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Slow Windows boot (after the desktop is loaded)(taskbar freeze)

Question: Slow Windows boot (after the desktop is loaded)(taskbar freeze)

This is a problem that I'm sure others must be familiar with. On any of my windows installs, on any computer a problem eventually arises; after boot, after the desktop has loaded, windows becomes almost unresponsive. This happens both on my XP and Vista machines. On XP, the whole taskbar will become completely unresponsive for maybe a minute; the start menu wont open, no taskbar icons will load in this time, taskmanager wont open in this time, nothing happens.

It would be one thing if the system appeared to be actually doing something in this time, but I don't think it is. Once it unfreezes the system finishes loading any startup apps as normal and things go on, but it is really annoying. What the hell is windows doing in this time?

Vista's behavior is similar, except the system will open whatever program you ask it to, it's just the two (or three) "system" icons in the system tray that dont respond. ie: you cant change the power plan, the little window will open, but is unresponsive (and same thing for the network icon)

I am posting both problems in the same thread because they seem related, but any help with either would be greatly appreciated. Even a "hey! I have that problem too!" post is appreciated, it would get more attention to this problem.
Also, just a note: I do not have a crap load of startup items or anything, and I do have all the latest windows updates and bla bla bla...

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Preferred Solution: Slow Windows boot (after the desktop is loaded)(taskbar freeze)

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I have a new XP Media Centre IP4 Dual Core PC. Sometimes at boot up it gets to the desktop background perfectly quickly & then nothing for about 30 seconds when finally the few desktop icons I have & taskbar appear.This does not happen every time. Everything can appear more or less at the same time which is great.Any ideas?Regards,J

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It seems like there a lot of people experiencing very similar issues as me, but there are some slight differences. If I let it hang long enough, SOMEtimes it will finish booting up(takes about 5 min), but not always. I usually have to kill explorer.exe and restart it using task manager. I can use, like others here, the explorer window, but thats it. The screen is black, no taskbar, no start menu or desktop background. What could cause this, would a registry repair program fix it, is it spyware, or is it just a broken Windows OS?

ps. I started my own thread, so I wouldnt hijack someone else's, so please help me out here, even if you've already stated the same stuff.
 

Answer:No desktop , no start menu/taskbar, extreme slow boot

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Hi, since yesterday I have had a weird problem with my computer. I tried to watch a video on youtube and the whole
computer froze. So I then turned the computer off and when it returned and the desktop loaded, it instantly froze. The taskbar
was only partially loaded and only some of the icons loaded. After about 1 minute the computer restarted itself and since then
it keeps doing it, with the taskbar and icons not fully loaded and me unable to move the mouse at all.

I restored to an earlier point and that seemed to work, but then when I woke I found the computer had restarted itself and it was having the same problem. I thought the computer must be overheating but when I checked speedfan I found the computer was very cool and it doesn't shut down in safemode.

I have started in safemode and I have tried cancelling all startup programs in msconfig, but it made no difference and I tried a virus scan but I just got a few cookies and things that the virus scan didn't seem to think was that dangerous.

I am running WINDOWS XP version 2002 service pack 3

amd sempron processor
3400+
2.00GHz, 1.43 GB of Ram

any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Desktop freezes on startup, taskbar not fully loaded

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Hello there!
I am experiencing som issues with my Windows 10.. Every now and then (especially if I unplug usb or audio devices while the computer is off) my windows isnt working properly after boot; my taskbar is half-frozen, i cant open some apps, or right click stuff.. The list goes on!
I am not able to try the majority of "fixes" as my windows wont let me because the functions are limited - i cant open the cmd prompt (with or without admin), i cant type in msconfig when creating a new shortcut and i cant open control panel.
I cant remember exactly anything specific that I did before the problem started, but I do know that i updated my graphics driver and ran the registery fixer in ccleaner without backing up
Please let me know if you have any tips!!

Answer:Windows 10 taskbar freeze, and limited functions after boot - HELP!!

I have the same problem on my windows 10 desktop PC. I think it is linked to when the computer comes out of sleep, I resolved it by disabling the sleep function. Microsoft may have a fix, or it could be related to drivers. I would attempt to make sure all your divers are up to date - especially the ones regarding your CPU.

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Hi I have installed windows 7 on my PC and now I find that the display freezes when leaving the desktop idle for a period of time. The only way to get back is to force a re boot to the PC. I thought maybe the installation went in wrong so I reformatted hard drive and re installed the operating system again. Re load my normal windows programs and thought all was well until it happened again.
So I thought I would look on the forums to see if any one else has a problem? Found this forum and now I don't feel so bad. I have tried some of the ideas in the above postings but still happens after a short period of time maybe 1/2 hours.
I did how ever look into system rating the PC in properties from the computer button on start programs and ran the system check. After a while the report on screen said Can not rate system at present Window driver problem! what ever this means? Maybe thats why we are having a problem with freezing? Help I do like Win 7 and would like to keep using it so I will keep an eye on this thread to see if any one has a fix? Thanks for reading Peter

Answer:Windows 7 desktop freeze then re boot

Your nv_agp driver isn't running. That is for your AGP slot to work well. You do have AGP style video card, right? Update the chipset drivers for your motherboard. Because now, it's only using PCI to PCI bridge. No good.

And you have Bonjour on your pc. Recommended to Google on how to remove.

Another recommendation: Open Computer (Windows Explorer), click uninstall or change a program. Use this to remove NVidia 3D Vision or similar.

Update your Steam. Unrelated, but I see it crashed on you. http://store.steampowered.com/about/

There are updates for your Adobe Reader.

Use msconfig (because easier for you than Regedit) from start menu. Copy and paste that into search box, hit enter. Go to startup tab.

Uncheck QuickTime Task, Adobe ARM, Adobe Reader Speed Launcher, Google Update. Hit ok.

Please fill in your system specs better if you are able to. Thanks.

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When i enter the OS, after the Welcome screen, After about 30secs my desktop and taskbar stop working, also anything thas is associated with Windows (Task manager, "Run", system restore, msconfig etc.) also crash. I could still open firefox through a button on my keyboard and mouse. I have tried kaspersky online scan, spybot search and destroy, AVG, registery cleaner and Windows update to fix it, but nothing has worked yet.

My specs are:
OS: Windows XP64
Motherboard: Asus p5q-e
Graphics Card: XFX 9800GTX+
Memory: 2x2gb Corsair
Processor: Intel Q6600
Harddisk: WD 500GB

If you need more information please ask
 

Answer:Desktop&Taskbar Freeze/Crash

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Hey there, I installed windows 8 a few months ago, but in the past month I've had a strange problem. Randomly and without warning, almost everything other than open programs and windows stops working.
 
Things that stop working:
1. Clicking icons on the desktop
2. Right-clicking on the desktop (the cursor just becomes the spinning circle forever)
3. All keyboard shortcuts; I can't even shut down or restart the computer in Windows.
 
Thing is, open programs and windows keep working just fine. This isn't ideal, though, because this stuff eventually freezes too, especially when the cursor becomes the spinning circle.
 
Things I've done to troubleshoot:
 
1. Disabled all non-Microsoft services other than firewall (Comodo), anti-virus (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013) and anti-malware (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) through msconfig.
 
2. Disabled all add-ons in Web browser.
 
3. Run memtest+ for 7 passes (no errors).
 
4. Ensured motherboard drivers, bios, video card drivers are up to date.
 
5. Run anti-virus and anti-malware
 
6. I ran chkdsk and SeaTools about a month ago for another problem, there were no problems at the time.
 
PC specs:
 
Windows 8 64-bit
Intel i5-2500K, not overclocked
Asus P8-Z68VLX motherboard
Radeon 6850 video card
8 GB ram
Two Seagate Barracuda hard drives
 
Thanks for any help anyone can give!

Answer:desktop, taskbar randomly freeze

Is it happens suddenly or after installing any software , themes or updates ?

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
*EDIT*
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

Answer:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I`ve got a weird problem that keeps happening. Without any errors or warning,
all of my Desktop Icons become frozen. I cannot activate any of them. If I
have any windows open in the Taskbar or programmes running in the System tray
I can left/right click on any of them and they all work
fine(Programmes/Window Explorer/IE7 etc). I can access the Start menu and
activate whatever as usual.
I know that this (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=932406) is the solution if it happens in Windows Vista but this is Windows 7.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you very much

Answer:Desktop Icons Freeze but Start menu/Taskbar work normal

Hi - I have the exact same problem happening where I can't click on the desktop icons but can access through windows explorer no problem. Windows 7 (x64) on laptop. Did you figure this out?

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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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freezes up slow running and how can i fix it...

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So as the title says, for some reason this pc has started to take a few minutes to boot after the desktop shows up but before that the system boots fast.

Have a 1tb seagate sata3 drive as the main drive, yes yes i know i should get a ssd but now is not the time, in the mean time i'd like to figure out what could be causing these slowdowns.
After booting is complete the system runs fine, no direct slowdowns of any sort.

What's been tried:
No viruses, no spyware
Not a bad hdd, been testing that
Removed unnecessary processes/programs from running, most of them set to manual if the system needs them.
Defraged, slight speed increase
Defraged registry, only a few times if it's been needed.

Programs starting at bootup:
Comodo IS
Cacheman, tweaking program
Bluetooth app
Smartdoctor, info app for my graphics card
Asus AI suite II, have uninstalled and reinstalled this app but to no change, tested speed with and without it.

Hopefully i've added enough info to start finding some issues.

Answer:Slow boot after desktop shows but not before, windows x64

I would suspect your AV software first although Comodo IS is unfamiliar to me so its just a guess having seen similar problems with AVG and Kaspersky IS until bug fixes arrived. If you're feeling brave, disable it and reboot.

Other than that, I've seen issues with plugged in USB devices, so try unplugging everything apart from the mouse and reboot.

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I'm experiencing 4 minute boot times on my 64bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 desktop.

If I use msconfig.exe to disable all startup services it doesn't seem to affect the boot time.

By contrast, the safe mode w/networking boot time is about 30 seconds.

I've run CCleaner and the malware troubleshooting steps at the Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure page and still am seeing the slow startup. The logs from RogueKiller, Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, HitmanPro, and MGTools are attached.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Slow boot times on 64 bit Windows 7 desktop

You can rerun Hitman and have it remove what it found, but other than that, your logs are clean.

I suggest you post in the software forum for further assistance.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now go to the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If you are running Win 8, Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below to flush restore points:

Refer to the instructions for your WIndows version in this link: Disable And Enable System Restore​
What we want you to do is to first disable System Restore to flush restore points some of which could be infe... Read more

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Hello,

I was browsing the net to find a solution to my problem and bumped into this website. I found an old thread where the exact same problem as mine was described (and solved!). Whenever I click on the taskbar everything seems to freeze, although I can still move the mouse. After a couple of minutes all is back to normal. I'm using windows XP home. I attach the highjack this log file and hope someone can help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:46:03, on 23/01/2007
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\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\FTRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WinDrives.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\TaskBarIcon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\GestionnaireInternet.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\ComComp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\Toaster.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\Inactivity.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\PollingModule.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ALERTM~1\ALERTM~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Wanadoo\Watch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVComsX.exe
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Answer:windows taskbar causes OS to freeze

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Hi,I'm hoping someone can help who may have had a similar problem. When loading up XP the task bar freezes but I can still use anything that has a shortcut on the desktop. There is nothing that will work from it such as 'Start'.I have a programme luckly on the desktop that shows a similar type of thing to 'MSCONFIG'. This I have used to stop nearly all the non M.S. software starting but it's still no-go. Any help please.Cheers,Lee

Answer:Windows XP Taskbar Freeze

may help click here

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All desktop and taskbar icons are missing, and related icons under Start menu. Upon activating any program / browser CPU pins at 100%. Have run Eset and quarantined the following but did not really affect symptoms.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP102\A0039793.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP97\A0037122.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
Malwarebytes and Spybot find nothing. A few unusual entries in Hijack log. Tried to fix O15 Protocol Defaults but cannot remove. Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:59:11 AM, on 4/23/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
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Answer:Missing Desktop and Taskbar Icons Slow CPU

UPDATE 4/24/12 HijackThis log, DDS, attach.zip, GMER.txt

"All desktop and taskbar icons are missing, and related icons under Start menu. Upon activating any program / browser CPU pins at 100%. Have run Eset and quarantined the following but did not really affect symptoms.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP102\A0039793.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6B968584-D163-4ACE-9809-F35856664052}\RP97\A0037122.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.D application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
Malwarebytes and Spybot find nothing. A few unusual entries in Hijack log. Tried to fix O15 Protocol Defaults but cannot remove. Thanks"....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:44:07 PM, on 4/24/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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\taskmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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can you tell what is causing this? what shud i do?

tnx in advance!
 

Answer:very slow loading the desktop icons and taskbar

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Updated a laptop from 8.0 > 8.1 since laptop kept giving a message to upgrade for free ( and well 8.1 seems more stable).

After update was done there is 3 shell script files on the desktop called
Desktop.ini, thumbs.db and another desktop one.

I was going to delete them but the computer kept prompting me that doing so will probably corrupt my operating system.

Any idea as to why these appeared on my desktop after updating to windows 8.1?
 

Answer:Files loaded on desktop after Windows 8.1 update

It's caused because the default option to hide protected operating system files has been unchecked. To hide them again open File Explorer > View > Options > View and find and recheck that option.
 

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I have a desktop HP elite HPE really fast but I wanted a laptop. Bought five apple notebooks 15" for family members.I am the only one who didn't like apple so gave it to my son in law.Bought this cheapie and it is the slowest I ever had even slower than an old compaq CQ 50.If I can't get rid of windows ten then I will remove the hard drive and give it away to whomever wants it.what can I doIt won't let me install windows 7 either.It downloads the files from the install disk but then always comes up with unexpected error -to install please restart application

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Good evening, I have a flex 2 15 in just one year, i have a problem with the boot of laptop. I  have now Windows 10 with all the latest drivers and latest BIOS installed.With hard disk manufactured, with new SSD, and both Windows 8 and Windows 10 , i power on laptop and freeze in boot until 2 or 3 minutes  without reason or more connected devices, i try with and without the secureboot, with UEFI and legacy bios or place first in boot system windows manager and hdd alone.I have tried the same thing happens with both a normal HDD and new SSD,  any solution? Thank you for your attention.

Answer:Freeze boot, very slow boot hdd and ssd flex 2 15

Without solution to today...

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I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an SSD; for ~2 weeks I've been occasionally getting a frozen computer just after boot at the desktop. I've had to clean install Win10 at least half a dozen times. I haven't figured out what causes it, but once it happens the cycle never stops without a whole new clean install. Repairs don't work. The computer can boot to a safe mode without freezing, but then freezes again if you come back to normal.

This morning, it froze and I forced a shutdown via power button, quickly used msconfig before the freeze hit, hid all MS services, disabled the 7, disabled 7 startups in Task Manager - lo and behold it came back to normal, so I thought I was narrowing it down. I re-enabled a few services (~3-4) [not startups] (one at a time, restarting the computer each time) and no problem. I re-enabled the entire remainder of services (~3-4) and it froze. I disabled those few again, runs fine without freezing, I'm thinking "ok, has to be one of these couple remaining." Then one-by-one I re-enabled and restarted + shutdown (yeah, both, because I'm worried about something like fastboot making the restart different than the shutdown) after each one (Skype Updater, Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service, Google Update (gupdate & gupdatem). No freeze.

I enabled all 7 startups as well, msconfig is back to "normal startup", now it's not freezing. That's good it's running, but I can't narrow this down until it freezes again.
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Answer:Post-boot freeze at desktop; can't figure out

Hi robbx123,

Welcome to the 10forums

Just to be clear, at what moment does the problem occur? It's quite difficult to find that part back in your description, though your description of what you've tried is appreciated useful for troubleshooting

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I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an SSD; for ~2 weeks I've been occasionally getting a frozen computer just after boot at the desktop. I've had to clean install Win10 at least half a dozen times. I haven't figured out what causes it, but once it happens the cycle never stops without a whole new clean install. Repairs don't work. The computer can boot to a safe mode without freezing, but then freezes again if you come back to normal.

This morning, it froze and I forced a shutdown via power button, quickly used msconfig before the freeze hit, hid all MS services, disabled the 7, disabled 7 startups in Task Manager - lo and behold it came back to normal, so I thought I was narrowing it down. I re-enabled a few services (~3-4) [not startups] (one at a time, restarting the computer each time) and no problem. I re-enabled the entire remainder of services (~3-4) and it froze. I disabled those few again, runs fine without freezing, I'm thinking "ok, has to be one of these couple remaining." Then one-by-one I re-enabled and restarted + shutdown (yeah, both, because I'm worried about something like fastboot making the restart different than the shutdown) after each one (Skype Updater, Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service, Google Update (gupdate & gupdatem). No freeze.

I enabled all 7 startups as well, msconfig is back to "normal startup", now it's not freezing. That's good it's running, but I can't narrow this down until it freezes again.
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Hi,

My PC has just started to play up.
I'm running XP Home SP2. When I boot up my PC I get my desktop wallpaper picture & mouse pointer on the screen but, the taskbar and desktop icons don't appear.
I have a lot of buisness records on the PC so I don't want to reinstall XP and lose everything.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem?
TIA
Yozzer
 

Answer:No taskbar or desktop icons after boot up!

Try for the easy stuff first.

The taskbar may have got set to 'autohide'
Move the mouse to each edge of the screen in turn, bottom first.
See if the taskbar pops out.
If it does right click select properties uand make sure autohide is not ticked.

If this does not work try tapping the Windows key, this should bring up the start menu for you to access your programs.

If this works then I would advise you to copy off your data somehow as soon as possible do you have a cd writer?
You can also access windows explorer by holding down the windows key and tapping the e key.

There are viruses and system faults which could cause this so let us know how you get on with saving the data and we can help you go to the next stage.

Studio T
 

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Running windows XP Pro SP3

Recently I removed the antispyware soft problem with help from what was written on this site but I think I first noticed the problem prior to that.

Okay, here's the issue.

After booting up the machine, everything SEEMS to boot normally. Sometimes it even looks normal (I use the windows classic view) but then I go to click on the taskbar and get nothing except the tone that means "you can't do that." Othertimes on reboot (like this time) the desktop icons are the ones that are non-responsive in the same way but the taskbar is working. Also the font has changed to a much more basic one than is usual for the theme. I'm including a screen shot so you can see the font. (As you can see I am a fan of Total War and Alternate History.) The blue background to each icon is always there, it becomes a different color if I highlight it.

Most of the time if the taskbar is non-responsive I can hit the windows key to bring up the starmenu, but not always. The desktop icons themselves being non-responsive is new it's only happened twice. I assume the icons loaded but not the actual desktop links since I can use windows explorer to active the programs from icons. That said the taskbar issue has been plaguing me more and more for the last 5-6 days.

Any advice people here might have for me? I just built this thing less than two months ago!

Thanks in advance.

--SSJPabs

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Answer:Taskbar/Desktop sometimes non-responsive on Boot

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hello,
 
Yesterday I allowed Windows Update to install whatever it was nagging me about, this was about 6am I think.  After the restart so it could finish the installations I found that it took ages to boot back into Windows, at which point launching and using any program is sluggish to the point of nearly being unusable.  A window slowly fades in, takes about four seconds.  Firefox, which I'm using now, takes just as long to open a tab, and typing is delayed just enough that I have to wait for the sentence to catch up.  Also, Yahoo has become my default search engine, I don't know if this is directly related but it's suspicious anyway.  I work in Photoshop which is absolutely impossible at this point.  I tried restoring back to September 5th, which reportedly succeeded, but has made no change.  I wrote down the boot process this morning as it slogged past:
-7:35: Digits pop up on a black screen 98 B4 99 92 99 A2 A3 A2 A3 (seem to be the same numbers that appear, though not this slowly) It takes a few minutes to go through all of them, then it sits on A3 until-
-7:55 Goes black.  Some time after this, maybe a minute or so, the 'MSI Military Class II' logo slowly, slowly loads in chunks from the top, this takes about 30 seconds.
-8:01: Logo slowly fades to black, about 10 seconds.
-8:06: A blinking prompt appears, disappears after a few minutes, reappears
-8:12: Goes black.
-8:46: Login finally appears, I'd checked on 'No GUI' in th... Read more

Answer:Win7 Desktop ridiculously slow after Windows Update, 1 hour boot

Update:  I restarted again, I let it install whatever updates it had lined up, presumably the same ones I reverted from.  I took out half of my RAM and turned it back on, it booted up perfectly fine and went straight to Windows without a problem.  I restarted again, put the RAM back and it's still working.  I can only assume that one of the updates installed incorrectly and it was fixed the second time around.  I'm still having issues with USB it looks like, but that's probably not an 'Am I Infected' issue.  I suppose this can be closed. 

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It seems my original post has disapeared into the ether!I'l try againI have recently been experiencing freeze ups and slow boot ups while both online and offline (ethernet cable unplugged from router)I originally look for help in another forum where various things were discussed with the result that I think I have excluded psu problems, but am not convinced of this, see last post here, where the full topic can also be viewed.I am running Win XP SP2 with 1gb ram and an AMD athlon 3700+ 2.19 Ghz processor. attached by USB are two external drives and printer all with there own power supply as well as a cannon scanner which draws power through the usb port.When the problems started I was running Kaspersky Internet Security which automatically updates virus defs and win patrol. Since then I have also installed Ad-Aware which is now running. I used to use Spyware Blaster which is still installed but not normaly used.Over the last week I have run two full scans with Kaspersky, two with Trend Housecall, two with Ad-aware and two with Spybot S&D. None of these scns showed anything nasty, just a ew cookies.Have also run chkdsk results of which are belowCleaning up minor inconsistencies on the driveCleaning up 1497 unused index entries from index $Sll of file 0x9Cleaning up 1497 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9Cleaning up 1497 unused security descriptors...........CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap... Read more

Answer:Freeze Ups, Slow Boot Up [Moved]

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

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Hi all,

I know there are a few discussions regarding this (Blue Loading Circle Flashing mouse) but I am presented with a unique problem I believe or perhaps not...

On my HP Laptop I had this problem - easy SOLVE with the HP Simple Pass however I have this problem again now this time on a custom build Desktop PC with nothing loaded from a manufacturer. Windows 8.1 runs stable but cannot seem to stop this circle flashing loading mouse problem as there is no Simple Pass or something similar I can find to disable.

Any advice or direction would be appreciated.

Cheers!

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Loading Circle Help - No pre-loaded Software Desktop

Hello Snob Effect Welcome to the Ten Forums!

So you still have 8.1 on a custom build but run 10 on a laptop from your description. The spinning circle represents something trying to finish loading or seen when going to access a folder and explorer suddenly acts up with the "not responding" error at times. When specifically are you seeing this happen? would be one quick question which could be right as the desktop is trying to finish loading or later when trying to start a program up?

One method besides booting up in the Safe mode for isolating the problem would be to reduce the number of items that load up along with Windows until the process or program at fault can be indentified. But since MS decided to combine the Startup group found previously in the msconfig utility into the updated form of Task manager now seen you will need to open up the Startup tab there in order to hand pick which items you will disable temporarily to reboot and see if Windows then starts up normally.

The yellow circle at the top in the snipping there points out the Startup tab and the button on the bottom right side is a combination Enable/Disable button you click on to either enable or disable one item at a time rather then the old "Select all" option which made life so much easier! (and why I still dual boot 7 with 10! "Positively shocking!")

As you can the selective startup no more seems to be the MS thinking on shortcuts to the Ultimately Improved GUI? or T... Read more

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My pc shut down in sleep mode and I have not been able to get it to boot up again after trying literally 100s of things.What happens is most of the time I can't get any display when I turn it on and the keyboard lights don't come on. Then some time I can get it to boot to the BIOS screen. When I select anything to boot I get as far as the first windows screen and after about 3 dots (of the spinning dots) appears it just freezes and I have to power it off. At the point where it freezes the lights on the keyboard also go out which I think might be significant (but I don't know what it means!) I just can't get it past that point!!!The same thing happens with Windows 7 CD, WIndows 10 media creation tool, blank HDD to install fresh. Literally everything I have tried does the same thing. I have replaced the motherboard for a brand new one so it's not that.I have tested with another graphics card, another power supply, other cables/adaptors etc.If I plug the HDDs in to my laptop all the files are visible and normal. HDD health software says disks are in good health.The only thing I haven't been able to test is the cpu. Would a failing cpu cause these problems? If you can help I would be eternally grateful because I'm looking at the possibility of having to bin a ?1000+ computer because I can't fix it.

Andy

[Can't get zip file of computer data because I can't boot the computer]

Answer:Desktop stuck and won't boot freeze at spinning dots

andysolaini said:

My pc shut down in sleep mode and I have not been able to get it to boot up again after trying literally 100s of things.What happens is most of the time I can't get any display when I turn it on and the keyboard lights don't come on. Then some time I can get it to boot to the BIOS screen. When I select anything to boot I get as far as the first windows screen and after about 3 dots (of the spinning dots) appears it just freezes and I have to power it off. At the point where it freezes the lights on the keyboard also go out which I think might be significant (but I don't know what it means!) I just can't get it past that point!!!The same thing happens with Windows 7 CD, WIndows 10 media creation tool, blank HDD to install fresh. Literally everything I have tried does the same thing. I have replaced the motherboard for a brand new one so it's not that.I have tested with another graphics card, another power supply, other cables/adaptors etc.If I plug the HDDs in to my laptop all the files are visible and normal. HDD health software says disks are in good health.The only thing I haven't been able to test is the cpu. Would a failing cpu cause these problems? If you can help I would be eternally grateful because I'm looking at the possibility of having to bin a ?1000+ computer because I can't fix it.

Andy

[Can't get zip file of computer data because I can't boot the computer]



Sounds like a hardware issue. Open it up. Start it. See if the... Read more

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I have accumulated from eBay all the bits needed for a new PC- Athlon 1.33, PC Chips M810 mobo, 256 MB RAM etc, having assembled it, I had a problem formatting the disc (previous thread) which I eventually resolved. I then began to load Windows 98SE and got close to completion when the screen went blank and everything stopped.I rebooted and got a message saying that the operating system was loaded and I should not load another one. I then rebooted again without any response at all - no beeps - no nothing. The monitor quickly goes to standby as well. The power supply is still working (CD drive lights up and works OK) but no life anywhere else. Fearing the worst I changed the CPU to no avail, I have also changed the memory but still no good. If I slave the drive onto another PC, Windows and programme files are all on the HDD as they should be, but I still can't get it to boot.Would welcome any suggestions please.

Answer:Have loaded Windows on new PC but it won't boot.

I think I would suspect the mobo,did you also buy this at ebay and was it new,I also built a computer with a mobo from ebay,everything was fine then I had exactly the same as you no beeps,cdroms working,monitor going to standby,I bought a new mobo with the same chipset and that cured it.

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Hello,

When waking from sleep then unlocking session, or even just locking and unlocking later, the task bar will be frozen for +10'sec (when you clic on it, pop-up will tell it doesn't respond, etc..) at boot it does it too, but less long and this is understandable since it has to load every apps, etc... After waking/unlocking however, i don't get it! Any ideas?

PS: This month's tuesday patches are safe? Last month's too? I didn't install any of them yet, i know there was some issue recently so i prefer to ask.. Maybe there's a thread for that?

Thanks;

Answer:Taskbar Freeze After Wake/Unlock... And Windows Updates.

How are you locking and unlocking ?
I haven't seen any issues with any of the Important updates, using ie10 64-bit. passed on some of the Optional/ Recommended ones after reviewing them.
I've passed on quite a few Optional/ Recommended updates after reviewing them/ ie9 on another machine.

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Occasional freezeups which may resolt after a few minutes. Occasional reboot due to no bootable device--choose bootable and reboot.

I am now getting a long boot time from when Win XP with the moving blocks on the bar starts--1 minute 25 seconds. It was much quicker after the reinstall last week. Is it possibly a bios battery and the bios is reidentifying the hardware during startup and not storing it? 3.5 years old.

Had new hard drive complete new install of XP Pro from install due to hard drive boot sector failure.

Have installed games World of Warcraft and various live talk features for kid to use and Office and some other.

The activescan includes a couple of alleged trojans.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:51:06 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Sou... Read more

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I posted my problem here last night, but made the mistake of trying to give too much information, and included a HJT log on my post. It got the post put away in some dark dusty corner, so now, because of the lack of basic functions on my computer, I have to re-explain this one.

I just finished updating Quicktime, because of the iTunes/Quicktime bug. After that I added about 100gb of music to iTunes, then opened WMP. My computer froze, would not respond for about 10 minutes, so I hit the reset button of the front. While it was booting I noticed it taking longer than usual, and when it got the the welcome screen it sat there for a good 5 minutes instead of the normal 30 seconds. After it finally logged on, I got my desktop icons, but no taskbar or sound. I restarted again, thinking it was just a one off, but no, it isn't.

So far, I have tried System Restore, but that said it could not protect my computer, try again after restarting. Fail there.
I tried to repair the Windows installation, but that repair console is a pain in the ass after dealing with a mouse and keyboard after so long. Another fail there.
Also tried to look at my Event Viewer, and found that I could not open any of the events information. Nor can I open a search pane in the explorer window.
Also tried HJT, but it came up empty. Tried some malwarebytes thing, but there is a problem with my VBasic that wont let it run, and well as the RSI Tool that comes from this site.

As far as I can tell, w... Read more

Answer:Slow boot, missing taskbar

<<I posted my problem here last night, but made the mistake of trying to give too much information, and included a HJT log on my post. It got the post put away in some dark dusty corner,...>>

Including a HJT log in this forum (Windows XP Home and Professional) when there is a separate forum for HJT logs IS a mistake, but not for the reasons that you seem to think it is.

You are not the only person who might have malware issues...and the HJT forum has many more persons with malware issues who also are seeking help/assistance/guidance ASAP.

Unfortunately, the HJT forum doesn't have enough persons with expertise that every request for support/assistance is immediately picked up on and given "urgent" status.

The persons working there do the best that they can, given the fact that solving malware issues is not necessarily something where one can say "take an aspirin and call me in the morning if the pain still persists."

I believe that all this is properly explained at the HJT forum...maybe you might want to take a look there, especially so if you feel that you have malware issues that won't be solved in the XP forum, no matter how much any of the members/visitors here might try to solve them.

FWIW: Loss of multiple Windows functions is one of the key indicators of a malware problem, IMO. If my system had the same symptoms you have described, elimination of malware as a possible cause would be my first step, via a proper post in eith... Read more

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I just loaded windows 10 on a new computer. On the first boot with the Windows logo on the screen and the dots going around in a circle after the circle goes around about 10 time and before the welcome screen and we are getting things ready it freezes on the circles. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

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Started my XP machine this morning to find that it booted really slowly, beeped once when loading my Spyder custom color profile, brought up an error message when loading Skype, and everything else loaded (I guess) because I can't see or bring up my taskbar. Desktop icons have loaded, and I'm still online. Realised I must have a virus or malware infection, so tried to wind it back using System Restore, but couldn't as it brought up 'System retore is unable to protect your computer. Please reboot'.

Can't Paste after copying (although I can get round that with CTRL V), and I'm sure there are other system faults which I haven't found yet.

Tried running Mcafee Stinger, AVG Anti-Spyware & XoftSpy which didn't find anything.

I've downloaded & run ComboFix. See report below...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Rgds,
Howard


ComboFix 08-11-27.07 - Sheilsoft 2008-11-28 11:57:02.1 - NTFSx86
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Sheilsoft\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Resident AV is active

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\IE4 Error Log.txt
c:\windows\system32\9640318741.cpx
c:\windows\system32\96403187412.CPX
c:\windows\system32\96403187421.cpx

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2008-11-05 16:12 . 2008-11-05 16:12 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\system32\NtmsData
2008-11-... Read more

Answer:Slow boot, no taskbar or system restore...

Hi there sheilsoft

Thank you for your patience. I will be helping you deal with the issues raised in your log from this point onwards

Before we start jumping into things, here is a quick basic note which I mention to everyone. The fix which I have provided for you is for this computer only, it should not be used on any other computer. Each fix is tailor made for the specific task in hand. If for some reason you have system restore disabled, then please re-enable it before proceeding, an infected restore is better than none. Please read through the fix first and set enough time aside to complete the task in one session. If there is anything you feel needs clarification then please ask - do not guess! Please copy and paste any requested logs into replies rather than add as attachments, this makes it easier for analysis.

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

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

If this is a computer from a work place then please advise your IT department of the concerning issues before commencing past this point.

Please follow these directions in the order they are set out for you.

Please do not run any other tools unless instructed
Disable your AntiVir... Read more

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I'm using Win 7 Ultimate. When my latop starting, icon network on tray very slow load! This ring icon often frozen on two minute. Somone can hepl me fix this one! Thank for support!

i tried removin reinstalling network card drivers and changing "netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel" stuff too....

Answer:Network icon taskbar slow boot

Hello,

Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?

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My computer is hanging on boot - taskbar missing for extended period of time, system locking up, DVD drive missing/require reboot to get it to appear.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kathryn Lawlor at 0:00:08.25 on Sun 08/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1242 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\V0250Mon.exe
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Answer:Taskbar not loading and slow boot - Log included

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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hi all
this is my 1st thread and joined specially because of this problem as AOL customer are an absolute shambles.

now i know people will tell me to avoid aol but my wife and i find the software really simple to use and really dont want to change but this problem is so frustrating but i believe it is something simple but i just cant find out what!

ok

i am running aol 9.1 on vista and until recently everything was running nicely but the last week or so on some web pages eg amazon , ebay newsnow , when it has loaded up the whole screen freezes and i cant click on any link or scroll up and down. the only things i can click on are the minimise,maximise and close buttons. when the pages are loading i can scroll but as soon as it fully loads it all freezes.
everything works fine on IE8 and on chrome its just on AOL.
is somthing to do with flash or java?

aol customer services wanted me to uninstall windows and re install!!!!!! then they said if that didnt work then dont use the aol software!!!!!
amazing customer service i dont think
anyway i hope someone knows what is causing my problem and can help me.
many thanks

Answer:AOL pages freeze after they have loaded but dont on IE8 or chrome?

I'm not suggesting you try all of these fixes but have you tried any of the suggestions here:
AOL freezes while I am online - AOL Help

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So I just built my new computer and fired up my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit disc. The setup files load, the Windows logo video plays, the pretty blue screen with the flowers in the corner appears and my cursor has the rotating green circle indicating something is happening. Then the circle stops spinning and disappears. At this point it appears the installation freezes. Pressing any keys or moving the mouse does nothing. I have to restart the computer. Same thing happens. Any off-the-bat suggestions before I start troubleshooting hardware?

Here are my specs:
ASUS Rampage Extreme II M/B
Core i7 920 CPU cooled by Corsair H50
2x 1.5 TB SATA WD Green HDs
6GB Corsair Dominator RAM
1200w Ultra PS
ASUS Radeon 5770 1GB DDR5 video card

My hard drives are in a RAID configuration per the M/B controller and a mirror volume has been created on the disk. I have one IDE DVD rom drive (the only part of the computer that's not brand new) and one additional HD audio card installed. The system is stable in the BIOS.

Answer:Installation freeze after setup files are loaded

I have the very same problem iv been trying to fix this since monday with no success.I get right through to the last part of the install called completing installation it seems to get around 75% loaded then just freezes up.I have been told to activate sata ahci but i believe my pc doesn't support this iv already updated my 775 dual-vsta bios and set my sata to raid then non raid(only options i have)and yet no joy.However i have been trying to set it up as 32 bit but in my bios my pc says 64bit compatible.

Hope someone can help us

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Hi,

I have an ASUS computer bought in January running Windows 7 and a Linux Ubuntu (using grub).

When I start Windows (since today), the screen just remains black, and the only thing I can do is switching it off (the computer doesn't wait for the 5 seconds of the hard switch off, it immediately switches off when I press the button).
Grub also presents a partition called Vista, but which doesn't work much more (it still displays the windows logo, but in the end reboots).

I have nothing like "restore last working configuration", or "safe mode", neither from the BIOS nor from another menu. Anyway, I doubt it would work, since I downloaded and burnt what I think is "Win RE", and when booting from the CD, I get the following message (after a long delay):

Code:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

[...] (basically to insert a Windows CD and click repair)

If you do not have this CD, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Status: 0xC0000001

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
A few more things:
- I do not have a Windows 7 CD since the laptop was bought with Windows directly installed
- I mounted the Windows partition on Linux and it looks ok; I could launch "ls -R" with success and the file winload.exe exists and is recognized as a wi... Read more

Answer:Windows does not boot anymore - winload.exe could not be loaded

Run Startup Repair . If still not worked, run it at least 3 times with restarts after each single run .

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Sorry, I don't know exactly what terms to use in explaining my problem. Here is the experiential description:

I have loaded Photoshop CC (latest version) and have it attached to the task bar. When I click on the PS icon, the program displays temporarily and then disappears.

This also occurs with CorelDraw 17.

It does NOT occur with Adobe Camera Raw and Microsoft Word and several other programs.

Please help me resolve this problem.

Mike

Answer:Taskbar loaded programs cannot be displayed

Two things you could try....first check do they work before pinning to taskbar?...if they do ignore 2
1. Unpin from Taskbar, then try repining again to taskbar...if that does not work..
2. Uninstall apps then reinstall.

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Hello My  Toshiba Laptop failed to start so i removed my newly purchased and installed SSHD and put it in a replacement computer after removing its existing hard drive. I started the computer and it has worked fine for a few weeks so i decided to reinstal
the original OEM Widows 7 disc and its product key on the CD cover. Microsoft does not recognize the product key. I have checked the number several times it is the product key i am typing in. I also have the original product key for the xp version also.

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NOW i'VE been corrected The POST by reading Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problemi've been facing a very slow boot instead of having pentium D 3gz processor & 2.5 GB RAM. Also many times my taskbar, startmenu & system trey hangs while browsing my hard disk through folders.i've disabled many services through services.msc that r not needed like indexing.... & set no pagefile.sys still i got same problem. I'VE NOTED a explorer.exe buffer overflow warning from Mcafee (Updated Daily) & a fole named "ioSpecial.ini" in C:\ & G:\ but not in other places (I've no winamp installed).Mcafee Scan Normal.Superspyware scan normal.online scan By activescan (Panda ) & Housecall (Trendmicro) says everything is normal.here is my HIJACKTHIS (Trendmicro) log PLEASE ADMINISTRATOR Help me 'bout This.Logfile of Pseudo HJT Report DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by don at 0:11:53.51 on Tue 06/09/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2551.1871 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Program Files\Faronics\Deep Freeze\Install C-0\DF5Serv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.ex... Read more

Answer:slow boot & taskbar freez man times instead of 2.5 gb memory

please dear Moderators HELP me

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I’m not sure if I have a virus/malware or computer is malfunctioning so I thought I would ask for help again. My computer is an Acer 3620; running XP; Office Home Ed
 
Here’s my problem, first - it takes 5-7 minutes to boot up; second – after it is booted, I have a white line where my start button and taskbar use to be but all of my icons and documents are on the desktop but have a continuous blinking hourglass; third – I can open folders only and see all my documents and pictures but nothing will open or run (word, pictures, iexporer). I tried to copy everything to a flash drive and it won’t let me do that either.
 
Here’s what happen when I click any MS Office - Error message from Microsoft Office Word: This document could not be registered. “It will not be possible to create a links from this document to other documents.” I can’t reinstall any programs.
 
Nothing happens when I click on other icons but a linking hour glass. I can run old tools from BP – gmer/mini tool box/defogger.
 
When I hit ctrl alt delete – task manager box comes up – BCMWLTRY.EXE and drwtsn23.exe both blink on and off.
 
I can’t shutdown or restart using ctrl alt delete because I get error message: bcmwltry.exe application error “The exception unknown software exception (0xe06d7363) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812afb
 
I must take out battery and unplug to turn off compute... Read more

Answer:Canít open anything after Slow Boot-up with no start button/taskbar

Hi
 
From the symptoms you're mentioned it seems like there are hardware related issues. However I'll help you here first to see if there's any signs of malware.
 
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Hello,
I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.
Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us
Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs,  unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.

Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.

Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.

Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Ple... Read more

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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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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.

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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,

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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start menu does not function properly, windows explorer does not load it is not stable
have to close and restart. web pages disappear. I use a laptop to install, the whole system is unstable

Answer:Windows10 has various faults ie touchpad unstable webpages freeze slow boot up, how can I fix it?

Start menu problems have been possibly linked to 3rd party AV and/or Network metering.http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...hopefully.html
Also, you may benefit from making sure your drivers are up to date...
Check the OEM Support site for your PC/lapgtop. Download new drivers if they can be found... Open Device Manager and expand the component category.
Disable the device and uninstall the drivers for it. Reboot. Run the driver install utility you downloaded from your OEM. Reboot, even if it does not advise you to...
Lastly you could back up files to an external drive and try a clean install.
You can create an install USB stick or DVD with this tool: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

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This is a friend computer. She called me for help when she got a black computer screen. I finally got a display after I wiggled the power cord but the display would go away too quickly to enter a password.

Ended up replacing the monitor and still had trouble with the booting up. Ran diagnostic by pressing f11 and the hard drive passed the tests presented. Disk check was run and repairs were made. An option to do a System Restore was offered and was finally able to boot to the desktop.

There was no antivirus enabled and there were a lot of malware shortcuts on the desktop and popups were coming up. I uninstalled the malware programs and was able to stop the popups. Antivirus is updated and running in the background.

Windows now boots up but it hangs after entering password.

Logs attached. Thank you,
 

Answer:Windows Vista loaded with malware...would not boot only got black screen

It does not really sound like your problems ( at least not all of them ) are due to malware. I have seen several Vista PCs have issues with black screen problems that occurred at short intervals after boot up. Sometimes right at login and other times a minute or two later. It was not malware. One had memory chip problems where a simple open up of the case, clean out the dust, and then a reseat of the memory boards solved the problem. Another required a reinstall.





trisha said:





. Windows now boots up but it hangs after entering password.Click to expand...

So if this is happening then how did you run the scans?

Primarily there is only junkware in your logs.

Does your friend use/require Yahoo Toolbar? I recommend removing it. It is not malware but it is unnecessary junk that shows up in many logs as an unwanted application which frequently is responsibly for other junkware ( like Spigot which was seen in your logs ).


Please download OTM by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.

Run OTM.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, Win7 or Win8, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).
Copy the lines from the below codebox to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C
(or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy): Do not include the word Code: which is just a title line of
the code box

Code:

:Processes
explorer.exe

:Services
LiveUpd... Read more

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I really need help with this. So I run a bad program and got this Winspywareprotect hijacking my computer. I did numerous scans but none helped so I went to the registry and searched for winspywareprotect which I found and removed which worked but now I have these problems,

1. I can't see "All programs, run,log off, Network, Control Panel etc on my start menu". Also, I cant see my C: when I click on my computer.

2. Anytime I reboot I have these Error Cleaner, Privacy Protector, Spyware Malware Protection that is loaded. I found the locations of these but they seem to be temprory. Spyware doctor is able to detect and remove them temporary but they come back anytime I reboot.

3. My taskmanager is disabled

I have run AVG, and NOD32 but none has been able to remove this. This is my hijactthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:05: VIRUS ALERT!, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Need HELP! VIRUS ALERT! on Taskbar and Error Cleaner loaded on start up

Welcome to TSG

No need to wipe the drive, it can be fixed.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make 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.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
 

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Hiya,

I had my cpu crash: of which two other threads give a background:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...sing-data.html
http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...pre-vista.html

I ended up just re-loading vista, losing all of my c: data. I re-loaded all my other programs, my backup data, and it seemed fine. My installation of MS Office went poorly, as I forgot to first remove the "trial" edition, and overlapped installed the Licensed edition..I was unable to remove the trial edition after this, and tried a few manual removes to free up some space.

I mention this only because its the only thing I can think of which is slowing down my cpu, to a Crawl. Load / starting up takes ~10 minutes before I can actively search or use a program, sometimes (even now doing the scan's / logs) everything slows to a crawl.

My c: has ~40 gig free out of 110 gig, it is defragged every month.
MOST of my problems also seem to have started when I switched over from Kaspersky (paid), to Comodo (latest). I uninstalled Kaspersky first of course, but maybe Comodo is just a huge resource hog?

Also running spybot (safesurf only, spybot S & D is only used for a scan every now and then, not actively in the background), SAS (scan only, non-real time), CCleaner.

Windows security alerts are always on, saying I don't have user-control activated..though it detects my spyware / Comodo firewall (it didn't for a few weeks).

All my scans, including comodo, spybot, SAS only... Read more

Answer:Scan's / Log's clean..CPU SLOW!! Just re-loaded vista..its slow like a trojan

Hello RedJako,

I'm not seeing any malware here. You'd be better served discussing this with the folks in our Windows XP Support section

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This started happening a few days ago. Whenever I startup my pc, the desktop will freeze. I can still move the mouse but everything else is frozen. No programs load and I can't click on anything. Also, I can't get into safe mode because my usb keyboard won't work in legacy, I also have no ps/2 ports on my computer. What do I do here if I cannot even get my desktop to load and I can't use my keyboard in legacy? I have Win7 64Bit, 1tb Western Digital hard drive, pegatron truckee mobo, 9gb ddr3 ram, corsair 850w psu, 285 GTX Graphics.

Answer:Windows 7 desktop freeze on startup

If KB is PnP, it should work in SAFEMODE. Try another USB KB.

Since problem began a few days ago, boot into Recovery using Windows 7 DVD or the HDD recovery partition and run "Windows System Restore" - choose a restore point prior to the start of trouble.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello there.

For the past few weeks, my Dell Studio 15 with OS Windows 7 has been freezing. My mouse will not move, my screen wont budge, and I end up having to manually shut down my computer. In the beginning, it would restart with no problem, but lately, after shutting down and upon logging into my account, my desktop disappears, except for my Recycling bin. Which is extremely bizarre, adding to the fact that a pop up appears which says "your desktop cannot be found. It may have been moved to a new location." The only way I can get everything back to normal is shutting down once again and starting my laptop in Safe Mode, then System Restoring to a previous date.
I heard that a recently downloaded program might be to blame, IE Webroot Spysweeper (which is supposedly Windows 7 compatible) or ZoomBrowser for my camera.

If anyone has any idea, inkling, or direction for me as to why this is happening, I would be so grateful. Thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 Freeze & Desktop Disappears

There may possibly be some disk corruption.

Please try to open a command prompt by right clicking it and select Run as Administrator.

Type chkdsk /f/r<enter>

It will ask you to reboot in order to run. Please say yes and allow it to run.

If that doesnt help we may need you to run the scandisk feature which can check for possible system file integrity issues..

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I've recently replaced my motherboard, CPU and GPU after which my computer was working mostly fine but occasionally after loading desktop is would just freeze after about 20 seconds accepting no input and stopping any currently loading programmes in their tracks.
Since then I've replaced my RAM and now it will freeze every time I start up.
It will run just fine in Safe Mode with Networking.
I've tried disabling all start up programmes, checked to see if removing video card drivers would help and also scanned with Malware Bytes (Which found nothing)
Any help with figuring out what's causing this and a solution would be appreciated.

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Hi there, the following happens immediately after my desktop loads:

My mouse can move but no icons are clickable, the start menu is not clickable and ctrl + alt + delete doesn't work.

This only happened two days ago randomly, nothing out of the ordinary occurred then. It sometimes blue screens every now and then but nothing ever big or refuses to boot up properly and keeps restarting itself.

It's Windows XP Desktop and we've had it for years. I need help really fast because my PeachTree accounting documents for work are on there and I need them before the weekend is over!

Answer:Windows XP Desktop Freeze & Other Problems

Spyware Asylum

Go there and do the stuff listed from Safe mode with Networking.

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Hi,Earlier yesterday when i loaded a window it didn't cover my window. I was out most of yesterday and my brother was on the computer, and in stalled ChampManager 4. But now when you load any window, IE, OE, My Computer, My documents it covers the start/taskbar. He doesn't know what he did, is there a way to stop this?ThanksSam

Answer:Windows desktop and Taskbar

Is it covered or just auto-hiding? If the latter, then right click on the taskbar and from the properties untick "auto-hide the taskbar". When you move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, the taskbar should reappear if it is autohiding.

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WTF?!

I run Win-7 Pro on my main computer but I have another computer running Win-10 Pro I use for different projects and testing various things.

I was just doing something on the Win-10 system and I got a pop-up ad tied to the Edge icon on the taskbar offering
"Earn Free Movies & Games while you browse!". It also made this a new item in the Action Center.

Why does Microsoft think it's ok to try to turn my computer into a television and bother me with advertising?

I wasn't even browsing a website, I don't want to see their stupid fucking ads on my desktop!
I'm not amused at all.

Is there a way to disable that shit that won't just get turned on again or break something else?

.
 

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I have tried to revert back but to no avail. Apparently I waited a couple days too long.  I wanted to at least give it a try.I seem to be unable to revert back as there is no previous backups???? Bizarre.. After doing some research I think I will have to get another copy of Windows 7. as I do not have a disk.  apparently Microsoft won't issue me an ISO file as this is a retail version...Can anyone help? I don't think I can even purchase a Windows 7 now.Lizbeth

Answer:Windows 10 loaded it self on my Hp Pavillion Loaded with Win...

Hi, Lizbeth: You can order W7 recovery media for your PC from HP at the link below... http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-p7-1200-Desktop-PC-series/5187022/model/5226495/s...

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Noticed this problem began just a couple of days ago. Basically what happens is every 30 seconds or so, the icons on the taskbar turn blank and refresh themselves. The same happens with the icons on the desktop page. Have AVG security and ran a scan yet it turned up nothing. Also ran a scan using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it too turned up nothing.

Computer Specs (new to this so forgive me if I leave something crucial out)

Genuine Intel(R) CPU T1350 @ 1.86 GHz 933 MHz
Installed Memory (RAM) : 1.00 GB
32 Bit operating system
Been running Windows 7 Ultimate for almost a month now.

The refreshing usually doesn't take more than a second or two but every now and then windows will crash and reset itself. Also, sometimes it gets stuck refreshing itself and that is quite annoying.

Thanks for any and all help!
 

Answer:Windows 7 Desktop & Taskbar Keep Refreshing

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It has come to my attention that there are many folk who wish to to be able to pin the desktop to the task bar to the left of there computer using windows 7 ?
For those of you who wish to do this there is a small utility available for you to do so.
As it stands at the moment the show /peek at the desktop is to the far right of the computer
As i say this unity will position back to the left hand side of your computer just like as in xp/vista
There are many tutorials going around on how to achieve this manually with various degree's of success and having evaluated on what's happening in many forums i felt it was time to put everyone out of there misery and post this link
enjoy

Green Point Software UK Ltd - Home of CD Box Labeler Pro and Image Converter Pro

I am aware of a tutorial on this subject but feel there may be some struggling so if anyone else gets stuck we have the link here

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html

Answer:how to pin show desktop to the taskbar in windows 7 ?

Thanks for the tip Nick...

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When I start Windows 7 only the wallpaper shows up, there are no icons or task bar. This is a newer HP desktop computer, only 4 months old and has very little use and almost nothing loaded on it.

The problem is intermittent. Somethings it boots normally with full icons and taskbar (but the problem returns in a day or two, or the next time I restart the computer).

I have seen on other posts to check whether "explorer.exe" is running. Have checked Task Manager and it is.

Antivirus Programs (all up to date and run several times with no issues (in safe mode))
1. Microsoft Security Essentials
2. AVG 2012
3. Malwarebytes
4. CCleaner

Have run System Restore 10 to 15 times (sometimes will restore to normal for a day or two, then problem returns, most times still no icons or taskbar).

Have run
1. System Restore
2. Check Disk

Can anyone help? When Googled, I see this issue with XP computers, but not much with Windows 7 64x.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 - There are No Icons or Taskbar on my Desktop

I hope you are not running MSE and AVG at the same time, is not recomended to have to antivirus programs running at the same time.

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I've had a Windows 8.1 laptop (Acer) for a couple of months now. As of yesterday it's started to become unresponsive after an undefined period (say, 10 minutes) of unuse. So, when I turn on the computer, everything works fine. After I've left it alone for a while, I come back to it and find that the taskbar, desktop, and all windows buttons (minimize, maximize, close) have become unclickable, though other things (e.g. the tabs in Firefox) are still clickable. If I shut the computer down and restart it it's ok again, until it happens again.

This started yesterday: I hadn't installed any new programs yesterday. Any one else had this problem, or know of a way to fix it?

Thanks!

Answer:Taskbar, desktop and windows become unclickable

I would start with a complete scan using MBAM

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Can anyone help me? I recently had my computer reformatted and now when i mouse over an icon and then mouse over the mini-view of the full window, it brings up that window, and minimizes everything else. Then when i move the cursor everything goes back to normal. ITS SO ANNOYING!

Any suggestions?

Answer:Mouse Over taskbar windows going to desktop.

That's the way Windows 7 works, it's called a taskbar thumbnail preview.

Here's a tutorial to disable it: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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For no reason at all yesterday, my Windows taskbar just dropped off the face of the earth. I tried dragging the cursor downwards until it changed to the "I", but that didnt work - I cannot figure out how to bring back my desktop taskbar across bottom of my screen. Please can someone help me?
thank you
Jan

Answer:Windows Xp Desktop Taskbar Disappeared

Try Kelly's Korner.Restore Taskbar and Start Menu - #117 on the left.As this is a registry edit you should backup the registry first.

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I like having the Desktop Toolbar on my Taskbar, which lets me access files / shortcuts on my desktop, without having to Show Desktop, etc...

In Windows 10 it seems like the default shortcut is to my User Profile / Home path, whereas in Windows 7 it used to point to Libraries for me.

Windows 10 Desktop Toolbar points to User Profile
Windows 7 Desktop Toolbar points to Libraries
I thought there was a way to customize this action, although I may have been getting it mixed up with the File Explorer / Windows Explorer default target when opening, or the user pinned File Explorer on the Taskbar.

If I right click on the File Explorer Properties in Windows 10, I am unable to change the target
I tried creating a custom toolbar for the desktop, like the Quick Access Toolbar, however it does not contain the shortcut button like the Desktop Toolbar does
It was interesting, there is a difference in the two toolbars. the default desktop toolbar actually shows more icons and It was interesting, there is a difference in the two toolbars. The default / built-in Desktop Toolbar actually shows more icons and shortcuts than are actually on my desktop (i.e. HomeGroup, etc.) that I don't have shown on my desktop, whereas the custom desktop toolbar is missing some icons (i.e. This PC, Network, Recycle Bin, etc...)

Does anyone know if this button on the Desktop Toolbar can be customized to point to a different target?
References:

This tutorial changes the target of explorer pinned... Read more

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After downloading some software, my laptop has been infected with some serious virus; now when I login to my computer, the taskbar flashes for a split second before it disappears. Also there is no icon showing on my desktop; all I see is the blank windows background. I have to start any application from the taskmanager's file/new task menu option. Please help. I tried to run regcure but it didn't help.
Please help!!!

Answer:No Taskbar Or Desktop When Starting Windows Xp

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar - #195 on the right.Right click on it and save the .vbs file. Then, double click on the file to run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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During startup (or restart) Windows starts (music comes on) blue screen appears but then it takes forever (2 minutes or more) for desktop items to appear. Here is the hijack this log. Any help is appreciated.
Bobster

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:51:59 PM, on 1-10-2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WDBtnMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon03.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPHipm09.exe
C:\Program Files\palmOne\Hotsync.exe
C:\SCANJET\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Hi;

Ever since you saved my butt a few years ago (I sent in $20, happily) I have kept a really clean computer. Have AVG Free, Windows Defender, etc. But it seems to be taking a couple of minutes for applications to get started after I click on them. Then they all start at once. Even in safe mode. I have de-fragged, replaced the page file, CCleaned, MSCONFIG'd, and get no beeps on startup, have a new hard drive for about 3 months. When I double-click on an application I get a tiny hour glasss for a few seconds, then it disappears.
AVG did find a Trojan Horse, but it should be long gone. Anything of interest in this Logfile? Maybe the power supply is dieing...Thanks, I'll be patient.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:45:02 PM, on 10/20/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ElkCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Vid... Read more

Answer:Slow after boot to desktop

I can click on numerous program icons on the taskbar, get the little hourglass for a few seconds, then it disappears. After a few minutes, everything launches at once. I tried the task manager to see if some process was tieing up the cpu but it won't launch any faster than rest of the stuff. As far as I can tell, there are no viruses, or spyware, ran CWshredder, too. Thanks for any help or advice you can give!

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Hello and thank you for taking a look at my problem.My desktop has XP Pro SP3 & it became slow to boot. It was taking longer and longer to boot over time.Each time I turned it on, the startup screen would show the Windows logo with a blue bar at the bottom and just before it does the keyboard check, the blue bar freezes for up to a minute.From there, the procedure continues to the blue screen and hangs again sometimes for several minutes. (up to about 30 minutes I've tested before I switch off the power and try again.)Sometimes it takes several attempts to get to the desktop. Other times when I start up, the boot sequence is reasonably OK and skips through the keyboard check quickly, continuing on to the desktop and operating normally. Is there a way I can test for conflicts that might be causing this please?Thank you InmoGuru.

Answer:Desktop, XP is slow to boot?

How long does it take to boot to safe mode? If the boot is normal to safe mode, let's try a selective startup:Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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Ok I have a Windows XP MCE SP2. It boots really slow when it gets to the desktop. Like the windows image with the scrolling time bar goes by fine then my desktop background come up and it takes like 5 or 6 minutes for the icons to load. Once it gets to that part. It is fine. I did do a bunch of spyware removal on this computer a few months ago on this website, but I never got around to fixing the issue. What could it possibly be? I am lost.
Thanks!

Answer:Slow boot at desktop.

Check on how many items are running at startup. First thing you could check is the Startup folder in the Start Menu - Programs. And/Or go to Start - Run, type msconfig and view the Startup tab. If you do not know what any of the listed programs are, you could post the names here so we can help you out.

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Hello
Iam facing a problem in my 3 year old home computer. For past two weeks I have noticed that my desktop computer is taking a lot of time to start. The break down details of timings (measured with a stop watch) the moment the CPU is switched on are as under :
HCL logo screen appears for 13.8 seconds
Black screen appears for 6 seconds
Windows XP logo appears for 18.2 seconds
Black screen appears for 4.0 seconds
Blue screen with ‘Welcome’ logo appears for 22.8 seconds
Desktop with all system tray icons 25.0 seconds
Red light of CPU glows continuously for 43.8 seconds after the last system tray icon appears in the system tray (till this period the computer remains busy & no command is executed)
Thus the total time taken by the computer to be usable is 133.60 seconds
Once the computer becomes usable then there is no problem at all & it runs smoothly & even shuts down fast as before. My system’s configuration is Pentium Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, 768 (512+256) MB DDR-I RAM, 80 GB hard disk, Windows XP Professional SP3 (fully updated upto one month back), Registered version of Quick Heal Anti virus Plus 2009 edition (fully updated).
I scanned the computer with Quick Heal in native & normal mode, ran anti root kit check, anti malware check but found no viruses/infections. I even installed the latest version (fully updated) of AVG free & performed a full scan & found no viruses at all. Lastly I performed the CHKDSK/F check but found no errors. M... Read more

Answer:Slow boot of desktop

Download Autoruns:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxClick on just the Logon tab and see what all is running when you first start up

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I have been noticing a gradual increase in boot time to the desktop - not actually sure when it was relatively normal. However yesterday it took so long to get there ( 5 minutes plus), I though it was not going to boot up. Did eventually get there after a few reboots.

This morning it's still slow but at least I'm getting there. System seems fine once it's up and running.

This is what I'm getting;

Black post screen - seems to take a while to initialise USB controllers - around 30 seconds or so.

Goes onto Windows splash screen - sits there for around 20 seconds.

Screen then goes black - monitor says "no signal detected" - sits there for around 30 seconds

Welcome screen appears with whirring thing in the middle - around 20 seconds

Desktop appears but can take around a minute to fully load.

Going into event manager and viewing the ID 100 log shows;

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date: 27/10/2012 10:57:58
Event ID: 100
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Level: Critical
Keywords: Event Log
User: LOCAL SERVICE
Computer: jem16
Description:
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 187770ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : &#8206;2012&#8206;-&#8206;10&#8206;-&#8206;27T09:54:44.624800200Z
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Micros... Read more

Answer:Slow boot into desktop

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Hi,

My desktop (start menu & 5 desktop icons) take about 4/5 minutes to appear after starting my system. Surprisingly it appears in less than 30 seconds when I restart the system. I have a NC6320 Laptop with Win XP SP2 & 2 GB RAM. It's a company laptop with all updates and malware free. I have done 'MSCONFIG'-> STARTUP-> 'Disable All' without any luck. The time reduced by about 30 secs but still it takes a lot of time for the desktop & taskbar to appear. I have also cleared the iconcache, tweaked the registry for 'MenuShowDelay' option, defragged HDD, cleared all auto-start services and also disabled Symantec AV. However even after all this, after I login to the system it takes about 4 minutes for the entire deskop to appear. Once the system is stable, everything works as a breeze. Even when I restart the deskop appears very fast. What could be the issue here? I dont suspect a h/w problem as the desktop appears fast on restart. I have also check MS-Bootvis for any drivers that may cause a delay-none so far.
 

Answer:Desktop Slow to Appear after Boot

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Hi,

My Laptop freezes on first boot. Usually when I am using after 10-12 hours it boots as always but when desktop screen appears and and taskbar items are getting loaded, suddenly the screen freezes. I can do nothing at this point except a hard shut off and restart, after which it starts working fine, which is why i am able to type this. I am very worried.
I have used the three tools you mentioned
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:10:12 PM, on 3/25/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ifxspmgt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\NitroPDFReaderDriverService.exe
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Hello,

The past couple months my computer has gotten progressively slower. Due to the time frame, it may have something to do with me switching from DSL to wireless. It can take 20-mins just to open a pdf (and the window usually says "not responding" prior to it loading). AIM freezes after just a few seconds of being open. Mozilla Firefox randomly closes out from time to time. Mozilla Firefox freezes (not responding) about once per hour. On one instance a website I was viewing changed to a different site.

McAfee recently found the following things which are logged as being removed and quarantined.
Dialer-182
Generic PUP.x (twice)
Viewpoint
Downloader -UA

Thanks for any advice before this gets any worse.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:49:40 PM, on 10/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:Slow Computer; Windows Freeze

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I have Windows XP Home Edition, now that we all know that, I will start. I'll be on aim, itunes, internet, playing a game, or doing nothing at all, and my computer will freeze or restart. When i manually restart after the freeze, or after it restarts itself, when your at the load up menu for it to begin, it should take 3-10 seconds to load up and start. If I'am lucky it will do that, mine will start up after 45 seconds to 10 minutes sometimes. It will also freeze randomly, no given time or certain amount of hours it will happen. How do I fix a problem like this?

Answer:Windows Freeze And Slow Start-up

Your problem could be caused by many things, not the least of which is insufficent RAM. You may wish, however, to review the Slow Computer Troubleshooting Checklist; the steps listed may resolve the problem if it is not hardware-related:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/If you have already taken these steps, then it would be important for members to know how much RAM and free disk space you have on your computer, as well as if this problem just began recently, especially if you noticed this problem after installing an application or doing something major with your computer.Regards,John

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Well, my desktop computer has been freezing quite often as of late, and I have yet to see the blue screen of death, or any error messages... I searched around the forum but couldn't really find a problem too similar to mine... My general computer knowledge is average at best, so headaches may ensue! My computer started freezing up about a week ago and other than that it's been fine... I suspect there is a hardware issue, mostly because I've used this computer for about 5 years now, and there have been times I've left it on for over a week...The screen will randomly freeze, all keyboard and mouse control is lost, and any sound that played at the time of the freeze is repeated like a broken record... I have to hold the power button down until it turns off, then I have to choose whether or not I want to run it in safe mode when I turn it back on... I have not chosen safe mode yet, and I find no error messages or anything like that...I use Microsoft Security Essentials for protecting my computer, so I updated it and then did a quick scan not long ago... The scan didn't find any problems, and when I attempted a full scan of my computer it froze before the scan could finish... I don't recall visiting any suspicious websites or doing something that might infect my computer when it started freezing, but who knows...I have also checked Device Manager for any red X's or yellow ! signs, and have found no red X's and only one yellow sign... The ! s... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista - Desktop Computer Freeze (No BSoD)

I've had this issue myself on a number of machines.Every time, it turned out to be disk problems. Your Mileage May Vary, of course.1. Start->Run, "cmd"2. chkdsk C: /r   at the prompttell it yes to it's question to unmount, then yes when it says effectively "I can't do it captain" and asks if you want to schedule it when you restart; then reboot.The scan can take a rather long time so make sure you have something else to do for a few hours.

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HELLO HP TEAM  I HAVE A HP NOTEBOOK,MODEL NO: 1000.FROM FEW DAYS MY LAPTOP NOT WORKING,IT WAS TOTALLY FREEZ ON DEKSTOP AFTER LOADING THE WINDOWS SCREEN AND KEYBOARD ,TOUCHPAD/MOUSE ARE ALSO NOT WORKING. I HAVE ALSO TRIED DEFAULT BIOS SETUP,MEMORY CHECK,HARD DISK CHECK. I ALSO ADD EXTERNAL MOUSE AND KEYBOARD BUT RESULT IS ZERO. I CANT DO ANYTHING SO PLEASE HELP ME 

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Pretty sure I've some form of Malware/Spyware. I can't seem to get it off, so here I am. It takes a long time to shut down, my start bar theme will change back to default on occasion as well. My browser is being hijacked to a site which claims I've won a Walmart gift card. Also, my Google results are being redirected. If I'm in my browser for long enough, suddenly I won't be able to pull up new websites, everything stops loading, although my computer says I'm still connected to the internet, (says that the server took too long to respond) and a restart is necessary. Please help!

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Crazz25 at 16:01:33.23 on Mon 12/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:Browser Hijack/Malware. Google searches redirected. Slow boot up/shut down. Frequent freeze ups. Connection time-outs requirin...

I realize I'm not supposed to bump, but I really need help here, and it has been nearly a week. Please help me, I don't want to reinstall my OS!

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I am working on a family member's Dell (Model P02E) laptop. I believe it is running Windows 7 Home premium.

It has started booting to a Windows Error Recovery screen showing the following message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause.

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can helop diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows N.
NormallyLaunch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows NormallyIf I select Start Windows Normally, the computer hangs at the Starting Windows screen for a minute, then the system reboots, and I end up at the same Error Recovery screen.

If I select Launch Startup Repair, the computer boots to what looks like a desktop with no icons, no taskbar, only a large cursor. The wallpaper is the generic windows Windows 7 wallpaper, mostly blue with the white silhouette of a bird.

The display appears to be in VGA - 670 x 480.

Keyboard commands (Win + R, CTRL+ALT+DEL, for example) do nothing.

Right clicking on the desktop gives me no menu.

Attempting to boot into safe mode brings me to the same screen.

Booting from a Windows 7 install CD and selecting Repair your computer (after selecting Language etc)brings me to the same screen I see when trying to Launch Startup Repair.

I tried connecting the laptop to various displays using the HDMI out and the VGA out with the same results.

It seems like the ... Read more

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Hello.My windows xp sp3 is now booting without a taskbar and desktop icons I have run Avast5 and malwarebytes and nothing was found. So I ran combofix before I saw all the warnings, the log is attached...see anything?Any help would be greatly appreciated.ComboFix 10-10-16.04 - Alan Foral 10/17/2010 16:38:28.1.2 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3052.2145 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Alan Foral\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\Alan Foral\g2mdlhlpx.exec:\program files\filesubmitc:\program files\filesubmit\Tng_Theme\Tng_Theme.zipc:\windows\system32\6177588.datc:\windows\system32\azip32.dllc:\windows\system32\ccrpTmr6.dllc:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sysc:\windows\system32\dzgtactx.dllc:\windows\system32\Packet.dllc:\windows\system32\systemc:\windows\system32\WanPacket.dllc:\windows\system32\wpcap.dll.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).-------\L... Read more

Answer:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop Icons

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/m... Read more

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I'm not talking about the volume icon but I'm trying to shortcut how I persornalize my sound because I change from speakers to my TV very often. Is there a way to do this? I'd prefer it pinned to my taskbar over the desktop but either will do.

Answer:How do I add sound icon to desktop or taskbar in windows 7?

Hello snarfman,

You could use one of the Sound shortcuts in the tutorial below in Vista as well if you like for this.

Sound Shortcuts - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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This is my very first topic on Bleeping computer, and I would like to thank this community for be out there aiding all users on a very helpful way.
 
Okay so passing that, Yesterday my computer was working fine as usual, but then when i logged in today the login screen was really slow after passing that only the desktop background and taskbar shows, nothing else. the computer boots to safemode fine so im assuming its a virus malware etc... I've tried almost everything. In another post someone had (close) to the same problem and used FRST to fix it i have the log data if it helps?
 

Spoiler

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:13-06-2016
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GSRAU7O (13-06-2016 22:36:20)
Running from d:\
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
 
HKLM\...\Run: [NvBackend] => C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe [2757424 ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Desktop and taskbar only showing after login

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I cannot find my taskbar (it's not hidden, no) and the back button doesn't do anything. I've restarted my computer. I've been looking for a solution for over 2 hours and I've found nothing similar to this.
All the windows I've opened since this happened (last night) cannot be made any smaller, they're all maxed out across my screen and can only be minimized into nothing.

I don't recall doing anything, I just closed my laptop to do something for a bit and when I opened it, it was like this. I also could not use my keyboard at all, until I restarted.

Answer:Cannot access desktop/taskbar or Restore Down windows

??? I closed my laptop cos I was frustrated with it and when I opened it back up, it was right again. I still don't know what happened, but it's fixed. For now.

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Hello,

I am having the problem of windows booting to NO taskbar or desktop icons, I have run malware bytes and Avast5 and there os no reported problems.

Sadly I have run combofix before I saw all the warnings NOT to do that....WHY?

I have the log report is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?

Any assistance would greatly be appreciated!!

Answer:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop icons

Hello,is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?Sure. To quote Papakid:Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.That said, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a ... Read more

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Hello all,
I am encountering an issue where windows seems to load and run fine, with the exception that the task bar and any desktop items do not appear (with the exception of my wallpaper). I am able to open task manager and was able to run iexplore through there. I have ran HijackThis and the log is below. If anyone has ANY ideas on what I could do to resolve this it would be greatly appreciated. I am running XP (sp2), but other than that I don't know much off hand. If there are any commands I can run that will get me any info needed just let me know and I'll do that.

Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mike

Here is the log from HijackThis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:57:36 PM, on 1/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:Windows starts, but no taskbar or desktop icons

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

You have or had some Malicious software on your machine. What steps have you taken?
 

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I have my installation of Windows 8.1 desktop taskbar set to never combine, use small icons and locked. With XP I could pin a program to the taskbar, click it once and the program would open. Click the program icon a second time and a new instance of the program would open. With Win 8.1 if you click the icon the second time the window simply minimizes. How can I restore the old XP behavior. I realize that I can right-click on the icon after one instance is open and open another instance of the program. However, that is an additional step that is a pain in the butt.

I should add that I use the latest version of Classic Shell and have look through the settings and don't see any that can change this behavior.

Paul

Answer:How To Change Windows 8.1 Desktop Taskbar Behavior

Middle click/Wheel click or Shift + click.

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I had to reinstall Windows 7 and now I cannot establish/copy from back up a task bar.Any Guidance?Tx, Uncle Dewey

Answer:Desktop taskbar missing after reinstall windows 7

The taskbar is usually at the bottom of the screen when you start the computer - the one with the clock on the right. This can be shifted but its defaults is the bottom.Toolbars are usually associated with opened programs such as Word or Internet Explorer. They appear at the top of the screen. If you have re-installed Windows they will not contain any items you previously added. With some effort missing items might be retrievable from a backup but only if they were deliberately saved.Gotta go - late for me in UKAlways pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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After a very short period of time my windows xp start menu, taskbar and system tray stop responding. Once this happens I can't launch any new applications. The apps that are running start responding very slowly or not at all. I try to start the task manager but when I press ctrl+alt+del and click on task manager I am returned to my desktop and the task manager never appears. If I press ctrl+alt+del and try to shutdown the computer continues to show the same screen and never shuts down until I hard stop it by holding the power button for 5+ seconds.

I have a few minutes when I first login to run some apps so I launch the task manager so I can try to stop processes that might be the problem, but it doesn't seem to help. If I try to start the command prompt by any means it crashes the app I launch from and never appears. I have tried from Start>run>cmd ( crashes windows). I tried from the task manager and it crashes the task manager.

I have run the free version of AVG and Malwarebytes. The first time I ran malwarebytes it found one infected item and I had it deleted. The next time I ran it in a quick scan it found nothing.

AVG has found nothing on my system drive both times it ran.

I have booted into safe mode and found that the same thing happens when I try to launch cmd.exe or regedit. I this case windows will crash and the desktop will go blank and then windows will start again.

I don't know what to try next so I am hoping someone here can help.

Answer:Windows XP Desktop and Taskbar stop responding

Here is my hijackthis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:02:55 PM, on 02/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning 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\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard... Read more

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Hello

I am posting by using an friend's PC.

At startup, my PC sometimes doesn't display any Icons and the taskbar is absent. Also Right-Click doesn't work.
Usually by restarting my PC a few times it works!
Unfortunately, today i restarted it around 20+ times and its still the same problem

Don't worry, I have enough brain to google my situation. But unfortunately, none of the solutions worked for me...

This is what I tried, and none of them works:

1. Open up Task Manager-> Process Tab-> select ''explorer.exe''-> End Process-> File-> New Task-> explorer.exe

2.Enter Safe Mode and use the Windows System Restore to an older date.
Note: The desktop here and Taskbar works fine in Safe Mode. But since Safe Mode is limited, I doesn't help me to use it as default (duh).

3.Create a new User for the PC.
Note: Desktop icons and Taskbar doesn't show up. This doesn't work because it gets stuck at adding some preferences when starting. It just gets stuck to an non responding state. And if I end the application, explorer.exe shuts down too. Also if I open up explorer.exe, this application comes and gets stuck again.)

4.Copy and Paste explorer.exe into the WINDOWS folder, then rename it into explorer1.exe-> new task on the Task Manager-> regedit.exe-> after some paths, edit the ''Shell'' thing from ''Explorer.exe'' to ''Explorer1.exe" option.
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Answer:Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing

Try Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar.

Download the .vbs file and save it to your hard drive.

Double-click the .vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

Restart the computer.

Hope it helps.
 

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