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Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Q: Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A: Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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I have a folder with about 142 gigs of files in it and when I open it up, it takes sometimes 15 sec. before anything shows in the folder, while the little strip across the top of the folder does its "Progress" thing.

Yes, I have Indexing on for that partition (this is a partition of my main hard drive; it is a 566g partition used only for archiving and it has 126gigs left).

What strikes me as particularly stupid about this is that it does the "progress" thing EVERY time, even if I close it and open it again 10 seconds later, it does not "remember" the indexing or whatever it just did!

Is there any way to fix this? Seems absolutely ridiculous to have a super fast computer that can't find files in a folder without waiting 15 seconds!

Dell XPS 430;
Vista Home Premium 64-bit; SP2;
Intel Core 2 Q8200 Quad-Core (4MB L2 cache,2.33GHz,1333FSB);
6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 4 DIMMs;
750GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache;
ATI Radeon HD3650 256MB Graphics
Integrated 7.1 Audio (IDT/Sigmatel codec 5-22-08;
6.0.6000.16386 HD Device 6-21-06);
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A:Folder takes a long time to show files

Right click the folder, choose Properties from context menu. Go to Customize tab and choose All Items from the template drop down menu.

Should be faster now.


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Has anyone seen this or am I the only one?

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Here is the simple solution to fixing the Windows 10 taking long time to delete files and folders problem.


When you delete a big file (or folder) or lots of files in File Explorer, you notice in the popup window
the green progress bar goes to 99% and then stops and you have to wait many minutes for it to finish
the deletion process thereafter.


? Open File Explorer
? Highlight with your mouse "This PC" in the Left Sidebar
? Click the "View" tab in the Top Menu Bar
? Look to the Far Right in the Top Menu Bar and Click "Options"
? Click "Change Folder And Search Options"
? In the popup box next Click the "View" tab
? In the "Advanced Settings" box Scroll Down and CHECK the box that says "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process"
? Click the "Apply" button at the bottom

Now when you delete files and folders in File Explorer it will go to 100% delete rapidly instead of hanging on the the 99% point.

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Hi Gang

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What is causing this? Is there anything I can do about it?

A:Solved: It takes a long time to open files in XP

That is likely to be errors on the drive. Run CHKDSK /F against it from Windows 7

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Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors SFC is unable to fix.

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Anything that can be done to make it open instantly like the other folders? My 300 odd files folder also takes time. They files dont get changed regularly. Only a few get added.

Thanks in advance

A:Opening a folder with lot of files(>2000) takes time

Filling in your system's specs would be helpful for later reference.On what kind of drive are them folders located?Mechanical HDD,is the disk kind of full,5400 or 7200rpm?SATA interface?Why not splitting those subfolders into four,five or more folders?Is indexing enabled on that drive?If not needed,it could reduce that ''opening folder'' time.

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A:every time I launch IE for the first time it takes to long to load

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A:takes a long time for IE to startup ?

G'Day Tontoe,

There's a number of ways to 'tweak' your computer and Internet Connections..I suggest that you try ,and click on 'How to' at the top of the page.
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Please post back with this answer.
Good Luck with the tweaking.
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A:Login takes long time to appear.

Hello KurokoChii and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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A:IE takes long time to load

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A:IE 8 takes a long time to load

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Try in safe mode, If it boots corectly we can probably find the problem.

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boots in around 80 secs shuts down around 15 secs

any help advice info would be greatly appreciated.


A:pc takes a long time to boot

here are some screens to hopefully aid in a disgnosis of the problem..
again any help info would be greatly appreciated

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This is my HIJACK THIS log. Can someone look it over and tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:33:47 AM, on 8/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
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C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
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A:Booting takes long time

tell me if there is anything here that makes a boot take so long?Click to expand...

Define "so long"

Two things ...

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

You may want to disable the outbound email scanning ... for Windows 2000/Me/98/XP&osv=&osv_lvl=
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmd] "C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /startmonitor /deaf

This one is "iffy" at best, I'd get rid of it ...



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A:Close down takes a long time

yes i too am having this issue sometimes. could it be due to spyware/adware? if so i took care of all adware and spyware. help would be much appreciated for the two of us.

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Have been facing this problem from a long time now.
scanned and checked fr viruses,spyware,malware nothing..
changed msconfig settings still nothing..

am attaching the bootlog of the pc..

The problem is - I start my pc, it gets loaded upto the explorer screen then all booting just stops i.e delays loading other services for some time, then suddenly loads all the processes and the booting is complete...

A:Booting in XP takes long time

changed msconfig settings Click to expand...

What exactly have you done please ?

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Check to Make sure all the cabled are in properly.

Try to clear your CMOS, by removing the battery on the motherboard for 5-20 seconds.

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what are your thoughts on what the issue could be?

A:Takes long time to boot

We need to know what the specs are and what model and brand of componets such as mother board, cpu, video card, memory, power supply (check the sticker on the unit for model and wattage), and drives. In the mean time you can download diagnostic software to check the hard drives, my guess would be the hard drive.

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Could someone take a look at my hijackthis log and tell me if there is anything there that would cause my pc to lock up periodically.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:47:35 PM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\sunThreatEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
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A:pc is locking up and ie sometime takes a long time to come on

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Its hard to explain whats happening but basically my PC loads then goes to this screen and it takes about 5-10 minutes to get to log in. How can i fix it?

Pic of the screen:

A:My XP takes a long time to boot,need help

before any answers can be given, give some info such as:

was anything changed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
was anything removed just before it happened? (hardware or software)
what are the puter specifications? (motherboard, memory, processor, etc...)
what was the last thing you were doing before it happened?

sometimes answers to those questions can lead to an answer to your question.

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My browser, Firefox, requires more than 30 seconds to start up. It is a little faster after other programs have run and it is not the first to start.

Also when the computer boots up it turns on the floppy drive for a few seconds. This also happens when the browser is starting.

How can these nusances be corrected.

A:Browser takes long time to start

try disabling any addons and toolbars to see if it is any faster.

as far as your floppy drive at boot, thats normal. however, you can speed up the check by making sure it is not first in the bootorder - put it last.

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I am having a sony vaio leptop
my bios is taking 30 to 40 sec to detect the hard drive when booting up ..
you can watch the video here of my lep boot up problem - YouTube
i have not connected any external drive and still its taking long time i have even updated the bios but no hopes
please help me out

A:Bios takes long time to load

Do you always get that black screen with those options, especially " start normally". If so that's not normal at all. Have you checked for virus's and malware? Is the laptop abnormally warmer than usual? Have you cleaned out all the intake and exhaust ports with canned air?

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I've decided to create a new account for myself as the other one was getting cluttered and i wanted to start from fresh. I've now created the new account and attempt to delete the old one. I click on delete and it just dosn't respond again.

How long should it be taking it to delete a profile on XP. I've been using this profile for several months.

A:Takes a long time to delete an account

It was just taking ages to work. This can be closed now as solved.

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My computer has an AMD 64 processor, 1 GB of RAM, two HDD. One disk has Vista Ultimate installed with a lot of unallocated space, the other has backed up data on it.

The original OS was Windows XP media center, I removed that partition and installed Vista.

Now, upon boot, it says "Master Boot Record Error" and when I press a key, it shows nothing on the screen and takes a very long time to boot up (maybe 30 to 40 minutes).

Then it runs fine after that.

A:Vista boot takes a long time

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When I try to access a website on a Windows 2000 advanced server (using host headers) the page takes approx. 20 seconds to respond. When i ping the host header, it also takes approx. 20 seconds to respond. How can i make this quicker?

A:Ping takes long time to respond

Could add an entry in your hosts file with the name and ip address so it doesn't have to go out and resolve it? Not sure how it works with Advanced Server but that's what I'd do on my 98/2000/XP.
Or maybe I misunderstood the question.

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I got a USB KVM I use between my Windows and Mac. When I switch to the mac, it's almost instant and I can use my keyboard and mouse. But when I switch to Windows, it takes a good while before I can do anything as the USB devices gets detected. Is there any work around to speed this up?

A:KVM USB Mouse, Takes long time to detect

I use USB to PS2 plugs, they then don't need to be recognized and the response is instantaneous

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When I place my laptop into sleep (either from the button or closing the lid), the screen goes dark and then it basically locks up.

If it's on battery the battery will last a short time (as if it was on) and then it dies. Typically, if it's on AC, I end up having to hold down the power button to kill it and then reboot.

HOWEVER. The other day it was on AC and I realized that it's just taking a VERY LONG time to get to sleep, several hours.

The OS reports that my webcam driver may be causing it to sleep slowly, but killing that driver seems to have no affect.

This is an older Dell 1720, which shipped with Vista, and technically doesn't support W7. But everything was working fine until a few weeks ago. Also, I am now using an SSD HD (so hibernate mode is disabled).

I tried killing non-essential services (and then more) and it still has the issue.

Any idea how to debug this? Is there a way to log what might be holding it up?

A:Laptop takes a long time to sleep

Yes, of course .

Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum

1. Download and install the Windows Performance Toolkit as instructed
2. Run the xbootmgr command that corresponds to "Standby+Resume" to generate an .etl trace
3. Once the test completes (you have to let it finish, so if it takes hours to actually sleep, you need to let that happen) and the system resumes and finishes the test, you can compress the resulting .etl file and upload it somewhere for us to download and review.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 64 bit. A week and a half ago it started taking over a minute to shut down. It started around the time I installed optional updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, my anti-virus program. I uninstalled it, shut the computer down and it still takes over a minute to shut down. Went into safe mode and reinistalled it there, still took over a minute to shut down. My drivers are all up to date. I think that it may have something to do with an application taking to long to finish uo what it's doing. When looking at processes under task manager, there are 9 separate processes for Google Chrome. I'm attaching a screen shot of task manager.

A:Windows takes a long time to shut down

This is when Chrome is open. When it's not, the task manager shows one process from Chrome at 5,316 KB.

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after years of restarting the last two times it seems to have taken a long time. i sign in, the screen eventually turns blue with only my mouse area on the screen. after about three minutes, i hit enter a couple of times, wait longer, hit enter, eventually all is well. but this length of time might be telling me the end is near?

A:Solved: restart takes long time

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It takes a long time around 10 mins to completely load windows xp and LAN gets loaded at last.

Followin are sum details abt ma machine:-

os-windows xp sp2
network card-in built on mother board
Antivirus-Mcafee VSE 8.7.0i

plz reply n help me out

A:LAN takes a long time to load in windows xp sp2

Hi and welcome to TSF

Just how old is this PC, especially the hard drive?

Does it work OK after it is up and running ?

Needless to say, it always going to be on the slow side with only 128 RAM.
XP should have 512 RAM to make it run good.


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Hi guys, is there a fix to the above problem?

It wasn't a problem until i had a spyware attack recently, now the spyware is fixed but the browser's address bar still takes a long time to show the history urls when clicked on.

when it finally shows, it drops down and go back up in a flash. Then when the drop down arrow is clicked again, it shows in less than a second.

any help is much appreciated!


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Whenever I try to logg off my account or turn the computer off, the computer uses nearly 5 minutes for the task......
( It hasn't always been like this) And I wonder, is there a way to make it logg/shut off faster?
Can be a bit frustrating at times. <-- Well, not that frustrating.

( To be honest, I think I changed the settings once, but not sure. )

Help will be greatly appreciated.

- Nes

A:Logging/Turning off takes long time

You can do the fast shutdown by using Clt-Alt-Dtl, then keep holding the control key and click shutdown. It should shutdown much faster. The only problem is you data will not be saved, so be sure to close your open programs in an orderly fashion before trying it.

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I have an HP Z800 Workstation with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

When I start the computer it seems to be ready in somewhere under a minute after the desktop comes on, meaning there are no spinning circles the mouse moves smoothly etc.
However if I try to launch one of the programs in the taskbar, Firefox, Thunderbird, it takes at least seven to ten minutes for the program to come on and be ready.

At this point if I click Start>All Programs it is completely empty with no icons or folders at all in there and will be for about the same amount of time.
The Start menu freezes open like that and all I can do is to wait.

And wait I do because it makes it much worse if I hold in the power button and turn the computer off because then I can usually not go past that black screen that comes on for a brief second before it goes on the desktop.

I have very few things that are active in msconfig so I have no idea what's going on and why the computer takes so long to start.

Any ideas?



A:Computer takes a long time to start

Test your hard drive for errors and do a scan for bad sectors. I feel your drive might be trying to write to faulty sectors which is why you have to wait for so long.

Also use MalwareBytes Antimalware to make sure you don't have adware/spyware running.

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Changed from Win98SE to WinXP Now my Hewlet Packard 1200c Deskjet Printer takes a very long time to respond to the print command. When it does, it prints normally.

A:Printer takes long time to respond!

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I'm running a dual boot of vista and xp with a q6600. When i start up my computer down in the corner before i pick which operating system i want to boot into it says "EB_", which takes a while to load and then it will start to boot. Sometimes for some reason my computer will boot normally and then ill pick what os im gonna boot into and then it will just restart and then the second time it will work. I havent had these problems until just recently. Ive ran a bunch of spyware and virus scans and came up with nothing. Also when i shut down xp it takes a long time to shut down. I have nero loaded on my computer and ive herd that that can slow ur shutdown time alot. Any help would be great

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I have an older Pavilion dv7. Installed new hard drive, new battery, new Windows 10. If the computer is left turned-off for any long period of time (say 30 minutes to hours) it will not start up for a long time. When it finally starts up everything, computer, cpu, memory, hard drive, internet, etc. ALL work perfectly. Can't find a reason why it takes so long to start up. If I power down and then re-start in a few minutes, the OS comes up fairly quickly but not if I wait for a much longer period.

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My Laptop is taking too long to load. When the startup screen comes along, all the programs take forever to open up. I tried fixing this error by going to Safe Mode with Networking and I got the - DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL ERROR.

I went to the Event Viewer and I see the Distributed COM got error 1084 attempting to start the service with MSIServer with arguments "" in order to run the server:

Got several DCOM errors with event ID 10005, and 10010
Also got the service Control Manager Error with Event 70001 and Event 7036.

When I try to uninstall the programs going to the normal safe moe, it says "Program has already been unsinstalled or removed. Do you want to remove from the list?

After saying Yes to it (even though I know I did not uninstall the program), I go to uninstall other program and it gives me an error message saying, windows installer problem and that it needs to be installed properly.

My laptop wasworking fine until few hours ago. I think, the HyperDesk Theme might have caused the problem which i had installed few days ago.

Need Help fast,

A:laptop takes a long time to load

hi, try a system restore back to before you think it happened .

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i have ms word 2000 in my system the OS is win 98 i am
having hp machine 128 mb ram when i try to open ms word
it takes a long time to open what should i do to solve this problem


A:ms word takes long time to open

I made an earlier post about the same issue, but I have Word 2003 and only the word docs I get from Europe.

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Recently I been having issues with my computer. Everyday I power my acer on . It displays a messages. It takes me about 30 minutes for me to get everything working again . here are the images I provided . It's really getting annoying . I do what screen tells me to do. After like repeating the steps over and over again . it works fine .

A:Computer takes a long time to turn on...

Good Job on the Hi Res photos. Does this happen after the computer posts? Do you hear any beep codes?
Take a look in your BIOS to see if you can turn off any extended tests also.
IF none of this helps, try unplugging various devices one by one and boot to possibly narrow down the issue.
PS that computer shipped with Vista or XP did the issue start after upgrading the OS?

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Recently, whenever i turn on my computer. It will take quite a while to load the welcoming page (The green page).
Usually it took around 1-2 seconds. I've tried updating windows and anti virus scan but the problem still persist.

Anyone have any idea what went wrong?

Im using home premium 64-bit

A:Takes a long time to load at welcome page

It use to take 1-2 SECOND?????

I don't think so unless your system was hibernated or in whatever sleep mode is.

Could be it is not going into sleep or hibernate (whatever those 2 things are) anymore and really shutting down. So when you go to start it up it has to do the motherboard POST (Power On Self Test) and then load Windows.
Which will take much longer then coming out of hibernate or sleep.

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I cant seem to find any keyloggers or spyware/malware taht might be doing this. below is my current HJT log. There really aint that many BHO's on it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:33:00 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Utilities 14\RMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Curse\CurseClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
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A:IE takes a long time to close, sometimes 30 seconds or more

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When i Log off from windows it takes a long time, i shut down all my programs but my firewall before i log off too. my firewall shuts down right away aswell but then it just sits there for a good long time. the other users on my computer do not have this same problem, PLEASE HELP!

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The updates to Windows 7 is taking a long time. It has been installing update 7 for over 2 hrs. Please help......

A:Windows 7 64 Bit updates takes a long time.

Which update is it installing (has it completed yet?)

If it's installing Service Pack 1, this can take a few hours, depending on the state of your system - but any more than 3 hours would be highly unusual.

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Please help. I'm currently pissed off about tmy unit which is taking too long to shutdown. I've tried the methods posted here to lessen the startup time and shut-down time of a computer but it only affected the booting process. when I shutdown it still takes that long even with the tweaks. Please help out.

A:Shutdown time takes too long after doing the tutorials

Make sure your system is not set to clear page file at shutdown:

Virtual Memory Paging File - Clear at Shutdown - Vista Forums

If it is not, perform a clean start to see if it shuts down with minimal applications runnin. If so, you can figure out what is causing the hang at shutdown.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

A Guy

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My computer takes a very long time to close. ( Almost 3 to 5 Min )

Also it is very slow when burning a DVD.

It wasn?t this way a month ago.

Only applications I changed were Updated Zone Alarm Pro & Updated Spyware doctor. I uninstalled Spyware Doctor.

I am not good at this & know nothing about DOS or Registry so please tell me step by step instructions on what to do.

Thank You.

It is :
P4 D 3 GHz ( Dell )
Win XP Pro

A:Why my system takes very long time to close ?

For shutdown time decreasing you can try to find some useless software on your startup.
Good guide that can help:


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I have noticed for some time now my PC really takes a long time to finish it's boot sequence where it is at a point that it has settled down. I would say I can be looking at around 10 minutes before it is ready to be used. Once it is ready it does not seem to show any issue of being slow at all.

OS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Motherboard H55-G43(MS-7638)
Memory 4GB
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Sound Card Onboard
Monitor(s) Displays Proline LCD 19 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 1024
Hard Drives 2 x SATA 250 Gig 1 x External 2TB

A:PC takes a long time to finish booting

This is a common issue usually caused by software.

Have you run "Autoruns" to see what useless apps are strting with your machine?
remove anything non essential.

Also what security software are you using? Start-up based scans can really affect your boot time!

You could try clearing the windows "Prefetch", this part loads software that is commonly used to increase app loading speed. After loads of installs and removals you end up with a lot of obsolete files here. The prefetch will rebuild itself after a few system uses.

Use an offline defraggmenter to organsise your files into an order that will help this start faster (Not suitable for SSD users).

Ensure windows media player is not scanning for network shares, this can cause system and network lag.

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My computer has begun taking a very long time to start up, usually around 7-10 minutes. Running xp service pack three. Programs take a long time to open but generally run well once they have started. When I look in task manager there seems to be too many processes running. I have disabled many of the processes that were being run automatically at start up but this hasn't helped at all. I've also run spybot, adaware, and Malwarebytes' anti-malware which have all turned up nothing. Any help or advice would be appreciated. (Sorry for originally posting in the wrong forum).
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Shaun Riley at 20:30:04.43 on Fri 05/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1027 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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Hi speaking,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceyour log is quite old and alot could have changed, I would like to see a new log please. If you nolonger require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476587 MB, Free - 296012 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1841
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:pc takes long time to power off after shutdown

To pinpoint the cause, which can be a driver problem, boot into Safe Mode which only loads basic drivers and see if it shuts down properly from there.

Use the first method here to get to Safe Mode :-

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I am an experienced programmer on mainframes, but not on PCs, so there may be some simple answer to the following.

I have a VBS script that loops through a specific part of the Registry and deletes some items. The only "external" activity consists of invoking REG.EXE to COPY items from one key to another, and writing a few TextFile records. Process Explorer shows repeated invocations of REG.EXE and CONHOST.EXE.

This script runs in seconds on XP, but takes an hour on WIN7, though it eventually completes successfully. Can anyone offer an explanation and/or solution, please?

BTW, I use REG.EXE to COPY because I wasn't able to find any script command to perform this function. If such a command exists, I'd appreciate any relevant info.

Thanks for any input.

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Hello everyone,

The attached video will NOT win the Youtube film of the year award, however, I hope that someone might be able to help. My Dell XPS8700 is like a 16 year old, friendly one minute and totally nuts the next for no reason at all! The computer DOES boot, but there's no beep and well...I would love it if someone could help please!

Many thanks in advance...


A:Computer seems to boot twice and takes a very long time

"This video is Private" is the message I get when I try to view it.
Judging by symptoms it could be
Power supply
Capacitors on MB going dry or faulty
Hard disk bad sectors or file system
MB, 3v CMOS battery gone empty
If you fix problem with video, something else might be gleamed from it.

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I have Thunderbird on Windows 7 Home Premium. The only add-on is ReminderFox. Thunderbird often hangs for awhile on "send"- about 7-10 seconds each time. It always eventually does send in the end. There is nothing in the "out" box.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:Thunderbird takes a long time to send....

Get a new email site? Unless the mail is huge, delays in sending are due to the time it takes for Thunderbird to sign in to the site, obtain verification from the site, exchange security keys (if set), and then send the mail. Is 7-10 really that long? You don't need to watch it.

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My friend has a dell P4, definitely outdated but still should be a decent computer. As soon as you restart the computer sits there for sometime before it posts and eventually loads windows. We are talking probably 3-5 min before anything except the cursor _ load on the screen. Any help would be great.

A:Computer Takes Long Time to Post

how much ram do you have, there is a setting in the bios that checks every bit of ram, 1 gb will take about 15sec

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Recently I've had windows start up really slow. Even if I can log in and get to my desktop, it still takes ~20-30 min until my PC starts running as smoothly as usual. I did a virus scan and nothing was found, so it's something else, but I just don't know what it could be. My PC is like 3 years old, so I'm not sure if it's just that. I don't really know what information I should give, because I don't know the cause to this issue.

A:Windows start up takes a long time

Lets see if it is due to one or more of your software, Perform a clean boot
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Gateway DX4850
i5 2300 CPU 2.8 GHZ
64 bit operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1

This problem started about 2 months ago. Windows takes a long time to shut down, at least 5 minutes. Sometimes it doesn't shut down and reboots.

Every shuts down normally, then the grey screen "SHUTTING DOWN" just seems to hang.

On one recommendation I updated the BIOS, that didn't seem to work.

I scanned in safe mode with Malware Bytes Anti Malware and the computer is clean. I use AVAST antivirus.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Desktop takes a long time to shut down


Shutdown problems exist on every version of Windows and may occur for any number of reasons.


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computer running windows xp home. the CPU was recently replaced and ever since then the computer hangs at the blue welcome screen after he clicks on his account for several minutes when it finaly gets to his desktop everything is normal and programs run fine. the compute ris biasicly used as a cash register it is on a work group network and there is no internet connectiong. when i looked in the event view the only errors are about tryign to connect to a time server and not being able to so im not sure that is related.

any idea or help would be much appriciated


A:windows takes a long time to start up

Hmm, sounds like you might have many programs loading at once when your computer starts. Try going to:

Start > Run > Type "msconfig" > Click on the "Startup" tab

In that section, see if you can disable as many unused programs as possible, it should help your computer load faster.

Hope that helps ^_^

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I have a Lenovo z510 Laptop with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of HDD and 8 Logical cores of a Core i7 4702MQ CPU processing at 3GHz ...
I don't say that it is a high end system(and it is not!) but neither I think that it is a Low End or even Low Mid one! you think that it must take about 2 minutes to boot and then about 10 seconds to run Chrome for first time...3 or 4 seconds for Start menu to load the first time I click on it and EVEN sometimes having lags on loading start menu after using the windows for a while?!
The problems doesn't go to end here! :
Sometimes I can not use Cortana until I restart the windows!
Sometimes the apps take a long time to load
and other things like this...

and questions: the problem with my hard drive?!
if it it normal with all HDDs or there must be a problem here???
2.I am using more than 50% of my it a lot??can it cause the problem???
3.I am planning to add a 128GB of SSD to my you think that it is a good idea??

*in addition: I have just reset my Windows(somehow reinstalling) for a week to see if it changes has changed but not that much...and from all large programs,I only have PES 2016,Photoshop,Visual Studio and Office... I am planning to install Premiere,Assasins creed Syndicate,etc. and I don't know what will happen then!I think that my PC will not start!


A:Windows 10 takes a long time to do any task!

Hi, suggest a process of elimination.
1. Previously have you seen significantly faster response times?
2. Can you run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt (Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (admin) & report result
3. What are the SMART params of your disk?
4. Try a clean boot, and compare the times.
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

(Note you need to reverse the settings to get back to normal boot)
5. If no change, try Safe Mode and compare response times.
6. Please post screenshots of your task manager - organised by highest CPU, highest RAM usage.
7. Cortana - puzzling- at least it's not completely broken.

Given that we may have some better idea- thanks.

SSD: My - new- PC is i3 dual core, but 256Gb SSD + HDD- start menu is instantaneous, explorer maybe 0.3s. About 12s to lock screen. I have a lot of programs installed.

Comparison with my 6 year old laptop from which I moved using disk images and Laplink - about 3 hours processing to reproduce my working environment, settings, and installed programs, so much is identical- say 90s to 2 mins to lock screen.

HDD usage: I don't know what partitions you have.. hope you have some.. to separate data from the OS. Basically Windows needs enough free space for paging file (and of course for updates- especially with Win 10, for Windows.old too. You need to beware of programs that take up loads of space on your OS partition or disk in library folders, and... Read more

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A week ago my pc simply stopped responding while running, and before that moment, there was no indication that anything was wrong. CAD did not respond so the pc was turned off manually and rebooted. It would not load at all. After a few attempts I was finally able to get it to come up in safe mode and attempted a chkdsk which found some errors, then ran chkdsk /f and /r and was finally able to boot up the computer, but the process takes literally 15 minutes.

I've been trying the different troubleshooting suggestions I found at: "10 Things You Can Do When Windows XP Won't Boot Up".

I tried bootcfg /rebuild but was scared off of that when prompted to answer some questions after the initial command.

I also tried fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 but came to a point that I received a message saying that "an invalid or nonstandard partition table signature was detected. If you are not having problems accessing your drives, you should not continue. Writing a new master boot record to your system partition could damage your partition tables and cause your partitions to become inaccessible" which also scared me off so I didn't continue.

I did reinstall Windows XP overtop the other installation, but have yet to reinstall SP2. (I figured why go through the trouble when there is still a boot up problem and I don't want to have to go through this all over again! LOL)

I have run spyware scans, virus scans and everything is coming up clean.

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A:Boot Takes Extremely Long Time

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Recently I had to re-install XP onto my sisters PC and now after re-installing it, whenever the PC finishes the shut down process the fans keep spinning and the power light remains on for about 5 minutes before eventually powering off (or if I hold the power button down for a few seconds).

The initial shutdown process goes fine, it removes the output to the monitor and you hear the sound of the PC powering down but the fans keep spinning. I thought it maybe a ACPI problem but the device manager lists the PC as a ACPI Uni-processor PC (It's quite a few years old). There were no problems with this before XP was re-installed. Does anyone know why it is doing this?

A:PC takes long time to power off after shutdown

I have heard that some fans stay on until your pc is cool after shut down some power supplies have a built in thermostat that keeps the psu fan spinning until the psu cools down.. Not sure if this is the problem or not tho

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I have created an attedance report which contains 3 subreports. When I want to preview this report it gives me the error "System resource exceeded". But if I filter the report it will let me preview it but takes a very long time. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please help.

A:Preview Report - Takes a long time

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Upgraded to 8.1 last weekend. Thought I'd got most of the wrinkles sorted but now a couple more have emerged.
Discovered compatibility issues with Nuance Paperport 14. Removed and re-installed but to no avail.
But since then boot up takes an inordinately long time.
In addition Firefox doesn't load home page at start up and aVast gets turned off.
Scans by avast and MalwareBytes come up clean.
Not sure where to look next.

A:Suddenly boot up takes a very long time.

Any chance your Paperport 14 issue was the same as Wynona's?

PaperPort and Windows 8

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I did some time on google looking for an answer to this problem, with no definite luck my figure it that some piece of software is pausing the shutdown.

I start my computer all is fine and good. I then try to shut my computer down.
Vista shuts down in about 20 seconds. This is how my computer normally works.

But if i get on the internet and am on for more than 15 minutes or so, the pages take a long time to load. When i try to restart Firefox, an error box comes up telling me that Firefox is already running.

I check task manager and it is, when i try to end the process nothing happens. In order to fix this problem i have to restart my computer. When i attempt to shutdown the computer the desktop just sits there for almost 5 minutes before windows decides to log off and shut down.

I have run avg 8, Norton, and Spybot S&D. In hopes of finding a bug somewhere but nothing has set off the security flags.

This has been happening for almost a month, two weeks ago i did a format and reinstalled all of the programs i had, thinking that it might be a virus of some kind. This still did not help.

I have also reinstalled Firefox multiple times and it has not helped.

Attached is a screen capture of my desktop. I have put icons of all the programs i use on there.

I run visa home premium, core 2 duo 2.0 ghz, 3 gigs ram, geforce 7600.

A:Computer takes a long time to shut down.

The Problem turned out to be caused by Norton's Firefox toolbar, Maybe a memory leak or something. Norton told me they are aware of the problem and are trying very hard to find and implement a solution.

Until that time, I have uninstalled Norton 360 2.0 and am now using Zone Alarm Security Suite. Haven't decided whether I will go back to Norton; lately it has been nothing but disappointments from them.

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I an experiencing following problems:

(1) My laptop takes a very long time to shut down
(2) Mostly I use firefox browser, but occasionally when certain sites are not compliant with firefox, I need to use IE, but every time I open IE, it gives and error window with two option "report error" and "don't send the error"; clicking on any one of the option will close the IE window. Basically I am unable to use IE on my laptop

I have followed the five step approach you published before posting this message:

My Hijackthis log is as follows:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Mark Taylor on 2008-02-09 15:32:22
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
20: 2008-02-09 20:32:33 UTC - RP255 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
19: 2008-02-09 01:53:35 UTC - RP254 - System Checkpoint
18: 2008-02-08 01:52:47 UTC - RP253 - System Checkpoint
17: 2008-02-07 00:14:18 UTC - RP252 - System Checkpoint
16: 2008-02-05 03:13:21 UTC - RP251 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-17 01:53:07 UTC - RP236 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

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A:Laptop takes long time to shut down


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My computer takes a long time to boot up to where I can successfully log onto the Internet (about 6-8 minutes). I have McAfee and Spy Doctor and scan every day, so I don't have Spyware (I just went through a whole cleanup processes, due to spyware, from the antivirus help room on this site. Any suggestions as to what would cause this? Once I'm on the Internet, everything works fine. I'm using a 4 year old Dell with XP

Thank s

A:Computer takes a long time to boot up

What are the hardware specs for your dell? McAfee slows down any system a lot, so that is contributing to the problem. Do you have a lot of programs running at startup. Defragment your hard drive.

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in the past few days , my laptop takes a long time to turn on . I takes about 4-5 hours with just black screen.
Is this caused by a virus ?

A:my laptop takes a long time to turn on

There is a cause but it sounds more like a hardware problem. What have you done to try and determine what's happening? Starting in safe mode any faster? How old is the system and what are the specs - hardware and software, both names and versions.

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i have recently upgraded my operating system from winME to winXP. my problem is that whenever i right click on desktop it takes very long time for the right-click menu/list to open up. it only happens when i right click for the 1st time after booting the system. in other words when i right click again it does not takes long time. can any1 tell me the reason for this and help me to overcome this problem. similar problem also occurs when i open internet explorer for the 1st time after booting the system, it generally takes long time to open. what can be the reason behind such problem ? please help

thankz in adv.

A:right-click on desktop takes too long time

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I've had this strange problem with my installation of Vista since day one, but up until now have just lived with it.

For instance, about 10-15 minutes ago I had finished downloading a ~500MB patch file (.exe) for a popular game and clicked on it to install. Just now did UAC prompt me to allow the installation. I have also noticed that it seems to load the file onto the hard drive again after clicking it as my disk space will go down (even to 0, depending on how large the file is and how much space I have left relative to how many times I clicked the executable).

Interestingly I've never seen another person's Vista installation do this. Comparatively, it is near instantaneous for them. I've also noticed much longer install procedures for software loading from a disc. Could this possibly be a hard drive issue? I'm using a high performance SATA drive with 32MB of cache so I feel that this is unlikely. I have tampered with enabling/disabling UAC through a command prompt in the past, could UAC possibly be the culprit?

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So I'm not quite sure what happened but now my Windows XP machine, after logging into my account it takes a really long time to start doing anything. It doesn't load local connections, or any start up programs except for a few and I can't do anything for.. well minimum 5 minutes. There's no set time really but once it's done whatever it does then everything opens at once.

I think this error starting happening when I created a network (Setup Network Wizard thing in Windows XP) in my home so that I could get my new printer to work on all the computers via my desktop.

I reinstalled my wireless TrendNet card driver because I thought that might be it.
I installed the drivers for the printer which was also something that changed on my computer.
I also reinstalled WAMP so that I could have the local server on another hard drive. (I'm thinking of doing a reinstall again to see if I can get it to work... but the reinstall didn't stop it from working it just stopped after I rebooted earlier today)

Also my WAMP server isn't connecting anymore.

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Not really sure if this is the right place to post this ? I use a HP 2000 notebook with Windows 7.
My boot up seems fine it is only after the desktop appears that i have a problem, So after the desktop screen appears it seems to take about 3 minutes to look for and find the internet connection, I have a second laptop ( Toshiba ) also with Windows 7 and this is fine. As it is still under warranty I phoned HP helpdesk, who tried to find and fix the problem but failed, Anyone any ideas ?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3690 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461998 MB, Free - 415697 MB; D: Total - 14636 MB, Free - 1802 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 88 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: takes a long time looking for internet connection

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hi this is my second post now. when i click the restart button it takes forever to restart or it doesnt restart at all it shuts down. does anyone know why?/ i have cleared alot of junk oout of my computer. i have regcure too. and i find that helps my computer run better.

i heard alot of people have problems with things like this. my computer is only a year old. and i am the only user. i dont have alot of crazy stuff on here. most my memory is spent on pictures. i dont know if that helps or not . but i dont play video games or take up space with music or videos.

someone please help me . i have tried everything that has been recommended . on onther places. but none works.


A:vista takes long time to restart if it restarts at all

unless you know what you are doing running a registry cleaner can remove something that is required
you run them spareingly
this is one of the safer ones to use
sfc /scannow to check the system files are intact

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I have 2 PC's. Both are now running Windows 8. The main PC was running Windows 7 and I there mapped a network drive (z to the Win8 PC. It worked very nice. The second PC was also shown in "networks" in "my Computer" right after boot of Main PC. So network for sharing is set up properly on second PC.

After installing Windows 8 on main PC, it is still working, but the time spend waiting for the network drive is waaaaay longer now. The name of second PC "Photo-PC", is shown right after boot, but when I first click on the name, and get this error:
Networkpath not found. Errorcode 0x80070035

If I then wait about 20-30 seconds and then click again on "Photo-PC" then I have access to all shared drives, included my mapped network drive Z:

How can I eliminate this 20-30 seconds delay after boot?

I have given up setting up a homegroup, never had it to work, but "oldfashioned" network drives used to work

A:Network drive connection takes long time - why?

Same as you I use the regular Home networking, I turn off Home group since it only support Windows 7 & Windows 8 and I have different devices connected to the network.

The DNS Cache may be not up to date causing delay.

Please look at this post from steps 6, 7, 8: All computers on the same network, each cant see others

NOTE: Your Router might be a different brand but it should have an option for setting up the LAN.

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With EAF+ mitigation enabled in EMET 5.2, Firefox (latest version) takes a long time to launch (more than 10 seconds). Is this a bug in EMET? If so, could someone report this issue to Microsoft?

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My problem is when I shutdown the computer and try to restart it the computer takes a long time to start up. usually 10 minutes. Due to this reason I keep my computer in hibernation majority of the time so I don't have to deal with that. I'm not sure what is causing this to happen as my computer was bought brand new in August 2012.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Somayea at 16:39:38 on 2013-01-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8094.6023 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Computer takes a long time when I start it up from shutdown

Shehub, back to Bleeping Computer.My name is Jason and I'll be helping you with your computer problems. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine.Some things to remember while we are working together:First, I would like to remind you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me about it.
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Yesterday I had a the unfamous 0X745f2780 error and I was able to fix that.Then I scanned my computer with Spybot, Ad-Aware, McAffee and vaccinated with SpywareBlaster. I also intsalled Mozilla Firefox the day before though it didnt seem to cause any problem. Then I decided to defragment and do a chkdsk and fix the errors. The first chskdsk corrected a lot of errors on the C drive then it rebooted and started again so I decided to skip it. Then my computer froze so I resetted it and then let the chkdsk run again 2 times then it rebooted. Since then my computer takes absolutely forever to load but once it's loaded, it seems to work fine except that oddly enough, the windows XP themes have disappeared so I'm stuck with the classic ones and msn seems to be a bit wonky but it make or not be related. The system recovery wasn't activated so I guess I can't use that. The only thing I have is a SpywareBlaster snapshot which I suppose is totally useless in that case.

Any ideas what I could do to fix that?

A:Computer takes a long time to load after chkdsk

Okay, one possible theory is that chkdsk found some bad sectors and you lost some System data. The missing Themes might be corrected by Start>Administrative Tools>Component Services>Services>Themes>Properties and making sure that it is set for "Auto" and the service is Started.

Please report the result of this.

Chkdsk does not "create" problems however it does sometimes cause them to be made "more aggravated". Simply put, you might have to do a Repair Install to fix the problem, unfortunately. Maybe running "sfc /scannow" might do the trick, but lately I'm kind of weak on this option/method and would rather do the more-reliable (but it takes longer) option of the Repair Install.

You should keep running chkdsk, as sometimes HD's that have serious errors continue to degenerate into complete loss of functionality, and by monitoring the HD you can possibly get ahead of the situation and start backing up data inorder to prepare for the permanent loss of the HD. Also, it is a waste of time to attempt to fix a O/S Installation on a HD that is getting ready to die permanently.

Good Luck

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One of my friends are having issues with rendering videos in Sony Vegas . He says it's taking longer then usual and it also crashes as well , here are his system specs. Any solution to this problem.

A:Sony Vegas Pro Rendering Takes a Long Time....

Hey man I might have a solution for you I made a YouTube Video on how to fix the Sony Vegas pixel problem but I also cover the best render for quality and still have a fast render time! that should help you mate hope it does
(I am not look for likes for views or anything like that )

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I have a Brother MFC 4350 machine on my network at work. The main computer uses Windows XP and prints just fine. The other one uses Windows 98 and although it does print it takes several minutes to start any print jobs. Can anyone help with this?

also this wasn't a problem until a week ago when I updated my computer firewall and discovered it was blocking the windows 98 printer from printing AT ALL to which I uninstalled it, and now have the problem of it taking a long time to begin printing.

A:one printer on network takes very long time to print

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Hey guys,

I've got an incredibly annoying issue, and have no idea what is causing it.

All of a sudden a couple of months ago my PC (a Dell XPS 420) suddenly started taking a long time to shut down, what I mean by this is I go to the start menu and the shut down button but I can then be waiting anywhere up to 10 minutes for the actual process to begin, once the shut down process starts its quick as anything.

Ive done disk cleanup, disk defrag, uninstalled any programs im not using, cleaned up all my files, done various virus and spyware scans and such.but as yet nothing has sorted the problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:Comp Takes A Long Time To Start Shutting Down


This issue may be happen because a background program running may be causing Windows to hang, thus lengthening the time before it can prepare for shutdown.

We may try starting Windows in diagnostic mode. This will be able to tell us if it is a third party application that is causing the issue.

To do this:

[NOTE: It may be advisable to disconnect from the Internet as any anti virus programs may be disabled. We will re-enable them later. You may print these instructions out if necessary]

1. Click Start and then type 'MSCONFIG' (no quotes) in the Search Box.
2. Double-click on the MSCONFIG program that appears in the search results.
3. On the 'General' tab, select 'Diagnostic Startup' and then click OK.
4. Restart the computer.

After restarting, try to shutdown the computer.

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When I turn on my laptop with Vista Home basic it takes at least 10 minutes for everything to load in order to boot up. Is there something I can do to make the start up quicker? Are there programs that I don't need at time of start up?



A:Laptop with Vista takes a long time to start up

10 minutes is very excessive, if you can link a screen shot or say all the process' that are on startup I can help you eliminate a good deal of them.

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