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Windows 7 taking too long to shut down?

Question: Windows 7 taking too long to shut down?

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

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

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

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Answer: Windows 7 taking too long to shut down?

Quote: Originally Posted by Hyde99X


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

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

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


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

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91



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

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

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


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

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

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

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Hi mods and members!

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

I have the HJT log right here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:21:25 PM, on 5/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\713xRMT.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHel... Read more

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

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

Answer:System taking too long to shut down

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

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

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

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

Answer:Laptop taking too long to shut down

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

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

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

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

Answer:Problems with 'Shut Down' taking too long

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance,

Uni
 

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

Answer:Windows install taking too long

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

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

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

Answer:windows 7 update taking too long

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 updates taking too long

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

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

Answer:Why is windows update taking so long?

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

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

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

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Hi! I'll try to keep this short:
It's been 2 days since I've first downloaded the media creation tool for downloading Windows 10. Though I haven't received any notifications for reservation, I made sure my laptop's up to the task.
I've the Windows 10 Setup and it doesn't download the OS files (it's always stuck on 0%), and honestly, I am getting so frustrated with exiting the setup, rebooting my laptop into safe mode, deleting folders, rebooting again, restarting download, and repeating the process!
IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET THE DOWNLOAD DONE? Or could I get the OS .iso file on any file hosting site do I could know (and monitor) whether or not the download is starting! Because I've spent sleepless nights waiting for the 0% to turn into 1%.
THANK YOU!
My system:
OS: Windows 8.1 Single Language
CPU: i3
Gfx Card: nVidia 630M
HDD: 700 GB
RAM: 4 GB

Answer:Windows 10 Download HELP HELP HELP Why is it taking so long?

If anybody needs an screencap of the problem, here:
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The windows 10 "Get Windows 10: Working on it" window is taking way too long to load. It sits for hours on end without changing slightly.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

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

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

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

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

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

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

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

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

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How long does it take to get W10 after reserving

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade taking too long??

Why wait, get it now as an .iso or DVD file or USB and install whenever you want. Microsoft Link from Fruit Bat /\0/\ click here it's just taken me less than an hour.
Download then use the media creation tool to create your own installation media with either a USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool provides file formats optimised for download speed and can be used to create ISO files

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my windows 10 upgrade has been working on it for over 12 hrs is that normal

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

Answer:How long should windows 10 be taking to upload

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

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

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3

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

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

Task Manager shows:

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

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

Answer:Windows taking a very long time to load

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

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

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Hi

Anyone got any solution for this problem...

-Windows 7 taking a long time to shutdown

It just shows the word and stays like this for a long time
-Shutting down..

So I need to manually cold shutdown my PC by holding the shutdown button.

Answer:Windows 7 taking a long time to shutdown

See if the Link below is of any Help ...

Windows 7 is very slow to shutdown - Microsoft Community

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my windows 7 is installing updates. - it has been at updating 20 of 121 for 3 hours. Is this normal? is there anything I should do? Please help.

Answer:windows 7 updates taking too long, is this normal?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Generally speaking, it's not a good idea to try and install a whole bunch of updates all at once.

If one hangs as is the case with you at present, it holds everything else up.

It'll pay you to cancel the current updates, restart your computer and reconfigure Windows Updates to download them, but let you choose whether to install them.

Just try a few at a time. Service packs are best installed on their own.

You might also want to download and run the System Updates Readiness Tool, which addresses problems such as this.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ng=en&id=20858

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Hi,
I have a very mysterious problem when trying to backup my system.
C: drive is a 500 GB disk filled to almost 70%, so there are more or less 350 GB of data, OS included.
H: drive is a 1TB disk used only for backup purposes.

I have setup Windows Backup to do a backup of OS and user data with all the recommended options enabled once a week, which shouldn't be a problem, given the sizes of source and destination; as a matter of fact, on a almost identical machine those options resulted in one system image plus 3 backup periods, and the 1TB drive was not even filled up.

Strangely, this machine I'm trying to fix was not back upping properly, saying that the destination drive was full. I have checked the amounts of space used by SysImages (approx. 300 GB [!]) and Backup Periods (approx 670GB [!!!]), and there was only ONE big backup period, so I could not delete older periods to make room for new ones, which by the way is what Windows backup should do by itself.

I have tried to reset all the options, then proceeded to format the backup drive, then start the backup from scratch: this resulted AGAIN in a full drive, a 300GB SysImage and 670GB of "incremental" backup period...

Leaving things this way leads to Win Backup error, stating that the destination drive is full, so I can only do manual, non incremental backups.

Also, back upping 350GB of data takes about 8-9 hours: this is really too much time, given that both drives are sataII, CPU is a PhenomII X4 955 BE w... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 backup taking too much space and too long

Use this for your images. Much better than the windows built in program The best free imaging program you can get. Includes scheduling and incremental/differential, which you don't get in other free.

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I decided to get the free upgrade to windows 10 and I have filled out the reservation and I have downloaded windows 10 as well. But when It says that I have to upgrade it, it takes forever to upgrade. It just gives me a screen that says "Working on it...". I have been waiting for 1 and a half hour already. It doesnt even say a % number, what should I do?

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What's the record for time taken for Windows to search for updates?
I'm crossing the 5-day mark.

Answer:Windows update taking a long time

Switch it off then go to control panel. Troubleshooting. Windows update and it should fix a couple of problems.Reboot and try running it again.
If no good try cmd as administrator and type in sfc /scannow and see if it fixes any problems.
Take it you are using W10.

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 with windows Vista 32 bit. I know it's possible to upgrade these successfully to windows seven from what I've read on the Lenovo Forums. Just to be safe I decided to run the upgrade adviser tool. It says it should only take a few mins to scan, but I've ran the thing for 45+ mins and it still keeps going. Is this normal for it to take more then "a few mins"?

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser taking too long?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SectorStar


I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 with windows Vista 32 bit. I know it's possible to upgrade these successfully to windows seven from what I've read on the Lenovo Forums. Just to be safe I decided to run the upgrade adviser tool. It says it should only take a few mins to scan, but I've ran the thing for 45+ mins and it still keeps going. Is this normal for it to take more then "a few mins"?


Nope it isn't. To be honest you really dont want to upgrade from vista. You import any problems you have into a new system. MS recommends clean as do most of us

Ken

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when my computer is booting up, right before the screen that says "windows is starting up/loading personal settings", i hear a beep from my computer's internal speaker and then it takes extra long during the "windows is starting up/loading personal settings" screen-this didn't happen until after i installed sp2

Answer:windows taking unusually long to boot up

the beep you mention is normal...try a few tweaks have a look here>http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm i have my own options on updating....<dont bother>

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Ok, a while a go i bought a new pc (acer m7720). Back then Vista was installed. Now last friday i got my "free" upgrade from acer. I read some info on the internet, stating that with my PC and settings and so on, the upgrading should be done in 2 hours. The first time i ran it, i let it run for about 48 hours. By that time the gathering of settings, userfiles and applications (rough translation from dutch to english) was at about 77%. I figured this was due to the fact that the pc wasnt connected to the internet all the time (as it said it required internet). After that first time i ran it again and its now at 32% (also still gathrering of settings userfiles and applications). Now im wondering if someone has any idea on what i am doing wrong. A last thing that might be the problem is the following: at the beginning of the upgrade it warned me of 1 driver and some applications not being compatable yet with windows 7, though i could still proceed the installation. I hope someone has any idea on what could be the problem.

Answer:windows 7 upgrade taking extremely long

There could be any number of things; It should be connected to the Internet. I am not sure how the installer handles that situation, but given that it is required, then my supposition is that every time the OS tries to install a driver, it looks for an Internet connection to see if there is an updated driver. Depending on how long it takes for the system to time out, there may be a delay of 30-60 seconds before the installer tries to continue.

It also depends on how full your hard drive is, available ram, etc. Really, there are quite a few things that could effect installation time.

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My laptop: Dell Inspiron N5110 with 2.50 gHz Intel Core i5-2450M processor, 500 GB HDD, 6 GB memory.
OS: Starting from OEM installed Windows 7 Pro (x64), my upgrades to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 went smoothly with some minor hiccups and my system is now Windows 10 Pro (X64) upgrade to 1511 build 10586 installed on Apr 25, 2016.
Following MS hotfixes have been installed thereafter:
KB3116278 and KB3142588 on Apr 25
KB3140741, KB3147458 and KB 3154132 on Apr 29
Both MBAM and Windows Defender, updated till May 7, do not show any virus activity.
Problem:
After Dell welcome screen and then a blue screen with Windows icon lasting only 1-2 sec, another blue screen appears with those 6 marbles spinning in a circle! This screen lasts for about 100 minutes (yes, 1 hr. 40 min) and only then I get Windows logon screen. Thereafter, everything (at least those I use mostly) seems to work normally.
Windows 10 latest update is not a culprit as there was no such problem till about April 30, but I do not remember what else I did thereafter.
My observations:
Through msconfig, when I select "Diagnostic startup", booting takes only a few seconds though many services don't get launched. "ntbtlog.txt" shows BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED for dxgkrnl.sys and WdFilter.sys. When trying "Selective startup" (default, and even if I select Normal startup, it goes back to default), ntbtlog.txt shows BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED for dxgkrnl.sys (5 times, though once under BOOTLOG_LOADED), WdFi... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 taking very long to complete startup

Hello, I suggest trying the standard repairs.
First, open an elevated command prompt:
Windows key + X, Click command prompt (admin).
Type
chkdsk C: /F <return>
Your PC will restart.
Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

If ok, open an elevated command prompt:
Windows key + X, Click command prompt (admin).
Type
sfc /scannnow <return>

Wait and post the results. (Often this will fail- the latest Win update is said to have solved some MS problems).
If it fails and the only failures shown in the log file are
opencl.dll (Nvidia related) or some sound files, you can ignore the failure report.

Note that a very strongly recommended way of giving you a means of recovering your PC to a working state relatively quickly and without technical help is disk imaging (E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + large enough external storage).

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Any ideas?
Thanks

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

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

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Hello,

I have a laptop running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 which is taking really long to startup. It takes about 6+ minutes for me to start seeing my desktop icons, so I thought that this kind of wait is a little out of the ordinary.

I have already done the following.
Removed all unessential item from the MSConfig startup menue.
Scanned for viruse/malware
Disk Defragment
Disk Cleanup
CheckDisk /r /f
None of these things have improved the startup time. I should have done this from the start but it is now a little late. This has been going on for about 3 months otherwise I would have done a system restore. Only essential applications are in the startup menu and all of these would be non GUI programs such as an update manager or service. I read somewhere that you can look at the %SystemRoot%\NtBtlog.txt file to better diagnose the cause but there is a giant log in this file whcih does not seem to help me much.

If anyone has some advice that they can share it would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

Max
 

Answer:Windows XP Startup Taking Abnormally Long

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I am running a Dell Dimension E310 with
XP SP3 1.99GB ram

When I go to the X box to close a IE window it has started taking longer and longer. It now takes about 15 seconds for it to close after I click on the X

A copy of my HJT log is below

Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:44 PM, on 12/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

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My laptop recently had a pending update for a "new windows 10 feature", I decided to update it by clicking update and shut down. Once doing this the screen said things such as preparing update and installing update.Then a black screen popped up and had a white buffering symbol on the bottom, similar to the startup screen but without the hp logo. Ever since the update, my laptop has stayed on that screen for approximately 30 hours now, with the buffering symbol continuing.Is this normal? Is there any possible way to speed up the process?

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This is the third time this has happened.

It's 2 updates each time and it takes over and hour for them to finish installing. It always finishes eventually but like I said this is the third time in less than a month that this has happened and I'm wondering if there's a real issue here. This happens on my Thinkpad t61 notebook, I do not have this issue on my netbook at all. The updates on the netbook always finish very quickly.

Answer:Windows 7 updates taking a really long time

Can you give us the System Specs?

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I am trying to update my Windows 7 on my lap top but it continues to say (0 KB, 0% complete). There hasn't been any progress and I have over 70 updates for this computer. Why is it taking so long? Why hasn't any updates been installed? Its just taking forever!

Answer:windows update taking too long to install

Some of the updates can take a very long time to install. With 70 updates you could be looking at an hour or more. You'll see the progress bar move as they initialize.

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My laptop: Dell Inspiron N5110 with 2.50 gHz Intel Core i5-2450M processor, 500 GB HDD, 6 GB memory.
OS: Starting from OEM installed Windows 7 Pro (x64), my upgrades to Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 went smoothly with some minor hiccups and my system is now Windows 10 Pro (X64) upgrade to 1511 build 10586 installed on Apr 25, 2016.
Following MS hotfixes have been installed thereafter:
KB3116278 and KB3142588 on Apr 25
KB3140741, KB3147458 and KB 3154132 on Apr 29
Both MBAM and Windows Defender, updated till May 7, do not show any virus activity.
Problem:
After Dell welcome screen and then a blue screen with Windows icon lasting only 1-2 sec, another blue screen appears with those 6 marbles spinning in a circle! This screen lasts for about 100 minutes (yes, 1 hr. 40 min) and only then I get Windows logon screen. Thereafter, everything (at least those I use mostly) seems to work normally.
Windows 10 latest update is not a culprit as there was no such problem till about April 30, but I do not remember what else I did thereafter.
My observations:
Through msconfig, when I select "Diagnostic startup", booting takes only a few seconds though many services don't get launched. "ntbtlog.txt" shows BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED for dxgkrnl.sys and WdFilter.sys. When trying "Selective startup" (default, and even if I select Normal startup, it goes back to default), ntbtlog.txt shows BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED for dxgkrnl.sys (5 times, though once under BOOTLOG_LOADED), WdFi... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 taking very long to complete startup

Hello, I suggest trying the standard repairs.
First, open an elevated command prompt:
Windows key + X, Click command prompt (admin).
Type
chkdsk C: /F <return>
Your PC will restart.
Post back the result, which will be on the screen briefly.
Otherwise you can get the result as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

If ok, open an elevated command prompt:
Windows key + X, Click command prompt (admin).
Type
sfc /scannnow <return>

Wait and post the results. (Often this will fail- the latest Win update is said to have solved some MS problems).
If it fails and the only failures shown in the log file are
opencl.dll (Nvidia related) or some sound files, you can ignore the failure report.

Note that a very strongly recommended way of giving you a means of recovering your PC to a working state relatively quickly and without technical help is disk imaging (E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + large enough external storage).

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when i hit start->turn off computer, it takes a long time before the options appear to either 'stand by', 'shut down', or 'restart'. i'm not sure what the computer is thinking about for so long, but is there a way to kick its butt into gear?

Answer:windows taking long time to shutdown

SHUTDOWN WORKS, BUT IT?S REAL SLOW

1. If it appears that Win XP is not shutting down, give it some time. Some users report a minute or longer for shutdown to visibly start. Generally, this is a consequence of software that is running when shutdown is attempted. It also may have something to do with particular hardware. If you experience this problem, be sure to close all running programs before attempting shutdown and see if this solves your problem. If so, then you can determine, by trial and error, which program(s) are involved.


2. Newsgroup correspondent ?Sarah? provided one specific solution for this. In Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services, stop the Nvidia Driver Helper service. (You can also get this by launching SERVICES.MSC from a Run box.) Many other newsgroup participants quickly confirmed that this solved this ?extremely slow shutdown? problem for them (it?s the most successful solution for this problem to date). According to correspondent Gan Ming Teik, downloading and installing the new version 23.11 Nvidia driver also solves this problem.


3. Correspondent Ron Spruell found that disabling the Terminal Services service reduced his shutdown time from over 2 minutes (hanging at the ?Windows is shutting down? screen) to about 10 seconds. To disable Terminal Services, follow the steps in the prior paragraph for launching SERVICES.MSC. Please note that Terminal Services is required in Windows XP for running Remote Assistance, Fast User ... Read more

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computer will start up, but when windows starts to open it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to actually open

Answer:windows taking a long time to startup

Not enough info. Does your system have at least 2GB RAM? Please list your complete system specs & if possible, the CPU temperature. How long have you had this problem? Did you install anything recently that may have caused this problem? Have you scanned for viruses & malware/spyware? Have you managed your startup apps?http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig...

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Hi, I have had the standard message about a restart required to enable an update. On restarting I can see a different update screen that is taking a very long time to update. It has taken half an hour to get to 17%. The screen is black with white writing and a large circle showing the progress. It only took about an hour to upgrade from 7 to 10 and I am concerned it might be a virus encrypting my drive.
Is there a big update expected today? Should I be suspicious because it is taking so long?
Thanks
Tony

Answer:Windows 10 update taking a long time

I updated two laptops last night. Started at around 7.30
Gave up waiting so left on over night
Don't know what screens it went through .

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

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

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

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Have a new Ideacentre 300S and am setting it up tonight. Took over an hour to download the 4GB Windows 10 Update (I have a 50MB/second FIOS internet) and now is taking over another hour to install the update. If this is a sign of things to come I will be returning this very quickly. Any ideas?

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Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 it takes HOURS to transfer even small files from my camera's SD card to the computer's hard drive via the built-in card reader.
The "speed" meter barely goes above 300 KBS per second.
It is a SanDisk 32GB extreme card.

Answer:Why is it taking so long to transfer files from SD card in Windows 10?

Try updating your sd card readers driver, it is most likely using a generic driver.

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Hey guys,

I've had this problem for a while, basically when I startup or reboot the computer it takes around 5-10 minutes just to get to the windows loading screen. It seems like everything shows up really slow starting with the mobo splashscreen which just hangs there for ages. once it gets to the windows loading screen it resumes normal speed and everything seems fine from there.

There are times when it will boot normaly when doing a software restart, but most of the time it does the slow thing.

This is definately a hardware problem as everything runs fine going into windows. My question is does this sound like a failing psu? or is it something faulty in the mobo? though would the mobo still be working if it had a fault etc.

any help would be appreciated

my computer specs:

mobo: asus a8n32-sli deluxe socket989

cpu: AMD Athlon 64 fx-60 dual core 2.60ghz

ram: 4 gig ddr (I think its ddr1)

psu: ocz 100-240 vac 10-5a 50 - 60hz
 

Answer:Computer taking too long to boot before loading windows

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Hi. Windows tried to update. It failed. Now it's reverting changes but it's been at it for 30 minutes. It says don't turn off the computer but this is crazy.
Ideas?
Thanks!

Answer:Windows Update Reconfigure Taking a long time!

 30 minutes is nothing for Windows 7 updates.  Patience, my man, patience!
 
 Good luck.

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Hello all,

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

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Hi,
In my origination windows updating is getting delay to update .windows preparing to configure windows taking long time, so please support


regards,
Abdul

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

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

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

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

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

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I upgraded to windows 10, and then tried to clean reset.
It very quickly got to 55% but has been stuck there for around 12 hours now.
I understand it's possible that it takes long to clean and fully reformat my hard drive but this doesn't seem normal.
I would hard shutdown my laptop but I have heard then when people try to boot again, they are prompted with a No OS issue.
Please Help I don't know anymore what to do.

Answer:Why is windows 10 reset taking so long? - stuck at 55% for 12 hours

It happened to me at 99% i shut down with button and nothing wrong happened, just os reinstall

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I remember older Windows versions having a user defined option to set the Drive/Directory cache options to increase the cache size. Is there such an option in Win 7 Pro 64?

The reason I ask is that ever since I put in an SSD for my OS drive, my computer takes 'forever' to load harddrive directories with a lot of files in it. (I installed it a little over a year ago; I've just putting up with it for far too long.) My understanding is Win 7 changes things when a SSD is installed, like I hear it stops Prefetch data from being collected. I just don't know what else it changes in this regard.

For example, say I have 'G' drive open, and then try to open 'E' drive in a second instance of Windows Explorer, it takes a while. And then when I drill down to the desired folder, it can, but not always, take up to a full minute or more to load the directory while the green bar up top moves across to the right. Taking 10-20 seconds is the normal. Meanwhile, the HDD light is on solid. I never had these issues before.

And then if I open a program, it will also now take a long time with solid HDD light. Some times it takes so long to open the program, Win 7 pops up an error that the program is not responding.

I have even rebuilt my Index but that didn't help.

I'm running 3 physical drives, all split into 2, for a total of 6 logical drives:
1TB SSD, drives C and J
4TB WD Black Caviar, drives D and E
4TB WD Black Caviar, drives M and G

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Hello everyone,
 
I'm currently checking for updates on a fresh install of Windows 7 in a virtual machine.
 
The check for updates has been running for a few hours, but looking at the windowsupdate.log file I'm not sure it's going smoothly.
 
The last line of the file says this:
 
2016-04-04    17:39:00:468     380    bf0    DtaStor    WARNING: Attempted to add URL http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/03/windows6.1-kb2952664-v17-x64_dd97e8ab6959ee3d8e9c7e4b59a4a1804516d1a3.msu for file 3Zfoq2lZ7j2OnH5LWaShgEUW0aM= when file has not been previously added to the datastore
 
It hasn't done anything since that last entry.
 
Is this regular output from Windows Update file, or should I cancel the check for updates and start a new one?

Answer:Windows Update taking a long time, should I stop it?

 I just had to restore a Windows 7 desktop from a year old backup last week.  When I ran Windows Update, it ran for 2 hours 20 minutes before finding 114 updates.  Since your install is probably more than a year behind in updates, be prepared for a very long time for Windows Update to run.
 
 Good luck.

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows is taking very long to boot to login screen

Have you tried turning off Fast Startup and giving it a few shutdowns?

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I have no programmes running, click the start button to shut down, it takes about 2 1/2 minutes for the shut down box to appear

Then takes fully 4 minutes from that point to switch itself off.

I can't think of a cause, done the usual spysweeps, am fully up to date with updates etc, still the same.

Used hijackthis and checked processes etc - everything I can think of - there's nothing out of the ordinary going on, as far as I'm aware - and definitely not a memory issue.

Been happening on mine for a while (it's my other laptop, though, so have just used this one instead) but have just been asked by a mate that's got the same now - at least it's not just me.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Karn
 

Answer:Windows taking forever to shut down......

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my internet started running very slow about 3 weeks ago. It also takes approximately 2 minutes for my computer to shut down. I am running Windows 7, 64bit, with 6 gb of ram. I ran malwarebytes and it did not detect anything. I cleaned my hard drive with the disc cleaner. I ran microsoft essentials and it did not detect anything. I recently purchased Norton antivirus and ran a complete scan and it found nothing. Every time I shut down the computer it takes exactly the same amount of time to shut down.
 

Answer:windows 7 taking 2 minutes to shut down.

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when i shut down it takes agesi have tried system restore but it does not make any difference

Answer:windows xp taking ages to shut down

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Answer:Windows Boot/Shutdown randomly taking a long time.

Hello mrpantsinator,

Check Device Manager for issues. Also, check Hidden Devices there.

Disconnect any Peripheral Devices. Then test behavior.

Run SFC.

Run System Restore.

Run Clean Boot. If this helps, run Diagnostic Startup. Load a few startups or services at a time until the boot and shutdown issue returns.

Check Event Viewer for errors.

Check Task Manager.

Hope this helps,
John

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We're at 5 1/2 hours and still not finished. 924,000+ items scanned. I had had the trial version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit on for the first 1 1/2 hours of the Defender scan and I turned it off because I thought that might be slowing things.

This is on a Dell Inspiron Mini netbook. Not a huge hard drive here. The RAM has been upgraded from 1Gb to 2Gb, so I don't think that is the problem.

Is this normal? My ESET smart security takes a lot less time and I'm sure it scans a lot more items.

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We're at 5 1/2 hours and still not finished. 924,000+ items scanned. I had had the trial version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit on for the first 1 1/2 hours of the Defender scan and I turned it off because I thought that might be slowing things.

This is on a Dell Inspiron Mini netbook. Not a huge hard drive here. The RAM has been upgraded from 1Gb to 2Gb, so I don't think that is the problem.

Is this normal? My ESET smart security takes a lot less time and I'm sure it scans a lot more items.

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

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

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

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Recently I updated my laptop OS from windows 8.1 to Windows 10. And I can observe some glitches in the new OS. Among them, the one which is annoying the me the most is - its taking 10 - 15 secs to list out the files from a drive/folder which contains (too) many files, for example Downloads folder, or the drive where I have all the movie collections. In windows 8.1, I have observed that this happens only for the first time I open a particular folder/drive which contains many files. But in windows 10 it happens every time I open a drive/folder. Is there any way to over come this problem? Please advise.
Thank you !

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Windows Media Player always takes so long to play a song or video or whatever i need to look at. How do i fix it? I heard a rumor that it was going to be fixed in Service Pack 2 to but it wasn't for me. Anyone have any solutions?

Answer:Windows Media Player taking long time to play songs

Mine has slowed down, but I thought it was just because i have so many different formats going through it. Any comments anyone?

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HelloRecently, my Lenovo G505 laptop has been taking 10-15 minutes to start up/boot to Windows. This all started Nov. 12th in the afternoon. Before then, the laptop had been working great. I put it to sleep for a couple minutes as I had to move to a different spot to work, but after that it started to take a long time boot up. I essentialy left the computer to run overnight and I woke up with a screen telling me there had been an error while trying to install an update and it gave me the option to restart the computer (it mentioned that most problems are gone after restarting) or to try and have windows repair it, or go to advance options. Not thinking about it, I restarted, and ever since then the laptop has taken 10-15 minutes to boot (and it take 20-30 to wake up from sleep!).After talking to a friend of mine who works on computers, told me to scan for viruses/malware, then to go to msconfig and only start up the programs I need, and then essentially run chkdsk. Chkdsk ran up to 12% until it restarted and booted to windows (it took 10 minutes to do so). He then said I should reinstall windows/restore to factory settings because there was something wrong with either an update or a program.I recently wiped everything (besides what was on the partition) and reinstalled Windows 8 (which is what it came with), but the problem persists! Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Answer:Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

Hi Ramo90, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with slow boot on your Lenovo G505.

Please run the Lenovo solution center application and run the hardware test to verify if there is any issue with hardware.
Check with updating anti-virus and scan the system to check if there are any viruses.

Check with this option and let us know the findings. Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I'm running Win 7 64 bit (pro) loaded to an Intel SSD. During restarts and routine shut-downs, it is taking a LONG time to shut down. There is plenty of headroom on the disk (28 Gb), and I cannot figure out why this is happening.

Whenever I want to restart, it hangs (with the little rotating disc thingy spinning) and I often have to hard reboot to get it to complete the operation.

FWIW, it also seems to REALLY drag during updates.

Any ideas why?
 

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

Answer:Windows taking a long time to reach the user logon prompt / desktop?

Do you have a lot of programs that load at start up?.

Reinstate your original User Name & then post a screen shot of the Start Up tab of System Configuration. This will tell us what gets loaded at Start Up. To find this type, msconfig in the search box after pressing the Start button. When that opens select the Start Up tab.

Also have a look in Start Up in All Programs to see if there are programs set to load there as well.

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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

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windows takes 2mins and 30 seconds to shutdown
but it only takes 40 secs to start up
can someone help me this is only starting to happen today

Answer:windows shut down too long

i found some thing Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums i today change that
to clear at shutdown but people say if yyou don't clear it gets frag easy any sugestions also my
main drive is c should i have my pagefile on d drive instead i heard that putting on the d drive is better
then on your main drive c is this true

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Hi there,

Thanks in advance!

I have purchased a Sony Viao laptop just a couple of days back. I have windows 7 installed on it.

After buying the machine I installed a few programs on the machine like the F-Secure anti Virus, Google Talk and other messengers and basic Sony Vaio update.

Currently, I am facing some problem with the shut down. It takes almost 15 minutes for the machine to shut down. I have tried to kill all the processes and then shut down and it shuts down fine. I don't know how to give a dump of my running processes and services.
If there is a need for it then you can guide me and I shall respond with the details.

I am very frustrated considering it is a brand new laptop. any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Sid

Answer:Windows 7 takes very long to Shut Down

Can you remember exactly when this started happening?

One thing you can try...

Perform a System Restore to a point before the problem started. At least your only a few days into building your Windows 7 install.

When you're done with the System Restore, don't install everything in one go. Install the programs again one by one and test your PC by shutting it down.

It's a bit of trial and error at this point. But it shouldn't take too long to narrow down your problem.

System Restore[2]=Backup Restore

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My Windows7 take so long time to shut down when i trying to shut it down after i open my laptop for a long time. I wonder what is the cause of this problem, it takes about 5minute ++ to shut down my laptop completely, anyone know what is the causes of this problem ?

Answer:Windows 7 take long time to shut down.

I can't believe five minutes....my shutdown for a few seconds...do you have some antivirus program?

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Found an interesting article and solution.

http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2006/07/why-windows-takes-so-long-to-shut-down.html
 

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Hi this problem started when i rebuilt my PC, this was because originally my PC was crashing. I have now re-installed windows and now it will take too long to shut down and in the end it will just crash. So far I have tried limiting what programs will start-up, I have ran a Defrag on both of my drives, I have also ran it on safe mode and it still takes a long time to shut down and so it is not driver related as far as I can see.

Hopefully someone can help,
Regards, Andy
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 64 bit. A week and a half ago it started taking over a minute to shut down. It started around the time I installed optional updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, my anti-virus program. I uninstalled it, shut the computer down and it still takes over a minute to shut down. Went into safe mode and reinistalled it there, still took over a minute to shut down. My drivers are all up to date. I think that it may have something to do with an application taking to long to finish uo what it's doing. When looking at processes under task manager, there are 9 separate processes for Google Chrome. I'm attaching a screen shot of task manager.

Answer:Windows takes a long time to shut down

This is when Chrome is open. When it's not, the task manager shows one process from Chrome at 5,316 KB.

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Hello there again...just had some great help from this thread earlier which my Mod was outstanding, thanks!

For some reason now, it is taking quite a long time for My Windows XP Professional to shut down or restart when I'm prompting it to do so. It started to experience this problem a little bit before my virus/spyware problem 24 hours ago and up to now. It's taking my windows a little bit over 5 minutes to shut down/restart until I literally turn off my Acer Notebook power button.

Is there a program out there than can diagnose what might be the holdup? Is this something to do with the "fallout" from my virus problems earlier?

Again, thanks for your guy's and girls' help on this.
 

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

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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

Answer:UAC taking too long.

Hello isaaclopez,

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

Have a great day,
Ben

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

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

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

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

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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Question: Scans taking long

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

Answer:Scans taking long

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

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

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

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

Answer:Pc Taking very long to start up

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

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

Answer:Taking too long to start up

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

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

Answer:taking too long for me to troubleshoot!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Jigs

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

Answer:Shutdown taking too long

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

Answer:boot up taking too long with IE7

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

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