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Suddenly boot up takes a very long time.

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    Just out of curiosity, what AV are you using?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    The plot thickens.
    Disabled all startup items.
    Still takes 3-4 minutes from signin to start screen.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what AV are you using?
    aVast.
    Been using that for quite some time, and I do have the correct level for 8.1.
    Had no hassles before going to 8.1, and as I said it all seemed to kick off when I played around with Paperport 14.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    If it is Avast 2014, I can tell you it is causing tons of boot and Power Managemnt problems in 8.1. Now, since I have just discovered this issue via three clean installs and rigorous testing, I have not yet made this public knowledge but here is a quick test to see if it is affecting you as well. Go here and try to restore the default power management settings for your current plan and see if you get an error.

    Go to Control Panel> Power Options> change plan setting (link) and click the restore default settings

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  5. #15


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    If it is Avast 2014, I can tell you it is causing tons of boot and Power Managemnt problems in 8.1. Now, since I have just discovered this issue via three clean installs and rigorous testing, I have not yet made this public knowledge but here is a quick test to see if it is affecting you as well. Go here and try to restore the default power management settings for your current plan and see if you get an error.

    Go to Control Panel> Power Options> change plan setting (link) and click the restore default settings

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    Yes, I do indeed get an error.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    If it is Avast 2014, I can tell you it is causing tons of boot and Power Managemnt problems in 8.1. Now, since I have just discovered this issue via three clean installs and rigorous testing, I have not yet made this public knowledge but here is a quick test to see if it is affecting you as well. Go here and try to restore the default power management settings for your current plan and see if you get an error.

    Go to Control Panel> Power Options> change plan setting (link) and click the restore default settings

    Click image for larger version
    Yes, I do indeed get an error.

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    Ok, then Avast is most likely the casue of your slow boot. FYI, I have posted this issue on the Avast forums so you might want to chime in with a "me too" to get the developer's attention:

    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?top...542#msg1012542

    Now, how can you fix your current issue? For me, I was able to revert to a clean install just prior to installing Avast 2014; however, I'm assuming you don't have that luxury available. So, at this point, if Avast has not permanently damaged (eg, altered) your current configuration, you might want to try a clean uninstall using the aswclear method and then do a retest of your boot and also do the power management defaults settings test again. Personally, I'm running with just Defender until I know for sure they have addressed this issue properly:

    avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal

    You are now on the leading edge of beng able to further evaluate this issue so please report back if you decide to try any of the above. Good luck.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    I think I should open a ticket with aVast Support, and also add a me2 to the forum.

    I have also been experiencing some access issues when installing or uninstalling apps. That's probably down to aVast too.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I think I should open a ticket with aVast Support.
    A great idea but it wouldn't hurt to prove it beforehand. Anyway, good luck with your decision and I hope this information has helped you.

    my2cents
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    and also add a me2 to the forum.
    Wow! That was quick!
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  10. #20


    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Hi Hairy Scot, May be on the wrong track but when updating to 8.1 my Avast stopped working and was removed and replaced with Windows Defender by Windows themselves. I downloaded the new Avast version 2014.9.0.2006 and now all well.
    Your Home Page can be reset in FF25 by entering Options/General and reset Home Page.
    Hope this of some use to you.
    Regards.
    Yorky.
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