Computer takes forever to start up

August 16, 2011 at 03:18:46
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i5 3,20 GHz / 6 Gb
I have this desktop computer running on windows that i bought about a year ago, that's been working fine and starting up in about a minute. Yesterday evening when i was about to shut it down it updated and shut down after about 5 minutes. Today when i hit the start button it took a bit longer than it used to to get to the desktop and start using it but then my mouse and keyboard stopped working so i shut it down by pressing the button. I waited a few minutes and started it up again and now that i've waited about 45 minutes and hitting ctrl-alt-delete I get to the desktop and I am able to start programs. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials virus scan and it showed nothing. I'm able to use it barely but all the programs that I open quickly stop responding (not responding) and i have to restart them. Now that I restarted it it takes the same amount of time and the programs (skype, mozilla,photoshop) are working just as badly. I have exactly no idea what this could be and I am hoping for an answer.

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August 16, 2011 at 05:17:22
You stopped the update while it was still installing and that can be bad. Many of the larger updates do not fully install until after you restart. They take a few minutes and usually when they report that the update reached 30% they restart. After they start they need to continue this update and that can take some minutes to complete, they usually report the % and warn you not to turn it off while updating.

You need to do a system restore to the one immediately before the update began (system restore always makes a restore point at this point - as long as it is on). This will effectively return the computer to the state before you ran the update. When you have the time, you should probably run a manual Windows Update to get the required updates.

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August 16, 2011 at 10:56:40
You misunderstood, I did that thing where it updates and shuts down once it's finished.

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August 16, 2011 at 13:35:04
Try a restore point to a few days ago before the updates and see if it works good again.

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