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Satellite C660 - HDD Recovery taking infinitely long

Question: Satellite C660 - HDD Recovery taking infinitely long

Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660. I am trying to restore the laptop to the initial condition by the simple HDD Recovery. I have lost my old recovery disks. After completing first few initial steps, it goes to 'finishing installation' page and then gives an error message. After clicking to the dialog box 'ok' it resumes as 'Finishing installation' again. And now it has been almost 2 hours. It is still there. No improvement. What should I do ?

If I turn off the computer will my windows be completely destroyed?

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I have a new Satellite C660-1M0 and after using it for a week, the battery doesn't run as long as compare to the first time I used it.

I heard that an initial battery charge of 8 hours is needed before 1st use. Is this true?

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-1M0 - Battery doesn't run long

Hi richardvdoran,

The battery time is depending on the usage and what you do. For example if you run a lot of programs and do work with high CPU usage you have low battery life and need AC adapter soon. Also surfing in the Internet needs battery power.

You can improve the battery life if you use the eco mode power plan. This will reduce brightness and other things to improve the battery life.

First battery charging time could be 8 hours but that?s different and depending on other things.

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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

Answer:recovery taking to long

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

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hi everyone im doing recovery of my Z580 i5 W7 HB,,,,NOW,,,,its in the process its taking too long time for ONE disk::=====status : verifing disc1 time elapsed 50 min time remaining 1 sec <from last 15 mins>=====SHOULD I REMOVE DISK ONE AND INSERT SECOND DISK OR NOT ????

Answer:recovery taking long time

I hope you are using one key recovery apication to make them and not the windows feature.





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So basically it takes 4 hours to install it completely. It used to take 45 minutes to install. I've install it maybe 10 times as I have been switching to Windows and Linux back and forth on the same computer. Is there a way to get another one or fix it? I don't know if anyone can help me with this but I thought I could try.

Answer:ASUS Recovery DVD taking a long time to install

Did you install Linux on its own partition and Vista on its own?

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Hi,

i need a recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF. HDD crashed.
Win 7 product key is available.
Who can help? maybe .iso download?

thanks

Answer:Need recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF

Recovery image cannot be downloaded and if you need original recovery disc you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91



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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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I removed the operating system from the C drive in my laptop and now i want to use the HDD recovery to re-install the recovery again
Can I know the right way to make this!!
Thanks.

Answer:Satellite C660-172 and HDD recovery installation

I don't know how you have removed OS from partition C and what have you done exactly and I?m a little bit sceptic this will work but you can try it anyway.

Do it as described in follow document - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

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Hi there,

I'm hoping someone can help me or knows what to do. I have Satellite C660-15r it was turned off properly but when put back on it came up with start windows normally as if it has been interrupted, I clicked ok to that but instead of loading it has gone to do some sort of recovery only it hasn't been able to complete this and instead has said there is nothing to recover.

It is know stuck at this and will not go any further says to get system admin to log in however its not allowing to log in or do anything apart from shut down and restart, I have been trying to factory reset but it will not work at all I have tried many attempts with 0 and other options i have been told this doesn't work but I can get up f2 and f8 on load up all that works ok but I cannot find any option to be able to factory reset. it gives me options to recover but they take me to the same screen with no improvements and safe mode will not work.

I hope someone can help me I will be so grateful.

Thank you in advance.

Shell :)

Answer:Satellite C660-15r stucks and no recovery possible

At first I must say that recovery option is available if notebook has ?factory settings?. After reading your posting I don?t know if you still use original OS installation that you got with your notebook or maybe OS preinstalled on your own.

I presume you didn't create recovery media (DVD) using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator, right?
In your situation usage of recovery disc could be easiest way to fix this and install original recovery image.

Can you please post exact notebook model?

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I ordered a set of 2 Toshiba recovery CD's and received them yesterday in order to fix this laptop from a Windows breakdown...

[http://www.toshibamea.com/ComputerProduct/4/Satellite_C660-1WN/49674?pageid=4]

The problem arising at start up is that Windows 7 isn't starting up plus that the hard disk doesn't show in the BIOS (the DVD-drive does) and after the boot sequence the following message comes up: ?Reboot and select proper boot device or insert root media in selected boot device? Someone suggested the drive is broken or the cables to the same detached or lose.

The owner says, that the error first appeared after McAfee offered to "remove 15 errors found on the disk". The laptop has never been opened.

When running the recovery CD 1 the boot sequence starts the recovery but initially shows two pop-ups that indicate that the hard disk cannot be found.

First error message - ERROR: IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO \\. \PHYSICALDRIVE0 The device is not ready.

Second error message says something like - There is no access to disk #0 or the RAID configuration isn't correct!

After accepting both messages the prompt hands out the error that also appears in this thread...

[http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=52088]

...and stops at this line...

X:\ windows\ system32 >

...reporting that the recovery failed.

I have fooled around with the advices in this thread...

[http://superuser.com/questions/318322/... Read more

Answer:Recovery CD's do not recover Satellite C660-1WN

(...continued from first post...)

Left to be said is that I also - before I ordered the recovery CDs - ran the second diagnostic DOS tool in the first table to check the disk and got the following report...

- HDD power cable is not properly attached to the HDD

- HDD interface cable is not properly attached to the HDD

- HDD master-slave setting is incorrect

...and equally that no disk could be detected.

My question is now..., what is wrong here? Is it the physical disk that might be the problem? Is it the software? MBR? Can the latter be restored by some command in the prompt? If, then how? Would it be easier to erase the whole disk and then use the recovery CDs? Or won't this work since the recovery CDs can only work with the recovery information on the disk (I assume that this information is only physically on the disk not on the recovery CDs, isn't this correctly understood)?

I am looking forward to any input and help. Thanks in advance.

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I need to file HDD Recovery how obtained

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Answer:Re: I need recovery file for Satellite C660-2FF

All you can do is to order new recovery disc.

You can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi there,

Sorry to bother you but I need some help if possible.
I am trying to restore my laptop to factory settings and I am pressing f8.
However I get all the system recovery options but no Toshiba hdd recovery option.

What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1nq - cant access HDD recovery

>What am I doing wrong?

After pressing F8 button, choose Repair my Computer and in the new menu you could choose HDD recovery as described here:
[How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm]

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Apologies if this is the wrong subforum:

Being the idiot I am, I changed my WIndows Login password and since I use very long passwords, I have no idea what I changed it to. Guessing is out of the question.

So I powered on my laptop while holding the 0 key, which brought me to the Windows Boot Manager screen. I pressed F8 on Windows 7 for advanced options and opted for 'Recovery Mode' as I have used this in the past to install the OS from scratch.

It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.

Any advice on what I can do?

Thanks

Answer:HDD Recovery Issue on C660 Satellite

>It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.
On this step you must enter your Windows login name and login password. Without right password you will not be able to start HDD recovery installation.

There is second option to install recovery image. You can do it now using recovery DVD. Have you created it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator?

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I need some help for my sons laptop which is the Satellite Pro C660-1LR.

The hard drive in this laptop completely died, i did not create a recovery disc for this laptops system.
I have purchased a new hard drive which is installed..however as you have guessed i have no access to reinstalling a OS, this laptop runs on windows 7.

I am not really tech savvy so if anyone can advise me please make explain in idiot proof format!! I am trying to avoid having to purchase anything to costly.

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-1LR - New HDD but no recovery disc

> I am trying to avoid having to purchase anything to costly.
Problem is that you don't have many options about that.
If you want to have ?factory settings? again you need recovery installation disc. You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx Of course it is not for free but, in my opinion, definitely the best solution.

You can buy Microsoft installation disc and install own version. You must buy valid licence for it.
In this case you must install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities additionally one by one.

Just in case that you can get this Microsoft installation and licence for free you can save some money.

Believe me the best solution is original recovery disc order.

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Hi everyone !
I have Toshiba Sattelite C660-1J9 laptop, and it's been working fine - until a day my HDD died. Now it's producing some weird sounds on startup, and no HDD visible in BIOS. It's not a problem for me to buy new HDD and replace it, but I'd like to restore licensed Windows I had with laptop - so I need to place recovery partition on new HDD somehow. Is it possible and where I can find this recovery partition image ?
Thanks in advance !

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I bought a couple of days a go a new Satellite C660-121. Today I proceeded to make the recovery discs but it fails verifying the first DVD disc.
The error I get is this
http://img231.imageshack.us/i/failedcopy.png/

E:\ is the name of the DVD drive. I use Verbatim DVD-R media, I have the laptop on power supply during the burning process and I tried twice with two different discs and got the same result. How can I fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite C660-121 can't verify the recovery disc

Hello Voger

I have created numerous recovery DVD on several Toshiba notebooks and have never noticed something like this. I have used DVD-R discs only and brands were Verbatim or TDK.

Unfortunately I cannot give you answer what does this message means but you must try to repeat DVD creation. If possible try with TDK.
If the same happen again I recommend you to recovery your notebook using HDD recovery option and try to create recovery discs again.

Sorry but I don?t see any other possibility at the moment.

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Hi

is there a way to make the recovery disks install win7 x32 instead of x64 (Satellite Pro C660-2JR)

Answer:Recovery disks creation for Satellite Pro C660-2JR

If your notebook was delivered with 64bit version you can create recovery disc for this preinstalled version only. With other words, recovery image saved on recovery partition will be saved on empty DVD disc. Nothing more than that.

If you want to use 32bit OS you must check if your notebook model is supported for it and install own version.

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Hi

I require the recovery media for a Saellite C660 1F1. If any one would know where I could download or purchase this I would be very great full.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-1F1: Where can i purchase the Recovery Media

Hi

Almost all threads in the ?Toshiba Product Recovery forum? contains this link to the page where you can order a recover disk for a Toshiba European notebook series ;)
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi

I have the Toshiba Satellite C660-10D and did not copy the recovery ye had problems with the recovery partition and I lost.

What I can do?

Answer:Satellite C660-10D problems with the recovery partition

You can order a new Recovery disks here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Is it legal to use another laptop to create a recovery DVD and use it on the another laptop of the same model.
Satellite C660 1J2

Answer:Satellite C660-1J2 - can i use the recovery disk on another notebook

Hi

Purchasing an Toshiba notebook with an preinstalled Windows 7 system, you have reached automatically one Win 7 license.
So you can use this Win 7 on one notebook.

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Hello,

A month ago I purchased a Toshiba C660-1FE. After three weeks my HD broke down. I bought a new HD from Western Digital and replaced the broken HD. As I did not make an recovery image of my HD, I had to order the Product recovery discs off the Toshiba website (3 discs, of which disc 1 and 3 were the only one's required for installation).

Now, I have the problem that my laptop keyboard does not work. I am currently using a USB keyboard and mouse to replace my keyboard and touchpad of the laptop.

The laptop keyboard works fine in BIOS. Therefore, I hope it's just a driver problem.

I have:

tried finding and installing lots of drivers on from the toshiba website, no result.
tried changing settings in the bios (usb enable/disable).
tried to fix the problem by re-installing the entire computer again several times.

The keyboard seems to work until windows loads. When the system is starting up I can press caps lock and num lock and the green lights come on. This all stops working once the windows startup symbol appears.

Perhaps a second problem in the device manager: under the display-adapter, 2 subcategories have exclamation marks: it says Mobile Intel(R) 4 series express chipset family twice! I can't seems to fix these with any drivers I can find either. When I check the settings I have this message (google translate since it was in dutch):

+The digital signature for the drivers for this device is required, can not be verified. Possible after a rec... Read more

Answer:After Recovery with CD Satellite C660-1FE keyboard does NOT work

Hi

Keyboard works in BIOS? this means that the keyboard hardware should be ok and the connection between the motherboard and keyboard is established.

So what could be wrong? Keyboard driver?
Hmm? the keyboard driver is a part of the Windows OS and is installed automatically while OS installation?
I would recommend following:
Go to device manager and extract the point Keyboard.
There you should see something like ?standard PS/2 keyboard?
If you will see a red cross near this device, then this means that the keyboard is disabled.
Usually you should be able to enable this again (in device manager).
If there is no red cross, then I recommend deleting this keyboard from the device manager list?then reboot the notebook. Usually the OS should recognize the removed device automatically and should install the driver too.

Check this.

By the way: it could be possible that you have received a wrong Recovery disk? this could explain the issues after the recover procedure?

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Hi
I have tried to restore a Satellite C660 to factory settings due to it be extremely slow to start up.

Using the Toshiba original recovery discs the process gets partway through and then gives the following messages...

Error restoring image
The device is not ready

ERROR: ImageX could not apply Win7 V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg\15489XSP.swm Index 2 from HDD to C:!


Can anybody advise?!
Thanks

Answer:Cannot install recovery image on Satellite C660

Unfortunately there is no some ?workaround? to force recovery image installation to run properly.
All you can do at the moment is to set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery disc again.
Be sure disc is clean.

Do you use recovery discs for the first time?

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I have a trojan on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-21f, i no longer have the discs available to reformat the laptop.

Is there any way i can do it without?

Answer:How to reformat Satellite Pro C660-21F without recovery discs?

Can you install recovery image using HDD recovery installation (F8 at start-up)?

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Hi
Ran the recovery option on a C660 laptop from the hidden HD to set it back to the factory built but the re-install failed to complete correctly, now the hard drive as also failed
I can't find the recovery media to rebuild onto a new HD so are the recovery media still available to order as all the links I have found are broken on the Toshiba site

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Hi folks,

Posting this question for my neighbour as he now has no internet access as laptop not working - Satellite C660 running Win7.

When powering up he gets the Toshiba screen then a blank screen with cursor at the top left flashing.

Tried to boot from Win7 DVD (Pressed F12 to get to boot options & changed to DVD), can hear the drive trying to access the dvd but then get the message 'failed'. Win7 DVD works in both my laptop and desktop pc's.

Any ideas.

Thank you

Nigel

Answer:Satellite C660 Won't boot from HDD or recovery disks

> When powering up he gets the Toshiba screen then a blank screen with cursor at the top left flashing.

Possibly the HDD is dead.
You ca try to power up the unit and press F2
Now you should be able to access the BIOS.

If the HDD isn?t listed on the first BIOS page, then this means that HDD isn?t recognized by BIOS and this means that HDD is faulty.

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I have ordered the recovery media for my Daughters laptop. Does any one know if this returns it to factory settings including pre installed software and drivers as the e-mail just says Windows 7.

Cheers

Answer:Satellite C660 - question about recovery media

> Does any one know if this returns it to factory settings including pre installed software and drivers
Yes. After recovery image installation notebook will have original ?factory settings? as on first start after purchase.

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Hi

i have made the 2 toshiba recocery media disks
i had a virus on my laptop so i i placed the disks in my laptop

i did the following:
- placed disk in laptop
- restarted it
- booted from dvd
- followed instructions
- then it got to copying 2 of 9
- then error: copy of splitpart or crcs failed

can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - recovery media error - CRC failed

I?m afraid there is no help. Something must be wrong with recovery DVD.
Do you use it for the first time?

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Hi!

I have a laptop from a client, that is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-239, and i'm having a strange issue.

The original hard disk failed, and as the laptop is out of warranty, we bought a new hard disk, and ordered the recovery media to this model, from our local toshiba repair assistance.

After the setup copied the files to the disk, the imageX fails when restoring the image files with the error:

"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

The hard disk is new, and i tried also with more 2 hard disks, and also with an external cd-rom drive.

I talked with the support from the local repair assistance, and they told me this occurs because the new hard drive ins't compatible with the recovery media?!

One of the new hard disks i tried, was the exact same model than the original hard disk, and the error still occurs, so the hard disk can't be the problem.

Is there any change of the recovery media is corrupted?

Could also be a motherboard problem?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-239 - Error restoring from recovery media

> Is there any change of the recovery media is corrupted?
Of course this is possible.
In case the HDD is OK, the recovery media could be corrupted.

>Could also be a motherboard problem?
I don?t think so?. I presume the HDD is recognized in BIOS properly and the error message says something about corrupted directory. I guess the disk directory is meaning and I think media should be replaced.

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Hi

I'm trying to create Recovery Disks using Toshiba's Recovery Media Centre for my new Satellite Pro C660-111. However, I've tried three times now and it gets about a third the way through the first of two disks and comes up with the following error:

E:\Boot\bcd missing
(Error Code 020123-F1-00000000)

Help please! What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks
Franki

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-111 - Error when creating recovery DVDs

Hello

What kind of blank DVDs you are using for creating Toshiba recovery disk?

Maybe the error is related to the disk? I have used Verbatim DVD-R mediums and had no problems to create the disks.

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I cannot create a recovery disc using Toshiba image. DVDs are rejected as blank when they are empty. DVD R/W burns OK with Microsoft and Nero software. How do I get a fix for this problem? TIA garrym

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-10T Problem creating recovery disc

Toshiba recovery disc can be created with preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery media creator tool? ONLY.
So I don?t understand why you use Microsoft and Nero software.

Have you checked User?s manuals document and chapter about recovery media creation?

For recovery DVD creation I recommend you to use DVD-R empty medias only.

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Hello,

on the laptop TOSHIBA C660, replaced the hard drive and, as a fact, the OS flew down (Windows 7 SP1 HB x 64).
Installed not licensed, there was no way out, on the Microsoft website, to download the image, the key from the laptop is not suitable.

Not a licensed image, there was no desire to put, the assembly is an assembly, naturally installed such an operating system behaved badly, buggy.

Done, and now the laptop does not work.
In the service center installation of OS and drivers costs 3500 rbl.

Offensively. So I'm looking for help on the forum.

Please, kindly request help. Thank you.

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I have a brand-new Satellite Pro C660. It worked fine for a day, now it won't load windows. I didn't get around to creating the recovery disks as I've only had it a few hours (yes, yes, I know, should have been the first thing I did). All the data is present (but backed up to USB just in case) and I can see the HDDREcovery folder with all data intact. However, I can't run the app to create recovery disks. Does anyone know how to extract the images and create the media using only the command prompt? (I can get into command prompt by booting from a friend's Win 7 disk). All boot options from the laptop's own drives fail. It says "Windows Failed to Load", and I try Startup Repair but it doesn't find any errors. Any help/thoughts on this will be much appreciated!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro C660 - How to make recovery disk with command prompt?

Hey,

It?s not possible to create recovery disk with command prompt. You have to use the Toshiba recovery media creator on Windows.

Now it?s too late for you but you can order such a disk here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

1st time forum poster so be gentle please!

My mum has just brought a Toshiba laptop and it's pretty decent to be fair. Taking a quick look at it though i noticed the recovery partition (that comes with most laptops now) is labelled "D:/Data and is 232GB in size. Seems a bit on the large side for me and wondering if it is incorrect?

Have got a screenshot and if someone could confirm either way i'd be most grateful. Can i attach screenshots?

Thanks in advance

Rob

Message was edited by: Rzoo89

Answer:Satellite C660-195 - recovery partition labelled "D:/Data" and seems large

Please see the screenshot - http://www.screencast.com/t/X7vLKcNIq

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Over a year ago i have changed to windows 10 (not aware that my laptop is not suitable for this)
It worked fine untill Microsoft started the Windows10 anniversary upgrade 1607.
each time this will result in unbootable system and in need of external recovery to window 10 version 1511.
blocking updates is not simple in Windows10.
I would like to revert to window 7.
The harddisk is error free and there are 4 partitons available:
Partition 1: System 399MB
Cannot use this to parttion install official windows7 from microsoft
Partition 2: Windows 232MB Primair
Partition 3: 786MB OEM reseverd
Partition 4: Data 232MB Primair

pressing 0 at startup does not reset to the original sw

Help appreciated,

greetings

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Please can anyone help. I tried using my recovery disks to restore my notebook when it kept failing to start properly. The disks did not work so I purchased a set of disc from Toshiba on this website. I still have the same problem.

Is it the hard drive failing or something else?

If I purchase a new hard drive will the recovery disks work if the hard drive is not exactly the same as the one that came out?

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery disk fails error 1117

Hi

Did you think about the HDD?
It could be a HDD malfunction that does not allow you to install the system.

I recommend checking the HDD for some possible issues.

There is a nice tool called Drive Fitness Test. You can use it for HDD check.
Google simply to get the software.

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Strange problem. My Satellite C660D-1FM was doing a bunch of updates from Microsoft (hadn't done any updates for ages as it was used by my daughter and not connected to the internet) and after they had completed it rebooted and I got the Toshiba splash screen and then nothing. Holding F8 gives the same problem, tried holding the '0' key while powering on and that was the same. Connected an external monitor and it's the same. I can get into the BIOS and everything looks fine.

So, thinking the hard drive might be faulty I fitted another hard drive and fully installed Win7 from a Microsoft DVD (SP1 and all updates) and everything works. I then thought I'd try and restore the laptop to default factory settings using the Toshiba recovery DVD's which Id created. All worked fine during the install, all 3 DVD's installed and it went through the setup procedure, laptop got to the end when it wanted to reboot, rebooted and now back to the same error - Toshiba splash screen is ok but then it just goes blank. To convince myself I wasn't going mad I then re-installed Win7 from my Microsoft DVD and it installs fine, does all updates and has worked all day today with no issue.

Anyone any idea what's going on?

Answer:Satellite C660 - blank screen after recovery image instalation

Hmmm... something like this should not happen.
Do you use recovery discs for the first time?
Have you noticed the same result on both HDDs?

Problem is that there is no much to do about that and there is no way to change anything while recovery installation runs or later when windows setup is in progress.

Try to set BIOS to default settings and simply try to install recovery image again.

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I spend some hours to try to create the recovery disks for my Laptop (Satellite C660-1DG)

It fails on the second DVD halfway. It just hangs. CTRL-ALT-DEL does not work anymore a cold boot is required to start the thing again.

I tried several DVD's but NOGO each time halfway the second DVD it hangs.

I really need to create these recovery DVD's because Im going to upgrade the laptop to run a Windows Server 2012 install for development purposes.

I thought this would take just a minimum amount of time but... of course...

Any thoughs on any way to get this stuff working?

Answer:Satellite C660-1DG - Toshiba Media Creator Recovery fails creating 2nd DVD

I burned just another disk and it was full of validation errors: hundreds.

So I connected my external DVD writer (NEC ND-3500AG) (firmware 2.1A) and took THE SAME DVD and burned it: presto: no problems: 0 validation errors

So I deduce that the internal DVD writer (TSSTcorp TS-L633C) (firmware TF20) is chunky.

I am still in warranty but... is it any use?

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This is my second attempt to recovery using the hidden image. The first attempt hung at an earlier point Loading Windows 7 ;( However on this attempt it has been over an hour on the "Setup is starting services" screen with a moving light under it.

Does anyone have any reasonable idea how much time this process takes? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite C660-1F1 Toshiba HDD Recovery "Setup is starting services" hang?

Powered off after 2 hours.

Seems that it could be BIOS version currently 1.2 needs upgrade to a more recent version so I'll have a look at that. Also possible issue with bootrec maybe.

I'll update later :)

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Hi,

Can someone please help,

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D for my nephew, We have forgotten the administrator password and we don't have password reset disk is there anyway around this.

Thanks

Answer:I forgot my administrator password on Satellite C660/C660

Hi

I assume you are talking about windows system password and not about BIOS password. Right?
It?s not very big problem if you forgotten the System password but if you mean BIOS password then you are in trouble because the BIOS password can be deleted just by an Toshiba ASP technicians?

So I assume you mean Windows password? so start the notebook and press F8
Now you can choose Repair my Computer and then choose HDD recovery.
This would start a HDD recovery procedure which would reinstall the system? during the setup you can set anther admin password.

Of course there are some other methods but as far as I know this requires 3rd party software/tools or Win 7 DVD? so I think the HDD recovery is the fastest solution.

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Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite L20-120 - Recovery takes too long

Hi autriche,

I can?t tell you if it?s the right recovery disk so can you find any information on the disk like Toshiba recovery disk for Satellite L20?
Can you find any information regarding the model on disk?

If the recovery disk doesn?t work you should try a Microsoft disk. All drivers and tools can be downloaded from Toshiba! :)

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

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

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Hello

I have a toshiba Satellite U500 with windows 7 home premium

Just had a toshiba HDD recovery everything went smoothly except at the end where you get the please wait screen saying fishing will take several minutes...etc

It have been retarting the computer for over 10 times now with sign of ending this insanity.

So should I wait a little more or this is taking too long
Sorry for any errors I'm using my cell phone

Answer:Satellite U500 - Recovery procedure take very long

Hi

Don?t worry? the recovery process takes some time and in my case it took more than 1 hour.
I?m not quite sure how often the notebook restarted during the recovery but it restarted several times?
You should wait simply until the recovery process has finished.

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hey Folks,
I had a problem with a virus on that sat pro, so I decided to totally erase the hdd to get rid of that virus. Bevor I did that, I saved everything from partiton D including the recovery path and after erasing of course I copied everything back at it's place (second partition).
Now trying to recover and don't know how to do it. F11, F10 and F8 seems not to work. Do I need the Recovery media created with recovery media creator or can I still use the recovery path on the new D: partition?
Thanks for your help in advance,
Stefan

Answer:Recovery on Sat Pro C660-2KM with new HDD with restored Recovery partition

Unfortunately recovery procedure doesn?t work on this way.
What you need now is recovery disc.
Generally speaking recovery image on second partition is useless and you will not be able to start it.

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Hello isaaclopez,

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

Have a great day,
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Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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Answer:boot up taking too long with IE7

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

What AV/firewall do you use?

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

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

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

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

BG

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Question: Scans taking long

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

Answer:Scans taking long

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

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

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

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

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox but still slow.

Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Firefox 3.5.3 taking too long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, Schaeffdog
 

Answer:Norton Taking way to long ???

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

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

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ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:49:05 PM, on 4/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
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C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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I keep getting ebloc pop up
 

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

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

It'll show pending if the download is fairly large and will only download on a WiFi connection. If you're already on a WiFi connection, it could be the download servers are a bit busy and give it a little time...
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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
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Hi,

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

Answer:PC taking too long to start up

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

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

Answer:Taking too long to open

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

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

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

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Answer:taking too long for me to troubleshoot!

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

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

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Does it take this long for everyone else?
Is there any way to shorten the time?

I use Dial up btw....
 

Answer:MSN taking very long to sign in.

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

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Hi there,
Sorry but i dont know what this would come under... so if i have put this in the wrong spot... Mods please change it...
Well atm my desktop PC is a intel dual core 2 with 1 GHz ram... I am using nero to copy dvds and it seems that it is taking way too long to burn a single dvd... Like 55 minutes to be exact.

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

T.T
 

Answer:Burning DVD taking too long?

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

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

 

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

Answer:Taking too long to start up

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

Now, I'm no computer expert here but I have just tried to do a system restore on my laptop but it has just been on the screen "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is restoring the registry".

It has been on this screen now for about three hours so I'm sure something is up. I have no idea what to do - any ideas?

Thanks

Pudgey

Answer:System Restore taking too long

The date you've chosen affects the time taken, the older the longer. Also corruption affects time, but even with these two factors, it's been too long. Restart, turn off your AV and try another date.

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When we click on buttons they seem to get stuck for about 20 to 30 seconds and then the button resets and changes the page.

Also under the tool bar there is a blank white strip about 1/2 inch wide. How do I get rid of the strip?
 

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Redoing windows update after XP reload but the exclusive item SP1 is taking so long. The open box is at present showing, download progress1.9mb/1.9mbthe install progress bar reached the far right end over an hour ago and nothing seems to be happening.If you click the X it says if you navigate away from this page the intallation will fail so click cancel to stay on the current page.Do I carry on waiting or is something wrong.

Answer:XP reload. Why is microsoft SP1 taking so long

It's a big update

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

Answer:My PC taking long time to load up

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

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

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Answer:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Domain PC is taking too long to boot up

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

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

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

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When i start up my computer, just before the XP loading screen, a black screen with a dash on the top left of the screen is shown for 4-5 mintues and then after so long does the computer start. What shall i do?
 

Answer:Solved: Startup taking long!!

Try booting up with nothing else connected to the PC except mouse & keyboard.
If it boots up now with no delay, something you disconnected is causing it.

In some cases, a BIOS update will fix it, but find out what the BIOS update actually fixes before applying it. Don't just apply it and hope for the best. BIOS updates (if there are any) are available from the your PC manufacturer's website.
 

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

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

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

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

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

Answer:Windows taking too long to load

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

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

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

Answer:Computer is taking too long to load IE

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Lately I've noticed that my custom-built PC has been taking roughly 5-10 minutes to shut down, and upon start-up it takes 5-10 minutes to get past the screen for my motherboard. With my specs, I didn't think I'd have this problem. I just did a virus scan with avast free antivirus and it turned up nothing. I cleaned the disc, defragged registry, etc. but it's still taking so long to start up and shut down. And another problem is I can't even log off and log back in, if I log off, not only does that take a long time, but when I log back in the only thing visable is my cursor and my desktop never appears, it's simply a black screen (and I've left it on for hours waiting for it to load with no results). I have a Logitech gaming controller and and 3TB external HDD plugged in if that helps. My specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
4GB RAM
Page file: 2223MB used, 5962MB available
DirectX 11
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

If I missed any necessary information or you need more details, just let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 taking too long to shut down?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hyde99X


Lately I've noticed that my custom-built PC has been taking roughly 5-10 minutes to shut down, and upon start-up it takes 5-10 minutes to get past the screen for my motherboard. With my specs, I didn't think I'd have this problem. I just did a virus scan with avast free antivirus and it turned up nothing. I cleaned the disc, defragged registry, etc. but it's still taking so long to start up and shut down. And another problem is I can't even log off and log back in, if I log off, not only does that take a long time, but when I log back in the only thing visable is my cursor and my desktop never appears, it's simply a black screen (and I've left it on for hours waiting for it to load with no results). I have a Logitech gaming controller and and 3TB external HDD plugged in if that helps. My specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
4GB RAM
Page file: 2223MB used, 5962MB available
DirectX 11
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

If I missed any necessary information or you need more details, just let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Unplug the 3tb external hard drive and try to boot the system and shut it down. Also, don't use ANY registry defraggers or "cleaners" as those could end in bad news for Windows 7.

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