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Explorer Folders Extremely Slow To Load

Question: Explorer Folders Extremely Slow To Load

So I made my computer about 6 months ago, and just recently I've noticed that whenever I try to open a folder, it slows and takes at least 15 seconds (which is longer than my boot time). This also happens when I attempt to attach an item through a browser, and the browser freezes until the folder opens. I've tried running sfc /scannow, cleaned up the disk, and am looking for a solution that doesn't involve reinstalling windows. Any solutions out there?

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Answer: Explorer Folders Extremely Slow To Load

How many Hard Drives?
Is anything encrypted?
Are your Folders Compressed?

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I've been having this problem recently, I honestly dont know what it is. My computer runs smoothly, up until I open up file explorer and it basically doesn't load. It's been sitting there for at least 40 minutes. If anyone can shed some light, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

Answer:File Explorer Will Not Load / Extremely Slow

Make sure all drive(s) cables are firmly connected.If there's a USB device connected, temporarily disconnect.From Admin command, run: chkdsk /r x: on all drives (Replace x: with drive letter for each drivestill having problem, try:
Solved File Explorer crashes after Right Click in Desktop - Windows 10 Forums

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hi,

The picture & image folders on my system load very very slow.
It only happens on folders containing JUST pictures and images and it
doesn't matter how many pictures are in it (JPG files).
I work in details view and windows classic folder style.
the photoshop icons just load sequentially (SLOWLY) for each JPG image when I open a folder with only images.
Because I have folders with many pictures this makes burning in nero for example impossible and extremly slow .

I have Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM,Windows XP Pro Ver:2002 SP2, RADEON 9600 128MHz. My pagefile is set to 2560MB
my HD is 30% free and formated to NTFS and it is not fragmented.

any help is apreciated!!!
Ran.
 

Answer:Picture folders load very slow in explorer

Hi ran
Your pagefile is quite large, is there any reason why it would be so big?
The recommended in general is 1.5x the size of system RAM, so about 768MB in your case, setting MAX and MIN the same.
Maybe this would help you:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=234519&forumid=1
 

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I run both IE 8 and Firefox on my Dell Dimension system. I'm having problems now with both browsers taking forever to load. This may be a virus or network problem. IE 8 just loaded now after 15 minutes (exactly - I timed it).

Details:
- Once it's loaded once, both browsers load in normal amounts of time.
- I haven't downloaded any new add-ons lately unless one browser or the other installed one in the background.
- The problem just started today after a reboot.
- I've also noticed that my network icon in the taskbar doesn't show up anymore when I first boot but by the time IE opens, it has showed up.
- Using ipconfig, I did determine that I am on the network and connected immediately after boot up (router also shows me connected immediately).
- I've tried running IE from the command line with iexplore.exe -extoff. It didn't make any difference. I don't know if this works with IE 8 though.
- When I click to open either web browser, the process shows up right away in Task Manager and remains.
- I have all the latest updates to both browsers that I know of.
- I've run a complete system scan with McAfee (fully updated as of today.)

Now I've run out of ideas on what to try. I appreciate any help!

Thanks!
Alec
 

Answer:Solved: Web browsers (both IE 8 and Firefox) won't load or load extremely slow

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and tried the fix, but it did not work.

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Answer:Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

I forgot to add that I actually left my computer to load (not safemode) and it ended up loading background, taskbar, icons, desktop icons...it took about 35min.

Even after this, I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager shows very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and rebooted. This time, I let it sit there. Everything had loaded properly...35min later! From here, everything was very slow.

I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager (even opening task manager took 4min alone) showed very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans (using Malware bytes + ad-aware + spybot) on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!
 

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I have a folder called my music and then I have folders within that. When I want to switch between folders, it takes a really long time, like 15 or 20 seconds. This just started recently. Is there a way to trouble shoot this?

I use Windows XP Service Pack 3, and have 149 GB of RAM.

Thanks for any help,

Chip
 

Answer:Navigation of Folders Extremely Slow

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I have a folder called my music and then I have folders within that. When I want to switch between folders, it takes a really long time, like 15 or 20 seconds. This just started recently. Is there a way to trouble shoot this?

I use Windows XP Service Pack 3, and have 149 GB of RAM.

Thanks for any help,

Chip

Answer:Navigation of Folders Extremely Slow

I assume you meant 149 MB of RAM? This is the problem and can only be solved by adding more RAM. XP needs at least 512mb of RAM to run properly. The problem you have will be Windows using the swap file extensively to do the task you want.

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my computer is really laggy, and when i watch movies the sound is really choppy! when i open one program it takes forever to load, and if i try to run 2 both of the programs freeze. help! i ran spyware doctor, spybot and adaware to get rid of a bunch of spyware/malware, but my laptop is still really laggy. Help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:47:27 PM, on 10/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA A... Read more

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My laptop has the following specs, and it's about a year old, running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit.

4 GB RAM
2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo P8600

My desktop is 5 and a half years old, running Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit.

2.5GB RAM (PC3200)
3.4GHZ Pentium IV

Yet, when it comes to loading Windows, my desktop is blowing it out of the water.

My laptop takes 2 and a half minutes to get to the desktop (and a a large majority of that time is spent before I even log in!), compared to only about a minute for my desktop. Here is some additional information.

1) Malwarebytes and Norton Security Suite come up perfectly clean. Highly doubt it's spyware-related.
2) I updated all of the drivers on the laptop.
3) When it comes to loading all of the stuff on the desktop, the desktop has more tasks to load on the system tray than the laptop does, but at least the laptop is fine loading AFTER logging in.

Programs launched when logging into desktop:

-Malwarebytes
-Norton Security Suite
-ATI Catalyst Control Center
-CMedia Xear 3D Sound Configuration
-HP Digital Imaging Monitor
-Local Internet Connection Icon
-Volume Icon

Programs launched when logging into laptop:
-Norton Security Suite
-Wireless Icon
-Volume Icon
-Power Icon

So, there's hardly any stress on the laptop to load the programs.

4) I ran chkdsk /f on the machine, and here's the log I dug out from the Event Viewer.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Local Disk.
A disk ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow to Load

You may want to take a look at all your startup items, using the appropriate startup manager. There are many more items launched at startup...than you see reflected in your summary, including Windows files and drivers.Unfortunately, I have not really familiarized with my Win 7 install and can't suggest a startup manager, other than from XP experience.AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx. If you use, please read the instructions beforehand...the typical startup items will be reflected on the Logon tab.Louis

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As stated in the topic title, my webpages load extremely low. I've tried 3 browsers: IE, Chrome and Firefox, but none of them seem to make any difference.

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 with a Intel Centrino wireless-n 1030, and according to my laptop, fully updated.

My main pc works perfectly, so it has probably nothing to do with my internet connection. And downloading on my laptop works also perfectly with a speed of 2 megabytes per second, but yet pages load slow...

First I thought it was my Bitdefender Antivirus, but after removing it and installing Kaspersky (due to its high rating), the problem persists.

I hope someone can solve my problem, as I find it really annoying and time-consuming.

If additional information should be neccesary I will gladly post it.

Thanks in Advance,

PS: Sorry for my inadequate command of English
 

Answer:Webpages load extremely slow

The slowness is the same with either a wireless or ethernet connection?

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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I have an HP pavilion 533w that takes at least 10 minutes to load WinXP OS. What can I do to speed up the process. The following are some of the things that I have done to help matters.
1. Disabled all at MSconfig.
2. Removed everything at the Windows/startup folder.

Thanks in advance


System Specs...
OS winXP/SP 2
CPU 2.00Ghz/256mb ram
50gb HD
 

Answer:WinXP extremely slow to load

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Hi,My computer has been running really slowly the past couple weeks. I cleaned it out with CCleaner a couple times but it doesn't seem to make it run faster. I have run Trend Micro and Spybot but all that comes with is usually just cookies. I'm pretty sure something is wrong, as it shouldn't take 10-15 seconds to open up My Documents. Here is my Hijack This log. I appreciate any and all help you're able to give.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:54:52 PM, on 9/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEc:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA... Read more

Answer:Computer Is Extremely Slow When Opening Programs And Folders

Hi,Please uninstall your McAfee since you already have Trend Micro Officescan installed (NEVER install more than one Antivirus). After uninstalling McAfee (which is a huge resource hog), you should notice an improvement in speed.Also read here about slow computers: Help! My computer is slow!

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First I'd like to say that I've read help on some problems in these forums, and am always shocked at the actual help that you guys give out (you know, most forums dont actually help anyone). So, now I come here with my own problem, that I have yet to find.

My flash videos are loading extremely slow. I have a 180kb/s connection (not sure what the actual feed SHOULD be, this is what I have noticed the max is), which is extremely slow by todays standards, but a few months ago the exact same videos loaded perfectly fine for me to view non-stop (for instance, any youtube video set at 360p). The videos seem to load for a couple seconds then pause, then buffer, then repeat the steps again. It is getting extremely annoying to have to watch bits and pieces of videos instead of one continuous film.

I've found the TCP optimizer on here dealing with another issue. I have also found a batch file for winsock fix. Both seem to help the issue for a few hours, then the problem begins to crop up again. I have tried running firefox with only the essential add-ons enabled (java, etc). I also am an avid user of CCleaner, and use that at least weekly to keep my laptop 'cobweb' free. I even have disabled all anti-virus and firewalls in hopes that, that was the problem.

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Answer:flash videos load extremely slow

Hello Evan, I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems.
The first order of business is to immediately turn your anti-virus and firewall back ON. These shouldn't be causing any problems, and it is highly unsafe to have them turned off. You should actually run your antivirus program a.s.a.p. to make sure there isn't any malware slowing your computer down. Run windows update and install all available updates, and restart to complete them. It may seem too simple, but you'd be suprised how often a lapse in these updates can cause problems with all kinds of things. Also, have you checked to see if you have the most up-to date flash player? Try uninstalling and re-installing it.
 

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I know that my computer is bogged down with something I just can't find what. I have deleted everything I can and I still have NO free space on my hard drive (not literally none but very very little).

I did the READ&RUN ME FIRST thread directions...the log files are here:

View attachment ComboFixLog.txt



View attachment mbam-log-2008-09-23 (20-12-51).txt



View attachment SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 09-23-2008 - 19-45-40.log





Please note that the last program did not create a .zip file as it was supposed to. I found the Hijackthis.log so I am including it but I may need to run Hijackthis and or MGTools programs again. Also, since it will only let me upload three log files I will attach the fourth one to a reply to this thread.

Please let me know what if anything can be done to help me out.


Thanks!
 

Answer:Extremely slow computer and load times

View attachment hijackthis.log



There you go!:confused
 

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IE takes a very long time to load home page, 20 to 30 minutes. Once loaded it works fine. Norton Anti-virus was also turned off when I started the computer and I couldn't get it to work. Actions taken: 1. Tried to reload Norton AV with new definitions via internet connection. This failed and program would not work. My subscription ends in 15 days but should still be valid. 2. Uninstalled Norton.3. Ran Spybot in SAFE mode. No problems found. 4. Ran Ccleaner.5. Ran Ad-Aware. No problems found. 6. Loaded AVG, ran AVG. No problems found. 7. Downloaded Firefox. Works fine as a browser.8. Ran McAfee Stinger. No problems found. What am I to do? I would really like to get IE working again and I think I might have some malware. I don't care about fixing Norton, will use AVG from now on. Thanks for looking at this. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:14:42 AM, on 10/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.e... Read more

Answer:Ie Extremely Slow To Load, Norton Av Shut Down

Hello awolff, Download FindAWF: http://noahdfear.net/downloads/FindAWF.exe Save the file to the Desktop Double-click the FindAWF icon. If a Security Alert shows, allow the program to run. As instructed, press any key to continue. Use the following option: Press 1 then Enter to scan for bak folders The scan may take a while, please be patient. When done, a text file, Find AWF report is produced that we need to look at. Please post it in your reply.

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Hello
 
I have windows 7 running on a HP Pavilion dm4 laptop.  Lately windows is very slow to start -close to 5 minutes just to get to the log in screen.  Also, the updates will not install.  I am getting various error messages and when I try to look them up I get general information.  
 
I have done a disk cleanup, defragged and removed some unneeded programs.  I am going to do the Security Tango also.  
 
What should I try next?
 
Ann

Answer:Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

Welcome Ann,
If your self help attempts don't clear the problem [I suspect that they may not]. Or if you can't download, install, update and run any of the scanners please quit trying by yourself and go to the Am I Infected forum and get expert assistance.
Continuing to try different things without a plan can make things worse.
 
Dick

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I have a home addition xp, sp3, 2g of memory, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual Core Processor 5400+. What I have noticed lately is that it takes forever for a program to open and form what I see in Event Viewer, Iím getting a lot of application hangs. I run SuperAntiSpyware and I like its success but Iím wondering if there is something here that it does not see as spyware. I have included a copy of Hijack This log. Con you look it over and see if there is something I should be removing? Thank you.

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
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Hello all and thanks in advance for you help.
I have a dell Dimension B110 that is very slow to load and when I shut down a program it just seems to slowly scroll down the page and kind of bleed off the screen. I have defragmented the disks and cleaned the caches to no avail.
Can you look at the HiJack this log and see if there is anything that screams "problem"?
Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:39:52 PM, on 3/13/2011
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiSeAgnt.exe
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Answer:Computer extremely slow to load any page

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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Hi,

When I turned on the computer, it was fine. But this happen all of a sudden after I tried loading Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer pretty much crashed when I opened it. So I Ctrl+alt+tab to close it thinking it was like a usual crash I've often encountered. After this, my not up to date antivirus (bitdefender) twice launched a quick pop up stating it blocked a virus from my computer and my comp is protected. After this, my windows began responding extremely slow or not responding at all.

With this, my computer began loading extremely slow when I tried opening folders on the desktop or even simply loading the menus after I clicked start button. It would take 3-5 minutes to open a folder after I double click on them. When I try opening any program even a simple one like Microsoft Word or Paint or Calculator, it would try loading the program for like 30 seconds and then stop as I could see the hourglass of the cursor for that duration, but then would turn back into an arrow as I know it stopped loading. Everything on the operation system would just respond extremely slow or not respond at all. The mouse scrolls fine. I'm running on Windows Xp Sp3.

Knowing it is likely caused by the virus thinking Bitdefender probably didn't block all of the virus that it had notified earlier, I tried launching Bitdefender to do a scan right there. But it wasn't loading like any other programs. With this, I tried launching Malwarebytes to do a scan, and it wasn't... Read more

Answer:Computer extremely slow in opening folders & not loading programs.

Hello and welcome.Pease post the MBAM log you have.Next run these,Run ATF and SAS:From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.NOW Scan with SUPEROpen from the desktop icon... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:32:42 PM, on 10/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\RETROS~1\RE... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow - firefox takes several minutes to load

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. ... Read more

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I am using window xp. yahoo mail take foreever to load on internet explorer 8. I could not open link on some mails. I have to download chrome to use yahoomail. it is a lot faster. please help!

below is what I copy from DDS

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 4/21/2013 12:55:37 AM
System Uptime: 9/13/2013 9:11:27 AM (6 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0M3918
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz | Microprocessor | 2992/800mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 977 GiB total, 923.92 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 421 GiB total, 418.985 GiB free.
F: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP59: 6/16/2013 3:40:47 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP60: 6/17/2013 7:45:34 PM - System Checkpoint
RP61: 6/18/2013 12:33:22 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP62: 6/19/2013 1:46:56 PM - System Checkpoint
RP63: 6/19/2013 4:14:57 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP64: 6/20/2013 5:03:42 PM - System Checkpoint
RP65: 6/21/2013 9:45:42 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP66: 6/22/2013 10:59:21 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP67: 6/22/2013 9:28:27 PM - Removed Google Drive
RP68: 6/23/2013 1:44:25 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP69: 6/24/2013 12:02:11 PM - Softw... Read more

Answer:Solved: yahoo mail load extremely slow on IE8, Window xp

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I did the auto upgrade from ver 8.1 to ver 10, and now my computer is extremely slow and i cannot even access my settings tab it just wont open. All my desktop settings from my earlier version are gone. I cannot access my own folders. It keeps telling me I cannot access the folders. I am in a big problem situation. Please let me know how to reverse back to my older version 8.1 and undo this download or fix. N bring my access to all my folders. It just made my working computer into an extremely slow snail pace and also lost all access to my settings,I tkeeps telling me to back up but does not let me do it.No more HP settings and no access is granted to my own files/folders in the drive any more. I need This fixed asap n no online help is able to give me instructions.Please HELP to fix or revert back to my original version and files an folders access. My laptop is less than a year old and was working fine until the new version download.Please HELP

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I'm using Windows 10 latest updates and internet exp. version 11. (exact vestons see screen shots)
About 6-8 weeks, internet explorer has become so slow, and hangs up, so often I literally can not use it.
simple tasks such as hitting Google, IE will just hang taking 45-50 seconds (firefox will pop right up
please do not tell me "just use firefox, or chrome, that you switched years ago, the point is...this should
work properly...there is an issue here I'd like to fix...I too prefer firefox btw)/
Sometimes typing in a web address, it never appears. (see hang1.jpg). A lot of times when this occurs
I have to reboot, or go into task manager and end task on all IE instances.

I have not made any changes apps, software or hardware wise other than keep up with the latest updates weekly.

Below are screen shots (links to already attached files) of several settings etc. that may be relevant.
let me know if I can provide any other OS or IE information.

Please advise!


The windows version is shown at

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind...w/win10ver.jpg

ie version

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind...slow/iever.jpg

ie settings

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind...iesettings.jpg

ie security

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind...iesecurity.jpg

ie addons

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind.../ieaddons1.jpg

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind.../ieaddons2.jpg

(no accelerators)

http://www.aanning.com/ajissues/Wind.../ieaddons3.jpg

screen shot of ie hang

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Answer:Internet Explorer is extremely slow

After the Anniversary Update & post updates, it frequently freezes on my pc, until I close it, run CCleaner and re-open it.
I think they're just trying to force us to use Edge, instead.
Personally, I don't care for Edge and use Chrome most of the time, now.

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Hi,

My "Windows Vista" just recently updated automatically two days ago. It also updated my internet exploerer to version 8. However, the internet explorer becomes very slow to open the browser and connect to the homepage ever since it is updated to IE8. Is there any way to solve this problem? please help ASAP.

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Christina

Answer:Internet explorer 8 is extremely slow

Try empty out your temporary files and other browsing history.
Go to you "Tools" menu and choose "Internet Options".
In the first screen you see, look for "Browsing History". Click on the "Delete" button, the "Delete All".
Close IE and try again. Let us know if this helps...

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I will start off with a post in this forum but suspect I may be referred to a different one.

This past week I have been experiencing problems with Internet Explorer displaying webpages. I am using IE7. Either they are taking ages to display, or when they do load the pictures are not loading. Particular sites I am a regular visitor to are Bebo.com and Facebook.com - neither of them are loading very fast and quite often I'm finding that pictures simply do not display or take an age to appear, I get errors when attempting to access my own photograph albums on Bebo but others are not experiencing any problems.

I suspect that the other problem I am having with uploading listings to my ebay via their free software 'turbolister'. When I attempt to upload listings the software will calculate the cost but it just does not upload the listings when I say to do so. There are no error messages but it is as if my internet access will not upload and the software just attempts but gets nowhere - I end up cancelling the attempt after waiting a considerable time.

Please, can someone advise?

Answer:Internet explorer extremely slow

A quick update to this. I have now upgraded to IE8 hoping that may help ... it hasn't. I've cleared my browsing history etc ... still no job :(

*** I just posted this update and IE said the page couldn't display as I saved it and came up with the connection diagnostic tool ... it says there's nothing wrong with my internet connection.

My son has a wireless connection to this same router and he is not experiencing slow connection speeds.

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Internet Explorer is at a crawl. I downloaded Firefox but it too works at the same slow speed so I don't think it is actually IE that is the root of the problem. I am a "downloader" of games, programs, etc. so I am sure "something" got in somehow. I run Avast, spybot, adaware, and spyblaster. I recently added AVG anti-spyware, anti-viruses and root-kit. I usually turn off Avast because I know two virus programs can cause problems. I downloaded the AVG about a month or so ago because IE was having fatal errors. I finally went to an older restore point and it started working fine. But now it is terribly slow. I think the problem lies with services.exe. When you open AVG anti-spyware it shows processes running like task manager does but then it goes one step further and shows connections. Listed there is services.exe 12 times! and after a minute the addresses change, and so on. And they always say connecting but NOT connected even now when I am connected to the internet. If I try to turn it off I get an NT error and the computer shuts down. Could the services.exe file have been switched? It is only located in the windows\system32 directory where it should be. Anyone have any ideas? I read something like this somewhere and it had to do with a root-kit but I ran AVG root kit and it only found one thing that has been there for 2 years.
 

Answer:Internet Explorer Extremely slow

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When I open windows explorer it takes forever to load up. When I first open it it shows favorites and desktop with a magnifying glass over each icon spinning. The green bar gets to the middle of the X and then basically stops. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks, Debbie
 

Answer:Windows Explorer extremely slow

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Hi everyone.
My Windows 10 laptop, which previously had Windows 7 (I upgraded through Windows Update) is now having problems with the file explorer.It all started last night, when I was listening to some music with the windows media player, then it froze, a windows popped up asking me if I wanted to end the process and I said yes. From there, it all went downhill. My File Explorer is now EXTREMELY slow, I open a folder and it takes 1 or 2 minute for a new window to even open. Then it takes like 2 more minutes for the new window to even show things. When it does load i can't even scroll up or down or open another subfolder because it freezes and shows "Not responding" at least 3 time before even doing something. I have no Idea how to fix this, which is why I'm here today starting this thread.
At first I thought it was a performance Issue, but Steam, Task Manager and even games work perfectly fine. Maybe it's worth to mention that my task manager sometimes displays as if my disk was being completely 100% used, but then it goes back to 98%, then back to 100% again, and after a while it calms down and displays the actual percentage. My HDD is more than half free. Also, when I first installed Windows 10 I had a BSOD Issue. Luckily, kemical from the Windows Forums managed to help me and solve my issue through dump files provided by the W7F Diagnostic Tool. I am trying to back up my most important files to my external hard disk right now in case I have to reset/format my... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow Windows Explorer. Please help.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

When I first upgraded from W7 to W10 I had problems with Component Store corruption and did a repair install with an in place upgrade to fix it. With this method I didn't lose any data or programs/apps previously installed. The only thing I had to do afterward was rerun Windows Update. You can check out the steps in the link I posted above.

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When I use Internet Explorer, it can take up to a minute to open a page. I am using it over a LAN connection. When I look at the CPU usage, it is using 98% of the resourses. Any other programs are fine with response time if Internet Explorer is closed. I can use FireFox and it is quick but there is a site I use for work that requires Internet Explorer.

I am using Windows 2000 SP4. I have downloaded all the Windows updates and Internet Explorer updates. I did the Read Me First step-by-step and it cleaned off files. Used Hijack This but after I run the fix and run it again the files are back. I have removed the .exe files that Hijack This refers to that I know are bad.

I have a log that I can post.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Internet Explorer extremely slow

If you have run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal and you still have problems, see the below.


- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following: your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message.(Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).
 

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Hi everyone, I was hoping someone might give me advice on what's slowing down my internet explorer. Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:25:41 AM, on 10/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)

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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Athan\Athan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
G:\LOCAL DISK D\A SQUARED\A-SQUARED FREE\a2service.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windo... Read more

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Gents, I recently came off the road to find that browsing the internet is next to impossible. The computer was in use during my absence.

I have a cable modem & a router and (3) computers hooked up. Only one computer is experiencing this problem. I do have the ability to play internet games as usual, but cannot load up a web page. It says it's opening the page, but seems to freeze about half way thru.

I've included the HijackThis logs. I hope you can help me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 10:32:27 AM, on 8/17/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\anvshell.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\hpoopm07.exe
C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
D:\MSOffice\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Utility\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://com... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer - Extremely Slow !!!

Hi bantonh, Welcome to TSG.

There's not much that jumps out to me, looks pretty clean. Perhaps somebody else will see something.

Have you updated your AV and do a scan?

Have you deleted temp IE files?

If you want you can clean up these with HJT. Close your browser and reboot afterwards.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redi...=ie&ar=iesearch

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid=
{SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redi...=ie&ar=iesearch

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redi...er=6&ar=msnhome

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redi...=ie&ar=iesearch

 

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When I open windows explorer it takes forever to load up. When I first open it it shows favorites and desktop with a magnifying glass over each icon spinning. The green bar gets to the middle of the X and then basically stops. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks, Debbie

Answer:Windows Explorer extremely slow

Start with this link. It might take several tries to find the problem.

Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter

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Haven't had any problems with this laptop in over a year. Came in this morning and it was locked up. Rebooted and it went to safe mode, things looked fine. Rebooted and laptop let me log in and seemed to be extremely slow, didn't finish bringing windows completely up.

rebooted with repair disc, this was successfull
used repair disk to check memory, no issues
next reboot, same slowness, didn't finish bringing up windows
updated security essentials, ran scan, found 5 trojans, cleaned them
rebooted, same slowness
updated malwarebytes, found quite a few 'bad files', cleaned them
rebooted, same slowness
updated windows updates (i think 4 new updates since last update)
rebooted, same slowness
rebooted in clean mode, no startup apps, no services, came up clean and fast
went through each windows service and app, found Windows Search was keeping laptop from finishing bringing windows up, causing slowness, disabled search
rebooted, now windows finishes starting, but extreme slowness with IE 9, and other explorer type apps (task manager, any security program, ...)

most recent - can reboot just fine, can't get IE 9 to work, it starts and goes to my home page (google), then takes 5-10 minutes between responses.

Answer:Core 'explorer' process extremely slow

I'll add that the start menu, and anything i click on takes forever to do anything, cpu and memory stats from task mgr don't system is idle over 90% of the time with nothing taking over 100 meg of memory...

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I have Windows Vista Ultimate.
Intel i7 CPU
6 GB ram
64-bit OS

Starting a few days ago, my computer has been booting up extremely slowly. The computer enters the windows loading screen (black screen with green loading bar) and takes approximately 4~5 minutes to load. Following that, it goes into a completely black screen for another 5~6 minutes. The mouse cursor then appears and it hangs for another 3~4 minutes. The log-in screen then appears and everything else seems to be fine.

I originally suspected a virus, so I tried booting up in safe mode, but it's still incredibly slow and it seems to take a long time to load crcdisk.sys (or something similar). I also tried booting up with the bare minimum start-up services with no success. Yesterday, I also defragmented my drivers, but against to no avail. I also checked to make sure that there wasn't any loose hardware (hard drives or w/e).

Recently, I've been having an issue with opening task manager. For some reason, I can see the task manager icon on the taskbar, but I can't seem to make the window appear. The mini-window that appears when using alt+tab to switch windows also doesn't appear. Also, I have had a random, blank window that seems to be loading something. I took a screen shot to show what I'm trying to describe.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, but I tried a system restore and it didn't do anything either; it said there was an "unspecified error."

Answer:Extremely slow boot+other explorer issues

I suggest we check the hd and ram. If the problem persists, you might want to then post in the "Am I Infected" forum on this site.To run checkdisk, right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot. To check the ram, download memtest (http://memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.

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Hi,

Since last night, my Internet Explorer has become extremely slow.
The rest of my system so far sees unaffected, ping and download times are normal. Browsing is the only thing that has become a crawl.

I can open Internet Explorer (ver8) just fine and it opens as quickly as usual. The moment I press Enter on an URL or pick a webpage from my history, it takes about a full minute for anything to happen in the status bar during which time the browser is unresponsive. Once it has "connected" to the webpage, it then takes extremely long to load and even when it has mostly finished loading it then stalls again and takes is time. Clicking any link on the webpage or going to another page or using a separate window or tab results in the exact same sloth again.
Typing in textboxes like this one is also quite slow and swallows characters.

The other notable thing is that if I rightclick any link to bring up the context menu, it takes about 4-6 seconds for it to appear during which time Internet Explorer stalls too.

I've run several scans with MBAM, AVG, Panda, Bitdefender and have installed TM's Browser Guard, all to no avail.

HiJackThis log also seems to not pick up anything strange.

Now as for when this happened last night:
I was browsing onto rlslog.net and about a few seconds into page load, the browser stalled and download/installed something (felt like it). Then I got a security popup saying "do you want to allow XXX.info access to yo... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer suddenly extremely slow

Re: Internet Explorer suddenly extremely slow after visitng webpage

Additional logs

Just as a sidenote, no AV or scanner has picked up anything as far s I am aware except that RootRepeal. I have no idea how to fix those though.
 

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Internet explorer taking too long to load up (minutes to load page). Can not go to links once the page opens. The new tab or window will take forever to open, but almost always can not open a site in the tab. Sometimes, I can open new pages quickly, but sometimes not. Once a page loads, I can easily go to new page through my Favorites, i.e. change from yahoo to CNN. I have already followed the advice from "Slow computer...click here first". I have also followed all of steps under "Preparation Guide..."This started happening two days ago, i.e. Oct. 5th. Perhaps unrelated but my Tivo Desktop has stopped functioning (can not connect to server). I am not asking help for this, but I was just letting you know.I sure would appreciate any help. I have a work around, i.e. FireFox. In fact, Firefox does not suffer any problems. I was able to download it after numerous attempts.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:21:48 PM, on 10/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:&#... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer Extremely Slow, Not Firefox

Hello gibertcd,Download FindAWF: http://noahdfear.net/downloads/FindAWF.exe Save the file to the Desktop Double-click the FindAWF icon. If a Security Alert shows, allow the program to run. As instructed, press any key to continue. Use the following option: Press 1 then Enter to scan for bak folders The scan may take a while, please be patient. When done, a text file, Find AWF report is produced that we need to look at. Please post it in your reply.

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So I just took part in the Windows 10 Insider Preview a couple of days ago, and I have to say, Windows 10 is a great step up from Windows 8, they did an excellent job so far. There's just one problem: File Explorer is extremely hard to use. Not only does the file explorer freeze all the time (even on folders with almost nothing in them), when it does freeze, it goes back to the top of the folder when it unfreezes.

What I mean is that I can be half-way down a 260-count file folder, like this:

Then it will freeze, and after it unfreezes, it goes back to the top of the folder, like so:

Doing simple tasks such as moving, copying, renaming, deleting and even scrolling and clicking causes File Explorer to freeze, sometimes even when it's idle!

And what's weirder is that the glitch doesn't happen when your opening a file for a specific program (say you click 'open' in Word and you get the 'Open' dialog box where you can pick a file).

I posted this over to Windows Feedback too, but I don't think it supports user comments, so I'm posting here to see if there's any fix. If there's any fix for this, let me know. It's been annoying me for a while now.

Answer:File Explorer extremely slow and unstable.

I actually have the same issue, but in Windows 8.1. It's annoying, I know. But I suspect it's something I have installed that's doing it.

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Thank you in advanced to anyone who can help me with this. Explore has been freezing or else taking a long time to load any page. As an example, when I was trying to download spybot, I had to restart Explorer 3-4 times and it took forever to finally download. Additionally, just opening any file on the computer takes an extremely long time.

I followed all the guidelines in your " Please, Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log." Below is a copy of my HJT Log.

Again, thank you in advanced.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:04:40 PM, on 4/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\WINNT\YourMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\ymetray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
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Answer:Explorer freezing, Computer extremely slow.

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Hi, first post. =)
I'm getting excruciatingly slow performance while browsing the contents of any of my hard drives. Double click on My Computer, wait about 15 seconds while the green bar along the top fills... Ah, there are my hard drives. Double click on one, wait about 15 seconds for the green bar... Ah, there's my music, etc. etc. etc.

If I'm inside a program, and do File > Open, and browse through my files, it goes as fast as normal. It only seems to be slow when browsing via Explorer.

There's no reason my system should be this slow, as it's a solid build:

EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard
Q9450 @ 3.6 GHz
4 gig 1600 MHz Corsair XMS
EVGA 8800GT @ 700/1750/2000
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Extremely slow performance in Windows Explorer.

Well.. That makes 2 of us.. I'm not quite that slow, but pretty close.

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I had some issues earlier, ie, firefox being redirected to other sites, could not run defrag -- so ran malware software and found a virus or trojan which was removed -- now firefox is not redirected and I can run defrag -- problem is, after the softare was cleaned the virus or whatever, it optimized the registry and windows settings. Now the windows explorer is running extremely slow -- when clicking on a new folder, it takes5-10 seconds for the folder to open. Does not matter if I click on the same one several times -- it is like the system has to re-read all the information in the folder from scratch. Any ideas? Do I need to run HiJack?

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Since a few days IE and other apps tend to open rather slowly. I ran a virus check (Avast) without any result and ran ad-aware and found no critical errors. I ran Hijackthis, but have no idea how to analyse the log. I hope someone can help me figure this out.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:43:25, on 23/05/2010
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DeskView\DNAgent\DNAgent.Exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DeskView\DVAnPMan\DVAnPMan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
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Sometimes in Internet Explorer when I go to type in a link even though I type fast it starts displaying very slowly. Eventually it clicks and goes really quick, I have seen this with slow systems but the computer this happens on isnt slow. I'm sure this is probably a pretty common problem with an easy fix but I'm not quite sure.

BTW I dont have any viruses, spyware, or anything bad on the system. I am using IE 6.0 and have all MS updates.
 

Answer:Sometimes Internet Explorer address bar extremely slow to type

This happens to me occasionally it is usally because your cpu is busy. What are you system specs and what are you running in the background?
 

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Takes about 1-2 minutes to load, but is fine after that. I suspect it is some kind of toolbar or program that accidently got loaded, but I don't know how to look for it or how to remove it. Here is my log file from hijackthis. Does anyone have any suggestions or could point me to the right direction? Thanks.
 

Answer:Internet Explorer running extremely slow on Startup

Hi


Linked to your thread in malware if anyone wishes to review your Hijackthis log ( as inline logs are not permitted, attached fine ) Malware thread http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=159362


Have you followed the information on startups that Chaslang posted in that thread above?

Also have you started IE in No-Addons mode? Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) and see if this helps, if it does then you have an add-on that is causing this so start in IE normal mode then disable all addons and re-enable one at a time to find the faulting one.
 

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When trying to open a .doc, .xls,.pdf, even a .txt file, the corresponding program takes almost 2 minutes to open the document. Disconnecting the network cable, the documents open almost immediately. I disconnected all mapped drives, no icons on taskbar point to network drives,...

What's causing the slowdown?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer extremely slow to open ANY document

What sort of a Network are you on? Or is this just your cable connection network?
Are you certain no processes are running in the background such as a virus or spyware scan? Has this been happening for a number of days?
 

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Operating System - XP

Over the last few months, the Windows Explorer on my laptop has become excruciatingly slow. Simply trying to move to an adjacent directory can take minutes.

Related / unrelated - I have seen CPU/memory max out as well - though not always. I have a 1.5 GB of RAM, and have seen this when not heck of a lot is going on.

I am unsure if it is a virus issue or is it something that has to do with windows explorer issues, which I have seen a few threads on on the net.

I woud appreciate any advice you might have.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer extremely slow to respond

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to help. About a week or so ago I noticed a very noticeable slowdown while working on my computer. It is especially bad when on the internet. Other machines are fine. New to this but ran a couple of programs from here: DDS
 
Any help would be appreciated.
 
Ric
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by rmacneil at 13:03:00 on 2014-01-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4020.1752 [GMT -5:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostControlService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostStorageSer... Read more

Answer:Newbie...Computer extremely slow for a week. IE explorer especially.

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Hello, my name is Thomas, and I'm new here. I'm not all that versed in computer repair but I'm coming to you for help with a serious issue on my laptop. It all started two (2) days ago while I was on Facebook. All was running fine all morning when suddenly my computer started slowing down and needed a ten (10) second break every time I input a new letter into my messages. I bore through it for a good ten (10) minutes before shutting the computer down out of fear that overheating was the cause of the sudden slow down.

After about half an hour I turned my computer back on and all seemed fine until I tried logging into my account. Suddenly it would only log into a black screen with nothing but the mouse visible. The mouse was usable but nothing else would load. I proceeded to shut my computer down and reboot it into Safe Mode. Once in Safe Mode, I ran my anti-virus (avast!) and it came up with nothing wrong with my computer. Odd, so I tried a system restore, this did nothing at all for my log in issues.

I closed my computer and went to meditate to clear my mind and relieve myself of the immense anger building, so as to not strike the computer out of frustration. When I came back and opened my laptop, it loaded up properly. Not a single issue, the laptop ran as it had a month before. I continued with my plans for the day and the computer ran fine for a good hour and a half before finally showing some issues again. When I went to watch the original Tron on Windows Media Pla... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow start up and Windows Explorer keeps crashing.

No help coming?

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I was wondering if anybody could help me out. I have an HP Pavillion dv6 running MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (upgraded from factory's Windows Vista). Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.10 GHz. 4GB of RAM and a 320GB Hard Drive. I'll start by outlining the problems that occur. Windows Explorer (in my opinion) seems corrupted somehow. For example, I would try to delete a certain file from my desktop, and the window would pop up that states that the item is recycling. However, it would just say calculating and never actually delete the file. Another example would be when I'm exploring files in my computer. The path bar at the top (which usually has a green bar that indicates the page contents are loading) will take forever to load, and would never reach the end. Another problem that may or not be related has to do with AVG free. I would run a full computer scan, and it would come up with 4 infections that could NEVER be quarantined, because the size is too large. Malwarebytes does not find the same infections, which makes me think that they are false-positives. Programs take forever to get started, even when the process is active and taking up memory. I have tried using system restore to an earlier point, but that did not work, so I did a "forward?" system restore back to the latest system image.

I have already tried the following,
system restores
AVG 8 free, whole computer scans (result is 4 infections that can't be quarantined. I think the file path is in C:/SWSetup/MSDV... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer is extremely slow, or at times, unresponsive.

If you believe windows files are corrupted, you can use this method to check.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Being as how you did an upgrade, it's also possible you have drivers that aren't win 7 compatible. It wouldn't hurt to check the support page for your model on hp's site to see if they released win 7 updates for your system.

I would consider the cab file hit a false positive.
I find it unlikely that particular software package is infected unless you obtained it through a torrent or something to that effect.

Bad drivers are the cause of a lot of issues in win 7.
I would also suggest installing firefox Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client
and seeing if it shows the same behavior. It could very well be a problem specific to IE and has nothing to do with any other part of the system.

Updating drivers when possible is just a good idea.

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6 running MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Windows Explorer is 'usually' constantly 'thinking' and never shows files. It started when I tried to delete a file I recorded from a movie using VLC - and the window would pop up that states that the item is recycling. However, it would just say calculating and never actually delete the file. Another example would be when I'm exploring files in my computer. The path bar at the top (which usually has a green bar that indicates the page contents are loading) will take forever to load, and would never reach the end.

I've read similar situations going back to 2011 - and can't find a fix. Randomly Windows explore will be fine - but I just had Control Panel do something similar.

Run scans and some of the recommended stuff - it continues.

Any help appreciated.

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I went to my computer today, and it froze up. On attempt to open task manager, I got the blue screen and shut it down. When I started it up again, it took close to 45 minutes to an hour for it to start up fully. Explorer.exe brought up error messages constantly, then I also got a few from adobe, WerFault, and several AVG messages. Its finally up and running, and I was able to access the internet. I'm currently running a malware scan, but I doubt it will fix very much. I'm literally afraid to restart my computer again.

Ideas?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Extremely slow startup, explorer.exe running slowly and crashing

Yes, first as you state don't shut it down. Leaving it run won't hurt it, just shut off your monitor when you are finished for the evening.

Second, have you done any recent updating of drivers, etc.? If I read you correctly this is the first time this has happened, right?

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.
 

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I have an Asus with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Here are the issues I am having: When exploring files on my computer with Windows Explorer the path bar at the top (which usually has a green bar that indicates the page contents are loading) it can sometimes take forever to load, and not reach the end. For this Computer, it often doesn't show the drives while it is loading - so I can't get to the C drive or an external hard drive for example (sometimes). Other times when it does show the drives, or folders and files, if it is an image file, it often does not show the thumbnail.

I do not have problems if I am working with in a program and I want to open a file on my computer, there is no problem showing the drives, folders, files.

If I boot into safe mode, I do not seem to have the problems either.

This is only a problem that recently started. It is also inconsistent, and very bothersome.

I did see some earlier threads from 2011 and have tried a few things like the properties of the files, however, it often causes Windows Explorer to hang for a few minutes. I can't seem to do properties on the Computer. I have run AVG fine, and spyware fine.

Thanks in advance for some direction and advice!

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Hi, I have a Dell Precision 470, which is a fast, and quite unstable computer. I use Windows XP SP3

Over the 15 months i've been using this computer, i came to notice it blue screens... maybe once every other month or so. but recently, it bluescreened, and instead of nothing bad happening, I noticed I can't delete files.

So basically

-when running explorer, it takes forever to load. Sometimes it'll just start not responding and I'll have to close explorer.exe via task manager
-All other programs run fine. Firefox, iTunes, Opera, Word all run fine. However, once you start looking for files (to upload to youtube etc), it slows down dramatically
-Spy Sweeper shows no sign of virus/spyware
-Windows XP takes forever to load, both loading the welcome screen after the splash screen, and loading the desktop after logging into my side. It no longer just shows the display picture though
-I probably have the XP CD somewhere, but it will be extremely difficult to find and I hear you lose all your data, so i would be better off getting a new computer

Thanks - Shadow
 

Answer:Solved: Windows explorer runs extremely slow or freezes

You have an infected computer my friend. http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Install that(hopefully you're able to) and if successful, update definitions if it doesn't do it automatically and do a scan on it.

More than likely it sounds like your reg files are screwed, so may I suggest a backup of files and drivers; reformat.

OR

If you have a retail copy of the current version of windows you are using, go ahead and boot off the disc and get to the recovery console.

Once in command prompt, do a fixboot, then chkdsk /r function.

PS

Definitely get AVG, it's the best freeware anti virus software out there known to man of this current moment.

AND

Definitely do a scan with it!

Hope this helps!
 

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I've got a Dell running Windows XP Home with a very specific but hard to search for problem:

1. Opening any folder in the same window (folder options set to 'open folder in same window') is incredibly slow (minutes) but opening any folder in a new window or setting folder options to 'open each folder in a new window' is perfectly normal.

2. Internet Explorer takes minutes to load a new page (you can see that it's loaded in the staus bar but you can hear the computer grinding for minutes until it displays the new page). Firefox is just fine

Both of these issues appeared at exactly the same time.

3. Probably unrelated but windows installer is not functional? (I haven't looked into this much yet)

Nothing unusual is running in task manager and none of the normal processes are running extra hard. I have done the basic spybot, adaware, and regfix scans with a couple files removed but none that affected this issue.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Alex
 

Answer:Folders slow to load in same window, Fast in new one

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We have a situation where we have a number of users running IE 11 on Windows 7 , 8 and 8.1. When using Google Maps. The maps fail to render and show the
grid lines when zooming in and scrolling across. When I untick 'Use Proxy Server' in Windows Internet Settings, maps will work fine. We use TMG server for a proxy. Maps works in Chrome as expected.



Does anyone have any suggestions?

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This is a computer that is used for our small business and it is running extremely slow. We will occasionally have Windows and Internet Explorer crash on us. Sometimes the computer is so slow that processing credit cards is hard.I have run CCleaner, Register Mechanics, Adaware and Malware Bytes on it but to no avail. I have Norton 360 installed on the computer.The computer is running Windows XP SP3Any help would be appreciated.Following is the HiJack This 2.0.2 log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:37:41 PM, on 9/9/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Cherry\CDI\CDI.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v5.3\Server\Intuit.Spc.Map.EntitlementClient.Server.Service.ex... Read more

Answer:Computer is running extremely slow with Windows and Internet Explorer crashing

Hello proliney Welcome to the BC HijackThis Log and Analysis forum. I will be assisting you in cleaning up your system.I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond the your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.I read where you said you ran MalwareBytes to no avail. Does that mean it did not find anything or it found something but did not fix the problem? If it did find something please open it back up and click on the button marked Logs and copy and paste the results from it in your next post along with the log from the following program.Please perform the following:We need to scan for Rootkits with GMERPlease download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extra... Read more

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Hello all:

I recently downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium but now the computer is running extremely slow and windows explorer crashes constantly. Eventually the computer freezes and I have to reboot. I reinstalled Windows 7 but the problems repeat. Please help!!!!

Thank you,
N

Answer:Windows Explorer Constantly Crashing and System Running Extremely Slow

where did you download it from? did you run the system checker to see if your machine could run win7?

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Last night, out of nowhere, I noticed that every 15 seconds or so the computer would seem to freeze and then unfreeze after about 5 seconds or so. The computer has never done this before. I decided to restart, and this is when things started getting bad. After restarting, the computer seemed to boot up fine, but when I clicked on firefox, it seemed to lock up completely. The taskbar didn't seem to be affected, so I clicked start. The frame of the start window opened, but everything inside was white, and that too appeared frozen. I hit ctrl-alt-del, and nothing happened, the computer stayed locked.

I turned the computer off manually and tried restarting in safe mode. The computer started to boot until it reached a specific process (I don't remember which). It was stuck on that process for about 15 minutes, and then it just turned itself off.

I turned the computer back on again and let it boot fully while I took a shower, so it had about 30 minutes to fully boot. I come back and everything seems to be working, icons are highlighting as I hovered over them, the start menu worked, right-click menu's appeared, etc. I opened up a folder with some movies on my desktop. It loaded fine. I click a movie, and it begins playing, but then all of the sudden the whole thing freezes, and I can't open anything in the background. I hit ctrl-alt-del, and this time it actually worked. I chose task manager, and although it took 5 minutes to actually appear, I was happy to ... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer Freezing, extremely slow, safe mode crashes, programs won't open

hi have you tried running sfc /scnw or chkdsk
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/how-to-use-check-disk-in-windows-vista/
 

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HiWeird thing just happened on my laptop.My hard drive has a c: partition and the d: partition. On c:, there's just my Vista install (family, 32b), while on D:, there's all my files: some videos, my mp3 collection, and my databank of pictures, that i'm using for work.My comp is clean (i've checked with a full array of antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and so on).Up until two days ago, I had no problem using windows explorer to browse through my files. Even when the folder was huge (my picture collection amounts to 30G of data, and about 900 folders), explorer did its job relatively diligently, at least as far as Vista goes.Yet, two days ago, while closing a photo opened in windows Vista's standard picture viewer, explorer crashed, and restarted.The log gave me an error ID 1000, with, in french (cos i'm french)Application d?faillante Explorer.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16386, horodatage 0x4549b091, module d?faillant ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, horodatage 0x4549bdc9, code d?exception 0xc0000374, d?calage d?erreur 0x000af1c9, ID du processus 0x690, heure de d?but de l?application 0x01cb10045424c923.And then, some time later, i noticed that explorer started lagging when opening some of my folders. It doesn't lag a lot, just a second or two, and never on my biggest folders : my mp3 folder or my movies folder open just fine, but when I double-click on my image folder, there's at least 50% chance it's gonna lag (without any green bar on top, just the green circle mouse indic... Read more

Answer:Explorer slow to open folders

1) Open a command window (Start->Run, type in 'cmd' hit enter)2) Type and hit enter:regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll Restart computer

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I'm finding Explorer to be extremely slow on large folders (containing 2,000+ files for example) Much slower than Vista and insanely slower than XP.

It seems to REALLY be tryng hard to peek at every file and gleen info from them every time you open the folder instead of just populating the list as fast as posible. When doing work on your files, the last thing you want is to have to wait 15 seconds for the folder to open when all you want to do is drag a file into it and close it.

I have already set all the folders to the standard details view / general with nothing but the standard name/date/type/size columns which on XP are INSANELY fast to populate. Probably not indexing... previous versions maybe? Or new "auto" functionality built in?

Anyone know of anyway of completely turning off the helpfulness that's been added to explorer for good? I don't need to know I have 2,000 files listed as "unspecified" if it's going to take 15 seconds to figure that out

Answer:Explorer SLOW on large folders

Hmmm, may have a fix for this. By default folders come up set to "Optimize this folder for: General" but swithcing folders with a lot of files over to "Documents" seems to stop Explorer from trying to figure out anything about the files that is not already in the file tables.

Nothing like asking about a problem to make you REALLy try to figure it out :/

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When i go to pull up the internet explorer the page will come up. but it takes up to a minute before it either connects to yahoo or it starts reciveing from yahoo. and during that time i cant minimize the window or anything. If i do try to i get the explorer is not responding. But once it does come up its still slow some times. What do i need to do at this point to fix the problemAMD 64 3000+NVIDIA 66001 gig of RAMXP w/sp2AVG free editionSUPERanti-spywareCOMANDO fire wall w/windows fire wallStopzilla

Answer:Explorer very very slow to load up

Try Firefox, and see if same thing happens.

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Lately I've been noticing how slow explorer.exe is to start up...It seems like im waiting a good 30-40 seconds before I get my desktop loaded. I am running windows xp pro on this machine. It is a brand new build, (Biostar mobo A760G M2+ , and Patriot Viper II DDR2 1066, AMD x2 250 regor)...After explorer.exe loads everything runs smooth...so I guess im just wondering how to fix this issue..also I don't really have that many services starting up and I don't run an anti-virus...thanks

Answer:explorer.exe slow to load up

Msconfig and un-check anything in Start not needed for immediate loading. If no help, then uncheck one at a time until you find what's slowing startup.

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Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)
Boot mode: Normal
Dell Dimension B110 2.5ghz, 512 ram
hijack is clean
avg is updated
ccleaner (temp, registry) is super clean
Problem: Notice considerable lag when doing the following simple tasks:

- use the dialog boxes to browse folders (save as, etc) is slow
- double clicking my computer or any folders is slow
- right click and create new folders is slow
- clicking START button and going to programs is slow

What are the steps to speed/clean this up?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: browsing folders very slow in explorer

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After using Windows Explorer for a short while doing file operations, I find that it starts to take a very long time to open folders. It can take over 30 seconds and sometimes up to a minute. I notice the same problem when using My Computer to look at files.Closing and restarting Windows Explorer does not help. Only rebooting the computer helps for a short while and then the problem comes back.I use Windows 98SE.Thanks,Tim Edwards

Answer:Very slow to open folders in Windows Explorer

have you run a virus/worm check.johnny.

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Hi there !

I have found little issue, that when i run Windows Explorer and browse folders,
it takes very long time to open folder content, about 10 sec. (see picture).
That's just when i power on computer or restart, after first slow loading folders, then works fine.

I found that on both disks, SSD and HDD.
I have Windows 8.1 installed, clean install.

I didn't notice that on my earlier setups.
My hardware configuration didn't change.

Any tip would be appreciated,
Best,
Matej

Answer:Slow loading folders in Windows Explorer

I have figure out that this behaviour was caused by update KB2919355 !
I have clean install of Windows 8.1 and all updates installed.
After i installed KB2919355 update, there was this issue in Windows Explorer.
So, i un-installed this updated, Windows Explorer works fine again.
I hope there will be some fix soon ....

Best,
Matej

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Why is there a huge delay on the sorting of files/folders in windows explorer?

If I enter a folder that has many subfolders and extra files, it seems to load everything at once in alphabetical order, then there's a delay while it sorts the folders and the individual files separately, also in alphabetical order. This delay can be something like 5 seconds with just a few hundred items, and it just grows from there.

What's the deal? Am I the only one experiencing this? How do I change this behavior to be more like XP... snappy and instant.

Answer:Explorer Slow to sort folders/files.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce


Why is there a huge delay on the sorting of files/folders in windows explorer?

If I enter a folder that has many subfolders and extra files, it seems to load everything at once in alphabetical order, then there's a delay while it sorts the folders and the individual files separately, also in alphabetical order. This delay can be something like 5 seconds with just a few hundred items, and it just grows from there.

What's the deal? Am I the only one experiencing this? How do I change this behavior to be more like XP... snappy and instant.


Hi MasterEvilAce.

Explorer is just like XP for me, snappy AND instant.
Is it just Explorer that lags like this for you? Is the OS otherwise snappy?

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Ever since I came back to the computer and noticing that it had rebooted itself (presumably a STOP error of some kind), Explorer.exe has been utilising 37-50% cpu when browsing through folders (i.e the spikes occur only when activiley browsing). I was using addons (QTTabBar and QTAddressBar) for explorer.exe but have since removed them, although the cpu error persists. Naturally, the CPU spike causes folders to load slowly, they take about 5 seconds to appear, in contrast with the former 0-1 seconds.

For further clarity; right-clicking folders/files and running applications does not produce a CPU spike at all.

Just to prove that explorer is the culprit, I tried other file managers and they loaded folders instantly and with 0-1 % CPU usage.

I did troubleshooting all night and found that there are some strange occurrences when I open any given folder, though the activites differ slightly from folder to folder.

Basically, BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd is the one hogging the cpu. The CSwitch Delta peaks at around 3000 when the cpu spikes occur.
Here's the stack for one of the BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd:
ntkrnlpa.exe!KiUnexpectedInterrupt+0x121
ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x1c56
ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x2538
ntkrnlpa.exe!KeReleaseInStackQueuedSpinLockFromDpcLevel+0xb74
ntkrnlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x72e
ntkrnlpa.exe!ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite+0x67
ntkrnlpa.exe!ExFreePoolWithTag+0x40d
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Answer:Explorer.exe / Browseui.dll - High Cpu Usage (slow Folders)

1) Check the Event Viewer for errors around the time of the crash (in both the Application and System logfiles). Also check for errors that occur when accessing the files (usually in the Application logfile)2) Open up Task Manager and go to the Processes tab. Click on the View menu, then on Select columns.Place a check mark next to I/O Reads and click OK to exit the dialog.Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the I/O Reads, then double click on the I/O Reads column header to sort by that column.Then perform the action that causes the problem and identify the image names associated with any spikes. Repeat this for the Memory and CPU columns. Let us know the names of the images that spike.3) Perform an analysis of the dump file from the crash - that's the most likely to give us something concrete to work with. Here's a link on how to do it: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246Post back with the results of the analysis and we'll see what we can do.

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Since a couple of weeks when I open a file or folder in my Windows Explorer i see for maybe a couple of seconds a wristwatch pointer appearing and disappearing before opening that file or folder.
Not a big deal but annoying.
Can anyone help me please?

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Ever since I came back to the computer and noticing that it had rebooted itself (presumably a STOP error of some kind), Explorer.exe has been utilising 37-50% cpu when browsing through folders (i.e the spikes occur only when activiley browsing). I was using addons (QTTabBar and QTAddressBar) for explorer.exe but have since removed them, although the cpu error persists. Naturally, the CPU spike causes folders to load slowly, they take about 5 seconds to appear, in contrast with the former 0-1 seconds.

For further clarity; right-clicking folders/files and running applications does not produce a CPU spike at all.

Just to prove that explorer is the culprit, I tried other file managers and they loaded folders instantly and with 0-1 % CPU usage.

I did troubleshooting all night and found that there are some strange occurrences when I open any given folder, though the activites differ slightly from folder to folder.

Basically, BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd is the one hogging the cpu. The CSwitch Delta peaks at around 3000 when the cpu spikes occur.
Here's the stack for one of the BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd:
ntkrnlpa.exe!KiUnexpectedInterrupt+0x121
ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x1c56
ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x2538
ntkrnlpa.exe!KeReleaseInStackQueuedSpinLockFromDpcLevel+0xb74
ntkrnlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x72e
ntkrnlpa.exe!ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite+0x67
ntkrnlpa.exe!ExFreePoolWithTag+0x40d
ntkrnlpa.exe!ExReleaseResourceLite+0x8d
ntdll.dll!KiFastSystemCal... Read more

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Ever since I came back to the computer and noticing that it had rebooted itself (presumably a STOP error of some kind), Explorer.exe has been utilising 37-50% cpu when browsing through folders (i.e the spikes occur only when activiley browsing). I was using addons (QTTabBar and QTAddressBar) for explorer.exe but have since removed them, although the cpu error persists. Naturally, the CPU spike causes folders to load slowly, they take about 5 seconds to appear, in contrast with the former 0-1 seconds.For further clarity; right-clicking folders/files and running applications does not produce a CPU spike at all.Just to prove that explorer is the culprit, I tried other file managers and they loaded folders instantly and with 0-1 % CPU usage.I did troubleshooting all night and found that there are some strange occurrences when I open any given folder, though the activites differ slightly from folder to folder.Basically, BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd is the one hogging the cpu. The CSwitch Delta peaks at around 3000 when the cpu spikes occur.Here's the stack for one of the BROWSEUI.dll!Ordinal138+0x7bdd:ntkrnlpa.exe!KiUnexpectedInterrupt+0x121ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x1c56ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwYieldExecution+0x2538ntkrnlpa.exe!KeReleaseInStackQueuedSpinLockFromDpcLe vel+0xb74ntkrnlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x72entkrnlpa.exe!ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite+0x67ntkrnlpa.exe!ExFreePoolWithTag+0x40dntkrnlpa.exe!ExReleaseResourceLite+0x8dntdll.dll!KiFastSystemCallRetBROWSEUI.dll!Or... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe / BROWSEUI.dll - high cpu usage (slow folders)

I'd try few things:1. Download, and install ShellExView: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.htmlOpen it. Click on Type column to sort all entries.Right click, and Disable all non-Microsoft Context Menu types entries.Restart computer, and see, if it helps.2. Run sfc /scannow3. Windows repair: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Hello,

Hope someone can help.

A friend of mine had probs/virus with her computer. She got it fixed but had to reinstall the modem driver. This was done and computer is working fine, apart from explorer.

The computer can connect up fine to the ISP. But when she tries to view a web page it won't load up at all, even though the computer is dialled up fine.

Have checked settings etc., but everything seems fine.

If someone could help, that'd be great!

colb

Answer:Explorer pages load slow/not at all

Welcome to TSF

On the top bar of IE go to Tools>Internet Options and delete cookies and files then on the programs tab click on Re-set Websettings... with the XP CD in a drive go to Start>Run and type sfc /scannow (a space is needed after sfc) press Enter key and allow the file checker time to replace any damaged or missing IE files.

Let us know how things go.

Peter

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Hello Gang,

Everytime I try opening up Internet Explorer, it takes several minutes before I am on the internet.

I scanned my PC with MalewareBytes, SpyBot Search & Destroy, Verizon Security Suite and am finding nothing.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank You.

Ken
 

Answer:Internet Explorer - Slow to load

Just like other times you have posted here, we still require the below to be run to provide you support:


READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


And do note, that IE being slow to load may not have anything to do with malware. It could just be your PC or what software you are running or browser addons.
 

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Don't know what I've done but IE is taking ages to load when I first boot it up. Any ideas plz.

Answer:Internet Explorer very slow to load

You could try a repair click here

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Hi, I have tried everything I can think of to correct this challenge. When I open IE7 it takes about 20 seconds to show my home page. When I click on a hyperlink the same time delay is experienced. Funnily enough if I type an address into the address bar it doesn't cause me to wait any more than is to be expected.
I have deleted temporary internet files, history, turned the fraud monitor off etc etc, you get my drift. So can you help me, pleeeeeeaaaase ! I use Norton Security 2007 and turned off anything that may cause my frustration but to no avail. I begin to think it is Norton but if it is, surely others would have exactly the same challenge and never bother with this software when internet browsing.
 

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Any ideas please.Using xp, IE version 6. Until recently everything has been fine. For the last few days though IE has taken ages to load, couple of mins. Once it has it's fine - all in my favourite list open immediately. However, if I try to open a link from a site this also takes ages to load. Outlook Express is fine.I did a Norton Full System scan on Monday, as I do each month, so don't know if this could have caused it - I'm sure it was ok before.My husband also used this pc but has his own 'side' if that makes sense...he says his is slow but nowhere near as slow as mine.It's been suggested that I change to IE7 but I don't know enough about pc's to risk it. Also, somebody told me to delete temp files and restore defaults which I've done - no effect.Thanks.

Answer:Internet Explorer Very Slow To Load

you could try a repairclick herealso run spyware scans

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My internet explorer takes 5 minutes to load initially, then after that, the window that has been loaded is fine and works normally. Any other windows of internet explorer (i have 7.0) take 5 mins to load as well. Mozilla firefox took a normal amount of time to load so i'm guessing it's just the program (ie7). This is all new to me because this has never happened before now -- except that now i had recently learned about defragging and cleaning up your hard drive and put that to good use. I used windows defrag and vopt8, as well as duplicate file detector, a registry cleaner recommended by pcworld magazine, and ccleaner. I also used windows' own cleanup utility and scanned my drive for errors. Upon the cleanup utility's conclusion, it told me it deleted some files that could make windows not work stabilly or something like that -- i have a terrible memory, sorry! >__<Could all this have lead to a slow ie load -- i mean, this is the only thing i've done differently recently and this is the first time this incident with ie7 has occurred.Thanks in advance for posts.edit: also, i tried this and it happened too; the tabs work just as slowly when you try to load a new one.Another edit: I booted this morning and firefox worked just as slowly in initial loading...

Answer:Internet Explorer -- slow load

i have had the same problem takes a few min to load opera and firefox.  dont really know why if you find a fix let me know.

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I'm running Windows XP with SP3.
As a matter of course, I re-partition, re-format and re-install windows at least once (or more) a year if/when I get hit by some deviant bug/virus that causes the computer to become manic.
The last time I did this was about 10 days ago.
Before, it was acting weirdly and as I could cure it, I crashed the system and re-started.
The problems were solved but when everything was back up, my internet was compromised by an unwanted browser hijacker and my windows explorer took 3 to 4 minutes to load so I decided to re-format again.
The browser problem is okay now but w/exp is driving me up the wall!!
It is led from a command I put into the registry to activate at startup ... HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currantversion\policies\explorer\run ...
and the command in 'run' is 'kernal32.dl'l = 'c:\windows\explorer.exe /e, d:\backup\haun'.
This has worked for well years and was always up and running in a matter of perhaps 10 to 15 seconds each time at startup.
However ... now it takes +/- 3 minutes and if I click the mouse anywhere on screen, the computer freezes which increases the 3 minutes.
Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening please?
Michael.

Answer:windows explorer very slow to load

What are you reinstalling from? If it's a disk then that plus running Windows Update should assure all is OK. If it's from an OS backup or other means, the the malware might be reinfecting.

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I frequently use Win+E to launch Windows Explorer. This used to take just a few (< 10) seconds to load. I have noticed that recently this takes upwards of a minute to load, sometimes closer to 2-3 minutes. This is killing my productivity.

Symptoms:
After pressing Win+E, I can continue to use any open windows/applications and can use Alt+Tab to switch between them.
My taskbar does not respond until the Windows Explorer finally loads. I have also noticed that even if I switch desktops, using virtual desktop application Dexpot, the frozen taskbar remains in the new desktop.
Sometimes only the first Windows Explorer that I open takes this long and subsequent ones take the normal amount of time. This doesn't always happen, though, and sometimes every Windows Explorer I try to open takes just as long.

Attempted Fixes:
I had two networked drives mapped and tried removing them as this is a common recommendation for slow Windows Explorer loads. This seems to have made the problem worse, if anything.
I disabled my antivirus program (Kaspersky 6.0) and the problem persists.

 

Answer:Windows Explorer is Slow to Load

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Hi All,
When I double click on an .exe file to install a program, in Windows File Explorer, it takes over a minute to start the installation process. When I use Total Commander to do the same thing, it installs straight away.
I've also tried it after disabling my Norton AV and my Zemana AntiMalware programs just in case they were affecting the process, but it makes no difference.
Any ideas?

Answer:File Explorer, very slow to load .exe files

Hi, is there any change in Safe Mode? (I appreciate you can't install programs without modification) - just the response time.

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Please help

I am running Windows 2000 on a Compaq Presario 5100CA computer. When I try to browse the internet, via a broadband connection, The CPU usage shoots to 100% and the webpage takes about 1-2 minutes to load. Ran Hijackthis.exe and here is the log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 16:46:01, on 02/09/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Edwin\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: NAV... Read more

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Hello everyone, recently my comp has been acting a bit weird. It acts weird in the sense that explorer.exe likes to crash. This explorer.exe does not referr to Internet explorer but the windows component. Usually when I load a movie with the folder opened, it will start to lag and slow down so much that it takes 3 mins or so before the lag is over. Sometimes the explorer decides to crash. It seems that it only happens when I have folders opened. Here is my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:45 AM, on 27/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPage15.0\Opware15.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ct... Read more

Answer:Explorer crashes + slow load times

remove these entries...

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - (no file)

then take a look at this... http://www.symantec.com/security_res...050614-0532-99

here's the file... http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geu8bDOe...UnHookExec.inf

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Hi All,
When I double click on an .exe file to install a program, in Windows File Explorer, it takes over a minute to start the installation process. When I use Total Commander to do the same thing, it installs straight away.
I've also tried it after disabling my Norton AV and my Zemana AntiMalware programs just in case they were affecting the process, but it makes no difference.
Any ideas?

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hey lookign for some help here. sometimes my internet explorer wont load pages and i have to try like 15 times to load a page so i dont get a
"couldnt not connect error page". if anyone could help i would appreciate it a lot! thanks heres my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:53:28 AM, on 5/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
E:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://messenger.microsoft.com/
O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.1601.0\en-us\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Firewall\ca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analo... Read more

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I'm using windows xp.

When I click start then click my documents, my computer or control panel etc it takes an age (about 10 seconds) for the folder to appear on the screen.

Once it's there I can navigate about at normal speed but it's rather annoying having to wait a while for it.

I've ran ad-aware several times and I have Spyware doctor running.

Anything I can do to get around it?

Thanks
 

Answer:Slow load time of explorer windows

Try CCleaner and run cleaner and issue.post what's happen.
 

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Hi,I have bought Spectre 13, but after I use it 2 days, I found problem with the loading time of icon and File Explorer. The icon looks like missing. Sometimes the icons will appears normal, but takes time about 30 sec up to 1 minutes or need to re-open.First, I thought the problem is come from the SSD, buat everything running well when I use Adobe Program like Photoshop, even rendering on Premier. So, I think the problem is not come from the SSD. I've tried to reset the Windows, but after the Windows became fresh again, the problem is same. Even I haven't install another software, the icon looks like missing. When I check the Device Manager, all drivers is installed correctly without problem. The file explorer sometimes slow too, What do you think ?Is other Spectre 13 user experienced same problem ? Thanks Here is the screenshot :  

Answer:My icons load very slow also the File Explorer

Hi,Try going into device manager and updating the graphics cards driver (right-click on them and search for more recent driver). See if it helps.If it doesn't help uninstall the graphic card. Windows will automatically reinstall drivers when rebooted. Go to HP site and look for drivers for your Spectre 13 or post the exact model of your spectre and I will help you find the drivers. Let me know,David 

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Within the last week Internet Explorer has become VERY slow to load almost all pages, some taking 10 seconds to 30-45 seconds or longer to load. During this time CPU is at 100% usage. I have checked for virus and spyware, have defragged. Still no change.
Below is HijackThis log, and system info. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
System Model PCG-NV170(UC)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1590 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD R0215B0, 3/29/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.31
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TUGBOAT\Eric Davis
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 138.17 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:41:30 AM, on 3/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\W... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer VERY slow page load

Just installed Netscape Browser and pages pop up screaming fast!!!!! So I now know its not my connection. Now, should I try to reinstall MS Explorer? For the most part as long as something works that ok, but if there is a problem, and it seems there is, I would like to solve and not just let it sit.

Thanks for any input

Eric Davis
Edmonds WA
 

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Anytime that I reboot my computer, it seems to take an inordinate amount of time before Internet Explorer will launch. I am attaching a HJT log, and I would appreciate any feedback.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:04 PM, on 3/5/2012
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\USIM Editor\iconcs5331281.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mobile Stream\EasyTether\easytthr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
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Answer:Internet Explorer Slow to Load First Time

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Hi there, I am having trouble with internet explorer being slow to startup on my homepage of Google. I takes about 30 - 45 seconds for it so load first time but when loaded of navigated away from and back to homepage it fine. However if i close explorer down and reload it takes ages again.I hope it a simple answer, here is my post. Many ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:36:11, on 14/11/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROG... Read more

Answer:Internet explorer homepage google slow to load

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute filesI would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the Trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallHowever, if you do not have the resources to reinstall your computer and would like me to attempt to clean it, I will be happy to do so.Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.Please let us know what you have decided to do in your next post.

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Windows XP SP2, Internet Exporer 6.02900 SP2, Qwest DSL.
After removing remnents of a Trojan, I relized that my Internet Explorer 6 was not working correstly. It is extreamily slow to respond or will not load page at all. Can you Help?
 

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Problem:  IE and Windows Messenger took 30 minutes to load.  When turn off computer got a number of "Program Not Responding" messages including ccSvcHst. Solution:  Found your website (thank you!).  Cleaned disk.  Defraged.  Uninstalled programs.  Applied your IE troubleshooting instructions.  Installed Norton.  Installed Ad Aware by Lavasoft.  Ran all six steps of your virus and spyware guidelines.  Logs (attached).  Ran your Hijack process tool.  Again ran Malwarebytes = no infections.  BUT - now when turn off computer still get two "Program Not Responding" messages:  ShellconHiddenWindow and ccSvcHst (which had orginally sent me to your virus and spyware guidelines).  IE and Windows Messenger still slow to load.  Help...what's wrong?  Thanks. [Saving space, attachment deleted by admin]

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Hello all!

I'm sorry I have to bother you guys about this, but I really do not know what to do on my own. My computer was recently hit by some popups from Internet Explorer, and eversince then it has been EXTREMELY slow. The internet is not exactly slow, but everything else about the computer is. Starting up the computer takes forever, loading up programs, you name it. The computer itself is not even that slow, and never performed this bad, so I am sure this problem is virus/malware related. I also have been forced to use Mozilla eversince the popup barrage from IE, which I have never exactly liked. Anyways, here is the HiJackThisLog below. Thanks again in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:49, on 2009-01-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Answer:Computer is extremely, extremely slow now. Popups from IE as well.

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