Windows 7 taking a long time to start up RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've noticed as of late my Windows 7 has been taking awhile to boot up. About 2 mins and 40 seconds. I know that doesn't seem like a long time, but it never took this long to boot before. The problem seems to occur after the Windows 7 loading screen. After that I see a black screen for a bit, then the welcome screen for a bit, then finally my desktop loads.

    Have tried repairing windows startup from Windows 7 bootable CD but have received error message
    - Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
    - Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.

    System Configuration

    DELL XPS 14

    i7 Q740 @ 1.73 GHz

    Windows 7 ulti 64 bit SP1


    500 GB

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Anil S.V

    System Administrator


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 1:24 PM


  • Hi,

    Is the computer in domain environment?

    1. Please disable your network card and reboot the computer to check the result.

    2. Disable the third party startup items and services by performing the clean boot.

    How to clean boot:


    Please monitor the system in the Clean Boot environment. If the problem does not occur, it indicates that the problem is related to one application or service we have disabled. You may use the MSCONFIG tool again to re-enable the disabled item one by one to find out the culprit.

    3. Check if system restore can help to resolve the issue.

    a. Click Start. In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.

    b.  On the window that appears, click Next  and select the date and time on which the computer booted normally and click Next.

    c. Wait for the process to complete.

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:46 AM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 8:21 AM