Check your bios for the power button problem.

As far as your booting issue. Make sure you have your boot partition (where your os is located) as first in the boot sequence. And enable quick boot (if available, should be on the bios somewhere)

I would definetly NOT consider those stability issues. You have very minor issues that you just need to work out. You CAN NOT expect the better start up/shutdown just because you have a better rig. There's more things than speed that effect how the startup/shutdown process works.

Hope this helps

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I have a couple of problem that I was wondering whether someone knew a solution or could offer some suggestions. I am using Windows XP and have had the computer for about 3-4 years.

About a week ago, I had a problem where when I started up my computer, when it got to the screen that said "Windows Starting Up" It stays there for at least five to ten minutes. It usually takes about 1 second to get that part.

Also when I login to any user account. It takes about two to three minutes to get in. When I finally get in a virus (I'm guessing) automatically disconnects me from the internet and shuts down my McAfee Virusscan.

Last time, I scanned for viruses and found nothing. But when I scanned for spyware I found a couple of entries that I fixed. The following day the long bootup time and login time was fixed.

The problem has arrived again, this time I have scanned for spy ware, viruses and ad-ware but have found nothing and my internet is down on that computer and the virus scan. Any help would be useful, please try to explain it for a beginner-intermediate so I can understand . I would understand most stuff, but if it has anything to do with the registry please try to be more in-depth.
 

A:Long Boot Up/Login/ShutDown Times Help

Anyone please?
 

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Hi

I recently purchased alienware m18x r2 with following specs
I7 3630m
Gtx 680m sli
12gb ram
750gb wd
120 (windows installed)
& 256gb sdd

Now for the problem when I receive the laptop it was preinstalled with window 8 and on the first boot it took around 5 to 6 mins to boot to desktop..I reinstalled the windows considering it to be the bloatware fault..
The problem gets solved but after i download alienware osd drivers , alienware command center and nvidia drivers the delay is back ..
It starts with a bsod (your pc ran into problem)error window minidump memory.dmp.etc and after that windows boot restart and shutdown after almost 5 to 10 mins..
In the duration of delay there is no hdd activity and after 3 to 5 minutes when the hdd gets actives it boots to desktop in 5 secs

Really appreciate if anyone help me through this

A:windows 8 takes long time to boot, restart & shutdown

Have you tried installing the OS into the 256GB SSD? and try installing the drivers one at a time to find out which one would cause the boot delay issue.

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!
 

A:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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Hey guys. I am back yet again with more problems. I installed an sli setup a while back with two 460s and it has been runing great, but recently I have been noticing that my computer is taking forever to go to sleep and to shut down. HDD access light will not be active for 5 or 10 minutes and it will still be hanging waiting to shutdown and/or go to sleep. Don't know if this is an sli problem or bios setting. I have
core i5 750
evga p55 sli
5 hdds
2 gtx 460s super oc (galaxy and evga)
cd drive
corsair 850hx modular psu
gskill ddr3 ram, 8gb, 1333
netgear wifi usb dongle and another pci wifi card
2 monitors

It may just be an issue with the nvidia 301.42 drivers but I would like this problem rectified asap. Thanks guys.

A:Long shutdown and sleep times, hangs

BUMP. I really need help with this I can't diagnose the problem.

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Like some other posts I have read, my new windows install has suddenly started to take several minutes to shutdown. I only had a few programs installed when this started. I un-installed each program and did a registry clean to see if any of them was causing the issue, but nothing helped. All that are now installed are the motherboard drivers and such.

This is a list of what is still installed:
Etron USB3.0 Controler
Intel Control Center
Intel HD Graphics Driver
Intel Management Engine
Intel Rapid Storage
Realtek Ethernet
Realtek Audio Driver

I have gone through some things to try to determine what is causing the issue, but have had no success. I checked the shutdown performance logs, and there were allot of warnings. These just seemed to give the shutdown time, but no indication of what was causing the delay. This issue did not exist when I first installed. The computer has no internet connection at the moment, so I have not done windows update or anything like that. There is no possibility of their being a virus for the same reason.

Before uninstalling the apps, I tried msconfig with selective startup (all boxes unchecked), and diagnostic startup and neither reduces the shutdown time.

I am doing allot of setup and the long shutdown time is very annoying because of the number of restarts. Any suggestions regarding how to isolate the issue would be appreciated.

Please let me know if I need to post additional information.

LMHmedchem

A:Long shutdown times Win7 64-bit enterprise

I guess there is no one much here to post a reply.

I ended up re-installing and got back to where I had the same list of drivers and GA utilities installed. There is no shutdown delay now, so the delay must have been caused by some configuration I made to windows, or something left over from one of the apps that I installed and then uninstalled.

This install, I have made minimal changes to the OS, basically folder view options. When I make additional changes, I will note if there is a change in the shutdown time and post back if I notice something.

It was suggested in another forum that I may have had the OS set to clear the pagefile at shutdown. This is stored in a registry value at,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
with ClearPageFileAtShutdown = 1

I re-installed before I got the hint to check this, so I don't know if that was the issue or not. If anyone is having a similar problem, that would be one thing to check.

LMHmedchem

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Hello everyone, since start of this week my laptop Y580 got issues with booting to OS. Lenovo logo appears and the spinning circle doesnt, then it restarts ... and then once again - logo, restart, logo, restart...  Also, I am unable to get to BIOS, tried pressing F1 F2 DEL od ENTER, nothing works. I followed guide I found on this forum, holding OneKey recovery key while laptop is turned on - then laptop offers option to Enter Bios, so I finally got there and did a Load to setup defaults.. then I restarted system and Windows finally booted. I was kind of scared, so I checked if I have latest Bios version on Lenovo drivers support, and yes I do have.Next day I came from work and situation happened again - guide didnt work so I googled a bit more and found that I need to go to Bios - boot tab - and swap from UEFI to Legacy Support and also UEFI change to Legacy support... I saved changes and after restart Windows booted.OK, but situation appears today again. But right now none of the guides working, it keeps displaying Lenovo logo plus some network things (see screenshot attached).Can someone help me how to fix this issue permanently? Looks like there is something wrong with BIOS/booting proccess, as HDD works fine (when in Windows days before).Dont know what to do. Please advice something.Thanks alot guys.

























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Adding some more screenshots (BIOS) 

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I have been running Win 8 on my ASUS Q200E Laptop with Classic Shell for a couple of months now and have been puzzled by the difference in the startup times between a cold, power off start up and a restart startup.

On a cold startup, the desktop is completely ready to use in about 20 seconds. With a restart, it takes about 38 seconds to get to the same point.

Will someone try to explain the difference to me?

Thank you.

A:Difference in Start Up times Shutdown vs. Restart

Yes, it's the hybrid boot functionality that gives you the faster cold reboot times. It uses the hibernate file when it shuts down to increase the speed in which it can start back up. A reboot does not do this.

Go to Control Panel, search for Power, click "Change what the power buttons do", click on "Change settings are are currently unavailable", scroll down to Shutdown Settings. There is a Learn More link which you can use to get more information.

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Right now the shutdown took about almost 5 minutes before turn off or restart mu desktop too. That's a little too long to wait.

Anyway what I have done with this last evening when uninstalling the program and I couldn't wait too long after hit the task manager. The task manager on the desktop screen become grey like faded and I couldn't wait for too respond. So I hit the main button of the computer to turn it off. I would say that I have done with this 10 times last evening. One of my family member told me that I SHOULD have wait till the task manager respond then hit the program to close not turn off the computer abruptly. Maybe that is why the computer take time to turn off with shutdown or restart?

Is there a way to fix to make shutdown or restart more quickly as possible.

Thank you,

John

A:Windows 7 shutdown or restart take too long about almost 5 minutes

When did this start? If it just started try and think what changed on your PC when you started to have the problem. If it has not been happening too long, try a System Restore to a date before your problem started. Go to this link to guide you through the process.
System Restore Let us know how things go.

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Hi! Yesterday I tried to go to my BIOS in my ACER v5-452G Windows 8.1 laptop via UEFI Settings. Then afterwards, my laptop takes 5 minutes in shutting down (the power indicator of LED though the screen clears in a minute). Same with Restart and Sleep. However, when I try to restart via settings and that UEFI, it is in my normal speed. Hope you can help me. Thank you.

A:5 Minute Shutdown. Long Time for Sleep. Restart too.

What crap do you have on your Hard Drive

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Hello .. I'm Playing Some Kind of Game .. and it Freezes sometimes and it's Process Refuses to End @ the Task Manager , So I need to Restart The Computer to Start Again .. and When I do I get the 0x0000009F BSOD .. Waiting for Help

BTW .. its Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
and it came installed on system .. and its arround 8-10 months old

A:BSOD when tryin to Restart or shutdown after a long black screen 0x09F

Related to pci.sys and your video driver. Updating to SP-1 should fix it

Please run the update readiness tool and then update to SP-1
Ensure you install the correct 64 or 32 bit option for your system)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)
Now update to SP-1

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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Whenever I reboot from the gui, or my computer reboots for any reason (updates/programs installs) my pc hangs at the BIOS screen for a long time and I have it set to show for only 2 seconds.
But when I cold boot or hard reset, its sub eight seconds.
what do folks

Thanks.

A:long boot times

This may not apply but my boot times are longer because of the USB External HDDs I have plugged in and probably by the 2 NAS drives plugged into my Router.

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Hi All,

I hope somebody has an idea of what to look at for this problem; All of a sudden my computer takes over 45 minutes to boot. I originally thought the HDD went bad so I replaced it with a brand new one and installed XP. This even took a couple hours to complete and still the boot time is over 45 minutes. The RAM is 1 GB, the CPU is an AMD 3000+ and everything worked fine until recently. The machine acts as if the secondary cache of the CPU has been disabled but there is nowhere to even do that in the BIOS. I'm stumped and hope somebody has a clue as to where to look. The new HDD eliminates the obvious suggestions of a virus etc. Thanks in advance folks.

Travelinman

A:long boot times

Hi All,

I hope this solution helps somebody; I found that my second SATA drive was the cause of the problem. I tried disconnecting everything and booting, presto, back to normal. Through deduction of re-connecting things one at a time I found the second drive was the culprit.

regards,
Travelinman

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Hello,

The computer seems to be taking a while to boot of late
I tried to fix it up a bit last night:
Looked for malware, uninstalled a load of stuff, optimized startup in msconfig, cleaned the registry.
BUT, it's still taking a while (longer than it used to)

any ideas?

Thanks,
 

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Config:Intel Q8200 4 Cores @ 2.34ghz4 GB DDR II RamP5QLEM MoboAti 4870 1 GBWindows 7 64-Bit UltimateProblem:Lately I am experiencing very slow boot on my computer. It takes approximately a minute to boot till my desktop screen, but things go haywire at this moment. Whatever I do, it doesn't work. I've to wait for another two minutes for everything to settle down before I can use my computer. It's getting pretty annoying now. Help!Programs at startup according to msconfigLogitech Keyboard DriversMicrosoft Mouse DriversATI CatalystAvastRealtek HD Sound DriversEDIT: Removed HJT log, not allowed in Win 7 forum and issue does not appear to be malware related ~ Hamluis.

A:Very long boot times

Hi overdose14, Did you try right clicking on your action center flag (lower right corner on your desktop in the taskbar ) and select troubleshoot a problem,then under System and Security select check for performance issues, in the dialogue window select next.Windows will check for issues and advise action to be taken ,I think Avast will connect to its update server to check for updates that might slow your your system down. How is your system after it s up and running ?

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I am having long boot times (over 5 minutes) ever since I installed Daemon Tools. I first get a prompt asking me to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to log, then there is about a 5 or more minute delay, then I am finally prompted to enter my password. From there it still takes longer than usual for Windows to start.

By the way, I wanted to reply to the following thread, but I wasn't allowed. My symptoms are similar. I am also having sluggish response times that come and go, and disappearing cursor. I just noticed these things recently, like I said right after I tried to install Daemon Tools. I say "tried" because the first time I ran the Daemon Tools installer it said it would need to reboot to install, which is when I got the first long boot time as described above. And then after my computer finally booted 10 minutes later, Daemon Tools had not been installed so I went ahead and ran the installer a second time which worked without needing to reboot.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...ng-cursor.html

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Recently my computer has been taking several minutes to boot. From the time I hit the power button till the time windows asks for my username and password is about 6-10 minutes on average and there doesn't seem to be any hard drive activity during this period. I am not sure if it is a software or hardware issue. I am a computer novice so i have attached my hijackthis log file. Any help would be very much appreciated.Computer info: Windows XP Professional Edition AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core 5200+2.61 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAMHijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.E... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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just started this ,computer will not shut down or restart with start button , I have to either push and hold the power button or unplug. windows XP Dell precision 390 starnge things have been happening, had picassa on computer, quit working and lost pics, passwords suddenly stopped working on several sites, google, ebay . Use AVG free version , ran scan found nothing
 

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clicking on restart or shutdown does nothing at all.......even tried shutdown -s from a command prompt and i get the 30 second countdown but after that NOTHING.
this happened after installing a couple of ms updates.
any ideas?
 

A:XP wont shutdown or restart.....at all

trun the thing of and do a roll-back this should help

http://www.labmice.net/windowsxp/Backup/default.htm
 

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i have the exact same problem. but with my problem, it takes a while too for the Windows XP loading logo to come on. then after that happens, it waits a while before the dark screen and the mouse arrow shows up. i left it on for hours and nothing shows up; i can move the mouse but nothing else pops up. i wish this could be solve or i will have to buy a new netbook. so any help here would be much appreciated.
 

A:Long boot times for laptop

I started your own thread for you here--in the XP forum instead of the Vista forum where that other thread is.

Please describe your problem and your system as compleletely as possible so that somebody can try to help.
 

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In the last couple of months the time it takes my laptop to show the start screen, I have tried numerous ways to help increase the like disabling unimportant services and disabling some startup programs.

A:Long 5-10 boot times on windows 8.1.

Is that 5-10 minutes?

If so, try disconnecting everything from the laptop, like any USB or Bluetooth devices.

Cleanup the accumulated trash from the hard drive using CCleaner.

Also, use CCleaner/Tools/Startup then click on Save to text file... at lower right. Post contents of the saved startup.txt here please.

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I've been experiencing crazy long boot times recently. I've always had this problem to a certain extent, but it's getting way worse now. When I first got this and until a couple weeks ago, it had been rising from about 60-70 seconds to a minute and a half and up to two. Suddenly, today it skyrocketed to 270 seconds - almost 5 minutes. I rebooted 3 times and all of them took upwards of 200 seconds. I have no idea what is going on, as the only event log I have without code 100 is for a program that took 4 extra seconds to start. I'm leaving the details below, and I can see that prefetch, explorer, and the postboot times seem to be the culprits, but I'm not sure how to deal with that, especially since my previous 2 reboots yielded results different to both this one and each-other. I have a quad-core AMD FX-4100 running at 4.1 GHz and 8 gigs of ram, so I don't think it's a hardware issue. I do have an HDD so I expect slower boot times than brand-new SSDs, but this is ridiculous. I do have quite a bit of files in it, but it's relatively defragmented and I have trouble believing that's the reason for it taking almost 5 minutes to boot. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I'd like to avoid formatting as much as possible, as it would take forever to back up all my files.


 




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A:Suddenly long boot times

Hello and welcome var14ble mate there are several things you can do for starters try the following


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

Then there is this
Optimize Windows 7 > point 8 is a good place to begin with
but try the other stuff first mate.

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So my gaming rig I built about 3 years ago is having some odd problem. It has a 350gb hdd (back up atm) 16 GB of ram and a10 5800 and a 1gb graphics card (about to be upgraded). I had to reinstall my windows 8.1 and I did it at the time I had a 350gb hdd and a 500gb hdd and I had windows installed on the 500 gig. After a while my windows 8.1 would freeze up and I had to restart my computer this is where it gets weird, it wouldn't boot it just stayed on the windows loading screen for hours and then maybe restart. Now its gotten to where it takes about 1 hour and it will black screen for a while until it actually restarts and boots fine. I have tried everything to fix it but to no avail. Is it hard drive related or os related or maybe something else? Please help
 

A:extremely long boot times?

Could be any number of possible causes.

Disconnect the secondary HDD and test.

Also, you can test both HDD's using the drive manufacturers disk tools.
 

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Hello everyone,I have a lenovo y50 laptop with some decent specs: (i7-4700HQ, 8 GB Ram, Gtx 860m, 1TB HDD + 8 GB SSHD [Potential Problem Cause]). The HDD is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GBI never remember that my laptop had better boot times than 40 seconds. Every since I updated to Windows 10 things have gotten worse. My laptop takes about 1 minute + to boot. I click the button, BIOS boots in 3 seconds, Windows logo shows with the circle dot for a good 10 seconds then the screen turns black. It stays like that for 30 seconds or more. After that The screen turns blue while showing Welcome or Please Wait and finally it enters Desktop.What I have tried so far:1.Disabling Services on StartupThis is clearly not the problem, I turned off almost everything, tried a clean boot, nothing helped.2. Playing with Boot Options on msconfigChanged Timeout Seconds, Check "No GUI", change max boot cores etc. Nothing helped.3. Played with a lot of Registry values on regeditChanged many things some values from 5000 to 1000, I edited and reverted so much things I can't remember.While playing with these [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]DisablePagingExecutive=1LargeSystemCache=1I got the next boot to be 22 seconds, everything went back after the next boot, so I changed them back to 0. 3. Turning on Fast Boot helps a little but makes the shutdown time 2 minute so it's not worth it so I just keep it off. 3. Ran a chkdsk and no problems were fo... Read more

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Hi,

First let me start by saying I don't know much about computer software and any help would be appreciated. I did manage to upgrade the computer from a P3-866 to an Athlon 64 X2 5200 about 6 months ago because it seemed to be running slow. Afterwards everything seemed OK. (But I'm not sure I didn't create a problem that took some time to show up)

Now I'm having problems when my computer first starts windows, it takes a very long time from when my background picture shows up until the icons appear. Sometimes more than a minute. On shut down it hangs most of the time (but not always) for more than 2 minutes. This is new in the past month or so. The computer seems to run normally otherwise. I've run and cleaned the disk and registry with Wise Disk Cleaner 3 and Wise Registry Cleaner. When I run disk defrag it says it's not needed.

Operating system: Windows XP Sp3
Antivirus: CA Security Suite (From Roadrunner/ Time Warner)
Task Manager shows 39 processes running


Any help that will steer me in the right direction would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Gil

A:Long boot and shut down times

Hi and welcome to the forum

Just wanted to say that reg cleaner are a bad idea, ever !!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...-cleaners.html

Did you replace the HD when you went with a new MOB ?

If this was a P3 type PC, that is pretty old.

BG

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My laptop said that it shut down due to thermal overload. When I try to restart hp logo appears and states its working, then a message appears very briefly that says "your pc ran into a problem and needs to trestart. we are collecting some error info, and we'll restart for you." then logo HP comes up then nothing, blue screen. After a few moments it starts all over again

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Hi. I have been having an issue on another computer that has been driving me crazy. It wont shutdown or restart!!! Can run updates, add/remove programs, not even change some startup settings because it just wont go through the full paces.

So far i have tried going into run, services.msc, and looked into the NVIDIA driver helper that i read somewhere else but it keeps coming up with a plug and play fault and is already disables regardles.

Also looked into power settings.

I changed the startup so it would run as little programs as possible and now i cant get on the internet. Somehow that restart caught after i changed the startup settings and now it wont change back. Says it needs a full restart first.

Please help!

TIA

A:Computer wont shutdown or restart.

Exact error messages, please?

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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mt pc wont shutdown logoff or restart i have to press the btn
i did hijackthis
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 11:02:36 AM, on 11/7/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\progra~1\intern~1\mmx.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\coao.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://tooncomics.com/main/sp.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.2020search.com/search/9884/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.shopnav.com/apps/epa/epa?cid=shnv9884&s=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://tooncomics.com/main/hp.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://out.true-counter.com/a/?101 (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://out.true-counter.com/b/?101 (obfuscated)
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A:xp wont shutdown/restart/logoff

fixed it heres the case a file in the startup prevented the shutdown etc so i selected selective startup and did half of the files in the startup tab at a time (what you check off at one time isnt applied until next reboot)until it was narrowed down and then deleted it from the registry
ps if you manually restart after changing something in msconfig it will not be saved
 

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I have two computer. My desktop is nice andd runs great. But my laptop I use occasionally when I play Final Fantasy 11. Pretty much all I use it for.

Lately I come to notice issues with it. It will be about 30 seconds before the color appears at the STARTING WINDOWS screen. When they do appear it hangs there for anywhere from 40 seconds to 2 or 3 minutes. Then the screen is black from about 30 seconds to a minute. Then I see log in screen.

I have checked my Event Log in regards to start up. I have seen Event ID 100, 102. I have seen some in the 200s. Sorry I can't name all I seen here, I am doing this from pure memory. Right now I am running dianostics.

Something popped up halfway through the tests. I'll type it word for word
Error Code 0142
Msg: Error Code 2000-0142
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - Self Test Unsuccessful. Status: 79
The given error code and message can be used by Dell Technical Support to help diagnose the problem.
Do you want to continue testing?

Also on the diagnostic screen RIGHT NOW I see
** Hard Drive - DST Short Test **
Test Results : Fail
Error Code 2000-0146
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - self test log contains previous errors.

HERE: Error code: 2000-0146 - Disk Drives (HDD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray) Forum - Disk Drives - Dell Community

I did as it said and ran a custom test on hardrive and got:
Error Code: 0f00: 1332
Msg: DISK - Block 7755285: Interrupt Request(IRQ) did not set in time

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A:Start up freezing long boot times

It sounds like your harddrive has bad sectors. Error code 0f00: 1332 - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

Back up your data.

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Hi,
I'm experiencing a weird phenomenon. Usually my computer boots up in 30 sec or so, but lately it has been taking over 5 min.
Also when I right click on the desktop (the 'aperture' load icon shows up) and explorer freezes (icons on desktop become unresponsive and can't open any folders).
When I do a clean boot however I don't experience this problem at all (fast like usual boot, no freezing).
How to find what's causing this and how to remove it?
Thanks in advance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16285 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 244195 MB, Free - 33439 MB; B: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 489224 MB; C: Total - 60954 MB, Free - 3322 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Antivirus: None
 

A:explorer.exe freezes, long boot times

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Hello All. Hope everyne has a drink handy like I do. So this is our home computer that my wife and 4 year old use while I'm at work. Wife uses it for scholl, child for games. It an XP Pro/Media box and has always been fairly stable. Around Late thursday or Friday (When I noticed it) the startup began hanging during or right beofre log-in. It would eventually continue after a minute or so and act normally until the desktop came up. Then it locks up. Everything is there, but clicking folders or the start menu does nothing. I can't even get task manager to pop up. After what seems like 5-10 minutes, everything is normal again. I have also noticed that my fan seems to be running more, but I'll clean out the box tomorrow. (I doubt it's that dirty) Anyone interested in a free six pack if they solve this? Logs attached and below. First time poster so be gentle.I updated and ran:Lavasoft Ad-awareGrisoft AVGPC-Tools Spyware DoctorExecutive Software Diskeeper 2004(Defrag)No major hits.....Tracking cookies and recent history files only. Plenty or room on the HD as well. (2) 250 Gig RAID at 30% capacity. And believe it or not, no pron surfing that I know of.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Administrator on 2008-07-12 21:41:58Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Res... Read more

A:Recent Long Boot Times, Sometimes Freezes

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Here's the good news. I don't see any indication of malware in your log. But I do see some things that we can do to help you out.Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and uninstall these programs:BigFix <-- huge resource hog and it doesn't really provide much benefitNorton Security Scan <-- another resource hog and you shouldn't run this along with AVG 8Viewpoint Media Player <-- foistware================You are running an older version of Java. This can be a security risk so let's get you the latest version.Upgrading Java:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".Click the "Download" button to the right.Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".Click on Continue.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.Repeat as many times as ... Read more

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I'm trying to get help on this, and this forum looked as good as any, so I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question.

I have been recently experiencing long boot times and have found the cause. Windows Vista's native Event Log says I have a driver that is slowing my boot time. Its name is "aaqi5ihu". It slows the boot by about 1 minute. It shows no extension, which I thought was a little odd. A Google search returned nothing. I also fully searched my PC (including non-indexed, hidden, and system files) and found no such file. Further viewing of the event log shows 10 recent (past 3 days) occurrences of an 8 random lettered, A starting, no extension, not appearing on Google or my system, and taking almost exactly 1 minute on startup drivers. I think I have a virus. I just performed a full-system "Thorough" scan (including archives) with Avast! and found nothing.

Any help on what this is or how to get rid of it would be amazing.

EDIT: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, a recent installation of CommView for Wifi was flagged by AVG, but I ignored it since Avast! said nothing and it seems like legitimate software.
 

A:Possible Virus Causing Long Boot Times

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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During CD duplication I rec'd multimple errors. I did a restart and the bootup took several minutes longer than usual... Again restarted and still took several minutes...

Running an HP7780n with 3326MB ram

Heres my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:06:22 PM, on 4/8/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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So this one I've done a lot of searching on and I haven't found an answer that's worked for me, yet.

Last week I got a new motherboard, processor, and RAM. I installed the new components followed by a fresh install of Windows 10, got it activated, everything seemed good...

Except my boot times. I noticed it during the installation process as well. My POST is normal. As soon as I get to the set of rotating dots, indicating that Windows is booting, it takes several minutes to get to login screen.

My boot drive is a set of Samsung 250GB 950 EVOs running in RAID 0 using the Intel Rapid Storage function on this board. I think it might be related to this, but again, with all the searching I've done I still can't find an answer.

Is there a way to see what's actually happening during the boot process to indicate where the hang occurs?

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A:New system build, new long boot times

Hi BobbyMartin and welcome to Ten Forums!

Why are you running RAID 0? Makes no sense to me. Set it as normal Sata drive and enjoy! It isn't worth some extra sustainable transfer speed over problems you may get into.

Just pick one EVO 850 drive and put system on it.

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I USED NORTON REMOVAL TOOL...AND AS SOON I USE IT I WAS ABLE TO LOGON TO MY SYSTEM BUT IT IS GETTING STUCK RIGHT AFTER LOGGING ON....I CAN USE MY LAPTOP IF I GO INTO SAFE MODE BUT NOTHING ELSE SEEMS TO WORK....
IVE THREE LOGONS CREATED ON MY LAPTOP...2 OF THEM ARE ADMIN AND ANOTHER ONE IS LIMITED...THE LIMITED ONE WORKS FINE...BUT THE OTHER TWO DONT....

A:Xp Gets Stuck After Logon - Wont Shutdown Or Restart

Have you tried to use the System Restore? Go back before you made the changes.

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OS Windows Vista Basic SP1
Hardware
Intel Pentium Dual Core e2220 processor
2gb ddr2
160 gb 7200 rpm sata hard disk
(13 gb allocated for recovery system)
DVD RW R9
Nvidia GeForce 7050 up to 895mb

Packard Bell Imedia d2317 uk

I give quick summary. Im not at all good with tech knowledge

18mth old pc. Wont boot. But is temporamental. Sometimes will turn on, make noise, and the dvd drive can open. Other times wont even power up or even the odd time i get to the american trends black screen with some commands like f2 for SETUP , f8 bb popup. Also noticed it said checksum bad

My girlfriends pc this is. It happened when she was using farmville. Got the bsod. PC was working really amazingly beforehand like brand new. Very little software, on it, and no music or movie downloads. No file sharing. Satisfactory AVG etc

bsod.!! arrrggh. I noted down what i could from the first one before it restarted automatically.

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON-PAGED_AREA

down the page after a bit of warning about recent software or hardware installations or missed windows updates.. this technical info

STOP :0x00000050 (0xEE946856,0x00000001,0x81FQ47D5,0x00000002)

collecting data for crash dump .....
initializing disk for crash dump

After autorestart, it done a repair startup which at first looked like working and everything it seemed fine. So i opened firefox browser which reopened the farmville page that had been on at the previous bsod. Well it happened again except this time it froze. After 10mins not... Read more

A:Newbie bsod. Wont boot, wont even turn on most times, but does sometimes

If I leave it alone for a few hrs, the system might seem like its going to work, the on switch goes blue lit, theres the normal beep it makes, the three lights on the keyboard flash, then i get packard bell screen for split second which gives me options like enter BIOS, but that scares me. Then it will go straight to the American Trends page i explained earlier and wont go further

Then if you switch power off again and see what happens, it may not even power up next time, no blue lit on, a split second of fan noise then nada. Or it may have nothing happen except you can hear the fan running and the dvd drive can open

Of course she cant find her vista disc!!! We will find it 2moro somewhere though. There is no important data on the pc so if it was possible to reinstall vista I would just leave it in to get fixed. I got quoted 25 pounds.

Can anyone help me out or have any clue. My brother had a problem last month with a firefox update which gave him similair trouble. But lucky for him, it resolved itself after 3 days of turning it on/off and hoping for the best

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Hello,


I have a dell OptiPlex gx270 tower and have previously installed windows 7 on it. Unfortunately, the hard drive failed and now I am trying to install it on this spare one I have. The only thing that changed from last time was that I now have a new video card in it which is a "AOpen Aeolus FX5500-DV128 Nvidia GeForce FX5500 128MB DDR RAM DVI VGA TV Out AGP".

I tried installing windows 7 home premium on it and such but I'd get a blue screen of death every time I've tried. I have windows 7 enterprise installing and it works but whenever I start up the PC, it takes forever to load (like an hour or two). I'm re-installing windows right now and still am having the same issue. When I did get it to boot before I re-installed it, windows aero was disabled and it said it only had 127mb of vram when it should have 128mb. I looked it up in dxdiag. I mainly got the video card for an improved experience, but I've been having trouble with it ever since I've installed it. Should I try removing it and then insert it back in? I don't know..

A:Windows 7 Long boot times or BSOD upon start-up

Do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 of your licensed version which you already own. Enterprise is licensed by organizations and companies and is not for consumer use.

After confirming the media from Step 1 if problems persist then Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums. If they're related to the video card, either reinstall it to try again or remove it and install with the onboard video or previous card. Then add the card later after installing it's driver.

Once the card is in Enable hardware auto-updating via Windows Update (Steps 3 and 6) to run all Important and Optional Windows Updates to see if Win7 wants another driver or has patches that are sometimes needed to make software and hardware work.

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Hi all,

I'm desperately trying to improve my boot times given I'm using SSD and when I used Win8.1 I used to have 8 seconds boot time.

This is a clean Win10 installation and all drivers are up to date.
I'm using an external eSATA HDD for backups. It seems that Windows is searching or accessing this HDD quite extensively during boot, just before the lock screen.
By default the boot time is 43 seconds (either restart or cold boot when fastboot is on or off)
When disconnecting the external HDD, the boot time is about 20 seconds.. which is far more acceptable.

I know there's a hidden partition of 128MB that windows created on that drive but I don't know why and I can't see this partition on Disk Management tool.

My question is, can anyone help me solve this issue? maybe guide on using a tool to see what's going on with the partitions of the external HDD and possibly delete this 128MB partition in hope to improve boot times.

Thanks!

A:External eSATA HDD culprit for long boot times (?)

I don't really have a ton to add to help you out but I will be watching this thread to see if there is a solution. I had a similar problem. I have an SSD in my desktop and my computer used to take over a minute to boot. Two of my HDD were failing. I disconnected them and now I boot in 10 seconds. I spent many hours scouring the web looking for a solution... could not find one.

In POST, I believe your BIOS is doing a disk check.

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I recently installed Adobe Design Premium CS4 on my HP Pavilion Elite desktop computer.

Soon after, I started to experience long boot times of up to ten minutes.

So far, I have:

1. Ran HP diagnostics on all my hardware - all passed.
2. Checked in Event Viewer, which confirmed the long boot times, but gave me little idea of what causes it.
3. Rolled back my NVIDIA GTX 460 driver to version 270.61, but that made no difference.
4. Ran a full anti-virus scan in Safe Mode using Malwarebytes - nothing showed up.
5. Checked running processes in case the CPU was being overworked - again, nothing showed up.
6. Disconnected my Hitachi USB backup drive and my SD MS Office documents-backup flash card.
7. Ran a boot trace using Cluberti's tutorial, but the computer blue screened shortly after the trace started to run, so I decided not to pursue that line of fault-finding any further.
8. Reinstalled Windows and my applications and discovered that the long boot times only restarted AFTER I reinstalled Adobe Design Premium CS4.
7. Uninstalled CS4 and the long boot times appear to have disappeared.

So, as the title of this thread suggests, can Adobe Design Premium CS4 cause long boot times with Windows 7, and if so, why?

A:Can Adobe Design Premium CS4 cause long boot times?

There are some known issues listed at Adobe concerning Acrobat Reader 9 on a fresh install being the first app to open, then getting a message to open another Design Premium app to setup the java. If options are set to use the 'Online Features', this could slow down the boot and there is also a KB hotfix from Microsoft that is mentioned. So,...if you boil it all down to gravy, it's not enough to cover a chicken-fried steak, you might cruise the Adobe forums and get it narrowed down. Or,...try the CS5 Suite, maybe they fixed the problem. Good luck.

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I recently purchased a new PC and it was working very well the first few days. I eventually installed a power source and video card from my previous computer into my new computer, and I began to have issues. When I boot up computer, I will see a solid underscore for about at least a minute before it finally boots up. Previous to this, it would boot up in under 10 seconds.

I installed an Antec earth watts 500 and a nvidia gts 450. I updated the drivers.

Other factors: Installed avg free, malwarebytes free, installed a couple of games and some programs like MSI Afterburner. I scanned my entire system with both of the security programs listed earlier.

I checked my connections inside the computer and everything is snug and secure. I couldn't see any issues.

So what could be causing the sudden increase in boot times? It doesn't seem to be a huge issue currently, but I would like to correct it if I can.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Long boot times on new computer after install of equipment

Try to put the original components back in. Some computers don't like certain components.
 

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Running a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop, 2.2Ghz Dual Core with 2 gigs of RAM and an nVidia 8600M GT.

After performing a clean install of Vista Ultimate 32-bit I noticed that it took my computer about 2 minutes to boot through from the Windows loading bar to the Welcome screen. I updated all the drivers, rebooted the machine and still it took about the same amount of time. During this time, all I saw was a white flashing bar in the upper left hand corner of the screen and it eventually gets to the Welcome screen. Since then, I have performed 2 more clean installs, repeating the process and updating drivers and still the issue persists.

I had never seen this happen before, the boot process would usually take less than 30 seconds from pushing the power button to seeing the welcome screen. Any ideas what's causing such a long boot delay?
 

A:Vista Ultimate, Recent Long Boot Times

30 seconds is faster than I have ever seen a Vista system boot. It does a lot of things in the background during boot, from disk scanning to creating the Last Good recovery point, to diagnostic and repair work. Boot times vary a lot even on systems that have nothing wrong with them. I don't think 2 minutes is very long at all, to tell you the truth.

But you could try defragging (especially after an installation when everything is scattered all over the place) and running a disk check.
 

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Hi,
I have to restart my computer several times before it will actually start.
I hit the power button, the red LED comes on, the green LED does not come on, the fans come on, the CD drive light flash on and off, sounds like hard drives come on, but not sure.
I have to wait 10 seconds.
Then I push and hold the power button untill it shuts off, wait 5 seconds, push power button again.
Repeat this several times, then the green LED comes on and computer boots
normally.

If I just use the reset button, it won't come on.
If I shut the computer off and turn it back on within a few minutes, it will comes on normally.
Computer works great and never crashes. I run video, CAD, CS3.

Home build several years ago.
XP Home SP3, all updates, AMD XP2 3000, 2mb ram over 1 TB hard drives, 512 mb graphics (ATI (Sapphire) X1650), ECS K7VTA3 6.0c Motherboard
I have done an upgrade reinstall.
Seagate drives, about a year old. I also did a full test anyway.

It works, but I'm concerned one day it may not start at all.

Thanks in advance, Duane

A:Restart several times to get it to boot

What brand power supply, and wattage does your computer have.
Are there any errors in the event viewer, when your computer finally does boot up.
right click My Computer > Manage > click the + next to event viewer

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1853 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142858 MB, Free - 83193 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I noticed there were updates waiting to be installed on shutdown in the start menu icon left of the lock so I clicked on it. Once it finished I started up and the machine froze on start with a reference to a registry entry across the top. I force shutdown after a few minutes and tried again. I selected start normally when offered to fix computer. It did not start normally. I am now in safe mode. I can't get update to open and show me what was installed. Any suggestions on what I might try to diagnose this issue?
 

A:Solved: Installed updates on shutdown, wont restart normally

I am going to try another restart. If it offers a fix I will try it. I can't edit the above post.
 

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