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Old 10-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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System Info HP G72 'Notebook CPU i3 M 350 2.27GHZ 3GB RAM OS : WIN 7 Issue: Very slow boot, over 5 mins to boot into windows desktop. Once booted very slow to open anything and very delayed. -checked task manager and normal reading 1.7 GB RAM being used and cpu in idle. -booted into safe mode and ran Malware Bytes- no returns. -System Diagnostics states no HDD found. -Booted into BIOS and currently running HDD test there. (not completed yet) I have posted this in Windows forum and understand if it needs to be moved to hardware. My question is what should be my next steps? as always thanks in advance. ***Edit I forgot to mention I did run a chkdsk /f with no issues found.
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Uninstall any software you don't use.
Remove any software from startup that you don't absolutely need running on startup (disable items through MSConfig > Startup tab).

Try running a chkdsk on your C: drive.
Start > type cmd > Right click > Run as Admin > type: chkdsk c: /f /r > Press Enter > It will say it cannot lock the current drive and ask to run on reboot > Type Y and hit Enter > reboot your computer.

If you have a normal HDD, upgrading to an SSD would speed things up for you immensely.
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Uninstall any software you don't use.
Remove any software from startup that you don't absolutely need running on startup (disable items through MSConfig > Startup tab).

Try running a chkdsk on your C: drive.
Start > type cmd > Right click > Run as Admin > type: chkdsk c: /f /r > Press Enter > It will say it cannot lock the current drive and ask to run on reboot > Type Y and hit Enter > reboot your computer.

If you have a normal HDD, upgrading to an SSD would speed things up for you immensely.
I just put that i edit.. but I did run a chkdsk ont he drive with no issues found. I will start removing items with msconfig and advise of anything that might work! I also was able to use a ubuntu live usb and it booted and ran smoothly...(not sure if that helps any) I am thinking it is a HDD issue but I am second guessing myself b/c the system would not boot into windows if it was bad?
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You could check the health of the drive with the drive manufacturer's utility. I.e. if it's SeaGate, use SeaTools; Western Digital use WD LifeGuard.
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Also check on how much free space is left on the drive
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***Update-- just completed the HDD tests in BIOS, Good news was it passed both long and short tests. bad news is I exited BIOS to boot into Windows and it said no boot device found. No HDD error 3F0. Will see if I can get into Win and run thru, Joe C will advise on space but I am certain it is less than half full.
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Also, you should have done a chkdsk /f /r, not just /f. /r marks off bad sectors which could be your issue.
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EDIT--what is the charge for murder? I killed all the startup items, brought back the basic startups and nothing else. Restarted and it was fine. I decided to run MWB one more time but have not had it connected to any networks. Wanted to update When I realized the networking is not working... states it was turned off (Network Service List) turned it on and it advised that the dependency failed. I attempted a reboot and it booted to startup reapair. advised restore. I didn't, I wanted to backup some files. it now blackscreens and function keys make a solid beep.
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it seemed like disabling all the startup worked.. but I have had mixed results... ad sometimes it boots into chkdsk... or startup repair... I dont wana give up on it yet.... but can not think of anything else to try any suggestions? and the drive is not even half full 320GB only 120GB used
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Try using safe mode, from there you can re-check the start up list to see if something necessary is not being started to boot windows properly
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