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Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

Question: Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

Hi,

Recently my Windows XP HP laptop started taking exceptionally long to load the desktop Icons on bootup. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advise on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the long delay in loading the desktop icons.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

T2500 @2.0 GHZ
2.00 GHz, 0.99 Gb of RAM

thanks

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Answer: Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

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The Problem: Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

The problem here is not the actual boot-up time ? that is fine. The problem occurs as the icons appear on the desktop. As they each appear they all look exactly the same (generic looking unloaded icon) for about a minute or two then they look OK. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advice on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the improperly loading desktop icons.

The second related problem that I'm having is that after the icons appear OK; when I right click on them (or double click) to open them there is a long pause (about 15-30 seconds) before they open.

Windows XP Home (SP3) Build 2600

Side Note: Also, just to let you know; I already searched the web and found numerous references to the problem XP users had with icons not appearing at all at boot up or taking a long time to appear. My problem is not that the icons do not appear at all - they appear on the desktop - but just do not appear correctly.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

COMP
 

Answer:Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

Here's how to repair the icon cache. The last paragraph states how to do it through dispaly properties and the 2nd to last tells the same thing by editing the registry.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1202726,00.asp

See if repairing the cache fixes the slow loading right click menu; if not, Open with might have so many items that it takes time to populate. This program can help with that
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/open_with_view.html
 

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Whenever I open a folder on my Win-7 machine (which is about 6 years old), the folder needs to index itself and runs a bar across the top of the folder before icons appear. This happens on every folder no matter the file size of the images or number of them. It can be a folder with three jpgs of 12k each. Still needs to index them. On folders with a lot of data inside this process may take up to 5 minutes, even if I just had the folder open previously. Often I need to manually reboot to get out of a crashed file or folder.

Another thing that is happening is that files won't open and I'll get the "Windows is waiting to open such-and-such" alert message. Often the file crashes and I have to go into Task Manager to shut it down. I now keep Task Manager open all the time.

Once a file or program is open it runs fine. The exception is Adobe Bridge, which is a file management software. That crashes a lot also.

I will add that all this takes place in the My Documents folder which is an separate drive and not the C drive.
 

Answer:Win-7 Folder Takes Long Time To Display Icons

It's been 5 days - Bump!
 

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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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Long story short, my pc fell off my desk. I thought it was ruined. I hooked it all back up and tried booting up, no success. It would just go to the welcome screen and stay there. After a few times of trying this it let my put in my password. I entered it and the time at the bottom right is all screwed up. It boots up some stuff and then just freezes. I've put in my Vista boot disk that came with my pc, and it said there was no problems. I just found an old hard drive that I put the windows 7 Beta on a while back, thats what I am using now. So I know its not a PC hardware issue, must be the harddrive. Anyone know what I can do to fix this, or at least get my files off? Like music and apps ect.

Answer:Vista SP2 takes a long time to boot and then freezes at desktop

and welcome to the Forum


You can try taking the drive out and temporarily attach to a working pc to salvage files . . it works best if you attach to the secondary channel, the one with the CD/DVD drives.

How to slave a hard drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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Recently, my HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook takes quite a long time to boot up. I have gone into msconfig and eliminated a few startup programs but that hasn't helped much. I only notice this problem at startup. Normal operation seems fine.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:32:34 AM, on 2/20/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.igoogle.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=81&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more

Answer:Suddenly my laptop takes a long time to boot up ...

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The problem is getting much worse. It now takes 4-5 minutes to boot!! I think it has something to do with Windows Security Alerts (that little red shield in the taskbar). When I attempt to turn on the security I get the error message that I've enclosed.

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Hi

I am trying to fix my laptop as its taking a really long time to boot and it keeps freezing, I currently have the use of another laptop so I would see if I can use it to find out a bit more about what might be wrong with it. This is what I have tried to do already:

Checked the start up on msconfig and it looks relatively normal - mostly dell and intel items
run windows defender offline from boot but it doesn't seem to have found anything
I have tried to system restore but its only giving me 1 recent date which is no good.
Nothing seems to be showing up with AVG AV scans
I also tried to run the SFC/scannow function but wasnt really sure what I was looking at so that wasnt too helpful.

Any help or suggestions would be great appreciated.

Claire

Answer:Laptop takes extremely long time to boot. Suggestions?

Are you using System Maintenance Utilities in your PC?
They may messup the registry entries.

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Hi,

For reasons I am unaware of, my previously-bulletproof Windows 10 Pro has developed an annoying problem. When I right-click a file in the right-hand pane of Explorer, the context menu can take in excess of 30 seconds to appear. Generally, this happens only the first time after a new boot. It does subsequently get a bit faster, but I am still sure it is slower than it was a couple of weeks back.

I haven't installed any new software, but I think at least one Windows Update may have been applied. I can't recall if the fault beginning coincided with a Windows Update.

Does anyone know what might be wrong and more importantly how I might fix this?

Kind wishes ~ Patrick

Answer:Windows Explorer Right-Click Takes a Long Time to Display Menu

Do you do this as soon as the desktop appears? Because if you do, programs are probably still loading.

Have you performed any software maintenance on your pc in a while? Things I run on a weekly basis are ccleaner, wise disk cleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, <your chosen AV software> and Windows Defrag.

Another thing to try is sfc:

1. open "cmd" as administrator
2. type in sfc /scannow (the space before the / is important)
3. check the results when finished.

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So, I've encountered this issue lately where Windows 10 takes considerably longer to boot than before. (Usually 4 to 5 minutes) It used to boot under 30 seconds before so I don't know what went wrong here.


So, the screen with the Windows logo and loading circle disappears quickly but then it hangs after when a black screen appears with nothing but the mouse cursor(Which can be moved around.) This is the infact main problem, the black screen remains for quite a time before the user screen appears then the desktop. What can cause this problem? Can it be an update, as I never had this issue before neither with Windows 8?

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to boot

There is a default setting in Windows that turns on Fast start-up. Strange as it sounds this might be your problem.

You can turn it on or off and see if it makes a difference. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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Hi,I have a T400 that I had to reset to factory settings (2008) . After resetting I began to download and install all the windows updates. For one set of updates, after restarting the computer my T400 began taking some 10min to boot. It continues to do this even one week later after all the updates have been installed. The screen goes blac for 10min and then I get the Thinkpad screen and windows boots wihtout a problem.Can someone tell me what the problem might be? How can I tell which update is causing this and uninstall it?Thanks! lore













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Answer:T400 takes long time to boot after windows updates

Is the delay before the BIOS screen? Do you have Turbo Memory?

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Hi!

Because of the errors reported by the action center i installed the WD SES driver, another WD driver, USB 3 driver and Marvell Console driver.

After that my PC started taking long time to boot. Usually it booted fast, now it is taking more than a minute at the windows logo screen.

I thought this was caused by the Marvell console driver. So I tried to uninstall it, but couldn't find the uninstaller, so I uninstalled it with Driver Fusion. It didn't help. Then I uninstalled every program/driver I installed on that day.
Clearing CMOS didn't help either. Now i ran sfc/scannnow and it did not find any integrity violations. I managed to find the right logs by googling and i see I have a lot of Critical levels and Errors.
I have attached all the Operational logs from 24.10.2013 when i did a complete reinstall.

I have no idea what to do, please help.

My specs:

OS: Windows7 Ultimate SP1, 64-bit
BIOS Version: F6
MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, 2794 Mhz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 Kingston
Hard drives: Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 512 GB SSD - OS is installed here
Western Digital WD15EARS-00Z5B1 1.5TB
Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB SSD
All are in AHCI mode.

Answer:Windows 7 takes long time to boot after installing drivers

Never mind, loading optimized defaults in BIOS solved the problem

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Hi

I recently purchased alienware m18x r2 with following specs
I7 3630m
Gtx 680m sli
12gb ram
750gb wd
120 (windows installed)
& 256gb sdd

Now for the problem when I receive the laptop it was preinstalled with window 8 and on the first boot it took around 5 to 6 mins to boot to desktop..I reinstalled the windows considering it to be the bloatware fault..
The problem gets solved but after i download alienware osd drivers , alienware command center and nvidia drivers the delay is back ..
It starts with a bsod (your pc ran into problem)error window minidump memory.dmp.etc and after that windows boot restart and shutdown after almost 5 to 10 mins..
In the duration of delay there is no hdd activity and after 3 to 5 minutes when the hdd gets actives it boots to desktop in 5 secs

Really appreciate if anyone help me through this

Answer:windows 8 takes long time to boot, restart & shutdown

Have you tried installing the OS into the 256GB SSD? and try installing the drivers one at a time to find out which one would cause the boot delay issue.

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I have a laptop with a slightly damaged motherboard, which does not allow the laptop to derive power from the battery. Consequently, in case of a power shutdown, the laptop shuts down.

The booting after this unexpected shutdown takes a very long time, during which the disk seeks to be entirely occupied. Even after Windows is logged, the system is sluggish for some time, during which System and compressed memory seem to take 100% if disk usage.

A cold reboot, i.e., after a correct shutdown and restart, takes very little time indeed.

What could be the issue? Is the system performing some tasks like disk checks etc. like what used to happen with XP or 7, whenever it shuts down unexpectedly, but I don't see any notification that this is happening..?

Kindly advise.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to boot after unexpected shutdown

Windows 10 does take longer to boot after a hard shutdown, even with a full shutdown with fast startup disabled.

Fast startup allows the system to boot faster after a shutdown, as it is referred as a "hybrid shutdown". It saves your system state to a file called hiberfil.sys, the same one used for the hibernate function. During a cold boot, the system will resume from that saved state.

When your computer does a hard shutdown, it's not saving any files to the hiberfil.sys, so it's going through a normal boot cycle. Unfortunately, you won't get the error of the unexpected shutdown as problem reports and solutions is no longer on Windows 10.

I have fast startup disabled on my system, so I do have the sluggish boot to desktop for about 10 to 30 seconds at times. So what you are seeing is normal unfortunately.

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I'm working on a pc for somebody right now that has Windows 7 Pro installed and takes a very very long time to boot. Sometimes it will stall at "Starting Windows" where the logo pulses. It will stall there for 10+ minutes and finally I'll just shut it down. Sometimes it gets to a blank desktop with a cursor and stalls there for a very long time. Sometimes it will actually make it all the way in to Windows before I give up and shut it down. When I try safe mode it doesn't have a problem. I have no reason to suspect malware just based on how the computer is acting and what I see in msconfig, add/remove programs. Current antivirus installed is Microsoft Security Essentials
 
I have:
Ran chkdsk /r in recover console. No problems.
Restored to previous restore point 2 weeks ago (well before problem started). Didn't help but did take almost 40 minutes to complete.
Ran SeaTools for DOS to check hard drive for errors. No problems.
Ran MemTest. No problems.
Went into msconfig to look for any startup items I could turn off. There is nothing in there that shouldn't be running. The only things I could shut off would be Adobe Reader, HP Printer Auto Update, Java Auto Update, etc
My next plan was to try sysprep to remove all drivers and reinstall. I'm thinking maybe a bad driver caused this but I would have expected a system restore to fix that. Hoping I can even run sysprep in safe mode. This is the guide I'm planning to follow:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-in... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 takes a VERY long time to boot -- Safe Mode works

SOLVED
 
Went in to msconfig -- startup tab. Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials. Rebooted. Computer booted into normal mode no problem.
 
Uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials. Problem solved.
 
Hopefully this will help someone else.
 
P.S. Sysprep failed when I tried to use it. I tried to use some of the guides around the internet for getting around this problem. None worked.

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Hello,

I have a Gateway 22" LCD display that is less than a month old.

Recently, I have noticed that when I turn on the display it takes about 40-50 seconds until it displays the picture, whereas it used to display the picture almost instantly when I turned on the display. Once the display is on, the monitor seems to function just fine.

I can't recall making any sort of changes that would effect this sort of issue, so I am wondering if anyone in here has had a similar experience, or can offer up any sort of advice on how to go about fixing this?

Thanks!!!

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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

thanks

slvrsrfr

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Not sure if any one has already posted this and got replies...my 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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i have recently upgraded my operating system from winME to winXP. my problem is that whenever i right click on desktop it takes very long time for the right-click menu/list to open up. it only happens when i right click for the 1st time after booting the system. in other words when i right click again it does not takes long time. can any1 tell me the reason for this and help me to overcome this problem. similar problem also occurs when i open internet explorer for the 1st time after booting the system, it generally takes long time to open. what can be the reason behind such problem ? please help

thankz in adv.
 

Answer:right-click on desktop takes too long time

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Gateway DX4850
i5 2300 CPU 2.8 GHZ
6GB RAM
64 bit operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1

This problem started about 2 months ago. Windows takes a long time to shut down, at least 5 minutes. Sometimes it doesn't shut down and reboots.

Every shuts down normally, then the grey screen "SHUTTING DOWN" just seems to hang.

On one recommendation I updated the BIOS, that didn't seem to work.

I scanned in safe mode with Malware Bytes Anti Malware and the computer is clean. I use AVAST antivirus.

Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Desktop takes a long time to shut down

FWIW: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/window-7-automatically-reboots-after-shut-down/a99ff8f3-f960-446d-abf3-e62d27ddfde1

Shutdown problems exist on every version of Windows and may occur for any number of reasons.

Louis

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Untill they do, the system(explorer) freezes and would not allow to open any program or Folder by double clicking (Neither to REFRESH).
All other background programs such as sound drivers,Tuneup software & Antivirus(Kaspersky) runs at startup as well as the Clock & Antivirus Desktop gadgets without delay.

I have already tried following,

Reinstalled a new copy of windows.
Fully formatted the HDD.
Fixed a New HDD.
But the problem remains.

Is it something wrong with my Mother board or the Power supply OR Anything else???

The computer is about 2 years old. Running on 3.1MHz i3(2nd Gen) & 2GB RAM.

Please help,
Thank You!
 

Answer:Sound control, Network and action center Icons takes long time to appear

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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.
Thanks

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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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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
ASUS P4B533

...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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hi

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.

thanks

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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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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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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So I got lenovo y50-70 for about a year and like 4 months ago I have noticed that it takes longer and longer to boot my computer. In these few months the time that my computer needs to boot till bios has increased from less then a minute to more then an hour. I have updated my windows from windows 8 to windows 10 thinking that it might fix something but it didnt. I have tried to turn on hybernation but it didnt make any differences at all. This problem only appears when I am trying to turn my computer on (if I left it sleeping or turned it off it acts normal). When I am waiting for it to boot up it makes sounds and my keyboards is glowing as usual and that's all rest of my computer acts like it is turned off and stays like this till my screen turns on and lenovo logo appears.

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Upgraded to 8.1 last weekend. Thought I'd got most of the wrinkles sorted but now a couple more have emerged.
Discovered compatibility issues with Nuance Paperport 14. Removed and re-installed but to no avail.
But since then boot up takes an inordinately long time.
In addition Firefox doesn't load home page at start up and aVast gets turned off.
Scans by avast and MalwareBytes come up clean.
Not sure where to look next.

Answer:Suddenly boot up takes a very long time.

Any chance your Paperport 14 issue was the same as Wynona's?

PaperPort and Windows 8

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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 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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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...

James

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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My computer has an AMD 64 processor, 1 GB of RAM, two HDD. One disk has Vista Ultimate installed with a lot of unallocated space, the other has backed up data on it.

The original OS was Windows XP media center, I removed that partition and installed Vista.

Now, upon boot, it says "Master Boot Record Error" and when I press a key, it shows nothing on the screen and takes a very long time to boot up (maybe 30 to 40 minutes).

Then it runs fine after that.
 

Answer:Vista boot takes a long time

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Yep, I am back. I posted before and everyone was very helpful but my computer is running slower than ever AND when it DOES boot up if I click on a program to open or open a file it just spins and spins, No idea what is going on.

I run CCleaner, and Malware Bytes Anti malware, not showing any problems.
Anyone have any ideas??????

Thanks in advance,,,,,Eileen

Answer:booting time too long, opening files/desktop takes Forever

Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors SFC is unable to fix.

You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).

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Hello,

I an experiencing following problems:

(1) My laptop takes a very long time to shut down
(2) Mostly I use firefox browser, but occasionally when certain sites are not compliant with firefox, I need to use IE, but every time I open IE, it gives and error window with two option "report error" and "don't send the error"; clicking on any one of the option will close the IE window. Basically I am unable to use IE on my laptop

I have followed the five step approach you published before posting this message:

My Hijackthis log is as follows:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Mark Taylor on 2008-02-09 15:32:22
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
20: 2008-02-09 20:32:33 UTC - RP255 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
19: 2008-02-09 01:53:35 UTC - RP254 - System Checkpoint
18: 2008-02-08 01:52:47 UTC - RP253 - System Checkpoint
17: 2008-02-07 00:14:18 UTC - RP252 - System Checkpoint
16: 2008-02-05 03:13:21 UTC - RP251 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-17 01:53:07 UTC - RP236 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Mark T... Read more

Answer:Laptop takes long time to shut down

Bump..

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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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hello
in the past few days , my laptop takes a long time to turn on . I takes about 4-5 hours with just black screen.
Is this caused by a virus ?

Answer:my laptop takes a long time to turn on

Welcome,
There is a cause but it sounds more like a hardware problem. What have you done to try and determine what's happening? Starting in safe mode any faster? How old is the system and what are the specs - hardware and software, both names and versions.
Thanks

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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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Hey,
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:
{000C101C-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

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,
Thanks
 

Answer:laptop takes a long time to load

hi, try a system restore back to before you think it happened .
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/getstarted/ballew_03may19.mspx
 

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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 messages...no 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 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Started with a dual boot Windows 7 pro / XP HP Elite 8300. Upgraded Windows 7 to 10 and now it seems to take forever for the boot menu to show up. I can hit restart, it shuts down then just sits there doing nothing for several minutes. No hard drive activity, no video just the power light. Then it looks like it reboots and finally displays the boot menu.

With Windows 7 it went through the normal boot process and displayed the boot menu without the dead-in-the-water pause. Any ideas on the reason for the pause?

Answer:Dual boot startup takes long time

XP, Win7 x64 Pro, Win10 x64 Pro

I triple boot XP/7/10 on a custom PC, dual boot 7/10 on my laptop. Installing required nothing special but on the PC the boot was a bit doggy (selecting one or the other OS sometimes did not work).

I used the EasyBCD "repair" option and smooth sailing since. If you are interested in trying, go to EasyBCD and scroll down the page to the FREE edition. Launch the app and in the left pane select BCD Backup/Repair, then select re-create/repair boot files.

EasyBCD will also show you the various bootloader paths, boot menu entries, etc. that might point you to the delay.

Monk

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Ok so to preface, running XP x64 on a q6600 processor, 4gb DDR2-800 DAM, 8800 GT 512mb video card, 650 watt Ultra X-Finity Power Supply, Seagate 7200.11 250GB HDD.

So when my computer boots, it gets to the desktop with my start menu that I can access, my Stardock is loaded, but then it takes about 1-2 minutes sometimes to let me use explorer or Pidgin or other programs, then all of a sudden stuff catches up and it's all good. Any way to troubleshoot this?

I ran a full NOD32 scan, and a full SuperAntiSpyware scan. Ran HDD and Memory tests when this started happening, nothing.

Thanks.

Answer:High end gaming PC takes a LONG time to boot

My guess is you have a ton of crapware in the run folder in the registry. How much stuff is in your system tray?

start > run > regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
MICROSOFT
WINDOWS
CURRENTVERSION
RUN

Take a screenshot and post it, so we can see how much junk is being loaded at startup.

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Started with a dual boot Windows 7 pro / XP HP Elite 8300. Upgraded Windows 7 to 10 and now it seems to take forever for the boot menu to show up. I can hit restart, it shuts down then just sits there doing nothing for several minutes. No hard drive activity, no video just the power light. Then it looks like it reboots and finally displays the boot menu.

With Windows 7 it went through the normal boot process and displayed the boot menu without the dead-in-the-water pause. Any ideas on the reason for the pause?

Answer:Dual boot startup takes long time

XP, Win7 x64 Pro, Win10 x64 Pro

I triple boot XP/7/10 on a custom PC, dual boot 7/10 on my laptop. Installing required nothing special but on the PC the boot was a bit doggy (selecting one or the other OS sometimes did not work).

I used the EasyBCD "repair" option and smooth sailing since. If you are interested in trying, go to EasyBCD and scroll down the page to the FREE edition. Launch the app and in the left pane select BCD Backup/Repair, then select re-create/repair boot files.

EasyBCD will also show you the various bootloader paths, boot menu entries, etc. that might point you to the delay.

Monk

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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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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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My wife and I both have HP laptops that has Win 7.... We upgraded to Win 10 and now every time we close or they time out and shut off. It takes a REAL long time to re-start... The ON button is always lit and the WiFi light remains on I had to hold the off button on my wife's and do a force shut down in order to get hers to start back up.....

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Hello. I have installed windows 10, I am on the latest build 10240 with all updates. One thing I have noticed is that after leaving my computer for 10 minutes the screen turns off (like always), but when I move the mouse to wake it up, it take about 5 full seconds to turn the screen on.

The computer is not sleeping (I can have music playing). This did not happen on windows 8 or 8.1.

I have tried updating video drivers twice, and chipset drivers since I was there. I am on a samsung np356 laptop with amd a8-4500 apu. Everything runs smooth a fast. But this bothers me.

I have now tried changing audio drivers, wifi drivers, bluetooth, and disabling all software from startup with msconfig. The same thing happend.

When the screen is resuming, the hdd light is not blinking.

Is there any diagnostic program I could run that would "record" what the computer is doing between moving the mouse and the screen turning on?

Answer:Laptop screen takes long time to resume

I have checked eventlog for any thing at the time this happens, and there seems to be nothing at the times of the events.

Before my screen turned off I put my mouse pointer at a specific location. To wake it up I moved it slightly and quickly to the right, after 5 seconds the screen turned on and the pointer was slightly to the right of where it was. If that is any help as to knowing if the computer gets stuck. Seems to be only screen.

I have updated the display driver to windows update driver. Still the same problem. So in total I have been on 2 amd downloaded drivers (including the latest for windows 10) and 1 windows update driver. All do the same.

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I have windows vista service pack 2. Dell inspiron 1501.

When turning on my laptop, the bar moves and moves and moves (it takes ages to load).... when it finally gets to the welcome screen it freezes and I have to press ctrl + alt + del to fix it.

My laptop otherwise is fairly fast so I am confused to as why this problem occurs.

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: Booting laptop takes a long time

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Hi,

When I turn on my laptop with Vista Home basic it takes at least 10 minutes for everything to load in order to boot up. Is there something I can do to make the start up quicker? Are there programs that I don't need at time of start up?

Thanks

Nancy
 

Answer:Laptop with Vista takes a long time to start up

10 minutes is very excessive, if you can link a screen shot or say all the process' that are on startup I can help you eliminate a good deal of them.
 

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Hi all
I have an Acer Aspire 4310 running Vista with service pack 1. It takes a long time to start and runs very slow. When I open Internet Explorer it takes an age to start and usually runs very very slow too. I've put the HJT log below (seems really long - is it?). Symantec doesnt work anymore and when the computer starts there is a little dialogue box saying it failed to start - and asking me to close the program and get windows to look for a fix. I'm hoping that someone can help me because the slowness is causing me to lose the will to live.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Jurairat
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:37:12, on 30/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\ST330\service\st330service.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M300 PSMDCA-01800C and there are a few problems with it.

Firstly, when you start up the computer it takes a long time to boot up and also to activate Outlook.
I am running Windows 7Home Premium.
I was told by Arrow Computers where I bought the computer that it can take up to three hours to go through each process at start up???

Is this normal as all I wanted was a simple easy quick laptop but it seems I am bogged down again.

Also, when I return to use the computer even after a short time the mouse doesn't bring it on again and by pushing the start button up comes a blank screen. Alt+Ctrl+Del and eventually it activates Windows again then after putting in my password and I have to wait for everything to be loaded again which takes so much time. Any ideas??

Also I frequently get the message when the computer is starting up "error has occurred in Toshiba PC Health Monitor. It will exit the application. Main.frm.cpp (184)" . Any ideas?

Quite often when I am scrolling with the mouse the screen will go black and flash and a message about "the Display Driver NVIDIA............ failed to respon....." and it will correct itself after awhile. Frustrating!!
Quite often when scrolling on websites the page I am on will freeze??

I am using MS Office 2010 and there is a problem trying to save Word documents and a message comes up with "a file permission error".

Any thoughts? Thanks, Shirl51

Answer:Satellite M300 PSMDCA takes a long time to boot up

> Firstly, when you start up the computer it takes a long time to boot up and also to activate Outlook. I am running Windows 7Home Premium. I was told by Arrow Computers where I bought the computer that it can take up to three hours to go through each process at start up???

What a nonsense!
The system should boot up quickly? my notebook needs 30 sec to boot up.
In my opinion the system is screwed up

In your case I would recommend reinstalling the system.
Did you create the recovery disk?
If not, do that? I think the detailed instruction should be placed in the user manual.

After the recovery disk was created, recover the system BUT backup the data before doing this since the recover disk would format the HDD and you would lose the data!

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Hello,Two months ago I purchased Lenovo IdeaPad Z710. Unfortunately, I already have issues with it.It takes an extremely long time to boot. I press the power button, the diode next to the camera lights on for a second, I hear hum of the hardware and... I am greeted by a black screen. It takes 20-30 minutes before it finally displays the Lenovo splash screen. After that everything goes smoothly: it shows GRUB menu, I choose my Fedora, and in a couple of seconds I am logged in. I can work normally, actually I am writing right now from that laptop, the problem is the ridiculously long time to boot.The same happens when I try to enter BIOS, I have to wait 20-30 minutes. I tried enabling secure boot, disabling secure boot, setting defaults, but it wouldn't help. I don't have possibility to try all combinations of settings, because as I wrote, I have to wait for almost half an hour to get into BIOS.One more thing. This problem didn't appear out of sudden. Some time ago I noticed that it hangs for a noticable while before displaying the splash screen. Later it lengthened to several seconds, then to several minutes, and now it is half an hour. I am afraid it may keep lengthening...Of course laptop is under warranty, but it is very inconvenient for me to send my laptop to service for at least 2 weeks. Therefore, I would like to ask You first, if You have any ideas how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Answer:IdeaPad Z710 takes extremely long time to boot

I have the exact same problem on my IdeaPad Y580.. Sometimes it takes 2 minutes, sometimes up to 60 minutes.  The system is based on an mSATA SSD drive, 16 GB RAM and the factory-present 1TB 2,5" harddrive.  I am not really sure, but it may have started when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 (it had 14.04 before). BUT I also remeber that shortly before this problem occured for the first time I accidently send the system into hybernate. Weird thing is, when I switch back to the standard-rams (2x4GB) then the laptop goes into a boot-loop and will never start again.  I'm writing these lines from the very same laptop that has this problem, this time it took about 20 minutes to show me the splash screen. When waiting for the splash-screen, the system is getting very HOT, the fans are NOT running. They start immediately when ubuntu starts booting. During the holidays, the system ran 2 weeks straight without any problem (not a minute turned off during these days). I have abolutely NO clue what hardware defect may cause this, but if I had to guess, I'd probably say it's a mainboard-related error (maybe a capacitor has blown up).

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Hi All, I hope someone can help.
I have a packard bell desktop from 2007 with windows vista. I've not used it for a long time as I bought a laptop but now I want to take all my old photos etc off the desk top.
When I switched in on a black screen came up with the title 
American Megatrends
Ambios © 2005 American mega trends inc.
 
Press F2 to run set up
Press F8 for BBS POPUP
Press F12 to reboot from network 
And various other F options
I pressed F2 to run set up but it took me to a page with Various options but whichever I press
non will reboot the machine.
Can anyone help
 
Thanks 
 

Answer:Desktop not used for a long time won't boot up windows vista.

Hi collywobbles, to the Bleeping Computer Community.
Since your desktop was not used for a long time but on early splash gives you a setup screen which means there is no problem with the board and power itself, try first going to your BIOS setup (press F1, Del, F2) and then see if your hard drive is detected then load default setup the function key is usually found on the low/right windows of the BIOS menu. Double check the date and time is current and or change manually then save and exit.
 
If nothing happens, the CMOS battery might be dead or weak. Removing this battery for a couple of minutes or replacing it would reload the default hardware settings. Make sure to manually change the BIOS time/date again next time or see previous suggestion above. By doing this, you would need to open the side casing while computer is powered off and unplugged. It would also be worth checking and or reseating the hard drives cables are well fitted.
 

A CMOS Battery
 
If you need to be straight forward on getting the data without messing with the desktop anymore, using a USB enclosure and then connecting it to your laptop would be also another option, see more information on enclosures.

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Hi,
I wonder if anyone can help me out:
My nephew used my laptop for easter vacation and when returned its gone to crap.
It takes a lot to start up and it doesnt respond on normal mode.
I made a hijackthis log using the safe mode because its impossible to do it on normal mode

I'll appreciate any help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:35:13, on 11/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\hjt\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = V?nculos
R3 - URLSearchHook: Barra Yahoo! con bloqueador de ventanas emergentes - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] Atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccA... Read more

Answer:My laptop takes a long time to startup. Besides, its slow as a turtle please help!!!

1. Download this file -> http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/ComboFix.exe

2. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log & a fresh HJT log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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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 bot.net. 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 usatoday.com 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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We recently bought this T60 from my wife's office auction. It worked fine the first week. I am sure about the exact sequence of activities, but since about 15 days back... when I start the machine,1. I enter login user/password...2. after that it take over 15 min to come to windows desktop with all icons...3. it stays on this for a long time.... finally crashing to,"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS...........*** STOP: 0x00000035 (0x84c24EE8, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) .......Contact your system administrator or technical support for further assistance." All I did after buying this system was,1. Install McAfee antivirus shield, as I am a comcast customer.2. Canon photo software... ZoonBrowserX. Any help is appreciated. Thanks,Punith.Message Edited by punith on 10-26-2008 11:42 AM

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And the hard drive is always clicking. It sounds like its working very hard, and then it just gives up. Sometimes it freezes while I'm working. Other times, I'm done and want to turn it off, and it will not turn off. Ctl-Alt-Delete does not help. I have to turn off the power to unfreeze it. I know that is a bad thing to do, but its the only way I can get it going again.

And then it takes forever to get going again. And each task I want it to perform takes so long. I click and nothing happens. So I click again. Maybe I get it mixed up from extra clicking to get it to do something, so it freezes. If I wait... eventually it does what I want it to do. But clearly, things are not right. I definitely know there are way too many unnecessary things that load at start-up.

I run SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Registry Mechanic, and SpySweeper every day, and they always find stuff, but that doesn't solve the problem. I ran HijackThis and for 2 hrs I painstakingly went through every item, checking on forums and tech sites to see what was good and what was bad, figuring I could eliminate the bad things on my own. But then the system froze and I lost every thing I had checked when I had to reboot (by turning off the power.) I am not going to do that again! It'll be a much better use of my time to let you evaluate the log!

Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:55 AM, on 12/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7... Read more

Answer:My system takes a long time to boot up, is extremely slow and freezes frequently

When I leave the computer on overnight, which I very often do, when I come back in the morning my sound codecs are gone. No sound device can be detected whatsoever. But device manager says all hardware is working properly. Neither disabling and re-enabling nor uninstalling and reinstalling help. Still no sound. If I reboot, it starts up again with sound intact.

I was also having a problem for awhile where the .wav volume kept turning itself off. I'd turn it back up and within an hour or so, it would be off again. So definitely overnight .wav would have the volume all the way down. So I couldn't tell the two problems apart at first. But I updated the driver on the Realtek '97 and I didn't have the problem with the .wav volume any more. Though every morning the sound is nowhere to be found.

Many settings reset themselves. Silly ones. On MSN Premium I have several different email addresses, and each one has a different display picture that I've chosen. But several times a week, when I come back to the computer in the morning, all the pictures have changed. Sometimes they've changed to all the same one, and sometimes they're the various ones I've chosen but all mixed up and associated to different user names.

Sometimes the desktop wallpaper is gone or different. And the same with the screensaver. Its sets itself to none or changes itself to a different one than the one I've selected.

I have DSL, which is theoretically, always on. But frequently when I c... Read more

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I have a Sony VAIO laptop with Win7 installed. A few days ago, I was using it as usual playing online tetris, AIM, etc. And then I turned it off normally when I went to bed.

Next day, when I used it again, it couldnt boot up. When I turned it on, the Sony Logo appears and keeps showing for about 10 mins. While the logo is showing, I could press F2 and go into BIOS. But BIOS also took long to show up. Same to windows installation disk, I inserted a CD while it started up, it also took long to load the CD. If I just waited for windows to boot up, it took long to wait and finally showed a message "OS not found".

Does anybody know what the problem is? could it be the HDD failure? Thanks for all help!
 

Answer:Laptop takes LONG to boot

It sounds to me like you might have gotten an infection on your computer. I suggest you run your anti virus program scan and also anti malware/antispyware programs. If this doesn't help, post back and request that your thread be transferred to the virus and other malware forum, where the experts at removing this junk can be of great help to you.
Vicks
 

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bought a laptop at argos  IT TAKES ANYTHING UP TO 15 MINS TO SWITCH ON LIGHTS ON SIDE ARE WHITE (2 ) ITS NEVER BEEN DROPPED  OR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO IT ANY IDEAS 

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hi,
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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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 https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...on-windows-10/

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 https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...on-windows-10/

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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Hi, my desktop icons are taking about two mins to appear after every restart. I have tried chkdsk and fix. And I have run a deep clean with advanced care system. I don't have a lot of programs in startup. I am a novice in using a pc so would like some help if possible, Thanks TINMAN67. p.s I have put the TSG Sysinfo Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 9600 XT-4, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152578 MB, Free - 107122 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU SIEMENS, D1625
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabledwith this.
 

Answer:Solved: Desktop icons taking long time to appear after restart

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hi

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
RAM-128mb
network card-in built on mother board
Antivirus-Mcafee VSE 8.7.0i
Firewall-enabled


plz reply n help me out
thanx

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.

BG

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I have a Lenovo z510 Laptop with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of HDD and 8 Logical cores of a Core i7 4702MQ CPU processing at 3GHz ...
I don't say that it is a high end system(and it is not!) but neither I think that it is a Low End or even Low Mid one!
So...do you think that it must take about 2 minutes to boot and then about 10 seconds to run Chrome for first time...3 or 4 seconds for Start menu to load the first time I click on it and EVEN sometimes having lags on loading start menu after using the windows for a while?!
The problems doesn't go to end here! :
Sometimes I can not use Cortana until I restart the windows!
Sometimes the apps take a long time to load
and other things like this...

and now...my questions:
1.is the problem with my hard drive?!
if it is...is it normal with all HDDs or there must be a problem here???
2.I am using more than 50% of my HDD...is it a lot??can it cause the problem???
3.I am planning to add a 128GB of SSD to my laptop...do you think that it is a good idea??

*in addition: I have just reset my Windows(somehow reinstalling) for a week to see if it changes anything...it has changed but not that much...and from all large programs,I only have PES 2016,Photoshop,Visual Studio and Office... I am planning to install Premiere,Assasins creed Syndicate,etc. and I don't know what will happen then!I think that my PC will not start!

HELP ME PLZ

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to do any task!

Hi, suggest a process of elimination.
1. Previously have you seen significantly faster response times?
2. Can you run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt (Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (admin) & report result
3. What are the SMART params of your disk?
4. Try a clean boot, and compare the times.
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

(Note you need to reverse the settings to get back to normal boot)
5. If no change, try Safe Mode and compare response times.
6. Please post screenshots of your task manager - organised by highest CPU, highest RAM usage.
7. Cortana - puzzling- at least it's not completely broken.

Given that we may have some better idea- thanks.

SSD: My - new- PC is i3 dual core, but 256Gb SSD + HDD- start menu is instantaneous, explorer maybe 0.3s. About 12s to lock screen. I have a lot of programs installed.

Comparison with my 6 year old laptop from which I moved using disk images and Laplink - about 3 hours processing to reproduce my working environment, settings, and installed programs, so much is identical- say 90s to 2 mins to lock screen.

HDD usage: I don't know what partitions you have.. hope you have some.. to separate data from the OS. Basically Windows needs enough free space for paging file (and of course for updates- especially with Win 10, for Windows.old too. You need to beware of programs that take up loads of space on your OS partition or disk in library folders, and... Read more

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When i Log off from windows it takes a long time, i shut down all my programs but my firewall before i log off too. my firewall shuts down right away aswell but then it just sits there for a good long time. the other users on my computer do not have this same problem, PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:windows takes a long time logging off

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computer running windows xp home. the CPU was recently replaced and ever since then the computer hangs at the blue welcome screen after he clicks on his account for several minutes when it finaly gets to his desktop everything is normal and programs run fine. the compute ris biasicly used as a cash register it is on a work group network and there is no internet connectiong. when i looked in the event view the only errors are about tryign to connect to a time server and not being able to so im not sure that is related.

any idea or help would be much appriciated

thanks
-skye

Answer:windows takes a long time to start up

Hmm, sounds like you might have many programs loading at once when your computer starts. Try going to:

Start > Run > Type "msconfig" > Click on the "Startup" tab

In that section, see if you can disable as many unused programs as possible, it should help your computer load faster.

Hope that helps ^_^

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The updates to Windows 7 is taking a long time. It has been installing update 7 for over 2 hrs. Please help......

Answer:Windows 7 64 Bit updates takes a long time.

Which update is it installing (has it completed yet?)

If it's installing Service Pack 1, this can take a few hours, depending on the state of your system - but any more than 3 hours would be highly unusual.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 64 bit. A week and a half ago it started taking over a minute to shut down. It started around the time I installed optional updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, my anti-virus program. I uninstalled it, shut the computer down and it still takes over a minute to shut down. Went into safe mode and reinistalled it there, still took over a minute to shut down. My drivers are all up to date. I think that it may have something to do with an application taking to long to finish uo what it's doing. When looking at processes under task manager, there are 9 separate processes for Google Chrome. I'm attaching a screen shot of task manager.

Answer:Windows takes a long time to shut down

This is when Chrome is open. When it's not, the task manager shows one process from Chrome at 5,316 KB.

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I recently installed windows xp on my second drive.
it comes up with a message which says
"Windows is starting up" for about 2 minutes
there is nothing else installed on that drive, why is it so slow
and how do i fix it

Answer:windows xp takes a long time starting up

What are your system specs?

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Recently I've had windows start up really slow. Even if I can log in and get to my desktop, it still takes ~20-30 min until my PC starts running as smoothly as usual. I did a virus scan and nothing was found, so it's something else, but I just don't know what it could be. My PC is like 3 years old, so I'm not sure if it's just that. I don't really know what information I should give, because I don't know the cause to this issue.

Answer:Windows start up takes a long time

Lets see if it is due to one or more of your software, Perform a clean boot
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have a Lenovo z510 Laptop with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of HDD and 8 Logical cores of a Core i7 4702MQ CPU processing at 3GHz ...
I don't say that it is a high end system(and it is not!) but neither I think that it is a Low End or even Low Mid one!
So...do you think that it must take about 2 minutes to boot and then about 10 seconds to run Chrome for first time...3 or 4 seconds for Start menu to load the first time I click on it and EVEN sometimes having lags on loading start menu after using the windows for a while?!
The problems doesn't go to end here! :
Sometimes I can not use Cortana until I restart the windows!
Sometimes the apps take a long time to load
and other things like this...

and now...my questions:
1.is the problem with my hard drive?!
if it is...is it normal with all HDDs or there must be a problem here???
2.I am using more than 50% of my HDD...is it a lot??can it cause the problem???
3.I am planning to add a 128GB of SSD to my laptop...do you think that it is a good idea??

*in addition: I have just reset my Windows(somehow reinstalling) for a week to see if it changes anything...it has changed but not that much...and from all large programs,I only have PES 2016,Photoshop,Visual Studio and Office... I am planning to install Premiere,Assasins creed Syndicate,etc. and I don't know what will happen then!I think that my PC will not start!

HELP ME PLZ

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to do any task!

Hi, suggest a process of elimination.
1. Previously have you seen significantly faster response times?
2. Can you run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt (Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (admin) & report result
3. What are the SMART params of your disk?
4. Try a clean boot, and compare the times.
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

(Note you need to reverse the settings to get back to normal boot)
5. If no change, try Safe Mode and compare response times.
6. Please post screenshots of your task manager - organised by highest CPU, highest RAM usage.
7. Cortana - puzzling- at least it's not completely broken.

Given that we may have some better idea- thanks.

SSD: My - new- PC is i3 dual core, but 256Gb SSD + HDD- start menu is instantaneous, explorer maybe 0.3s. About 12s to lock screen. I have a lot of programs installed.

Comparison with my 6 year old laptop from which I moved using disk images and Laplink - about 3 hours processing to reproduce my working environment, settings, and installed programs, so much is identical- say 90s to 2 mins to lock screen.

HDD usage: I don't know what partitions you have.. hope you have some.. to separate data from the OS. Basically Windows needs enough free space for paging file (and of course for updates- especially with Win 10, for Windows.old too. You need to beware of programs that take up loads of space on your OS partition or disk in library folders, and... Read more

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We have a Tecra M3 which is running windows XP. It takes about 3 minutes from typing in the login name to displaying the desktop - the laptop is set up to logon to our domain and just seems to be getting slower and slower to logon - if you leave it at the logon screen for approx. 5 mins and then logon goes through almost immediately.
What the problem can be?

Answer:Windows XP login takes a long time

Hi,

it seems like there is too much software being loaded while Windows starts.
You should use a program like Adaware to clean the registry.

Bye

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A couple weeks ago, my Windows 10 computer started taking a LONG time to login. The times have been going up and down, with a max of about 15.5 minutes, which happened today. Here's what I've tried to solve this issue:

1. Do a clean boot (no startup programs or services other than Microsoft services).
2. Defrag/optimize hard drive (not SSD).
3. Run CCleaner and Malwarebytes.
4. Check the Event Viewer.

Here I found multiple warnings and errors:

1. Event 6005, The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> is taking long time to handle the notification event (Logon).
2. Event 7022, The Connected Devices Platform Service service hung on starting. (and a few like it, only with different services)
3. Event 6006, The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> took 936 second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).
4. Event 6004, The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> failed a critical notification event.
5. Event 6001, The winlogon notification subscriber <Sens> failed a notification event.

After some googling, I continued with the following steps:

5. Disable "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" and "Run logon scripts synchronously" in the Group Policy Editor.
6. Do an in-place upgrade/repair.

There are probably some other steps I've missed, but I think that covers most of it. I'm fed up with this problem, but I really don't want to have to reinstall Windows. If anyone has any solutions or idea... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 takes a LONG time to login

JFischer00 said:

A couple weeks ago, my Windows 10 computer started taking a LONG time to login. The times have been going up and down, with a max of about 15.5 minutes, which happened today.



Was "a couple weeks ago" just after installation of the AU? If so, I'd suggest a clean reinstall.

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I received some updates last week. Ever since, pc takes long to boot. Once it does, I see all my icons, but I can't open or do anything on it. Can't right click, or anything at all.

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Windows Explorer takes so long to display sometimes,specially the icons next to the files takes ages to display properly.No sign of virusHDD degraed

Answer:Windows Explorer takes so long to display ...

This can be based on a few things the main ones being your download speed and the upload speed of the server the which hosts the web address.

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So I'm not quite sure what happened but now my Windows XP machine, after logging into my account it takes a really long time to start doing anything. It doesn't load local connections, or any start up programs except for a few and I can't do anything for.. well minimum 5 minutes. There's no set time really but once it's done whatever it does then everything opens at once.

I think this error starting happening when I created a network (Setup Network Wizard thing in Windows XP) in my home so that I could get my new printer to work on all the computers via my desktop.

I reinstalled my wireless TrendNet card driver because I thought that might be it.
I installed the drivers for the printer which was also something that changed on my computer.
I also reinstalled WAMP so that I could have the local server on another hard drive. (I'm thinking of doing a reinstall again to see if I can get it to work... but the reinstall didn't stop it from working it just stopped after I rebooted earlier today)

Also my WAMP server isn't connecting anymore.
 

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Whenever I delete a folder I notice it takes Windows an awful long time for the deletion dialog box to finally disappear. In Windows 2000 when you delete something it does so right away.

I notice this on IBM desktops and Dell laptops/desktops so I don't think it is a hardware issue.

Does anyone know what causes this and if it can be sped up?
 

Answer:Windows XP takes a long time to delete files

Has anyone seen this or am I the only one?
 

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer Takes Long Time To Load

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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!
Spykee.32
 

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

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HI all. I have a Hp 15 Notebook PC laptop 64 bit windows 1o, 4 gigs memory. I have tried many different things to figure out why in the world is the computer taking forever to start up and shut down and it takes forever for browers to come up and it freezes on all browsers. I have done things to make start up quicker like going in task manger and turning off start up programs and putting 3 sec for start up. I ran a check disk scan to fix any possible errors. I have cleaned up disk. I ran Malwarebytes and ccleaner, and Adwcleaner ect.to no avail.

Any help would be so appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time.
 

Answer:Windows 10 takes a long time to start and freezes

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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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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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Here is the simple solution to fixing the Windows 10 taking long time to delete files and folders problem.

THE PROBLEM:

When you delete a big file (or folder) or lots of files in File Explorer, you notice in the popup window
the green progress bar goes to 99% and then stops and you have to wait many minutes for it to finish
the deletion process thereafter.

THE SOLUTION:

? Open File Explorer
? Highlight with your mouse "This PC" in the Left Sidebar
? Click the "View" tab in the Top Menu Bar
? Look to the Far Right in the Top Menu Bar and Click "Options"
? Click "Change Folder And Search Options"
? In the popup box next Click the "View" tab
? In the "Advanced Settings" box Scroll Down and CHECK the box that says "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process"
? Click the "Apply" button at the bottom

Now when you delete files and folders in File Explorer it will go to 100% delete rapidly instead of hanging on the the 99% point.

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My windows take a very log time to log off, it also sometimes after it logs off the screen will go black and the green light on my moniter will go from green to orange (which i believe means it is not getting a signal). after a while it the light will turn green again and the picture will come back. i dont know if these two problems are linked or not. the problem that i care about the most is the long log-off time. i have run virus scans, and microsoft anti-spyware. so i do not have any viruses or spyware. the programs that i have in the system tray when it loads are, creative volume control, microsoft anit-spyware, norton internet security, norton anit-virus auto protect, hotsync (palm pilote), and a program that tells if my printer is connected (hp printer). when i go to log-off i close all of these programs except the two norton programs. but it still takes a long time to log-off. the last two programs will close and then it just sits there. i have looked everywhere for the answer and i have done alot of work but nothing has worked. i do not believe i have a roaming user profile, because i have been told that might be the problem. but tell me how to check anyway. any other ideas of what might be causing this?
 

Answer:Solved: windows takes a long time logging off

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Hello,
when i want to synchroniz my offline files is takes a long time (20 Mintues)
In the past I had no trouble with that.
steps that i try to do:
-make files from offline to not be offline.
-event viewer logs.
i working with domain Environment and my files store on Server 2008 r2
Please Help me.
Yaron

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Hello,

I've had this problem for several months now. Basically, upon starting up my Toshiba laptop, it spends about 2-3 minutes on the Windows XP 'Loading' screen. After this, the screen then turns black, which lasts about 5 - 10 seconds, then loads the login screen. Upon logging in, my computer works at a normal speed. I have no idea why booting up takes such a long time, and I'd appreciate any help.

If you need me to post any info, or perform and tasks, just tell me and I'll do them.

Thanks in advance ,
Dave
 

Answer:Loading Windows Takes An Exceptionally Long Time

Download and install HijackThis. Run it and click on the button "Do a system scan and save a logfile". When the scan is completed, a notepad window will open with the logfile.

In the Notepad header bar click "Format" and make sure "Word Wrap" is not checked. Then click "Edit" and "Select All", right-click in the blue area and select "Copy", then Paste the logfile into your next post to this thread.
 

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Here is the simple solution to fixing the Windows 10 taking long time to delete files and folders problem.

THE PROBLEM:

When you delete a big file (or folder) or lots of files in File Explorer, you notice in the popup window
the green progress bar goes to 99% and then stops and you have to wait many minutes for it to finish
the deletion process thereafter.

THE SOLUTION:

? Open File Explorer
? Highlight with your mouse "This PC" in the Left Sidebar
? Click the "View" tab in the Top Menu Bar
? Look to the Far Right in the Top Menu Bar and Click "Options"
? Click "Change Folder And Search Options"
? In the popup box next Click the "View" tab
? In the "Advanced Settings" box Scroll Down and CHECK the box that says "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process"
? Click the "Apply" button at the bottom

Now when you delete files and folders in File Explorer it will go to 100% delete rapidly instead of hanging on the the 99% point.

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I am not sure if this is the right forum or if I should post in hardware. if so, mods... feel free to move thread to correct forum.anyway, I am checking on my niece's laptop , which is a Dell Inspiron 5150. she says that a year or so ago, XP wouldn't boot, she spent 4 hours on phone with Dell tech service and they had her do a fresh install of XP (she lost everything on hard drive.) and they couldn't figure out the problem. i turned on the computer, and this is what happens... Dell logo comes on and white bar goes normally from left to right.Then... black screen for  maybe 45-60 seconds. Then...the white XP progress bar at the bottom of the screen appears and it takes about 10 minutes or so to go from left to right... then XP boots up fine and it appears to be working normally. Since she lost everything, she's basically got XP loaded up and not really any other apps. could this actually be a hard disk failing issue? or bad RAM? i am not very familiar with laptops, but it seems like the fan is maybe working extra hard and the laptop does seem pretty warm. I just don't know how to check these things.thanks in advance.

Answer:XP boot problem on laptop. white bar takes long to get from left to right.

btw - XP Home EditionPentium 4 - 3.06 GHZ256 MB RAM (not a llot, in my opinion)

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Since few weeks, I have the problem that after I start my computer, Windows loads something .. I don't know what it is, but it takes few minutes. In the meantime, applications start delayed, especially Firefox. At the right side of the taskbar where are the icons are, there is a icon which indicates that Windows is something loading .. here is an screenshot of that: http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/un2bqrnp/Untitled.png Any ideas?

Answer:Windows takes a long time to initialize network stuff ...

You probably have a lot of startup programs/services loading on startup, disable some of those.
Startup Programs - Change (See Method 3)

Run a Malware scan with Malwarebytes





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Windows is something loading .. here is an screenshot of that: http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/un2bqrnp/Untitled.png


That's just your Network connection status. (Your system is probably trying to identify a Network)

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Okay--when I login in a work to my domain, the login is quick. Logging in at home to the domain log in when not connected to the domain takes much longer. I disconnected mapped drives and that's not the problem. Any ideas?
 

Answer:windows 7 takes a long time to logon if not connected to domain

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