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Slow Windows 7 bootup.

bojangles

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Hey guys,

To get right to the point, I've been having extremely slow boots after one of my overclocking attempts failed. I received a BSOD 124 (usually means to try raising VTT for stability). Upon rebooting, I noticed that it took a very long time for the login screen to appear after the shiny Windows logo with the scrolling bar. There was a very long intermittent blank screen. There are no problems with POSTing. It seems all Windows related.

What I noticed was that the installation of drivers for my keyboard and mouse were ridiculously slow as well. Upon seeing the login screen, my keyboard and mouse wouldn't be ready for at least another minute. Thinking I borked the startup files, I did a startup repair, which ended up doing a system restore. The problem still persists.

What's going on here? It was fast as lightning until now...is there a recovery console for Windows 7? Should I try repair the bootsector? Let me know your thoughts. I would like to try and avoid a full format.

P.S.: And I also reset my BIOS to default to solve any problems that way too.

Thank guys!:thumb:
 

jay51

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Hey guys,

To get right to the point, I've been having extremely slow boots after one of my overclocking attempts failed. I received a BSOD 124 (usually means to try raising VTT for stability). Upon rebooting, I noticed that it took a very long time for the login screen to appear after the shiny Windows logo with the scrolling bar. There was a very long intermittent blank screen. There are no problems with POSTing. It seems all Windows related.

What I noticed was that the installation of drivers for my keyboard and mouse were ridiculously slow as well. Upon seeing the login screen, my keyboard and mouse wouldn't be ready for at least another minute. Thinking I borked the startup files, I did a startup repair, which ended up doing a system restore. The problem still persists.

What's going on here? It was fast as lightning until now...is there a recovery console for Windows 7? Should I try repair the bootsector? Let me know your thoughts. I would like to try and avoid a full format.

P.S.: And I also reset my BIOS to default to solve any problems that way too.

Thank guys!:thumb:
I had same rob. on a pc last week,dunno what caused it.was after a reboot/update tho..i ended up doing a fresh install..that fixed it

win7 is very fast install

Edit: i missed the line in bold when 1st reading ur post
 

Ritz

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Do you have any USB external drives plugged in? I always have horribly slow boot times with Vista when I leave my external hard drive plugged into the computer and it was the same problem with 7. I never understood what was wrong until like 2 months ago. Now I just leave it unplugged and everything boots just fine.

It might just be your drivers in general? Could you run the driver install that comes with your motherboard and other devices and see if you can uninstall/reinstall/repair any of them?
 

bojangles

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Wow I completely forgot I made this thread haha. Problem is fixed from a simple System Restore. I decided to let the Repair Tool load for a half hour and when I came back my G15/MX518 were finally recognized. I was able to move the mouse to do click on system restore. Worked flawlessly. A CCleaner run here and a registry edit there and it was as if I never did a system restore :).

I know it sounds confusing because I tried doing it earlier. Maybe it just started working again randomly...:blarg:
 

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