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I just bought this laptop sunday and now its taking forever on boot times! What can i do to help out my boot time on this new laptop.

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Windows 8
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Processor AMD A6-4400M 2.7 GHZ
GPU Radeon HD Graphics
Ram 8 gigs installed an extra 4 gigs myself

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Did it slow down after the RAM install ?

Did it slow down after a Windows update ?

Have you scanned the drive for defects ?

Is the drive loaded up with new extra programs, toolbars ... ?

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Well, since you haven't given any other details, I'm going to suggest that you wipe the drive and reinstall Windows from scratch.

Aside from that, you could take a look at what is loading on boot, and remove things that you don't really need. :rolleyes:

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1359076225' post='595477534']
Did it slow down after the RAM install ?

Did it slow down after a Windows update ?

Have you scanned the drive for defects ?
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Did it slow down after the RAM install ?
Yes
Did it slow down after a Windows update ?
Yes
Have you scanned the drive for defects ?
No idea how to

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Install Soluto.
Gather data for week.
Post graph of boot times and what services are taking so long.

Check hard drive SMART data for bad sectors and bad read head.
Edit: Defraggler --> drive health tab.

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What part in particular takes a long time? (e.g. Samsung logo, Windows Boot Screen, Login process, the entire process).
What software have you installed?
Check Windows Update to see if there is an update that is stuff in an install - fail loop (ie, it keeps trying to install the update each time it boots up but fails each time).
Have you updated any Vendor Provided software or drivers (either manually or though the Samsung update tools)?
Have you checked your RAM for errors?

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[quote name='virtorio' timestamp='1359076473' post='595477548']
What part in particular takes a long time? (e.g. Samsung logo, Windows Boot Screen, Login process, the entire process).
What software have you installed?
Check Windows Update to see if there is an update that is stuff in an install - fail loop (ie, it keeps trying to install the update each time it boots up but fails each time).
Have you updated any Vendor Provided software or drivers (either manually or though the Samsung update tools)?
Have you checked your RAM for errors?
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I have no idea how to check my ram for errors. But whats takes so long is the wait time after the samsung logo and the login screen.

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[quote name='osuwildlifer' timestamp='1359076270' post='595477536']
Well, since you haven't given any other details, I'm going to suggest that you wipe the drive and reinstall Windows from scratch.
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Reinstalling will help with a multitude of sins. Sometimes things just don't install properly and reinstalling can solve that. I had one computer that constantly had network problems. I reinstalled Windows and never had another problem.
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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1359077395' post='595477566']
Reinstalling will help with a multitude of sins. Sometimes things just don't install properly and reinstalling can solve that. I had one computer that constantly had network problems. I reinstalled Windows and never had another problem.
[/quote]Thats not something i can simply do

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It might be the stock applications installed by your manufacturer that are slowing it down. They're mostly useless ones, so you could just check what's booting on startup and remove those.

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[quote name='IronSkull' timestamp='1359077617' post='595477578']
It might be the stock applications installed by your manufacturer that are slowing it down. They're mostly useless ones, so you could just check what's booting on startup and remove those.
[/quote]How do i go about doing this?

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I would take out RAM that you added and see if it speeds back up.

Is possible that your added RAM is somehow not compatible.

How to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 8

[url="http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disk-error-checking-windows-8"]http://www.thewindow...cking-windows-8[/url]

Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 8

[url="http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/6cde20/memory-diagnostics-tool-in-windows-8-consumer-preview/"]http://www.c-sharpco...nsumer-preview/[/url]

[quote name='Largey' timestamp='1359077757' post='595477580']
It might be the stock applications installed by your manufacturer that are slowing it down. They're mostly useless ones, so you could just check what's booting on startup and remove those.

How do i go about doing this?
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Windows 8 Msconfig

[url="http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/win8/windows8-msconfig-utility.htm"]http://www.computerp...fig-utility.htm[/url]
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[quote name='Largey' timestamp='1359077757' post='595477580']
How do i go about doing this?
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If it's NOT the RAM that's causing this problem, it's fairly simple to do so. Which manufacturer are you using?

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Take out the extra RAM and see if it's still slow. If it is, what stupid crap did you install?

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Have you looked in Task Manager in the Startup tab? It will tell you the post-login start-up impact of autorun apps, and lets you disable ones you don't need.

You can also dive into the diagnostics-performance logs in Event Viewer (Application and Service Logs \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Diagnostics-Performance \ Operational. That will tell you about drivers and other things that affect start-up and shutdown/sleep/resume performance.


Of course, short of reinstalling, you can also do the "Refresh my PC" thing in PC Settings. It will require you to reinstall desktop apps, though.

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Do you happen to leave a memory card inserted at all times?

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