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Computer Slow After 2-3 Hours Of Being On???

Question: Computer Slow After 2-3 Hours Of Being On???

Does anyone know why after my computer is on and idle for 2-3 hours it runs really, really slow? I mean I can click on a icon and it takes 8-15 seconds to respond. I have an HP 1 Ghz. 512 MB (maxed). 60 GB mem.
Yes, I have cleaned the files and done a defragmentation. This computer is usually very fast. It only happens when it has sat for a while, idle.
Thanks in advance.

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Answer: Computer Slow After 2-3 Hours Of Being On???

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It takes forever to pull up Interent Explorer... and still everything is very slow in terms of reaction time to my clicking/typing. If I leave my computer on overnight, it takes a few minutes it seems to "warm up" once I try to access an application.

Any suggestions? I know this is a vague description. Thanks.

My HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 8:36:33 PM, on 8/19/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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Answer:My computer is painfully slow after a few hours of inactivity. Applications VERY slow

Anything look familiar?

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Hi, finally managed to log into my computer after two hours trying. Windows would not let me type the password and I had to restart the computer about 10 times! I was very worried! I tried to flush dns but wouldn't allow me to. I am concerned about spyware. But I have installed full avg for a month. What could be the possible problem? My pc is a Sony vayo vgc-ln1m, and I have had it for about four years. I understand that i might need to update 6 of my drivers but i don't think that it is vital. Recently Sony sent me a new power supply because the old one was recalled due to a major fault. Please help I am a girl and I am no geek. :)chrissy

Answer:Computer to slow, won't allow log in for at least 2 hours

Do you mean that when you typed in the password box nothing appeared on the screen?If it is working right now download MalwareBytes for starters from here: it and run it. I've found that it often finds things that AV's miss.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Please help. My computer is incredibly slow and sometimes won't even fully boot up because of that and so I need to restart and cross my fingers. The computer is especially slow with regards to using Firefox or anything internet related. This is a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP Home; it's about 3.5 years old. At this point, my computer is so full of applications I don't need or use that the computer's memory and disk space are both running at almost max capacity, which I assume accounts for some but definitely not all of the slowness.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:47:17 AM, on 4/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:Help me, please! My computer is so slow, it's taken two hours to post this...

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The computer seems to slow down after 2-4 hours of activity. McAfee has not found anything and ad-aware found some tracking cookies. I have not found the source of the problem since it keeps happening. I have also deleted all cookies to see if that was slowing me down, still did not work.Thus far the only thing I have found that works is a reboot.Below is the hijackthis log when the computer was running slow. I was running yahoo messenger and Maxathon at the time.The only applications that I want running without my knowledge is the security items - everything can be scrapped as far as i am concerned.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:46:46 PM, on 8/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Service\SyncServicesBasics.exec:\program files\cox\applications\app\CurtainsSysSvcNt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec... Read more

Answer:Computer Seems To Slow Down After 2-4 Hours Of Activity

Does not appear to be anything wrong here. What happens when it slows down? Have you looked at task manager to see what is using up your memory and/or CPU?

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Version 2002/Service Pack 3


Intel (R)

Celeron (R) CPU 2.66 GHz

2.67 GHz

248 MB of RAM

Physical Address Extension


I have uninstalled programs that I don't use or really need.

I changed the Primary IDE channel from PIO to (Ultra DMA 2) like I was referred to do.

(I didn't install the driver like it said at the bottom of the page. If I have to, please let me know.)

I typed (msconfig) and got rid of everything in my startup deal at the bottom-right of the screen. All I have is my anti-virus icon.

I turned off the updates for Java.

I use AVG antivirus. I don't have any other protection running.

I scanned with Malewarebytes several times, but nothing comes up.

I ran Ccleaner.

I don't have additional pics or videos on my computer.

I use Firefox.

Windows Task Manager:

Processes:36 Firefox runs around 126,244K

The computer runs fine for a while, then it takes a while load pages. Especially when I'm on You Tube, Facebook and Myspace.

I don't want to purchase more RAM for such an old computer. Is there anything else I could check for that could be slowing it down? Why would it work fine,but all of a sudden load pages slowly? Any help... Read more

Answer:Computer loads slow after a couple hours of usage!

Well if all you have is 248mb of memory, yeah it'll be slow trying to view web pages, especially video. Even more so if your video card is the built- into-motherboard variety, as that uses system memory and the Celeron too.

Adding some memory would help, whether you want to spend the $ is up to you.


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This started happening a while ago my computer started getting slow and whenever I clicked on an application it would freeze then take up to 2 mins to open it. I ran memtest86 for 12 hours and it gave 0 errors but when I restarted my pc it just wouldn't boot up. I had done a norton full system scan a day or two before that happened and it gave 0 viruses (also did a malwarebytes scan). I did another full norton usb scan but it just took too long to complete but that also gave 0 viruses on the quick scan. At the moment im scanning the harddrive through windows and so far thats given 0 errors so I'm not sure what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Some more info:
I can't open control panel and some apps like malwarebytes "dont exist"

I can access my harddrive when im logged in so I did backup some stuff

Everytime I'm logged in it takes up to 3 mins for a click to register even if I'm just clicking on the windows start menu icon.

Answer:My computer is incredibly slow and takes hours to boot up

I would suggest you check your hard disk outside Windows.Perform a Disk Check Outside Windows Vista or Windows 7

SeaTools for DOS

Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics


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System:Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalVersion 2002/Service Pack 3 Computer:Intel (R)Celeron (R) CPU 2.66 GHz2.67 GHz248 MB of RAMPhysical Address Extension-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have uninstalled programs that I don't use or really need.I changed the Primary IDE channel from PIO to (Ultra DMA 2) like I was referred to do. didn't install the driver like it said at the bottom of the page. If I have to, please let me know.)I typed (msconfig) and got rid of everything in my startup deal at the bottom-right of the screen. All I have is my anti-virus icon.I turned off the updates for Java.I use AVG antivirus. I don't have any other protection running.I scanned with Malewarebytes several times, but nothing comes up.I ran Ccleaner.I don't have additional pics or videos on my computer.I use Firefox.Windows Task Manager:Processes:36 Firefox runs around 126,244KThe computer runs fine for a while, then it takes a while load pages. Especially when I'm on You Tube, Facebook and Myspace.I don't want to purchase more RAM for such an old computer. Is there anything else I could check for that could be slowing it down? Why would it work fine,but all of a sudden load pages slowly? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer loads slow after a couple hours of usage!

Quote from: bravofan71 on May 28, 2010, 01:49:38 PMWindows Task Manager:Processes:36 Firefox runs around 126,244KThe computer runs fine for a while, then it takes a while load pages. Especially when I'm on You Tube, Facebook and Myspace...There's probably a process that's slowing it down.  It could be one that is loaded with:  You Tube, Facebook and Myspace.You have 3 options:1.  Don't use You Tube, Facebook and Myspace2.  Get more RAM3.  Get new computer

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I have a strange problem in that each day I have to reboot my computer. It works fine all day but when I use it the next morning the response of the machine is slow. For example just clicking on the start button takes a while to display. I have noticed a similar problem when I run Azereus. After I have run that program it seems to affect the rate at which my display responds. Reboot solves the problem but I would like to get to the root cause of this instead or trying to reinstall.

XP HOME with SP2


Answer:Slow performance after 24 hours

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I have slow performnace when I leave my computer running overnight. For example if I turn my computer on Tuesday and then come back and use it on Wed it is slow and requires a reboot. Someone suggest I post a hijack log as perhaps this would uncover something.

Thanks for you help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:23:57 AM, on 5/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Benchmark Factory for Databases\Repository\MySQL\bin\mysqld-max-nt.exe
c:\program files\syslogd\syslogd_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\Profiler.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiSmart.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
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My friend's computer has been running slow for over 6 months but she's completely computer illiterate so when I visit I try to clean it up for her, but this time I'm at a loss. All windows take forever to close up and the internet sometimes slows to a crawl, yet only 35 processes and I've deleted everything you said and done all instructions. WWW access actually slowed down even MORE after running MB.exe, so bad, I had trouble printing the combofix instructions! I've also had to «terminate» the pcschsrv process (PCcillin) a couple of times which seems to be a partial culprit.

All three log files are attached

thank you for your help

Answer:24 hours after all your actions, still slow

My post only got a few views, maybe it was the wrong time of day... wee hours... :cry

Can somebody take a look at my logs please
Thank you

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I always leave my pc on, but the last few weeks I've noticed that after 12 or so hours the internet gets slower and slower. According to Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, and Spybot I am totally clean. 
So what else could be causing this and how can I fix it? I looked up slow internet after being on for a day and it said something about a possible memory leak. 
Could this be the problem? Please help me out guys. I know it's not my system, here are the specs. 
cpu-i7-2600k @ 4.5
mb-Asus P8P67 Deluxe
memory-Corsair Vengeance low profile (16gb)
hdd-Western Digital Caviar Black (1tb)
ssd-Sandisk Extreme (240gb)
video card-Nvidia GTX 780
psu-Antec True Power Quattro (850w)
cpu cooler-Thermalright Silver Arrow
case-Antec 1200
Please let me know what I can do to fix this, thanks guys. 

Answer:Internet gets really slow after the pc has been on for 12 hours or more.

How many browser windows/tabs do you have open? If you have a lot, then that can sometimes overload a computer, especially if some of those pages have animated ads, etc.Which browser are you using? Have you tried a different browser to see if the same things happens with other browsers?Does the slow down occur at a common time of day? Or is anytime of the day, but just about 12 hours after you turn on the computer? If it happens at a specific time of the day, then what kind of an Internet connection do you have? Is it a cable modem?You might also want to mention which version of Windows you are running. It may not matter, but it certainly does not hurt and it might help at some point.

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Hi thereHere are my specs:ASUS P4PE Motherboard768MB DDR 266 RAM (3x 256MB 266)Intel Celeron 2.5Ghz Cpu4 Hdd's;3x40 gb's at IDE 0 primary and slave and IDE 1 Primary1x20Gb at onboard sata/ide controllerLite-On DVD+/-R/RW 20x LH-0A1P (I think)Anyway here is my problem:lately I have had exremely slow dvd burns and I mean SLOWI am using ConvertXtoDVD and yes its fully paid for no piracy issues!As of lately I had to reinstall Windows XP due to the machine not letting me login fully and not going past the loading personal setings phase.After this I have installed all chipset and gfx, sound drivers ect...after a few days I wanted to continue burning my school project onto DVD's and so reinstalled ConvX2DVDsuprise suprise the pre-converted files took almost 13 hours to burn! (4.16GB project)During the burn I noticed it notes burning in PIO mode and so I took the steps to fix that, whice were to uninstall Intell Application Accelerator and uninstall primary and secondary IDE Channels and now the DVD drive sits ad UDMA 4 and the HDD's at UDMA5I am retrying the burn and at this point it still takes 3 minutes to do .5% and by my calculations 1% is approx 6 mins so whole burn is about 6x100%=600 minutes = 10 hours!I noted that this time it stated UDMA mode 4 in the log but still takes ages....another thing to note is the light on the front of the burner doesn't flash at a constant rate like it used to but rather flashes at random every half secnd or so like rapid... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow DVD burn :( 10+ hours

QuoteAny ideas are appreciated!! Ideas, eh?It could be:CD Driver IssuesBackground Processes taking up all the CPU powerBad fileCD Driver IssuesMake sure the driver is the most recent one. I would reinstall it.Background Processes taking up all the CPU powerAnything seem like this in Task Manager (High Memory Usage or CPU %age)Bad fileConverted file not converted properly or converted with problems.

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Ever since I upgraded to 8.1 a couple months ago my system would become slow and choppy. Like even just moving windows around the screen you could feel the choppiness. I feel a laggy response when clicking things. It gets to the point where I have to restart my computer once a day to get rid of the choppiness. After a fresh restart, everything is nice and smooth but that doesn't last long.
This never happened before I updated to 8.1. I would be able to leave my system up for weeks without having to restart. Now within 24 hours my system feels like its bogged down and choppy like it's on Windows 95 or something. Anyone experience something similar?
I don't even have many things open. My CPU usage right now is at 30% and memory at 28%.
GeForce GTX 770
windows installed on 128gb SSD
Update: I think I've found the issue. My system has been on for 2 days straight without getting showing any sluggish symptoms after disabling a program called DisplayFusion which I used to cycle wallpapers on my different screens. Hopefully this is it and I don't have to worry about it anymore! Thanks for everyone's suggestions and help!

Answer:System gets choppy and slow within 24 hours

Have you been in to the Start-up tab which is in Task Manager to check what sort of items are starting with Windows? It also shows an impact it has on boot speed. Just wondering if you have a lot of processes starting with the system. Obviously recommend doing a spyware scan too.

Let us know how you get on.

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So I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Malwarebytes for virus/malware/adware/etc. detection and removal. According to both of these programs I don't have any viruses/malware/root-kits. So I am wondering why my Internet Explorer and Chrome become very slow after the pc has been on for four hours or more. The actual pc isn't slow, just the internet loading. If I reset the pc the internet runs quick again like it should. Should I reformat my hard drives or try something else? Below are my pc specs.
MB-Asus P8P67 Deluxe
CPU- Intel i7-2600k
Memory-16gb Corsair Vengeance LP
SSD-Sandisk Extreme 240gb
HD-Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
GPU-EVGA GeForce GTX 680
PSU-Antec True Power Quattro 850w
Case-Antec 1200
Thanks for reading and I hope you guys can help me out here.

Answer:Really slow internet loading after pc has been on for more than 4 hours.

Nice rig...Are you monitoring the card, processor, motherboard, etc?
Have looked inside lately and checked for dirt, unusual noise or swollen capacitor caps on mother board?

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Vista Home Premium starup is really really slow. My Dell inspiron can take hours to get going. hope someone can spot the problem from the following log.

Here is my Hijack this file
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:16:49 AM, on 16/05/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital Technologies\Spindown\ExSpinDn.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozystat.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\WFCRUN32.EXE
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Answer:VISTA slow start up (hours)

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I'm afraid I can't pin point the reason for this. It's slow in all apps. What tests can I run in order to get help?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Laptop has begun to slow down after several hours of use

Hello Castellar,

A piece of malware could be on your system and that would cause it to run slowly.

Please can you download and install the following programs, and run a full scan with them:
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight
AdwCleaner Download
Junkware Removal Tool Download

Malwarebytes will product a log, please can you upload it to here? Navigate to: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs and upload the logs to here, which have todays date.

Instructions for running Hitman Pro:
After opening Hitman Pro, select next. Click 'no, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer' and select next. It will then scan your computer. After it's finished scanning, click next and click activate free licence, which is a free-trial of it for 30 days.

Please follow this guide, written by Gerry Conrell.

Please upload and share with everyone fresh copies of your System and Application logs from your Event Viewer.

To access the System log select Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, from the list in the left side of the window select Windows Logs and System. Place the cursor on System, select Action from the Menu and Save All Events as (the default evtx file type) and give the file a name. Do the same for the Applications log. Do not provide filtered files.

Thank you,

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I got a new computer about a month ago, and it is already giving me trouble.

The first (minor) thing is that sometimes when I start windows windows loads but I can't move the mouse or use the keyboard. (Although windows does not appear to be frozen - the little text mark dissappears and reappears in my startup internet-dialer screen)

It doesn't always happen, and when it does restarting usually solves the problem.

Answer:Considerable slow-down after a few hours of work

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Ok so, this past week my computer started to get slow after being on for some random amount of time. It doesn't happen after I do anything, just during normal usage. Start menu items will take from 3 seconds up to a minute to launch.

Performance is fairly normal:
CPU usage could be 0-3% for firefox (rest on idle)
Ram 15-25% running Firefox, Steam, Logitech stuff, explorer, host services, etc.

-Resource monitor seems fairly normal.
-Windows up-to-date.
-Bios up-to-date
-all known drivers up-to-date
-Mbam = nothing.
-sfc /scannow = nothing
-Registry cleaned
-I only have 10k files indexed.
-120gb OCZ Vertex 3, 70gb free. Firmware updated.

Temps are normal, drive health is good.
I've run out of ideas. Thanks for any help.

Answer:PC slow, hangs after several hours of usage.

I am sorta taking a shot in the dark here but it does sound like it could be a not enough ram issue. How much ram does it show you are using and how much is installed?

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I know people have talked about boot times of 3 minutes or more but I have a very unusual problem. My PC (1.8gz P4) hangs at the bios flash screen for minutes upon minutes and takes HOURS to reboot but then comes up and works fine. My best guess it's a memory or battery issue but I don't know how to get rid of the flash screen to acutally see what's going on and I can't find the motherboard manual. (Due to the time it spends at the flash screen I don't think it's a windows issue.) Also this started a few weeks ago and I didn't change anything hardwarewize.
Any idea?? It might be time to just spend the $$$ and replace it.

Answer:Extremely Slow boot....several hours.

If its a bios battery problem then the time and date should be wrong. Also, download speedfan from the downloads section as it can read bios battery voltage.

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Hello,I'm Using a Asus M2N-CM mainboard (Using Newest Bios)                 Amd Athlon X2 5000+ CPU                 OCZ Platinum 2x 1gb 800mhz ddr2                 ATI 4870 Sapphire 512mb Videocard                 Hard drive: wd1600js or wd740adfd                 And a lg 16x dvd burner GH20NS10The installation Is now running for more then 40 hours en still not over 50%.Every load in between even for selecting wich harddrive to install takes about 5 to 10 minutes.During 1 try to install the installation gave a BSOD with something about a USB driver so i disconnected the PCI-Usb card in my pc with no succes.Updated the bios still no effect, Downloaded the RC iso again burned it again. Downloaded the 32bit version tried that one, still the same problem.In total i have 6 harddrives but disconnected them all during the install to make sure that wasn't the problem.Could someone help plz? I'm now still using windows xp 32bit Sp3Thanks in advanceN.b. Also Tried the Build 7000 Iso a few months back but the problem was the same!

Answer:Very Slow install over 40 hours (Windows 7)

Well i found the problem but there is no fix for it.... It's probably my chipset. Because it functions in VM ware, it doesn't install from cd or from usb. Unplugged every component of my pc and the problem is still the same. Hopefully microsoft wil fix this bug.Thanks for all your answers :)Well it's working now.I disabled the floppydrive in the bios and then it flew right through.Thanks for the good answers!

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Their computer is a Dell Dimension 1100 that was running Windows XP. I formatted and booted from win7 install dvd disk to install. The system was running ok on win7 but was donated to me and wiped. Both drives set as master: hd primary master, dvd secondary master. 2gb ram. 
ere's the problem. On the Dell Dimension 1100 it took 24 hours to install win 7 after format. To boot all the way up takes 1 hour. Typing each character takes 5-10 mins. etcetera
How do i fix this?  Only a driver disk came with used pc given to me from my church as they were trashing it.
Thank you,
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Their computer is a Dell Dimension 1100 that was running Windows XP. I formatted and booted from win7 install dvd disk to install. The system was running ok on win7 but was donated to me and wiped. Both drives set as master: hd primary master, dvd secondary master. 2gb ram. 
ere's the problem. On the Dell Dimension 1100 it took 24 hours to install win 7 after format. To boot all the way up takes 1 hour. Typing each character takes 5-10 mins. etcetera
How do i fix this?  Only a driver disk came with used pc given to me from my church as they were trashing it.
Thank you,
<ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>

Answer:took 24 hours to install win 7 and boot 45mins very slow

Its very weak hardware from 2005! In my opinion its not worth running Windows 7 on; you'd be better getting a secondhand OptiPlex 760/780/790... Have you made a F12 bootable diagnostics CD and run it on the system with a Windows 7 OEM License.

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Hi guys

This is not a major issue but if I don't switch my laptop on for over a day my boot slows by about 10-15 secs as it lingers on the welcome screen when logging in. If I switch on again within say a couple hours then no delay, only a second at most. I have my laptop connected via wired switch. I thought it may of been down to the mapped NAS drives I had so I created a batch file to map these and place in the start up folder - unfortunately this did not work. But could a mapped drive even though I hav done this still be the culprit? I can't eradicate the mapping as I need these.

Or could it be down to my router? In as much as it takes longer for my laptop to establish connection to the LAN after 24 hours. I do have both wired and also the wifi active on the laptop and static IP assigned via router interface for each adapter. I did try switching wifi off on the laptop but it made no difference for this problem.

Final thing, I noticed on all our machines at home that under wifi refreshing the network list is quicker than using ethernet. Ethernet takes 4 or 5 seconds to completely refresh whilst wifi is only couple of secs I would say. Seems strange and is clearly not specific to a laptop as thry all do it. File transfer speed under wired is much faster than wifi (as it should be), its just this network refresh that is slightly slower !


Answer:Slow boot every 24 hours - network issue?

Hello Scotty some specs would be good mate and I can assume you have redone all the drivers/ I personally get them for the manufacturers sites the Windows check I am not keen on. Especially the network adaptors and router ones (that is why specs are good ).

Try these too
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with a Windows XP operating system. When I turn it on it takes five minutes to start. The clock is always two hours behind, even if I change it.

Then when I open excel or word they are very slow and using any graphics features are extremely slow. Sometimes the typing stops in the middle for 15 seconds.

The internet is very slow and many times it freezes and does not respond and shuts down.

Is there anything I can do to get it back to its original speed?

Answer:Solved: Slow Startup and clock is always 2 hours behind

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I have an app named "Timer+" which after it is set and finishes makes a loud beeping noise until it is turned off.
I can have up to three timers running at the same time.

I have discovered if my QUIET HOURS are turned on, then no sound will be made (at any time of day)
when any of my timers finish. Only a notification appears in the action center. (NO BANNER, NO SOUND)
I would like to fix this.

When Quiet Hours are turned off "Timer+" works perfectly.

I would also like to know if ANYONE has found a way to set custom hours for QUIET HOURS. Does anyone know the default Quiet Hours?

It seems to me there are so many NOTIFICATION PROBLEMS that TENFORUMS should consider having a SECTION DEDICATED TO NOTIFICATION PROBLEMS. (It would be a busy section).

Answer:Quite Hours: What are the default hours and How can I set custom hours

I can't find any way to setup Quiet Hours either. It would seem there should be some sort of schedule or something for turning them on or off. I can't find anything.

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Hello, My Windows 7 Lenovo computer got a FBI virus  Friday which blocked my computer and asked for $200.00 payment through MoneyPak to unlock computer within 48 hours.  FYI I was able to discover this was a scam and am in process of getting MoneyPak $ returned to me by MoneyPak per support. However I continue to have the computer virus (ransom malware?) which has frozen my computer.  Would anyone be able to help me please remove virus.....some background information:1,) I have tried to start the computer in safe mode.....I get to my password entry screen and with password start-up the computer automatically cuts off.2.) I cannot ESC to exit and need to manually press on/off button to shut down. Thanks for your consideration and help.*Moderator Edit:Moved topic from Windows 7 to the appropriate forum for malware removal. ~ Queen-Evie*

Answer:Computer Virus FBI warning pay with MoneyPak to unlock computer within 48 hours:

Welcome aboard
I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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I have a recent problem where my computer will spend anywhere from 5-10 seconds switching to a different window. It doesn't matter whether it is loaded or not. For instance, I'll have 2 MSN conversations open where I can see both at the same time, and no matter what I'm doing, it will take the same amount of time just to switch over to say "lol".

This is very annoying, because if an error comes up (in any program) that requires opening a new window, it will take 10 seconds to load, and then 10 seconds to respond to me clicking "ok". I am wasting so much time waiting, and it is becoming one of the most aggravating issues I've ever had.

This also applies to clicking on anything on the start bar at any time, minimizing, maximizing, or changing size to any window ever. It doesn't effect anything that happens within any programs itself that aren't window related.

I'm using XP and have 2 gb of RAM.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:25:41 PM, on 2/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\av... Read more

Answer:SOMEONE HELP, waiting for hours with no reply. Slow window opening.

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So have a new 4TB drive and i thought it would be prudent to encrypt it using bitlocker, as i have done in the past with all my external drives.

I started bitlocker within the O/S and well after two hrs it had completed something like 0.2% so did a little searching around, and someone had mentioned its quicker to do this in recovery mode using the command manage-bde -resume driveletter: Don't forget to pause the encryption before restarting into recovery mode, and also see my tip below about making a note of the recovery key As you're going to need it.

Tip: Once in recovery mode, an easy way to find what drive letter is the actual ext drive you're trying to encrypt is type manage-bde -status and it'll list all your drives, and it'll tell you which one has the bitlocker encryption that should of already been started in the O/S.

Left it overnight, for 8hrs to be precise, and its done like 7% (again you can check the percentage of completion by using the command manage-bde -status

So at this rate, its going to take ages to complete this. I've never done a 4TB before, but i have done a 2TB before, and well it most definitely didn't take this long. Perhaps overnight or maybe 24hrs. This was using Windows 7, as appose to Win10.

I chose to encrypt the entire drive and did not take the newer encryption offered by Win10.

Also for whatever reason, my screen goes into stand-by while being left in recovery mode for sometime, and no-matter what i can't bring it out ... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker very slow. Taking days as appose to hours

So in future, should we be using 'free space only' on new drives ? if an external drive has never been used before ? I'm a little unclear on that and on how it works. Does it slow the drive or take extra time to copy data to it down as you add data to it, had i taken that option? Or would the adding data speed been the same, and using the 'used data only' option is ONLY risky if you've previously had confidential data on the drive prior?

There's very little discussion online or on the web regarding bitlocker & going by this thread, not a lot of people have answers.

Did i take the wrong option? Its been so far 40hrs, and my pc has been in recovery mode doing its thing. I personally don't know how much longer its going to take, as i'll leave it til i get back from work later this evening, then i'll check. (as it involves a restart and putting in that long recovery key to find out) But assuming its only going to be at 50% or so. Which is a bit of a joke ! considering this is supposed to be the 'fast method' If i was someone who only had one computer, it would be pretty restricting.

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on my very old laptop that i kept for compatibility reasons (to be able to run some old dos progs and games and win3 to win ME stuff) i am just trying to install win xp pro.

the laptop has a Pentium I 233MMX and 128 MB Ram.
the notebook model is the Mitac 5026.

now i know xp wouldnt be really fast on 128 MB, but it is supposed to run.

My problem is the install, though :

this laptop cannot boot from cd, so i have to boot from diskettes.

my 6 xp bootdisks seem to have an error, so i started with a win98se boot disk, from this you can as well do an xp install.

you get the advice to run smartdrv.exe (ms-dos disk-caching program) in order for the copy process to be as fast as possible (since the hdd and dvd there only have PIO mode and are slow).

the so called "ms-dos part of the install" went rather smooth (remember smartdrv was running in the background).
as far as i understand it copied all the stuff needed from cd to hdd.

then it rebooted, this time from hdd and the "dos poart of the installation was over".
it then booted from the hdd to the setup procedure which then copied the necessary install files to another "install directory".

it then booted for the third time (remember : from the second time on there was no more smartdrv disk caching prog running).

and now it began the part we all know as the xp install, with this install screen etc.pp.

and now comes the problem :

this process is now running since about 12 hours and... Read more

Answer:Unbelievable SLOW install of Win XP Pro on very old laptop (12 hours and counting ...

You do not explain why this laptop cannot boot from CD? Your laptop has the most minimum requirements for installing XP. The package says it can be done, but it will run as slow as a turtle, if at all. A faster computer can still run your older programs, you just have to run them in compatibility mode. Your computer is ancient and was built for Windows 3.1 and 95 not XP. Maybe it will work for you but it is an up hill challenge not worth doing it in my book.

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I have a Gateway MX8554b laptop Xp2 with 8x DVD+ - RW multiformat double layer DriveMy laptop takes 3 hours to burn 2.79 GB of data to a 4.7 GB single sided DVD-RW.The burning software used is Nero InCD.Can someone help me to fix this problem please?Thanks.

Answer:Slow burn times 3 hours using Nero InCd to DVD-RW

What speed does the discs you using allow?You may of got some 1x discs or something

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So have a new 4TB drive and i thought it would be prudent to encrypt it using bitlocker, as i have done in the past with all my external drives.

I started bitlocker within the O/S and well after two hrs it had completed something like 0.2% so did a little searching around, and someone had mentioned its quicker to do this in recovery mode using the command manage-bde -resume driveletter: Don't forget to pause the encryption before restarting into recovery mode, and also see my tip below about making a note of the recovery key As you're going to need it.

Tip: Once in recovery mode, an easy way to find what drive letter is the actual ext drive you're trying to encrypt is type manage-bde -status and it'll list all your drives, and it'll tell you which one has the bitlocker encryption that should of already been started in the O/S.

Left it overnight, for 8hrs to be precise, and its done like 7% (again you can check the percentage of completion by using the command manage-bde -status

So at this rate, its going to take ages to complete this. I've never done a 4TB before, but i have done a 2TB before, and well it most definitely didn't take this long. Perhaps overnight or maybe 24hrs. This was using Windows 7, as appose to Win10.

I chose to encrypt the entire drive and did not take the newer encryption offered by Win10.

Also for whatever reason, my screen goes into stand-by while being left in recovery mode for sometime, and no-matter what i can't bring it out ... Read more

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Still dealing with the Optiplex 780. I have not installed a single windows update since I got it, it just sits there all day "checking for updates". I initiated it around 1, it is now past 8:30 and it still has not done anything. it still says "Most recent check for updates: Never" "Updates were installed: Never" I am stuck with the bare bones Windows 7 SP1. There is not a single update in the update history or anything. It just will not install updates, going very slow, and/or taking forever. What can I do?

Answer:"Checking for updates" not working or very slow/taking forever (7 hours now)

Worth a look, .



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I have had my A40-151 for over two years now, and until last month I haven't had any problems at all. However, last month, it started to get very slow, and was taking hours to boot up. I got worried that I would lose all the data that I hadn't back up, and so I bought an external drive to transfer the data.

As I was doing this, my laptop started to make squeaking noises, and it was taking up to 12 hours to transfer a single file. I took it back to the place I bought it, and they said that it had crashed and that there wasn't anything that they could do except recover it - and so I lost all my data.

When I got it back, it was ok for a few hours, and then started squeaking again! And I think it may be something to do with the CD/DVD drive. I have uninstalled the drive, and the squeaking seems to have stopped as long as the drive 'drawer' is open! Please help!

How can I get the drive replaced? My laptop is no longer under warranty. Did I loose all that data for nothing?

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Satellite A40-151 started very slow and need hours to transfer a single file


No the squeaking is likely from the CD/DVD drive being dry, so that the rails the optical rides on squeak while passing. But the long loading is definitely a harddrive problem. Seems like a head crash. More or less the head is what locates and reads/writes data from the HDD. When this crashes it fails to read/write/or locate data on the surface taking longer and longer to save data, transfer data, and load the OS. Two problems independent of each other. If your ASP can not fix the squeaky cd then they can replace it for one that works normally. I hope this has helped you.

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My machine has been browsing at 5 -10% of its regular speed and also P2P file sharing is about 5% of its normal speed. I checked with my ISP and I am not being throttled or shaped. I unplugged and reset my modem, but the problem persists. I of course, turned my computer off and turned it back open again but the problem persists.

I ran a hijack this log, and a friend said he didnt see anything he sjhouldnt, but there were quite a few files missing that should be there like:

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Database Agent Service (SandraDataSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business XII.SP1\Win32\RpcDataSrv.exe
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Sandra Agent Service (SandraTheSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business XII.SP1\RpcSandraSrv.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file mis... Read more

Answer:Very slow browsing speeds last 24 hours, HijackThis's Uninstall manager

Hi. . .

First, I would strongly suggest a System Restore to at least to 3 days ago.
START | type rstrui.exeinto the Start Search box | right-click on rstrui.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | Begin the system restore[/color]

Regards. . .


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Dear LenovoI m from Saudi Arabia, last few week i bought Lenovo Y580 i7 - 16GB SSD + 1TB HD from ebay..after using few days of my laptop, i tought if any reason if i have to format my laptop, how i will get back my factory setting? i was searching on google and found a y589 recovery disk. and i tried to recovery from disk and it work, than i loged in to windows 8 and go to disk manage from my computer, to see how disk work, i saw HDD was same as previous but 16GB SSD looks 11GB unallocated and 4 GB partitioned. i tought i will be due to recovery disk and i tried again to recover my whole Laptop throught that recovery disk. now its showing whole 16 gb ssd is unallocated. now i m facing so many problem, so so much slow booting so so much slow take almost more then 2 hours, i tried to install another windows8 DVD to boot another windows 8, if also take that much time, last night install windows 8 it took more then 19 hours to complete, and i even tried again Y580 Recovery disk with 4 disk, i put Disk 1 it took also 20 minut to preccess and says some file missing, i don't know what is reason. i was search on google to find customer support Lenono, and post this topicplease help, regard my laptop or suggest me how can i get back factory setting or replace my laptop best RegardsArif Noor Salah     

Answer:Y580 16GB SSD + 1TB HDD After Recovery Disk boot so much slow take more then 2 hours

HiActually, lenovo has an inbuilt recovery option which works till the time the partitions are untouched. I don't know if it would work again but you can try, backup your important data, shutdown your laptop and press the novo button which is a small button with an up to down arrow near the main power button to power on your laptop.And the ssd works as a cache disk, i think that the recovery disk you used were of a model without a ssd, and hence resulted in the mess. If you want, you can also re setup cache, just see this link

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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I am currently with Virgin Broadband in the UK which supply up to 50Mbps. During non-peak I get 50 Mbps through the ethernet and about 20Mbps on my laptop through a wireless connection to my router which is fine...

The problem is that during peak times, I get a speed of less than 7/8Mbps through my wireless connection which I feel is unfair considering I am paying for up to 50Mbps. (A connection via ethernet only drops by 4-5 Mbps to 45Mbps).

Should this be happening? I don't understand how the increase in demand during peak times should affect my ethernet and wireless connection differently. If anyone has a solution I would be very grateful.

Answer:Wireless broadband v slow during peak hours; ethernet unaffected

Assuming that you run an encrypted wireless connection and changed the login and password for your router, just check how many wireless networks you can see in your connection manager during the peak hours vs normal hours. You may be just suffering from interference from the neighboring networks. In non-peak hours all of those routers around you are just broadcasting their network names, thus taking little bandwidth. In peak hour the information traffic between the routers and computers connected to them picks up and creates interference.

If you see a lot of networks around, get some free software, such as Net Stumbler, that would allow you to see what channels those networks operate on and select an unoccupied (or less occupied) channel in your router.

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I noticed some recent problems with Firefox. At first, I noticed that frequently, when clicking on a search result in google, it could take 3-45 seconds to load a page. It would occasionally return "oops, couldn't find". Upon retrying the link it would briefly state something about "redirecting". It would occasionally open the page in a kind of basic html, with no images. All this before (after several clicks) finally loading the page in question. Next, I noticed that with many copies of firefox running, it would slow down and eventually freeze. Next, I noticed that after having a few copies open for a long time, it freezes for 1 second at 1 minute intervals.
Does this sound like something in particular?


Answer:firefox is slow, can't find sites, runs hours after shutdown, freezes

Sounds like a good reason to do two things:

a. Uninstall firefox, then reinstall.

b. Use another browser, as a point of comparison.


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WTF? This is windows 8 to windows 7. How is this still a problem? Does anyone know a solution?

Answer:Copying 50 GB on wifi, 5 hours, connect to lan to speed things up, 16 hours

SMB doesn't handle TCP ack in the file copy stream with large frame sizes very well.

Copying 50GB is going to take time.
just download filezilla and do it over FTP, which on the same lan will yield about a 500% improvement in file copy speed.

You can also try making sure your NIC, and switch support Jumbo frames, so you can transmit larger than 1548byte packets.

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I don't know if this is in the right topic but still.
Okay so let's get to the point, I am using Win 8 Pro. And i can't have my computer on for a long period of time and it annoys me because i live on the countryside so i don't get that good connection every one else has. Basically i come up to a maximum of 300kb/s when i download something like a movie or what not so it has to stay on the rest of the night to download it. But the thing is (this never happened before i rebooted my computer and got Win 8 Pro) the computer restarts and then i get this loud noise from the back of the computer it sound like a Hairdryer and i need help fixing it!

Sincerely, Filip.

Answer:Can't have my computer on for more than 2-3 hours.

Welcome to Eight Forums, Filip. It's good to have you aboard.

The hair dryer sound is the case fan, CPU fan, or both. Sounds like a dust problem to me. How old is it? When was the last time the case was opened and blown out?

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Hey Guys,

Just wondering if you can help me.. I'm doing some reporting for work and I am looking for a formula that can convert hours into days hours minutes.. I do need this to be converted into 8 hour days though - not 24hr days. It's to identify leave liability within our company..

eg: Employee has 1036hours - how many (8hr) days, hours, minutes is this.. Can someone help?

Oh - I'm using Excel 2007 if that helps.


Answer:Formula to convert Hours to Days, Hours Minutes

Am I missing something here? 1036 / 8 = 129.5 8 hour days. So, 129 days plus 4 hours.

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 the duration of my laptop  HP Pavilion 15-ab269sa has reduced to 2 hours 40 inested of 7 hours 

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Hello Tech Support!
I have been experiencing an unstable desktop pc for about eight weeks now. I need help!! This pc is eighteen months old, purchased from ibuypower. It is running the original OS, OEM win7 64 bit which I freshly reinstalled last week. BSOD crashes, hardlock crashes, distorted image followed by a loud buzzing. Replaced the video card with another XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870, still crashing. Updated video driver, updated BIOS, ran disk check, ran sfc /scannow no integrity violations, ran mem86 for ten passes no errors, removed two memory stixs still crashing, put stixs in other two slots, still crashing. Tried two other stixs still crashing. Temps look good.
Have not tried driver verifier yet. A complete noob here. Would you please help me?

Answer:BSOD + loud buzzing Hours and Hours tied up

Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 AMD Phenom ll X6 1090T Black Edition Six-Core CPU 8 GB DDR3-1600 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 850W PSU Cooler MAster HAF 922

oops. Here are the specs. Thought they would show up with my name. Sorry about that.

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I need to convert a total number of hours into number of days (a day being 24 hours) and remaining hours into 2 diff cells. For example A1=2085 (this is the total of hours). I would like B1= to show total of days, and C1 = to show remaining hours. Answer should be B1=86 days, C1=21hours. I need a formula to do this automatically for me.

Answer:In Excel, How to convert total hours into days + hours

The Integer function INT() strips off the decimal portion of a number.Days: =INT(A1/24)Hours: =(A1/24-INT(A1/24))*24Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Payroll; random hrs worked, need calc #hrs premium time. Drivers take buses out at all times around the clock. They get paid a fixed hourly wage. However, if any of their hours worked fall between 10pm and 6am the following day, in addition to their base hourly pay, they receive a $1 premium pay only for those hours in that premium time frame. Any suggestions for counting the number of hours worked during the premium time frame? Thanks, Dan

Answer:counting # of hours worked for premium pay, when hours vary

In order to offer any assistance, we would need to know the layout of your spreadsheet.If you could post an example of your data, that would help.Please click on the following line and read the instructions on how to post data in this forum.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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I recently purchased new computer now my computer shut downs every after 12 to 14 hours why is that ?

How do i know if its a problem from motherboard or ram ?

Is there a particular software where i can record shutdown logs and reason why it shutdown ?

Answer:computer shutdown every after 12 - 14 hours why ?

Is it set to go into sleep mode at a given time? Is it scheduled to download data from Microsoft, etc., at a certain time of day or night?

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Not sure if this is the right subforum with so many choices but please help

OK, need some advice

Fresh XP install, old install was for about a year, none of these problems. Same hardware and everything worked in the past.

4 hd's
1 cd/dvd
radeon 1300x
1.5gb ddr
amd athlon 2800
Windows XP sp2 patched
DFI Ultra Infinity II motherboard

I have found it will freeze if there are no applications over the same as it will freeze if there are applications open. It doesnt just freeze when idle it freezes while I am working on stuff. The Event Log doesnt have any warnings/large errors around the time of computer freeze. No 'serious error' message when I have to force the power off and reboot. I just reinstalled the graphics driver for the hell of it.

Is the computer getting too hot? Any idea wtf is going on because I am really getting angry/frustrated

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I bought a computer system that was running fine, yesterday. All I did was add to it my old hdd and dvd-burner. It was running fine, for a couple of hours and then suddenly turned off (it didn't shutdown). It will not turn on usually, it just flashes, occasionally it turns on for a very short amount of time like 30seconds or 1 minute. When the power is switched on at the back and the power cord is in the motherboard lights are on.

This same problem happened about 1 week ago to my last computer (ran stable for 5 years), this is why I bought the new system.

Any advice would be appreciated to fix this.

If this makes a difference, here are the components of my system:

p4 820 d 2.8ghz
asus p5wd2 premium mb
2 x 512mb 533mhz kingston ram
120gb seagate sata hdd
160 seagate ide drive (added, since has been removed)
pioneer 110 dvd-rw
pioneer 108 dvd-rw (added, since has been removed)
ninja cooling system
asus pci express video card 128mb ax 600xt/td
case antec plusview1000amg
ultra xconnect power supply 500W
logitec wireless keyboard and mouse

Answer:Computer stopped after 2 hours only

Sound like ram.....
When windows hits a portion of memory that is broken, that point in memory doesnt return and it disrupts the stack and causes the processor to throw itself the halt command which will in effect reboot your machine...

Try getting memtest 86 and running it all broken memory blocks show up....then its something else.....
I had a similar problem where my comp would do the same thing...and when it did was for only 2-3 cost me ~$200 to replace the RDRAM rambus..

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Hi, All-
My computer has been shutting itself off within 6 hours or so of being turned on. It is always idle when it shuts off.

Thanks so much for any help you can give.

Answer:Computer shuts off after a few hours

Welcome aboard, Paloma!

Your problem is your modem driver.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800420740c, fffff8800ab43798, fffff8800ab42ff0}

Probably caused by : CAXHWCD2.sys ( CAXHWCD2+740c )

Followup: MachineOwner
It is the modem driver, by Conexant Systems, Inc.

0: kd> lmvm CAXHWCD2
start end module name
fffff880`04200000 fffff880`04267000 CAXHWCD2 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: CAXHWCD2.sys
Image path: CAXHWCD2.sys
Image name: CAXHWCD2.sys
Timestamp: Tue Feb 20 07:26:43 2007 (45DA555B)
CheckSum: 00069DC3
ImageSize: 00067000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
So it is very old, too. Update it, from Conexant Systems, Inc..

Let us know the results.

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my dad decided that he wanted to put parental hours on my computer so that it automatically turns off at 12:30am....How would I turn this off?? Because He pretty much set it up for my brother because he sneaks on at night but I don't find it fair that he's doing it for mine too...How would I find out if its really on? and how would I get it turned off?

Note: I am sorry, but we are unable to assist you with this problem. Please speak to your father about your situation.

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MotherBoard: Gigabyte: GA-MA785GM-US2H

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x4 920 Processor

Memory: 2 X COrsair CM2x2048-6400C5

Netowrk adapter: Realtek pcie gbe family controller

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 1024 MB

Sound: Reaktek High Definition Audio

HardDrive: Seagate ST3250410AS

and it cost 6.78 cents for kw/h


Answer:How much does it cost to run my computer for 24 hours?


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Hey there,

Is there any software out there that blocks someone from using their computer between certain hours of the day?

So for example I would use it to stop someoine from using their computer from 6.00pm till about 7.ooam.

Is theer such a software?

Answer:Blocking someone from using a computer at certain hours of the day

Is Time Lock Software that somethign along the lines of what you are looking to do?

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This has been a long time problem that I'd like to figure out once and for all.

I purchased an AMD AM3 Phenom X4 processor & a Gigabyte MA785GMT motherboard with 2x2gb Gskill DDR3 ram, Corair CX430 power & Seagate 500gb HD. I purchased an OEM Win7 Home Prem 64.

It worked for a bit then started to generate random BSOD on startup. If I wiped the drive, and re-loaded windows, everything worked until the computer was turned off for more that 12 hours. If you put the computer into sleep mode, it was fine. You could reboot, just not turn the machine off, or if you unplugged it, it would BSOD.

One of the consistant errors was with the Catalyst video drivers. As the chips on the MB are from ATI/AMD, I turned off the onboard video card and tried buying a new ATI video card thinking it would have the least issues with the MB support chips. (ie ATI chips should work with ATI video cards). This didn't fix it. So I replaced the memory cards. I tried a different motherboard from ASUS. I tried a new case/power supply. I ran memtest and no errors in a 38hour run. I ran Prime95 and it was fine without errors for 18hours.

Eventually I gave up on trying to fix it and lived with just not turning the computer off.

Then I moved to a new house and the computer got shut down for several months. When I got arround to re-starting it, I figured I'll just try replacing the one part that hadn't.. I got a new Asus P8B75M motherboard and i5-3570 CPU. I replaced the... Read more

Answer:BSOD after computer has been off for 12+ hours

In order to get the rest of the information that is requested in the BSOD how to instructions, I have wiped my SSD drive and re-loaded windows 7. I have installed all the Drivers that came on the CD that ships with the MB, and run the SF Diagnostic tool to get all the info for the install before it crashes. I have turned off the computer and will give it until tomorrow and see if it will repeat itself and BSOD on startup so I get some minidump errors.

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Ive reinstalled my windows hoping to solve the problem, but that hasnt solved the problem, I have win 7 ultimate 64 bit, im using avast antivirus, and Microsoft security essentials.Ive added my minidumps thats have happened in the last 24 hours.Could some please take a look at them, i have no idea what the problem is.thank you

Answer:computer crashing every few hours

Quote: Originally Posted by tremaine

Ive reinstalled my windows hoping to solve the problem, but that hasnt solved the problem, I have win 7 ultimate 64 bit, im using avast antivirus, and Microsoft security essentials.Ive added my minidumps thats have happened in the last 24 hours.Could some please take a look at them, i have no idea what the problem is.thank you

unninstall avast as two AV's is not a gr8 idea

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I'm fairly familiar with computers, but this problem has me stumped. I have a 2 year old pc tower with a 2.7GHz Celeron, 500MB memory, and removable drives. I use Windows ME with no screensavers, have AVG antivirus, and run SPybot and Ad-Aware. I use a dial-up modem, but surf infrequently, using mostly word processing and art programs.

When I start the computer, everything works normally. After about 2 hours of operation, even if the computer sits idle for 2 hours after startup (showing desktop), it starts to slow down, and continues to slow until it becomes useless. Left idle for 5 hours, it's a total crash. The cursor gets "sticky" freezing for 2 - 15 seconds or so while the computer "thinks" then executes a move. The cursor looks like a slideshow, snapping from place to place as I move the mouse, making it hard to select menu items.

It's not the mouse, as I've changed mice, both USB and direct with no improvement.

I don't think the problem is mechanical, as it is cured immediately with a hot reboot (reset). The problem comes back in a couple hours, though. CPU temperature is 96 degrees.

I don't think it is the removable drives as the problem persists with a clone drive substituted.

I don't think it's spyware or a virus, as I have scanned for both. The problem occurs when I am not on the internet, so I doubt someone is hijacking computer cycles.

I've used Process Explorer to see if background software wa... Read more

Answer:Computer slows down after 2 hours

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System Information
Time of this report: 9/28/2013, 14:49:23
Machine name: ANDREW-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: FQ563AA-ABA a6750f
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom? 9650 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8184MB RAM
Page File: 2004MB used, 14361MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Gfx: Nvidia GeForce gtx 560

Just this week my computer has started to slow down and lag after playing games/browsing the internet for a few hours.
Specifically I have been playing Counter Strike GO alot. I have my settings to show my fps and it run 90-120 FPS when
its normal but after a few hours it drops to 40-60 fps the Sounds get static alot and screen stutters. Even youtube videos
will start to become choppy so its not just this game, its my computer.

My internet is 55 MBs down and 16 Mbs Up. This is not an internet related issue.
My first thought is the computer is over... Read more

Answer:Computer slows down after being on a few hours.

You need to follow the info in the Malware forum, to check if you are infected, or what is eating up System processes.

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hey guys,

i have a problem with my pc when it connects to the net!

my computer soecs are

pentium 4 2.4 ghz
512 mb ram 2700
nvidia gforce 4 5200FX Graphics card.
windows XP Service pack 2
80 gb harddrive
netgear DG834 ADSL Router/Firewall
Agintum outpost firewall Trial(software Based firewall)
Hide IP trial(to hide ip addresses)

the problem happens everytime i im downloading a file with Bittornado (Bitorrent download software) after a few hours.

please help me guys!




Answer:Computer locks up after a few hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you tried seeing if the same happens when you disable HideIP?

Is it only happening when using Bittornado? general surfing and downloading ( large files ) is ok?

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As the thread title probably indicates I'm a complete newbie at windows 7 restore. Previous Windows OS's let me quickly and easily restore to a time that I wanted, however what I'm getting with 7 is "no restore points have been created". Hmmm. I've searched this forum for an explanation that makes sense to me to no avail; not yet ready to admit to stupidity but will acknowledge that I'm past middle age and well into frustration.

I'm in safe mode now; in regular mode my laptop has slowed to the point of only allowing my desktop to appear & I can't get anything else to work. Every time I click on something that infernal little blue donut just keeps running and running.

64 bit Sony. Is it possible to restore to a config that was working 2 days ago?

Thank you in advance my brothers and sisters who are waaaay more knowledgeable than I.

Answer:How to restore computer to 48 hours ago?


System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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win xp media center 2002 sp3   3gb
my last xp machine, and it's not a candidate for upgrading for a while.
ran like a champ for years, but sometime in the last few months, been bogging down.
Sometimes it's firefox (just now updated to ver 48, so we'll see if it improves). Terminating processes with taskmgr doesn't free it up. usually a cold boot is necessary.
avast free, teamviewer run 27/7 along with firefox.
Installed in the past months... hard to track, but printer software, other stuff I really don't recall.

Answer:computer bogs down every few hours

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
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I have intel core 2 duo E6400 2.13ghz......and i bought it 5 years ago so i wanted to know can i use it for 12 hours consecutively or will it harm my computer.....or should i use it for 10 hour and give it a 2 hour rest and the use it for next 6 hours?

Answer:Is it safe to use computer for more than 12 hours?

Some folks never shut their computers off! In general the answer is yes.

The only issue you need to be concerned about (as far as running it for a long period of time) is overheating. But if your temps remain in the normal range then you do not need to be concerned about harming anything.

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I've been booting my comp, runs XP but it is taking 8 hours to boot from the logon screen. Does it sound like a hardware failure?

Answer:Computer booting up in 8 hours!

Sounds like you need a new computer.Make sure none of the air vents are covered in dust or fluff if so inside will also need cleaning out.General clean out using C Cleaner.What security programs have you got installed and have you ran them could be lots of things but I will leave that to the experts.

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Computer Crashes every 5-24 hours, dumpchk's included

I've done a dumpchk analysis and dont know what in the world any of this means so I hope someone could clue me in as to what I should replace or if its a software issue(hopefully). I've included two seperate dumps.

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dumpchk -e c:\windows\minidump\mini030206-02.dmp
Loading dump file c:\windows\minidump\mini030206-02.dmp
----- 32 bit Kernel Mini Dump Analysis

MajorVersion 0000000f
MinorVersion 00000a28
DirectoryTableBase 06dc03e0
PfnDataBase 80ea6000
PsLoadedModuleList 8055c700
PsActiveProcessHead 805627b8
MachineImageType 0000014c
NumberProcessors 00000002
BugCheckCode 1000008e
BugCheckParameter1 c0000005
BugCheckParameter2 f737b504
BugCheckParameter3 a7fd0670
BugCheckParameter4 00000000
PaeEnabled 00000001
KdDebuggerDataBlock 8054c2e0
MiniDumpFields 00000dff

ServicePackBuild 00000200
SizeOfDump 00010000
ValidOffset 0000fffc
ContextOffset 00000320
ExceptionOffset 000007d0
MmOffset 00001068
UnloadedDriversOffset 000010a0
PrcbOffset 00001878
ProcessOffset 000024c8
ThreadOffset 00002728
CallStackOffset 00002980
SizeOfCallStack 00000980
DriverListOffset 00003590
DriverCount 00000073
StringPoolOffset 000057b8
StringPoolSize 00000fd0
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My laptop has been crashing every 24 hours or so. My laptop is the Aspire E 17. Is their anyway i can get the error log, perhaps, and post it here for you guys to debug? Or any other suggestions is fine by me. Thank you

Answer:Computer Crashes every 24 hours or so

Please read and follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi guys,
I am new here. For a 2 month, i was trying to stop BSOD. It happen after using computer for more than 2 or 3 hour. When i check with Bluescreenview, i got that- dxgkrnl.sys driver making the problem. so i need help from you guys.
Importent:- It happen after using computer in normal for more than 2 hour and it happen in 1 hour when i try to play games

here is the dumb file:-

Dump File : 050414-17109-01.dmp
Crash Time : 5/4/2014 1:39:29 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000116
Parameter 1 : ffffe000`038af4d0
Parameter 2 : fffff800`02442dfc
Parameter 3 : ffffffff`c000000d
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000003
Caused By Driver : dxgkrnl.sys
Caused By Address : dxgkrnl.sys+fef58
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+14dca0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\050414-17109-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9600
Dump File Size : 587,720
Dump File Time : 5/4/2014 1:50:30 PM

Dump File : 050414-14640-01.dmp
Crash Time : 5/4/2014 1:25:01 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000116
Parameter 1 : ... Read more

Answer:BSOD After using computer for hours

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Upload the files in your reply post, no need for creating a new thread.

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Why not try this handy little tool which changes the colour intensity of your screen according to where you are and the time of day.

During the day, computer screens look good?they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.

f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

Download: F.lux: software to make your life better

Answer:Work at the computer all hours?

man, i really appreciate this..... I've been getting headaches at work right when I sit down at my workstation, which has three monitors. This thing works great. It relaxed my eyes a bit and i don't seam to get any more headaches. Great find!

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I have a Dell that is running on Windows XP sp3. When I try to open an application it thinks, the circle keps spinning, for hours sometimes the app loads in 30 minutes and then it starts to think again for hours. I have done spyware and malware checks and all are clean. It works fine in safe mode.
Thank you.

Answer:My computer keeps thinking for hours!


What do you have running in the background do you multitask? also how much ram do you have?

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The computer freezes every 12 hours. It displays an error message saying it does not have enough resources to perform the task. After rebooting it is great.
The OS is Windows XP Pro with all the service packs and updates, AMD 2100 processor, RAM is DDR 512, Hard drive is WD 80Gig.(only 30 % filled) I use MSN for browsing and email.
I run Adaware, Spybot, AVG, Avast and Registry First Aid. I have done Panda online scan,removed spyware in safe mode, reinstalled MSN, ran CCleaner. It still freezes after 12 hrs and is fine after a reboot. And I have runtime errors in MSN.
I need help---any suggestions

Answer:computer freezes every 12 hours


First off its not going to help you in having multiple Antivirus applications installed on your PC at once as they can cause allsorts of errors and especially slowness in opening software, so please choose between AVG or Avast and remove one of them,

Then please follow our standard cleaning procedures to see if you have anything malware related on your pc, these steps are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
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Hey everyone, recently my computer's clock has been having trouble staying at the time it really is. It is currently set at 4:36 PM (6:36 PM right now). Regardless of if I reset the clock to the actual time it goes back 2 hours. Anyone else dealing with this issue? Any suggestions of fixing the problem. (I know that MS just put out a new update but this issue was happening a couple of days BEFORE the update was released.)

If anyone has any suggestions let me know!


Answer:Computer Stays 2 Hours Behind

LOL, what a weird problem. I will tell you to restore your system and it might fix your problem IMO. Have you changed something by accident and i mean something about the registry or something? Have you searched on google or youtube for a fix or same problems? Have you scanned with second opinions scanners?

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I was trying to save an ISO file from an old CD using ImgBurn so I would have a backup copy of it. The CD got through 585,234 KB of 595,225 KB and stopped running. I tried to exit the application, tried to end the process, end the task, etc. and it would not end. I finally decided to just shut down the computer in hopes that it would kill the task. Now my system has been shutting down for three hours. I do not like doing a hard shut down because it can damage hard disks and cause hard disk corruption. Any suggestions?

I am also curious: what is the longest other people have waited for their system to shut down before it accomplished the task? Anyone as patient as I am when it comes to avoiding hard shut downs?

Answer:Computer still shutting down three hours later...

Wow...never heard of anything like that!
Maybe your computer ran the updates OR was trying to close a process/ program.

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every 24 hours or so my computer completely stucks - the desktop doesn't respond at all,
and weird things are happening - the "start" button gets blury, if i press an icon then the name of it disappears, i open blank windows etc. - the only option is to restart...
sometimes when i use IE i get a few popups even if i only open google.
IE tends to crash and doesn't always show all sites ( "IE has encounterd and error...")
i'm allmost sure that i have somekind of virus or trojan but i can't find anything...
can someone help please?
thanx, bobbylong

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My Computer Freezes when I just leave it alone for 1-2 hours what can be the problem the only thing I have downloaded was rocket dock?

Answer:Computer Freezes after about 1-2 Hours of non use

It hasn't happened today so I don't know if I need to upload the dump file or not?

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Alright, I recieved my new Y50 laptop yesterday. I got it all set up and organized with my files, programs, and games. However, today, I recieved a BSOD today. After the first , i would get another crash of one sort or another:
NTFS_file_system (uh oh)
eventually, I couldn't make it to the login screen. OneKey recovery wasn't working, same for the win8 advanced start up. Said stop messages popped up in safe mode as well, leading me to believe this was a hardware problem(hard drive mainly). Being that it's brand new, i doubt it could be me, but anything is possible. 
My findings:
-Computer melted down eventually to giving me one option: UEFI startup options to boot from USB or DVD(no recovery disks or disk drive)
-corrupted drivers, startup files, including ones used in Safe Mode
-I've downloaded Skype, Steam, and Chrome, as well as a PC Decrapifier program, so i doubt this is a malware problem
I just want to know if anyone knows if this is an isolated problem, if it's me, or at worst, a batch problem.  If i recall correctly, this is a new computer model, so very little reviews or data is available on them. I do have the hybrid HDD(500gb/8gb iirc) so if there's a problem there, let me know. 
I have gotten a RMA, and will be shipping this in for a replacement as soon as I can get out to the UPS ship... Read more

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

Answer:my computer take hours to boot!!!

Post alot more info on the machine and what steps exactly you did to upgrade it to XP and the posse will be along shortly.

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my computer used to shut itself down about the same time every night about 9 (30) then it started shutting down about every 2 3 hours and dosent restart until i manully restart it any ideas Eric

Answer:my computer shuts off after about 2-3 hours

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard. The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.If it's a Dell computer...Go here for how to find the Service tag "number": us what it is.If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....Go here: down a bit.Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

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hp/xp pavillion a630n recovery at 18bhrs & still says please long? working when turned off. "crashed" while off. Attempted restore. no dates recognized. recovery with backup disc was incomplete.. incompatible for: previously installed antiviral program, hp printers...can't reinstall. Am attempting to "recover" direct from computer. Already at 18 hrs with the message Please wait. Is this to be expected or am I not going to have a completed recovery. I'm afraid to do anything like restart the computer...Gerri

Answer:Computer recovery is over 18 hours and still going .....

Is it showing any progress? I had a disk recovery program take 10 days to do the analyze mode.

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I am a new user on this forum. I have had BSOD on this new computer I bought a couple of times now. I have attached the zip file which the instruction thread told me to. I have tried rebooting computer, I have done windows updates, I have restored my computer but this still won't stop.

Here is my computer information:

Here is more information about my problem.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 595E2256
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 93A330B8
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Answer:BSOD every few hours while using the computer

Hello and welcome .
Unfortunately the bugchecks are caused by a very old wireless adapter that doesn't
have any driver updates past Windows Vista .
I honestly think that you should check if the rest of the hardware is compatible with Windows 7.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

BugCheck D1, {5d5ec047, 2, 0, 89967860}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrusb.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrusb.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrusb.sys
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!Dot11GetSenderAddr+e )

The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

829768cc 89967860 badb0d00 00000001 85b37a38 nt!KiTrap0E+0x2cf
82976940 8996b02e 85f99fa0 00000000 85bb1008 nwifi!Dot11GetSenderAddr+0xe
829769c8 8996b3ec 85bb1008 00000030 85f0a518 nwifi!Pt6RepackRecvNBL+0xb0
829769f4 88876a2e 8611e010 85f0a518 00000000 nwifi!Pt6Receive+0x128
82976a1c 88821c1e 85e2d0e0 85f0a518 00000000 ndis!ndisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferListsInternal+0x62
82976a44 898270a4 85e2d0e0 85f0a518 00000000 ndis!NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists+0x52
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frame... Read more

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I've got a real freaky problem here. I searched the threads, but I didn't see anything that even looked close to what I'm talking about. On to the problem:

A few months ago my computer just seemed to die. No warning, no known reason, one second I'm looking at the regular screen, the next it has reset itself and can no longer get anywhere. It never makes it to post, let alone past it. The standby light on the monitor stays orange, and the CD-ROM drive seems to stay active, but that's all. This is what happens for the next two or three days until I finally give up on it.

Flash forward to last night. I turned it on more by accident than anything else. Amazingly, it works like normal. goes to the windows screen like a champ. about an hour into trying to figure out what was wrong, it resets itself. This time it goes all the way to the windows screen again, but it resets itself almost as soon as I click on an icon. It continues to reset itself like this a few more times until it finally goes back to the original problem of not booting up at all. The only symptoms I've been able to see are the CD-ROM light is continuously flashing, the monitor doesn't come out of standby, and there's a strange clicking noise. The clicking seems to show up at a rate of two clicks per second.

System specs:

amd athlon 1100
768 mb RAM
one CD-ROM drive and three HDD drives

What I've done so far:

I bought a new CMOS battery (I saw the clock slipping a f... Read more

Answer:Computer starts up once in a month.............For a few hours.

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no text on screen at all several hours into using computer

windows wouldn't render any text on my screen and I cannot open any new application except explorer.
if I try to open any new application, I will get the error window, but without any text for the mesage or the ok button.
right click menu, and start menu are also textless. all the icons in the newly opened explorer windows are also either blacked out or using the general purpose icon

if I start closing applications windows will function normally before going into no text mode again.

if I reboot computer everything will work again. this has happened to me twice on windows xp.
the 1st time this happened, I was only a few hours into using the computer,
the 2nd time this happened, the computer has been on for at least 8 hours.

I ran a virus check on the system using antivir, and everything is green.
a full malwarebyte scan also found nothing

is this a memory problem? I had this happen on win 2k before because I don't have enough ram, but now my win xp machine has 2 gig of ram and a memory test passed my ram with at least 5 tests. the only thing I can think of is application memory leak and floodd my ram.
windows xp sp3, only been using it for 5 months since install
pentium 4 3.0 ghz
2gb ram
radeib x300 graphics card 128 mb ram
5 years old computer
no new drivers have been installed since xp install
click to zoom in on image, my camera is not that clear but it should show that all the text was not ... Read more

Answer:no text on screen at all several hours into using computer

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I just recently (less than 2 weeks) installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 on my desktop computer which used to run on Windows XP Professional. I reformatted the partition that has my OS and installed Win7.

Here are my hardware specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
System Model: MS-7380
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM (2 KVR667D2N5/1G modules and 1 KVR667D2N5/2G)
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Motherboard: P7N SLI Platinum (
Display: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

The only new addition to my computer's hardware was a New memory module, Kingston KVR667D2N5/2G. Here is the link to the manufacturer's site: Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for:

As you can see, Kingston site says its compatible with my motherboard. So I'd assume there is no issue with that new addition.

So far, my computer would crash under one of the following instances:
1. Wake up from sleep
2. Wake up from hibernate (sometimes my computer had been rebooted the next morning though it's hibernated)
3. Computer is idle

I'm not too sure what issues there are. I suspect it might be a driver issue or a ram issue. I've worked with computers for the past 10 years and this is the first time I've had this problem of ... Read more

Answer:BSOD after computer is idle for 2 hours

Quote: Originally Posted by candeehman


I just recently (less than 2 weeks) installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 on my desktop computer which used to run on Windows XP Professional. I reformatted the partition that has my OS and installed Win7.

Here are my hardware specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
System Model: MS-7380
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM (2 KVR667D2N5/1G modules and 1 KVR667D2N5/2G)
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Motherboard: P7N SLI Platinum (MSI Global - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more)
Display: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

The only new addition to my computer's hardware was a New memory module, Kingston KVR667D2N5/2G. Here is the link to the manufacturer's site: Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for:

As you can see, Kingston site says its compatible with my motherboard. So I'd assume there is no issue with that new addition.

So far, my computer would crash under one of the following instances:
1. Wake up from sleep
2. Wake up from hibernate (sometimes my computer had been rebooted the next morning though it's hibernated)
3. Computer is idle

I'm not too sure what issues there are. I suspect it might be a driver issue or a ram issue. I've worked with compute... Read more

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My Dell 780 with Windows 7 Pro starts itself every day at 8pm EDT and will not shut down by itself. I have to remember to turn it off manually each night before going to bed. VERY ANNOYING! HELP PLEASE!

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I run windows xp Pro w/ sp3 on a pentium IV 2.4 w/ 2 1/2 gigs of memory and a VIA
chipset on the shuttle AV49a Mobo. I have some of the wake on functions turned on
because of a wireless bluetooth mouse and keyboard combo that don't wake from
standby. I shut my computer off at 10:00 pm and before 12:00 am the computer restarted
itself. I have another xp machine on the router, but it was powered off. The only computer
on the local network was a windows 98 laptop. My question is; is there a log where I can
see why it started? I checked the event viewer and didn't see anything unusual. paj692

Answer:Turned my computer off. It restarted 2 hours later...

In the BIOS, did you see any listings under Boot options dealing with Wake-On settings such as WOL (Wake on Lan) etc?

Some boards also have a setting to enable/disable boot state in the event of power loss. Other possibilities include faulty motherboard or faulty powersupply.

There are many different Wake events that could be turned on (depending upon the motherboard):

Wake on LAN
Wake on Modem
Wake on Keyboard/Mouse
Wake on Power Restore (starts the computer after power loss)
Plus some boards have the option to turn the system on at specified times.


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6 year old HP Mediacenter xp Pentium 4 2.8 1.5 g

CPU spikes on anything open and no one program in particular -checked with task mgr and process exp. Malware bytes and avg (since taken off) show everyting clean.

Runs great on reboot slows to a crawl several hours later. Help?

Answer:Computer slows with cpu spikes after 3 hours

<<CPU spikes on anything open...>>

For how long? The CPU usage normally spikes when anything is done, IME.

Sustained a different matter, to be examined by using a tool like Process Explorer.

What programs/services are running when these "crswls" occur?


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ok well im having a problem with my sig computer. whenever i press the power button the fans run and everything and it just takes very very very long time to boot up. with my 9800pro in there it doesnt boot at all, but if i stick in my TNT2 sometimes it will boot, like right now its not booting... do you think its my video card or could it be something else?i cleared the CMOS. i checked the power connections and everything else. it just wont boot up DARN IT! now i cant play any of my games

Answer:Computer takes 5 hours to boot?

how longs it been doing it?

if the heatsink is seated properly and all cords are pluged in, it might be a software problem, then again something else might be getting hot...

which brings me to another question, if a computer gets to *hot then why does it *freeze?

need some more details, what all have you tried... you might check the ram...

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My computer has problem of freezing lately.
After i idle my computer for 2~4 hours when i try to relogin to the account my comp freeze and only restart solved the problem.

Thank you.

Answer:Computer Crash after idle of 2~4 hours.


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I can't seem to trace this down. At night I simply close the lid of the laptop so that it goes to sleep. The system logs show that the computer wakes itself up out of standby precisely 3 hours after it went to sleep. Often it remains awake, completely draining the battery, while sometimes it does fall back to sleep after a couple minutes due to inactivity. However, it will continue to wake itself up every 3 hours.

When I check the system logs in the Event Viewer I see that the wake source is unknown. Another commonality every wake cycle is the log entry for the Intel Management Engine Interface, where it reports that the "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver has started successfully." Not sure if this driver is to blame, but that's the only thing I have.

I have also disabled the network interface's ability to wake the PC from standby.

Answer:What is waking my computer after precisely 3 hours?

Right-click on the Start button and select "Power Options".

"Change when the computer sleeps" > "Change advanced power settings"

"Sleep" > "Hibernate after"

- On battery: Never
- Plugged in: Never

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Hallo MG's
This is my first post here at Major Geeks, but I have been visiting this site off and on for years. This is the first time I've had an issue that I could resolve myself by reading your forums.

My problem goes something like this:
Every few hours my computer tells me there has been an error with services.exe and that 'NT AUTHORITY\System' says I have to reboot.

I can just push the window aside and continue along my merry way without any problems, but if I press OK it gives me a 60 second countdown before my computer is rebooted. The full error message is:

"This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUSTHORITY\SYSTEM

Message: The system process 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe' terminated unexpectedly with staus code -1. The system will now shut down and restart"

I searched the web for similar errors but mostly came up with status code 128 errors which were sassers and the like. I did some scans with Stinger etc but to no avail.

I have read through the forum
'READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support' and followed all the steps, but I still get that error. I was hoping could help me out. Attached is all the results of all the virus/malware programs. They didnt turn anything interesting up. The only thing was PandaScan flagged some cookies that it would delete for me.

I app... Read more

Answer:Computer is forced to reboot every 4 hours

Thanks for the lightning quick response D3m3nt3d. I tried running Spy Sweeper, but I didn?t work. I got all excited because it found a 'potential root kit' ... but a few hours later I received the same error "services.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close
Would you like to: Debug Send Error Report Don't Send"

Ohh yeah ... one thing to note. I tried running 'Spy Sweeper' in safe mode but it was unable to scan.

I ran another HJT ... attached is the file. Just to make life interesting I ran it with the aforementioned error message showing.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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My computer takes a few hours to load up once it gets to my desktop.

It started doing this after I updated my video card drivers.
Also everytime I sign in I have to reinstall my sound driver.

Note: I have a AMDAnthalonX2 3800+ with 2GB of ram.

Formatting also isn't an option.

Answer:Computer takes hours to load

Some system specs would be helpful. What OS are you running? What video card and motherboard?

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So, I just built my own system, thanks to the awesome support I found on this site, and I'm having trouble gaming. Here's the system:
X4 AMD 955 Phenom 2 3.2 Ghz
Gigabyte motherboard
4GB DDR3 1066
550w Corsair PSU
640 gig caviar black HDD
Antec 300 case
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Windows 7 64 bit

It's a pretty awesome system. Anyways I only have a couple of games for it and I only play Dragon Age Origins pretty consistently. I run it on full settings at 19x1080 res and it runs without any hiccups and freakishly fast load times. However, after about 2 hours or so of playing, my CPU temp ends up at around 48-50 C, and the game slows down. The load times take incredibly long and it freezes once in a while. I had thought that playing a game like Dragon Age would result in pretty high CPU temps so 50 C was okay, but the only reason I can think of for my game slowing down would be CPU temp. The case I have comes with 2 120 mm fans, and of course my cpu came with its own heatsink and thermal paste, so I feel like heating really shouldn't be an issue. Could it be something else?

Answer:Computer slows down after 2 hours of gaming.

Actually, it's probably a heat issue. Are the fans blocked in any way? Do they circulate the air inside the case properly (most pull air from the front and push to the back). The CPU fan on some cases has its own air supply from the side of the case.

If the fans aren't properly configured, they can actually increase the temperature inside your case.

A couple of tricks I tried: (I have a clear side panel.) Get some incense and put it in the front of the case. You should see the smoke go from the front to the back and out. If it doesn't clear quickly when you remove the incense, you have a problem. If you see a spot that still has smoke, that's a hot spot.

Get a spot thermometer and read temperatures inside your case (especially near the RAM, video card and CPU. You may find hot spots.


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Hello. I have a HP HP DC5750S that has an Athlon 64 5200+ that originally had Vista but I installed Win7 pro 64bit and runs it decently. I don't understand what would make it startup on it's own after 8 hours or so. I have never experienced this before. Any ideas what would make a computer do this? thanks

Answer:Solved: Computer starts up after 8 hours

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Small Desktop
Lenovo M92p (2988)

First thx for volunteering your time to help all us...

This is a computer that is NOT a server despite the computer name but a desktop I setup in our small 5 person volunteer office to have a machine to place files on and I created mapped share drives for all use to pull from it.

I installed Win7 in October 2013 set it to do no Windows Update and it has been fine until Jan 2014 where I come in see a BSOD. The PC is not used just sits as a file share so have made no software changes unless hardware is failing.

Yesterday I did all the Windows Updates in hopes it could fix the issue. There was a Windows Update for Graphics which has aused BSOD on some my older machines... On Graphics, The update from Lenovo was older than what was on the PC and MS Windows Update was more current so I picked MS.

After all the BSOD again and I had JUST turned on logging for the minidump.... I have uploaded the file using your tool...


Answer:BSOD after computer sits for few hours or 1 day less

Can't say much until we see a dump.

Please run these tests and report back the results.

1. SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption - SFC /SCANNOW - System File Checker
2. Disk check for errors on the hard drive - Run Disk Check in Windows 7
3. Troubleshoot apps by a clean boot - Performing a Clean Startup
4. Memtest86+ paying attention to part 3 - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
5. Hard drive test from HDD mfg website - Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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my computer takes about 5 hours to shut down

any solutions?

Answer:Computer takes hours to shut down


Originally Posted by sparky160

my computer takes about 5 hours to shut down

any solutions?

Hello sparky,

Is this a custom built system or manufacturered (Dell,HP,Gateway,etc)

What are the specs on the system (PSU,MB,RAM,etc)

Also state the graphics chip (Nvidia,ATI)

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