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PC taking hours to boot.

 
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duragzu



Joined: 29 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: PC taking hours to boot. Reply with quote

My bro's Acer laptop has always been slow but suddenly it takes about 3 hours to boot! Even in safe mode!
No idea what he's done... He hasn't really been installing much and it has antivirus and such.
I used a bootdisk with some disk checking tools and the disks are OK.
What's the best solution?
It's running Vista.
THe laptop's just under a year old.

Cheers!
M.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it takes 3 hours to get in to Safe Mode, then that suggests that there may be a problem with the disks even if your tools aren't picking it up.

If you have a reload disk for the laptop, I would recommend backing up data and running the reload to put it back to the original configuration.
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