Vista Boot slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by d0od, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. d0od

    d0od Guest

    Vista used to boot up very quickly. Now it spends ages on the page with
    the "loading" bar. Is it performing some sort of CHKDSK during this
    time?

    I only have sidebar and rocket dock starting up, and it's fast again
    when it gets to the desktop, it's just that loading bit takes quite an
    ages, and it didn't used to.

    Virus/spyware/malware free.

    Any thoughts? How do i find out if it's doing some sort of chkdsk at
    boot?

    Cheers!


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    simon42 Guest

    tried everything to track down problem (including posting on this site).
    eventually performance analyser in system pointed towards progarams.
    go into control panel>programs>start up programs.
    once in windows defender if you find yourself in the same position as i did
    you may well find as many as 20 different programs 'enabled' and apaarently
    all starting up when the computer. 'disable' a few of them!
    My vista has never worked quicker.
    Is this an inherent fault with vista that it sets programs to auto-start up
    as a default?
     
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  3. d0od

    d0od Guest

    Like i said, i only have two things with start up - sidebar and
    rocketdock. It's more to do with the loading screen, as once it gets
    past that it's fine and quick.


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    Mick Murphy Guest

    The only reason they auto-start is if you have installed your 3rd party
    programs without unchecking "run at startup", lol.
    READ before you CLICK!
     
    Mick Murphy, Jun 3, 2008
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  5. d0od

    d0od Guest

    Geeez! Does noone read the whole post?! I have already said twice now
    that it's nothing to do with start-up entries! Nothing starts up except
    Sidebar and rocketdock! Arrgh!

    It's the "loading" screen that takes ages......


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    d0od, Jun 3, 2008
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    robotman5 Guest

    are u sure u dont have any Viruses?
     
    robotman5, Jun 3, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    <plonking another Vista Forums nitwit>
     
    Nonny, Jun 3, 2008
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    are you doing a network resource search.

    also have you checked the event logs for startup delay information.










    Vista used to boot up very quickly. Now it spends ages on the page with
    the "loading" bar. Is it performing some sort of CHKDSK during this
    time?

    I only have sidebar and rocket dock starting up, and it's fast again
    when it gets to the desktop, it's just that loading bit takes quite an
    ages, and it didn't used to.

    Virus/spyware/malware free.

    Any thoughts? How do i find out if it's doing some sort of chkdsk at
    boot?

    Cheers!


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    d0od

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    mikeyhsd, Jun 3, 2008
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    d0od Guest

    d0od, Jun 4, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Do you know how to find the event logs? (they're in Administrative
    Tools). Look in each one of them for signs of problems. You'll know
    if there are any. The icons for trouble are obvious.
     
    Nonny, Jun 4, 2008
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    d0od Guest

    d0od, Jun 4, 2008
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    DL Guest

    Yes it is;
    Post the err's for when you last booted up
     
    DL, Jun 5, 2008
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    d0od Guest

    I'm not sure which are from my last boot as it gives choices for 1hr,
    24hours, 7 days and total. so I'm just gonna paste these from "today"
    here....

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    DL Guest

    You would appear to have a multitude of driver err's
    Have you been attempting to install any hardware, or updated drivers from
    win update?
    Do you have any restore points?
     
    DL, Jun 5, 2008
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    d0od Guest

    erm.. only thing i've added is a firewire card - but it was slow befor
    that. can't say i've installed any other drivers except from when i di
    my fresh install - mobo drivers, graphics card, webcam, externa
    harddrive et

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    d0od, Jun 6, 2008
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    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    I would determine the hardware causing it and remove it. See if the
    problem goes away. Then, get Vista drivers for them and reinstall with
    new drivers. If not Vista drivers, replace hardware.


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    JMikeF Guest

    One thing to check for in the log
    Look at the times of each event. I bet you will find a big gap from on
    event to the next - that will be a clue that WIN is choking o
    something
     
    JMikeF, Jul 2, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    One thing to check for when you post a reply on that god-awful forum:
    THE DATE OF THE POST you are replying to.

    The thread died a month ago.
     
    Nonny, Jul 2, 2008
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