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My laptop is factory reset, but boots slow?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Z121, Dec 25, 2011.

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  1. Z121

    Z121 Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2011
    Hi. I have a laptop with Windows 7, which has an Intel Core i7-2630QM, an Nvidia GT540M, 6GB RAM, and a 640GB 5'400RPM HDD. It boots into the Windows 7 logon screen once started in less than 30 seconds, BUT, after my password is entered, the Welcome screen hangs on there for around 25 seconds, and the desktop loading is slow. Totally, 115 seconds average. Disabling start-up programs doesn't help, and I have a JPG HD image background.
    How can I make desktop loading way faster? Creating another user from scratch and trying to start that won't work...

    Things I've tried:

    1.) Going to BIOS and looking for a "Quick Boot" option or similar. NOT found.

    2.) Disabling/unchecking all start-up programs and rebooting.

    3.) Creating a new user, and rebooting, to then log in it.

    4.) Factory resetting it, same effect.

    It takes 30 seconds to get to the log-in screen (pretty good IMO), then as soon as I log on my account, the Welcome screen hangs there for around 25 seconds. THEN, the desktop takes some extra 30 seconds to show ALL icons and gadgets...

    Extra Comments:

    If I restart the laptop, it is a LITTLE bit faster.

    If I put laptop to sleep, obviously faster, but not as fast as should be.

    If I leave laptop on log-in screen for around 4 mins., then try to log in, Welcome screen hangs for around 7 seconds, BUT desktop loading is same slow.

    If I delay a little bit checking BIOS options, then I "Discard Changes and Exit", then boot W7, it's a little faster.

    What is wrong? Reviews say it can boot in exactly a minute... :(?

    Should I get an SSD or a faster HDD? I'm thinking on buying an OCZ Agility 3 120GB to replace my 640GB HDD... Opinions?
  2. Hughv


    Jul 22, 2006
    Open Device manager and see if any drivers are missing.
    What apps are in the Startup folder?
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