Windows is slow when loading up including the boot screen

August 30, 2014 at 07:48:09
Specs: Windows 7, Corei7/8gigs
I am not sure what is going on here with getting a slow delay when at the boot screen and when windows is loading up when turning on my laptop. I tried to open msconfig.exe and configure the Advance boot options by setting Ram/CPU to its highest, now it still pause for a while just without the splash screen. When windows loads there is a spinning circle over the wireless bar spinning for at least 3 to 6 mins, which I think could be the nvidia graphic card (tried troubleshooting the nvidia card by dowloading latest drivers/killed the task in task manager and reloaded) but not sure if its the nvidia card(seems like it is though) because services is not loading up either at boot when I click the start menu and try to type in the run box nothing typing for like 4 or 7mins then after like 4 to 8 mins everything starts to work. Tried running all kinds of anti-virus software, anti-spy/ad/male where, anti-everything,combofix and even running Real-time protection, this does not seem to be a virus.

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August 30, 2014 at 10:09:18
I think the best way to proceed is to back up your data then use Factory Recovery to install a fresh Windows like it was when the laptop was first purchased. That will eliminate any bad third-party software or malware that may have been causing your problems.

If the problem persists after that, it has to be faulty hardware, in which case you should begin by testing the hard drive and RAM modules.

If you want to avoid using Factory Recovery, approach the problem from the opposite direction by testing the hard drive and RAM modules first.

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August 30, 2014 at 10:45:01
You said the spinning circle (I don't know what to call it either,
but I know what you mean-- used to be an hourglass) is "over
the wireless bar". I presume that means the computer is
connecting to a wireless network at the same time Windows
is loading. That might be the problem. Somehow...

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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