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  • Problem Fixed!! - The problem was the old HDD was connected through IDE cables which was conflicting with the boot of Windows 7.

Hi there, I recently bought a PC running Windows XP... It ran well the first time but then I installed Windows 7 on it and suddenly the boot times went from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. The 10 minutes starts when the "Starting Windows" with the Windows flag shows up.

UPDATE: I started the PC in Safe Mode and is stuck on WindowsSystem32DriversCLASSPNP.sys

It's really annoying... Please help me... I would appreciate everyone's help.

Your friend,

Jan

SPECS:

Motherboard: ASRock P43DE CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 @ 2.60 GHz RAM: 2.00GB Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT220 Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Thanks for your help

asked Jul 29 '10 at 02:48

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edited Jul 29 '10 at 13:17

anything? let me know :P

(Jul 29 '10 at 14:45) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I was really panicking and all I had to do was to go into Device Manager and disable the old HDD

(Jul 30 '10 at 07:37) Jan Cauchi Jan%20Cauchi's gravatar image

Thanks all of you who helped me!

(Jul 30 '10 at 07:38) Jan Cauchi Jan%20Cauchi's gravatar image
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if you have disabled is it still functioing? if not then i would recommend removine it to save power :L

(Jul 30 '10 at 08:35) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Yes, I've unplugged it afterwards! Thanks all who helped!

(Aug 03 '10 at 02:29) Jan Cauchi Jan%20Cauchi's gravatar image

You do meet the system reqs for 7.' There are many things that this may be The first, and m most likely is that you, or someone else who uses the computer has allowed it to contract a virus. You could use an anti virus(I like Malware Bytes anti-Malware) or you could do a system reinstall. The second thing that might be wrong is the Hard Drive. Try Copying a large file on the c drive to another area on the c drive, if it seems to take longer than normal it may very well be that. Thirdly, it may be a memory issue. If you motherboard ram sockets or the actual dimms themselves are not working as they should be then it would cause things to slow down, as it would take longer to load files to the ram. You can check this, if you think it is the case by putting the ram in another mobo Lastly, could be the CPU or Chipset. The CPU as you must no processes all the commands, so if this is faulty,maybe due to over heating, then it could slow down the whole computer. and if the chipset is faulty, then it would be even worse, because the chipset relays all the infomation from the ram, cpu, gpu and hard drives to eachother. Hope this helps

answered Jul 29 '10 at 03:31

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Thanks, I'll try what you've said. But the thing I didn't mention was that when in Windows, the computer runs well... Fast and smooth. The problem is when it's in the Starting Windows.

(Jul 29 '10 at 03:35) Jan Cauchi Jan%20Cauchi's gravatar image
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hmmm :/im not sure why, it still could be the parts, sturggling to 'warm up'

(Jul 29 '10 at 03:42) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I agree with timf009 it could be a number of issues and not just that your computer does not meet the minimum requirements my first guess would be that it is some sort of hardware problem like RAM or something however there is the possibility of a virus in which case you should obviously run a virus scan I currently use Norton Security Suite and love it so that is what I would recommend but there are free ones if you dont want to pay money AVG is a good free program that I used to use.

answered Jul 29 '10 at 04:00

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Tyler Hunt
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What are the specs of your computer, we can not help you if we dont know anything about this computer you have bought. memory - cpu?

answered Jul 29 '10 at 03:05

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Headwards
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Oh forgot... sorry!

Motherboard: ASRock P43DE CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 @ 2.60 GHz RAM: 2.00GB Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT220 Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Thanks for your help

(Jul 29 '10 at 03:11) Jan Cauchi Jan%20Cauchi's gravatar image

The specs of your computer are important your computer may not meet the minimum requirements to run Windows 7.

answered Jul 29 '10 at 03:11

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Tyler Hunt
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