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Do All Z Motherboards Take Long Time to Boot?

Q: Do All Z Motherboards Take Long Time to Boot?

Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?


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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?

ASUS Z170-E LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

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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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Bought a new Dell computer 4 months ago. The last 3 months and 2 weeks the booting process have been very quick, 15-20 seconds.
Now, for some reason, the booting process halts at the Windows XP logo (green bar moving), for 1-2 min before the computer "moves" on and boots up completely. A few times, the computer has not "moved on and the only thing I could do was to cut the power and restart.

Can somebody inform me on how to get rid of this slow boot, please

Thank in advance,

// Stefan

A:XP, long time to boot

Sounds like you made some change that affected it.
Have you installed any new hardware or software about the time the problem started? Changed ISP's for the internet?
Try this so we can see what is running:
Go to http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/ :

Download StartupList 1.51

After unzipping the file, run it. You will see a text file displayed. Copy/paste the file directly to a reply. To copy/paste, when the file is open, click Edit>Select All > Edit > Copy and then right click on a reply window here and select "paste".

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I don't know if this is an XP problem or a hard drive or motherboard , BIOS, CMOS problem but when I boot up each morning it boots fine through the POST but after the Windows XP splash screen it goes black for about 60 to 90 seconds then it boots up and runs fine, This started after putting in another 512 mem stick and replacing the CMOS battery...TIA...GaryD...

A:Long boot time

You need to go through bios and make adjustments of settings for your
hardware. The time and date are probably off to. When you reset bios
you cleared it, bios needs some attention.

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Recently been having problems with boot times, it seems to get stuck at the starting windows screen for several minutes before eventually going to desktop. overall boot time is about 3 - 5 mins.

I rememer having a similar problem a while back which i think was fixed by disabling some start up services in msconfig. However i have disabled all the non windows services and start up programs and it has made no difference. If i start in safe mode it loads significantly faster. Here is log from ntbtlog:

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
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Hello !!

Try this article that might work !!

Optimize Windows 7

Trick to Speed Up Windows 7 and Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor My Digital Life

- Captain

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I am having a problem w/ my Lenovo laptop.

It takes forever to boot up, & that's after trying to restore from an earlier point, boot in safe mode, etc. Every option there is, I do. However, it all changes when it FINALLY loads up. Not one thing works; I just get lucky.

I have tried to find a certain pattern, but like I said, it finally boots up after constantly turning it off, turning it on, safe mode, restore, etc.

When it finally does boot, it takes awhile on a black screen, & then it's there.

I know it's weird, & I did a search on the forums, but haven't found one that is like mine.

I've also done a scan for viruses using Avast! & MalwareBytes. Nothing comes up.

Thanks for any help!

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I have had some issues with boot times. Ive looked for any malware/virus that may be the issues but its not. Ive killed all the startup jazz. is there anything else I can do? I remember using bootvis on windows xp but i havent found anything that works as well as bootvis did.

A:Long boot time

Hmm, is the machine slow when first opening other applications as well? Have you tested the hard drive? Seatools is pretty good for testing to see if your hard drive is having issues. If it tests out ok, how long has it been since you defragged the hard drive? Is the hard drive near maximum capacity? Check your motherboard for blown/bloated capacitors. Run memtest86 to test your RAM for issues. If you are sure it's not a software related issue, then obviously my guess is something is amiss with your hardware.

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My boot times have become agonizingly long on my IBM Thinkpad T21. Is there a way to see what programs auto-launch and remove programs from doing so? Thanks.

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Hello Everyone ... well i went from windows 7 64 bit to windows 7 32 bit since then my boot time is extreamly long .. sometimes it just stops and i have to restart it . if done a fresh install again but i have the same problem ? Can anyone help me thanks

A:Very very very very long boot time

Press Windows key+R, type 'msconfig' (without the quotes), post the content (screensot) of the 'Startup' tab.

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this is my evant viewer log

-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance[ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}
EventID100Version2Level1Task4002Opcode34Keywords0x8000000000010000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2009-11-12T16:29:46.345035600Z
EventRecordID35-Correlation[ ActivityID] {00000000-3B28-0000-4EB9-8989B463CA01}
-Execution[ ProcessID] 1696[ ThreadID] 1716
ChannelMicrosoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/OperationalComputerישראל-PC-Security[ UserID] S-1-5-19

BootTsVersion2BootStartTime2009-11-12T16:23:58.624800200ZBootEndTime2009-11-12T16:29:43.303030300ZSystemBootInstance10UserBootInstance9BootTime199924MainPathBootTime182724BootKernelInitTime26BootDriverInitTime11450BootDevicesInitTime151494BootPrefetchInitTime0BootPrefetchBytes0BootAutoChkTime0BootSmssInitTime8003BootCriticalServicesInitTime778BootUserProfileProcessingTime435BootMachineProfileProcessingTime329BootExplorerInitTime872BootNumStartupApps7BootPostBootTime17200BootIsRebootAfterInstallfalseBootRootCauseStepImprovementBits16384BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits0BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits1024BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits0BootIsDegradationfalseBootIsStepDegradationfalseBootIsGradualDegradationfalseBootImprovementDelta0BootDegradationDelta0BootIsRootCauseIdentifiedtrueOSLoaderDuration2594BootPNPInitStartTimeMS26BootPNPInitDuration160392OtherKernelInitDuration1454SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS161841SystemPNPInitDuration2551Sessio... Read more

A:very long boot time


Go into the bios and ensure that Plug and Play OS is set to yes, if there's a setting like that or similar.

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Help appreciated. Couple days ago, my PC took about 2 minutes or more to boot. Ran malware/Virus scans with no errors.
After powering up, I notice that the Blue Windows Logo shows up twice on solid black background, with animated spinning dots (CW), then thereafter that goes away and 'Please Wait' shows up. After about 2-2 1/2 minutes the desktop shows up and shortcuts rebuild. Once all seems stable, the hard drive keeps running as though data is being loaded or something is running off the harddrive; however, no processes show as running. Should I just Format the hard drive and start with a new load of Windows 10 (Not the free upgrade but actual purchased copy). Is there any detailed directions to really good tweaking of Windows 10? Possibly an Automated program that will perform analysis and correct strtup issues? Any help is appreciated.

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Hey, I?ve got Windows 7 up and runnin?for a while now , but I am noticing that my boot time is quite long, at least, that how it feels to me. I?ve got a pretty strong laptop, so 80 seconds or even 2 minutes at a certain point to boot up seems strange, right? And this is when I've got almost no software installed, it's still mostly a clean laptop.

When I did the clean install, I had to convert the disk from GPT to MBR, otherwise I could not have installed Windows. Is it because this conversion that my boot time has increased? My laptop supports UEFI, and UEFI needs GPT in order to work. If I convert back to GPT will this help?

Oh and, I already tried converting back to GPT using a tutorial written by you But it would not work since my volumes we're in use.

I hope you can help me out, because I am willing to install Windows again if it drastically increases the boot time.

Thanks in advance,


A:my boot time is quite long

Quote: Originally Posted by DucoHD

so 80 seconds or even 2 minutes at a certain point to boot up seems strange, right?

I'm not sure about that.

Check your official boot time with the tool in the first post at this "Restart Time" link.

ReBoot Time

You likely have a 5400 rpm drive, which is relatively slow.

A time of 60 seconds using that "restart time" tool is highly respectable on a desktop PC with a 7200 RPM drive.

If you want to set the world on fire with boot times, you need an SSD. Then you will be down around 30 seconds.

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Hi all, I am relatively new to all this. When I go to start up or restart my PC, it takes much longer than usual. During start and restart, my system seems to go through an additional step, before I get to the the normal Windows XP logo, with the scrolling load-up graphic. Before the XP logo, I am being presented with a whole bunch of numbers and information. It only shows for approx. 45 secs, so it's hard for me to work out exactly what it is all about but on the first few lines it states 'PCI Device Loading' and at the bottom of the screen it also says 'Client MAC Address' It also displays info about USB controllers etc. How can I get my PC to skip this stage and go straight through to the WIndow's XP Load up, as it makes my start up time quite long? This process is not happening on my other computer (notebook). BTW I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. Thankyou. Jamie

A:Long XP boot-up time

hello ,

you need to run a scandisk & then

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )


now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please... Read more

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I'm having a problem when I boot up my machine.

When I turn my machine on, it starts as normal and then stops on a black screen with a cursor flashing in the top left corner. This is just before the screen that shows the Windows logo on a black background with the blue loading bar underneath. If I leave it for a few minutes on the flashing cursor screen, it contines to boot normally and my computer operates as normal once I'm in with no other problems at all.

Any ideas what's going on and how I can sort it out?


A:Long Boot Time

Welcome to TSF

Could we have model/make of your computer?

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How can I reduce my long boot up time (5 minutes) for a workstation running on Win XP.

A:Long boot up time

You could use msconfig, Start>>Run, in Run type "msconfig" without the quotes, and click OK. Select the "Startup" tab and uncheck anything that is not vital to load at boot, click "Apply", "OK".

Personally, I like to use WinPatrol (freeware) for the same purpose.

Download here: http://www.winpatrol.com/

Install, run the program and select the "Startup Programs" tab. There you can disable programs that load at boot.

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I have a reasonably powered desktop computer. It takes a good ten (10) minutes to complete the boot cycle, until the red light (activity light) goes off. I've looked at the things running (msconfig.) on startup, but not sure which ones I could remove. I've taken copies of the startup window programs and will try to paste them here. (Not sure it will work)Nope. Can't figure out how to show you.
 I'd appreciate any suggestions to speed up my boot process.
 Thanks, Pinegum


You can post a picture as an attachment.  
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 

When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.

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I put Win7x86 on a LGA775 P35 Q9550 system (new SSD). Anyway it had a wireless PCI card that didn't have official Win7 drivers. Got some bad advice and installed a driver/software package for some laptop wireless card that was supposed to work with this obsolete wireless PCI card. Anyway long story short it didn't work and I believe I have removed all traces of the driver and software package including the card but at the windows screen prior to loging in it stalls for 3 minutes. I noticed that when the software was installed it was set to try to connect 3 times 1 minute each.

Any ideas ? Or am I looking at doing another fresh install ?

A:Long boot up time

The best way to check this is to have a look at the error logs on your system.

Just go ahead and follow the typical bsod posting instructions.
Based on the information you are able to give like this I don't think anyone could really say for certain.

(you can ignore the minidumps if you don't have any)

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I guss I got them over a period of time. I'm not sure if I can get rid of them. There is more than I can count. Every thing is working correctly. Can/Should I remove them. When I right click on them it says they are not in use.

A:I think I found why long boot up time

Yeah get rid of them, because you can always re-download them at a later date if you need them again, but just get rid one at a time and check everything is working after each one is deleted !

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hi,the proplem is my computer is infected by avirus which make my computer take long time to boot and the icons of my desktop takes along time to respond for opening ,so are their any thing can do to remove this virus ?

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hey guys please help me... recently i have plugged in pen drive during booting after that my pc takes long time in welcome screen.. it makes to go crazy..
xp sp3
intel g41 mobo
core2duo e7500
3gb ddr3
nvidia 8400gs

A:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.


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Hi, I recently upgraded my Hp Pavilion from windows ME to windows xp after I had restored it to factory settings in order to fix previous problems. I have done this routine before, but this time after I had reinstalled windows xp the computer has been having booting issues. It now takes somewhere between a hour to two hours to load xp. Although once it has loaded it works fine. Any help would be appreciated. I am at my wits end.

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I am using windows 7's software raid1. All of the 6 drives I have are on software raid 1.

Okay consider this scenario where your windows 7 installation becomes non-responsive. Weather that's due to some faulty USB device or Diablo II crashing or some other reason...

When system is not properly shut (or sometimes even after a restart), my reboot takes at minimum 25 minutes. I pretty much have to wait through staring at an endless non-responsive looking screen and checkdisk during this time.

What happens is all drives appear to become out of sync. And hence all drive read/writes are dedicated to restoring proper sync rather than booting up completely. It takes additional hours to completely sync the larger drives and until that happens I have a very serious performance loss.

I am unsure how to fix this. I want to have mirroring, I do not want to have downtime due to drive dying and me loosing my OS. I also do not want to spend 25 minutes on boot. Suggestions are welcome.

One way to solve this is to adjust how disk sync operates (if that is possible at all).

A:Mirroring causes long boot time

RAID is repairing itself, that's the reason for the 25 minute boot-up. I had two identical 500 GB drives, and found this 'mirroring' impossible to live with.

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hi can anyone throw any suggestioins to this problem
my system starts windows loding screen about 30 seconds then i log into windows it then takes 4 or 5 minutes to load completly any ideas on this would be great


A:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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Since the last few weeks, my computer was not able to start properly. When i press the start button, my hp laptop just gets stuck at the white HP logo screen. If i get lucky it gets pass the logo in around 15min then start up normally.
It seems that there is something wrong with the power. When i start my laptop with only the battery, it seems that this situation occurs more often and when i plug in the AC adapter (and wait for a few minutes) it starts up normally. HOWEVER, today, it did not work. I restarted my computer around 5 times with ONLY the AC adapter and finally got through the process.

It seems that the hard drive is not working during the startup. When i had the option to use startup repair or boot windows normally, it took around 20 seconds for the computer to respond when i chose it.

I Really want to solve this problem, i want to bring my laptop out of my home without my AC adapter.

Thank you

A:Long time boot because of battery?

I've seen something similar when the dvd drive is funky. Pop it out and give it another try.

If that doesn't help, enlist the help of a friend's computer and download the offline Seatools iso. Burn it to cd and boot up with it on your laptop and do all the tests that are not destructive.

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hello all...

i am having problems with the boot time of my laptop... it was a 50 sec bootup time from a fresh install but now, every single screen of the startup takes a very long time...

like the black screen after bios - 4 color balls to Starting Windows - black screen - green wallpaper without Welcome - green wallpaper with Welcome - desktop screen...

i tolerated a 2 min bootup before even though i know i have the Intel Core i5 processor... but now, it just takes so much time to startup like 5 to 10 min or so...

of course, I did some research and did some solutions which helped for a short time...
1. I already unloaded programs for startup from the msconfig such that they can mirror the default settings of a fresh win7 install...
2. I also automated the Intel(R) Turbo Boost from services.msc to hasten the bootup...

but now, the problem persists... i figured that it must be the drivers... so here is the list of the unloaded drivers...

Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\Mpfp.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\UBHelper.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\NTIDrvr.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load d... Read more

A:long boot time... maybe drivers...

Does it take long in safe mode?

Have you run your antivirus?
Have you downloaded and made a scan with malwarebytes (highly recommended), run the full scan and updated definitions before scanning.

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My computer has always booted up with no problems in about 30 seconds. About 2-3 weeks ago it started taking about 5 minutes to boot. What it will do is POST really fast as normal, then on the black Windows Logo screen it will stall for about 5 minutes with the little scrolly thing moving across about 100 times. Eventually it gets to the login screen and then to Windows. But I am trying to figure out what is causing this so I can reverse it. Here is what I've done so far and some info about my system:Windows XP SP 2IE8 not installedIntel Dual Core3 gigs of RAM2Wire DSL ModemTroubleshooting so far:-Did system virus scans with Avast (which is running all the time anyway) and Malwarebytes (updated it before scan), no viruses found.-Checked msconfig for any programs running I didn't need, disabled a couple that snuck in there somehow (quicktime toolbar etc.) but I don't think this was the problem anyway.... rebooted and no change.-Ran eventvwr.exe to see if there were any errors during bootup that was slowing it down... nothing.-Rebooted my computer with the network cable unplugged to see if maybe it was some kind of network issue.... didn't notice a change.-Reviewed my Windows Update and found that it installed some kind of Family pack update to Microsoft .NET framework about the same time these boot problems started. Well, I had only installed the .NET framework to begin with for some program my wife needed, well she doesn't need it anymore, so I decid... Read more

A:Win XP Taking a long time to boot


Can you get in to the system at all?
Do you perform defrags, cleanups etc?
If you can get in to the system, does it go at a slower than normal speed?
Have you updated the system drivers?

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I have a fairly new (6 months) HP Pavilion DV3 which runs Vista Home Premium 64. For the last few weeks, at startup it goes to a screen that gives options "Launch startup repair (recommended)" or "Start Windows normally". The repair option will proceed to a screen "Your computer was unable to start - Startup repair is checking your system for problems - attempting repairs" and after several minutes "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically". If I pick "Start Windows normally" it will show a progress bar for a while, then the screen will go black and after 15 minutes it will go to Logon screen. From there on Windows will run as usual.

At the suggestion of HP customer service, I have disabled all items in Startup menu, done BIOS flash and updated chipset driver. None of these has improved the boot time. If anybody here could help me out with this I would be grateful. Thx,

A:Extremely long boot time

I have seen problems with the IEEE1394 Drivers in HP Pavilions. Try disabling this device.

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I get a problem of a very long load time after the xp logo is shown and ended. A black screen shows up for about 3 mins an then i get the welcome screen(which normally takes only a few seconds). Then after that it stays on the welcome screen for some more time and then when it finally goes only the desktop wallpaper is diplayed and another while later all desktop iems appear and startup items. I only have one startup item starting up on startup other than all the original stuff and its avast! antivirus. Help appreciated.


A:Long boot time after xp logo


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hi every one
i use a hp pavilion laptop with 2 gb ram and centrino1.73ghz c2d vista ultimate 64bit.
most of the times when i press power button(when my laptop is switch off or say shut down)the very "first screen" which shows hp logo,intel logo and phoenix logo along with press del and press f..... options remains for too long and i mean too long i.e. nearly 160 seconds.
but this problem occurs 8 outta 10 times.
and whenever this problem occurs , cd rom icon from "my computer" window disappears and thus i cant use my cd/dvd rom.
bt when on switching on the "first screen" shows for a fraction of a second then everything works fine and cd/dvd rom appears in "my computer" window.
i thought that there might be some problem in my hdd so i did a factory reset(i.e. recovery) bt to my disappointment nothing went right.
the problem exists as it happened to be.
it is very irritating to sit in front of a black screen and do nothing for almost 4 minutes.
is there a solution to my problem?
so can i get help from someone?
plz help me im really p***** with this problem.

thanks in advance

A:too long boot time (nearly 200 seconds)

Hello Narakputra,

You might check the items in these tutorials to see if they can help improve your computer's performance any.

Boot Up


Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,

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Hello. this is my first post here, but I'm trying to salvage my computer without having to spend any money. So here is my problem...

About a week ago my computer started making a loud (repeating) popping noise through the speakers (along with the lights on my audio interface blinking on and off with the popping noises) when I would shut it down. That mixed with my computer running pretty badly, I figured I would just do a clean install of winXP and see what that would do. So once the computer started rebooting during the setup of windows, it would freeze up for very long amounts of time (15+ minutes). I tried starting over again and that didn't fix it. Now that I have windows up and running, if I restart windows...it literally takes close to 20 minutes to get back into windows. It goes like this. The first screen that comes up with the processor information freezes up for about 2 minutes, and then it runs through everything till right before going to the login screen. The screen then goes black and sits like that for 15+ minutes before finally going into windows. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this or what might be wrong?

A:Extremely long boot up time for XP

what computer do u have? -specs?

might be the hdd...if u have something connected to the PCI-ports, disconnect it...and then try to reboot...

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Its hard to explain whats happening but basically my PC loads then goes to this screen and it takes about 5-10 minutes to get to log in. How can i fix it?

Pic of the screen:

A:My XP takes a long time to boot,need help

before any answers can be given, give some info such as:

was anything changed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
was anything removed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
what are the puter specifications? (motherboard, memory, processor, etc...)
what was the last thing you were doing before it happened?

sometimes answers to those questions can lead to an answer to your question.

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This machine is a
Dell Dimension DIM 3000
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz with 2GB ram

Recently this machine is taking an extraordinarily long time to boot (16 mins. this morning).

When I go into msconfig and try to do a clean boot following the MS article kb310353, I click apply then ok and it indicates not responding on the top of the dialog box.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here is an hjt log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:40:18 AM, on 7/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.verizon.net/ssowebapp/VOLPortalLogin
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Inter... Read more

A:Solved: Very Long Boot Time

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:16:40 AM, on 11/29/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\System\panels\blank.htm
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://home.netscape.com/bookmark/7_2/home.html"); (C:\Documents and Settings\joe dirt\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\o0lpevk9.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\joe dirt\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\o0lpevk9.slt\prefs.js)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4... Read more

A:long boot time hijack please


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I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!

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hi i have a mercury motherboard , phoenix award bios ... recently i had a issue with the smps burnt after which i have replaced that but while doing that we reset the bios by removing the battery (cmos lithium) there on it takes a long time after the logo for the motherboard splashes on the screen that is mercury it takes abt a 1:30 sec to boot and show the win xp coming up checked the bios settings is there anything that i need to change in the bios cos before resetting it was fine . my specs are mercury motherboard , intel dual core , 1 gb ram , 5200fx series nvidia , 80gb hdd win xp pro i have a printer hooked up that is hp deskjet f380 aio sries any suggestions and also would appreciate that if you could tell me where we can get the bios updates for this motherboard as i have tried searching but could not get is it nesessary to update the bios? is this a bios issue or a mb issue ?

A:Solved: Long time to boot

My first guess is that resetting the BIOS set it to run all Power On Self Tests (POST) tests. There is usually an option for Quick Boot or Fast Boot (needs to be enabled), or Extended Memory Test, or POST test (usually Disable, possibly a full/short option) you can change to speed up the boot process.

Would need more info on the PC/MB to try to track down a BIOS update, make and model number of PC or Motherboard, or both. Generally though, it best to not update the BIOS unless there is a feature in the update that you really need, or a problem was fixed that is affecting you. Basically the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it adage"



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Hello :

my laptop is running Win 7 Home Premium , 4 gig ram , 500 gig hd ,, and with all newest win 7 updates from MS .

I was running System Mechnic to optimize everything then did a reboot and it started doing a CHKDSK and it was working almost 12 hours doing that chkdsk ,, and i thought it had stopped ,, so i turned it off and rebooted and the same chkdsk ran again for 14 hours then it started to reboot ..

I was a very long time to reboot to windows almost 20 minuets .

Now it does the same 20 minuet reboot just looking at the Windows logo screen for 20 minuets before it goes to my normal Screen where i see all programs .. etc. etc.

When is fully rebooted it seems to work normaly .

Is there some program in Win 7 that can check and REPAIR my long boot up problems while it is sill running almost normally ???


A:Very long boot wait time ,, help !!!

Hello Welcome to SF,

You could follow his Tutorials

Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums

If that didn't do the trick try this one Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps,

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i get 'internet explorer has stopped working' weekly, boot and close times are long and sometimes applications are worryingly slow.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:35:15, on 09/03/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Syncrosoft\POS\H2O\cledx.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL ... Read more

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I have a system based on an Intel DP965LTCK motherboard and E4400 processor. The system works perfectly except when I want to reboot.

When I try to boot the computer, I press the power button, all the usuall lights and fans come on but nothing on the display. Then, about 20 minutes later the Vista loading screen comes up and from there it works fine. Most of the time this is not such an issue as the computer is left on all the time, however it is very annoying.

Any ideas? (I have already changed the PSU).


A:Very long boot time (20 mins)

is your machine set to a non-standard GUI start up? Ie have you set in msconfig for a non-standard GUI?

IF so, you may be getting a disk check that you cannot see because of a non-standard GUI (graphical user interface).

its an idea... sorry couldnt be more help

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Hi All,

I am experiencing 10 -15 minute boot times on Windows 7 only in the morning after a shutdown, throughout the day, I can shutdown and restart and my system is up in a matter of a few short minutes.

I hope the attached is something that can help...

A:Long Boot Time after shutdown

It would be other listings in the Performance log around the time of Critical shutdown warning that will clue you to what is hanging the shutdown.

Run through these steps: Troubleshooting tips for Win7

If it still doesn't resolve then use the tool which the pro's use to trace these types of hangs: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN

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Hi guys i have a friend whos computer is taking a long time to boot and him and i have argued a bit on what the cause could be. One of the issues at hand is when theres a power outage it take several tries to get the computer to turn on. him and i agree that it sounds like a PSU issue but at the same time i think it could be a MB issue. also when it does power on after power outage it takes it 2x as long to boot as mine and his is 3x more powerful than my computer. hes running a hex core with 4gb of ram. im only running a duel core with 3gb ram.
what are your thoughts on what the issue could be?

A:Takes long time to boot

We need to know what the specs are and what model and brand of componets such as mother board, cpu, video card, memory, power supply (check the sticker on the unit for model and wattage), and drives. In the mean time you can download diagnostic software to check the hard drives, my guess would be the hard drive.

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Hello, I instaled a new ssd in my notebook. Everything is would be ok if the boot time woud not be 2-3 minutes. The Windows 10 is clean instal. The system seems ok. My notebook type is HP 250 G2. Properties: UEFI, GPT, Windows 10 PRO 64 bit, 4GB Ram DDR 3, SSD 60 GB + 1 TB HDD ( Win instaling without) Intel HD Graphics . I would like ask for some help. Anything idea can come. Can you help me? Speed up the boot time. Thank you very match

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Hello everyone,

Recently I've been experiencing extremely long boot times on Windows 7.
Now the problem occurs when its already booted up; the moment from pressing the power button untill I see my desktop wallpaper goes fine, however, when I see my desktop it just takes 10-15 minutes before I can actually do something (eg. start a browser window or another program). It's just very unresponsive in these moments and visiting a web page or starting another program takes forever.

Now I know there are a lot of threads out there about long boot times and I've already did some things suggested in them:

- I disabled all the unnecessary startup programs in msconfig (only 4 are still active)
- I scanned for viruses with NOD32
- I scanned for malware with anti-malware bytes
- I did a Windows checkdisk (with no problems)

But, so far, the problem still occurs, what else can I try?

A:Win7 long boot time

In addition to doing the above; i would download; install; and run a program called superantispyware; as if your system has a lot of spyware in it without you knowing it; that can significantly slow down the response time of windows as well. Here is the link to the program i just mentioned:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

Also; how much ram does your system have. Your system specs does not list the amount of ram. Reason i ask is because a significant lack of ram can slow down the response time of Windows as well; so if possible; i would get some additional ram and install it in your system as that should help as well.

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Do all Z boards used for OCing take a long time to boot up?

I ask this cuz I want to get the Asus Z170-E. But I've read complaints that it takes a long time to boot up Win 10. Below is a link from Newegg. Is there a fix to this?


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my pc takes a long time to boot

also take a very long time to shutdown when external HDD is connected? sometimes have to force shutdown (press-hold power button) to get it to shutdown?

it seems to be related to the external HDD as when the external HDD is not connected it boots quicker and shuts down very quick

boots in around 80 secs shuts down around 15 secs

any help advice info would be greatly appreciated.


A:pc takes a long time to boot

here are some screens to hopefully aid in a disgnosis of the problem..
again any help info would be greatly appreciated

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