Speed up a slow starting computer


  1.    14 Dec 2016 #21
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    It took 283 seconds to reboot
    That's still no good.

    Try disabling everything in the two snips except the Avast as that is all that you need to run at start up.
    Run the boot speed timer again and post back
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    Attachment 29424 Attachment 29425
    Is this what you wanted to see?
    Yes thanks, none are needed at start up except the security Avast Antivirus.
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    I am going to ask for this thread to be renamed "speed up slow starting computer' and have it moved to the general section
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    That's still no good.

    Try disabling everything in the two snips except the Avast as that is all that you need to run at start up.
    Run the boot speed timer again and post back
    I ran the reboot check and it said 171 seconds but I left my printer on so I did it again with printer off and it said 133 seconds.
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    Well that is getting better than the 10 minutes you had on the first post but still is a bit more than I would like.
    Just over 2 minutes
    We could stop the restore point at start up and set it to a schedule if you like. Let me know Mine is set to 6pm and 12pm
    Did the MalwareBytes scan find many PUP'S ?
    I could offer a few programs to help monitor things at start up but don't really want to add more.
    I think I saw you had a system tune up program of some sort, if it is set to start with Windows please stop it.
    Run the boot speed timer a couple of times and see if it improves a little.

    Edit: Just a thought, Do you have anything connected with a USB when you start your computer?
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    Well that is getting better than the 10 minutes you had on the first post but still is a bit more than I would like.
    Just over 2 minutes
    We could stop the restore point at start up and set it to a schedule if you like. Let me know Mine is set to 6pm and 12pm
    Did the MalwareBytes scan find many PUP'S ?
    I could offer a few programs to help monitor things at start up but don't really want to add more.
    I think I saw you had a system tune up program of some sort, if it is set to start with Windows please stop it.
    Run the boot speed timer a couple of times and see if it improves a little.
    I have Malwarebytes and it hasn't detected anything for a while. It did detect some PUP from my System Mechanic but doesn't seem to be a problem. That is the tune up program you're talking about. Not sure if I should have it, it does do some good. The only thing I worry about is the registry errors it corrects. My computer completely froze about 3 months ago and had to take to a specialist who said the registry was possibly causing the problem. It is running pretty good right now. Not sure what you mean about setting up a schedule. Please elaborate. I use the computer from about noon to midnight if that helps any. Will do a few more reboots and get back to you. Thanks much!!
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    Edit: Just a thought, Do you have anything connected with a USB when you start your computer?

    Just a printer.
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    OK The printer could be a cause of a slow start up.
    The sfc .scannow scan I asked you to do looked at your system files and found no problems and the disc check found no bad sectors so I don't think you have any major problems.
    Windows makes a restore point when it starts and sometimes it is better to have a scheduled time to do it instead.
    A good start up monitor is Auto Runs or Whats In Start up
    EDIT: Both are portable

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    WhatInStartup - Disable/delete programs at Windows startup




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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    OK The printer could be a cause of a slow start up.
    The sfc .scannow scan I asked you to do looked at your system files and found no problems and the disc check found no bad sectors so I don't think you have any major problems.
    Windows makes a restore point when it starts and sometimes it is better to have a scheduled time to do it instead.
    A good start up monitor is Auto Runs or Whats In Start up
    EDIT: Both are portable

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    WhatInStartup - Disable/delete programs at Windows startup




    Did another restart and it took 123 seconds. I will get around to the restore options sooner or later. Seems to startup a little faster but not much. Thanks for the assistance. Are there any other instructions I should follow?
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    Looks like it is coming down. That is the quickest it has been.
    Please note these are ideas not instructions and since we set a restore point you can always revert.
    Set another before doing any of the following.
    Autoruns is a very good tool, It does not install as a program you just extract it from the zip file and double click the .exe
    Over the years I have done lots of tweaks to my laptop and trying to think which to get you to do now has me a bit stumped.
    In services you could set the following to manual start

    Diagnostic Policy Service
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    IP Helper (Set it to Automatic Delayed Start)
    Offline Files
    Performance Logs & Alerts
    Program Compatibility Assistant Service
    Print Spooler If you plan to use a printer in the near future, make sure you leave the service as Automatic
    Remote Registry (Most users rarely make use of this service, so you may disable it.)
    Secondary Logon, I disable
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper (Not Recommended if you’re on a network and use file and printer sharing over it.)
    Windows Error Reporting Service, I disable
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
    Windows Search I disable and search still works
    Windows Time (If you do not want to synchronize system time with internet time automatically)

    You could also set the wait to kill time to act quicker it's a registry change
    Press Windows key and R
    Type regedit and press enter
    Go to the following key and reset the value
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="2000"
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