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Topic # 121041 22-Jun-2013 11:39
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hey there, my computer sometimes has super slow bootup , just hangs, the icons wont appear, or they appear and then the widgets wont, ive done full reg fix, checked all startup programs, done hard disk checks, updates are set to manual, defrag done, ive done the win 7 test tool that comes with windows, does anyone know of a good windows test tool ,that i can download and run?

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  Reply # 841478 22-Jun-2013 13:44
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What are the specs? What kind of HDD? What drivers are being used for HDD and interface (SATA/AHCI, Microsoft/Intel/AMD)?

How much memory? How many programs in the startup?

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  Reply # 841482 22-Jun-2013 13:51
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don't suppose you have truckloads of ext hdd's hooked up? my desktop does and it takes an age to index these on bootup...

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  Reply # 841498 22-Jun-2013 14:14
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I get this too. Win 7 64bit on a laptop with dual core Intel and 4GB RAM. More processes add over time, more other bits and pieces add over time. Strip out temp files, startup, etc, defrag, etc, never really seems to make a lot of difference. All I do is email, bit O browsing on it, a coffee table laptop.

I can guarantee if I clean installed Windows it would be sweet. Seen that so many times over the years. I wonder at times if a Mac is a better option

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  Reply # 841519 22-Jun-2013 14:53
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Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (New Zealand)
Installed: 2/12/2012 3:47:01 p.m. No details availableProcessor a Main Circuit Board b2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS6C7CB30414540
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1201 10/14/2008Drives Memory Modules c,d640.14 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
282.73 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device [Optical drive]
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS15 ATA Device [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3320620AS [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9QF8QRPB, rev 3.AAK, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD3200AAKS-61L9A0 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCAV2H063026, rev 01.03E01, SMART Status: Healthy

 4096 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty Local Drive Volumes      c: (NTFS on drive 0) *84.50 GB14.91 GB free  d: (NTFS on drive 1)320.07 GB240.37 GB free  e: (NTFS on drive 0)235.57 GB27.46 GB free  

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  Reply # 841520 22-Jun-2013 14:53
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hope that helps?

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  Reply # 841581 22-Jun-2013 16:25
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I have observed this behaviour to correlate with the drive dying soon after. Something to beware of, though I am not saying that it what is happening. For example, recently I had a really slow desktop startup because a Steam update had to convert a bunch of files and was hitting the drive hard.

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  Reply # 841582 22-Jun-2013 16:27
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ive done a health check on both drives and they came back sweet, no bad sectors, and it was the manufacturs software

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