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Slow boot, slow file explorer, slow trash bin and no shut down

Question: Slow boot, slow file explorer, slow trash bin and no shut down

Hello,
Today, I was messing around with a PS2 emulator (PCSX2) on my computer, and when I decided to restart the computer to move some files (the file explorer was saying "this folder is in use by another program"), my computer took a whopping three minutes to boot! When I was finally in Windows, the file explorer was very slow (I had to refresh each time I moved something), the desktop had the same problem, the trash bin took about 5 minutes to respond, and the shut down button didn't work anymore. These problems all started at one moment, and haven't occured before. Other things like the internet and games worked just fine. Since, I've restarted a couple of times and come across to solutions for pretty much each individual problem. But I haven't come across a solution for all of these problems at once.
I built this system myself, about a month ago. My specs are: Intel i5-6500, Sapphire RX480 Nitro+ OC 4G, 8GB Crucial RAM, MSI B150M Mortar, Crucial BX200 240GB SSD (Windows is installed on this drive) and a 1TB WD Black Caviar HDD. If you need any other specs, I'm happy to provide. I am at a loss as to what to do!

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Preferred Solution: Slow boot, slow file explorer, slow trash bin and no shut down

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Answer: Slow boot, slow file explorer, slow trash bin and no shut down

Welcome to the TenForums.

If you could describe messing around. Were you dual booting to this emulator or did you visualize it within Windows?

If in Windows, assuming you have restore points enabled, I would perform a system restore to an earlier time.

Assuming that goes well I would look at Macrium Reflect to Image your system , at least your boot drive. You can run regularly so you versions of your boot drive.

If you were dual booting let the forum know.

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I have noticed lately that my computer seems to take an excessively long time to boot up completely - almost 5 minutes. Also when clicking on desktop icons, they seem to also take much longer to load. Windows Explorer (the folder and file management tool, not to be confused with the browser Internet Explorer) is agonizingly slow to rename and open folders and files, sometimes taking close to 2 minutes just to open a 56 KB file. I have done all the usual things like running a virus and spyware scans (I have AdAware, Spybot, Malwarebytes and ATFCleaner, CCleaner as well as my ISP's Computer Associates Antivirus, Firewall and Spyware protection installed), emptying temp files and recycle bin and defraging the hard drive and I've unchecked "Automatically search for Network folders and printers". I also did a chkdsk scan and a system restore to before when the problem started. Nothing seems to help the slow response, especially when working with folders and files through Windows Explorer. I have not downloaded or installed any programs recently (only AdAware, Spybot and CA updates), but I did have a new power supply and a new cable modem installed recently. Even the tech that installed the new power supply said he was concerned at how long it took for my computer to boot up, however he only repairs hardware and could offer no suggestions as to what the problem is. If it's any help in diagnosing my problem, my system is an HP Pavilion 750n with a 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 proce... Read more

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Hello.

Win XP Pro SP3
Pentium D CPU @ 3.00 GHz
1G ram

This machine is on a server-based network in a nonprofit. I am the "IT person" but frankly, I am not an IT professional... I'm in charge of it simply because I have some basic "do it yourself" skills!

The machine was running very slowly for the past week, with hangs that lasted from 30 seconds to a few minutes, but always did come back. Shut down was taking over 2 minutes; restart was taking nearly 5 minutes. Programs such as MS Word 2003 opened very slowly. Our employee who uses this didn't mention all this to me until...

During an MS auto update this past Wednesday, when XP rebooted to add 11 updates, the machine hung entirely. It took 6 hours before the first update was installed, then sat another 2 hours showing "2 of 11" and "do not turn off or restart your machine."

I contacted MS and after heehawing around for a while, the person said to go ahead and do a hard shut down. It rebooted, slightly faster, and did not hang again, so last night, I was able run Ccleaner, then Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes. No malware. The machine normally runs Vipre Enterprise (which will show as SBEAgent in the log below); the Vipre log for the past three days for the machine is clean.

I also scanned the disk for errors (none found) last night. And, I changed the page file size so that its virtual memory is now 2500 to 3048.

I then manually updated the remaining 9 OS up... Read more

Answer:Solved: Slow boot. Slow programs. Slow shut down.

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I started with problem here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1089279-solved-video-hang-up-new.html which I think was handled well.

In the process of installing the new hardware, a couple concerning things happened. I had a tough time getting the 24 pin PSU-mb connector in and I feared damaging the connector on the mb side. I also had trouble with routing the SATA power supply cords to the hard drives, and had to pinch the connectors pretty tight against the wires they were connected to to squeeze them through parts of the frame inside. They are not squeezed in their connected position however.

But everything seemed to work great for a while. Both my new video card and PSU seemed to help my system. But after a while I started noticing things were getting slow, clicks not registering, any web browser locking up frequently. The problem got a little worse over time and now things load incredibly slow, though when they load they can run smoothly for a bit of time and then abruptly freeze again. Startup often takes a minute and shutdown can take sometimes more then 10. I often have to press the power button on the case due to a locked up program and then wait a very long time.

I checked my sensors with 2 different programs and they both show me consistently getting 2.128 volts on the 3.3 rail. I went back to my old vid card to see if the problem was the new one all along, no luck. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting all the PSU connectors, still no luck.

Seems to point... Read more

Answer:Computer slow to boot, very slow to shut down. Noticing low 3.3 rail voltage. Help!

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its only a month old and nothing but trouble. had a xp laptop for years and never had problems til now...slow to boot...slower to shutdown...ms office acting up, double postings pissing people off...i am at a loss.
 

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I took my machine to PC world today and they said i had a very slow start up and shut down on my machine. They also said my machine was running slow.

They told me it was likely due to a virus/spyware or some program i have installed.

I was wondering if some kind sole could possibly look at my hijack this log to see if they can spot any problems.

Thank you
Anthony

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:31:22, on 22/02/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Evidence Exterminator\erasrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee Desktop Firewall for Windows XP\FireSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect 7.0\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT... Read more

Answer:Slow Boot and Slow Shut Down Hijack this log included

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Download WinsockFix and unzip it. Then double-click on it ... Read more

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Hey everyone.

So my PC began acting up and I have a feeling it started when I was looking for video editing software and came across a video editor called "softonicdownloader_for_Windows-live-movie-maker.exe" I'm sure it's a virus or something because problems with my PC began shortly after getting this.
I deleted and uninstalled what I could, went into safe mode and ran the latest updated version of malware bytes. It got 5 infected files that were deleted.

After doing so, I had little success. Here are still the issues with the PC

#1 Desktop and start menu programs won't respond. Can be clicked and the arrow with hourglass will show up, but with no response. Sometimes clicking on them will freeze and lock up. Sometimes they will, but it is only after several manual shut downs. If it does respond (such as clicking on internet explorer), upon closing out the program it will not respond again without a manual shut down.

#2 Boot up is a lot slower, will stay on "Loading your personal settings". Takes longer than it usually would.

#3 Shut down is slower or will freeze. All desktop items and desktop will be clear, leaving just background, as usual before a shut down, and will freeze leaving the arrow cursor still there. Sometimes it can get past this after a wait and get stuck on the blue "Windows is shutting down" screen. And never shut down. This requires a manual shut down by pressing the PC's button.

#4. Start menu ico... Read more

Answer:Slow start ups, slow shut downs, slow or no responses for certain systems.

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Hey everyone.

So my PC began acting upa nd I have a feeling it started when I was looking for video editing software and came across a video editor called "softonicdownloader_for_Windows-live-movie-maker.exe" I'm sure it's a virus or something because problems with my PC began shortly after getting this.
I deleted and uninstalled what I could, went into safe mode and ran the latest updated version of malware bytes. It got 5 infected files that were deleted.

After doing so, I had little success. Here are still the issues with the PC

#1 Desktop and start menu programs won't respond. Can be clicked and the arrow with hourglass will show up, but with no response. Sometimes clicking on them will freeze and lock up. Sometimes they will, but it is only after several manual shut downs.

#2 Boot up is a lot slower, will stay on "Loading your personal settings". Takes longer than it usually would.

#3 Shut down is slower or will freeze. All desktop items and desktop will be clear, leaving just background, as usual before a shut down, and will freeze leaving the arrow cursor still there. Sometimes it can get past this after a wait and get stuck on the blue "Windows is shutting down" screen. And never shut down. This requires a manual shut down by pressing the PC's button.

#4. Start menu icon sometimes can't be clicked (Would require me to manually shut it down and turn it back on with a chance of it working), if it can, somet... Read more

Answer:Slow start ups, slow shut downs, slow or no responses for certain systems.

You need to start a thread in the Virus & Other Malware Removal section of this site.

Before you post though, you need to read THIS guide.
 

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Hi guys, sorry for my english, , yesterday I install win 7 RC in my notebook and after 5 or 6 reboots the boot is very slow, shut down very slow a when I press Ctrl+alt+sup is slow too.

After that I do a new clean install again but after 7 boots the machine boots like a turtle again. May be is a driver or something like that

My notebook Is HP v3415LA, NV 6150,Sempron 1.8 ghz, 2gb Ram, 80gb SATA

Answer:Win 7 boot very very slow shut down slow too :(

thanks guys

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(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:computer slow to boot, slow response, very slow internet, fans on high - HJT log

Any thoughts, anybody?

catillac said:


(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft... Read more

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Erm hi. Last night my PC was absolutely fine, and today it seems to be completely broken.

I turned the computer on today and received a "malware detected" message from Avast antivirus. I tried to move to chest/delete and the message kept popping up. I looked up NewDot malware on the internet (which is what Avast was detecting) and it said that NewDot prevents access to the internet, which seemed about right as i was having to use my laptop to access the internet as the time, because the other computer wasn't working properly. It said that i could get rid of it easily my going to Add/remove programs and uninstalling it, which i did.

After this i restarted the computer and the loading time was exceptionally slow, i thought it had frozen, but it was just taking 5-10minutes to load. When it finally did load i tried to access the internet through a number of different browsers, but none of them would load. I tried to open some other applications too, and they wouldn't load either. I went to msconfig and disabled the majority of my startup items, and then restarted the computer. Once again the loading time was slow, and no applications would start. I then tried to do a defrag, but the program didn't work. Then i tried system restore, and the application didn't load, i came back to the computer 5-10minutes later and it had loaded, but it came up with an error that said something along the lines of "system restore is unable to protect your computer, please restar... Read more

Answer:Slow boot, slow application loading, slow shutdown

I don't know if there's an edit option on this site, but i couldnt find it.

Anyway, i've found a website dedicated to this newdot "foistware" as it is known: http://www.cexx.org/newnet.htm

It says that deleting the .dll will result in a broken internet connection. IT also mentions that sometimes uninstalling it will still leave errors in winsock.
This seems to be what has happened to me, so i'm going to try the LSP fix utility available for download on that site. The problem is that this laptop has no floppy disk drive, and i don't have a UBS storage device available.

I was just wondering, if and when i do repair the LSP problems, could that be what is causing my system to run slowly? I hope so.

Thanks again.

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My computer is very slow to boot up, slow to load IE home page (MSN) and very slow to open any programs. I have run Adaware, A2 anti malware and Spybot and cleaned all that I found as far as malware, spyware, etc. but to no avail. The lights almost constantly shows my hard drive is working. Any help would be appreciated. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:27 PM, on 4/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fsproflt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1983 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71523 MB, Free - 40084 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, K8M800-M3, ,
Antivirus: None

I have Norton Antivirus installed, which challenged the above TSG SysInfo download, but I downloaded this utility anyway. Also, in addition to the above problems, my Task Manager often shows 100% CPU usage, which causes my computer to freeze and hang often. I have run Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, ran Window Defender full scans, ran my default Norton Antivirus full scan. My My Computer program shows many red circles with white crosses and yellow triangles with black exclamation points enclosed.

I think my computer is loaded down with a lot of unnecessary junk, infected junk, and I do not know what a lot of that junk is, since the short-hand codes are not very descriptive. I need to know what processes are safe and necessary and what ones I can uninstall without harming other processes.

Thank you for your time and help. I sure do need it. S-Pie
 

Answer:Too many unknown processes, too slow start up, too slow shut down, hangs and freezes

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Please help me folks. I am running into quite an insane situation now.
 
Hi folks,
 
Its me again after couple of years of peace, recently headaches returned. Began some weeks ago, IE11 my main browser began to slow down. Slow down gradually increase in frequencies in terms of pages loading and closing of tabs (the X on the top right for example), shutting down of IE11. 
 
Thought IE11 was the culprit, switched to Firefox and Chrome - though the problems not as surfing with IE11, but similar problems happening.
 
Initially some plenty of weeks ago (2-4 months), when IE11 hangs began, I thought it was my laptop's mouse faulty. Changed 3 of them to use, changed batteries,  initally seemed to resolve IE 11 hang problems. Subsequently, doesn't seem changing mouse was the way. 
 
Now I am writing this page using Chrome Browser. The IE11 appears to be istalled, but cannot find the browser ICON to launch. Strangely there is a Internet Options dialog bix which can be clicked, launched to set up the various IE options. But the browser no where to be found for launch.
 
Oer the last 20 days or so, I have been surfing many websites, and doing downloads of many Android OS ROMS. The last some days of which, my ESET and Malwarebytes anti malware programs both of which displayed few 'malicious' warnings which I kind of awared that they were letting me know they were doing their jobs, but specifically I didn't read thoroughly what they said via th... Read more

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I have an Acer with Vista home 32 bit itis slow to start up,it freezes constantly,it is slow to shut down and yesterday I had a weired BSOD that gave a 20 second shutdown clock.I shut it down manually,restarted it and it is running "normally" but I am concerned.I ran the BSOD tool but the results looked weird.The performance mon will not stop running.I will work on it and see what I can do,thanks in advance,Lee.
 

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sorry, if this not the right place please move. I did many google searches cant seem to find the issue Im having, or maybe lack of the right key searches. You guys are my last hope.
I will try to explain my problem as clearly as I can. And so sorry about my bad grammar and spelling, trying to post this asap.

first off give small history of my PC. I bought my PC new Sept 2001. A HP Pavilion with 1.3 ghz, 256ram, and a 55gig hard-drive originally came with WinMe, since then I upgraded to XP. I kept my PC case clean, didn't try to install programs my PC couldn't handle, didn't go to any sites that knew were bad with viruses and such also had Malwareytes/spybot/avast/hijackthis to use, didnt install any toolbars, and tried not to have many programs open at the same time. I basically kept my PC simple with use.

Anyways around June I noticed some odd slowdowns
While playing Winamp and running a torrent with speeds of more than 400+ the audio would become choppy. This also happen when I would open FF, IE or any program while running Winamp, the audio would be choppy.

Extracting 700mb files from Winrar would take around 8mins

Playing Youtube, WMP, of VLC videos would be slow and choppy.

Transferring files from one PC to another over a crossover cable would take much longer. 4gigs of files would take about 20mins or so.

Virus scanners, Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot would also take much longer than usual.

So, about 2 weeks ago while my brother was on Youtube my... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer slow file transfer, slow video play, slow youtube play

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Please take a look at the log and see if u can help find the trouble. thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:10:38 PM, on 23/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VIRUSC~1\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Netspace Internet Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Chas Talbot\Start Menu\Programs\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Softw... Read more

Answer:Slow to Boot Slow to run programs and slow to close

Done a pandascan and a full AVS scan and a mcafee scan and nothing to report
a kaspersky scan found trojan downloader WMA.Wimad.d in a file in my recycled folder. I couldnt find the file when I did a search in windows explorer
Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
D:\Recycled\Dd1017.wma Infected: Trojan-Downloader.WMA.Wimad.d skipped

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Hello all,I have a sluggish laptop. It takes a while to boot up. Once up and running, when I attempt to start a web browser, it takes almost a minute to open. It takes almost any software a while to open. Shut down takes almost 2 minutes. I have scanned, scanned, and scanned some more, but haven't found anything. Any help is greatly appreciated.firedog120=========================================================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:26:51 PM, on 9/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

Answer:Sluggish Laptop - Slow To Start, Slow To Shut Down

Hello, firedog120. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)I want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you would still like help, please post a new HiJack This log below, as things may have changed on your system.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amoun... Read more

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Hi i have a Eee Pc Asus laptop that is running real slow could someone help me please thank you

i ran a farbar scan if that might help

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-07-2013
Ran by Ma (administrator) on 21-07-2013 16:25:23
Running from E:\
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (X86) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ===================

(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================

MountPoints2: {d4382d4a-e78a-11de-be05-0025d3a2dae2} - E:\setup.exe
HKU\Default\...\Run: [Eee Docking] - C:\Program Files\Asus\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe [ 2009-08-17] ()
HKU\Default User\...\Run: [Eee Docking] - C:\Program Files\Asus\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe [ 2009-08-17] ()
HKU\Guest\...\Run: [Eee Docking] - C:\Program Files\Asus\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe [ 2009-08-17] ()
9-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [ISUSScheduler] - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe [81920 2005-02-16] (InstallShield Software Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Boingo Wi-Fi] - C:\Program Files\Boingo\Boingo Wi-Fi\Boingo.lnk [2429 2009-12-12] ()
HKCU\...\Run: [Eee Docking] - C:\Program Files\Asus\Eee Docking\Eee Docking.exe [402608 2009-08-17] ()
HKCU\...\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDAT... Read more

Answer:Running real slow / shut down slow

my c drive is 48gb used and 52gb percent free and my d drive completely free 122 gb im running ccleaner as we speak and also when i shutdown it says explorer.exe is still running and something about the sound then it shuts down. I ran the Ccleaner and it cleaned a few things 500mbs worth but there is alot of toolbar stuff on my ie like delta chrome/search, snap.do,web cake, and others and im assuming thats what is causing it to be so slow maybe?

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I have a computer with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9.
When logged in as Administrator, IE 9 shuts down quickly.
When logged in as the User, IE shut down SLOWLY.  It takes about 8 seconds.
When logged in as the User, and IE is started in Safe Mode, IE shuts down quickly.
When logged in as the User, and all Add-ons are disabled (including those not loaded), IE shuts down SLOWLY.
What I get out of this is Safe Mode must do more than disable all the Add-ons.  I am not sure where to go from here.
Michael

Answer:Internet Explorer 9 Slow to Shut Down

Start>Run>msconfig>Startup tab, disable any suspicious non-ms startup services.
Regards.Rob^_^

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here are all the logs i have made
 

Answer:Malware logs, firefox freeze, comp slow, internet explorer slow

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a differe... Read more

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Hi folks re-posting as per your suggestions http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587154/tried-all-your-suggestions-for-slow-pc-still-very-slow-i5-laptop/

The indexing did rebuild and I removed the P2P program.
One thing I noticed is that explorer related tasks are very slow. Sometimes when I try to open a folder and view files explorer is stuck. It doesn't freeze and is semi responsive but doesn't display any files and just stuck in trying to load the folder. See image attached. I have to restart the explorer from Task Manager in order to get it running again. 
Here is the link to the msinfo file
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByIPIBHMptJXYXdaMWdZUzVsUDg/view?usp=sharing

Answer:Slow browsing and very slow explorer and disk read write related processes

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Hi there sorry the notifications about this post have been buried by the mailbox and I forgot to respond. 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/590861/slow-browsing-and-very-slow-explorer-and-disk-read-write-related-processes/?p=3837191
To answer your last question. What I meant by sometimes was that, sometimes Windows loads normally without BSOD. Anyway this issues seems to have disappeared now. Laptop runs a little bit faster but not much. Website are still loading very slow (even the major ones so it's not a problem with UE on their end, and loads much faster on my desktop). Explorer folders sometimes don't load icons and menus, preview of media takes ages sometimes causing crashes of the application, applications like skype, xlite and office are very slow and are getting stock/becoming unresponsive.
Thank you for your help.

Answer:Slow browsing and very slow explorer and disk read write related processes cont.

Quick update of things I've noticed. 
1. When searching for things on Google after typing the query and pressing enter/clicking search the page is stuck I can see it's loading at the top (Tab spinning circle) and the search page results are blank white, buttons are responsive etc but tit doesn't bring up any results. Then if I press search (enter or click the search button it displays the search results.
2. Sometimes there is a huge delay in typing. You can type a full sentence and it will display the letters/words slowly on the screen (letter by letter steady pace first and sometimes at a fast/semi fast burst of typing) but not at full speed. 
3. Sometimes when I open spreadsheets or other documents in office it says that someone is currently editing the file but this is a standalone laptop that is not part of an intranet and there is no one else who is viewing these files apart from me.

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My PC is getting slower and slower at booting up and shutting down. Any ideas please how to improve things.Op system is Win XP Pro with SP2

Answer:Slow boot up and shut down

1st off,,, you need to update that pc >>> click hereOnce you have completed all the security updates & keep checking till you see no more, then run ccleaner >>> click here

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Hi all,
My HP Laptop running Vista Premium takes a l-o-n-g time to boot up and shut down.
I checked my EVENT VIEWER and it shows lotsa 'warnings', 'errors', 'criticals' when booting and shutting down.
Computer seems to lock up occasionally too.

Here's my hijack:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:37:22 PM, on 10/03/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Users\Will-Desktop\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Will-Desktop\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Will-Desktop\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\A... Read more

Answer:Slow boot up & shut down

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:46:52 AM, on 07-Nov-2007
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\Ati2evxx.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\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Slow boot up .. sometimes can't shut down

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I cleaned out my computer that had a couple of trojans, everything was working fine, Tuesday my browsers were taking forever to load now everything is taking forever to start programs are just hanging up and not functioning. I can get the repair disk to start it up but even that is taking a very long time to even get to the repair ? box. Now I tried to get to boot menu and have got boot menu clicked repair and it took 10 mins to get to System Recovery Options window, this is getting very nerve racking. When i finally to windows and try to do any repair like scandisk it needs to restart then there i go again.
 
Any help much appreciated Please
 
thank you

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Hi, Recently I had a problem of windows freezing when connected to the internet and the 'common task pane' missing in windows explorer.
Suspecting Malware that even my 'Avast home' couldn't detect, I tried System Restore only to find SR points corrupt. I was able to get over this problem by Trial and error.
My PC is awfully slow during start and shut down, so I thought it would be better if I run the tests and post logs here.

Thank You.
 

Answer:Slow Boot & Shut down

Hi, This is my MG tools Log.
 

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I have a couple of issues with my computer the main one being that it takes forever to boot up and shut down. I am assuming I have way to much starting up and running in background but do not know how to fix.

Also I am running Windows XP Media Edition and after some start ups it automatically goes to download program guide which really slows things down. I don't know if this is necessary or if I can disable and how to do that.

The add/remove option also takes forever to load the program list and am only guessing but would assume I should make a new restore point.

Here is my log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:54:04 AM, on 06/09/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwic... Read more

Answer:Slow to boot and shut down

Bump up

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For the past few weeks my Travelmate 5520 laptop has been starting up and shuting down very slowly. I decided to look in the event viewer to see what the problem was and it came up with:

This startup service took longer than expected to startup, resulting in a performance degradation in the system start up process: EventData

StartTime 2009-11-14T17:42:35.718Z

NameLength 5

Name sens

FriendlyNameLength 41

FriendlyName System Event Notification Service (SENS)

VersionLength 39

Version 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)

TotalTime 281

DegradationTime 213

PathLength 29

Path C:\Windows\System32\sens.dll

ProductNameLength 37

ProductName Microsoft? Windows? Operating System

CompanyNameLength 22

CompanyName Microsoft Corporation
ANY HELP ON HOW TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS ON SLOW STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED THANKS.

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Im looking for some assistance on these two matters.

Firstly my Computer is taking along time to load up at start, I have only uploaded 1 new program in the last month or so and that is PPmate ( a Live steaming program).

I have also noticed that on loading up my internet explorer is very slow to load up my home page.

Please find Hijack this log below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:02:36 AM, on 31/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.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:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcgcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Telstra\Toolbar\bpumTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO 810\dlcgmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:Slow Computer on start up & Internet explorer runng very slow.

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I am using windows windows xp with sp2. I have a 200gb hard disk less than 10% used, Athlon 64 3500+ 2.21gh processor and 1gb of ram.Until a few days ago the Startup time was about 1 min 50 secs and Shutdown time about 30 to 35 secs and I thought these times were quite good.However startup now takes at least 3 minutes and shutdown 4 and a half minutes, even after I have closed down all programs that are shown in Task Manager, before pressing Shutdown. I have run all the diagnostic checks in Norton System Works and defragmented the hard disk but no errors have been found. The only software I have installed recently (I am not sure whether this was before or after my current problem) was some updates and language packs for Nero 6 Reloaded. Has anyone any ideas as to what may have caused this slowdown and how I can identify and fix the problem. Thanks

Answer:Slow startup and slow shut down

If it is left switched on - Using the PC's power to on/off. This may slow things down.

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my bothers kid, has been playing on his computer and now his not sure what the little guy has done to it, tryn to acess any of the system programs proves to be a timely challenge, as well as booting, rebooting, and shutting down. Tried system restore, same problm still, also the system restore took over an hour. i wish i could say what happened but i dont know, any ideas?

Answer:slow to shut down, slow to open, etc.etc

Hello Jasond19 have him try it in safe mode here is the tutorial's that will help.

Safe Mode

Diagnostic tools to use in safe mode

Also have him try and troubleshoot, here is the info.


How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I have a 2005 Toshiba Windows XP.

In the past, 2x I took my computer to BestBuy to fix the slowness but cost over $135.
I don't want to do that anymore.

Last night I did a malwarebytes (I also have Norton) comprehensive scan which took 6 hours.

Today, it's just as slow, and shut down is even SLOWER, I am noticing.

Are there any quick fixes that even a computer-impaired (like me) can do?
Step-by-Step please.

PS Does Picasa and iTunes slow it down also?

I only use computer for email, web browsing. Nothing extensive or professional.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Computer Very Slow/Shut Down Very Slow

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Hello,
Im hoping I can Please find some help. My Vaio has become slower and slower and now is Terrible. Separate from start up and processing speeds, Internet Explorer (IE 8) super slow (on any Internet connection). It gets the Not Responding message occasionally or just plain takes a very long time. I,ll even click on a window several times with nothing and then five windows will open with the same thing.

I have a ton of things on startup and services tabs from the msconfig window. So I'm sure I can clean that up but not sure exactly what I need to keep. Also not sure that is the real problem. Very seriously considering trying to reload vista but I have to find all my softwaRe discs. Not sure I have everything. I have a good bit of software on here. I use mcafee anti virus. Not opposed to changing that but would rather find the real problem bacause computer ran a couple of years fine with mcafee.

Please help. Thank you!!!

Sony Vaio VGN-NR385E; Windows Vista home premium SP1; 2GB ram; intel core duo CPU T5550 1.83GHz

also presumably unrelated my wireless adapter seems to have just stopped working.
 

Answer:Solved: computer very slow and Explorer very slow/hangs

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My Acer A)722 iws running extremely slow and sometimes not responding.  I by mistake let it upgrade to Windows 10.  Sice my wife hates it, it is slow, and frustrating.  Is it an option to wipe it and reset and try to install windows 7 like it was before.  I know it i porobably a pain to do a reset.  It is an older model and maybe it would run better.  Help please

Answer:My Acer AO722 is slow. Internet explorer slow and ...

If your hidden recovery partition is still intact, you can upgrade back to Win7. Follow these instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2xoMEPfiPQ Jack E/NJ

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Hi thanks in advance for any help.

My desktop (HP Pavilion) running Vista seems to be quite sickly recently in general sometimes worse than others internet is slow but wifi connector is not a great one. Any ideas why life seems to be covered in treacle ?
 

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My computer has been slow lately. It lags and I figure I have spyware and such on it. I have ZeroAds, The Ultimate Troubleshooter, Norton System Works, and Norton Antivirus. It's a little quicker since I installed and updated these, but still not much better. I wasn't sure if these programs got rid of spyware or anything or if I should try some different software. Also, I wasn't sure if having all these programs to try and clean up my computer would counteract eachother and slow down my computer. Also, the time it takes to boot up my computer is a lot longer than it ever has been. Finally, my Internet Explorer doesn't work right. If I use AOL, the internet usually works right, but when I try Internet Explorer (because I don't have AOL at school), I get tons of popups even though I have ZeroAds and then Explorer just freezes and eventually I have to CTRL ALT DELETE it. If anyone knows how to help me it'd be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Slow XP, slow startup, and problems with Internet Explorer

Use Ad Aware (http://www.ad-aware.com) and Spybot S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html). Make sure you update them with their update feature.
 

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Few days ago, Suddenly My Windows XP started operating very slow. I uninstalled some program such as : AVG PC TUNEUP to reduce the load on the system. I also checked my Task Manager for pointing out memory eating processes but found none. My CPU Usage was dribbling around 0% to 3%. But PFUsage was near 788MB. Then I started searching for virus. Scanned with AVG, Avast, Zemana, Hitman PRO, Antimalwarebytes several times.
When they didn't solve the problem I gave a repair installation of my system to see what happens. It fixed the problem. But started again after some moment. I gave the repair installation once again and its running smoothly now.
I did some search over net and found out this problem can be connected to my harddrive. I scanned my Harddrive with HDDScan, Crystal Disk Info. They both showed error for
1. Current pending errors count [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000E - Thershold 000 ]
2. Uncountable errors count [ Num 198 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000F - Thershold 000 ]
3. UltraDMA CRC errors [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-0002 - Thershold 000 ]
System Specification:
OS: Windows xp Professional
Processor : Intel Pentium® Dual Core
RAM : 2GB
Motherboard : Foxconn G41MX-F (2.0)
Harddisk : 298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-00YZCA0 (SATA)
I want advise on what should I do now!

Answer:Very slow Windows XP with slow internal file copy speed

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,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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Few days ago, Suddenly My Windows XP started operating very slow. I uninstalled some program such as : AVG PC TUNEUP to reduce the load on the system. I also checked my Task Manager for pointing out memory eating processes but found none. My CPU Usage was dribbling around 0% to 3%. But PFUsage was near 788MB. Then I started searching for virus. Scanned with AVG, Avast, Zemana, Hitman PRO, Antimalwarebytes several times.
When they didn't solve the problem I gave a repair installation of my system to see what happens. It fixed the problem. But started again after some moment. I gave the repair installation once again and its running smoothly now.
I did some search over net and found out this problem can be connected to my harddrive. I scanned my Harddrive with HDDScan, Crystal Disk Info. They both showed error for
1. Current pending errors count [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000E - Thershold 000 ]
2. Uncountable errors count [ Num 198 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000F - Thershold 000 ]
3. UltraDMA CRC errors [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-0002 - Thershold 000 ]
System Specification:
OS: Windows xp Professional
Processor : Intel Pentium® Dual Core
RAM : 2GB
Motherboard : Foxconn G41MX-F (2.0)
Harddisk : 298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-00YZCA0 (SATA)
I want advise on what should I do now!

Answer:Very slow Windows XP with slow internal file copy speed

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,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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Norton 360 shows no viruses. When I boot up computer, programs in system tray are slow to load. Also, on first attempt only, Internet Explorer 8 takes 2-3 seconds .. after that, it loads faster. Not sure what's causing this. Please help, and thank you in advance!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:04:07 PM, on 12/8/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Upromise\dca-ua.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Upromise\UpromiseTray.exeC:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Autobahn\mlb-nexdef-autobahn.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\... Read more

Answer:Computer slow to load programs in system tray, and slow to boot IE8 only on first time

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

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Hello, Tech Guy Forums!

I've got a Compaq Presario 2410 laptop running Windows XP Home Ed. (SP2) that's seen a gradual decline in performance over the past several months. Boot-up time has increased to about 5 minutes now, applications load very slowly, even alt-tabbing between two windows can take me on the order of 15 seconds. I've been running Lavasoft's Adaware compulsively, but I'm concerned that it's missing something that's causing the slowdown. I am not seeing an popup windows, but the processor seems to be working quite hard even when no programs are open.

Also, I've had a Windows Update yellow shield popping up regularly for awhile now, which is trying to install Office XP Service Pack 3, but it gets halfway through and asks for the Office XP CD, which I misplaced during my last move across the country. Office works fine (except for the overall slowdown). I have no idea if the update I can't get and the slowdown are related.

I've attached a Hijackthis log in the hope that someone here might be able to help me locate the source of my problems. I'm not literate enough to interpret everything in the log, but I do know better than to start deleting system files willy-nilly. Any help given is thoroughly appreciated!

- Tom
 

Answer:Solved: slow boot-up, slow-loading applications, getting worse over time

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Running Win7x86, and it started getting extremely slow, within 2 days of this it started refusing to load at all.

The system is brand new (ready built from ebuyer), and the only alterations have been a sysfan, spare hdd, spare dvdrw.

When trying to load the boot screens take AGES, often sitting blank black for 2/3 mins. Then it sticks on the windows 7 flag for a few minutes and restarts. Upon restart it defaults to the repair centre, where the "windows is loading files..." bar slllooooowwwwlllyyy drags itself to full over 10 or so minutes.

I've managed a few successful start-up repairs, but to no improvement.

I would rather get this fixed myself than resort to the arduous process of ebuyer returns.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

R3BORN

Answer:Slow boot, followed by crash and reset. Very slow repair center load

Repair centre load quickly from disk. Currently running memory diagnostic - starting to suspect hdd issues

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Hello,

I would greatly appreciate any assistance, if possible. I have owned an Asus ux32a ultrabook for about 1.5 years. About a month ago, the computer froze, then BSOD, and then took forever to restart (after Windows engaged the Automatic Repair function). After that happened, the computer started taking forever to reboot, it won't properly awaken from sleep mode, and while in operation the Disk often appears to be at 100% (in the task manager). Also, any time I power down the computer (if it freezes) and restart, I will get another BSOD, with varying errors.

I was getting ready for exams, so I didn't have a chance to personally address the issues a month go. Now that I have some time over the holidays, I am hoping to implement a fix that can get my computer back and running again, hopefully for next semester.

Really, any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Would be nice to have my laptop back instead of relying on uni computers.

Other info:
1) I have avast virus scanner
2) I have downloaded all the latest asus drivers from their website
 

Answer:Windows 8.1: Disk @ 100%, Very Slow Boot (5-10 mins), Slow to Awake from Sleep

Disable superfetch. Report back.
 

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My computer is unusually slow and it takes up to 10-15 minutes just for my computer to completely start up.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 12/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

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Hello smart folks,

My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop used to boot up in under a minute. Now, it takes several minutes and any time I run a program it takes a long time for them to boot up. And, heck, I see delays in programs while they're in use.

I just upgraded from 512MB to 2 GB of RAM hoping that would help. It didn't.

I've followed your steps and I think my computer is a lot safer now. Thank you.

I run Norton antivirus.

I feel like the biggest contributor to my laptop's slowness is Enterprise Office 2007. Some little searching magnifying glass seems to always be on and my computer's hard drive seems to grind a lot even when the computer should be sitting there idle.

If I open a Microsoft Office 2007 program like Word, Excel, or Outlook, they open REALLY slowly.

Also, can you please recommend a good registry scrubber? I like freeware, but I'll buy it if I must. That RegCure program seems like a scam. Below is my HiJack This log. I've also included the start up log below it since my start up is so slow.

Thank you.

Bombaleo

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:01 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Laptop boots up super slow and runs slow too...programs take a long time to boot up

Hello again. May I bump this up?

BUMP BUMP

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Still trying to sort this out, this PC has a P4 CPU 1.7GHz (400MHzFSB) the boot up into desktop and shut down is terribly slow (put the kettle on).Only thing I can see but do not know if it would be the cause are as follows, can someone please advise if myu finding are anything that need to be of concern.:-only 1 com port showing in Harware list for Ports and DVD Drive & the seperate CD Wrtr Drive are both set to CSL on the jumpers.Would the above cause my problem ?.

Answer:WinXP Home with a Slow boot & shut down.

Do you have "bootvis" installed?

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Hi,

I read many questions on stackoverflow and this thread , but my problem is still not resolved.

My computer starts in less time when I restart the computer, but when I shut it down, it takes about 10 minutes, and then same goes for Starting the PC (after Shut-Down).

My computer specs are:



Everything was fine, until I installed Visual Studio 2013, Adobe Flash CC, Photoshop CCm Dreamweaver CC and Adobe Adobe AIR.
I don't know what is the exact problem.

I have disabled all unwanted apps at startup and disabled AMD-V technology as well now, but still problem remains same.

I tried uninstalling the Adobe AIR, but can't uninstall other programs as they are part of my (developer) life. No success yet.

Can anybody help me resolve this?

Answer:Very Slow Shut Down and Startup (Only on Fresh Boot)

When you restart, using a PC with Win8x, it actually uses a new form of Hibernation -- even if you disable FastStartup.

When you do Shutdown, if FastStartup is disabled, then when you later reboot, it was NOT hibernated and that will naturally take a lot longer to get to a desktop. If FastStartup is not disabled, then Shutdown and Restart should take the same amount of time to reboot.

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What's going on with this thing? Lately Windows Mail is sloooooooooow to boot. I also have intermittent unexplained freeze ups where the cpu is working like crazy on something but I don't know what. Any suggestions what to check? I've run Spybot search and destroy, Malicious software removal tool, Defender, Plus the excellent anti virus software from Embarq. I should mention I downloaded Explorer 8 recently. Also installed SP2 awhile ago. This is a 2 year old Emachine system T5226 dual core and all that jazz

Answer:Vista slow downs, windows mail slow to boot

try to press crtl alt del and turn on the task manager and see if you can tell what the cpu is working on.

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Re HP Envy Notebook 2016 Windows 10 64 bit Creator Update April 2017As soon as I did the latest Windows 10 (64 bit} Ver 1703 Build 16179.1000 called Creator Update, crazy things began to happen.* Lost 0 key on notebook keyboard*Lost Colon key on keyboard* Lost Question Mark on keyboard* Slow boot up* Slow System performance on fast notebook HP Envy I7 16G Ram 1T hard drive*WiFi connection acts up when first connecting* Bluetooth not functioning nowNo malwareNo virus-Anti Virus working fineAny help would be greatly appreciated. I love this notebook . Smily Face.

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Hi all,

I'm using an Intel SSD 240GB 520 series.
Always loading very fast, i.e., about 8 seconds from cold boot.

Since windows 10 is installed, boot time is about 20 seconds and desktop icons take some time to refresh and load their images.

Regarding the boot time:
I've narrowed it down the an unexplained read/write access on my external HDD eSATA which is used for backups, though currently all backup process are stopped.
When I remove / turn off my external HDD, boot time is about 8 seconds.
I can't figure out why all of a sudden it required this access to this HDD.

As for the slow icon refresh.. I have no idea how to fix this and I was hoping to get some assistance on this as well.
Thanks!

Answer:Slow boot time on SSD and slow Desktop icons loading

Sorry it's an old thread. Just wanted to re assure you on the slow icon refresh. Fast startup is enabled on my machine (I have Samsung evo SSD 500 gb as boot drive plus secondary 3TB drive). I never timed it but literally load up of Windows is instant after BIOS. I never used an SSD before, I can't believe how fast it is and wonder whether it's fast startup working some magic or it's the SSD flexing its muscles. However back on topic, I do notice a slight lag on desktop icon refresh. Most are instantly visible but random ones can be generic for a few seconds before flashing up with their proper icon. I think it's relatively normal.

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Attached you will find my "auto-run". I think there may be too many things in my services that are being loaded.
I have the following:
XP Profession
3.2 Gig Processor
1 gig memory
Hard wired router
AVG
Perfect Disk (PDinfo)
Incd (Nero)
2 printers
scanner
(no fax)
Broadband (wideopenwest.com)
6 mphs (i think that's it) for speed

Can you tell me with this, what service's I can safely take off?
My Web Pages in "firefox" and "explorer" load very slow
Is there a way to speed it up?
I've tried the tweaks in firefox that are on line, there didn't help
I have firetune, that didn't help.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

This problem started a few days ago and I'm not sure what is wrong so I'm going to describe what is happening. My computer is running Windows 7 64-bit. The last thing I remember doing with the computer running fine was watching a stream from justin.tv or a youtube video, followed by a standard computer shut-down. From then on, the computer boots to the login screen at around the same speed as before, but from the login screen to showing the desktop takes over 5 minutes. The screen is black with the white cursor being able to move (my desktop background is not black), so I know my computer is not frozen. After 5-10 minutes, the desktop icons and background show up, but everything runs very slowly, from opening folders and programs. Firefox and internet explorer cannot even load a page and the program freezes.

The computer still runs fine in safe mode and I am able to access the internet and browse fine their. I have run through the suggestions from the slow computer checklist on bleeping computer. In safe mode, I have run complete scans of Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware and Avira anti-virus with no threats detected. I have also tried running scandisk in an elevated command prompt (as an admin) in safe mode, but I get the message "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" and the scandisk never completes. I also ran CCleaner and defraged my computer.

I have no idea what is wrong with my computer and I can't e... Read more

Answer:Slow boot after login, computer slow once desktop booted

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be foun... Read more

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Hi all...

This is my first post here, I hope you can help me with my problem. For about a week now my computer is taking about 2/3 minutes to boot up and it's generally running slower than normal.

I've removed anything Spybot & Ad-aware found, cleaned everything with with CCleaner. I've cleaned the registry with Registry Mechanic. I've removed any unwanted files and programmes, making about 25gb free.

The p.c is still running slow, please can you look at my hi-jackthis log.

Thanks

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:58:32, on 06/08/2007
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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

Answer:Windows XP - Very slow boot up/pc running slow [moved from Security]

Can anyone help?

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Hello!

Comp specs:
mobo - Asus p5k deluxe
cpu - intel e6750
ram - ocz reaper 2x 1gb
ps - corsair 620hw
hd:prim - seagate 250gb sata - running in ide mode from bios
hd:sec - seagate 500gb sata - running in ide mode from bios
ide - dvd rom

This problem started around 2 days ago, when I noticed that the loading of a game and general responsiveness of windows was slowing down. Then 1 day ago I decided to restart my PC to see if it would help, to my dismay it showed the windows boot screen for about 2minutes before loading in. Then after logging in, I would leave my computer (impatient) to check up on other things. When I came back it seemed the computer reset, after alittle confusion it seemed that it would boot up and then randomly reset whether it be at the logon screen or 10-15min after logging in.

I shutdown the PC and tried to boot with my Windows XP disc to see if it was something that could be repaired. That failed as it would always "freeze" at "starting windows..." in the blue boot screen.

After a few attempts I shutdown my PC and unplugged it and giving it a rest for a good 5-6 hours. When starting up again, long boot but this time no reset, but the constant slowdown. Kept the computer running ever since to back up the files from the primary hard drive.

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So what I think might be happening but need more knowledgeable people's opinions on is:
1. Main hard drive is about to fail...
2. Some bad driver or corrupt... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] WinXP Pro Slow boot and slow drive access

Well I've solved this, was some weird occurence of #3. It seems that my sata-ide interface was under my secondary ide controller which was in PIO mode, after I uninstalled the secondary ide controller and restarted, read values are back to 75mb/s vs the 4mb/s from before. But now I have nothing under the secondary ide controller. Quite interesting.

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Hi all,

I'm using an Intel SSD 240GB 520 series.
Always loading very fast, i.e., about 8 seconds from cold boot.

Since windows 10 is installed, boot time is about 20 seconds and desktop icons take some time to refresh and load their images.

Regarding the boot time:
I've narrowed it down the an unexplained read/write access on my external HDD eSATA which is used for backups, though currently all backup process are stopped.
When I remove / turn off my external HDD, boot time is about 8 seconds.
I can't figure out why all of a sudden it required this access to this HDD.

As for the slow icon refresh.. I have no idea how to fix this and I was hoping to get some assistance on this as well.
Thanks!

Answer:Slow boot time on SSD and slow Desktop icons loading

Sorry it's an old thread. Just wanted to re assure you on the slow icon refresh. Fast startup is enabled on my machine (I have Samsung evo SSD 500 gb as boot drive plus secondary 3TB drive). I never timed it but literally load up of Windows is instant after BIOS. I never used an SSD before, I can't believe how fast it is and wonder whether it's fast startup working some magic or it's the SSD flexing its muscles. However back on topic, I do notice a slight lag on desktop icon refresh. Most are instantly visible but random ones can be generic for a few seconds before flashing up with their proper icon. I think it's relatively normal.

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Hello, just recently my computer has started to boot slowly, it happens when the windows loading screen appears, the blue bar used to go by about 5 times now it goes by 10 times before that screen disapears and the desktop appears. the only thing i have installed was some updates on the windows update web page and i they were all the critical ones. any sugguestions?

Physical Memory
Total: 1,048,048
Available: 707,512

Commit Charge
Total: 173,124
Limit: 3,686,564
Peak: 428,644

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:30:21 AM, on 8/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
S:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1... Read more

Answer:Solved: Slow Boot / Slow Windows Loading Screen

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My IE 8 started running slow so I switched to Firefox. Made a big difference. Trouble is I want to switch back to IE. When I did, it's slow again. AdAware finds nothing. Spybot keeps finding Perfect Keylogger which I did have installed but have tried removing several times; not sure if thats one of the problems.HP Pavilion DV6Vista 64bitIE 8Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:50:05 PM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\TSMAgent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\TV\TVAgent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion�... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer Slow. Firefox Not Slow. I want IE

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

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PC has not been acting the same slower then it was before. IE hangs up when loading home page forever.

Answer:Slow PC Internet Explorer loads very slow

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 of the snapshot in your next post. 
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A couple months ago I followed the procedures to remove a Virtumonde, however, after doing that my destop and Internet Explorer were slow. The individual helping me said it was a software issue and to start a thread in there. I finally have some time to take care of this!

I have already ran all of the read/run me first with exception to MGTools and MSConfig. All of the scans so far are clean. However, I have noticed my Sophos picking up a Troj Downloader?? the last few times I have been on my computer. I will patiently await your directions/assistance. Thank you!
 

Answer:Slow desktop, slow Internet Explorer

As it appears you have picked up another malware issue since they last helped you, you would need to start a new thread again in the Malware Forum and work through the Read & Run Me First again, posting the requested logs. Once your computer has a clean bill of health from the Malware Fighters we can start to work on the issue of the slow desktop and IE.

Until we know it is clean there really is no benefit in working through the slow issues you are experiencing as they could be directly related.

Once you are clean, come back to this thread as soon as possible so we can work on this issue before you risk getting any further malware
 

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For some odd reason, in the past 4 weeks, my streaming video has become VERY slow, and I do not know why. I have a high-speed cable connection, the same I have had for the past 6 months. It is slow, sound-with-stil-images and/or constantly rebuffering, and this is true with WIndows Media, Winamp, Realplayer and even Flash videos (on YouTube for example). I cannot take it anymore. I tried this Hijackthis thing, and this is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:58:08 PM, on 7/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\sophos\remote update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Slow internet, slow video streaming, slow computer... aaaaah!

Please, somebody.
 

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xp pro toshiba laptop has slowed to a crawl. have run the gamut of virus scans, ad aware, spybot, and other attempts to find the issue... can someone take a look at the hijackthis log and see if anything is amiss there? much thanks!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:10:38 PM, on 4/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\EzButton\CPATR10.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPadNF\TPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Max Registry Cleaner\MaxRCSystemTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134083862\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Set... Read more

Answer:slow, slow, slow machine -hijackthis log {moved from security to xp forum}

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I'm getting soo many problems regarding booting after upgrading to W8 Pro yesterday on my Asus Zenbook UX32A.
Specs:
2nd Gen i3-2367M processor @ 1.4GHz (for Ultrabooks)
6GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD + 30GB SSD (for Fast Resume, etc.)

Issue # 1: Whenever I Restart or Shut Down, the system HANGS there and does not progress *most* of the time. To fix this I have to always resort to holding the power button.

Issue # 2: When I boot the PC up, it takes SO long for me to get to the Start menu, around 1:15-1:30 min, which is longer than it took me on W7. I know I have an HDD, but this is abnormally long to me. Once in a blue moon, I will boot up in a matter of 30-40 seconds (which I think is how long it should take), but mostly it takes really long.

Issue # 3: To test the above 2 issues, I went ahead and opened msconfig from Run, and disabled all Non-Microsoft services except AVG to check. When I shutdown and power on - everything is fine, shuts down nicely, powers on nicely - however, the second time I do this, the system will hang on shut down, or will hang on start up, sometimes I can hear the startup sound but nothing on the screen, all sorts of weird actions.

Issue # 4: This one is funny. On standby (lid down), the system will restart itself. Happened while I was sleeping, I could hear the boot sound.

Please help me!!

EDIT: The problem is still there when I disable 'Fast Start-Up' in Power Options. The problem is due to the processor state, it keeps resetting t... Read more

Answer:Hang on Restart/Shut Down, Slow Boot Times !!

Hi Onlyskills, welcome to the forums, check minimum, maximum processor power state and see whether they are o%, if they are try changing to 100% and see whether it helps, I can't guarantee that this will resolve your problem but worth a try.

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My computer just recently has been running painfully slow. Boot up takes about 10 minutes while log in time has increased a little also. When I attempt to open my programs now, some wont open until 15 minutes later, after I already gave up on them; some don't even open at all. Internet explorer works but takes about a minute to load the homepage and loading times vary. Sometimes it loads quick, sometimes it seems like it has stopped responding. Sometimes explorer completely freezes and I get the "checking for solutions" message. I am really getting frustrated because I have ran all of my anti virus anti spyware, malware etc. I have pccillin antivirus, malwarebytes, ad-aware, and spybot search and destroy, all of which say my comp has 0 problems. Itunes seems to be extremely bad in loading because i can try for 30 min and not get it to load even after uninstalling and reinstalling. I also have cleaned out the comp using ccleaner and have defragmented. I am running low on options and don't know whats wrong this time. Please help!

Answer:Slow boot up, slow program response, freezing

You may have some hardware problems.*** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.*** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start... Read more

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I have recently run into problems with slow running programs. They take a long time to load and then run slowly. I ran through the instructions for spyware removal with no help.

I noticed than when I tried to run programs, the performance monitor shows Idle Processes at 99%.

The only thing I couldn't do was to run the online scans in safe mode. I found no viruses and only a couple of spywares. Everything appears clean.

The 3DMark2001SE ran smoothly. My system is as follows:

Manufacturer: AMD
Family: <unknown>
Internal Clock: 802 MHz
Internal Clock Maximum: 2 GHz
External Clock: 0 Hz
Socket Designation: Socket 754
Type: Central
Upgrade: ZIF Socket
Capabilities: MMX, CMov, RDTSC, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2
Version: Model 4, Stepping 10
CPUID: 0x00000f4a


Total Physical Memory: 510 MB
Free Physical Memory: 257.07 MB
Total Pagefile Memory: 1.47 GB
Free Pagefile Memory: 1.28 GB

I am close to running a clean install of XP but would lose quite a bit of captured video if I do.

If posting a hijackthis log would help, let me know.

Thanks for your help.

Eric
 

Answer:Programs Running Slow and Slow Boot Times

what i'd suggest to you is to defragment your hard drive regularly.you may also need a good internet and windows clutter cleaner. there are good programs out the like east-tec eraser pro, window washer v6.0 and privacy eraser pro. what i like about these programs is that the do not only clean unecessary files on your computer but they also clean your hard drives free space and file slack. there are also freebies out there like free internet eraser and c-cleaner. what you also need to do is check that there are no unecessary programs starting up with windows because they can be resource hogs. On your start menu double click on the run icon and type in msconfig and uncheck the programs you feel you do not need to start up with windows. you also need an optimising utility such as norton system works and fix-it utilities to help you safely remove unecessary registry entries, to speed up your hard drive and benchmark your pc. if you want an in depth conversation regarding these suggestions please don't hesitate to send me a private messege
 

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I have recently bought an Satellite A300-1MV it runs vista,
I have the trial Mcafee running and the other pre-installed software that came on the laptop. My problem is that on boot up the computer seems to take a ridiculous amount of time to boot up, once past the vista orb it says please wait which lasts about a minute untill the password request appears.

I had a look in the problemreports in control panel and found that the toshiba tempro program was hanging on boot up so disabled it but didn't seem to have any effect, I also find that when for example you double click on a photo thumbnail to view it, it takes about 30 seconds to appear on the full screen allthough the window is shown on the start menu bar at the bottom allmost straight away.

I have defragged the hard drive, scandisk, memory checked, virus checked etc.. I compared it to a friends laptop dell that has less memory but same spec processor and vista and that appears to work 10 times faster.. any ideas?, I do wonder if its a toshiba program causing the problem.

I do though have a problem with acrobat reader opening of its own accord and telling me it can't read the file ( don't know what file)

I have uninstalled this and reinstalled but still have the same issue!...HELP!!!
Cheers

Answer:Satellite A300-1MV slow boot up and slow running

Hello

Very nice thread about slow start up you can find under http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=134947

To be honest I don't like McAfee and I have installed other antivirus application that needs much more resources. Please read this interesting thread and let me know what do you think about it.

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Hello,
 
I was here a few months ago, with my computer/firefox running slow.
 
I've had malwarebytes anti malware  running ever since.
A couple weeks ago the computer has literally come to grinding halt.
When I start the computer it takes a couple of minutes to go from the "Starting Windows" screen to the Windows login screen.
From there it take another 3-5 minutes to boot up. I have Soluto installed and I watch all the programs that are being started during boot up and how much extra time has elapsed for everything to load.  
 
I've run spybot search and destroy,  Avast, eset, and SuperAntispyware and nothing has been detected.
All programs have a large lag time from when i dbl click the icons to start them.  They run slow, I type something and there is a delay before I see it on the screen. Also I'm always seeing the "not responding" message.
 
Here is the speccy link:
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/MzcuTBZF3HP1gYFSP85FccO
 
I also have the hijackthis and minitoolbox report.
 
 
Any help will be appreciated!
 
Thanks in advance!!
 
Donato

Answer:Slow computer. Start up/boot very slow. everything not responding

Please...paste the MTB log into your next reply.
 
This forum does not handle malware situations and HJT logs are NOT to be posted in this forum, at any time.  HJT is not a tool used for O/S situations, the focus of this forum.
 
If you suspect malware issues...this topic needs to be moved to a different forum.  I can do that, if you wish.
 
Louis

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
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Answer:Solved: slow boot & internet slow at times

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I have posted to this forum and not received an answer to my problem. I am posting once again and hoping someone can help me. Following is my Hijack This log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:07 PM, on 3/7/08
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20733)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Mobile Broadband\SMBAUtilSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mitel Networks\MiAUDIO Desktop Edition\Services\MitelIPSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TeleCount\tcdirectorysyncservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\tmlisten.exe
C:\Program Files\prairieFyre Software Inc\CCM\Services\UpdaterService\UpdaterService.exe
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My Toshiba Tecra laptop 8100 with XP is Slow/Slow/Slow!

When turning on, it takes 5 to 10 minutes to settle down. Once it stops grinding and I try to start any application -- such as Internet Exployer, it takes another 5 to 10 minutes. I have Nortons 360 and another anti-virus application that gives me the indication that all is O.K. How can I speed this machine up.

Fred Atterberry
 

Answer:Solved: Slow Boot-up, Slow Application Start-ups!

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Hi guys I just bought a lenovo sl510 with win 7 professional and the win 7 loads extremely slow (takes aout 4 minutes to boot up) and running programs is a chore I click on a program and it takes at least a minute to 2 minutes to load a normal program like explorer or firefox or even notepad.  I just bought this computer 3 weeks ago and it was like this before I installed virus scan software.I had to install a program called game booster which ends unneccesary processes and clears up ram. Using that is the only way I can get my sl510 thinkpad to run at acceptable speeds but even thenI still get the occasinal hang and the occasional lock up..I should note this issue of slow boots and slow running existed BEFORE I loaded anything onto it.. any ideas how to resolve this??I've defragmented my hard drive, ran a disk scan, virus scan, registry clean and spyware scan I've increased my paging file manually. and eliminated several unneccesary prgrams from startup process.  any other thoughts?? 













Solved!

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Answer:sl510 slow boot slow load times

Hello Kamain, Have you been successful solving the slow response time issue? I face the same problem. While running the SL510 (2847, 6NG)  in safe mode (win7, 64) the performance is great. I am planning to stop each running process one by one. Thanks KM     

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New to the forum. My usual tech forum has been off line since early yesterday evening so I thought I'd try here as I am pulling my hair out a little.
I've a laptop I'm trying to do up to sell. Hardly used it for a while as I have a slightly better one.
I was trying to sell it with WinXp 32 bit on it and then discovered that support ends for that soon. It ran fine with XP btw. Anyway, I got a genuine but cheap Win7 Pro SP1 64bit disc with unused COA from a seller on Amazon. It installed fine but I didn't finish the drivers install or updates, just checked that the COA would be verified. And it was fine.
Then I turned it on to finish it off and it started misbehaving. I ran memory and hard drive diags and the hard drive was on the blink. So I stuck in the drive from my newer laptop and formatted and fresh installed. No problems.
Went through all the updates and driver installs. And at then end of it the machine was painfully slow. I think its a driver issue and will play around a bit before I ask more about that. But when I was trying to find the problem I noticed that when in windows it reports that the installed memory is 4.00GB and then in brackets it says usable memory is only 2.98Gb. It says this whether I tell the BIOS to use 128 or 256 for the graphics. Googling I found a bit of advice to go into msconfig and then to the advanced boot options and make sure a check box called 'Maximum memory' was unchecked. I did this but on every reboot it rechecks.
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Answer:Problems with Win 7 laptop (RAM and slow boot/slow in general)

Well, I've been playing with the settings in msconfig. I seem to have partially solved the memory issue and got the startup time down a bit.
In msconfig I used selective startup with load system services and load startup items checked and use original boot config unchecked. In the advanced boot options I was then able to uncheck the max memory box and it then stays unchecked on reboot. Windows now reports 4.00gb installed memory and 3.73gb usable, which is correct considering the graphics memory. Boot time from pressing the power button to log on screen is 45s.
As I was typing the above I was still playing around with the machine. I ran the Windows assessment and it hard locked when running the direct 3d aero assessment. I had to use the power button to power off. Restarted, boot time seemed too long but I didn't time it. Got into windows, checked the msconfig settings and they hadn't changed. Choose to shutdown. It said it was installing an update, which is daft because I have had the wifi turned off through all of this and the NIC is not plugged in! Timed it when I turned it back on and boot time up to 59s. Shut down again. Upon startup boot time now at 49s. I'm going slightly mad.

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Scan saved at 11:49:09 AM, on 6/14/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM\ROUTER9.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM\MGMTAGT9.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\REMOTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM\AUAGENT9.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\SOPHOS ANTI-VIRUS\ICSUPP95.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\AUTOUPDATE\ALSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\AUTOUPDATE\ALMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\POPCHAT\POPCHAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WHENUSEARCH\SEARCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
D:\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\I... Read more

Answer:Solved: HJT log please analyze, slow internet, slow boot up...etc

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I've never seen it run so slow before. It takes it's sweet ass time loading websites, loading programs, EVERYTHING! Can someone take a look at this log and tell me if I've missed something, and what I can do or try to do to fix this.Thank you in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:20:25 AM, on 7/6/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.ex... Read more

Answer:Help! Slow Computer, Slow Internet. Slow, Slow, Slow!

Hi MaryJane,Sorry for the delay, this forum is really swamped right now. I don't see any positive signs of malware in your log, although there is one thing that I am unsure about. I'll get to that in a minute.Before we do rootkit scans and use some other tools to confirm that malware is not the problem, let's do a quick check of resources.Press <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<Del> to open Task Manager, then click on the Processes tab. Place a check next to Show processes from all users. Note the numbers at the bottom, CPU usage should be running at 0 to no more than five percent if your system is idle (no background tasks running). If that is not the case, scroll down and see if any of the processes is running at a high percentage of CPU usage. On a normal system at idle the System Idle Process should show about 98 percent, meaning nothing else is using the CPU. The next columns to the right, memory usage and peak memory usage, may also show something out of line if one process is using a large amount of memory. If you see anything showing high CPU usage or high Memory usage, make a note of it.Now, click the Performance tab. The key numbers here are in the Commit Charge box -- The Total and Peak figures; and in the Physical Memory box, the Total figure. Make a note of these three numbers. I would like to see them, but I can tell you what I'm looking for: basically, any time the Commit Charge exceeds the total physical memory, Windows will have to constantly swap d... Read more

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Hi, I have installed The windows 7 OS on an SSD, and installed all apps and drivers. I then took a system image back up and was halfway through backing up my data to an external eSATA G-drive when it seemed like it had hung. I forced he whole system to shut down through pressing and holding the power button and not the boot time seems to have trebled! What do you think I did? What can I do to fix this? Is the best thing to do to restore from the system image I have just created? Thanks if you can help!

Answer:Slow boot time after forcing computer to shut down during back up

Hi Wadders, welcome to Seven Forums.
I would do a clean install + BPTT

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Hi Folks, a couple of quick questions:

Just got an Qosmio X70-a-12N and the boot time to start with was amazing,
it now takes 40 seconds to boot up, is this slow for a 256gb SSD, it ws definetly quicker before.

Overheating, the laptop auto shut down when I was playing Battlefield 4,
I have a cooler master cooling pad with 3 fans running.

I was playing on ultra settings when it happened.
Ive dialed down the max cpu to 90% and playing on high setting and it seems fine.

Was the close down on ultra settings unusual, its a cool room and with the cooling pad i didnt expect any problems.

Thanks

Answer:Qosmio X70-A-12N: slow boot 40sec + auto shut down while gaming

> Just got an Qosmio X70-a-12N and the boot time to start with was amazing,
>it now takes 40 seconds to boot up, is this slow for a 256gb SSD, it ws definetly quicker before.

The boot time can be affected by processes which are loading at the beginning of the boot process.

> I was playing on ultra settings when it happened.
What do you mean exactly by ?Ultra settings??

> Ive dialed down the max cpu to 90% and playing on high setting and it seems fine.
Yes, decreasing the CPU performance a little bit could help to lower the heat dissipation which leads to higher temperature. So this was definitely an good choice to set the CPU level to 99%

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System specs:
M/B: Gigabyte EP45 UD3p rev. 1.6
Chip: Intel Core 2 Duo P5 2.4GHz 4mb
Ram: (4 ea.) 2GB GSkill DDR2 800 pc 6400
Pwr Supply: 750 w
Video Adaptor: NVidia GeForce 7300 GS
Dual Boot: Win 7 / Win XP with /3GB switch (in the Properties dialog the computer has 3.5GB???)

Test: Win 7__Copying of 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 14GB completed in 24 hrs.
Test: Win XP__Copying the same 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 350GB completed in about 40 minutes.
Test: Win 7__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: Estimated 4 hours?.cancelled
Test: Win XP__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: 3GB completed in 90 seconds.
Large files from optical drives copy equally fast in both OS?s. (ex. 3GB in approx. 5 minutes)

General:
System crashes from both OS?s.
Win 7__Crashes frequently to a blue screen: sometimes during boot, or from the desktop, or while using various softwares?.nothing consistent or reproducible.
Win XP crashes much less frequently to a instant blackscreen and a automatic reboot.
Nothing consistent or reproducible.

Computer: Homebuilt as a audio workstation. Hardware interface is Yamaha n12 (Firewire 400). XP was the only operating system used with this software over the last couple of years. None of these problems occurred during that time. Upgraded hardware to above and software to Win 7. (Same Intel chip and NVIDIA graphics PCI as before. Added RAID 0 but it is not connected for these te... Read more

Answer:Slow slow large file copy in win 7

Hi -

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Boot into SAFEMODE (NO Networking) and see if file transfer is any faster.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an HP/Pavilion ze4500
Windows XP SP3
I have searched this website and didn't find help.
I posted a topic and got no reply.
I have disabled all start menu items not needed.
I have run Spy Bot S & D
I have an up to date virus program.
How can I determine why my computer is slow on teh internet?
What processes can I disable or delete.
There has to be something I can do to keep from spending an hour on the internet to do 5 minutes of work.
I have broad band access. So it should be fast.
I have done the disk check, defragment also.
I need help

Answer:Slow computer on internet. Ready to trash it!

Sorry no one got back to you last week. Maybe reading this will help:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247567.html

It could be your internet provider has a problem.

Have you run a speed test? If not here is one:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/speed.php?54189823

No one can answer your question as to what to disable or delete, since we don't know what you have or want.

BG

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When I start my laptop the blue error message screen tends to pop up and a consistancy test on drive "D" begins almost every time. Furthermore, taskbar items take almost 5 minutes to load, and my HP Wireless Assistant will not even load up for about 10 minutes after start up. This is quite devastating and annoying to me when trying to take care of business and type out a few research papers. I am wondering what I need to do to resolve this problem.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Please let me know what to do.

-Michael





The basic information regarding my Windows XP is as follows:

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EVEREST Home Edition © 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc.
________________________________________

Version EVEREST v1.10.106
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/

Report Type Quick Report
Computer *****************
Generator *****************
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-08-16
Time 23:06

Summary
________________________________________

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional

OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0)

Computer Name *****************
User Name *****************

Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile , 2166 MHz (7.5 x 289)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Phoenix (12/11/06)

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Answer:Windows XP Slow Boot & Slow HP Wireless Assitant Boot

why are there three of these running?
 

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Alright, so today i replaced my dad's powersupply and got an "Error Loading OS" Message for his system when it previously had XP on it. So i said forget messing with it ill just put vista on it and call it a day.

After putting the vista disk in it seemed to go pretty slow compaired to how it was on mine. But in the end it took about 1hr to 1hr and 1/2 to install completely. After installing it took forever to do the first boot up and after it booted i could not move the mouse more than one direction every 2 minutes or so. The system would apparently freeze or become completely bogged down for no reason.

So, this is a fresh install of Vista on a fairly good machine. Any reason why it is running as though it has the worst specs in the world?

PS: It runs fine in Safe Mode.....

The System configuration is as follows:

OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
MoBo: Asus P5NSLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Graphics Cards: Nvidia 8600GT x2 SLI
Hard Drives: 3 various, one 80, one 200g, one 300g
RAM: 4gigs of corsair or something of the form.. namebrand to say the least

I Cant think of what else might help... it is doing this for NO REASON what so ever that i can find.
 

Answer:Vista, installed slow, loads slow, runs slow

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:50:14 PM, on 11/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ArcCon.acC:\hp\kbd\kbd.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\Hijac... Read more

Answer:Slow Comp/slow browser/Slow shutdown and Start up

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

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Running older PC Clone 2.0 Ghz Dual CPU Pentium, 1GB Ram Win XP Home Edition system.

While navigation on Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, system runs extrememly slow and/or crashes. When using applications such as Itunes, Email, or simply opening up Word and other applications, it runs very slow and almost seems to stop. The IE7 that was on the computer had changed to an operate with add-ons off as a result of the infection. I downloaded and reinstalled IE7 and this seems to have fixed that problem for the time being. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpy icons dissappeared from my desktop. When trying to use them from the Start / Menu options the programs no longer worked. I reinstalled them and they appear to work fine now. However, the system still seems to run very slow over all and its performance is greatly hindered.

Next, I ran free version of SuperAntiSpyware and all it detected was a couple Adware cookies. Secondly, I ran free version of Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and it detected PUP.GamePlayLab infections located in the Registry Key: HKLM\SOFTGWARE\Microsoft\Windows.... These files were removed and quarantined by MWB. Thirdly, I ran Old Timer's TFC and then rebooted the computer and it appeared to run a little faster, but still sluggish while using IE7. So, finally, I ran ESET Free Online Scanner, and it detected "Win32/Toolbar.Babylon and Win32/TopMedia.a" virus infections. Scan took about 2 1/2 hours. I set it to search the drives/ar... Read more

Answer:Computer runs Slow, Internet slow, Applications slow

Hello, lets look a bit more.Please DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.>>>>>>>>Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete.Confirm each time with Ok.You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.>>>>>>> Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.Finally...MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of Hos... Read more

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My computer is extremely slow all of a sudden. I fallowed the links to a slow computer but was unable to get it to improve.

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Administrator at 2008-10-27 09:59:50
Windows Windows Vista? Extreme Edition Service Pack 1
System drive C: has 101 GB (64%) free of 159 GB
Total RAM: 1023 MB (50% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:00:05 AM, on 10/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Slow Slow Slow computer. Followed all links to fixes

TTT BUMP TTT. Can anyone take a look at this. Its really driving me crazy.

-Jay

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Okay I'm going to do a full PC check but all my systems seem fine as of yesterday. A little background to help others help me I'm on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 environment with no other server connection but one machine, I have 3 shared drives created on the server and am running Shared Point Services 2.0 as well and all my computers on the network have a login script assigned to them when booting onto the network so their drives are automatically mapped. Oh and I have POS old Sony laptop running as a proxy using Winproxy 5.0, but it has about a gig of speed and 512 RAM and the connection goes: in from the outside, to the proxy, line directly to server, server assigns ISP's by DHCP internally.

My computer is a Dell Optiplex 2600
P4 2.0 gig
512 meg PC 2700 333 meg RAM
onboard graphics and soundcard

Here's a question to start from another thread I posted: About two months back or so I noticed if I put cd's into my PC at work I must have downloaded a rootkit or something because now I cannot play some cd's that I can play on my home computer and others in the office. Now in the future is is safer to burn MP3's on an external harddrive and listen that way or avoid Sony cd's?

Now to the problem, I put in a burned cd this morning it starts up WMP 10 fine and I'm listening to Back in Black then all of a sudden my computer freezes. Crashes my financial program which I think nothing of because I am using Master Builder 11.2 by ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Operating system and programs going slow, slow, slow now

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my computer is to slowI lost links to favoriteswindows XP browsing is very slow, pictures do not open very often at allPlease helpRegardsHenryk

Answer:computer to slow, slow performanece, slow internet browsin

When posting a problem on any forum details are needed. This link will help you with that: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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I'm trying to help my parents with their computer. When it boots, this machine takes several minutes to an hour to start up. Many times, it wont get bast the "Compaq" startup screen. All processes are very slow. I tried resetting the CMOS as a shot in the dark with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if there is any additional info I can provide. Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466536 MB, Free - 418103 MB; D: Total - 10401 MB, Free - 1410 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: Norton 360, Disabled
 

Answer:Extremely slow or no boot/Slow operation

Check for hdd problems.
 

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Hi new to these forums and I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

I formated my HDD and did a clean install (W7 7100 build) but I'm noticing slow boot times and slow performance compared to Vista x64. W7 boots at least 10secs slower and programs tend to lag (aren't as snappy compared to Vista).

The only reason I can think of that is causing this are driver issues? I didn't install any drivers manually besides my videocard driver.

Any help would be great, and please refrain from telling me your windows 7 is faster than your old OS, that's great to hear but it won't solve anything.

Thanks!

Answer:W7 Slow Boot Time and Overall Slow performance

The only thing that really stands out as being 'possibly' problematic is the video card you have. Drivers are available from ATI (9.4) but are experimental under Win7. Otherwise, your system should sing along quite nicely and, yes, even see an improvement over Vista.

You *could* try using the WDDM1.1 drivers from Microsoft. They're not as effecient as the 9.4 Catalysts for my HD4870x2's but they're not 'laggy', either.

It's pretty unanimous the W7 boots considerably faster than Vista. Yours should, too.

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My ex-girlfriend started plexing on why couldn't she view certain file types and what's a .gif, etc and at the same time downloading lots of songs and a few games. Now my system is running dawg slow. I'm thinking she change some file properties and set an inappropriate association. there's plenty of disk space and no virus detected. How can I get back up to speed?
 

Answer:System is slow, real slow, especially at boot

Check this out D2theP...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58483.html
 

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Hello everyone,

I have done a lot of research on Google as well as on this forum to find a solution to my problem. Unfortunately, people who have posted on the forums have SIMILAR but not the exact problem as I have.

I would like to take this opportunity and explain exactly whats been going on, hoping it'll make it easier for you to determine the cause of this issue.

So, I have built my computer about a year ago. It was all fine until May 2010, when my computer started to show signs of slow performance, which means running programs started not to respond and the games I was playing was getting stuck from time to time. At that exact moment, if I tried to restart my computer... It would reboot very slowly, motherboard logo will be displayed about one or two seconds delayed and finally when it comes to 'Starting Windows', It always getting stuck there for about 3 to 4 minutes and then Windows Logo comes up. It takes 20-30 minutes until Windows is completely loaded. Even so, it is still slow. It is impossible to use the computer.

This doesn't always happen, its only sometimes. That is what confuses me because It is making it extremely difficult for me to determine a real cause, I cannot make a decision whether its a software or a hardware problem, if it is the hardware problem, which component is it? It seems that If i remove a memory chip or two, it goes back to normal and everything functions well. Eventually, It makes me think that its the memory chip that at fault.. but ... Read more

Answer:Slow Performance, Slow Boot-up - Cause Undetermined!

I wonder if it is a heat issue. Try testing your temps with Speedfan.

SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

You may also try a disk defragment, and make sure it has adequate free space (at least 10GB).

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
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My puter is getting old. I have had it for 5 or 6 yrs now. The boot up takes forever and programs are slow to start. Even when I click on the start button it takes a few seconds for the menu to pop up. My foxfire brower takes a while before it opens. Here's my HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:37:48 PM, on 7/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Creative Diagnostics 2.0\DIAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPage... Read more

Answer:Slow Boot Up, Slow Foxfire launch..HJT log

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