Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Solved HP Elite Book slow start on windows 7 64.

I've been battling with a long delay after booting my new laptop, I was waiting for a minute from when windows is loaded until the user profile icons appear.
After much rebooting and usage of various tools I finally found the culprit by using msconfig, to systematically eliminate the possibilities.

I found that by disabling the following 2 services I could knock off 40 seconds of wait time so that I could log in faster:

Drive Encryption Service / McAfee Inc.
DEBridge / McAfee Inc.
I believe that these are both installed as part of the HP Protect Tools, with these 2 services disabled, I can authenticate using my fingerprint reader.

Hope this helps some other frustrated soul.

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