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  • i dont know what is wrong its not malware im afraid it is going to bsod the only thing new is a monitor but it worked fine doesnt seem to be that i hope there is a way to fix this...thank you chris 
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:54 PM

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  • What do you mean by "very slow bootup" 

    do you mean.....The bootup from completely off to the windows login screen is slow.....orrr From the windows login screen to when windows is finally logged in and you can go to different programs is slow?

    if its the second one, you most likely have too many programs coming on at startup....you can go to start>run and type in "msconfig" (without the quotes).  A sceen will come up.  Pick the box for a Diagnostic Startup and restart the computer, see if it boots any faster...

    if it does then you need to go back into msconfig and go to the startup tab and uncheck some programs that start up with windows.

    • Proposed as answer by tracycai Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:42 AM
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:21 PM
  • Check for warnings  and errors in the System log.

    Here are some notes about Event Viewer Reports which may help. When you have a lot of errors you need to concentrate on system errors and warnings, even if it is applications that are giving you grief. Sorting system problems first can make resolving application problems easier. Note the time the computer is last booted and deal with those at the beginning of the boot first. Correcting the earlier errors can resolve later ones.

    1. Normally when an error occurs on your computer looking in Event Viewer should be your starting point for finding a solution. Most system related errors are logged and getting an exact copy of the relevant report is important. Unfortunately understanding the reports is not easy and most computer users need help with their interpretation. I have more to say later on interpretation.

    2. Event Viewer comprises three main Windows logs. These are Application, Security and System. For troubleshooting purposes System is by far the most important.

    3. To access the System log select Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, from the list in the left side of the window select Windows Logs and System. Place the cursor on System, right click and select Filter Current Log. Check the box before Error and click on OK and you see only Error reports. Click on the Date and Time Column Header to sort. You may need to click a second time to see the latest Report at the top.

    4. A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double click on the error you want to copy. Click on the Copy button on the General tab to place a copy on your Clipboard and close Event Viewer. Now start your message and paste into the body of the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.

    5. There are three types of Report, being Information, Warning and Error reports. In most situations it is Error Reports that offer the best information but occasionally Warning Reports provide useful clues.

    6. All reports have date and time stamps and when troubleshooting it is important to concentrate on more recent reports. Study reports since the point when the computer was last booted and then check whether a similar report appeared in the previous session. If errors do not repeat investigation as to why they occurred is wasted effort.

    7. Within individual reports the more important information is Event ID and Source as these help when looking for help on the internet. The description is equally important and copying the exact text for use as the search criteria greatly helps getting better results when using Google. Do not paraphrase descriptions when asking others for help.

    The other approach favoured by Microft Support engineers is the clean boot approach:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796


    Hope this helps, Gerry

    • Proposed as answer by tracycai Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:42 AM
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:04 PM
  • No i mean from a restart or from cold boot it shuts down fine but it boots up very slow and i dont have many programs it is not 3rd party its microsofts software or poor windows updates they need to come out with sp2 i read there are fixes for problems like this and you have to pay. if you can help in any way i would apprciate it,chris 
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:26 PM
  • did you try my suggestion to do a diagnostic startup?

    and no you should never have to pay for a fix

    • Edited by Ang101 Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:41 PM
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:40 PM
  • There is no SP2 for Windows 7. We have only got as far as SP1!


    Hope this helps, Gerry

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:59 PM