Win 7 takes very long time just to start up

May 12, 2011 at 23:23:14
Specs: Windows 7, 2.13 GHz

my notebook is acer aspire 4741G, the problem is, it takes very long time just to start up. I've checked for virus but the result is negative. I've tried to go back to the time when the problem hasn't occurred, but it didn't work too. The notebook suggest me to reformat, but I have been hesitating on doing it because I'm afraid it will be worse.
After several hours, the notebook works just fine, there's no delay whatsoever.
what is it that cause this problem? is there any suggestion of how am I supposed to do with this? thanks before.
PS: I really don't know anything about computer

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May 12, 2011 at 23:43:33

what antivirus are you using? How long have you been using the computer? Have you used windows Disk Defragmenter? If not, Click "Start. "All Programs". "Accessories". "System Tools". "Disk Defragmenter". It re-arranges the files in the disk order so they are easier for the computer to access, it should speed your computer, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour if you have never run the program. It usually helps to run disk defrag more than one time.

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May 13, 2011 at 00:41:19

Right now I'm using Microsoft Essentials, before that I used the AVG that is already installed in the notebook, and it's hasn't been a year since I bought it. I have tried defragment-ing disks for several times but I don't see any changes. I'm starting one since I post my problem, which is about one hour ago. Anything else shoulg I do? thanks for the suggestion.

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May 13, 2011 at 02:34:57

save your files and run a factory restore, it will take less than an hour and set your machine to the day you bought it, why waste many frustrating hours searching for possible solutions and issues when you can have a fully clean machine in less than an hour..try alt-f10 at boot, that should take you to the restore app, if not check in your manual or on the website.

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but cant help myself....

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May 13, 2011 at 05:47:43

If you installed MS SE, but did not uninstall AVG, then that is probably where your problem is. You cannot have more than one AV program installed at one time, there is a conflict.
I always recommend running disk clean up before running defrag since many problems often are related to overstuffed temp folders and similar.
Whenever you are not sure your antivirus picked up on an infection, run Malwarebytes, it is compatible with antivirus programs and often helps.
Reducing the number of programs loading with windows often solves most slow start up problems. Manufacturers and software publishers always think you must have everything already started so you can easily get to everything immediately, but taken to the extreme, the opposite is the case. With everything starting with Windows, start up is slow and with everything in memory launching new programs and even the pre-launched programs just simply run slower making that new or relatively new machine fell like an old Windows ME machine. Run lean, run fast. start a program when you want it, shut it down when you are finished.
AS stated above, don't spend many hours figuring this out since a factory restore will fix nearly all software issues, but make sure you do a back up of your files first, and put together anything you installed since, and make sure you run only one AV program, and one software firewall (Windows one is best here).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 13, 2011 at 06:03:46

#4 above is has most likely identified your problem. I recommend using Microsoft Security Essentials because it is less taxing on your computer.

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May 18, 2011 at 04:21:58

I'll try running factory restore, but is there anything I should do after restoring? like installing windows or anything? or in other words, what program will be lost (I mean basic programs) after restoring to the new state?
thanks for the answers

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May 18, 2011 at 05:43:38

A factory restore will reset the computer to the same state it was when it left the factory. Any programs or personal files you added will be gone. You will also need to download any service packs & updates from Microsoft.

So, before performing the factory restore you should backup your personal files and any programs you downloaded.

I think you should try removing AVG and rebooting.

If the laptop runs fine after a period of time that indicates to me that the antiVirus software has finally finished scanning. As was stated above you should NOT run more than one antiVirus program.

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