Slow Boot Fast Everything else

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv6700 noteb...
November 6, 2009 at 12:49:46
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2 GHz / 2046 MB
My computer seems to spend ages on the
page just after you type your password in and
click enter. The welcome screen with the
spinning blue circle (vista). This screen takes
about 5 minutes to load unless I leave my
computer on the log on screen before I type
my password in for 5 minutes. Once it has
loaded my computer loads quickly and runs
smoothly. I have Ccleaner, defraggler, avast
virus.

It used to load quickly until one day it would
never get off the welcome screen and would
only allow me to load in safe mode. I restored
to factory settings and ever since it has been
slow loading. Maybe after an update, or after
running Ccleaner, I do not know. Maybe
someone else has suffered or knows what is
going on? Please and Thank you


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#1
November 7, 2009 at 04:36:50
I suggest you should delete all files and folders inside \Windows\Prefetch directory and reboot.

Windows may be looking for a prefetch configuration data which is no longer valid.

You must have admin rights to delete the files in that directory.

If this does not solve your problem, follow the recipe in

http://social.answers.microsoft.com...

Regards

SuatCINI


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#2
November 7, 2009 at 07:07:26
Reduce your startup configuration to just the essential programs

1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the "system configuration utility",click either "service" or "startup" tab
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
6. Click "OK"

Hope this helps!
http://www.delete-computer-history....

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#3
November 7, 2009 at 10:20:20
I currently have 2 "prefetch" folder, one with a capital P and one
without. If it is looking for something in there which is not there,
how comes deleting everything helps? Sorry I like to understand.
Thanks.

Oh and my startup programs are pretty much only the important ones, plus Msn and sky player.


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#4
November 8, 2009 at 00:06:38
There must only be one " Prefetch " folder in Windows directory. There cannot be more than one folder with the same name. Check if one of the folders has a blank character in its name. Delete the one with lower-case letter p. Also delete everything in the other Prefetch folder and reboot. Windows will re-create the files in Prefetch folder as you start using your programs.

Also check if Superfetch service is disabled. It should always be on Automatic.

To answer your question " ...If it is looking for something in there which is not there,
how comes deleting everything helps? "

The answer is, there may be a configuration data in Prefetch folder that belonged to a program that you had some time ago but that program no longer exists. Windows may be looking for files, .exes, .dlls, etc. of the now non-existent program according to the Prefetch config data.

This may not be a solution to your issue, but you lose nothing trying.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#5
November 8, 2009 at 04:57:32
The Prefetch thing did not work, but your "follow this recipe" link
worked. Thankyou very much, it has been so annoying. The
service which caused it all was "nvidia display driver service"
Hope disabling it wont do anything. All good now though :D
thankyou

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#6
November 8, 2009 at 05:47:50
Thank you for coming back.

Please check your notebook's mfg web site for an updated driver for Nvidia graphics card/chipset.

Also look into forums using the same notebook for what others did if they had the same problem.

Glad you resolved your annoying problem.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#7
November 8, 2009 at 07:55:33
You may want to try winpatrol 2010 (free) and see what your start-up items are. Much better than msconfig:
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
Easy way to monitor your PC

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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