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Question: xp taking long time to boot

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

thanks:

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

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

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

Answer:Win 10 taking a really long time to boot

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

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

Answer:Win XP Taking a long time to boot

Hello,

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

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

Answer:taking long time to boot

Don't plug it until after it boots.

BG

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

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

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

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Taking long time to Boot-UP & Startup

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

My PC Config. are:-

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

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

Answer:Taking long time to Boot-UP & Startup

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

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

Answer:Laptop taking a long time to boot up

Greetings, Billyboy007, and welcome to MajorGeeks...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Robert
 

Answer:BIOS taking long time to boot

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

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

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Vista 64 taking Long Time to Boot

solaris54 said:


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

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks much in adance,

Markus
 

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

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







beatsbymarkus said:



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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to boot

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

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

Fixes I have tried:

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

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Loximity


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

Fixes I have tried:

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

Specs of the PC

Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Intel Express Chipset 45

Mysteriously, at desktop it does not lag or freeze.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:HP G42 Laptop taking ridiculously long time to boot

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

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

Answer:Solved: computer taking long time to boot

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

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Turns out that the motherboard was faulty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello mrpantsinator,

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

Disconnect any Peripheral Devices. Then test behavior.

Run SFC.

Run System Restore.

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

Check Event Viewer for errors.

Check Task Manager.

Hope this helps,
John

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

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

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Taking a long time

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

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

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

BG

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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
 
At this point, neither the desktop or any Windows menus, etc. are ... Read more

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

Answer:My PC taking long time to load up

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

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

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

I have scanned with Spybot and Superantispyware and found nothing.

I have Zone Alarm and Avast running.

Is there anytning else I can look at?

Answer:IE taking long time to load

Hi -

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

Also, ATF-Cleaner is better for cleaning.

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i have a comptuer useing windows xp. and on start up the screen that says "windows is starting up" before u get to the desktop. well it will can be there for 5 mins sometimes. and all my other comptuer its there for like 2 sec. taking any suggestions!

thanks

Answer:Start up taking a long time

Could be a hdd failing. Have you tried reformating? That is always a great fix

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did a clean install on a computer i just built and it took several hours last night to do the blue screen install of setup files. then it took around 3 or 4 hours to do windows setup instalation. Then after it was all done, the computer cpu usage was hovering around 100%. so i thought maybe i should reinstall windows. Im reinstalling right now and win xp blue screen setup is going and its been 45 min and im only 34% done. Does this sound right to you?
 

Answer:win xp pro taking a long time to install???

it would help if you posted your specs... but no that doesnt sound right at all
 

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Hi everybody,
Well recently I decided to switch motherboards and sysprep for switching. I started syspreping 9 hours ago and it is still going..I don't know what to do now. I searched online and people say it should take 5 minutes max. Mine has been going for 9 hours..It is stuck at "Processing generalize phase Sysprep plugins". I ran it OOBE and checked generalize. Please help :/

If sysprepping does not work, is there another way to switch motherboards safely?

Answer:Sysprep taking a very long time

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Check your sysprep.inf file for BuildMassStorageSection=yes and set to NO.

For more, check out How To Use the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep.exe) to Perform Disk Duplication

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First ever post.....

Using XP SP2 Home and Ie 6.

Everything was fine until 3 days ago....Now, it can takes over 4 mintues at best to load the Ie 6 window. Mail works fine at normal speed. Once I get the window to come up, it works at regular speed, but new windows take a long time. The other problem I have seems that not everything is loading at bootup. I did have chameleon clock loading which doesn't now and I don't see my Norton in the task bar....Not sure if it is active?

Any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:10:09 AM, on 19/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mon\SpyAgent4.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\My Downloads\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\... Read more

Answer:Ie 6.0 taking long time to open (HJT log)

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Answer:Chkdsk taking a long time

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

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

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I have a Dell PC. The MB and RAM are the only parts that are still original. Video Card, HDs, and PSU have been replaced.

Since I did the replacement, actually a friend did the installation of the new parts, my PC now takes a very long time to start up. I hit the power button, nothing happens...but if you listen you can hear a fan whirring up and down repeatedly. After about roughly 3 minutes, I hear another fan go super fast (this is normal, has happened since I got the PC) then stop and then the computer does its POST test.

Any suggestions as to why this is happening? Kinda sucks that in order to reboot the computer, it takes 5 minutes from the time I hit the power button to the time I enter my password to log in.
 

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Hello ,
I have computer with following specification ..

OS : window XP professional

Processor: 533 Mhz Intel Celeron
Primary cache : 32 Kb
Secondary cache : 128 Kb
Tertiary cache : 128 KB

Main circuit board : Tyan computer corporation , Intel 810 1.0
Bus clock : 66 MHz
BIOS American Megatrends Inc 063101 01/15/99

Ram : 256 Mb

Hard drive : 20 GB

Problem :
when i start the computer it shows that S.M.A.R.T is present but disabled ..when i able it ..it wont work properly ....it takes a long time on welcome screen which opens with a beep sound ..sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes in that welcome screen ...i have already uninstalled all the softwares which were usually loading at the beginning ...i disabled everything in msconfig ....so could anybody please suggest me anything else ..would BIOS update helps in anyways ..if yes how can i do that ...
thanks ..

Answer:taking long time on welcome screen ?????

Howdy bindudhindsa

First off It will be a little slow because of your system specs..

But turn off SMART. as this just slows down the Hard drive. it monitors the HD constanstly to make sure its not going to Die on ya, and its really never right anyway..

Try this to make windows boot faster..
Go to start. Click run
Type in regedit
Locate the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters

On the EnablePrefetcher value, change the setting from 3 to 5 (decimal).

Close the registry editor.

Restart your computer.

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Hello,
I am using XP professional SP2. Recently i have seen that shutdown is taking very long time (about 4 to 5 minutes)
Probably not a virus issue since i have scanned my pc by Malware bytes Anti-malware, Bitdefender 2010 and Spybot.

What could be the reasons?

Answer:Shutdown taking very long time

If you're sure you're not infected, you could try this tool:Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean)http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837115I find it very effective.

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I have a virus of some kind - think it is in my IP stack - invisible copies of notepad, srvhost, presentationhost, cmd all running in task manager, CPU goes to 100%.
 
Trying to scan with ComboFix now, for the last five hours in fact, it seems to have stopped at the bit where it tells me that it will take 10 minutes or maybe 20.
 
The hard drive is going like the clappers, so I am reluctant to stop, but there comes a point - doesn't there?
 
Should I stop it and restart with the NOMBR option?
 
 

Answer:ComboFix - Taking a very long time...

As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or if there is a problem with the computer caused by running the tool. We recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance.With that said, there are circumstances ComboFix will hang, crash or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable other real-time protection tools or the presence of CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. Also, depending on how badly a system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does or fail to run properly. While that is not normal behavior, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage ComboFix stalled/crashed and to provide that information to the Helper who is assisting you so they can investigate. Using Task Manager to stop ComboFix's related process usually is enough to abort it.Open Task Manager and look for the following ComboFix related processes (some have a .3XE extension):PEV.exeNi... Read more

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Hi guys...I'm back again!  We do not use our laptop very often.  The last time updates were done was Feb. 18, 2017.  Well, now I have 54 updates to do and I have had the computer on supposedly updating me, however, it has been over 24 hours. I clicked on to stop download but it said it hasn't finished.  After they are downloaded, then they need to be installed which doesn't take so long, I think.  Anyway, is this unusual for it to be going over 24 hours?  It says it is Downloading 54 updates, so far 0% complete.  It's a Dell Inspirion, Intel Core I-5-3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz, Ram 8.00 GB 64-bit operating system.  It's Windows 7.

Answer:Updates taking a long time

that does seem excessively longer than usual, but with downloads, it's not your PC specs that are important, it's your internet speed.and you do have 6months worth to catch up on!you've given it 24hrs, I'd be rebooting the PC and checking for updates again.maybe also unticking them all and just ticking a few at a time to see if they at least come through that way.

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Hi folks,
Recently my PC is taking a very long time to start up. It can be 10 minutes or more before I can open Firefox. I thought it was caused by AVG so removed that and installed Avast having failed to install Trend Titanium as it kept telling me my Internet Explorer was not up to date even though it was.
I gave up trying and installed Avast free version along with Malware Bytes though I now only have the Windows firewall. I looked at Zone Alarm and Comodo firewalls but both wanted me to make certain things my default so I didn't go ahead.
This morning having waited a long time for the PC to wake up, I restarted it and then it came alive quite quickly.
I have done full scans with both Avast and Malware Bytes and two issues were found by Avast and moved to chest. MBAM found nothing.
PC is Dell Dimension 5150 with 1 GB of ram running XP SP3.
Any thoughts on the above, folks?
Thanks

Answer:PC taking a long time to start up.

Another couple of GB's of RAM for a start. I do not know how long you have had your PC but looking at the specs (P4 CPU) it is pretty old.
After adding more RAM you might want to think about a clean install of Windows XP + SP3. But that would require a bit of preparation.

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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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I've recently re-installed Windows Vista (32 bit version) and am now trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) onto my Dell Precision M6300 with 4GB of RAM.

The bar (to indication progression of installation) goes across the screen quite quickly to about the half way point and then just sits there for hours.
I've let it stay for three hours to date and it won't go any further although the bar animation is still working away.
Is it that it just takes a very long time to install (maybe overnight might work?) or is it hanging through some reason or other?
This is very frustrating and any information/advice would be very welcome.

Answer:SP1 taking a long time to install

Have you installed all the other updates prior to installing SP1?
This may assist you:What you should know before you install Service Pack 1

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Hopefully I get this correct but I have been reading what could cause my IE 8 to take a long time to close. I ran HighJackThis and here is my output. I am hoping someone can tell me if there is anything out of the ordinary that could be the culprit.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:17:02 PM, on 1/23/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\ProgramData\SingleClick Systems\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoConnectService\MotoConnect.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5200 Series\lxbtmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5200 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Video Chat\DellVideoChat.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LaCie\Genie Backup Assistant\GBMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo... Read more

Answer:IE 8 taking a really long time to close

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We 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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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I have a windows 7 laptop and working fine whenever i am in office. But if i try to login with my laptop at home it takes too much time to login. I also tried it in office via shutting down all DC's. then windows 7 machine takes too much time to login, while
if DC's are running then it login early. 
Can anyone help me to this problem?

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I have downloaded the newest RTM 32bit Windoows 7 from Microsoft MSDN and tried to install it on my Celeron 2 Duo 64bit system.. Now when I boot the computer up the Windows logo comes, and then it stays there for 20+ minutes before the system is booted up.. I have tried with other versions of Win7 32bit also, but its the same everytime.. Is this because I absolutly need to install a 64bit version? I remember that I once had 32bit Vista on another 64bit system and that worked fine...

Anyone experienced this before?

Answer:Taking too long time to reboot...?

try setting your CPU to start up windows with 2 cores

run msconfig
set to 2 in your case

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So far I've cleaned up disk space and now have 103/183 GB on HD space.

Deleted all duplicate files, ran disk fragment just a couple of days ago

Ran disk clean up and found no issues.

I can generate a log from Trend Micro software with the ok.

Again, bottom line is its taking along time restart to shut down.

thanks in advance

Answer:HP G60 taking long time to shutdown

http://download.cnet.com/3001-2086_4-10315...c594ac581194b63http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...EE&rid=3324http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.phphttp://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite.phpDownload and run each of these inorder select the quick scan option for both malwarebytes and superantispyware if thingss dont improve then start here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.htmlhope this works for you Just a note on running CCleaner...please do not run the registry-edit feature of that program. It's a multi-faceted program and does some very useful things...registry-editing is not considered to be one of those that is useful or should be recommended/suggested.Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works toget... Read more

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

Answer:This is taking a long time to load

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

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hi!!!!

my PC's specifications are...

processor:Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.8Ghz (2CPU's)
ram : 1GB
hard disk : 160 GB

when I start the computer it's really taking long time to open from welcome page to the normal desktop page.....
and even i get an alert saying that could not find rundll.exe....
please help me out with this problem as early as possible....

Answer:taking long time to open from welcome page

My go would be to repair your XP using repair option from XP OS CD which would replace all the corrupt dlls and other resource files, as for me, rundll.exe seems to be corrupt. Just a guess.. wait for some more solutions..

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Like the title says, I have a windows 7 dell laptop and it takes an extremely long time to startup.

It will either go to a black screen or login, if I get to Login I'll choose the account and it will go to a black screen and eventually turn off after an hour of a black screen.
Repair takes a couple of hours to run and after I restart i go through the first part again.
It claims there is no system restore point although there are def some on the computer.

Its really annoying, and I have no way to start the computer initially. Im doing a Memory diagnostic now, but I dont plan on it working.

Also, I have used a repair disc.

Answer:Win 7 taking an extremely long time to start up, if at all

Assuming this isn't a hardware problem (bad mobo, cpu, RAM, etc) are you able to get into Safe Mode? From here you should be able to run various repair tools like Startup Repair, System File Checker scan, Clean Boot, etc.

Safe Mode

Startup Repair

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Depending on the specific Dell model, you may also have a hidden recovery partition that can return your machine to factory specs.

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Hi I was wondering if any one else has this problem, and if so can any one help me. For some reason every time I try and open IE it takes about 15 seconds or so to open, ( where befor it was almost instant) and when i type a address in the address bar, it also takes any where from 15-30 seconds to open. I had installed iMesh last week and thats when my problems started, I have removed iMesh since then, I have also done a virus scan and it came up clean. If any one has had this problem can you please help me out, thanks so much ,Debbie ( ps using XP )
 

Answer:Taking a long time to open pages

Hi, debbie1968

[tsg=welcome][/tsg]

While you are waiting for a better answer have a look at THIS THREAD. It's long, but it has some real good info/background.
 

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I recently tried lots of different ISP settings, trying to solve connection problems (failures in the first place, with varied error messages, & getting disconnected again). Those problems are now solved, by setting the modem to pause when the signal's interrupted, before disconnecting.I'm left with a small irritation; normal dial-up behaviour as far as 'verifying user name & passport', but then that message is repeated in the box, and it takes about another 2 minutes to get through to wherever (it used to take just a second or 2).I had tried making a new connection at one point (with the same details), but I'm now back to my old one as default (in both Internet Explorer & Outlook Express).ISP settings? IE/OE settings? Modem settings? OS settings? (Win 98SE). Ideas much appreciated!

Answer:dialup connection taking a long time

Try this:->Programs, >Accessories, >Communications, >DialUp NetworkingRight-click the icon for the connection you are having problems with, >Select Server Types and make sure that Log on to Network isn't ticked.

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Is adaware supposed to take over an hour on its first scan using full scan. Am on broardband and vista, but never knewn one that takes this long, it cought 107 at the start of the scanjade

Answer:adaware scan taking a long time

It can take quite a while - same with SUPERAntispyware - on a full scan.The quick scan option on both takes up to 10 minutes, but I suppose it depends on the size of your hard drive and its contents.

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I installed Kaspersky Internet Security 7 last night. I have 2 questions. Are there any parameters worth turning off? I think it's slowed my computer down just a bit and making some things lag.

Secondly, a full scan started at 5am. It's now 12pm and it's only 56% done with a finish time of 5.30pm today. That's over 12 hours to scan my pc which consists of 2 hardrives, 115GB and 31GB. Isn't 12 hours somewhat excessive? PC Cillin used to scan in much less time. I mean, it's good it's being thorough but I would have hoped it might have been done so I can use the computer.
 

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computer will start up, but when windows starts to open it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to actually open

Answer:windows taking a long time to startup

Not enough info. Does your system have at least 2GB RAM? Please list your complete system specs & if possible, the CPU temperature. How long have you had this problem? Did you install anything recently that may have caused this problem? Have you scanned for viruses & malware/spyware? Have you managed your startup apps?http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig...

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hello everyone. Am I the only one that is having to waite a long time to switch from one forum to anothar this morning. All was OK yesterday but this morning when I click to go to another furum ie. from "help" to "consumer" I am having to waite about 20 seconds or more for the page to appear.

Answer:Taking a long time between forums this morning?

Seems about normal to me. Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds to change a page.

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This issue just popped up about a week ago and before that all was normal. Now I start my computer, everything loads fine except internet connectivity. Takes about a 1.5 minutes. I have a Linksys wireless USB adapter receiving a signal from a Motorola 802.11 G router. And after Windows loads, if I try to go into network connections, network places, or anything network related, the system locks up until it connects. After it connects it acts just fine, good speeds and all. I'm on Windows XP Home SP2 with current fixes.

Any help?
 

Answer:Solved: Taking a long time to connect

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

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3

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

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

Task Manager shows:

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

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

Answer:Windows taking a very long time to load

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

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

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What's the record for time taken for Windows to search for updates?
I'm crossing the 5-day mark.

Answer:Windows update taking a long time

Switch it off then go to control panel. Troubleshooting. Windows update and it should fix a couple of problems.Reboot and try running it again.
If no good try cmd as administrator and type in sfc /scannow and see if it fixes any problems.
Take it you are using W10.

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I have a Lenovo t400s laptop running Windows 7.  At the Lenovo website I did a system update, where they scan my computer and show recommended updates.  I chose all of them, including the bios update.  Had I known there was any chance of a problem I never would have chose 'bios update'!  Now, after 3 hours, it is still "updating".  I looked online and found out it should only take a couple minutes!!  Now what?  I haven't tried to restart or anything yet.  What should I do next?  PLEASE HELP!!

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I had some hard disk problems with a Fujitsu notebook so ran chkdsk which seemed to clean up the errors.  The system still ran very slowly, so I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7.  I deleted the partitions down to one (700gb) then clicked on "Next".  There was a message about "disk fail" but it started going fine, and the first part of "Installing Windows" went reasonably quickly.
 
But it has been nearly 60 hours stuck on "Completing Installation".  Should it take this long?

Answer:completing installation taking long time

I believe your hard drive is failing or has failed. You can check it by downloading Seatools for DOS. This is a bootable iso file. You can right click in Windows 7 and select Burn Image File. You may have to enable IDE mode from AHCI if the hard drive is not detected. Run the short generic test.
 
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/
 
Seatools for Dos Tutorial
 
SeaTools for DOS Guide - Seagate
 
Edit: It should not take 60 hours to do an install.

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It takes a while for it to start and I tried this solution but it didn't work.

Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 take longer than expected to start


I tried the "IE9 (without add-ons)" from the start menu and it comes up pratically instantly.

I even tried to uninstall stuff from the "Program Files" that I think might be related to IE and it still didn't do anything.

I also removed all search providers and accelertors except Bing because it doesn't let you.

Please offer any suggestions.

Thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] IE9 taking a long time to start

Did you start testing the individual add-ons for which one was causing the problem?

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Hi, I have had the standard message about a restart required to enable an update. On restarting I can see a different update screen that is taking a very long time to update. It has taken half an hour to get to 17%. The screen is black with white writing and a large circle showing the progress. It only took about an hour to upgrade from 7 to 10 and I am concerned it might be a virus encrypting my drive.
Is there a big update expected today? Should I be suspicious because it is taking so long?
Thanks
Tony

Answer:Windows 10 update taking a long time

I updated two laptops last night. Started at around 7.30
Gave up waiting so left on over night
Don't know what screens it went through .

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This is the third time this has happened.

It's 2 updates each time and it takes over and hour for them to finish installing. It always finishes eventually but like I said this is the third time in less than a month that this has happened and I'm wondering if there's a real issue here. This happens on my Thinkpad t61 notebook, I do not have this issue on my netbook at all. The updates on the netbook always finish very quickly.

Answer:Windows 7 updates taking a really long time

Can you give us the System Specs?

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Hi, folks.
Everytime I press the rest button in my case and Windows (is supposed to) load, after Windows 10 icon, it gets black. Once it got black for a looong time and I had nothing more to do than reset settings. So, I lost all my applications register (I'm having to reinstall them these days).
Now the problem is almost the same, but when I press the reset button (didn't try yet the button from Start Menu).
So, as I said, after a long time black screen, it finally starts up, still slow, and disk usage gets around 100% for some minutes (5 minutes, more or less).
So, that's not my first problem with Windows 10. I've had lots and lots of others (programs compatibility, Google Chrome extremelly slow, problems with native programs, etc.). I'd go back to Windows 7 if I could, but I've already deleted files from Windows.old.

So, what should I do to make my installation at least less problematic?

Thank you in advance.

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My computer is taking a long time to start. I have run Lavasoft, Spybot and Ewido. Here is my Hijack This log for my computer.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:21:00 AM, on 6/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\11263089... Read more

Answer:Computer taking a long time to start

Go to Add/Remove programs and remove Logitech Desktop Messenger.

Restart the machine and post your log again.
 

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My laptop started installing updates when I powered down for four hours I have had this message on the screen - keep your PC plugged in until this is done. Installing update 17 of 24.....

How long do I leave this or can I power off and try and restart?

Answer:Laptop taking a very long time to do updates

Restart your computer and it will surely install the updates next time.

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I decided to get the free upgrade to windows 10 and I have filled out the reservation and I have downloaded windows 10 as well. But when It says that I have to upgrade it, it takes forever to upgrade. It just gives me a screen that says "Working on it...". I have been waiting for 1 and a half hour already. It doesnt even say a % number, what should I do?

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Note: I may have used the wrong category to post this thread...I apologize if I did...

Hello there, I am working on a laptop for a friend of mine...When I received it, it was running a non-genuine copy of Windows Vista Ultimate, and had viruses on the hard drive. The one problem that I noticed was that there were two antivirus programs installed: AntiVirus 360 and Norton. I had yet to find out that AntiVirus 360 itself was a virus...

Despite the fact that Vista Ultimate was installed, I noticed that on the certificate of authenticity, Windows Vista Home Basic was labeled.

I managed to back up all pictures, documents, etc. without any problems. I did not back up anything from the program files of the C: drive. All backed up files were moved to my computer, where they were scanned before moved to my hard drive.

Next, I used the combination of my Windows Vista installation disc and her Home Basic COA (which has the product key) to install and successfully activate Windows Vista Home Basic. I did not reinstall Ultimate, because she did not have an Ultimate key. All files from the previous installation were moved to Windows.old, which is located in the parent folder of the C: drive.

I then moved back all files from my computer to the laptop. That was before I found out that Windows.old contained all of the old files. There were no issues in bringing back all files that I backed up.

Next, I ran a virus scan using AVG Free, to ensure that no threats were carried over from the ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Defrag. taking a long time...

Finished...Thanks very much.
 

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I ran Panda and it found a rootkit pretty quickly.  It then said to reboot to finish and I did.  It has set here with a black screen with the hard drive running intermittantly for almost 3 hours.  I don't really want to turn the computer off with it running.  Does it typically take this long a time?

Answer:Panda Root Kit taking a long time

i have no experience with that program, but that does not sound normal to me

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hye guys..my computer is taking a very long time to boot up after i entered my user password..anybody can help me please??
i have checked the startup program..and defrag my hard disk.but nothing help..
 

Answer:Taking a very long time after entering password

What virus and malware protection are you running? What are your complete computer specs and what version of Windows are you running?
 

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Hi, im a computer tech for a company, and one of my customers is calling saying that when he comes in in the morning and moves his mouse it takes 5-10 min before the computer wakes up. We are trying to figure out what the problem is but cannot figure it out. We've checked the power settings and whatnot but that doesnt seem to make any difference. Does anyone know what could be causing it to do this. Also the monitor is relatively new so i dont think thats the issue either. Thanks a lot
 

Answer:Computer taking a long time to wake up

You're not giving us any computer specs. That would help.
Also, verify exactly what low power setting the system is in. 'Sleep' can mean different things.
What kind of connection is there for the internet?
Have you check the Event Viewer of related Errors such a DCOM, TCP/IP?
 

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

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

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

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I've recently bought a smartphone [Samsung Galaxy S] and found that to transfer photos to my laptop, I needed to download Samsung Kies. This seems to take an inordinate amount of time to open and then to find photos on my phone. In the past with my Nokia phones, I've either used Windows import or Explore which has been very quick. But my attached Samsung phone doesn't show up in the Explore menu as a removable gadget, nor does the Windows dialogue box open up. Is there any way I can bypass the Samsung Kies programme for photo transfer?

Answer:Samsung Kies taking a long time

What is your OS?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it shows up as external device when connected to desktop or laptop but it can take a while. You should hear the standard USB connect sound. Kies launches ok but rather slowly. Do you have the latest version of Kies?
When connected I can access the phones memory through explorer (using Computer/My Computer) and copy and paste photos without using Kies.
Kies is fairly poor imo.

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Hi there!

I hope that someone can offer me some help!

I have just built my new PC:

Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.3Ghz
Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5 Motherboard
Gigabyte GTX970 GFX Card
Corsair Vengeance 16Gb RAM @ 2100Mhz
Corsair CS650M PSU
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My issue is that it takes longer to boot up and shutdown than my old PC:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Motherboard
XFX HD6850 GFX Card
Geil Black Dragon 8Gb RAM @ 1600Mhz
Corsair CS500 PSU
OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120Gb
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My old PC would not even finish the swirling flag at startup, and now it not only finishes forming the flag but also hangs around for a while afterwards.

I have checked Event Viewer and there are no errors or warnings on startup. I have also run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, which found no errors.

Having read many forums on the X99 chipset, people have said that there are still some issue with performance, which need to be ironed out, but having said that, a friend of mine also built exactly the same PC, bar the SSD (Kingston Hyper X), and his boots up virtually without even showing the swirling flag. So... I'm stumped and am hoping someone here can help me out a little?

As an additional comment, it seems to take a lot longer to shutdown than my old PC too.

As you can possibly imagine, having spent a sizable figure on this new PC, compared to my old one, I am a little bothered!

If anyone can help me out, I wo... Read more

Answer:Startup and shutdown taking a long time!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nos2001


Hi there!

I hope that someone can offer me some help!

I have just built my new PC:

Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.3Ghz
Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5 Motherboard
Gigabyte GTX970 GFX Card
Corsair Vengeance 16Gb RAM @ 2100Mhz
Corsair CS650M PSU
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My issue is that it takes longer to boot up and shutdown than my old PC:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4Ghz
Gigabyte 970A-DS3 Motherboard
XFX HD6850 GFX Card
Geil Black Dragon 8Gb RAM @ 1600Mhz
Corsair CS500 PSU
OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120Gb
Steelseries Sensei [RAW]

My old PC would not even finish the swirling flag at startup, and now it not only finishes forming the flag but also hangs around for a while afterwards.

I have checked Event Viewer and there are no errors or warnings on startup. I have also run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool, which found no errors.

Having read many forums on the X99 chipset, people have said that there are still some issue with performance, which need to be ironed out, but having said that, a friend of mine also built exactly the same PC, bar the SSD (Kingston Hyper X), and his boots up virtually without even showing the swirling flag. So... I'm stumped and am hoping someone here can help me out a little?

As an additional comment, it seems to take a lot longer to shutdown than my old PC too.

As you can possibly imagine, having spent a sizable figure on this new PC, compared to my old one, I am a little bot... Read more

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Hello everybody,

The patient is a Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop with 512MB Ram, 60GB HD 40% free, Windows Media Center Edition, SP3. When I open "my Computer" it takes almost two minutes to show drives and icons. I have run Combofix and an AVG full scan. It was slightly infected and now clean. Still does it. I've removed all non-essential software, turned off almost all autoruns, done a defrag and a drive C:\ "cleaning" I ran it through CCleaner and Advanced Windows Care. for the most part it's pretty well behaved and operational. Virtual memory is set to 1024/2048. What is that little flashlight working on so hard when I open My Computer?

Thanks,

Answer:"My Computer" Taking a very long time to open

Open up Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and click on the Processes tab
Click on the View menu item, then on Select columns.
Place a check mark next to I/O Reads and click OK to accept the changes.

Then stretch out the Task Manager window so you can see all the columns.
Double click on the column header (to sort by that column) and then open My Computer and see what processes spike the highest.
You can do this for the I/O Reads column, the Memory column, and the CPU column.

Also, do you have any mapped network drives that no longer exist? That is another reason for a long delay - the system is searching for network resources that no longer exist.

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Hello people,

I enjoy graphics and video clips but am finding that many of these sites seem to take avery long time to load. I've emptied my temp files, i have tons of memory...just can't figure out what's going on.
Anyone out there able to give me some ideas?
Thanks in advance...

Ross
 

Answer:sites taking a long time loading

Welcome!

You need to give us some idea of your connection to the internet, and the speed that it runs at.
 

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These are my specs:Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 / 8MB L2 Cache, 2.40GHz, 1066MHzVideo & Graphics Card: Single Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX Graphics with 512MB DDR3 Operating System: Window 7 Ultimate 64bitMemory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 X 2048MBPrimary Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache2nd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache3rd Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB CacheThe problem I am having is, it will start to boot(I can still get to the setup screen and everything), but it will not start up windows at all. A little dash will start to blink at the top left corner and then it just freezes. It managed to load up windows once since it started doing this, but it took so long to log in and after I logged in I could move around the cursor, but it was taking far to long to do anything else. For example it took around forty-five minutes just to bring up the start menu.

Answer:Laptop taking extremely long time to do anything.

I would guess that your hard drive is going bad. Windows gets really fussy when part of the OS is located on the bad part of the drive and it behaves exactly as you describe, usually won't load but if it does, it just takes forever to do anything. I would recommend going to the hard drive manufactures website and download their diagnostic utility.

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Hi there,
 
For the last three or four times that Windows Updates (for Windows 7) have been installed (by automatic updates) my computer seems to be taking longer and longer.
Three hours or more is about the usual amount of time - I don't know how long exactly as I have waited, given up and gone to bed.
The system works in the morning apparently updated - but this seems to be very long.
Is that normal?
Is my system building up to something unpleasant?
 
Thanks
 
Paul

Answer:Installing Updates - Taking Long Time

If your system is using Windows 7 64 bit and you have 2GB of RAM or less, or 1GB on Windows 7 32 bit, then this may be the cause of your slow updates.  Updating can take a lot of resources.
 
For both systems I would recommend that you upgrade to at least 4GB of RAM. You may also want to run a check disk and look for bad sectors on your hard drive. Otherwise Windows will be Windows, remember while using Windows everything runs on Microsoft time :-D

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So, I have been running 8.1 pro for some time now. During the last 2 or 3 weeks, I started having a login issue.

It loads bios
loads windows fine.
I get to the login screen, and it seems to take forever to recognize internet connection. Gives me the little "!" over the internet.
I put in password.
takes about a minute to finally log in.

I have gone to start up in task manager and disabled everything. This does nothing.
I have changed from a live to a local account. Nothing.
I have not installed anything recently other then video drivers.
Internet seems to work fine while logged in.
Any ideas? Have all the most recent mobo drivers.......

Hardware
Asrock z77 Fatality Pro
Core i7 3770k
Kingston X SSD for OS drive.

Anything else in my hardware does not really seem relevant.....

This driving me mad because I am attempting o OC my cpu and gpu and have to reboot a lot to dial it in.

Here is a really bad pic of what I am seeing on the login screen. It takes up to 3 minutes to establish coneection when it used to be almost instantaneous.

Here are some other things I have done.

updated router firm ware: no change
tried static ip: nodda
disabled all virus software: nothing.
diff enet cable. nothing

still having the issue......

I have done lots of searching, but have not quite found this same issue.

Answer:Issue with logging into Win 8.1 pro. Taking a long time..

Good efforts so far. Static ip is good, even if it didn't help your problem.

Could be rootkit. They affect startup in various ways.

As far as disabling antivirus/firewall goes, that cannot help. You would need to uninstall it to see if it does.

If you have any Himachi software, uninstall.

If you have any VM software, uninstall to test.

If you have Networx software, uninstall.

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I am trying to use system restore but the screen has said that it is restoring the system for a very long time. My old windows XP computer seemed to do it very quickly. Do I just wait ? Would turning the computer off cause problems ?

Answer:System Restore taking a long time

Further to my post, the lock screen has at last appeared. I shall now see if it has done what it should.

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Hi

Anyone got any solution for this problem...

-Windows 7 taking a long time to shutdown

It just shows the word and stays like this for a long time
-Shutting down..

So I need to manually cold shutdown my PC by holding the shutdown button.

Answer:Windows 7 taking a long time to shutdown

See if the Link below is of any Help ...

Windows 7 is very slow to shutdown - Microsoft Community

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when i hit start->turn off computer, it takes a long time before the options appear to either 'stand by', 'shut down', or 'restart'. i'm not sure what the computer is thinking about for so long, but is there a way to kick its butt into gear?

Answer:windows taking long time to shutdown

SHUTDOWN WORKS, BUT IT?S REAL SLOW

1. If it appears that Win XP is not shutting down, give it some time. Some users report a minute or longer for shutdown to visibly start. Generally, this is a consequence of software that is running when shutdown is attempted. It also may have something to do with particular hardware. If you experience this problem, be sure to close all running programs before attempting shutdown and see if this solves your problem. If so, then you can determine, by trial and error, which program(s) are involved.


2. Newsgroup correspondent ?Sarah? provided one specific solution for this. In Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services, stop the Nvidia Driver Helper service. (You can also get this by launching SERVICES.MSC from a Run box.) Many other newsgroup participants quickly confirmed that this solved this ?extremely slow shutdown? problem for them (it?s the most successful solution for this problem to date). According to correspondent Gan Ming Teik, downloading and installing the new version 23.11 Nvidia driver also solves this problem.


3. Correspondent Ron Spruell found that disabling the Terminal Services service reduced his shutdown time from over 2 minutes (hanging at the ?Windows is shutting down? screen) to about 10 seconds. To disable Terminal Services, follow the steps in the prior paragraph for launching SERVICES.MSC. Please note that Terminal Services is required in Windows XP for running Remote Assistance, Fast User ... Read more

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HP Support Assistant is suggesting I install the BIOS Update SP77795. When i do it it stays at the "HP Notebook System BIOS Update" stage for a long time and shows no progress in the gray status bar. I finally stopped it after about an hour.  Suggestions? Thank you,Ron 

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I have been experiencing this problem for the last 5 days. I start the computer by first switching on the power output on my wall. After that when I press the power button on my cabinet, nothing happens. But if I wait for about 1 minute and then try again, the red HDD LED lights up and the fans start but still the computer doesn't start. After about 2 minutes the green LED lights up and I hear the beep and the PC finally starts. Whats the problem?

Thanks! Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer taking long time to start.

Bump. Anybody?
 

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I have one excel file that takes a LONG time to perform any task (copy, paste, preview, move...)

It is a VERY simple file with about 12 worksheets that all only contain several columns of info (name, age, description)... there are no formulas or other macros or anything....

why would it run so slow?
 

Answer:MS Excel taking a long time to do a task.

How many lines of data in each worksheet?

go into each worksheet and click on any cell. Then on you keyboard press the End key once and then press the Home key once.
Your cell pointer should go to the last active cell in that worksheet.

Can you do that for each worksheet and report back each cell reference.

If that seems in order, it may well be the best idea to upload it so that we can have a look and see what the problem is
 

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

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

Answer:Web pages taking long time to load

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