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MSN taking very long to sign in.

Question: MSN taking very long to sign in.

Whenever i try to sign in MSN, it takes very long, abt 1.5-2 minutes.
Does it take this long for everyone else?
Is there any way to shorten the time?

I use Dial up btw....

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Preferred Solution: MSN taking very long to sign in.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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

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

Answer: MSN taking very long to sign in.

MSN has indeed been having a lot of problems for the past 2/3 weeks, and quite a few people experience the samething...

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Hello good Win7 people,

I have a friend who refuses to be weaned off AOL and I'm trying to help him troubleshoot a problem he's having. My friend has two Win7 desktop computers, one in LA and one in NY (he has homes in both cities) that I set up for him. They are both Dells with 4GB of RAM, Corei5 processors and Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1. The one in LA is 2 years old, about a year older than the one in NY, but otherwise they are pretty much identical in terms of the software installed on each - same antivirus, same version of Office, same AOL 9.7, same everything. He syncs documents and contacts/calendar between them so it was essential that we set them up to be as identical as possible.

The trouble is, his LA computer seems to take an interminably long time to sign on AND respond to clicking on links. In LA & NY he has TimeWarner Cable Internet with around 13-20 mbps speed in both.

At first I did the typical check for malware etc - using Avast, Malwarebytes, Ccleaner - but found nothing. Then a couple of weeks ago I suggested doing a complete clean install of Windows, so that's been done now. Formatted the drive, installed Win7 & updates, installed all his applications and restored documents etc from backup. He was in NY at the time and only just returned a few days ago, and is saying that the LA computer STILL takes an incredibly long time to load & respond to link clicks, while his NY computer does not seem to have this issue. I'm baffled since the softwar... Read more

Answer:AOL (ugh) taking incessantly long time to sign on & respond

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

AOL 9.7 seems to be using Chrome 21. That is an old and very flawed browser. Let's hope that financial transactions are not being completed via that browser. It might be best to let this slowness convince the user to abandon AOL.

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

1. Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit
2. 8GB Ram
3. 2 Sata Hard Disks of 80 GB and 320 GB (both of which are relatively empty)
4. Radeon HD Graphics Card
5. Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentials
6. Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H
7. CPU - AMD A8-3850 (2.9 GHZ)

Off late, my PC takes way too long to start any application. At times, even if I click on a folder, it doesn't open and finally the PC gives me the 'Wait or Close' option.

Even while switching off the PC, it takes a long time.

I clean my PC regularly and run scans from time to time. The PC doesn't show any virus or malware as of now.

Any suggestions what I can do? I assembled it not more than 2 years ago and it's started behaving like this off late.

Also, at times my 320 GB hard disk doesn't show up under my computer. I have to open my cabinet and tighten the SATA and Power cable and then it shows up again.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Applications taking too long to load - PC taking too long to shut down

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91



I clean my PC regularly and run scans from time to time. The PC doesn't show any virus or malware as of now.

Any suggestions what I can do? I assembled it not more than 2 years ago and it's started behaving like this off late.

Also, at times my 320 GB hard disk doesn't show up under my computer. I have to open my cabinet and tighten the SATA and Power cable and then it shows up again.


Tell us the details of how you "clean my PC". What do you do exactly and how often?

Have you checked running processes or services through Task Manager when it seems to be slow?

The drive issue may be the cause. Have you tried another cable or connecting the hard drive to another port?

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Why is this. Like 10 minutes plus and it still says recycling. It should only take a second. Is it bad to let it continue at its own pace or should I restart the PC and try it again?

Answer:Recycling a movie from my harddrive is taking long long time.

Let the system do its work. You just want to wait. Usually this don't occur unless it is a huge file. Be patient for a reasonable time. Still if it remains, try logging off/restart.
Take Care

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Hey everyone

Every now and then my Windows 8.1 x64 shows the first sign-in sequence after a restart. I noticed it most recently happened after a normal Start->Power Options->Restart. I'm quite sure it has also happened after right clicking on start button (Control-X) and restarting from there, as well as from a custom shortcut I have for restart (shutdown.exe /r /t 00).

I had just finished installing IBM SPSS 22 for a class I'm taking, but I think this is unrelated.
It goes through the whole "Setting Up Your PC" and "Installing your apps" screens even though its perfectly fine and and all my data including app data is still there. See the attached file for an example of what was most noticeably shown.

With another incident, something similar to this happened but it actually reset some of my settings for things like MediaMonkey, Connectify Hotspot, GOM Player and VLC player. It was like they had been started for the first time ever with no license information or preferences like Always on Top.

Its not a matter of urgency but I keep worrying that one day it will actually mess with my system in a very annoying way.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Thanks

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how do I stop my computer from making sign on everytime  

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hi,

ive just removed a trojan in the virus threads but now when i try to view my emails it wont let me see them.

it sends me back to the sign in page......

i was told in the other thread to ask you guys about it......

i was also told to tell you that i am running 'avast home' 'windows firewall' 'zone alarm' and i installed 'ewido' when i was removing the trojan.........
 

Answer:Solved: email keeps taking me back to sign in

what email program are you running?
 

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Hi everybody I'm ruining sfc /scannow it ask for the disk i put the disk in the drive .is taking for ever is this natural .its hp compaq nc6320xp pro

Answer:XP pro taking too long to to run SFC.

Then do a repair install instead:Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option. Done properly, all apps and preferences will remain intact. You'll have to go to Windows Update and re-download / install all updates after the installation is complete. Here's a detailed walk-through: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/

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Whenever I download a huge setup file (such as a game or game demo 500MB or more) UAC takes a long time and the system becomes unresponsive. How can I fix this?

Answer:UAC taking too long.

Hello isaaclopez,

Disable UAC. It is such a hassle and a nusience in vista. Follow this tutorial, and you will be all set.

Have a great day,
Ben

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Hello, I bought a new toshiba laptop (core duo, 2gb of ram, all the rest) last night with a 200gb hard drive. I hate all the crap they always put on there, so I'm reformatting the drive and putting a fresh install of windows customized how I want it. I'm doing a complete erase and reformat (rewriting every sector to 0). How the heck long should this take? Its been going over an hour and clocks a remaining time of 15 hours!!! Is something wrong? Should I stop and just do a quick format? I want to play with my new toy!!!

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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My laptop windows 10 all of a sudden started to freeze or takes a long time to start after I enter the password. This all happened today after I was working on a website
Could it be from having too much data on my laptop? I am on my desktop but it's not responding. Pls pls someone I need advice
Thank you
 

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My current PC is one month old and the antivirus scan with Avira used to take around 10 minutes. It hovered around this time until recently, then it's suddenly taking almost a hour. I thought this was because of the time it takes to scan personal data like hundreds of gigs of games and music, but the 99% of the time it was scanning... pic related.
Basically a lot of files, each one named like in the pic, each individual one taking a long time (the counter would be at, let's say, 367888 files scanned, stay like that for four seconds and then go to 367889, rinse and repeat for fifty minutes) when it's usually thousand of files every second.
I'm sure my PC is safe with no viruses whatsoever, I'm just curios: what exactly ARE those files to require such a slow scan? I guess some vital OS files, but how come I have so many of them when I didn't just a few days ago (keep in mind I didn't download anything other than regular Windows Updates)? Is there any way I can clean or remove them up to quicken the process?

Answer:What's in my OS that's taking so long to scan?

Not a computer guru but I see that you are using a "Free Virus program". Now windows updates contain some very big files and Your virus program will take longer to scan. So a free virus program is not going to give the same performance as those that you buy. Do you know that "Comcast" customers get "Norton Suite" (a security and virus program) for free whereas others have to pay for it? Its not automatic. You need to download it from the Comcast site. It has backup & restore program built in as well as other features.

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Hey
First of all sorry for typo - m writing from my phone as laptop won't work
I was playing csgo and it got freezed so I put my laptop in stand by mode and then I had to hit power and restart it
That's where the problem started when I start it it shows nothing but black screen with cursor
I reset my windows to the time when it was working fine then windows opened but it open in half and hour and the applications won't work!! Its just freezed desktop

Answer:Taking too long to open

http://pho.to/9rDT2
I can't find an edit option in mobile mode so here is a picture

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I am getting pop ups eveywhere. I ran ccleaner, spybot and ad ware se personal. nothing is working. I have zone alarm as a firewall and I have pop up stopper. don't know where to turn.
ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:49:05 PM, on 4/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\seeve.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
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Answer:please help me castlecop is taking too long

I keep getting ebloc pop up
 

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Question: Taking a long time

All of sudden my winxp is taking a long time to boot to the desktop. From the winxp logo screen to the Welcome screen, it can take up to 2 minute, then another minute to get to the desktop. The HD light is on for a very long time too.

Answer:Taking a long time

I would have a look here and check out your HD for problems:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

If you find problems, post a topic in that forum.

BG

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My System Recovery has been going for 10 hrs and 45 min and is only at 2%. Is this ok?

Answer:recovery taking to long

thats not normal, that is way too long.. i think ur computer froze around that 2% ..

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I have a problem shutting down my computer. It takes a very long time for me to turn off my laptop. After clicking turn off computer, it takes about 5 mins. for Logging Off window to come, another 3-4 mins. to log off, and another 3 mins. for the computer to actually shut down. It wasn't taking this much time before. What could be wrong? Below is the HiJack This and Combo Fix logs. I have ran virus scan, ad-ware scan to improve the shutdown process but nothing helped. Please advice.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:47:05 PM, on 7/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.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
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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Answer:Shutdown taking too long........

can anyone please help me with this issue.....

Thanks,
Jigs

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Its taking me almost an hour to burn a dvd with nero 7 ultra edition.I recently installed a new samsung dvd writer and installed latest drivers from samsung.com upon installation and it has always taken very long to burn but i didn't really know it wasn't suppose to take so long ........but anyway i was told to burn a cd and check the buffer level while burning and i was told the level should not go up and down,well mine did,so long story short i uninstalled old nero upgraded to nero 7 ultra and dvd still took about an hour to burn.......any help well appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Why is it taking me so long to burn dvd?

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Hello, i have an ideacentre a700 but the pc is taking too long to start up, i have to press the power on button for 30 seconds or more to start the pc. Anyone know what possible be the problem? Thanks

Answer:Taking too long to start up

It should start after one short press. Unplug the power lead for few minutes, then plug it back and press power button once for 2 sek. Other thing you can do is to reset bios to factory settings, press f12 when computer starts and chose settings. If that doesn't help then your motherboard is faulty.

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Hi there,
Sorry but i dont know what this would come under... so if i have put this in the wrong spot... Mods please change it...
Well atm my desktop PC is a intel dual core 2 with 1 GHz ram... I am using nero to copy dvds and it seems that it is taking way too long to burn a single dvd... Like 55 minutes to be exact.

It only takes me roughly 12 minutes on my notebook. Would someone be able to tell me why i is taking so long? Is it hardware related or software or maybe abit of both... My firned has the exact pc and i have told him to try test out by burning a movie to see how long it takes... i havent notice how long the porblems has been existing.. I ahve used such programs as Nero 7 Esstentials, DVD shrink etc... Does anyone know what program would be fastest to burn? i think atm i am burning at 16x tho its the smae speed on my notebook but the time differnece varies greatly.. Please help???

T.T
 

Answer:Burning DVD taking too long?

Try burning at a slower speed, like 8x. Watch the buffer in Nero, does it fill up and then empty constantly? I'm talking about the big buffer bar, not the small one that is the drive buffer, although that should be consistently above 85%.

Its possible your drive is in PIO mode rather than DMA so you should check that out too.

 

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When I go to any website the "looking up..." process takes as long as 10 seconds before it loads the page.

There are othere computers connected to my router but my computer is the only one with this issue. This problem occurs with all web browsers I have. Firefox, Chrome, IE.

I have tried the following:
- using other DNS servers
- flushing my DNS cache
- running virus scan programs like Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search & Destroy
- I've also tried changing the PPPoE MTU size (which I changed back after it didn't work)
- toggled DNS setting in Firefox.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:"Looking up..." (website) taking too long

What AV/firewall do you use?

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Ok so I have troubleshooted a couple of computers and they have all had issues with being slow and laggy... I usually check all of the basic things.....doing the scans with anti-virus and malware bytes and doing a disk clean up and defrag but if that doesnt work I usually am stuck with backing up all of the important files and reinstalling the OS.....I feel like I should be quicker with resolving the issue...I feel like if I want to do help desk I'll need to troubleshoot quicker...any tips on how to troubleshoot quickly? Does it get better after more experience?

Answer:taking too long for me to troubleshoot!

Speed isn't everything - being thorough and making sure you actually fix the problem is more important than just getting it done fast (unless you're being paid lots to do it quickly/correctly).

As for "tips on being quicker"... that will come with experience, but also depends entirely on the issue you're trying to fix. Some things you'll be able to recognize and fix quickly, others will require research and multiple steps of troubleshooting.

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I am running Windows XP Pro, Just recently, when I right click on something it is taking forrever to get the drop down menu to pop up. I run disk clean, defrag, check disk space, everything seems to be ok, and cleaned up, but I am still getting this disturbing right click lag.

Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks.
Chad
 

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I'm running Windows 7 64bit (Got from houseparty).

It takes about 10-15 seconds to launch Firefox but 1 second to launch IE8.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

FF has always been that slow. It was so bad with 3.5.4 that I just stopped using it. Now that Chrome has Xmarks, I think I'm going to start using it as my default browser.

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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
 
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When I am in my email program and I click on a link to go to a site on IE 8.0, the computer goes there, but it takes such a long time to download the link. Does anyone know why this is happening? Please help and thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 200308 MB;
Motherboard: , C51G+MCP51, , WY3J63103856
Antivirus: Bell Internet Security Services Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabledyou.
 

Answer:IE8 taking too long to get to site

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all the apps i try to get all take hours and the bar will not move.on windows 10

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I just got my laptop set up yesterday and it started to update today on its own. The update has been going on for three hours and has been on 91% complete for about an hour. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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Hi all
I have problem here, I have my s10-3s for 4 months, at first month I installed windows 7 for the OS, in the third month my lenovo getting slower, especially when booting, so I tried to re-install, stil using the same OS, but it's not fixed anything, me lenovo booting still taking much time then normal booting. Then I tried to install Windows XP, but the same problem still occured. Now my lenovo booting taking up to 10 minutes or more, please help me I had format all the partition, but it still wont work? could the problem located in my hardware? 
 
 
 
Edit: modelname s10 to s10-3s

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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When I go to any website the "looking up..." process takes as long as 10 seconds before it loads the page.

I had this posted in the Windows XP section. I was told to post here since I currently have no anti virus programs (to try to save resources since I use a netbook). I first installed Avast, and then removed it and installed Microsoft Security Essentials which I just recently removed. I've had this problem while the anti virus programs were still installed, I removed Microsoft Security Essentials, just to see if it changed anything, but it didn't.

There are other computers connected to my router but my computer is the only one with this issue. This problem occurs with all web browsers I have. Firefox, Chrome, IE.

I have tried the following:
- using other DNS servers
- flushing my DNS cache
- running virus scan programs like Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search & Destroy
- I've also tried changing the PPPoE MTU size (which I changed back after it didn't work)
- toggled DNS setting in Firefox.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:"Looking up..." (website) taking too long

Are you getting any redirects when you click on a Google search result link?

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I have Norton internet Security 2007. A "red exclamation point shows that I need a full virus scan. I have tried three times to do it and it is taking way too long. I know that I have over 300,000 files from doing other scans and after 4 hours only 75,000 files were scanned. So I stopped it and started over again and the same result. It can take that long can it? At certain points it is taking as long as two minutes to do one file.
I have a XPS Dell 420 with Vista Ultimates OS. Machine is running very efficient and fast. I also use Spy Sweeper, C Cleaner and Windows Defender.
Any ideas as to why the scan would take so long. Any suggestions. There are no
virus problems showing with any of my tools.

Thanks, Schaeffdog
 

Answer:Norton Taking way to long ???

Probably just Norton. I see almost as many problems with Norton as I do with viruses.

Norton is really a resource hog though, even if it isn't scanning. How much memory(ram) does your system have, and do you have any other programs running when you are trying to do a scan? Although I personally would probably just get rid of Norton, I probably do have a little bias. There is probably a way, somehow, to increase it's performance to suitable levels. But, anyway, like I said, the first thing I'd check is how much ram do you have?
 

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I am using windows XP home edition with sevice pack 2, 128 ram and 256 cache. When i switch the PC on it takes about 3 to 4 minutes for it before I can launch the internet explorer. Any one can help please?

Answer:Pc Taking very long to start up

128 mb of ram is the bare minimum for XP. SP2 has pobably made it slower has it?

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This app I downloaded has been pending for ages even though I have nothing else waiting to download?

Answer:Why is my app taking so long to download?

It'll show pending if the download is fairly large and will only download on a WiFi connection. If you're already on a WiFi connection, it could be the download servers are a bit busy and give it a little time...
G.

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My Compaq System Recovery has been going for 10 hours and 22 min and is only at 2%. (I have xp). Is this ok?
 

Answer:recovery taking to long

No it is not, it should take no more than an hour at the very most
something else is wrong
did you get this resolved or not ???
do you still need help ???
 

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Hi,

I am using windows 7 professional. Day before yesterday I was had some problems with my google chrome so I uninstalled it and tried to re-install through internet expolrer but I was unable to install it, after trying for an hour I finally installed chrome. The next day when I started my computer, after everything( I mean boot-up and all) the desktop screen froze and stayed that way for 20-30 minutes and there was a message coming up that internet explorer is not responding, but after the 30 minutes wait everything goes away and my pc works properly. Every time I switch on my pc I have to keep waiting for these 30 minutes. Please help!!!
 

Answer:PC taking too long to start up

As soon as you switch on the PC start tapping the F8 key until a menu appears, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select Safe Mode, then hit the Enter key, tell me how long that then takes to complete the boot up process.
 

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Hi. My computer shutting Down has been staying on longer than it used to. Please let me know what I need to do to make it run faster again like when after I first bought it. Thanks, Janice
P.S. I have a Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, and I am running Windows 7 Home Edition.
 

Answer:Shutdown taking too long

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Can any one explain what's happening now that I have installed IE7?It seems to take forever booting up, about 3 minutes, and when it eventually does, the warning box in the right-hand corner comes up and tells me that the firewall is not turned on and to click this box to fix the problem .Before you can do anything it then switches on the fire wall, and the last thing to happen is that the floppy light comes on very briefly and you can then proceed as normal.On a couple of occasions it has booted up very quickly but the norm is about 3 minutes.There is no problem after boot up but why is it taking so long? any help would be very gratefully received as usual Cheers Ray

Answer:boot up taking too long with IE7

Had something similar just after installing IE7 on one machine. Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall IE7. Reboot and you should have reverted to IE6. Then go to Windows Update and re-install IE7. Check Windows updates for Optional Software updates, there should be a few for IE7. Do this at least twice because I seem to remember that there are updates for updates!!!

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Question: Scans taking long

Hello all I have noticed that scanning with Superantispyware/Avira is taking a long time. The scan seems to spend most of the time scanning cache/cache.recyclebin/temp folders. I have a 1tb Western digital caviar black drive. Around 200gb of the 1tb is being used. Takes around an hour to scan the drive. Any ideas? I doubt I have a virus(No slowdowns, errors and such)but I'm not ruling that out.
 

Answer:Scans taking long

In SAS for 200GB an hour would be about right for a Full Scan, but not for a Quick Scan. Not sure how long Avira would take, but when I used that AV I remember it being pretty slow.

Are your cache/temp folders full of stuff is why it's taking so long? If you keep them cleaned out with CCleaner or similar then SAS and Avira should breeze right through them.
 

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Question: Long Sign-on Times

I have been having a problem signing on to MSN. It usually takes between 10-20 minutes. This is only happening on my work computer as my computer at home signs on in the usual minute or so. I have a 4 year old Compaq Presario with Windows ME and am using MSN 9 and a 56K dial-up connection. I have contacted MSN about this repeatedly but they have been unable to help me. Is there anything in the HijackThis info that might inicate what might be causing a problem with logging into MSN? Thanks.
Ed

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:27:24 PM, on 7/21/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMDMMSG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN\MSNCOREFILES\MSN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN\MSNIA\MSNIASVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PCRESCUE3.0\PCRESCUE.EXE
C:\INTERNET DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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How long should windows 10 be taking to upload? ...it's been 3 days :S Do I assume it's broken and shut down my computer?

Answer:How long should windows 10 be taking to upload

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question How long should windows 10 be taking to upload? ...it's been 3 days :S Do I assume it's broken and shut down my computer? Take to upload what? Are you uploading photos or videos or something?

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HiI have got an active directory environment win2003 server with 10 client PCs windows XP ProfeClient PCs are connected through two small switches to a SnapGear Sg300 router then the router s is connected to ADSL modem. One PC (out of 10 only this one ,,,,the rest nine no problem)  is taking about 7 minutes to boot ,,,,,please see the snap shot below for its behavior :http://i47.tinypic.com/2nlbupz.jpgThis is what have been written in the screen aboveCode: [Select]Broadcom UND1 PXE-2.1 v8.2.5
Copyright  ( c )  2000-2005 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright  ( c ) 1992-2000 Intel Corporation
All right reserved.
CLIENT MAC ADDE : 00 13 72 21 83 52  GUID : 44454C4C 4200 104C 8031 C2C04F4C3153
DHCP?-
Recently I formatted this PC and installed fresh copy if windows XP with all updates still same problem is going on.What troubleshoot should I carry out  to find out where is the problem ?Thanks

Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

Check in the BIOS if this system is booting from it's hard drive first, instead of a network boot. Also, when it has been booted, does it have a conection to the network without any problems?

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Hi

I work in a school and have 2 windows 2000 servers which take an zawful long time to shutdown. around about 15 mins. I was wondering if anyone knew what could pose the problem.

any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Server is taking very long to shutdown

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When I turn on the CPU and monitor, the monitor light keeps blinking for about every 3 seconds for about 5 hours (sometimes more) and then the monitor finally turns on. How long it takes for it to finally turn on depends on how long it has been turned off. One time, I turned it on after it had been off for about 30 minutes, and it only took about 15 minutes to turn on rather than 5 hours. My friend is telling me that there might be a problem with the graphics card, but the thing is, when the monitor finally does turn on, there is nothing wrong with the picture, it works perfectly; the only problem is that it takes too long to turn on.
So, what should I do to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Monitor taking too long to turn on

Have you tested the monitor on another system to rule out a system problem?
 

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Hi, My laptop is HP Envy 14k011tu. It has an i5 4th gen processor, 12 GB of RAm and 1 TB hdd. Since i updated to windows 10 my boot up time has increased significantly. It used to take half a min atmost in win 8.1. Every driver is up to date. Thanks. P.S. i once used remove all the apps from system feature because multiple apps werecausing an issue. I hope it did not have any significance to boot time.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Win 10 taking a really long time to boot

My guess is that your Bios may be upset about a piece of hardware. I would try disconnecting everything, including a second hard drive if you have one installed (remove the mouse and keyboard too). If the problem goes away, start installing the disconnected devices one at a time until you find the guilty device.

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Lately I've noticed that my custom-built PC has been taking roughly 5-10 minutes to shut down, and upon start-up it takes 5-10 minutes to get past the screen for my motherboard. With my specs, I didn't think I'd have this problem. I just did a virus scan with avast free antivirus and it turned up nothing. I cleaned the disc, defragged registry, etc. but it's still taking so long to start up and shut down. And another problem is I can't even log off and log back in, if I log off, not only does that take a long time, but when I log back in the only thing visable is my cursor and my desktop never appears, it's simply a black screen (and I've left it on for hours waiting for it to load with no results). I have a Logitech gaming controller and and 3TB external HDD plugged in if that helps. My specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
4GB RAM
Page file: 2223MB used, 5962MB available
DirectX 11
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

If I missed any necessary information or you need more details, just let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 taking too long to shut down?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hyde99X


Lately I've noticed that my custom-built PC has been taking roughly 5-10 minutes to shut down, and upon start-up it takes 5-10 minutes to get past the screen for my motherboard. With my specs, I didn't think I'd have this problem. I just did a virus scan with avast free antivirus and it turned up nothing. I cleaned the disc, defragged registry, etc. but it's still taking so long to start up and shut down. And another problem is I can't even log off and log back in, if I log off, not only does that take a long time, but when I log back in the only thing visable is my cursor and my desktop never appears, it's simply a black screen (and I've left it on for hours waiting for it to load with no results). I have a Logitech gaming controller and and 3TB external HDD plugged in if that helps. My specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
4GB RAM
Page file: 2223MB used, 5962MB available
DirectX 11
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

If I missed any necessary information or you need more details, just let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Unplug the 3tb external hard drive and try to boot the system and shut it down. Also, don't use ANY registry defraggers or "cleaners" as those could end in bad news for Windows 7.

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I am looking for a certain image on this website, but it is taking a long time to load. I am able to get it to load, but it doesn't load right away. Please help.
 
http://www.ryan-stiles.org/gallery

Answer:This is taking a long time to load

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

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I have a windows 7 laptop and working fine whenever i am in office. But if i try to login with my laptop at home it takes too much time to login. I also tried it in office via shutting down all DC's. then windows 7 machine takes too much time to login, while
if DC's are running then it login early. 
Can anyone help me to this problem?

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Hi, i'm roushan. i'm using Lenovo notebook model 3000 N200 (type:0769). i purchased it 6 years back. i got it with 512 MB RAM,120 GB HD, Intel Dual Core 1.60GHz processor. i upgraded it with additional 2GB RAM which left me 2.5GB RAM. i installed Windows 7(32-BIT). it was well since 8 months, but now i'm facing a problem with this. it is easily booting, but its taking too long to shut down. previously it used to take max. of half min. but now, its taking nearly 10 mins. Plz help me out of this. i use CCleaner regularly. i clear temp files & prefetch regularly.
 

Answer:System taking too long to shut down

CCLeaner has several useful utilities, but I would recommend you do not use the registry cleaner. Cleaning the registry is not necessary and as with all registry cleaner/optimizer programs they are inclined to cause more problems than they fix.

Your symptoms would suggest there is a process stopping the system from closing. First try booting into Safe Mode and see if the shutdown is any quicker, then report back.

To get into Safe Mode, start tapping the F8 key from the second you switch on, you should see a menu appear. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight Safe Mode then hit the Enter key. Let it finish loading and for it to reach the desktop, most graphics will appear much larger than normal. After a few minutes shut the system down in the normal way and see how long it takes.
 

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Hey guys,

Now, I'm no computer expert here but I have just tried to do a system restore on my laptop but it has just been on the screen "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is restoring the registry".

It has been on this screen now for about three hours so I'm sure something is up. I have no idea what to do - any ideas?

Thanks

Pudgey

Answer:System Restore taking too long

The date you've chosen affects the time taken, the older the longer. Also corruption affects time, but even with these two factors, it's been too long. Restart, turn off your AV and try another date.

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Hi, I need helpMy computer told me to do an update of my bios. I didn't know what it really was or if it was dangerous to my laptop so I said yes. It's been 9hours now since the beginning of the updates and all I can see is a black screen, the caps lock light flashing, the pad and wifi light are on and the fan is on too.I read that bios update could be dangerous and that I might lose my laptop if it failed... What should I do? I have nothing telling me if the update is going on or if it froze...I have a Pavilion DV6Help me please, I don't want my laptop to die ;_;

Answer:Bios update taking too long?

A successful BIOS update only takes a couple of minutes at most. Is your notebook still in warranty? Warranty status check web page What is the complete product name and product number?  dv6 just is not enough identification. Remove the battery and look in the compartment where the battery was installed. You should see a Service tag with printed part number and a product name. Please post the p/n (with all alphanumeric characters here). If you live outside of North America, it helps us if you post the country of purchase.Don't forget to post the name of the installed operating system.Best regards,erico 

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I have a HP presario cq56-115dx. the product number is XG809UA#ABA. WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM

Answer:Bios update taking too long?

Your notebook is a 2010 version. It has a legacy BIOS. The BIOS corruption recovery for UEFI models produced in 2012 and more recent won't work for your notebook. You can try extracting a current BIOS .ROM and .SIG file to a usb flash drive, plugging it into one of the notebook's USB ports and booting up. It may or may not recover the BIOS. Otherwise, only replacement of the BIOS chip with one that has a fresh BIOS flashed into it will serve as a repair  for your notebook at a reasonable cost.   That is a pretty involved repair and is something usually done by a BIOS repair company. Search online for one and get a price for the repair from them.

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When we click on buttons they seem to get stuck for about 20 to 30 seconds and then the button resets and changes the page.

Also under the tool bar there is a blank white strip about 1/2 inch wide. How do I get rid of the strip?
 

Answer:ie taking a long time to respond

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I began defragmenting my C drive 12 hours ago and it is only as far as 2% which then goes blank and starts again. Is there anything i need to do?

Answer:Defragmentation is taking so long is it working?

Probably best to defrag in Safe Mode when there isn't much running that can interrupt the defrag.To get into Safe Mode reboot and keep tapping the F8 key before the Windoes screen loads.

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Hello,
My Toshiba Sattelite has recently started to have a few problems. When I boot it up, it takes about 5 minutes to get past the Welcome/Please Wait screen. After that there is a black screen which takes a further 5-10 minutes to get past. I would appreciate any help and suggestions.
Thank You
Michael

Answer:Laptop taking too long to log in (various stages)

Welcome

Follow steps on this tutorial first:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Then upload your msinfo file: To get this:
1. Click on the Start
2. Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box
3. When it opens, go to File, Save
4. Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember
5. Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info
6. Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder
7. Upload the .zip file hereFor monitoring the heat/celsius of the system, use Speccy or HWinfo:Speccy - System Information - Free Download
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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

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

I have scanned with Spybot and Superantispyware and found nothing.

I have Zone Alarm and Avast running.

Is there anytning else I can look at?

Answer:IE taking long time to load

Hi -

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

Also, ATF-Cleaner is better for cleaning.

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I have downloaded the newest RTM 32bit Windoows 7 from Microsoft MSDN and tried to install it on my Celeron 2 Duo 64bit system.. Now when I boot the computer up the Windows logo comes, and then it stays there for 20+ minutes before the system is booted up.. I have tried with other versions of Win7 32bit also, but its the same everytime.. Is this because I absolutly need to install a 64bit version? I remember that I once had 32bit Vista on another 64bit system and that worked fine...

Anyone experienced this before?

Answer:Taking too long time to reboot...?

try setting your CPU to start up windows with 2 cores

run msconfig
set to 2 in your case

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hi can anyone throw any suggestioins to this problem
my system starts windows loding screen about 30 seconds then i log into windows it then takes 4 or 5 minutes to load completly any ideas on this would be great

thanks:

Answer:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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hey guys please help me... recently i have plugged in pen drive during booting after that my pc takes long time in welcome screen.. it makes to go crazy..
spec:
xp sp3
intel g41 mobo
core2duo e7500
3gb ddr3
nvidia 8400gs

Answer:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.

BG

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I had some errors at startup and as solution I tried a System Restore( Windows 8 OS). It's been 3 hours and on my laptop display appears this : "please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is initializing..." Is this normal? What to do?
I'm waiting for so long. My Windows came pre-installed I am afraid of loosing it.
 

Answer:System restore taking too long

ok, now the status has changed a little . it says that System Restore is restoring the registry. SHould I wait or turn it off?
 

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Hello,

My Samsung laptop brought couple months back keeps taking a long time to sleep. The actual time taken seems to vary greatly, sometimes a few seconds, but otherwise hours upon hours (I at that point shut it down).

The time it takes for it to sleep does not seem to always correlate to the numbers of applications I have open either, nor the RAM usage. Sometimes it sleeps fine with a lot of programs open, other times it fails to when there are only a few.

I have looked around the forum, but cannot find an answer. Please help.

Sgtmook.

Answer:Laptop taking too long to sleep.

Here are some commands you can run from an ELEVATED Command prompt that might help.

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
powercfg -requests
powercfg -energy
powercfg /?

powercfg /? is the MS HELP for the other commands i suggested (and more).
If you get anything back from powercfg commands you need help with, post back with screen prints showing the results.

I noticed you have a BSOD thread for sleep issues.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-sleeping.html
Maybe you should post a comment in that thread about this issue including a link to this thread?
Someone that helped with that issue might be able to help with this.

In my experience:
Windows sleep and hibernate are awesome when they work correctly.
If there are issues, it can be a never ending nightmare trying to find the cause and fix.

It seems there are too many factors that can affect sleep and no-one including MS has fully documented or understands all of it.
- Bad driver, usually video
- Unsaved Windows theme
- BIOS settings, and maybe BIOS version
- Devices that can wake the PC
- Programs that can wake the PC
- Scheduled Tasks that can wake the PC
- Wireless mice
- yadda, yadda, ...

I just noticed and tried the "wake_from_any" powercfg option with this command:
powercfg -devicequery wake_from_any

I've never used this to resolve issues i worked on, but maybe this can help you, or add more confusion!
I can't remember ever seeing this option suggested in any threads i found looking for help trying to ... Read more

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I fancied trying the upgrade route, really as an educational exercise to see how well it would work, but am finding its way to slow. I suspect some process is running somewhere that is crippling the install procedure.

My 8.1 install is a very compact 25gb installation that includes a handful of programs and around 8gb of user files and data.

At the moment its showing 21% overall complete after more than two hours with the 'setup' currently at 71%. Its taking around 8 minutes for that to increase by 1%.

This can't be right !

Answer:W8.1 to W10 Upgrade installation taking far to long.

Mooly
It does not seem normal but has been happening to many members of this forum. I am one who left it upgrading all night long. Woke up in the morning and it had finished up.

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I have a Lite-On DVD drive that can has a max write speed of 16x. I am currently trying to burn a 667mb movie onto a DVD using Nero. I am just wondering why (according to Nero) the burn is going to take 2 hours! It appears as though a lot of time is being spent 'transcoding" the movie. What can I do to make it burn faster?

PS: The original file format of the movie was "FMPG", however most third party software can't recognize it. Thus I used the fourcc changer to change it to "XVID." Could this be the problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Why is my DVD burner taking so long?

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why does disk cleanup take so long? I am on IE, Compaq "Presario" cpu. Internet "11"

Answer:Disk Cleanup is taking too long?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm not sure why ie11 would make any difference except if you still had ie11 open and surfing the internet when running disk cleanup,

If you want to run disk cleanup close all open browser windows,
Cleanup is calculated temp files if ie is open that makes it difficult if not impossible to do which might be why it's taking too long to function
Cheers.

I'll just add nothing will be cleaned until a restart or shut down.

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trying to power down and have messaqe "please do not power off or unplug your machine installing update 1 of 1" this has been like this for perhaps forty minutes - contol alt delete seems to have no effect - is this a fault and if so what do I do?

Answer:windows 7 update taking too long

After 40 minutes I'd be inclined to push the power button to turn it off.

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I'm not sure what was wrong, but it was taking a very long time for my laptop to shut itself down.
~10mins? ~15mins? Somewhere along the lines of that...definitely not the proper shut down sequence. I'm also not sure why this started happening...

Something seems to have caused a hang-up or some kind of error/problem with shutting down. Everything else seems to be working fine when the computer is turned on. It's just the shut down that seems to be having some issues.

So I was trying to read and troubleshoot this to see if I could figure out what was wrong. Here are some of the things I did:

I booted into safemode and tried shutting down, and it still took quite a long time.
I did a full scan with my antivirus program (Kaspersky Internet Security 2014) and it was clean.
I did a full scan with Malwarebytes and it was clean.
I ran the '' /sfc scannow " and it verified everything was okay.
I did the 'error-checking' CHKDSK scan (after rebooting it scanned) and reported that everything seemed okay.
Manually ran Windows Update to make sure my system was up-to-date. Everything is up-to-date.
After trying to find out/read other topics and suggestions with people experiencing the similar problems, I was wondering if there was something wrong with my system pagefile? So I followed some advice that was given and did this: Computer>System Properties>Advanced System Settings>Advanced Tab and went into the Performance Settings>Advanced Tab and under the Virtual Memo... Read more

Answer:Problems with 'Shut Down' taking too long

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I'm pretty sure that the ClearPageFileAtShutdown setting should be 0 by default. I would leave it as 0.

Perhaps there is an app that is running...
...that hangs on shutdown
...that Windows is not telling you about.

You can try the steps in this tutorial...
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
...to see if you can find that app.

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okay, im making a server with a 750 mh proc and 256 ram, but the windows install is taking a long time. the screen that has been up for the past 25 minutes is just a blue screen with Windows 2000 Setup across the top. its not really doing much. can anyone tell me if this is normal or how i can speed it up/fix it? thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows install taking too long

the faster the hard drive, the faster the processor, and the faster the cd rom, equals the faster the install. i've learned from experience. i can install xp home in 11 minutes flat. not counting format and partitioning of course.
 

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I know there are several threads by this name, but my problem, as far as I know, is quite peculiar and I haven't seen anything similar to this in any thread. Yesterday I did a clean install (actually I wiped the whole hard drive and converted it to MBR since it was in GPT and Windows wasn't letting me install it on GPT filesystem) of Windows 10, and installed all the necessary drivers and the basic essentials. I don't know exactly when but after I was done doing some housekeeping, my Windows started taking too long to boot. What happens is that it shows the Windows loading screen (like in the image attached), does the boot animation for about 5-10 seconds, then blinks the screen momentarily, and then shows the Boot animation screen again. But this time, the loading circle animation is really choppy and the pixels seem to be slightly blown out. Then it takes a good 1-2 mins at that screen and then shows the blue screen with loading animation, shows it for another 15-20 seconds and then shows the Login screen. This is getting really annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

When you say would not let you use GPT then meaning you either might not have a UEFI BIOS or did not select it when you booted from the disc or USB when you did the install. What i am trying to figure was it installed using UEFI and GPT from Windows 7 or 8.1 whatever OS you had before upgrade originally and before the clean install with Windows 10, what it seems you are saying ?

List the Lenovo Model. See you have 2 cards listed, both different brands, which one is it ?

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I know there are several threads by this name, but my problem, as far as I know, is quite peculiar and I haven't seen anything similar to this in any thread. Yesterday I did a clean install (actually I wiped the whole hard drive and converted it to MBR since it was in GPT and Windows wasn't letting me install it on GPT filesystem) of Windows 10, and installed all the necessary drivers and the basic essentials. I don't know exactly when but after I was done doing some housekeeping, my Windows started taking too long to boot. What happens is that it shows the Windows loading screen (like in the image attached), does the boot animation for about 5-10 seconds, then blinks the screen momentarily, and then shows the Boot animation screen again. But this time, the loading circle animation is really choppy and the pixels seem to be slightly blown out. Then it takes a good 1-2 mins at that screen and then shows the blue screen with loading animation, shows it for another 15-20 seconds and then shows the Login screen. This is getting really annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

When you say would not let you use GPT then meaning you either might not have a UEFI BIOS or did not select it when you booted from the disc or USB when you did the install. What i am trying to figure was it installed using UEFI and GPT from Windows 7 or 8.1 whatever OS you had before upgrade originally and before the clean install with Windows 10, what it seems you are saying ?

List the Lenovo Model. See you have 2 cards listed, both different brands, which one is it ?

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I clicked to turn off my com and it wanted to do updates but it has been stuck on 1 of 16 for 15 minutes. Is this normal?

Answer:Windows 7 updates taking too long

It may be perfectly normal. Really depends on which updates are being installed. .NET updates for example can take a long time. If it hasn't progressed at all in 30-40 minutes then something may be hung up.

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My laptop is taking 4 minutes to start up, considerably longer than what i recall it did when i first purchased 1.5yrs ago.Appreciate it might slow down a bit the more programs i add...is there any way to speed up the start up?thanks

Answer:Laptop taking too long to startup?

Try this click here

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Hi
I installed vista onto an acer extensa 5235 laptop last week, replacing lubuntu.
It has worked fine until yesterday when I accidentally shut it down while windows was installing updates.

Now I get the "windows failed to start" screen
All of the options (safe mode, command prompt, last good config, start normally) just loop back to this screen.

I booted from the vista install disc,
I filled in the language, keyboard etc,
Then I clicked on "repair your computer"

Then, there is a blue windows screen (not BSOD) with the white cursor.

Nothing else happens, I left it overnight and still the same, I tried it over again today and the same happens.

It sounds like its doing something

Should I just wait? or is there anything else I can try.

I have everything I need backed up

(I need this laptop for work next week!)

Any help appreciated


David

Answer:Vista repair taking too long?

Boot off of the Windows DVD and press Repair Your Computer, immediately press Shift+F10 to open the Command Prompt. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. Check Disk will go through 5 stages and may take a long while.

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I am using a AMD K6111, 400Mgh, 64MB, with Windows 98, and Explorer 4.0. I have just had this computer checked out at a local shop. They tell me there is nothing wrong. However it is taking me much too long to move through the screens. Any help would be appreciated. Also, if the local shop replaces an item under warranty, what do we receive from them to verify this warranty exchange. Thanks George
 

Answer:It is taking to long to download on the internet

Need to elaborate on the issue...

How slow?
Ever happen before?
When did it start and is there a pattern?
What apps. are running in background?
What type of modem and what ISP?

Those are just a few but you need to specify as much as possible

As for warranty work? It depends on the warranty but if done through an ASC for the manufacturer then first ensure you call the manufacturer's support line and get a case/ticket number and the operator number of the tech. who takes your call and authorizes the warranty repair...

From the service center ensure you get proper receipts as well as copy of work order with what was done, when, part numbers, and list of any tests to verify repair...To wit, just be a smart consumer and get verification for what you can...BOL
 

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I am working on A Vista Home premium SP2 (fully updated) machine that takes forever to connect to the internet, upwards of a minute or so, i have never seen this, all my other machines are connected instantaneously.
Im not even sure what to start diagnosing its like the connection is one of the last things it does after booting, very rarely after a reboot its connects quickly.
device manager showed two instances of ISATAP networking devices that weren't working properly, i uninstalled them and they haven't reappeared, symptoms stay the same.
All drivers seem to be up to date.

This happens whether its hardwired to the router or wireless.

Any thoughts on fixing this?

Answer:connecting to internet taking way to long

How do you connect to the internet?

Is this a new issue or has it always been this way? If the former, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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So far I've cleaned up disk space and now have 103/183 GB on HD space.

Deleted all duplicate files, ran disk fragment just a couple of days ago

Ran disk clean up and found no issues.

I can generate a log from Trend Micro software with the ok.

Again, bottom line is its taking along time restart to shut down.

thanks in advance

Answer:HP G60 taking long time to shutdown

http://download.cnet.com/3001-2086_4-10315...c594ac581194b63http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...EE&rid=3324http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.phphttp://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite.phpDownload and run each of these inorder select the quick scan option for both malwarebytes and superantispyware if thingss dont improve then start here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.htmlhope this works for you Just a note on running CCleaner...please do not run the registry-edit feature of that program. It's a multi-faceted program and does some very useful things...registry-editing is not considered to be one of those that is useful or should be recommended/suggested.Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works toget... Read more

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I have been installing the bios update for the past 5 hours and nothing it just says it's still installing and I know it doesn't take that long.

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Hi Guys

I have looked through the discussions and run the tutorial and not found anything to help me!

I was trying to do a system restore ? I went through the normal steps, (may be that was a mistake to start with!! ) clicked on ?restore to an earlier date" and selected 24 Aug. 30 hours later the restore is still running ?the green line is still going across the bottom of the screen. Not sure what to do now ? If I pull the plug on the PC what will or might happen?

I have a HP Pavillion Elite M9351 with Vista Ultimate 64

thanks
Neil

Answer:System Restore - taking too long?

Hi Neil,

System Restore can be a bit slow at times, but is generally able to complete its task within 15 minutes. 30 hours is a bit on the extreme side and would point to a corrupt restore point or even a corrupt system file. It could also indicate serious problems with your hard drive. You could also try running an SFC check System Files - SFC Command, but the chances are that your system is corrupt. I would be inclined to reinstall Vista either from your recovery discs or from the recovery partition which is available after the BIOS has finished its POST (see manual for details).

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First ever post.....

Using XP SP2 Home and Ie 6.

Everything was fine until 3 days ago....Now, it can takes over 4 mintues at best to load the Ie 6 window. Mail works fine at normal speed. Once I get the window to come up, it works at regular speed, but new windows take a long time. The other problem I have seems that not everything is loading at bootup. I did have chameleon clock loading which doesn't now and I don't see my Norton in the task bar....Not sure if it is active?

Any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:10:09 AM, on 19/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mon\SpyAgent4.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\My Downloads\HiJackThis_v2.exe
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Answer:Ie 6.0 taking long time to open (HJT log)

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My neighbor's laptop hdd seemed not to be working right, he had left the laptop in the closet for 2 years anyway, so it seemed not a loss to run a utility that might bring the hdd back [might not], so I started the low level hdd pre-format from a disc I had been given.

That was about a month ago, and the 250 gb hdd is still not done. Should it really take this long, or is the hdd totalled?

Answer:Low level HDD pre-format taking too long

What kind of utility are you using to format a drive? One month is way too long. Full format on 250GB drive should take a couple of hours at most.

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When I click the eject external device button, it takes about 30 seconds for the pop up window to show up (which gives me the option of selecting which device to eject).

Is anyone else also facing this problem?

Answer:Taking very long to eject devices

  
Quote: Originally Posted by riskyayush


When I click the eject external device button, it takes about 30 seconds for the pop up window to show up (which gives me the option of selecting which device to eject).

Is anyone else also facing this problem?



Yep - exactly the same problem here. Did you find a solution? I'm using an Asus P6T Deluxe.

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no matter what i try to install it takes way too long...... once i click on install, it starts immediately but is stuck at 0% for a long time(20-30mins) then it proceeds at normal speed..... but thats not the case with all the installations
it happens for all the installations which use install shield wizard(and some other installations too) and also for installations of windows updates(though it never proceeds beyond 0% for win update)
 

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I just recently reformated my computer, like 3 days ago. While installing all of the initial drivers everything worked perfectly. Now as I install things that I had on my old setup, my computer basically doesn't even shut down, so I have to manually hold the button down on the pc. Starting it up takes forever as well. I will see my wallpaper for a good 5 minutes before my desktop even loads.


Help?
 

Answer:Why is it taking so long to start my computer?

I just installed CCleaner, that may help with startup. But what about shutting down?
 

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Hi everybody,
Well recently I decided to switch motherboards and sysprep for switching. I started syspreping 9 hours ago and it is still going..I don't know what to do now. I searched online and people say it should take 5 minutes max. Mine has been going for 9 hours..It is stuck at "Processing generalize phase Sysprep plugins". I ran it OOBE and checked generalize. Please help :/

If sysprepping does not work, is there another way to switch motherboards safely?

Answer:Sysprep taking a very long time

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Check your sysprep.inf file for BuildMassStorageSection=yes and set to NO.

For more, check out How To Use the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep.exe) to Perform Disk Duplication

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It's been stuck on "downloading 68 updates(0 KB total, 0% complete)" for like 15-20 minutes now. How do I find out if it's frozen or if it's actually downloading?

Answer:Why is windows update taking so long?

Click cancel and close the Windows Update screen then the Control Panel. Reopen Windows Update screen, they may already be downloaded but the screen did not change. If not checked for updates again.

You could also use the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

If you do get them downloaded, do not try to install them all at once. Select 5 or 10 at a time to install. That many updates all at one time would drive the computer crazy and take a long time to revert changes.

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i have a comptuer useing windows xp. and on start up the screen that says "windows is starting up" before u get to the desktop. well it will can be there for 5 mins sometimes. and all my other comptuer its there for like 2 sec. taking any suggestions!

thanks

Answer:Start up taking a long time

Could be a hdd failing. Have you tried reformating? That is always a great fix

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Hi, everytime i start up my PC, it takes atleast 3mins to load.
Any when ever i open a programme it takes days, well minutes, then it just freezes.
Here is my log

Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 01:12:35, on 28/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wt32exe.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Utility\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Wir... Read more

Answer:My Pc is taking too long 2 start up and keeps freezing.

Forgot 2 mention that i have done all the request virus scans and checks.

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Im defragging today after defragging yesterday just to keep up on things....however.....after defragging yesterday (which took 6 hrs) it is defragging today and taking 2 hrs plus still running? does my computer have a virus? i have 138gb with 38 gb free. It is a fairly new laptop ive only had 2 years...
 

Answer:Why is Defragging taking soooo long?

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i'm using a brand new laptop , bought last month or so, howveer, i see that post startup, every app , like google chrome, or clicking on a picture, takes ages to open, a friend of mine has a similar laptop, but quite old, but it works in a jiffy. what is wrong with my laptop, or is it because of the static and rotating hard disk?

Answer:apps taking too long to run after startup

Hi,My humble suggestion will be to test the hardware - extensive system testing (including hard drive, RAM):http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03467259If all the tests passed and issue still persists, you can try --If you've no personal data stored in your new laptop, please do a complete factory reset:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04758961RegardsVisruth

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