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Computer is very slow and takes forever to boot up...what is wrong??

Q: Computer is very slow and takes forever to boot up...what is wrong??

My computer recently started to take so long to boot up into windows and when it does it takes such a long time to get to the desktop.  For example..when I turn on the computer it goes to the Microsoft Windows Screen and stays there for about2 or 3 minutes...then it goes to a blank black screen for maybe a minute...then finally to the desktop where it still takes another 2 minutes to get things to load and work.  I sure need to know how to solve this problem.  By the way it is a Windows  XP.--

Preferred Solution: Computer is very slow and takes forever to boot up...what is wrong??

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Computer is very slow and takes forever to boot up...what is wrong??

Step 1
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt as well.
Step 2
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
Step 3.
Please download HitmanPro. to your desktop.
HitmanPro (32bit)
HitmanPro (64bit)
Launch the program by double clicking on HitmanPro.exe. (Windows Vista/7 users right click on the HitmanPro icon and select run as administrator).
Click on the next button. You must agree with the terms of EULA.
Check the box beside "No, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer".
Click on the next button.
The program will start to scan the computer. The scan will typically take no more than 2-3 minutes.
Click on the next button and choose the option activate free license
Click on the next button and the infections where will be deleted.
Click now on the Save Log option and save this log to your desktop.
Click on the next button and restart the computer.
Copy the information of HitmanPro_20130116_1239.log in your next reply
Step 4.
Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result.

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My computer takes an extremely long time to boot up. I know I may have too many things opening at startup, but when I run msconfig I get an errorbox that says it cannot find the file.

Also it's not just slow on boot up but all the time. Takes forever to open applications and even when typing in word or any application, even techguys.org messages, there is a delay from when I type to when the text appears on the screen. Seems like every click results in an hourglass.

I have Win 2000 with a Pentium III processor. I have a 40 gig hard drive with just under 6 GB's free space.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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It's been a hot week down here in California, and it seems to have taken it's toll on my old Dell D600. It's had it's problems before (a LOT!), and it's acting up again.

Two hard drives have failed in it already, and I've just recently revived my Toshiba 40GB that died from a bearing error. It seems to be suffering from the heat again, and it has failed.
Here's some screenshots I took of the BSODs, please help me sort this out!

The first BSOD occured after some heavy performance problems, I rebooted and was met with it. The second and last one are the results of subsequent boot attempts. The last two were taken just a few minutes ago. It managed to boot, but took forever to. I was barely able to open firefox (massive "lag") when it gave me the fourth one.

A:Persistent BSODs, boot takes forever, slow performance.

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I have Windows XP. I have over 300 errors in Applications & System. What does this cause and how can I fix them? I am a beginner but I learn quickly with not too many questions. Can someone help me out please?

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It would help if you could give us more specific info about the errors as well as any error messages you are getting. Exactly what does your computer do,or not do,that you are trying to fix?
With vague info like you have given us,noone can help you.

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Hello TSF

youassisted me in removing the Hijackthis bug from my desktop a few weeks age. Now I'm working on my daughters laptop. Her complaint is that it runs slow. I'vegone ahead and taken some of the steps from the Hijackthis fix, installed Avast Antivirus, Zonealarm firewall and Spybot to get her security up to date. What can be done to seep up her machine. She's running Windows XP media center edition version 2002 and Service Pack 2 on a Dell Inspiron l6000.
You were a great help last time and look forward to working with you again.


A:my computer takes forever to boot-up

Start > Run > type "msconfig" under the "Startup" tab, uncheck anything you don't need running. If you don't know which ones you can disable, post a list here.

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my dads computer takes about 5-10 minutes to startup....He does have ad-aware Adwatch people say that slows computers but it has always been like this ever since he had McAfee and he got rid of it and got Avast! and it's still slow.

A:Dad's Computer Takes Forever To Boot Up

Hello,Do you know the specs for the system? Processor, RAM, Graphics. I would advise doing some general cleaning, to this end I would suggest using http://www.ccleaner.com/ to clean us some space, http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag to defrag the system and http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html to do some final optimizing. Remember to back up important files first before using.

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yeah have win 2000 did everything i can do but it takes forever to download these pics onto computer any suggestions what i can do maybe take something out of startup I guess right what do you suggest?

A:computer is slow and it takes forever for dig cam to download pics Help!!!!!

I mother had the same problem with her digital, when she broke down and bought one of those usb card readers, she said it was a tremendous difference....

Those readers have come down so much in price recently, it might be worth looking at....

Hope this helps,


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Very slow computer - IE takes forever to load and to refreshHave IE8 Win XP SP3Have run AVG, Malewarebytes, spybot, cccleaner - they are not finding anything wrong. Am afraid I am infected but cannot find anything to remove.Here is dds and gmer log - have attached dds attach file also.DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Compaq_Owner at 12:11:34.84 on Fri 11/05/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.37 [GMT -6:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\5577497\Program\Compaq Connections.exeC:\Program... Read more

A:Very slow computer - IE takes forever to load and to refresh

There's evidence of a hack so please check this by running TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.

Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.

Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK.

"%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l report.txt

Now click Start Scan.
If Malicious objects are found, ensure Cure is selected then click Continue > Reboot now.
Click Close
Finally press Report and copy and paste the contents into your next reply. If you've rebooted then the log will be found at C:\

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Hello All-

My Laptop (running XP) will boot up to the login screen (which now takes about 5 minutes when it used to be less than 1 minute). Once I enter my login information and hit enter -- it stalls for about 5 minutes and then returns to the "ctrl-alt-del login screen".

I have 2 "profiles" and can successfully log in to one under the administrator login -- but I don't get a start button and the windows look "different". For example, the expand/minimize/close buttons when I run the task manager look more like how I remember windows screens looking years ago -- if that makes any sense.

Any ideas?

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Im not sure where to put this, but after doing any sort of upgrade to my software Vista 64 bit buisness, the computer takes around 20 minutes of booting to the loading bar and then crashing before finally making it to the user screen. If I switch to safe mode it boots the first time. The next try however it goes right back to the failure.
My Computer:
Gigabyte GA- 965P-DS3
intel c2d 2.13 ghz with stable overclock to 3.08 ghz
2 x 1 GB OCZ2P800R21G
2 x 1 GB OCZ2P800R21G older revision
Asus truepower trio 650 watt

also if my memory is rated for 4-4-4-15 why is it running at 5-5-5-15
I believe lower is better correct?

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My daughter has a Gateway LX6810-01 computer. It is running Windows 7 and takes forever to boot up. I'm wondering if one of these items is slowing down the Startup and could either or both be unchecked from the Startup list in msconfig.
1) NVIDIA NVRAID - she does NOT have a RAID setup
2) Logitech Gaming Framework - she does have a Logitech G510 keyboard. She does play WOW so I'm guessing this should probably stay on.

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Im not even sure if it CAN boot, to be honest. It hasn't done so yet, just stays on the loading screen. I have spent all night trying literally evrything to get rid of this whatever you want to call it. After absolutely nothing else worked, I downloaded TDSSFix and it detected nothing. I turned off the computer and started it up normally, and it told me something about needing a type of boot to work. I have no idea why I decided toturn off my laptop before removing it, but I did and now it won't boot. I am seriously considering giving up and smashing the computer because this is way too stressful for me right now. Can someone please, in a way that's as simple as possible, explain to me what I need to do to get this all to stop?

A:Google Redirect Virus and Now Computer Takes Forever to Boot

It think it best you to go http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html to fix this. Since you cannot boot intro windows.

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Hey!My computer is really slow, although it might have to do with extensive memory usage I have a feeling it might be due to spyware and such programs. Can you please help me get my computer back on track? Thanks.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Owner on 2008-05-27 22:10:14Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --39: 2008-05-28 03:10:24 UTC - RP1307 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point38: 2008-05-27 20:06:06 UTC - RP1306 - Software Distribution Service 3.037: 2008-05-24 01:12:02 UTC - RP1305 - System Checkpoint36: 2008-05-22 20:04:25 UTC - RP1304 - System Checkpoint35: 2008-05-21 19:18:50 UTC - RP1303 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-03 19:19:37 UTC - RP1269 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 382 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:13:05 PM, on 5/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

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Hello Diablita, Please perform this online scan: Kaspersky WebscanNote that you need to run this scan with Internet Explorer for it to work correctly.If you have any problem running the scan to completion, disable your Antivirus and/or firewall temporarily, just refrain from surfing around while the scan is running and be sure to re-enable when done.Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the license, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license is accepted, reset to 100%.1. Read the Requirements and Privacy statement, then select "Accept"2. A dialogue box will appear asking "Do you want to install this software?" Name: kavwebscan_unicode.cabNOTE: If you are running XP SP2, you may need to click on the Information Bar to allow the ActiveX to install and may need to repeat step 1. 3. Select "Install" to download the ActiveX controls that allows Kaspersky to run.4. If running MSAS beta you may receive an alert that an IE ActiveX program requires your approval. Click "Allow"5. Wait for the scanner to initialize and update its databases. When the download is complete it will say ready, click "Next"6. Click "Scan Settings" and check the option to use the EXTENDED DATABASE,Scan Options:Scan ArchivesScan Mail Bases then click "OK"7. Select a target to scan: Click on "My Computer" and... Read more

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About 2 weeks ago my computer slowed noticablly, plus the boot timne more than doubled. Further all programs (especially browsers) open and close slowly and all screen redraws for all programs (like minimazation and maximazation of windows)  is painfully slow.
I found the searchqu toolbar installed and I thought I removed it, but the problem stll remains.
Any ideas?

A:computer takes forever to boot and windows open and close slowly

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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from what ive read in the other threads flavalee is the man for this. I have a crapload of services, and a about 20 startup items, but I don't know what to disable .

have a look at my hijack this log, and tell me what you think i should do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:56:10 PM, on 25/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Rogers\SelfHealing\rogersagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
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A:slow bootup that takes forever

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It was fine YESTERDAY.

I know that I don't have any viruses. I ran several scans and my computer's clean. [I used avast! anti-virus]

I have Windows XP service pack 3.
My computer is a Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop.

I took my computer to a friend's place (that had NO internet access). We played a game of Sid Meier's Civilizations IV together via a wired connection (computer to computer). I had to leave, so I turned off my computer via Start >shut down. It turned off normally (quickly and on its own).

I brought the computer back to my place, set it up, plugged it in... and now, for some reason, it takes 10 minutes to boot past the "ad" screen for Toshiba (where it says "Toshiba: In touch with tomorrow ... F2 for setup F12 for menu")

After it FINALLY loads past that screen, windows takes another 2 minutes to load. Then, it goes to a black screen after it's done loading for anywhere from a minute to another 10 minutes. After that black screen, it logging in and using Windows is more or less normal. It's fast once I'm logged in with no problems. It just takes FOREVER AND A DAY to boot up, and it's got me really confused and irritated.


Can someone please help me? If I managed to miss something important, please let me know and I'll post it.

A:XP... Takes... forever... to... boot... up...!!!

Usually if Windows takes a long time to boot it will be something regarding your Network connection. Go into device manager and del the network adapter. Then reboot.

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Everytime I start my computer up, it gets where it loads the background, but none of the icons. It takes a minute or two for it to load the icons. It doesnt even sound like its loading anything during that minute.

Any help please?

A:Takes forever to boot XP

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My computer is taking forever to boot - especially since I installed NAV 2005. I was wondering if I placed shortcuts to the items in the startup menu on the desktop (I'd create a folder to store them in) and removed them from the startup menu itself would that shorten the time. There are over 50 items in that menu - not including the submenus.

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I know it takes forever to boot up because I apparently have to many programs on start up. My problem is I don't know what to disallow or quite how too.

A:Boot up takes forever.

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Hi all,

New to this forum!

My PC takes an absoulte age to start and its driving me crazy!

I'm running Vista and when the PC boots, it I think that I get the bios, then the bar that swishs across the bottom does its thing. The screen then goes blank for about 10 - 15 minutes with the harddrive light just flickering every now and again, before kicking into the OS.

While I'm working on the PC the harddrive light is usually on permenantly as well, which doesnt seem right to me....even though I only have a few applications open.

I have uninstalled a few things such as skype, napster etc and took them out using hijackthis, but as I've reached the limit of my PC knowledge (and may have surpassed it!!) I'm looking for some help please!

Also for some reason I cant attach a hijackthis log file for you guys to have a look through, the upload says its an invalid file!

Many thanks in anticipation.


A:Takes forever to boot

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computer takes forever to boot after logon. how can i expedite logon and clean up whatever is hanging?

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For the past month my computer has gone downhill. First of all by having a very inconsistent internet speed. I know that my computer is the problem because my roommate doesn't have any problems with the connection. I also noticed that it has been slower and slower... and today I tried shutting it down and it took about 3 to 4 minutes to complete. Being confused, I opened it up again and shut it down again to see, with the same result.

I'm using an Acer Extensa with a double core (2x 1.8 ghz) and 3 gigs or rams.

I have not installed / removed anything to the computer.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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As above it takes forever to start up and downloads take a long time after downloading 10.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3479 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7480D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460277 MB, Free - 344742 MB; D: Total - 14699 MB, Free - 1765 MB; Z: Total - 356 MB, Free - 317 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Thanks for your help
oh I need simple terms used please

A:Windows 10 is so slow and start up takes forever

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As above it takes forever to start up and downloads take a long time after downloading 10.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3479 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7480D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460277 MB, Free - 344742 MB; D: Total - 14699 MB, Free - 1765 MB; Z: Total - 356 MB, Free - 317 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Thanks for your help
oh I need simple terms used please

A:Windows !0 is so slow and start up takes forever

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hey yall i have a (compac presario sr2054x)with a 512mb/ddr sdram and its taking forever to start up.when i log on the screen turns blue for like 3 minutes then it starts,also its been running slugish lately...plz help

any other info u need about my pc just ask....

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If anyone could check and see if everything looks fine. Thanks! I'm also curious about the things in boldLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:50:41 AM, on 10/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\A... Read more

A:Desktop is slow - takes forever to start


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Hello TSG's. I have a dual bootup (Win 98/Win XP) and use Adaptec CD creator and Direct CD software with Win 98 and Drive G. This software will not work with XP and, in fact, is too old even to be upgraded. Anyway, when I bootup using XP Pro I have to have a CDRW or CDR disk in my drive G in order for it to boot up in a reasonable amount of time (1 minute or less.) When there isn't a disk in that drive, Windows XP Pro takes "forever" to bootup (after the logo comes up, the screen goes blank for 8 to 10 minutes before the desktop appears.) I've been keeping CDRW disks in the drive at all times so that I can boot up in a normal amount of time, but I shouldn't have to do that. I would appreciate some input from from TSG. Thanks.


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Hi all:

I hope you can help - I looked through many threads here, but didn't see something that is similar to my issue.

I pulled a 2TB WD Green HDD from my WHS because it was causing problems (apparently green drives are not good in servers - lesson learned), but want to use it in my desktop. Desktop is XPS630, running Vista Home Premium 32bit. I installed the HDD in the second bay, and on boot CHKDSK started, which is fine. However, it came up with "File Record Segment XX unreadable", and started from Segment 32, let it run all night, and it was still on 904 of approx 12,000. Obviously going to take a while.

I cannot have my machine just doing this for the next few days, so I hard rebooted, and canceled CHKDSK on boot, and tried CHKDSK from within vista but it did not work (it asks me to do it at boot). I am running CHKDSK now from the elevated command prompt, and it is doing the same thing as above ("File Record....").

My question is, is this normal? Is the HDD fried (it's only a couple of months old)? The server used it as extended storage, so there are some files on there that I would like to salvage. If I let this thing run for a few days (at least I can keep using my desktop), and it fixes it, great. If not, perhaps boot with Knoppix Linux and recovering the files will work?

Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.

A:CHKDSK on 2nd HDD takes forever on boot

you can try another program that is equivalent to check disk

with a little searching, you can find one.

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This problem started a while back (I think, at least...) My girlfriend started the computer, xp started to load, but it froze before the login screen appeard. When i rebooted it after a while, all data on partition C and D was gone, but E was untouched.

Now it takes about 7-10 min from the time i press the power button to the login screen of XP shows up. I have reformatted the drive, re-installed xp, flashed the bios, only installed the "windows updates". I have tried using Norton Utilities and Panda Titanium 2004 but neither can find any problems. I'm thinking it could be the bootsector but i don't know anything about that.

I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out here!!

[EDIT:]When xp does boot up it runs great, without any major delays.

A:Windows takes forever to boot up...

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Hi Guys, Recently my pc has taken forever to boot up. A black screen hangs there for about 5-9 minutes before opening up in Windows 8.

I thought a virus was there so did a full scan using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, nothing found.

I haven't d/l'd any new software recently.

I have tried to upload music to my micro SD card from my iphone, but the icon in My Computer is not showing, not in Device manager either.

Don't know if they are related but the problem started just after the above incident.

Hope I'm explaining this ok, I'm a silver surfer and not too 'with it' concerning technical data.

Look forward to any replies.

A:PC suddenly takes forever to boot up.

Welcome to the Gen help forum!

have you added any USB devices lately, any new printers, any USB drives?

If you have, try either powering them down before booting and trying it again.
If that is not the problem, we should scan your hard drive for errors, but not with SCANDISK. But before we get into that, just check for any USB devices. Sometimes a Printer will hang up a boot process, because it may have Card Readers in it.

Also, you may want to check out that SD card, pull it out and try to boot again. - If it's a bad card, it WILL hold up booting, and now you say you can't see it anymore, I think it may have gone bad. Actually you should check the SD card in a different reader, because sometimes the SD Card Readers will go bad.

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Hi, ever since this past few weeks, vista has been taking forever to load. I tried waiting for about 2 hours and it still shows the loading screen. It happened after vista crashed due to a blue screen error. I tried safe mode and other modes but it still took forever. I did try boot logging, and it never produced any log even after an hour of waiting. I checked using a live cd OS. Other operating systems like solaris and linux which i installed on other hard drives loaded fine.

I tried taking out all the PCI cards and left just the DVD drives, hard drives and graphics card, and leaving in just 1 new compatible and well working ram stick but it still took forever.

I've tried the recovery cd, but it just didnt manage to fix the problem. I've also tried restoring the OS and running checkdisks but it still didnt solve the problem.

Can anyone help? i need to use the development software there quick and some other software which isnt available or working for unix.

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HelloI have attached my log from Trent Micro HiJack. Every once in awhile my computer refuses to boot up. When I turn it on it sits there with a black screen and the scrolling bar in green just scrolls and scrolls. I manually shut down and sometimes it loads.I have a HP G70-460US notebook with Vista Premium. I have had it for 2 months and this issue started last week and has happened 2 times. Here is my log... Can anyone tell me if anything in this log has something to do with my problems>>Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:11:22 PM, on 12/2/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exeC:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\cavrid.exeC:\Program Files\CA�... Read more


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

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So heres the story my laptop took forever to boot up after about a week i got it so i sent it in a month later i received it "fixed" with a new harddrive. I was extremely excited threw in the battery and after about 15 minutes i finally was in. 15 is way longer then the bootup times ive seen on other Hp Mini 110 laptops on youtube. so heres what happens

Turn on laptop
HP Logo screen- 10 minutes
A Black screen(sometimes with a blinking grey under score in toprite corner)-5 minutes
Windows xp loading screen 30 seconds.

also if i restart it (start,turn off comp, restart its takes like 30 seconds to go through all above mentioned phases)

help please

A:NEW Laptop takes forever to boot up

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Have done the preliminary steps. Ad aware, spybot, Norton scan, Windows update.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:38:41 PM, on 8/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Laptop is running slow and takes forever o start up

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I've purchased a new Toshiba laptop today. And since puttng it to use it's been very slow, I've installed all upgrades which hasn't helped and I've tried installing windows 10 but it's been running for 2 hours now and it's just gone from 12% to 13%. Is this a known issue?

Thanks in advance!

A:Satellite C70-C-10T - Very slow, installing Win10 takes forever

When you buy new notebook the first thing you should do is to make recovery media. It is very important. You should have recovery image back-up.
If something goes wrong you can use this media and install original recovery image again.

Every new notebook is slow at the beginning. What you need is OS optimization. Remove all useless stuff from the system and check windows start-up.

Many applications that you actually don’t need start with windows and start-up takes a long time.

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I own a hand-me-down Clevo/Sager compact desktop (D900T/D9T to be specific) that I got about two years ago. Here are its specs:

Windows XP Pro SP3
3.2 GHz Pentium 4 Hyper-Threading
256 MB ATi Mobility Radeon X800
Intergrated Surround Sound
74 GB Hard Drive

Ever since I got it, the PC loads Windows XP at a snail's pace, with a minimum of 20 "passes" on the progress bar. Afterwards, it hangs on a black screen for a minute or two, and THEN proceeds to the "Log On" screen. All in all, the bootup process from turning on to Log On take 3-5 minutes usually. In comparision, my Dell Dimension 4400 from 2001, with a 1.6 GHz P4 and 640 MB of RAM, blazes through XP boot-up, with only 8-12 "passes" on the progress bar and no hang-ups afterwards.

I keep my start-up programs in check with msconfig, and even after disabling the program which I suspected was bogging down my PC overall (an old version of Symantec AntiVirus, w/ all tricks turned on), the problem continued the same. I at most have 27-34 programs running on start-up, only essential stuff too. Often scan for malware and viruses too, things are spic-and-span so far.

That's not my only XP-related issue however. When using Disk Defragmenter, it's as if I were trying to access it with a circa-1995 PC, as it slooooowly comes up on screen, analyzes and defragments, even when there's little to defragment on the HDD. Again, not an issue with my comparitively ancient Dim... Read more

A:Windows XP takes forever to boot despite my specs!

Well...I would do a clean install, in order to determine what the problems might be.An older system, with a known history of malware problems...I'd do the clean install to at least see if I have hardware problems and eliminate the current install itself from suspicion.You have an 80GB hard drive...that is suspect, IMO, because 80GB drives were standard fare long ago in computer-time. Running the appropriate manufacuter's diagnostic would be a wise step, IMO.You speak as if installing XP and inserting SATA drivers during the install...is a laborious process. It's not, just a few seconds of installation time.As for properly slipstreaming an XP CD...of course, it helps if you start with the right CD (MS Genuine XP) and use nLite.Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/ There are many guides to slipstreaming on the Web...most of them work, if the instructions are followed. Using nLite seems to be the easiest way of updating the XP install install CD, IMO.Louis

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P4 2G 512MB 60G HD Notebook takes forever to load now that I have loaded all my software on it.
Could someone PLEASE look over the startup list attached and give me some advice.
I have everything from AutoCAD LT, AfterEffects, Photoshop, to Visio and Office XP.
I know that some of these programs have installed stuff that slows down the startup, but what startups can I do without and how do I reliably disable them?

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I have an old dell dimension 4300 and it will take about 5 minutes to boot and and when it has finally started and up and running it takes 15 to 20 to get almost any program to come up. I have reinstalled and tried virus scan and pc optimization I am just at a loss. I have another pc that I am running but I can't sleep at night know I can't fix it. So please suggest anything even if it is to toss it I just need some kind of a fix

A:Dell Dimension takes forever to boot and run

it sounds like the hard drive might be failing. Sounds like it might be time to reformat. If that doesn't work I would try to run a program like spinrite (it isn't cheap)

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Hello everyone, i stumble upon the most weird situation with a laptop. It's an Asus S400 core i3 that came with Windows 8. The computer was fine and we wanted to do a clean installation of Windows, so we tried the restore app from Asus and it neved worked (it got stuck at initializing HDD for over 3 hours). So we took a copy from the office of Windows 8.1 Pro and tried to install, and it got stuck at "Windows is loading files" and it stayed there for hours.

After trying Hirens Boot i realized the HDD and the RAM where fine, so i took the HDD to another laptop and formatted there and copy some files, it was working perfect. Somehow i managed the computer to install Windows (The loading of files screen at installation took 45 minutes, but after that it installed perfectly)

Windows loaded, it ran smoothly and benchmarks where showing the computer very fast, so i decided to restart it to finish the install of Office. Shutdown was almost inmediately, but then it got stuck at boot at circle loading, it is there for almost 30 minutes and then the computer goes to Sleep. When i press again the power on button to get it off Sleep mode computer is working fine, very fast like nothing has happened. The computer is not booting in UEFI because when i enable it, the HDD is not recognized.

Am i crazy or is Windows messing up with me? Could it be a HDD problem?

Thanks for any comment, i would really appreciate any help regarding this topic,

A:Windows takes forever to boot, but after its very fast

I would like to reply, because the problem is now gone and maybe someone will like to know what was causing my headaches.

Computer came with an SDD for ultra fast cache (size about 24gb) that cannot be removed. Somehow that SSD was formatted and it had a visible partition of 350mb. I say that and knew it was very weird. So i formatted the disk using Windows Disk manager and left it with no partitions and no format. Then restarted the computer.

Computer boot time is now 30 segs. I hope this helps someone because it took over a week for me to figure it out.

Best Regards


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I just wanted to know the likely causes that would cause a computer to try and turn on for upwards of 30-40minutes.

While windows is running it is completely fine. It was suggested to me that a battery on the motherboard is broken, But i would like a second opinion.

And more importantly was of fixing it!,

Thank you,

A:Desktop, DuelCORE p4.. Takes forever to boot through Bios

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Why is it that every time i want to use my default browser(Firefox), i have to wait for 5 min for it to open? Also, how do you make your startup load faster? Here's hte hijack log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:09:23 PM, on 10/19/2009
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\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\ASKUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
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A:Solved: system is very slow and takes forever to load my default browser

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Hi, just want to know if its possible to have "run on startup" items set to run on only specific accounts?

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As the title says, my Windows 7 takes forever to boot (3 - 5 minutes) to boot with an SSD. From the motherboard splash screen it goes directly to the Windows bootscreen and sits there for maybe 2 - 3 minutes, then the computer goes into "hibernation" and my screens goes into power saving mode. It sits there for another 2 - 3 minutes before it finally shows the desktop.
However, it's only the boot time that's been increased, games and programs on the SSD run with the same speed as usual.

I have tried to boot up in safe mode but it stops at "CLASSPNP.SYS" and wont move for maybe 5 minutes.
I tried using the Startup Repair Tool but it can't fix the problem.

ACHI is activated and the drivers are up to date, for both the SSD and Windows.

I have attached the bootlog to this thread(It's extremely long).

I appreciate any help on this matter, it's been like this for almost two months and it's driving me crazy.

EDIT: I should probably add that rebooting does not take long at all. It takes around 20 seconds.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit takes forever to boot with SSD?

I would start with the System File Checker.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

See if that fixes it.

A Guy

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I got my computer about a year ago from my mom's friend, so it's a used laptop with many things already on it that i do not understand.
But recently my computer is taking longer and longer to start up each time i boot it. Now it takes about 10-15 minutes to start up.
I tried running check Disk, i tried to defrag my drives, and i tried deleting every application and software i didn't need. But still i can't get the computer t start up quicker.
I don't know if it will help but ill post my system specs, and maybe someone will have some idea of what is wrong with my computer.

OS name- Windows XP Home Edition
Version- 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600
system model- HP Pavillion dv2000
System type- X86-based PC
Processor- x86 family 6 model 14 stepping 8 GenuineIntel~1596 Mhz
BIOS version- phoneix F.0B. 7/3/2006
SMBIOS version- 2.4
Total physical memory- 1,024 MB
Available physical memory- 235.79 MB
Total virtual memory- 2.GB
Available virtual memory- 1.95 GB
Graphics chip- Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset family
Total graphics memory-128.0 MB
RAM/Memory-1014 MB

I know this is probably more information than needed but if it can help, then why not.
I hope someone can help.

A:Computer takes forever to start up.

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Hello everyone,

I own a 2005 Sony Vaio laptop, w/Windows XP. For the longest time, my computer has taken forever to start up. I figured this might be because there are too many programs loading when it starts up. I went to this website http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php to see which applications I could remove. I tried to remove Norton's Anti-Virus, QuickTime, and a few others. I was told to re-start the computer so the changes would take effect. However, that didn't work. When the computer re-booted, I saw a screen that said I could either use the Normal Startup, the Diagnostic Startup, or the Selective Startup. I've chosen the Selective & the Normal Startups on different occasions and nothing happened. I know a few of these programs are Trojans. Are they stuck of my computer forever?

I've also tried a System Restore. Didn't work.

Thank you in advance.

A:Computer takes forever to start up

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At first, my computer would flash when I turned it on, then it couldn't even turn on. I had to restore it to a previous time, but now it takes forever to load. I am pretty sure I have a virus.

DDS Text:

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kerri at 17:56:02.99 on Wed 08/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3002.1977 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *enabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScr... Read more

A:Computer takes forever to turn on

Hello sheehka,

If you still require assistance, you currently have 2 Anti Virus programs installed which is never a good idea and could be part of your problem. More than 1 Anti Virus can cause conflicts and confusion between the AV programs as well as system instability. Please choose and run only 1 and uninstall the other via the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Run a new scan with dds.scr and post the dds.txt and new attach.txt

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