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Windows Update Taking Forever To Load

Question: Windows Update Taking Forever To Load

All out of sudden my windows update feature stopped working properly. Whenever i try to search for updates it just keeps on searching for hours, without finding anything. If i try to troubleshoot the windows update feature, it stops at "searching on the internet". When i try to install standalone packages
(Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64) + (KB Windows6.1-KB3172605-x64) it also hangs up and searches forever. Please someone help, i feel like my computer needs some updates now soon. I see this have been updated, i dont know if it was before or after my windows update got broken. But it was atleast 5 days ago. If it is SP1 platform update then i did it myself, if it is not, i dont know. And i dont know if i did it myself --> Update for Windows (KB2670838)

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Hello,
This morning i turned on my computer to find it got stuck for about 5 min on the black screen in between the windows loading splash screen and the login screen. after the 5 min finally a window came up saying windows was intalizing or somehting like that. that took about another 5 min. Then finally i could log in. I put my password in and loged in. It was stuck on loading personal settings for at least 25 min before I hard rebooted and tried to log into windows again, same stuff. I tried to repair windows, and I noticed that posting and command line stuff was running normal speed, when i went to repair it was also taking a lot longer than it should have. Right now im still in the windows phase of setting all the options and its taking like 5-10 min for each thing. Yesterday my computer was working fine, and shut down just fine as well. What could be the problem? did some of my ram go bad?
 

Answer:Windows taking forever to load

one of hte first things to do is find your bootlog and other various system logs, and post them up for us to read. You very likely have a driver or system resource that is stuck/slow/broken that you don't know about that is causing the problem.
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice. I have a PC from mesh, its Intel Pentium D80 Dual Core, with ASUS P5b-TMX motherboard. I've had the PC for just over a year...

I've been having problems with Windows XP starting up, it stays on the Windows XP screen (with the blue bar at the bottom) for up to 10 minutes, then just resets and the process continues for sometimes up to an hour before it eventually loads. Some times take longer than others, doesn't seem to be consistent. Once loaded all is fine.

I have reinstalled Windows countless times using the recovery CD. After the most recent install I purposely installed only a few bits of software, MSN etc, nothing weird or that I didn't have before....but its still happening.

I'm not sure how to go about analyzing the problem, I enabled boot logging and I have a log which shows 10 drivers did not load... also looked at Event Viewer and seems to have quite a few errors, mostly "disk" - does this mean the hard-drives worn out? to be honest, i'm a complete n00b and have nooooo idea what to do or where to start...drivers? hardware? I don't know!

Any advice offered (in relatively simple terms! ) would be very much appreciated

Thanks
 

Answer:Help! Windows taking forever to load

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Yeah, when i restarted my computer and tried to go onto my account, the screen takes about 15 minutes to load now. Also, my internet isnt working now either. Someone please help

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hi i have reinstalled windows xp on a laptop and afer a couple of days it is taking forever to load into windows xp i am unsure if it is infected or a hardware problem, i have used norton to clone the drive and can restore my computer the the final state of install, ie with all the latest updates and this seems to resolve the problem but reappears again a few days later, it is my brothers laptop so are not 100% if he has downloaded something malicious without realising, please could anyone help me with this ongoing problemthanks jamiehere is a hijack this logfileLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:30:14, on 04/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explor... Read more

Answer:computer taking forever to load windows

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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Ok here is my problem. My laptop takes forever to load programs. About 12 seconds for google chrome and 5-7 for other things. Ive gone to so many speed up guides and they have sped up the computer but not its loading times. Here is what ive done so far.Ccleaner registry and temps and startup itemsAvast anti virus scanMalwarebytes scanDefraggler defragmentation(should I defragment my registry? If so what program should I use)Turned off all visual theme?s so now my computer looks like windows 98!Disabled all extra things that could slow it downRan disk error checkNothing seems to work please help!If you can't play youtube (320p) on newer computers, then you know you got ripped off

Answer:Windows 7 Taking Forever to Load Programs

If it did work correctly at one time, then I'd say you ought to reload the OS from OEM media. Then if it fails, you would have to look at things like temps, fans, power supply, bios settings and possible hard drive issues.Did you check that memory reports as the correct amount?A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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I don't know why but my computers windows taskbar is taking forever to load after boot up. Any particular reasons might cause this problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Taskbar is taking forever to load

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MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
E:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
E:\Program Files\IObit Security 360\IS360srv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
E:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
E:\Program Files\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
E:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
E:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\khooker.exe
C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE
E:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\IObit Security 360\IS360tray.exe
C:\Program Files\UnH Solutions\IE Privacy Keeper\IEPrivacyKeeper.exe
E:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX Utility\lcu.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
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Answer:Windows 2000 Professional IE and Firefox taking forever load.Please Help!

windows 2k pro is a bit sluggish at time when shutting down or starting up, it comes and goes. i think some malware kind of wrecked it in the past but it still works and i don't want to have to rebuild the drive if i don't have to.
 

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Hey, its been a while now since I've been having these problems. So I've fianlly decided to post on a forum and ask for help!

I have windows xp sp2 on a dual core p4 3.06 Ghz processor, 504MB of ram.

My computer used to work perfectly well before all of a sudden these problems started occurring. I have formatted my windows a hundred times but after a couple of days, the problems arise again.

Okay so to start with, my windows is taking forever to load. Once it loads, the windows introductory sound skips and glitches as it is with all the other music i play with itunes or any other software. When I play a video, the video also skips and makes weird sounds. My computer is being very slow with everything. When I open the task manager, I see the CPU usage varying constantly from 0 to 16 upto 70 percent, even when the windows is idle and system idle process is at a constant 98 percent. The system image is using 75000k plus memory (I thought it might be important in some way so I've mentioned it).

All this is really annoying. Is it a virus/malware or something? I have AVG anti-virus and everybody has told me its pretty good. Or is it a hardware problem with RAM or whatever. Please help me I'm clueless and I really don't want to reformat my windows AGAIN!

I'm posting my hijackthis log for you guys just incase it helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:28:32 PM, on 9/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Int... Read more

Answer:Music glitching, cpu usage varying, windows being very slow taking forever to load!

Hey! I'm new on here and I'm having these exact same issues on my PC - Dell Dimension 2400. I'm interested in some knowledgeable replies! Thanks.
 

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Unable to run any Windows Update since a couple of months and each time I go to Windows Update it takes forever and no updates were found nor installed.

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Hi:
 
See this post - the process worked for me on 2 systems and for many other folks.
Basic principle: manual installation of the standalone versions of KB3020369 and (most importantly) KB3172605:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/631190/windows-update-stuck/#entry4118065
 
And these other threads:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632115/windows-7-updates-stopped-working/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621990/windows-update-taking-forever/
 
(Sevenforums.com has many similar threads, all with roughly the same steps.)
 
If that process does not work or if you are getting specific error codes, then you may have another issue.
 
Let us know how it goes, so that we can all learn.
 
EDIT: On the other hand, if this is the same computer as the one HERE with a BSOD problem, then you may have other issues, for sure.
 
Cheers,
MM

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Creating my base windows 7 Wim for deployment and windows 7 is taking forever to get updates. This was solved a few months back but its back again. what happened Microsoft?

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I received a refurbished Dell laptop the other day from Amazon. When I went to Windows Update, the logo was red and said that Windows Update had never been run. I clicked on Check for Updates 16 hours ago. It's been running the entire time, according to the Task Manager and according to the progress bar on the Update screen, which has been moving left to right the whole time.
However, I'm skeptical that it's actually doing anything. Is there a way to tell for certain that it is indeed checking for updates or simply lying to me, and is there a maximum time on a reinstall that has never run Windows Update before beyond which I should be suspicious that something might be wrong?
It's ok if it takes a lot of time. I just don't want to be sitting here thinking everything is ok when it isn't. Thanks in advance.

Answer:First Windows Update Taking Forever

Hi:
 
Did YOU wipe it and reinstall Windows, or did you receive it from Amazon with Win 7 installed?
It's also not clear from your description if  the refurbished system came with or without SP1 and with any of the subsequent critical/important patches, or even with a valid license?
 
Assuming that your Windows install is legit and properly activated, there have been serious issues with the WU client under Win7 for several months.
However, there are solutions.
 
The following worked for me on two Win7 boxes, for several other folks here at bleeping and for MANY folks at sevenforums.com.
There are several MS KBs mentioned in various places over the past year or so, but many of the older ones were superseded.
 
The short version of the story: for a fresh Windows install, the following 3 KBs, when manually installed via the standalone installer appropriate for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), OUGHT to resolve the issue of perpetual "checking for updates" on an otherwise legal, stable system with properly functioning Windows 7:
 KB3125574KB3020369KB3172605
Let's try this:
IF NOT ALREADY DONE: Download and save, but do not run yet, the standalone installers for KB3020369 and KB3172605 for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).  You would also want to do the same for 3125574, because you are on a new Windows installation.
Disconnect from the internet.
Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AN... Read more

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haven't installed any updates in a few months so i decided to run the windows live update
i left it on for like an hour but it doesn't seem to do anything
 
did some googling and i manually applied
Update for Windows (KB2999226)
Security Update for Windows (KB3153199)
Update for Windows (KB3138612)
some suggested to try these and then the live updater would pick up and start working
however running it now seems to do nothing at all so not really sure what the problem is
 

Answer:windows update taking forever

Try this :
 
 Download the .cab file:
 
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
 
launch it, and go through the prompts...

(This is the windows update diagnostic tool)

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haven't installed any updates in a few months so i decided to run the windows live update
i left it on for like an hour but it doesn't seem to do anything
 
did some googling and i manually applied
Update for Windows (KB2999226)
Security Update for Windows (KB3153199)
Update for Windows (KB3138612)
some suggested to try these and then the live updater would pick up and start working
however running it now seems to do nothing at all so not really sure what the problem is
 

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Hello. I recently upgraded from XP to Win7 Pro 64 and did the typical updates after the install was complete. After the second round of updates and reboots, the updates started taking forever to complete. Forever being literally one hour for just two updates and the system is stuck on "Creating a restore point..." My connection is consistantly 6 mbps so I don't believe it's my net connection.

I looked at the View update history and noticed a failed update for "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB974431)". Currently, it has taken 30+ minutes to install the Security Update for IE8.

I don't know about you all but this update has been a major pain in the caboose.

Many thanks.

System:
AMD 64X2 6000
4 GB RAM
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe

Answer:Windows Update Taking Forever

Start it over.

Use System Restore if necessary.

F8 to last known good config if it won't start.

If it still won't start, boot into Installer>Repair console and system restore before the updates.

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I received a refurbished Dell laptop the other day from Amazon. When I went to Windows Update, the logo was red and said that Windows Update had never been run. I clicked on Check for Updates 16 hours ago. It's been running the entire time, according to the Task Manager and according to the progress bar on the Update screen, which has been moving left to right the whole time.
However, I'm skeptical that it's actually doing anything. Is there a way to tell for certain that it is indeed checking for updates or simply lying to me, and is there a maximum time on a reinstall that has never run Windows Update before beyond which I should be suspicious that something might be wrong?
It's ok if it takes a lot of time. I just don't want to be sitting here thinking everything is ok when it isn't. Thanks in advance.

Answer:First Windows Update Taking Forever

Hi:
 
Did YOU wipe it and reinstall Windows, or did you receive it from Amazon with Win 7 installed?
It's also not clear from your description if  the refurbished system came with or without SP1 and with any of the subsequent critical/important patches, or even with a valid license?
 
Assuming that your Windows install is legit and properly activated, there have been serious issues with the WU client under Win7 for several months.
However, there are solutions.
 
The following worked for me on two Win7 boxes, for several other folks here at bleeping and for MANY folks at sevenforums.com.
There are several MS KBs mentioned in various places over the past year or so, but many of the older ones were superseded.
 
The short version of the story: for a fresh Windows install, the following 3 KBs, when manually installed via the standalone installer appropriate for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), OUGHT to resolve the issue of perpetual "checking for updates" on an otherwise legal, stable system with properly functioning Windows 7:
 KB3125574KB3020369KB3172605
Let's try this:
IF NOT ALREADY DONE: Download and save, but do not run yet, the standalone installers for KB3020369 and KB3172605 for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).  You would also want to do the same for 3125574, because you are on a new Windows installation.
Disconnect from the internet.
Disable the Windows Update service in both the applet itself ("never check for updates") AN... Read more

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Unable to run any Windows Update since a couple of months and each time I go to Windows Update it takes forever and no updates were found nor installed.

Answer:Windows 7 Update Taking Forever

Hi:

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I started downloading the latest Windows update to my laptop, but it's taking forever. It virtually takes like 10 minutes for the loading bar to go up by 1%. Is there a problem with my laptop?

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I just re-installed windows 7 on my older laptop and I've let it check for updates, installed the standalone package, and the system readiness tool all with no luck. So many people online recommended these steps, but all they do is halt and not load. Windows update is stuck at checking for updates while any standalone package I do is stuck at "Searching for updates on this computer"

I'm blown away because I've let it run for 3-4 hours and it still is loading. So basically, I just wasted half of my day waiting for this thing to load.. pretty frustrating.

Any other methods that work?

Thanks and any attempt to help me would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows update taking forever

I could've sworn I posted this on another thread.. I did not mean to make another thread about it.. again...

Sorry all, don't know how to erase this

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Windows 7 Update taking forever to find new updates? Here's how to fix it, at least until the next patchday (probably August 8).
Thanks to Jim Kim for finding this. (source)

Here's how to check whether or not you have an update already installed in Win7:
1. Open Windows Update control panel
2. Click "View update history" on the left
3. Click the link for "Installed Updates"
4. In the upper right corner of the window, the search bar should now say "Search Installed Updates". There, start typing the number of the update you want to look for, including the KB. For example, type KB3168965 - typing 3168965 will not work, you have to start with KB.

In my particular case, of all of the updates listed on that page I was only missing KB3168965 and KB3164033 on my Win7 x64 volume, and Windows Update was taking forever to find updates. Installing them fixed the issue.
 

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installed windows 10 months ago ...yesterday an Auto Update took over and its been stuck for over 16 hours ....i have tried a hard Start ...no luck right back to were it was ...just the Spinning Dots

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Hey everyone. I recently did a factory reset on my computer and so I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Anyway, I have managed to get some updates from Windows Update installed but now I am trying to check for updates and it is taking forever for it to complete the process of checking for updates. It's been checking for updates for over an hour. I could really use some help in fixing this.
 

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Hi everyone,
 
I've been having major problems with my laptop since I first got it last March - I'm pretty sure I got screwed with a laptop from a defective batch. I have a Toshiba Satellite L750, Windows 7, 64-bit, with 6GB of RAM. 
 
Little bit of background:
Last year I had issues with my sound within a couple months of getting the laptop, but I was able to fix that problem by calling Toshiba Support. But last December (right before all my finals were due -_-), my laptop just committed suicide. The hard drive totally died on me out of the blue. I got a computer-savvy friend to replace my hard drive with a new one. Everything was working fine at first, but within a week my laptop ate that hard drive up too. It was bizarre, to say the least. So I went back home for the holidays and since my laptop was still under warranty then (it's not now), Toshiba replaced my hard drive, reinstalled Windows, etc. This was in January - things were fine, but it's now May and everything is messed up again.
 
Basically everything takes forever to load or it doesn't load at all. By everything, I mean the desktop, taskbar, programs, internet, user accounts... sometimes Windows won't even load. Even if I boot in Safe Mode, things work, but they still take a little longer than usual. Even just logging into my user account in Safe Mode takes a minute.
 
And this all happened, once again, out of the blue. One day my laptop was working fine, the next day it wouldn't load any... Read more

Answer:Everything taking forever to load

Let's gather some data...before suggestions begin.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
 List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
Louis

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My boot up time is okay and everything but when I get to the actual screen after signing in, everything slows down and starts freezing. I've looked at YouTube to increase computer speed and all that but nothing has worked. Something that I think has caused a lot of this is when Skype always automatically starts up and I can't close out of it because my computer always freezes. Is there anyway I can bypass all this just to make it where I can't get rid of Skype? I'm just having issues getting past my home screen and into any application.

Answer:Taking forever to load

Follow Up -----It hasn't always been freezing like this so I have no idea what to do about it.

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Hello,
I've got two main issues with my PC.
It takes FOREVER to restart, when I get to the welcome screen it takes the best part of 10 minutes to get to the point where I click on my name so that it can load the main windows interface (this in itself is a bug-bear as I'm the only person who uses the PC so why can't it just skip this step and go straight to windows?)
Secondly, once windows has loaded it takes AGES for anything to load up, especially firefox. MSN messenger seemed to make the system hang so I tried removing this and reinstalling but it's still doing the same thing.

Have run spybot, adaware, registry fixer, and carried out a virus check with AVG. I've also defragmented the hard drives (windows is on C drive, everything else is on D drive) and this hasn't really resulted in an noticeable difference. After looking at the task manager when windows is loading the SVCHOST.exe file seems to be hogging about 99% of the system resources. Once this process is closed down the system works a lot faster, but I lose sound and other abilities within windows.

Windows XP SP2
C drive for windows
D drive for everything else
2gb RAM

Below is the Hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:37:01, on 06/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ser... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows Vista Home Premium, and lately I noticed that it seems to take forever just to load any of my favorite websites...I have run Super Anti Spyware, and haven't found anything unusual; any suggestions as to what could be causing this super slowdown?

Thanks for your help...

Answer:IE 9 taking forever to load web pages

Have you tried reconnecting your router, perhaps the problem could lie in your internet rather than your browser. Also try downloading another browser (like google chrome) and see if it makes a difference. Otherwise just re-install IE9 and see if it helps.

Hope you get it running--Gilroy

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Have got two accounts with xp sp2 and the problem is that it takes so long for the browser to load up when click on the icon.
Tried to delete the temp internet files and that dont work and also have norton for viruses why does it take so long and what can be done about it.
 

Answer:browsers taking forever to load up

When mean two user accounts.
It also has virutal memory to low but when go to change page size memory it dont let us.
 

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Hey, can anyone tell me if i need to delete anything from the system, cause on some websites pics are like not even loading. it works for abit and then its taking ages to load then it times out. help me anyone and thanks in advance.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:27:39 PM, on 9/22/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\COMPAQ\ACLIENT\ACLIENT.exe
C:\WINNT\Cpqdiag\Cpqdfwag.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\LCRMS\LCRMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\RegKillTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\R... Read more

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Hey well i've never had this problem before but its taking forever for the smallest application to load..cpu usage is 100% most of the time and minimizing windows takes minutes..I've tried spyware-ad-ware cleaning tools and i have Kaspersky + ZA.
 

Answer:Applications Taking Forever to Load.

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com, please follow the steps below:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support


Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis
 

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Anyone else have the problem of pages taking 10-15 secs to load (sad isn't it that 10-15 secs is now considered FOREVER in this semi-digital age?!).All other websites are fine, just PCA forums are slow.Any suggestions?

Answer:Pages taking FOREVER to load...

Semi-digital?The pages are taking a little longer to download but this is perhaps due to server problems - the website has been down once or twice in the last few days.There's also an additional forum.

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IE is taking a long time to load pages. For the heck of it I installed Netscape to see if it was that slow there too and its not. Netscape loads the pages almost instantly. For example, when I input ebay.com it takes IE close to a minute to display the page where Netscape only took 5 seconds.

Whats up?

Plus, when I try to access the Help and Support in Windows XP it takes forever to load.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:IE is taking forever to load pages

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i have a car computer with the following specifications.. mini ITX VIA motherboard 800mhz cpu , 256mb ram (iirc -poss 512mb) 60gb hdd.

I have a slight problem with xp taking forever to boot.. I recently installed a fresh copy of XP home, installed the basics like MSN 7.5, AVG Free, QT, WMP11 etc etc, it booted nice, say 1 min tops to load.. i then take the computer from my house to my car and set it up..

Straight away, its loading slower... and it seems the more times i boot it over the past 2 weeks that its been in there, its got slower and slower!

Its once the bios screen has dissipeared, there is a good 1-2 minute pause before you get the white progress bar that appears at the bottom of the screen, Before you get the XP logo.. and sometimes after the XP logo has gone, there is another pause before the Logon screen apears..

I have also noticed that my USB wireless keyboard , mouse and touch screen work all work immediatly when the PC is turned on, but soon as it gets past the bios screen, they do not function, not until XP has loaded up.. Basically meaning that if i wanted the Boot options menu, i cant get it as the keyboard does'nt work! it almost seems that the USB ports get switched off while booting.

1 last thing.. My pci WIFI card, was working fine.. then stoped working -sourced the problem, the card was not in properly.. So, i put the card in correctly and the computer will not boot?! But... Remove the card, and it boots fine!!

Can anyone help!!

Answer:Xp taking forever to load.. Car Computer.. help!!

Well first there is the power issue. A Car's battery only has a max load of a +12V rail. Not a 120V line like your house does. Even a direct connect to the battery will NOT supply your PC with as much power as your house line does.

I used a Dump Truck battery in my Dodge pickup and even that couldnt fully power my PC i tried to run. You need a converter box. Even then you still dont get all the power you need.

3rd why do you need MSN on your car PC? You should be concentrating on driving not having a IM convo. That causes car accidents and deaths.

The whole wifi thing could be cause by faulty drivers, bad hardware..who knows without the proper troubleshooting.

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Hello!

dont know what happened, but it takes forever for me to open up the internet explorer windows. As soon as it opens than everything is ok, moves like normal, but when i need to open up a new window, i have to wait about 2 minutes for it to load, than it works fine. A friend of mine tried to fix the problem, but its still the same.

I was unable to do the pandascan, so heres the dss.exe report.



Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by ruben on 2008-04-08 09:25:59
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 84% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 128 MiB (256 MiB recommended).


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

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


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-04-08 09:26:09
Platform: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
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Answer:Explorer is taking forever to load...

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Hi. I am having a hard time with IE... I can't seem to be able to get my pages to load at the usual speed, even after I cleared the cache and deleted temp files... Can you please tell me what elsew I can do?... Thank you...:confused
 

Answer:IE pages taking forever to load up

You might try an IE repair with:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Tweaking.com_-_Windows_Repair_d7141.html

Good luck:wave
 

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I am not sure when this problem began, but no matter which browser I use, web pages take a ridiculously long time to load (like 5-10 minutes, sometimes never loading properly). Frequently a bit of the page will load and then the rest will take a long, long time. It is common for the left side of the browser tab to indicate the page is still trying to load even after it has finally loaded successfully. It's been a problem for at least a few months and I've tried using MBAM in the past to try and find anything going on without any success and we've just dealt with it. Our other computers load pages in a flash and when I've tested our internet connection, we have a wonderful signal and the speed has been incredibly fast.

So, today I followed the "READ ME" steps followed by the Windows 7 Malware Removal Steps. I'm still having issues the same as before so I wanted to attach my logs since several of them indicated issues were located and see if anyone can spot out what my problem is.
 

Answer:Websites Taking Forever to Load

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Please save the work in your browsers before proceeding.
Shut down your protection software now (antivirus, antispyware...etc) to avoid possible conflicts.
Double-click JRT.exe to run (if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 right-click and select Run as Administrator)
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please attach JRT.txt to your next message. (How to attach)
Now also download the current version of MGtools and also save it to your Desktop.

Read the below first before continuing so that you know what is expected.
Now exit all other programs including the browser that you are reading this in so that you will be able see everything that opens while MGtools runs.
Right click on the new MGtools.exe that you just saved to your Desktop and select Run As Administrator.
A black command prompt window will open to run all the scans in MGtools. Wait until you see a message about it being finished before closing this window.
At some point you may see a popup window with a license agreement for TrendMicro HijackThis. Make sure you click the I Accept button.
You need to click it twice to get it to accept.
If you see HijackThis open and/or a log from HijackThis open in notepad, just close HijackThis and the notepad window

Once MGtools finishes running it will tell you the location of the log is C:\MGlogs.zip.
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Hey guys....I'm new to this forum (in fact I found you b/c of the problems I'm having with ie ver. 6). My browser is hanging and at times will not load my homepage at all (i.e. I get the "this page cannot be dispayed msg.) I read this thread and below you will find my hijackthis log. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated(.....this is driving me INSANE!). Oh...and I have also run Adware (still trying to download Spybot .....browser keeps freezing *sigh*)

Thanks!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.6
Scan saved at 6:37:25 PM, on 11/14/2003
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:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\3Com_DMI\3CDMINIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
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Answer:IE is taking forever to load pages

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My PC boots up in 10-15 seconds, but then it sits at my desktop with everything functional for about 10-15 minutes before my startup items (Battle.net, Spotify, DNSCrypt, etc.) actually start loading up. Even after the items have loaded up, Windows Update continues to tell me that the service is not loaded and that I should reboot. I have downloaded the .zip from Eightforums including all the default services reg files, ran them all to return to default, even ran Tweaking.com Windows Repair, still the same issue.
 

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I had thought this was resolved but it is not. I have two Google accounts.....one of them opens right away, but the other one hangs forever--sometimes a minute or longer-- before finally opening up. Exasperating. Before, it was my "work" account that took forever; now, it's the "personal" account. No idea what to do.
 

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hi
i have a problem with pages taking forever to load when using ie or firefox. i have done several scans with av and spyware scans but its made no difference. i have not ran gmer as i am running a 64bit version od windows. i hope you can help soon.
thanks


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by ian at 15:57:11 on 2011-12-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4026.2293 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
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Answer:pages on ie and firefox taking forever to load

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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I see you have ESET Online Scanner installed. Do you have a log from a recent scan? Please post it.

It can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Eset\Eset Online Scanner\log.txt

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Please download Temp File Cleaner and save it to your desktop.Save any unsaved work. TFC will close all open application windows.
Right-click TFC.exe then choose 'Run as administrator' and click 'Start'.
Your desktop will disappear, this is normal, it will return.
If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.
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Any improvement?

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My PC boots up in 10-15 seconds, but then it sits at my desktop with everything functional for about 10-15 minutes before my startup items (Battle.net, Spotify, DNSCrypt, etc.) actually start loading up. Even after the items have loaded up, Windows Update continues to tell me that the service is not loaded and that I should reboot. I have downloaded the .zip from the forums including all the default services reg files, ran them all to return to default, even ran Tweaking.com Windows Repair, still the same issue.

Answer:Startup items taking forever to load

Corrupt files found, unable to fix them, here are the logs.


Code:
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS TI: --- Initializing Trusted Installer ---
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS TI: Last boot time: 2013-11-28 15:06:06.362
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller initialization.
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS Starting the TrustedInstaller main loop.
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS TrustedInstaller service starts successfully.
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS No startup processing required, TrustedInstaller service was not set as autostart
2013-11-28 15:25:57, Info CBS Startup processing thread terminated normally
2013-11-28 15:33:59, Info CBS Trusted Installer is shutting down because: SHUTDOWN_REASON_AUTOSTOP
2013-11-28 15:33:59, Info CBS Ending the TrustedInstaller main loop.
2013-11-28 15:33:59, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller finalization.
2013-11-28 15:33:59, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller finalization.
2013-11-28 16:01:50, Info CBS TI: --- Initializing Trusted Installer ---
2013-11-28 16:01:50, Info CBS TI: Last boot time: 2013-11-28 15:45:00.362
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Hi everyone..

Like i said in my title.. one of my HHD D: is taking forever to load under File Explorer (Windows) ... like my drive C: (raid) is loading instantly to see the folders.. same for F:.. but for this HDD D: its taking id say at least 30 seconds.. its a non sense.. (on this drive it mostly movies/series/pictures/songs/ etc) but if i load the folders or anything from KODI .. it loads instantly from that HDD like any others..

So anyone had any ideas ? its really annoying.

Thanks

Answer:One of my HHD is taking forever to load under File Explorer..

hmm ok.. i had this problem since 2 weeks.. i tried something.. went to propreties and optimized the drive for videos.. no change.. and went back to general ( not optimized for anything specific ) .. and boom .. my D: is loads instantly !!
weird

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hi
the problem i am having is that when i click on a link in google the page the link takes me to takes forever to load sometimes 10 mins or more. Ive tried using firefox but the same happens. ive scanned with housecall which found nothing and malwarebytes which also found nothing and superantospyware which found some spyware which i deleted and rebooted but still the same problem. i have tried to run hijackthis to provide a log file but i am unable to do this as i get an warning message that hijack this could not access the hosts file??
here are my systen specs i hope someone can help soon
thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3500 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4025 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1820 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225060 MB, Free - 111935 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV52_MV
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

i have now managed to run hijackthis here is the log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:39:15, on 01/12/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
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Answer:browser taking forever to load pages please help

That's an old version of HiJackThis that was released long before Windows 7 was released.

Uninstall it and then replace it with HiJackThis 2.0.4.

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If you go to Control Panel - User Accounts, then change the UAC setting to "Never Notify", then restart the computer, HiJackThis will work properly without displaying a warning message.

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Hello,
 
I'm having problems with what seem to be affecting all the browsers I use (Opera, IE, Chrome, Firefox). Most pages seem to load normally, but in many cases, when I click a link, it can take up to nearly a full minute to load. Sometimes I can re-click the link and it will load...but usually the browser will continue to think and think and think. We run a full scan every Friday and nothing comes up. I've cleared caches and and histories and such...but to no avail. Per the suggestion if bleepingcomputer, I ran a scandisk but it appeared nothing was wrong. Is there any hope for browsing normalcy for me?
 
Thank you,
 
crappola

Answer:All browser links taking forever to load

Running a full scan every week with what?
 
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Could I possibly be infected? I am having problems with accessing any and all webpages. At first, I thought it was just a Mozilla issue, but the same problems occur in Google Chrome and IE. I will type in a URL and press enter and sometimes it will take forever to load, and if I click on the link again, it will bring it up instantly. It seems as if it is stalling. And other times, if I click on the link for a second time, it will say "done" on the bottom left hand side, but it will certainly not be done! I have been having this problem for weeks now and it is driving me crazy!
I have run Spybot, Adaware, Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, my AVG antivirus scan, and the free Symantec one on the website. Nothing has been found wrong!
I tried restoring my computer to 4 different restore points but they were all unsuccessful.
I tried uninstalling Zone Alarm, thinking that was causing the problem, but nothing changed. I had k9 web protection on my computer, but uninstalled it weeks ago and I am still having problems. I have the same problem running my wireless or using an ethernet cable; on my network and at a friend's house.
Please help!

Answer:Web pages taking forever to load or not loading at all

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Internet Explorer suddenly is taking forever to load webpages (graphics specifically). I reset modem and router and still its going really slow. Any suggestions? I have Zone Alarm for a firewall and I already tried and IE fix. PLEASE HELP

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My Google Chrome browser is taking FOREVER to load under my Windows Xp OS.

I tested Mozilla and it works just fine.

For Google Chrome I did the following but it did not help:

Follow these steps to change your proxy setting (for Windows):
Click the Tools menu.
Select Options.
Click the Under the Hood tab.
In the "Network" section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Internet Properties dialog.
Click LAN settings .
Deselect the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox.

Anyone have any other ideas?

-bob
 

Answer:Solved: Google Chrome taking FOREVER to load

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Hello I recently unblocked all my facebook games and started playing them again and for some reason they are taking forever to load, could this possibly be my connection to the internet or IE10 and my internet speeds jump around quite quickly

Answer:Facebook Games Taking Forever to Load on IE10

  
Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100


Hello I recently unblocked all my facebook games and started playing them again and for some reason they are taking forever to load, could this possibly be my connection to the internet or IE10 and my internet speeds jump around quite quickly


Try this;

Go to Control Panel and select Internet Options OR select the Gear icon from inside Internet Explorer and select Internet Options

Select the General tab and in the Browsing history section select the Delete button.

Now go to the Advanced tab, select Restore advanced settings and Reset, then press OK and restart your computer.

If you do not see a speed increase, try updating Flash:
http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you still don't notice a difference, your web browser have an extension slowing the games down.

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Hi guys, this is my first post here and lately I've been encountering some weird problems. Lately, Windows XP has been taking 2 minutes to rach my desktop and 4 minutes to load all my icons and taskbar. I thought it was some registry error so I ran CCleaner. I also ran Avanced System Care Pro 5. Rebotted. Still happening. Tried to run MBAM, but after hitting "scan", Mbam quit itself. Thought I had a virus. I did, 154 of them. Found them by running into safemode and scanning using Super Anti-Spyware. (Mbam still doesn't work, I renamed the exe, uninstalled/reinstalled, updated...no dice) After removing the viruses, I rebooted again. Still taking long. Ran Kaspersky's Anti rookit killer. Found nothing. Unchecked some unnecessary programs to run at startup in MSconfig. Still nothing. Googled some more, found out it could be explorer.exe being corrupt. Went to the HKEY something and found there was a missing value for "Shell", so I put explorer.exe in the value. Rebooted. Nothing, again. Did a system restore. Nada. Googled again. Found out it could be a corrupt user profile. Created a new user account. When I first created the first user account, everything loaded immediatley. Transferred all my prefences and import data onto my new account. After reboot, the same problem happened AGAIN Then I ran a HiJackThis scan and got a log, which is right here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:48:42 PM, on 1/9/2012
Platform: Windows... Read more

Answer:explorer.exe Taking Forever to Load Icons and Taskbar!

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Optional - VIEWPOINT MANAGER Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". Read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546Additional info: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_137262.htm I suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.ViewpointViewpoint ManagerViewpoint Media PlayerViewpoint Toolbar===IObit Security 360 is a rogue security program known to cause system problems and that had stolen material from other computer security companies to use in their own program. IOBit Steals Malwarebytes? Intellectual PropertyIOBit?s Denial of Theft UnconvincingThe program has also been seen to cause numerous system problems that tend to go away after uninstalling their software.Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove the following programs:IObit Security 360Advanced SystemCare(or any program from IObit)T-Tools has created a free program that has been designed specifically to remove every last trace of the entries of IObit programs left behind if and when you had decided to uninstall one or more of these pr... Read more

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On all browsers my pages will not load most of the time or may start but freeze shortly after. It is also taking forever for the browser itself to load. Chrome seems to be the worst. In my previous post after running a program and reboot I got a floating box "Input Not Supported" box that bounces around the screen like a screensaver and stays on top of everything else. I also noticed I keep hearing clicking noises from the speakers also. Thank you so much for your help.
 
 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.10.2
Run by Owner at 19:17:59 on 2013-02-16
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1471.578 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled* 
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERIZONDM\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Online Backup & Sharing\Auto Update\OnlineBackup.UpdateSystemTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Online Backup & Sharing\vewatch.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpywa... Read more

Answer:Browsers taking forever to load, pages not connecting and a box I can't get rid

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate N... Read more

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First off here's my specs:

Operating System: Windows XP 64-bit
CPU: Intel Conroe E6600
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800MHz Ram
Video card: Geforce 8800 GTX
Main HD (with Win XP 64bit installed): 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor

As you can see, my computer is more than fast enough to load the desktop pretty much instantly and indeed for the first year or so I had it it did that fine. However now I have two very strange problems:

1. Whenever I shut down my computer and start back up, after the Windows loading screen is done it sits there and shows my wallpaper but nothing related to Windows and sits there for about two minutes before finally loading everything on my desktop

2. Whenever I try to restart Windows it just sits there and doesn't do anything, I can only shut down.

I've tried defragging all my hard drives, I've tried un-installing all unneccesary programs, I've tried cleaning up registry, I've tried shutting down all unnecessary services, and I've done a full blown deep system scan for viruses. At this point I'm running out of ideas. Has anyone heard of a similar problem and a solution? Thanks for any help.

Answer:High-end system taking forever to load desktop

Sounds like it is having a issue with your Profile. It could be getting corrupt.

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So I use Microsoft Email for my ISP email account and Thunderbird for my Account I have all my important stuff on, so I get on my computer today and it takes about 5 minutes just to authorize, then it takes about another 10 minutes to get 5 emails, and then it gives me an error message saying it has stopped receiving due to a connection problem or long time of inactivity. So I decide to go to CCleaner and due a daily sweep of useless information when it takes 10 minutes more than it usually does to clean, so I look at what it erased and there were hundreds of little temporary files from internet explorer (somebody else in the household uses it because they don't listen), however I looked at my HJT log to see if anything unusual was there, and it was just the same as every other day.
 

Answer:Solved: My default email taking forever to load...

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these past 2 days my hard drive, simple tech 120g, has been taking forever to load. It gets reconized by the computer but the files aren't loaded. THe auto play goes on for a while then the window opens up that shows all my files. I try to open a file folder, pictures of itunes form there, and the drive freezes up. I want to recover my files and transfer them to a new hard drive, bigger hard drive but with this freezing crap I can't do anything.
I read some info about using getdata back, and another prog called test disk. heres a link,
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Hard-Drive-Problems-2113/2008/4/Recover-Files-SimpleTech-External.htm
You guys on this forum have helped me before and I'll appreciate any new help I can get now. all my pictures and music on are this external hdd.
thanks for the help.
 

Answer:simple tech 120 g hard drive taking forever to load

Can you provide more information?

Do you mean that your computer locks up when you open My Computer then click on the drive icon?
Is this your main hard drive (has windows on it)? If it's a secondary hard drive, is it external? SATA or USB?
What operating system are you using? I'm assuming Windows, but is it XP or Vista or something else?
 

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Well just recently my computer has been slowing to a crawl when I do (normally) simple tasks. Usually I can run a spyware scan on top of playing iTunes, working on a Word document and much more with no problems, but today I noticed that suddenly a scan by AVG alone is using nearly 70-80 percent of my processing power . Also Windows has been taking darn near forever to load. More than 2 minutes. I know this can't be normal. I've had this problem before but received almost no replies so please someone help. This is really ruining my computing experience. By the way I have an AMD Athlon X2 4200+. Any guesses as to what the problem might be? Please guys any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Specs.
AMD Athlon X2 4200+
2 GB Kingston Dual Channel DDR2 RAM
320 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.00 Harddrive
GeForce 7600 GT Graphics Card
ASUS M2V Motherboard
 

Answer:XP taking FOREVER to load and simple tasks bringing computer to its knees!

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Last night, i turned my Windows XP Professional Desktop off for the night and it told me it would install some updates. I've never had any problems so i just click the on screen 'turn off and install updates' icon rather than turn it off through the 7-second switch or unplug it.

I turned on my computer this morning only to find that it was STILL updating 1 of 1 updates, well over 8 or so hours in the making! I fear that something might be wrong and i should proceed to turn it off, but it says 'Do Not turn off the computer or unplug it. It will turn off automatically.'
Not being a computer junkie, i dont know if this would crash my c drive or anything major like that.

Im running a Dimension 4700 desktop with windows xp professional, SP3. if any more info is needed, feel free to ask

If you can help, please do. i need to get some files from the computer ASAP

thanks

~sage

Answer:UPDATE TAKING FOREVER

Sometimes...things go wrong.

I would turn it off, reboot...and then manually go to Windows Update site and install any critical updates needing such.

Louis

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I recently got back from a 2 week trip and had 3 new microsoft updates for Win 7. It's probably been an hour now and it's hung on 2 out of 3 installing updates....should I let it continue to chug or just force reboot the machine and try to update again manually?

Edit, this is the update after I clicked shutdown on my computer.
 

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I am using Windows Vista home premium on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
Computer started up okay this morning but was unable to get onto the Internet using Google chrome. Decided to shut down and restart the laptop. When shut down started a message came up 'Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1'. It has the small blue circle rotating before the message and two dots at the end of the message which move five places to the right then back again. This message first appeared at 0915 this morning and is still showing at 1845 this evening. I thought this a long time for 1 update. How do I stop the update and shut the laptop down please. I have tried the escape button and pressing control alt and delete together but to no avail. Can anyone help please.

Answer:Update installation taking forever.

Press power button 10 seconds and restart your computer.

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Taptiles and Windows Solitaire Collection have been impossible to update, they are stalling everything, and I don't even care about them anyway. Is they any way to stop the update process or even uninstall the apps? I especially don't like them hanging around "pending" while I am trying to download and install 8.1.

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I have been waiting for my update to install for hours?????

Answer:My update is taking forever! It has been on the working on it screen for all day! Why?

Are you asking about the Windows 10 update?

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Windows 7 pro 64 bit. 21 updates currently installing upon shutdown. It's been stuck on upgrade 15 for 30 mins at least. What's going on?? Help!

Answer:What are the new Windows 7 updates and why are they taking FOREVER?

15-30 is acceptable at times - some series of updates take hours in my experience. Just wait and let the update process finish - as long as you're connected to the Internet and connected to a stable power supply, your PC should be fine.

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II fail to understand why windows 8.1 is taking forever to install. I removed my third party anti virus and the installation process went by smoothly. I got to the one drive screen and logged on to Windows but so far the screen is blank though I can move the mouse around. Should I reboot or wait?

Answer:Windows 8.1 installation taking forever

Are you upgrading or clean installing? If upgrading, by what method? If clean installing, are you using a retail disc or downloaded ISO? Please provide some additional background information and include your system specs (eg, make/model number of your laptop or desktop).

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I am running the upgrade from Vista 64 bit SP2 on an Acer Aspire 6930.

I had several false start due to incompatible software reported by the W7 compatibility check (eSobi).

The latest attempt to upgrade has been running about 2 1/2 hours, and is only showing 19% at the gathering files, and programs phase.

It appears that something is wrong. At this rate it would take 12 -15 hours to complete. If I let it continue, am I likely to get a perfect install, or one with problems?

Thanks

Peter

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade taking forever

Update stuck at 11794 of 11801 files for 30 minutes. Elapsed time 3 hours.

Peter

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Hello,

My machine has started acting really wierd since a week ago. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes after I log on at the Welcome Screen before I can use my desktop. Something is running in the background and is impeding the desktop loading process and I cannot figure out what it is.

When I'm finally able to use my computer, I have taken the following steps in hopes that the situation will improve. I've deleted all Scheduled Tasks in Windows. My AVG antivirus indicates that it is not running any scans upon startup. I've defraged my hard drive using Ultimate DeFrag and have run a registry scan and corrected any errors there.

I've uninstalled Zone Alarm Pro because it was messing up my computer as far as the internet is concerned, however I've since gone to the ZoneLabs website and discovered that there is a problem with ZoneAlarm and the latest Microsoft Security Update. So, I think I can reinstall again using their patch sometime down the road when I get this other business fixed.

I'm at the point where I am almost tearing my hair out and am considering wiping the drive clean and starting over again, but I am giving this forum a try to see if anyone has any idea about what might be causing this and maybe offer a solution that I can implement. There's got to be an answer somewhere.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Bobby
 

Answer:Windows XP Startup Taking Forever

Hey Bobby!

Here is what we are going to do You're computer is most likely bogged down by Start-Up Programs and/or Spyware.

First off, download SuperAntiSpyware from the link below.
https://www.superantispyware.com

1.Once on the website choose the free edition and save the setup file to your desktop.
2.Install SuperAntiSpyware
3.Open up SuperAntiSpyware.
4.Now click on Scan Your Computer
5.Under the options choose Full System Scan
6.Let the scan finish. *This may take about three hours or more depending on the size of your hard drive*
7.Once the scan is finished remove all spyware threats it finds.
8.On prompt, restart your computer.

Once computer is rebooted, go to Start>Run...type in msconfig. A window will come up with tabs on the top. Go to Startup Check off any start-up items you do not need or use.
Another thing that can slow down a computer is windows loading up the registry on start-up. When windows starts up it loads your registry and all left-over registry entries from uninstalled programs are left. Using registry cleaners is not always a safe task unless you create a backup and really know what you are doing and if you don't I would not recommend it.
Another thing that could be slowing down start-up is System Services. Here is a link to a detailed guide of services.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

Once you are done with any tweaking you may do, restart computer. If you are not sure of something ask someone on the forum ect...EX.E... Read more

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I just reinstalled Windows for my sister based on info here whereby you go to a Microsoft page to download an ISO file. Though this claims to be recent, with updates included, it isn't and far from it.
There is somewhere on the same page where you can actually download and include other updates but I had 2 problems with this. -1- I wasn't too clear as to how exactly to do this AND more importantly -2- I had no clue as to what to include since the page had a whole bunch of ''(KB123456)'' type of files.
What am I supposed to do link to every one , read what it is all about and then see if I need it or not? This seems to be to take as long if not more than actually making Windows do the updating on its own.

Anyhow I remember back in the XP days there was a way to add all updates to an ISO by first creating an image or something from the original CD. It actually had a name and may have included some other download or software or something. I think many of you know what I am talking about.
Anyhow, reinstalling Windows on my sister's PC took forever and I do not what my doing so again taking that long. Actually, if it is at all possible, ideally, I would also like the re-installation to immediately follow up with other installations of say Office (Which I also have the original CD.)
Anyhow, does the XP thing exist or something similar or....?
Thanks

Answer:Reinstalling Windows without taking forever like in XP

You can update the ISO provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 from here: TEST -Update 7 installation media

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Granted, I am new to Windows (I'm using my mac as I type this), but every time I turn on my laptop (windows xp), it ALWAYS wants to do security updates. This takes a long time. Then my antivirus software (Zone Alarm) wants to do its thing to scan, and I can't even use my computer for hours!

Do you now of any way around this or help me to schedule times to have this laptop scan and update on its own in the middle of the night when I'm not awake?

thanks!
Linda
 

Answer:Windows is taking me forever to even use my computer!

You can schedule updates if you right click on "My Computer", click on "Properties", the click on the tab "Automatic Updates", you can have the machine download and install them at any time, you just have to be connected. You can also schedule your AnitVirus to scan at a set time, mine does it once a week on Saturday nights, at 3:00am, I know I am not going to be on then. Where it is in Zone Alarm, I don't know, but if you look around, I am sure you will find it.
 

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my windows is taking too long to start up. the main problem comes when the welcome screen shows up. this is the part which takes the longest.
i suspect possible virus as any kind of removable disk has folders converted into shortcuts.
i have minimal processes in my startup.
any kind of help is appreciated,
regards
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:04:00 PM, on 10/25/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MBlaze UI\bin\MonServiceUDisk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:windows xp taking forever to start up

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

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

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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.

Karn
 

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

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Since Microsoft will not allow me to opt out of windows 10 install the only thing I could do for months was to postpone it the max time which was 5-6 days. Every time I have been able to catch it except for now. After a long day at work I got home to see windows 10 install 50% complete, I was furious and shut down my PC so i could reverse the process. As I was doing this I had a vision I was repeatedly kicking Bill Gates in the nuts while cursing at him. What a mistake this is turning out to be, since I'm stuck in the startup/repair loop where the monitor is disabled and I'm only able to access the recovery tool.

Start up repair not working

System restore has been stuck for over 20 minutes.

System image is accessible but it's my back up HD for storage only, not for my windows 7 OS primary HD

I also went into bios and selected boot for dvd drive with my win 7 install disk for repair but it gave me an error saying it's the wrong OS. It must be seeing windows 10.

Am I sol? I'm afraid my only option is to nuke my OS and do a fresh install. God I hope not.

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I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark

Answer:Windows taking forever to download updates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100


I just recently did a restoration process on my computer and it is all working fine i am now trying to install updates, there are 144 of them and when i clicked install updates, it said downloading updates and it has been stuck at 0% for over 20 minutes, how long does it actually take to download them or get off the 0% mark



Restart them and see if that helps, if it doesn't, restart your router.

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I'm assisting a company that is using fairly old software and they want to get off the old server and on to a more recent workstation.

Here is their setup:

Windows 2000 Server (domain controller) FoxPro 5.0a as a shared folder (no database, just a folder with the data)

How they launch the Inventory system:

PC users double click a lucky.exe shortcut which is mapped to the server share in a \lucky folder. The only requirement for this to run is to map a driver letter E: to the server\lucky folder. When the exe is launched the custom FoxPro inventory system loads immediately. Everyone in the office uses this same method of opening and they can all run it at the same time. The data seems to be stored in a folder called \lucky\LU_

In this current environment the inventory system works fine.

Note: If I try to browse to the LU_ folder it takes quite a bit of time to display the files. I don't know if it's because there is 1gb of data in that \LU_ folder.

However, for the fear of the hard drives failing they would like to get rid of the Windows 2000 server and have the inventory run on a newer machine. So I bought a Windows 7 Pro workstation. Copied the \lucky folder and tried to run the inventory system.

It takes more than 4 minutes just to load the Log in screen. It's clearly hanging or doing something erroneous. Then a pop up asks if we want to RUN the exe). Clicking Run then takes another 4 minutes or so just to see the log in screen appear. I've tested this on a Windows... Read more

Answer:FoxPro taking forever to start up on Windows 7

Did you change only the server computer? Is just a new OS or a new hardware altogether? With the fast and slow system, were the all the clients the very same?

If so, it could indicate a network or hardware problem on the newer server. Antiviruses on servers are also known to cause such issues, try disabling it if you have one.

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Hi - I'm new to the forum so I hope I'm in the right spot.  I just purchased a G560, and I turned it on - answered all the initial setup questions - then it went to a Windows 7 Initialization screen  - and it's been on that screen for over 3 hours.  (of course the machine keeps falling asleep too).  Is this normal or should I bring the computer back to the store I purchased it from? Thanks for your help.













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Answer:Windows 7 Initialization is taking forever on New Machine

have you chosen to install windows updates?if internet is connected to your pc, disconnect and try again. but it shouldn't take this long, 10-15 minutes tops.try to press one key recover button to perform clean windows installation, if it doesn't work, take it back to the store you purchased from.

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Is it just me, or are Windows 10 updates slowing down? Getting KB4051033 to download is like watching paint dry. I'm on a fibre network connection and Win 7 updates download like lightning, but Win 10 updates take forever. I've been sitting at 9% for the past half hour.

Has anyone else had this happen? If so, is there a reason? I'm just curious.

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Since Microsoft will not allow me to opt out of windows 10 install the only thing I could do for months was to postpone it the max time which was 5-6 days. Every time I have been able to catch it except for now. After a long day at work I got home to see windows 10 install 50% complete, I was furious and shut down my PC so i could reverse the process. As I was doing this I had a vision I was repeatedly kicking Bill Gates in the nuts while cursing at him. What a mistake this is turning out to be, since I'm stuck in the startup/repair loop where the monitor is disabled and I'm only able to access the recovery tool.

Start up repair not working

System restore has been stuck for over 20 minutes.

System image is accessible but it's my back up HD for storage only, not for my windows 7 OS primary HD

I also went into bios and selected boot for dvd drive with my win 7 install disk for repair but it gave me an error saying it's the wrong OS. It must be seeing windows 10.

Am I sol? I'm afraid my only option is to nuke my OS and do a fresh install. God I hope not.

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Only noticed this when already on Creator's Update.

See: windows update - Streamable

Windows Update Troubleshoot didn't solve anything. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 checking for updates taking forever

s0urce said:

Only noticed this when already on Creator's Update.

See: windows update - Streamable

Windows Update Troubleshoot didn't solve anything. Any help would be appreciated.



Hi,

Try this:

Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

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My Windows XP sp3 PC taking forever to startup suddenly.

ANyone have any instructions/steps to take to troubleshoot this type of issue?

THanks in advance,

bob
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP sp3 PC taking forever to startup suddenly

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

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

FWIW, it also seems to REALLY drag during updates.

Any ideas why?
 

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I've been dragging applications to the windows menu. I find it convenient for frequently used apps. But I've noticed that when I delete one from there it takes like 30 seconds to a minute for the delete to complete. For a test I deleted one off my desktop it's fine. Never seen this before. Did a search prior to the post. If it's there I just screwed up on the search keywords. Any ideas?

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Does anyone have any experience with Windows Live OneCare? I am using Vista Ultimate on a Pentium 4, 3.00 Ghz, with 160GB on my hard drive used.

To go through the Tune Up process is taking in excess of 13 hours! Is this normal or is there something wrong?

Your advice is appreciated!

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Live OneCare - Tune Up Taking FOREVER!

There is something wrong. I have One Care Live and a tune up takes about 1 1/2 hrs.
 

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Windows 7 (64 bit) Dell Inspiron laptop freezing while starting
Hi,
I recently had a problem where my sound got disabled and it took me weeks to fix it, i downloaded the registry files for the audio because for some strange reason they were missing, once downloaded i had my sound back. On the pre-boot system assessment, I found out that i have one hard drive error called 'Error 2000-0146'. I have no other known errors, i have been using my laptop with this error and haven't had any problems yet, i don't know if the sound being disabled was connected to it?

The other day i went off to do something and left my laptop on and when i came back it was in sleep mode by itself which i don't normally let it do, i went on a few sites and things, then when i shut down it took about 5 mins. Now i cannot start it, starting it normally, it freezes on the welcome screen and is very slow. I tried safe mode after that and it worked, the next day i tried safe mode again and while loading the drivers, it froze. I managed to create another user account just to see if it made a difference, when i click on that user while logging in, i wait for about half an hour then keep pressing control alt delete, and the task manager comes up, i open a new task 'explorer' and i get my home screen. I tried doing a command prompt sfc /scannow, but it stopped at 12% and said Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. So i have my laptop on now but a... Read more

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I am having one heck of a time with our Dell laptop. It is used mostly by my husband for reading and I occasionally use it to check email and Facebook. I've wanted to add some memory to it for awhile now but recently we have encounter a really annoying problem. It takes FOREVER and I do mean, FOREVER to get the laptop to start up. I've checked the start-up folder, I've run Avast on full scan and Malwarebytes and STILL can't seem to fix the problem. As far as I know, the computer is updated and we don't use Internet Explorer. The husband uses Mozilla and I use Google Chrome. I am at a loss.
It will also freeze up, take forever to close down and sometimes, just refuse to do anything. I haven't gotten any error messages, no warnings, I recently defragged it too. It can take a maddening long time to even get the browser of choice to open up.
It is getting so frustrating that I am ready to just toss it against the wall! I plan on giving my husband this laptop for his full time use (since all he does is read on the internet) and getting myself something more versatile. However, I wouldn't give this laptop to our puppy right now in the state it is in. I realize this was never a speedy machine, but this is ridiculous. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I have also run Ccleaner too.

Answer:Windows XP Laptop taking FOREVER to start up and constantly freezing up

Hello, were the malware scans finding and removing anything?Lets see if this shows us something.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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Hi,

I have been having some issues with an external 1TB Seagate hard drive of late, so I decided to dismount the drive and run check disk within Windows 7 (Computer>Right clicked on F: drive>Properties>Tools>Error-checking>Check now>Checked 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'). Check disk has now been running for over 24 hours, and has been stuck on '273666 files processed' for at least 4 hours. I have a lot of important files on this drive which I can't afford to lose. I backed up the drive a few days ago, but some of the files failed to backup correctly, which is the main reason I decided to check the disk.

I tried opening an important Photoshop file (which is one of the files that failed to backup) and received a 'Could not complete your request because of a disk error' error message. I really need to restore this file if possible, as hundreds of hours of work have gone into it, and starting from scratch is something I don't even want to think about. Should I wait it out even longer, in the hope that check disk completes, or should I click 'Cancel' and try again? If I cancel, will it have to start from scratch if I decide to check the disk again, or will it continue from where it left off? I welcome any other suggestions.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Error checking external 1TB hard drive within Windows 7 taking forever

I don't think anyone can give you a blanket assurance. Just doing the 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' could affect your data, or that one file, if it's contents reside in any bad sectors.

Fixing bad sectors on a drive that has bad sectors can take some time. But 4 hours is probably a bit much. It could be frozen.
You could let it run longer - go do a few chores - and if it hasn't changed then you will have no choice but to cancel out and see what has happened.

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there is an svchost.exe and update.exe process taking cpu load around 40-70%. it is either one or the other like update.exe will be doing it(not sure what that is) and also if there is no update.exe process one of the svchost.exe will be doing the same thing. dunno whats up. have tried ad-adaware, spybot s&d, panda activescan, trend online scan. panda got 2 out of 3 detected but 1 that it could not clean who knows that that 1 is didnt say. here is my log. thanks for any help this is friggin annoying

p.s. like the new layout

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:55:51 AM, on 6/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2096 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2096)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:update.exe and svchost.exe taking cpu load

Here's your update.exe:

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\48f8251ac21e57d0f04ee141e7d13b24\update\update.exe

Any application you recognize? Find the file via windows explore and right click and check out the properties to see if it's a legitimate vendor or one you recognize.

In the meantime, there's some entries you can remove with HJT. Close your browser and check the following entries in HJT, click Fix and then REBOOT.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dl...r=iesearch

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi....yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi....yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi....yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi....yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customi....yahoo.com

 

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My grandson has a HP laptop, it gave the update alert and he allowed the update.  Now 4 days later it is still a blue screen with a rotating circle of dots implying it is still loading.  We have shut down, restarted, removed the battery and it only goes right back to the the blue screen with the rotating dots.  The HP support pages are deadfully short of information and just loop you back to the same help pages over and over.  I do not know the product name or system.  I can't find it on the Lt anywhere.  I removed the battery and took a magnifying glass to look at the miniscule print and its all written in other languages.  How do we restore this LT so he can continue to use it?   He is homeschooled and we cannot do his work assignments.  I am using my old laptop but it is a Gateway  and doesn't have his work in the memory.  What do we do?  Never will buy an HP again.  Totally frustrated with HP website and HP Laptop.

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ok this is gonna be a bit long but i want the details there. the issue pc is my old pc. it has windows 7 its an asus msn-la motherboard i cloned this drive and used it in my new pc. after a few months my new pc's drive died and i took the old drive from the issue pc(witch was not giving issues at this time) and stuck it into my new pc until my replacement drive came. when i got the replacement drive i cloned the drive again onto the replacement drive and then put the new drive in the new pc had no issues there. put the old drive back into the issue pc (this is when issues started) the pc booted up to the windows desktop loading screen fast but once it got there it sat there for like 5 min before loading into windows. once it loaded into windows it was un usable for around 10 min while it loaded background stuff. once it finally loads into windows if i try to open anything its still responding extremely slow. is there anything i could do to fix this or is this going to me a re install only situation? i did try to use a windows 7 disk to do a startup repair but it claimed i couldn't do it because i dident install from that disk.

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Hi im wondering if any body could help!?
Im currently running Windows Vista Ultimate and im having to wait ages (aprox. 10-30mins) for my Windows to load up. Once it reaches the first of two Windows logos before loading, it seems to freeze on the black screen. Sometimes it will load up straight away but others i have to wait forever. Has any body any idea what could be causing this to happen?
Thankyou for your time to read this.
 

Answer:Waiting forever for Windows to load

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So i run vista,2.0GHz processor, with 2 GB RAM, and when it gets to the screen with the loading bar on the black screen with the writing "windows corporation", my computer seems to take forever to "think", it just sits there for a minute.... any clue as to why?

Answer:Windows takes forever to load

Same computer: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,57701.0.htmlLoading bar running for a minute is not unusual.

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i have vista home premium (32 bit)

after the login screen, before the desktop shows, all i get is a black screen for a minute or so where all i can do is move the mouse. it seems like my laptop just stops loading things and decides to take a break, and then after a bit everything seems to be fine.

I dont understand this....loading until the login screen is fine, loading after the black screen is fine. this doesnt happen when i close my laptop and open it up and login again. it only happens after i turn my laptop off and turn it on again.

this has been happening for a while but i have been too busy and its not that much of a problem that i had to address it earlier. i cant tell you what programs i may have installed when this started to happen. All i know is that it shouldnt do this and wasnt like this when i first bought it. Im going on about a year and a half with this laptop and this has only started to happen within the past few months.

I just want to know anything that might be causing this. thank you!
 

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Having a problem with Windows 7 in that it takes forever to load and the network icon spins and spins. In a about 15 minutes everything returns to normal. If I go into safe mode with networking it loads very quickly. Have tried to disable all non-MS services does not make a difference. Have also tried normal and selective startup. Check for latest drivers/firmware updates. Performed the usual cleanup and check disk. SFC did not find any missing or corrupt files. Scanned and removed malware. Waiting for it to reload to look at event viewer logs.

Grateful for any assistance.

Win7 64bit SP1
Compaq Presario CQ5123F
CPU Pentium Duo Core E2500
Realtek Network PCI (latest drivers installed)
Realtek Audio (latest drivers installed)
Intel G33 video display
MS Office XP
Cantax
MS Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
Brother HL 440n printer

Answer:Windows 7 takes forever to load

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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My windows XP sp 2 takes about 2 minutes to load when I log in.

I am running a company PC with 1.5 GB of Memory and a 3.8 Pentium 4 processor. There are no viruses or spyware on my machine. The slowness happened when I installed VPN client by Cisco systems. I uninstalled the VPN client. It is becoming quite annoying...
Looked at my msconfig and I am not loading anything except computer associates anti virus, microsoft indexing tool (or whatever) google stuff... Thats about it!!!!

Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
 

Answer:Windows XP takes forever to load

No, from what you tell us, nothing is immediately obvious, but FWIW, I'll offer what I would try:

1. Use MSCONFIG to disable your startup apps to see if the problems lie there. (Not that I really expect this, as you seem to have a handle on it, but it's an easy thing to rule out)





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The slowness happened when I installed VPN client by Cisco systems. I uninstalled the VPN client. It is becoming quite annoyingClick to expand...

2. I'd start looking to see if perhaps the installation has messed up a .DLL used by one of your services, causing it to time out. Your event log would be the place to look.

If you do find errors/warnings you can't decipher on your own, post back with the event ID number, source, and exact error description.
 

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Both 2 windows 7 OS 32bit and 64bit install on 2 different hdd take forever to "starting windows". I can use the repair windows option thought it can find nothing to repair

this is my system log i acquired 2 days ago

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-mano-bsod.zip

Answer:Windows takes forever to load

Hi

1. please update your profile specs...

2. I have a feeling you have overclocked you Bios ..... as the ACPI temperatures are seriously wrong.... There were few restarts at high temperature...

3. the system logs you have attached is not complete.... please save the logs directly from event viewer.. and upload here.

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So I did something that slightly messed up my computer. I was messing around with nvidia's FP scaling, and ending up losing my display. I had to boot into safe mode, and just decided to system restore to a previous point (which was about 3-4 days prior).

Anyway, every time Windows loads now, I see my background, and it just seems to stall there for a good minute. I then get a message about some kind of registry error and the file was recovered from a backup or log. This keeps happening every single time I boot Windows now.

Is there anyway to fix this?
 

Answer:System Restore = Now Windows take forever to load.

Yep... save your data.. wipe the drive.. and re-install
 

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WINDOWS XP,comp takes forever to load? Like hours sometimes. Then DESKTOP disappears, I have to bring up TASK MANAGER to see my DESKTOP. I need my comp to run correctly so I can print.Please help.

Answer:WINDOWS XP,comp takes forever to load?

Can't help without knowing your system specs. Could be your CPU is running hot & throttling, could be you have too little RAM for XP, could be your system is infected, could be you have a ton of garbage programs loading at startup, etc, etc.

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