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Long time til boot

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JGjo, Jul 30, 2013.

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  1. JGjo

    JGjo Thread Starter

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    I am having a problem w/ my Lenovo laptop.

    It takes forever to boot up, & that's after trying to restore from an earlier point, boot in safe mode, etc. Every option there is, I do. However, it all changes when it FINALLY loads up. Not one thing works; I just get lucky.

    I have tried to find a certain pattern, but like I said, it finally boots up after constantly turning it off, turning it on, safe mode, restore, etc.

    When it finally does boot, it takes awhile on a black screen, & then it's there.

    I know it's weird, & I did a search on the forums, but haven't found one that is like mine.

    I've also done a scan for viruses using Avast! & MalwareBytes. Nothing comes up.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. JGjo

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    Bump :)
     
  3. blues_harp28

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    Click Start - in the search box.
    Type
    msconfig

    Click on the Start Up Tab.
    Write down carefully what is listed and post the list here.
    Or post a screenshot
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
    ======
    Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
    Click on the Download Now button and save it to your desktop.

    NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.

    Close any browsers that may be open - double click on the ADWCleaner icon on your desktop

    Click on the Scan button - accept any prompts that appear and allow it to run.
    When that is done click on the Clean button, again accept any prompts that appear.
    Allow it to reboot your system.
    The report will appear on your desktop - Copy and Paste it into your next post.
     
  4. JGjo

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    Thanks for replying! I used the Snipping Tool, if that's okay.

    There's a bunch on the list, but they're not checked off; I didn't know if you wanted to see those, so I just Snipped it, anyway.

    Here's the report:

    # AdwCleaner v3.003 - Report created 08/09/2013 at 18:41:04
    # Updated 07/09/2013 by Xplode
    # Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
    # Username : Jennifer Smith - JENNIFERSMITH
    # Running from : C:\Users\Jennifer Smith\Downloads\adwcleaner.exe
    # Option : Clean

    ***** [ Services ] *****


    ***** [ Files / Folders ] *****


    ***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


    ***** [ Registry ] *****


    ***** [ Browsers ] *****

    -\\ Internet Explorer v10.0.9200.16660


    -\\ Google Chrome v29.0.1547.66

    [ File : C:\Users\Jennifer Smith\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]


    *************************

    AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1227 octets] - [06/09/2013 17:28:08]
    AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [914 octets] - [08/09/2013 18:34:13]
    AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1308 octets] - [06/09/2013 17:32:54]
    AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [836 octets] - [08/09/2013 18:41:04]

    ########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [895 octets] ##########
     

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  5. blues_harp28

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    Msconfig - not much starting up there.
    Let us have some Pc specifications.
    Check and post
    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
    =====
    Download Security Check by screen317 from.
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Or
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double click the install icon.
    If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad.
    Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

    The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
     
  6. JGjo

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    Thanks again! :)

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3017 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1284 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 99026 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 27423 MB;
    Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.73
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)
    Internet Explorer 10
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Enabled!
    avast! Antivirus
    Antivirus up to date!
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300
    Adobe Reader 10.1.6 Adobe Reader out of Date!
    Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95
    Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe
    AVAST Software Avast AvastUI.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 34% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
     
  7. JGjo

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    I guess I need to defrag LOL
     
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    Are you running any huge programs like World of Warcraft? My daughter had a similar problem. We reinstalled her Windows 7 and everything was fine until reloading that game - then the same thing continued again.
     
  10. JGjo

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    I've done tons of Startup Repairs. That's what I would initially do to boot up. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. I would have to do it numerous times, as well, til finally something happened :(

    Here's my updated log. Anything else I need to fix?

    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.73
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)
    Internet Explorer 10
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Enabled!
    avast! Antivirus
    Antivirus up to date!
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300
    Adobe Reader XI
    Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95
    Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe
    AVAST Software Avast AvastUI.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 0%
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

    No, I'm not. The things I have on here are very minimal. Thanks, though.
     
  11. blues_harp28

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    Run Chkdsk
    Try OPTION ONE.

    You can also run Chkdsk from Command Prompt.
    Type
    CHKDSK x: /F /R

    Note all spaces - x being the letter of the drive the operating system is installed on.
    This would perform a full scan - including bad sectors and attempt to fix them.
    ======
    I would also run a Hard Drive test.
    SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en
    SeaTools for DOS | Seagate
    http://www.seagate.com/support/inte...-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-dos-master/
     
  12. JGjo

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    Ugh! Been trying to boot for the last 2 hours. My internet has been down at home, so I am just now doing what you mentioned above. Will get back to you, & let you know. Thanks!
     
  13. JGjo

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    Okay, so I did the chkdsk, & it took awhile to start it up again. Then, I did the Seagate thing, & it said "No hard drives found" & "No controllers detected".

    Huh?!
     
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  15. JGjo

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    So far, I've gone through ALL of those that apply to my OS, & everything has passed, but my husband took over my thumb drive, so there's 1 diagnostic tool left I've gotta do that I need it for, & will do it tomorrow when I go buy a new one.
     
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