My laptop takes ages to startup after format!

August 20, 2011 at 17:26:22
Specs: Windows 7
After a boot sector crash, I formated my HDD and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch.

However my laptop now takes ages to startup (about 10-15mins!) and after Im logged in, everything lags like hell!

This started after I rebooted my system for first time, right after the windows installation was finished and after some updates were downloaded and installed through Windows Update.

What can be the cause of this and how can I fix it?

Thanks in advance

Model: Samsung np-r519
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit


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#1
August 20, 2011 at 19:49:29
How did you reinstall? (Did you try a start up repair first?)
If you reinstalled from recovery partition or the manufacturer's recovery disk set then you have all of the drivers for your hardware that came with your system, BUT if you installed from a regular Windows 7 install disk then you need to download and install the drivers for your hardware from the manufacturer's website.

Did you test your hard drive for bad sectors? Use the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive utility for this.
Consider testing your memory with Memtest86 to see if some of your problems were and are caused by a bad memory stick. No errors are acceptable. If you get errors rerun with one stick at a time.

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#2
August 20, 2011 at 20:04:29
Yes, I tried to repair but it gave me no results. The same with samsung's recover utility, so I decided to reinstall windows the hard way (format the whole drive and make a clean windows installation).

I am running memtest86 v4.2 right now and is not giving me any errors. Unfortunately I suspect my HDD may be damaged or defective...

Is there a guaranteed way to be sure?


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#3
August 20, 2011 at 22:45:58
Test the hard drive with diagnostics.

Double check that the memory amount reports correctly.

Usually slow boot is missing drivers.

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#4
August 21, 2011 at 01:28:37
you may need to install the chipset drivers for your machine, you should have an original cd with those specific drivers or you can download at the manufacturers site, if you cannot all win 7 drivers, vista drivers may work too.

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#5
August 21, 2011 at 16:19:55
The hard drive manufacturer usually offers a utility that can test the hard drive outside of windows. I runs off CD and memory like Memtest does.

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#6
August 22, 2011 at 11:58:15
The laptop's model is: SAMSUNG NP-R519 can someone help me find the tools or the drivers I am needing?

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#7
August 23, 2011 at 21:57:28
Tools you need to open a bottom port and read the hard drive mfg's name, go to their site and look (typically Support>Downloads>Tools).
For drivers go to system mfg's website and look (typically Support>Downloads>Drivers) enter your model number and operating system, etc.

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