Win Update causing slow boot time
Hey folks, I'm new around here and not normally a forum guy, but this issue is killing me.
So I had some problems after I did a whole bunch of windows updates. Essentially when I turn on or restart my computer it takes about 15-20 seconds longer than usual. You might think it's not a big deal, but with my current setup normally taking about 10 seconds to boot, an additional 15 seconds seems like eons.
To remedy the situation I reinstalled windows, after which it was back to normal. I reinstalled the updates and am back to where I started. For some reason one of the many updates I was required to install has caused my computer to take a lot more time during windows startup (the extra time takes place during the windows logo animation on the screen at startup)
I have tried to run system restore to the point where Windows was a fresh install, when it was working fine, but the restore failed.
After reinstalling each of the updates once again, I started getting an error message when shutting down and booting up. It said some updates failed.
Anyway, I have finally resorted, to once again, reinstalling Win 7. As soon as it is done I am going to make an image of the computer, at least then I wont have to reinstall from the DVD.
Though I still do not know why, after doing the updates, my computer takes so much longer to boot up. This has never been the issue in the past, only since I hadnt had my computer for 2 months, and then once I got it back and updated Windows.
Obviously something is messing with my PC.
Ive just thought of something that could rule some things out. I am using the "no format non destructive" post from here on windowssecrets.com. That means, it wouldnt have anything to do with drivers or hardware being installed, it would have to be something from Microsoft that changes how the OS starts up.
Essentially I am going to install each update one at a time (omg Im dreading this) to see which one does it.
Do any of you have a better solution?