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Certain programs taking very long to load or don't load at all.

Question: Certain programs taking very long to load or don't load at all.

I don't know what happened, but suddenly the services console takes forever to load, it is "Not responding" but after ~10 min it finally loads and works fine. The same happens for the Palm Desktop. Directory Opus (an explorer replacement) appears on the task manager but won't load at all. The console and palm desktop also appear in the task manager since launch. The system is 99-98% idle during all this. Other parts of the computer seem unaffected. Any ideas where to start? Many thanks,Uriel.

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Answer: Certain programs taking very long to load or don't load at all.

more information on the machine plzOS specs of machineprotection programswhen did this startwhat changes have you made? hardware software?

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For some reason when I boot up now, i click on mu username and windows appears, but I only have 2 icons that load up and it's taking a good 2 - 3 mins for them to load for some reason.Before it started to be slow i did a lot of fixes, for example defragging both drives, i got about 10 windows critical updates, ran adaware to get rid of about 450 unwanted ad things.Now when i boot up, it's taking a long time to load my these programs when XP initialises.Anyone got any idea why?thanks,Jonathan.

Answer:Programs taking a long time to load in XP Home

Some of the critical updates can slow your pc down at boot.My suggestion is to run a Boot defrag.

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91



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

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

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


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

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

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

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Certain folders on my computer take forever to load after awhile. I've noticed that these are usually folders with a lot of files in them.

It's weird because when I restart my computer, these specific folders will load up fine for hours until for an unknown reason, they'll start taking minutes to load.

At first, I thought it was just my external hard drives which were acting up due to it being USB, however, I found out the other night that my program file folder on the C:/ drive took a long time to load, as well.

Even if I turn the external hard drive off, cool it off, then turn it back on, those particular folders will still take awhile to load.

I've also noticed that if one folder lags, then the others will lag around the same time.

My system:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP2
Dual Core T2300 @ 1.66.GHZ
2GB of RAM
Intel Media Accelerator 945 integrated video card

I've attached a picture of what it looks like while it's loading just to be sure.
 

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I am a bit perplexed and confused whether this issue is a software issue or a hardware issue!
From power on to working desktop it takes about 15 to 20 minutes!
I updated from Windows 7 HP 64bit to Windows 10 Home Free when it was available and then to Windows 10 ANNV and all went well and Windows loaded in relatively quickly.
I have updated to Windows 10 Creators Version 1703 all seemed OK at first but in the last week Windows seem to take quite a lot of time to load, 10 or more minutes before the desktop is ready for use.
The sequence of events before Windows Desktop displays ready for use is as follows;
1. Power On and the motherboard splash screen display for a few seconds. (Nothing unusual here).
2. A black screen with the Windows logo and circling dots displays and stays on for 1 or 2 minutes.
3. Then the screen goes black with nothing else displayed for another minute or two.
4. Light blue screen displays with ?Please wait? and circling dots displays again for a few minutes.
5. Light blue screen displays to choose either to load Windows 10 or Macrium Backup.
6. I choose to load Windows 10.
7. Windows 10 splash screen (beach scene) displays.
8. I press Enter to display the Log In screen and enter my local password but sometimes it takes a long time for the password dots to appear.
9. The Welcome screen displays but take some time to log in.
10. My background picture displays but the Task Bar takes a while to be fully functional and displaying my pinned app... Read more

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

Hello, please read through some threads addressing the same issue, and consider if there's something there that may help:

Very slow boot on Win10 with SSD after creators upadte - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 slow after manually updating to Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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I have no idea as to why my computer has all of a sudden decided it would be slow, but for some reason it has. I have ran the normal things (i.e., Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Norton's) but still running extremely slow. I have DSL and have never had any problems in the two years running it, but now something is wrong. My HJT log is as follows, and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:59 AM, on 2/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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My computer takes too long to start when I first log in and then when I click on Internet Explorer. I believe my computer is trying to open other programs as well before opening IE but I dont know how to stop this process.
 

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I am looking for a certain image on this website, but it is taking a long time to load. I am able to get it to load, but it doesn't load right away. Please help.
 
http://www.ryan-stiles.org/gallery

Answer:This is taking a long time to load

It takes forever on my browser too. It is hosted on a poor quality/oversubscribed server. There is nothing you can do.

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Hi,I have e-machine with 128 mb ram,256kb cache,1.30ghz intel processor but lately taking about 3 minutes to start up from switching on. I wonder if anything wrong with my pc as it used to load up quick before. Can anyone help please?

Answer:My PC taking long time to load up

What OS are you running?? if it is WXP you should increase your ram.You should also defrag the hard drive and clear temp files right click Explorer

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I have noticed recently, that IE is taking a long time to load (my home page is only Google). Once its loaded its fine, and I can log out and go back in instantly - its just the first time.

I have an internet cleaner installed which cleans temp files/cookies etc every time IE closes. And I have run Disk cleanup.

I have scanned with Spybot and Superantispyware and found nothing.

I have Zone Alarm and Avast running.

Is there anytning else I can look at?

Answer:IE taking long time to load

Hi -

Do you have any add-on 's for your Internet Explorer?

Also, ATF-Cleaner is better for cleaning.

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I am a bit perplexed and confused whether this issue is a software issue or a hardware issue!
From power on to working desktop it takes about 15 to 20 minutes!
I updated from Windows 7 HP 64bit to Windows 10 Home Free when it was available and then to Windows 10 ANNV and all went well and Windows loaded in relatively quickly.
I have updated to Windows 10 Creators Version 1703 all seemed OK at first but in the last week Windows seem to take quite a lot of time to load, 10 or more minutes before the desktop is ready for use.
The sequence of events before Windows Desktop displays ready for use is as follows;
1. Power On and the motherboard splash screen display for a few seconds. (Nothing unusual here).
2. A black screen with the Windows logo and circling dots displays and stays on for 1 or 2 minutes.
3. Then the screen goes black with nothing else displayed for another minute or two.
4. Light blue screen displays with ?Please wait? and circling dots displays again for a few minutes.
5. Light blue screen displays to choose either to load Windows 10 or Macrium Backup.
6. I choose to load Windows 10.
7. Windows 10 splash screen (beach scene) displays.
8. I press Enter to display the Log In screen and enter my local password but sometimes it takes a long time for the password dots to appear.
9. The Welcome screen displays but take some time to log in.
10. My background picture displays but the Task Bar takes a while to be fully functional and displaying my pinned app... Read more

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

Hello, please read through some threads addressing the same issue, and consider if there's something there that may help:

Very slow boot on Win10 with SSD after creators upadte - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 slow after manually updating to Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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hi,Youtube never seemed to be a problem in the past, but these days, it is taking ages to load a video.My firewalls are off. And I have got Broadband. Can anyone tell me why it is soo slow?Thanks.

Answer:Youtube taking very long to load

How long does it take you to load a 24 minute video?Its taken me more than 10 minutes. :S

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Hi !!

I'm having an issue with the loading time of my thumbnail movie files. The drive itself is not a network drive by the way, it's in my local computer. (Windows 7 Ultimate 64)

For some strange reason, since a couple of days, the thumbnails take forever to load. The green bar is a never ending story...

Here is what I did to date to try to fix it:

- Reset windows cache
- Applied a patch to the registry to reactivate the cache
- In the properties of the folder, changed from "videos" to "General Items"
- Reinstalled codec pack
- Reinstalled chipset drivers

*I do use CCleaner (not on a daily bases),but disable the option the clear cache.
* Windows file indexing is turned on
*Hard Drive is 0% fragmented
Any help would be appreciated !

Thanks

Answer:Movie Thumbnails are taking way too long to load

Solved lol.

Ad-Aware was the problem....Uninstalled it and problem solved.

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Web pages taking long time to load. Example: For several years I have been entering the serial numbers of dollar bills on a web site called Wheresgeorge. I would enter one and withing a few seconds, another page came up to enter another. Within the last few weeks that has changed and now it takes 50 to 60 seconds for this page to change every time.
Sometimes, when I click to open my home page (yahoo.com) it takes a long time to open and sometimes it loads only the top part with the address bars, then will not load the bottom part with the usual pictures, links and news items like normal.
It is the same on my desktop, my laptop and my wife's laptop. (She doesn't have a desktop)
Don't know what could be causing this or how to fix it.
Here is the information about my system that you ask for.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423349 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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Okay I am up against it it here with my home made computer which was primarily made to edit videos and secondarily to play video games. I have some videos to get out but my PC will take sometimes a little less than an hour to completely load up. Sometimes when I reboot while waiting for the load it will load properly but it will sometimes take multiple reboots. Even after a load sometimes programs will take longer to load as necessary but no where as near long as the OS will. I have also noticed that a video that would normally take an hour to render will sometimes take four hours.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows XP 32 bit
AMD Phenom 2 X 4 965
3 GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 2833 Mhz
ASUSTek M4N75TD AM3
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI Disabled because I don't have Windows 7

The last program I installed was the paid version of Stardocks Fences

Task Manager shows:

CrasPlanService running 150,000K and fluctuating
mbamservice.exe (Malwarebytes) at 142,000K and pretty steady

Can you guys help me with my problem. I have a deadline coming up on the grant I was provided for my documentary project and I am being hard pressed by these problems.
 

Answer:Windows taking a very long time to load

Could it be the internals? Maybe something isn't plugged in or connected well, maybe the power supply isn't supplying the PC enough power? Maybe you should upgrade to Windows Vista or 7 since you probably meet the requirements for it? Or maybe your PC is overheated and not getting good airflow?

Either your version of Windows has something corrupt or since your PC was home made, something is going wrong internally...
 

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Hello,

I was wondering if one of u experts can help me with my Hijackthis log file. When I reboot my computer, it takes about 2 minutes for me to connect to the internet after it "seems" like the reboot was complete. Also, about once a day, I'll be working and my whole computer will just freeze and I can't do anything but a hard reboot.

I've recently updated to XP Sp2 and also updated to DirectX 9. Don't know if my problems are related to these updates but I also get a computer freeze a day with my digital audio workstation program Sonar. I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was asked....so.....can I?

Thanks much in adance,

Markus
 

Answer:Something taking a long time to load after boot!!!

Hi markus,
this is a good place to start before running hjt
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
and if you have to run HJT, run through this first
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=38752







beatsbymarkus said:



I was told not to paste or attach my Hijackthis log until I was asked....so.....can I?Click to expand...

so who told you?being your first post
did you have to reregister or something?
or have you already gone through the forementioned tutorials
 

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  Hi, having problems with my new acer aspire s13 freezing or taking very long to open up documents like word and chrome. This is a newly purchased laptop (purchased last week) so it shouldnt be acting up so soon. I was wondering whether anyone else has had/is having the same problem as me? - It doesn't happen continuously, probably once a day at some stage but is annoying all the same since i am interupted during research and other work because i have to wait for the laptop to respond again! Any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

Answer:Problems will freezing or taking long to load

Hi,Click Start(windows logo), right click Command Prompt in expanded Windows System, type sfc /scannow and press enter. Make sure the space between letter c and /, instructions are here in this link and follow the option two:https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3047-sfc-scannow-command-run-windows-8-a.html  

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I download the game bingo star and try to play it but it on't load. It is still loading user data. Why is it taking do lond to load up?

Answer:My Bingo Star app is taking to long to load up why?

How fast is your network?

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recently websites take long to load and sometimes time out, nothing has really changed in terms of software, and i believe it's a problem for another computer at my house as well, i am connected via ethernet so it's not a wireless hardware issue and my internet connection doesn't drop when the websites time out, and it's not firefox because when i ping via command prompt sometimes the pings time out

i did a traceroute for google and a website i visit regularly, and i noticed that the first trace times out in both occasions, i'm not really familiar with traceroute but i believe the first trace is to the router/modem, however i can ping the router/modem fine and connect to the config via firefox, i have also tried restarting the gateway and the problem still persists

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tracert google.com

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.95.103]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 * * 22 ms 99-7-72-3.lightspeed.livnmi.sbcglobal.net [99.7.72.3]
3 30 ms 20 ms 20 ms 75.26.93.210
4 24 ms 20 ms 22 ms 75.26.64.80
5 * 22 ms 21 ms 75.26.64.6
6 20 ms 20 ms 33 ms 151.164.99.200
7 28 ms 27 ms 27 ms 151.164.99.129
8 27 ms 27 ms 27 ms 72.14.218.45
9 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms 209.85.254.130
10 39 ms 39 ms 39 ms 72.14.232.141
11 38 ms 45 ms 41 ms 209.85.241... Read more

Answer:Websites taking long to load/timing out

any help ?
 

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Are others finding that AVG 8 takes longer to load at start up? I find it is taking about 2 minutes to load which is certainly slower than AVG 7.5.

Answer:AVG 8 taking long time to load at start up

that it has more features or is more bloated depending on your view. Hence it takes longer to get it up and running.

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Hello,

I recently built a computer. I made it out of the spare parts ive had from upgrades. Pretty nice since it was free and now i can have 2 computers. Unfortunately, even after a fresh install of windows, my HDD seems to not want to work.

It is a western digital 7200rpm 80GB IDE, pretty standard run of the mill. The MB is a MSI kt3 Ultra, 1gb Kingston ram. When booting the BIOS will instantly recognize the optical drive, but will take about 1 minute to find the HDD. It does find it and posts (beep). It then goes to the windows splash screen. From here, it take over 60 laps of the little bar to load. (yes, i counted). Once loaded everything runs fine as far as applications, games, Mozilla. and it shuts down quickly.

I have run the BIOS driver from the disk that came with the MB and still no change.

I have 1 optical drive and the HDD, they are both connected through their own IDE cable, and both set as Masters.

Any suggestions of how to fix this, its not a crisis, but kind of annoying.
 

Answer:Hard Drive taking long time to load

Older HDD could be going bad or it badly defragmented. You should defrag it though after a fresh install. Check for errors in the MFT. Under My computer right click on the HDD then click on properties then on tools then on check disk. Reboot the PC and let the PC check the condition of the HDD. If that checks out okay then open a dos window in Windows then

click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: defrag c: /f
 

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pages are slow to load and then they freeze or hang. Internet provider says that they are not showing any issues at their end at that I am getting the fastest connection possible with them, so it must be a problem with my computer. I am relatively new to computers, so I will need steps listed as to where to access and trouble shoot for this problem. Thank you for any helpful suggestions! 

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Hello all,

I have an old K6-2 500mHZ machine that my parents are using for internet purposes. The primary problem is that when I boot up, it goes thru POST fine and then i get a black screen. i wait for about 5-6 minutes and then it loads into windows. Sometimes when boot up, it goes straight to windoes but 9 times outta 10 it doesnt. I stripped everything down to the vid card, floppy, HD and network card. Even reinstalled windows. I cant seem to fix this. Anyone have any idea what can possibly be wrong? Thanks in adavnce!
 

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Hey again everyone, after installing ewido and some anti adware programs on my computer to remove some nasties, i noticed that my network connections is taking up to 2 mins to load up, trying to start it manually in services, causes it to freeze up for about a minute. Uninstalled all the programs that i used to remove my enemies and no change. Is the svchost.exe bugged or something? I know this isnt the right forum, but i didnt have much time.
 

Answer:Network Connections Taking Real Long To Load

installing ewido has nothing to do with it. What changed in your network?
You're describing a network timeout issue accessing the shares when your
network is not fully functional (yet).

Did you recently add these shares and just now notice the new symptom?

An example from my laptop. I have a broadband connection via a router and
the cable is frequently already attached. If I boot up like this, I get a long
delay before I get to the Login Screen. However, by removing the cable before
I boot, the system quickly comes to the Login and I can replug the cable and
just move on pleasantly. The delay comes from the XP OS attempting to find
remote shares et al.
 

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I am experiencing the aforementioned issue from a long time and this is really annoying many a times.
The taskbar doesn't load up as i log in to my account.The taskbar takes approx two minutes to completely load.
When logging in to the screen ,only the start button and the action center icon appear on the taskbar.
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Specs of my laptop:
This is the link:
https://support.hp.com/ie-en/document/c04337700

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Also,One thing i noticed that from the time of this issue appearing up to now,The wifi as well as the bluetooth are not working properly.Even,after the taskbar loads up,the Wi-Fi option is nowhere to be seen(not even in the action center.Only,"Network" shows up.).Also,the bluetooth on my laptop is not able to detect any devices nearby it.

I don't think the two issues can be connected in any way.But,Please advice me for this issue.
 

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Hi all. I have an hp Pavilion 64 bit 4 gigs memory.

It was working great on 10 after I upgraded it about eight months ago or so. Now it takes forever to load or start. Also it freezes allot with firefox browser or IE browser. Or just doing tasks. Now I have tried so many things. I have tried to do tips for windows 10 to help speed it up and load quickly. I have ran virus scans like Mawarebytes and Super antispyware . Adwcleaner. Cleaning the pc ect.

I am having surgery on Thursday and would love to clear this up before then. I would so appreciate your time to help me resolve this issue.
 

Answer:Windows 10 Taking A Long Time To Load And Then Freezes.

Make sure any plugins you have (such as Adobe Flash Player) are up to date. Then within Firefox > Addons > Plugins have it set to 'ask me to activate'.
In start ups only allow those actually needed - most are not needed at start up.
Any program that can be started when needed should not be in start ups.
Use CCleaner Slim at least weekly to clear out junk.
Other than that, without seeing your system in detail it's hard to say more.
 

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Why is ProBoards Support taking a long time to load? It doesn't load right away like it always does and I get a spinning circle and a blank screen.

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Hey guys,

This is driving me insane. I don't know why it's happening or if it's simply no big deal and I'm going paranoid!

Anyways, when I right-click on desktop, the menu takes 5 seconds (1 Mississippi...2 Mississippi...etc.) to show up..

Is that normal?

i7 965 @4.02 GHz
Asus Ramp II Extreme
3x285s
6 GB RAM

I'm mainly asking to see if there is a bigger problem behind this and not so much the little problem of this taking too long to load. So the emphasis is on the former (the possibility of this being a bigger problem).

I recently installed the latest drivers for my GPUs.

Answer:Right-Clicking on desktop taking too long to load menu...

hi my advice at this point is deal with your bsod thread first as advice given here may cause a conflict with the advice it your other thread thank you for understanding

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I've been having this issue for a little over a month. When I start Windows XP, after it applies personal settings, it gets stuck at just a blank screen with my wallpaper for about 3 minutes or so before it finally starts to load all of the desktop icons. I have tried pulling up task manager while it is sitting there just showing the wallpaper, to see if explorer is running but the task manager doesn't come up until right before the desktop loads. Sounds like explorer.exe is somehow not loading as it should.

I've checked the startup programs in the registry and everything there is normal. Also I have not installed any new software or hardware lately. Any other ideas?

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hello, i would really appreciate it if someone could help me with a problem ive been having recently with my internet as i have been signing up to forums and posting for weeks now but nobody has given me a solution

ok well, i must have downloaded something or whatever but a blue screen of death appeared and restarted my computer

when i got back on, everything was fine, but i noticed the internet was taking long to load, let me explain:

the head of the page usually loads, but no images etc. some pages do not load at all, for instance google

ok, so heres an example: youtube

the youtube home page will look like this upon first load:
http://i11.tinypic.com/4tq6w0p.jpg

Then, after a long while, it will look like this:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/hufrtgswaq.jpg
As for the head/title thing

if i search for something it first looks like this:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/oihn.jpg

then after about 10-20 minutes:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/Spaz_Munky0/yiuj.jpg
ive tried system restore, antivirus scans, antispyware scans

re-downloading IE7, and using firefox aswell

another thing to note is that i am using a laptop with a wireless router, when i unplugged my computer from the router, the laptop internet was faster, but another blue screen appeared and now that doesnt make my laptop internet faster

but ive tried scanning my computer too

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Answer:Slow internet..help please..images etc are taking long to load

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hey everyone,

i just joined this website right now searching for what could be wrong with my pc.

everything was fine until a week ago. i shut my pc down and when i started it up the next morning it took 6-7mins to get to the desktop.

even before i see the green loading bar of vista, my pc constantly reads my floppy drive and my hard drive churns possibly at its max. speed. it takes about 2-3 mins for the green bar to come and from there another 3 minutes to get to the desktop.

normally it used to take me less than 15 seconds.

i just bought this pc about 6 months ago. my specs are as follows:

intel quad core @ 2.4 ghz.
3 gb ram
300 gb hard drive 1
300 gb hard drive 2
500 gb external hard drive

i have tried going to my bios and disabling the floppy drive from the boot priority options, that has not worked.

i dont know what could be wrong? i really do not want to format my hard drive as it is such a pain.

could anyone relate to my problem, and if possible suggest a solution?

thanks for your time.

ferdy

Answer:Vista taking way too long to load all of a sudden approx. 6-7mins.

1. Boot with only monitor connected to see if it is caused by an attached device.
->If that doesn't help, run system restore to a previous day to undo whatever has changed.
->The go to windows update and look at the available updates and only install the important ones. It is likely an automatic update cauing it.

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why is it taking a long time for windows load files on my Dell Latitude D520? because I been waiting for over an hour for it to finish and it still only not even half way done yet

Answer:Why is Windows 7 taking long time to load files on startup

One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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After booting, it takes a long time for applications in the Start up to load; I cannot access the Start button (there is no response)

where should I begin to trouble shoot ?

The Server service hung on starting.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

The Computer Browser service depends on the Workstation service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
 

Answer:start up applications taking a long time to load after booting

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Hi,
 
sometimes when I turn on and log onto my computer it seems to be taking between 5 and 10 minutes before connecting to the Internet and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
 
I did use the CleanUp tool yesterday as I thought that might do the trick and it did for a while but then went back to the same  state a few hours later.
 
Furthermore I also thought that it might be a driver problem and so downloaded and installed DriverMax. Upon doing this I noticed about 13 of my drivers were not up-to date. However I don't really want to muck around with this tool without supervision and besides I was under the impression that we should only get our divers from out manufacturers website. Or perhaps that just means we get the right drivers from out manufacturers website and as for updating that is a different thing altogether and using a tool like DriverMax should be fine?
 
Anyway if you could help me here I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

Answer:Internet Connection taking long time to load at times

Hey,
 
Whenever I have to update my drivers I always use the manufacturers website.
 
I've never had any experience with DriverMax but i'm sure someone here with fill in.
 
What's your PC's make and model?
 
Thanks,
 
Darktune 

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I'm trying to change some default apps of mine, but doing so takes forever. It takes at least a few minutes for it to load when that shouldn't even be taking a long time.

Anyone know why this is?
 

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I am constintly on line for work submitting information. My computer has gotten progressivly slower and is now just locking up completely. Making it impossible to do my job efficeintly. I do not want to waste money on these "finally fast" sites. What can I do?
 

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Frequently I get redirected when I search something on google/yahoo or when I click on a link I want to go to. Also, webpages are taking a long time to load and my laptop seems to be generally slowing down since I got this virus. I have no idea what to do at the moment. Hopefully you can help me. Here is a the Hijackthis report

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:04:15, on 09/11/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\PlayMovie\PMVService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:Yahoo/Google/Firefox Search Redirects + web pages taking very long to load

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Whenever I search within my computer for Bluettoth (Start, Search, Bluetooth Devices) (or use the shortcut), the window pops up and the green 'loading' bar begins to slooowly go from left to right with no end in sight. Why?

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

Answer:Windows 7 Taking Forever to Load Programs

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

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I have noticed for the last couple of weeks that programs are taking a LOT longer to load. Only happens when I've had a program open, close it and immediately double-click the shortcut to load another program. Happens even with Windows games, like Free Space. I have scanned multiple times with Avast, Trend Micro's House Call, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntiSpyware, all of which are 100% up to date. They find nothing.

Have I inadvertently changed some setting that's causing this?
 

Answer:Programs taking longer-than-normal time to load

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I have a T60 which I purchased about a year ago. It has Vista and from the beginning has given me problems. It took a long time to startup and takes about 5-10 minutes to load programs (Outlook, Explorer, etc.) and files.  I restored the laptop to factory settings. It worked fine for a few days and then started delaying again as before.  Startup doesn't take that long anymore, but why does it take so long to launch programs? There are no viruses on it and I have already cleaned up the startup programs as well as the processes.  What do I do? I'm almost ready to just throw it away and buy a new computer

Answer:T60 takes too long to load programs

so how much ram you got there??? how much harddrive space you have left??? what is the ambient temperature of your room??? what is the CPU temp???

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Hi I know the wiz guys here can help with this problum, My system has XP Pro, w/ sp2, intel 2gig, 1 gig ddr memory, nvidia 5700 xp video card.
My question is when I first turn on my computer and click on the start button than all programs ( it takes forever) like 2 or 3 min before the programs show up, after the first time all is fine, any suggestions
 

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Hi everyone,

I've been having some strange problems with a fairly new PC and I was hoping the community could help. It all seems to stem from my windows Explorer not functioning properly, but I'm worried it could be a hardware issue. This computer is fairly new, just 8 months old. These problems all started happening about 3 weeks ago.

Specs:

Windows 7 64-bit, Home Premium SP1 (w/ all of the latest updates)
AMD PhenomII X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System
1TB Western Digital SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
GigaByte GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X Motherboard
GSKILL 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
700 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply
x2 ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Cards (in CrossFire mode)

Problems:
1) When I boot the computer, everything works fine until I get to the "Starting Windows" boot screen. The Windows logo will do it's animation for about 6 seconds and then freeze. Then, nothing will happen for either a few minutes or not at all. The activity on my hard drive also seems to stop. I usually have to hit the reset button and start all over again. Windows asks if I want to repair my startup, and I have many times before, but that doesn't seem to work.

2) Windows Explorer will hang or not respond every once in a while. I'll delete or move applications and it won't show what I did on the desktop, folder, etc. until I hit F5 to refresh. I'll right click and the lo... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Frequent hangs and programs taking 10 minutes to load (Windows 7)

Hi MrZippo and welcome to TSF. Please go to task manager, service tab and post the screenshots. Did you install anything new around the time the problem started?

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When i start my PC, it usually takes a long time to load all the programs at startup, i went to msconfig and disabled all the items from there, i have my NORTON03 updated, did my windows updates recently, but that havent help me at all, i have ran out of ideas now, what can i do in order to have my windows XP load and start faster like it used to be!

PLs help me guys KIT!
Spykee.32
 

Answer:Windows XP takes a long time to load all the programs!

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Im having this issue when I go to my Music folder/library in windows there is either no album art (in this case no icons in place of the album art either to suggest if its an mp3 or what not), or it takes a really long time for the album art to load on every peace of music. I have also tried to search on google about this problem. No luck probably because I'm rubbish at searching

ill really appreciate it if someone can help me out.

Here is a screen shot about what I'm on about ---->

Text in image: Files that have no album art still have the file type icon on them.

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Answer:Album art takes long to load or doesn't load at all in explorer.exe

Welcome aboard, ksbansal

If you dont have adequate RAM/free RAM to generate the arts, it happens. Let us know the size of your ram, and you need to run this test, too.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi,

I am experiencing strange problem with my Windows XP machine. After Windows XP starts up - my machine hangs for 5 minutes and wait for the Security Center's Firewall alert pop-up. During this time, I can access my computer and other files, but most of the programs don't launch. Also the internet doesn't work till this time. Only after the Windows Security Center's pop-up appears saying "Your firewall is turned off" does the machine starts properly.
This alert vanishes after a second or so and then the internet connection icon appears in the task bar.
I had avast anti-virus installed on my machine and I read on a couple of forums that this might be causing the particular problem - so I've uninstalled avast and installed AVG antivirus.
Still the problem is persisting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP takes long time to load programs

so you get a message that the firewall is turned off? How long has that been happening, does it turn itself on at all. My suggestion would be to post on our malware forum; there is a sticky at the top of that forum to explain what they need from you to start with. However I do see that you were able to uninstall avast and install avg. Do you have malwarebytes installed at all. Perhaps firstly you could try a scan with avg and see if it shows anything, and download malwarebytes and scan with that. I suggest these things because you get the message about your firewall being turned off which doesn't seem right.

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I am trying to solve this problem on a friend's laptop. It is a Sony Vaio with Windows 7 64bit, using Chrome. Bought within the last year. I can play videos from sites like youtube, hulu, and sports sites, but when I try to play a video from putlocker, gorillavid, or other streaming sites typically used for videos like anime or tv shows the video either doesn't load (just spins) or takes a REALLY long time to load, almost like it is downloading the full video before it plays.

I borrowed another laptop from the library which also has Windows 7 and Chrome and all the videos play fine on it using the same internet connection, so it is definitely something local to this machine.

I have searched the net for three days trying to find a solution, but to no avail. I have the latest versions of flash, java, etc. I have tried older versions of flash. I've disabled the antivirus and firewall. Disabled the built-in flash plugin for chrome. I really am not sure what else to do. If anyone has any suggestions I would readily welcome them. I have tried other browsers as well and had similar issues.
 

Answer:Online videos do not load or take a very long time to load

No ideas I guess?
 

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I have been having an issue recently that I've encountered once before, but I lost the location of the steps I used to fix the issue.
 
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that is currently running Windows 7. I have a TV plugged in to serve as a second monitor. When the problem first started, my mouse would randomly jump from my secondary screen to my main screen without warning, usually while I was playing World of Warcraft. This problem continues to persist, but now I am also having issues where my computer is booting up incredibly slowly, often approaching 10 minutes needed simply to load up the OS and get to the login screen, and then additional time after that to load up my desktop and programs that are set to autorun on startup.
 
I ran an Avast scan today to try and figure out if there was a virus problem, and it told me nothing was wrong, but as I was watching it scan, I noticed it was searching through a few Lenovo files... and I have a Dell. I had a virus at one point a little over a year ago that would randomly deselect my current window, often while I was typing, and it was masquerading under a Lenovo file as well, but I can't seem to find the files this time, and I don't have the tell-tale process happening when I check my task manager.
 
After Avast turned up no results, I ran Malwarebytes in the hopes it would find something that Avast could not, and while it did find and delete 5 files, none of them were the mystery Lenovo files, and my computer conti... Read more

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Hello..i use a acer laptop and  all was fine up until recently..now a days on startup,my icons and destop loads up normally but some apps in the system tray takes 2-3 minutes to load where as previously that loaded almost instantly...cpu usage during this period is 0%-3%.;;My folders open normally but during the loading peroid(of the system tray),videos also dont open using gom player
ive run mbam,avg and combofix..i dont think its a virus but i am at my wits end..
Also i opened the systemconfig panel and seen the apps that load on startup..no new apps have been added..
any help would be appreciated..
 
Thank you!
 

Answer:Taskbar takes unusually long to load and any programs run in that period,hang

If you don't think it's malware...why did you run ComboFix, which is a tool whose sole purpose is to assist in neutralizing malware?  Additionally...this topic is posted in a malware forum, not a forum for dealing with Windows or hardware issues.
 
Since you have run it...I suggest that you post your CF log for review at BC Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html .
 
Please follow Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html and post the requested logs, along with your ComboFix log, in the forum reflecting the Prep Guide.
 
Once that is done, this topic will be closed to avoid confusion.
 
Thanks .
 
Louis

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This problem just started happening. It only occurs on this network I have in my home. I have used multiple computers at a different house and the internet is perfect. So I am assuming I have some sort of virus on my network. I need help

Answer:Certain websites wont load, or they take very long to load.

It appears that you have already posted a hijackthis log here.Please be patient while waiting for assistance. HJT Helpers are all volunteers regardless where you post a log. While waiting for a response, you should not ask for help elsewhere or make changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the HJT Helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.If you had posted your log here, similar rules would apply. We would ask that you be patient while awaiting a reply and refrain from asking for help elsewhere.If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform the HJT Team Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please start a new topic. If you have any questions, please PM me or another moderator.Thanks for your cooperation.

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I use firefox as my browser. Lately some websites either won't load or take in upwards of 20 minutes. My virus scanner keeps catching virus's. I have run my virus scanner(CA VIRUS SCANNER), ad-aware, spybot, spysubtract, and superantispyware, they all cuaght something the first run through but now come up clean. i then browsed the forums here and found a similar post. I tried some of the suggestions there, which were to repair my network connection in the control panel, and to set firefox's network connection to autodetect, these seem to have helped but some sites are still slow particularly pogo games(my wife)pogo.com loads up fine it's the popup game windows that have the problem. thanks for any help.

Answer:Certain Websites Won't Load Or Take A Long Time To Load

Hello and welcomplease advise which windows version you are running and which version of Adaware have you used and which of spybot?when you say you are getting pop up windows, are these part OF the page you are accessing or are they signs of infection?

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http://www.morti.me/
 
It was fast this morning and it loaded right away. It is now taking a long time to load and it is very slow. I tried shutting down the computer and refreshing it and it is still doing the same thing. 
 
 

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I have a dell 810 laptop. I know I can reload the OS but it would have to be a clean install. I dont have all the software for some of the programs on my laptop.

My desktop wont load,but I can use task mngr to access programs.Once I do that the desktop loads as normal. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:in 2000 my desktop wont load. Must use task mngr to open programs then icons load.

Have a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;256194
 

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I have downloaded and run ad-aware 6 and spybot s&d. I am running in XP on a PIII 600 with 256 MB RAM. Thanks for reviewing Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:35:23 PM, on 14/10/2003
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\ActivityDisk.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncMail.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Answer:Solved: increasing delay to load programs/load webpages

Try a few of these preformance tweaks.
 

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This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. Thats the message i get unless I load programs like jfk reloaded and hit check website or the check IP program i use loads it up but the firefox symbol gives me that message! I went into control panel and changed it to my default browser like I read on a read through on this problem but it changes it right back anyways and wont work so the read ups i read didn't work on a google search and I am scratching my head...Thanks!
 

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Hey.My computer has been operating excruciatingly slow over the past few months, and I have no idea why. I'm pretty new to computers, as far as, being able to fix them myself. I run ESET-NOD32 as anti-virus; Zone Alarm as a firewall; and Prevx. I also regularly scan with Ad-Aware SE, Spybot- S&D, AVG, and Spyware Blaster (which I don't think that I am using correctly).I followed the steps that you have outlined in the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting" but was unable to get the on-line scanners to work (all 3). I was using IE at the time.All my scans come up clean, but programs are loading too slow, or not at all. Here's HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:39:34 PM, on 8/31/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Ideazon\ZEngine\Zboard.exeC:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Programs Slow To Load, Hang, Or Don't Load At All

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum DocSatan My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C: ... Read more

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So, I shut down my computer, and noticed it was taking abnormally long, so I push the quick-restart button on my PC. It restarts just fine, but stays on the boot screen for a bit long, and then proceeds to get "stuck" at the "Starting Windows" screen for about a minute. From there, Windows loads just fine, and I can access a majority of my usual programs (Firefox, avast!, etc.) without any errors. However, when I try to load very few programs (iTunes, Malwarebytes, etc.) they don't load at all, despite appearing in the Processes section of the Task Manager. Also, when I try to unpin a program from the taskbar, the program's icon remains but I can no longer "unpin" it from the taskbar.

These are all of the errors I've experienced, and here's what I've tried thus far:

System Restoring. Tried it twice, to before I installed a Windows Update and before I installed a graphics driver update. Neither changed anything.
Disabling all non-Microsoft startup services.
System File Checker (no errors found).
avast! full scan (no threats found).
Windows Repair thing (at startup) - didn't get past the loading bar
Any help whatsoever would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Troy

Answer:Stuck at "Starting Windows" for too long, and unable to load random programs

You should never use the reset/restart button on your case unless you need to. Otherwise this happens...

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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

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

Answer:Programs taking too long to execute.

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

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

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

Good luck

Ray
 

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8
 

Answer:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?
 

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Okay, guys, first off.. let me tell you this.. i am the only person that uses this computer.. so to answer the questions:

- i don't have any anti virus software
- there is no spyware on my computer because i only go into business/office related sites

One program in particular is giving me problems, and it is Adobe Acrobat Pro.. i have called Adobe to see if it is a problem with their program.. they did a "repair" install and still nothing got resolved

I need to know what to do or what to look for.. before i just reinstall Windows on this thing again

It is very difficult to work on this computer laterly and i am getting to the point where i will have to switch bcak to my old computer

Thank you in advance,

Uni
 

Answer:Solved: Programs are taking too long to shut down.. Please help

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Hey so I recently got my pc cleaned from a nasty Trojan and malware and it has been running perfectly but it takes time to load apps such as netflix. It takes some time to open so I was wondering if it supposed to take time or not and if there is a way to speed it up.
Here's the link to the topic of my malware removal
incase anyone needs to see it
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/543566/many-problems-and-malwarebytes-logs/?fromsearch=1
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Taking a while to load app

Do all apps take longer or just certain apps, and if it's just a few, might they be those that need a lot of internet bandwidth,
In other words, maybe it's your internet or your machine's capacity to use bandwidth.
 
If all of your apps are slow, what about programs on the Desktop. Are they slower too?

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Hello,

This problem just started yesterday. We have not done any updates or loaded anything new on the computer.

When I open IE7 it takes 20 minutes to load the opening page. All other programs are opening and working fine. After IE is open it works fine. Loads to new pages with no problem.

I know a guy who is having the same problem with IE6.

Anyone know anything about this?

Thanks for any help you have.
 

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

Answer:Taking forever to load

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

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hello i have a pretty fast connection that has worked just fine up till the past week or so. I go to alot of sites like thatvideosite.com/youtube videos when i click on a clip i will see just a white screen but the clip will have played all the was through just the sound. and as of yesterday some sites pages wont even load at all ill hit refresh and nothing. I have tried clearing out history and all that good stuff i even switched to IE 7 then back to 6 Now im on 7 again (i like 7 better) any idea guys?

Answer:sites taking while to load!

Have you installed any new updates via windows update?

Have you installed any new drivers? anything new pre issue?

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a mates system is taking ages to boot up. he tells me that after the memory test/ drive detection etc stage, a black screen with a white/black progress bar appears for approx. 5 mins before the windows xp logo appears.this is after a clean install (from a master backup section on a separate hdd partition). a bit of background:- a failed Quick time install (i suspect, as this started the chain of events) caused a catastrophic failure. i tried to recover his non booting system with recovery console, chkdsk /r. one or more unrecoverable errors were found. he had a factory "as new" recovery system on the machine and followed the instructions to do this. allwas ok, except that quite often, on shutting down the system, it would restart instead of shutting down. apparently, it did this before this latest crisis. as a clean recovery had been done, i got him to check in the bios for any enabled "wake on" settings. wake on ring, and wake on pme were enabled. these were disabled, and this stopped the restarting problem, but the slow startup problem occured. these "wake on" settings have been re-enabled, but the slow start-up hasn't gone away. any ideas, guys. i'm at a loss.

Answer:xp taking ages to load

Bad device drivers,try updating or reinstalling the drivers in device manager.

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The VLC media player is taking about 5 minutes to load and run. No other program is having this problem. It was running OK then suddenly it started taking 5 minutes to load.

Answer:VLC Taking 5 minutes to load

Hi there
are you using the latest version -- some older versions have some issues with "Fonts(?)"

There's a 64 bit version now available try that.
Normally VLC is just fine.

cheers
jimbo

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I've recently re-installed xp pro and its taking ages to load up......The desktop appears ok but the music that accompanies windows startup sounds about 2 minutes after the desktop appears.The norton 2003 antivirus/firewall icons take about 5 minutes to appear in the taskbar which of course is locking the system up for these 5 minutes. Spec is 2400xp cpu/ 1256MB ddr266/ti4600 video/msi ILSR nforce2 moboany ideas appreciated

Answer:xp pro taking ages to load up?

oooppss just to add to that.........The computer works just fine once everythings loaded but its still annoying

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Any suggestions appreciated...

When I open up any of my pictures folders on my PC (Windows XP) it takes FOREVER to load. Nothing else on the computer runs slow. And when it finally loads the thumbnails, they are really small thumbnails. Try to scroll and I have to wait until it loads the next row of thumbnails. Doesn't matter what photo directory. I happens with folders with 5 pictures in it or folders with 200 pictures. VERY weird and never had anything like this happen before.

It happened after I installed Photoshop, BTW. But I made sure to keep the jpegs associated with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, so no change there.
 

Answer:MyPictures Taking A While To Load

Which version of Photoshop? have you tried uninstalling to see if the thumbnail view returns to normal?
 

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

Answer:Everything taking forever to load

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

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My comp is taking forever to load, I timed it this time to see and it took 12 min before the little hour glass went off and I could do anything. I have windows xp, it is a upgrade from windows me. I have checked everything I can think of, tried troubleshooting from using the msconfig thing, and I never found what was doing it. Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:comp taking 12 min to load

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

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

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

Below is the Hijackthis log

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

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

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So it was all okay until the afternoon, where I forgot to turn on my AVG and just merely allowed my friend to plug in his USB. His USB had a problem where there were only shortcuts so while I looked for the right attrib commands just to be sure, my computer lagged and even there is a significant delay on my opening the Start menu, so I had to restart. And then boom, it keeps on loading, stuck on the Windows 8 logo and the circle. I tried the Automatic Repair, and it still loads forever, just like the one above. I have a boot USB for Windows 8 so I used it and tried Refreshing my PC. It still took long, but I allowed it and it only said something like "Error: There was a problem Refreshing your pc. Press Restart."I already tried reseating SATA and RAM and disconnected all peripherals on the cpu, and it still doesn't work. I tried the command prompt on the boot USB and used the commands C: and then attrib -h -r -s -a *.* And then it says "Access denied - C:\hiberfil.sys"I also can't find the "Startup Options" in Troubleshoot so that I can go to Safe Mode, so, so far I haven't gone into one yet.Please help me  I have school and I need to use some of the files inside. Please make reformatting the last resort. If there are still possible things I can do, please tell me Thank you

Answer:Need help: Windows 8.1 taking hours to load.

QuoteI tried the command prompt on the boot USB and used the commands C: and then attrib -h -r -s -a *.*And then it says "Access denied - C:\hiberfil.sys"What was the purpose of doing this ? ?If you simply need your schoolwork hook up the drive to an external HDD enclosure and you can retrieve your data...

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Hi there,

I have this new problem which has started when surfing the web.

I have a 1.1m broadband and while attempting to look at web pages it takes a very very very long time to download them. It has taken me 5mins just to get to this site alone.

I have a program which came with my modem to tell me how much bandwidth i am using and i am only dl 220k max, so there doesnt seem to be another program using my bandwidth.

Something is stopping me from viewing pages at a reasonable speed can anyone tell me what it is? I have deleted all my temp files but that has had no cure. Is it just a simple setting or worse?

I have added a hjt log below

Thanks Phil

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:11:27, on 27/02/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
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Answer:Pages taking ages to load

i do not know about HJT logs. so i will not even try.

but, this forum was having troubles with a server. that is why this site maybe slow in loading.

overall, i myself have noticed a slowdown loading 'any' page the last couple days. maybe one of the gurus here has an idea. being on a dialup modem. i just live with the slowness.
 

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As the title goes,firefox is taking a long time to be loaded into the memory.I mean,when I click the firefox icon in the desktop it takes me around 1.5 minute to appear on the screen.Web page loading is completely normal and satisfactory.Why is it happenning?I've 256 MB of RAM.
 

Answer:Firefox is taking an eternity to load

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A few days ago websites began taking a very long time to load/respond. I was just browsing the internet when it happened (wasn't on any questionable websites). Other computers in our house work fine, so I know it has nothing to do with the router. I pinged a bunch of websites and they are taking anywhere from 1000-1500ms to respond. There were two instances where it only took 40 and 42ms to respond. That's similar to how my experience has been. On a rare occasion a website might load with no problems.
Usually the page will act like it's loading, then just stop as if I never clicked on anything. Then five or 10 seconds later whatever I clicked on will pop up in no time. Also, on iTunes when previewing songs I'll get the pop up that says opening url/connecting, then the song may or may not play. I've also had the pop up that says there's no network connecting.

Answer:Websites taking a while to load/respond; what to do?

Anyone? Bueller? FWIW I found out that this only happens on my profile. Not on my dad's or a newly created guest account.

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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, eight core processor. Recently changed from android phone to iPhone six. Having some form of conflict with iTunes that is taking extremely long time to load.

It may be even longer than 20 minutes to load. When I click on the iTunes icon, I see the spinning icon for a few seconds, and then nothing. My best live getting it to load, is to do this at night, leave the computer running, and when I get up in the morning, iTunes it is finally loaded. It seems to run relatively well then, but sometimes I click on something like "edit preferences" it may freeze for several minutes, then finally the screen comes up.

My problem seems to be something that goes beyond the usual "iTunes is running slow"

Don't seem to be having a problem with any other applications/programs on my computer.

Appreciate any help,

Answer:iTunes taking more than 20 minutes to load

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Best I can say is have you re-installed iTunes ?
A Google search didn't bring up anything recent
Cheers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Pages taking FOREVER to load...

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

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ALl, webpages, downloads, updates all running abysmally slow. Windows 7 Home Premium, Comcast ISP. This has only become an issue in the last 2 weeks. Any assistance is appreciated.

Thanks!

Z


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:02:47 AM, on 6/6/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Game Booster\gbtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\PMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe
C:\ProgramData\Norton\NUA.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Security 360\is360tray.exe
C:&... Read more

Answer:Web pages taking over 60 seconds to load

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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Hi Guys, 
 
I have an issue where every web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) takes about 60 seconds to load. The issue only appears to be when loading for the first time.
 
I have windows 7 premium 64 bit SP1
 
I am pretty sure I don't have any AdWare, I have already ran AdwCleaner, Rkill, Microsoft security essentials. I also run Ccleaner on a regular basis.
 
Someone also recommended that I disable hardware acceleration but this didn't help.
 
Please let me know if you need any more details.
 
Thanks
Jim

Answer:All browsers taking ages to load

How many addons do you have ? You can also run Zemana Antimalware or Malwarebytes if you haven't already just to make sure that isn't malware related issue.

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Iam using TATA Docomo Mobile internet with data cable, my problem is page loading, it takes ages for the web page to be loaded, a small circle keeps on rotating on the left end of the page once i disconnect from internet from nowhere the page appears fully with some errors on it:-o

here is the preview of my web page loading



Even when i download from torrents when there are many seed once the monitor is switched off for the download to complete when i switch on the monitor again to my surprise what i c is there are no seeds, i have to restart my mobile again and reconnect and get the seeds and the same thing continues:-D
 

Answer:Taking ages to load the web page

i tried with google chrome and few other web browsers like opera and safari, but they too have the same issue, infact opera sucks.
 

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

Answer:IE pages taking forever to load up

You might try an IE repair with:

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

Good luck:wave
 

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I am running the latest version of Firefox and have used "about:config" to speed it up, which it has. However Google seems to be taking an age to load each page. I am running Windows XP and my network security is Zone Alarm by Checkpoint. Any ideas as to what is wrong??!! and how I can improve the performance of Google.
Many thanks
BaltiBob

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Hi, hope someone can be the hero here.

A few days ago I noticed my system started taking an excruciating long time to start up. What used to take less than 60 seconds now takes closer to 3 - 4 minutes. It seems to be getting hung up immediately after I enter my password and windows begins to load. Given time, everything shows up but it loads in 2 distinct stages. First the desktop appears (after about 1 min or so) then 2 -3 minutes later the icons all appear. Once loaded, I haven't noticed any significant issues, Business as usual as they say. Well actually there is one thing, my IE home page asks me for my log in info (enter a password) every time I launch it. It's like the system is removing all cookies every time I exit. Sad to say, I don't even know how or where to check the settings for that.

The only recent changes I recall to the system around the time this issue developed was I tried to create a network between 2 PC's. (which by the way seems to have been successful)

I have a been protected all along (now of course debatable how well) with a purchased version of EZ Anti virus from CA. All scans have come back negative. I have also ran my Ad-Aware SE and removed all the undesirables it has identified. A system restore had no affect and I even downloaded and ran few different registry cleaners to no avail.

Please reply with your thoughts of what you'd try next to resolve. I'd rather avoid taking to the shop or getting a house call unti... Read more

Answer:Windows is taking a lifetime to load

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Help! Windows taking forever to load

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

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

Answer:Websites Taking Forever to Load

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

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

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

Once MGtools finishes running it will tell you the location of the log is C:\MGlogs.zip.
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IE is taking a long time to load pages. For the heck of it I installed Netscape to see if it was that slow there too and its not. Netscape loads the pages almost instantly. For example, when I input ebay.com it takes IE close to a minute to display the page where Netscape only took 5 seconds.

Whats up?

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

Any ideas?
 

Answer:IE is taking forever to load pages

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

Answer:browsers taking forever to load up

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

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

p.s. like the new layout

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Answer:update.exe and svchost.exe taking cpu load

Here's your update.exe:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\COMPAQ\ACLIENT\ACLIENT.exe
C:\WINNT\Cpqdiag\Cpqdfwag.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\LCRMS\LCRMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\RegKillTray.exe
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Answer:Websites Taking Forever To Load! Help

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