Tech Problem Aggregator

My startup windows is too slow to load

Q: My startup windows is too slow to load

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.

3 more replies
Answer Match 68.04%

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:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.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
... Read more

A:Windows XP load really slow, don't scan, slow startup.

12 more replies
Answer Match 65.52%

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.

0 more replies
Answer Match 60.9%

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:\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:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.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:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue C... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 60.06%

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.


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

4 more replies
Answer Match 57.54%

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

16 more replies
Answer Match 56.7%

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

16 more replies
Answer Match 56.7%

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

16 more replies
Answer Match 56.7%

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

4 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

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

8 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

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.

1 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%


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 Apps 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.

1 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

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


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:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe

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

can anyone please help with this issue?

1 more replies
Answer Match 55.02%

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:

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Some startup items do not load on windows startup unless I logoff and then logon again.
This happens almost all the time whenever I startup my PC from a complete shutdown.
All startup items are properly checked in msconfig. These are the items:

7+ Taskbar Tweaker
Adobe CS6 Service Manager
Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Classic Shell
Delayed launcher
Desktop Coral
EagleGet Downloader
Google Chrome
Intel(R) USB 3.0 Monitor
Microsoft Security Client
Realtek HD Audio Manager
X-Mouse Button Control

A:Some startup items do not load on windows startup Windows 7 x64

You don't want any of that rubbish slowing down your Startup anyway.

9 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

Hi there, please can you help?
I realize this BSOD might be a commonly reported problem but the issues here seem not to have been addressed specifically by other threads so I hope I haven't opened a new thread unnecessarily. Anyhow, here goes...
Various pc problems have arisen since coming home from holiday last week:

Background: 2 months ago: installed samsung SSD to run a new install of Win 7 64bit - on Asus P5NE-SLI with newly installed AHCI controller card. Successful after some troubleshooting; ran fine for several weeks.

PC left for 2 weeks while on holiday: on return a few days ago pc had problems on start-up: blank screen; no/slow start-up then BSOD attached.
The problem now is specifically a start-up issue: very slow to boot windows; if I hit F8 or del then BIOS loads very slowly, if at all; windows loads but freezes part way through. It DOES eventually load but it doesn't seem stable: yesterday the pc restarted unprompted.
The clock time was incorrect by about 20minutes when I got home from holiday (cmos battery?)

So far, I have (in chronological order)...
cleaned out dust, checked for shorts and loose wires
run Prime95 stress tests: seems OK - no crashes; Speed Fan recorded CPU temps of >50C before I closed the program. On idle CPU is now 37C; GPU 47C
memtest run overnight: 7 passes no errors;
updated GPU driver; run Furmark GPU stress test: all fine!
searched for other driver updates - none required (at least through windows)
run Sams... Read more

A:Slow start-up; crawls into BIOS setup; then slow to load windows

The problem is with your usb hub, or quite possibly a usb device that is plugged into it.
The fault is clearly sourced in the usb system though.
You may try updating your chipset drivers.
try rebooting with nothing plugged in but mouse and kb.

9 more replies
Answer Match 51.24%

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.

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Had been using my computer yesterday and finished my task, put computer to sleep and returned about 5 hrs later to enter some more info but it would not start.  It kept giving me a " returning to power saving mode".  Tried several times, turning off and back on but to no avail, same message.  When clicking on monitor buttons, it gave me a "no signal from your computer, returning to power saving mode".
It is a Dell Inspiron 560 with Windows Home.  It is on a home network and other computers were working fine.  Anyone have any ideas?

A:Windows 7 won't load at startup.

I know this is a long-shot, can you try an external monitor via VGA port?  If this is not a software problem, we can attempt to pinpoint either a built-in video display problem or an internal video graphic card problem.  To rule in or rule out software -- what happens in Safe Mode?  Or, even before that, can you get into and see UEFI or BIOS screen?

6 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I'm having a rather strange problem. I shutdown my computer earlier. No issues. I just went to restart and now am experiencing some issues.

The computer loads up and starts to load Windows, just at the point where the black screen appears and my desktop would normally appear...nothing happens. The computer sounds like its trying to load revs up and then dies and then revs again. It seems like it would do this ad-nauseum if I didn't try to restart again.

Is this an issue with the processor? Windows? I have tried restarting several times. Thanks for any advice.

A:problem at startup/won't load Windows

8 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I have:

Windows XP Pro
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
512 MB pc2100 DDR
Athlon XP 2800
HDD-0 80 GB Western Digital
Several additional hard drives
I get a load error during the boot process.
My boot order is as follows:


The floppy and cd-rom are empty. When I boot up the process looks like this:

Boot from CD-Rom...
Boot from CD-Rom...

Press any key to reboot

Pressing a key brings me back to the same error message

1. I replaced the hard disk and the ATA cable. Same problem.

2. Windows XP CD starts, but does not load.

3. Norton Ghost 2003 floppy starts and recognizes all drives

4. Drive Image 7 CD starts and recognizes all drives

5. Western Digital floppy with tools (Ver 11) starts and recognizes all drives

6. Using a floppy boot disk, a floppy with AWDFLASH and a floppy with the lastest BIOS I was able to flash the BIOS

7. A boot floppy starts and loads, but from the A:\ drive it doesn't reconginize the C:\ drive


Bob Wright

A:Windows XP Load Error on Startup

The floppy and cd-rom are empty. When I boot up the process looks like this:

Boot from CD-Rom...
Boot from CD-Rom...

Press any key to reboot
Windows XP CD starts, but does not load.
Click to expand...

This sounds as though the CD/ROM is problematic. Disconnect the CD/ROM from the IDE cable and try booting again.

1 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I have a Sony Viao with Win 7 Home Premium and I just deleted some form of Trojan with MS Security Essentials and then I ran windows updates before I restarted the machine. Windows update installed some security updates along with Service pack 1 and IE9. Now the computer will not load Windows. It goes straight to the startup repair but cannot fix the problem. There is not restore points other that when SP1 was installed and I gives an error every time I try to restore it. I can get to a command prompt and I have tried to run sfc /scannow but it tells me there is a system repair pending which requires a reboot and then does nothing. I also tried check disk(just as a last chance) but that didn't do anything. Is there any other way that I can repair windows without re-installing windows?

A:Windows will not load/Startup repair cannot fix

I got a system restore error code of (0x8000ffff).

2 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I have an older system, but it's a nice setup featuring Gigabytes EP45-UD3P, Q9550 CPU, 8gb DDR2 OCZ platinum, dual 1TB of Seagate hard drives, and EVGA GTX 295 graphics card.

I turn my machine off, and the machine refuses to display. I get to the windows colors screen in Win 7 Pro, and once it proceeds to load the desktop the screen goes black without a cursor, and that's where it stays.
This can be corrected by me reloading the Boot record when turning the system on, however upon powering the system off it does the same thing till I instigate another boot record repair.

I've replaced the hard drives, and CMOS battery. I tried starting the system in safe mode, and it loads fine. I then narrowed the issue down to Win 7 not loading the video driver on startup.

Does anyone know how to correct this issue?

Thank you.

More replies
Answer Match 50.4%

Hi Guys,

I hope you can help me out on this, as I am not so much into setting up my XP.

Problem is I have this "load line" before my XP loads which is very uncommon, prior to this, I got my OS corrupted so I had to reinstall.

1) Blank Screen (a few seconds)
2) A load line (similar to |||||||||| appears) then loads
3) XP then opens

While the xp, when running is ok, when I boot up, it seems that it is a little bit slower than before.

Just to note also that my hard drive is very healthy. (if it would help)

It may be that I did something wrong, just to be sure I attached a screenshot that I hope could help.

I look forward to your expert advises

A:Load line before Windows XP startup

16 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I have recently reinstalled windows XP home edition and this loading screen appears every single time whenever I restart my computer. It comes up after the Dell logo appears and lasts approximately 5 minutes. After its finished the Windows XP logo appears comes on and then loads the desktop. This has never happend in past installs of Windows XP home edition on my machine. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

More replies
Answer Match 50.4%

I'd like to get Windows to load a web page at startup I know that in the "Hosts" file you can assign a domain name with a IP, but how do you tell Windows to download the page at startup? I've heard you can do this, but haven't been able to figure it out.

A:Help: How to load a web page at startup[Windows}

Create a shortcut on your desktop with the following command
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Change google to the page you want

Test it, then drag it into your Startup folder.

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

hi,not sure whether a virus/trojan horse or whatever is affecting one of my computers. While doing regular maintenance yesterday, I ran Adware, Spybot and AVG. I removed the necessary stuff for Adware and Spybot. For AVG, it detected Trojan horse Generic9.QZA on 1 file and a Worm/Generic.DYI on another file. Both these files are just on storage and were never used or installed. I have since deleted those files. That computer was running fine both before and after the above process. However, this morning when I turned on the computer, the whole computer became very sluggish. It takes a while to start up Windows XP and also takes a while for a programs to start running.Would appreciate your kind help. It takes a long time to execute any program on that computer. Managed to run HijackThis. System Restore has been turned off. The hijackThis log is appended below (have put x's in place of numbers for one of the ip address).Thanks in advance.==========================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:48:13 PM, on 19-Nov-07Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe... Read more

A:Windows Xp Startup And Programs Startup Very Slow

Hi,Please read and perform the steps present in this article:Help! My computer is slow! Let me know if that solved your issue.

4 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

I noticed slow startup shutdown speeds a month or two ago, and have been trying to fix the problem by using all the usual scanning and detecting software. Some of my programs are slow to launch after a reboot for some reason, after I launch them the first time they lag but when I launch them a second time they pop right up, except for MSconfig which takes about 25 seconds to launch, can't figure that one out. Was having problems with my IE 10 crashing and restarting, and my ISP kept sending me e-mails about illegally downloading copyrighted material, didn't see any unauthorized wireless activity on my Gateway, so I might have had a backdoor problem or something like that. So I finally ran combofix and it took care of a lot of my problems. So far some other programs launch the way they're supposed to, no IE 10 crashing and restarting it, and no more e-mails from my ISP. But I still have slow startup shutdown speeds, and some programs slow to launch, same lag time on MSconfig. I've ran the scanners y'all usually have people run, so I can attach or paste those logs if you would like.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Topic was Moved to the Malware Logs forum since Combofix had been run

A:Windows 7 slow startup & shutdown time & different programs slow to launch

Thanks Roger

15 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

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
Googled this and found it is probably Malware.
If so can you help me get rid of it please

22 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

When I start my computer (a four-year-old Dell which runs Windows XP Professional), it loads without any problem, but when Windows starts, it won't display my desktop icons or the Windows bar that's normally at the bottom of the screen (including quick launch, the start button, the clock, etc.). The only thing that is visible on the screen is the My Documents folder (not Desktop or My Computer or anything else...always My Documents). Of course, from there I can navigate around and get things done, but it's obviously not ideal.

I originally posted the problem on the BC Malware forum (, but none of the scans and logs turned up any malware, so the person who was helping me suggested I take the problem to this board.

I think that's everything...please let me know if there's anything else I can add to make the problem clearer. Thanks for your help!

A:Windows Toolbar and Start Button Won't Load on Startup (Windows XP)

Do you get the same problem if you start in safe mode?

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

It seems that you cant load drivers in the windows 8 startup menu/troubleshoot menu. If you have a OS drive that requires a driver to see (raid controller, some SSD's, sata controller, etc), then you cant use the windows 8 startup troubleshooting tools. There is no option in the menu to load drivers and therefor every recovery tool in the menu fails.

While the majority of computers don't need to load drivers to see the main boot drive, a fair amount do, so this lack of ability to load drivers to see it confuses me. I feel like I must be missing something. I even looked at trying to load drivers from the command prompt, but its not available with the tools in the troubleshoot environment.

I did find a "way" to get the recovery tools to work on drives that need drivers. Grab the windows 8 disk and proceed with an install until it asks you to load drivers for drives. After you load the driver, cancel out of the install which will bring you back to the start of the windows install disk which has a "repair my computer" option. That option loads an identical troubleshoot environment, but now has access to the drive thanks to the install processes "load driver" option.

The biggest problem with that tho is, not only do you need to have the install disk, but you also need your serial key so that you can proceed to the install point that has the option to load the drivers. If you come across a machine that someone has asked you to fix, what are the ... Read more

A:Windows 8 Startup Menu - Load drivers

Hello craige1 and welcome to TSF,

You can load drivers into Windows 8 through the Device Manager applet, like in previous versions of Windows... It is found in the Device Manager... Just type "Device Manager" on the start screen...

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

I had recently formatted and reinstalled windows xp home edition. Everytime I restart my computer this comes up after the Dell logo displays. It lasts for approximately 5 minutes and then the Windows XP loading screen comes up and boots to the desktop. This load is really annoying and has never happended to me on previous installs of Windows XP. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

System Specs.
Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP home edition SP2(This issue also came up on the original install)
Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor
1 gb ram
128mb ATI Radeon Pro graphics card

A:Black NT load screen on Windows XP startup

That screen is actually a byproduct of SP2, as long as you run SP2 your stuck with it.

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

I'm using an Asus N550JV running Windows 8.1.

Recently, whenever I restart my computer or shutdown->startup, I notice that startup programs (e.g the Logitech Application for my mouse, Google Drive sync etc) do not run unless I sign out and sign back in. I can constantly replicate this.

I'm not sure if this has to do with me disabling hibernation (I did this on day one of getting my notebook).

The problem with this situation is that I disable my touchpad because I have a wireless mouse, but on occasions where I don't have a mouse available, I can press the Asus instant-on button and I have it set to toggle the touchpad on/off function. Because the startup services aren't loading, I'm unable to use that button now and I'm stuck using my keyboard to try to manually turn it on.

A:Windows 8.1 Startup programs don't load automatically.

Seems like msconfig is also stuck on selective startup.

8 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

I recently was infected with a virus of some sort. I forget the name. I got rid of it but now when I load windows up it pops up an error saying "Windows cannnot find C:/WIINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CMD32.exe (this was the virus)...i presume windows is still trying to load it on start up and its not under the startup tab in msconfig....

so what can i do so windows doesnt try to start this and the pop up no longer comes up?

A:Windows Tries To Load Deleted Virus On StartUp

You might try running MSCONFIG to see if that is in Startup.

You can also search for that string in the Registry and delete it from there as well.

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

Hello i would appreciate all the help i can get. I have an acer aspire 5742 laptop. I was running windows 7. I do not have a disc as it was already loaded onto laptop that was a gift. Machine was running ok, it would overheat from time to time as i think the battery was on its way out, anyway thats not the problem. 2 days ago it switched itself off, when i tried to reboot i got a screen saying windows failed to start with options to -launch startup repair or - start windows normally.
when i choose start startup repair it says in grey at bottom of screen loading windows files then it goes to a black screen and freezes.
If i choose start windows normally it says starting windows and logo appears, then it just crashes. Please help me.

A:Windows will not load and crashes on startup repair

What is on the crash screen?
Boot into advanced boot options Advanced Boot Options
and select :
Disable Automatic Restart on System FailurePrevents Windows 7 from automatically restarting if an error causes Windows 7 to fail. Choose this option only if Windows 7 is stuck in a loop where Windows 7 fails, attempts to restart, and fails again repeatedly.

Now crash information stays on your screen.

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

My Inspiron Windows 8, Start up repairs keeps launching, windows will not load. Its in this cycle until battery dies. Any help. My system is still under warranty. 

A:Startup keeps launching, windows doesn't load

Please list your Dell model. Example: Dell Inspiron 3543
By the way, you tried some of the troubleshooting steps in the link below:
Windows 8 struck in auto-repair loop

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%


I don't know what happen with my pc that it always load windows explorer (load to adobe path) at windows startup. How to solve this?


A:Unintentional Load windows explorer at startup?

You mean it opens an Explorer window at every Windows startup?
You need to check all your Startup Items as it's probably in there.

Easiest way to check, disable or remove any Startup Item is to be able to see them all in one list, and for that you need Ccleaner from here: Download CCleaner 3.09.1493 -

Install it & open it.
Click on Tools in the first column.
Now click Startup in the second column.

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%


I have had my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 install since February. Now I think it is time to deal with this once and for all.

I have an extremely powerful computer, 3930k, 64gb ram, RIVE, 840 Pro SSD so hardware is not the problem.

I recently got another Windows 8 (enterprise) laptop (not 8.1) to compare with, and it boots at exactly the same time as my desktop, but the laptop loads all startup items within 1-3 sec, but my desktop takes as said 1 minute and 20 seconds each time.

I have used this guide and many similar: Startup Delay Time - Reduce in Windows 8

but those doesn't help. I once changed the value to 10 minutes in milliseconds, and it took 10 minutes, but when I change to 0 milliseconds, or lets say 1000 ms for 1 second, it still takes 1 min and 20 seconds.

On my laptop I can change the value StartupDelayInMSec however I want and it will work, but I cannot have it low on my desktop and make it launch all startup items below 1 min and 20 sec.

Help for this would be much appreaciated

A:Windows takes 1m 20s to load startup items

Have you tried disabling all your startup items, then re-measuring startup? Then adding items back one at a time to find out what is slow?

5 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

Hi all,
Lately my computer has been acting really strange via startup.

I got a WP7 Phone for Christmas, and installed Zune so I can sync to/from the phone (and Zune was/is a nightmare!). That was all sweet. The next day I started up my computer but it would not finish loading. It would display starting windows, with the clip playing and still continuing, but after 10 minutes or so it would not go past it. I launched startup repair, and it detected an issue on boot and still didn't work. I went into safe mode, and noticed that the day before Windows had installed an update. I uninstalled it and it fixed it. I booted up my computer fine after that.

However, the next day, it did the same thing. I went into startup repair, and it couldn't detect anything wrong with it (I created a restore point the day before incase I needed to do it again). I went into safe mode, and disabled Zune from starting up on boot. I restarted my PC thinking that it might be fixed, but it wasnt. I started up startup recovery again, and it said 'Unspecified changed to sstem configuration might have caused the problem. repair action: system restore'

The system restore didn't work. I went into safe mode again, had a look around, and looked for any more latest installed updates, incase it updated again, but the latest update was last month. I restarted my PC, and it still didn't boot. I tried booting up in debugging mode, and I was able to log in, but shortly after my compute... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Every now and again the desktop wallpaper doesn`t load on start-up....right click select next desktop wallpaper fine ..........more annoying than a real problem

A:Desktop wallpaper doesn't load on Windows 8.1 startup

That's odd. Is it reverting to a blank screen?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Hello all.  First time poster here.  I am having issues getting my Toshiba to load windows.  Here is the rundown:
Successfully started computer and loaded Windows (Windows 7 64-bit btw), but noticed that certain stock applications would not work (calculator, paint, windows explorer, etc..).  Installed several Windows updates that have been waiting to install for a while (not sure what they were exactly) and shut down.  Upon attempting to restart, I was presented with the startup recovery tool.  It failed to fix the problem.
Here is what I have tried and the results:
Complete shut down with AC power and battery removed for >1 minute - Didn't fix the issue
System restore - Fails to successfully restore (tried twice using two different points)
Safe mode - Won't allow me to
Memory check - Ran, rebooted, and failed to fix the issue
After checking around, I found FRST.  Here is a scan log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-12-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GRHR642 on 27-12-2013 07:56:32
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\win... Read more

A:Windows won't load/Startup Recovery Tool fails

Ok.  I resolved the issue myself.  Had to do a complete re-install of the OS.  Chose not to reformat my drive so I could retrieve my old files from the windows.old file

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

There other day my windows 7 computer blue screened, which ultimately led to it not working as it should anymore. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to fix the problem and I can't seem to find any sort of system restore.

I've tried:Booting into safemode (wont work)
Trying the "Repair your computer" option (wont work)
Restarting it from the last good configuration (wont work)
I don't know what else to try. I dont have a windows 7 disk, and I don't have anyone who is able to help me fix it.

Is there anyone here who can help me with my problem?

A:Windows 7 wont load, Startup blue screens.

Hi Houtz96,

Since the system does not start in 'Safe mode', it may point at a possible 'Hardware Failure'. Please follow the steps listed in the following tutorial and check if they help: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

As suggested in the tutorial, you may want to run Hardware Diagnostics on the 'Hard Drive' to confirm its functionality Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Hope this helps.

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

When I boot up my computer, Windows Explorer and all the software wont get started up. They take too much time to load up. I Have to wait nearly 4-5 minutes to do work! Need help!

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

A:Windows Explorer takes too much time to load after the startup.


Take a look inside msconfig

Uncheck everything but the Anti-virus software inside the Startup tab

Click on type msconfig inside Search programs and files press <ENTER> when you see MSCONFIG under Programs (1) .

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Ive got a laptop here that encountered the PCEU virus. I removed the HDD and placed into another machine as a slave drive to run Malwarebytes. Successfully removed 14 threats and placed back into the laptop. The PCEU virus has gone but I get a CMD box on startup trying to open a random .EXE and explorer doesnt load takes you to a c:\windows\system32 cursor. Typing explorer.exe here then loads and the OS is fully usable. How do I remove that from a startup and push explorer.exe back into a startup position??

Here is what appears in the CMD Box on start. I have obviously typed the explorer.exe to get the OS to load.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
'"C:\Users\Laptop\AppData\Local\Temp\yqsdjqgjncprwkove.exe"' is not recognized a
s an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

A:Windows 7 Home Prem x64 Will not load Explorer.exe on startup

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

After you backup the registry...
Registry - Backup and Restore can check to see that explorer is listed here:
And while you are in the registry, check these two places:

If you have any doubts about what you find, please post a screenshot before removing an entry.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

That said, wiping the drive and making a clean install of W7 is the safest thing to do:
Clean Install Windows 7

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Background Info:
I have album artwork displayed for every album/directory in my music directory (D:\Music) by using a folder.ico and a desktop.ini file. This method was used as a work-around to fix the deficiency in Windows Vista and 7 to no longer display front-facing album covers using the folder.jpg file. This work-around looks fantastic and actually looks better than XP because it's borderless. It also has the advantage of staying loaded into memory, which I have plenty of, until I restart the computer, unlike the use of folder.jpg, which has to be reloaded every time the directory is opened and scrolled.

However, when I first open my music folder, it has to load all the artwork and I have to manually scroll through the entire directory until all of the folder.ico files are read. I have a very large library and this takes some time. I can set D:\Music to open at startup, and it will read the folder.ico files for the visible albums/directories, but then I still have to manually scroll after that.

Is there any way to force Windows to load the folder.ico files for every folder in my D:\Music directory at startup, with no intervention from me?

Desired Result:
When I go to open or scroll through the music directory, all of my album artwork has already been pre-loaded into memory and thus it is a seamless flow of album artwork with no waiting.

A:Force Windows to Load All Contents of Directory at Startup?

6 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Recently I installed a new usb 2.0 hub and a removable hard drive. This itself had been giving me errors over the weeks, random blue screens etc, but it wasnt a major problem. Today I decided to start up in safe mode to fiddle with some more settings (I did this from the msconfig file), and the pc stayed on the 'Shutting down windows' screen for a long time. Eventually i decided to turn it off manually. Now on restart regardless of whether I try and boot in safe mode or normal mode or last good config, I get a blue screen before the splash screen. I noticed in safe mode, it always blue screens in the same place whilst the drivers are loading up, so I think its a corrupt driver (I had previously tried to uninstall the drivers for my hub in order to reinstall, but the confirmation dialog screen would hang each time, thus the safe mode restart). its a STOP error 0x0...07B. Is there a way to somehow disable certain drivers, bearing in mind i cant startup, and I cant find my XP installation CD (how annoying!!!!).

XP Professional
IBM Thinkpad T30

A:Xp blue screen on startup, cannot load windows in any mode

seems you've fiddled your way out of a computer, assuming selecting 'last known good configuration' won't boot either

6 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

I previously had some spyware alter my system policies, and now I think I've regained admiistrator privileges for my only account.

However MSN Messenger live refuses to load upon system startup now. I've reinstalled it to no avail. I've also gone to options->load msn messenger on startup and checked it, but it still doesn't appear in the system tray.

Does anyone know how to get it to load?

A:MSN messenger live refuses to load on windows startup

Can anyone help with this?

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

I recently experience BSODs upon logging onto windows. The error messages vary.

Subsequently my system has been unable to boot other than in safe mode.
Any attempt to load windows normally ends up with the screen freezing like in the pic, before getting to the log in page.

I have tried System Restore but none of the restore points work and an error message appears that the restore file was damaged or deleted.
I have tried rootkit removal, antispyware and antimalware.
Still unable to resolve.

I have also tested my ram with memtest, no errors.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Appreciate any help.

A:BSOD upon startup - subsequently unable to load windows normally

Welcome to SF Kestriel .
The first question is usually, can you boot into Safe Mode?

A single bug check is not much to go on please upload the rest located in the minidump folder,

You have quite a handful of very old drivers:

packet.sys Thu Jun 19 00:48:52 2008
000.fcl Fri Sep 26 16:11:22 2008
RimSerial_AMD64 RimSerial_AMD64.sys Mon Nov 24 19:01:01 2008
Rt64win7 Rt64win7.sys Fri May 22 17:52:30 2009
jraid jraid.sys Wed May 27 08:39:35 2009
iaStor iaStor.sys Fri Jun 05 04:53:40 2009
PxHlpa64 PxHlpa64.sys Wed Jun 24 02:16:35 2009
RTKVHD64.sys Fri Oct 02 14:09:59 2009
arusb_win7x.sys Thu Nov 26 10:55:17 2009
Soluto.sys Mon Feb 14 14:25:50 2011
Driver Reference Table - packet.sys
Driver Reference Table - 000.fcl
Driver Reference Table - RimSerial_AMD64.sys
Driver Reference Table - Rt64win7.sys
Driver Reference Table - jraid.sys
Driver Reference Table - iaStor.sys
Driver Reference Table - PxHlpa64.sys
Driver Reference Table - RTKVHD64.sys
Driver Reference Table - arusb_win7x.sys
Driver Reference Table - Soluto.sys

Please Upload a screenshot - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

How old is the system, mainly the PSU and GPU?
Were any components ever replaced / added?

Please test the HDDs:

The Following Method Should NOT Be Performed On An SSD!

Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check- Scroll down to OPTION TWO of the tutorial and use the /R switch in the CHKDSK c... Read more

4 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Every morning Windows fails to load on the first start-up attempt of the day. Please note that after I am able to get it to load, I can turn off, turn on, or restart with no issues the rest of the day. It is literally only on the first start-up of each day. As soon as it starts to load windows it will reboot and go straight to windows recovery with an option to load windows normally or check for problems.

Each time "Start Windows Normally" is selected it will either reboot as soon as windows stats to load, BSOD, or once in a while it will load windows where it will BSOD the second anything is clicked. As soon as it BSOD, the next start-up I can load windows normally and everything will be fine rest of the day.

If I have it check for a problem it will show it is checking and then ask if I want to restore to an earlier time. As this is a fresh install, I will select "no" and it will begin to attempt a repair. If I let it run the full course it will always return a message stating nothing could be repaired. After which, I can start windows normally with no problems. I have also learned that in the mornings I can choose to repair and immediately restart computer once it begins to check for problems and it will load windows normally.

Other than that there are basically no issues. I can turn off and on rest the day without an issue. There is one other thing, I have noticed if I leave it idle for a very long time (most the day), every now and t... Read more

A:Windows fails to load (BSODs) once a day on first startup attempt

Both of these were related to pool_corruption. Since memtest has passed I would suspect a driver. To work out which please run driver verifier. My gut feeling is it is your Avast but no definitive info yet.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash... Read more

9 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance. p.s the reason why i want to keep both hd's is because i do not want to re install everything and install game patches ect. will i still be able to play game and programs with them pre installed on old harddrive with windows installed on new harddrive? will this not affect the registry? as i said im new to this

A:Windows fails to load insert startup disc?

I have seen faulty HardDrive connection to the Motherboard cause this
Try replacing the Sata cable, and/or connecting the HardDrive to a different Sata port on the Motherboard

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance.

A:Windows fails to load (insert startup disc?)

Caps on the title = no good. Please read our forum rules while you wait for our community to assist you

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Hi, this is my first post and I am somewhat desperate if you could help it's highly appreciated also sorry about my english

Well, the trouble began about 3 days ago, in the morning I turned on the PC, used it for a while to play and websurfing and then suspended it. Later that same day turned it on again and noted it was working very slow, aplications began crashing and I had to close them especially happening with windows explorer and firefox and also noted most programs took longer than expected to open, I tried restarting and I realized that also took longer to boot.

I Searched the Internet and tried some solutions without success; ccleaner never finished the search and analysis of registration, the fast scan of windows security essentials took much more than usual and did not find anything, then tried the sfc / scannow and also malwarebytes scan command but none of the two could finish since my pc froze completely.

To top it off, apparently one of these attempts to solve the problem caused more, because when trying to turn it on again it sent me straight to recovery, showing the message "startup could not repair the problem" and "MissingOsLoader". luckily I could go into windows again making a system restore (to a January date) from an external drive, but the initial problem continues

I have now completed the sfc / scannow command but it hasn?t found problems and ccleaner remains unable to finish scans

sorry for the long post, thanks in... Read more

A:windows 7 slow, programs crash and slow startup

Perform a Clean Startup - is the startup time improved?
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Stop using CCleaner for now. It won't fix anything.

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Hi thanks in advance for any help.

My desktop (HP Pavilion) running Vista seems to be quite sickly recently in general sometimes worse than others internet is slow but wifi connector is not a great one. Any ideas why life seems to be covered in treacle ?

More replies
Answer Match 49.14%

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

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

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

The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version:
Download link for 64-Bit Version:
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST:

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

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

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

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

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

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Hi i have installed windows 7 ultimate on my hp mini 1035nr running atom n270 processor and it is very very slow the startup takes atleast 9 minutes but when i take out the wifif it goes down to a minute so its driver problems also and while im in windows i cant open anything its all laggy choppy its so unusable i had to install ubuntu to get on this forum ive seen youtube videos of people running this os on ultimate on my same exact netbook what did i do wrong?

A:Windows 7 slow startup slow everything hp mini 1035nr

Before you installed 7 did you run the windows 7 update advisor

5 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

i'm on a dell 545s when i enter my password i press enter nothing happens it freezes then welcome screen loads for a minute this just started last week

A:windows 7 64 bit home premium startup takes a minute to load

Hit Win key (flag)+R, type 'msconfig' (w/o the quotes), browse to startup tab and post a screenshot here.

5 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

Hey, SevenForums.

BSOD (memory dump) after windows load hangs up at startup.

Acer Aspire 7741ZG

Windows 7 HP 32 bit

I have tried to reseat the ram.

I have tried all alternative modes and repair tool.

Repair tool gave the error: 'StartUpRepairOffline'.


A:BSOD (memory dump) after windows load hangs up at startup

Quote: Originally Posted by Fnyx

Hey, SevenForums.

BSOD (memory dump) after windows load hangs up at startup.

Acer Aspire 7741ZG

Windows 7 HP 32 bit

I have tried to reseat the ram.

I have tried all alternative modes and repair tool.

Repair tool gave the error: 'StartUpRepairOffline'.


We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Dir... Read more

5 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

why is it taking a long time for windows load files on my Dell Latitude D520? because I been waiting for over an hour for it to finish and it still only not even half way done yet

A:Why is Windows 7 taking long time to load files on startup

One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

18 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

was watching a video when my computer shut off. Now My acer notebook will not load windows xp. when trying to start in safe mode, last config, it just reboots. It flashes a blue screen but its to quick to read anything. I dont have a hard drive on this computer. Any suggestions.

A:acer notebook wont load windows xp or startup in safemode

you could use a ubuntu cd to try and access the drive, see following Link: You could then see if there are any error messages related to hardware in event viewer, and also save any important data. When you download the distro it is a .iso which has to be burned to a disk, not just copied.
In the days previous to the shut down had you received any error messages at all? Once you have your data saved you could consider downloading the hard drive diagnostics program from the HD manufacturer.

2 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

Hey guys! I'm new here and have a really serious problem in my friend's computer!
My friend told me that he opened some king of game (.exe file probably) played it for a while then his computer suddenly restarted itself. However, the problem is that since then his computer doesn't seem to load the Windows startup screen and instead it loads the BIOS setup screen directly after turning the computer on. (It doesn't seem to even try to load the Windows Boot.ini file).
It just shows the motherboard splash screen with a message "Loading Setup..." and then enters the BIOS setup in few seconds.

Do you know anything about this problem? Please help!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows doesn't load at startup - directly loads BIOS setup!

maybe the CMOS battery is dead and it is trying to get you to set the date?

Boot from a Windows XP CD and go into Recovery Console and run c: /fixboot

2 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

Recently i have been to avast forum also because my windows 7 32bit stop its normal way of booting up. The last program that i have updated was avast. Since it required to restart, i restarted my pc but after that i was confused why my pc getting stuck uyp at aswrvt.sys and has never finished the loading of drivers. It was alarming for me since i have tried most recovery options but always been failing. I am not a computer geek so i have consulted the said site for another options i could do. Someone helped me there. Avast service has been stop as well as disable all asw .sys drivers from loading at startup.
However,sad surprixse that restarting my pc on normal mode still shows loading of drivers but this time, it stop now at classpnp.sys.
to know what exactly is the affected driver i look into is the ntblog.txt that was created aftr enabling logging on F8 menus. It is Microsoft 6to4 adapter that is next to the last successsful loaded driver classpnp.sys. Please help me now to remove it via command prompt from the repair options as iqt is the only one that is working.
by the way if you will ask about installation disk , well i dont have it. Downloading its iso full size will takes sometime as i only got my phone without available wifi signals..

A:windows 7 do not load microsoft 6to4 adapters thus preventing system to startup

F8 opens the Advanced Boot Options, which option did you try?

13 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

Windows Xp very slow to load to load icons but computer runs fine after startup. I have malware bytes and avg without any virus showing. I have tried disabling everything with msconfig on startup without any success. Here is my hijack log..Any help would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:49:11 PM, on 5/9/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe... Read more

A:Windows XP slow to load

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

17 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

Hey Guys im hoping you can help as i ve been racking my brains for days now without much luck

This is my system setup at present

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 8650 Triple-Core
Motherboard : MSI K9AGM3
4gb RAM
HDD 750mb ST3750840AS
ATI Radeon X1200 Series built in
Realtek High Definition Audio
Anti spyware : Superantispyware

My PC is about 6 weeks old and takes about 4 mins to load and i cant work out why i have no spyware and no virus's and not many programs in my startup list

I have all system files in a 20gb partition with plenty of room to spare

any help or suggestions would be much appreciated as i just dont know what else to do now

Many thx in advance


A:Windows XP very slow to load

Hello & welcome to TSF,

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create
this also applies for (SP3)

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc... Read more

3 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

Went to the HiJackThis 2.0.4 site. It said downloading. When download was done it went back to its home page. I can't find it anywhere in my files

A:windows xp slow load


You've resolved that problem and you're doing fine now in your other thread that I'm helping you in.

Stick with that thread and don't start multiple threads.


3 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

This is a Compaq Presario SR1120NX running XP Home, SP2.

About 4 minutes go by between the arrival of the Welcome screen and the appearance of the last icon in the tray. The "Start Windows .wav frequently plays while the Welcome screen comes up which is much earlier than it used to be.

There are 3 small Startup programs in that folder plus Norton System Works, Zone Alarm, Stopzilla, and CounterSpy plus the Volume Control and the "Safely Remove Hardware" icons in the tray.

I've run Chkdsk, Defrag, a Virus scan and every other repair uility that I have including Registry First Aid and CounterSpy.
Can someone give me a clue as to what else I can do before I restore Windows?

A:Slow Windows Load

14 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%


It is taking a very long time for windows to load and log in. Firefox is also taking a long time to load and internet browsing is slow.

I have ran full system scans with Avast! Antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Ad-Aware, and Rootkit buster.

Thank you

A:Windows XP very very slow to load

Hello,Now that you have posted a log here: you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.Please be patient. It may take seve... Read more

1 more replies
Answer Match 47.88%

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

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

I do have access to my Windows XP Install disk.

Thanks so much for your help,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

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

15 more replies
Answer Match 47.88%

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

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

Neither Malwarebytes nor Avast find any instance of infection.

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

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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

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

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

1 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

I have a PC with windows 7 64bit installed and a pair of SSDs striped as the primary drive. Windows threw a wobbly the other day and said it couldn't load and it appeared to be linked to the RAID array somehow. It started working but ever since some programmes have had issues. The majority have been fixed with a reinstall of the software with error.

I still have one really annoying issue. Both IE9 and FireFox9 take an age to start. IE Loads up a browser but is unresponsive for a good 30 secs and Firefox doesn't even display a browser window for nearly a minute. Once a browser is open I can open a second window instantaneously. However, close all browser windows and it takes an age to re-open.

I have uninstalled Firefox, Norton Security, Java, Flash etc... and reinstalled them all but to no avail. I have also run a clean reboot disabling all non MS Services and startup applications. I have also run ccleaner and wiped everythings history, cache etc...

Any suggestions greatly appreciated


A:IE9 and FF9 both very slow to load browser windows

Hi Andrew, Welcome to Seven Forums.

IE on my pc's is slightly faster in opening than FF (default) on which I use very little addons.

7 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

I am running Windows Vista v. 6.0 Service Pack 2 on my laptop. HP Pavillion dv9000. When I boot up, it takes more than two minutes to fully boot up. Can the Avast! be slowing it down that much? I have disabled everything that I do not need to boot with and it did not affect it one bit.

A:Windows vista very slow to load

Have you disabled the startup items in msconfig ?

7 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

I frequently use Win+E to launch Windows Explorer. This used to take just a few (< 10) seconds to load. I have noticed that recently this takes upwards of a minute to load, sometimes closer to 2-3 minutes. This is killing my productivity.

After pressing Win+E, I can continue to use any open windows/applications and can use Alt+Tab to switch between them.
My taskbar does not respond until the Windows Explorer finally loads. I have also noticed that even if I switch desktops, using virtual desktop application Dexpot, the frozen taskbar remains in the new desktop.
Sometimes only the first Windows Explorer that I open takes this long and subsequent ones take the normal amount of time. This doesn't always happen, though, and sometimes every Windows Explorer I try to open takes just as long.

Attempted Fixes:
I had two networked drives mapped and tried removing them as this is a common recommendation for slow Windows Explorer loads. This seems to have made the problem worse, if anything.
I disabled my antivirus program (Kaspersky 6.0) and the problem persists.


A:Windows Explorer is Slow to Load

9 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%


I have a Hp Pavillion laptop, and lately windows has been very slow to load. I get to the welcome screen, then it goes black, with an arrow cursor, and then it takes about 5 minutes before windows starts.

I have ran Nortons Antivirus, and shows nothing. I also thought a reboot might help, so backed everything up, and it still does the same thing.

I have unticked most of the startup applications also.

If you need any specs etc let me know and ill post them up.


A:Windows Vista slow to load

Control PAnel>Administrative Tools>Reliability and Performance monitor.

Once open click Monitoring Tools>Reliability Monitor on the left side

Now you can look at the logs for any problems, in the upper pane click on any of the red X's opr yellow triangles in any of the failures categories and this will display any logged problems in the lower pane, you can narrow down performance issues by doing this.
Here is a lengthy article on how to troubleshoot Vista startup issues.

1 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

Is there any way to erase my hard drive and reset it? I have an old Gateway 310 with windows xp. I keep getting registry errors and very slow loading and booting up. What can I do about it??????

A:Solved: windows xp slow load

16 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

Hello everyone,
Recently my computer has started to run a bit slow. It takes about 1 minute for it to load the windows toolbar. I am just wondering whether this could be caused my malware or a virus. I currently have Avira Anti-Virus and also Malwarebytes. I have ran both of them to see if they can find anything and neither of them have. I have ran a Hijackthis scan and I have got all the info from it. During the scan it encountered three errors causing a loud default error sound from the speakers. It said something about a few of the registry errors. When I first had this problem I tried to do a system restore but all the ones I atempted failed to roll back to the earlier date. Here is the Hijackthis results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:15:49, on 15/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avmailc.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\AVWEBGRD.EXE
E:\Program Files\Java\bin\jqs.exe
E:\Program Files\Nvidia Ntune\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 47.46%

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

2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo P8600

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

2.5GB RAM (PC3200)
3.4GHZ Pentium IV

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

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

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

Programs launched when logging into desktop:

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

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

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

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

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Local Disk.
A disk ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Extremely Slow to Load

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

3 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

I'm running Windows XP with SP3.
As a matter of course, I re-partition, re-format and re-install windows at least once (or more) a year if/when I get hit by some deviant bug/virus that causes the computer to become manic.
The last time I did this was about 10 days ago.
Before, it was acting weirdly and as I could cure it, I crashed the system and re-started.
The problems were solved but when everything was back up, my internet was compromised by an unwanted browser hijacker and my windows explorer took 3 to 4 minutes to load so I decided to re-format again.
The browser problem is okay now but w/exp is driving me up the wall!!
It is led from a command I put into the registry to activate at startup ... HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currantversion\policies\explorer\run ...
and the command in 'run' is 'kernal32.dl'l = 'c:\windows\explorer.exe /e, d:\backup\haun'.
This has worked for well years and was always up and running in a matter of perhaps 10 to 15 seconds each time at startup.
However ... now it takes +/- 3 minutes and if I click the mouse anywhere on screen, the computer freezes which increases the 3 minutes.
Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening please?

A:windows explorer very slow to load

What are you reinstalling from? If it's a disk then that plus running Windows Update should assure all is OK. If it's from an OS backup or other means, the the malware might be reinfecting.

10 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

my internet windows keep taking a while to load

here's my hijack log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:20:26 PM, on 3/27/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Interne... Read more

A:internet windows slow to load VX2

13 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

Computer Information:

Asus M4A79XTD Evo motherboard /w i7 processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 Video Card
Samsung 840 SSD 250 GB (Operating system is loaded off this drive)
Several other HD's running at 7200 rpm
System temp (4 temp sensors throughout the case including one in the processor) 23-26 Celcius
Windows 7 x64 with 16 GB ram
Windows takes a little over 20 seconds to load up completely


I have had this computer for a couple years now and for about a month now I been experiencing icons that are slow to load (anywhere from 30 secs to 5 min) along with programs that either take just as long to load or don't load at all. I have made several upgrades since I built the computer, the video card along with the SSD being this year (I replaced my old SSD, Samsung 470 Series, a couple weeks ago because I was getting messages from samsung magician saying it was about to fail. Norton Ghost was used to clone the old ssd.
As far as steps I have taken so far, besides replacing the SSD, was going into msconfig (1) General tab and clicking on selective startup (2) Services tab and clicking on the "hide all microsoft services" box and then disable all. (3) Rebooted with no change.
I run disk defrag (not on the ssd) but on the other 2 drives every week along with diskcleanup. I use Glary Utilites and Smartdefrag for this.
I use Bitdefender also which I run everyweek (no detections as of this morning).
I am at an impass of what to... Read more

A:Windows 7 icons/programs slow to load

8 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

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

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

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

51 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

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

7 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

The experiment I did:

1. Copy a moderately sized (400-500kb) jpg image on desktop (from some other location i.e. folder/web etc.).

2. Double Click the file (it will load pretty fast in Win Photo Viewer).

3. Now close Windows Photo Viewer, double click the file again (This time, it will take about 2-3 seconds to load).

Has anyone else experienced similar issues? I am running a Dell Inspiron15r with 512MB AMD Raedon Card installed.

A:Windows Photo Viewer is sometimes slow to load (but not always)

Hi Anurag

It could be lots of reasons..... Try looking at the task manager see whats causing the delay.... You will see some king of CPU spike when this happens could well be the AV thats scanning the pic while phtoviewer is using it...

Here is a post in the similar line.... let me know

2 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

Hi,I recently installed .Net Framework 4.0, this is the only thing that I have really changed or installed to the machine since the problem started. So a day or so after that I noticed that when I get to the Windows XP splash screen at boot up (the black one with the little progression bar and blue thingys moving from left to right) it has become very slow to load. It used to take a couple of seconds, now it seems as though it takes a few minutes, there is also another quick black screen after that that takes maybe 15 seconds to get past but once all of that is loaded the next blue screen loads up fine.Now when the desk top is loaded up everything seems fine...but I noticed my programs load a lot slower than they used to, there is a pretty noticeable delay from when I actually click to open the program and when it actually opens. Everything seems much much slower and delayed/lagged.Another thing that I have noticed is, when downloading a file the computer becomes very choppy, like when dragging a window it will skip across the screen I guess that is how it could be described.I really don't know what could be wrong, I have checked my processes in the task manager and when I'm not running any programs it is at its bare minimum, only about 17 processes running which is normal, haven't noticed any programs in the start up added (its completely empty). I also ran Spybot S&D and that found nothing, I ran Malware bytes and that found one threat but it was listed unde... Read more

A:Windows XP boot and programs slow to load

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.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.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here and post the links in this thread 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.I 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 ... Read more

11 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

Hi, i have a problem that even when formatting the pc is still there.

My problem is that when ever i have a file that has videos with a lot of space the folder starts to load with the green bar.

So if for example i have a folder with 30 videos and worth 3gb then its starts to load and so i have to wait for the video to open after i click on it, even when i right click the video it takes some time if the bar hasn't loaded to open the option tab.

Might this problem be with the harddisk maybe its old?

I have a 550gt graphic card
10gb ram
i7 2.8

A:Windows 7 slow to load a file that has videos

Hi, welcome to TSF

What size is the hard drive, how much free space is left on it, and have you defragged recently?

What columns are visible when you open the video folder in Windows Explorer?

If you have columns for things like date, bitrate, length, etc, Explorer has to go into each of the video files to get the information, which can take a long time. Right-click all the column headers that you don't need and disable them, then refresh the page to see the difference in loading times.

1 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

Please help, I've run out of ideas.

I have an Acer Aspire X1930 (owned since new and never opened) which recently began to take for ever to load the OS (Windows 10 which was working perfectly) and then use once loaded. I have tried the following:

1. Reset the BIOS to default settings, also physically clearing CMOS with the jump pins. Also changed the CR2032 battery with a new one. Still extremely slow.

2. Replaced both RAM sticks (two channels) with new sticks. Still extremely slow.

3. Replaced the hard drive with a brand new one, loaded Windows 7 then Windows 10, a free download which went perfectly but took days. Still extremely slow.

4. Replaced the PSU with a brand new one. Still extremely slow.

5. Removed motherboard from case, bread-boarded it without any drives. Played with all sorts of RAM combinations and it seems to work perfectly on every boot.

6. But, as soon as I add the new hard drive above the whole thing goes EXTREMELY slow again. Tried SATA2 instead of SATA 1 port and a new cable. Still extremely slow.

I have no idea what has happened but its driving me nuts. Can anybody give me any new ideas? I am not sure that the BIOS defaults settings are actually the correct ones, for example. Are there any BIOS settings which may cause this extreme slowness? Can bust motherboards do this with such consistency? Its just a bog-standard 1TB SATA drive

Thanks, Charles.

More replies
Answer Match 47.04%

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

Testing again!

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

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

19 more replies
Answer Match 47.04%

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://
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

2 more replies
Answer Match 46.62%

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).

- 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!


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

16 more replies
Answer Match 46.62%

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!

More replies
Answer Match 46.62%

I've been testing the boot times of a PC I'm trying to fix up and it's currently 1m 45-55s. The goal is to cut down this time as much as possible.

Would the fact that this used to be a corporate machine and on a domain be an issue? Would moving it to a local workgroup profile make a difference?

Here are a few things I've done:

Ensure system is clean of adware & malware
Disabled MS Mobile Sync Centre
Setting wait time to 0 for network in gpedit.msc did not make a difference

Removed Trend Micro security and replaced with MBAM & MSE
Removed unnecessary programs from startup (such as Java SE update, Adobe Reader). Programs in startup are:
SynTPEnh.exe (touchpad)
Hot Keys: hkcmd.exe
Family Safety: fsui.exe
Persistence: igfxpers.exe (not sure what this does)

Disk Defrag - no changes
Cleared all unnecessary files and wiped free space using CCleaner


Win 7 Pro 64 bit
RAM: 4 GB (3.87 usable)
Windows Experience index: 3.4
Low score to Gaming Graphics


Would it help to move from a domain to a workgroup (local) profile?
Should I just increase the ram to 8 GB?
Is there anything else I can do that may help boot times?
Any help is appreciated!

A:Slow load time Windows 7 x64 Pro - domain or workgroup?

> Check boot time into safe mode
> Check time for a clean boot

Would the fact that this used to be a corporate machine and on a domain be an issue? Would moving it to a local workgroup profile make a difference?Click to expand...

Is this machine supposed to remain part of a corporate domain?

p.s. Is a reinstall an option? (may be the easiest approach)

5 more replies
Answer Match 46.62%

I've been experiencing slow Windows loading, freezing after booting or I just see my desktop without any shortcuts/folders and the cursors is "working".
Malwarebytes detected PUM.UserWLoad and Trojan.Ransom. I've removed them using malwarebytes several times but they won't go away for good.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16490 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by Branko at 13:42:23 on 2013-06-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1250.381.1033.18.12279.9934 [GMT 2:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: ESET Smart Security 4.2 *Enabled/Outdated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET Smart Security 4.2 *Enabled/Outdated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
D:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
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 LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k ... Read more

A:Slow windows load/PUM.UserWLoad Trojan.Ransom

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


Firstly, you have two antivirus application installed and running, i.e. ESET and Avast. While this may seem like greater protection, it can actually cause problems including slowdowns, system hangs and even crashes. Choose one to keep and uninstall the other.

Any antivirus program must be removed via Programs & Features in Control Panel.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:
re-install the program -> reboot -> ... Read more

2 more replies
Answer Match 46.62%

At my home when I'm not in school, my desktop that is running XP is experiencing some issues.
When I boot up the computer, as the desktop is loading up, the thing is loaded but then it will freeze for a good 5 minutes or so before things start working again. I tried to run SuperAntiSpyware but I am not able to update to the latest definitions. My last update for SupeAntiSpware was over 8 months ago for this computer so there is no way that it is up to date. I tried to manually update defintiions but that just ended up freezing my computer. I tried to uninstall SuperAntiSpyware just so that I can reinstall it to see if things would work, but that froze also. I am typing this as the rest of 'Add or Remove Programs' is frozen from trying to uninstall SuperAntiSpyware.
When my computer experiences freezes, when my task manager opens, it is missing the top of it. What I mean is this: usually, there would be "file", "options", "view, etc., and then also tabs right under that for applications, processes etc. For me, that top is missing and it is just a window with the usual stuff. I will either host a printscreen or attach the pic for you to get a visualization of what I mean.
Also, when my computer is frozen, it has trouble trying to restart or shutdown.
I will try my best to stay up to date in providing the necessary scans and logs, but this is my desktop at home...I usually live out of town elsewhere for schooling and thus will not have access to this ... Read more

A:Windows XP slow load up and trouble running SuperAntiSpyware

Welcome Toronadian lets see if we can make some headway here.  Please click Start > Run{{for Vista..Press “Windows” and “R” keys simultaneously}} type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.   Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer.When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.  Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the compu... Read more

13 more replies
Answer Match 46.62%

Hi there,

My Laptop is ill. A brief history over the last 2 months:-

My laptop started crashing which I believe was the Blue Screen of Death. It was so bad it was doing it after 10 seconds of use, and then during safe mode. Suddenly, after some attempts to restore and virus scans its stopped. And the laptop is seemingly running OK. However, I am having to use it carefully, running one prog at a time and giving ample time to set up.

The laptop, without question, is running very slowly. It currently takes approx 10 mins to load and begin using everytime. I currently have little hard disk space as I have today downloaded a lot of photos but prior to this it was very slow. The one major side effect I have noticed since it started working again all of a sudden is that when I use CC Cleaner (every 2 days or so) it 6gb of Windows Error Reporting to delete. Now, my computer rarely crashes now so I dont know when or where these reports come from. They are so regular though I'm sure it cant be any good.

Anyway, something is up. What it is, I'm not sure.

Any help gratefully recieved.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:05:28, on 16/06/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\A... Read more

A:Very Slow Load and Windows Error Report Log Problems

hi there,

still having issues with computer. this morning had 2gb of System - Temporary Files to delete using has not crashed recently so unknown when these temporary files are happning ?!?!?

any ideas at all?

many thanks for having a look


2 more replies