Computer is very slow on startup

  cianw1 20:56 26 Mar 15

I have a high end PC(will post specs below) and although when i restart the restart itself isnt too bad, once my computer is running its really slow and takes a good 5min or so until I can actually do stuff like launch a program, does anyone have any tips on how i can improve this?

Computer specs: i7 960 @ 3.2Ghz, 12GB RAM, Windows7 64-bit, Nvidia GeForce 780

  JenRock 22:18 26 Mar 15

In my experience, firstly do a scan for possible virus. If that doesn't fix it,re start your computer, hit F11 on boot and try a system restore - to an earlier date, if that doesn't do it, then back up your files and re install to factory settings... also found by tapping F11.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:46 26 Mar 15

a) Clear out all temporary files and folders -- use CCleaner

b) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :- Malwarebytes Superantispyware Free Antivirus software Avast

c) Clean the registry -- Use the tool in CCleaner its very safe and also allows you to back up the registry first.

d) Cut down on the programs that load at start up -- CCleaner tools - startup - disable everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware

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  thumbscrew 21:24 27 Mar 15

Click "Start" then type %temp% in the "Search Programs and Files" box. "Temp"appears, click on it and you'll see a list of temporary files. Back up and delete.

  rdave13 23:18 27 Mar 15

Also once up and running use task manager to see what's using CPU and Ram and possibly Hard drive usage . I don't think that disabling programs that load on start up is an answer but a reaction to a symptom. Those programs were loading up before you had a slow computer I should think.

  Secret-Squirrel 10:16 28 Mar 15

.............................and also it's highly unlikely that CCleaner or manuall deleting temporary files will make a PC run any faster. Only if the system drive is dangerously low on disk space will those things make any difference.

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