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Win Serv R2 30 Minute Boot/Shutdown/Reboot

Question: Win Serv R2 30 Minute Boot/Shutdown/Reboot

I have been beating my head against the wall with this one.
Just got a Gateway E-9520T for a customer. We spent the last week configuring it, installing updates, etc--but it's pretty much vanilla Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with exchange 2003. We haven't installed any of their customer applications yet.

During the setup and testing we did everything from leaving it on at night, to shutting down over night, rebooting, etc...

A few days ago it suddenly started taking around 30 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to shutdown.

During the startup/shutdown the RAID array is going crazy. Tons of file access.
When starting up it performs POST correctly, starts booting Windows (2003 Server Logo, with the little scroll thing at the bottom), and then the screen flashes like it's about to switch to graphical mode. But it hangs there with a blank screen for 30ish minutes.

The morning this started we hadn't installed any new drivers, updates, applications, or anything. Just fired the box up.

Gateway thought it might have been the MegaRAID card, so they sent a new one. No change. MegaRAID says their latest firmware fixes an issue that sounds like this problem. Updated the MegaRAID firmware, and it's still taking forever to boot.

What I've done:
Waited forever for the system to come up, rollback driver updates for the RAID card. (no effect)
Booted off Gateway's recovery CD (at their request) and used it to reinstall the factory default drivers. (no effect)
Booted off the Windows 2003 Server R2 CD and run a repair. (no effect)
Booted with boot logging turned on. (MS is retarded and doesn't tell you how long drivers are taking to load)

Anyone have any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Win Serv R2 30 Minute Boot/Shutdown/Reboot

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have a lenovo ideapady400 that is now almost 2 months old. Earlier today, I noticed that it did not properly go into hibernate when I shut it. The keyboard was still lit up, with no LCD display (including not if I hit Fn+F2) and with the fan at high rpms. I shut it down by holding the powerbutton, and upon rebooting it, it took over 4 minutes to get back to the desktop. It now requires the 4 minutes every time I restart, and it never goes into hibernate with the lid closed (it must be shut down by the power button).Fearing that the computer may be having a serious issue, I tried to make a backup with Onekey recovery, which failed to write a backup (repeatedly). It returned an error saying it couldn't access the partition. I then uninstalled onekey recovery, downloaded it again from the lenovo website. Now when I run onekey recovery it says my system is not able to write a backup.I am now stuck in a tough spot of not being able to backup my laptop and and not being able to do a recovery without losing everything. On the lenovo support site, when I select startup issues, the feedback it gives me is "Thank you for your question. This is a known problem and a solution is being developed. Please check back for updates."Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the main (shutdown/startup) issue?As the laptop is under warranty, should I just send it back to Lenovo?

Answer:ideapad y400 won't shutdown/4 minute reboot

hi hansweeks,
If you PC came with a HDD+SSD drive, try to boot into the BIOS (by repeatedly pressing F2 on startup) and check if both the HDD and SSD are detected (if you're missing one, that HDD might be faulty and needs to be replaced.
If both HDD's are detected (or if your PC came with only a SATA HDD) try to run an HDD diagnostic. Try HD Tune to run HDD error checking in WIndows or create a bottable HDD diagnostic (see steps below).
1. Download the the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
To burn the diagnostic software on a flashdrive, follow this guide
If you find any errors, you will need send the unit to Lenovo for service. Support phone list here.
For data backup, you can copy / paste your files on a USB flashdrive / hard drive or use this software to clone your hard drive. 
Hope this helps 

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So ever since I upgraded to a GeForce GTX 460, I've been getting these ~1min long freezes every time my PC just finished loading Windows (either after a cold boot or reboot).

What could be causing this?

EDIT: This didn't happen to me with my old Radeon HD 5770.

Answer:Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

I would suspect a driver issue fist thing. Check here for the July 2010 version: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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I have been going thru the threads for the last 2 days but could not find answers & hence I created a new thread. I'm really sorry if its already answeredFirst the system started with random reboot. Later I ran virus scan using Computer Associates EZ Armor.There was no virus detected. Then during subsequent scans, the system would shutdown. Now the system does not boot at all....not even in safe mode. When I try to run in safe mode, I get errors like"Following file is missing or corrupted: C:\ESSOLO.SYS"Error in CONFIG.SYS on line 1"Following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS""Following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\DBLBUFF.SYS""Following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS"It later asks me to specify the location of the command interpreter COMMAND.COMI started the system with a boot disk & it looks like there is no "windows" folder under c: at all. I'm not able to access D:I have windows XP Professional. Please help me & I dont want to reformat since I have lot of photos on the system

Answer:random reboot,shutdown during scan & now cant boot

Are you sure you are running XP ? ?Did you leave an old Win install on this machine perhaps ? ?patio.

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Machines are simultaneously shutting down after showing a brief message for a split second such that it is impossible to read.

On bootup two of them went into an infinite bootup loop because ntdetect and/or ntldr files were missing.

Can you see anything amiss with the following hijackthis logs of the machines?

Please refer to them as Machine I, R, and M.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:43:24 AM, on 4/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
c:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
c:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SOPHOS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC\schdsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC\Remote Management System\ManagementAgentNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC\CertificationManagerServiceNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\SCC\Remote Management System\EMLibUpdateAgentNT.exe
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hi i hope you are well. ive got a customers idea pad z570 here. hard disk has died so i have put a oz agility 4 ssd in it and reinstalled win 7 home premium x64. hard disk mode is ahci. ive had a few issues already solved on these forums: 1) format as mbr on windows install so that all drivers and devices work2) update bios to 45CN38WW3) set dvd rom as first boot device to avoid it not seeing the hard disk. however, i now have a very strange issue that seems to be related to the boot order problem supposedly fixed by the bios update to 45CN38WW. if i boot the laptop from cold, it cant see the hard disk, so it doesnt try to boot from it. to get it to boot,  i then go into the bios. the boot order is actually remembered (so it still realises to boot from the dvd first). unless i save the bios settings (without chaging anything) it still cant see the hard disk. if i save the settings without changing anything, it then see's the hard disk and boots into windows. this behaviour does not happen if i restart (instead of shut down) from windows. its only when i have succesfully booted into windows and then shutdown windows that the problem occurs when i then try and boot from cold. then i have to go into the bios again, save settings (without changing anything) and then it will boot. help please!

Answer:z570 boot issue with ssd and mbr. works on reboot but not on shutdown & turn on

Hello and welcome,
One possibility is that the SSD is defective or slow to come on line.  By going to BIOS you are allowing additional power-on time for the drive to initialize - or whatever it's doing.  Saving BIOS config - even though you haven't changed anything - probably forces the boot devices to be rescanned.
A warm reboot leaves the SSD powered on and avoids the cold start delay.
You might check with the SSD manufacturer.
The above is just a guess.  Good luck.

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Recently I have observed that my system reboots after 1 sec when booting up.
This happens only when I use Shutdown.
I disabled the Fast Startup and now it boots correctly but very slow but that is predictable since it hybrid boot was disabled.
I have windows 10 Home and latest AMD drivers.
Help me out please.

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Specs: P4 2.6 Invidia FX 5200Ultra 512 Mbs PC 3200 on XP Home SP2
AV-Avast Home (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Firewall-Sygate Pro (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Inernet Connection-External USB ADSL modem (PPoE) @3Mbps

Problem 1: XP Home reboots in the 3+ minute range. Once it gets to the 'Starting Windows XP' screen, it loads fine. Some damnthing is hanging.

Problem 2: MY comp is running slow. Expeciially on the net. Task manager is reporting no excess network use. IE 6 acts like it's on a 56k modem. I use Mozilla FireFox, which runs fine, but my wife is a IE 6 fanatic. Shareaza and WinMX load slowly and take a minute or more to change tabs. BitTornado (latest versions all) loads and runs fine, but seems to hang after an hour or so. It stops updating speeds, seeds, peers, etc. It also closes slowly. Once I get online, the comp slams on the brakes. Mozilla is the only app that seems unaffected. Sygate is also logging a lot of portscans. 7 in the in the last hour or so. All from the same IP address. I've tried a reboot to get a new IP adress, but the port scans start up agan after about an hour, last about an hour then stop. So far I've resisted the urge to backrace since it'll only egg the @$$hole on.....though if anyone has an ICBM I could use..........

NOTE I read the rules and I'm not asking for help with my P2P apps. Just mentioning them since they are affected. I installed the other ones since BT was acting flakey... Read more

Answer:XP 3+ minute reboot.

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Hi! Had good results with this forum; back again!Working on my nephew's computer, I noticed Google searches were being redirected. Microsoft didn't catch the initial problem so I ran Malwarebytes and Eset Online scanner which found and clean some problems. Rebooted. Microsoft Security Essentials found Sirefef trojan, cleaned and rebooted. Now every I boot the computer it says it will "restart automatically in one minute" (both safe and normal mode)OS is VistaAV is MSEAdvanced Boot options does NOT give me "Repair you computer" optionI do not have the Windows installation disk, although it might be possible to find with a lot of hunting.Please help!(As an aside, the reason I went to my nephew's computer was to check on the router... On my laptop my Symantec Endpoint Protection was giving me popups that it a "port scan attack is logged" coming from the router. Since it was being blocked I figured I would use the other computer to view router's admin page.)

Answer:Sirefef (one minute reboot)

I booted to safe mode and brought up the task manager with a CTRL-ALT-DEL at the first opportunity. I used the processes tab to locate the MSI process and ended it. This allowed me to run DDS and GMER to get the following logs.

Awaiting help,

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by COREY at 20:04:59 on 2012-08-12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1652 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.... Read more

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XP pro freezes in one to three minutes after I reboot with no applications running. Num Lock light will go off and on with toggle.  Hard drive light is active for a couple of minutes but then goes to a steady blink-the cursor will not activate anything and eventually I get an hourglass that never goes away until I reboot.Does not freeze in Safe ModeI have defragged and run memtest--OKWas able to nurse it through Norton update and a current scan--found no viruses. Once I got the virus scan going it did a complete scan-5-10 minutes and did not freeze??BOXX computer with  Dual XEON 3.06 with 4 GB ram (ram from BOXX) Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 128MB graphics card with 2 73GB 10000 rpm scsi drives XP Pro.The unit is under warranty, and the manufacturer is sending me 2 new drives (one with new OS installed).  However, I somehow do not believe the drives are the problem and I may lose all of my programs and data for nothing.Suggestions greatly appreciated. Roger

Answer:XP freezes about one minute after reboot

I would think it would of been a virus.Your computer should be very fast with those specs.Try another virus scan like the trend micro house call.Norton is no good it never finds anything that's why i got rid of it a year ago. R0SS

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I am receiving some problem in windows XP...

when i connect internet computer goes shutdown automatically after a min or 2...

some kind of message appear "C:windows\Isaac.exe" for safety ur computer will be shutdown..
i have installed win xp SP1 yesterday and haven't use internet..

i am using win98 now...


Answer:XP goes Shutdown After 1 Minute

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I have a several month old Dell Dimension 4600 running WinXP Home, with dual monitors, which runs great, I'm happy. If I have to reboot for some reason, everything shuts down fine, but system shows the F2/ F12 screen briefly, then goes to black screen with the underline cursor
for 5 minutes! After 5 minutes, the HD kicks in, XP loads normally and everything runs fine. Scanning through the various BIOS setup items, Fast Boot is on, system is set to boot from C: first, then CD; and there dont seem to be any "weird" or obviously wrong settings of any kind. Any suggestions?
I have also run msconfig and gone though turning off start up programs, etc. but once loading XP begins, everything runs fine, just takes 5 minutes to start...

Answer:5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

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I am having the same trouble as many others. Can't do anything cause computer restarts every minute. Here are my FRST logs. Thank you in advance for the help.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 13:18:19
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Professional (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [174104 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [151064 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [7739936 2009-09-16] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Zune Launcher] "c:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe" [159456 2011-08-05] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59240 2012-02-20] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2011-10-24] (Apple Inc.)
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Answer:Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Got another one for you... Can't stay logged into windows because of a critical error, and rebooting 1 minute later.Here is my frst.txt content...Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 27-07-2012 20:21:28Running from I:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7981088 2009-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16333856 2009-07-14] (NVIDIA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Start WingMan Profiler] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exe /noui [190472 2009-09-16] (Logitech Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [EKAIO2StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\EKAiO2MUI.exe [3240448 2011-12-10] (Eastman Kodak Company)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ABNotify] C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Another Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
1 evrhwdch; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\evrhwdch.sys [x]
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2243DA0DB5B173E7
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00050392 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\wwogfass.sys
2012-07-27 15:35 - 2012-07-27 15:35 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2BADF4F3E3ADF4FB
2012-07-27 15:20 - 2012-07-27 15:20 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.3BADF02DBC08DE8D
2012-07-23 11:00 - 2012-07-23 11:00 - 00311296 ____A C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\plogolc.exe
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
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This happens periodically without warning. I have ran my Antivirus scans in Safe Mode and in regular mode. I also have Malware-Bytes installed and ran a quick scan and a Full System scan and have found nothing out of the ordinary. Also, for some reason I see "Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" at the bottom right corner of my screen. Could this be causing the problem? How do I get rid of that and how do I fix the shutting down problem? I just installed CPUID HWMonitor so I can check my temps the next time that happens but I'm running pretty cool at the moment. Help me please...
Also, I have 2 video cards installed but this was happening before I installed the second video card.

Answer:Windows will shutdown in 1 minute.

 Has your copy of Windows 7 been activated?  If not, and you've used it over 30 days, you'll get this after 5 hours of use.

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every now and then i get a message saying the system is shutting down in 1:00 minute. it says the rpc service terminated unexpectedly. what can i do to stop this?

Answer:system shutdown in 1 minute

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I just bought one of these Dell D630 laptops which are coming off lease (32 bit, 2gb ram, XP Professional)

The issue is that this machine takes right around ten minutes to shut down. I ran a number of tests and everything came out fine:
Memtest86+ ok (I only ran it an hour, but no errors. I'm running the native diagnostics now, and it's testing memory)
SpinRite: perfect
System file check: no corrupt files
It's fully updated.

So I'm guessing there's some process running which is causing this, but I don't know how I would determine that since the shutdown process gets to the point where all the icons on the desktop have disappeared, so I can't get a task manager running to see what's really going on. But the wallpaper stays up for ten minutes, and then finally the little fanfare plays and it goes blue and says it is logging off and it seems to shut down normally from then on.

So I need to determine how I might get this machine to not get stuck on the Wallpaper and shut down normally.


Answer:Solved: ten minute shutdown

Hi, I'm not having much luck with another post here having shutdown problems.
They can be a pain but here goes.
Memtest should run for about 8 passes - overnight even better.

In Task Manager - shutdown one program at a time - then shutdown the Pc.
You may see what is sticking at shutdown

Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues

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I sent my malfunctioning T60 to EZ Serv rather than use carry-in; bad choice - not that there are many good choices nowadays.The problems: only two, and minor.  Malfunctioning optical drive (not showing up in 'My Computer';  uninstalling and rebooting in Device Manager - no go, removing and replacing, ditto.) And - a little worse than cosmetic - a strange discoloration / opacity on the LCD bezel near the top of the screen (LCD itself seems ok).The thing made the complete circuit in 48 hours.   According to the 'Repair Action Report', the system board was replaced, ditto the optical drive and the front bezel.Not!Bezel is the same bezel, easily recognizable.  Optical drive still not recognized by system (a 'new hardware' message popped up, and sputtered out.  The FRU is dated August 2007; since the T60  itself was purchased in 2006 -  ok, it's a 'different' one, if not a 'new' one.Apparently, no one tests to make sure problems are FIXED before sending back to customer?!What I learned through sources that cannot be named is - no surprise. Technicians currently being hired are, essentially,  recent grads of proprietary trade schools who can follow simple instructions, but cannot execute any repair requiring a moment of critical thinking.  Apparently, they do not check to make sure problems are resolved before shipping back, and falsify the repair sheets (just look at mine).  As for the system board, my source noted that - tha... Read more

Answer:EZ Serv incompetence! Warranty issues to boot.

Andrea, "Technicians .......... can follow simple instructions, but cannot execute any repair requiring a moment of critical thinking.  Apparently, they do not check to make sure problems are resolved before shipping back." Unfortunately, you have lots of company. This has happened to me twice; the same problem on the same T61p. My problem never got fixed. The part about failing to verify a repair indicates gross incompetence, and is very disheartening. Centex 

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Just this afternoon, I went to use my PC and got the following error; Windows has experienced a critical error and will restart in 1 minute.

Running Windows 7 64 bit....With automatic updates so it should be the latest version of Windows...

My anti virus (Avira 2012 Internet Suite) pops up and states I have 2 viruses. But before the AV can do anything (delete the files) Windows shuts down....I finally got into Safe Mode and tried running my AV, while it was scanning I then got a BSOD. Had to start all over again; Running MalwareBytes now before trying to do the AV scan, just to see if MalwareBytes catches anything.

I have uninstalled the only application I've installed in 3 months, and problem still persists...

I have a Hijackthis log if it needs to be viewed...Just let me know and I'll upload it.

Answer:Windows has a critical error and will reboot in 1 minute

when you get the 1 minute warning, try typing from the start menu "shutdown -a" or "shutdown /a", and the countdown should go away, and you should be able to remove the viruses.

Be sure to disable your system restore backups (delete them), or the viruses may come back. Re-enable them as soon as you are sure you have gotten rid of the viruses.

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop which is infected with the Win32/sirefef.ah trojan. As soon as the Microsoft Security Essentials launces it causes the system to give this error: WINDOWS HAS ENCOUNTERED A CRITICAL PROBLEM AND WILL RESTART AUTOMATICALLY IN ONE MINUTE and then reboots. This happens a regular boot and in safe mode. MSE cannot be uninstalled either. I've read other threads and would like to know when program needs to be run first so i may supply the log files. Your help is apprecaited.

thank you,

Answer:win32/sirefef.ah trojan (causes one minute reboot)

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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Yesterday, while using my computer, my anti-virus 'Microsoft Security Essentials' popped up stating it had found a virus. Within a second, a windows update window popped up with an update ready to install, followed immediatly by 'AntiSpyware Doctor' and a window saying 'Windows has encountered a serious error and will shut down in one minute' which it then proceeded to do. This continues to appear everytime the computer is started.

Starting the computer in safe mode allowed me to use Malware Bytes to eliminate Antispyware docter, as it no longer appears when starting the computer, however the error message ,above, still continues. I believe the problem occurs only when the computer is connected to the internet as it does not occur if i am able to stop my computer from automatically connecting to the internet upon startup.

I tried a system restore, however it fails and reports a problem with a file in the drivers folder in the system 32 folder. I am unable to interact with this file at all as the computer tells me it is unable to find the source disc whenever i try.

I have access to a Windows Install disc.

DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Thomas at 19:19:34.71 on 23/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3579.2701 [GMT 1:00]

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Dc... Read more

Answer:Critical error shutdown one minute

bump, please

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From windows xp pro,using dial up service to aol, i get online,thenget a one minute to shut down warning,then this messege

LSA shell(export version) encountered a problem and needs to close.

status code 1073741819
Any help is appreciated

Answer:getting one minute shutdown notice when i go online

run this online virus checker

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New to the forum and new to viruses and I wonder if anyone could help me please.
I'm running Win7 x64 and all of a sudden, my PC will not stay on.  Either in Windows or Safe Mode, I can't do anything that takes longer than one minute - it always shuts down and restarts (With a warning when in windows).  It will not stay on long enough for me to do anything but I can't see anything "Unusual" in the process list.
I'm happy to do anything that's asked of me, as I'm a bit of a novice with this stuff but I'm having to use a borrowed PC as I need mine for some important work, so any quick replies would be apprecieted.
I've seen a similar post, so have downloaded and run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (frst64.exe) according to the instructions on that post and here is the log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 22-05-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM on 23-05-2013 11:24:32
Running from L:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [ACPW06EN] "C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Pro\6.0\ACDSeePro6InTouch2.exe" /pid ACPW06EN [1231992 2012-08-31] (ACD Systems)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kasper... Read more

Answer:Windows will shutdown in 1 minute - Virus? Help Please

. . . . and here's the Search Log:
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 22-05-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 2013-05-23 20:15:21
Running from J:\
Boot Mode: Recovery
================== Search: "services.exe" ===================
[2009-07-13 15:19] - [2009-07-13 17:39] - 0328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 24ACB7E5BE595468E3B9AA488B9B4FCB
[2009-07-13 15:19] - [2009-07-13 17:39] - 0328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 24ACB7E5BE595468E3B9AA488B9B4FCB
====== End Of Search ======

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Hi guys,

I've had x64 win7 installed for about a month, no troubles until now.

The last few days, whenever I shut down the PC for the night the "shutting down" screen is displayed for more than 15 minutes, at this point I just turn it off via the front power button on the case as I'm afraid to leave it all night saying that as I'm not that tech savvy.

Is there any way to figure out what's going on with the shutdown process? The following morning it starts up fine, and I restart with a disk check that comes up fine.

Answer:Windows 7 x64 15 minute+ shutdown (timeout?)


That is usually caused by a program that takes forever to close. What happens if you shut down as soon as it boots?

Next time, before you shut down, end half of the processes in Task Manager. Be sure to record which ones you close!

If the shutdown is quick, you know the rogue process is in that half. If not, try the other half. From there you can narrow it down further until you identify which program is causing the hang.

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We have a Lenovo T440s laptop that had a failing drive. We manage to clone the systems partition and manage to repair a where after the clone, the MBR was corrupted and needed to be repaired using the Windows 7 DVD.

Everything else seems fine and we ran chkdsk to make sure their no errors (it repaired a few using the DVD in order to get it to boot and then ran fixmbr to repair the boot records).

However the only issue we are facing is everytime we do a proper shutdown or reboot, the machine will boot up saying that windows has not properly shutdown and to select "start windows normally". Any ideas what can cause this issue and what can we
do to fix it.

I am unsure if maybe the corruption caused this (as the recovery partition and the MBR partition were both lost). I reformatted the recoveyr partition into a NTFS drive since I couldn't recovery that partition by itself.

I dont have access to that laptop at the moment as the user took it on vacation till next week but was looking into inputs as to what I can do to resolve this.

I also checked the system logs and it shows "windows was shutdown uncleanly" and such but we did shut it down using the normal windows shutdown button and restart button, both of which cause this error.

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came home to see windows telling me it needs to reboot due to a recent update. upon reboot I noticed it was sitting there at the animated windows logo prior to the logon screen. the numlock led on the keyboard was stuck so I reset the computer with no change. I then tried safe mode with also no luck. I reset once more and did some googling for quick solutions and about 5 minutes later the computer goes to the logon screen. this is repeatable. i ran a chkdsk /r /f with no change. im not quite sure what to check from here but something is definitely wrong when I go from a 10 second start time to 5 minutes. any ideas?

Answer:how to troubleshoot 5 minute bootup (prev 10s) after win update reboot

Hello and welcome Kevin mate if you can get safe mode which I am assuming of course do a system restore to as far back as you like and then it is just a matter of installing updates until one finds the offender and then you just hide it so it doesn't bother you again. (Right click on it and pick Hide)

If yo are not offered may restore points click on the box for further back ones see pic but I suspect you know about this option

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Hi All,I am having the problem as per the title and cannot seem to remove the sirefef trojan in time before it reboots.I have run a FRST64.exe in system repair and this is the outcome:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 17-06-2012 04Ran by SYSTEM at 19-06-2012 21:50:20Running from E:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [167960 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [391704 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [418840 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [608112 2011-03-29] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3668336 2011-03-24] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4526 2010-11-29] ()HKLM\...\Run: [IntelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint&... Read more

Answer:Win7 Reboot after 1 minute, security centre not working

Good evening. Will you fire up FRST64 again but this time I want you to run a search for a file. Paste the following into the Search: textbox and click the Search File(s) button: services.exeLet me have the log that will be found on the flashdrive, as before.

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.
i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.
We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly  when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.
The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.
Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.
I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.
People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.

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Dear Experts, I was noticing this problem just after my warranty is expired.  My Lenovo Ideapad flex 15 shuts down exactly in every 30 minutes. Here are some clues.Shutdown even when it is in bios, it is not a driver problem. Reset the bios to default but no outcome.Did comprehensive hardware test using Lenovo Solution Center but not showing any issue.All hardware temperature is normal. There was some dust in CPU fan, causing problem to run it smoothly. Removed the dust, now it is running smoothly. But still, I am having this problem.Removed the BIOS battery for the whole night, no outcome.If I put the laptop in sleep(before 30 min) and wake up immediately, I don't see this problem. I suspect this is some hardware or bios firmware issue (i.e probably some internal timer is shutting down laptop and putting the laptop into sleep may reinitialize the timer). Any idea how to resolve this problem? As another try, I want to flash the bios firmware, but I can't find any link in lenovo support center to get bios firmware for Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15.  Any help is highly appreciated. My BIOS version: 8ACN34WW Thanks/Babu  

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Hi,the problem is that some "sensor service" delays the shutdown.I presume the 3D guard for HDD is the culprit, but I have no clues.A technician removed the HDD and installed the SSD, but the HP softpaq wants to install the 3D guard anyway. RegardsDean  

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I have an hp latop that I have had for almost 2 years next month. Today I put the computer in sleep mode and then I turned it back on no later than 5 minutes from putting it to sleep mode and suddenly I get this random arrow message saying that my computer has ran into a critical problem and that it will shut down in 1 minute and I need to save my work what would cause this type of behavior. I'm thinking about making a boot disc or flash drive just in case of future error. I have included an image

Answer:Computer randomly tells me it will shutdown in 1 minute.


Does this only happen when it goes into SLEEP mode?


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I have a year and 3 months old Toshiba L650-1HM, running the latest Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Fuduntu 2012.1 x86_64 Linux, I've updated the bios and every other driver I could find in order to try and fix this but so far nothing has worked.

My guess is the shutdown delay is caused either by the ethernet or wireless boards because while shutting down Fuduntu it locks on the "Shutting down NetworkManager:_" routine before resuming the shutdown sequence.

This happens in both windows and Linux.


Answer:Satellite L650-1HM freezes for a minute or two at shutdown

How to help when you use two own preinstalled operating systems? Who knows what is your OS configuration?
Who knows which applications are preinstalled?
Linux is not supported at all.

Your Windows is also your own installation. Where to start with our discussion?
Obtain second HDD for testing purposes, put it in your notebook, install original recovery image that you got with your notebook and test t with ?factory settings?. If the same happen again and again then we can say: OK there is maybe some software related issue or anything else.
Happen exactly.
Sorry but on this virtual way it is not easy to say what

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152616 MB, Free - 4149 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 308F
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

About two days ago I've been getting hangups on computer. When I click the shutdown button it takes two minutes for the dialogue box to show and the actual shutdown is a little bit slower. When I startup, the computer it starts regularly and sometimes I can get to the shutdown dialogue box in one second when I click the shutdown button. But sometimes I have a problem when trying to shutdown after a prolong period on the computer. I can shutdown easily using a shutdown program but this is more of an annoyance then anything. I think it's the Iyogi software I downloaded on the computer which is a big no,no. I've uninstalled the software and all it's components. It seems like this company software is more spyware than actual help. I also a did a system restore but to no avail.

My hijack log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:17:38 AM, on 2/8/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:2 minute hang up on shutdown and ESENT errors.

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We have a lenovo t440s laptop that had a failed harddrive. We manage to clone the drive but because of how bad the failure was, part of the mbr partition and the lenovo recovery partition was lost.

i manage to repair the mbr partition by using a Windows 7 DVD and using fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd command from the recovery console to get the machine up and running.

We didn't see any other issue however whenever we shutdown the laptop or do a reboot for windows, it will say that windows did not shutdown properly when it boots back up and to select start windows normally or repair mode.

The other strange issue I notice was that when using the windows 7 dvd repair option, it does not detect the OS installed when you get the GUI box. It does detect it when i did the rebuiltBCD option even thought it corrupted boot the second time I ran the command and to again reboot into the dvd and rerun it a third time allowing me to get into the machine.

Any ideas how I can resolve the windows did not shutdown properly error.

I could reinstall windows but since the machine came with Windows 8 media with downgrade to windows 7, I dont want to use a genuine dvd to reinstall it since i am not sure if it will even work.

People told me to just upgrade to Windows 10 but i cannot do that at the moment for this client of ours that has this issue.

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For the last few days, AVG Free has reported only about half as many total files scanned as previously. An update of AVG about that same time contained a program update as well as database updates, so I attributed the change to that.
Last evening, I was editing an MSWord document, but twice I received an error message announcing that a problem had occurred and the program must shut down. I have seldom if ever had Word do that to me before. I finally did manage to get the document completed and saved as edited! Unfortunately, I did not back it up.
When opening AT&T Yahoo webmail, I got a pop-up error message "AI RoboForm assertion failed," which told me to paste its contents into an email and send it to [email protected] I did so.
I decided that was too many error messages in quick succession, so I ran some scans, each time checking first for updates: CCleaner, MbAM (found a trojan, quarantined and deleted it), and RegSeeker.
Tried to access my webmail (to look for reply from RoboForm), but could not access the Internet, getting instead the page "Internet Explorer cannot open this page."
It was suggested that I use my AT&T Self-Support Tool. It checked my system and then said to access a certain help page. That tried to access the Internet but could not.
At that point, I decided to deactivate the connection to 2Wire DSL modem and shut down the computer till I could get more help.

User MedTxInMich, her daughter, now talking: :wave
I turned... Read more

Answer:XP S3: Lost Internet, Shutdown Manually, Then Shutdown Self on Reboot!

MG Log zip is attached. Thanks again for helping! :wave

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Booting computer a few days ago, was met with dialog box that said > "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now." 
Did some searching on another computer and found this old thread that seemed to fit
I followed these instructions so far:
Method 1.
Step 1. Disable the Automatic Restart to prevent the restarts on system failure.
a. When your computer starts keep pressing F8 on your keyboard till you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
b. Now, use arrow keys, select Disable automatic restart on system failure and press Enter.
Step 2. Start your computer in safe mode and check if you still get the error message. If it boots properly may be a third party application or a service is causing the issue. We can use 50-50 approach to narrow down the root cause of the issue.

Refer to the article below for steps about how to start your computer in clean boot state.How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 When the troubleshooting is over do not forget to reset the computer to normal startup. Follow the step 7 in the above article.
Method 2.

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Answer:Had "Shutdown In One Minute" prob, now won't launch, un/install progs

Hi Tporter,
Do you follow this advise? 
Download and burn to CD the kav rescue ISO image from Do a full system scan booting from the disc you created. Remove all found infection, including that stupid annoying rootkit, and you're done! 
Try to check this suggestion, then let me know if this help

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Booting computer a few days ago, was met with dialog box that said > "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now." 
Did some searching on another computer and found this old thread that seemed to fit
I followed these instructions so far:
Method 1.
Step 1. Disable the Automatic Restart to prevent the restarts on system failure.
a. When your computer starts keep pressing F8 on your keyboard till you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
b. Now, use arrow keys, select Disable automatic restart on system failure and press Enter.
Step 2. Start your computer in safe mode and check if you still get the error message. If it boots properly may be a third party application or a service is causing the issue. We can use 50-50 approach to narrow down the root cause of the issue.

Refer to the article below for steps about how to start your computer in clean boot state.How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 When the troubleshooting is over do not forget to reset the computer to normal startup. Follow the step 7 in the above article.
Method 2.

If you... Read more

Answer:Had "Shutdown In One Minute" prob, now won't launch, un/install progs

Hi Tporter,
Do you follow this advise? 
Download and burn to CD the kav rescue ISO image from Do a full system scan booting from the disc you created. Remove all found infection, including that stupid annoying rootkit, and you're done! 
Try to check this suggestion, then let me know if this help

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So Windows 10 updates somehow managed to become even more frustrating.

Started up my PC this morning to watch a video. A few minutes into that video, I get a message on my screen telling me I'm about to be logged out and a shutdown has been scheduled for one minute. No postpone button, just a 'close' button. Windows didn't even have the decency to restart, just completely shutdown.

Started up my PC, got back into my video. Few minutes later, I get the same message! This time opened a Word document and mashed some letters into it, hoping that would halt the shutdown (cause I'm dumb and didn't think to try shutdown /a).
Nope! Shutdown anyway, didn't care about my unsaved work! Same thing, shutdown, no restart.

Started up again, opened Word and found no document recovery. asdfgdfg was gone forever...
How ticked off would you be if you were working on a document, went to get a drink and returned to your PC to find it shutdown and your work lost.
Is this normal behaviour for Windows 10 update? It's the first time I've had it happen.

Answer:Auto update initiating a 1 minute shutdown timer

Welcome to TenForums @CuRle

CuRle said:

Is this normal behaviour for Windows 10 update? It's the first time I've had it happen.

That depends - what OS build number do you have? Use WinKey + R to run Winver and find out.

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Hi! Yesterday I tried to go to my BIOS in my ACER v5-452G Windows 8.1 laptop via UEFI Settings. Then afterwards, my laptop takes 5 minutes in shutting down (the power indicator of LED though the screen clears in a minute). Same with Restart and Sleep. However, when I try to restart via settings and that UEFI, it is in my normal speed. Hope you can help me. Thank you.

Answer:5 Minute Shutdown. Long Time for Sleep. Restart too.

What crap do you have on your Hard Drive

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I set my screen saver to 5 minutes. Hit apply, and OK. The settings take hold, but then when I reboot or shut down the machine and turn it back on, it resets to the original 1-minute mode. What gives?

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Every time I shut down and restart my machine, the screen saver settings resort to the original 1-minute one and goes back to it every time after I've set it to 5-minutes, apply, hit OK and then get out. What gives?

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The screen saver 5 minute setting reverts back to the original 1-minute setting every time the computer is shut down and restarted. What gives?

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Hello,i have an Lenovo Q180 installed with Windows Professional 64K. Everything is up to date. Also the drivers. The problem is, when i shutdown the q180 it will directly after shutdown make an reboot.If i shutdown it agin the second time, tzan it works. I don't know what happens here. Could it be that i need a Bios update ? Unfortunatelly i can not found a new  Bios-File  for update on the Lenovo support homepage. Currently i have the version:Bios Revision Level: E6KT11AUS Regards lpop 

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So, I have 3 problems and don't know how to fix them and I would really appreciate some help.

1. When I play lol, it keeps minimizing every minute and I have to click back on lol icon to return to the game. It's really annoying.

2.Internet is randomly shutting down every now and then.

3. When I'm writing a sentence my prompt disappears and I have to click back in the box so I can continue with my writing.

Oh, and I bought my computer yesterday so I just downloaded lol and google chrome and doubt that viruses are causing any of these problems.

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hello,. myfriend gota computer problem that accured 2 weeks ago when he got the intenret hooked up to his coputer again. he receives a windows message sayin the system is going to shut down, then the box has a 1 minute until the computer shuts down. checked it for the sasser and blaster that was aroun a few years ago. and that wasnt the problem. i was wondering if there was any other virus' or worms that would do the same type of thing.

Answer:windows xp problem.. system shutdown warning. 1 minute and computer restarts

I had a similar problem a while may have tried cleaning with AVG/ADAWARE/SPYBOT, it worked for me.

Go Start run then type shutdown -a when the 1 min warning comes, try looking in the event logs to see what is going on, the other place i have come accross this is when windows has expired/Hacked etc

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I am using Windows XP with a DSL connection. I have had this PC since July and suddenly in December it started taking 10 minutes to boot up. Once it has booted up, it runs as fast as before--only the boot-up is slow. I took it to the place where I bought it and they hooked it up to their DSL modem and it booted up in 1 minute. I was told it must be in the modem that I rent from the broadband service. When I talk to the service, they say that is not possible, it has to be in the PC.

If I disconnect the modem before I boot up, it boots up quickly. No one seems to have a clue what is happening. I am very frustrated and would appreciate any help.

I have run the defrag. I have not installed any programs lately. (I am not particularly tech-savvy.)


Answer:XP 10-minute boot-up

Post your connection setting for us to examine, which is accessed using the Control Panel.

Also from a Command Prompt type: IPCONFIG /ALL

Post the information it displays as well. Then we will have something to work with so can help you.

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Question: 10 minute XP boot

Hi, over the last few months my computer has been booting up slower and slower. It's up to 10 minutes now. I'm putting any information that might be useful at the end of this message. I've tried limiting the number of programs that load on startup using msconfig and the services that run automatically in XP using services.msc. I've run Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware, all they've found are some tracking cookies. Norton antivirus does a full scan every Friday night. I have Norton System Doctor running all the time and run Windoctor and Cleanup frequently. I've also maxed out my memory at 384mb, my computer only has 3 slots. If anyone has any ideas what I could do to speed up the boot process I would really appreciate it. Thanks!Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) on a Gateway G6-450XL 450 megahertz Intel Pentium II32 kilobyte primary memory cache512 kilobyte secondary memory cacheBoard: Intel Corporation WS440BX AA719570-203Bus Clock: 100 megahertzBIOS: Intel Corp. 4W4SB0X0.15A.0005.P03 09/28/98 95.55 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity14.87 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free SpaceATAPI CD-RW 52X24 [CD-ROM drive]CD-ROM Drive3.5" format removable media [Floppy drive]Maxtor 6Y080P0 [Hard drive] (81.96 GB) -- drive 1, rev YAR41BW0, SMARTStatus: HealthyQUANTUM FIREBALL EX13.6A [Hard drive] (13.60 GB) -- drive 0, rev A0A.0300, SMART Status: Healthy384 Megabytes Installed MemoryStandard floppy disk controllerIntel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE ControllerPri... Read more

Answer:10 minute XP boot

Win XP was an OS upgrade, right?  How much longer is bootup time now compared to when you first installed Win XP?

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Question: 20 Minute Boot !!!

Hello everyone,

I recently experienced a STOP message that basically pointed out I that I would be stressed for the next 2 days. Sure enough I found myself re-installing XP and everything looks and works fine in XP but...

Every time I startup or restart my computer, my load takes around 20mins ! I have a Compaq Presario V2000. When I power or restart, the screen goes black, everything flashes, then the Compaq screen shows for about a second (guessing is the BIOS because it lets me hit F8 or whatever) but then after that it goes to a black screen with a status bar at the bottom. Slowly the status bar fills up. At around 20 minutes, which the bar is half way, then the computer flashes again and the XP logo shows and loads normally afterwards.

Im having no more problems with XP or anything else except that startup screen. People tell me its the BIOS, others tell me its not recognizing the Hard drive fast enough among other things. My BIOS boot order is basically CD first then HD. I have tried so many things with no success. And its getting to the point that I cant do anything when it comes to updating stuff without having to restart, which takes those 20mins.

Any advice ?

Answer:20 Minute Boot !!!

Hello & Welcome.

What was the stop message? The reason that the stop message appeared may be related to your current problem.

Did you re-format & re-install?

Make a list of the things you have tried. We may need to know them.

Boot to safe mode, by tapping the F8 key once a second during the boot process.
Report the results.

XP Pro or Home or Media Center?
Which SP?

How old is your hard disk drive?

Did you add or remove any hardware between the appearance of the stop message and the re-installation?


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Question: 10 minute boot up

Here's my winbootinfo log file. Are there any services or drivers, maybe programs, that could be disabled or removed?Can any services be placed on manual or deleted to allow for a quicker boot time? Now it's taking about 10 minutes for my PC to become usable.

Take a look please.

WinBootInfo Log File
Log Creation Time: October 19 2009, 16:06:08
Windows Boot Start Time: October 17 2009, 19:12:18
Windows Boot Duration: 361.9 sec

Number of CPUs (Cores) initialized: 1
Number of Processes Loaded: 69
Number of Executable Images Loaded: 3400
Number of Drivers Loaded: 123

Total I/O Data Read: 437.4 MB
Total I/O Data Written: 58.7 MB

Boot to Session Manager: 41 sec
Boot to Win32 Subsystem: 64 sec
Boot to Login Manager: 71 sec
Boot to User Init: 95 sec
Boot to Windows Explorer: 96 sec

CPU time spent in User Mode: 178.3 sec
CPU time spent in Kernel Mode: 162.5 sec
CPU time spent Idle: 22.8 sec

Total Interrupts: 341987
Total Context Switches: 650412
Detailed Process History:

Process Name (and Process ID): NT Kernel & System (PID: 0)
Process Creation Time: 19:12:18.046

Executable Images Belonging to this Process:

Image Name: dumpata.sys
Image Path: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\dumpata.sys
Image Load Time: 19:12:33.984
Image Type: System Driver

Image Name: atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\Windows\System32�... Read more

Answer:10 minute boot up

Missed out a lot of the log. Can I post an attachment?

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First of all, new to the forums, so hello everyone

I recently did a build of a new system for a friend's daughter. Her old computer was an outdated Compaq Presario- unfortunately, I don't have the hardware details.

However, her new system consists of a Leadtek K8N motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 FX-51, 1 Gb Corsair RAM (matched pair), ATi Radeon x800 P.E. video card (AGP), and Creative SoundBlaster Audigy2 sound card. All of these parts came from my old system, and worked fine there. Because her hard drive was of low capacity, we opted to install a new, larger capacity SATA drive from Maxtor.

Initial build was fine, but the system would not boot into Windows XP, and would hang at setup. Because of this, we purchased another version of Windows XP Home, and replaced the previous version with it. Boot up seemed normal. Installed all of the motherboard drivers (chipset, Sata, LAN), then used propietary Maxtor software to detect, format, and move all files from the original hard drive (IDE, btw) to the new Sata drive.

After removing the IDE drive and selecting the Sata drive as the boot device in Bios, restarted the computer. Boot was slow, taking anywhere from 2 to 3.5 minutes to boot to XP.

Hopefully, all of you builders out there will know more about this than I, and I thank you for your help in advance.

Answer:3.5 minute boot for XP?

it takes that long to boot into windows. but does windows load. did you check the old drive for errors currupt files, virusses, malware and what not. what exactly did you copy from her old hardrive just files or system files.

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Not sure if this is a hardware or software issue, but am looking for some help on this issue.

A few months ago my computer started experiencing 20 minute reboot times. I have poked around in the bios and a few other places without success. Here is what I suspect is a key clue. I had to do a herd reboot the other day (video was out and had to hold down the power button). When the reboot arrived at the screen where it lets you chose to start windows normally or in Safe mode, the 30 second count down took about 20 seconds to between intervals. The 30 second count down took about 10 mins. I am not sure, but this seemed to start shortly after a Windows Update.

Help. Any suggestions appreciated.

Answer:Help with 20 minute boot up

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Hi, My Lenovo laptop is just a month out of warranty and after installing WIndows 10 the boottime has been progressively getting longer and longer, it's now taking 30ish minutes to hit the Lenovo Logo with battery out and just on power as well as in Anyone have any potential solutions?

Answer:z50-70 20-30 Minute Boot

Hi LVG,        
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with slow boot in your Lenovo Z50-70 laptop.
Try to run the LSC (Lenovo solution centre) diagnostics and check if there are any errors. As this will scan the system.
Click here for the LSC diagnostics.
Let us know the result.
Best regards,         

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Hi All,

I've recently refomatted my hard drives and upgraded to Win2k, started reloading progs, and all seemed fine until... I realised that bootup was taking a while! I timed it at just over 6 minutes!!! Now I know it's win2k, but that just ain't right. I think it all started to slow down right after I installed the 3Com NIC (for ADSL connection) but can't be certain. I've taken it out but it doesn't improve. It seems slow all the way through the sequence, but maybe the longest part is right at the end of the win2k splash screen (all the blue squares) and before the network pop-up window. I've disabled DCHP but still no improvement.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.


Answer:6 (six!!!) minute boot up... HELP!

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Question: 7 minute boot

My '2nd machine' runs Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a Pentium dual core processor. This is the machine described in my 'system specs'.

About 3 weeks ago I moved it and now it takes 6-7 minutes from power on to the screen that asks for a password. The fact that this started when I moved it may just be coincidental. In July, I was moving it around daily with no ill effects. Those moves were from a hotel to a house & back. The last move that coincides with when this problem started was from 1 room to another in the same house.

I am experiencing NO performance degradation/issues once the machine finally boots up. It runs as quickly as it has since I purchased it. Scans with Malwarebytes & Avira yield nothing. Both report the machine is 'clean'.

I have perhaps average computer literacy but its more in understanding software than hardware. I'm attaching 4 event logs that get generated at boot up. To demonstrate my knowledge or lack thereof, the event 102 log notes acpi.sys and I confirmed that nothing has changed with that file by comparing it bytewise with a backup found on an image I had created in July. That's pretty much all I've done as I need guidance in diagnosing this problem.

Any direction that anyone can provide will be appreciated. Thank-you!

P.S. I thought about restoring an image taken before I moved the machine. The problem is that during the boot up cycle, the F12 function doesn't appear to work. Ironically, the screen that displays the F12 ... Read more

Answer:7 minute boot


1 Question: -

Have you changed any settings in the BIOS? If so, undo those changes or reset your BIOS if you cannot remember what you changed. OK?

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Hi, I have a HP laptop that has a boot issue. I just uninstalled norton atv 2004 pro, installed zonealarm suite and now it takes 4.5 minutes to boot. (its always been slow, but this is ridiculous) I tried shutting down zonealarm, but that didn't help. I defragged, cut startups to 5 prgms, don't see any driver conflicts. I ran a registry cleaner and registry optimizer, no good. Then I decided to try bootvis. However when the program shuts down the laptop, when it comes back up again to perform the trace it will only go to last known good or safe mode, so the trace is never completed. The laptop runs fine once its booted. Any ideas how I can get bootvis to run or any other things I can try aside from reinstalling XP???

Answer:4.5 minute boot!!!!

Can u tell more about ur laptop specifications, and how long did it take before uninstalling norton atv 2004 pro and installing zonealarm suite ?

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recently upgraded Windows 98 to XP using upgrade disc. Since upgrading my boot up time has gone to 30 - 45 minutes in most cases. After the system finally boots, it runs slow but without much problems. While booting, the row of bars that appear across the bottom of the screen and show the progress of "windows starting" fill in at the rate of 2 - 3 minutes per bar!!
Thanks for any help you may lend!!


HP pavillion 6460
Intell 400mz
256 ram

Answer:30 - 45 minute boot time

Upgrading Windows from one version to another is frequently problematic. If you are set on upgrading to Windows XP, the best thing to do is get a full installation CD, not an upgrade CD, and install from scratch.

A 400 MHz processor system is not unusable under XP, but will run more slowly than under Windows 98. It would probably be a good idea to stick with Windows 98 until you upgrade to a system with a faster CPU. I have seen XP running just fine on a system with a Pentium III 733 MHz processor.

The ASUS P2B-VE motherboard in the 6460 supports a Slot 1 CPU. While you might be able to upgrade using a 'slocket' adapter, you would need a long-obsolete CPU - usually rather expensive. If you are determined to run XP, it would probably be a lot easier to do a motherboard upgrade. AMD Athlon motherboard/CPU (around 2 GHz speed) combos are commonly available for $65-85.

You will need DDR SDRAM modules for the new motherboard, about $60 for 256 MB and $110 for 512 MB. It is important to use good quality memory modules. I recommend Mushkin or Corsair. Both brands can be ordered online if you can't find them locally ( and Corsair).

If the CPU doesn't come with a heatsink, that will need to be purchased, as well. As with RAM, it pays to get a good one instead of the least expensive. My AMD-based system use a Vantec Aeroflow VA4-C7040, which works quite well and not too expensive.

If you do upgrade the motherboard, mind the backplate on the case.... Read more

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I've got a slight problem - for the second time - with Vista booting up. The first time I fixed this problem a year ago, all I simply did was reset the BIOS and load user defaults and it worked fine. I tried the same trick again this time - nothing. Still running the same with the 30 minute boot up time.

It runs fine up until the 'loading bar' screen where the bar starts out loading fine and then all of a sudden it pauses and every 5-10 minutes it'll move a little bit, but hardly at all. After 30-40 minutes of this, it finally loads to the log-in window and then everything appears to be running fine again.

However, every time I shut my laptop down, I have to go through the same cycle all over again.

No updates have been recently installed that I'm aware of, and I'm running Vista SP2 32 bit on an Asus F3SV.

Any advice or solutions anyone can suggest would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:30 Minute Vista Boot.

You've done the basic cleaning and ensured all applications that start on boot up need to?

If you've already done all those steps your next move would be to work through this link, then start a new thread in the Malware Forum and post up the logs requested.

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It takes 10 minutes to reboot my computer! - says He
Oh-come-now... You don't have the fastest machine but 10 minutes? Surely you exaggerate! - says I
10 minutes later Im cleaning out temp files and cookies and the like, deleting old profiles, cleaning up MSConfig, and Defragging AND moving anything that looks important out to his network share.
There you are good as new! says I
10 minutes later Im running Scandisk and Memtest86. Updating NIC and Video drivers. (Yes, I checked the Link Speed and Duplex settings.) Updating Windows and MSOffice (Hey, I figure while Im here.) Updating and running McAfee Enterprise and AdAware. Everything comes back clean. I notice the whopping 10Gig HD only has 800 Megs of free space AFTER I deleted a bunch of stuff! I find an old 30Gig HD in the shop and install. Move the PageFile to D:\ andThere you are! SHOULD be good as new. says I
10 minutes later Im giving this machine Major Stink Eye!
Whats wrong? says He
Its technical. says I
Im going out for coffee. says He

So heres what we have
WinXP Pro SP3
Gateway e6000, 2.4 Gig CPU, 1 Gig RAM, 10Gig and 30Gig HDs

I'll get a HJT file in a bit. I wanted to get this thing posted asap. Thanx!

Answer:Solved: 10 Minute Boot Up

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I could use a little help. When I re-boot my pc it takes 7 minutes from the time I hit "re-start" until it's up and ready for me to use again. It feels sluggish to me when I'm online as well and I'm thinking one might have something to do with the other. I have no idea where to start, but I've attached a HJT log file below. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks guys.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:02:58 PM, on 2/17/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\VoiceCenter\AndreaVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1168463600\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATC... Read more

Answer:7 minute re-boot time in XP

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Basic info about my laptop:

-Already reinstalled Windows 7
-Already removed everything in the start up programs

-Already tested Hard Drive and Memory in BIOS Menu, all tests passed.
-Tried sfc /scannow in CMD and got Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations
-Tried Error-Checking Local Disk C, took roughly 3 hours to finish.
-ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus doesn't detect any viruses.

Other than the 15 minute loading time to get to the desktop, there's no other problem after that.

Also, is this topic in the correct section? Kinda new here

Answer:15 minute boot time...

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Windows 7's Event Viewer should be able to give you some idea as to why your boot time is so long:

Boot Times - Monitor with Event Viewer

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It takes 30 minutes for my computer to boot up. Then everything runs as usual. I am a computer idiot. I am afraid to touch my computer now. Can anyone give me any suggestions? Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post!



Answer:30 minute boot-up Windows XP

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I have a PC running Windows 10, but it is taking an unusually long time to boot. It can take more than 5 minutes, even though the boot drive is a 250GB Crucial MX200 with the latest firmware. I know that this is a very vague issue, but if i should provide more info for you, let me know.

My motherboard is an Asus Q87M-E btw.


Answer:>5 minute boot time on SSD

Question 1: is it set to fast boot and is uefi set in bios?
Question 2 : do you have 1 or more usb drives attached at start up? some computers poll all the drives while booting.
you can try unplugging them and making sure there is no cd or dvd in the in.
open task manager go to startup tab and try disabling all non Microsoft programs.

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My laptop runs fine in safe mode - W10/0/15063

When I boot in normal mode about 1 minute after booted the PC freezes - I have tried to restore/reset etc - I do not have - this is not possible.

I have run sfc/scannow - no errors

Help - where should I start


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A few days ago, my netbook became very slow since the hd entered in a wrong mode, PIO mode.after a google search, I fixed the problem by running a little script named the hd is relatively fast (50 mbytes/s on average)But starting from those days, a new problem emerged.(I do not know if it is causally related to the previous)The PC boots well, but when my background appears it hangs for one-two minute without icons nor task bar. Then all countinue normally.I uninstalled the antivirus avira. nothingI installed other two: symantec and avast. nothingI defrag,optimize, update the system. update the driver , run sfc /scannow.nothingI try bootvis from microsoft. It said that explorer starts and hangs for a minute.nothing happen in meanwhile, no (or very little) cpu nor disk actvity ( I can start taskmanager with ctrl+alt+del) then alg.exe starts and all goes fine.Important. If I boot in safe mode all is fine. So I think it may be a driver problem.but what driver?How can I figure out this? The netbook is a acer aspire one with XP home SP3. 1gb ram, 160 gb hd. It has a rescue partition of about 5 gb.thankyou in advance.

Answer:xp hangs at boot for about one minute

As you said, maybe a driver-related problem, or even some application software you've recently installed which installs a driver - that could be an antivirus software, a third-party firewall, or third-party cd-burning software.Try to remember what you installed just before the problem started. Chances are, that will be the cause, so uninstall it.

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I'm running XP Pro on a Dell Latitude (2.6gHz & 1gb ram) C540/C640 laptop. After powering up, I reach the login screen in a reasonable (~2 min.) amount of time but after I log in, There is a 15 minute wait until the menu bar appears and the system is usuable. I've done a virus check and also run Ad-Aware, Spybot and MS AntiSpyware Beta. Bootvis shows that almost all of the delay occurs in Login+Serv (960sec) and Shell (1001sec). No other categories exceed 30 seconds. I've included my Hijack Log. Can anyone give me advice on which items look suspicous? I don't see anything that looks odd to me but I'm new to Hijack. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.​
~ HijackThis log attahed ~ SPD

Answer:HiJack Log - XP Pro 17+ minute boot

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A couple weeks ago, my laptop just started to take a little longer to boot, and maybe lag a bit. Then it progressively got worse until the boot time got to half an hour, and sometimes freezing for up to five minutes. However, it takes normal time (15 seconds) to boot in Safe Mode, and there is little to no lagging.

I've done multiple virus scans and defrags, but they were both fine. I deleted all the excess files I had (10+ gigs), but that didn't help either.

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: HP Pavilion dv6000 (RP162UA#ABA)
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 2.00 GHz
Memory (RAM): 1.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit OS

Answer:30 Minute Boot Time

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. My friends computer is experiencing 10 minute boot times and is very sluggish when online. I ran the scans but I am a bit of an amatuer at this so I will just post the results of the scans and await your advice.

* C:\ComboFix.txt
* SASlog.txt

Answer:10 Minute boot times

Hi a2a,

What's in this folder on the desktop? Can you see it?

C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\^

1) To begin with, please disable Spybot's TeaTimer. This can be done two ways.
Right-click the Spybot Icon in the System Tray (looks like a blue/white calendar with a padlock symbol)
If you have the new version 1.5, Click once on Resident Protection, then Right click the Spybot icon again and make sure Resident Protection is now Unchecked. The Spybot icon in the System tray should now be now colorless.
If you have Version 1.4, Click on Exit Spybot S&D Resident
or Second, For Either Version :
Open Spybot S&D
Click Mode, choose Advanced Mode
Go To the bottom of the Vertical Panel on the Left, Click Tools
then, also in left panel, click Resident shows a red/white shield.
If your firewall raises a question, say OK
In the Resident protection status frame, Uncheck the box labeled Resident "Tea-Timer"(Protection of over-all system settings) active
OK any prompts.
Use File, Exit to terminate Spybot
2) Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the below:

Viewpoint Media Player
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
Java(TM) 6 Update 3

3) Reboot after uninstalling the above.

4) Install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment

5) If you do not use Windows Messenger (not to be confused with MSN Messenger!!) I would like you to run Disable/Remove Windows Messenger

6) Then open your Windows Live Messenger,... Read more

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Yes that title is correct, right now I have a boot time of 5 minutes 49 seconds. My computer used to have a 35 second boot time, until recently. Two days ago I format reinstalled my computer to organize my files. Ever since then it's been over 5 minutes to boot up from powering on my computer to seeing my desktop. I've tried format reinstalling and that did nothing, it still took 5 minutes+ to boot. I ran the windows repair utility and it didn't solve anything. I have Windows XP SP2, not sure what version. Any help is greatly appreciated, I can't seem to fix this problem. Thank you in advance for anyone's help.

Answer:5 minute, 49 second boot up time, please help!

There are a few possibilities, but since it happened after you reinstalled XP, I'd say it's more than likely a driver issue. Make sure you have all the correct drivers installing and configured properly.

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After my system successfully boots I have to wait for over 5 minutes before I can run any aps or even work online.
The processes tag in Windows Task Manager reports svchost.exe is using 100% of the CPU during this 5 minute period.
Once it finishes doing whatever it's doing and reverts to idle everything works as it should.
Can someone advise me as to whats going on here, is it normal, and if not, is there someway I can work around it?

My system = Pentium 4 at 2gig hz with 1.25 gigs ram and 80 gig HD.

Answer:5 minute delay after boot

This can be caused if you have a mapped network drive that is no longer available.

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Help! Please! Someone!

System Specs: Core2 Quad Q6600/P5N-E SLI/2gb Mushkin Extream 996535/Antec TruePower Qutro/EVGA8800GTS320/WD 160gb AAJS.

Was booting in 10-15 seconds. Now Takes a full 5 min?

Here is HJT File.. Thanks for any help.....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:32:28 PM, on 1/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bi... Read more

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About two weeks ago  my IdeaPad Y500 started taking almost 30 minutes to boot. That is from the time the Lenovo screen appears until Windows is usable. This happens if I sttart it up or wake it from sleep or hibernation. I have had the machine almost two years and had never had a boot problem before. I have not added any new hardware or software recently.  I have always kept startup programs to a minimum and have run diagnostics (usiing both Lenovo and Microsoft tools) on all hardware which revealed no problems.. My Windows and Lenovo driver updates are currentl.  Anybody have any ideas?

Answer:Y500 30 minute boot

RadEd wrote:About two weeks ago  my IdeaPad Y500 started taking almost 30 minutes to boot. That is from the time the Lenovo screen appears until Windows is usable. This happens if I sttart it up or wake it from sleep or hibernation. I have had the machine almost two years and had never had a boot problem before. I have not added any new hardware or software recently.  I have always kept startup programs to a minimum and have run diagnostics (usiing both Lenovo and Microsoft tools) on all hardware which revealed no problems.. My Windows and Lenovo driver updates are currentl.  Anybody have any ideas?You can further make some test/diagnostics:1. Scan for virus, spam, malware, etc.2. Run in an elevated command prompt: sfc /scannow. This is to check for system file corruption.3. Disk cleanup and defragment. It no improvement from the above: You may try restoring to factory condition using OKR. Note: backup all your data.

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so I have researched what I can online and I have hit a wall in trying to figure what is going on with my computer.  at random times I would get this message and my computer would shutdown and restart.  strange, huh?  any ways, I checked my "Event Viewer" and found this:  Log Name:     Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/OperationalSource:        Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-PerformanceDate:          1/4/2014 12:16:01 PMEvent ID:      200Task Category: Shutdown Performance MonitoringLevel:         WarningKeywords:      Event LogUser:          LOCAL SERVICEComputer:      J-PCDescription:Windows has shutdown:      Shutdown Duration   :   8167ms     IsDegradation      :   false     Incident Time (UTC)   :   ‎2014‎-‎01‎-‎04T17:06:51.679649300ZEvent Xml:<Event xmlns="">  <System>    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />    <EventID>200</EventID>    <Version>1</Version>    <Leve... Read more

Answer:"windows will shutdown in 1 minute" message.

What are your System Temperatures like ? ?

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[?] W7 MCE Shutdown..= Reboot?

i just fresh W7u installed, and when i press my MCE remote's shut down, it will goes to hibernate and reboot at the end, but if i try click on hibernate from startmenu, it will hibernate and shutdown properly...does anyone know whats wrong with it?

or can i config the MCE remote's shutdown button instead of hibernate but a complete shut down

Answer:[?] W7 MCE Shutdown..= Reboot?

I believe I read somewhere a while back that there's sometimes an issue where MCE will act on the default power button action in your start menu.

Try this: right-click your Start menu and select Properties, you should see the default power button action. Change it to something else and try it again in MCE.

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From my START button, if I press either SHUTDOWN or REBOOT, nothing happens. All other programs and utilities are working just fine. I can only reboot from the manual button on the front of the CPU. I have already tried to do a restore on the drive, but it won't go back far enough.

Is there anything that I could check in the registry perhaps? or in the system files. *Something odd, when my computer boots up... (and this never was before), it says: CPU 1 and CPU 2 then a bunch of numbers....but it goes so fast, I can't read what it says after that.


Windows XP Pro (build 2600)
2.80 GHz Intel P4 Bus clock: 200 MHz
1024 gigs DDR Memory
80 gig HDD
MB: Asus P4S800 BIOS: Revision 1006 12/31/2003

Can someone offer some help? Wogster.

Answer:Can't shutdown or reboot XP Pro ?

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I wonder if someone can help, my PC does not shutdown or restart (I am able to logoff). I get as far the screen saying "Windows is shutting down", the screen before it actually shuts down, and it just hangs. I shut down the computer using the power button.

Strangely when I then switch on the computer, I am able to shutdown from the login page. However if logon and without doing anything after allowing the computer to boot up, I am unable to shutdown.

If I logoff and then try to shutdown I am not able to.

I've had this problem for a year and have just put up with it. Today I felt like fixing it.

What information do you require to troubleshoot the problem?

My PC is Windows XP professional, Service Pack 2. Intel Celeron CPU 2.80 GHz, 2.79 GHz, 504 MB of RAM

Thank you

Answer:PC won't shutdown, but will after reboot!?


Have you tried using a shutdown command from the start>Run:

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

Also there are shutdown utilities available online that will shutdown for you

for example

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Everytime I shut down my computer, and I mean everytime, the computer attempts to Configure the system for an update even though no updates have been done. On occassion the Configure will error and back out but the very next time we are right back to attempting to configure my system. I have attempted to add software to my pc but it tells me that the computer has to complete an update; however, I am not aware of any update that has not been done.

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Hi, i have problem, when i push shutdown computer it shut down and after 2 seconds it turn on. What can be the problem? Hardware or system problem?

Answer:reboot instead of shutdown

This is usually due to a newer operating system being installed on an older BIOS.

Try updating your BIOS.

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Whenever I try to shut down (on battery power only) my laptop reboots itself after it shuts down. Shutdown works fine as long as it is plugged in to ac power but as soon as I unplug the power cord it reboots. Also If i take the battery out and put it back in it will not boot until I plug in ac power but after this it will start fine on battery power.Fresh install of win 7 and I am pretty sure I updated all drivers. I have tried searching google and found things such as turn off wake up on lan in bios (tried it) and that roxio can cause this (don't have). I have yet to find the same exact symptoms

Answer:reboot after shutdown

The first thing I'd do is substitute a known good battery. If that doesn't help, then I'd look at your power systems settings.  I can't be more specific then this because you didn't tell us what kind of computer you have, your windows version, and what power managment you're using.

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hello, I have a T61 6459-A11 (using vista) that is having some issues. For a start it regularly freezes for up to 5 minutes then starts working again. More importantly, often when i turn it off (shutdown through the start menu) it goes through the usual logging out and shutting down procedures, shuts down but then reboots without any further input from me. When it does actually shutdown and stay shutdown it sometimes reboots when i unplug the power cable. In the error messages i've seen it mentions a problem with the nvidia quadro nvs 140m driver, saying it is interfering with the computer going into sleep mode. I have updated the driver, though this doesn't seem to be the main problem. Any help appreciatedThanks. Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity.  Message Edited by Agotthelf on 12-05-2009 09:11 AM

Answer:T61: reboot after shutdown

if you untick the "automatically restart" feature under advanced system properties, startup and recovery this should show you an error (blue screen), it is most likely rebooting because of an error by stopping it automatically restarting you can get the full error description, post it back here and I'm sure someone can help. CheersChris. 

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Lately my computer has developed a slight issue.
I would say about half a dozen times in the past few weeks when I tried to turn off my pc the computer rebooted and I had to tell it to shut down again. It always shut down on the second try.
I did install an ATI graphics card recently, could that have something to do with it?
Like I said it has only happened a few times so it's not that big of a deal, just kind of annoying.
Anyone dealt with this before?

Answer:XP Reboot instead of Shutdown

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Question: reboot/shutdown

laptop will not shutdown, reboot and all icons are static???

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Question: Shutdown/reboot

Me again!

Since installing XP my PC decided that it wasn't going to switch itself off after shutdown - it simply said that it was OK to turn it off. No great problem but I read about enabling the power management in Windows. Having dutifully done that, the PC now reboots on shutdown!! Is this a BIOS problem - I've enabled the power management in that. It's an Award BIOS - 10/20/1998-I440BX-W977-2A69KM4KC.

I bet one of you knows the answer to this!

As always, any advice appreciated.


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I'm having a strange problem with my adapter. My computer shuts down fine when the dwa-556 is not plugged in. However, when it is plugged in, it will reboot when I try to shut the computer down. This problem has occurred in both vista 64 and 7 64. I've tried many different drivers, but that hasn't helped. I've also tried different bios settings. Has anyone experienced this type of behavior? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:DWA-556 Reboot When Shutdown

have another computer to test the adapter in?
tried a different slot?

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Question: Shutdown.Reboot

I am running Windows98SE and, for the last few days have been suffering a computer which, if left for a little while will either reboot or shurdown completely. I have checked the power settings and they are all set to 'Never'Anyone had this problem and solved it, before I reinstall completely (as a last resort only !)?Les


Could be a whole host of things. The PC could be getting too hot maybe one of your fans isn't working or the vents have become blocked/obstructed. Could be your power supply or graphics card or ram. If it happens only when the pc is left for a while I would check the fans first.Confab

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Hello everyone,

I have a lenovo y50 laptop with some decent specs:
(i7-4700HQ, 8 GB Ram, Gtx 860m, 1TB HDD + 8 GB SSHD [Potential Problem Cause]). The HDD is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB

I never remember that my laptop had better boot times than 40 seconds. Every since I updated to Windows 10 things have gotten worse. My laptop takes about 1 minute + to boot. I click the button, BIOS boots in 3 seconds, Windows logo shows with the circle dot for a good 10 seconds then the screen turns black. It stays like that for 30 seconds or more. After that The screen turns blue while showing Welcome or Please Wait and finally it enters Desktop.

What I have tried so far:

1.Disabling Services on Startup

This is clearly not the problem, I turned off almost everything, tried a clean boot, nothing helped.

2. Playing with Boot Options on msconfig

Changed Timeout Seconds, Check "No GUI", change max boot cores etc. Nothing helped.

3. Played with a lot of Registry values on regedit
Changed many things some values from 5000 to 1000, I edited and reverted so much things I can't remember.

While playing with these [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]DisablePagingExecutive=1

I got the next boot to be 22 seconds, everything went back after the next boot, so I changed them back to 0.


1.As I have read everywhere, it turns out the HDD this laptop has is awful, I can upload some benchmarks ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 takes 1 minute to boot

Hi, in no particular order:

1. Basics: your disk- try
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

You can also check its SMART parameters - e.g. Crystal diskinfo (free).

2, noted you have tried a clean boot.
Are services back to default? It's not worth playing about with those unless you are a real expert- too many dependencies.
If unsure, you can try's cautious free repair tool, repairs 26,27 only.

3, here's a clue about tools you might use to analyse startup performance:
Windows Performance, Speed Up Boot Time, Xbootmgr | TechNet

4, are you confident registry settings are back to default? E.g. did you back up and restore the registry, or set ad use a system restore point?

5, have you tried disabling fast startup?

6, have a look at threads (preferably solved) like this - search for
slow boot
Solved Slow boot on Win10 compared to Win7 - Windows 10 Forums

7: are you confident your laptop (what is it? please complete system specs..) is listed as compatible with Win 10?

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I purchased my Dell XPS8900 desktop the end of March/beginning of April 2016.  Last Thursday, out of the blue.....the computer rebooted by itself and took 20 minutes to restart....and 40 minutes to fully boot up.  I am also hearing a chime every 15-20 seconds that sounds like something is either trying to open up or shut down...not sure.  I ran Nortons fully....with no virus detected ...ran Malwarebytes and again...all clear.  After setting up this computer, was unable to run windows update as I get a message that wuapp.exe is missing.  Also tried to do the system restore disks as the instructions stated that came with this computer and unable to do it.  I called Dell just after setting up the computer with the update and restore issues with no help at all from their tech support.  Last Friday I called Dell tech support over the boot up issues....and no help....wanted to reinstall my OS..which I really do not want to do.  Called on Sunday and they are supposed to have tech support come to my house to fix this but again...someone from Dell tech support messed up and it was per Loren.....they have set it up again but waiting for a call.  Any ideas why this slow shutdown and boot up?  Any help is welcome.

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This may or may not be an operating system issue, but I would appreciate any help I can get. I apologize in advance for the lengthy description of the problem, but I want to make sure the issue is as clear as possible.

About a month ago, my computer began taking 20 minutes to boot up, from hitting the power button, to reaching the login screen. The desktop loads very quickly and runs fine; the issue is with the booting itself. The 20 minute boot time only takes place after the computer has been shut down for hours. If I simply restart the computer, or shut it down for a few minutes and then turn it on again, it takes the normal half a minute to start up.

I have attempted everything I can think of. I've had McAfee installed (for what it's worth) on this computer since I bought it (1.5 years ago). I've run the virus scan many times since the issue began, and the program automatically updates, but it finds nothing. I recently downloaded and ran Malwarebytes (after manually updating) to see if maybe it could catch something McAfee missed, but no, there are no viruses/trojans detected. I even ran the program in Safe Mode, and still it caught nothing.

Since then I've defragged the hard drive, done Disc Cleanup, tested for hard disk errors (including physical) but it doesn't pop up with any results, attempted system restore, and, as a last-ditch effort, reformatted the hard drive, returning the computer to full-factory condition. I did this off of a backup stor... Read more

Answer:20 minute boot-up time for Vista.

Hello and welcome to TSF, tfiennesfan!

START ORB <> RUN/SEARCH <> msconfig <> Selective startup, deselect "Load startup items" . . .

Do you see any change when rebooting? If I don't hear from you in 20 minutes, I know it didn't work - LOL.

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This computer is an HP/2.8ghz/512ram/service pack 3 system. It use to run nice, now it boot's slow, slow, slow!

It takes 10 minutes to get all the icons loaded, then it works ok.

In addition to the slow boot, it also hangs at a black screen, I get around it by pressing F1, then it loads ok.

Safe mode loads normally about 2 min.

Here are the things that have been done:
1. AVast virus spyware scan - clean
2. online scan -- clean
3. disabled unecessary programs in MSCONFIG, about 20
4. disabled or set to manual many unecessary, non microsoft services -about 15

including most of these:
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Fast User Switching Capability (removes Switch Users option)
Indexing service
InternetConnection Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
Remote Registry (Always disable it for Security purposes)
Secondary Logon
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Upload Manager

5. scandisk - no errors
6. ran bootvis for boot optimization - no real change
7. disabled Avast & Spybot - no change
8. disable unused ethernet protocols
9. defrag - ok
10. disconnected unused drives
11. checked events log for errors, nothing stands out
12. will uninistall uneeded programs


Answer:Solved: 10 Minute Boot - to desktop

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When I turn on the HP laptop, I see the IVENT logo, then the screen goes dark for 30 minutes, then boots completely to reveal Windows XP. I can use the cd/dvd drive but cannot connect to the internet. There is a warranty, but Best Buy advises there are no hardware issues. They said re-loading Windows would fix the problem. I have performed all the restore and windows trouble shooting start-up fixes and those do not work. However, under device manager, the 1394 adapter "has a problem" and there are yellow ? under Ethernet controller, Multimedia Audio controller, Network Controller, PCI Device, PCI Modem, Video Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible)and an exclamation pt under SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller. I disabled the Video Controller and re-booted. Windows did recognize it, but says it is not working properly. I do not know what else to do and Best Buy is no help.

Answer:30 minute boot and no connection to internet

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From display of logo to log-in screen is taking from 2 minutes to 10 minutes. (It caries from boot to boot.) HDD light is so active it seems to burn continuously. It looks like defrag, but neither Windows nor Auslogics defrag has scheduled tasks.

CCleaner shows nothing in Startup that could be an "activity."

Where or how can I find out what Windows was doing all this time?

Answer:Where do I find out what Windows is doing during 10 minute boot?

My first thought would be going here.

Optimize Windows 7

Pay close attention to # 7 & 8

Please read instruction carefully and let us know what you decided to do and the results.

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