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Certain Websites Won't Load Or Take A Long Time To Load

Question: Certain Websites Won't Load Or Take A Long Time To Load

I use firefox as my browser. Lately some websites either won't load or take in upwards of 20 minutes. My virus scanner keeps catching virus's. I have run my virus scanner(CA VIRUS SCANNER), ad-aware, spybot, spysubtract, and superantispyware, they all cuaght something the first run through but now come up clean. i then browsed the forums here and found a similar post. I tried some of the suggestions there, which were to repair my network connection in the control panel, and to set firefox's network connection to autodetect, these seem to have helped but some sites are still slow particularly pogo games(my wife) loads up fine it's the popup game windows that have the problem. thanks for any help.

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Answer: Certain Websites Won't Load Or Take A Long Time To Load

Hello and welcomplease advise which windows version you are running and which version of Adaware have you used and which of spybot?when you say you are getting pop up windows, are these part OF the page you are accessing or are they signs of infection?

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I am using Win 10 and use FF as my browser. I believe that is with Win 10 that this issue started. When surfing the majority of the page loads quickly.(I have a cable connection with 25+Down and 5+Up speed.) The video element of the page (whether it is uTube, slate, salon, reddit, BBC or any site with video element) takes 45-90 seconds to load/play. Also, if it's Flash, I have to "stop plug in" reload and wait more. I believe on uTube the vids play using HTML5 (I think), also with a similar delay. I have extensions installed (adblocker, do not track, privacy badger and Flash Control) but those have been installed and used successfully before starting Win 10. I surf a lot of news, and aggregators sites and like the ability to see the short videos that sometimes accompany the story. This issue is a pain and probably adds an hour a day to my surfing, just waiting. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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This problem just started happening. It only occurs on this network I have in my home. I have used multiple computers at a different house and the internet is perfect. So I am assuming I have some sort of virus on my network. I need help

Answer:Certain websites wont load, or they take very long to load.

It appears that you have already posted a hijackthis log here.Please be patient while waiting for assistance. HJT Helpers are all volunteers regardless where you post a log. While waiting for a response, you should not ask for help elsewhere or make changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the HJT Helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.If you had posted your log here, similar rules would apply. We would ask that you be patient while awaiting a reply and refrain from asking for help elsewhere.If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform the HJT Team Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please start a new topic. If you have any questions, please PM me or another moderator.Thanks for your cooperation.

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I am trying to solve this problem on a friend's laptop. It is a Sony Vaio with Windows 7 64bit, using Chrome. Bought within the last year. I can play videos from sites like youtube, hulu, and sports sites, but when I try to play a video from putlocker, gorillavid, or other streaming sites typically used for videos like anime or tv shows the video either doesn't load (just spins) or takes a REALLY long time to load, almost like it is downloading the full video before it plays.

I borrowed another laptop from the library which also has Windows 7 and Chrome and all the videos play fine on it using the same internet connection, so it is definitely something local to this machine.

I have searched the net for three days trying to find a solution, but to no avail. I have the latest versions of flash, java, etc. I have tried older versions of flash. I've disabled the antivirus and firewall. Disabled the built-in flash plugin for chrome. I really am not sure what else to do. If anyone has any suggestions I would readily welcome them. I have tried other browsers as well and had similar issues.

Answer:Online videos do not load or take a very long time to load

No ideas I guess?

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8

Answer:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?

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recently websites take long to load and sometimes time out, nothing has really changed in terms of software, and i believe it's a problem for another computer at my house as well, i am connected via ethernet so it's not a wireless hardware issue and my internet connection doesn't drop when the websites time out, and it's not firefox because when i ping via command prompt sometimes the pings time out

i did a traceroute for google and a website i visit regularly, and i noticed that the first trace times out in both occasions, i'm not really familiar with traceroute but i believe the first trace is to the router/modem, however i can ping the router/modem fine and connect to the config via firefox, i have also tried restarting the gateway and the problem still persists

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tracert

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 * * 22 ms []
3 30 ms 20 ms 20 ms
4 24 ms 20 ms 22 ms
5 * 22 ms 21 ms
6 20 ms 20 ms 33 ms
7 28 ms 27 ms 27 ms
8 27 ms 27 ms 27 ms
9 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms
10 39 ms 39 ms 39 ms
11 38 ms 45 ms 41 ms 209.85.241... Read more

Answer:Websites taking long to load/timing out

any help ?

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Question: Ie6 Long Load Time

Hello All.

When I click on my IE logo from the desktop, it opens the browser window, but then 3-6 minutes to connect to the internet.

I am running an HP with Xp.

Any possible help ?

Answer:Ie6 Long Load Time

Welcome to Bleeping Computer hoagart,Try clearing old files and settings;Click on Tools.Select Internet Options.Click the General tab.Click the Delete Files button.When the box opens, put a check in Delete All Offline Content.Click Okay.Click Delete Cookies. When you are prompted to confirm this selection, click Okay.Click Settings.Click View Objects.Click View, and then click Details.If Damaged appears in the Status column for any program file, remove that program file.Close the Downloaded Program Files dialog box.In the Settings dialog box, click OK .Under History, click Clear History, and then click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the selection.In the Internet Options dialog box, click Okay.Then have a look through the Topic: Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist.

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It was fast this morning and it loaded right away. It is now taking a long time to load and it is very slow. I tried shutting down the computer and refreshing it and it is still doing the same thing. 

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My Win.XP was too slow so i start to improve is performance. I made many changes since hardware, like increase RAM (before 128 now 635), to Xp configurations like change windows classic display, defrag, cleanup, boot files defrag, use cachamen to optimeze memory usage, desable unused windows xp services , changing registry for a faster turn of and many others. However every first time i launch IE browser it takes more or less a minute to load. Is this normal?How long should take? I then instaled mozilla and i had the same problem. During the short period of time it happens other programs get slower or even got block when i give them some order.But when IE is finaly loaded the other programs desblocked almost instantly. Beside that during this time Task Manager displays 100% CPU usage. Is this the problem?It´s normal? It´s because a i have a old Pentium III 735 MHz? In a general way my computer is now much more faster. It should startup faster but that´s other problem to handle. By the way any one can tell if overclocking will significantly enhance my computer performance?

Answer:every time I launch IE for the first time it takes to long to load

u should identify which program is causing ur cpu 2 max out @ 100% as that will certainly cause any program, ie or firefox 2 open very slowly! it's not normal 4 that 2 happen... & just 4 grins, memory optimizers r bunk! they don't really work except in the short term. they take resources from other programs 2 increase ur memory size but it isn't long b4 ur usage is back down 2 where it was

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I have noticed recently, that IE is taking a long time to load (my home page is only Google). Once its loaded its fine, and I can log out and go back in instantly - its just the first time.

I have an internet cleaner installed which cleans temp files/cookies etc every time IE closes. And I have run Disk cleanup.

I have scanned with Spybot and Superantispyware and found nothing.

I have Zone Alarm and Avast running.

Is there anytning else I can look at?

Answer:IE taking long time to load

Hi -

Do you have any add-on 's for your Internet Explorer?

Also, ATF-Cleaner is better for cleaning.

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its taking about 5 seconds to open up
when i disable the google toolbar it opens up much faster
if i have an IE window already open with google toolbar enable and open a new IE window, itll open just as fast as if the toolbar was disabled

any clues why this is happening? started happening about a day or two ago, i think after i installed the later winxp patch....

if you know whats going on lemme know, and plz, no 'use mozilla' or shit like that posts

edit: last 2 xp updates:

Security Update for Windows XP (KB828028)
Critical Update for Windows (KB833407)

that was on the 11th
on the 12th i installed the new ati drivers
i think on the 13th problem started appearing, nonetheless, now u know what ive installed.

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I'm trying to support a remote user who is having problems with web pages taking a long time to load. He's using Windows 7 Pro with IE 11 and it's the same company image that everyone else is using.

He said web sites always used to come right up but now is taking much longer. We tried both IE and Chrome with similar results. I tried going to the same sites from my computer and they pop right up for me. My remote connection to his laptop seemed fine
so I'm not convinced it's his connection speed. I removed some tool bars, scanned for and removed some malware, updated video and network drivers, cleared the temp file and cache, and did a reset on IE.
After that it seemed to be fine at first but then it slowed down again. Everything else on the laptop seems to work and the web pages, once they load, seem to be ok.
Am I missing anything? What else could I take a look at?

Chris Hansen

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Everytime I open My Computer it takes a long time to load. No cd in drve. Just takes a long time. Eventually shows up after 20 seconds. And when I open my downloads folder from utorrent it finds a error and closes it. Any help? Thanks

Answer:My Computer Long Load Time

Time to reinstall Windows. You could try running checkdisk first and maybe defragging, but it sounds like you've got some serious OS-related issues there.

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I click on “Launch Internet Explorer Browser” icon.

And have it set on “blank page”, because of a problem that I had encountered some time back.

Initially it opens up half of the screen, and the “yellow wheel” just rotates and rotates along it’s merry way for about 20 second, the it clicks something else in and then goes for another 20 seconds, and then finally it falls into place.

Now if I open another window in IE it drops in okay.

But, the initial opening is the problem. And if I click it with impatience, it go into hanging, and then won’t open.

I guess the only way to solve the problem is to uninstall IE 8 and reinstall. But, I had trouble with IE7 and IE6.

Is there a simpler way?

Answer:IE 8 takes a long time to load

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Hi Everyone-

For a few months my Dell Desktop has had an extremely long startup time. When I power the CPU on, I see the normal Dell/BIOS loading screen...once that is finished, the screen goes black w/ a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. Approximately 10 minutes later, the Windows XP load screen finally appears and the CPU starts as normal.

Any ideas as to what is causing this lag and ways it can be addressed???

Thank You!
Joe Chronowski
Rosedale, MD

Answer:Long load time between BIOS and XP

Sounds like it is doing a full Ram scan - there may be a setting in Bios to have it do a quick boot.

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I have suddenly experienced a delay in opening my homepage (which is only Google). Once its loaded, I can go back out and in instantly - its just for the first time.

The rest of the system seems fine, just a delay in loading internet explorer. is there anything I can do?

I have scanned with Spywareblaster and Sybot and came back with nothing.

I have AVast and Zone Alarm firewall.

Answer:IE takes long time to load

Hi Paulrenno,

Does it happen in more than one browser? In other words - both Internet Explorer and Firefox?
Have you emptied your temporary internet files in Windows Explorer under Documents&Settings/your user name/LocalSettings
Have you cleared your private data under Tools?
If you use bookmarks (Firefox) and favorites (Internet Explorer), have you tried deleting your history?
Have you emptied out your cookies folder?


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I'm ruinning IE on XP, and some pages take a long time to load. Some will only load if you put an "s" in front of htpp:// (eg: Others wont load properly (Like

Answer:Some pages take a long time to load

Because besides the fact that some pages won't load, once in a while IE willstop responding and I'll have to CTRL+ ALT DELETE.

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I have a system that takes up to 2 minutes to load relatively small Microsoft Office documents (200k-1MB). I have checked the system for viruses and spyware, it was clean. I defragmented. I ran chkdsk. I tried a repair install of Office 2003. I even went as far as to disable nearly all context-menu items. No luck.

The strange thing is that you can load the native application, let's say Excel, go to Open and then open the document all very quickly--- none of the delay when opening it from Explorer.

My next line of thought was to maybe do a repair installation of Windows (because it is bother the user THAT much). Before I do that, does anyone have any other suggestions?

Answer:Documents take a long time to load

Check what processes are running, perhaps something is disturbing explorer from running efficiently?

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I was just wondering, when I'm on Youtube some of the videos take forever to load and this didn't happened before. Is it Windows 7 that causing this to happen?

Answer:Why does it take a long time for a video to load?

Hello johnguillen68, welcome to Seven Forums!

Try closing out all the programs you may have running in the background to see if that makes a difference.

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Hi,I have e-machine with 128 mb ram,256kb cache,1.30ghz intel processor but lately taking about 3 minutes to start up from switching on. I wonder if anything wrong with my pc as it used to load up quick before. Can anyone help please?

Answer:My PC taking long time to load up

What OS are you running?? if it is WXP you should increase your ram.You should also defrag the hard drive and clear temp files right click Explorer

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I am looking for a certain image on this website, but it is taking a long time to load. I am able to get it to load, but it doesn't load right away. Please help.

Answer:This is taking a long time to load

It takes forever on my browser too. It is hosted on a poor quality/oversubscribed server. There is nothing you can do.

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Are others finding that AVG 8 takes longer to load at start up? I find it is taking about 2 minutes to load which is certainly slower than AVG 7.5.

Answer:AVG 8 taking long time to load at start up

that it has more features or is more bloated depending on your view. Hence it takes longer to get it up and running.

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Having a problem that just started today. Internet Explorer -- in fact any new window using the Internet -- now takes an extremely long time to load, as much as 2 minutes.

I'm using XP. Outlook e-mail works fine and does not have the long load time. This is just occurring with Internet Explorer. Eventually, my homepage will load (I've even tried changing homepages, and the long load time still occurs).

Also, once I'm in Internet Explorer -- after about two minutes -- when I attempt to open another IE window, the same thing happens -- again, a load time for the contents of the new window of about 2 minutes.

This is a new problem that only began occurring this morning. I can't really identify or think of anything I did differently that might cause this new aggravation.

Would anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.


Answer:[SOLVED] IE Extremely Long Load Time

I seem to have solved / revolved it through an IE Reset (Tools / Internet Options / Advanced / Internet Explorer Reset.

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E-mail in Exchnge axxount on Windows 8.1 phone will synch, and first line of E-mail can be read in E-mail list in the inbox, but once a message is opened, it takes forever for the message content to load. What can be done to remedy this problem?

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for about a couple of weeks it takes a long time to load winxp.

when i push the power button it hangs on the motherboard screen (Asus KV8-MX) for about 1 min. then it goes to the windows logo screen and that is fast, like it was before. after that, the screen goes black for about 3min and then winxp loads.

compared to before, it is quite a long wait of about 4 -5minutes.

anyone know if this can be fixed to its normal state?


AMD Semperon 2600+
512mb Ram

Answer:winxp takes long time to load

have you installed any new hardware latley?

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For some reason web pages have started to take an insanely long time to load (minutes to load a page) however my network connection appears to be fine. Torrent files are downloading at a normal rate, and windows cannot find anything wrong with the connection. Reseting my modem and router did not fix the issue.

Answer:Web pages take a long time to load but everything else is fine?

Perhaps it's slow DNS resolution. Flush your DNS cache, then try doing a few nslookups and observe how quickly it resolves.

ipconfig /flushdns

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It takes about 5 seconds from the time I push the side button for the camera to be ready. Also it takes so long before I can take another picture.

Answer:[L1020] Camera has a very long load up time?

The Snapdragon S4 in the 1020 is simply not capable of doing it any faster. The 38mp sizes is really overkill for that processor.
Its a very common issue for all 1020 users and something u won't find in the newer 1520 and 930 phones especially with the recent update to lumia camera 5.

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Recently, whenever i turn on my computer. It will take quite a while to load the welcoming page (The green page).
Usually it took around 1-2 seconds. I've tried updating windows and anti virus scan but the problem still persist.

Anyone have any idea what went wrong?

Im using home premium 64-bit

Answer:Takes a long time to load at welcome page

It use to take 1-2 SECOND?????

I don't think so unless your system was hibernated or in whatever sleep mode is.

Could be it is not going into sleep or hibernate (whatever those 2 things are) anymore and really shutting down. So when you go to start it up it has to do the motherboard POST (Power On Self Test) and then load Windows.
Which will take much longer then coming out of hibernate or sleep.

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As of late, my computer really has slowed down. I run XP, and startup takes a long time, as well. I'd appreciate any help.

Answer:Pages Take a Long Time to Fully Load

Try this link.

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I was wondering if one of u experts can help me with my Hijackthis log file. When I reboot my computer, it takes about 2 minutes for me to connect to the internet after it "seems" like the reboot was complete. Also, about once a day, I'll be working and my whole computer will just freeze and I can't do anything but a hard reboot.

I've recently updated to XP Sp2 and also updated to DirectX 9. Don't know if my problems are related to these updates but I also get a computer freeze a day with my digital audio workstation program Sonar. I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was I?

Thanks much in adance,


Answer:Something taking a long time to load after boot!!!

Hi markus,
this is a good place to start before running hjt
and if you have to run HJT, run through this first

beatsbymarkus said:

I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was I?Click to expand...

so who told you?being your first post
did you have to reregister or something?
or have you already gone through the forementioned tutorials

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I am having a sony vaio leptop
my bios is taking 30 to 40 sec to detect the hard drive when booting up ..
you can watch the video here of my lep boot up problem - YouTube
i have not connected any external drive and still its taking long time i have even updated the bios but no hopes
please help me out

Answer:Bios takes long time to load

Do you always get that black screen with those options, especially " start normally". If so that's not normal at all. Have you checked for virus's and malware? Is the laptop abnormally warmer than usual? Have you cleaned out all the intake and exhaust ports with canned air?

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My Laptop is taking too long to load. When the startup screen comes along, all the programs take forever to open up. I tried fixing this error by going to Safe Mode with Networking and I got the - DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL ERROR.

I went to the Event Viewer and I see the Distributed COM got error 1084 attempting to start the service with MSIServer with arguments "" in order to run the server:

Got several DCOM errors with event ID 10005, and 10010
Also got the service Control Manager Error with Event 70001 and Event 7036.

When I try to uninstall the programs going to the normal safe moe, it says "Program has already been unsinstalled or removed. Do you want to remove from the list?

After saying Yes to it (even though I know I did not uninstall the program), I go to uninstall other program and it gives me an error message saying, windows installer problem and that it needs to be installed properly.

My laptop wasworking fine until few hours ago. I think, the HyperDesk Theme might have caused the problem which i had installed few days ago.

Need Help fast,

Answer:laptop takes a long time to load

hi, try a system restore back to before you think it happened .

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Web pages taking long time to load. Example: For several years I have been entering the serial numbers of dollar bills on a web site called Wheresgeorge. I would enter one and withing a few seconds, another page came up to enter another. Within the last few weeks that has changed and now it takes 50 to 60 seconds for this page to change every time.
Sometimes, when I click to open my home page ( it takes a long time to open and sometimes it loads only the top part with the address bars, then will not load the bottom part with the usual pictures, links and news items like normal.
It is the same on my desktop, my laptop and my wife's laptop. (She doesn't have a desktop)
Don't know what could be causing this or how to fix it.
Here is the information about my system that you ask for.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423349 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Web pages taking long time to load

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Okay I am up against it it here with my home made computer which was primarily made to edit videos and secondarily to play video games. I have some videos to get out but my PC will take sometimes a little less than an hour to completely load up. Sometimes when I reboot while waiting for the load it will load properly but it will sometimes take multiple reboots. Even after a load sometimes programs will take longer to load as necessary but no where as near long as the OS will. I have also noticed that a video that would normally take an hour to render will sometimes take four hours.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows XP 32 bit
AMD Phenom 2 X 4 965
3 GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 2833 Mhz
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI Disabled because I don't have Windows 7

The last program I installed was the paid version of Stardocks Fences

Task Manager shows:

CrasPlanService running 150,000K and fluctuating
mbamservice.exe (Malwarebytes) at 142,000K and pretty steady

Can you guys help me with my problem. I have a deadline coming up on the grant I was provided for my documentary project and I am being hard pressed by these problems.

Answer:Windows taking a very long time to load

Could it be the internals? Maybe something isn't plugged in or connected well, maybe the power supply isn't supplying the PC enough power? Maybe you should upgrade to Windows Vista or 7 since you probably meet the requirements for it? Or maybe your PC is overheated and not getting good airflow?

Either your version of Windows has something corrupt or since your PC was home made, something is going wrong internally...

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I bought my T520 this past summer and I have been happy with it, except it can take a long time to open PDF docs, between 5 and 30 seconds.  Whats up?  How can I fix this? My system:T520Core i7SSD4GB RAM Thanks for 

Answer:PDF documents take a long time to load on T520

which version of adobe are you using? have you tried other pdf reader software? and what sort of anti-virus do you have?

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There is this website that I visit which loads fast, but sometimes loads slow. I notice that every time it stalls or loads slow, I can 'ipconfig /release' and visit the website right after and it will load at an instant. Why is this? is there a spyware on that site which is causing this?

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It takes a long time around 10 mins to completely load windows xp and LAN gets loaded at last.

Followin are sum details abt ma machine:-

os-windows xp sp2
network card-in built on mother board
Antivirus-Mcafee VSE 8.7.0i

plz reply n help me out

Answer:LAN takes a long time to load in windows xp sp2

Hi and welcome to TSF

Just how old is this PC, especially the hard drive?

Does it work OK after it is up and running ?

Needless to say, it always going to be on the slow side with only 128 RAM.
XP should have 512 RAM to make it run good.


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I have a home addition xp, sp3, 2g of memory, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual Core Processor 5400+. What I have noticed lately is that it takes forever for a program to open and form what I see in Event Viewer, I’m getting a lot of application hangs. I run SuperAntiSpyware and I like its success but I’m wondering if there is something here that it does not see as spyware. I have included a copy of Hijack This log. Con you look it over and see if there is something I should be removing? Thank you.

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

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Hello guys,
I am running Windows 2003 server with AD integrated with Exchange Server 2007 at home to learn more on Networking.
One of my problem is:Its taking around 7 minutes to load the user's profile on the client PC(Windows XP).The Client PC and the Server PC are coonected through Belkin Wireless G Router(54Mbps) via Ethernet Ports.The normal file sharing between Client and Server is really fast.The user's prfile is pretty much the default profile.I think it should be very fast(less then a minue!).
Do i need to edit any group policy or user settings in AD?
Please assist.Thanks

Answer:Long time to load the user Profile

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I need help re my pc. Last couple of days it takes ages to load a web page. My ISP has no problem on their side. I suspect it might be a spyware or other things. I have scanned my pc with AVG anti-virus and AVG anti-spyware nut nothing is found.

my HJT log is below.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:48:59 PM, on 22/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarm\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Key\MagicKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Key\OSD.EXE
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over the last week or so, it takes over a minute to get into EXcel 2000. I use windows 98.I have tried to exclude the virus check but that does not work.once I get into the programme and try to get into the folder and file, it comes up with an error message that says the file does not exist or has been changed.if I double click onto the file again, I can then get into the file.any thoughts.

Answer:excel 2000 and long time to load programme

as if some files have become corrupted, or moved. Have you run the detect and repair tool in Excel? You'll find it if you click on the help menu. Make sure you have the Microsoft Office 2000 CD in the drive before you run detect and repair.If that doesn't work, run the system file checker in Windows 98 - you'll need the Win98 CD in the drive when you do it.

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I've noticed that the system has got slow to boot over time. It now takes 2 minutes 11 seconds (give or take).
Today I downloaded Process Monitor from Windows Sysinternals as recommended here
Use Process Monitor To Optimize The Windows Boot Process - gHacks Tech News
The resultant filtered log reveals that, of the 4383 .sys files that load, 6 of them take 1 minute 43 seconds between them.
The following file is an extract of the log (sorted by load time) showing the worse offenders.
I regularly run CCleaner and similar programs and the system is protected by Norton. I have no reason to believe I have any virus or malware installed.
Any ideas how I can speed up these loads?
Please see my System Specs for details.

Answer:Slow boot. Several .sys files take long time to load.

My first thought would be msconfig/Startup/Non Microsoft Services.

Could you use this tutorial by Brink to post pictures of both?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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For some reason, when my partner's computer boots up, the Windows taskbar is frozen, sometimes for up to a couple of minutes. When it finally becomes available, the Start menu etc works fine, but the system tray does not display everything that it should (for example the volume control) even though I have set it to "always show" in Properties>Customise.

Running Windows XP SP1 on a 2.4GHz P4 processor, 1.5GB RAM.

Have tried attacking the normal culprits (Startup folder, unnecessary services etc) but thus far unsuccessfully. Not a life-threatening problem, but nonetheless I hope someone can help because it's annoying the hell out of both of us every time we go to use this particular machine!

Answer:Taskbar frozen on startup (long load time)

Although I havn't experienced any sort of slowness, I do get certian icons such as the volume control not appearing on the taskbar when I start mine up. I always have to open up the task manager, stop the explorer task and then restart it by typing "explorer" in new task. This makes all the icons appear.
As for the frozen taskbar, it might be a certain program or service causing it.
Hope this helps a little.

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I am running a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 i5 with 4GB ram. Lately when I open Devices and Printers in the Control Panel it has loaded very slowly, in the neighborhood of 45 seconds to a minute. I have searched the internet for solutions, but have found nothing that helps. It isn't a critical problem, but is quite annoying. Does anyone know how to fix this and speed it up?


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Yesterday I had a the unfamous 0X745f2780 error and I was able to fix that.Then I scanned my computer with Spybot, Ad-Aware, McAffee and vaccinated with SpywareBlaster. I also intsalled Mozilla Firefox the day before though it didnt seem to cause any problem. Then I decided to defragment and do a chkdsk and fix the errors. The first chskdsk corrected a lot of errors on the C drive then it rebooted and started again so I decided to skip it. Then my computer froze so I resetted it and then let the chkdsk run again 2 times then it rebooted. Since then my computer takes absolutely forever to load but once it's loaded, it seems to work fine except that oddly enough, the windows XP themes have disappeared so I'm stuck with the classic ones and msn seems to be a bit wonky but it make or not be related. The system recovery wasn't activated so I guess I can't use that. The only thing I have is a SpywareBlaster snapshot which I suppose is totally useless in that case.

Any ideas what I could do to fix that?

Answer:Computer takes a long time to load after chkdsk

Okay, one possible theory is that chkdsk found some bad sectors and you lost some System data. The missing Themes might be corrected by Start>Administrative Tools>Component Services>Services>Themes>Properties and making sure that it is set for "Auto" and the service is Started.

Please report the result of this.

Chkdsk does not "create" problems however it does sometimes cause them to be made "more aggravated". Simply put, you might have to do a Repair Install to fix the problem, unfortunately. Maybe running "sfc /scannow" might do the trick, but lately I'm kind of weak on this option/method and would rather do the more-reliable (but it takes longer) option of the Repair Install.

You should keep running chkdsk, as sometimes HD's that have serious errors continue to degenerate into complete loss of functionality, and by monitoring the HD you can possibly get ahead of the situation and start backing up data inorder to prepare for the permanent loss of the HD. Also, it is a waste of time to attempt to fix a O/S Installation on a HD that is getting ready to die permanently.

Good Luck

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For some reason when I boot up now, i click on mu username and windows appears, but I only have 2 icons that load up and it's taking a good 2 - 3 mins for them to load for some reason.Before it started to be slow i did a lot of fixes, for example defragging both drives, i got about 10 windows critical updates, ran adaware to get rid of about 450 unwanted ad things.Now when i boot up, it's taking a long time to load my these programs when XP initialises.Anyone got any idea why?thanks,Jonathan.

Answer:Programs taking a long time to load in XP Home

Some of the critical updates can slow your pc down at boot.My suggestion is to run a Boot defrag.

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What's going on with the icon on my taskbar? It takes 22 seconds to load Explorer. Every other link to a folder in Explorer is practically instantaneous, including the links in Start Menu.

Answer:Windows Explorer takes a long time to load?

You can try unpinning the Windows Explorer icon from the taskbar, then type Windows Explorer in the search function on the Start Menu. It should display Windows Explorer on the top of the search results, right click that and pin to taskbar.

Have you looked into the issue that maybe this is because of malware that is slowing down Windows Explorer when launched from the taskbar icon?

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I have a year and a half old laptop (windows 7) that was working great up until recently. The new problem is that it is a super slow. I have norton security and ran scans. Nothing was found. I'm on my iPad now which is super fast and connected to the same router. I'm a teacher and can't do my lesson plans on an iPad. Once my home page finally loads anything I click will take a lifetime to load. I did some reading on this site but can't find a solution. So I don't think it's my router. I really depend on my laptop for work and am going crazy. What can be causing this? I don't have a lot loaded so I know it can't be a memory problem. Also, I'm not a computer whiz. Any ideas?? Thanks

Answer:Solved: Long time to load laptop and downloading - help!

Hi Dogluver

I doubt it’s your router if both are connected and one has a huge difference in speed to the other, one antivirus program scan is not going to clear out or pick up everything, no one program is 100%, In saying that don’t put two ant viruses on your computer.

Giving your computer a general clean out, scanning with another program (perhaps an on line scan) I am sure others here would recommend something)

Open up Internet Explorer, go to Tools then Internet Options this will open on the General Tab go down to Browsing history and click on the Delete button and make choices there what you want to delete, there are other ways to clean out computers but this is the quickest.

Turn off auto updates in the background most programs will have these options or windows ones would be in control panel under Windows Update, (remember to do a manual one regularly at the least every month if not more often) check other programs also maybe set up a routine as to when you do updates - Manually

The antivirus should be your only program that updates anytime, cannot think of anything off the top of my head that would need to be updated consistently, someone else may think of something.

Also look at your Antivirus settings, also check programs to stop them starting up in the background see if they have them in the program options to not start till you click on them, or go into msconfig but won’t go there yet

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Windows 8 boots up pretty quickly, but it takes a notably long time (compare to Windows 7) for it to show up the system tray applications. In Windows 7 it is almost instant.

Is this Microsoft's problem or the app maker's problem?

Also, the apps seem to load sequentially. Is there a way to rearrange them so that the ones I want load quickly. I need AutoHotKey, Logitech Setpoint and Logitech Gaming Software to load up ASAP. Rest can take their sweet time.

Also this is what the TaskManager's startup performance analysis looks like.
Having this *feature* means that Microsoft can blame the app maker for the slow startup. But why doesn't that happen in Windows 7? Is this because Desktop is another app, and stuff don't really get priority?

Also I still cannot find why PeerBlock would not start when placed in the classic Startup folder.

Answer:System tray apps take a long time to load

My question is, in Windows 7, did you have the SAME exact apps running at startup?

Also, it might be due to the fact you have many startup items running at once, or maybe some disk fragmentation. I'd disable some of your startup items like apple push, you don't really need that running at startup.

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Hello, so after logon on windows 7 , my networking freeze for some time it looks that: , and other apps in autostart can't load until this icon will be clear without this ring inside.
I have PC connect to router and installed the newest realtek driver for win 7 on motherboard asrock p43de.

Whats the problem, how to fix it, before i it normally loaded..

Answer:pc long load after logon(network freeze for some time)

It appears you're having a problem with dhcp providing an address. You could attempt to fix the problem by assigning a static ip address to the machine.

Not certain this will fix it as I'm seeing the same problem occasionally with machines that have realtek adaptors.

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ai I had avast antivirus and I had no problems after installing kaspersky antivirus my computer takes 2 minutes to boot fully some software is conflicting with kaspersky can you help me in finding which one this is the list of the installed software in my computer you can tell me to uninstall anything(except encarta) and ask me to stop any service

7-Zip 4.58 beta
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Advanced Uninstaller PRO 2006 - version 7
Advanced WindowsCare Personal
Advanced WindowsCare Professional
Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 FREE
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4.51
Bookup 2000 Express build 30
CCleaner (remove only)
CD Audio Reader Filter (remove only)
Chess Position Trainer 3.3
DC-Bass Source 1.1.1
Defraggler (remove only)
DScaler 5 Mpeg Decoders
Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project (DEMO v1.0.1)
foobar2000 v0.9.5.4
Foxit Reader
Free Download Manager 2.5
Google Talk (remove only)
Haali Media Splitter
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111
HijackThis 2.0.2
Icy Tower v1.3.1
InstallShield for Microsoft Visual C++ 6
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
KP Typing Tutor v3.2 Beta International Edition
Log2space Dialer 1.0
Malwarebytes' RogueRemover
McAfee SiteAdvisor
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Encarta Premium 2008
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0.0 (Pre-Release 5348)
Microsoft Visual C Runtime
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Answer:Kaspersky antivirus takes long time to load


It might not be conflicting with anything, Kaspersky is well known for hogging resources.

It is more than likely running slowly because;

1. You don't have a lot of RAM (Memory) Kaspersky needs a fair bit and so do other applications, anything less than 1GB running XP or Vista and it will be slow.

2. At startup all of the applications were are set to run at startup are fighting for Memory so they can load, if you have lots of programs getting loaded at startup then it will be slow.

3. When was the last time you defragged the Hard Drive, is there a lot of space left on it.

Hope this helps.

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When i start my PC, it usually takes a long time to load all the programs at startup, i went to msconfig and disabled all the items from there, i have my NORTON03 updated, did my windows updates recently, but that havent help me at all, i have ran out of ideas now, what can i do in order to have my windows XP load and start faster like it used to be!

PLs help me guys KIT!

Answer:Windows XP takes a long time to load all the programs!

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My system boots fine until the Windows XP loading screen, where the bar goes for about 30 'loops'. It finally seems to load correctly and the leds on my G15 light up and the welcome splash screen displays shortly after.

I tried formatting my OS partition (the boot sector is on a different drive, could that be the problem?) and reinstalling windows, and the problem persists. I enabeld boot logging and here is the file I got.

Service Pack 2 1 6 2007 21:15:28.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver sptd.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver pci.sys
Loaded driver ohci1394.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.SYS
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver pciide.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver nvata.sys
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver fltMgr.sys
Loaded driver sr.sys
Loaded driver PxHelp20.sys
Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
Loaded driver WudfPf.sys
Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver NDIS.sys
Loaded driver Mup.sys
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So a couple of days ago, I accidentally installed a program I didn't want, but it would not let me uninstall it!
So I used the factory reset to get rid of it! After windows was reinstalled, certain folders take a really long time to load!
Mostly it's the "this pc" folder, but sometimes other folders will be slow too!
Also there seems to be "ghost files" even though I selected full reset! It said I had to uninstall the previous version of firefox even though it should have already been gone!
Ps, I'm not sure if this is in the right section.

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I've been having this issue for a little over a month. When I start Windows XP, after it applies personal settings, it gets stuck at just a blank screen with my wallpaper for about 3 minutes or so before it finally starts to load all of the desktop icons. I have tried pulling up task manager while it is sitting there just showing the wallpaper, to see if explorer is running but the task manager doesn't come up until right before the desktop loads. Sounds like explorer.exe is somehow not loading as it should.

I've checked the startup programs in the registry and everything there is normal. Also I have not installed any new software or hardware lately. Any other ideas?

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pages are slow to load and then they freeze or hang. Internet provider says that they are not showing any issues at their end at that I am getting the fastest connection possible with them, so it must be a problem with my computer. I am relatively new to computers, so I will need steps listed as to where to access and trouble shoot for this problem. Thank you for any helpful suggestions! 

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System takes a long time to load up, freezes up any help would be great hjt log follows. Have ran Spybot & Ad-aware seemed to have helped some. You guys seem to know a lot more than most, thank in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 1:28:08 AM, on 8/14/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
D:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\cinetray.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC\Connection Manager\CManager.exe
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Answer:Computor takes long time to load upon and locks up

Could be because you have over 40 processes starting up at boot up time.

You can go to and look up all your O4 startup items and do a little cleaning. If you "lean it out" you should boot quicker and have more system resources.

You decide the things you really need to start every time and the things you can start manually on an as you need basis.

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My problem:
When starting any new Windows Explorer window, it takes a minimum of 90 seconds to show the window.
My HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:54:53 PM, on 5/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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Answer:Windows Explorer Takes Long Time To Load

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Hi all. I have an hp Pavilion 64 bit 4 gigs memory.

It was working great on 10 after I upgraded it about eight months ago or so. Now it takes forever to load or start. Also it freezes allot with firefox browser or IE browser. Or just doing tasks. Now I have tried so many things. I have tried to do tips for windows 10 to help speed it up and load quickly. I have ran virus scans like Mawarebytes and Super antispyware . Adwcleaner. Cleaning the pc ect.

I am having surgery on Thursday and would love to clear this up before then. I would so appreciate your time to help me resolve this issue.

Answer:Windows 10 Taking A Long Time To Load And Then Freezes.

Make sure any plugins you have (such as Adobe Flash Player) are up to date. Then within Firefox > Addons > Plugins have it set to 'ask me to activate'.
In start ups only allow those actually needed - most are not needed at start up.
Any program that can be started when needed should not be in start ups.
Use CCleaner Slim at least weekly to clear out junk.
Other than that, without seeing your system in detail it's hard to say more.

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Why is ProBoards Support taking a long time to load? It doesn't load right away like it always does and I get a spinning circle and a blank screen.

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Here is the problem. We have everything locked down on our network, with approved web sites on the whitelist. At one of our locations, a particular pc takes 5-10 minutes to load onlyone particular web page. All other approved websites/pages load fine. The other pc's near his load it almost immediately. It's actually a link he clicks, which opens this page in another window. The only other problem I noticed was a Java error. The guy said he updated java a couple weeks ago and ever since then, he gets this error msg when he logs on saying something like "server not found". All pc's are running windows xp professional and IE6.

Any help/suggestions are much appreciated!

Answer:Solved: One page take long time to load...tough one

clear cache/cookies/history and try again. Also try manually loading the page, instead of from the bookmark.

If this fails, try uninstalling the Java the user installed, and see if the problem goes away. If it does, reprimand the user. ;-)

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hi when my pc boots although my system takes time to boot its the icons that seem to take the longest to load any ideas on this would be brill



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I recently built a computer. I made it out of the spare parts ive had from upgrades. Pretty nice since it was free and now i can have 2 computers. Unfortunately, even after a fresh install of windows, my HDD seems to not want to work.

It is a western digital 7200rpm 80GB IDE, pretty standard run of the mill. The MB is a MSI kt3 Ultra, 1gb Kingston ram. When booting the BIOS will instantly recognize the optical drive, but will take about 1 minute to find the HDD. It does find it and posts (beep). It then goes to the windows splash screen. From here, it take over 60 laps of the little bar to load. (yes, i counted). Once loaded everything runs fine as far as applications, games, Mozilla. and it shuts down quickly.

I have run the BIOS driver from the disk that came with the MB and still no change.

I have 1 optical drive and the HDD, they are both connected through their own IDE cable, and both set as Masters.

Any suggestions of how to fix this, its not a crisis, but kind of annoying.

Answer:Hard Drive taking long time to load

Older HDD could be going bad or it badly defragmented. You should defrag it though after a fresh install. Check for errors in the MFT. Under My computer right click on the HDD then click on properties then on tools then on check disk. Reboot the PC and let the PC check the condition of the HDD. If that checks out okay then open a dos window in Windows then

click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: defrag c: /f

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I've had this strange problem with my installation of Vista since day one, but up until now have just lived with it.

For instance, about 10-15 minutes ago I had finished downloading a ~500MB patch file (.exe) for a popular game and clicked on it to install. Just now did UAC prompt me to allow the installation. I have also noticed that it seems to load the file onto the hard drive again after clicking it as my disk space will go down (even to 0, depending on how large the file is and how much space I have left relative to how many times I clicked the executable).

Interestingly I've never seen another person's Vista installation do this. Comparatively, it is near instantaneous for them. I've also noticed much longer install procedures for software loading from a disc. Could this possibly be a hard drive issue? I'm using a high performance SATA drive with 32MB of cache so I feel that this is unlikely. I have tampered with enabling/disabling UAC through a command prompt in the past, could UAC possibly be the culprit?

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Hello all,

I have an old K6-2 500mHZ machine that my parents are using for internet purposes. The primary problem is that when I boot up, it goes thru POST fine and then i get a black screen. i wait for about 5-6 minutes and then it loads into windows. Sometimes when boot up, it goes straight to windoes but 9 times outta 10 it doesnt. I stripped everything down to the vid card, floppy, HD and network card. Even reinstalled windows. I cant seem to fix this. Anyone have any idea what can possibly be wrong? Thanks in adavnce!

Answer:Taking very long time to load windows 2000

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So a couple of days ago, I accidentally installed a program I didn't want, but it would not let me uninstall it!
So I used the factory reset to get rid of it! After windows was reinstalled, certain folders take a really long time to load!
Mostly it's the "this pc" folder, but sometimes other folders will be slow too!
Also there seems to be "ghost files" even though I selected full reset! It said I had to uninstall the previous version of firefox even though it should have already been gone!
Ps, I'm not sure if this is in the right section.

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I've been suffering with this issue for ages but I just can't find any one else on the web that's got the exact same issue and ideas on how to fix it.

Also Google trying to be cleverer than it is doesn't help, it's interpreting "AVG" as "average" and "load time" as "install time" which are two very different things. It still insists on doing this when I use square brackets for exact match. Any way...

CDBurnerXP takes about a minute to load but it should be instant for such a small programme and such powerful hardware - headline specs are Asus M4A79T Deluxe with a Phenom II 965 - quad core 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM and Intel SSD as boot drive. I can give the full hardware specs if required but I think those are the pertinent ones. VLC also used to take about a minute to load, again should be instant. But after an update to VLC that problem went away. Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour (IMO probably tying with Red Alert 2 for best ever C&C game) will load fine but then when I start a game it will run fine for about 5 seconds then pause for about 1 second then fine again for 5 seconds and so on, makes it completely unplayable.

After some investigation a few months ago I have discovered that completely removing AVG Internet Security 2011 (disabling it makes no difference) makes the problem go away. Re-install it and the problem returns immediately.

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I am experiencing the aforementioned issue from a long time and this is really annoying many a times.
The taskbar doesn't load up as i log in to my account.The taskbar takes approx two minutes to completely load.
When logging in to the screen ,only the start button and the action center icon appear on the taskbar.

Specs of my laptop:
This is the link:


Also,One thing i noticed that from the time of this issue appearing up to now,The wifi as well as the bluetooth are not working properly.Even,after the taskbar loads up,the Wi-Fi option is nowhere to be seen(not even in the action center.Only,"Network" shows up.).Also,the bluetooth on my laptop is not able to detect any devices nearby it.

I don't think the two issues can be connected in any way.But,Please advice me for this issue.

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I Use Microsofts MSE, whilst it's an excellent application, my system takes about 1min or more to load...

Can I reduce this time by having it load first of all the apps in startup ?? ..

if so how do I achieve this in terms for the novice.

Regards .. Marburg

Answer:Solved: Microsoft MSE - takes long time to load

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Our users have IE 7 and 8. We keep them locked into place by pointing IE to our firewall product (tools > internet options > connections > lan settings), so that only approved sites are the ones that our people can access.In the last few days, several of them report issues with specific websites loading very slowly - load times of over an hour just to get the log-in screen to appear.Troubleshooting Steps:1.) Unchecked the "use proxy server for your LAN" under the IE menus---> Site resolves instantly, as it should---> This pointed me to the direction that perhaps the site wasn't configured for our firewall2.) Re-checked the "use proxy server" box, and specifically configured the site in our firewall---> Site continues to resolve slowly, with the same load times as before performing step 1That would normally indicate that the problem is on the vendor's end. Something may be wrong with their site. And that's the line of thought I was pursuing until I was reported back to that the users are having the same problem on other websites. These new websites they're having problems with are, and have been for a long time, configured properly in the firewall.I'm not sure what my next step is to pursue. What am I looking for now? I don't know enough about networking to figure out where to track next.

Answer:Users are unable to load websites - no error, just 1-hour+ load times for pages


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Im having this issue when I go to my Music folder/library in windows there is either no album art (in this case no icons in place of the album art either to suggest if its an mp3 or what not), or it takes a really long time for the album art to load on every peace of music. I have also tried to search on google about this problem. No luck probably because I'm rubbish at searching

ill really appreciate it if someone can help me out.

Here is a screen shot about what I'm on about ---->

Text in image: Files that have no album art still have the file type icon on them.

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Answer:Album art takes long to load or doesn't load at all in explorer.exe

Welcome aboard, ksbansal

If you dont have adequate RAM/free RAM to generate the arts, it happens. Let us know the size of your ram, and you need to run this test, too.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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sometimes when I turn on and log onto my computer it seems to be taking between 5 and 10 minutes before connecting to the Internet and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
I did use the CleanUp tool yesterday as I thought that might do the trick and it did for a while but then went back to the same  state a few hours later.
Furthermore I also thought that it might be a driver problem and so downloaded and installed DriverMax. Upon doing this I noticed about 13 of my drivers were not up-to date. However I don't really want to muck around with this tool without supervision and besides I was under the impression that we should only get our divers from out manufacturers website. Or perhaps that just means we get the right drivers from out manufacturers website and as for updating that is a different thing altogether and using a tool like DriverMax should be fine?
Anyway if you could help me here I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

Answer:Internet Connection taking long time to load at times

Whenever I have to update my drivers I always use the manufacturers website.
I've never had any experience with DriverMax but i'm sure someone here with fill in.
What's your PC's make and model?

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i recently reformatted my computer and before i did, images would load really quick, no problems.. after reformatting, i downloaded sp3, flashplayer 10, directx9, 98 out of 99 drivers (missing "plug and play moniter" driver), all of that.. images on certain sites would load really quick with no problems, but some sites like takes about 3-5 min to finish loading all the images on the page.. for facebook, SOME images wouldnt show and the page wouldnt stop loading..i already checked the boxes for load images automatically, enable javascript and enable java.. how do i fix this?

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Hi all,

Recently my laptop is giving me issues, it took a long time to do anything at all. Some times it states that window explorer stops responding. I tried going into safe mode and use the sfc /scannow feature but it auto dismisses after 7% verification. I am not sure what's the cause of all this issue but it started since Monday. I tried to do a system restore as well but it didn't work.

Also the funny thing is, the windows antivirus and windows defender all got disabled when I logged in. I hope someone here could assist with my issue before I decided to do a clean reboot. Thank you.

Answer:Computer takes a long time to load, constantly not responding.

Also the funny thing is, the windows antivirus and windows defender all got disabled when I logged in.

When you say "windows antivirus" got disabled, what exactly are you referring to? Is this an installed antivirus or something else? Malware is known to disable antivirus programs.

You could try downloading, installing, and running full scans with these free products: Malwarebytes, ESET Online Scanner, SuperAntispyware, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, etc.

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After booting, it takes a long time for applications in the Start up to load; I cannot access the Start button (there is no response)

where should I begin to trouble shoot ?

The Server service hung on starting.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at

The Computer Browser service depends on the Workstation service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Answer:start up applications taking a long time to load after booting

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I am experiencing strange problem with my Windows XP machine. After Windows XP starts up - my machine hangs for 5 minutes and wait for the Security Center's Firewall alert pop-up. During this time, I can access my computer and other files, but most of the programs don't launch. Also the internet doesn't work till this time. Only after the Windows Security Center's pop-up appears saying "Your firewall is turned off" does the machine starts properly.
This alert vanishes after a second or so and then the internet connection icon appears in the task bar.
I had avast anti-virus installed on my machine and I read on a couple of forums that this might be causing the particular problem - so I've uninstalled avast and installed AVG antivirus.
Still the problem is persisting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP takes long time to load programs

so you get a message that the firewall is turned off? How long has that been happening, does it turn itself on at all. My suggestion would be to post on our malware forum; there is a sticky at the top of that forum to explain what they need from you to start with. However I do see that you were able to uninstall avast and install avg. Do you have malwarebytes installed at all. Perhaps firstly you could try a scan with avg and see if it shows anything, and download malwarebytes and scan with that. I suggest these things because you get the message about your firewall being turned off which doesn't seem right.

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Hello everyone,
This is a problem I've been having for months but only today did I get the idea to ask for help here. So as the title suggests the icons in my desktop take quite some time to load, particularly when I do a cold boot (after a restart for instance). It also seems that the start menu and action center take long to load first time around, with this once again being worse after a cold boot. My best bet is that this is caused by the HDD usage being, according to task manager, always 100 or 99 percent, and it doesn't seem to be caused by a particular process, as if I end the process "causing it", the one below takes its place.

I have tried various methods to stop this, including:
-Disabling the superfetch and Windows Search services (since it did not appear to have any effect, I re-enabled them)
-Uninstalled AVG (and yes, I am certain this is not caused by a virus as I have scanned the computer multiple times since this started)
-Changed some persmission settings for skype and changed the value of a registry key (check this article for more information

The latter has seemingly improved things a bit but disk usage still seems to be stuck at 100%. Any suggestions on how I could deal with this?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Desktop icons take long time to load - 100% disk usage

Aggserp4 said:

Hello everyone,
This is a problem I've been having for months but only today did I get the idea to ask for help here. So as the title suggests the icons in my desktop take quite some time to load, particularly when I do a cold boot (after a restart for instance). It also seems that the start menu and action center take long to load first time around, with this once again being worse after a cold boot. My best bet is that this is caused by the HDD usage being, according to task manager, always 100 or 99 percent, and it doesn't seem to be caused by a particular process, as if I end the process "causing it", the one below takes its place.

I have tried various methods to stop this, including:
-Disabling the superfetch and Windows Search services (since it did not appear to have any effect, I re-enabled them)
-Uninstalled AVG (and yes, I am certain this is not caused by a virus as I have scanned the computer multiple times since this started)
-Changed some persmission settings for skype and changed the value of a registry key (check this article for more information

The latter has seemingly improved things a bit but disk usage still seems to be stuck at 100%. Any suggestions on how I could deal with this?
Thanks in advance.

Hi Aggserp4 and welcome to Tenforums.
There are a few things to do:
1. Check your hard drive health
Crystal Disk Info
2. Perform a clean boot
Perform a Cl... Read more

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I recently purchased a new custom computer. It has an amd3000 processor and a gb of memory. When I turn on my computer it takes about 3-5 mins to load the windows loading screen. It turns into a black screen before the windows loading screen loads. After windows loads I can click on my account and it loads up pretty fast. Please help me with my problem.

Answer:Takes a long time to load windows loading screen

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when i restart my comp it takes a long time to come too, and when it does it may freeze or take a very long time to load

ive gone into safe mode and run clean up and checked my hijackthis log and everything looks clean.

spyware appz show nothing either

any suggestions as to why its taking so long to load up and why it freezes while loading?

Answer:comp slows down and takes long time to load/freezes

Try doing a clean boot to see if it is a problem with one of the programs that loads at start up. Take a look at the link below to see how to do a clean boot. Let us know if this fixes the problem or not. This will better help to determine if it is hardware or software issue.;EN-US;Q310353

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I have a windows 7 machine with ssd. Recently, the login time after user login has become unusually long. After I enter the password, it takes about 30 seconds, and then another 30 seconds as the screen goes black.

Any idea what might cause this and how to repair it? Windows is fully patched/updated, avg antivirus running, ran glary utilities, updated video card drivers today. Also, I had Crysis 2 crash a few days ago, and this problem emerged at roughly that time. Could the Crysis 2 crash have somehow corrupted the video card drivers?

Answer:Long load time and black screen after user login

Does it do this in Safe Mode? Try disabling non-needed startup items and/or disconnect usb devices not needed and see what happens.

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Hi, not sure if I posted in the right section but just wanted to ask some help on how to fix Chrome as it is taking an unusually long time to load. It started just today a few hours ago when I logged into Facebook here in my laptop, I normally don't use it in my laptop as I just use it on my phone mainly and have a desktop at school where I submit my school files early to avoid submitting them on my laptop. But when I was forced to submit at home and use Facebook on my laptop to submit my files, Chrome then starts taking a very long time to load, about 10-15 minutes. It isn't an internet problem as were getting a pretty average 7 mbps, and strange thing is IE is working well and fine. Tried doing some research and some suggested it was a firewall issue but I doubt it, as I never tweak my antivirus settings. I tried this When Google Chrome won't start up | Computerworld Blogs but couldn't continue as I seem to be missing the debug.log mentioned and so couldn't make sure if I was having the same problem, so pretty lost at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit : Oh and forgot to mention, after the 15 minute wait for chrome to open, and while I STILL have the browser open, opening new Chrome windows is then back to normal. But soon as I close my Chrome windows I then have to wait lots again. And it seems no matter how many shortcuts I try to open, I remember I clicked Chrome about 20 times it only always opens just 2 Chrome windows

Answer:Google Chrome takes a long time to load, IE is fine

Just an observation that I don't see where you attempted an uninstall and reinstall. That would be my first course of corrective action.

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I have two iexplore.exe processes going when i click on the internet, the internet takes forever to load, and then cpu goes to 100%.. I am at my wits end... help? Never done a thread before...

Answer:two iexplore.exe processes and internet takes long time to load

Hello and Welcome.

Multiple instances of iexplore.exe appearing in Task Manager is normal, and expected, in IE8.

That said....

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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why is it taking a long time for windows load files on my Dell Latitude D520? because I been waiting for over an hour for it to finish and it still only not even half way done yet

Answer:Why is Windows 7 taking long time to load files on startup

One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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My computer was fine, until I turned it on yesterday and it took 30 minutes to boot. It takes around 20-30 every single time now, and various programs take a very long time to open, like Malwarebytes. I had no system restore states apparently, the cables are all in securely, I've run full scans and found nothing malicious, chkdsk doesn't find anything, and the drive isn't fragmented. It feels like a hard drive malfunction to me, as I had a drive go about 6 months ago, but my one clue is the boot log showing all these drivers not loading. I was hoping someone here would be able to provide insight on this. Thanks.

Answer:Very long boot time, log shows drivers failing to load

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I've tried scanning my friends computer with CCleaner and Spybot as well as anti-virus and nothing was solved.The computer prompts "Application Failed to Load" errors upon log in. Then a program called PhotoGallery tries to install automatically but fails repeatedly. There is no internet connection either. The wireless signal shows it is connected but it can not load any websites. Here is the HiJackThis log please be aware that I probably will not be able to get to the computer until at least Friday at the latest. So please list every step to follow in order so I can take proper and prompts action so I don't hold up anyones time.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 8/4/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Application Fails To Load Error/websites Don't Load

::Edit::Replied to the following topic about issue.

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We are using IE7 for quite a long time but after the latest IE7 security patch update, our webpage loads in IE7 taking long time which was working perfect before this security patch updates.

Most of our asp pages using "Microsoft.XMLDOM" parser for xml parsing.
I found that this XML parsing in the asp page takes long time it seems.

Any security settings needs to be enable / disable to avoid this loading issue.

My IE version is : 7.0.5730.13

Please help me.

--Piju P.K.

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My Sony VAIO runs on Windows XP. I feel like my system is loaded with malware or maybe is controlled by a I feel this because I encounter so many problems with it.

First, it takes probably 20-30 minutes for everything to load at start-up. Second, it freezes all the time (at least once a day or more) and I have to just press the power button to turn it off or unplug it.

My virus program is Avast. Recently, it has an "X" over the AVAST icon. When I call up Avast, it gives a warning that my system is no protected. But after several minutes, Avast shows that the system is protected (so, in other words, something is turning Avast off during the boot/start-up cycle...maybe to keep it from catching rootkits?).

The whole system runs VERY, VERY slowly at all software I may run.

This may not be related, but recently all my Google bookmarks went missing after a boot-up.

I ran HiJack This but am not sure if I am permitted to post the log here? I did not run any fixes because I know it is advised not to do this without guidance from a Bleeping Computer expert. I have a copy of cc cleaner but have not run it for samereason. I also have a freshly downloaded copy of Malwarebytes.

I did notice in the HiJack This log that there are several items listing which appear to want to redirect my home page to MSN. My Home Page should be on both IE8 and Chrome. Sometimes, I have been redirected to MSN and I have had to go in to reset my default home page... Read more

Answer:Laptop takes long time to load at start-up and freezes continually

To have your log analyzed, Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.Most importantly please be patient till you get a reply to your topic.

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I have a slow computer that takes long time to open up pages.
Also, in the "Shut down" button, there is a exclamation mark, saying that it has to update.
I'm pretty sure that I have some malware (I had Pup.optional virus detected by Malwarebytes).
Please help me.

Answer:Computer running slowly...takes long time to load pages

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove this program in bold using the Add/Remove programs applet.RocketTab: (HKLM-x32\...\RocketTab) (Version: - RocketTab:) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.



HKU\S-1-5-21-3555321914-2000873654-4226455716-1001\...\Run: [AdobeBridge] => [X]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: [ProxySettingsPerUser] 0 <======= ATTENTION (Policy restriction on ProxySettings)
ProxyServer: [HKLM] => http=;https=
ProxyServer: [HKLM-x32] => http=;https=
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3555321914-2000873654-4226455716-1001 -> DefaultScope {014DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9} URL =
BHO-x32: Wondershare AllMyTube 4.2.0 -> {067DF9EC-26B7-40DC-8DB8-CD8BE85AE367} -> C:\ProgramData\Wondershare\AllMyTube\WSBrowserAppMgr.dll No File
BHO-x32: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 7.1.0 -> {451C804F-C205-4F03-B48E-537EC94937BF} -> C:\PROGRA~3\WONDER~3\VIDEOC~1\WSBROW~1.DLL No File
DPF: HKLM-x32 {D6FCA8ED-4715-43DE-9... Read more

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I use Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Windows XP Prof SP2.

After 10-15 minutes of idle time, my laptop launches a plan screen saver. When i move the mouse i get the Windows logon. Since i am part of my corporate AD, i have to provide my credentials.

After giving the credentials, its taking almost 2minutes to launch the screen. till then i only see an empty blue screen. during this 2 minutes, my mouse is functional.

Following are some of the two major things i did, but still have the same problem.

1. Display properties, Screen saver tab, Screen saver drop down says Windows XP, Wait is 15 minutes, and the check box "On resume, password protect" is enabled. But all these controls are completely disabled with the above values. When i click the Settings button, i get the following message "This screen saver has no options that you can set". Since i wanted to completely disable this screen saver options, i went to gpedit.msc then went to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Display and disabled the following settings

a. Screen Saver
b. Password protect the screen saver
c. Screen Saver timeout.

Also, one more information, i did all this through my AD user login in my laptop. This user is given administrative privileges
2. Since i have the toshiba power saver configured, i went in to toshiba power saver settings and made the settings as NEVER for Monitor Turn off and Hard disk turn off for the all the power profiles.

Anybod... Read more

Answer:Windows unlocking from a screen saver takes long time to load

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Please help!!! Everything was fine on my pc. Next day after installing coupon printer which my system tried to block, getting to desktop with icons takes 20 minutes! I unistalled the coupon printer but Im only guessing this download caused the problem, not sure.) THEN the start menu is frozen for 5 minutes and every other click I make (eg on a program) takes another 5 min. Then some programs dont open. Can get online however and everything is fine online, but if I try to use start button while online its the same problem. Everything wokrs fine in Safe Mode but I can get online in safe mode. Defragged machine. Did disk error check. No errors. Checked for spyware, etc in several programs including Spybot and pc is clean! What could it be?!!! When I go into Safe mode all these System32 Drivers appear on screen. Could that be the problem? Just guessing.

Also received an alert on desktop saying Active Desktop Recovery. When I clicked on "restore my active desktop" a window appeared: "Internet Explorer Script Error"
Line:65 Char:1 Error: Object doesnt support this action Code: 0
and then a URL. Dont know if this is part of the problem or not.

Dell Pentium II WinXP Home Service Pack2

Please help!!!

Answer:Desktop/Start menu practically forzen after very long load time

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