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

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

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.

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Preferred Solution: Applications taking too long to load - PC taking too long to shut down

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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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After booting, it takes a long time for applications in the Start up to load; I cannot access the Start button (there is no response)

where should I begin to trouble shoot ?

The Server service hung on starting.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

The Computer Browser service depends on the Workstation service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
 

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Hi all,

Recently I've encountered a strange problem; it's not reproducible but happens from time to time.

When I attempt to open an application (be it opening a PDF (Adobe Reader), or firing up Chrome), the mouse shows the spinning icon beside the pointer, but the application does not start up. This can take up to a minute before the application fires up.

When I check the Task Manager for my application, I see that the appliation starts, but only takes up 100kb of memory, and stays that way for a while before increasing, and that's when the application loads.

Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 - Applications taking very long to start up

Did you try re-installing the app? If that didn't work, try running chkdsk /f, disk defragmentation (i recommend Puran Defrag) and memory diagnostic.

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As of a few days ago, all my MS Office applications are taking an inordinately long time to load.
After I press the icon of (say) a Word document, there is an approximate seven second delay before MS Word loads and then a further five to six second delay before the document itself loads into Word.
On the other hand, if I simply open Word on its own by pressing Start>All programs>MS Office>Word Then the program opens in less than a second as it used to do.
I had this exact same problem happen a few weeks ago and I eventually solved it by running "Advanced Windows Care V2 Personal". Unfortunately this has not helped me this time around.
It's almost as if there is something blocking or filtering the program before it runs.
I have a relatively fast computer and prior to this happening, Word documents usually loaded in about one to two seconds.
I have tried a repair re-install of MS Office without any improvement.
I run Windows XP SP2 with MS Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003.
My computer is AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 3800+ with 2.0 GB RAM and GeCube Radeon X800XL Graphics card.
I am quite meticulous about anti virus checks.
I run NOD 32 with a recent clean scan.
Also Webroot Spy Sweeper in the background all the time and recent clean scan.
Also recent clean scans with Ewido. Ad-aware SE Personal and Spybot S&D
I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Thank You.
 

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Hi mods and members!

I'm new in this tech forum and I need your help.
All of a sudden my Windows XP computer takes 3-5 minutes for it to display the shutdown options(log off,shutdown,restart) after clicking the turn off computer option in the start tray.I tried everything from scanning the computer for viruses,spywares,malwares to enabling and disabling the startup items and services under the ms configuration utility to no avail.

I have the HJT log right here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:21:25 PM, on 5/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\713xRMT.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHel... Read more

Answer:Windows is taking too long to shut down...

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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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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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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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Hi Guys, My Packard Bell Laptop is taking way too long to shut down. Im talking 10 to 15 minutes. I get so annoyed waiting for it that I have resulted to just holding the power key down and shutting it off all together. Then the next day having to hit the enter key on start windows normally. I know this is not good for my laptop. Anyway what recommendations do you have to speed up the shut down operation. Here are some details on my laptop.
Packard Bell Easynote.
Windows Vista Home Premium.
Intel Core 2 Duo.
Memory 1GB.
32 Bit Operating System.
Thanks guys
 

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Okay, guys, first off.. let me tell you this.. i am the only person that uses this computer.. so to answer the questions:

- i don't have any anti virus software
- there is no spyware on my computer because i only go into business/office related sites

One program in particular is giving me problems, and it is Adobe Acrobat Pro.. i have called Adobe to see if it is a problem with their program.. they did a "repair" install and still nothing got resolved

I need to know what to do or what to look for.. before i just reinstall Windows on this thing again

It is very difficult to work on this computer laterly and i am getting to the point where i will have to switch bcak to my old computer

Thank you in advance,

Uni
 

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Certain folders on my computer take forever to load after awhile. I've noticed that these are usually folders with a lot of files in them.

It's weird because when I restart my computer, these specific folders will load up fine for hours until for an unknown reason, they'll start taking minutes to load.

At first, I thought it was just my external hard drives which were acting up due to it being USB, however, I found out the other night that my program file folder on the C:/ drive took a long time to load, as well.

Even if I turn the external hard drive off, cool it off, then turn it back on, those particular folders will still take awhile to load.

I've also noticed that if one folder lags, then the others will lag around the same time.

My system:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP2
Dual Core T2300 @ 1.66.GHZ
2GB of RAM
Intel Media Accelerator 945 integrated video card

I've attached a picture of what it looks like while it's loading just to be sure.
 

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Hi,I have e-machine with 128 mb ram,256kb cache,1.30ghz intel processor but lately taking about 3 minutes to start up from switching on. I wonder if anything wrong with my pc as it used to load up quick before. Can anyone help please?

Answer:My PC taking long time to load up

What OS are you running?? if it is WXP you should increase your ram.You should also defrag the hard drive and clear temp files right click Explorer

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I am a bit perplexed and confused whether this issue is a software issue or a hardware issue!
From power on to working desktop it takes about 15 to 20 minutes!
I updated from Windows 7 HP 64bit to Windows 10 Home Free when it was available and then to Windows 10 ANNV and all went well and Windows loaded in relatively quickly.
I have updated to Windows 10 Creators Version 1703 all seemed OK at first but in the last week Windows seem to take quite a lot of time to load, 10 or more minutes before the desktop is ready for use.
The sequence of events before Windows Desktop displays ready for use is as follows;
1. Power On and the motherboard splash screen display for a few seconds. (Nothing unusual here).
2. A black screen with the Windows logo and circling dots displays and stays on for 1 or 2 minutes.
3. Then the screen goes black with nothing else displayed for another minute or two.
4. Light blue screen displays with ?Please wait? and circling dots displays again for a few minutes.
5. Light blue screen displays to choose either to load Windows 10 or Macrium Backup.
6. I choose to load Windows 10.
7. Windows 10 splash screen (beach scene) displays.
8. I press Enter to display the Log In screen and enter my local password but sometimes it takes a long time for the password dots to appear.
9. The Welcome screen displays but take some time to log in.
10. My background picture displays but the Task Bar takes a while to be fully functional and displaying my pinned app... Read more

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

Hello, please read through some threads addressing the same issue, and consider if there's something there that may help:

Very slow boot on Win10 with SSD after creators upadte - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 slow after manually updating to Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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hi,Youtube never seemed to be a problem in the past, but these days, it is taking ages to load a video.My firewalls are off. And I have got Broadband. Can anyone tell me why it is soo slow?Thanks.

Answer:Youtube taking very long to load

How long does it take you to load a 24 minute video?Its taken me more than 10 minutes. :S

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I have no idea as to why my computer has all of a sudden decided it would be slow, but for some reason it has. I have ran the normal things (i.e., Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Norton's) but still running extremely slow. I have DSL and have never had any problems in the two years running it, but now something is wrong. My HJT log is as follows, and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:59 AM, on 2/28/2005
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:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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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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My computer takes too long to start when I first log in and then when I click on Internet Explorer. I believe my computer is trying to open other programs as well before opening IE but I dont know how to stop this process.
 

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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 am a bit perplexed and confused whether this issue is a software issue or a hardware issue!
From power on to working desktop it takes about 15 to 20 minutes!
I updated from Windows 7 HP 64bit to Windows 10 Home Free when it was available and then to Windows 10 ANNV and all went well and Windows loaded in relatively quickly.
I have updated to Windows 10 Creators Version 1703 all seemed OK at first but in the last week Windows seem to take quite a lot of time to load, 10 or more minutes before the desktop is ready for use.
The sequence of events before Windows Desktop displays ready for use is as follows;
1. Power On and the motherboard splash screen display for a few seconds. (Nothing unusual here).
2. A black screen with the Windows logo and circling dots displays and stays on for 1 or 2 minutes.
3. Then the screen goes black with nothing else displayed for another minute or two.
4. Light blue screen displays with ?Please wait? and circling dots displays again for a few minutes.
5. Light blue screen displays to choose either to load Windows 10 or Macrium Backup.
6. I choose to load Windows 10.
7. Windows 10 splash screen (beach scene) displays.
8. I press Enter to display the Log In screen and enter my local password but sometimes it takes a long time for the password dots to appear.
9. The Welcome screen displays but take some time to log in.
10. My background picture displays but the Task Bar takes a while to be fully functional and displaying my pinned app... Read more

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

Hello, please read through some threads addressing the same issue, and consider if there's something there that may help:

Very slow boot on Win10 with SSD after creators upadte - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 slow after manually updating to Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

I was wondering if one of u experts can help me with my Hijackthis log file. When I reboot my computer, it takes about 2 minutes for me to connect to the internet after it "seems" like the reboot was complete. Also, about once a day, I'll be working and my whole computer will just freeze and I can't do anything but a hard reboot.

I've recently updated to XP Sp2 and also updated to DirectX 9. Don't know if my problems are related to these updates but I also get a computer freeze a day with my digital audio workstation program Sonar. I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was asked....so.....can I?

Thanks much in adance,

Markus
 

Answer:Something taking a long time to load after boot!!!

Hi markus,
this is a good place to start before running hjt
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
and if you have to run HJT, run through this first
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=38752







beatsbymarkus said:



I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was asked....so.....can I?Click to expand...

so who told you?being your first post
did you have to reregister or something?
or have you already gone through the forementioned tutorials
 

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  Hi, having problems with my new acer aspire s13 freezing or taking very long to open up documents like word and chrome. This is a newly purchased laptop (purchased last week) so it shouldnt be acting up so soon. I was wondering whether anyone else has had/is having the same problem as me? - It doesn't happen continuously, probably once a day at some stage but is annoying all the same since i am interupted during research and other work because i have to wait for the laptop to respond again! Any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

Answer:Problems will freezing or taking long to load

Hi,Click Start(windows logo), right click Command Prompt in expanded Windows System, type sfc /scannow and press enter. Make sure the space between letter c and /, instructions are here in this link and follow the option two:https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3047-sfc-scannow-command-run-windows-8-a.html  

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Web pages taking long time to load. Example: For several years I have been entering the serial numbers of dollar bills on a web site called Wheresgeorge. I would enter one and withing a few seconds, another page came up to enter another. Within the last few weeks that has changed and now it takes 50 to 60 seconds for this page to change every time.
Sometimes, when I click to open my home page (yahoo.com) it takes a long time to open and sometimes it loads only the top part with the address bars, then will not load the bottom part with the usual pictures, links and news items like normal.
It is the same on my desktop, my laptop and my wife's laptop. (She doesn't have a desktop)
Don't know what could be causing this or how to fix it.
Here is the information about my system that you ask for.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423349 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Web pages taking long time to load

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recently websites take long to load and sometimes time out, nothing has really changed in terms of software, and i believe it's a problem for another computer at my house as well, i am connected via ethernet so it's not a wireless hardware issue and my internet connection doesn't drop when the websites time out, and it's not firefox because when i ping via command prompt sometimes the pings time out

i did a traceroute for google and a website i visit regularly, and i noticed that the first trace times out in both occasions, i'm not really familiar with traceroute but i believe the first trace is to the router/modem, however i can ping the router/modem fine and connect to the config via firefox, i have also tried restarting the gateway and the problem still persists

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tracert google.com

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.95.103]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 * * 22 ms 99-7-72-3.lightspeed.livnmi.sbcglobal.net [99.7.72.3]
3 30 ms 20 ms 20 ms 75.26.93.210
4 24 ms 20 ms 22 ms 75.26.64.80
5 * 22 ms 21 ms 75.26.64.6
6 20 ms 20 ms 33 ms 151.164.99.200
7 28 ms 27 ms 27 ms 151.164.99.129
8 27 ms 27 ms 27 ms 72.14.218.45
9 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms 209.85.254.130
10 39 ms 39 ms 39 ms 72.14.232.141
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Answer:Websites taking long to load/timing out

any help ?
 

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I download the game bingo star and try to play it but it on't load. It is still loading user data. Why is it taking do lond to load up?

Answer:My Bingo Star app is taking to long to load up why?

How fast is your network?

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Are others finding that AVG 8 takes longer to load at start up? I find it is taking about 2 minutes to load which is certainly slower than AVG 7.5.

Answer:AVG 8 taking long time to load at start up

that it has more features or is more bloated depending on your view. Hence it takes longer to get it up and running.

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Hi !!

I'm having an issue with the loading time of my thumbnail movie files. The drive itself is not a network drive by the way, it's in my local computer. (Windows 7 Ultimate 64)

For some strange reason, since a couple of days, the thumbnails take forever to load. The green bar is a never ending story...

Here is what I did to date to try to fix it:

- Reset windows cache
- Applied a patch to the registry to reactivate the cache
- In the properties of the folder, changed from "videos" to "General Items"
- Reinstalled codec pack
- Reinstalled chipset drivers

*I do use CCleaner (not on a daily bases),but disable the option the clear cache.
* Windows file indexing is turned on
*Hard Drive is 0% fragmented
Any help would be appreciated !

Thanks

Answer:Movie Thumbnails are taking way too long to load

Solved lol.

Ad-Aware was the problem....Uninstalled it and problem solved.

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Okay I am up against it it here with my home made computer which was primarily made to edit videos and secondarily to play video games. I have some videos to get out but my PC will take sometimes a little less than an hour to completely load up. Sometimes when I reboot while waiting for the load it will load properly but it will sometimes take multiple reboots. Even after a load sometimes programs will take longer to load as necessary but no where as near long as the OS will. I have also noticed that a video that would normally take an hour to render will sometimes take four hours.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows XP 32 bit
AMD Phenom 2 X 4 965
3 GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 2833 Mhz
ASUSTek M4N75TD AM3
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI Disabled because I don't have Windows 7

The last program I installed was the paid version of Stardocks Fences

Task Manager shows:

CrasPlanService running 150,000K and fluctuating
mbamservice.exe (Malwarebytes) at 142,000K and pretty steady

Can you guys help me with my problem. I have a deadline coming up on the grant I was provided for my documentary project and I am being hard pressed by these problems.
 

Answer:Windows taking a very long time to load

Could it be the internals? Maybe something isn't plugged in or connected well, maybe the power supply isn't supplying the PC enough power? Maybe you should upgrade to Windows Vista or 7 since you probably meet the requirements for it? Or maybe your PC is overheated and not getting good airflow?

Either your version of Windows has something corrupt or since your PC was home made, something is going wrong internally...
 

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pages are slow to load and then they freeze or hang. Internet provider says that they are not showing any issues at their end at that I am getting the fastest connection possible with them, so it must be a problem with my computer. I am relatively new to computers, so I will need steps listed as to where to access and trouble shoot for this problem. Thank you for any helpful suggestions! 

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Hello all,

I have an old K6-2 500mHZ machine that my parents are using for internet purposes. The primary problem is that when I boot up, it goes thru POST fine and then i get a black screen. i wait for about 5-6 minutes and then it loads into windows. Sometimes when boot up, it goes straight to windoes but 9 times outta 10 it doesnt. I stripped everything down to the vid card, floppy, HD and network card. Even reinstalled windows. I cant seem to fix this. Anyone have any idea what can possibly be wrong? Thanks in adavnce!
 

Answer:Taking very long time to load windows 2000

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Hey guys,

This is driving me insane. I don't know why it's happening or if it's simply no big deal and I'm going paranoid!

Anyways, when I right-click on desktop, the menu takes 5 seconds (1 Mississippi...2 Mississippi...etc.) to show up..

Is that normal?

i7 965 @4.02 GHz
Asus Ramp II Extreme
3x285s
6 GB RAM

I'm mainly asking to see if there is a bigger problem behind this and not so much the little problem of this taking too long to load. So the emphasis is on the former (the possibility of this being a bigger problem).

I recently installed the latest drivers for my GPUs.

Answer:Right-Clicking on desktop taking too long to load menu...

hi my advice at this point is deal with your bsod thread first as advice given here may cause a conflict with the advice it your other thread thank you for understanding

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I've been having this issue for a little over a month. When I start Windows XP, after it applies personal settings, it gets stuck at just a blank screen with my wallpaper for about 3 minutes or so before it finally starts to load all of the desktop icons. I have tried pulling up task manager while it is sitting there just showing the wallpaper, to see if explorer is running but the task manager doesn't come up until right before the desktop loads. Sounds like explorer.exe is somehow not loading as it should.

I've checked the startup programs in the registry and everything there is normal. Also I have not installed any new software or hardware lately. Any other ideas?

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hello, i would really appreciate it if someone could help me with a problem ive been having recently with my internet as i have been signing up to forums and posting for weeks now but nobody has given me a solution

ok well, i must have downloaded something or whatever but a blue screen of death appeared and restarted my computer

when i got back on, everything was fine, but i noticed the internet was taking long to load, let me explain:

the head of the page usually loads, but no images etc. some pages do not load at all, for instance google

ok, so heres an example: youtube

the youtube home page will look like this upon first load:
http://i11.tinypic.com/4tq6w0p.jpg

Then, after a long while, it will look like this:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/hufrtgswaq.jpg
As for the head/title thing

if i search for something it first looks like this:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/oihn.jpg

then after about 10-20 minutes:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/yiuj.jpg
ive tried system restore, antivirus scans, antispyware scans

re-downloading IE7, and using firefox aswell

another thing to note is that i am using a laptop with a wireless router, when i unplugged my computer from the router, the laptop internet was faster, but another blue screen appeared and now that doesnt make my laptop internet faster

but ive tried scanning my computer too

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Answer:Slow internet..help please..images etc are taking long to load

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Why is ProBoards Support taking a long time to load? It doesn't load right away like it always does and I get a spinning circle and a blank screen.

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Hi all. I have an hp Pavilion 64 bit 4 gigs memory.

It was working great on 10 after I upgraded it about eight months ago or so. Now it takes forever to load or start. Also it freezes allot with firefox browser or IE browser. Or just doing tasks. Now I have tried so many things. I have tried to do tips for windows 10 to help speed it up and load quickly. I have ran virus scans like Mawarebytes and Super antispyware . Adwcleaner. Cleaning the pc ect.

I am having surgery on Thursday and would love to clear this up before then. I would so appreciate your time to help me resolve this issue.
 

Answer:Windows 10 Taking A Long Time To Load And Then Freezes.

Make sure any plugins you have (such as Adobe Flash Player) are up to date. Then within Firefox > Addons > Plugins have it set to 'ask me to activate'.
In start ups only allow those actually needed - most are not needed at start up.
Any program that can be started when needed should not be in start ups.
Use CCleaner Slim at least weekly to clear out junk.
Other than that, without seeing your system in detail it's hard to say more.
 

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For some reason when I boot up now, i click on mu username and windows appears, but I only have 2 icons that load up and it's taking a good 2 - 3 mins for them to load for some reason.Before it started to be slow i did a lot of fixes, for example defragging both drives, i got about 10 windows critical updates, ran adaware to get rid of about 450 unwanted ad things.Now when i boot up, it's taking a long time to load my these programs when XP initialises.Anyone got any idea why?thanks,Jonathan.

Answer:Programs taking a long time to load in XP Home

Some of the critical updates can slow your pc down at boot.My suggestion is to run a Boot defrag.

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Hello,

I recently built a computer. I made it out of the spare parts ive had from upgrades. Pretty nice since it was free and now i can have 2 computers. Unfortunately, even after a fresh install of windows, my HDD seems to not want to work.

It is a western digital 7200rpm 80GB IDE, pretty standard run of the mill. The MB is a MSI kt3 Ultra, 1gb Kingston ram. When booting the BIOS will instantly recognize the optical drive, but will take about 1 minute to find the HDD. It does find it and posts (beep). It then goes to the windows splash screen. From here, it take over 60 laps of the little bar to load. (yes, i counted). Once loaded everything runs fine as far as applications, games, Mozilla. and it shuts down quickly.

I have run the BIOS driver from the disk that came with the MB and still no change.

I have 1 optical drive and the HDD, they are both connected through their own IDE cable, and both set as Masters.

Any suggestions of how to fix this, its not a crisis, but kind of annoying.
 

Answer:Hard Drive taking long time to load

Older HDD could be going bad or it badly defragmented. You should defrag it though after a fresh install. Check for errors in the MFT. Under My computer right click on the HDD then click on properties then on tools then on check disk. Reboot the PC and let the PC check the condition of the HDD. If that checks out okay then open a dos window in Windows then

click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: defrag c: /f
 

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Hey again everyone, after installing ewido and some anti adware programs on my computer to remove some nasties, i noticed that my network connections is taking up to 2 mins to load up, trying to start it manually in services, causes it to freeze up for about a minute. Uninstalled all the programs that i used to remove my enemies and no change. Is the svchost.exe bugged or something? I know this isnt the right forum, but i didnt have much time.
 

Answer:Network Connections Taking Real Long To Load

installing ewido has nothing to do with it. What changed in your network?
You're describing a network timeout issue accessing the shares when your
network is not fully functional (yet).

Did you recently add these shares and just now notice the new symptom?

An example from my laptop. I have a broadband connection via a router and
the cable is frequently already attached. If I boot up like this, I get a long
delay before I get to the Login Screen. However, by removing the cable before
I boot, the system quickly comes to the Login and I can replug the cable and
just move on pleasantly. The delay comes from the XP OS attempting to find
remote shares et al.
 

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I am experiencing the aforementioned issue from a long time and this is really annoying many a times.
The taskbar doesn't load up as i log in to my account.The taskbar takes approx two minutes to completely load.
When logging in to the screen ,only the start button and the action center icon appear on the taskbar.
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Specs of my laptop:
This is the link:
https://support.hp.com/ie-en/document/c04337700

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Also,One thing i noticed that from the time of this issue appearing up to now,The wifi as well as the bluetooth are not working properly.Even,after the taskbar loads up,the Wi-Fi option is nowhere to be seen(not even in the action center.Only,"Network" shows up.).Also,the bluetooth on my laptop is not able to detect any devices nearby it.

I don't think the two issues can be connected in any way.But,Please advice me for this issue.
 

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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,

i just joined this website right now searching for what could be wrong with my pc.

everything was fine until a week ago. i shut my pc down and when i started it up the next morning it took 6-7mins to get to the desktop.

even before i see the green loading bar of vista, my pc constantly reads my floppy drive and my hard drive churns possibly at its max. speed. it takes about 2-3 mins for the green bar to come and from there another 3 minutes to get to the desktop.

normally it used to take me less than 15 seconds.

i just bought this pc about 6 months ago. my specs are as follows:

intel quad core @ 2.4 ghz.
3 gb ram
300 gb hard drive 1
300 gb hard drive 2
500 gb external hard drive

i have tried going to my bios and disabling the floppy drive from the boot priority options, that has not worked.

i dont know what could be wrong? i really do not want to format my hard drive as it is such a pain.

could anyone relate to my problem, and if possible suggest a solution?

thanks for your time.

ferdy

Answer:Vista taking way too long to load all of a sudden approx. 6-7mins.

1. Boot with only monitor connected to see if it is caused by an attached device.
->If that doesn't help, run system restore to a previous day to undo whatever has changed.
->The go to windows update and look at the available updates and only install the important ones. It is likely an automatic update cauing it.

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Hi,
 
sometimes when I turn on and log onto my computer it seems to be taking between 5 and 10 minutes before connecting to the Internet and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
 
I did use the CleanUp tool yesterday as I thought that might do the trick and it did for a while but then went back to the same  state a few hours later.
 
Furthermore I also thought that it might be a driver problem and so downloaded and installed DriverMax. Upon doing this I noticed about 13 of my drivers were not up-to date. However I don't really want to muck around with this tool without supervision and besides I was under the impression that we should only get our divers from out manufacturers website. Or perhaps that just means we get the right drivers from out manufacturers website and as for updating that is a different thing altogether and using a tool like DriverMax should be fine?
 
Anyway if you could help me here I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

Answer:Internet Connection taking long time to load at times

Hey,
 
Whenever I have to update my drivers I always use the manufacturers website.
 
I've never had any experience with DriverMax but i'm sure someone here with fill in.
 
What's your PC's make and model?
 
Thanks,
 
Darktune 

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why is it taking a long time for windows load files on my Dell Latitude D520? because I been waiting for over an hour for it to finish and it still only not even half way done yet

Answer:Why is Windows 7 taking long time to load files on startup

One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I don't know what happened, but suddenly the services console takes forever to load, it is "Not responding" but after ~10 min it finally loads and works fine. The same happens for the Palm Desktop. Directory Opus (an explorer replacement) appears on the task manager but won't load at all. The console and palm desktop also appear in the task manager since launch. The system is 99-98% idle during all this. Other parts of the computer seem unaffected. Any ideas where to start? Many thanks,Uriel.

Answer: Certain programs taking very long to load or don't load at all.

more information on the machine plzOS specs of machineprotection programswhen did this startwhat changes have you made? hardware software?

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Whenever I search within my computer for Bluettoth (Start, Search, Bluetooth Devices) (or use the shortcut), the window pops up and the green 'loading' bar begins to slooowly go from left to right with no end in sight. Why?

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I'm trying to change some default apps of mine, but doing so takes forever. It takes at least a few minutes for it to load when that shouldn't even be taking a long time.

Anyone know why this is?
 

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I am constintly on line for work submitting information. My computer has gotten progressivly slower and is now just locking up completely. Making it impossible to do my job efficeintly. I do not want to waste money on these "finally fast" sites. What can I do?
 

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Frequently I get redirected when I search something on google/yahoo or when I click on a link I want to go to. Also, webpages are taking a long time to load and my laptop seems to be generally slowing down since I got this virus. I have no idea what to do at the moment. Hopefully you can help me. Here is a the Hijackthis report

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:04:15, on 09/11/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\PlayMovie\PMVService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:Yahoo/Google/Firefox Search Redirects + web pages taking very long to load

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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http://www.morti.me/
 
It was fast this morning and it loaded right away. It is now taking a long time to load and it is very slow. I tried shutting down the computer and refreshing it and it is still doing the same thing. 
 
 

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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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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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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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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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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
 

Answer:Right Click Taking too Long

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: 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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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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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....
 

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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!

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Reset is taking too long and even after switching off/on with volume and start my battery charging still shows its reseting.

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So I am installing windows vista rtm (32-bit), everything is done then comes to the completing installation the very last process of the installation. It takes forever I'm stuck on this process for almost over an hour. The install itself has not froze the dots next to the words are always in motion and my hard drive lights on my PC are still going, but progress bar at the bottom has not moved. Should it take this long? I heard that windows vista takes 20 minutes to install. I'm installing on a 60 GB ata133 drive thats has one 33 GB partition for Windows XP and one 23 GB partition for vista, both primary partitions.
 

Answer:Why is vista install taking so long?

On both of my systems, the RC2 and RTM installed in 30 minutes or less. I'm not sure why it's taking so long for yours.

This is a legal copy, correct? I've heard some of the copies "floating around" have some "additional" software in them.

Other than that I'm not too sure. Haven't needed to trouble shoot a Vista installation. Your hardware is functioning correctly, right? No hard drive issues?
 

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so i bought Bitdefender antivirus Plus, and when i selected my product name i clicked "install" button. "Downloading package" is taking to long to download and after a moment it will fail to download. so i have to do it again and again.

*still haven't install bitdefender.

thanks Guys.

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Hi,
I have just upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 10. Since I upgraded my laptop to windows 10, it takes so long to shot down (around 10 minutes). I have never had this problem before. This is annoying. I tried different power options and also made sure that
all of apps are closed before I shut the computer down; but still takes so long. My lap top has the minimum system required as well. The lap top specifications are 2.2GHz Intel CPU, 2GB RAM and 500 GB HHD. What is my solution? How can make that time shorter?
Thank you. 

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I have a Dell PC. The MB and RAM are the only parts that are still original. Video Card, HDs, and PSU have been replaced.

Since I did the replacement, actually a friend did the installation of the new parts, my PC now takes a very long time to start up. I hit the power button, nothing happens...but if you listen you can hear a fan whirring up and down repeatedly. After about roughly 3 minutes, I hear another fan go super fast (this is normal, has happened since I got the PC) then stop and then the computer does its POST test.

Any suggestions as to why this is happening? Kinda sucks that in order to reboot the computer, it takes 5 minutes from the time I hit the power button to the time I enter my password to log in.
 

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Hi All, I have had this message appear several times this evening, and on previous recent occasions. With the new PCA Server,I thought this would have been a thing of the past. Is anyone else getting the same, or is it just me?

Answer:PCA - Server taking too long to respond ...

There was obviously a problem between about 11am and 1pm today - I got a message saying that the connection to the server had been reset - but since then everything has been just fine.

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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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