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caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

Question: caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

Every time I press caps lock, to turn on or turn off, I can't keep typing until some process completes. The icon for capson/capsoff comes onscreen, and while it's there I can't keep typing, until some time passes. Very frustrating!

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Preferred Solution: caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

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Answer: caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

can i disable the onscreen icon - maybe that's taking processor time

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Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function

Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

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My computer takes a long time to boot up to where I can successfully log onto the Internet (about 6-8 minutes). I have McAfee and Spy Doctor and scan every day, so I don't have Spyware (I just went through a whole cleanup processes, due to spyware, from the antivirus help room on this site. Any suggestions as to what would cause this? Once I'm on the Internet, everything works fine. I'm using a 4 year old Dell with XP

Thank s

Answer:Computer takes a long time to boot up

What are the hardware specs for your dell? McAfee slows down any system a lot, so that is contributing to the problem. Do you have a lot of programs running at startup. Defragment your hard drive.

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My computer has begun taking a very long time to start up, usually around 7-10 minutes. Running xp service pack three. Programs take a long time to open but generally run well once they have started. When I look in task manager there seems to be too many processes running. I have disabled many of the processes that were being run automatically at start up but this hasn't helped at all. I've also run spybot, adaware, and Malwarebytes' anti-malware which have all turned up nothing. Any help or advice would be appreciated. (Sorry for originally posting in the wrong forum).
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Shaun Riley at 20:30:04.43 on Fri 05/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1027 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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Answer:Computer takes a long time to start up

Hi speaking,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceyour log is quite old and alot could have changed, I would like to see a new log please. If you nolonger require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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I have an HP Z800 Workstation with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

When I start the computer it seems to be ready in somewhere under a minute after the desktop comes on, meaning there are no spinning circles the mouse moves smoothly etc.
However if I try to launch one of the programs in the taskbar, Firefox, Thunderbird, it takes at least seven to ten minutes for the program to come on and be ready.

At this point if I click Start>All Programs it is completely empty with no icons or folders at all in there and will be for about the same amount of time.
The Start menu freezes open like that and all I can do is to wait.

And wait I do because it makes it much worse if I hold in the power button and turn the computer off because then I can usually not go past that black screen that comes on for a brief second before it goes on the desktop.

I have very few things that are active in msconfig so I have no idea what's going on and why the computer takes so long to start.

Any ideas?



Answer:Computer takes a long time to start

Test your hard drive for errors and do a scan for bad sectors. I feel your drive might be trying to write to faulty sectors which is why you have to wait for so long.

Also use MalwareBytes Antimalware to make sure you don't have adware/spyware running.

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I did some time on google looking for an answer to this problem, with no definite luck my figure it that some piece of software is pausing the shutdown.

I start my computer all is fine and good. I then try to shut my computer down.
Vista shuts down in about 20 seconds. This is how my computer normally works.

But if i get on the internet and am on for more than 15 minutes or so, the pages take a long time to load. When i try to restart Firefox, an error box comes up telling me that Firefox is already running.

I check task manager and it is, when i try to end the process nothing happens. In order to fix this problem i have to restart my computer. When i attempt to shutdown the computer the desktop just sits there for almost 5 minutes before windows decides to log off and shut down.

I have run avg 8, Norton, and Spybot S&D. In hopes of finding a bug somewhere but nothing has set off the security flags.

This has been happening for almost a month, two weeks ago i did a format and reinstalled all of the programs i had, thinking that it might be a virus of some kind. This still did not help.

I have also reinstalled Firefox multiple times and it has not helped.

Attached is a screen capture of my desktop. I have put icons of all the programs i use on there.

I run visa home premium, core 2 duo 2.0 ghz, 3 gigs ram, geforce 7600.

Answer:Computer takes a long time to shut down.

The Problem turned out to be caused by Norton's Firefox toolbar, Maybe a memory leak or something. Norton told me they are aware of the problem and are trying very hard to find and implement a solution.

Until that time, I have uninstalled Norton 360 2.0 and am now using Zone Alarm Security Suite. Haven't decided whether I will go back to Norton; lately it has been nothing but disappointments from them.

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My friend has a dell P4, definitely outdated but still should be a decent computer. As soon as you restart the computer sits there for sometime before it posts and eventually loads windows. We are talking probably 3-5 min before anything except the cursor _ load on the screen. Any help would be great.

Answer:Computer Takes Long Time to Post

how much ram do you have, there is a setting in the bios that checks every bit of ram, 1 gb will take about 15sec

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Hello everyone,

The attached video will NOT win the Youtube film of the year award, however, I hope that someone might be able to help. My Dell XPS8700 is like a 16 year old, friendly one minute and totally nuts the next for no reason at all! The computer DOES boot, but there's no beep and well...I would love it if someone could help please!

Many thanks in advance...


Answer:Computer seems to boot twice and takes a very long time

"This video is Private" is the message I get when I try to view it.
Judging by symptoms it could be
Power supply
Capacitors on MB going dry or faulty
Hard disk bad sectors or file system
MB, 3v CMOS battery gone empty
If you fix problem with video, something else might be gleamed from it.

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When I first boot up if I click "my computer" I get a blank page with a torch searching, it takes about 3 minutes to find & display all the drives. Any ideas ? Everything else seems normal.

Answer:"My Computer " Takes a long time to find

Could be underpowered or the machine hasn't finished the boot process. What OS and specs of your machine.

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Recently I been having issues with my computer. Everyday I power my acer on . It displays a messages. It takes me about 30 minutes for me to get everything working again . here are the images I provided . It's really getting annoying . I do what screen tells me to do. After like repeating the steps over and over again . it works fine .

Answer:Computer takes a long time to turn on...

Good Job on the Hi Res photos. Does this happen after the computer posts? Do you hear any beep codes?
Take a look in your BIOS to see if you can turn off any extended tests also.
IF none of this helps, try unplugging various devices one by one and boot to possibly narrow down the issue.
PS that computer shipped with Vista or XP did the issue start after upgrading the OS?

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I have windows XP SP2 on my pc. It is a 2.8E Pentium 4 with 2gb of memory. SATA drive and 2 IDE DVD-ROM/RW. My problem is, when i click on My Computer the window comes up, but in the middle is a little flash light that goes back and forth for about 1 to 2 mins before it finds the drives that i have. What could be causing this. I have defraged all the drives, turned indexing off, then back on, neither had any effect, i have removed all network drives and printers. Can you please help, it is very annoying and time consuming.


P.S. If i type in the address bar c:\, it will go to that drive without the flashlight thing. And then if i go back the flashlight is still there.
Also, even if i let the flashlight thing finish and then got to c:\ and then click bacl to my computer, it will come up with that flashlight again.

Answer:My Computer takes a long time to find drives

Welcome to TSG! I hope I can assist you with this problem.

What operating system is this? XP Home or Pro?

Run the following troubleshooting tests:

Test A

Click on Start
Click on Control Panel
Click on System
Click on Hardware
Click on Device Manager

Question: Is the Device Manager window populated or empty?
Test B

Right-click on any file or folder on your desktop
Hover over "Send To"

Question: Does your computer seem to "freeze" for about 30 seconds and then the Send To list appears?
Test C

Click on Start
Click on Control Panel
Click on Network Connections

Question: Is the Network Connections area empty or populated?
Test D

Click on Start
Click on Control Panel
Click on Add/Remove Programs

Question: Do you see any suspicious entries, specifically ContextPlus?
Test E

Question: Do you still have full USB port functionality with printers, cameras, gamepads, etc.? If you plug in/ unplug a device like a USB memory key if you have one, do you get a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in your system tray?

Please run these tests and let me know the results...

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Hello there, I am new to these boards.

I need some help with making my computer run more quickly. There are 2 problems I have noticed.

I have a new Thinkpad T61 which I bought only a month ago, I use XP SP3 it takes almost 4 minutes in total from hitting the power button to being able to use the internet. A screen before a login screen says "Windows is Starting up..." and that stays there normally for at least a minute, that is the brunt of the problem.

Also I noticed when I am using FireFox alot, it freezes up and it says Page Not Responding on top but then after about 10 seconds usually its fine. Any ideas on either of these?

Here are the programs installed on my computer:

MS Office 2007
Adobe Reader
eBay Turbo Lister
Quicktime Player

and then other things that came with the comp that look important (Access Connections, PC Doctor, etc) I deleted the excess advertised programs that come with computers (not on my comp but example free AOL and such).

Thanks for your help!


Answer:Computer takes incredibly long time to start, any help?

gonna need more info. what are your comp specs? ram? cpu speed?

without that info, i can say: run ccleaner, defrag your hdd (with something like perfect disk 7), and eliminate unnecessary start up programs (start-up inspector).

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i did some work but dont know if its good now so if you can look ar it please let me know thanks for you help
may god bless you!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:39:49 AM, on 3/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxthon2\Maxthon.exe
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My problem is when I shutdown the computer and try to restart it the computer takes a long time to start up. usually 10 minutes. Due to this reason I keep my computer in hibernation majority of the time so I don't have to deal with that. I'm not sure what is causing this to happen as my computer was bought brand new in August 2012.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Somayea at 16:39:38 on 2013-01-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8094.6023 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Lo... Read more

Answer:Computer takes a long time when I start it up from shutdown

Shehub, back to Bleeping Computer.My name is Jason and I'll be helping you with your computer problems. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine.Some things to remember while we are working together:First, I would like to remind you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me about it.
When you post your reply, do not use the ... Read more

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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
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
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Hey All-

I just reinstalled Windows on my laptop. It has a miniPCI wireless card and Intel 10/100
Ethernet card.

When it starts up it takes quite a while to connect to either my wireless network or wired network; probably somewhere around two - three minutes after I log on it finally connects.

The workstation/server/wzc, etc. services are started already even when the laptop's not connected yet. The icons don't show up for a while in the tray, but the second they do, it connects fine.

What could be causing this? It's driving me nuts!



Answer:Solved: Computer takes long time to connect to LAN

My guess (but only a guess) is that something else is hogging the machine and networking is getting little or no resources. Have you tried SAFE MODE with NETWORKING?

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It's stuck on the Windows Starting screen for about 30 seconds, usually it only takes a few seconds.

I'm on Windows 7 and was messing around with the fan settings in the BIOS. I don't think that's it since I changed to back default settings to make sure.

Any idea on what's going on?

Edit: I updated to Windows 10 and it seems to have fixed the problem.

Answer:Computer suddenly takes a long time to boot

Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz

It's stuck on the Windows Starting screen for about 30 seconds, usually it only takes a few seconds.

I'm on Windows 7 and was messing around with the fan settings in the BIOS. I don't think that's it since I changed to back default settings to make sure.

Any idea on what's going on?

Edit: Tried safe mode. It was stuck on loading files for a long time also.

1.Check start-up programs,they can increase the boot-up time. You might have to disable some of them...

2.Check your HDD, it defines the boot-up time.If the hard drive has any problem then that's it.
Damaged HDD often gets system load much slower.

3.Scan your PC for malwares. Infected system can be the answer to your question

Let me know if this helps

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basically when I startup or reboot the computer it takes around 5-10 minutes just to get to the windows loading screen. It seems like everything shows up really slow starting with the emchines splash screen, loading Realtek boot agent, boot from ACPI CDRom, followed by a bunch of white loading progress bars, which just hangs there for ages. once it gets to the windows loading screen it resumes normal speed and everything seems fine from there.

Answer:Computer takes extremely long time to boot

No onscreen times when it just will not boot?
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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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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I'm using Windows 8 Pro N with 32-bit. I found some problem SOMETIME whenever I tried to open My Computer, it takes a very long time to show up my drives and removable disks.
Here's the screenshot of it. The Green Bars is moving damn slow, For sometime only. Besides, I also encountered problem when the folder is not responding, where can I end the task? Just like in Windows 7, I can simply end the task using task manager.

Any guides to my problem? thanks!

Answer:Takes very long time to show up drives in My Computer

Hello HTHVampire, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if you may have your power plan settings set to turn off idle hard drives. If you do, then that would explain the delay why you wait on them to spin back up.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys. My Windows 7 laptop crashed and the information on the hard drive was restored from back-up. Now I'm trying to get back full functionality as before.

I value being able to hear when I have turned on or off (sometimes accidentally) things like Caps Lock and Num Lock.

I went to the Ease of Access Center and ticked the box for turning on Toggle function (then hit Apply).

But I still am not getting a beep for Caps Lock (etc.), on or off.

What's my next move please?!

Thanks - Ken18

Answer:Audible Caps Lock won't function

You hit apply and hopefully OK next also. Then reboot.

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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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I have a domain server installed in my network (win2000 server)
For internet sharing I have a Dlink Router “DI-524” it’s configured with Dynamic IP. The problem is when I configure my client computer to login to domain with dynamic IP. It takes a long time to login and after the login internet is available.
But when I configure my client’s computer with static IP like IP address of computer, default gateway, Router’s LAN IP address and the DNS IP my domain name IP.
After this configuration my clients are unable to connect internet but user can login very fast on the domain…. Please help me to solve my problem

Answer:Client computer takes very long time to login on the domain

do you mean that your router's ip and your server's IP set dynamically?

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Lately my computer has been acting up. It takes forever for the computer to go to sleep. I could tell because the inside has LED lights. It used to be really fast in going to sleep and would shut off almost 5 seconds after. Now it's around 30 seconds. Also, programs like Winrar are really slow. Winrar used to extract my files relatively fast. Now, it is very slow and freezes up my computer. It seems like a number of programs freeze my computer. I open up task manager and often see the programs that I have opened to be used 100% of the disk, or be highlighted red. Could anyone please help me as this is really frustrating?

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My desktop computer has windows 7 (32-bit). That problem is that the computer is taking about 5 minutes to boot. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months. I tried running my Norton 360 antivirus full system scan but that did not solve the problem. I haven't done anything else to solve the problem.
My computer specifications are as follows:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
CPU:  Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH61WW (LGA1155 CPU 1)
Graphics: VA1703wSERIES ([email protected])
                2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (Undefined)
Storage:  465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical drives: No optical disk drives 
Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio
 I would be grateful if someone helps me to expedite the matter.  

Answer:My desktop computer (which has windows 7) takes a long time to boot

Hi and welcome to BC
Have you try to disable some unwanted startup programs?

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HelloAfter updating the Yoga 3 Pro with the files listet on Lenovo site:( Keybort will not accept "caps lock" anymore, i need "capslock" to unlock my Harddisk... external Keyboard has also no "capslock" function Operating System ; WIN 8.1Lenovo Yoga 3 Prothanks for any suggestions

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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 have an HP laptop with Windows 7 that suddenly became slow at startup. It also now takes a while for my chrome or internet explorer browsers to open up.
Yesterday, I ran a scan using Malwarebytes and it detected 700+ PUP's, all of which I removed.
The problem persists. What can I do to fix this?
Thank you.

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I am trying to solve this problem for a client. They have a Windows 2003 server,
and 4 windows XP workstations, and 2 Windows 2000 Professional workstations which
are part of a domain. The 2 windows 2k workstations take about 15 - 20 minutes
to load. When they get to the step where they load the personal settings and computer
settings, it takes forever. We have had no problems with the windows XP workstations,
and the problem just started recently with the Win2k machines. Im wondering if this is some kind of new Win2k problem with loading the settings from the server or what the cause is. Once the machine loads it runs perfectly.

any help would be greatly appreciated


Answer:Windows 2000 takes a long time to load computer and personal settings

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Hello everyone.  I'm attempting to help diagnose my sister-n-laws HP 15 laptop.  I've searched high and low for an answer but all I'm finding is people with different types of "3 beeps".  They either have 3 "short" beeps or 1 short with 2 long or something like that.  I can't find ANYTHING with 3 long beeps.  It does 3 long beeps twice and then nothing.  I can hear the hard drive spinning too. No HP or BIOS documentation ever mentions anything about 3 long beeps either.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this thing?

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Hello everyone.  I'm attempting to help diagnose my sister-n-laws HP 15 laptop.  I've searched high and low for an answer but all I'm finding is people with different types of "3 beeps".  They either have 3 "short" beeps or 1 short with 2 long or something like that.  I can't find ANYTHING with 3 long beeps.  It does 3 long beeps twice and then nothing.  I can hear the hard drive spinning too. No HP or BIOS documentation ever mentions anything about 3 long beeps either.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this thing? I'm saying "3 beeps" but there's a total of 9.  However, these 9 are segmented into 3 definite sets.  It's 3 long beeps then a pause for 2-3 seconds then 3 long beeps, pause, 3 long beeps.  Total of 9 beeps.

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

Answer:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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I have an x61t that when it locks for screen saver password and you have to CTRL ALT Delete the relog back on. the CAPS lock on the onscreen keyboard indicates on but it's not. 1. Log into the tablet.2. The screensaver would lock the tablet.3. Press Ctrl Alt Delete to get to the logon screen.4. The on screen keyboard would show the Caps Lock key as on but it wasn't. If they pressed the Caps Lock key it would then be on.5. The users don't press the Caps Lock key now, even though it is being displayed as on, and they can logon OK. I cannot recreate this problem on another X61tablet and this behaviour happens even when the notebook is in a docking station with an external keyboard.  anybody seen this error before?  

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My Dell Inspiron laptop is only two years old, but when I use Firefox, it slows to a crawl. I keep all my files on an external drive, so the laptop's hard drive is all but empty. The computer works just fine with Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and other memory-intensive programs, but not Firefox. My local computer repair place cloned my hard drive to a new one, and that helped with the Wi-Fi dropping out, but not the sluggish performance.

I've looked on Firefox forums for ways to speed up performance, but nothing helps (disabling add-ons, etc.). Any ideas?

I've attached a few screenshots of Task Manager for reference.

And before anyone brings up SSD drives, yes, I'm going to get one in my next computer, but I'm not upgrading this one.

Thanks for any advice!

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Not sure if any one has already posted this and got T400 has a strange issue. it takes a lot time in pre-boot... a cursor blinks on the top left corner for 5+ minutes and then loads the 'Windows loading...' screen for about another 5 mins and finally shows the windows logon screen. Additionaly, when i hit shutdown, i am fine. if i hit restart - i am sitting there for ever.  my laptop has 8GB RAM + 256 GB SSD + Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 

Answer:T400 boot time takes long time & has issue with restart

Srini shared the following observation via twitter... perhaps the community can help?
@lenovoforums my T400 takes 10mins to boot; and doesnt restart properly. looks like a famous issue every one has out there #lenovo #thinkpad

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Hello. I am using an HP Pavilion g6 1045ej laptop. The laptop is about 4 years old and 3 days ago I replaced the cpu from i3 380m to i7 640m. after the repalcement the laptop didn't boot up, the fans were whirring but the BIOS screen didnt came up. The Caps Lock button is blinking in intervals of one, the wireless button is orange and thats it. Its been like this ever since. Any suggestions?, Please help.

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My son has Dell Dimension computer running Windows Vista. He has recently had problems in that when he uses Word it appears that the Caps lock is on all the time. When he comes out of this and goes to his desktop if he tries to select another programme all the programmes on the desktop are highlighted. He runs Norton and it is not showing any problems. He has tried System restore and restore last known good configuration with no avail. Is this a virus and if so what caan be done.

Answer:Caps lock on all the time and selecting all programmes from, desktop

This may be a stupid question, but I've got to ask it... He does know how to turn caps lock off, right? If he's tried this and it still doesn't work, your description of the symptoms makes me think that there's something wrong with the caps lock key that's making the keyboard think it's being pressed. (I say that because, if you click on an item and then click on another item with the shift key pressed, the PC will select all the items between the two items clicked on - which is what seems to be happening when he clicks on shortcuts on the desktop.)

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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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Our computers are running Windows 10 with Server domain, but we have a problem. Each first login takes long time to login and some time it gets stuck on the welcome screen when too many teachers logged on the machine. I had contacted an admin about it and they said they can't do anything with it.

After i reinstall the Windows via network live boot, the computer automatically login as an admin and execute batch to install few softwares, Chrome, Firefox, Office 2013, etc... after that, the computer restarts and stay on the login screen which means it has finished setup the computer. Appdata, music, video, programdata, etc... are not stored to the server or loaded from the server. Only documents are stored on the server and it can't be used in offline mode. Programs are not deployed via the server.

I was thinking that the problem is Windows installs modern apps each users but I'm not sure

At my education, they have removed all pre-installed modern apps from Windows 8 so there are 2 apps left, and we never had any problem with the first time login.

So the problem is the modern apps that are installing for each users?

Me (as volunteer) and the company worked hard improving Win10 images and scripts and it really improved the performance and reduced first login time. Also the infinite friendly message bug are gone.

You can take a look of my scripts GitHub - evildog1/Win10_Performance_Script_Education

Answer:Takes long time to startup when logged in for the first time

anyone can help me?

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Answer:caps lock will not turn off and keeps making caps lock hold ...

I am not able to provide any solutions or assistance at this time. Please allow for the forum community to assist with your matters. 


Thank you 

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My notebook takes long time to appear "HP" before loading windows Is there any solution?

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Question: IE takes long time

When I open up Internet Explorer or a new page in IE,it sometimes takes a long,long time to load the page and a box will pop up saying "stop running this script? a script on this page is causing IE to run slowly.If it continues to run,your computer may become unresponsive."This is so frustrating me.Anyone who can help me out.

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Will the individual that responded to me  will you respond back so that i can explain what happened with your last post to my request.Thank You Beep01below is my original post.   ?12-11-2016  ?01-09-2017 07:36 AMProduct Name: HP compaq 8200 slim lineOperating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)Happy New Year Everyone;     I have a HP Compaq 8200 slim line, the OS is Windows 7 professional,    the problem is When I shut down the computer for the evening  it seems to hang up on "LOGGING OFF"  last night it took over 30 minutes for the computer to complete LOGGING OFF and the computer to shut doen. Does anyone else have  the same problem ????????ThanksBeep01

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Hi, In the month of June 2010, I have brought a new G560 laptop. I have tried One key recovery once. It was working fine. But now when i am again trying to use One Ker Recovery it is taking a log time more than 10 hrs. I haven't wiped my Hard disk. I didn't did anything on laptop. But god knows why it is taking such a huge amount of time to recover and now my laptop is in useless mode.  Can anybody help me  ThanksLK

Answer:one key recovery takes a long time

try to burn recovery dvds and use it.
also perform disk check.

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my pc takes a long time to boot

also take a very long time to shutdown when external HDD is connected? sometimes have to force shutdown (press-hold power button) to get it to shutdown?

it seems to be related to the external HDD as when the external HDD is not connected it boots quicker and shuts down very quick

boots in around 80 secs shuts down around 15 secs

any help advice info would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:pc takes a long time to boot

here are some screens to hopefully aid in a disgnosis of the problem..
again any help info would be greatly appreciated

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WinXP Pro SP3 - I have run all the usual stuff: malware scans are clean, removed all junk files (CCleaner was run on HD and registry), defragged/optimized hard drive, checked start up programs and services and everything seems to be OK. The PC boots to the desktop in a normal amount of time, and the beginning of the shut down is more-or-less normal too, but once it gets to the section of shutting down with the blue backgrounds and it says "Logging Off..." and "Shutting Down...." it stays there for about 5-7 minutes. I'm running a hard drive diagnostic right now, but I doubt that's the problem...


Answer:PC takes a LONG time to shut down

Only thing I can think of is something is still running that the system is trying to shut down and then save your settings.

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Hi guys i have a friend whos computer is taking a long time to boot and him and i have argued a bit on what the cause could be. One of the issues at hand is when theres a power outage it take several tries to get the computer to turn on. him and i agree that it sounds like a PSU issue but at the same time i think it could be a MB issue. also when it does power on after power outage it takes it 2x as long to boot as mine and his is 3x more powerful than my computer. hes running a hex core with 4gb of ram. im only running a duel core with 3gb ram.
what are your thoughts on what the issue could be?

Answer:Takes long time to boot

We need to know what the specs are and what model and brand of componets such as mother board, cpu, video card, memory, power supply (check the sticker on the unit for model and wattage), and drives. In the mean time you can download diagnostic software to check the hard drives, my guess would be the hard drive.

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xp take a real long time to shut down any suggerstions??

Answer:xp takes a long time to shut down

carry out1 a disc clean up (double click my computer>right click Your hard drive, select properties and then click on the general tab. Now click on Disc clean up)2 full disc check (double click my computer>right click Your hard drive, select properties and then click on tools then error checking. When the box pops up tick both and then restart computer)3 Carry out a defrag (double click my computer>right click Your hard drive, select properties and then click on tools and then defragment now)hope this helps

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I recently purchased an SSD and installed it in parallel to my hard drive.
By the time I installed it, whenever I start my computer, the black screen in the start(BIOS) takes long time to identify which IDE drivers found(It takes a good minute or two to actually start up the operating system).
The thing is, before I installed the SSD it took no time to start the BIOS and he identified the IDE in no time either.

I need to know how can I fix it.

Answer:IDE takes long time to identify

Check to Make sure all the cabled are in properly.

Try to clear your CMOS, by removing the battery on the motherboard for 5-20 seconds.

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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 there. I installed windows 7 on an old Dell Dimension, just because I didn't want to throw it away and I like a challenge. It worked great up until I installed another hard drive on a separate ide channel, along with the cdrom (although I tried several combinations of slave-master). Fact is, now (after the hookup of the second HDD, it takes forever for Windows to startup ( a good four or five minutes). Once up, the system recognizes all the drives and there are no problems. But when I need to restart it, wow! Any ideas?

Answer:Startup takes a long time

Hard drive and CD on same channel means it runs in PIO Mode and not DMA mode because CD does not support DMA. Connect the hard drive as a slave on the same IDE cable as the first hard drive and you should be okay.

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I started overcloking my computer today. It was all fine and dandy until I tried to set the FSB at over 215. At that point the computer would take a while to post. It would give me the black screen for about 20 seconds and then post. What could be causing that? If that helps my memory was overclocked too: 2.5, 3, 2, 7. but that didn't make much difference when changed.
I'm really confused about this.

Answer:Takes a long time to post

is there a setting for a fast POST?

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When i start up my computer,after reaching windows 7 symbol appears and i see the blue screen,it takes over 3 minutes before i see the form to type my password in.The same happens when i let my computer hibernate/sleep and then turn it on again.
These are my computer specs:
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 @ 2.80GHz 53 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
FUJITSU FJNB235 (Onboard)
Standard Monitor ([email protected])
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Hard Drives
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

Answer:Login takes long time to appear.

Hello KurokoChii and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd go through the troubleshooting steps in this tutorial from one of our Forum experts. Make sure you don't have any malware issues. It might also help to know how long the log in problem has been going on. Did it recently start after doing Windows Updates, for example? Or installing a new program? You could use a system restore point to roll your computer back to a date time prior to doing the updates or program installation. If the log in problem has been going on for a while you might have damaged or corrupt system files. See step # 15 on how to run a system file checker scan.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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my notebook is acer aspire 4741G, the problem is, it takes very long time just to start up. I've checked for virus but the result is negative. I've tried to go back to the time when the problem hasn't occurred, but it didn't work too. The notebook suggest me to reformat, but I have been hesitating on doing it because I'm afraid it will be worse.After several hours, the notebook works just fine, there's no delay whatsoever. what is it that cause this problem? is there any suggestion of how am I supposed to do with this? thanks before.PS: I really don't know anything about computer

Answer:Win 7 takes very long time just to start up

what antivirus are you using? How long have you been using the computer? Have you used windows Disk Defragmenter? If not, Click "Start. "All Programs". "Accessories". "System Tools". "Disk Defragmenter". It re-arranges the files in the disk order so they are easier for the computer to access, it should speed your computer, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour if you have never run the program. It usually helps to run disk defrag more than one time.

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When I am trying to install IE& or IE8 on windows xp sp2, it takes long time to install.
Updates and malware removal tool take log time to install.

Why is it so ? When I install Firefox, it does not take this long. But with Firefox, I have problems watching videos.


Answer:IE8 takes long time to install

By install, do you mean "open"? Check FF add-ons for help with video problem.

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I have an old pent 3 / 733 mhz, is there any tweaks or any possible way i could get the internet up and going a bit quicker, than it does now ? or is my pc just to old ? after i double click the icon and until it actually starts or is ready to use i mean.
thanks in advance for any help

Answer:takes a long time for IE to startup ?

G'Day Tontoe,

There's a number of ways to 'tweak' your computer and Internet Connections..I suggest that you try ,and click on 'How to' at the top of the page.
They periodically run some very informative courses regarding this very subject, amongst others, to do with computing..they had just finished a 6 Lesson course about speeding up your PC, and I for one found the information to be invaluable.
It would be interesting to know how much RAM you have on board with the Pen III 733Mhz CPU, as I used to have one that 'flew' with 512Mb RAM.
Please post back with this answer.
Good Luck with the tweaking.
Dave T.

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Please can anyone help me. Everytime I shutdown my Windows XP Pro, it takes literally 2-3 minutes. My machine runs on P4 1.6GHz with 512MB RAM.I have another machine that also runs on Windows XP Pro, but only is a PIII 800MHz with 256MB RAM. This one shuts down in less that a minute. Why is that?

Answer:Shutting down XP takes a long time

Have a look here click hereScroll down page until you get to "Shutdown Works, But it's REAL slow"

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My system config is as follows; Based on 0769-DAQ: T2310(1.46GHz), 512MB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1280x800 LCD, Intel X3100, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP SP3. The problem is that when I press the Power-on button to switch the Notebook on, the power LED comes on and goes off after 5 secs. When I do it the second time, LED comes on and it takes the system to come up with Lenovo screen more than 2-3 mins. Especially it happens in a cold start. AFter that the booting and the system performance is absolutely fine. Can anybody help me get over this nagging issue (3 moonths old)? Please..... thanks in advance,Vinay

Answer:Power on takes a long time!

sounds like power button or cord is's better you to call lenovo support line for possible hardware replacement.

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Hi, I recently upgraded my Hp Pavilion from windows ME to windows xp after I had restored it to factory settings in order to fix previous problems. I have done this routine before, but this time after I had reinstalled windows xp the computer has been having booting issues. It now takes somewhere between a hour to two hours to load xp. Although once it has loaded it works fine. Any help would be appreciated. I am at my wits end.

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My wife has a new Acer netbook which came with 7 Starter. I upgraded it to Home Premium 32bit. She is complaining that after closing the lid, or hibernating, or sleep mode, it take at least two minutes before the netbook connects so that she can use the internet. My two laptops do not have this problem at all. All three machines use the same router.

The signal strength icon on the system tray shows a yellow blob which stays until a connection is made. It doesn't always happen, but enough for hair tugging sessions!

Any ideas, reasons for this behaviour and is there anything I can do about it?

Many thanks.

Answer:Wi-fi takes long time to connect

In an effort to keep things simple, I'd first be inclined to uninstall the wireless adapter driver then reboot your computer.

Windows 7 should detect your wireless adapter and install a driver for it or you can download the latest driver from Acer and install that one.

Check this Microsoft article for further advice.

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

You can also go into Device Manager and disable the wireless adapter then re-enable it as this has been known to solve your problem.

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since the fresh installation of win10 after awhile login takes a long time. I created a new user and copied all my files to that account and the problem was solved but after 3-4 Weeks it gets slower and now it almost takes a minute to login into windows. Booting is fast....Didnt have that problem with win8.1

My System:

Intel i7-5960x
16GB Ram
3 SSDs
Windows 10
Nvidia Gtx980ti


Answer:Login takes a long time

This might give you a way of looking at events..

BootRacer logs all the results to the history report and to standard event log. You can check events using Windows Event Viewer.

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 I run windows XP(sp2). I have got 40GB HDD, of which about 14-15 GB is free. i have got 512 MB RAM, and no external graphics card. i have got AVG 8.0 anti virus. my problem is that when i press the shut down button, the dialog box takes about 2-3 minutes to show up. even after i press on 'Shut Down' it again takes 2-3 minutes to completely shut down. i have checked the task manager for any running applications, but it doesn't show any running applications. i have got AMD Athlon XP 1900+. if i dont use the computer for more than 10-15 minutes,and dont run any games in that duration ,then this problem does not arise.i posted this in microsoft windows, but was advised to also post it here.

Answer:shutdown box takes long time to appear

Please follow instructions here first....,46313.0.html#bot

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Could someone take a look at my hijackthis log and tell me if there is anything there that would cause my pc to lock up periodically.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:47:35 PM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\sunThreatEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\SunProtectionServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 12\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\StarConnect SAT VPN\bin\openvpn-gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELP... Read more

Answer:pc is locking up and ie sometime takes a long time to come on

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Ok so I purchased a PC from (see spec) in December 2008

Approx 3 months ago it started to take its time shutting down, approximate times are below.

Start -> Shut Down -> (5 minutes) -> Shut Down -> (2 minutes) -> Power Off
Start -> Shut Down -> (5 minutes) -> Restart -> (2 minutes) -> Restart

The only way I can get a fast shutdown is:

CTRL+ALT+DEL -> Shut Down -> Shut Down

I have done a checkdisk:

chkdsk /r

I have scanned my PC for viruses and spyware/adware:

Spybot S&D
Bullguard Internet Security 8.5

Both of these are up-to-date.

I have also defragmented my PC.

Kinda ripping my hair out at the moment as I have tried everything I know of what to do. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Win XP takes a long time to shutdown

If you are comfortable in the registry give this a look.
This is a fairly common cause of slow shutdowns.

Start Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:

[HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 0

Or, using Group Policy Editor [for Windows XP Professional]

Click Start, Run and type Secpol.msc
Click Local Policies | Security Options
In the right-pane, set Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile to Disabled

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Im having problems in closeing down XP it takes approx 4mins to close,
any suggestions please.

Answer:Close down takes a long time

yes i too am having this issue sometimes. could it be due to spyware/adware? if so i took care of all adware and spyware. help would be much appreciated for the two of us.

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Its hard to explain whats happening but basically my PC loads then goes to this screen and it takes about 5-10 minutes to get to log in. How can i fix it?

Pic of the screen:

Answer:My XP takes a long time to boot,need help

before any answers can be given, give some info such as:

was anything changed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
was anything removed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
what are the puter specifications? (motherboard, memory, processor, etc...)
what was the last thing you were doing before it happened?

sometimes answers to those questions can lead to an answer to your question.

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When I reboot Windows I get the login after approx 10 sec.
But after I login it takes approx 25 sec for the network connection to get airborne --- first a red cross and then yellow triangle.
Where is the bottleneck ?
I have a fast Intel NIC and my LAN runs at 1 GBits and the Internet speed is 100/10 MBits (fiber).
There are other desktops on the LAN - running other OS - but the connect almost immediately.

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Have been facing this problem from a long time now.
scanned and checked fr viruses,spyware,malware nothing..
changed msconfig settings still nothing..

am attaching the bootlog of the pc..

The problem is - I start my pc, it gets loaded upto the explorer screen then all booting just stops i.e delays loading other services for some time, then suddenly loads all the processes and the booting is complete...

Answer:Booting in XP takes long time

changed msconfig settings Click to expand...

What exactly have you done please ?

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This is my HIJACK THIS log. Can someone look it over and tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:33:47 AM, on 8/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0b\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0b\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Aol\aoltpspd.exe
C:\HIJACK THIS\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

Answer:Booting takes long time

tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?Click to expand...

Define "so long"

Two things ...

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

You may want to disable the outbound email scanning ... for Windows 2000/Me/98/XP&osv=&osv_lvl=
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmd] "C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /startmonitor /deaf

This one is "iffy" at best, I'd get rid of it ...



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When I log off, restart or shutdown - I always spend a good minute with the "Saving your settings" box moving along. During these period there is no hard drive activity. The rest of the process is relatively quick.I've tried a couple of things, clearing my temporary internet files, moving My Documents to elsewhere on the hard drive, reducing the Outlook profile size, defragging.The user profile is local on my Windows 2000 machine, and the Documents and Settings folder size is 50mb.Any suggestions as to what may be causing this delay?

Answer:Logging off takes a long time

Have you installed service pack 3? this has been know to cause problems on 2K. "Saving settings" is part of the log off process, (your computerautomatically logs off before it shuts down), if it takes a long time to log off, checkin your add/remove programs list to see if you have Hotfix Q329170 orQ328310, if you do, remove BOTH of them. Have you set any policies?Chris

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My pc is not old.....well in a sense that it should affect my boot time, right. Well it now takes approximately 3 min to get to the login screen, in fact after that point its about 10 secs before I am able to browse. So really its that little blue "pill" going left to right under the word Windows that takes forever.

This is my set up:
windows xp
P4 2.4
768 DDR
20 gig (recently ghosted from an old 8.4) it booted quick after then slowed down to 3 min
120 gig (recently defragged)
gf 4400
Surecome Network (Internet) Broadband Cable
SMC USB Network (Lan with my other pc) Slow start with it on or off
Pioneer 16x DVD Rom
Sony 8x12x32 CD-RW

...dont think any other hardware would affect booting.

I believe this pc should be able to boot in 30 secs with these specs. Any ideas??

Answer:Boot Time: TAKES TO LONG!

Please refrain from using profanity..especially in thread titles...this forum is family oriented so we have members of all ages. Thank you

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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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Happy New Year Everyone;     I have a HP Compaq 8200 slim line, the OS is Windows 7 professional,    the problem is When I shut down the computer for the evening  it seems to hang up on "LOGGING OFF"  last night it took over 30 minutes for the computer to complete LOGGING OFF and the computer to shut doen. Does anyone else have  the same problem ????????ThanksBeep01

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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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Just to clarify the subject, the right click that takes a long time to show up is when it's done on the desktop or when you right-click in a windows explorer folder, blank area witnothing selected (like to create a new folder or something). When you right-click, it shows the blue circular thing to sow it's tinking about it, it's loading and takes about 8 seconds to pop up after the click. Right-clicking on selected files, folders or in any other software, pops up instantly without issue. It's a brand new Y40 laptop running windows 8.1. i7-4520U (2.00Ghz 1600MHz 4MB), AMD Radeon R9 M275 2GB, 8GB Ram, 1TB 5400 RPM,  I've updated the Radeon drivers with no improvement. It works perfectly in safe mode, but I really have no idea where to go from there. Help?  


Go to Solution.

Answer:Y40 right-click takes long time to pop up

A similar thing used to happen on an windows 7 to 8 upgrade for me. This helped me fix it. Might want to try.

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Hi to all...i recently bought a DVD burner of LG company...It burned a DVD with no error..but the problem is took about 1 and 1/2 hour to burn a DVD...the software i used is NERO 7.5...i burned at 8x speed..normally it takes about 8 mins at that speed in my frens' computer... power supply(SMPS) in my fren's computer and my computer is exactly same(300Watt)...what may be the problem? ...

Answer:DVD-RW takes too long time to burn a DVD...

You have probably got too many processes or programs running in the background. Make sure you have nothing else running - have a look at the task manager to see what is using your resources (Ctrl - Alt - Del)

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i have windows xp, sp2. dual core cpu, 504mb ram. its a new pc. from few days whenever i started my computer, windows takes long time to startup. before that it was very fast. plz give me suggesstion.

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For quite some time now my pc takes long time to power on (beep when the computer gives when it starts).It takes even longer when my cd rom drive is connected.It also remains for about a minute at the list which appears before the os boot options.

I do not know how to speed it up
Is it because of the bios problem???
Please help me


Answer:Pc takes long time 2 start

Try in safe mode, If it boots corectly we can probably find the problem.

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A few days ago my computer started acting really weird. It's always started very quickly but now it takes about ten minutes. My desktop background will appear but the icons and taskbar take a few more minutes to load. When I check the CPU and memory usage the CPU is at 100% but the memory isn't anywhere near being maxed out. Stats: Windows XP Professional, 1 gig memory, Pentium M Processor 1.8 Ghz. It's a laptop btw. The night before it started I fell asleep while surfing the net and when I woke up the fan was running but it was just on a random web page, I wasn't running a video or anything. I opened it up and checked the processor and it doesn't seem to be burned out or anything but I don't really know what to look for. Anyone have any ideas on troubleshooting so I can narrow down the problem? Oh yeah, sometimes when I move the computer it will just randomly shut off.

Answer:CPU at 100%, startup takes a long time

Print these instructions out.1. Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:    * Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.    * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.    * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here:    * Close SUPERAntiSpyware.Restart computer in Safe Mode.To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; select Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen    * Open SUPERAntiSpyware.    * Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.    * Click the Scanning Control tab.    * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):          o Close browsers before scanning.          o Scan for tracking cookies.          o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.    * Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.    * Back on the main screen... Read more

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I have a Dell Lattitude 810 running XP Pro version 2002, SP3. The CPU is a Pentium M 1.86 GHz and I have 1GB of 781Mhz RAM. It has always run like a champ, but for the last month or so I've been limping along and it's hard to know where it all started or how it evolved. When pages took forever to load and I kept getting "Windows (or Internet?) Explorer has encountered an error and must close" types of messages, I tried updating to Internet Explorer 8. It didn't seem to solve anything. I tried to roll back to IE 7, but I'm not sure it went well. As of now, I have IE8 with no error messages. I tried a system restore as far back as I could, but that didn't seem to help.
I installed Spybot S&D which found some stuff that looked like typical malware (and one trojan) and I had it fix them, but still no difference in performance. I installed Advanced System Care 3 and ran all their scans and tweaks...still no change. I installed AVG Free and ran the scan which took over 28 hours to complete with no threats found. Now the CPU usage was running 20-30% with no apps running. Processes like TeaTimer.exe kept using CPU time and even simple ones like Apoint.exe were using 10% of the CPU. I turned off the AVG Resident Shield and got the CPU Usage down into the single digits with nothing running, but as soon as I run or even type anything the CPU gets easily overwhelmed. Even as I type this post, the CPU frequently goes to 100% and the cursor won't keep up with my typing. I've ... Read more

Answer:CPU Bogs Down; AVG takes 28 hrs to scan

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My laptop takes almost three minutes on stating. the problem was not there unless I updated my windows 10. it is really creating a problem. also it gets more heated up then it was earlier. can you help me out of this?

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I cant seem to find any keyloggers or spyware/malware taht might be doing this. below is my current HJT log. There really aint that many BHO's on it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:33:00 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Curse\CurseClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office... Read more

Answer:IE takes a long time to close, sometimes 30 seconds or more

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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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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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Recently I had to re-install XP onto my sisters PC and now after re-installing it, whenever the PC finishes the shut down process the fans keep spinning and the power light remains on for about 5 minutes before eventually powering off (or if I hold the power button down for a few seconds).

The initial shutdown process goes fine, it removes the output to the monitor and you hear the sound of the PC powering down but the fans keep spinning. I thought it maybe a ACPI problem but the device manager lists the PC as a ACPI Uni-processor PC (It's quite a few years old). There were no problems with this before XP was re-installed. Does anyone know why it is doing this?

Answer:PC takes long time to power off after shutdown

I have heard that some fans stay on until your pc is cool after shut down some power supplies have a built in thermostat that keeps the psu fan spinning until the psu cools down.. Not sure if this is the problem or not tho

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Changed from Win98SE to WinXP Now my Hewlet Packard 1200c Deskjet Printer takes a very long time to respond to the print command. When it does, it prints normally.

Answer:Printer takes long time to respond!

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I ran AVG, spybot and ccleaner on my new laptop (I used them on my old laptop under advice and there were no problems) but since then I have been able to use the internet but not been able to actually log in to any sites. I am told immediately that it is taking too long to connect to the site. Am not a computer expert so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Win7 PC takes long time to log in any sites

The first thing I would do would be to clean out your browser's history, stored web pages, stored passwords, etc.In internet explorer: Tools>Internet Options>delete and select at least most items to clean out and click ok.In Mozilla Firefox: Tools>Clear Recent History and preferrably select "everything".Next check security settings to be sure they were not inadvertently set too high.In IE: Tools> Internet options and select the security tab and you should be at a level of medium by default -- Check other settings such as cookies (I allow them but delete when browser is closed) and web pages (I like to always load new, it may be slower, but is always cleaner) and I like to only keep histories until the browser is closedIn Firefox: Tools>Options[If you read every option here, you may find something set to an extreme that will hurt your browsing, your security, or just be too annoying]And don't overlook the importance of restarting your laptop (always using standby will keep memory errors where restarting will require a clean reloading and will prevent error build-up.Post back your results.

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When I place my laptop into sleep (either from the button or closing the lid), the screen goes dark and then it basically locks up.

If it's on battery the battery will last a short time (as if it was on) and then it dies. Typically, if it's on AC, I end up having to hold down the power button to kill it and then reboot.

HOWEVER. The other day it was on AC and I realized that it's just taking a VERY LONG time to get to sleep, several hours.

The OS reports that my webcam driver may be causing it to sleep slowly, but killing that driver seems to have no affect.

This is an older Dell 1720, which shipped with Vista, and technically doesn't support W7. But everything was working fine until a few weeks ago. Also, I am now using an SSD HD (so hibernate mode is disabled).

I tried killing non-essential services (and then more) and it still has the issue.

Any idea how to debug this? Is there a way to log what might be holding it up?

Answer:Laptop takes a long time to sleep

Yes, of course .

Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum

1. Download and install the Windows Performance Toolkit as instructed
2. Run the xbootmgr command that corresponds to "Standby+Resume" to generate an .etl trace
3. Once the test completes (you have to let it finish, so if it takes hours to actually sleep, you need to let that happen) and the system resumes and finishes the test, you can compress the resulting .etl file and upload it somewhere for us to download and review.

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A week ago my pc simply stopped responding while running, and before that moment, there was no indication that anything was wrong. CAD did not respond so the pc was turned off manually and rebooted. It would not load at all. After a few attempts I was finally able to get it to come up in safe mode and attempted a chkdsk which found some errors, then ran chkdsk /f and /r and was finally able to boot up the computer, but the process takes literally 15 minutes.

I've been trying the different troubleshooting suggestions I found at: "10 Things You Can Do When Windows XP Won't Boot Up".

I tried bootcfg /rebuild but was scared off of that when prompted to answer some questions after the initial command.

I also tried fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 but came to a point that I received a message saying that "an invalid or nonstandard partition table signature was detected. If you are not having problems accessing your drives, you should not continue. Writing a new master boot record to your system partition could damage your partition tables and cause your partitions to become inaccessible" which also scared me off so I didn't continue.

I did reinstall Windows XP overtop the other installation, but have yet to reinstall SP2. (I figured why go through the trouble when there is still a boot up problem and I don't want to have to go through this all over again! LOL)

I have run spyware scans, virus scans and everything is coming up clean.

Once the c... Read more

Answer:Boot Takes Extremely Long Time

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My browser, Firefox, requires more than 30 seconds to start up. It is a little faster after other programs have run and it is not the first to start.

Also when the computer boots up it turns on the floppy drive for a few seconds. This also happens when the browser is starting.

How can these nusances be corrected.

Answer:Browser takes long time to start

try disabling any addons and toolbars to see if it is any faster.

as far as your floppy drive at boot, thats normal. however, you can speed up the check by making sure it is not first in the bootorder - put it last.

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When I try to access a website on a Windows 2000 advanced server (using host headers) the page takes approx. 20 seconds to respond. When i ping the host header, it also takes approx. 20 seconds to respond. How can i make this quicker?

Answer:Ping takes long time to respond

Could add an entry in your hosts file with the name and ip address so it doesn't have to go out and resolve it? Not sure how it works with Advanced Server but that's what I'd do on my 98/2000/XP.
Or maybe I misunderstood the question.

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