30 minute boot times? WTF?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by oldmacnut, May 7, 2009.

  1. oldmacnut

    oldmacnut New Member

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    Ok, here is the skinny,

    Build 7100 64
    HP 8530w
    Quad Core
    8GB memory
    Quadro Video card

    Installed 7100 64 last night.
    Configured it for network domain use
    downloaded/installed Virtual PC with XP for the 64 bit flavor of win 7
    Did not configure XP for network domain right away.

    Went to office, connected to network, all was well, 2 hours later.. went to restart, 37 minutes from the time I logged in with my credentials, I got a desktop.
    Safe mode boots fast
    Safe mode with netowrking boots fast
    Regular boot take no less than a timed 30 minutes, with up to 45 minutes (Yes I timed it and yes I waited)

    Every time.

    I am using virtual XP Mode, yes it does stop me from rebooting 7 sometimes, yes I have force quit xpvm to get a reboot.

    Any ideas, why would 7 take so long, but also feel quick once running?

    On a happy note...

    Win 7 32 installed without bootcamp (straight install) on my first gen core duo macbook, XP mode works great on it, hell 7 feels better than OSX Leopard, been running 7 since build 7000

    Win 7 64 installed on 20" aluminum iMac (straight install), xp mode runs great, no issues on either computer, only HP.
     
  2. oldmacnut

    oldmacnut New Member

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    I just went with the easiest option, format and re-install.

    I was hoping someone might have an idea, but I was wrong.
     
  3. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    Did the re-install fix this issue? Have you set things back up as they were prior to the re-installation?.. ;)
     

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