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Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

Question: Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

Hello
 
I have windows 7 running on a HP Pavilion dm4 laptop.  Lately windows is very slow to start -close to 5 minutes just to get to the log in screen.  Also, the updates will not install.  I am getting various error messages and when I try to look them up I get general information.  
 
I have done a disk cleanup, defragged and removed some unneeded programs.  I am going to do the Security Tango also.  
 
What should I try next?
 
Ann

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Preferred Solution: Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

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Answer: Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

Welcome Ann,
If your self help attempts don't clear the problem [I suspect that they may not]. Or if you can't download, install, update and run any of the scanners please quit trying by yourself and go to the Am I Infected forum and get expert assistance.
Continuing to try different things without a plan can make things worse.
 
Dick

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My laptop has the following specs, and it's about a year old, running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit.

4 GB RAM
2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo P8600

My desktop is 5 and a half years old, running Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit.

2.5GB RAM (PC3200)
3.4GHZ Pentium IV

Yet, when it comes to loading Windows, my desktop is blowing it out of the water.

My laptop takes 2 and a half minutes to get to the desktop (and a a large majority of that time is spent before I even log in!), compared to only about a minute for my desktop. Here is some additional information.

1) Malwarebytes and Norton Security Suite come up perfectly clean. Highly doubt it's spyware-related.
2) I updated all of the drivers on the laptop.
3) When it comes to loading all of the stuff on the desktop, the desktop has more tasks to load on the system tray than the laptop does, but at least the laptop is fine loading AFTER logging in.

Programs launched when logging into desktop:

-Malwarebytes
-Norton Security Suite
-ATI Catalyst Control Center
-CMedia Xear 3D Sound Configuration
-HP Digital Imaging Monitor
-Local Internet Connection Icon
-Volume Icon

Programs launched when logging into laptop:
-Norton Security Suite
-Wireless Icon
-Volume Icon
-Power Icon

So, there's hardly any stress on the laptop to load the programs.

4) I ran chkdsk /f on the machine, and here's the log I dug out from the Event Viewer.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Local Disk.
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Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow to Load

You may want to take a look at all your startup items, using the appropriate startup manager. There are many more items launched at startup...than you see reflected in your summary, including Windows files and drivers.Unfortunately, I have not really familiarized with my Win 7 install and can't suggest a startup manager, other than from XP experience.AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx. If you use, please read the instructions beforehand...the typical startup items will be reflected on the Logon tab.Louis

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I run both IE 8 and Firefox on my Dell Dimension system. I'm having problems now with both browsers taking forever to load. This may be a virus or network problem. IE 8 just loaded now after 15 minutes (exactly - I timed it).

Details:
- Once it's loaded once, both browsers load in normal amounts of time.
- I haven't downloaded any new add-ons lately unless one browser or the other installed one in the background.
- The problem just started today after a reboot.
- I've also noticed that my network icon in the taskbar doesn't show up anymore when I first boot but by the time IE opens, it has showed up.
- Using ipconfig, I did determine that I am on the network and connected immediately after boot up (router also shows me connected immediately).
- I've tried running IE from the command line with iexplore.exe -extoff. It didn't make any difference. I don't know if this works with IE 8 though.
- When I click to open either web browser, the process shows up right away in Task Manager and remains.
- I have all the latest updates to both browsers that I know of.
- I've run a complete system scan with McAfee (fully updated as of today.)

Now I've run out of ideas on what to try. I appreciate any help!

Thanks!
Alec
 

Answer:Solved: Web browsers (both IE 8 and Firefox) won't load or load extremely slow

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Today I really needed to use my PC, but then it started updting, and I could tell its an unusually long one (version 1709). I cancelled the update by shutting down my pc (It clearly says "Do not shut down your pc" - great move on my part -_- ), which I immediately regretted. Since then, my PC has become extremely slow. Games work fine and there are no performance issues there, but everything related to windows- opening apps, loading things, refreshing the desktop and even right clicking is now super slow. I am completely lost. I tried to reset my PC (I wanted to do that for a while and now that I have this problem I thought it would be a good time) but it wont let me. It wont let me recover, wont let me download the update now - everything fails. I dont know what do to. Please help me D:
 

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A windows xp automatic update installed automatically a couple of days ago. After the automatic restart I had some problems.
It starts fine, no apparent problems. But when I try to open something, it takes forever.
Almost five minutes for the start menu To open! I can't even open most applications.
I restarted in safe mode (even safe mode is rather slow, but not a bad) then ran avg overnight. In the morning it was finished but automatically closed so I'm not sure if it found anything. I then ran ccleaner and cleaned the registry. Still very slow. In normal mode I ran rkill and it killed five files in the avg folder.
Avgtray.exe
Avgfws.exe
Avgwdsvc.exe
Avgidsagent.exe
Avgam.exe
And of course r kill

Still very slow after killing all these.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

Answer:Computer extremely slow after windows xp update

Hello, reg cleaners can also cause more trouble.Well if you reboot the machine the files RKill stoped will go back as it does not remove anything.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you lea... Read more

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So I held back on updating to the anniversary update for a few weeks, but then starting having some problems with sleep and power, so i downloaded the update tool and updated to version 1607. My problems were solved, but now today, a few days later, I suddenly have many issues with performance. To start, it takes about 10 minutes to boot windows, about 90 seconds to log on, and about another 5 minuets until the icons pop up on the taskbar and there is no more loading icon on the cursor and i can actually operate the system. Before the update, i would boot in 5-6 seconds, and experience no slowness or lag when i log on, and i have an ssd that has a 400mbps write and 250 read.(Other specs will be below). Even after a using the system booted up for a while, programs are slow to load, and things like icons for files take 15-30 seconds to load. I unfortunately was running out of space on my ssd, and had to remove the previous installations of windows with disk cleanup, so i cannot go back to the previous build. I currently have no updates available, and am on build 14393.187. What can I do? I turned off insider build for now. I have a backed up version of the media create tool from before the anniversary update, if i used that to do the "upgrade" style of installation, rather than the "custom", will it touch my files or programs? This is really unacceptable for this to be released like this, making my computer much less usable, and I know I shouldn't have delet... Read more

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So I held back on updating to the anniversary update for a few weeks, but then starting having some problems with sleep and power, so i downloaded the update tool and updated to version 1607. My problems were solved, but now today, a few days later, I suddenly have many issues with performance. To start, it takes about 10 minutes to boot windows, about 90 seconds to log on, and about another 5 minuets until the icons pop up on the taskbar and there is no more loading icon on the cursor and i can actually operate the system. Before the update, i would boot in 5-6 seconds, and experience no slowness or lag when i log on, and i have an ssd that has a 400mbps write and 250 read.(Other specs will be below). Even after a using the system booted up for a while, programs are slow to load, and things like icons for files take 15-30 seconds to load. I unfortunately was running out of space on my ssd, and had to remove the previous installations of windows with disk cleanup, so i cannot go back to the previous build. I currently have no updates available, and am on build 14393.187. What can I do? I turned off insider build for now. I have a backed up version of the media create tool from before the anniversary update, if i used that to do the "upgrade" style of installation, rather than the "custom", will it touch my files or programs? This is really unacceptable for this to be released like this, making my computer much less usable, and I know I shouldn't have delet... Read more

Answer:Windows extremely slow after anniversary update.

I have noticed that many things may have been resetted to defaults after AU. And this includes drivers. Start by checking these.

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Windows updated with the 10 Anniversary edition. It now takes 10 minutes for my computer to boot up, but on the positive side -- it has gone back to freezing up the way it did with Windows 8! I have to turn it off and then wait another 10 minutes for it to boot up again. Great Job Microsoft -- I think the next computer I get will be an Apple!

Answer:Does anyone else find Windows 10 Update Extremely slow?

Aren't Apple becoming pretty much a phone-only company soon, I thought I saw something the other day to this effect...

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I have had windows 10 for about a month now and have had no problems. Today some updates were installed and straight after that my browsing speed became pretty much unusable. I have 160mbps download speed and have no problem browsing on other devices.
I cant watch a simple youtube video or download anything and am a bit lost.
Can anybody help??????

Answer:Why is my browsing speed extremely slow after Windows 10 update?

Have you tried some basic troubleshooting?
1) Restart router OR
2) cmd >> ipconfig /release >> ipconfig /renew

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Ok, so, I decided to actually run windows updates for once, and I did, it said it was upgrading to windows XP SP3. But then after a while it became extremely slow and I couldn't run anything in the background, the bar was half way through so I left the computer on over night, to find in the morning that the updates were still not finished and the bar was still halfway. The updates were still happening though as different file names like "installing blahblah.dll" were coming up every 10 or so seconds. It's been updating for about 12 hours now and the computers basically frozen and is so slow I can't do anything. I don't want to shut down my computer as I know that's a bad thing to do during windows service pack updates, but what else can I do? This SP update has been going on all night and the bar hasn't moved at all. Should I just shut down/restart the computer and let it restore on startup? It did say at the beginning of the updates that it was backing up my files, and if it didn't I could do system restore. OR, should I just leave my computer on untill it finishes ? (if it ever will)

Any advise or help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer frozen and gone extremely slow during Windows XP SP3 update

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and tried the fix, but it did not work.

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Answer:Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

I forgot to add that I actually left my computer to load (not safemode) and it ended up loading background, taskbar, icons, desktop icons...it took about 35min.

Even after this, I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager shows very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and rebooted. This time, I let it sit there. Everything had loaded properly...35min later! From here, everything was very slow.

I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager (even opening task manager took 4min alone) showed very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans (using Malware bytes + ad-aware + spybot) on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!
 

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One of my users is having a severe problem.

When automatic updates is enabled on this machine, the hard drive thrashes and makes the machine extremely slow. Slow as in clicks take around a minute to register. Disabling automatic updates corrects the problem. Has anyone else had this problem in Windows 7 and know of a fix?

So far, I have tried clearing the SoftwareDistribution folder to no effect.

Answer:Windows update service makes system extremely slow

Let me start off, I do not know the connection between the HD and updates, but I do know clicks and HD do not play well together. I would go to the website of the HD mfg. and take the HD test.

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my computer is really laggy, and when i watch movies the sound is really choppy! when i open one program it takes forever to load, and if i try to run 2 both of the programs freeze. help! i ran spyware doctor, spybot and adaware to get rid of a bunch of spyware/malware, but my laptop is still really laggy. Help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:47:27 PM, on 10/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.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.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA A... Read more

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I have an HP pavilion 533w that takes at least 10 minutes to load WinXP OS. What can I do to speed up the process. The following are some of the things that I have done to help matters.
1. Disabled all at MSconfig.
2. Removed everything at the Windows/startup folder.

Thanks in advance


System Specs...
OS winXP/SP 2
CPU 2.00Ghz/256mb ram
50gb HD
 

Answer:WinXP extremely slow to load

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As stated in the topic title, my webpages load extremely low. I've tried 3 browsers: IE, Chrome and Firefox, but none of them seem to make any difference.

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 with a Intel Centrino wireless-n 1030, and according to my laptop, fully updated.

My main pc works perfectly, so it has probably nothing to do with my internet connection. And downloading on my laptop works also perfectly with a speed of 2 megabytes per second, but yet pages load slow...

First I thought it was my Bitdefender Antivirus, but after removing it and installing Kaspersky (due to its high rating), the problem persists.

I hope someone can solve my problem, as I find it really annoying and time-consuming.

If additional information should be neccesary I will gladly post it.

Thanks in Advance,

PS: Sorry for my inadequate command of English
 

Answer:Webpages load extremely slow

The slowness is the same with either a wireless or ethernet connection?

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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IE takes a very long time to load home page, 20 to 30 minutes. Once loaded it works fine. Norton Anti-virus was also turned off when I started the computer and I couldn't get it to work. Actions taken: 1. Tried to reload Norton AV with new definitions via internet connection. This failed and program would not work. My subscription ends in 15 days but should still be valid. 2. Uninstalled Norton.3. Ran Spybot in SAFE mode. No problems found. 4. Ran Ccleaner.5. Ran Ad-Aware. No problems found. 6. Loaded AVG, ran AVG. No problems found. 7. Downloaded Firefox. Works fine as a browser.8. Ran McAfee Stinger. No problems found. What am I to do? I would really like to get IE working again and I think I might have some malware. I don't care about fixing Norton, will use AVG from now on. Thanks for looking at this. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:14:42 AM, on 10/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.e... Read more

Answer:Ie Extremely Slow To Load, Norton Av Shut Down

Hello awolff, Download FindAWF: http://noahdfear.net/downloads/FindAWF.exe Save the file to the Desktop Double-click the FindAWF icon. If a Security Alert shows, allow the program to run. As instructed, press any key to continue. Use the following option: Press 1 then Enter to scan for bak folders The scan may take a while, please be patient. When done, a text file, Find AWF report is produced that we need to look at. Please post it in your reply.

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Hello all and thanks in advance for you help.
I have a dell Dimension B110 that is very slow to load and when I shut down a program it just seems to slowly scroll down the page and kind of bleed off the screen. I have defragmented the disks and cleaned the caches to no avail.
Can you look at the HiJack this log and see if there is anything that screams "problem"?
Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:39:52 PM, on 3/13/2011
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:Computer extremely slow to load any page

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

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I've been having this problem recently, I honestly dont know what it is. My computer runs smoothly, up until I open up file explorer and it basically doesn't load. It's been sitting there for at least 40 minutes. If anyone can shed some light, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

Answer:File Explorer Will Not Load / Extremely Slow

Make sure all drive(s) cables are firmly connected.If there's a USB device connected, temporarily disconnect.From Admin command, run: chkdsk /r x: on all drives (Replace x: with drive letter for each drivestill having problem, try:
Solved File Explorer crashes after Right Click in Desktop - Windows 10 Forums

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I have a home addition xp, sp3, 2g of memory, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual Core Processor 5400+. What I have noticed lately is that it takes forever for a program to open and form what I see in Event Viewer, Iím getting a lot of application hangs. I run SuperAntiSpyware and I like its success but Iím wondering if there is something here that it does not see as spyware. I have included a copy of Hijack This log. Con you look it over and see if there is something I should be removing? Thank you.

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
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So I made my computer about 6 months ago, and just recently I've noticed that whenever I try to open a folder, it slows and takes at least 15 seconds (which is longer than my boot time). This also happens when I attempt to attach an item through a browser, and the browser freezes until the folder opens. I've tried running sfc /scannow, cleaned up the disk, and am looking for a solution that doesn't involve reinstalling windows. Any solutions out there?

Answer:Explorer Folders Extremely Slow To Load

How many Hard Drives?
Is anything encrypted?
Are your Folders Compressed?

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First I'd like to say that I've read help on some problems in these forums, and am always shocked at the actual help that you guys give out (you know, most forums dont actually help anyone). So, now I come here with my own problem, that I have yet to find.

My flash videos are loading extremely slow. I have a 180kb/s connection (not sure what the actual feed SHOULD be, this is what I have noticed the max is), which is extremely slow by todays standards, but a few months ago the exact same videos loaded perfectly fine for me to view non-stop (for instance, any youtube video set at 360p). The videos seem to load for a couple seconds then pause, then buffer, then repeat the steps again. It is getting extremely annoying to have to watch bits and pieces of videos instead of one continuous film.

I've found the TCP optimizer on here dealing with another issue. I have also found a batch file for winsock fix. Both seem to help the issue for a few hours, then the problem begins to crop up again. I have tried running firefox with only the essential add-ons enabled (java, etc). I also am an avid user of CCleaner, and use that at least weekly to keep my laptop 'cobweb' free. I even have disabled all anti-virus and firewalls in hopes that, that was the problem.

The problem has persisted in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, so I'm starting to believe that its not just a browser issue. I also run uTorrent, and that mysteriously gets an incredibly... Read more

Answer:flash videos load extremely slow

Hello Evan, I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems.
The first order of business is to immediately turn your anti-virus and firewall back ON. These shouldn't be causing any problems, and it is highly unsafe to have them turned off. You should actually run your antivirus program a.s.a.p. to make sure there isn't any malware slowing your computer down. Run windows update and install all available updates, and restart to complete them. It may seem too simple, but you'd be suprised how often a lapse in these updates can cause problems with all kinds of things. Also, have you checked to see if you have the most up-to date flash player? Try uninstalling and re-installing it.
 

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I know that my computer is bogged down with something I just can't find what. I have deleted everything I can and I still have NO free space on my hard drive (not literally none but very very little).

I did the READ&RUN ME FIRST thread directions...the log files are here:

View attachment ComboFixLog.txt



View attachment mbam-log-2008-09-23 (20-12-51).txt



View attachment SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 09-23-2008 - 19-45-40.log





Please note that the last program did not create a .zip file as it was supposed to. I found the Hijackthis.log so I am including it but I may need to run Hijackthis and or MGTools programs again. Also, since it will only let me upload three log files I will attach the fourth one to a reply to this thread.

Please let me know what if anything can be done to help me out.


Thanks!
 

Answer:Extremely slow computer and load times

View attachment hijackthis.log



There you go!:confused
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:32:42 PM, on 10/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\RETROS~1\RE... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow - firefox takes several minutes to load

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. ... Read more

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I am using window xp. yahoo mail take foreever to load on internet explorer 8. I could not open link on some mails. I have to download chrome to use yahoomail. it is a lot faster. please help!

below is what I copy from DDS

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 4/21/2013 12:55:37 AM
System Uptime: 9/13/2013 9:11:27 AM (6 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0M3918
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz | Microprocessor | 2992/800mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 977 GiB total, 923.92 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 421 GiB total, 418.985 GiB free.
F: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP59: 6/16/2013 3:40:47 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP60: 6/17/2013 7:45:34 PM - System Checkpoint
RP61: 6/18/2013 12:33:22 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP62: 6/19/2013 1:46:56 PM - System Checkpoint
RP63: 6/19/2013 4:14:57 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP64: 6/20/2013 5:03:42 PM - System Checkpoint
RP65: 6/21/2013 9:45:42 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP66: 6/22/2013 10:59:21 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP67: 6/22/2013 9:28:27 PM - Removed Google Drive
RP68: 6/23/2013 1:44:25 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP69: 6/24/2013 12:02:11 PM - Softw... Read more

Answer:Solved: yahoo mail load extremely slow on IE8, Window xp

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The computer is very slow. I can't load windows updatesAVG quit working, as well as ad aware.I tried uninstalling AVG to relaod and it failed at that alsoMalware bytes runs and finds nothing.The windows disk is lost.We have way too many processes running and startup tasks. I would like to see that get smaller.The CPU runs idle but takes huge hits periodically.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:43:18 AM, on 12/4/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\RosettaStoneLtdServices\RosettaStoneDaemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

Answer:Very slow and wont load ad aware or update windows

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I recently installed Windows XP and all my programs on a new hard drive, as the old one would not boot. Last week I received a "Generic host process for Win32 services" error. My machine locked up, and I had to restart. Then I started having issues where Windows would not load or would take a very long time. I am able to start Windows in Safe Mode, but it takes much longer than it should.

Now sometimes when starting IE or Firefox or when surfing, new tabs are started on spammy webpages. Other times, IE or Firefox will not start. I also cannot go to the Windows Update site.

Neither Malwarebytes nor Avast find any instance of infection.

AVG says that it finds 6 infections and repairs 3. Just in case it would help, here is that part of the AVG log file:
(C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe (3440):\memory_001a0000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe (3440) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe (2652):\memory_00260000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe (2652) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (1484):\memory_001a0000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (1484) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.)

Thanks for any help you can provide!
coxpac30

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:02:07 PM, on 5/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.1870... Read more

Answer:Windows Update blocked, browser redirects, slow to load Windows

Is there anyone out there that can help me, or can I provide any additional information?
 

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I am constantly having redirects and new tabs spontaneously open to spammy websites in both IE and Firefox. I cannot get to Windows Update, it either says it can't connect or takes me to a fake search engine page. Windows is very slow to load at start, and after working for a little while, I tend to get Generic Host Process for Win32 Services errors, after which my machine locks up.

Malwarebytes has not found anything. AVG says it finds 6 infections and fixes 3. The infections are in svchost.exe, iexplorer.exe, and explorer.exe, where it says that a Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed from each.

I do have access to my Windows XP Install disk.

Thanks so much for your help,
coxpac30
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DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_25
Run by mcox at 15:41:25 on 2011-05-25
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1605 [GMT -5:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mcox\Desktop\dds.com
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WSCRIPT.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7... Read more

Answer:Browser redirects, Windows Update blocked, slow to load Windows

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this ... Read more

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Wouldn't even let me post a message to this forum.


Testing again!

Answer:Windows update won't load, windows running slow NEED HELP.....PLEASE!

Why can't I post anything other than simple stuff????????

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Hopefully someone can help. Problem originally posted in Windows XP forum but sent here for help.
I recently updated webroot spysweeper and during the updating it also scanned and found two files (I do not know the names) and needed to restart to complete removal of second file. The restart is incredibly slow after the screen with the windows logo with the blue boxes underneath. It takes about 30-45 minutes. Once the desktop screen loads the menu bar normally at the bottom of the screen only shows a small bar with no icons to click on. Also clicking on any icon on the desktop is also very slow in loading the program if it loads at all. I tried going to safe mode but that has the same thing happen as in regular mode. I had a problem last year with a blinking monitor screen but needed to get new graphics card. Could the graphics card be worn out already? Below is my computer specs from 6/2011 (posted on bleepingcomputer when had blinking monitor problem...new graphics card is GeForce GTX 550Ti):
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model D975XBX_
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BX97510J.86A.1304.2006.0620.1451, 6/20/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskV... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow startup after spysweeper update

Lets see if you can do this first.Please run SFC (System File Checker) Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System FilesNOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'You will need your operating system CD handy.Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESCThen click File.. then New Task(Run)In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /Click OKLet it run and insert the CD when asked.

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Hello friends,

I am experiencing trouble when booting. The issues started right after a failed windows update two days ago, I downloaded and installed some (the 12 most recent) updates and restarted. During bootup, the blue screen showing update progress appeared and finished, but after that only a black screen came up for several minutes with little HD activity. I was running the computer without a battery on AC power supply and accidentally jerked the cord out (it always happens when doing the most important stuff, doesn't it?).
Although the updater screen was already gone for some time at that moment, now the boot takes about 10 minutes, in safe mode/with services turned off also. Everything else including hibernation/sleep works flawlessly once the endless booting finishes and the computer is running. I assumed some drivers got screwed up, but strangely, restoring the system to the previous backup point did not fix this, neither does running startup repair from a recovery disc.
The computer has been running without issues until the update, although initially after I got it, I did have a lot of trouble finding right drivers and software to make everything (especially the dual graphic cards) work right. Needless to say, it was a clean install.

I'm running W7 Ultimate x64. It's an ASUS UL80V with an Intel Core 2 Duo 1300 MHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio Black HD, and discrete and integrated graphics (NVIDIA GeForce G210M/Intel GMA 4500MHD). Using AVG Internet Security.... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow boot after failed (?) update

1)If you can get to System Restore pick a point before the power failure.
If System Restore is not accessible you can try to access from Safe Mode which is step #3.

2) Go to step 3 or 4. If able I'd try 4 first then 5.

3)Follow tutorial and you are looking for Last Know Good Configuration (advanced)
Advanced Boot Options

4)Try post #3 in this thread first.
windows updates

5)If problem is still unresolved follow this tutorial.
It will reset updates and should reinstall the damaged one properly.
If it does not work and you skipped step #3 then now is the time for Step #3.
Windows Update - Reset

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We have two identical laptops in this household and the same problem has been happening on both of them. Since the Anniversary update 1607 (Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)), the computers have been ridiculously slow and running at 100% Disk 0 performance all the time. This is the case even after a full restart. My startup aps are the same as they were prior to the update and I never had such latency. I have done defrags, disc cleanups, malware and virus scans, and nothing is detected. But again, this only started happening after the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems, on September 15th.

Fresh from a restart, it takes over 10 seconds for an empty/new Notepad file to open.

I don't know where to start in figuring out how to fix this. Suggestions would be wonderful.

Answer:Computers extremely slow since 1607 update

Hello,
1. Could you please post a sceenshot (or clear photo if easier) of your task manager? Organise this so that the processes using the most resources are at the top by clicking the relevant tab.

Repeat as necessary for CPU & disk use.

2. Please try a clean boot. Is there any change?

From this (UK) list, your laptop is not approved by Dell for upgrade to Win 10.. could you comment if you have other evidence?
http://www.dell.com/support/article/...54#Inspiron-NB

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We have two identical laptops in this household and the same problem has been happening on both of them. Since the Anniversary update 1607 (Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)), the computers have been ridiculously slow and running at 100% Disk 0 performance all the time. This is the case even after a full restart. My startup aps are the same as they were prior to the update and I never had such latency. I have done defrags, disc cleanups, malware and virus scans, and nothing is detected. But again, this only started happening after the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems, on September 15th.

Fresh from a restart, it takes over 10 seconds for an empty/new Notepad file to open.

I don't know where to start in figuring out how to fix this. Suggestions would be wonderful.

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Hopefully someone can help. I recently updated webroot spysweeper and during the updating it also scanned and found two files (I do not know the names) and needed to restart to complete removal of second file. The restart is incredibly slow after the screen with the windows logo with the blue boxes underneath. It takes about 30-45 minutes. Once the desktop screen loads the menu bar normally at the bottom of the screen only shows a small bar with no icons to click on. Also clicking on any icon on the desktop is also very slow in loading the program if it loads at all. I tried going to safe mode but that has the same thing happen as in regular mode. I had a problem last year with a blinking monitor screen but needed to get new graphics card. Could the graphics card be worn out already? Below is my computer specs from 6/2011 (posted on bleepingcomputer when had blinking monitor problem...new graphics card is GeForce GTX 550Ti):
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model D975XBX_
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BX97510J.86A.1304.2006.0620.1451, 6/20/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
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Answer:Extremely slow startup after spysweeper update

Hi rhino1 -Have you attempted to uninstall Webroot Antivirus and install another Antivirus program (like Microsoft Security Essentials) You can always reinstall Webroot at a later time if this is not your problem.This may not be the final fix to your problem, but it is a place to start, as that update may have caused a conflict with another program -Do you have Malwarebytes Pro version also installed, as this will need adjusting to suit your Webroot SpysweeperI hope that you do not have another Antivirus already installed at this time, because this may be part of your problemThank You -

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After fall creators bug am doing clean install of win 10 pro on all pc's in the house, as wasn't able to recover/save/get out of endles BSOD/GSOD loop. Still working on dual xeon workstation here, using standard windows creation usb in uefi mode. Clean install on ssd (samsung evo 500gb) and yet installs of software are taking FOREVER! Or hanging, if they complete at all!

Just now trying to install x-rite I1 pro profiler which is hanging on completion, brother printer drivers, also hanging, Marvell MSU v4 for ssd caching, also hanging...

This is not! Insider preview, just the normal usb creation thing from M$ (was living dangerously before crash with insider preview of windows 10 workstation, as have 72 threads, was hoping the'd fixed that 64 thread limitation...and because I'm an idiot of course).

On clean install Edge is also ridiculously slow/buggy, and won't let me install Chrome (had to install from usb copied from 10 year old laptop!)..etc etc.

Anyone else with similar install problems of previously known good software with fall creators? On 16299.15, and no haven't touched system restore yet...haven't gotten that far...working on 2nd reinstall of windows since this morning...

Happy days!

Answer:Installing programs extremely slow on fall creators update!

Addendum: trying to restore from disc image din't work at all yesterday...so much for backup! Will have to go to another solution, Acronis or Paragon or something...

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Hello,

I believe my laptop is infected.

I'm running Win XP, SP3 1GB ram with wireless PCI card. It all started with an infection that was redirecting all of my internet searches. I used Malwarebytes which found a trojan which I believe was named Vundo. The redirection problem stopped and machine was running fine again except that I couldn't update malwarebytes software or any other spyware I use including Superantispyware and Adaware. Otherwise system was running fine.

In addition to not being able to update spyware still, recently I started having connectivity problems with my wireless PCI card. It started disconnecting and not repairing or reconnecting. I had to reinstall the driver to get it working. Additionally now my system performance is incredibly sluggish where either my browser or system is pushing my cpu hard (70-90%)from what I can see in device manager. Also my fan is running constantly which is a new problem. I did some cleaning with CCleaner and a few of the other suggestions in the "is your computer running slow" section but it didn't seem to speed performance up at all. Last, I cannot connect to the internet using IE (6).I found this out when I switched over to IE from Firefox to connect to Microsoft. I see that IE is trying to connect to IP 127.0.0.1 which I believe is a loopback address.

The GMER scan took a few hours (maybe 4 or 5) because the machine is running so slow and CPU is being pushed hard.

Here are my DDS txt scan paste... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] system extremely slow/can't update spyware software/IE won't connect

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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During copying files even small size (Say about 500 MB), Windows 10 suddenly drops speed after about 30 seconds to 10 KBPS and then many times to Zero. This transfer process thus becomes extremely slow and along with that the whole laptop becomes extremely slow - Example during transfer to open My Computer takes 3 minutes to open and finally the PC hangs. If no data transfer is happening the laptop works perfect but only after reboot. Once data transfer has started the whole PC slows down and works normally only after reboot.
Intel Core i3 Processor and Windows 10 Pro.

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During copying files even small size (Say about 500 MB), Windows 10 suddenly drops speed after about 30 seconds to 10 KBPS and then many times to Zero. This transfer process thus becomes extremely slow and along with that the whole laptop becomes extremely slow - Example during transfer to open My Computer takes 3 minutes to open and finally the PC hangs. If no data transfer is happening the laptop works perfect but only after reboot. Once data transfer has started the whole PC slows down and works normally only after reboot.

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I have an ASUS EEE PC 1005HA Netbook
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Microsoft (R) Build 7601: Service Pack 1 (I succeed in running this in safemode, but in normal mode sometimes it never makes it to the desktop... just goes dark... unresponsive... though lights are still responding even 30 minutes into the boot up)
Please help... I have a Seperate laptop and Sony Vaio and external 500 gig hard drive at my disposal if these help
 

Answer:Windows 7 is extremely slow and unresponsive, startup is really slow

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:2-08-2014
Ran by DJB (administrator) on DJB-PC on 02-08-2014 19:45:05
Running from E:\
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)

The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxsrvc.exe
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)

HKU\S-1-5-21-1917757100-645265967-4022112663-1000\...\Run: [swg] => C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe [39408 2010-08-20] (Google Inc.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-1917757100-645265967-4022112663-1000\...\Run: [Eee Docking] =>... Read more

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Hello all!

I'm sorry I have to bother you guys about this, but I really do not know what to do on my own. My computer was recently hit by some popups from Internet Explorer, and eversince then it has been EXTREMELY slow. The internet is not exactly slow, but everything else about the computer is. Starting up the computer takes forever, loading up programs, you name it. The computer itself is not even that slow, and never performed this bad, so I am sure this problem is virus/malware related. I also have been forced to use Mozilla eversince the popup barrage from IE, which I have never exactly liked. Anyways, here is the HiJackThisLog below. Thanks again in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:49, on 2009-01-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Answer:Computer is extremely, extremely slow now. Popups from IE as well.

Thanks............................
 

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Hello all,

Since yesterday, when i start my system it was extremely slow, it would take several minutes to respond to any action such as open the start menu or "My Documents" folder. At some point it would hang, stopping completely.

Still i'm able to start the computer in safe mode and it runs fairly faster but gets slower with time and i can not shut it down "properly".

I tried to see if there was something wrong, i did the following:

* I went through the starting programs on msconfig and check them all (by their names) for known virus/trojans/..;
* I ran Spybot Search and Destroy and fixed all the problems found (not any major problem, only cookies);
* I ran TrojanRemover and fixed a couple of problems it found as well (key to missing file, nothing serious oncemore);
* I unchecked all the programs starting on msconfig thinking it could be one of them the responsible for the slowness and would, by trial and error, find out which one but the computer was still close to not responding;
* I manage to pull the task manager up (in normal mode, after waiting more than 10min for it) but there wasn't any process occupying a lot of CPU or memory.
* I ran out of ideas, tried to run an online scan (bitdefender) but wouldn't pass the loading.

I would sincerely appreciate if someone could help me with this problem and I thank you in advance for taking the time to look over it.

here's the Hijackthis log


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro Hijac... Read more

Answer:Windows Extremely Slow

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response. If you have not received help elsewhere and still need help please follow the instructions in IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log and post the two text files, main.txt and extra.txt produced by the Deckard's System Scanner, as it has been a while since you posted.



Quote:




Boot mode: Safe mode with network support




Running the computer in safe mode with network support is a dangerous practice as most of your security applications will not be loaded in safe mode. Therefore, I would suggest that you do not surf the net until you are able to boot into normal mode.

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I have added no software or hardware lately, but although my comp used to run just fine now it is running extremely slowly. I submitted to the malware forum with all the scan logs but found out there is no malware problem. Jedi told me to look into the software forum.

So how does this work? Does this forum address issues like "Extremely Slow"? Are there certain procedures I should follow when submitting to this forum? I've never posted here so I don't know what I'm doing.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Extremely Slow Windows 7

Processes that start at the moment you boot the system. The more you have the slower it is.
If you have CCleaner you should first run it in its DEFAULT settings and run the cleaner. Next run its Registry > Scan for all issues > let if fix all of them accepting the back up it offers.
Restart your system.
Now look at CCleaner >Tools > Start Up > and in bottom right corner save the list to a text file then post it here.
 

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Hi everyone, I have just bought a new home PC. The spec is as follows:
Windows 10
8 GB RAM
Intel Celeron CPU N3050 Processor
I have noticed that the PC runs extremely slowly, when I look in the task manager the CPU is running between 80 to 100% when I first switch it on. From new I have only installed Microsoft Office and have not downloaded anything else.
I have looked this up online and have read that others have experienced similar problems but haven't come across a fix yet. I'm finding this PC to be far slower than my 10 year old PC that I have just disposed of! To emphasise how slow it is for example- as I am typing now there is a delay between the words/letters appearing.
Any help or advice on this would be much appreciated?
Thank you

Answer:New PC extremely slow - Windows 10

Hi Benducky,
In the task manager within the processes could you order it by CPU and let me know what's the top few processes with their percentage please?

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Hi all,

After having ad-aware & spybot remove 350 pieces of spyware I am still getting popups, they both now say I'm clean but there is obviously something amiss. I also ran a Panda online virus scan & cwshredder they both said I was clean. I don't know if it's in any way related but I keep losing my network connection, and before someone says something I am buying NOD32 antivirus software. Here is my hjt log. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:23:56 PM, on 7/1/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DISKEEPERLITE\DKSERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHOTKEY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SBPCPOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LWI3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NXMARE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow windows 98

Hi again,

Guess I should've installed NOD32 before I posted. I installed it and it found the Win32/VB.NB trojan on my system. I have my fingers crossed that the comp. is finally clean. Thanks Anyway
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 300 desktop, Windows XP Home, 5.1.2600 svc pk 3, Intel 279 Mhz, 512 MB memory, using IE6 sp3. It has been starting and shutting down extremely slow. When I go on the internet, it's been slow. Last night I installed IE8, and the problem got worse. It was even slower. So I did a System Restore just now, and it seems just as slow as after installing IE8, but now I'm back to IE6. (frustrating)

My first thought is, should I first try removing programs I haven't been using that may be slowing the computer down? Or should I post a Hi-Jack This log in the appropriate forum?

I appreciate your help. Thanks, Sue
 

Answer:Windows XP extremely slow---need help

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My windows 8 computer is extremely slow and hangs often. It is nearly impossible to run simple programs such as file explorer or task manager. I almost always have to hard power off. I need help, thanks.

Answer:Windows 8 Extremely Slow

Please help me

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My computer has been getting progressively slower over the last week or so. I've run Ccleaner and Avast, run memory checks, reduced the number of startup programs, but nothing works. Task Manager > Processes will show zero CPU activity and it still chokes. I've also restored to an earlier time with no joy.

Sometimes I open a program (Chrome, Firefox, Ccleaner, etc.) and it takes 20 minutes or longer to open. Even Safe Mode is sluggish.

I'm using:
Win 7 Pro, sp1
2.67ghz
6gb ram
1tb HD w/715gb free

Help please.
 

Answer:Windows 7 extremely slow

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 34161 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30AC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have a 32-bit Windows XP operating system. I bought it used a while ago and it's worked pretty well. But now the system has slowed down to the point where anything I click will cause the screen to freeze for a short period of time.
I use Google Chrome to connect to the Internet and lately I've been getting the "DNS lookup failed message" from Google and I can't connect to the Internet at all. I ran a system scan on Avast Antivirus and they could not find any infections on my computer.
I did system restore but I wound up having the same problems. I tried doing a 'last good configuration' but the computer wouldn't allow it.
please help!
 

Answer:windows xp extremely slow,

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Hi,

I have windows xp. I restarted my computer and when it came back on it took nearly an hour to finish loading up, when usually it takes about five minutes. I tried to run my antivirus and spyware and it took each program an extremely long time to load, and then the antivirus would not scan. I booted into safe mode with networking and ran my spyware and it said that my system was clean. Then I ran the trendmicro housecall virus scanner (because my antivirus software would not work in the safe mode) and it also said my computer was clean. I rebooted into regular mode and the computer is still slow, slow, slow. I ran checkdisk and it did not come up with anything. Also, I just ran disk defragment yesterday. I am not sure at this point what else to do, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Laurel

Answer:Windows Xp Extremely Slow

Hard drive diagnostic tools First I'd run you hdd manufacturers diagnostic tool on the hdd as it could be failing, if your not sure who made your hdd Seagates Seatools will work on any drive as there's a generic test.Have you updated any drivers recently?If the hdd test says the drive is fine I'd submit a a hijackthis log to the HJT Forum.How to submit a hijackthis logDownload Hijackthis

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Hey all, Ive got a bit of a problem this side and I need some help or advice...

This is the low-down on my pc :

MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard
8 GB DDR3 1333 RAM
Windows 7 ultimate X64 on 250 GB WD SATA2 64MB cache Drive
AMD phenom II 965 Quad Core at 3.4GHZ(Standard)
Onboard Graphics with 512MB RAM + 128 MB Sideport DDR3 RAM = Total 640MB

This all started after I received my new CPU and MOBO, I re-installed Windows 7 because of the new Motherboard and Its been slow ever since.

Basically when Im running more than one app my pc is so slow I cant even type properly.
When I try to get into the Windows event log my snap-in Manager fails to initialize 99% of the time and it takes extremely long to open. If I click on anything that is loaded into RAM already it responds really fast but opening anything new takes forever. My CPU usage and RAM usage is normal tho...no odd happening there...

Is it a failing Hard-drive or am I missing something?

Thanks for help in advance
 

Answer:Windows 7 Extremely slow

I just performed the Windows 7 Experience Index and the scores are as follows
CPU : 7.4
RAM : 7.4
Graphics : 4.6
Gaming Graphics : 5.5
Primary Hard-drive : 5.9

All seems normal there...I dont get what is wrong
 

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My fianc?s computer is slow as they come

Ive tried everything

I created a rescue disk today from norton and it found nothing

Is it slow for no reason

Please help I'm running out of stuff to do

Thanks

Answer:Extremely slow windows 7

Welcome to Seven Forums, Craig.

Look through these tutorials for other things you can try. Not everything will apply but it's OK to pick and choose.

Optimize Windows 7

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have a Windows 7 System. It runs very slowly. It suddenly, a couple days ago, began to go very slow. I ran antivirus, spyware, malware, etc. and finally tried to restore it to an earlier time, but it's still the same. I don't know what else to do... please, help. give me a hand here. I'll appreciate it. Thank you.

Answer:Extremely Slow... Windows 7

Hi,After performing these scans, enter the results in your next post and also update me on the status of the PC.Note: You may have to perform some or all of the following in Safe Mode With Networking, depending on if you have internet access while in the normal Windows environment. If you still don't have internet access in Safe Mode With Networking, you will need to download the installers onto a flash drive from a working computer and transfer them to the problem PC.Also, if you have any of the following programs already installed on your machine, download the latest version along with updates, then run the scan.================================================================================Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click ... Read more

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I did a Windows 7 reimage on my ThinkPad recently. At first, everything was running very quick. Now, about 1 month later, it is ridiculously slow. I don't see many tasks running in the Task Manager, but the HDD is constantly running, running, running. That's what I'm most concerned about. The drive is constantly running but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is no virus on the machine. A month ago it was fine; now it's just slowed to a crawl.

Here is a screen shot (attached). Not sure if it helps or not. Does anyone here have an idea about how I can optimize the performance?

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I've got an HP G61-429wm Laptop here. It's running really slowly, and won't boot into Windows, or even a Windows disc. On bootup, it will show the underscore for ~15 seconds, then it will start to load Windows (I believe it's Windows Vista). Once it's done with the loading screen, the screen will go black, for hours. The computer was running very hot, in the upper right section especially. I opened it up, and cleaned out the fan, and it's running cooler now, but it still runs really slow and won't boot into Windows. When I try to boot to a Windows disc (I've tried Vista 32 and 64, as well as Windows 7), it will get to the load screen, go black for a few minutes, then show the default background, with a cursor, and I can move the cursor around, but there is nothing to click, and no combination of buttons does anything either (Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Windows+R, Esc, Enter, etc) Right click also does nothing. Other things I've tried:UBCD- got in and ran clamscan (I could only scan the boot sector of the main drive, the partition wouldn't show up in a normal scan.Also tried AVG Recovery CD- came up clean (not sure if it actually scanned the Windows partition though)Tried removing memory sticks one at a time (there are two total, I tried many combinations)I tried to get into UBCD4Win, but it would pop up a Blue Screen every time (0x7B), I looked that up, and it seems fairly common, but none of the fixes seemed to work for me. Also, went into BIOS and set everything to default.Can... Read more

Answer:HP G61 Laptop Extremely Slow, Can't Get Into Windows

I look for clues, if the system is cool, everything works but has booting issues or loading issues its either the RAM or a storage device, you checked the RAM and it was fine, the DVD drive and the hard drive are the last things to test, so i told you to take out the hard drive and check and it fixed the loading issue, so the issue is solved and you need a new hard drive.One faulty component can effect the whole system, no matter what you do.The hard drive probably has lots of errors or bad sectors which make it slow down the system.I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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I have a 256 gig SSD with 88 gig free (not part of the profile).
I upgraded to Windows 10 two weeks ago. Everything seemed fine until Monday morning when it went into repair mode on startup. I had to reinstall from the media DVD.
Afterward, when it started, it was so slow as to be unusable. I noticed almost constant disk activity (from the light on the case). Did a normal shutdown.
Tuesday after startup the same thing happened. But about two hours later it was working normally. The Windows Update screen doesn't display, it just shows dots moving across it.
Yesterday, same thing. My wife did a hard shutdown from the case. When I started it later after work same slowness, only now the start menu refuses to launch. Task manager shows a huge amount of reads/writes from various processes, Windows mostly but also others, including Windows Defender ( I have Norton 360 so I don't need Windows Defender but didn't think to disable it).
Can someone please help?
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 extremely slow on startup

Definitely there are issues between various Anti Virus systems and Windows 10
I could not install Windows 10 with Avira running and now I needed to uninstall Avira completely to avoid constant warnings when I need to pickup files from HighTail or WeTransfer.

Windows Defender is supposed to do a decent job.... but I have never used it...

Good luck

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When I open windows explorer it takes forever to load up. When I first open it it shows favorites and desktop with a magnifying glass over each icon spinning. The green bar gets to the middle of the X and then basically stops. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks, Debbie

Answer:Windows Explorer extremely slow

Start with this link. It might take several tries to find the problem.

Open the Search and Indexing troubleshooter

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that runs Windows 7. When I turn it on, it takes an extremely long time to boot up. When it gets to the login menu, it will take a long time to do anything at all. When I do try and do anything like run a program, it gets even slower and will freeze for long periods of time. The computer also doesn't connect to wifi, but it will connect to the internet if a plug a cable in, so I can download stuff, but it would be really slow and hard to use anyway.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow/unresponsive

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Hey
The pc in question is an Acer Aspire 8940G, a pretty beefy 18,4" laptop. (not mine)

Intel i7 720QM 1,6GHz
4GB RAM
Nvidia GT240M

Symptoms
Ive just done a clean install of win 7 64bit.
It was slow before the reinstall too, but was also getting hot, and i thought that was the culprit, so ive taken it apart and cleaned out the carpet of dust in the heatsink. Temps are now good.
But its still slow at everything, booting, opening programs, and installing things.
In resmon it shows 100% disk usage close to all the time still its only using maybe max 2-3MB/s.
Response time for disk can reach 13 SECONDS, but is mostly at 4-5 for the top programs.
Opening programs like chrome sometimes generates up to 100 hard faults /s, and memory usage is pretty stable at about 15-20%.
Ive not installed all windows updates yet becasue some of the updates takes up to 20mins to install upon shutdown and it hangs all the time in windows.
The originall install got some user account file error or something so it couldnt log into the only user in normal mode, but worked in safe mode.

Things ive done:
1. Installed drivers from acers website. All from 2009 though. Tried windows update drivers too.
2. The laptop has 2 500GB hdds, one originally designed to use as a backup drive i think. Formatted the 2nd one and cloned the boot drive over too it and tried booting of that too, but its still slow.
3. Ran chkdsk /f /r from windows RE. I think it cleaned up some sectors, but nothi... Read more

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Okay uhm, i am running service pack 3 windows xp desktop computer and recently its been acting really slow. here are the log files.
Edit
GMER 1.0.15.15281 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-08-13 17:57:13
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1.NOV\LOCALS~1\Temp\kwniikow.sys


---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe[1660] USER32.dll!DialogBoxParamW 7E4247AB 5 Bytes JMP 3E2154C5 C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFRAME.dll (Internet Explorer/Microsoft Corporation)
.text C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe[1660] USER32.dll!SetWindowsHookExW 7E42820F 5 Bytes JMP 3E2E9AC9 C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFRAME.dll (Internet Explorer/Microsoft Corporation)
.text C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe[1660] USER32.dll!CallNextHookEx 7E42B3C6 5 Bytes JMP 3E2DD0ED C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFRAME.dll (Internet Explorer/Microsoft Corporation)
.text C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe[1660] USER32.dll!CreateWindowExW 7E42D0A3 5 Bytes JMP 3E2EDB1C C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEFRAME.dll (Internet Explorer/Microsoft Corporation)
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Answer:Windows XP Running extremely slow

Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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this computer has been working fine.
today the it stalls at "starting windows" for about 9 minutes before it starts. Then the computer works fine.

I loaded the latest bios. I disconnected all usb devices. I disabled all startup services in msconfig. I had windows look for any system errors and found none. I used the windows install disk to repair and update the os

asus p6x58d-e
windows 7 64bit
24 gig ram
i7 950
GTX-470 latest drivers
antec 1000 watt power supply
nec pa271w monitor
no other cards or devices

Attached are all the details in device manager (2 files)

Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow Startup

Be very careful with disabling services...that can have some very bad negative effects. Hopefully, you just meant you shut down some of the start up applications instead. I'm also thinking that it isn't related to the BIOS, or memory checking, as it seems to be getting past that part. Is your HDD light active at all during those 9 minutes?

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I run Windows XP Pro (legal version) and for some strange reason the start up sequence seems to to running like treacle, it can take like 5 mins for everything to start up... by that I mean:Norton AV proZone Alrms ProMSMAnti SpysNostromoand ICQWhen they're finally loaded the computer runs fine with no major problems.Over to you people, anyone help me out there please?ThanksWulfrune

Answer:Extremely slow Windows XP Pro start up

Go into msconfig then startup and untick everything apart from your antivirus software.

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Hello everyone,

I am having a problem with windows xp running extremely slow. I recently had to reformat my hard drive and reinstal windows xp. Since then, it runs a little slow when I try to access some programs; however, when I try to do things like installing software, it runs extremely slow. It takes 1 - 2 hours to install software. An example is when I try to open something using PowerISO, it takes 1 - 2 hours to extract it to temporary files and then maybe 1/2 an hour to install the program itself. Here are some specs

Windows xp profesional
Pentium dual core 2.13 ghz
2 gb ram
250 hard drive

The only problem that seems to be showing up under device manager is HS 3d sensor 1394 Agere has a warning beside it. I am thinking maybe that I am missing a/some driver(s). Any help would be appreciated. If you need to know more about my system, please just ask.

Answer:windows xp running extremely slow

Hello, I think your Hard Drive may be slowly failing or has corrupt sectors. Try running a Disk Check

Click Start, click Run and type in CMD.
Once CMD opens type: chkdsk volume:/r
Press Enter

You will most likely receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y, and then press Enter to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Regards,
George

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I've got an HP G61-429wm Laptop here. It's running really slowly, and won't boot into Windows, or even a Windows disc. On bootup, it will show the underscore for ~15 seconds, then it will start to load Windows (I believe it's Windows Vista). Once it's done with the loading screen, the screen will go black, for hours.
The computer was running very hot, in the upper right section especially. I opened it up, and cleaned out the fan, and it's running cooler now, but it still runs really slow and won't boot into Windows.
When I try to boot to a Windows disc (I've tried Vista 32 and 64, as well as Windows 7), it will get to the load screen, go black for a few minutes, then show the default background, with a cursor, and I can move the cursor around, but there is nothing to click, and no combination of buttons does anything either (Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Windows+R, Esc, Enter, etc) Right click also does nothing.
Other things I've tried:
UBCD- got in and ran clamscan (I could only scan the boot sector of the main drive, the partition wouldn't show up in a normal scan.
Also tried AVG Recovery CD- came up clean (not sure if it actually scanned the Windows partition though)
Tried removing memory sticks one at a time (there are two total, I tried many combinations)
I tried to get into UBCD4Win, but it would pop up a Blue Screen every time (0x7B), I looked that up, and it seems fairly common, but none of the fixes seemed to work... Read more

Answer:HP G61 Laptop Extremely Slow, Can't Get Into Windows

If you still have the recovery partition intact you could do a factory reset. All programs and data after purchase would be lost though. Are you trying to retrieve any data off the hard drive?
 

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I recently found myself in a financial rut and decided it would be a smart idea to pawn my laptop for some quick cash until I received my paycheck the following week. Well, I went through with the pawn, then the following week I went back to the pawn shop to pick up my laptop. Everything seemed to be fine, no scratches or noticeable damage was done during its little vacation.

I returned home and plugged up the laptop, I turned it on and came back awhile later and entered my log-in information, then left awhile longer. When I came back and tried to check my e-mail, I noticed an extreme slowness on my laptop. I tried to restart the computer through Windows, but after 10 minutes, the computer was still on the "Logging off..." screen, so I held the button down and shut down the computer, when I rebooted the computer, it got stuck on the log-in screen, I could not enter a password.

I then did another manual shut down and went straight for a system restore, but for some odd reason, my restore points had all been deleted before that day, there were only 3 available, and they were listed as system updates, so I went ahead with the earliest one.

After the restore, my computer was still lagging horribly. I installed AVG 2015 freeware and ran the usual antivirus procedure along with a PC tune up. So, now, after I log in, my laptop appears to be processing at pre-pawn shop speeds. Yet, I'm left with the problem of my log in screen. I turned it on tonight and it was st... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow Windows Welcome screen, please help

Hello jmad and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'll bet the folks and the pawn shop had a good time playing with your laptop. Wouldn't be surprised if they managed to get some malware installed or messed up some system files.

One of the Forum experts prepared a couple of tutorials that might help you diagnose what your problem/s is/are.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

And this tutorial has some general suggestions on how to optimize Windows 7.

Optimize Windows 7

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Hi - I just purchased a refurbished IBM T2 Laptop, with Windows XP Professional installed. Worked perfectly until I downloaded Verizon WiFi software. As part of the Verizon WiFi download proceduce, Verizon asked me to download SP3 and Net Framework. And then I downloaded the Verizon WiFi software. The computer will now go through the boot procedure, but opening Windows is extremely slow - approximately 1/2 hour to get to the desktop, which is completely non responsive. I can get to Control Panel/Remove Programs, but cannot remove any programs. I tried Safe Mode, but cannot remove programs from there either. I tried System Restore, no luck there.

I own a copy of Windows XP Home (Upgrade Version). Can I use this to install or correct any problem? Any thoughts?

Many thanks,

Bailiwick
 

Answer:Windows XP Extremely Slow & Non-Responsive

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My pc has become extremely slow over the last couple weeks. I'm wondering if anyone can help me clean up unnecessary programs and such. I routinely use ccleaner, I run AVG, and a few other spyware blockers...not sure if I need them all, or what the recent speed issue is from?
I downloaded the most recent HJT, and here is the log, let me know what else you need to know if anything.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:47:01 PM, on 10/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
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Answer:Solved: Windows XP - EXTREMELY slow

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I'm having an issue with my personal computer. I was running Windows 7 on it, but things started acting weird and going really slow, so I decided to switch back to WinXPpro64bit. Install went fine, but I thought it took a little longer than it should have, given the hardware under the hood.

It's an Intel Quad Core Q9400 CPU @ 2.66 GHz with 4GB ram on an Intel DP35DP system board.

When windows boots, it takes about 5 to 10 minutes at the black DOS screen with the scrolling progress bar and the windows logo, then I finally get to the login window, then finally to the desktop, but things are just slow and laggy everywhere.

I ran a memtest last night for eight hours, and completed three passes with zero failures. So I think RAM is OK (and I do not get weird error messages during normal use in Windows that might indicate flaky ram).

I defragged my C: drive without any noticeable improvement.

What else might be causing this weirdness?

I'm running a full CHKDSK, scanning the entire C: drive for bad sectors, but I have a hunch that this won't come up with anything. EDIT: So far, since posting this ~40 minutes ago, CHKDSK has replaced bad clusters in two files... \Windows\twain_32.dll and \Windows\system32\dllcache\pintlgs.imd. To be honest, I've never experienced bad clusters on a hard drive first hand... my drive failures seem to be beautifully catastrophic, not under-the-surface like this one appears.

Does this mean my hard drive has bad clusters? Do... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow / Laggy Windows XP Pro 64-bit

Not sure on the bad hard drive thing, There are places that you can check the drive online, cant think of them off the top of my head. Right click my computer and select properties, and check the stats to see if they are the same as what they should be. As It sounds like perhaps the skip mem test in the bios and enabel quickstart may have gotten changed. (if you pulled the plug and have a bad or low battery this can happen). Check through your bios settings ensure that the processor speed is set correctly, Sorry I cant think terms today. But its probably where the problem is, a bios setting somewhere. If not it could be a bad Nic card.
 

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My computer is running very slow. From start up to shutdown. I have tried running a disk defrag and I have tried a virus scan. Nothing seems to help. What can I do to fix this problem? I'm running a Dell Dimension 3000 machine with Windows XP SP3. I'm also having the same problem with my Dell Optiplex GX280. Same version of Windows.
 

Answer:Windows Running Extremely Slow

Can you let me know your RAM capacity.
 

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I am not sure if this is the area to post this problem or not but I am sure you will help me or tell me where to post the problem.

PROBLEM: I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I could not get my Dell 968 AIO to work at all since Dell apparently is not supporting the driver(s) for this printer and approximately 90% of their other printer drivers to be compatible with Win 10. I reverted back to Windows 7 using Microsoft's program to do so. Now among other problems which the main problem was not connecting to the internet which I did get to work, the sign it to Windows 7 is now taking about 6 or 7 minutes to login. Previously it was taking less the 1 minute.

Any help to resolve this slow login would be greatly appreciated. Bye the way, I have ran all of the Microsoft Trouble Shooter programs that Microsoft recommends.

Bud Rose

Answer:Extremely slow Windows startup

You say you went back to Windows because you had problems with Windows 10.

You say you used Microsoft's' program to install Windows 7. Do you mean you used the Dell Recovery Partition, or did you use OEM Recovery software provided by System Builder (Dell)? You need to be more specific, rather than just saying Microsoft's' program.

What is the Manufacturer/ Model number of your Computer?

Your asking how to speed up Windows startup.

What Antivirus and Firewall program/s do you have installed?

To begin, perform a "Clean Boot" to see if the computer will load Windows faster.

How to "Clean Boot", follow the steps in this tutorial. Scroll down to you see windows 7.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

John

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Hi
I was wondering if I could get some advice. My desk top used to be what I considered very fast and now same computer alot slower.

If it is comming out of an idle mode it will take at least 3 minutes to load a web page. The hard drive is working very hard, it is always running and the light blinking sometimes when not even being used.

After being used for 5 min. or so the web pages do load faster but not as fast as they should.
Sometimes I get a I.E. not responding message. It's almost like the hard drive is checking something or doing some other work at the same time.

I have to the best of my ability cleared out old files and cleaned up what I can. The hard drive is maybe 25% full.

Specs: Dell studio XPS
Intell 2.67 GHZ
Ram 3. GB
64 Bit
I am running Kaspersky anti viris and have run the scan more than once, it says no problems.

any advise greatly appreciated. Thank You, Tom

Answer:windows 7 used to be fast now extremely slow ??

DLoad install and run StartupCPL from Mike Lin...
Small handy app that places a Startup icon in Control Panel and gives you complete control of any and all apps that are running in the background...

NOTE: Do NOT disable something if you don't know what it does...

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Hi guys!
I really got worried when i saw my pc booting up so slowly, because i have a good performing pc. After it boots up it runs fine, But the bootup process is so slow.
I have a: WEI score:
Asus P5QL-E p45 chipset.
Intel Q6600 2.4 ghz 7.1
2 Gb ram 5.5
NVidia 9600GT 1Gb GDDR3 6.8

Answer:Windows 7 extremely slow on startup!!!!

Besides an increase in overall performance you could see depending if that's the 32bit or 64bit 7 bumping the memory upto 4gb one question would be how much as far as programs and startups do you have running?

One article just seen goes into how to see things speed up in 7 while only 2 or 3 free programs pointed to seem to be what is claimed in the one seen at Essential Windows Tricks - PC World

The yeas outnumbered the naaa...s it seems hhmm... as you look over the 4 pages seen there.

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I am not sure if this is the area to post this problem or not but I am sure you will help me or tell me where to post the problem.

PROBLEM: I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I could not get my Dell 968 AIO to work at all since Dell apparently is not supporting the driver(s) for this printer and approximately 90% of their other printer drivers to be compatible with Win 10. I reverted back to Windows 7 using Microsoft's program to do so. Now among other problems which the main problem was not connecting to the internet which I did get to work, the sign it to Windows 7 is now taking about 6 or 7 minutes to login. Previously it was taking less the 1 minute.

Any help to resolve this slow login would be greatly appreciated. Bye the way, I have ran all of the Microsoft Trouble Shooter programs that Microsoft recommends.

Bud Rose

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I switched from chrome to firefox since chrome was draining the battery of my xps 13 (i5, 4GB). Battery life after switching to firefox is significantly better, but performance wise, everything is so sluggish while using firefox. It even lags when I tried to open a new blank tab- took like have a second after I clicked the "plus" sign to open new tab, then opens the tab in segments. The lag also happens to almost every command I have for firefox.
I wonder if anyone experienced slow firefox on windows 10? If so, any solutions to it? Can't really go back to chrome due to battery life issue (so is Edge).
Thanks!

Answer:Why is Firefox extremely slow on Windows 10?

I can't get my wife to ditch Firefox... But I'm enjoying Opera on my Windows 10. Along with AdBlock+ it is pretty speedy, IMHO.
They have a new v36 that is tweaked for 10.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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My computer gets through the whole log in process quickly, typing in my password and such, until it gets to the desktop. At which point the programs will work but i cannot open my start menu. If i begin opening up programs, they will freeze, some programs i cannot even open. The windows log on sound will not play at all until upwards of 3 minutes, and then my computer will then begin working perfectly..any help at all would be much obliged cause i'm tired of this

Answer:Windows logs on extremely slow

Hi

You can try a clean boot of your PC by following this document

This will stop all your startup items from running.
If your PC works well after this (as it should hopefully) then we will have to determine which item is slowing down your startup.

What PC do you currently have:
1. CPU type and speed?
2. Memory (RAM) size?
3. Hard drive size, how much space is free?
These specifications could also have an influence on your startup speed.

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Just solved one problem with my new build (bad psu) and it wasn't long before another one presented it self. I was downloading bf3 on my new rig and it was almost done then windows completely froze and i had to do a hard shutdown, upon rebooting it took several minutes to get past the "starting windows" screen, and after i entered my password it took about three minutes to get past the "welcome" screen. and 14 minutes to load the desktop. i started a few programs at the desktop but they all froze soon after, and i got the blue screen.

what should i do? could it be a faulty hard drive?

thanks.

Specs:

MOBO: Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Graphics: EVGA GTX 560Ti
PSU: Corsair HX650 Corsair GS600
HDD: Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 7200rpm

Answer:Windows boots extremely slow.

Go to Start type in CMD. Right click on cmd "Run as Administrator"

at the command prompt type in

CHKDSK /F hit enter select "Y" for Yes reboot. This will schedule a disk scan at your next reboot.

Also try these

Click on Start then Run , type cmd and press Enter . Next type fsutil dirty query x: where x: is your boot drive. This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty.
Next, type chkntfs /x c: . The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. Now manually reboot your computer, it should not do a chkdsk and should take you directly to normal Windows login.
Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another Command Prompt and enter chkdsk c: /r . Reply Y when asked if you want this to happen on the next boot. This should take you through 5 stages of the chkdsk scan and will unset that dirty bit. This can take an hour or more depending on the size of your hard drive, be patient and let it complete.
Once booted back to Windows, open another Command Prompt and query the dirty bit again by entering fsutil dirty query c: and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.

Source

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Hi, i had a problem with my compute in this thread, and someone told me to do a clean install of Windows.

I put in the CD, wiped my old partition, and at first chose to do a quick reformat...but it was taking a horrendous amount of time to copy the files, so i turned the computer off. Next, i wiped that partition, and created a 30gb partition and did a full reformat to see if that was the problem, but it wasn't. So far, ive been installing for 2.5-3 hours and its at about 40%. The Dvd-drive led indicator basically comes on and flashes, and i can see the files changing on the screen, but then the led will go off after a few files and stay off for about half an hour or longer before it flashes again. I have absolutely no idea what the problem is, here's my compute specs, everything is new:

Core 2 Duo E6600

600w GameXStream PSU

Nvidia 8800GTS 640mb

Western Digital 250gb 7200rpm hd

2 x 1gb G.Skill RAM

Samsung DVd Burner

Answer:EXTREMELY slow windows installation

Hi Krb686

Maybe it is your install CD that's scratched ? From within Windows try to copy the content of the CD to a folder on another computer. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.

Enter the bios (press del during startup) and check that all your drives appear correctly there. Try hooking your drives (DVD and system hard drive) to other controllers on the motherboard and try using another cable.

If you have IDE drives check that the jumper on the drive is correctly set : slave if it's in the middle of an IDE cable, master if it's at the end, no slave drive alone in the middle of a cable (there should always be a master attached at the end).

Check that all your drives are set to use UDMA transfer mode if available (and not just PIO) in the BIOS. Your CD-DVD lock software may have caused some read/write errors and the BIOS may have reverted to older/slower PIO mode.

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Windows backup took 4 days for first backup of 213GB data from internal RAID 0 data drive to FW 800-connected external drive. Running ASUS P6T Deluxe, i7-950 w/12GB. All drivers 100% current per ASUS site and everything else runs great (except system restore which is also dog-slow, no offense to canines).

Lots of these files are AVI's and MP3's. Some AVIs are pretty big, but a full backup like this took 3-4 hours on XP. File copy is also very slow on Windows 7.

Is this a general problem? Have others found a fix?

Answer:Windows Backup - Extremely Slow

  
Quote: Originally Posted by andy7


Windows backup took 4 days for first backup of 213GB data from internal RAID 0 data drive to FW 800-connected external drive. Running ASUS P6T Deluxe, i7-950 w/12GB. All drivers 100% current per ASUS site and everything else runs great (except system restore which is also dog-slow, no offense to canines).

Lots of these files are AVI's and MP3's. Some AVIs are pretty big, but a full backup like this took 3-4 hours on XP. File copy is also very slow on Windows 7.

Is this a general problem? Have others found a fix?


Andy

Hi and welcome to sevenforums

I dont have a fix for the built in utility but can offer an alternative. A third party app called acronis. It is more flexible (usefull for just backing up a single folder) and it is fast. My media backup is ~100 Gigs and it takes about 3 hours which I schedule overnight. My rig is only a dual core and the backup runs on a wired connection to a media server.

Something is wrong with the slow copy, slow backup. My gut feeling is the RAID. Either a setting is wrong or the driver needs to be re-installed. If you are not using homegroup you can also disable IPv6,

Can you tell us more about your network cinfig?

Can you type cmd in search>type ipconfig /all and upload screenshots for us to examine
Thanks in advance

Ken J

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I've got an HP G61-429wm Laptop here. It's running really slowly, and won't boot into Windows, or even a Windows disc. On bootup, it will show the underscore for ~15 seconds, then it will start to load Windows (I believe it's Windows Vista). Once it's done with the loading screen, the screen will go black, for hours.
The computer was running very hot, in the upper right section especially. I opened it up, and cleaned out the fan, and it's running cooler now, but it still runs really slow and won't boot into Windows.
When I try to boot to a Windows disc (I've tried Vista 32 and 64, as well as Windows 7), it will get to the load screen, go black for a few minutes, then show the default background, with a cursor, and I can move the cursor around, but there is nothing to click, and no combination of buttons does anything either (Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Windows+R, Esc, Enter, etc) Right click also does nothing.
Other things I've tried:
UBCD- got in and ran clamscan (I could only scan the boot sector of the main drive, the partition wouldn't show up in a normal scan.
Also tried AVG Recovery CD- came up clean (not sure if it actually scanned the Windows partition though)
Tried removing memory sticks one at a time (there are two total, I tried many combinations)
I tried to get into UBCD4Win, but it would pop up a Blue Screen every time (0x7B), I looked that up, and it seems fairly common, but none of the fixes seemed to work for me... Read more

Answer:HP G61 Laptop Extremely Slow, Can't Get Into Windows

Seems like a hard drive problem... Try a factory restore and see if it helps and get rid of AVG and go with Microsoft Security Essentials
 

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Starting a couple weeks ago, my computer started bogging down most of the time. When this happens, the CPU usage is almost always at 100% according to the CPU monitor in the Task Manager. Sometimes it gets to the point where I can't even type a web address because I can only type one character every 3 or 4 seconds.

I have tried scanning for malware with Spybot. It found a few things but nothing that wasn't coded "green". I changed my antivirus software from MSE to Avast. No real difference. I even tried installing Linux (using the Windows install program), hoping that would at least give me faster Internet access. But that got bogged down pretty much the same as Windows does, so I'm assuming it's a hardware issue of some kind.

I have Windows 7 with SP1, 500GB hard drive, 2GB RAM. It's a home built computer so there's no brand or model number. I have an ECS 945P-A motherboard with a Celeron 3.3GHz CPU.

I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 Computer Extremely Slow

Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply.Download MiniToolBox and select List Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.Download Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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the computer is very very slow to get to the ctrl-alt-del screen. please look at attached hijackthis file and let me know if you notice anything. thank you

Answer:Windows 7 extremely slow booting

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the ca... Read more

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I am trying to help out my aunt with her 3 yr old Toshiba laptop that shipped with Vista but was later upgraded to Windows 7 64bit.

There are a couple of problems with it currently, the main one being that it runs extremely slowly, even in SAFE Mode. By slow, I mean that you click on the Start button and wait several minutes before the menu appears. During this time, the hard drive LED seems to be continuously lit.

The other problem is, when the system boots, it starts to run a scheduled CHKDSK but immediately says it's been cancelled.

You should know that when I first got the laptop, in addition to the above two problems, she was also getting a Bad Image error whenever launching IE, complaining about WOW64WIN.DLL. I managed to replace that file with one from my own Windows 7 installation and that seemed to fix that.

I'm looking for recommendations on next steps, please, and thank you. If you need more information, let me know.

Regards,

John

Answer:Windows 7 extremely slow, and other problems

There are many potential issues that it could be. I'd start by pulling up task manager when the system is running slow (which may be all the time) and take a look at the processes tab and see what seems to be taking up the CPU cycles. If you're not really seeing anything that stands out, then look at the performance tab and see what the physical memory usage history looks like (should be under the cpu utilization graph). To me it sounds like a system with too little RAM or the system has a suspect HD. If booting in SafeMode is the same slow down as normal mode, then you really need to look at task manager to check what was mentioned above and report back.

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This is my hijackthis log. Basically this computer runs very very slowly. There wasn't anything detected on the antivirus check, and I ran spybot once. spybot only picked up six things, and deleted them all.Thanks in advance! =DLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:35:32 PM, on 01/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:Extremely Slow Computer (windows Xp Pro)

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are absolutely snowed under with logs.If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into your next reply.

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Hi,
 
I have this combofix log, I am not an expert of it, one of my friends suggested me to use it but I think I am alone on understanding it. I hope one of you might help me. My Windows start process is extremely slow so I thought it might be related to some kind of malwares or something. Could you help me on this issue? Any other suggestions? (my last resort is formatting it for a fresh start - as usual with my windows experience).
 
 
ComboFix 14-08-17.01 - Alptug 18.08.2014  11:04:33.1.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1254.90.1033.18.3932.1709 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\users\Alptug\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Disabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module *Disabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Other Deletions   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\END
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2\sw2_res_default.bmp
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2\sw2_rsaproxy.exe
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2\sw2_tool.exe
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2\sw2_tray.exe
c:\program files (x86)\SecureW2\Uninstall.exe
c:\users\Alptug\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SecureW2
c:\users\Alptug\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Secur... Read more

Answer:Combofix log help - extremely slow windows

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
===
 
Remove Combofix. It's no longer required.

The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:
Click Start > Run  and copy/paste the following bold text into the Run box and click OK:
ComboFix /Uninstall

===

 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
 
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply A... Read more

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I have a Gateway desk top running Windows XP Home 2002 and it is running extremely slow and trying to browse the internet on either Firefox or Internet Explorer is getting to be just about a joke. Can't play a video like Youtube and etc. period without it stopping and starting and taking forever to load. Some web pages are very slow opening also.
It started out being just a internet video issue, but now even off line some files are taking forever to open.
I ran a spyware scan in safe mode using Super Anti Spyware and found no issues. Also did a virus scan in safe made with the same results. Defragged the hard drive which wasn't too terribly bad and just for the heck of it ran scan disc and the report showed nothing out of the norm.
I read on another forum about uninstalling SPK3 which I did and still no change.

Answer:Windows XP 2002 Extremely Slow

How about running chkdsk /r on the hard drive from a cmd prompt? If the hard drive is original, it most likely needs replacing though.

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When I open windows explorer it takes forever to load up. When I first open it it shows favorites and desktop with a magnifying glass over each icon spinning. The green bar gets to the middle of the X and then basically stops. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks, Debbie
 

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Hi ,

I don't know why, but my window vista is extremely slow , especially when using the internet.
It takes about 10-15 seconds to open a browser and about 15-20 secs to load a page ( Most sites ).
Sometimes it took me 10 clicks to get something open.

What can be the cause of this?

Help is appreciated a lot , this problem is really frustrating
 

Answer:Windows vista is extremely slow

Sounds like you have a little spyware/malware problem. I would take a look here;
http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603629-security-help-tools.html
I recommend using Lavasoft Ad-Aware or SpyBot, make sure your anti-virus definitions are updated.

If that doesn't help you can post to Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs Forums,
read Sticky's before posting.
 

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Hi there, I have a Dell XPS running Windows 7 - it's a few years old but up until yesterday it had been running fine. However, when I logged on today, everything was suddenly lagging - it took 5 or 10 minutes to load all the startup programs, and each action I took afterward had a significant delay - just opening a folder in Windows Explorer could take 30 seconds or so.
 
Everything's working fine in safe mode. However, when I tried to do a clean boot outside of safe mode (all startup programs and non-Microsoft services disabled), the issue persisted.
 
I didn't change any settings or install anything the previous day, and as far as I can tell there are no other signs of anything malicious on the computer. In Task Manager, nothing seems to be taking up a significant amount of CPU.
 
The only other odd thing I've noticed is that my system clock is 2 hours behind, although it shows the right time zone.
 
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 suddenly extremely slow

Is the date off as well?
 
This could be the CMOS battery failing.  I would suggest checking in the BIOS to make sure the time and date is correct there.  If it isn't replace the CMOS battery, then the date and time in the BIOS.
 
Let us know if there are still lagging problems after this.

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Hi All,I am having issues with my Windows 7 system shutting down - on average 2-3 minutes.Msconfig has been run and I currently have 51 processes running (currently with IE8, Event Viewer and Task Manager open)The system is only really used for software and web development so it's a scaled down unit. 2GB RAM and Dual Core.In my Event Viewer you can see a whole list of shutdown error warnings (image 1 below)I've run CCleaner and a Registry Cleaner, but they haven't made any difference.I've not installed anything new recently, certainly not prior to having this issue.Details for these errors are not very enlightening (images 2 & 3 below)Performance during use is fine, and nothing hangs or crashes. just the shutdown times that take ages.Any suggestions would be most welcome.Thanks.[Saving space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Windows 7 - Extremely slow to shutdown

1) Make sure "clear pagefile at shutdown" is not enabled:start - run - regedit[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 02) Start - Run - RegeditNavigate to the following Registry key:HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\DesktopDouble click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text boxFor the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000Reboot3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlRight-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000

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Hi everyone.
My Windows 10 laptop, which previously had Windows 7 (I upgraded through Windows Update) is now having problems with the file explorer.It all started last night, when I was listening to some music with the windows media player, then it froze, a windows popped up asking me if I wanted to end the process and I said yes. From there, it all went downhill. My File Explorer is now EXTREMELY slow, I open a folder and it takes 1 or 2 minute for a new window to even open. Then it takes like 2 more minutes for the new window to even show things. When it does load i can't even scroll up or down or open another subfolder because it freezes and shows "Not responding" at least 3 time before even doing something. I have no Idea how to fix this, which is why I'm here today starting this thread.
At first I thought it was a performance Issue, but Steam, Task Manager and even games work perfectly fine. Maybe it's worth to mention that my task manager sometimes displays as if my disk was being completely 100% used, but then it goes back to 98%, then back to 100% again, and after a while it calms down and displays the actual percentage. My HDD is more than half free. Also, when I first installed Windows 10 I had a BSOD Issue. Luckily, kemical from the Windows Forums managed to help me and solve my issue through dump files provided by the W7F Diagnostic Tool. I am trying to back up my most important files to my external hard disk right now in case I have to reset/format my... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow Windows Explorer. Please help.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

When I first upgraded from W7 to W10 I had problems with Component Store corruption and did a repair install with an in place upgrade to fix it. With this method I didn't lose any data or programs/apps previously installed. The only thing I had to do afterward was rerun Windows Update. You can check out the steps in the link I posted above.

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I have a ASUS psk-se motherboard, 2 gig of RAM and I am trying to install WINDOWS 7 but it is INCREDIBLY slow. I started the installation 2 hours from now and it is in Expanding Windows Files (37%). Any suggestions? thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 EXTREMELY SLOW INSTALLATION

I believe I've heard you need about 4 G of ram for Windows 7If i'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

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:wave I am doing a remote hook up on my friend's computer to see why windows 7 is running slow.

When ever you go to open something the Webshots picture on the desktop disappears. I tried using Windows7 manager ... it cleaned the registry, but locked up when I asked it to use the junk file cleaner.

I asked it to use Malwarebyte I got the security prompt ... but nothing after that. When using the browser it will lock up too. Sometime it will lock up during boot up. Sometimes it takes a while for it to open a program. However I am able to open my computer or the window update and it working as it should. While this is going on. So something is definitely up with the OS ... any ideas?:confused
 

Answer:Windows 7 Running Extremely Slow

How old is the computer? Could it be overheating?
Get your friend to temporarily uninstall any anti virus, anti malware, etc. and turn off the firewall in Windows.
 

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