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boot up taking too long with IE7

Question: boot up taking too long with IE7

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

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Answer: boot up taking too long with IE7

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

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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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Hi, My laptop is HP Envy 14k011tu. It has an i5 4th gen processor, 12 GB of RAm and 1 TB hdd. Since i updated to windows 10 my boot up time has increased significantly. It used to take half a min atmost in win 8.1. Every driver is up to date. Thanks. P.S. i once used remove all the apps from system feature because multiple apps werecausing an issue. I hope it did not have any significance to boot time.

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

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

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

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I just installed vista ultimate 32 bit on my pc, now after updating the pc with about 40 updates and restarting, it is still booting after about 30 minutes, could it be that it is normal for so many updates? or has something bad happened?

Edit: if this helps the point im waiting at is the loading bar with Microsoft Corporation written under it.

Answer:Vista taking LONG to boot.

Hmmm well now the loading stopped and it rebooted just to start loading again.

If it helps, this is a new ATA drive I installed vista on, now set to primary master, after I downloaded the updates I changed the cable it was attached to and plugged in my old drive as slave, with the new drive being primary master now(although I don't think this could affect anything).

Is it normal for it to reboot like that after certain updates?

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

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

http://i47.tinypic.com/2nlbupz.jpg


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

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

Thanks

Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

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

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

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

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hey guys please help me... recently i have plugged in pen drive during booting after that my pc takes long time in welcome screen.. it makes to go crazy..
spec:
xp sp3
intel g41 mobo
core2duo e7500
3gb ddr3
nvidia 8400gs

Answer:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.

BG

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My laptop is taking forever to boot up. I have run Adaware, I have Micro$oft Anti-Spyware running all the time, I have Norton Antivirus Corp edition up to date and running all the time and I have Spyware Blaster. I don't know what else to look for. After I turn the laptop on, and everything loads, It takes a couple minutes for the first program I click to start up as if something is running in the background.

I am posting a HijackThis log which may possibly help. Can anyone help diagnose this issue?

Also, let me know what other info might help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:46:16 AM, on 11/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\acs.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb11.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.... Read more

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I know there are several threads by this name, but my problem, as far as I know, is quite peculiar and I haven't seen anything similar to this in any thread. Yesterday I did a clean install (actually I wiped the whole hard drive and converted it to MBR since it was in GPT and Windows wasn't letting me install it on GPT filesystem) of Windows 10, and installed all the necessary drivers and the basic essentials. I don't know exactly when but after I was done doing some housekeeping, my Windows started taking too long to boot. What happens is that it shows the Windows loading screen (like in the image attached), does the boot animation for about 5-10 seconds, then blinks the screen momentarily, and then shows the Boot animation screen again. But this time, the loading circle animation is really choppy and the pixels seem to be slightly blown out. Then it takes a good 1-2 mins at that screen and then shows the blue screen with loading animation, shows it for another 15-20 seconds and then shows the Login screen. This is getting really annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

When you say would not let you use GPT then meaning you either might not have a UEFI BIOS or did not select it when you booted from the disc or USB when you did the install. What i am trying to figure was it installed using UEFI and GPT from Windows 7 or 8.1 whatever OS you had before upgrade originally and before the clean install with Windows 10, what it seems you are saying ?

List the Lenovo Model. See you have 2 cards listed, both different brands, which one is it ?

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hi can anyone throw any suggestioins to this problem
my system starts windows loding screen about 30 seconds then i log into windows it then takes 4 or 5 minutes to load completly any ideas on this would be great

thanks:

Answer:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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My computer has always booted up with no problems in about 30 seconds. About 2-3 weeks ago it started taking about 5 minutes to boot. What it will do is POST really fast as normal, then on the black Windows Logo screen it will stall for about 5 minutes with the little scrolly thing moving across about 100 times. Eventually it gets to the login screen and then to Windows. But I am trying to figure out what is causing this so I can reverse it. Here is what I've done so far and some info about my system:Windows XP SP 2IE8 not installedIntel Dual Core3 gigs of RAM2Wire DSL ModemTroubleshooting so far:-Did system virus scans with Avast (which is running all the time anyway) and Malwarebytes (updated it before scan), no viruses found.-Checked msconfig for any programs running I didn't need, disabled a couple that snuck in there somehow (quicktime toolbar etc.) but I don't think this was the problem anyway.... rebooted and no change.-Ran eventvwr.exe to see if there were any errors during bootup that was slowing it down... nothing.-Rebooted my computer with the network cable unplugged to see if maybe it was some kind of network issue.... didn't notice a change.-Reviewed my Windows Update and found that it installed some kind of Family pack update to Microsoft .NET framework about the same time these boot problems started. Well, I had only installed the .NET framework to begin with for some program my wife needed, well she doesn't need it anymore, so I decid... Read more

Answer:Win XP Taking a long time to boot

Hello,

Can you get in to the system at all?
Do you perform defrags, cleanups etc?
If you can get in to the system, does it go at a slower than normal speed?
Have you updated the system drivers?

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HiI have got an active directory environment win2003 server with 10 client PCs windows XP ProfeClient PCs are connected through two small switches to a SnapGear Sg300 router then the router s is connected to ADSL modem. One PC (out of 10 only this one ,,,,the rest nine no problem)  is taking about 7 minutes to boot ,,,,,please see the snap shot below for its behavior :http://i47.tinypic.com/2nlbupz.jpgThis is what have been written in the screen aboveCode: [Select]Broadcom UND1 PXE-2.1 v8.2.5
Copyright  ( c )  2000-2005 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright  ( c ) 1992-2000 Intel Corporation
All right reserved.
CLIENT MAC ADDE : 00 13 72 21 83 52  GUID : 44454C4C 4200 104C 8031 C2C04F4C3153
DHCP?-
Recently I formatted this PC and installed fresh copy if windows XP with all updates still same problem is going on.What troubleshoot should I carry out  to find out where is the problem ?Thanks

Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

Check in the BIOS if this system is booting from it's hard drive first, instead of a network boot. Also, when it has been booted, does it have a conection to the network without any problems?

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

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

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

Answer:Win 10 taking a really long time to boot

My guess is that your Bios may be upset about a piece of hardware. I would try disconnecting everything, including a second hard drive if you have one installed (remove the mouse and keyboard too). If the problem goes away, start installing the disconnected devices one at a time until you find the guilty device.

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I know there are several threads by this name, but my problem, as far as I know, is quite peculiar and I haven't seen anything similar to this in any thread. Yesterday I did a clean install (actually I wiped the whole hard drive and converted it to MBR since it was in GPT and Windows wasn't letting me install it on GPT filesystem) of Windows 10, and installed all the necessary drivers and the basic essentials. I don't know exactly when but after I was done doing some housekeeping, my Windows started taking too long to boot. What happens is that it shows the Windows loading screen (like in the image attached), does the boot animation for about 5-10 seconds, then blinks the screen momentarily, and then shows the Boot animation screen again. But this time, the loading circle animation is really choppy and the pixels seem to be slightly blown out. Then it takes a good 1-2 mins at that screen and then shows the blue screen with loading animation, shows it for another 15-20 seconds and then shows the Login screen. This is getting really annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 taking too long to boot

When you say would not let you use GPT then meaning you either might not have a UEFI BIOS or did not select it when you booted from the disc or USB when you did the install. What i am trying to figure was it installed using UEFI and GPT from Windows 7 or 8.1 whatever OS you had before upgrade originally and before the clean install with Windows 10, what it seems you are saying ?

List the Lenovo Model. See you have 2 cards listed, both different brands, which one is it ?

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when my computer is booting up, right before the screen that says "windows is starting up/loading personal settings", i hear a beep from my computer's internal speaker and then it takes extra long during the "windows is starting up/loading personal settings" screen-this didn't happen until after i installed sp2

Answer:windows taking unusually long to boot up

the beep you mention is normal...try a few tweaks have a look here>http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm i have my own options on updating....<dont bother>

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CAN ANY ONE HELP ME OUT
Im having a sony vaio leptop with Windows 7 Runing on it takes 8 to 9 min to boot up?
RAM-3GB
GPU-ATI 4 SERIES 1.5 GB
HDD-320GB
PROCESSOR- AMD ANTHLON 2 DUAL CORE 2.1 GHZ

My leptop is taking aroud 8 to 9 minutes to bootup .i have all done d possible that i can by cleaning the registery ......I have even tried reinstalling the whole leptop with a window 7 fresh copy but the same thing is hapenin again here is the video- http://youtu.be/s1NSrQ61BhQ
IF U HAVE ANY SUGGESTION MAIL ME AT
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THANK YOU
 

Answer:Laptop taking a long time to boot up

Greetings, Billyboy007, and welcome to MajorGeeks...

We need some more info from you: what's the make and model # of your machine (please include any Service Tag #s), and what operating system version and Service Pack # are you using?

Also, please download and run Speccy, a free system information tool.

When the scan completes, click 'File', 'Save as Text file', name the report, and save to an easily found location, such as your Desktop.

Be advised: the report will display your IP Address and Windows Product Key. You may delete this information if you so wish.

Then attach that file to your next post per these instructions: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post.

Also, does the machine start up noticeably faster when booting into Safe Mode?
 

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I have had a Lenovo Y510P for over 2 years and I have loved it all the time. I had put a Samsung Evo SSD into the main HDD slot and put the 1TB HDD it came with in the CD slot in a HDD caddy. This setup had not given me any problem for the 2 years I have had it,  Up unitl a week ago this laptop has been bringing me to the login screen in 5 seconds flat. Although now it has been taking much much longer than usual. Now when I press the power button it brings me to a black screen. I now wait 1-2 minutes for it to start up. Sometime I am not lucky enough to even see the Lenovo Logo and have to hard reset. The BIOS is up to date. I have done several full scan virus scans and nothing had been found. (Although dont think that would be the probem). Any help woud be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo Y510P Taking to long to boot

although you need to describe way more about your system and such.. i would say either you installed or changed something or one of your hardware is going bad if it just takes that long... especially after a clean install or safe booting etc..

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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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Taking long time to Boot-UP & Startup

Recently i installed Oracle 8i and Visual studio 6 on my PC..Since then iam encountering a problem i.e. my PC takes more time to BOOT-UP and Start-up(perhaps 7-10 minutes)...if i uninstall the 2 above mentioned softwares then it again becomes normal...But as i need those 2 softwares for my project work so i cant uninstall them right now...
Is there any solution to solve this problem and enhance my boot-up and startup time...??
Plz reply..

My PC Config. are:-

Intel P4 processor (3.06 GHz)
Windows XP Professional OS
80 GB HDD
512 RAM

Note:-My Hard Disk is almost full...and the C-drive where my windows is installed has 1.5 GB of Space left..
 

Answer:Taking long time to Boot-UP & Startup

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The laptop i currently having problems is the Acer Aspire 4930.
This is one of my friends laptop and he gave up on taking care on it.
I popped the back cover and the front keyboard to remove some dust inside it.
This laptop was working after i popped it.

Fixes I have tried:

- Reformatting
- Reseating Ram and Hard Drive
- Changed Hard Drive
- Checked CPU Speed
- run sfc /scannow
- run chkdsk

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.

EDIT: Fixes I tried:
- msconfig
- memtest
- CCleaner

Answer:PC taking long time to startup (boot only)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Loximity


The laptop i currently having problems is the Acer Aspire 4930.
This is one of my friends laptop and he gave up on taking care on it.
I popped the back cover and the front keyboard to remove some dust inside it.
This laptop was working after i popped it.

Fixes I have tried:

- Reformatting
- Reseating Ram and Hard Drive
- Changed Hard Drive
- Checked CPU Speed
- run sfc /scannow
- run chkdsk

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.


The term "a long time" is subjective; how long does it take in actual minutes and seconds? You could also try using MSconfig for diagnostic purposes.

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Just recently Vista 64 has started taking really long to boot. This morning it took 10 minutes. Once it boots everything seems normal. This just started over the past week or so. I notice there have been a couple of Microsoft updates recently and Im wondering if that has anything to do with it.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Vista 64 taking Long Time to Boot

solaris54 said:


Just recently Vista 64 has started taking really long to boot. This morning it took 10 minutes. Once it boots everything seems normal. This just started over the past week or so. I notice there have been a couple of Microsoft updates recently and Im wondering if that has anything to do with it.

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I encountered this, as well as other people I know. It seems that after a few months (about a year for me), Vista just decides to take 5x longer to boot then before. When I encountered this, I did a system restore and it fixed it for a day then it went back to it's old ways. I've never found a solution to this except to reinstall the OS.

What you can do to see if it's something else is check out the event logs by right clicking Computer->Manage->Event Viewer. Check the Applications and Service Logs->Microsoft->Windows->Diagnostic-Performance and see if something is taking longer to boot than normal.
 

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I have a Lenovo Z850 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I?ve had it for over 3 years and it has steadily been taking longer and longer to fully boot. It only takes a minute or so to get to the login screen, but once I login, it takes over 30 minutes to get to the point where I can open programmes, and then it is incredibly slow. I can feasibly use it in Safe Mode with networking, but it still takes 10 min+ to boot. Only a week ago, it was taking 15+ minutes to boot, but was still usable, so I wasn?t too concerned as I was looking into buying a new computer after Christmas anyway.

I have checked the hard drive and RAM and there appear to be no hardware issues. I have run several virus/spyware programmes, CCcleaner etc to no avail. A while ago, the fan got clogged up and the laptop started to overheat, so I am wondering if this damaged something.

I can?t even do a full Windows restore, there is a recovery partition, but I can?t find a system image within it. I don?t have a backup disc. Is buying a reinstall disc a feasible option or is there anything else I can do before giving in and buying a new laptop?

Thanks

Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to boot

Hi, have you run chkdsk, or disc clean up, have you ever detracted the hard drive.

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So a few days ago my computer froze while i was in the middle of watching something. I decided to restart it because that usually seems to help things but instead when i turned it back on it seemed to freeze on this dark grey screen. I tried restarting it again, and it started loading on the HP screen, but then eventually wound up on that blue screen with the frowny face saying that it was gonna restart itself. So i let it do its thing but it winds back up on that same screen like three different times. Not knowing what else to do, i tried taking the battery out for several minutes and holding down the power button for like 30 seconds. i put it back in and now it isn't even going to that blue screen, just ending up on this blank grey screen, or just not moving on from the HP loading screen. A few times now, it's managed to go to my home screen! But when i try to click the mouse or type some keys to get to the page where i put in my password to log in, it does nothing, just stays on the home screen, so i guess the keys and mouse aren't working either...i tried restarting it and holding down the esc button, holding down f10, holding down everything and nothing. please help!

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

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

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

Thanks,
Robert
 

Answer:BIOS taking long time to boot

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

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Hey guys,

I've had this problem for a while, basically when I startup or reboot the computer it takes around 5-10 minutes just to get to the windows loading screen. It seems like everything shows up really slow starting with the mobo splashscreen which just hangs there for ages. once it gets to the windows loading screen it resumes normal speed and everything seems fine from there.

There are times when it will boot normaly when doing a software restart, but most of the time it does the slow thing.

This is definately a hardware problem as everything runs fine going into windows. My question is does this sound like a failing psu? or is it something faulty in the mobo? though would the mobo still be working if it had a fault etc.

any help would be appreciated

my computer specs:

mobo: asus a8n32-sli deluxe socket989

cpu: AMD Athlon 64 fx-60 dual core 2.60ghz

ram: 4 gig ddr (I think its ddr1)

psu: ocz 100-240 vac 10-5a 50 - 60hz
 

Answer:Computer taking too long to boot before loading windows

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Greetings to every one out there in the land of the raising QOSMIO ! My G20-147 boot up time seems to be taking longer and longer. Why?

Answer:Qosmio G20-147: Boot up time is taking a bit long than usual

Hi,

Could be many different things. Run some different computer diagnostics tests on it to make sure the CPU, RAM, and HDD are all working %100 normal. Most of the times I found boot taking longer it was the HDD, seek time for the HDD would increase over time as the hdd got older. Eventually it just starts freezing while loading the OS on the windows splash screen. Run some HDD tests and scan for viruses etc. Scan for boot sector viruses as well. Hope you manage to locate the problem.

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows is taking very long to boot to login screen

Have you tried turning off Fast Startup and giving it a few shutdowns?

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I have Win 10 x64 Pro and this is on a new PC and a fresh install using UEFI option to install Windows. Initially the PC would start up lighting fast (at the login screen in no more than 10 seconds, maybe less), but it has suddenly become very slow.

It's not the BIOS, as I get the Windows blue logo quite quickly after booting and then the screen moves on to a full plain light blue screen with the circular dot pattern going round and round. This can go on for perhaps 45-60 seconds, maybe more before the login screen finally appears. After that all is fine again.

I tried unplugging all non essential USB connectors but it has not helped. I tried disabling all non essential applications from the Task manager. No noticeable improvement. Where can I start tracking what might be causing Windows to take forever to boot?

Thanks!

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My Satellite P870 is taking over ten minutes to boot - by which I mean over ten minutes staring at the black 'Leading Innovation' startup screen, until that screen clears and Windows can be seen to be booting. This has started happening recently, ie post Windows 10 Anniversary install, so it's tempting to suspect some very low-level driver or bios issue. Are there any obvious things to look for? thanks!

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hi,

When my computer starts , it does the xp loading part. After that my wallpaper comes up, it then hangs for about 5 minutes before anything happens. Does anyone know how to get rid of this? Greatly appreciate any help.
 

Answer:Solved: computer taking long time to boot

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Last week, i needed to replace my co-workers motherboard due to a faulty network port. I replaced with the same make and model motherboard. Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L Motherboard.
Since then, Windows Vista Business 32-bit takes about 20 minutes to boot up.

Undersafe mode, it seems to stall at CRCDISK.SYS for 20 minutes. And then in boots into windows.

Any ideas on what I need to do to fix this problem with out having to format the hard drive and reinstall windows?

Answer:Vista - Boot up taking a long time - CRCDISK.SYS

Turns out that the motherboard was faulty

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Hi there, I have a HP G42 i3 Laptop that is just taking really long to boot. It started acting this way ever since I came back from my backpacking trip to Europe last year (where I accidentally dropped my laptop bag with my laptop still in it).

I didn't see any change in the performance immediately after but rather a gradual decline in the performance after that...the most obvious of which is the time it takes to boot. The moment I turn on my laptop, I would need a good 10 minutes to come to the windows login page and another 20 - 30 minutes to get to my desktop. On the outside I have a slight dent at the corner of my laptop but other than that, it seems to look ok on the outside.

Another major issue I face as soon as I login to my desktop is that I experience major slowness and lag. Even a simple move of the mouse cursor would lag (although not often, it does happen)

Please help. Do let me know if more information is required. P.S. am not a tech savvy person.
 

Answer:HP G42 Laptop taking ridiculously long time to boot

You should look in Windows Event Viewer, you may find some clues there.
 

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I purchased this computer last year and it has been this way since I got it, but I finally wanna try to figure out what is going on.

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (1370) with a Samsung 840 Evo SSD installed. It is running Windows 10.

From cold boot, it takes anywhere from 4-10 minutes to boot. Almost all of this time is spent with the Lenovo "boot splash screen" and the Windows 10 loading circle spinning. About 10 seconds before everything "boots" to my Windows log in, the screen flickers black. I know once it does this I have about 10 seconds to go.

I assumed there was something wrong with my Windows install, so two days ago I backed everything up and did a fresh Windows 10 Home install... I thought that would do it, but nope, still happening.

I attempted a BIOS update and a BIOS downgrade (a6cn58ww and a6cn56ww) and neither changed anything. I fiddled around with various BIOS settings too and nothing changed.

Is this an SSD problem? Or something else? My desktop has a similar SSD and it boots in about 12 seconds.

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hi.Its been almost 5 years of my lenevo G50 laptop. In past couple of weeks , i did'nt shut down my laptop properly. There were times when i left my pc open for 10-14 hrs Meawhile ,my Laptop usually went to sleep . Now the problem i am facing is that, in past few days, my laptop -Lenevo G50, product : 20351,serial id :YB07122067, BIOS : 9ACN28WW.  is taking long time to boot up. Like it alsmost takes 30 mins to boot up nowadays. what's the problem with my pc?can anyone help? 

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I have an old Dell Dimension E510. When I press the power button, it makes noises like it's turning on, the hard drive's whirring, the fan's spinning. But the power light blinks orange. This seems to be a common problem with Dell Dimensions, but with me, after quite a long time it boots up fine. Sometimes it says it failed to start properly and asks if I want to use the last known good configuration or start Windows normally, I usually say "start windows normally," and then it boots up and everything's fine (it's running Windows XP, which I know is old). I've only heard of them not turning on at all, but mine simply takes a while in the blinking state.Could it be a software problem, since it says it failed to start? It sounds more like a hardware problem to me, since it blinks orange before anything boots. From what I've read it's usually a PSU issue, but is that not the case since it runs fine afterwards? I'd like to try a different PSU, however my only other computer has a 250w PSU according to the specs, while the E510 uses a 305w PSU. Can I just buy any 305+ watt PSU and connect it? If not, can you please recommend one (hopefully as cheap as possible)?It has an Intel Pentium 4 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Not really sure what else you might need...

Answer:Old Dell Dimension E510 taking a long time to boot

Flakey PSU...yer probably right on in your guess...However i wouldn't go out and buy 1 for an old PC...i'd borrow a known good one from a friend...and swap it in there overnite...You'll know by morning...

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Since weekend before last, I have been experiencing very long startup times expecially when re-starting after the laptop has had a chance to warm up. on average after hitting the start button, I has taken nearly 5 to 6 minutes (normally would be 15-20 seconds with my SSD) to boot to windows. Yesterday it was left on for 26 hours before it would boot, yes I said hours. it wont even get into BIOS. power light comes on, 2nd drive seems to power as I can hear it spinning, but NO video on the LCD screen. Local tech company says it is looking like the motherboard has failed. has anyone had a simmilar problem? shouldn't Lenovo cover the part if indeed is the issue its only a year and a half old. I am thinking ablout dumping Lenovo and going back with Dell, at least they seem to want to help when your in need... customer service was NO help from Lenovo. will try again later when shift ends.DSJ

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Answer:Windows Boot/Shutdown randomly taking a long time.

Hello mrpantsinator,

Check Device Manager for issues. Also, check Hidden Devices there.

Disconnect any Peripheral Devices. Then test behavior.

Run SFC.

Run System Restore.

Run Clean Boot. If this helps, run Diagnostic Startup. Load a few startups or services at a time until the boot and shutdown issue returns.

Check Event Viewer for errors.

Check Task Manager.

Hope this helps,
John

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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HelloRecently, my Lenovo G505 laptop has been taking 10-15 minutes to start up/boot to Windows. This all started Nov. 12th in the afternoon. Before then, the laptop had been working great. I put it to sleep for a couple minutes as I had to move to a different spot to work, but after that it started to take a long time boot up. I essentialy left the computer to run overnight and I woke up with a screen telling me there had been an error while trying to install an update and it gave me the option to restart the computer (it mentioned that most problems are gone after restarting) or to try and have windows repair it, or go to advance options. Not thinking about it, I restarted, and ever since then the laptop has taken 10-15 minutes to boot (and it take 20-30 to wake up from sleep!).After talking to a friend of mine who works on computers, told me to scan for viruses/malware, then to go to msconfig and only start up the programs I need, and then essentially run chkdsk. Chkdsk ran up to 12% until it restarted and booted to windows (it took 10 minutes to do so). He then said I should reinstall windows/restore to factory settings because there was something wrong with either an update or a program.I recently wiped everything (besides what was on the partition) and reinstalled Windows 8 (which is what it came with), but the problem persists! Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Answer:Lenovo G505 Taking a long time to start up/boot to Windows

Hi Ramo90, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with slow boot on your Lenovo G505.

Please run the Lenovo solution center application and run the hardware test to verify if there is any issue with hardware.
Check with updating anti-virus and scan the system to check if there are any viruses.

Check with this option and let us know the findings. Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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In addition when it does boot I can't launch any programs which aren't part of the system (I can change desktop settings, search my hard drive, etc. but can't run things like Skype or chrome.) My laptop has been having a weird issue for a while where when it came out of sleep it would have this issue, but run fine in terms of speed. When I restarted it everything would run fine. Yesterday I was forced to do a hard shut-down after waking it up (was short on time and needed to catch a flight.) now when I start it my machine takes a long time to boot and won't run non-system related programs at all. I've tried using check disk in safe mode, but at the rate it was going it would have taken a week or more for something to happen. (I left it on 5 hours and it got through 4% reading bad files most of the way.) Now I've been running sart up repair for around four hours a it's been attempting disk repairs the whole time. Should I let it keep running, or should I try something else? (If so, what should I do?)

Answer:Need help with hard drive repair, system is taking a long time to boot

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Does the HD show up in BIOS setup? If so test it. If not replace or reseat.

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

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

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

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

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Model name: VPCEE23FD

So my Sony VAIO laptop is taking very long to boot up. Takes about 30 min - hour to boot to the start menu and that is just the beginning when I try
To log in to my profile it takes even longer. When it does go to my profile I cannot open anything. I can only use my computer when it is in safe mode. So went to Sony support website and chated with one of the employes, he connected to my computer (had control of my computer) he checked what the problem was and said this:
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: I see that issue is with the system Services, Corrupted Registry files and configuration settings of the Windows operating system in the computer that are causing the issue. * * * * * * * *

And said this would be the way to solve the problem
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: It is required to manually reconfigure the system services, repair the corrupted Registry files and the operating system functionality settings in the computer to resolve the issue. * *

He could fixed my computer manually but with a price, so I told him I would think about it. The next day I checked this website that said I can fix my problem myself here is the link *(Link removed)
Can you tell me if this would work to solve my problem.
Also can you tell me what things I can do to fix my computers problems?
Also is this problem serious enough that I have to go to a computer repair shop?
 

Answer:Sony Laptop Probelm ... Laptop taking long to boot up

Personally I would back up your data and reformat and do a complete system restore. If it is taking that long to boot up then you have a lot of corruptions. Would be quicker to wipe it and start over.
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:UAC taking too long.

Hello isaaclopez,

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

Have a great day,
Ben

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

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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

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

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

Thanks, Schaeffdog
 

Answer:Norton Taking way to long ???

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

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

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

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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

Answer:Pc Taking very long to start up

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

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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Question: Taking a long time

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

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

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

BG

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

What AV/firewall do you use?

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks.
Chad
 

Answer:Right Click Taking too Long

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

Answer:Shutdown taking too long

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

Answer:Taking too long to open

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

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

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

Answer:IE8 taking too long to get to site

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

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

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

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

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

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Shutdown taking too long........

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

Thanks,
Jigs

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

Answer:Taking too long to start up

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

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

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

I use Dial up btw....
 

Answer:MSN taking very long to sign in.

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

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

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Question: Scans taking long

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

Answer:Scans taking long

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

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

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Hi,

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

Answer:PC taking too long to start up

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

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

Answer:taking too long for me to troubleshoot!

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

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

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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
 
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Hi there,
Sorry but i dont know what this would come under... so if i have put this in the wrong spot... Mods please change it...
Well atm my desktop PC is a intel dual core 2 with 1 GHz ram... I am using nero to copy dvds and it seems that it is taking way too long to burn a single dvd... Like 55 minutes to be exact.

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

T.T
 

Answer:Burning DVD taking too long?

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

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

 

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

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

I keep getting ebloc pop up
 

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

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Hi, i'm roushan. i'm using Lenovo notebook model 3000 N200 (type:0769). i purchased it 6 years back. i got it with 512 MB RAM,120 GB HD, Intel Dual Core 1.60GHz processor. i upgraded it with additional 2GB RAM which left me 2.5GB RAM. i installed Windows 7(32-BIT). it was well since 8 months, but now i'm facing a problem with this. it is easily booting, but its taking too long to shut down. previously it used to take max. of half min. but now, its taking nearly 10 mins. Plz help me out of this. i use CCleaner regularly. i clear temp files & prefetch regularly.
 

Answer:System taking too long to shut down

CCLeaner has several useful utilities, but I would recommend you do not use the registry cleaner. Cleaning the registry is not necessary and as with all registry cleaner/optimizer programs they are inclined to cause more problems than they fix.

Your symptoms would suggest there is a process stopping the system from closing. First try booting into Safe Mode and see if the shutdown is any quicker, then report back.

To get into Safe Mode, start tapping the F8 key from the second you switch on, you should see a menu appear. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight Safe Mode then hit the Enter key. Let it finish loading and for it to reach the desktop, most graphics will appear much larger than normal. After a few minutes shut the system down in the normal way and see how long it takes.
 

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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 using a AMD K6111, 400Mgh, 64MB, with Windows 98, and Explorer 4.0. I have just had this computer checked out at a local shop. They tell me there is nothing wrong. However it is taking me much too long to move through the screens. Any help would be appreciated. Also, if the local shop replaces an item under warranty, what do we receive from them to verify this warranty exchange. Thanks George
 

Answer:It is taking to long to download on the internet

Need to elaborate on the issue...

How slow?
Ever happen before?
When did it start and is there a pattern?
What apps. are running in background?
What type of modem and what ISP?

Those are just a few but you need to specify as much as possible

As for warranty work? It depends on the warranty but if done through an ASC for the manufacturer then first ensure you call the manufacturer's support line and get a case/ticket number and the operator number of the tech. who takes your call and authorizes the warranty repair...

From the service center ensure you get proper receipts as well as copy of work order with what was done, when, part numbers, and list of any tests to verify repair...To wit, just be a smart consumer and get verification for what you can...BOL
 

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Hello,

My Samsung laptop brought couple months back keeps taking a long time to sleep. The actual time taken seems to vary greatly, sometimes a few seconds, but otherwise hours upon hours (I at that point shut it down).

The time it takes for it to sleep does not seem to always correlate to the numbers of applications I have open either, nor the RAM usage. Sometimes it sleeps fine with a lot of programs open, other times it fails to when there are only a few.

I have looked around the forum, but cannot find an answer. Please help.

Sgtmook.

Answer:Laptop taking too long to sleep.

Here are some commands you can run from an ELEVATED Command prompt that might help.

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
powercfg -requests
powercfg -energy
powercfg /?

powercfg /? is the MS HELP for the other commands i suggested (and more).
If you get anything back from powercfg commands you need help with, post back with screen prints showing the results.

I noticed you have a BSOD thread for sleep issues.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-sleeping.html
Maybe you should post a comment in that thread about this issue including a link to this thread?
Someone that helped with that issue might be able to help with this.

In my experience:
Windows sleep and hibernate are awesome when they work correctly.
If there are issues, it can be a never ending nightmare trying to find the cause and fix.

It seems there are too many factors that can affect sleep and no-one including MS has fully documented or understands all of it.
- Bad driver, usually video
- Unsaved Windows theme
- BIOS settings, and maybe BIOS version
- Devices that can wake the PC
- Programs that can wake the PC
- Scheduled Tasks that can wake the PC
- Wireless mice
- yadda, yadda, ...

I just noticed and tried the "wake_from_any" powercfg option with this command:
powercfg -devicequery wake_from_any

I've never used this to resolve issues i worked on, but maybe this can help you, or add more confusion!
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Is this a hardware problem? POST is fine.
 

Answer:Chkdsk Taking Unusually Long

What operating system? Does chkdsk run every time? When chkdsk runs, does it find problems? How large is your hard drive, and how much data do you have?
 

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i'm using a brand new laptop , bought last month or so, howveer, i see that post startup, every app , like google chrome, or clicking on a picture, takes ages to open, a friend of mine has a similar laptop, but quite old, but it works in a jiffy. what is wrong with my laptop, or is it because of the static and rotating hard disk?

Answer:apps taking too long to run after startup

Hi,My humble suggestion will be to test the hardware - extensive system testing (including hard drive, RAM):http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03467259If all the tests passed and issue still persists, you can try --If you've no personal data stored in your new laptop, please do a complete factory reset:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04758961RegardsVisruth

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Answer:Chkdsk taking a long time

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

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

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Hi,
I have just upgraded my windows 8.1 to windows 10. Since I upgraded my laptop to windows 10, it takes so long to shot down (around 10 minutes). I have never had this problem before. This is annoying. I tried different power options and also made sure that
all of apps are closed before I shut the computer down; but still takes so long. My lap top has the minimum system required as well. The lap top specifications are 2.2GHz Intel CPU, 2GB RAM and 500 GB HHD. What is my solution? How can make that time shorter?
Thank you. 

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I'm trying to install Windows XP on a machine that was just put together. I started installing XP 4 or 5 hours ago. It's saying 37 minutes remaining right now. almost three hours ago it was at 39 minutes remaining. This isn't my first attempt installing xp on this machine. I've swapped out the HD, the CD drive, tested the memory and checked the jumpers. Everything appears to be okay in the bios (although i'm not an expert). Nothing seems to work. I'm sure it's not the CD, i used it earlier today on my machine with no problems. Any ideas what the problem could be?

Here's what's in it:

p4 2.0 processor
80 gig HD
ATI 64mb pci video card
sony cdrw drive
256 ram (pc2100)
i forget what brand the motherboard is

All the parts are ones that I've used in the past and never had any problems like this. Any advise would be appreciated.
 

Answer:installing xp taking waaay too long

I have heard of issues of installing XP with a cdrw drive, as well as dvd drives. If possible, try another cd drive. Also be sure to check that your slaves/masters are set correctly. (if drive is the only one on the IDE channel, it should be master.)
 

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Hello.
I need a help.
Four days i cant enter many websites, getting this error:
The server at www.....com is taking too long to respond.
Maybe my laptop infected?
Please help.
Thank you

Answer:The server at www.....com is taking too long to respond.

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When I click the eject external device button, it takes about 30 seconds for the pop up window to show up (which gives me the option of selecting which device to eject).

Is anyone else also facing this problem?

Answer:Taking very long to eject devices

  
Quote: Originally Posted by riskyayush


When I click the eject external device button, it takes about 30 seconds for the pop up window to show up (which gives me the option of selecting which device to eject).

Is anyone else also facing this problem?



Yep - exactly the same problem here. Did you find a solution? I'm using an Asus P6T Deluxe.

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Hi
I installed vista onto an acer extensa 5235 laptop last week, replacing lubuntu.
It has worked fine until yesterday when I accidentally shut it down while windows was installing updates.

Now I get the "windows failed to start" screen
All of the options (safe mode, command prompt, last good config, start normally) just loop back to this screen.

I booted from the vista install disc,
I filled in the language, keyboard etc,
Then I clicked on "repair your computer"

Then, there is a blue windows screen (not BSOD) with the white cursor.

Nothing else happens, I left it overnight and still the same, I tried it over again today and the same happens.

It sounds like its doing something

Should I just wait? or is there anything else I can try.

I have everything I need backed up

(I need this laptop for work next week!)

Any help appreciated


David

Answer:Vista repair taking too long?

Boot off of the Windows DVD and press Repair Your Computer, immediately press Shift+F10 to open the Command Prompt. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. Check Disk will go through 5 stages and may take a long while.

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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
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why does disk cleanup take so long? I am on IE, Compaq "Presario" cpu. Internet "11"

Answer:Disk Cleanup is taking too long?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm not sure why ie11 would make any difference except if you still had ie11 open and surfing the internet when running disk cleanup,

If you want to run disk cleanup close all open browser windows,
Cleanup is calculated temp files if ie is open that makes it difficult if not impossible to do which might be why it's taking too long to function
Cheers.

I'll just add nothing will be cleaned until a restart or shut down.

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I am working on A Vista Home premium SP2 (fully updated) machine that takes forever to connect to the internet, upwards of a minute or so, i have never seen this, all my other machines are connected instantaneously.
Im not even sure what to start diagnosing its like the connection is one of the last things it does after booting, very rarely after a reboot its connects quickly.
device manager showed two instances of ISATAP networking devices that weren't working properly, i uninstalled them and they haven't reappeared, symptoms stay the same.
All drivers seem to be up to date.

This happens whether its hardwired to the router or wireless.

Any thoughts on fixing this?

Answer:connecting to internet taking way to long

How do you connect to the internet?

Is this a new issue or has it always been this way? If the former, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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