Windows 7 taking over a minute to login

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate oem 32bit (...
January 26, 2010 at 00:45:47
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb
I am a window 7 ultimate user. The system was working flawless until few days ago when I start haing problem in loging into window.
Used to take me 6second now over a minute.

I didn't download any software, I have 4gb of memory with an extra 1gb memory free.
prefetch is clean, I thought there was some problem with the system so I did a backup of the system but the problem still exist.

Microsoft want to charge me money to solve the problem and I know someone outthere know how to.
Please be kind and help me


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#1
January 26, 2010 at 04:33:00
do you have indexing set, virus scan working, any type of scan, have you changed your desktop, have you added any new hardware, software, do you have lots of auto updates like windows and adobe set to run at start up, all of these things can cause a slow log in..
have you tried creating a new account and see if that has the same issues?

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but cant help myself....


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#2
January 26, 2010 at 07:08:20
Mcafee and window defender. No virus found.
1-startup I have only mcafee
2-Issue is : Computer taking forever between the window logo and login screeen.

For matter fact yesterday I formated my system partition and the problem still exist.
Again I used my repair CD and restored it from backup and problem still exist.

I have tried the HDD reginerator to detect any bad sector and still have found no bad sector and problem still going .

Bios is up to date.
Mcaffe up to date
I used CCleaner and wise registry no luck.
done defragment and didn't help

I am afraid the Hard drive is failing, i don't know the PC I built it last Feb.
In performance review I get the SMSinit error says boot slow down. According to google search this problem exist if you have external hardrive or flash drive tryin to boot from . BUt I don't have neither.

I have 2 partition in my HDD. System and Backup.
Backup is only my school work and my downloaded work.

I cleared the event and looked for it again but it was showing no error. However, I don't think it is SMSinit, because I formated the computer and the problem was still there.

Hope this make sense. Hoping no hardware failing


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#3
January 26, 2010 at 17:31:23
Download an HDD diagnostic utility & run an extended test on the drive, there may be repairable errors on the disk. If errors are found & they are not repairable, your HDD may be heading south.

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#4
January 26, 2010 at 18:55:27
You can always try doing a system restore and go back to the date where it wasn't doing this and see if that helps.

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#5
January 27, 2010 at 02:03:17
in run type msconfig, go to start up and uncheck any item that seems to be unnecesary java update, adobe update, anything that
that you dont need at start up, see if that helps, also unplug your internet connection, see if that helps?,
if your using wifi try removing your wifi card/usb etc
if you have done a clean install, and it was working great after the initial install, i would suspect,
new added hard ware,(remove all new hard ware,peripherals)
internet connection issues, (remove internet cable, wifi conections)
old hardware issues:
memory issues,(use win 7 mem test on startup)
hard drive, (try installing to a second partition,try a second drive, check all cables are fully seated power and data)
check all fans are running and not clogged, especially the cpu cooler block. its a good start.

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


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#6
January 27, 2010 at 03:09:34
How many accounts do you have ? If just one, create another one and try to log in to it. If your user account profile is corrupt, it may cause long log-in, though you say you reformatted system partition and loaded a previous backup.

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SuatCINI


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#7
January 27, 2010 at 03:33:58
I ran Seagate HDD diagnostic, with long generic analysis. After 3 hrs I received a blue screen, Don't know how it happen. Generic analysis should repai.
That lead me that the HDD is going South.

:( TIme to buy new one. I suspected the harddrive but the life on those are min 5 years and I had it only for a year plus.

anyhow thanks guys.


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#8
January 27, 2010 at 06:27:30
Does this apply to your case ?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977...

Regards

SuatCINI


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