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Vista 32 very slow boot

Q: Vista 32 very slow boot

I am using dell inspiron running vista home premium 32 bit with 4gb RAM. My system has been booting up too slow. from the time it is turned on to a complete boot, it takes about 10 - 12 minutes. I have disabled all startup programs and most startup services except AVG antivirus. With some research, I learned to filter the event log and I learnt that the following degradation existed.
Sound driver
Video Driver
AVG resident shield
windows explorer
and many others yet to review.

I use Eusing registry cleaner and clean registry every couple of days. I run full scan on AVG at least once a week.

I would appreciate any help on this matter.

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Preferred Solution: Vista 32 very slow boot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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What's going on with this thing? Lately Windows Mail is sloooooooooow to boot. I also have intermittent unexplained freeze ups where the cpu is working like crazy on something but I don't know what. Any suggestions what to check? I've run Spybot search and destroy, Malicious software removal tool, Defender, Plus the excellent anti virus software from Embarq. I should mention I downloaded Explorer 8 recently. Also installed SP2 awhile ago. This is a 2 year old Emachine system T5226 dual core and all that jazz

A:Vista slow downs, windows mail slow to boot

try to press crtl alt del and turn on the task manager and see if you can tell what the cpu is working on.

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I recently added a hard drive to my computer, and did a clean install of Vista on the new one. Ran all windows updates, copied files off the old HD and formatted it. Computer was running great, no complaints. After the last update finished, I restarted the computer, which took a very long time, and after boot I couldn't load any programs, and I restarted again. Took even longer to boot this time, and now explorer crashes on startup, and is unresponsive. Control panel works fine, but can't do anything with explorer.

After a few more restarts windows will now not even load, neither will safe mode, so I decide to unplug the HD, leaving only the old one. I try to boot from CD. It takes OVER thirty minutes just to load the first window of Vista installation.

My bios works flawlessly, I tried resetting defaults in BIOS, no help. NOTHING after BIOS is usable on my PC now. What the hell happened?

Hardware as follows:

EVGA Nvidia 780i motherboard
EVGA Nvidia GTX260 video
WD 300gig 7200rpm Hard Drive (original- new drive is a 1tb Samsung)
Two sticks of 2g Corsair Dominator ram 1033mhz clock.
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66ghz

Any help or input is greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: In case this is of help, when I finally manage to load the "Install Windows" window when booting from disk, it responds fine. No mouse lag at all, I can drag the window around, everything is fine until I click "install now" which triggers another 20 minute or so wait time.

A:Vista boot incredibly slow, can't boot from CD either.

Hi -

Do you have a full retail version of Vista or OEM version, i.e., is your Vista DVD a system manufacturer's recovery DVD?

Check the new HDD - run HDD diagnostics -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Run memtest86+ on RAM - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

I would also suggest that you wipe the new HDD with KillDisk, then attempt another Vista install -

KillDisk --> http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hey all,
So, the thing is. I've been noticing some disturbing slow changes in the way my Vista boots. Usually, it takes less than 54 seconds for my VAIO VGN-CR laptop to boot Vista OS, but now it takes about 2 minutes to finaly boot the OS.
What really bothers me in that is the fact that I didn't really do anything that might overload the stacks against the OS and made it heavy to boot. I mean, I didn't put more startup applications, I didn't install new programs or drives, I didn't store much files and data in my hard drive and I didn't face any virus or malware problems lately since that changes.
I also should mention that (based on my observation) I didn't face or pass by any slow or hang problem while the OS was starting and working normally. The slowness problem is just with the boot itself I think.

Anyway, I'm really tired of trying to figure out what caused that slow boot in my laptop, and I'm wishing that somebody could help me in this.
*Notes that helpers may need:

1) Ways that I've tried and didn't fix the problem:
- Disabling all unecessary startup applications.
- Disabling some services related to other softwares and applications.
- Uninstalling lots of softwares that I don't need anymore.
- Cleaning my hard drive and saving more space.
- Deleting cookies, temps and other files and data of my own.
- Scanning my whole system for viruses and spywares.
- Running a Highjackthis scan and fixing the proble... Read more

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Someone I know has this laptop: http://www.gateway.com/retail/mt3423.php, and his boot-time from when the bootscreen shows up to when it first brings up the bootscreen.
Is 39 seconds normal for that? My desktop has half the RAM, and a single-core CPU and I could go all the way from the bootscreen to my desktop in less than that.
He's already unchecked un-needed startup apps and services, we've done defragging and registry cleans, the whole nine yards, so what could be causing this and what can we do to make it somewhat faster.

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I am working on an inherited P4 machine with a ASUS P4P800 MX motherboard. The machine came to me with one 256 DIMM266 PC2100 CAS 2.5 chip.

I had a couple of 512 chips laying around, DIMM400 PC3200 CAS2.5, so I installed those and they worked OK even though the machine has a 400 FS bus. I wiped the hard drive and did a clean install of Vista with no driver or install CD for the motherboard. Everything worked OK, but of course the machine was a little slow with just 1GB of memory and Vista.

The trouble started when I installed more than 1GB of memory. Any configuration of memory above 1 GB results in an extremely slow, minutes, Vista boot. Below are the following configurations I have tried to upgrade beyond the 1GB.

2 paired 1GB PC 3200 CAS 3 and 2 512MB PC3200 CAS 3
2 paired 1GB PC 3200 CAS 3
2 paired 1GB PC 2600 CAS 2.5
2 paired 1GB PC 2600 CAS 2.5 and 1 256MB PC2600 CAS 2.5
4 paired 512MB PC3200 CAS 3


A couple of notes, the 1GB chips ran fine with only one installed. Vista never reported a memory change up or down. I also flashed the BIOS with the latest from the ASUS site and installed SP2 for Vista. I also tried a clean install of Vista with 2GB installed.

Since I don?t have an install CD for the motherboard could I be missing a driver that reports memory to Vista or does Vista install its own chipset drivers?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hey all,

So, the thing is. I've been noticing some disturbing slow changes in the way my Vista boots. Usually, it takes less than 54 seconds for my VAIO VGN-CR laptop to boot Vista OS, but now it takes about 2 minutes to finaly boot the OS.

What really bothers me in that is the fact that I didn't really do anything that might overload the stacks against the OS and made it heavy to boot. I mean, I didn't put more startup applications, I didn't install new programs or drives, I didn't store much files and data in my hard drive and I didn't face any virus or malware problems lately since that changes.

I also should mention that (based on my observation) I didn't face or pass by any slow or hang problem while the OS was starting and working normally. The slowness problem is just with the boot itself I think.

Anyway, I'm really tired of trying to figure out what caused that slow boot in my laptop, and I'm wishing that somebody could help me in this.



*Notes that helpers may need:


1) Ways that I've tried and didn't fix the problem:

- Disabling all unecessary startup applications.
- Disabling some services related to other softwares and applications.
- Uninstalling lots of softwares that I don't need anymore.
- Cleaning my hard drive and saving more space.
- Deleting cookies, temps and other files and data of my own.
- Scanning my whole system for viruses and spywares.
- Running a Highjackthis scan and fixing the problems.
- Running a GetSystemInfo ... Read more

A:Vista Slow Boot

Any help please? still waiting.

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Hello everyone,
Looks like my Vista x64 experience is a pain in the neck since the beginning.

Here is the next one I am in front of:
Vista needs from 5 to 10 minutes (sometimes maybe more but I do not have the patience to wait and I just switch off - switch on again)

Once in Vista it works fast and I do not have any wait on starting application (Only Games), I can also say that once I put my user password, Vista is ready in few second including Wireless connection Network, but the Screen with the Scrooling Bar is the one which takes so long to disappear.

If you see my rig, you'll deduce that cannot be a low Hardware performance.
As I use it only for Gaming purpose I do not have much Application on Start-up.
I do not even have a Anti-virus installed yet, which could slow down the Booting process.
Shut down seems with no problem, faster than I am with XP Pro Sp2

So what could be?

Also weird result: If I restart my PC from Vista the BIOS does not detect anymore the DISC0, where dual Boot file are installed, so none of my OS can boot. I always have to Shut down Vista completly and Switch on again to have the BIOS detecting this HDD.

So what could be?

Thks in advance for any response.

A:Very Slow BOOT Vista x64

looking at your spec's i can tell you there is a problem somewhere
my system is similar and takes approx 6 to 10 seconds to fully boot

i have had myself some slow booting b4 now and this mainly happend when i have left some kinds of dvd's or cd's in the drive.... if this inst the case then it could also be a USB device or several USB devices all fighting to boot at the same time

however the dual boot could also be the issue here
i remember reading an article on dual booting and bug that can occur that causes many problems

i am suer i remember reading an article on this site also about the best way to dual boot..... just do a quick search on it
or search threw Shawn Brink's tutorials
http://www.vistax64.com/search.php?searchid=181207

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Hey guys,

I tried to answer all the questions I could before I stated my own.

I have a fall back laptop. I run Vista Ultimate 64 bit on my primary and this sys hosts Vista Buisness 64. Having a set of working files around has proven effective and I love this laptop. However, in dealing with my desktop problems, I let my backup go bad.

I don't have an error problem, which sells Vista as a laptop OS, but the boot has become miserably slow.

On boot I have 84 processes running. This is 40 more than on my desktop. I know why I have a slow boot, but not what to do about it. I am really reluctant to start stripping Toshiba programs from the system, as I know it could lead to dependancy problems or worse. I have limited my startup down to 7 programs. Most are hardware spacific, or needed. No way 84 processes are exceptable with 7 boot programs.

What do you all recommend?

Ignore the sig specs. They are similar, but for my desktop, not the system in question... SRY
 

A:Vista slow boot

windows defender has an area which tells information about start up entries.
Also if you download spybot search and destroy it has a start up section within its toold which explain whats the netires are and whether or not to disable them
 

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I,ve got a problem with Vista taking ages to boot.
I,ve read the previous posts and would like some ,"Idiot-proof advice".
Here is the Hijack This Scan.
Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:33:47, on 20/12/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe
C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://toolbar.inbox.com/search/dispatcher.aspx?tp=aus&qkw=%s&tbid=%tb_id&%language
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://en.us.acer.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

A:Vista slow to boot.

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Hi Folks

I'm hoping to solve my laptops slow boot. My reboot time is about 3 1/2 minutes. The shutdown is only 15 seconds of that and the BIOS post is about the same.. The delay is all in the boot. I have the same boot time in safe mode or in reg mode with no startuo items ticked.. The boot is normal to the welcome screen then I get about a 2 minute hang till the desk top appears.

The Machine is a toshiba 200x with 3 gigs of ram and a dual core 2.0 processor.

The machine runs normally after the boot.

I have tried everything I could find online all to no avail. The only thing I can come up with is that the bootlog shows a very large number of drivers that are not loaded at boot. I don;t know whether this is a problem or not. I will c and p part of the boot log to the end of this post. The entire log is very large and shows just much more of the same. I can post it or zip it if necessary.

The Vista event viewer shows no signifcant errors or delays in the boot process 100-199.

Any Help would be appreciated

Happy New Year

ootsa

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\LPCFilter.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\B... Read more

A:Vista Ultimate SP! Slow Boot

Make sure that you disable any unwanted startup programs that can make a computer's boot time come to a crawl. Go to run and type msconfig. This brings up a list of all of the startup programs and services it starts when you enter windows.

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I just built a new computer with an Intel Q6600 on an Intel P33/34 based board with 4gb of RAM.

I first installed Vista Home Premium 32 bit and it worked just fine, booted very fast. I then formatted the drive and installed Vista Ultimate x64. However, every time I boot (from the first boot until my most recent) it takes forever to load. The hang-up comes on the copyright screen, when the green progress bar goes from left to right. It sits at this screen for more than 2 minutes. The bar continuously goes from left to right non-stop, there's no freezing or hiccoughing. It...just...loads...slow. And I noticed that right after this is done, I see the old fashioned mouse cursor (a la XP) and I see it slowly change to the shortened tail of the Vista cursor. Once the Windows logo finally appears, the computer then begins running at what I consider a normal acceptable speed.

I've re-installed the OS, I've tried booting into Safe Mode, each time I am inflicted with this slow boot time. But whenever I boot into a 32 bit OS, there is no delay at all.

I've searched all over and I haven't found anyone who's had a similar problem. I'm thinking there's something driver-related. I checked my Event Log and don't notice anything out of the ordinary.

I know it's a stretch, but has anyone else seen or heard of this issue?

Thanks.

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Hi there,

I am using Vista 32-bit and when I first bought this PC, vista would boot up fast. Now there is a 30-40 second delay every boot up. I unchecked everything in msconfig, removed large and unneeded programs, tried to optimise registry settings etc. Can someone look at my hijacklog, perhaps there are unneeded processes loading up.
 

A:Solved: Vista slow boot up

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This is the 2nd or 3rd install with Vista x64 and the first couple times I installed it, it seemed to always optimize itself when it booted. That is, say I install a big program or game and the first couple boots you do after that, it takes a little while longer. For example say it takes the green bar to go across the screen 7 times before the desktop comes up. The I install Office 2007 and it goes to 16 or 17. Then after a few boots, it goes back down to 7 or 8.

Well, this latest install of Vista I did (on the same machine), the time it takes the green bar to pass never seems to get faster. It takes about 17 passes before Vista's desktop comes up. The only difference that I've done with this one vs the other installs, is that I had my SATA drives set to AHCI and with the previous installs I had it set to IDE. I don't know why this would make a difference in that area, and if it did, I would think having it set to AHCI would make it boot faster instead of slower.

Once the desktop comes up though, it boots normally. I will say this though...in the Windows Experience Index, before when I had the drives set to IDE in the BIOS, I would get a 5.5 rating out of the hard drives, but now that their set on AHCI and have full access to their NCQ, it rates at 5.9.

Is there a way to speed the initial boot process up? I don't understand, it doesn't seem to be optimizing like my other installs did. I thought Windows did this automatically. Is there a service tha... Read more

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It takes about 5 minutes to boot my new Toshiba laptop into Windows Vista (to the point of the welcome center shows up).

Toshiba M800
Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4GHz
4GB Ram

The computer, out of the shop state, booted really fast. Then I installed ALL my applications and restored my data, and the laptop still booted fast.

However since, I've been trialling different Internet Security Centers, CA, Symantec, and even ESET 360 and things changed for the worst. I uninstalled each before trialling a different one and each really slowed my PC to hell. Apparently the new Symantec is a lot more light and has little affect in system performace, but it wasn't the case for me. ESET which is meant to be the lightest of all, also caused dramatically slow boot times.

However I am not really sure they are the complete problem. Even when they were all (supposedly) uninstalled the laptop still booted slower.

I would love to get my laptop back to fast boots while still being protected.

Any help would be appreciated.

Here's my hijackthis report:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:15:21 PM, on 29/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.134\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
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A:Windows VISTA really slow boot

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I am running Windows Vista on my laptop. I got a new drive, in the form of a compact flash card with a SATA-CF adapter. After installing my new drive, Windows now takes approximately 5-10 minutes longer to boot, during which point the drive is being accessed nonstop. This happens every boot. Once booted, Windows behaves perfectly fine and is perfectly nice to the card. Anyone have any idea what's going on or how I can fix it?
 

A:Vista Slow Boot After New Drive

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I'm a big fan of this site, and the people here seem to be extremely knowledgeable. So I joined to hopefully get some help.

Ok, the gist of my problem is that Vista is booting much slower, and aspects of Vista aren't working correctly (like my Services.msc hangs and is blank). However, said services do show up in Safe mode. I'm more concerned with just the overall slowness, though. I'll try and explain as best I can. A few weeks ago, vista crashed completely, I was running auslogics disk defrag and upon a reboot vista wouldn't load. After much frustration and googling (on a separate computer), I created myself a recovery disc and basically ran through the bootfix options, which included deleting the old bcd and rebuilding it. After that, vista ran once again, but was noticeably slower. I then partitioned my hard drive and put my personal files into a different partition (I thought that might be good in case vista died again), and kept vista/program files on the c drive.

Now, here's what I know: I ran chkdsk and everything was fine, memtest was fine, bios memory tests were fine. I have very few services/processes booting up, I'm careful about that kind of thing. Plus, prior to this point (prior to crash), I've gone through all the speed up/performance tips located on these forums. I also have no spyware/viruses according to my software.

I am unable to do a reinstall, as I do not have installation discs, and I got rid of the recovery partition a long tim... Read more

A:Vista Boot is slow, general help

Welcome
Lets start with the easy way. If this does not work I will give another step. I dont want to confuse by giving you every possible solution. Lets go one at a time and do it right
Try a clean boot to diagnose
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If this does not work there are many other steps that we can make to help diagnose; event viewer, safe mode (to see if it is a driver) . performance monitor, etc
Lets go slow and one at a time. Sometimes too much at once does more harm than good. You will be helped.

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Hi Everyone

This is my first post and it's about a problem I'm having with a slow booting Vista Ultimate machine with plenty of gusto.

I've tried all the common fixes posted around the net. I get a two minute boot in safe mode and in reg mode with nothing in the startup. I feel that after looking at the bootlog file that it has something to do with drivers that don't load during the boot. According to the log I have dozens and dozens of drivers that apparently don't load. Here is a sample of the log. I don't enclose the whole log because it is very large. I will if necessary:


Code:

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\snapman.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\ecache.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\disk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
Did not load driver @nettun.inf,%isatap.displayname%;Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Did not load driver @nettun.inf,%isatap.displayname%;Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Did not load driver @nettun.inf,%isatap.displayname%;Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Did not load driver @nettun.inf,%tunmp.displayname%;Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Did not load driver @hal.inf,%acpiapic.devicedesc%;ACPI x86-based PC
Did not load driver Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer
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A:Slow Boot Vista Ultimate

you must try a Startup Repair.

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I have a machine a built myself running Vista Ultimate. It seems to run decently fine until i shutdown or reboot. The boot process takes about fifteen minutes. I can't figure out why...I have a 2.4 Intel Core2 Duo with 4gb mushkin memory. I also have about 2tb of connected storage so I'm not out of disk space. I tried to run the Windows automated repair off the Vista DVD but after 48 hours of a scroll bar, I assumed it had hung and I rebooted. Any ideas??

A:Vista boot painfully slow...

If you have just installed Vista then it has a lot of updating to do. When shutting down Vista installs the updates thus why it takes so long. And then when it loads again its configuring the updates and makes changes to the OS.
It should speed up in a day.
How long has this been going on for?

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Hi.
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium [SP2] on a Sony Vaio laptop.
For the last couple of weeks I have been experiencing slow boot times. It takes approx 5 minutes to get to a useable state/desktop.
The laptop starts as normal, takes about 1 minute to get to the windows icon, then it hangs on a black screen, then I see the welcome screen followed by another black screen that hangs for about 2 minutes.
The mouse/pointer is active during the black screen moments. Then once the desktop finally appears it takes about another minute or two for my taskbar icons to appear and be functional.

I've opened msconfig and my only startup program is avira antivirus, which was running on startup previously when the laptop was booting normally.
I have also tried doing a 'clean boot' with nothing selected and the problem still occurs.
I booted in Safe Mode and it appeared to start normally.
I tried booting without any external devices connected, made no difference.
I've run various scans, malwarebytes, Ccleaner, Defender, and also checked 'Autoruns', to no avail.
(I've also opened the Boot tab in system config and changed the timeout to 3 seconds instead of 30.)
Finally, I have tried to run SFC.exe [ sfc / scannow ] but it just flashes up for a split-second then vanishes!

I'm not really sure what more I can do now, so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Chris.

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A:Vista Laptop Slow Boot

FWIW: Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html

Louis

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Hi Guys

Recently I was given a Dell Dimension 9200 with the Vista OS. I was unsatisifed with Vista and attempted to reformat and load XP. The XP attemped to load but failed about 2 minutes into the process. With that failure, I decided to just leave well enough alone and leave Vista there. The PC is now slow to boot up and I get to a screen that asks me which OS I want to load. There is only one choice and that is Vista. Can anyone tell me what I have to do to get rid of this step and just have Vista start normally.

Thanks

Chief

A:[SOLVED] Vista slow to boot up

Hi have you tried repairing using the vista install or recovery disc

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Hi, i am experiencing a suspiciously long startup time during the part with the three green bars going across the screen, about a minute and a half. The rest of my startup is very fast. My computer is reasonably high-end (2gb ram, e6750 cpu) but not overclocked and my hard drive is fully defragmented. The long startup has been present since i first got the pc about a year ago and my current efforts suggest that it is not due to any software i’ve installed. My motherboard is a p5w dh deluxe and i’m running Vista 32bit SP1. This is what i’ve done so far:

1. I have trimmed all my non-microsoft services and startup items down to a minimum, along with unused drivers (through autoruns), although the wait is still there whether i use diagnostic startup or even safemode.

2. Furthermore I have checked the event viewer for startup problems. The events which denote my startup time have warning or critical symbols but there are no other warnings referring to specific trouble processes, therefore I do not believe my slow boot is the result of startup applications or services.

3. I have tried selecting “os boot information” in ms-config to find a trouble driver, but all the drivers load quickly when they are listed, during the period with the long wait (when the green bar is usually loading) there is little information, it reads something like “checking hard disk C”.

4. I have run the command line utility to check all system files for errors, but it was fine.

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A:Solved: Slow Vista Boot

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Hey, so essentially what happens with my computer is that it takes a very long time to boot, and then once it gets past the logon, everything loads fine until I try to do anything, at which it freezes.
This started happening this morning when I put computer into hibernate and took it with me to class. However, this was after I had put it into hibernate twice already that same day. I think the power got interuptted on the last time, though, so that might have caused something.
Looking in event viewer, there are a 11 things which happen when I try to boot and log on.
In order that they happened:

Warning 12/1/2009 11:18:36 PM PlugPlayManager 263 None
The service 'TabletInputService' may not have unregistered for device event notifications before it was stopped.

Warning 12/1/2009 11:20:17 PM Winlogon 6000 None
The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification event.

Error 12/1/2009 11:20:20 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None
DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}

Error 12/1/2009 11:20:28 PM EventSystem 4609 Event System
The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043c from line 45 of d:\longhorn\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

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A:Vista slow boot and hangs after log in.

Try a System Restore to a point prior to when you put the computer into hibernate.
Otherwise try a SFC - it may not complete without your OS disc but there are ways around this if you are desperate - see:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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Okay. My wife's grandmother complained that her computer was super slow, especially when running Internet Explorer.

I booted into safe mode, as it was not workable in normal mode. I installed the following: Revo Uninstaller, avast!, ThreatFire, CCleaner, Smart Defrag 2. I uninstalled the following: SweetIM, SweetIM toolbar, AVG Free.

Revo Uninstaller found over 6,000 registry entries for SweetIM toolbar! Got rid of them all. ThreatFire would not launch in Safe Mode. avast! would not enable in Safe Mode. I noticed in CCleaner, under 'Startup', that there was an item that would launch at startup to finish the uninstall of... I cannot remember, but I am 90% sure it was AVG.

After all that, I turned the computer off. Turned back on again. Froze at the Vista loading bar. Forced off. Started. Again. Forced off. Turned on. Nothing. No input on the monitor either, but lights and fans turned on. This time, I was going to boot to Safe Mode again and remove the AVG startup item.

Since the fans and lights came on, I figured I should be able to fix the issue by clearing the CMOS. However, I do not have the tool to open the case (it's an HP mini desktop tower). My case does not require any tools, so I've never had to use any.

Think clearing the CMOS would do the trick?

P.S. I thought this would be the best forum, as this seems like a possible security issue. Apologies if it belongs elsewhere.

A:Vista - super slow, now won't boot

You can only run one AV program at a time. Among AVG, Avast and ThreatFire, get rid of two. Registry "fixers" are dangerous. There were not 6,000 real problems. My advice is to do a System Restore to get the unit back to where it was prior to the tinkering and Go to our site:
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
and follow the instructions

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Hi all,
Great Forums!
First off, I have been running Vista on this system for about a year now. It's a dual-boot configuration with Windows XP Home as my other option. I'm also having some malware/virus problems with it as well, which I'll post in a seperate post, but this topic is about the Vista side.

Usually, I could boot Vista in about 1 minute flat. After I was infected on the XP side of things, my Vista boot sequence (up to the point where I can open files or websites) now takes alot of time to get to a working desktop, sometimes 5 minutes.

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:48:44 PM, on 12/19/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
V:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
V:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
V:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
V:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
V:\Program Files\ASUS WiFi-AP Solo\RtWLan.exe
V:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
V:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
V:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
V:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
V:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
V:\Windows\System32\CtHelper.exe
V:\Windows\System32\Ctxfihlp.exe
V:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
V:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
V:\Program Files\PKWARE\PKZIPM\PKLoadOE.exe
V:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
V:\Program File... Read more

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The title pretty much explains it all. I upgraded from Vista to 7 and I noticed my boot up time is very slow. I went ahead and tried the "time your windows 7 boot up" and apparently takes 194 seconds for my computer to boot.

I was thinking maybe if I did a clean install instead of just an upgrade that 7 would work faster but I wanted to know if that would actually be the case before reformatting.

A:Vista to 7 Upgrade--Slow Boot up Time

trust me, do a clean install. i had those problems (even check out my topics i posted in the past about slow boot up times)
here are the reasons to cause boot up times

-antivirus programs (i recomment MSE free and doesnt eat up boot up time)
-upgrading from vista takes all files from vista to 7
-soooo many start up files

so doing a clean install really helps. it helped me.
lucky i paid $90+tax for OEM (which is also a FULL version of windows 7)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Am using Vista Home Premium on a new and reasonably high spec PC. Suffering from annoying hang on boot - total boot takes around 3 min when all start progs disabled - otherwise Vista appears to be running OK. Have cleaned out all temp files but still slow. Boots fast and without problem in Safe Mode so suspect a software driver loading problem (all hardware drivers checked and OK). Boot event log shows mainpathboottime of 157 secs - other main time components are bootexplorerinittime (74 secs), bootuserprofileprocessingtime (32 secs), bootprefetchinittime (28 secs) and bootpostboottime (23 secs). Bootlog (ntbtlog.txt) shows two pages of drivers but does not show how long each one took to load and so do not know which one(s) causing the delay. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing problem and can anyone recommend a bootlog analyser (THAT WORKS WITH VISTA) that would give me the individual driver loading time and sequence?

A:Slow Boot With Vista Home Premium

I'd start with "perfmon /report" at the Start dialog.
After that, go to Control Panel (Classic View)...Performance Information and Tools...Advanced Tools...View performance details in Event log
That'll give exact times for boot issues that exceed the norm.

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I am using Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit OS and have noticed over the last few days it is very slow. Also when using several programs I get not responding for up to 5 mins, then it comes back. Need some help in fixing speed and other issues found.

Thanks

A:Vista 64b Ultimate - Slow boot / performance

Hi tim_ver ,What is your computer make and model number?What is new since the computer began to slow down (new hardware, software, malware. other)?What security software is currently running on your system?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

I have 'fresh' installed Vista and have stopped many uneeded services and at boot
only have 32 processes including Kaspersky AV (2 processes) , sidebar , windows Defender...thats it.....

Ive even had to disable Superfetch and ReadyBoost (I think superfetch could have been better, it seems to start caching as soon as Vista is loading which slows down my startup time and takes ages for my icons to load in tray - just slows it down in general...

Ive used the 'SAFE' list in the services tweak on this site: www.speedyvista.com but to no avail...

my Laptop has 1Gb RAM / Turion 2Ghz / ATi Radeon 1100

Is there any other way to increase boot speed other than using Hibernate?

Ive also noticed - even though Superfetch is turned OFF Vista is STILL caching into RAM... sometimes as much as it would normally (using all free RAM) when Superfetch is turned ON...? Why Is This??? is there another service i have to disable?

SUPERFETCH - Now I know someone is going to say Superfetch should be left on etc etc which if you have a fast system with SATA hard drive and dual-core CPU then maybe it is a good thing, I personally dont think its worth letting windows hammer away at your hard-drive for 2-3 minutes loading files into the cache just for a few seconds of increased loading time of programs... Id rather windows startup fast and wait 7-10 seconds for office/programs to open than windows take ages to boot and office/programs only taking 2-3 seconds to open...
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A:Vista - Slow to boot on laptop...? / Superfetch & ReadyBoost

Get another Gig of RAM and do away with the ready boost.

I have ALL services running that Vista and my programs want. I have done NO tweaking to my laptop and things run just fine and the boot up is not any longer that my Windows XP machines. I have 2 Gigs of ram.

When you kill some of the services, the boot still has to go though the list, and make sure things are started or NOT as set.
 

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Vista Ultimate with the latest service pak (forget if it is 2 or 3)
Toshiba Qosmio laptop.

So... I have a problem with Vista not being able to boot all the way to a stable login screen (I have 2 user logins setup with typed passwords, plus a fingerprint reader running, but not currently being used, so the login screen has the fingerprint reader "button" as well as buttons for each of the 2 user logins (with passwords). The Boot is very very slow (maybe 10 minutes?), the login screen does appear with the 2 user login icons, but the hard disc is still grinding away. If I let it just sit, the boot fails and it tries to restart.

If I start "Startup Repair" it wants to restore the registry (which I think may be the fix, more on this later), but claims there's no restore file for the registry, though I could swear I set one 6 months ago.

The reason I think it may be a registry issue is... out of the blue, if my DSL ISP disconnects (it happens at least once a day), I started losing the Network icon and Security icon and Volume Control icon in the tray (lower right side of task bar). The Network icon selection was grayed out, so even though I thought I knew where to go to turn it back on, I couldn't. An online solution said you could delete 2 entries in the traynotify Registry Key and they would re-start themselves when you reboot and Network would be no longer grayed out. That worked and I used it 2 or 3 times, but the last time I tried it, I decided to... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I recently bought a Lenovo X61 tablet PC. It has an SXGA+ screen (12.1 inches) and it runs Vista Business 32-bit. I have installed all the necessary software on the original installation. I did remove Diskeeper and the trial version of Norton Internet Security which came preinstalled. I partitioned my hard disk with Paragon Partition Manager and have been using the machine as-is since.

I have noticed that even after installing the latest graphics driver from intel's website for my version of Vista the video output looks very amateurish and disappointing. When I play a movie the sound and video of the movie will be in sync with each other for a minute or so and then the video starts to lag behind. This is very annoying and I have not been able to figure out why this is happening. I have installed the Vista Codec Pack. Could it be the codecs? Which codec pack works the best with Vista Business 32-bit? My tablet pc has the Intel 965 Mobile Express Chip graphics card.

Another issue is the boot-up time. If I start counting right from the beginning to the time everything settles down on the desktop and it's ready for use, it takes about 6-7 minutes which is just too long and inconvenient. It becomes a real pain when I have to restart the machine. Originally, without any software installation, the boot time was 1-2 minutes so I expected it to increase to 3-4 minutes after all the installation but 6-7 minutes is just too much. I was also wondering if I coul... Read more

A:Delayed Video and slow boot-up on Vista Business 32 Bit.

Any ideas on the slow start-up and the low CPU score?

Edit: I have found the solution to the delayed video problem. I uninstalled the Vista Codec Package and installed K-Lite free codec package which has the video playback in full-screen mode in Windows Media Player and others just fine, without any lags.

Keith.
 

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So far to fix this issue i've tried disabling all the non-microsoft services and startups, and changing the registry a bit to kill apps quicker on shutdown time. Both startup and shutdown are still horribly slow.

I've also tried disabling the sound driver (As some people say the sound driver can cause slow startup and shutdowns?)

Hopefully i won't be posting too many of these types of problems, as I prefer to browse through forums and find the answer myself. Sadly, so far I haven't found a topic with suggestions that fix this issue.

Suggestions would be kindly appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Slow boot and shutdown

the steps you have taken so far are good but id suggest that you try the following too:

- check for any hardware that can cause a slow down like old external hard disks
- check you have the latest windows updates installed
- defragment your boot hard disk to improve speed
- clear out old temporary files
- check that your hard disk light is not being thrashed and on a lot

has this just started to happen? have you just installed any windows services packs?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Can someone help me about this issue in vista premium. My system has suddenly went slow as a turtle. I did not install anything prior to the change of my system's speed. I tried to tweak it but not in luck. Then the day before yesterday, a pop up message came up saying my Windows License was altered so I have to reboot or else Windows will stop working. I thought a program was installed in my pc without me knowing so i check program features and found out that some of the installation dates of some programs has been change, specifically Acrobat 8 which i installed a month ago was no changed to Aug 18. I think there something fishy here. I also tried tweaking the system to make it fast, disable Aero and other visual effects, though it helped, the boot and shutdown times are still lagging. I also tried to check for some malware, virus and other security issues found in this forum:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html/, but the solutions here found nothing except for my saved passwords.

Here the HJT log of my system taken just now:
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:48 PM, on 8/19/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Window... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

Ive been having a "funky" problem with my Vista machine...
Seems that a week or two ago, while I was doing my homework(and listening to some music) the computer just shuts down! When I restart it, it stays frozen on the homescreen for a long time. At first i thought that it won't boot, but it turns out that some files are taking long time to load. Booting in safe mode showed me which(unless there is more) file is taking a long time. The file is Hal.dll
Now, the problem is worse! When I start up, random programs crash. They are almost all startup programs, except for firefox plugin container and google chrome. Now, by random, i mean that the programs which crash are different, and if I keep the computer on(without doing anything) more apps crash, at different times(not right after I startup). Some do crash right when i startup, but some crash when I keep the computer on. What freaks me out even more is that sometimes(like 2/3 of the times when I startup) the screen glitches and freezes! I dont have a pic, but everything on the screen, except the pointer, spreads out in small lines, which remind me of scan lines. Now, the mouse is shown clearly and not glitched! I tried virus scans using maleware bytes and mcafee. Also, I used a system restore, but it didn't work. My comp is a year old, and i do download a lot, but I would like something more obvious than saying that it is a virus etc.
Oh, and I got a nasty virus this summer, which I fixed with a system restore and... Read more

A:Strange Vista Problem: Random Apps Crashes, Slow Boot, Computer Crashed

Hi 123man


Just to cover the malware possibilities, why not try the steps from our Security Forums, and see if they give you a clean bill of health --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Also, set your computer to show the BSOD errors when they occur, rather than blindly rebooting ---
1) Select Control Panel on your Vista Start menu.
2) Select Classic View
3) Select System.
4) Select Advanced system settings
5) Select Settings in the Startup and Recovery section.
6) Uncheck Automatically restart in the System failure section
7) Change Kernel memory dump to Complete memory dump in the Write debugging information section.
8) Click OK in the Startup and Recovery and System Properties windows to save the settings.

Then have a look at our first steps for troubleshooting BSOD errors (which are likely part of what you are experiencing) --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

This should get you on the road to discovering the trouble & recovering your system.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:computer slow to boot, slow response, very slow internet, fans on high - HJT log

Any thoughts, anybody?

catillac said:


(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

When I start my laptop the blue error message screen tends to pop up and a consistancy test on drive "D" begins almost every time. Furthermore, taskbar items take almost 5 minutes to load, and my HP Wireless Assistant will not even load up for about 10 minutes after start up. This is quite devastating and annoying to me when trying to take care of business and type out a few research papers. I am wondering what I need to do to resolve this problem.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Please let me know what to do.

-Michael





The basic information regarding my Windows XP is as follows:

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EVEREST Home Edition © 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc.
________________________________________

Version EVEREST v1.10.106
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/

Report Type Quick Report
Computer *****************
Generator *****************
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-08-16
Time 23:06

Summary
________________________________________

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional

OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)

Computer Name *****************
User Name *****************

Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile , 2166 MHz (7.5 x 289)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Phoenix (12/11/06)

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A:Windows XP Slow Boot & Slow HP Wireless Assitant Boot

why are there three of these running?
 

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My System has an Athlon XP 1.4 GHz Processor, 768 Mb Ram, and 2 IDE harddrives.

I started off with Windows XP Home, which was pre-loaded on the original 40 Gb IDE Hard drive.

Then I installed a second 200 Gb IDE drive, partitioned the drive into 3 partitions, and installed XP PRO into the first one. Dual boot works fine for home and pro operating systems.

Finally I installed Windows Vista Home edition into , which completed with no errors.

Both XP Pro and Home edition operating systems are still working but when windows vista is selected from the multi boot menu the following error messages are displayed and vista will not boot.

File : \windows\system32\winload

Status: 0xC0000001

Info: The Selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Putting the installation disk (as the instructions say) to do a repair has no effect, and the installation DVD works fine on my other machine.

Could the problem be related to the boot drive (40Gb Drive) being different to to the Vista installation drive (200Gb Drive)?
 

A:Dual Boot, First XP Home, Then XP Pro, Finally Vista, but no Vista boot.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 39.2

Alright, so today i replaced my dad's powersupply and got an "Error Loading OS" Message for his system when it previously had XP on it. So i said forget messing with it ill just put vista on it and call it a day.

After putting the vista disk in it seemed to go pretty slow compaired to how it was on mine. But in the end it took about 1hr to 1hr and 1/2 to install completely. After installing it took forever to do the first boot up and after it booted i could not move the mouse more than one direction every 2 minutes or so. The system would apparently freeze or become completely bogged down for no reason.

So, this is a fresh install of Vista on a fairly good machine. Any reason why it is running as though it has the worst specs in the world?

PS: It runs fine in Safe Mode.....

The System configuration is as follows:

OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
MoBo: Asus P5NSLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Graphics Cards: Nvidia 8600GT x2 SLI
Hard Drives: 3 various, one 80, one 200g, one 300g
RAM: 4gigs of corsair or something of the form.. namebrand to say the least

I Cant think of what else might help... it is doing this for NO REASON what so ever that i can find.
 

A:Vista, installed slow, loads slow, runs slow

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RELEVANCY SCORE 38.8

My computer is very slow to boot up, slow to load IE home page (MSN) and very slow to open any programs. I have run Adaware, A2 anti malware and Spybot and cleaned all that I found as far as malware, spyware, etc. but to no avail. The lights almost constantly shows my hard drive is working. Any help would be appreciated. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:27 PM, on 4/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fsproflt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 38.8

Erm hi. Last night my PC was absolutely fine, and today it seems to be completely broken.

I turned the computer on today and received a "malware detected" message from Avast antivirus. I tried to move to chest/delete and the message kept popping up. I looked up NewDot malware on the internet (which is what Avast was detecting) and it said that NewDot prevents access to the internet, which seemed about right as i was having to use my laptop to access the internet as the time, because the other computer wasn't working properly. It said that i could get rid of it easily my going to Add/remove programs and uninstalling it, which i did.

After this i restarted the computer and the loading time was exceptionally slow, i thought it had frozen, but it was just taking 5-10minutes to load. When it finally did load i tried to access the internet through a number of different browsers, but none of them would load. I tried to open some other applications too, and they wouldn't load either. I went to msconfig and disabled the majority of my startup items, and then restarted the computer. Once again the loading time was slow, and no applications would start. I then tried to do a defrag, but the program didn't work. Then i tried system restore, and the application didn't load, i came back to the computer 5-10minutes later and it had loaded, but it came up with an error that said something along the lines of "system restore is unable to protect your computer, please restar... Read more

A:Slow boot, slow application loading, slow shutdown

I don't know if there's an edit option on this site, but i couldnt find it.

Anyway, i've found a website dedicated to this newdot "foistware" as it is known: http://www.cexx.org/newnet.htm

It says that deleting the .dll will result in a broken internet connection. IT also mentions that sometimes uninstalling it will still leave errors in winsock.
This seems to be what has happened to me, so i'm going to try the LSP fix utility available for download on that site. The problem is that this laptop has no floppy disk drive, and i don't have a UBS storage device available.

I was just wondering, if and when i do repair the LSP problems, could that be what is causing my system to run slowly? I hope so.

Thanks again.

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Hello.

Win XP Pro SP3
Pentium D CPU @ 3.00 GHz
1G ram

This machine is on a server-based network in a nonprofit. I am the "IT person" but frankly, I am not an IT professional... I'm in charge of it simply because I have some basic "do it yourself" skills!

The machine was running very slowly for the past week, with hangs that lasted from 30 seconds to a few minutes, but always did come back. Shut down was taking over 2 minutes; restart was taking nearly 5 minutes. Programs such as MS Word 2003 opened very slowly. Our employee who uses this didn't mention all this to me until...

During an MS auto update this past Wednesday, when XP rebooted to add 11 updates, the machine hung entirely. It took 6 hours before the first update was installed, then sat another 2 hours showing "2 of 11" and "do not turn off or restart your machine."

I contacted MS and after heehawing around for a while, the person said to go ahead and do a hard shut down. It rebooted, slightly faster, and did not hang again, so last night, I was able run Ccleaner, then Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes. No malware. The machine normally runs Vipre Enterprise (which will show as SBEAgent in the log below); the Vipre log for the past three days for the machine is clean.

I also scanned the disk for errors (none found) last night. And, I changed the page file size so that its virtual memory is now 2500 to 3048.

I then manually updated the remaining 9 OS up... Read more

A:Solved: Slow boot. Slow programs. Slow shut down.

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i've had vista ultimate for 5 days now and had nothing but problems. after one day the boot time increased from about 1 minute to 5 minutes!!! how can this be? i installed all the windows updates and the ultimate extras...i havent fiddled with the registry or anything. does anybody know what can be causing it to boot so slow. it sits at the windows boot screen with the scrolling bar for about 3 minutes. i have tried things like defragging, disk chk and disk cleanup. nothing seems to work though.

i wish bootvis worked on vista. that did wonders for my xp boot.

if anyone is able to help me i will appreciate it very much.

scott.

A:mega mega mega slow boot time vista ultimate

Hi,
Have a look in the events log to check where it "blocks".
Maybe an auto scan at boot or a defrag..... ?

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Please take a look at the log and see if u can help find the trouble. thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:10:38 PM, on 23/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Netspace Internet Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Chas Talbot\Start Menu\Programs\HijackThis.exe

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A:Slow to Boot Slow to run programs and slow to close

Done a pandascan and a full AVS scan and a mcafee scan and nothing to report
a kaspersky scan found trojan downloader WMA.Wimad.d in a file in my recycled folder. I couldnt find the file when I did a search in windows explorer
Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
D:\Recycled\Dd1017.wma Infected: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.Wimad.d skipped

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Actually it's a quad boot but I am sure the principle is the same.

I formatted and reinstalled my main Vista default system and now, although I can access the 2 Win 7 partitions OK, I can't boot into them.

I get a black screen with a lot of writing and...

windows\system32\winload.exe

status 0xC0000428

Windows cannot verify digital signature for this file.

Am using EasyBCD 2.0 and none of it's repair functions have helped.

I vaguely remember this happening a while back with XP/Win 7 dual boot on my netbook and I did something with the Win 7 DVD if I recall correctly....the trouble is I can't remember what.

A:Dual Boot Vista/Win 7 - Can't Boot to Win 7 After Vista Reinstall

Hi,

You may want to try Command Prompt @ Startup (option 2) and typing FIXMBR generally tends to FIX the Master Boot Record.


   Note
Doing this could reduce functionality of your Vista partition but has worked in similar situations in the past

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And I only see that BSOD when I disable automatic restart. The stop code is 0x000000ED (0x86403130,0xc000009c,0x00000000,0x00000000). I get the blue screen (momentarily) on all of the other F8 options.

When I boot using the Vista disk I get the msg 'Windows is loading files...', then I get what looks like the bottom part of the XP splash screen - the little bar with the green dots moving from left to right (was that part of the Vista start, as well?), then eventually the screen goes black..... and stays that way. Although after about 30 seconds the mouse pointer does show up - and its moveable. And the keyboard lights up properly on Caps Lock and Num Lock. But nothing else.

I did try booting off an old XP disk, and it did take me to a place where I could delete the partition.

Should I try that, and then try the Vista disk again, or should I just go ahead and install XP (although I would have that pesky product key to deal with)?

I somehow feel that if I could only get to a C: prompt I could do a fixboot

A:Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

and I'm not talking about a good answer. ANY response at all would have been appreciated.

My original post, titled Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either seemed like it would be the kind of posting that would have elicited some response - Can't boot normally, in safe mode, or last good configuration. AND, can't boot from a genuine Microsoft Vista Home Basic disk.

But nothing.....

So I inserted an old HP Windows XP OS CD into the machine, and booted to the recovery center, where I selected to install XP. I formatted the drive, and then ejected the disk. I then put the Vista disk in, and booted from it.

Presto, it worked. This time it actually took me to the Vista Repair / Install page.

I deleted the partition, entered the product key and re installed Vista.

It is now working beautifully.

Thanks for your help.

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A:Windows Vista, slow running, slow start up, physical memory cach is near full

This link has many programs to help clean up a slow computer!!!!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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