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Slow startup and load times

Q: Slow startup and load times

We have been experiencing increasingly slow start-up and load times, and more recently unresponsive mouse movements. All very annoying, and now almost unusuable. It all seems to point to problems left over after being infected with various spyware problems. These were removed with superantispyware (which I subsequently removed) and malwarebytes' Anti-malware (which I've left on), however the damage seems to have been done. Apparently HiJackThis can identify the problems and fix them, but it's far too advanced for me to do on my own. The processor is AMD Sempron 1.6 GHz, with 704 MB RAM/ The system is Microsoft Windows XP Hoem Edn V 2002. It's a slow processor I know, and probably unsuitable for things like itunes and Skype. But I want to avoid upgrading if possible, as we just can't afford at the moment. Can anyone help?

A: Slow startup and load times

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Hi,

I've owned Norton 2006 for quite a while and it takes so long to finish loading and for the green check mark to appear saying everything is OK. I can use other programs while Norton loads but it slows them down until Norton finishes. I also have Norton 2008 for my other computer, and it loads 10 times faster.

Is this only because Norton 2006 is an older version and normally takes longer, or is there anything I can do to make it faster or as fast as Norton 2008. Also, is there a way to update Norton 2006 to Norton 2008 without having to buy another copy of 2008?

Thanks for your help!

A:Norton 2006 Slow Load And Startup Times

You will have to have a different key in order to update Norton.Instead of paying for the update, you could try free antivirus and firewall programs.A list of recommended programs can be found here: Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Appshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlThere is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. What works well on one computer may not play nice on another system. On the system with 2006, when did it start to slow load? Was it fast loading in the past? It's possible that for some reason Norton has decided not to play nice with the computer. The programs in the link above are all excellent ones you can try. If you choose one and you don't like it, it can easily be uninstalled so you can try another one. No money lost or wasted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, I appreciate it!
 

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, I appreciate it!

A:Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

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

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

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

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

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Some processes, cli.exe, ati2evxx.exe and svchost.exe are loading multiple copies of themselves at startup. How can I resolve this?

Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Processes load multiple times at startup

welcome

you have bearshare starting up
uncheck that
what antivirus/antispy are you using?

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Hi all, it's been a long time since I've posted since your site is so helpful just by searching it. (Sure wish I were still 37! haha) Anyways, I hope everyone is doing great and thanks in advance for donating your time to help peeps like me!

Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Pentium M processor 1.6GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

I update and run my AVG free and Spybot S&D at least once a week but something still seems to be lurking and slowing my computer down. I recently uninstalled Chrome though it was a lot faster and I really liked it but AVG in systray would notify me that it was using a lot of memory. I'm just trying to keep this laptop clean and running well until I receive my tax refund to buy a new laptop with Windows 7.
I don't think this is an urgent matter and I will patiently wait for help as I know there are people who need it a lot worse than I do!
Here is my HJT log and again, thank you so much for your help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:01:32, on 30/01/2012
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:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:Hi : ) WindowsXP slow to load, ie slow/hangs at times, hjt log

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Hi,

My computer is running slow and takes forever to start up and shut down. Also loading times on programs and videos is excessively long. I've had friends and relatives put antivirus programs, and Registry removers onto my computer. Though I have a lot of icons on my desktop and I'm not sure if they are all things they've installed.
I know a few times I've accidentally clicked on ads online that have led me to sites I think were scam type sites.

I really only use my computer for Email, Web Surfing and writing things for work. I hope you can help me get it back into fighting shape.

Thanks
Here is my DDS Log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16443 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Mish at 19:28:07 on 2012-08-05
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2045.922 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: CA Anti-Virus Plus *Enabled/Updated* {57B5C44D-AAB5-DBC9-741B-542BE5A132EA}
SP: CA Anti-Virus Plus *Enabled/Updated* {ECD425A9-8C8F-D447-4EAB-6F599E267857}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: CA Personal Firewall *Enabled* {6F8E4568-E0DA-DA91-5F44-FD1E1B727591}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -... Read more

A:Weird Icons, long startup and load times

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I downloaded Maple Story the other day and when I tried to install it, I thought it froze my PC so I rebooted it. When I rebooted, the PC took forever to load the startup programs (anti-virus, anti-spyware, AsusProbe, ZoneAlarm, and wireless connection). Usually it takes about a minute, this time it took 2-3 minutes. I rebooted again and it loaded normally with one exception. Now, whenever I open a program, it takes 15-20 seconds to load the program. If I close it out and restart it, it takes just 2-5 seconds. It goes for most programs (haven't tried it on all). Like I said, once the program has loaded, it loads like normal for the rest of the time my PC is on. I did a defrag and run a virus scan, nothing worked and nothing showed up in the scan. Maybe something was attached to MS that my anti-virus can't find? Any suggestions? I can provide a HJT log if necessary. Thanks for the help.

A:Slow Load Times

Maple story may just be using up too much of your resources.

I would uninstall Maple Story and see if your PC goes back to normal.

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I run an hp pavilion a810n. I was browsing the internet when the page changed to the fancy virus where it says you have x many viruses and to download their program. I ended the iexplorer process as soon as I could. I restarted the computer later on. Internet loads times are 5 minutes+ now, it will stay at a white screen for a while. Oddly once Google actually loads, there's no lag. Malwarebytes might have got it, it got lsass.exe, but now it says lsass.exe could not be found, on startup, though there is clearly one running on my processes. To be safe I went and tryed to do a system recovery, to factory conditions. It says some file was missing, and restarted the computer. Might be unrelated, but Malwarebytes says Failed to start; Error Code 2, when I turn on the computer too.

So the problems are lass.exe not found on startup, Malwarebytes error code 2, 5 minute+ loading on internet explorer, and not being able to system recover.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:26:23 PM, on 8/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Slow load times.

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.​If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not installed, do you want to install?"
Please select... Read more

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here is the hjt log for a laptop that i am fixing for a friend. Has a very long start up time as well as a long load time for web pages

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:29:42 AM, on 1/9/2007
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\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer... Read more

A:Very Slow start up, big load times for IE

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I recently just built a computer and I notice that when I'm playing video games that between maps (in games like TF2) I experience really slow load times. I also have a two year old laptop right next to it and it loads maps in half the time. I have a very fast Seagate barracuda drive which should load much faster than a laptop drive. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? All my computer specs are listed below. I am running this on XP professional x86. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Slow load times in video games. Any help?

ryan29121 said:



I recently just built a computer and I notice that when I'm playing video games that between maps (in games like TF2) I experience really slow load times. I also have a two year old laptop right next to it and it loads maps in half the time. I have a very fast Seagate barracuda drive which should load much faster than a laptop drive. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? All my computer specs are listed below. I am running this on XP professional x86. Thanks in advance for your help.Click to expand...

i had this problem after i re-installed my windows again 2 weeks ago.

if your playing online games, you may need to download all the images from that game to your hard drive by using the " -image" command right after your target address example ""C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -image"

this process may take several hours, but it made my load times go from 3-5 minutes inbetween maps to 2 seconds inbetween maps

if your not playing online, then i have no clue on how to help you.
 

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My page load times are between 5-30 seconds for some sites, mostly 10+, while they are between 0.5-2 for others. I have checked multiple of the slower pages with external tools and they all report under 3 secs of load time.
The same thing is happening on Firefox 38.0.1, IE 8 and Chromium portable.

I have tried multiple DNS servers, all tested to be fast, no difference. I guess the ip's are cached anyway...

The fun thing is, using Tor browser makes the slow ones load regularly (in about 1-3 secs).

My internet speed is 90 Mb/s / 20 Mb/s.
Specs according to the sticky thread:

1. Wired connection

2. ISP? UPC

3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?
Cable

4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Ubee EVW3226

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer
G Data 2014, turning off the firewall makes no difference.

6. ipconfig /all


Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : _
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : ##-##-##-##-##-##
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . ... Read more

A:Slow/jittering page load times

Did you try the Google DNS? I have not (yet) but it supposed to be fast. https://developers.google.com/speed/...dns/docs/using

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Ok so this is my HJ this log and I'm looking for some help here. I'm having serious laggy issues when I power up the PC and pretty much doing anything.

I have Windows 7 x64
Core i3
4GB Ram .. yeah yeah.

Any help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:10:56 PM, on 25/02/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\... Read more

A:Laggy PC / Slow Load Times (HJThisLog)

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 are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Dear All,

I recently upgraded my computer to the following:
MSI Neo3 Motherboard
4Gb Crucial Balistix ram
E8500 Intel core Duo
8800GTS 640Mb Nividia graphics card
Seagate 7200.11 300Gb SATA main drive
2xSeagate 7200.10 250Gb in Raid 0 config

Both Windows and Linux boot from the main drive not raid.

Now the problem is a bit of a wierd one and started after installing all the Windows programs on a fresh install. Its this:
1: computer boots fine (if a little slowly given the hardware spec)
2: Desktop appears no problems and does not appear to be slow
3: Start a non Microsoft application (doesn't seem to matter what) and it can take up to 30 minutes to start.

Further to this - network access appears to be painfully slow for the first part and copying files to and from this computer across the network can take hours instead of minutes.

Now comes the wierdness:

Starting a Microsoft application such as IE seems to kick the computer into action and starts the other non-microsoft app - most of the time.

Starting any application while copying files across the network and the transfer speed skyrockets, but as soon as the app is finished loading and the speed drops right back to bugger all again.

Running two file copies across the network to the same machine and the copy speed is fast. As soon as one finishes, the speed drops right back down again on the other.

Once an app starts it generally onyl takes a few seconds to start again.

Starting the app in Safe Mode has no pro... Read more

A:Windows XP - Very slow program load times

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Let me just explain the situation here a little bit

Ever since Saturday morning, my computer has been acting real funny. If I was to move my mouse from the left side of the screen to the right, then about every two seconds, the cursor hangs and the comp freezes, and then picks up again. If there's any audio or video playing, then about every two seconds it freezes and picks back up again. When I start up XP on the windows loading screen, it used to take about 20 seconds top until the login screen appeared, now it takes about 3-4 minutes. I tried to access safe mode, and that took a few tries, when the computer finaly didn't freeze, safe mode was just as slow, but the hanging problem wasn't there

The online scan can't be completed cause it freezes my computer about 5 minutes into it (The bottom bar stops responding, the one with all my open windows) and I have to alt + tab between windows, but those are mostly not responding anways ^_^

The only thing that I can thing of is that I was downloading a movie called "The Island" friday night and when I tried watchin it saturday...well lets just say that it certainly wasn't the movie that had Obi-Wan (Ewan Mcgreggor) in it, and I believe that may have been the cause of my problem, that the .avi download had some kind of virus on it

Here's my hijackthis log


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:10:00 PM, on 6/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.60... Read more

A:hanging, slow load times, lots of freezing :(

Welcome to the Tech Support Forums. Please post the two text files, main.txt and extra.txt produced by theDeckard's System Scanner (formerly Comboscan) as instructed in IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log.

Deckard's System Scanner gives us additional information. Thank you for your patience.

We are aware that users sometimes seek help from several Forums at the same time. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion and actually wastes time and resources, both yours and ours. Every Analyst will work in a different way. If you have already posted at another Forum, please advise us, or them, and choose just one.

During the cleaning process, if any other issues appear, please let us know.

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hey everyone, i think this is the right forum

i recently built a new workstation to run maya, photoshop etc..

for some reason ive always experienced slow load times for my programs, my old comp never had these problems. all hard drives are 7200 rpm ones.

what ive got:

pentium 4 3.0ghz HT
ausu p4p800 e deluxe
2 gigs pc2700 crucial ram
ati fireGL z1
old 40gig hdd for programs
160gig hdd for files, etc
windows xp pro sp2
 

A:slow program load times (moved from XP forum)

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Hi,
For some time now my PC has been slowing down.
When it decides to do this the red led is on but when I click on any program nothing happens for about a minute then it
starts the program then goes off again for another minute and so on.
If I check system manager during this slowdown it says I have 98% system idle time.
But the red light is on and it makes noise as if doing something.
If it was idle I feel it should spring into life when I click a program icon.

TSG Info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 190 Mb
Graphics Card: SiS 651_661FX_741_760_760GX_M661FX_M661MX_M741_M760_M760GX, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 146467 MB, Free - 123616 MB;
Motherboard: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL, P5S800-VM, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

HJT
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:20:07, on 19/05/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

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\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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Since the past one month, my internet has been slow.. When i download it seems to be pretty fast, but many websites do no load.. Even google loads only after refreshing many times.. Yahoomail, Youtube all take a lot of time to load and only load upon refreshing many times.. Though youtube initially takes long, once it is loaded fine, the videos buffer quite fast.. i ran a scan with mbam and sas.. the log showed that there are no infections.. So i think it may not be a virus but i aint sure.. any advice what i could do next?

A:My Internet Conenction Has Become Slow.. Websites Load Only Upon Refreshing Many Times..

What kind of connection are you using?

What browser are you using?

Being summer time and school is out there is a lot more traffic at sites which can result in slower responses getting to some sites. Does this happen with all sites that you go to, or just some of them?

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Can someone look at my startup and see if there is anything "evil" in there. I have a new Dell Desktop w/XP but it seems to run rather slow at times. Also....I have Digital Line Detect as well as Microsoft Office in my startup file. I have no idea what Digital Line Detect is and I can't figure out how to get Microsoft Office NOT to run at startup. In addition to that...I am trying to get Windows Messenger NOT to run at startup, but to no avail. I have the program set to where it doesn't sign in automatically, but it won't let me close it. It says "There are other applications currently using features provided by Windows Messenger. You must close these other applications before you can exit Windows Messenger. These applications may include Outlook, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, and Internet Explorer". Even when there are no app's running, it won't allow me to close it. Any ideas....here's my startup..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.92.0
Scan saved at 10:21:10 AM, on 4/3/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://www.dellnet.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.dellnet.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} -... Read more

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(not sure ifthis is the right place to post it)but i have zonealarm and i recently (last night) reinstalled Vista also im noticing and tremendous increase in startup time from my pc just by running 1 core not all four!
if this is the problem can anyone tell me another really good firewall that doesnt make it startup so slow

A:Could a Firewall/antivirus cause slow startup times?

Hello Impulse Fire911,
Have you tried to enable all the cores ?. Try it and see if that makes a difference.
I have never used any Firewall except the Windows one. You just need to be careful with the sites you visit and your download content.
Hope this helps, post your results and good luck.

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Yesterday morning, I re-seated my HSF and also installed an old DVD burner from my old computer into my newly built one (built on 11/6/09). It should be a pretty fast system (i7 920, 120-GB SSD, 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum...), and I was fine with the boot time before yesterday (though I think it was still closer to a minute), but after I started it up yesterday (post install), it took a long time to start up and seemed to hang on the "Starting Windows" screen. I've done alot of researching, and can't quite figure out what is wrong, though maybe it has to do with the DVD drive I put in. I checked the device, and it says it is working properly and it says the driver is up to date.

Here is one log from the Event Viewer:

Error: Event ID 100

BootTsVersion 2
BootStartTime 2009-11-22T21:25:51.609200200Z
BootEndTime 2009-11-22T21:28:42.481899100Z
SystemBootInstance 27
UserBootInstance 25
BootTime 95702
MainPathBootTime 76602
BootKernelInitTime 18
BootDriverInitTime 308
BootDevicesInitTime 68050
BootPrefetchInitTime 0
BootPrefetchBytes 0
BootAutoChkTime 0
BootSmssInitTime 5756
BootCriticalServicesInitTime 301
BootUserProfileProcessingTime 166
BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 0
BootExplorerInitTime 1367
BootNumStartupApps 13
BootPostBootTime 19100
BootIsRebootAfterInstall false
BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0
BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0
BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0... Read more

A:Slow Startup Times, Error Event ID 100

I've now gotten another error (one Critical) upon re-start. Event ID 109, something with Marvell 61xx Raid Controller. IDK what this is...

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A few weeks ago internet explorer started to act funny, sometime when I opened a new browser window it would freeze in the new window, but allowed me to continue using the previously opened windows. I had to open several new windows until suddenly one of them worked. Then, the whole browser started freezing at random times, specially when clickin on links or opening new windows or tabs. I was not able to close it and reopen, I had to kill the processes using task manager, and even then, many times it would freeze on the first window.I tried several antivirus (Trendmicro, AVG, FProt, Eset, Panda) some would report some infected files, others none. After disinfecting with Panda, the browser seemingly started working fine again, but it only lasted for less than a week. After that the problems became more annoying every day.The last straw was that sometimes when turning on the PC it would freeze right before loading the windows explorer, so I could only see the background of my screen. Usually I rebooted and it will work, but today I had to reboot about 5 times before it worked again.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks. Gabriel.DDS.txt log:DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Admin at 11:18:25.48 on Mon 10/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1831 [GMT -6:00]AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {8BF935E7-731F-4115-B7A5-789FF5087595}FW: ... Read more

A:Slow/freezing browser, fails to load windows explorer often. Have to reboot several times.

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless ... Read more

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Hi guys...ok here's my dilemma...I am geting a extremely slow "windows is starting up" usually about 3-6 min then when everything loads up I end up experiencing a lot of locking up and crawling when doing simple tasks like moving files. I only have like 4 programs in the area next to my clock running. I have recently taken my puter to a friend/tech and he cleaned up my puter of the viruses it had and the spy/adware it had, ran some hardware tests and memory tests and claimed everything was fine...not the case...my puter shouldnt be experiencing these probs...anyone have a clue? Also I forgot to mention that I checked my sys startup and the main thing that seems to be running the most is the system idle process usually at 99 nothing else seems to be taking anything and there are about 30-35 processes running.
this is my puter:
AMD 1800+
40 GB HD
160GB HD
512 MB DDR ram
GForce 4 graphics card
GIGabyte mobo (forgot what model #...sry not at home right now)
Sony DVD +/-burner
Sony DVD ROM
Mitsumi cd burner
Windows XP Pro
 

A:Solved: slow startup and crawling at random times

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My inlaw's laptop is running super slow. I've downloaded AVG (which I use on my laptop) and it found 50+ instances of malware, then ran Adaware and it cleaned a ton of stuff as well.

Still running slow and I know there's some other things on here that need cleaning. If someone could help out, it'd put me in real good with the father-in-law, who is pretty illiterate when it comes to this stuff.

Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:05:39 PM, on 1/7/2008
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
... Read more

A:Solved: slow internet and startup times- HJT log included

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I recently bought an ASUS A8JP Notebook PC (WinXp MCE, 1Gig RAM, 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo) and I guess it ran well the first day, but as soon as I installed all the needed software (and cleared out some factory installed bloatware), I noticed that the time for my Desktop to load after logon takes up to 2 minutes.

Here's what I've done to try fix this:

1. Defragmented HD
2. Turned off unwanted startup items and about 1/3 of the services at startup.
3. Tweaked and cleaned up the registry.
4. Flashed my BIOS to the latest Revision.

So far, I've timed the startup and there's basically no difference in speed. I'm guessing it's either my lack of memory, slow HD (5400RPMs) or some specific processes that are taking up massive resources at startup. Beyond startup, the notebook works like a dream.

Anyways, i was wondering if there are any utilities that log startup activities (I have Bootvis, but I can't understand the graphs after a trace, so if someone could recommend an alternative or explain how the graphs work, that'd be great).

I'm writing this from another PC, so I'll try and post a HiJackThis! log as soon as possible.
 

A:Slow Startup...Is There A Way to Track Loading Times for Processes?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:28:54 PM, on 4/8/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless Console 2\wcourier.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
C:\Program Files\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\utorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\fir... Read more

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My system has been very slow for the last 24 hours. Startup was slow. Programs not loading. Even the google home page wasn't loading properly.

I restarted my router and the issues seem to be better but I think there is still a malware issue in the background somewhere.

Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:32:13, on 14/06/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
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\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\data\database\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue C... Read more

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Hello everyone.
This is my first post on TechSupport Forums.
My pc have following problem:
When Windows loads (black screen with blue thing moving) It takes really long (about 2-5 min usually).
After that, blue screen, where computer would scan disk C:/ - It don't scans, just stands on 0%.
And the third thing, windows start up loads pretty slowly.
I need help really, because whole computer started to work very bad since windows loads slow.
I runned CCleaner, cleared everything, runned AVG full system scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:28:37, on 16.08.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Dati\Haris\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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A:Windows XP load really slow, don't scan, slow startup.

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It seems that the web pages are loading very slow and even when I "X" out of a pages it seems delayed also.

Probably the same problem: when I startup my computer in the morening it seems to get stuck sometimes and when it does load it loads very slow.

Please help.

Ally1350

A:Web pages are very slow to load and computer is slow to startup

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".C... Read more

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Everytime I turn on my computer, the start up desktop is too slow to load, also i dont have neither many icons in my desktop. I only have 11 icons in my desktop but evertime I turn on my computer, it's really to slow to load. Please help me in this problem. Thank you!

A:My startup windows is too slow to load

How many programs do you have set to run at start up? If you look at the clock in the bottom right hand corner of your monitor, does it have quite a lot of icons?

This could be a factor with a slow start up as alot of programs are trying to load at the same time.

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Hi...Recently, my home page on both IE 6 and Maxthon takes over a minute to load at startup. Everything works fine after that. It's very annoying. Is there anything that I can do? Thanks.
 

A:Home page slow to load at startup

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Whenever I log into XP Pro, it takes me about 12 seconds to load my desktop and programs to a point where my mouse does not have an hourglass. However, it seems like there is some sort of delay to load my wireless network, and I don't know why. This doesn't happen just when I am at home, but also happens regardless of what network I'm using.

Please help!

Here is what I've checked already:

Order of wireless connections
Msconfig and services
Updated drivers
Created a fresh XP account--same problem

I am currently not running any anti-virus stuff right now (I will shortly) because I wanted to diagnose this problem without anti-virus.
 

A:Wireless network slow to load on startup

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A few times over the last couple years, seemingly randomly, windows will get into a consistent state where it won't receive input from the keyboard after it starts up and is at the login screen. This will last around 30 seconds.
I have a CM Storm Quickfire TK brown keyboard, which works fine.
The mouse works. A Roccat Kone XTD.
I've tried other ports, i've tried some settings in the bios such as fastboot, usb legacy support, usb initialization, etc, but they don't help at all.

So this leads me to believe that windows just doesn't know that there's a keyboard giving it input for a while after startup. Unfortunately, I don't have another keyboard to test this.
It used to be that the keyboard's backlight would come on before the monitor would automatically display the hdmi input after the windows startup, and i could type in my password and log in within seconds after boot. When the monitor displays a few seconds later, I would already be on the desktop...

Any idea why this is occurring?

A:Keyboard (drivers?) slow to load on startup

You can check if there is a service for your keyboard with delayed automatic.
Also try uninstall and re-install keyboard software.
Perhaps a clean startup to see if some other program/service is interfering. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I am running Windows 10 1511 10836, having upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 back in August 2015. This morning when I turned on my Lenovo B575 laptop, after the first Windows screen with animated circling dots at the bottom, when it refreshed the screen and went to the 2nd Windows screen, I noticed that the animation with the circling dots was slow. After several minutes, the computer was still on this screen. After 15 minutes and no change, I restarted the computer.

Upon 2nd startup I got the same results. On 3rd startup I got the Please Wait screen and then eventually got to the Startup and Repair screen. After diagnosing found nothing, I then went to the System Restore page and found that a Windows Update had installed yesterday afternoon. I restored to the Restore Point created yesterday, and restarted.

(Last Thursday I had to force the upgrade to the 1511 10836 update by downloading the 3.5Gb file because Windows Update kept failing. I have had no problems since then.)

No change. I can get to Safe Mode after 2 failed attempts, but without knowing what to check or look for, this does me little good. Of course can I reset/reinstall Windows 10 but would rather not if I don't have to.

Any advice?

A:Slow Animation on 2nd Startup Screen / Can't Load Windows

I've experienced something similar twice, once the day after I upgraded to Windows 10 & nothing could be done to repair things.

Fortunately, I'd created a Marium Reflex image & was able to restore it within several minutes. I know this probably won't help you, but the moral of this story is always to have an independent backup image.

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Hi. This is the first time I've ever posted on any kind of forum. I'm a bit stumped and wondered if anyone could help. I was downloading music a couple of weeks ago from those torrent websites (stupid) and found myself with Spyware/Malware/Trojans. Firstly, I spent ages downloading lots of registry cleaners/fixers and found that ActiveX kept coming up in the search. I then gave up on that idea and downloaded Spyware scanner/fixers - Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes. These bought up some Spyware which I removed. Now:

1) Mozilla Firefox won't open at all. It is always there under 'Processes' in Task Manager but it won't open. (Internet Explorer works fine) Mozilla won't even open in Safe Mode - there is not even an option to open it in Safe Mode. It won't even open after I close Mozilla in the 'Processes' tab and reboot.
2) Adobe Flash Player doesn't work - even if I reinstall it, no icon appears and I can't find it in 'Add/Remove Programs'.
3) ActiveX - not sure exactly what the issue is with this
4) On Start up, it takes a long time for the icons to appear.

Bizarely, I tried starting Windows in Safe Mode today and Mozilla Firefox worked fine. But in Windows normal mode, it won't open at all.

I have disabled various programs that load on start up, run disk defragmenter, run disk cleaner, run my anti-virus (Windows Security Essentials), plus I also run Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwa... Read more

A:Mozilla won't open, slow to load icons on startup

Update - Mozilla finally opened! All I did was run a simultaneous Spybot scan, Malwarebytes scan and Microsoft Security Essensials scan (still running now) then I clicked on Mozilla and it gave me a list of incompatible add-ons which it could not update. I cancelled these and I now have the latest Mozilla Firefox. When the scans finish, I will reboot and see if the icons load fast or not.
 

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i posted this in the wrong forum, my mistake, here it is again

when i fire up my pc, i have two popups saying:

Error loading C:\windows\system32\omymfwjj.dll
The specified module could not be found

and

Error loading C:\windows\system32\xlethijl.dll
The specified module could not be found

this starting happening yesterday, and since then, some web sites won't load, some will, for example ebay and hotmail won't load, but google and facebook work just fine.

also i've noticed that some images and ads on web sites are being replaced with a red image that says protect yourself from infections or something along those lines, like it's a program making me want to buy their software to get rid of it or something, i don't know

i have superantispyware and nod32, both updated and running fine with no problems found

here's my hijackthis log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:21:41 PM, on 3/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN... Read more

A:DLL errors at startup, some sites won't load, slow computer, etc

can anyone please help with this issue?
 

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Need help with a slow load time after entering my password on startup. It has been going on for a while not sure what caused it . I have a HP Pavilion Dv7 6187cl. Approx 3 yrs old. I have tried the basics with virus removal with no success. Need help thanks

A:Slow load time after entering password on startup

Lets run some scans to see if there is any malware or other infections.________________________________________________________________Please download AdwCleaner and install it. When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan to start the scan. Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.   Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.   You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK. When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic. ________________________________________________________________  Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically. 1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation. 2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Sca... Read more

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Our users have IE 7 and 8. We keep them locked into place by pointing IE to our firewall product (tools > internet options > connections > lan settings), so that only approved sites are the ones that our people can access.In the last few days, several of them report issues with specific websites loading very slowly - load times of over an hour just to get the log-in screen to appear.Troubleshooting Steps:1.) Unchecked the "use proxy server for your LAN" under the IE menus---> Site resolves instantly, as it should---> This pointed me to the direction that perhaps the site wasn't configured for our firewall2.) Re-checked the "use proxy server" box, and specifically configured the site in our firewall---> Site continues to resolve slowly, with the same load times as before performing step 1That would normally indicate that the problem is on the vendor's end. Something may be wrong with their site. And that's the line of thought I was pursuing until I was reported back to that the users are having the same problem on other websites. These new websites they're having problems with are, and have been for a long time, configured properly in the firewall.I'm not sure what my next step is to pursue. What am I looking for now? I don't know enough about networking to figure out where to track next.

A:Users are unable to load websites - no error, just 1-hour+ load times for pages

Bump.

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Operating System - Windows XP running on a HP Pavillion 761n - Missing dll files such as:
mscvr80.dll and msvcp80.dll. Can't seem to find these files anywhere or I just don't know where to locate them. Please advise if at all possible. Thanks
 

A:Computer running very slow takes 20 minutes to load startup programs

do you have a windows XP installation CD matching the version on your computer? i'm not talking about any HP recovery disks.

if yes, go to start, run and type SFC / SCANNOW and press OK. insert the xp cd ito the drive when prompted.

alternatively, you can download missing DLL files from this web site:

http://www.dll-files.com/
 

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ok this is gonna be a bit long but i want the details there. the issue pc is my old pc. it has windows 7 its an asus msn-la motherboard i cloned this drive and used it in my new pc. after a few months my new pc's drive died and i took the old drive from the issue pc(witch was not giving issues at this time) and stuck it into my new pc until my replacement drive came. when i got the replacement drive i cloned the drive again onto the replacement drive and then put the new drive in the new pc had no issues there. put the old drive back into the issue pc (this is when issues started) the pc booted up to the windows desktop loading screen fast but once it got there it sat there for like 5 min before loading into windows. once it loaded into windows it was un usable for around 10 min while it loaded background stuff. once it finally loads into windows if i try to open anything its still responding extremely slow. is there anything i could do to fix this or is this going to me a re install only situation? i did try to use a windows 7 disk to do a startup repair but it claimed i couldn't do it because i dident install from that disk.

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Google Chrome has become slow to load and then it is very slow loading web pages and navigating round web sites.
From previous experience I thought this may be due to a virus but Malwarebytes has found nothing.
Can you help please.
Hope this is in the right place-if not please advise.

A:Google Chrome slow to load and slow to load web pages

Further info.
Noticed 2 instances of msiexec.exe running in Task Manager.
Googled this and found that if genuine it is part of Windows installer
but can also be a virus.
Did a search and found MSIEXEC.EXE-2F8A8CAE.pf
Googled this and found it is probably Malware.
If so can you help me get rid of it please

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So on both my laptop and desktop PCs sites randomly don't load a page randomly except if I try to load myspace, then it almost always says "Page cannot be found" on Firefox but still doesn't load after a few refreshes/waiting even on other browsers like IE and Google Chrome but says something else in those browsers when the page doesn't load..

Myspace is the only site I know for sure that it will give me that error and will not load on the first try unless I wait a while and refresh the page. Another weird thing is that when I go to myspace then try to go on another site, it makes the other sites not load more frequently as if i was trying to get on myspace, although I still get page error problems even if I go on sites before going on myspace but much less frequent

Both the laptop and desktop connect to the internetthrough my Netgear modem. The desktop connects to it wirelessly while the laptop is connected directly. This is a cable connection (Cox cable).

I've tried unplugging the router and modem and replugging but that doesn't solve the problem.
 

A:Pages don't load at times

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.
DSLReports

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.
 

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I am having trouble loading any pages from the internet. Either it takes very long, 5 or 10 minutes or times out with problem loading page message.

I have Windows Security Essentials virus protection. I did Maleware bytes scan and spybot scan but came up with no problem.

I did the gmer scan, but I do not know how to zip the file and it won't upload, saying it is an invalid file. I am sorry, I am 82 years old and trying to work through this technology. any help is very much appreciated.

Here is the copy and paste of the DDS log and the other log is attached:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Rubena Bradley at 16:02:22 on 2013-01-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3701.2076 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Outdated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
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A:not able to load pages, times out

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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Does the page load problem occur in both Internet Explorer and Firefox? Please try both and let me know.

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To zip the gmer log, right-click the log > Send To > Compressed(zipped) Folder.

Now you can attach that zipped folder to your next reply.

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Hello,

3 months ago I went from an Nvidia 9600 GT to an ATI 4770. I've been regretting it ever since. Everything generally performs worse compared to Nvidia. Unfortunately, I gave it to my friend as a birthday gift and I'd hate to take it away from him (he upgraded from his on-board 128mb card that could hardly run CoD2). What was most notable was the HORRID framerate on certain maps regarding that ATI card issue with the water. Fixed that, framerate was tolerable and still is, sort of.

Onto the actual problem: It takes FAR too long to load a map. It takes up to an entire minute and a half to load a single map, given that the connection doesn't time out beforehand.

I can't play. It's stressing me the hell out and I don't know what to do. I've defragged my computer, reinstalled MW2 (took 4 days to download) and freed up plenty of space. I'm running out of ideas, help!

Thanks very much in advance!
 

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Hello,I'm having a very strange problem with my internet connection. Some sites simply don't load for various periods of time. About three or four months ago Veoh.com simply didn't work. Ever. The site wasn't down, I just couldn't connect to it; all my attempts timed out (with firefox, IE, and Opera). Then one day I tried it and it worked, which lasted for about a week. Then it stopped working again, and stayed that way for a while and now it works again. However, now newegg.com has only worked about 5% of the times I've tried over the past week or two; it simply won't work for a couple of days, then it will work one morning but not later that same day, etc. I have absolutely no clue what could be causing this problem.*I'm running Windows XP Pro 64-bit (though I'm fairly sure I had this problem on other operating systems, at least XP/Vista 32-bit and I think even on linux. I just put XP 64-bit on here like a month ago.*I have a 100Mbps wired connection (The University of Pittsburgh's "PittNet")*I also have a wirelessly connected laptop that doesn't have this problem. It's on the same network (or maybe it being wireless is significant?) but can connect to the sites when my other computer can't.*I've updated Java and my hosts file is exactly as it was when I loaded the OS.*I'm not running a firewall, I do have antivir premium security suite but I don't keep it running in the background. I'm pretty sure it's not a virus though, and I've scanned with Spybot a... Read more

A:Certain Sites Don't Load at Certain Times

Two things to try.

Go to start - run and type cmd

In the command line type "ipconfig/flushdns" without the quotations.

Tell me if that works, if not then try changing your DNS servers

You can change your DNS server address in your router or network card.Two free servers are opendns.com "208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220".
DNS advantage.com " 156.154.70.1 and 156.154.71.1".
These are often much better and faster than your ISP's DNS .

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I have had this computer for a little while and never had a problem. i recently put in a new graphics card, 8800 gts ssc, now when i start my computer it hangs for like 15 mins on the green loading bar. it used to be like 30 secs. anyone else have this problem, or atleast a way to fix it?

A:long load times

Hi Smack119,

You could checkout this thread: ReBoot Time

It might help you out...
Steven

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I'm a new member, and I'd just like to say hello to everyone. I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong section or for anything else. I'm just having a small computer problem and was wondering if you guys could help me out.

I recently purchased a new computer.

Alienware ALX System

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.46Ghz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2432MB RAM
Page file: 345MB used, 3975MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Display:
Name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
Chip Type: GeForce 7800 GTX
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Moniter

Name: Realtek AC97 Audio


........ Now I've had this PC for a couple of days, its a gaming PC- been playing Bioshock and Fear, but recently I've noticed that its been taking forever to load into Windows, its got a 300 GB drive. Last time it took me over 10 minutes just load into Windows, when I first got PC it took about 10 seconds or 15 to load.

Is it the games that are slowing down the PC or is it something else?
Other then the games, I've installed AntiVir Classic Edition and World of Warcraft. The system is equipped with liquid cooling and has a temp monitor.

On average its temp is 34c, when I play games like Bioshock it jumps to 42c. Is it overheating? Are the games hurting the system?

Need some help, thanks.

A:XP long load times.

try disabling startup items


click on start and then run. type msconfig and then click ok.
click on startup tab at the top right handside and there would be number of options with checkboxes next to them.

either u disable unwanted startup items or try to disable all by clicking on disable all button in the bottom. click on apply and then close. restart when it ask for that.
once back check the box in the bottom in system configuration utility window which says dont show this message again and click ok.

this will not delete anything.

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Hello, I'm writing for help today because I am experiencing a major increase in load times both online and off, and I believe I may have a major bug or something that I believe more likely a registry error from a mistake in restarting when running updates for Win7.
 
So I am hoping that someone will be able to assist me with this issue, as I don't know where you would like to start in diaging the problem I will wait for a response. 
 
 
thanks in advance and I love that you guys do this for those of us that are just knowledgeable on these machines to be mighty Fraking dangerous!
 
Phill

A:having a extreme increase in load times

Good morning .
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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Hello all,
I recently did a refortmat of my computer because it was acting a bit sluggish. So right now the only thing on my computer is anti-virus software, steam with one video game installed and thats it. For some reason when I load up the computer, after I type in my password to logon, it takes 10-15 minutes to load up to the desktop of windows. Also, whenever I hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE the options appear right away for task manager and etc but when I hit task manager, log out, etc it takes another 10-15 minutes to load up. I know its not the one video game cause ive had it for years. WIndows vista does have service pack 2 installed.
My computer is a GT5453h
AMD athlon 64 [email protected] dual core processor 4200+ 2.20ghz
3.00gb ram
32 bit OS
I've never had this problem before. Any ideas as to how to fix it?
Thanks all

A:Crazy long load times

Welcome
Try a clean boot to diagnose and solve
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If the above does not help and only then try this
http://www.soluto.com/About/
Be sure to make a system restore point as there is always a chance that the software will make matters worse.

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I've read in several sources that, while the FF program starts more slowly than IE, pages will generally load faster in FF once the app is up and running. That's certainly not the case on my PC - sites load far more slowly on FF than on IE. It's especially noticeable when I load an image-heavy site - it ueually takes around five or ten seconds to completely load such a site, while IE loads it almost instantaneously. I'm running a Dell Lattitude D800 with a Pentium 1.9, 1GB RAM, and XP SP2. If anyone has any suggestions as to why this would be happening, that would be great.

Thanks,

-David
 

A:Firefox - slower load times than IE?

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After a clean installation with WinXP I am saddended to say that it takes 3 mins to load when it would normally take 1 minute.

For example, after power on it will take 30 seconds to load up to the desktop, on task manager, 28 processes will have been shown/loaded at this time operations do not complete such as going to My Computer - it will show the browsing image of animation. It will take a further 2 and a half minute for the rest to follow to 36, this is when normal functions can work i.e. being able to surf the internet and shutting down promptly.

Can anyone help me please?

I am currently on WinXP Pro SP2
Intel Core 2 T7200 2.00GHz
2GB RAM
200GB HDD 7200rpm
GeForce 7950GTX 512MB

The only difference is that I used nLite to install OS, I integrated drivers and hotfixes to "save" time by not having to go through Win Update etc.

Thanks again, clgw...

A:Long load times for processes

Hi CLGW !

Make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your hardware, and check windows update again once you've installed those drivers. You could also do a regular install and install the drivers and updates afterwards to make sure you didn't slipstream the wrong hotfixes.

What antivirus, firewall and antispyware are you using ? What other programs are loaded at startup ? If you already have 36 processes running I guess you've installed a little more than just Windows.

Prevent unneeded stuff like quicktime, adobe, windows live messenger or office to load at startup. Most often you'll find the option in the program's settings (look for "run at startup" or "system tray icon"), if not then you can uncheck the corresponding item in msconfig (go to start => run => type msconfig and go to the startup tab) or move the shortcut away from start => all programs => startup. All those programs will work fine without being preloaded in the memory.

A good partition layout can also help improving the access time, but on a single drive rig there's not much you can do except make sure that the system partition is the first one on the drive (in case you have a multiboot system then the latter partitions will load slower than the first one on the drive since the access and transfer rates are faster on the outer parts of the platters).

Get used to save your downloaded files to another partition and don't put too many shortcuts on the deskto... Read more

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OK, I admit that on the bell curve of Outlook users, I may not be in the norm. However, I seem to have done something (applied an update, grown a PST file, who knows what) that is causing very long load times.

I am running 64-bit Windows Ultimate with Office 2007 (and want to resolve this problem before upgrading to 2010) on an Intel i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz w/6 GB. (FYI, my windows performance rating is 7 for the proc, 7 for the memory, 6 for the disk, graphics and gaming are just so-so at 5 and 5), so the machine should perform adequately.

It takes about 2 seconds for Outlook to launch and display all the graphics, which I am NOTcomplaining about. Although that's a LOT slower than Word or Excel, I realize Outlook does a lot of "stuff" on startup. What is annoying is that it takes about 10 to 15 seconds to display the message list in the Inbox.

Now, the problem is REALLY annoying because I have multiple email accounts and EACH Inbox takes about 10 to 15 seconds to load every time that I switch between them.

Note two things. 1) The load time is APPROXIMATELY the same for each mail folder and 2) the number of email messages is very different in each account.

So, this long load time appears independent of the number of email messages in the inboxes (would could be from 3 or less to 5000 or more). My default email account has only three emails in the inbox.

Outlook seems to work fine otherwise, except for the long delay switching from inbox to inbox, or to/from ju... Read more

A:Why? Long load times from each mailbox!

you can run outlook.exe /resetnavpane to speed up your load times, you'll probably lose your .n2k file (cached email addresses).

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I need some help with my computer!! in the past 3 or 4 days ive had horrible computer performance, start up times are very slow, experiencing many programs crashing, every time i restart the computer firefox seems to reset its self from a fresh install. I have an error appear at start up for sqlserver.dll is not a valid windows image. I have AVG free that finds nothing in a full system scan, I also have a full version of PC tools Spyware doctor that has not been able to do the trick. I also did a complete restore of the hard drive 3 weeks ago so its a basicly clean system. Below is a Hijackthis log. Your help is greatly appreciated!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:17:19 PM, on 3/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
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A:Big problems slow proformance, slow start up times, freezing etc! HELP!

No one has responded yet.... below is a scan done by norton and what it found....

Scan Status:

Scan: 1

Start Scan: 03/14/08 18:01:00

Scan Targets: Running Processes;Entry Points;C:\

Virus Definitions: 03/14/08

Scan Count: 404591

Risks Found: 6

Risks resolved: 0

Risks unresolved: 6

Scan Time: 5770 sec

Complete Scan: 03/14/08 19:37:10

Resolved Threats:

Unresolved Threats:

Tracking Cookie

Virus ID: 4294909925

Risk: Low

Categories: Cookie

State: Unhandled

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Cookie:

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/hc/70289411

Infostealer

Virus ID: 24770

Risk: High

Categories: Virus

State: Unhandled

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Infection:

c:\windows\friendblasterservice.exe

Browser Cache

Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\FriendBlasterPro IE Client

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run->FriendBlasterPro IE Client

Adware.ZangoSearch

Virus ID: 4294906905

Risk: Low

Categories: AdWare

State: Unhandled

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Process:

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Infection:

c:\documents and settings\adam ailion\desktop\music\itunes\itunes\04 track 4 (come).wma

Registry:

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I used to have this problem long time ago, it disappeared, but it came back again. Basically, whenever I load up a webpage, via chrome, internet explorer or anything, sometimes it would fail to go to the website entirely and give me an erorror that the website is not found without even checking with the server (I know cause it happens as soon as i click enter with no query to the server whatsoever), when I click refresh or go again, it then loads. Sometimes webpages doesn't load properly, elements of pages go missing like pictures, layout messes up, etc.

This is not related to web browser only, as Steam also does those problems while browsing through the store. Any ideas?

My system:

Windows 8.1
Core i5 4670
MSI z87-G43 gaming motherboard
Sapphire R9 290
8GB RAM
Killer e2200 Gigabit NIC

Every driver is updated.

A:Odd problem, webpages don't load properly a lot of times

If you have Avast Antivirus disable internet protection, worked for me.

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is there any way to fix this, i have tried everything i can think of but its not working

most (not all) sites sometimes just don't load and it says "looking up..." then times out, i have tried re-installing windows, reformatting, 7 different routers, 2 modems, a different network card and even my freinds internet connection (next door) and it STILL has the same blasted problem

i can't think what's causing it. i do not have this problem in vista, only xp. but xp is what i am using

am i the only 1 experiencing this and is there a way 2 fix it?

edit: its not the ISP btw, because it works on vista
 

A:Google (and other sites) sometimes just don't load and i have to refresh a few times

Recently I've seen a lot of DNS problems with some ISPs. Try changing your DNS server addresses to that of OpenDNS. They're much quicker then your ISPs. you can get their DNS settings from opendns.com
 

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I've installed Firefox 1.0 on 15 of my church schools pc's. Most work well except for a few. The pages won't load and firefox times out. This happens with any website. I've tried all the connection settings and still it won't connect. It's an ISDN line.
Please help and may God bless,
Peter
 

A:Solved: Firefox won't load pages; times out....

Is there a firewall blocking FF
 

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Hey Ya'll recently Ive been having a few problems with my Windows 7 pc....The startup time is unusally long now...Also it takes a very long time for programs to load...sometimes they dont load at all. Then I either have to try to end the process and sometimes that doesnt work so ihave to do a reboot....I ran a disk cleanup a defrag and microsft security and nothing came up...What should I do... Thank U in advance

A:Extremely long Load times or Not Responding

Do you have any antivirus or antimalware installed on your windows PC? Do the scans say anything? 

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Hello,

I bought my computer back in 2009 to play my games on. The specs are as follows, Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz Memory: 3326MB RAM Page File: 1223MB used, 5647MB available, Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series. It says on my C drive that I have 265.4 free GB out of 476.9 GB total. Let me know if there is additional info that would be helpful to diagnose what my computer needs upgrades on.

Lately my games have been laggy, which I would expect since I have loaded up an increasing amount since I bought the computer in 2009. I don't feel that this computer is old enough yet to be completely replaced, so I'm wondering if there are upgrades I can do that would help improve the graphics (they look fine once they load but they start off as gray shapes and take awhile to get their detail/color) and game loading times (anywhere from 5-10 minutes). I know next to nothing about computers and had this one built for me, so any advice you can give would be appreciated. Or if my computer is already too old to run games decently, you can break that bad news to me as well.
 

A:Issues with Graphics and Game Load Times

Please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Hi Guys!I have a new laptop and here's what happened:1. I couldn't access Dropbox.com (although others on the same network could and I could access other sites just fine).2. I installed Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Avast, updated and ran them each - nothing found.3. From then, it started taking a long time to load (the "Welcome" screen with spinning blue wheel would show for 10+ minutes) and processes (IE, chrome, etc.) would hang.So I downloaded and ran Combofix and it caught the SysWow64 virus and deleted a bunch of related files.It seems to be acting better now, but not as good as new and I want to be sure I've killed it.I recently ran Combofix with safe mode and OTL with default settings. Both logs are attached.Any help would be much appreciated!*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. Combofix and OTL logs are allowed ONLY in Malware Removal Logs ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Windows 7 Professional - Long Load Times

Thanks, QE! Does anyone have any updates?

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So I have had an issue that has slowly been growing over time. However it has gotten to the point where its just plain annoying to deal with, so I am hoping that there is some fix for whatever the cause of this issue is.

The issue is when I try to launch any .exe from the start menu, weather it be games or an antivirus or whatever, there is a good amount of time where the start menu just stays up like its processing what to do. The most notable program when I do this is Steam, taking an average of 30-45 seconds before it even launches and trys to connect to the steam network.

I have noticed this before in much smaller cases with the icons in the bottom right of my task bar too.

Does anyone have any idea on what could be causing this?

A:long load times from start menu

Try a Clean Boot. If this works then add one startup item at a time until the programs hang again. Then you know which is the troublesome program.

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I have this computer it goes to the login screen,i long in,and then it jus loads...it does that like 4 times a month,then i have to go in safe mode then shut it back off and lastly retart windows normally what could this be

i have Malwarebytes and avira Running and they dont pick up anything. so i dont know
 

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I have a recurring problem which is a pc I have will not load certain webpages. When I try it will attempt to load them, but I just get "page cannot be displayed". I've also tried it on firefox and just get a timeout message. However, they load up fine on other computers (have checked). Furthermore, this in not a problem that has just appeared - this pc has been refusing to load the sites for sometime now and is clearly a problem with the pc rather than the sites themselves. They are pretty ordinary sites so I don't know what the problem is. I've tried turning my firewall off, running spybot/adware checks, but doesn't make a difference. I was wondering if there's maybe some sort of setting I need to change on the options...
Anyone have any suggestions, as this is really frustrating me. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Webpage won't load - times out/cannot be displayed, but works on other pcs

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Hi,

I've just recently upgraded to Norton's 2006. I had some trouble installing it at first until I realized that you had to leave it alone for like an hour as it did it's own setup (it would have been nice if Norton put a progress screen in order to show that it was actually doing something).

My problem is that I have way excessive load times. It takes my computer 2 minutes to get to the windows sign-on screen. Then an additional five minutes until Norton loads and says all system are running. In the meantime, I can't do anything (or much of anything). Is this normal for Norton 2006? If it is, then Symantec is unacceptable and I wish I hadn't upgraded.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Steve
 

A:Norton 2006 Basic - load times

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This is my first computer with Vista (Home premium - 32). Expecting better performance than my old XP I was sadly dissapointed with my IE experience with Vista. Although all resident programs on my computer work very well, IE is another matter entirely. Whenever I first open IE, I am presented with a blank IE screen sitting there happily waiting for the various images and windows componants to appear. Nothing happens until I click the mouse in the empty address field then the rest of the screen starts to load sometimes taking a minute or so to readiness for web searching. From then, each search or direct typed web address can take up to a minute to resolve. At times, pop-up logon screens do not even appear which is a veritable pain if you are using secure financial institution systems. If anyone can assist, I would be extremely grateful. I am not fluent in computer jargonese and probably need advice in rather simplistic terms.

Many thanks in anticipation.........

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I would appreciate any help here alot, i'm not a computer nut but i am at least half knowledgeable. I'm running XP, and had a reinstallation copy of it on my Gateway thats about 2 years old. I had accidentally left System Restore OFF, thus could not use it to try and solve differnet problems I was having. So I decided to reinstall XP. I did it 3 times, once as a repair and partial install, and again as a total install. Everythign works fine now, my previous problems are gone, BUT Internet Explorer will not load! I can connect to my IP, get on AIM, do everythign else, EXCEPT get IE up and running. When I click on the Explorer Icon here is what I get -
- 1 window that says Error, and an OK button

-a second window that says Error signature -
AppName: iexplore.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2600.0
ModName: winb2s32.dll
ModVer:2.6.0.0
Offset: 00003396
I don't have mozilla or any other browser, and the other comp I am on now has Windows millenium, and no darn burner. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead of time! This problem started happeneign after the re-installation which Did solve my original problem.
 

A:Reintstalled XP 3 times, Internet Explorer will not load

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Hi,

I noticed this problem about a month ago. My computer started taking a very long time to load pages, over 2 minutes per page regardless of what the page content is. It often won't load graphics or video players at all (Youtube videos won't load, video players from television websites are hit and miss and usually require many refreshes). If I am searching for something using google, I have to click on the link to the search result several times before my computer starts loading it. I usually also have to hit refresh several times when loading a page because it seems to just stop loading.

I'm using IE7, but the problem still occurs when using Google Chrome. Is this a virus or something else that my computer is doing? I really need to get this fixed as I'm trying to finish my dissertation and can't use my computer properly.

A:Loooooong website load times virus?

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Hello everyone. I have what I believe to be a malware/hijack problem. Many times, regardless of the browser that I use, I cannot load webpages at random. I get error messages saying "connection is reset" or cannot be established. This requires me to press refresh at least a dozen times to regain access. Image icons on websites, such as the icons above the text window here for writing messages, or creating a new topic, simply will not load (broken image icon). Sometimes, webpages will only partially load or improperly display themselves. Someone suggested that I create a new user account on my computer and try accessing the web - and this allowed me to access the web without any problem. I have run Malware Bytes scan and Spybot scan, which removed some items, but the problem persists more than ever. I just did a HiJack This scan with the following results in the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:26:17 PM, on 9/17/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\Konrad\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Infinite Mind LC\eyeQ\ARLaunch.exe
C:\Users\Konrad\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Offi... Read more

A:Webpages will not load at times - malware suspected

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.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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my local area connection says im connected at 100.0Mbps
But when ever i load up a page it doesnt seem to load, if i keep re-freshing it works ok
When going on to myspace it says at the bottom left of IE, that there are errors on the page, ive never seen this before.

Any help would be great

xx
 

A:I have to re-fresh the webpage about 5 times to make it load

REALLY NEED HELP ARGHHH
Driving me crazy!
x
 

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Windows 8.1
Chrome
Avast

I note that the boot log indicates that driver dxgkrnl.sys failed to load 4 (separate) times. It could be loaded 1 time an attempt in the middle of the failed ones.

Nevetheless the PC seems to work fine.

Is there anything that I should do or check in my PC?

Many thanks,

Arturo

A:bootlog: dxgkrnl.sys fails to load 4 times

You could use something like RegScanner to see if it is being loaded from multiple locations in the Registry. From your log the first load seems to succeed. I would guess the failed loads would kick out right away since it's already loaded. Shouldn't slow down the boot much in that case.

If the "problem" is that hard to notice it may be safer not to fix it. If it starts to annoy that's another story.

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
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A:Solved: slow boot & internet slow at times

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Hi there

I have XP sp2 and recently started observing slow system startup, slow application start up, slow system shut down and many times my video becomes very slow to refresh when running IE and any other application at the sametime. Almost seems like video memory is not being swapped correctly or maybe something I'm not aware of is running the the background stealing system resources.
I can see that I have many instances of SVCHOST running when opening the TaskManager.
I have run CCleaner and optimized the HD. Not sure where to go from here. I have also shut down/disabled most programs on startup.

Thanks for your help

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - FAT32x86
Run by J at 22:51:57.21 on 2009/08/13
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://tw.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: TSToolbarBHO: {43c6d902-a1c5-45c9-91f6-fd9e90337e18} - c:\program files\trend micro\trendsecure\tisprotoolbar\TSToolbar.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\... Read more

A:Slow System Startup / Slow Application Startup and Shutdown

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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I have 20 or so Windows 7 systems running IE11 latest update.
At anytime given time during the day, any of the machines will stop being able to access internal or external sites. IE will spin and not load the page, closing out and bringing it back up does not help. Does not matter what page you try to access it
just spins. Verified we had a good solid internet connection by going out using a different browser with no issues. Reset IE 11 back to factory defaults, cleared out cache.  Tried using IE no add -ons mode. no matter what we do it will
not load a page. But, once we restart everything is fine. We do restart our computers in the evening before leaving for the day.  This problem will pop up at random. Some times twice a day, some times 3 times a week. It never happens at the same time
as other systems on our network. We are connected vie wire connection (no wls). Verified it was not a firewall issue. Any help ideas what it could be?

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Hi. A few days ago I noticed pages were taking longer to load than normal. Have checked download speed and it seems to be close (13Mbps) to connection speed (15Mbps). I run CCleaner regularly and have removed everything that Malwarebytes, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware picked up, but still got the slow page load times.

Any help with identifying the problem would be very much appreciated. Logs attached as per instructions.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16502 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by David at 8:54:19 on 2013-08-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8102.6856 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\S... Read more

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I need to load an internet browser multiple times to get internet access after the computer has been on for a period of time. The longer the the time the computer has been on, the more times I need to load the browser. This problem has existed for several months. It existed before and after downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2.

For example, I left the computer on overnight last night. I needed to load Microsoft Internet Explorer thirteen times the first twelve of which displayed the message "The page cannot be dispayed." On the thirteenth attempt I received access to my home page on the internet. When I turn off the computer and restart it, I get internet access on the first load of a browser.

I have internet access with email and other programs which are browser independent. It seems to make no difference in results whether I use dial up or a DSL line. It also makes no difference which internet browser I use. I get the same result with Internet Explorer, Maxthon or Firefox.

The computer that has the internet access problem is running Windows XP Pro with all updates installed. I have a DSL router with 4 computers attached, two with Windows 98 SE operating systems, a laptop with Windows XP Pro operating system and the problem computer which is hardwired to the computer. None of the other three have browser internet access problems.

I use the most recent versions of Zone Alarm, Norton AntiVirus with the most recent definitions installed, and S... Read more

A:Load browser multiple times for internet access

Go here and download HijackThis and post a log. HijackThis and CWShredder

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I have 20 or so Windows 7 systems running IE11 latest update.
At anytime given time during the day, any of the machines will stop being able to access internal or external sites. IE will spin and not load the page, closing out and bringing it back up does not help. Does not matter what page you try to access it
just spins. Verified we had a good solid internet connection by going out using a different browser with no issues. Reset IE 11 back to factory defaults, cleared out cache.  Tried using IE no add -ons mode. no matter what we do it will
not load a page. But, once we restart everything is fine. We do restart our computers in the evening before leaving for the day.  This problem will pop up at random. Some times twice a day, some times 3 times a week. It never happens at the same time
as other systems on our network. We are connected vie wire connection (no wls). Verified it was not a firewall issue. Any help ideas what it could be?

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Hi Guys,

Ive been having a random BSOD episode lately and it seems to be getting more frequent!

I replaced the old 4Gb (2x2Gb) to 2x4GB RAM sticks a while ago to see if it was memory related, but the BSOD have continued.
I have also installed an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD to help speed up the system somewhat,
BSOD were happening randomly before the SSD upgrade (but very rare)

I can see not trigger for the BSOD to occur, today i turned the machine on... it ran for about 10 minutes just on the desktop (no software running other than normal startup stuff), and then when i woke it out of screensaver - Bam.. BSOD.

Computer is updated via windows update always, and i believe im running the latest BIOS version

NO overclocking undertaken!

any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your help!

Attached: SF zip file as requested and also a dump from bluescreen view of ALL BSOD it found.

A:BSOD - Under no load - Error 0x00000109 Random times

- Do a memtest check. RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Pay attention to point #3, run it preferably 8 passes
If you mentioned you just replaced your RAM, then it could be your Motherboard


Code:
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d898a05816, b3b7465eeb1d276c, fffff800032003b0, 1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

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Hi. I'm not tech-minded so please bear with me. Over the past few weeks I've noticed that web pages take several seconds longer to load than they did previously, both in Firefox and IE. Although no problems showed up when I scanned with McAfee (BT NetProtect Plus), Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, I'm wondering if the reduction in page load speed is a sign of a problem. If anyone could advise I'd be very grateful.

A:Reduction in web page load times in IE and Firefox; can't work out why

It might be that you have a lot of extensions in firefox and ie. if you get rid of some of them it might help.

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Hi all!

I am a new member here and my laptop has been very sluggish for a bit. It was always a bit slow but now it is kind of grinding halt slow. I got an iPhone in September and loaded some apps from it to my laptop like Simplify Media 2, ZumoDrive, Dropbox, MyDocsToGo, Evernote, and Air Video Server. I don't think they cause much issues but who knows.I am pretty sure it is not these programs which cause it. Since the slowness of my laptop has been around for awhile. It is just now that I have become proactive.

On another note, my sister recently had her sluggish laptop have more RAM installed and it is super speedy now. Could increasing my RAM help speed up my laptop?

Thanks!

A:Laptop takes long to load and unresponsive at times.

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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The gmer program didn't finish, the computer went to a blue and said to shut down. It did come back ok.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by WSMG at 10:30:24.98 on Fri 09/03/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2600.0000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.0.1252.1.1033.18.511.232 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exeC:\Documents and Settings\WSMG\Desktop\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://us.mc1802.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?.partner=sbc&.gx=0&.tm=1263310939&.rand=8eunaqg4l70crBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperSh... Read more

A:services.exe using full cpu load a couple or more times a minute

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! 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.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 wit... Read more

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Hi. I'm not tech-minded so please bear with me.

Over the past few weeks I've noticed that web pages take several seconds longer to load than they did previously, both in Firefox and IE. Although no problems showed up when I scanned with McAfee (BT NetProtect Plus), Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes in Safe Mode, I'm wondering if the reduction in page load speed is a sign of a problem.

If anyone could advise I'd be very grateful.

I've attached logs as per instructions.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16490 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by David at 15:00:13 on 2013-07-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8102.6562 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchos... Read more

A:Reduction in web page load times in IE and Firefox; can't work out why

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

Having said that.... Let's get going!!
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AdwCleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Search.
A logfile will automatically open after the scan has fi... Read more

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Hey guys, im kinda new to this forum so bear wit me Alright so heres the scenario, the game looks incredible with my current grafix card (radeon 9550 256mb 4x/8x agp) but the load times between scenes are pretty long. Try around 40 seconds long. Im running two 512 ddr sticks of pc2100, and an amd athlon xp 2000+. The mobo i have is 4x agp only. Is it possible to speed up my load times in this game?
 

A:Horrible load times in HL2. Could mobo/proc be problem?

The load times are down to your computer, however I used to have a 1.50GHZ p4 and that ran hl2... try using this website and remove some backround programs. This website if followed correctly will speed up your pc abit...

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

P.S: this website only optimizes xp
 

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Hi,I've fixed computers and removed viruses from peoples computer and always kept mines clean by running antivirus and spyware programs. My subscription expired to my antivirus program and I downloaded spywaredoctor and avast. I did a full scan with avast which found 2 problems and which I think were taken care of. The scan time took long and I did not like the program so I unistalled it then on the next restart my computer startup increased from 20-30 seconds to 4 minutes. All folders take longer to open and my cpu usage is high even when idle. When I run photoshop after a few minutes it freezes with small file sizes. I used adaware and spywaredoctor with antivirus and it found over 30 low risk problems. On a full scan spywaredoctor with antivirus found a medium risk problem and when I got back to the program the computer and programs froze. I think there could be a port open or some program installed on my computer which is doing this and I did a hijackthis scan.Thanks.Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exec:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcp... Read more

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Greetings gurus. Internet trouble. As the title says, my mail will not load in any browser. Page load is very slow and most things time out at least once. AT&T ran line tests on DSL and everything was clean. Not sure how this could be. Speedtest was run many times and no probs. I even did some gaming which strains everything with no problems. I'm open to the possibility of a virus. Ran Avira and MBAM but haven't gone further. Strangely the wife's Facebook games are a no-go. Also, wireless devices work fine. Heeeeelp!

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

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

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

Thanks!
Alec
 

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

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Hi- hope someone can give me a fix for this-I have to reload then refresh every page I go to-then everything runs perfectly. I've tried msconfig/flushdns and also NETSH  INT  IP  RESET
        NETSH  WINHTTP  RESET  PROXY(this might be or windows 8)
        IPCONFIG  /FLUSHDNS
pressing enter after each command, then restarting > this does not  work. Is there a fix? or am I being hijacked?
thank you for any help

A:have to refresh browser(s) multiple times to fully load a page

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
 
Source
http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadp... Read more

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I have a fairly high end gaming PC in a mini-itx for factor. The specs are posted below:

Motherboard: Asrock H97M-ITX/ac
CPU: Intel i5 4670k
GPU: Zotac Geforce 980Ti Amp! Edition
RAM: Evga 16gb DDR3
Hard Drives: 1x Sandisk 240gb SSD 1x Samsung Evo 120gb SSD, and 1x 1tb Toshiba 7200rpm mechanical drive
Disc Drive: HP Blu Ray Drive
PSU: Corsair CX750m
Case: Coolermaster Elite 130 Mini ITX

For some reason, during demanding gameplay, I either get a bsod (although this is rarely the case) or the monitor looses input entirely and some sort of a buzzing/whining noise comes in my headphones. Then, no matter what I do, the screen does not turn on and I have to manually shut my pc down and restart it. I'm not sure if this is hardware related or software related but I've attached my file below in case that might help.

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Built my first rig as a treat after exams (4 months ago) and have relatively few issues with it, but every so often (once or twice a week) I'll get a BSOD. No single program seems to be triggering it, and it never occurs in games or when the system is under stress. Most often it occurs a few moments after I exit a game or sometimes when I alt tab on chrome. Most of the time this occurs after my computer has been on for some time, but the one I got today occurred after 2 hours of use. I've tried debugging the dumps myself but it's my first time and I don't have the experience to find a solution. Driver verifer did not seem to do anything and as an attempted solution I have turned up my ram voltage from 1.5 to 1.6 as one thread recommended that as a solution. Minidumps attached, I would be greatful if one of the more savy people out there could have a poke because whilst my BSODs are mildy annoying, I'm about to start a lot of coursework and I'd hate to lose time re-writing essays.

A:BSOD at seemingly random times when system is not under load, new comp

Install Service pack 1 and all other windows updates. Otherwise the system will remain vulnerable to threats including BSOD stop 0x3B.

Code:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack and Update Center - Microsoft Windows
Report us for any BSOD after installing Service Pack 1.
__________________________________________

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff96000104283, fffff8800b07f020, 0}

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Hi,
 
sometimes when I turn on and log onto my computer it seems to be taking between 5 and 10 minutes before connecting to the Internet and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
 
I did use the CleanUp tool yesterday as I thought that might do the trick and it did for a while but then went back to the same  state a few hours later.
 
Furthermore I also thought that it might be a driver problem and so downloaded and installed DriverMax. Upon doing this I noticed about 13 of my drivers were not up-to date. However I don't really want to muck around with this tool without supervision and besides I was under the impression that we should only get our divers from out manufacturers website. Or perhaps that just means we get the right drivers from out manufacturers website and as for updating that is a different thing altogether and using a tool like DriverMax should be fine?
 
Anyway if you could help me here I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

A:Internet Connection taking long time to load at times

Hey,
 
Whenever I have to update my drivers I always use the manufacturers website.
 
I've never had any experience with DriverMax but i'm sure someone here with fill in.
 
What's your PC's make and model?
 
Thanks,
 
Darktune 

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for about the last week or so i have noticed Windows is taking a lot longer to boot than usual. upwards of 4+ minutes.

i have run an AV scan, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Spybot S&D scan and cleaned up trash with CCleaner. i disabled all unnecessary services except for Avast which still runs the engine even though i disabled all the shields.

there were a few infections found which i was able to quarantine and delete.

my system is:

Intel Core i7-860 - 2.80GHz - Quad Core
Patriot G2 8GB DDR3-1600 @9-9-9-24
3TB HDD space: Western Digital Caviar Black (1TB), 2x Western Digital Green (1TB each)
Asus HD6970 2GB
LG Flatron W2261VP (22inch, 2ms)/Viewsonic VX1932wm (19 inch, 2ms)
ASUS Xonar D1
Logitech Z-5500 Digital/Plantronics GameCom 777
Logitech G15 keyboard (v2, G15 Refresh)
Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Razer Goliathus Control Mouse Pad
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with latest updates
Gigabyte P55A-UD5
LanCool PC-K62

here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:47:13, on 01/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Massacher\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS Xonar D1 Audio\Customapp\ASUSAUDIOCENTER.EXE
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And this is on a notebook that I bought just last week, so I'm rather worried. Anway, here are the details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c2
BCP1: 0000000000000007
BCP2: 000000000000109B
BCP3: 000000000420000E
BCP4: FFFFFA800B214310
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\041512-33181-01.dmp
C:\Users\Jeremi\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-72134-0.sysdata.xml

I have absolutely no idea where the problem is coming from so I'm not sure what to do.

EDIT: Also, my laptop does run a System Restore every time this happens (which isn't too often, thankfully), but it still worries me that something worse might occur if this keeps up.

A:BSOD at times during startup

If you're getting BSODs already within a week of purchase, you can pretty much chalk it up to being hardware-related, in that something in the laptop managed to slip through QC but still is bugged.

If you want specifics, 2 of the 3 crashdumps reported your bluetooth drivers being responsible. They're dated from January of last year, so you may wanna update them if available. Remember to grab em from the HP website. You may also turn off your bluetooth and see if that will resolve things, but that's obviously an ugly workaround.

If you wish to be more sure what drivers are exactly responsible for this, you can turn on Driver Verifier. For the checks, select everything but Low Resource Sim, Force Pending I/O Requests, and IRP Logging. Restart after you finish. If system goes through boot loop after restart, go into Safe Mode (mash F8 at system startup) and turn DV back off. Send us any resulting crashdumps that may occur after you turn on DV.

Understand that if there's a failure of bluetooth (or usb since both work in conjunction with each other) then it may attribute to a motherboard failure, which a common occurrence for new laptop issues. You would need to then request a replacement or repair for it. I would not doubt this is the case, given that through recent extensive studies they've found HP is labeled the worst by far in reliability of their products. Using super cheap quality materials to increase profit margins and all that.

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I've got a WS2003 box that's taking too long on the pre-logon 'Applying Computer Settings' screen.

Is there any way I can log or view the times each service takes to start up to nail down the issue?
 

A:Log Service Startup Times

*bump*
 

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I use AIM 5.9, and everytime I start up my windows 7 RTM x86 and log in, my AIM, which is set automatically to start with windows, doesn't show up anywhere. I check my task manager, and I see aim.exe. I end process, and open aim again. Doesn't show up again. I have to do this maybe 3 times before it finally shows up. Also, I think turning off my internet before logging in fixes this problem. Also, I have kind of the same problem with ventrilo. Although it doesn't automatically start with windows, if i'm using ventrilo and exit it, it doesn't actually dissappear from the processes tab. I have to end process. This might happen with a few other programs but I can't really remember which, if at all. Thanks in advance.

A:Having to end process for AIM at startup a few times

Hello, Welcome!

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling those programs?
Just a thought, may or may not work.

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