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Burning DVD taking too long?

Question: Burning DVD taking too long?

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

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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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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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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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Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:how long should this be taking!?

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

Answer:UAC taking too long.

Hello isaaclopez,

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

Have a great day,
Ben

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

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

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

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

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

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

I use Dial up btw....
 

Answer:MSN taking very long to sign in.

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

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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,
Jigs

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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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Question: Taking a long time

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

Answer:Taking a long time

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

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

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

BG

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

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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I'm working on a customers Windows Vista computer that was badly infected with all sorts of adware and other malware. After manually removing some of the most obvious offenders with RevoUninstaller, I then proceeded to run MalwareBytes.
 
MalwareBytes ran for over 40 hours and seemed to be hung up with processing temporary internet files (I could see the filenames changing so figure it was still working albeit very slowly), so I finally aborted the scan and had it clean up what it had found to that point. Then rebooted the system.
 
Thinking that the next thing to do would be to run TFC and see if I couldn't get rid of some of that internet history (so I could then re-attempt the scan and hope for a successful completion). I started that running from my flash drive as I usually do. It seemed to run fine processing through some of the user accounts but when it got to the user account that is used most of the time and finding 137GB (yes I said gigabytes) of temporary files it seemed to hang there. The disk activity light seems to be on solid and nearly 15 hours later there doesn't seem to be any progress and the program title bar now says that the program is not responding. There has been no noticeable change for the last 12+ hours.
 
I would have expected with that much to delete it would take some time and wondered what that might do to the Recyle bin, etc., but does this sound normal????
 
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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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Answer:Pc Taking very long to start up

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks.
Chad
 

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P.S. I have a Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, and I am running Windows 7 Home Edition.
 

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

Answer:Taking too long to open

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

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

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2
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Motherboard: , C51G+MCP51, , WY3J63103856
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Answer:IE8 taking too long to get to site

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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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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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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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Edit: modelname s10 to s10-3s

Answer:s10-3s booting taking too long

where is everybody? even the moderator is missing..

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I 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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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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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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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).

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My laptop windows 10 all of a sudden started to freeze or takes a long time to start after I enter the password. This all happened today after I was working on a website
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I am getting pop ups eveywhere. I ran ccleaner, spybot and ad ware se personal. nothing is working. I have zone alarm as a firewall and I have pop up stopper. don't know where to turn.
ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:49:05 PM, on 4/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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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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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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Hi. I just switched to Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm noticing that the command "Windows+L" to lock my screen takes 5 seconds to lock and 21 seconds to unlock, that a lot! While it's locking/unlocking the screen goes black. This action used to be immediate in XP and Vista.

Is this an OS problem or a settings problem of mine? How can I fix it?

Any help is deeply appreciated.

Answer:Lock Workstation taking too long

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Metalman189


Hi. I just switched to Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm noticing that the command "Windows+L" to lock my screen takes 5 seconds to lock and 21 seconds to unlock, that a lot! While it's locking/unlocking the screen goes black. This action used to be immediate in XP and Vista.

Is this an OS problem or a settings problem of mine? How can I fix it?

Any help is deeply appreciated.


I would suspect a settings problem. In my ancient laptop it takes 1.5 secs to lock and 5 to unlock. You could create another user and check the time there. If it is shorter you could transfer your things to it.

Ken

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

thanks:

Answer:xp taking long time to boot

Not enough free space on your hard disk?

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How long does it take to get W10 after reserving

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade taking too long??

Why wait, get it now as an .iso or DVD file or USB and install whenever you want. Microsoft Link from Fruit Bat /\0/\ click here it's just taken me less than an hour.
Download then use the media creation tool to create your own installation media with either a USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool provides file formats optimised for download speed and can be used to create ISO files

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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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It's been stuck on "downloading 68 updates(0 KB total, 0% complete)" for like 15-20 minutes now. How do I find out if it's frozen or if it's actually downloading?

Answer:Why is windows update taking so long?

Click cancel and close the Windows Update screen then the Control Panel. Reopen Windows Update screen, they may already be downloaded but the screen did not change. If not checked for updates again.

You could also use the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

If you do get them downloaded, do not try to install them all at once. Select 5 or 10 at a time to install. That many updates all at one time would drive the computer crazy and take a long time to revert changes.

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

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

Need to elaborate on the issue...

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

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

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

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

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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?
 

Answer:ie taking a long time to respond

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so i bought Bitdefender antivirus Plus, and when i selected my product name i clicked "install" button. "Downloading package" is taking to long to download and after a moment it will fail to download. so i have to do it again and again.

*still haven't install bitdefender.

thanks Guys.

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

Answer:Programs taking too long to execute.

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

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

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

Good luck

Ray
 

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

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

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

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

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

It sounds like its doing something

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

I have everything I need backed up

(I need this laptop for work next week!)

Any help appreciated


David

Answer:Vista repair taking too long?

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

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Hi, i'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on an HP 430 laptop.
The Windows installer can't find the laptop's hard drive so (as a solution I found while googling) I tried DISKPART's clean and clean all functions.
The clean function finished quickly but the clean all has been going on for more than 24 hours now.
Is it supposed to take this long?
The laptop has a ~500gb hard drive and an i3 processor.

Answer:DISKPART Clean All taking too long

Takes about 300gb a hour.


I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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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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I recently downloaded an update to my BIOS here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=en&product=3209083&lang=en&os=228 According to Ubisoft support, this BIOS update and an update to my sound card would fix the issues i've been having with Far Cry 2. Now the problem is this BIOS update.. it won't end. Or really do anything. It has been going for 15+ hours and it still says "Please wait... Update in progress..." I have contacted HP twice already and they said my best bet was to just wait a few more hours and see if it finishes. Well, that was a few more hours ago, and It hasn't finished or anything.  I'm afraid to close it in the middle of it's update because that could screw things up on the motherboard, but seriously, how long will this take? How do I know it's even done anything? I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition, with SP3.

Answer:BIOS update taking too long?

FF, at this point, I am not too optimistic on your outcome.  You are correct in being skeptical of stopping the update.  However, I don't believe that you have much choice in the matter.  It appears that something is not working properly.  This may be the demise of your computer.  A failed BIOS update is a great way to make an expensive "boat anchor". Hopefully, someone will have better advice for you.  I can't think of a way to solve your dilemma. Good luck!

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

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Answer:i just got a new hp laptop and its taking very long to proce...

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Well basically to a give a little description of the problem. I will go step by step on how this whole thing goes down. So first my computer will start up normally, it will get past the initial windows loading screen, and get past the welcome screen in good fashion but when it gets to the next screen where the computer is officially starting up for use. it stays in this black screen with only the mouse cursor present for like 2-5 minutes. I can get to the task manager by pressing ctrl+alt+delete and when I go to click the processes tab it reveals that not all the windows processes have started up yet in a timely manner. I have already tried disabling some programs from starting up with windows but that didn't fix the problem. The only things I haven't done yet to try and solve this problem was clean the dust out from the inside of my computer and possibly many other things.I'm not really sure though. But I only had this computer for like 7 months, could the dust really pose a problem that early in this computers life span? Anyways I just want to know whats wrong with my pc and fix this problem before it develops into something disastrous.

Answer:Computer taking to long to start up

But I only had this computer for like 7 months, could the dust really pose a problem that early in this computers life span?The warranty is usually for 12 months (if you purchased new) -If you pull it apart that usually voids the warranty. Let the shop where it came from check and clean it if needed -

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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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Hello,

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

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

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

Sgtmook.

Answer:Laptop taking too long to sleep.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've never used this to resolve issues i worked on, but maybe this can help you, or add more confusion!
I can't remember ever seeing this option suggested in any threads i found looking for help trying to ... Read more

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

Answer:apps taking too long to run after startup

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Answer:Chkdsk taking a long time

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

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

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no matter what i try to install it takes way too long...... once i click on install, it starts immediately but is stuck at 0% for a long time(20-30mins) then it proceeds at normal speed..... but thats not the case with all the installations
it happens for all the installations which use install shield wizard(and some other installations too) and also for installations of windows updates(though it never proceeds beyond 0% for win update)
 

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Hello,
My Toshiba Sattelite has recently started to have a few problems. When I boot it up, it takes about 5 minutes to get past the Welcome/Please Wait screen. After that there is a black screen which takes a further 5-10 minutes to get past. I would appreciate any help and suggestions.
Thank You
Michael

Answer:Laptop taking too long to log in (various stages)

Welcome

Follow steps on this tutorial first:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Then upload your msinfo file: To get this:
1. Click on the Start
2. Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box
3. When it opens, go to File, Save
4. Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember
5. Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info
6. Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder
7. Upload the .zip file hereFor monitoring the heat/celsius of the system, use Speccy or HWinfo:Speccy - System Information - Free Download
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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It's out in many European countries now but not the U.S.. Why is that? I've spoken to a couple of reps and they keep telling me they can't tell me or that it's out soon, only to find out it''s not out on the date they told me it'd be. 

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I just recently reformated my computer, like 3 days ago. While installing all of the initial drivers everything worked perfectly. Now as I install things that I had on my old setup, my computer basically doesn't even shut down, so I have to manually hold the button down on the pc. Starting it up takes forever as well. I will see my wallpaper for a good 5 minutes before my desktop even loads.


Help?
 

Answer:Why is it taking so long to start my computer?

I just installed CCleaner, that may help with startup. But what about shutting down?
 

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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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I have been installing the bios update for the past 5 hours and nothing it just says it's still installing and I know it doesn't take that long.

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I did the BIOS update based on the alert I got in my HP Support Assitant. It taking almost 7 hours now and still saying "Installing". I don't know what is the problem with the installation. I have all my data in this laptop.  My product Number is J6M42PA#ACJ and under warrenty period. Please let me know what to do now and Do I need to take the backup as I don't know whether the system will behave same as before or not if I cancel the installation?.

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My laptop is taking 4 minutes to start up, considerably longer than what i recall it did when i first purchased 1.5yrs ago.Appreciate it might slow down a bit the more programs i add...is there any way to speed up the start up?thanks

Answer:Laptop taking too long to startup?

Try this click here

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gdawg65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
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Extremely Long Time Taken To Install Updates
Approximately 2 days ago Windows tried to install 12 updates. It got stuck on update number 2 for at least 2.5 - 3 hours. I eventually had to do a hard shutdown so I could move on to my linux distros and get some work done. I'm reluctant to boot windows because I fear I'll be forced to do the same. Is there a remedy for this? Thank you. BTW this is Win 7.

Yesterday I had the same problem except this time it was hung-up trying to install update 9 of 11. Went off to do something and came back in 2 hours and it was still trying to install update 9 of 11.
Once again I had to turn power off so I could use the computer. Is there some other way to shutdown when it gets stuck like that? I hate to do a hard shutdown. I'm reluctant to boot Windows for fear the same thing will happen. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Updates Taking Too Long To Install

This month's massive round of updates are causing wide spread grief. If it's any comfort, you're hardly alone.

You can either delete the contents of the subfolder where the updates are stored, Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download , and then the updates not installed will be downloaded again
or, download, save, and then run the Fixit found on the following KB article with all programs and web browsers being closed - How do I reset Windows Update components ?

When you run MicrosoftFixit50202.msi you would need to choose the Aggressive mode to delete the contents of the Download subfolder. That also deletes the update history shown in Windows Update when you click the View update history link.

The updates are not uninstalled and they can be viewed by checking Installed Updates.

When the Fixit has finished running restart the system.
The updates that were not installed will be downloaded again.
Suggest you set Windows Updates to " Download updates but let me choose whether to install them "

Then when the Update icon appears in the Notification area , install any offered .NET Framework updates by themselves, NOT with any other updates.
IIRC, they do not require a restart.

Then install the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer by itself, too, if it has not installed as yet.
If any updates are offered for Microsoft C++ Runtimes, install them by themselves, too.

It use to take longer to install them in separate groups but, this month's massive round o... Read more

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Hi mods and members!

I'm new in this tech forum and I need your help.
All of a sudden my Windows XP computer takes 3-5 minutes for it to display the shutdown options(log off,shutdown,restart) after clicking the turn off computer option in the start tray.I tried everything from scanning the computer for viruses,spywares,malwares to enabling and disabling the startup items and services under the ms configuration utility to no avail.

I have the HJT log right here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:21:25 PM, on 5/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\713xRMT.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHel... Read more

Answer:Windows is taking too long to shut down...

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

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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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I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?

Answer:System Restore taking too long?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fatwalrus


I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?


I would kill it (cold boot) and look in the event viewer (type eventvwr in search) to see what the problem is
Ken

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So I am installing windows vista rtm (32-bit), everything is done then comes to the completing installation the very last process of the installation. It takes forever I'm stuck on this process for almost over an hour. The install itself has not froze the dots next to the words are always in motion and my hard drive lights on my PC are still going, but progress bar at the bottom has not moved. Should it take this long? I heard that windows vista takes 20 minutes to install. I'm installing on a 60 GB ata133 drive thats has one 33 GB partition for Windows XP and one 23 GB partition for vista, both primary partitions.
 

Answer:Why is vista install taking so long?

On both of my systems, the RC2 and RTM installed in 30 minutes or less. I'm not sure why it's taking so long for yours.

This is a legal copy, correct? I've heard some of the copies "floating around" have some "additional" software in them.

Other than that I'm not too sure. Haven't needed to trouble shoot a Vista installation. Your hardware is functioning correctly, right? No hard drive issues?
 

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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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Ok Guys hope you can help me with this one. I hope its in the rigth spot.

I have been building my own PC and ran into some problems.
I purchased the ASUS P5 W Deluxe motherboard.
I purchased th intel core 2 duo processor running at 2.13Ghz
Its got 1 GB of RAM
I like to backup movies that I purchase. Its taking way too long to copy them.
l tried to do a backup using dvd shrink and Any DVD it took 1 hour 22 minutes to backup. Using nere I tried creating a copy of the backup and it took 1 hour 12 seconds. My master drive is an HP DVD940i internal 18X Super Multi DVD Writer. My Slave drive is a Sony DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DRU-830A drive, also 18X. Let me know if you need anymore info.
 

Answer:Taking too long to backup movies?

My specs are posted below

I use Any DVD, DVD Shrink 3.2 and DVD Decrypter with an NEC Combo 8X Burner. I can burn a standard widescreen DVD movie in about 40 minutes. Has this system always been slow? Are your CD/DVD writers set in DMA mode?
 

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My neighbor's laptop hdd seemed not to be working right, he had left the laptop in the closet for 2 years anyway, so it seemed not a loss to run a utility that might bring the hdd back [might not], so I started the low level hdd pre-format from a disc I had been given.

That was about a month ago, and the 250 gb hdd is still not done. Should it really take this long, or is the hdd totalled?

Answer:Low level HDD pre-format taking too long

What kind of utility are you using to format a drive? One month is way too long. Full format on 250GB drive should take a couple of hours at most.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Folders taking too long to load

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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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okay, im making a server with a 750 mh proc and 256 ram, but the windows install is taking a long time. the screen that has been up for the past 25 minutes is just a blue screen with Windows 2000 Setup across the top. its not really doing much. can anyone tell me if this is normal or how i can speed it up/fix it? thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows install taking too long

the faster the hard drive, the faster the processor, and the faster the cd rom, equals the faster the install. i've learned from experience. i can install xp home in 11 minutes flat. not counting format and partitioning of course.
 

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Hello. I am fairly new to ASP and SQL. I have created a search against a sql database that is supposed to have 3 different fields in which the user can search by. After debugging several errors I have gotten the search to work but now I have two problems. 1. The search takes too long so when I open the form it never comes up and then my server gets locked up. I need to know how to optimize my query. 2. I need to know how to make it so that the query doesn't run until the submit button is click and then the results will be posted back to that same page. When I run my sql query just the way it is in my code it pulls 2,926,679 rows. When I try to add TOP 5 to my select statement it was taking over 8 minutes so I had to stop it. Please help me!
Please help. Here is my code:

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<% option explicit %>
<% response.buffer = true %>
<!--#include file="adovbs.inc"-->
<html>
<head>
<title>Medical Records MPI</title>
<!--#include file="dbConnection.asp"-->
*********Contents of dbConnection**********
<%
Dim adoCon
Set adoCon = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoCon.ConnectionTimeout = 0
adoCon.CommandTimeout = 0
Dim adoConString
adoConString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;" & _
"Network Library=DBMSSOCN;" & _
"Data Source=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,1433;" & _
"Initial Catalog=dbName;" & _
"User ID=UserID;" & _
"Pa... Read more

Answer:SQL query taking too long in an asp search

You need to either have the form on another page or have the query not fire until the submit button is pressed. From the looks of the page you have it should not run but you might want to put in a conditional statement prior to your Query that checks to see if the submit has been pressed and if it hasn't it should do nothing. I see that your connection timout is also set to 0 and you are closing objects that are not even on your page "asoRS" did you hard code the criteria "where (1=1)" just to see what records are returned?
 

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

Is anyone else also facing this problem?

Answer:Taking very long to eject devices

  
Quote: Originally Posted by riskyayush


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

Is anyone else also facing this problem?



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

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Is this a hardware problem? POST is fine.
 

Answer:Chkdsk Taking Unusually Long

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

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

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i ordered a bunch of stuff on monday like a new mobo, cpu, case. memory. and so far they have only shipped my case, whats the the hold up on the other packages, im at step 4 out of 5 in my order status, oh and my case is due on friday.

Answer:whats taking newegg so long

anyone??

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

This happens whether its hardwired to the router or wireless.

Any thoughts on fixing this?

Answer:connecting to internet taking way to long

How do you connect to the internet?

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

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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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How long should windows 10 be taking to upload? ...it's been 3 days :S Do I assume it's broken and shut down my computer?

Answer:How long should windows 10 be taking to upload

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question How long should windows 10 be taking to upload? ...it's been 3 days :S Do I assume it's broken and shut down my computer? Take to upload what? Are you uploading photos or videos or something?

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Hi All, I have had this message appear several times this evening, and on previous recent occasions. With the new PCA Server,I thought this would have been a thing of the past. Is anyone else getting the same, or is it just me?

Answer:PCA - Server taking too long to respond ...

There was obviously a problem between about 11am and 1pm today - I got a message saying that the connection to the server had been reset - but since then everything has been just fine.

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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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Im defragging today after defragging yesterday just to keep up on things....however.....after defragging yesterday (which took 6 hrs) it is defragging today and taking 2 hrs plus still running? does my computer have a virus? i have 138gb with 38 gb free. It is a fairly new laptop ive only had 2 years...
 

Answer:Why is Defragging taking soooo long?

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i dont know why the updates\downloads are taking so long, i just bought the computer and it already feels like its running slow.  how long do updates normal take? could my computer feel like its slow because of the updates taking so long?thank you.

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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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