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Laptop taking too long to sleep.

Question: Laptop taking too long to sleep.


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

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

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


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Answer: Laptop taking too long to sleep.

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

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

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

I noticed you have a BSOD thread for sleep issues.
Maybe you should post a comment in that thread about this issue including a link to this thread?
Someone that helped with that issue might be able to help with this.

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

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

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

I've never used this to resolve issues i worked on, but maybe this can help you, or add more confusion!
I can't remember ever seeing this option suggested in any threads i found looking for help trying to fix sleep issues.
Right now I find it interesting (and confusing), but it might be something that can help anyone having sleep issues...

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I'm fresh with Win 7(64-bit). I've used WindowsXp till week ago. Never tried Vista. On WindowsXP when I press "Sleep" button system turns off both graphic and hard drive instantly. Now days when I press "Sleep", on win 7, it takes him 30 sec at best to turn off hard disk and power. It seams too long to be considered normal since same hardware was used with WindowsXp. I was wondering if this is normal for win 7 and can I do anything to boost that time. I searched web for similar questions and found no luck.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate.

Any thoughts on this subject will be appreciated

Answer:Sleep taking too long to start

Close all active tasks before you press sleep and see whether that is the same. Maybe you have a task that needs "special attention".

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I have a p50s running windows 7 (64 bit)... I just updated my bios two weeks to 1.22 and I am now having issues with my computer waking from sleep. The computer goes to sleep within 15 seconds of initiating sleep. I do not have an issue waking the computer from sleep if it has only been sleeping for a couple hours. However, if I leave it overnight or over the weekend without waking it, I get the login screen to input my password, but it takes almost 5-10 minutes for the computer to recognize typing my password. Once it recognizes my password, it logs in and I do not have any issues.If I hold the power button and shut the computer down and restart, select "Start windows normally" -- it recognizes typing my password and launches immediately. I do not have hibernation or hybrid sleep as an option in my power settings, so that could not be the culprit.Any help would greatly appreciated!

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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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Model name: VPCEE23FD

So my Sony VAIO laptop is taking very long to boot up. Takes about 30 min - hour to boot to the start menu and that is just the beginning when I try
To log in to my profile it takes even longer. When it does go to my profile I cannot open anything. I can only use my computer when it is in safe mode. So went to Sony support website and chated with one of the employes, he connected to my computer (had control of my computer) he checked what the problem was and said this:
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: I see that issue is with the system Services, Corrupted Registry files and configuration settings of the Windows operating system in the computer that are causing the issue. * * * * * * * *

And said this would be the way to solve the problem
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: It is required to manually reconfigure the system services, repair the corrupted Registry files and the operating system functionality settings in the computer to resolve the issue. * *

He could fixed my computer manually but with a price, so I told him I would think about it. The next day I checked this website that said I can fix my problem myself here is the link *(Link removed)
Can you tell me if this would work to solve my problem.
Also can you tell me what things I can do to fix my computers problems?
Also is this problem serious enough that I have to go to a computer repair shop?

Answer:Sony Laptop Probelm ... Laptop taking long to boot up

Personally I would back up your data and reformat and do a complete system restore. If it is taking that long to boot up then you have a lot of corruptions. Would be quicker to wipe it and start over.

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

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

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My laptop is taking forever to boot up. I have run Adaware, I have Micro$oft Anti-Spyware running all the time, I have Norton Antivirus Corp edition up to date and running all the time and I have Spyware Blaster. I don't know what else to look for. After I turn the laptop on, and everything loads, It takes a couple minutes for the first program I click to start up as if something is running in the background.

I am posting a HijackThis log which may possibly help. Can anyone help diagnose this issue?

Also, let me know what other info might help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:46:16 AM, on 11/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
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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.
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Thanks guys

Answer:Laptop taking too long to shut down

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

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


Follow steps on this tutorial first:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Then upload your msinfo file: To get this:
1. Click on the Start
2. Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box
3. When it opens, go to File, Save
4. Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember
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CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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Startup taking long on my hp laptop. Startup request "Press the Esc key for start up menu" and after that, it requests ENTER or BIOS or Trouble Shooting before booting proceeds.

Answer:Startup taking long on my hp laptop.

Test the hard drive with drive maker's diagnostic software for DOS as the drive could be starting to fail. The links are here: download is an ISO file from which you must make a CD using IMGBurn from here: you've made the CD, boot your HP laptop from it to run the test on the hard drive.

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My laptop started installing updates when I powered down for four hours I have had this message on the screen - keep your PC plugged in until this is done. Installing update 17 of 24.....

How long do I leave this or can I power off and try and restart?

Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to do updates

Restart your computer and it will surely install the updates next time.

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Im having a sony vaio leptop with Windows 7 Runing on it takes 8 to 9 min to boot up?

My leptop is taking aroud 8 to 9 minutes to bootup .i have all done d possible that i can by cleaning the registery ......I have even tried reinstalling the whole leptop with a window 7 fresh copy but the same thing is hapenin again here is the video-

Answer:Laptop taking a long time to boot up

Greetings, Billyboy007, and welcome to MajorGeeks...

We need some more info from you: what's the make and model # of your machine (please include any Service Tag #s), and what operating system version and Service Pack # are you using?

Also, please download and run Speccy, a free system information tool.

When the scan completes, click 'File', 'Save as Text file', name the report, and save to an easily found location, such as your Desktop.

Be advised: the report will display your IP Address and Windows Product Key. You may delete this information if you so wish.

Then attach that file to your next post per these instructions: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post.

Also, does the machine start up noticeably faster when booting into Safe Mode?

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I have a Lenovo Z850 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I?ve had it for over 3 years and it has steadily been taking longer and longer to fully boot. It only takes a minute or so to get to the login screen, but once I login, it takes over 30 minutes to get to the point where I can open programmes, and then it is incredibly slow. I can feasibly use it in Safe Mode with networking, but it still takes 10 min+ to boot. Only a week ago, it was taking 15+ minutes to boot, but was still usable, so I wasn?t too concerned as I was looking into buying a new computer after Christmas anyway.

I have checked the hard drive and RAM and there appear to be no hardware issues. I have run several virus/spyware programmes, CCcleaner etc to no avail. A while ago, the fan got clogged up and the laptop started to overheat, so I am wondering if this damaged something.

I can?t even do a full Windows restore, there is a recovery partition, but I can?t find a system image within it. I don?t have a backup disc. Is buying a reinstall disc a feasible option or is there anything else I can do before giving in and buying a new laptop?


Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to boot

Hi, have you run chkdsk, or disc clean up, have you ever detracted the hard drive.

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These are my specs:Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 / 8MB L2 Cache, 2.40GHz, 1066MHzVideo & Graphics Card: Single Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX Graphics with 512MB DDR3 Operating System: Window 7 Ultimate 64bitMemory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 X 2048MBPrimary Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache2nd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache3rd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB CacheThe problem I am having is, it will start to boot(I can still get to the setup screen and everything), but it will not start up windows at all. A little dash will start to blink at the top left corner and then it just freezes. It managed to load up windows once since it started doing this, but it took so long to log in and after I logged in I could move around the cursor, but it was taking far to long to do anything else. For example it took around forty-five minutes just to bring up the start menu.

Answer:Laptop taking extremely long time to do anything.

I would guess that your hard drive is going bad. Windows gets really fussy when part of the OS is located on the bad part of the drive and it behaves exactly as you describe, usually won't load but if it does, it just takes forever to do anything. I would recommend going to the hard drive manufactures website and download their diagnostic utility.

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I'm defraging a 2 yr old laptop (Toshiba satelite) with the free program Piraform"defragler". I started about 6pm yesterday and it still says it has 8 hrs to go.There aren't many programs on this machine but it had never been defragged.Is this normal?

Answer:Piriform Defraggler taking too long to defrag laptop HDD

How big is your hard drive? If it is low on space then that could be the reason it's taking so long to defrag. Also do you have any programs running in the background? If so close everything else and just let defraggler work. I've used Defraggler with good success. One last thing; Have you tried using the standard disk defragmenter built into windows?~winipcfgASCII question, get an ANSI

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Hi there, I have a HP G42 i3 Laptop that is just taking really long to boot. It started acting this way ever since I came back from my backpacking trip to Europe last year (where I accidentally dropped my laptop bag with my laptop still in it).

I didn't see any change in the performance immediately after but rather a gradual decline in the performance after that...the most obvious of which is the time it takes to boot. The moment I turn on my laptop, I would need a good 10 minutes to come to the windows login page and another 20 - 30 minutes to get to my desktop. On the outside I have a slight dent at the corner of my laptop but other than that, it seems to look ok on the outside.

Another major issue I face as soon as I login to my desktop is that I experience major slowness and lag. Even a simple move of the mouse cursor would lag (although not often, it does happen)

Please help. Do let me know if more information is required. P.S. am not a tech savvy person.

Answer:HP G42 Laptop taking ridiculously long time to boot

You should look in Windows Event Viewer, you may find some clues there.

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For some reason my laptop takes forever to connect to a shared drive on my desktop on my home network. I've tried connecting to it by mapping the drive and through windows explorer and same thing. Sometimes it won't even connect at all. I don't have this issue with other computers on the network. And when I say a long time I am meaning like 5 minutes or more. At first it was maybe only 1-2 minutes but it is getting worse. My mouse icon has had the spinning ring around it trying to connect the whole time I have been writing this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Both computers are Win 7 pro x64 with sp1. Desktop is wired directly to the router and laptop has excellent signal strength. Both have DHCP reservations set in the router. The way I usually connect is by starting a run box and typing \\[desktop pc name]\[share] then it just spins for a while.

Answer:Laptop taking a long time to connect to network share, if at all.


From your laptop's Device Manager, locate the network adapter in question, right click on it, choose Advanced Tab, find link Speed and Duplex. Change the Auto Detect to Auto Negotiate 1000 or 100mbps. See if it helps.

Firewall or Security Software might be also interfering.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:45:32, on 16/07/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TabQuery\tabquery149.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\TabQuery\tabquery.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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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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When I place my laptop into sleep (either from the button or closing the lid), the screen goes dark and then it basically locks up.

If it's on battery the battery will last a short time (as if it was on) and then it dies. Typically, if it's on AC, I end up having to hold down the power button to kill it and then reboot.

HOWEVER. The other day it was on AC and I realized that it's just taking a VERY LONG time to get to sleep, several hours.

The OS reports that my webcam driver may be causing it to sleep slowly, but killing that driver seems to have no affect.

This is an older Dell 1720, which shipped with Vista, and technically doesn't support W7. But everything was working fine until a few weeks ago. Also, I am now using an SSD HD (so hibernate mode is disabled).

I tried killing non-essential services (and then more) and it still has the issue.

Any idea how to debug this? Is there a way to log what might be holding it up?

Answer:Laptop takes a long time to sleep

Yes, of course .

Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum

1. Download and install the Windows Performance Toolkit as instructed
2. Run the xbootmgr command that corresponds to "Standby+Resume" to generate an .etl trace
3. Once the test completes (you have to let it finish, so if it takes hours to actually sleep, you need to let that happen) and the system resumes and finishes the test, you can compress the resulting .etl file and upload it somewhere for us to download and review.

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I currently run win7 ultimate 64bit, 8gig ram, intel i7-2600k cpu, and my OS runs on an OCZ SSD (all specs are in my profile)

Sleep mode is set to S3 in BIOS, I have hibernation disabled (so no hibernation.sys file on my c drive)

When I put my computer to sleep then immediately wake it up, the login screen shows instantly, I type in my pass and it loads in like 0.5 seconds.

When I put my computer to sleep but wait for around 1-2 hrs before waking it, it shows the login screen instantly but after i hit login, it gives me the Welcome spinning circle thingy for like 20 seconds before I can see my desktop. That's like longer than my entire boot-up time excluding POST.

Event viewer doesnt show any performance delay, and I dont think my OS drive (OCZ vertex 2) has a cache so I have it disabled. I'm sure all my mobo drivers and graphic drivers are up to date.

Suggestions on why this might be so? Any idea would be much appreciated!

Answer:Slow resume from sleep if sleep for long time

My laptop has this issue. I've just accepted the fact that it just does it and simply wait the time it takes or shut it down instead of putting it into sleep mode.

A more logical answer and an explanation would be nice though

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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?

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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,

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

Thanks for your help!

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

Thanks, Schaeffdog

Answer:Norton Taking way to long ???

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

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

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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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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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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 upon installation and it has always taken very long to burn but i didn't really know it wasn't suppose to take so long ........but anyway i was told to burn a cd and check the buffer level while burning and i was told the level should not go up and down,well mine did,so long story short i uninstalled old nero upgraded to nero 7 ultra and dvd still took about an hour to burn.......any help well appreciated!!!

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

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

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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When I am in my email program and I click on a link to go to a site on IE 8.0, the computer goes there, but it takes such a long time to download the link. Does anyone know why this is happening? Please help and thank you.

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

Answer:IE8 taking too long to get to site

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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'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
At this point, neither the desktop or any Windows menus, etc. are ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.ex... Read more

Answer:Shutdown taking too long........

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


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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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I keep getting ebloc pop up

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

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

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

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

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

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


Answer:Burning DVD taking too long?

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

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


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

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

Answer:PC taking too long to start up

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

What AV/firewall do you use?

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

Answer:Taking too long to open
I can't find an edit option in mobile mode so here is a picture

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Question: Taking a long time

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

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


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

Any suggestions would be great.

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

I use Dial up btw....

Answer:MSN taking very long to sign in.

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

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

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my laptop is takig to much time to load when its turned on or even after it is put in sleep mode i had a game that i deleted that made it woked better for one day then it went back doing the same thing it puts the windows screen then a black screen for about 5 to 8 minutes and then after im logged in it will take a while before i can start working on it 

Answer:taking my Hewlett-Packard hp laptop is taking to much time t...

Please provide the model number of the laptop. The numbers you posted are not recognizable to describe your computer. 

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

Answer:System restore taking too long

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

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Hi Guys

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

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

I have a HP Pavillion Elite M9351 with Vista Ultimate 64


Answer:System Restore - taking too long?

Hi Neil,

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

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Ok so I ran defrag last night for the first time in roughly 3 months i guess.

I'm using the standard defrag utility that comes with Vista, seriously.. it's been around 10 hours and it's still not done. How long does a defrag generally take? I know it's working because my hard drive has been working this whole time.. Is a defrag really necessary if it's going to take this long?

Answer:Jeez, Defrag is taking way to long?

defrags usually take a long time if its a while since you done it, usually though its about 3 to 4 hours, if its done more often it will take a shorter time to run.

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I have got an active directory environment win2003 server with 10 client PCs windows XP Profe

Client PCs are connected through two small switches to a SnapGear Sg300 router

Broadcom UND1 PXE-2.1 v8.2.5
Copyright ( c ) 2000-2005 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright ( c ) 1992-2000 Intel Corporation
All right reserved.
CLIENT MAC ADDE : 00 13 72 21 83 52 GUID : 44454C4C 4200 104C 8031 C2C04F4C3153
Recently I formatted this PC and installed fresh copy if windows XP with all updates still same problem is going on.

What troubleshoot should I carry out to find out where is the problem ?


Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

In tcp/ip properties have you added a preferred dns server?

I found without this that it spends a long time locating the dns server.

It will be something like or whatever the static ip of your domain server is.

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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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Hi, i'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on an HP 430 laptop.
The Windows installer can't find the laptop's hard drive so (as a solution I found while googling) I tried DISKPART's clean and clean all functions.
The clean function finished quickly but the clean all has been going on for more than 24 hours now.
Is it supposed to take this long?
The laptop has a ~500gb hard drive and an i3 processor.

Answer:DISKPART Clean All taking too long

Takes about 300gb a hour.

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I'm trying to install Windows XP on a machine that was just put together. I started installing XP 4 or 5 hours ago. It's saying 37 minutes remaining right now. almost three hours ago it was at 39 minutes remaining. This isn't my first attempt installing xp on this machine. I've swapped out the HD, the CD drive, tested the memory and checked the jumpers. Everything appears to be okay in the bios (although i'm not an expert). Nothing seems to work. I'm sure it's not the CD, i used it earlier today on my machine with no problems. Any ideas what the problem could be?

Here's what's in it:

p4 2.0 processor
80 gig HD
ATI 64mb pci video card
sony cdrw drive
256 ram (pc2100)
i forget what brand the motherboard is

All the parts are ones that I've used in the past and never had any problems like this. Any advise would be appreciated.

Answer:installing xp taking waaay too long

I have heard of issues of installing XP with a cdrw drive, as well as dvd drives. If possible, try another cd drive. Also be sure to check that your slaves/masters are set correctly. (if drive is the only one on the IDE channel, it should be master.)

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I just installed vista ultimate 32 bit on my pc, now after updating the pc with about 40 updates and restarting, it is still booting after about 30 minutes, could it be that it is normal for so many updates? or has something bad happened?

Edit: if this helps the point im waiting at is the loading bar with Microsoft Corporation written under it.

Answer:Vista taking LONG to boot.

Hmmm well now the loading stopped and it rebooted just to start loading again.

If it helps, this is a new ATA drive I installed vista on, now set to primary master, after I downloaded the updates I changed the cable it was attached to and plugged in my old drive as slave, with the new drive being primary master now(although I don't think this could affect anything).

Is it normal for it to reboot like that after certain updates?

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I have a virus of some kind - think it is in my IP stack - invisible copies of notepad, srvhost, presentationhost, cmd all running in task manager, CPU goes to 100%.
Trying to scan with ComboFix now, for the last five hours in fact, it seems to have stopped at the bit where it tells me that it will take 10 minutes or maybe 20.
The hard drive is going like the clappers, so I am reluctant to stop, but there comes a point - doesn't there?
Should I stop it and restart with the NOMBR option?

Answer:ComboFix - Taking a very long time...

As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or if there is a problem with the computer caused by running the tool. We recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance.With that said, there are circumstances ComboFix will hang, crash or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable other real-time protection tools or the presence of CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. Also, depending on how badly a system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does or fail to run properly. While that is not normal behavior, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage ComboFix stalled/crashed and to provide that information to the Helper who is assisting you so they can investigate. Using Task Manager to stop ComboFix's related process usually is enough to abort it.Open Task Manager and look for the following ComboFix related processes (some have a .3XE extension):PEV.exeNi... Read more

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I am looking for a certain image on this website, but it is taking a long time to load. I am able to get it to load, but it doesn't load right away. Please help.

Answer:This is taking a long time to load

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

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Hi guys,

I'm running ultradefrag on an older xp computer. I checked the virtual memory settings and it has about 1.5 gigs of physical memory. I cleaned up as much as I could, no viruses, ran a chkdsk but the defragementer goes at a rate of 1 fragmented file per 30-60 seconds with 5,000 fragmented files. Any idea on whether this is normal or not?

Answer:Solved: Defrag taking way too long?

Ultra has many settings for how you want files distributed on the drive. Some of them require that every file be moved to a new location. That will take a very long time and the advantages of doing it are non-existent.

Defragging was much more important on old drives and in Windows 98. With NTFS and modern, faster drives with advanced storage algorithms, it is much less necessary. Doing it too often wears the drive needlessly and accomplishes exactly nothing as far as system speed or stability go.

In other words, simple defraggers work just as well as even the most "advanced" ones. Use one that has reasonable placement parameters and that simply defrags rather than trying to perform these useless file placements.

Defraggler and Auslogics Disk Defrag are such simple and effective defraggers. The one in Windows works perfectly well, too.

With Auslogics, you can set the maximum size of files to defrag. There is no reason, for example, to go through the laborious process of trying to make a huge movie file contiguous when a few fragments in a file that large will make no difference and the task of defragmenting is much more difficult and time-consuming if space must be made to defrag such large files.

For XP, PageDefrag can also be used to defrag the page file, registry hives, the hibernation file, and other system files that can't be done while Windows is running.

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Ok Guys hope you can help me with this one. I hope its in the rigth spot.

I have been building my own PC and ran into some problems.
I purchased the ASUS P5 W Deluxe motherboard.
I purchased th intel core 2 duo processor running at 2.13Ghz
Its got 1 GB of RAM
I like to backup movies that I purchase. Its taking way too long to copy them.
l tried to do a backup using dvd shrink and Any DVD it took 1 hour 22 minutes to backup. Using nere I tried creating a copy of the backup and it took 1 hour 12 seconds. My master drive is an HP DVD940i internal 18X Super Multi DVD Writer. My Slave drive is a Sony DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DRU-830A drive, also 18X. Let me know if you need anymore info.

Answer:Taking too long to backup movies?

My specs are posted below

I use Any DVD, DVD Shrink 3.2 and DVD Decrypter with an NEC Combo 8X Burner. I can burn a standard widescreen DVD movie in about 40 minutes. Has this system always been slow? Are your CD/DVD writers set in DMA mode?

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

This happens whether its hardwired to the router or wireless.

Any thoughts on fixing this?

Answer:connecting to internet taking way to long

How do you connect to the internet?

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

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

Answer:Disk Cleanup is taking too long?

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

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

I'll just add nothing will be cleaned until a restart or 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 see if you can find that app.

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My computer has always booted up with no problems in about 30 seconds. About 2-3 weeks ago it started taking about 5 minutes to boot. What it will do is POST really fast as normal, then on the black Windows Logo screen it will stall for about 5 minutes with the little scrolly thing moving across about 100 times. Eventually it gets to the login screen and then to Windows. But I am trying to figure out what is causing this so I can reverse it. Here is what I've done so far and some info about my system:Windows XP SP 2IE8 not installedIntel Dual Core3 gigs of RAM2Wire DSL ModemTroubleshooting so far:-Did system virus scans with Avast (which is running all the time anyway) and Malwarebytes (updated it before scan), no viruses found.-Checked msconfig for any programs running I didn't need, disabled a couple that snuck in there somehow (quicktime toolbar etc.) but I don't think this was the problem anyway.... rebooted and no change.-Ran eventvwr.exe to see if there were any errors during bootup that was slowing it down... nothing.-Rebooted my computer with the network cable unplugged to see if maybe it was some kind of network issue.... didn't notice a change.-Reviewed my Windows Update and found that it installed some kind of Family pack update to Microsoft .NET framework about the same time these boot problems started. Well, I had only installed the .NET framework to begin with for some program my wife needed, well she doesn't need it anymore, so I decid... Read more

Answer:Win XP Taking a long time to boot


Can you get in to the system at all?
Do you perform defrags, cleanups etc?
If you can get in to the system, does it go at a slower than normal speed?
Have you updated the system drivers?

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

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

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

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

Anyone experienced this before?

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

try setting your CPU to start up windows with 2 cores

run msconfig
set to 2 in your case

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Is this a hardware problem? POST is fine.

Answer:Chkdsk Taking Unusually Long

What operating system? Does chkdsk run every time? When chkdsk runs, does it find problems? How large is your hard drive, and how much data do you have?

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Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
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Extremely Long Time Taken To Install Updates
Approximately 2 days ago Windows tried to install 12 updates. It got stuck on update number 2 for at least 2.5 - 3 hours. I eventually had to do a hard shutdown so I could move on to my linux distros and get some work done. I'm reluctant to boot windows because I fear I'll be forced to do the same. Is there a remedy for this? Thank you. BTW this is Win 7.

Yesterday I had the same problem except this time it was hung-up trying to install update 9 of 11. Went off to do something and came back in 2 hours and it was still trying to install update 9 of 11.
Once again I had to turn power off so I could use the computer. Is there some other way to shutdown when it gets stuck like that? I hate to do a hard shutdown. I'm reluctant to boot Windows for fear the same thing will happen. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Updates Taking Too Long To Install

This month's massive round of updates are causing wide spread grief. If it's any comfort, you're hardly alone.

You can either delete the contents of the subfolder where the updates are stored, Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download , and then the updates not installed will be downloaded again
or, download, save, and then run the Fixit found on the following KB article with all programs and web browsers being closed - How do I reset Windows Update components ?

When you run MicrosoftFixit50202.msi you would need to choose the Aggressive mode to delete the contents of the Download subfolder. That also deletes the update history shown in Windows Update when you click the View update history link.

The updates are not uninstalled and they can be viewed by checking Installed Updates.

When the Fixit has finished running restart the system.
The updates that were not installed will be downloaded again.
Suggest you set Windows Updates to " Download updates but let me choose whether to install them "

Then when the Update icon appears in the Notification area , install any offered .NET Framework updates by themselves, NOT with any other updates.
IIRC, they do not require a restart.

Then install the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer by itself, too, if it has not installed as yet.
If any updates are offered for Microsoft C++ Runtimes, install them by themselves, too.

It use to take longer to install them in separate groups but, this month's massive round o... Read more

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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.


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


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

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

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How long should windows 10 be taking to upload?'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?'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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Hi, I need helpMy computer told me to do an update of my bios. I didn't know what it really was or if it was dangerous to my laptop so I said yes. It's been 9hours now since the beginning of the updates and all I can see is a black screen, the caps lock light flashing, the pad and wifi light are on and the fan is on too.I read that bios update could be dangerous and that I might lose my laptop if it failed... What should I do? I have nothing telling me if the update is going on or if it froze...I have a Pavilion DV6Help me please, I don't want my laptop to die ;_;

Answer:Bios update taking too long?

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

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

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

Answer:Sysprep taking a very long time

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

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

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

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

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

Answer:ie taking a long time to respond

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


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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Utility\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Wir... Read more

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

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

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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHel... Read more

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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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