Window 7 Slow bootup time

Gateway Mx6956 notebook - refurbished
January 1, 2011 at 17:23:11
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GB
Greetings!

I've an Gateway Mx6956. I've been using Window 7 since I came around and I haven't any problem. I upgrade the RAM to 2GB and it was working smoothly. Since a couple of weeks before, i watched a movie on it and when I turn it on the next day, it was extremely slow during the boot time. I scan her, defragmented it but everything since to be normal. I reformatted it but still is slow.

Normally it didn't take more than a minute to boot, now it cant take from 2-5 minutes or more. I hope somebody can give me a hand here


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#1
January 1, 2011 at 18:15:59
uncheck all your startup items and see if there is an improvement

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#2
January 1, 2011 at 18:50:39
I tried it. Also since it has dual core, under the advanced boot section, I activate the 2 processor and still nothing change.

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#3
January 2, 2011 at 02:29:38
have you tried a system restore, to 3 weeks ago?
check for antivirus scans, updating programs, especially java and adobe programs, follow xpusers advice, in msconfig, start by stopping all startups except MS, then add other programs as you think you need them.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
January 2, 2011 at 12:36:09
I reformat the computer after I perform the scan with Avira & malwarebyte. As for the msconfig startup, I only have 2 things. The funny thing is that she's slow when booting, while you're using it, is half slow/half quick but when you shutdown, it do it normally. Last week, I try installing the XP again (just to check) and it was the same thing.

I've perform the memory diagnotic tool & memtest and the RAM seems to be working ok.

Thanks a lot for taking your time guys ;)


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#5
January 2, 2011 at 15:22:23
Check your BIOS and make sure that your SATA drives are running as SATA and not as PATA as you might want if you were installing XP or mixing legacy drives.

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#6
January 2, 2011 at 15:32:19
It says:

Main SATA: HItachi HTS5416J9SA00 -(S1)
LEft Bay PATA: Philips DVD/RW


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#7
January 2, 2011 at 20:55:24
How your board treats the SATA disk with the PATA drive present matters, read the manual and check the settings.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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#8
January 3, 2011 at 16:39:37
Ok guys, I think I found the problem. Is the HDD, recently I bought a USB to Sata/IDE adapter and I test the HDD and I try to boot the desktop with my laptop's hdd but it work the same way and I also notice some weird noise. Tomorrow I will buy a new one.

But still, thank you all for your tips, you all answer quickly and direct ;) From now on this would be my favorite website ;)


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