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Does PC boot slower over time or something? My PC boot slower than usual

#1KainReaver109Posted 1/31/2014 5:11:37 AM(edited)
When I first put my PC together (Window 7) week ago, it ran great and boot up real fast.

But in the last few days it booted up quiet a bit slower than usual and sometimes even stall (for 20 seconds at least) at the "Welcome" screen. I ran a full malware/spyware/virus scan and found nothing. I also ran a CCleaner (registry cleaner) and it didn't detect any problem, either. Disk defrag said that none of my file are fragmented

I only have three programs boot at start up

I also haven't download any new programs or software.

What could have caused the slow boot up? and how can i fix this?
#2Cool_Dude667Posted 1/31/2014 5:09:28 AM
http://www.downloadmoreram.com/
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#3New LinkPosted 1/31/2014 5:20:23 AM
The Windows registry does "rot" over time, because as far back as Windows 98, up through and even with Windows 8, if you write a program, install it using the built-in functionality, and then immediately uninstall it using the same built-in functionality, it still leaves traces in the registry. There is no proper way to purge old applications from your system.

As per dealing with startup applications, start -> run -> msconfig.exe
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#4squarenixfan119Posted 1/31/2014 5:20:58 AM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
http://www.downloadmoreram.com/


Ignore this user.

You need to download more HDD space.
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#5ElDudorinoPosted 1/31/2014 5:30:22 AM
Are you sure you only have three programs starting up when Windows starts? Have you confirmed in MSCONFIG?

Windows systems usually WILL eventually start to slow down if you do enough with them, though if you stay on top of things you can usually postpone it for a pretty long time. I find that modern systems don't suffer from Winrot the way older systems did. I still don't know why the hell we need registry entries for every freaking program ever, but that's neither here nor there.

Make sure you don't have too much stuff loading up with your system and if it's still slow then I'd say either live with it or re-install Windows.
#6TropicMoon10Posted 1/31/2014 5:34:17 AM(edited)
First time I booted up my PC it was fully loaded in 10 seconds flat. Now it takes 5 times that much, which honestly isn't worth complaining for me. But still.

I think it's just Windows with its cluttery background processeses. No idea what's going on in there and I don't care as long as bootup time stays less than a minute long.
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