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Bios update taking too long?

Question: Bios update taking too long?

I have a HP presario cq56-115dx. the product number is XG809UA#ABA. WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM

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Answer: Bios update taking too long?

Your notebook is a 2010 version. It has a legacy BIOS. The BIOS corruption recovery for UEFI models produced in 2012 and more recent won't work for your notebook. You can try extracting a current BIOS .ROM and .SIG file to a usb flash drive, plugging it into one of the notebook's USB ports and booting up. It may or may not recover the BIOS. Otherwise, only replacement of the BIOS chip with one that has a fresh BIOS flashed into it will serve as a repair for your notebook at a reasonable cost. That is a pretty involved repair and is something usually done by a BIOS repair company. Search online for one and get a price for the repair from them.

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I did the BIOS update based on the alert I got in my HP Support Assitant. It taking almost 7 hours now and still saying "Installing". I don't know what is the problem with the installation. I have all my data in this laptop.  My product Number is J6M42PA#ACJ and under warrenty period. Please let me know what to do now and Do I need to take the backup as I don't know whether the system will behave same as before or not if I cancel the installation?.

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

Answer:Bios update taking too long?

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

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I have been installing the bios update for the past 5 hours and nothing it just says it's still installing and I know it doesn't take that long.

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I recently downloaded an update to my BIOS here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=en&product=3209083&lang=en&os=228 According to Ubisoft support, this BIOS update and an update to my sound card would fix the issues i've been having with Far Cry 2. Now the problem is this BIOS update.. it won't end. Or really do anything. It has been going for 15+ hours and it still says "Please wait... Update in progress..." I have contacted HP twice already and they said my best bet was to just wait a few more hours and see if it finishes. Well, that was a few more hours ago, and It hasn't finished or anything.  I'm afraid to close it in the middle of it's update because that could screw things up on the motherboard, but seriously, how long will this take? How do I know it's even done anything? I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition, with SP3.

Answer:BIOS update taking too long?

FF, at this point, I am not too optimistic on your outcome.  You are correct in being skeptical of stopping the update.  However, I don't believe that you have much choice in the matter.  It appears that something is not working properly.  This may be the demise of your computer.  A failed BIOS update is a great way to make an expensive "boat anchor". Hopefully, someone will have better advice for you.  I can't think of a way to solve your dilemma. Good luck!

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2 days ago I clicked to download HP Bios updates which were flagged as needed.  After about 14 hours (8 hours of which was overnight - does installation stop when laptop not touched for hours??) installation not completed.  After a few more hours I clicked "stop" as was unsure that this Bios update was actually needed - or working properly.  Later in the day I clicked to restart the download.  Now it's maybe 24 hours later.  So my questions are: 1.When can I expect this download to complete?  and2. As I did not switch off the laptop between the first & second attempt to download will there be an excess of data in the system?  If so what should I do???

Answer:Bios Update taking far too long to download!

Here is the direct download link for the BIOS update: HP Notebook System BIOS Update N7K30EA Here is the software download page for your system.   If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!    

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My Notebook Bios Update Taking Long To Install. It Has Taken upto 4 hours yet but at 77% it looks like stopped and showing small window with message (Flashing Boot Block 77%).How could i complete this set up please help me regardingly.Shaun

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I have a Lenovo t400s laptop running Windows 7.  At the Lenovo website I did a system update, where they scan my computer and show recommended updates.  I chose all of them, including the bios update.  Had I known there was any chance of a problem I never would have chose 'bios update'!  Now, after 3 hours, it is still "updating".  I looked online and found out it should only take a couple minutes!!  Now what?  I haven't tried to restart or anything yet.  What should I do next?  PLEASE HELP!!

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HP Support Assistant is suggesting I install the BIOS Update SP77795. When i do it it stays at the "HP Notebook System BIOS Update" stage for a long time and shows no progress in the gray status bar. I finally stopped it after about an hour.  Suggestions? Thank you,Ron 

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Hi I need help.... I have a 7th gen AMD 10-9600 APU hp laptop that I bought recently..... Not too long ago I was asked to update my software ..upon doing so...a couple minutes my screen went blank and won't display anything... And I restart it.. And it's showing me this info and it's just stuck there... And I'm worried cause I just got this laptop

Answer:Re: BIOS Update taking long time to install?

[email protected],

 

Thanks for reaching out to HP Support Forums. One stop for all solutions about your HP product. To have the best experience on HP forum, visit our HP Forums Guide to know more.

 

I was going through your post and would like to help you.

 

Stuck at the BIOS screen. Is that, right?

 

I recommend you to try couple steps and check if that helps you resolve the issue.

 

Perform hard reset on the PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768

 

Also, please share the model number of the PC to find a more appropriate solution towards the issue.

 

Hope the above steps will help you finds the solution. Please share more to serve you.

 

Resolv_S

 

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We have an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC, running Windows 8 64-bit. I've been trying to install an update today, HP Notebook System BIOS Update (AMD Processors) thru the HP Support Assistant. It's been on "Installing" for more than half an hour. Is this normal? I've cancelled, restarted the laptop and tried the update again, but it's still the same thing. Please help!

Answer:BIOS Update taking long time to install?

Hello moonrivermaiden, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand that the BIOS is taking a long to install, or is possibly freezing. The best thing to do is give it a few hours and see what happens. If it freezes, or provides an error, try restoring the BIOS. If that doesn't work, there is likely a hardware failure. Please contact HP phone support for assistance. You can utilize this website to learn how to contact HP appropriately, based on your region: Contact HP Worldwide Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.Mario





I worked on behalf of HP.

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I downloaded a BIOS driver and installed it in my laptop (Envy 4-1035TX). The monitor went blank but my laptop is still on. I tried removing the battery and putting it back. When I turned my laptop on, nothing is happening. It's still blank but the power button is on.

Answer:Re: BIOS Update taking long time to install?

Hi @leimgling, Welcome to the HP Forum!  I am pleased that you have become a HP Forum member.  It is such a wonderful site to find answers and tips. Here is a link to the First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More for you to have the most rewarding experience and answer any concerns about posting. It is also important to include the operating system you are currently running.  What is your operating system? I understand that after successfully updating the bios that your monitor remains blank on startup.   Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boo... as a guide. Please let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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Bios update taking too long!  by HP Support Assistant Over12 hours now any suggestions!should I click the stop buttons?  The HPSA popped out from no where and asked to download updates and I clicked it. HELP PLS.   

Answer:Bios Update HP Support Assistant Taking Too Long?

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. Since you posted about 10 hours ago and 12 hours prior to that ... if the situation is still the same, try to STOP the process.It seems stuck/hung. If this doesn't help, please fire up Task Manager and close the HP Support Assistant - alternatively force a restart/reboot>> http://winaero.com/blog/all-ways-to-restart-and-shutdown-windows-10/ If your BIOS is not updated yet (due to the process being stuck), personally, I'd recommend you not to update BIOS. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong. Same applies for Windows Updates, OS update, drivers updates, etc - upgrade/update IF you have issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible.

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

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compaq presario 5000
p4 1.6 ghz, l2 256kb, 400mhz
3 x 256 mb, 768mb, pc133, 133mhz

computer has for a long time, deteriated in the boot up process, slowly degrading until finally issues were being brought up at initial boot up saying how changes were made and needed to be 'saved'. I replaced the CR2032 battery for the CMOS. I am still having a boot up/BIOS/CMOS loop, asking to have information saved, booting again, asking to save and verify changed components.

I am unable to boot to any device, FDD, HDD, CD-ROM. The pc stays at the beginning BIOS loading and reboots.

Thanks,
Robert
 

Answer:BIOS taking long time to boot

Pull your ide ribbon off the hard drive and see if it will post normal, I have seen failing hard drives do this, let us know. ed
 

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

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91



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

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

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


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

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

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

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The windows 10 "Get Windows 10: Working on it" window is taking way too long to load. It sits for hours on end without changing slightly.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

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

Answer:Why is windows update taking so long?

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

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

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

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

Answer:windows 7 update taking too long

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

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

Answer:Windows 10 update taking a long time

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

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

Answer:Windows update taking a long time

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

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

Answer:windows update taking too long to install

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

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

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Since updating to Fall Update my pc is taking too long to shutdown.Sometimes i see shutdown spinning dots icon for ages ..pc monitor,keyboard is shutdown ok but pc power button is still on.

I have enabled/disabled Hybrid shutdown,checked Power Management settings are ok,have not got any background scanning on and on occassions see random BSOD messages with different errors listed.

Have checked for any suspicious activity on pc ...everything ok..all drivers are up to date etc.

I had no problem with Windows 10 Creators update as shutdown took approx 30 seconds...with Fall update timed shutdown to approxiamately 2 minutes.

Is this shutdown issue a problem with Fall update..i do not want to want go through Pc reset/refresh again...as there is no guarantee this will work.

Is there a software shutdown program available to try that members know off ?

Thank you

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My AMD Athlon Dual Core 4850e has a BIOS problem when I start from a cold boot. This problem does not occur when I restart from Windows (XP Pro SP3).

On a cold boot the BIOS starts and the following dialogue appears:

Initialising USB Controllers..Done
1984MB OK
USB Device(s): 1 Keyboard, 2 Hubs, 2 Storage Devices
Autodetecting Pri Master.. Hard Disk MAXTOR STM3169215A 3 ADD
Autodetecting Pri Slave.. Hard Disk Fujitsu MPE3192AT ED-03-04
Autodetecting SATA1 ATAPI CD ROM: ATAPI iHAS 120 6 7L02
Autodetecting USB Mass Storage Devices..
Device 01:

It then takes over 5 minutes to detect the first USB Device and comes up with:

Generic Storage Device-Hi-Speed

It then detects the other devices normally and starts Windows. I have tried going into the BIOS and disabling the Autodetect Generic Storage Device but this has not solved the problem. As I said previously, this does not happen on a warm boot (Restart). Can anybody help me, please.
 

Answer:Solved: BIOS taking a long time to autodetect USB Mass Storage Device

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

Answer:Windows Update Reconfigure Taking a long time!

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

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

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

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

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

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Yesterday my phone offered me new update (I don't know which one exactly). I pressed install and left. After about half an hour I came back, but it wasn't still updated, heck, it didn't even show any progress, the progress bar was empty. I found that very interesting, but left it couple more hours untouched. Still nothing after, so I had to manually reset my phone via Lumia Recovery Tool. After I was done, couple of updates came by, sucessfully installed. It even updated to Lumia Denim (which I haven't had before) so I was happy, but another update came and now I am stuck again with no progress after hours. What can I do?

Answer:Why are my updates taking so long to update (Lumia 1320)?

If you have an SD card get it out. That helped to get the update going for several people who had the same problem.
If this does not help please register and reply on this post.

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last time after update 1511 i tried restarting my laptop was 1 hour please help me

Answer:restarting after update is taking extremely long time

Hi,
First, your laptop isn't listed as being Win 10 compatible- please confirm if I've read this correctly.
Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade - Lenovo Support (US)

Is your model number correct?

Otherwise you need to provide some history I think, please. Need more to go on.

1. Did your laptop boot normally before upgrading to the November build 1511?
2. What have you just done.. have you just updated (again) to build 1511? If so, why? Please describe the sequence.

E.g.
I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 using my old iso build 10240.
I installed programs x,y.z..
I then updated to build 1511.
My laptop then booted very slowly.

Please give a story.

Basics:
1. Does your laptop boot normally in safe mode?
2. Does your laptop boot normally if you do a clean boot? (Search for 'clean boot Windows 10' if you are not sure how)
3. To confirm your current build number, please
Press the Windows key and R together, and type Winver in the box, and post the build number you see,

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i have lumia 1320 and im installing the update from preview for developers and its suck gear spinning since 12 hours

Answer:[L1320] Taking a long time while installing update?

It seems your phone is stuck with the well know problem of the spinning gears, you can try to fix it with the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

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last time after update 1511 i tried restarting my laptop was 1 hour please help me

Answer:restarting after update is taking extremely long time

Hi,
First, your laptop isn't listed as being Win 10 compatible- please confirm if I've read this correctly.
Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade - Lenovo Support (US)

Is your model number correct?

Otherwise you need to provide some history I think, please. Need more to go on.

1. Did your laptop boot normally before upgrading to the November build 1511?
2. What have you just done.. have you just updated (again) to build 1511? If so, why? Please describe the sequence.

E.g.
I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 using my old iso build 10240.
I installed programs x,y.z..
I then updated to build 1511.
My laptop then booted very slowly.

Please give a story.

Basics:
1. Does your laptop boot normally in safe mode?
2. Does your laptop boot normally if you do a clean boot? (Search for 'clean boot Windows 10' if you are not sure how)
3. To confirm your current build number, please
Press the Windows key and R together, and type Winver in the box, and post the build number you see,

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hi everybody.. recently i updated all drivers of my laptop[october update]. after that iam facing a issue with booting and shuting down. it takes 5-15 minutes to take booting or shutdown. i tried many troubleshooting and found bluetooth driver has the problem. after i uninstalled bluetooth driver system working smoothly. but i need bluetooth. please help me out...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9600 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1772 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 221 GB (130 GB Free); Q: 10 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 2801CTO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

My Lenovo t400s laptop is running really slow, so I went to the Lenovo site and had them scan my computer to see what updates it needed, hoping to speed it up a bit. All the updates were successful until it got to the bios one. It still is updating after 3 plus hours. So i went online to see how long these updates usually take, and come to find out it should have only taken a couple minutes.
Now, the update is still running and I don't know what to do. Should I turn it off? I read that if I do it might mess up my computer. I don't really understand the things the online articles said to do, and I really don't trust any other website but yours, including Lenovo, which got me into this mess!! (That isn't just flattery, it's the truth, but if it helps me get an answer quicker, go ahead and take it as flattery!
PLEASE advise as soon as possible, I'm using all my data minutes...
 

Answer:Help! Bios update taking 3 hours now...

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

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

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

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I purchased a new system with Windows 7. It is the Dell i1764. Dell put a small piece of paper in with the documentation that states "Before Using Your Computer.....Update to the latest computer BIOS and drivers."

I followed their link, read the instructions carefully, and did everything that they said. The BIOS update has been running for over 2 hours now, with no movement of the status bar. It has been sitting on "2 of 84" for that length of time.

How long does a BIOS update normally take? If it is stuck, what are my options?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:How Long for BIOS Update?

a bios update should not take that long , normally less than 1 minute , how did you perform this update?

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The service station utility said the laptop needed a bios update, after the following the instructions is seemed to go through the process, the w10 came up with the restarting logo and it did nothing else for 25 mins, just the little spinny thing.

this being Windows, I just assumed it had crashed, turned off and back in again, then mentioned a bios failure , then tried to diagnose and repaired - failed, then had to do a third factory restore - this is within just 2 days of having the laptop - I think it's faulty

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need fast help. E5 571g, saw a new bios 1.14 in acer site, tried to install - windows phase went quick, restarted into simple instaler, went quick, and then screen turned black and cooling to full power, already 9 hours in this stage, what do i do?

Answer:very long bios update time

Ok, so after 1 more hour of waiting, i just shut down laptop, then turned it on, screen was turned off, but after smashing some hotkeys a few times(change monitor / turn light on/off) and it works, and bios shows version 1.14 I thought it was dead already ... Why did it happen, why laptop stayed at that stage for infinite amount of time ? You should at least warn users that about what can happen with your buggy bios updates, i could have did the same 10 hours ago, because i think that the last stage with 100% cooling was just a bios updater failing to restart laptop... I did update bios once before to 1.11 or 1.09, what was the latest version before 1.14, and it went quick - ~1min, and everything went just fine, so didnt think anything bad about this update, too, but from now on... Edit:I relaunched windows experience index, and it looks like it is finaly able to use geforce card instead of intel graphics.

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  I recently updated the bios of my 300-220, but my system became slow booter.  Here is the story. 1) I had used the A0.08 rev.A(sp73976.exe). Then my system became to require very long time to boot.     (about 3~5 minutes to get a bios screen after pushing the power button) 2) After a few trials of 1), I had tried the A0.10 rev.A(sp76701.exe). to resolve this problem, but there was no difference.      And between several trials of 1) and 2), the leds of power button started not working. 3) I also had tried "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI" tool, but there was no difference.     ( Yes, I also had tried to update the bios again with UEFI tool.  ) Currently, My system has BIOS version of A0.10 rev.A. (I confirmed that in the bios screen)And the windows version is up to date (windows 10 anniversary update).After very long boot time (about 5 minutes), it works perfectly as usual. How can I fix this problem? 

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Hello

I went to u BIOS 6.00 to 6.70 and I have a very long black screen between the TOSHIBA logo and the launch of my session I had not before!

I delivered the default settings in the BIOS (F9) as shown.

Where can this come and what to do?

Thank you

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite C870-196 - Long launch after BIOS update

Hi

In other thread you asked for Supervisor Password and you wanted to secure the BIOS settings using a password.

I guess the process takes a little bit longer because of set supervisor password

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Hello, I have W500. I have just updated my Bios and while my computer crashed updating. I waiting for half hour with no hope, so I forced it off then on.Now it is not booting. It gives a blackscreen and three beeps, one is long and two are short. I read the code and it says it is either system failure, LCD, or DIMM. So I am of course assuming it is system failure. Based on this forum, i tried these methods and none has worked, 1- Draining the static: taking off battery and power cable, and hitting power button.2- Taking off DIMM and putting it back,3- Taking of hard drive and putting it back. What are my other options ? Is ther any way that I can reflash my bios ? I am off warrently, so is the motherboard gone ? Many thanks, 

Answer:Bios update crash, one long beep and two small ones

you probably need to use an aftermarket service to reflash the bios on a chipset level.

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Hello all,This is my first post, wish it would've been on a better occasion...  I think my attempt to update BIOS with a "BIOS update bootable CD" method has failed!  My laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420, i5 @ 2.5GHz, 4 GB RAM.My old BIOS infos (taken from Setup before update attempt):UEFI BIOS Version       83ET52WW (1.22)UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day)         2011-03-24Embedded Controller Version     83HT27WW (1.11)I intended to update my BIOS to version 1.46 using "BIOS Update Bootable CD"  from this link: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018784Steps:1) I downloaded this ISO image: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/83uj28us.iso and burned it on a DVD-RW(DVD rewritable) medium.2) I placed the DVD in my T420 and turned it off, then turned it on, select F12 (boot menu), selected DVD to boot from, and the BIOS update utility started.3) In BIOS update utility I pressed "1" to read the instructions, then press "2" to update BIOS. I clicked "Y" to confirm and the update operation started.  First it said " Now updating... ", then afer about 2 minutes, it said "Still updating ..." and it stucked like this. So, right now, this message stays on my screen for about 1,5 hours(!!!):<quote>Still updating...It may take about a few minutes.<<< CAUTION >>>Do not turn off the computer during the update.Do... Read more

Answer:URGENT! BIOS update on Thinkpad T420 takes too long. PLEASE HELP!

Current situation: same as described in the first post, it's stucked at "Still updating..." for over 9 hours!!Now it's clear for me that this is a failed BIOS update. Anyone any advice on what to do next??? Important info: This T420 laptop is in warranty until 2015.Should I power it off and back on and check what happens?Should I leave it running and contact a service and try to take it there in this stucked state?Please write any hints! Regards.

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I have a Hp Envy-15- k-112tx.System SKU-K2N90PA#ACJBios Version/Date-Insyde F.34, 19-12-2014OS Name-Microsoft Windows 10 Single Home LanguageMy Hp support assistant hangs while installing the HP BIOS UPDATE(Intel processors). I have run it multiple times now but everytime it hangs on installing. How do I update my BIOS???

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Hi, I have problem with my laptop. the problem is that quite long time to start to windows 8.1.When I push power button, black screen stays for 1-15 minutes and then starts normally (appear lenovo logo then windows start). For this moment i tried:-reinstall windows- nothing happend-power on/off with/without battery-the same as above-detach this little battery to reset bios- nothing-change ram stickThe last thing I tried was update BIOS. Downloaded the latest version (3.09) of BIOS. In windows restarted and failture (invalid firmware image) . I know that i should disable Secure Boot- done (BIOS says that is disabled) and the same message. I tried download 6 times and all failture. Tried disable UEFI but still the same message.I have BIOS ver. 3.05From time to time I think that could be graphic card but in this case laptop screen should be still black

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Hi, I have problem with my laptop. the problem is that quite long time to start to windows 8.1.When I push power button, black screen stays for 1-15 minutes and then starts normally (appear lenovo logo then windows start). For this moment i tried:-reinstall windows- nothing happend-power on/off with/without battery-the same as above-detach this little battery to reset bios- nothing-change ram stickThe last thing I tried was update BIOS. Downloaded the latest version (3.09) of BIOS. In windows restarted and failture (invalid firmware image) . I know that i should disable Secure Boot- done (BIOS says that is disabled) and the same message. I tried download 6 times and all failture. Tried disable UEFI but still the same message.I have BIOS ver. 3.05From time to time I think that could be graphic card but in this case laptop screen should be still black

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Motherboard has VM800 on it

ive tried another psu

post test (with just the cpu, ram, mobo)

tried looking up some bios beep codes but cant seem to see anything anywhere
for long long long long long beep codes, just repeating hmm wondering if anyone
knows?

tried clearing cmos also and other jumpers........
 

Answer:Bios Beep Codes anyone know what long long long is?

heres a site with codes
http://www.bioscentral.com/

the award bios seems to have this continous and reports a memory error
http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm
 

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

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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

Answer:UAC taking too long.

Hello isaaclopez,

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

Have a great day,
Ben

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

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

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

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

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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

Answer:Taking too long to start up

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

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Question: Taking a long time

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

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

BG

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

I use Dial up btw....
 

Answer:MSN taking very long to sign in.

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Jigs

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks.
Chad
 

Answer:Right Click Taking too Long

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

Answer:taking too long for me to troubleshoot!

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

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

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

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

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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
 
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Question: Scans taking long

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

Answer:Scans taking long

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\seeve.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
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Answer:please help me castlecop is taking too long

I keep getting ebloc pop up
 

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

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Hi,

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

Answer:PC taking too long to start up

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:boot up taking too long with IE7

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

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

Answer:Taking too long to open

http://pho.to/9rDT2
I can't find an edit option in mobile mode so here is a picture

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

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

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

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

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

Answer:Shutdown taking too long

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

What AV/firewall do you use?

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

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 200308 MB;
Motherboard: , C51G+MCP51, , WY3J63103856
Antivirus: Bell Internet Security Services Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabledyou.
 

Answer:IE8 taking too long to get to site

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

Thanks, Schaeffdog
 

Answer:Norton Taking way to long ???

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

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

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

Answer:Pc Taking very long to start up

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

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

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

T.T
 

Answer:Burning DVD taking too long?

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

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

 

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When I bought my laptop it originally came with Windows 7 and it worked fine, when Windows 8 launched I upgraded to it and it too worked fine, that is until a couple days ago that I decided to give this PC a refreshing Windows 8 clean reinstall. After the reinstall I could not get Windows to shutdown or restart, I turned off fast boot and it helped. A little. I was finaly able to shutdown windows, however it takes forever (2-3mins to even start the process). Then I started noticing some programs just dont load, when I try opening programs like itunes or spotify they don't seem to start, they just hang. They eventually start 5-10 minutes later and the programs aren't slow once they start. There seems to be an issue with the execution part of it. I don't have that issue with some programs like chrome or firefox, this computer is virtually clean I know something is wrong with this computer, any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Programs taking too long to execute.

The following advice is not always accurate since eachmachine varies depending on the type of Laptop you bought and from whichCompany so here it goes for what it is worth and may be applicable in yourcase:

When one buys a Laptop (or desktop) which in your case itcame with Windows 7 and you now do a Fresh Install of Windows 8 one must makesure to download and install updated Windows drivers for thatmachine.

So if you have done so already then forget this suggestion,if not, give it a try and sees if it helps to speed up things for you.

Good luck

Ray
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3531 with the Windows 10 free upgrade (Home edition) and an Intel Celeron N2830. Since a couple of days, my laptop is taking a really long time to start up.

After it powers on, there is a blank screen for 1-2 minutes before the Dell logo and loading circle appears. The loading screen doesn't take a long time and the logon screen comes up pretty quickly, but I'm just concerned about what is happening right after I press the power button. There is a blank screen for far too long (no cursor, ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, nothing.)

The Task Manager says the last BIOS time is anywhere from 60-90 seconds (I got different times throughout the last few days). I have updated all drivers and turned on Fast Startup. Any other suggestions/help would be much appreciated!

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Hello. I am fairly new to ASP and SQL. I have created a search against a sql database that is supposed to have 3 different fields in which the user can search by. After debugging several errors I have gotten the search to work but now I have two problems. 1. The search takes too long so when I open the form it never comes up and then my server gets locked up. I need to know how to optimize my query. 2. I need to know how to make it so that the query doesn't run until the submit button is click and then the results will be posted back to that same page. When I run my sql query just the way it is in my code it pulls 2,926,679 rows. When I try to add TOP 5 to my select statement it was taking over 8 minutes so I had to stop it. Please help me!
Please help. Here is my code:

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
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<% response.buffer = true %>
<!--#include file="adovbs.inc"-->
<html>
<head>
<title>Medical Records MPI</title>
<!--#include file="dbConnection.asp"-->
*********Contents of dbConnection**********
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Dim adoCon
Set adoCon = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoCon.ConnectionTimeout = 0
adoCon.CommandTimeout = 0
Dim adoConString
adoConString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;" & _
"Network Library=DBMSSOCN;" & _
"Data Source=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,1433;" & _
"Initial Catalog=dbName;" & _
"User ID=UserID;" & _
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Answer:SQL query taking too long in an asp search

You need to either have the form on another page or have the query not fire until the submit button is pressed. From the looks of the page you have it should not run but you might want to put in a conditional statement prior to your Query that checks to see if the submit has been pressed and if it hasn't it should do nothing. I see that your connection timout is also set to 0 and you are closing objects that are not even on your page "asoRS" did you hard code the criteria "where (1=1)" just to see what records are returned?
 

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I have a Lite-On DVD drive that can has a max write speed of 16x. I am currently trying to burn a 667mb movie onto a DVD using Nero. I am just wondering why (according to Nero) the burn is going to take 2 hours! It appears as though a lot of time is being spent 'transcoding" the movie. What can I do to make it burn faster?

PS: The original file format of the movie was "FMPG", however most third party software can't recognize it. Thus I used the fourcc changer to change it to "XVID." Could this be the problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Why is my DVD burner taking so long?

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Hi guys,

I'll start with spec then work my way to my question. I have a P8Z77-V Pro mobo, i5-3570k CPU, 8GB RAM 2000Mhz, NVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 128GB OCZ Petrol SSD, 2TB Barracuda HDD and I'm running on Windows 7.

I was using my SSD as my primary drive and storing everything else on my HDD. Couple of Fridays ago, I got impatient with the speed at which my computer was shutting down, so I held the power button in for however long it took to cut the power. After work, I turned on my computer and got an 'Error reading disk' (white font on black screen), I rebooted and got a 'Please insert bootable drive and restart' (or something like that). I put Live Ubuntu onto my USB stick and partitioned my 2TB to hold Windows 7 so I could at least boot into Windows 7.
Since 2nd July, I've been running chkdsk /f F: (which was the drive my SSD was assigned to) and it's still going. It's corrected 16 errors (in index $130) since it started but for the last 36 odd hours it's been stuck correcting an error.

Am I doing the right thing here? Should it take this long to correct one error? It hasn't taken this long with the other 16.
 

Answer:Chkdsk taking a long time

OCZ Petrol SSDs are not good quality and have a very high rate of both failures and returns. Many of the older OCZs had similar problems; the latest range seems to be better, at least for the more costly models.

For reliable SSDs, stick with Intel, Crucial, Samsung and, probably, Plextor. Most of the others, while they may score well for value or speed, are simply not worth the risk.
 

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so i bought Bitdefender antivirus Plus, and when i selected my product name i clicked "install" button. "Downloading package" is taking to long to download and after a moment it will fail to download. so i have to do it again and again.

*still haven't install bitdefender.

thanks Guys.

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Hi Guys

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

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

I have a HP Pavillion Elite M9351 with Vista Ultimate 64

thanks
Neil

Answer:System Restore - taking too long?

Hi Neil,

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

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i have a folder around 4 GB containing different softwares and application. recently i tried to share it on network but when i shared it and pressed the apply button a "setting folder permissions" window appears which takes very long. i waited for 5 mints and then canceled the process. as a result the folder was not shared across the network. i tried sharing small folders and they were done quite easily.

plz help me if this is normal and if i can decrease the time to set the permissions.

thanks

here are my system specs for reference.

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 1006 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
CPU Speed: 3297.0 MHz
Sound card: Sound Blaster Audigy
Display Adapters: Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1152 X 864 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: H: ASUS DVD-E616A2 | I: SONY CD-RW CRX195E1 | J: XC1614O DIJ416P | K: VXRV DVD-RAM DVDR S50
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COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 39.1GB | D: 39.1GB | E: 31.9GB | F: 19.6GB | G: 19.5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 26.1GB | D: 10.9GB | E: 11.9GB | F: 7.1GB | G: 19.3GB
USB Controllers: 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
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Manufacturer: Intel Corp.
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Answer:***Folder permission taking too long***

What kind of network are you sharing it on. Is there a GPO set to limit the size of shared folders?

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

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

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

It will be something like 192.168.1.1 or whatever the static ip of your domain server is.

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Hello ,
I have computer with following specification ..

OS : window XP professional

Processor: 533 Mhz Intel Celeron
Primary cache : 32 Kb
Secondary cache : 128 Kb
Tertiary cache : 128 KB

Main circuit board : Tyan computer corporation , Intel 810 1.0
Bus clock : 66 MHz
BIOS American Megatrends Inc 063101 01/15/99

Ram : 256 Mb

Hard drive : 20 GB

Problem :
when i start the computer it shows that S.M.A.R.T is present but disabled ..when i able it ..it wont work properly ....it takes a long time on welcome screen which opens with a beep sound ..sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes in that welcome screen ...i have already uninstalled all the softwares which were usually loading at the beginning ...i disabled everything in msconfig ....so could anybody please suggest me anything else ..would BIOS update helps in anyways ..if yes how can i do that ...
thanks ..

Answer:taking long time on welcome screen ?????

Howdy bindudhindsa

First off It will be a little slow because of your system specs..

But turn off SMART. as this just slows down the Hard drive. it monitors the HD constanstly to make sure its not going to Die on ya, and its really never right anyway..

Try this to make windows boot faster..
Go to start. Click run
Type in regedit
Locate the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters

On the EnablePrefetcher value, change the setting from 3 to 5 (decimal).

Close the registry editor.

Restart your computer.

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