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
    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
    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*
    '*FSB & Memory Config*
    '*CPU Configuration*
    '*System Voltages.*
    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*
    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

    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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    SIW2 Guest


    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

    SIW2, Aug 31, 2008
  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
  6. emptynix

    SIW2 Guest


    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

    SIW2, Sep 1, 2008
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    Diblo Guest

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

    emptynix Guest

    Here some picture of what the hanging looks like
    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
    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*
    '*msconfig 2nd page*
    emptynix, Sep 1, 2008
  10. emptynix

    SIW2 Guest


    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

    SIW2, Sep 1, 2008
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    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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    Diblo Guest

    Diblo, Sep 10, 2008
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    emptynix Guest

    emptynix, Sep 11, 2008
  14. emptynix

    Diblo Guest

    I will still recommend it
    Diblo, Sep 11, 2008
  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, Sep 11, 2008
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    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
    emptynix, Sep 12, 2008
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