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Windows Vista Slow Boot

by adityat90 / August 7, 2008 2:11 AM PDT

My system specs are as follows,

Windows Vista Sp1 32 bit
4gb ram
250 gb hdd

The link above is the page from sony of my laptop.
Vista takes forever to boot.
I have tried clearing msconfig of all unnecessary rubbish but to no avail.
It takes around 3 to 4 mins to boot.
I used the ntbtlog thinggy and here are the results

I dunno if i am allowed to but I uploaded it to my domain coz it is soooooo huge.
the link is

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Tell us..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 2:15 AM PDT

Is it much slower than new? If not, why did you buy this?

-> If it was slow when new why not make this a warranty issue. That is, ask for a fix or full refund.

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by adityat90 / August 7, 2008 3:33 AM PDT
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It was fast when new. Overtime it became slow

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When that happens...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 3:51 AM PDT
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Either the owner installed software, filled the hard disk (it gets slower as it fills) or "other."

To find out what it is we restore the machine to its factory load. We use a stopwatch and boot a few times to measure the time.

Now we add the owners software one by one till we find the offending item that makes it boot much slower. Many won't pay for this but the ones that care will do so. We do this about once a month and it runs about a grand due to the labor involved. You can do this yourself.

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by adityat90 / August 7, 2008 6:10 PM PDT
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The owner is me!!! He He
My hd is not at all full
There is still 180something GB free.
I will try the restoring to factory and installing stuff one by one and find the culprit.

Really people pay a grand for this??!!
Bob please hire me...We'll make a killing like this!!
A grand per job.
In Ind that's like Rs. 45000.
Can buy a lovely PC like that!

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by adityat90 / August 9, 2008 12:15 AM PDT
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I gave my system to the vaio guys since it was under warranty...
Turns out my ram was faulty according to them some portions of the ram were inaccessible.Damn crooks.

Good I sent it while it was under warranty.


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