Need help about Vista desktop boots slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by emptynix, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    When I restarted my computer, the desktop loads extremely slow like 3-
    minutes. I could not do anything but wait. My desktop was not slo
    before, and it booted up for like 30 secs or may be less. I don'
    really shut my PC down all the time, so I don't know when this started.

    Quick story of my OCing(*desktop was already slow*
    I OCed my computer to 3.Ghz. I did some stress test also (*'DESKTO
    PICTURE
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/082408Prime95.jpg)*
    pls check the time. Before I went to bed, I put my computer to slee
    mode. When I woke up in the morning, woke my computer up. I saw th
    desktop for a few seconds then BSOD(*'PICTURE
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/DSC01273.jpg)*.
    What I did was I went to bios and loaded the default settings(even i
    default settings desktop was still slow)
    After two days, I tried to OC again. These are the current set up tha
    I have in the bios now while I am typing this: '*System Clocks*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/bios1.jpg),
    '*FSB & Memory Config*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/bios2.jpg)
    '*CPU Configuration*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/bios3.jpg)
    '*System Voltages.*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/bios4.jpg
    After I save the settings in the bios, the desktop loaded for lik
    1:35:95(under 2 minutes) faster than before. So, I restarted it agai
    just to make sure and it was still under 2 minutes. I did some stres
    test ('*DESKTOP PICTURE*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/082808endtest.jpg)
    and system is stabled until now. Last night, I ran the memtest86 for
    hours(stabled), but when I restarted my computer to see if windows woul
    load slow, the desktop loaded slow 2-3minutes some times like 4 minutes
    However, when I got to the desktop(every restart), it was fast for lik
    40 secs and became slow again(3 minutes). Once it got slow, I could no
    do anything
    I don't have any clue what's going on on my computer
    I updated my Anti-virus and scanned my computer: no viruse
    The start up that I have is Bitdefender, Windows sidebar, AP
    powerchute, my mice drivers and keyboard driver (I have these sinc
    before.

    Thank you in advanc
     
    emptynix, Aug 29, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    1. What happens if you set your Bios back to defaults?

    2. With Run> msconfig > OK > startup, what Programs are starting up that are
    not necessary; as in games, etc.

    3. Are you sure all RAM is still working.
    Right-click on Computer>Properties> see if it the right amount> 1g or 2G,
    whatever still shows up. You can have a failed RAM stick
     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 29, 2008
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    emptynix Guest

    35 views with no replies
     
    emptynix, Aug 31, 2008
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  4. emptynix

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi

    Could you use a stopwatch to give us a rough idea of which part o
    startup is causing the problem. ?

    For example, do you get to the screen which says Welcome and then i
    takes ages for the Desktop to appear , or is it taking a long time fo
    Windows to load ( when the green bars run across the bottom of th
    screen), or is it the bootup screen that takes longer

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Aug 31, 2008
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  5. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    Every thing is normal... I saw the Welcome Screen > desktop. Once
    got to the desktop, it was normal for 40-58 seconds(it varies) afte
    that it stopped for 3-4 minutes. There is something holding my compute
    up. After the 3-4 minutes delayed, everything was back to normal.
    scanned my computer with Bitdefender antivirus(updated), Pand
    security(online scanner) and spybot, but nothing came up
     
    emptynix, Sep 1, 2008
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  6. emptynix

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi

    OK , so you get to the desktop normally, it seems ok for a short tim
    then it freezes or slows dramatically for 3 or 4 minutes

    At that point svchost.exe is making a lot of outbound connections an
    other apps. including your antivirus/spyware are trying to update - thi
    might cause a slight slowdown - you can check by restarting afte
    disconnecting from the net

    It's more likely to be a conflict between your security apps - if yo
    have several with so called resident protection, they can fight wit
    each other over what they see as protected registry keys. I had
    similar problem, tho. not as bad. What security do you have installed

    You say there wasn't a problem before o'cing so something has change
    since then - It's worth looking in msconfig. to see what is now i
    startup

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Sep 1, 2008
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  7. emptynix

    Diblo Guest

    Diblo, Sep 1, 2008
    #7
  8. "Diblo"... don't give up your day job just yet.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 1, 2008
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  9. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    Here some picture of what the hanging looks like
    '*Pic1*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/DSC01311.jpg)
    hovered my mouse pointer to the firefox and moved it away. look at th
    firefox icon, the icon was still highlighted even though my mous
    pointer was not there anymore
    '*Pic2*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/DSC01310.jpg
    the opacity of my sidebar is 20%. look at the mouse pointer, th
    pointer was not hovering the gadgets, but they were highlighted
    '*msconfig 1st page*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/msconfig1.jpg
    '*msconfig 2nd page*
    (http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n395/123456iambelial/msconfig2.jpg
     
    emptynix, Sep 1, 2008
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  10. emptynix

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi

    I was suggesting a few things that *might* cause startup problems

    Now you have provided all that info, there's something to work with

    Msconfig shows you have a lot of things in startup but I don't know ho
    this would cause the delayed slowdown you are getting and you don't see
    to be overburdened with security apps

    I'll try and get someone else to have a look at this for you

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Sep 1, 2008
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  11. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    I don't think the slowdown has connected to the msconfig because like
    said I have a 40 secs once I got back to the desktop
     
    emptynix, Sep 1, 2008
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  12. emptynix

    Diblo Guest

    Diblo, Sep 10, 2008
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  13. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    emptynix, Sep 11, 2008
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  14. emptynix

    Diblo Guest

    I will still recommend it
    :
     
    Diblo, Sep 11, 2008
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  15. emptynix

    DDW Guest

    And I still recommend that you don't quit your day job to enter the
    field of computer repair/troubleshooting/consulting.

    DDW
     
    DDW, Sep 11, 2008
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  16. emptynix

    emptynix Guest

    Here is another problem... I installed the BD Internet Security 2009.
    whenever I opened Firefox3 or IE7, the game mode turned on, so I have t
    manually turned it off. i tried to reinstall it but nothing happened An
    idea
     
    emptynix, Sep 12, 2008
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