Windows 7 slow to boot
Posted on 2013-01-04
We have a W7 IBM T520 laptop that is exceptionally slow to boot. It has 8 gig of RAM, 500 gig harddrive. All of our laptops are imaged using Acronis so we have a standard setup. There is some customization after the basic image is dropped. PGP Whole disk encryption is also installed on this laptop (which is standard across the board). Entering the PGP passphrase and then the Windows login is no problem, but after the Windows login, it "hourglasses" for about 1 to 2 minutes and then suddenly shows all the icons on the desktop. Then it "hourglasses" again for about 3 minutes and then slowly, one by one, "redraws" each desktop icon. I am familiar with PROC MON, but will it capture for me what is going on at the very beginning? I was hoping there were other options to try before wading through the millions of entries of Process Monitor. I have reviewed this pc's msconfig and startup items, nothing out of the ordinary and disabling things does not really improve it. Thanks in advance for any help given.