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Long Boot-up Time

by DerfX / April 21, 2011 8:27 AM PDT

Hello all, I have a question regarding what seems like an extra long boot-up time. Everything seems to work fine and it comes off of standby almost instantly, but when I shut down to do a re-boot to clear it out, it seems like it is taking a little longer than it did when it was new.
And I know adding stuff can make that happen and I do have a few things that I added that I expect to make it take a little longer but I was curious about one thing in particular. I have (4) network drives "mapped" in my Windows Explorer just so I can have quick access to the drives on the other computers in my house. But, most always, non of them are turned on so I get one of those little cloud pop-ups that says something like, "Could not connect to network drives" or something like that.
So, I was just wondering if having a bunch of drives mapped like this can cause Windows to stall a bit during a boot-up because it is looking for drives that aren't there.

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I wonder why this is a question?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 9:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Long Boot-up Time

The forum now has this choice when you post and if you post as a question it hampers have a discussion.

Did you look at your machine with AUTORUNS? It's over at

And lean? Can to share your HIJACKTHIS LOG? It's worth a quick peek?

And what about this machine? Make, model and details seem absent. For example many install Norton or another large app and then discover it carries a price.

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I didn't realize the format change hampered discussion
by DerfX / April 21, 2011 11:29 AM PDT

And sorry, I forgot the machine info, it was all in my profile but I should have supplied it here too.
I haven't installed "Hijackthis" on this machine yet and no Norton, I strip that out and use AVG only.
I also examined everything I have "auto-starting" and don't have anything I need except for one questionable item. I use an old Sandisk Thumbdrive as an additional backup to my online banking and it is setup with U3. I know the Cruzer U3 is infamous for trouble but it never caused a problem before, but that's not to say it isn't conflicting with something now. Here is a link to a screen-shot of my Task Manager
And here are my machine specs:

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Link to Screen Shot of Task manager
by DerfX / April 21, 2011 11:36 AM PDT
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Re-posted, so locking this.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 9:59 PM PDT

It avoids any others from chipping in.


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When new.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 8:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Long Boot-up Time

These machines usually have little protection. Folk add apps plus more protection and sometimes these slow down the boot.

But why BOOT? Why not use hibernation to skip the long boot?

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Rarely Boot
by DerfX / April 21, 2011 9:30 AM PDT
In reply to: When new.

I don't re-boot often,maybe once or twice a week, just to clear the caches and such. Plus, I've encountered an interesting issue where web content can't open my Windows Media Player to see a video or play an mp3 unless I reboot.
When I open the Task Manager, like right now, I only have 26 processes running and just 1 application. So I think I still have it running pretty lean.

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