Slow restart problem in Windows® 7
Why does Windows 7 at times takes a long time to restart? What are the consequences associated to it how can this snag be rectified and ?
Even though the latest version of Windows 7 comes with many advanced features, there are times when it is slow in restarting. A detailed verification of all the software and hardware of your computer is needed to solve it. First check whether you have the correct driver installed for your display card, input and output system, sound card and network devices. The increased parallelism among the devices will reduce the boot time. You should then remove the unused fonts that are currently in your system. For this, navigate to Window’s Fonts Folder and pick all those Fonts which are not in use using the CTRL key, and then press the DEL key. You should also delete the prefetch files because the prefetch folder gets bloated sometimes; the deletion of files help to speed up Windows 7.
Tips to reduce Windows 7 boot time are given below:
- Remove spyware
- Remove unnecessary startup programs
- Speed up restart time
The presence of malware, spyware or any other kinds of malicious products would increase the restart time of your PC. To solve this issue, make sure that you have no parasites in your computer. For this, run an advanced antivirus software to detect and erase it. There are various anti-spyware tools available to detect this. The fully-licensed version would help you to get rid of the parasites. Disabling any antivirus program running on the background is also an important step that needs to be done to improve Windows 7 restart time.
Remove unnecessary startup programs
Startup programs are saved in a particular folder on the hard disk of your system. Changing settings for existing startup applications in your PC is accomplished through the system configuration tool. Click the Windows 'Start' button and type 'msconfig' in the search box that emerges on the screen. It will open the ‘System Configuration’ console.Click the 'Startup' tab and check boxes of the applications and for those programs that you no longer want to start, clear the check box.
To decrease the start up time, you shall type 'msconfig' to 'Search programs and files', press Enter to open 'System configuration' window, switch to 'Boot' label, on the right bottom part of the opened window and change the default value. Then decrease the Windows 7 boot time as you need (like from 30 seconds to 3 seconds). To accelerate the shutdown speed, there is no setup option directly to change shutdown speed in Windows 7 has. So, users need to change the registry to realize the function. For this, run 'regedit', take turns to expand to the branch HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl, then find out and double click 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout', on the popup window, the default value may be '12000', which means shutdown waiting time is '12' seconds. So, you shall enter your ideal number and save the settings.
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