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Booting takes 15 min

Question: Booting takes 15 min

I've x64 Windows 7 installed for about 7 month, no troubles. Until yesterday, i used auslogics registry cleaner. Now booting takes abt 15 min & get a popup abt entering my Windows product code. Even my IDE hdd is not detected by windows (bios does). Bt after booting >> get login screen >> password input then my desktop is blacked out (black) shows no wallapaper, have 2 manually select from themes. Tried scf /scannow >> some files got corrected. Tried with new profile >> same issue plz help

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Preferred Solution: Booting takes 15 min

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: Booting takes 15 min

Did you back up the registry before 'cleaning' it?

If not, check with the app to see if it made an auto backup. If it did, restore it.

Or you could try to use a restore point created prior to using the app. If one exists, use the restore point and cross your fingers.

(Start>type 'restore' >select 'Create a restore point' > then select system restore. Follow the prompts.)

And for future reference, keep away from registry cleaners unless you know what you're cleaning. As you've discovered they do far more harm than good. You've essentially broken your registry.

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I hope you guys can help me. I am running windows xp client logging into 2000 server. The logging in takes forever. When it gets to the loading user settings page it sits there forever.
Thanks,
Lara
 

Answer:Booting takes forever

Sounds more like a networking prob, for the networking forum... You may want to find out if you have a roaming profile (and how big it is), also, what the speed of the network and how much net congestion you having when logging on. (try logging on when non-peak period).
 

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Not sure if this is the right forum - but here goes. I have an older Compaq desktop - model #6016US. It has worked relatively flawlessly until recently. When I start up or reboot it takes a really long time - 15-20 minutes & sometimes longer. The majority of that time is spent alternating between the Compaq splash screen and a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

I've run different utilities like Tuneup Utilities 2009 but nothing seems to help. What should I check for? Please help!

Answer:Help - booting takes forever!

go into your bios and boot setup
pick
1-cd drive
2-hard drive
and disable floppy that will make it a little faster because it wouldnt have to check floppy, also make sure u dont have any cds in your cd drive because it will try to boot of from cd and it'll take some time there.. these wont make huge difference but will still help

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why The Pc takes booting time more

Answer:My pc takes more time for booting

Please give us some timing figures in seconds and tell us whether booting has started taking longer recently or it was so right from the beginning.My PC takes 15 seconds before I see the BIOS post screen. Then BIOS post screen is on for 1-2 second, finally 36 seconds before the PC fully boots. The 15 seconds is for motherboard checking the integrity of the components, such as RAM, gfx card, etc. RAM takes longest with 10 seconds.Therefore, I wait for about 53 seconds totally.I have basically i7-860 4-core Intel CPU with HT, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, Radeon HD5770 gfx card, and 120 GB OCZ SSD drive.Hope my example helps.CoolGuy

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Hi. I have a friend whose laptop (fujytsi, 512 mb, XP, 9 months old) takes a very long time booting (the same page stays there, just the normal: Press F1 or F2, only that).Also opening programs or my p.c. takes a long time (usually but not always). XP was re-installed 1 week ago although the other partitions remains the same. Any idea?. Thanks

Answer:Booting takes 6 or 7 minutes

Has your friend installed all the drivers and gone to windows update click here

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Have been facing this problem from a long time now.
scanned and checked fr viruses,spyware,malware nothing..
changed msconfig settings still nothing..

am attaching the bootlog of the pc..

The problem is - I start my pc, it gets loaded upto the explorer screen then all booting just stops i.e delays loading other services for some time, then suddenly loads all the processes and the booting is complete...
 

Answer:Booting in XP takes long time

changed msconfig settings Click to expand...

What exactly have you done please ?
 

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I have a i5 laptop but the laptop is too slow it even takes a long time to boot...please help as soon as possible.

Answer:Quite slow please help..booting takes time too.

Hi there. You could try uninstalling any software that you don't use. Laptops tend to be flooded with unwanted manufacturer software.

You can also disable any unnecessary programs that run on start up by doing this:

right click on taskbar and select task manager
click on the start-up tab and go through the entries that could be disabled.

You might want to download ccleaner and give that a go and then run the internal defrag program.

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Ok, so I'm having a pretty serious problem. Let me start by saying that I just bought a new motherboard and installed it. Before this, everything worked perfectly fine. After, it takes literally over 4 hours to boot. Let me list some specs.

Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU
Biostar TForce 6100 Motherboard
Athlon 64 3400+ CPU
1 Gig RAM
150GB HDD
250GB HDD
ATI Radeon X800 GTO2 Video Card

When I first installed the motherboard, I immediately encountered this message:

Verifying DMI Pool Data..........

The blinking underscore moves to the line below the message, looking like this:

Verifying DMI Pool Data..........
_ (except obviously blinking)

The message seemed to stay indefinitely, so I ended up formatting my 250GB hard drive because I thought that the problem was caused by the OS being corrupted or something. Before I did that, though, I'd tried performing a repair install on my Windows XP installation. After I booted from the Windows XP CD, I went to repair install, and after it went through its processes and restarted, it would try to load the files it saved onto the hard drive to continue the installation. However, when it would try to do this, it would just hang at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data........" screen. I also had XP installed on my 150GB hard drive, so I tried repairing that installation as well. Again, I had the same problem.

So this is when I decided to format. After formatting and trying a clean XP installation, I had the same problem. Now,... Read more

Answer:Computer booting takes 4+ hours.

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Acer PC with w/7 working fine until one day it starts all "do not shut off computer, configuring windows etc." It is ok once in a whilebut everytime I boot the computer I go through the same routine and, as a result,this idiotic message is cramping my style. Is this a virus?I am clueless. PC is 2 yrs old! HELP! Thanks in advance.

Answer:PC takes much time booting up-Sabotage?

"do not shut off computer, configuring windows etc."This message comes up after a Windows Update was installed, it will reboot and it continues configuring then will boot normally when the updates have completed installation.

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Hey guys
I expected far more better booting times from Win 10 than this, my PC used to boot up in like 15 secs on Win 8.1 and now its 30+
Before the lockscreen I just get black screen for atleast 10 sec, does anyone experience this?
?Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Booting takes too long?

Same here...
My Sony Vaio laptop with an SSD had a boot time of 5 secs with Windows 8.1... now is taking 30+... Not sure what's going on

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This is my HIJACK THIS log. Can someone look it over and tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:33:47 AM, on 8/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0b\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0b\shellmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Aol\aoltpspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\HIJACK THIS\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

Answer:Booting takes long time

tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?Click to expand...

Define "so long"

Two things ...

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

You may want to disable the outbound email scanning ...

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...=2003 for Windows 2000/Me/98/XP&osv=&osv_lvl=
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmd] "C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /startmonitor /deaf

This one is "iffy" at best, I'd get rid of it ...

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/tgcmd/

http://www.winpatrol.com/db/freesample/tgcmd.html

Cheers...

DS
 

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I have a i5 laptop but the laptop is too slow it even takes a long time to boot...please help as soon as possible.

Answer:Quite slow please help..booting takes time too.

Hi there. You could try uninstalling any software that you don't use. Laptops tend to be flooded with unwanted manufacturer software.

You can also disable any unnecessary programs that run on start up by doing this:

right click on taskbar and select task manager
click on the start-up tab and go through the entries that could be disabled.

You might want to download ccleaner and give that a go and then run the internal defrag program.

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Hi guys,

Problem: at almost every internet connection my browser will stop working and no longer load any page, IE or Firefox. When rebooting, at occasions this may take forever, having difficulty in closing "tfswctrl.exe" and "HiddenFaxWindow". I have VOIP installed. When trying to connect the router through the application (Parla.it) this may fail as well. In that case no Task Manager is longer available.

I did ad-aware etc, plus several virus scans. Numerous issues were found and cleaned up but this problem persists.

Please find the HijackThis log below, as well as the Panda activescan report.

Thanks!
Thorsten

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22.51.00, on 29/03/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Programmi\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
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Answer:Internet quits, then when booting takes forever

Anyone ??

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I'm dual booting with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04.
I followed this http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/2/.

For a few months it has been running smoothly without problems. But a couple of days ago my computer
is slow to load up.


Note everything is working fine after bootup. But I'm really paranoid because it seems like the it takes a few seconds before it boots up when it used to load up instantly before probably for 5-7 seconds only.

Here's what's happening.

1. When switching the pc on. For about 30 seconds and more, nothing appears on monitor. It is completely black, nothing appears with the just monitor switch blinking and the 3 lights on the keyboards don't yet flash. But when I'm restarting, the boot process only loads about for about 10 seconds after which is not yet normal as compared to before.
2. Only after that particular seconds, then my pc will load up.
 

Answer:PC slow to boot up, takes a few seconds before booting up

I'm dual booting with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04.
I followed this http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/05/17/how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-and-windows-7/2/.

For a few months it has been running smoothly without problems. But a couple of days ago my computer
is slow to load up.


Note everything is working fine after bootup. But I'm really paranoid because it seems like the it takes a few seconds before it boots up when it used to load up instantly before probably for 5-7 seconds only.

Here's what's happening.

1. When switching the pc on. For about 30 seconds and more, nothing appears on monitor. It is completely black, nothing appears with the just monitor switch blinking and the 3 lights on the keyboards don't yet flash. But when I'm restarting, the boot process only loads about for about 10 seconds after which is not yet normal as compared to before.
2. Only after that particular seconds, then my pc will load up.
 

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Hi everyone,Since some days my Thinkpad Egde 13 (0197-2MG, with Windows 7 Professional & Ubuntu 11.10) is overheating very fast (fan is directly after pressing the power switch on 100 %) and booting takes ages.Now Windows runs so slowly. So it is not possible to start Windows and shut it down.The BIOS is up to date, but I can't find there any setup-functions for configure the temperature.Can somebody help me?Many thanks,Erik

Answer:Egde 13: Fan overheats & Booting takes ages

download HWinfo32 or 64 depending on the version of the Windows you got. And check the CPU/GPU temperature.Do you still have warranty remaining on the machine?

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Something happened the other day when the latest MS updates were received and I restarted. The computer became unpredictable (some programs would start on demand, others wouldn't). Nothing seemed to follow any pattern.

Tech guy at Dell walked me through everything and couldn't figure anything out. He wanted to do a re-install of windows but I stopped short of that - for now.

I did find a microsoft.windows.redirectedhosts with spybot and removed it. I did a repair of windows twice.

Finally, it is acting more stable but when I boot up and then log-on I'm not able to connect to the internet for up to 30 minutes. If I just sit and do nothing it eventually connects and everything seems to work fine.

I've run spybot, malwarebytes and everything seems to be clean.

When I opened event viewer there are multiple entries of this:

The Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service depends on the Remote Access Connection Manager service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

I just tried to go into services to manually start RACM and when I did everything fired up but I don't know if that was coincidental or not.

Anyone have any ideas? I posted a query in the malware section 3 days ago but haven't heard back from anyone yet. I'm not sure at this point where the best forum is.

Thanks for your consideration!

Nic

Answer:Connecting to Internet takes 30 minutes after booting

Hi -

2 recent threads here in Windows 7 / Vista -

[SOLVED] Problems following Windows Update This Morning (October 20, 2010)

Windows 7 Unable to connect to Internet

Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking and see if you can connect to Internet there. Tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have noticed for some time now my PC really takes a long time to finish it's boot sequence where it is at a point that it has settled down. I would say I can be looking at around 10 minutes before it is ready to be used. Once it is ready it does not seem to show any issue of being slow at all.

OS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Motherboard H55-G43(MS-7638)
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Sound Card Onboard
Monitor(s) Displays Proline LCD 19 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 1024
Hard Drives 2 x SATA 250 Gig 1 x External 2TB
PSU RX 730 SS

Answer:PC takes a long time to finish booting

This is a common issue usually caused by software.

Have you run "Autoruns" to see what useless apps are strting with your machine?
remove anything non essential.

Also what security software are you using? Start-up based scans can really affect your boot time!

You could try clearing the windows "Prefetch", this part loads software that is commonly used to increase app loading speed. After loads of installs and removals you end up with a lot of obsolete files here. The prefetch will rebuild itself after a few system uses.

Use an offline defraggmenter to organsise your files into an order that will help this start faster (Not suitable for SSD users).

Ensure windows media player is not scanning for network shares, this can cause system and network lag.

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Hello experts,I had replaced the stock DVD drive on the Dell Inspiron 15R with an internal HDD and the system has been working very well. However, after the replacement, it takes a lot of time for the computer to move past the initial Dell logo screen while the internal drive's LED is lit up. Quite sure that something can be changed in the BIOS to make sure that the internal drive doesn't get read when the computer boots up everytime.Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time in advance.

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Hi,

I have upgraded my 6100 to bios 1.90, but now on boot,it takes about 1 minute to get the Toshiba screen, and after the boot begins, the system shuts down.

Can I in any way downgrade the BIOS on my own??

Answer:Sat Pro 6100: Booting takes to long after BIOS upgrade

Hi

BIOS downgrade is not possible. Just service partners can do this.

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: Booting laptop takes a long time

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Hi Guys.

I have a Dell Desktop that works well. However, I often press the power button and get no signal to the monitors. I hear 2 short beeps.

Then I press the power button again briefly, and the fan immediately turns off. I press the power again (not hold) and it starts to boot, but again, 2 short beeps and no signal to monitor.

After 2-5 times doing this, it all loads, and everything is great, and won't mess up if I leave the p.c. on.

Anyone have any ideas? Could it be a graphics card going? ram problem? battery on the mother board?

What could be causing this mystery?

M14

Answer:Takes 2-4 times power on / off before booting (2 beeps) Mystery

How old is the motherboard? It could be the battery. I would run memtest.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also please fill in the specs of the dell computer.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Edit for additional info, how are your temps? try this to see and post results.

Speccy

Also have a read here

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I've updated the BIOS on my t500 Monday.  Followed all directions.  Now when I power on the t500, it takes 10 minutes before it begins to boot.   I see the lights, I hear the fans, but not video for 10 minutes. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.













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Answer:t500 - updated bios, now takes 10 minutes to begin booting

I did the same, prior to installing Win 7 but did not see any difference.I suggest you should contact IBM to see what the issue is.alternatively, try to boot the computer with any bootable CV/DVD. It shouldn't make a difference but you never know, maybe your windows is causing the problem.you may also go into the BIOS and set the factory settings.Finally, have you got a SSD drive? I installed one in my T500 (highly recommended by the way) and I had to update firmware on both the T500 and the hard disk as it would also boot  up after a long waiting time, also certainly not 10 minutes. 

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I'm trying to install OpenIndiana on a machine of mine to setup ZFS and i cant get past the grub command line when booting from the CD. I have tried 2 different cd/dvd roms with the same result. I even re-burned the media to a new CD. When it boots, i dont get any options to boot into OpenIndiana.

My hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor ADA4600CUBOX

ASUS M2N AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

8x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1X Seagate 80 GB Ide hard drive (for OS)

1 x LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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I had Windows 7 installed for years and then, opposite of my intention, it was upgraded to 10 somehow. This was about a year ago.

I've been dealing with 10 just because I've been too lazy to wipe and downgrade. Suddenly yesterday, my PC refused to boot 10. It gave me the black and white screen saying that Windows failed to boot and told me to insert my disc to attempt a repair. Obviously my Windows 7 disc did not do anything to repair the somehow botched Windows 10 installation.

I figured this was a perfect opportunity to wipe my OS drive clean and reinstall Windows 7.

My issue is that my computer powers up and POSTs fine, but I am stuck with a black screen with a blinking underscore for several minutes before Windows 7 begins to boot. I tried resetting my BIOS to optimized defaults, but this did nothing to remedy the issue. I also tried disconnecting my non-OS drives to see if they were causing it...nothing changed.

I'm running a RAID0 of two Samsung 840 PROs. Never had an issue booting Win7 or 10 prior to this...

Once booted, Windows runs completely fast, smooth, and normal.

Answer:Fresh Windows 7 install takes forever to start booting after POST

Which post: UEFI or BIOS? Fast Boot: on? off? Two internal hard-drives? The windows 7 install/repair came with this computer, correct?

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My sister bought a Satellite C855-1GN installed with Win7 64-bit last December (typical - 4 days out of guarantee now) and for sometime has found it getting slower and slower.

She asked me to take a look at it for her, and she is quite right, this laptop is appalling unresponsive for even the most basic of tasks like opening Windows Explorer, which takes over a minute to open.

It's a similar story for pretty much any button press on this machine, sometimes longer depending on what has been clicked. Even getting the thing booted up from power button press to desktop being visible (let alone usable) takes a staggering 15 minutes plus.

Entering text such the password for user to login to Windows, or a URL in any browser (IE and chrome installed by default) results in the spinning circle equivalent to an egg timer for at least 60 seconds before anything happens, as does pretty much any button click. For example, Windows start button or right click on anything whatsoever.

Initially I suspected some kind of malware / too much rubbish installed. Ran full scans, no issues. Disabled / uninstalled all of the bloatware I could find, still no difference.
Shut down all power saving features, still appallingly slow.

Windows Experience / Task Manager / resmon all report nothing out of the ordinary nor anything eating resources. Out of desperation, reset to Out Of Box Experience condition using the hidden recovery partition... which took over 24 hours to complete, and th... Read more

Answer:Re: Satellite C855-1GN very slow performance - booting procedure takes 15min

Hi

In the past we have discussed many times about similar issues and some people were not satisfied about performance of brand new notebooks preinstalled with original recovery image.
As small example you can check this thread. Generally speaking there is described what you should do with this machine. You must, I like to use word ?optimize?, preinstalled operating system. It will definitely run better and ?faster?.

Other way there can also be problem with HDD. If your sister likes this machine I recommend you a small investment in new hardware. Exchange HDD with SSD. SSDs are not so expensive anymore so you can buy one, I would say, with 250GB and I think it is enough free space for their work.

You cannot imagine how fast they are. I use one on my old P500. Notebook starts in 40 seconds only.

I?m pretty sure with new SSD and optimized original Win7 that you got with this notebook your sister will have good and pretty fast machine.

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

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

Thanks in advance,,,,,Eileen

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

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

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

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

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Often, when I reboot my machine for whatever reason, it boots up normally, I log in, it shows my desktop, loads all the icons and then takes upwards of 5 minutes or longer for the networking icon in the taskbar so show that I have network access (shows that
little blue ring).  Now, normally I wouldn't think this is much of a problem since I've found a blog at one point detailing how to change the address it's using for that confirmation.  However, in this case, I'm unable to use (m)any other windows
services until it decides I'm connected.
For instance, I'm unable to open the registry editor - I'll open the start menu, search for regedit and run it, but will no longer be able to use the search tool in the Start menu until the registry editor appears and that won't appear until the network
configuration decides I'm connected.  If I open a browser (doesn't matter if it's Firefox, Chrome or IE), I'm unable to visit any sites - they say I'm not connected.  I'm unable to open the Network and Sharing center at all - if I try to left or
right click the network icon in the taskbar, nothing happens.  If I try to visit the Network and Sharing center by typing the address in a folder window, it simply never loads until that icon shows I'm connected.
In other words, my computer is pretty unusable until Windows decides I do have an internet connection.  A little about that - I've had this problem for about a month now and have experienced it while c... Read more

Answer:Windows takes an obscenely long time to establish a network connection after booting

Hi,
Have you tried to boot in Safe Mode with Networking? Does this still occur in that Mode?
Also, perform the following actions.
1. Turn off all your firewalls and anti-virus applications.
2. Update the driver of your network adapter to latest version.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Often, when I reboot my machine for whatever reason, it boots up normally, I log in, it shows my desktop, loads all the icons and then takes upwards of 5 minutes or longer for the networking icon in the taskbar so show that I have network access (shows that
little blue ring).  Now, normally I wouldn't think this is much of a problem since I've found a blog at one point detailing how to change the address it's using for that confirmation.  However, in this case, I'm unable to use (m)any other windows
services until it decides I'm connected.
For instance, I'm unable to open the registry editor - I'll open the start menu, search for regedit and run it, but will no longer be able to use the search tool in the Start menu until the registry editor appears and that won't appear until the network
configuration decides I'm connected.  If I open a browser (doesn't matter if it's Firefox, Chrome or IE), I'm unable to visit any sites - they say I'm not connected.  I'm unable to open the Network and Sharing center at all - if I try to left or
right click the network icon in the taskbar, nothing happens.  If I try to visit the Network and Sharing center by typing the address in a folder window, it simply never loads until that icon shows I'm connected.
In other words, my computer is pretty unusable until Windows decides I do have an internet connection.  A little about that - I've had this problem for about a month now and have experienced it while c... Read more

Answer:Windows takes an exceptionally long time to establish a network connection after booting

Hi,
Have you tried to boot in Safe Mode with Networking? Does this still occur in that Mode?
Also, perform the following actions.
1. Turn off all your firewalls and anti-virus applications.
2. Update the driver of your network adapter to latest version.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Toshiba Satellite L455D takes 10 minutes to pass initial booting screen
I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 that takes about 10 minutes to start. It is not a Windows issue because its way before windows start loading. It happens on the first screen where the Toshiba logo is, it gives me the option of setup with F2 and boot with F12 but even by pressing them it takes the same amount of time to enter both. Once that screen is past windows works great, it loads in matter of seconds. The computer is completely usable, the only thing is that I have to wait 10 minutes before star using it xD.. This is what I have done to try to resolve the problem with no success.
1. Change hard drive for another working (both are working)
2. Change ram
3. Cleaning Laptop and re-applying high quality thermal paste
4. Updating Bios to newer version
5. Unplugged modem and wifi card
6. Start laptop with nothing connected (HD, WIFI and modem)
7. Reinstalling windows (It installs correctly)
Laptop specs are here: (change hxxp to http, thanx) hxxp://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2439385&rpn=PSLY5U&modelFilter=L455D-S5976&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663


Thanks in advance for your time and help

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L455D takes 10 minutes to pass initial booting screen

Since this seems to not be a Windows problem I think I posted in the wrong forum, can a mod move it to the correct one please? thanx in advance

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Earlier this month I asked for help with the ludicrous time it was taking to load windows (xp).The computer suddenly started working normally, until last weekend that is, when it slowed down again and then presented me with the dreaded blue screen. The hard drive had stopped and would not run. The bios could not see the drive. All the connections were fully home so I removed them and examined the pins; all okay. Convinced the drive had failed I cleaned all the connections with contact cleaner and tried once more, the drive whirred into life as if nothing had happened. It could be my imagination but I?m sure my PC is running better than ever and now boots from cold to displaying desktop in 45 seconds.As my PC is kept in a warm, clean and dry room all I can think of is the person who assembled my pc rubbed their sweaty hands all over the contact pins!

Answer:XP boot-up takes takes five..Part 2!

Or could have been a loose connection?

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Hi. Hope someone can help. Laptop is not working properly and I think it is infected. (Running Windows XP). It takes ages to start up. It has real trouble finding the wireless internet although our other laptop connects every time with no problem whatsoever. Once it finds the internet it is very slow moving from page to page. Also it drops the connection regularly and is not able to reconnect. Can anyone help?

Thanks very much.

Answer:Laptop takes ages to start up, internet access intermittent, takes ages to open

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

Answer:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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Hi,
I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

Answer:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

Answer:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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I am trying to help a friend. Her computer would hardly boot yesterday, but after 10 minutes or longer, it would load. Programs hardly run and if they do are impossibly slow to run. Windows task manager keeps popping up. It won't close. We tried to set the registry back to an earlier date, but it won't take. My guess is that is a virus. She had AVG anti-virus running now it won't run either. Any thoughts? Any reliable online site which could scan the computer?

Answer:XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below. The 5 Steps will direct you to some reputable online virus scanners as well as help you post a HijackThis log for analysis by the HijackThis analysts here at TSF.

BMR777

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HII have Toshiba Satelitte A215 and try to boot my windows Vista - while putting my CD and goign by F12 button do Boot menu i choose CD/DVD everything goes fine till point where i need to pick disk to install it.I see DISK 0 Unallocated Space but also got message - This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that disk's cu=controller is enabled in computer's BIOS menu....Okay to get to BIOS i tried ESC button and then F1, F2 but really dont know where to go and how to do it and what?when press F2 buton - System Utility i have Main, Advanced, Display, Security, Boot and ExitPlease can anybody help me

Answer:Booting - Hardware may not support booting to this disk! HELP!

New HDD ?Old one that had Vista already ? ?More details ...what happened prior to this ?

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

Answer:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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i have lenovo g460 with windows 7 premium 64 bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when i try to use my laptop now i see a message on black screen

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

but i dont have any installation disks except repair disk which i created through windows wizard... i searched for solution over net and tried to recover ..first i booted with repair disk and found operating system as unknown on local disk startup found error but cannt repair it and through commpand prompt i tried these commands


bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd


the first 2 commands worked successfully but when i run the last command it scanned and identified windows installations 1 and prompted to add it to boot list when i press y to add i got the message

the requested system device cannot be found.

pls help me to solve the issue...thanks in advance...

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I have a SONY PC (RX-580) and it is not booting on an erratic basis. The first problem was after pushing the start button, the fan starts on high speed, but no activity light and no HD light came on at all. AFter 1.5 minutes or so, I rebooted after removing the power cord for 30 seconds. This happened 8 times today. I should mention that during this time, nothing comes on screen at all. There is no opportunity to get to the CMOS settings or even to boot with a floopy. (yes this still has a floppy drive in it.) Normally, for the past several months, this problem has simply been an inconvenience and after 2 or 3 tries, the unit boots up fine and works fine all day. Today, when it failed to do this so many times, I shut it down, opened the case and proceeded to reset all cables and connections. I didn't notice any loose connections. I didn't remove ram sticks. I then rebooted and this time, I got the HD light activity for a few seconds, then the fan slowed to a normal level as like everything was going to be okay. After a few minutes, the activity light was still lit, but no flickering like something was happening.

I turned the machine off again. I should mention that each time I turned the machine off, I didn't have to hold the button in for the normal 5 seconds. It turned of immediately.

I once again, inspected and reseated cards. I did not remove RAM sticks. This time, I plugged in and booted and right away, got a 3 or 4 second solid warning tone, follow... Read more

Answer:Booting process is beeping, but not booting

you a buy a tester tool for $12 and also use a multimeter. I would just replace the darn PSU.
 

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Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclock... Read more

Answer:BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Re: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Iss



BIOS can load without any issuesClick to expand...

Replace the CMOS battery and the messages to run setup will disappear from startup OR keep the computer plugged in and do not turn it off if using a power strip. The current will flow so the CMOS battery is not used to keep the settings, the electric will do that.
 

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?
 

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Question: aol takes over :o(

HiIs it just me but little by little aol seems to take over my pcctrl-alt del shows the task manager and it starts with about 50,000k and builds up to over 230,000k which with other system processes pushes 'CPU usage' up to 100% and slows my pc to a halt or it becomes judderyIs there anything i can do to stop it slowly but surely taking up all my resources?Is there an 'aol lite' perhaps?Any thoughts anyone?CheersSkulkin :o)

Answer:aol takes over :o(

AOL Lite = any other provider's software.If you want to stick with AOL, you have to live with it.

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I recently heard a claim about Windows that was a bit difficult to believe. An old-time Network Admin told me that Windows XP sequesters at least 50% of your available RAM while it is operating. So, in other words, If you have 512MB of RAM, at least 256 is taken as reserve for Windows. 1GB of available RAM would equate to 512MB claimed by Windows. 2GB eaten up if you had a total of 4GB installed, etc. etc.. This phenomena wasn't explained as being leaky or unreleased memory. Just that Windows plain and simple grabs no less than 50% of your physical RAM period. Has anyone come across reputable claims of this nature anywhere? For that matter, has anyone come accross dubious claims of this nature? I'd appreciate any leads. Even though my information comes from a reputable source and I'm certainly no fan of Windows, I?m not buying this one yet.--Oober Noober

Answer:Win XP takes at least 50% of your RAM?

Ok that guy or who ever told you this is he is not right i never had the problem

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I had a lot of problems when I first installed IE7.Inability to log on, dropped web Sites, inability to connect to web mail suppliers, inability to send messages, inability to switch pages within web sites the woes went on and on.Interestingly, each day these problems began to disappear. Not all at once, you understand, but a bit at a time.A week ago, attempts to click onto PCA in favourites would only succeed 1 in 4 times and attempts to post a reply were totally unsuccessful, then gradually it became easier to connect. Now almost every click in Favourites gets me directly to the Site requested and here I can compose a message and successfully send it without any bother.This is weird. Anyone know why?

Answer:IE7 takes a while to bed in - Can this be right?

No, but you have my admiration for your persistence!

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hello. my computer was lagging lately so i checked task manager and i found that file named Z.exe is taking like 100% of cpu
i googled it and found the program Malwarebytes, downloaded, installed and scanned it found the Z.exe and like 50 more malwares i deleted all of em but this one stays... i tried deleting it and scanning several times but no effect.
can anyone help me ?

Answer:Z.exe takes 99% of CPU

imgur: the simple image sharer
it says mbamgui.exe because its in quarantine.
imgur: the simple image sharer
the Command line: minername.exe -a 60 -g no -o http://bg.hardair1.com:8332/ -u p0rnstar_worker -p password

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Could someone help me please? My computer is Windows XP and takes a long time turning it on, I have ot turn it off and on constantly until it finally turns on. Any help would be appreciated. My HJT log made by dss is below and extra.txt is attached. Also my panda active scan txt is attached :) Again, any help appreciated.



Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by JohnnyNazak on 2007-09-21 17:18:24
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
51: 2007-09-21 20:18:33 UTC - RP51 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
50: 2007-09-20 19:03:23 UTC - RP50 - System Checkpoint
49: 2007-09-19 17:43:06 UTC - RP49 - System Checkpoint
48: 2007-09-18 17:37:05 UTC - RP48 - System Checkpoint
47: 2007-09-17 08:48:33 UTC - RP47 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-08-14 21:39:30 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 448 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as JohnnyNazak.exe) -----------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-09-21... Read more

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title says everything...

why does the Windows Media Player takes so much RAM and CPU even when i don't use visualization?
while surfing the net or playing game and WMP is on it gets very laggy..

now I'm using AVS Media Player and it takes 50% less CPU/RAM then WMP but unfortunately it doesn't have the "SRS WOW effect" like in WMP

Answer:Why does WMP takes so much CPU/RAM?

It might be caused by the SRS WOW Effect... ;-)

Seriously though, it might really be additional sound rendering effects. Try running without them and compare. Additionally, WMP might still be building its library database. Check the bottom of its window for the status bar. Does it say anything there?

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I'm not sure if this is a Win2K thing or what. I get all the updates from Microsoft.

About a month ago, I started noticing a weird pattern when surfing the net. About two or three times a day, it happens. While surfing, you can see that the screen (the top blue bar) changing from blue to grey as if something is going to pop up over it. I have a pop up stopper, but I never get the "stoppped pop up" alert. It will continue to go from blue to grey about 30 or so times or about 5 minutes. Then it stops and resumes normal operations.

Even when playing video games, the game will automatically minimize, but nothing pops up. So, I go back into the game, and it quickly minimizes again. This will happen the same length of time as when surfing.

I have run a virus scan, but nothing significant shows up. Sure, you get the usual trojan this or that, but when I remove the trojan, it doesn't change the situation.

W2K
IE 6.0.258 SP1
 

Answer:Something takes over my pc....

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My laptop do not boot xp,it boot ubuntu,A blue screen is displayed when try to boot xp,The ubuntu that installed in the xp boots

Answer:XP Not booting,Ubuntu is booting,

Put the EXACT blue screen error message into Google.

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hi all
my problem is - it takes me ages to start my PC.
I press the on/off button,the button flashes and the motor inside seems to be turning over - it finally kicks in and switches on after about 1/2 an hour of pressing the button.
When the PC does finally go on it works fine.

any advice would be great - i am clueless with PCs

many thanx,

Locky.
 

Answer:PC takes an age to switch on

Not necessarily an evil. Some models of some brands are designed to appear to take longer to boot up, but that time is used to improve the protections in the system.
However, any thing over 9 to 12 minutes is a precursor of real trouble. No PC should take a half hour. You have either a corrupted Windows install, viruses, spyware, or a bad install of any of a number of software programs.
 

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Hey folks, got another quick question:

Sometimes when I open a browser and type in a URL, it can take a long time for things to get started and for the browser to actually click over to the page I want to go to. I don't mean it loads up slow, I mean it doesn't load up at all, just nothing happens. It can often take a minute (or longer) for the page to finally click over to the URL, during which time I'm pulling out my hair and wondering what the hold up is.

Can anyone out there shed some light on this? I can't imagine why it wouldn't just click to the page immediately- I've got DSL, the cache is empty and everything seems to be fine, and yet I often find myself just sitting there wondering what I'm waiting for.

Any thoughts on this would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance and thanks for taking the time to read this.

Cheers,

Snaithbert
 

Answer:IE Takes Forever To Get Going- Help?

Have you scanned for spyware? If not, download, install, immediately update and then run Spybot and/or AdAware. Read the help files to familiarize yourself with how they work. I recommend you use them both since each tends to find things the other misses. Let them clean up any spyware found.

Then, to be doubly sure, download and run CWShredder and run it (link to the download is near the bottom of the page).
 

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While using the internet I get problems after clicking to move onto a new page or site, something takes a 'time out' and everything stops, this happens roughly every five or six 'clicks'. After 'clicking' it takes a 30 secs to a minute 'time out', then starts looking for whatever I've selected. The blue bar on the bottom of the screen that indicates a page is loading does not appear until after the'time out'. Sorry for my lack of knowlege and the vague terminology, I can tell you lots about woodturning, galleries and exhibitions but absolutely nothing at all about computer problems. I've tried running the repair on IE6 without success. Any help or ideas would be most welcome.
Best regards....Mike
 

Answer:IE6 Takes A Time Out

try the opera browser it is faster than ie and a damm site less troublesome
 

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Hi,

My computer often has these annoying episodes that happen usually when I start it up. The computer is nonresponsive for the most part at first. I click on the start button and nothing happens, but if i click on any desktop items they become highlighted because I clicked on them, but if I try to open them, they don't open immediately. After about 2-3 minutes of doing nothing, everything that I wanted it to do happens all at once.

When I open task manager, the thing that is taking up all of my CPU is this thing called SVCHOST.exe; there are 5 of them running - 3 for system, 2 for network service, and 1 for local service. While the computer has an episode, one of these for the system will use 99% of the CPU. That is when things are nonresponsive and slow.

Also, I don't know if this is relevant or not but when ever I go to shut down my computer, there are always new updates to install, even if I already installed them.
Then i have this whole thing where my computer docent power its self off, it makes me push the button when it says "it is now safe to turn off your computer" but that is in another post.

So, if anyone has any ideas,
Thank you
 

Answer:SVCHOST.exe takes up all of my CPU!!

Firstly, what are the specs of the computer? Processor, RAM, etc.

Now, if you go to the Start > Run > and type MSCONFIG, tab to the far right where it says "StartUp"...can you list what you have with a check next to it?
 

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As the topic implies, when I load web pages, CPU usage shoots up to somethimes as high as 35%. I have a 3Ghz P4 with HT, so why is parsing html and loading images/pages/data such a problem for it? I am running off a clean XP Pro SP2 install and using firefox. Is this sort of usage common? If it's not, here are some of the causes I have thought of:
-XP having network problems (internet is DSL, running off switch)
-CPU semi-broken (I would think highly unlikely)
-New version (1.0.2) of FF is bugy/handles loading differently
-Because I have no other programs running (just winamp and FF), FF just uses as much as it wants in an irresponsible manner (not really qualified to back that up
-It's an indication of a serios or soon to be serious porblem with my system

Can anyone debunk some or all of those, or point me to the source of the problem?
BTW, Aquamark runs as it did on my old install (a little better even )

Answer:Web loading takes up 20-30% CPU?

Post your process and cpu usage....

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Hi,
3 days ago I was forced to do a repair of XP home which is virtually a re-install.

All seemed well and I then ran the SP3 disc and again, all seemed ok.

I re installed IE8 (but still had problems with Flash player and am now virtually forced to use Chrome) and my M-Audio 2496 soundcard drivers and this worked pretty well. The big problem now is that the computer, a 3G P4 with 2G ram takes forever to close down.

Having hit "Turn off" the screen just hangs with the hour glass and the mouse does not work. If I go> Alt Ctr Dlte Task manager shows nothing doing, there is no program or process working away.

I know I am on borrowed time and fully intend to buy W7 before the Big Turnoff in March but I would like the time to save up!
BTW, I have two XP computers (tother is XP PRO) will I need to buy two copies of W7 please?

Dave.

Answer:XP SP3 takes an age to shut down

Hi, Dave.

This is my goto fix for an XP that's logging off/shutting down slowly: Download User Profile Hive Cleanup Service from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Recently my computer begun to slug along at a snails pace. Basic functions like opening start, clicking on an icon, or navigating to a web page would 'tick' along and take forever.

After a bit of digging I've found out that whenever ANY video format is running, it will take up the vast amount of my CPU and CPU usage will sky rocket to 100% causing my computer to all but become unusable and the video to barley move. [/Buffer-like].

At first I thought this was only flash...But any video format including media players on the computer does this now. I've had to disable flash on Mozilla just so the ads on a page don't cause my computer to come to a screeching halt.

My computer was working fine originally. This problem just begun to appear in the last few days.

Any ideas?

EDIT; This problem sometimes appears when I'm just booting up the computer. So could that mean it's a virus since no videos are playing? I've ran avast and it shows nothing.

Answer:ANY Video takes up 100% of CPU

Let's have a look at the reports from here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html
I understand that you're not having BSOD issues, but the reports will help us start things moving.

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it takes my pc about 2 hrs everytime we restart ity..keeps getting stuck on the xp home screen for 2 hrs before leeting us get to the log in screen..can someone help?
 

Answer:pc takes 2 hrs to boot

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click hereYou can change your current Ewido to the new AVG if you want.(Courtesy of dagwood at Computer Troubles)

Answer:AVG takes over Ewido

ewido anti-spyware 4.0 will now continue under the new product name AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 contains the same ewido technology, but with some further enhanced features: Highly improved cleaning Lower resource usage Additional languages supported

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So, I have xp professional.----I press the on/off button.I click to use XP instead of 2002.I put in my password then I click enter.---Then my BACKGROUND shows!Woo-hoo!  Where are my . . . desktop items?Where's the taskbar/toolbar whatchamacallit?GAHHH!  MY COMPUTER'S FREAKED UP!---I wait 2 to 3 minutes---Oh, there you are desktop items!  I thought I lost you!  I missed you too taskbar thingy.HELP.  This has become a daily problem. . . I have to wait . . . for a couple of minutes.  And then the screen pops up.  But the bg always shows first.Any advice?

Answer:Takes L-O-N-G FOR DESKTOP TO APPEAR!

i thing some of your desktop icons have a lot of memory or something i had the same problemused disk cleanup found out it was some next teletubies game that my brother plays that took so long to loadafter i deleted it  my PC worked finetry and find out what program takes so long and delete it

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Hey all,

i just upgraded from a p4 3.2c to a dual core 3800+ and reloaded windows, but it takes about 3 minutes to shut down now. I have the exact same software installed as before and what not. any else see this issue or is it just me?
 

Answer:XP Pro takes a while to shut down

I've seen it on some installs. Some process is simply taking longer to close.
 

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Hello,

On of my computers is a Dell desktop that was purchased back in November. It has a Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

This morning while browsing the web the CPU fan started taking off, then after 30 seconds the computer shut down completely. I thought it was rare that is would over heat; it never has before. It normally runs very cool and quiet. I let it sit (turned off) for a couple hours then tried to turn it on. The CPU fan in the front of the tower suddenly took off again. It got to the Dell loading screen, but would freeze. The fan continued to blow at a high rate of speed till I finally just unplugged the power cord. It definitely could not overhead in such a short period of time. It continues to do this every time I start it up. One time I even took the side panel off for the most ventilation possible.

Any ideas before I call Dell? It is still under warranty.
 

Answer:CPU Fan Takes off - Will Not Boot

Don't jeopodize your warranty, call Dell.
 

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Gary from Internet Fixes said to post log from HijackThis : Hope you can help, IE opens if you stop all BHO's

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:56:44 PM, on 11/18/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakMASTER\TMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CpuUsage\CpuUsage.exe
D:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\X1\X1FileMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ShutdownTray\ShutdownTray.exe
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I have a strange anomaly with my HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Entertainment Notebook that had Windows 8.1installed. When I started bootup, it got so far and froze up. I had to do a hard shutdown. On the second try, the laptop starts, but takes an inordinately long time to get to the lock screen.

I thought that when I installed my 240 GB SSD drive and installed Windows 10 that the anomaly would be gone, but it's still happening.

If I shut down, I have to go through the two bootup tries again.

Anyone got any ideas what this is?

Answer:Bootup Takes Two Tries

Could you give a little more description of your current system?

You are running one SSD with a clean install of Windows 10? Is this UEFI or Legacy configuration?

You might also run the following command in an Administrative Command prompt and then zip the resulting text file and attach.

bcdedit /enum all > %userprofile%\Desktop\bcdtext.txt

Maybe someone will see the problem.

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Hello,

Not sure if this is a malware issue, or just an Office thing, so I figured I'd ask here first, and then tackle it as malwere if necessary....

First of all I got an error "Outlook has a registry extension error". Not sure exactly the meaning of that. But, now anytime I launch Word, Excel, or Outlook (I assume Power Point too, but I've not tried), the computer locks up (or else it is so excrutiatingly slow that it seems locked up - sometimes I can get a Task Manager window up). The CPU "graph" in the tray (from Task Manager) indicates 100% CPU in this state (a big green square). Even when I haven't launched an Office application, I see (from Task Manager) that one process, wmiprvse.exe, is taking up at least 70% of the CPU (often more).

I tried a "Repair" option from the Office 2003 Pro installation disk, it was unable to complete. For some reason I suspected that maybe Norton 2006 Security Suite might be interfering (it interferes with lots of things, it seems), so I removed it, just to see if that helped. It didn't, so I reinstalled it. I made backups of my .pst files for Outlook, and then removed and reinstalled Office. No help. I obtained all office updates from the Microsoft site - no change.

Does anyone know what this wmiprvse.exe process is, and why it seems to be eating up the CPU? Has anyone seen this sort of behavior? I tried a NAV scan, it turned up nothing. Also Spybot and Ad-Aware are ... Read more

Answer:wmiprvse.exe takes ~70% of CPU (or more)

http://www.file.net/process/wmiprvse.exe.html (Scroll down the page some)

Definitly check where the process is located ...
 

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Hi

I did a clean reinstall of windows yesterday as there had become some issues in the registry and such stuff due to a couple of tweak programs and codecs packs.

Everything works fine now except windows media player 10. It runs at 99-100% of cpu and takes about 100-200 mb of ram after just some minutes running. The 100% cpu issue appears just seconds after I start WMP10 (even if not playing any song :S). What should I do? Reformat again and do another clean install? :S

Thanks in advance
tillman
 

Answer:WMP 10 takes all resources

This is kind of awkward. Have been googling alot on this issue and finally I went to ask here. While waiting on an answer I browsed through the recent topics here on this board. I saw that someone else had problems with wmp too so I went to test his solution (which was for a completely different problem) but now wmp runs as a kenyan at the olympic games, i.e. unbeatable. ;D

So, whenever you have any problem with wmp; just turn the background file conversion off and it will run perfectly
 

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Can someone please take a look at my log and tell me if a virus spy or malware is bogging it down.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:03:02 AM, on 1/22/2008
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C... Read more

Answer:PC takes forever to do anything.

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Hey,

Was wondering if someone could help me with something. I have a self built computer thats around 2 years old. Its still a great computer except for one problem that has developed gradually over the past month. out of the 5 fans that are in my computer, there is a 1 inch fan next to the CMOS battery that just doesn't want to go off... I have taken apart and cleaned all but that fan (because its white pegged to the motherboard). So I know it could be due to dust insulating the heat, thus making it over heat... However, I did blow it out and it appears to be clean... Do I need to try to find a new fan for the board or do I need to just buy a new board... it getting to be REAL annoying... sounds like a small car trying to make it up a hill... (surges, I mean)

Thanks for your help,
Robert
 

Answer:Fan never takes a break

knigh79 said:

Hey,

Was wondering if someone could help me with something. I have a self built computer thats around 2 years old. Its still a great computer except for one problem that has developed gradually over the past month. out of the 5 fans that are in my computer, there is a 1 inch fan next to the CMOS battery that just doesn't want to go off... I have taken apart and cleaned all but that fan (because its white pegged to the motherboard). So I know it could be due to dust insulating the heat, thus making it over heat... However, I did blow it out and it appears to be clean... Do I need to try to find a new fan for the board or do I need to just buy a new board... it getting to be REAL annoying... sounds like a small car trying to make it up a hill... (surges, I mean)

Thanks for your help,
RobertClick to expand...

Mobo model? make? etc..
 

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Question: btcar takes over

while on the internet tonight, it was suddenly taken over by BTCAR. BTCAR re-routes almost every address in explorer. The only reason that we have been able to log in and join you is that we have two computers - one a laptop and one a desktop. It is the desktop that has been infected.
How do we fix this problem? It should have been protected by Norton's anti-virus - the laptop has Trend Micro PC-Cillin, so we have blocked the web address of BTCAR (hopefully).
Can you suggest how we are supposed to get rid of the virus?
Desperate for an answer
 

Answer:btcar takes over

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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My computer is being slow at whatever I do. Sometimes it works just fine but about 50% of the time it is slow in everything. even the mouse gets slow. opening folders, deleting, copying, everything. its also starting to affect my games and making them glitch its so slow. any ideas. I have a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+. I also have the latest drivers for my Nvidia 8600 GT video card and directx 9.0c. Can anyone help me. I have thought of everything that I know of. Which in this catagory isn't much.
 

Answer:Takes forever to do anything. Help?

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this jus happened out of nowhere.............explorer.exe takes 99-100% cpu........have tried the check disk and scf/scannow....both didnt work................plss help!!!!
 

Answer:explorer.exe takes 100% cpu

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I bought a concord 4060AF digital camera from argos a couple of weeks ago. It takes sd memory cards but I want to know if it will take mmc cards 'cos there cheaper. I rang the manf's helpline and they say most of their camera's will take mmc cards if they take sd's but cannot guarantee it. Is anyone able to give me a more solid indication based on your own experience or similar? thanks in advance.

Answer:digicam takes sd but will it take mmc

from click hereThe Concord Eye-Q 4060AF also comes with 16 MB of internal flash memory and is equipped with an SD/MMC card slot for virtually unlimited storage.andSD/MMC Card Slot for Virtually Unlimited Storage

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Summary: Industry and standards bodies had announced the transition from SHA-1 hashes to SHA-2 in certificates some time ago, but adoption was weak. Now Heartbleed has created an opportunity to jumpstart the transition.

Heartbleed is a great example of how spectacular security failures grab the popular imagination. There is another set of problems much less sexy and harder to fix: keeping standards progressing. As it happens, Heartbleed creates an opportunity to advance one of these standards: cryptographic hashes.
Because of their importance, a great deal of research, both black- and white-hat, is done on the important crypto functions. Over time, weaknesses will appear in even the state-of-the-art ones, sometimes just because computing power increases over time to the point where some brute force attacks become practical.

Hashes are a fundamental part of much of cryptography, and a weak hash makes for weak encryption. A hash function takes a block of data as an input and outputs a value of a defined size, known as the hash or digest. With a good hash algorithm, there is no way to take the hash output and learn anything about the input data, and even a small change in the input will cause a large change in the hash output. Cases where two different blocks of data produce the same hash may be possible, but they better be rare and, more importantly, unpredictable.


Full Article
 

Answer:SHA-2 takes off, thanks to Heartbleed

Great post champ
 

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hello guys im having trouble logging of the pc this machine is only 4 months old
and when i go to close the machine
click start
shut down
then i have to wait about 3-5 mins for the shut down window to appair
is there a fault on the pc or is there somthing else i can do to repair this probem
im running windows xp home on a h/p bell machine
 

Answer:log of takes 5 mins

How long has the problem existed? Did it begin suddenly? Have you tried a System Restore?

>> Download and run HijackThis, do a scan and save the log file. Copy/paste the log file to a post. Make sure you download HijackThis to a permanent directory.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

Also, this utility can help with some slow log off problems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
 

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...run a computer ?Im curious as to how much is spent on running a computer , I take it the more components the more electricity used and also depends on which electicity supplier you are with.anyone got any ideas how to work this out?cheersNotSoTechnical

Answer:is there a way to calculate how much it takes too.

Somewhere to start click here

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No matter what I type in to search for or if I type an address in, this is the message I am getting in my browser:http://www.gateway.com/g/lafe.html?ch=reta...7&q=http://it ends with whatever webiste I have searched for.Has anyone had this problems or know what is causing it? Could I have a virus?

Answer:Everything takes me to gateway

Looks like a search hook/redirect. Wait for more educated responses before you act, but that's what it looks like to me.You get that same thing if you type "google.com" in your browser? try typing "http://www.google.com" (both of them without the quotes.)

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I have a bad time with quicktime trying to run videos that it's not told to run. I don't care for quicktime, and only have it for stuff that won't work without it. I have to program set to only open quicktime files and nothing else, yet it still opens mpegs even though nothing is checked at all under mpegs in the file types tab in preferences. I tried reinstalling, but that didn't help. Oh, and I'm using Internet Explorer.
 

Answer:Quicktime takes over

Try checking the file types in the apps you want to use.
 

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Just thought I'd pass this along...
I've been using OpenOffice since I bought my first computer and decided I wasn't going to pay some ridiculous price for M$ Word. It's been a good piece of software, but when I heard that Oracle had bought Sun I figured its days as free - and efficient - software might be numbered.
Trawling the net I learnt about LibreOffice, which is almost identical on the screen. Not surprising, because LO's creators also worked on OO. I decided to download and install today, mainly to see how well it meshes with XP. But I was caught unawares when LP basically pushed OO off to the side. My OO Writer files all open in LO when I click on them. Click on Properties and LO is there as 'Opens with' option. Even my Quickstarter icon has been - all right, I'll say it: assimilated.
Most programs install with a window that asks do you want this prog to open file types X Y Z... LO didn't bother with that, unless I blinked and missed it (and clicked Yes at the same time). A little annoying. Other than that, all seems well.
 

Answer:LibreOffice takes over.

Hi

One of the things many like for like applications do is to take over the file format and make it their own, especially some open source applications. Just need to reset the file associations for particular file formats with the application of your choice,

Generally right click the file and choose Open With then choose the app of your choice and tick the Always Open With box.
 

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I have an Acer 1208A CD-RW drive. Recently it has been flashing its lights manically and when it does so it also causes HDD activity. It freezes the computer. The computer seems to pause more and more frequently

Answer:CD-RW takes over computer

Any CD in the drive when this happens?Could be trying to autorun a program.

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I installed Emsisoft(30 day free trial after that 40 Dollars/year) and they found 49 threats. 2 left they told me to go on thier forum to ask them to remove them manually. Still awaiting their anwer. In the meantime I still have the same problem, altough not as bad but still either I am taken to another page (same pages like LOCALDOUBLE.COM) or a page is simply "added" to the one I am trying to open.

Also have a virus I need to shake that prevents automatic updates.

Dowloaded free ANTIVIR.
But not enough.

Tried to download AVAST and KASPERSKY but both are incompatible with my free antivirus and both ask me to remove it first.

Also I am oftentimes taken to pages that "offer me antivirus help" without my looking for them first (Spam).
Either the 2 viruses left cause the problem or I have some more that Antivir and Emsisoft did not detect.

I need 3 ANTIVIRUS that a compatible together. preferably FREE.
or at least 1 I buy and 2 free that are all compatible together.
Please help!!!

Answer:My computer takes me elsewhere

Before doing anything if you have not already done so, you should back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos to a CD or DVD drive as some infections may render your computer unbootable during or before the disinfection process. The safest practice is not to backup any files with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.How and Where to backup your files in XP or VistaHow to Backup and Restore in Windows 7How to use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from your dead Windows ComputerPlease follow these instructions: How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, Alureon rootkit using TDSSKillerDouble-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.Any objects found, will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure...do not change it.
Click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.<- Important!!
If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection. Leave it as such for now.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that fil... Read more

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Hi,

I have been burning my data on 4X DVD-RWs.

Now I bought 16X DVD-Rs thinking it would burn faster but it takes the same amount of time as 4X for the same file ? Can somebody explain why ?

I have a Philips 16X DVD writer.

Thanks
Robert
 

Answer:Why 16X DVD-R takes same time as 4X ?

Are you sure that 16x means writing speed and not the read speed?
 

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I have NAV 2003 and whenever I run it, it takes me 1-1/2 hours. I know that's not the norm and the def are up to date.....any idea why this is happening?

Thanks!
 

Answer:NAV takes too long....

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Please help!

It takes me 2 reboots before Windows XP Home SP2 shows
the Log-in Screen. There, my pc is slow and mouse is
skipping frames. I tried using System Restore, yet the
problem isnt fixed.

When I do log in, it takes a bit too long to "Load user
settings", etc. And the second problem is, after I log
in - my CPU is always 30-50% used by Something! I tried
shutting down all User Programs except Explorer and Task
Manager, yet something was still using my CPU, So i
thought of a virus. I have ZoneAlarm always on, Norton
Antivirus 2003 scan brought no results (virus definitions
up to date), and Ad-Aware 6.0 brought no results either.
And although I can live with it, since I got p4 3.0Ghz,
160 GB HD, and 1GB RAM, I cannot notice performance
differences, it does bug me.

I am not getting any errors.

My Windows just takes 10 minutes to login and logoff.
Also, it takes 5 minutes to get to "Task manager" if i
press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. I don't know why my windows became
so slow all of a sudden.

My drivers are up to date. Since the problems still
occured when I shut down all of user programs, maybe some
wrong software is running under System tab. Is there a
list of programs the Windows XP Home SP2 has running at
start-up, So I find and shut down any other unknown
applications to check if that helps?

So, 1. WHY is my log-in screen appears rarely and slow?
2. Why does it take so long to log-in/off, and to bring up CTRL+ALT+DELETE menu?
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Answer:Takes very long to Log-in/ Log-off

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Don't know how it works but it looks cool /

http://blogs.howtogeek.com/mysticgeek/2009/05/12/kantaris-is-a-unique-media-player-based-on-vlc/

Just downloaded and I think VLC & Foxytunes has better music quality and tone but this Kantaris with it's Movie trailers Video is excellent. I'll go play with it some more to see if I can get it to sound as good as it looks.
http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/1242701174085952500.jpg
 

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Hi!

I have WindowsXP on a notebook IBM T41p. I've noticed lately that frequently, short after I turn on the computer the processor gets very hot. Looking at the processes running when that happens I saw rundll32.exe taking well from 95% to 99% of CPU making the system slower. With no particular reason, a few times, rundll32.exe stops working and everything gets back normality(the processor get colder, the computer faster). Other times it gets just impossible to work and I have to reboot the system.
My question is: Is this normal in XP? Anyone has experienced anything like this?

Thanks in advance to whomever reads this post!
Charleyvar.

My HiJackThis log file is the following:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 19:20:57, on 11/10/2004
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
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I must be infected. About 3 weeks ago when I logged on to my computer my desktop image and many links had vanished. Instead there was the message: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security ...." There is a bit more to this message that I couldn't write down before it vanished but part of it was the recommendation that I call my provider Cox Communications. (I did. They could do nothing.)

Then there is another message that reads "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile, and something about changes could be lost... A security screen would come up which showed I had no anti-virus protection. I have Windows XP and have had this computer for 5 years with never a problem, but do I know what or if I have anti-virus protection? No.

I talked to my IT guy at work. He told me to run ComboFix and get AVG free 9.0 which I did. I see now that this was probably bad advice as I did not talk to anyone at your website before I did this. Not only that but it now takes me 25 minutes from the time I start my computer to the time I can get in to AOL. Before the ComboFix/AVG download it took about two minutes. I'm also getting a message that says I'm running out of space on Local Disk C. Please don't tell me AOL is dumb. I'm 62 and maybe I'm the one who is dumb but it's all I know.

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Answer:It takes me 25 minutes to log on to AOL

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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BSOD again, multiple errors in event log. should i wipe my hard drive and start all over? I have build 7100, i was told i could upgrade to 7600 and have less problems? how do i do this? Heres the .dmp file.

Answer:windows 7 takes a dmp again

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jamesandalexis


BSOD again, multiple errors in event log. should i wipe my hard drive and start all over? I have build 7100, i was told i could upgrade to 7600 and have less problems? how do i do this? Heres the .dmp file.


James

this dump was caused by memory corruption. there wasn't much to identify what caused the corruption. Wiping your hard drive isnt going to do it I suggest if you are overclocking stop. download and run memtestx86 preferably overnight. also you might want to run a system file checker to verify the system files it is run by the following start>search>cmd>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow

let us know the results
and let us know if you need some help with this

Ken

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Is it just me or does it take several GB, even tho the downloaded update is less than 100MB?

I've seen some ways to delete the temporary files or something afterwards, but this is really something Microsoft needs to do automatically. Why would a user need to bother with this?

Answer:SP1 takes a lot of space?

Hello Eyo,

The extra GB+ are the SP1 backup files in case you wanted to uninstall the SP1. Since most people do not need or want to, you could use the SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool to remove the backups and regain the HDD space the backups use. Of course, you will not be able to uninstall the SP1 afterwards though.

Hope this helps to explain why.

Shawn

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Question: Takes time

Takes long time to open up a program and then the icons not open up. 2, I click and nothing opens 3. Often when I click on a project I get a white bar at the top. I might have saved the work but if I click on the project to close, this is when I get the wight bare and it not close if it does it hasn't saved my work.4. Part of the pg keeps disappearing when I close 5. Icons disappear on the desktop and at the bottom next to Start. When they do come back they take ages to show their picture.6 When I am in word trying to save a picture it will only come on when I click on the page. It will not open up with the picture in as I am trying to print out all info so that I can take the PC to be sorted. I know difficult to understand.

Answer:Takes time

I suspect that these problems haven't just happened, but it has been getting worse over a long period of time? It probably started off with little things that you just overlooked. It's always best to jump on - even - the smallest problem when you first notice it. Because you can now see how it get's out of hand if left! I think it's got to that stage that the only sensible thing to do would be to reformat the HDD and do a clean install of WinXP. I believe that is what the repair shop will suggest. So it you have anything on your PC, of either a personal or delicate nature? You should remove or delete it, before taking it to the shop. If you have 'Memory Sticks' a 'Slave Drive' or an external 'HDD' use these to save anything you want to keep. Because when they reformat you will lose everything, the PC will come back like a new PC.As a matter of interest what Spyware, AntiVirus and FireWall are you using. When was the last time you cleaned out the history and defragged?

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