Windows 7 is very slow to start from hibernation

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For the past few weeks, my Windows 7 64-bit ultimate machine has been extremely slow to restore from hibernation. It spends several minutes on a blank screen with a blinking cursor. After it starts, it takes forever to get any of my programs to load. I've tried to the following things to speed it up:
  • Defragmented the hard drive
  • Checked the disk for errors and bad blocks
  • Turned off unnecessary startup items
  • Checked for viruses (just Microsoft Security Essentials, no other anti-virus)
  • Turned off indexing
What else can I do? Should I delete an unnecessary programs?
ASKED: September 10, 2013  4:40 PM
UPDATED: September 24, 2013  3:55 PM

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When your Windows 7 PC goes into hibernation, it is storing everything that it was doing to your hard drive.  It has to reload all of that to memory.  There are a number of possibilities here.  You still may have a virus that security essentials has not found and that is interfering with the system.  It may be very slow in reconnecting to the network.  I have also discovered that the MS cleanup and defrag utilities do not always do a very good job of what they are supposed to do.  When it goes into Hibernation, did it have an active connection to the internet?  Was it attached to a website doing something?  If it was, especially with flash oriented sites, it will take a very long time to update the files and open. 

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  • Kevin Beaver
    It's probably not malware related but it wouldn't hurt to run another tool such as Webroot or Malwarebytes.

    You could try deleting/creating a new hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) by disabling and re-enabling system hibernation in your power settings.
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  • Mondayfeb182008
    It’s probably not malware related  but Malwarebytes has not solve it for now

    You could try  disabling and re-enabling system hibernation in your power settings.

    You still may have a virus that security essentials has not found

    try root update

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