Win 7 Takes 5 Minutes To Boot UpNov 22, 2009
takes almost 5 minutes to boot up sometimes & 70 processes at once?
Toshiba Satellite Intel core 2 4 gig RAM
takes almost 5 minutes to boot up sometimes & 70 processes at once?
Toshiba Satellite Intel core 2 4 gig RAM
I'm not sure if this is the ISO (doubt it) or my hardware (more likely).
I have motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
BIOS version F2 (updated today 12/12/2009)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245
RAM: ddr2 800, 4GB (2x2GB)
Windows: 7 Ultimate 64bit
Video: GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, PCI-Expressx16 -- latest driver
from nvidia (downloaded today 12/12/2009)
Monitors: two (2) 19" Widescreen LCD. One is DVI, another is VGA+adapter=DVI.
Win7 setup (install) -> first restart -> bios finished -> blank/black screen for 10 minutes (or so)... then win7 loads and resumes fine.
This 10-min delay happens every time win7 restarts. Note that this happens even initial setup/install, no other programs installed yet.
Previous OS: Windows XP Pro 32bit, SP2. No problem with booting.
I have tried unplugging one monitor, switching, using the onboard ... all with same result.
Can anyone help me, I'm desperate -- about to ditch win7 and go back to XP pro.
it takes 10 minutes boot window 7.
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System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694104 MB, Free - 586678 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03D1TV
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled
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Intel i7 920 @ 2,67 GHz
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Here are the specifications:
Motherboard - Intel Desktop Boards DH67BL Media Series
Processor - Intel CORE i5
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RAM - 2 � Kingston DIMM 2GB DDR3 (4GB)
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
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My basic pc spec is:
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** EDIT ** : chkdsk reported no bad sectors
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Intel i5 2400
2x2GB Kingston 1333 MHz
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HDD: WD Black 1TB
Ram : 8gb g.skill Ram
PSU: 750w OCZ
Mobo : ASRock Z77 Xtreme4
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
Core 2 Quad 2.8Ghz
3GB DDR2 RAM
500GB Samsung SATA 7200rpm HDD
XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard (BIOS ver. P09)
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