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Q: Page loading takes forever

I have windows 98 with ie6 and firefox 2 installed. My problem is that oftentimes it takes 2-3 minutes to switch from one open window to another or to open a new web page. My computer whirs and clicks forever and while it is doing this I can't do anything else ecept press alt-ctl-del to end the process and even that takes a long time to accomplish.
At first I thought it was a problem with ie6 so I installed firefox. Firefox worked fine the first few days but then it began behaving like ie6 taking forever to navigate between open windows. I tried disconnecting from the internet by turning off my dsl modem but the 'puter just kept whirring and clicking.
I ran a reg scan with cc and it reported no issues.
Any ideas?

Preferred Solution: Page loading takes forever

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A: Page loading takes forever

try defraging
also check the disk for errors
and clean and delete stuff you don't need intill you have a good amount of free space

also try this
click on start>RUN>type MSCONFIG>go to the Startup tab>unselect all the useless stuff their > click on OK>press ok to restart>tell us if that worked

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So i got this Dell Laptop to fix...weird thing is

it will be stuck on the load-up screen for 15-20 minutes or more, then logging in will take another 10-15 minutes...

I tried looking into the system configuration through msconfig

disabled most of the startup programs down to the two most important ones
also played around with the "system services", but no luck...both will still startup the laptop really slow...

it has a 1gb ram and all updates/drivers are installed...

i also tried swapping the hdd with another laptop, still the same thing. I do not suspect it to be a bad hdd

but even after swapping the hdd, it will still take a very long time to load up and login....

occasionally the explorer.exe will shoot up to 50% CPU usage without me doing anything...

i believe these two are related in some way...

any ideas...thanks in advance

A:Loading screen takes forever to load!

For clues run the free programs Autoruns and Process Explorer to see what's starting up / going on. Is Windows updating anything in the background.
Is the HD from the other computer running on the exact same kind of computer?

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About a week and a half or so ago loading media files takes forever. Whenever I click on a MP3 or AVI file it takes about 30 secs before it loads. In the meantime I get a Windows Explorer has stopped responding dialog and I can either shut it down or wait for it to load.

I've run Spybot, Adaware, and installed ZoneAlarm. I keep getting a message that my computer is trying to access another comp on my network.

I've also tried restoring to an older restore point with no luck. I have no idea what may be causing this. Any help would be massively appreciated.

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Can anyone help with this?

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I've recently developed this problem with a slow startup time. Everything else loads at a decent speed, but when it gets to 'Loading Your Personal Settings' it hangs for 2 - 3 minutes.

Can anyone help?

I'm willing to post more details if necessary.


A:Loading Personal Settings Takes Forever

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Okay , here is what I got..
basicly , I can't access to my folders (Only through programs and shorcuts that I saved , I can access to those folders like "downloads" ,"My personal files").
This started after my laptop became very slow , I downloaded "CCleaner" and "Avast Free anti-virus" , and deleted few unnecesary programs from the system.
It seems to helped me out with the lags , but windows now loading and loading my folders like..Forever !
When I restart my laptop it works fine for few times , and after few times of opening folders , it starting to load again forever..
Im not a pro with win7 . Could someone pls tell what could be the problem ?

Here is what I see all the time , those magnifying glasses spinning around and around and nothing else.

A:Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

Hello and welcome Baubza mate run these and see what thye come up with - in safe mode if necessary


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary
Then you might like to have a read of this Optimize Windows 7 > point 8 is a good place to start at.

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My problem is windows 7 takes a long time to go past the welcome loading screen when it's loading the OS. (FYI- Win7 came preloaded when I purchased my laptop)It takes about 5-10 mins to finally load onto desktop.Never took so long before up until last night.Once at the desktop...I can't open my programs like normal each time it freezes/lags/slow as molasses if you will .Then I'm able to open up a program and it continues...Sometimes the screen blacks out and never returns so I reboot.Whatever trojan/virus is present manages to disable McAfee protection each time I start up.I would have to go in and enable it each time I'm logged on.Steps I've taken:***I've tried booting up via safe mode (same thing happens).***I've ran the startup repair (could not detect a problem).***I've Cleared out my temp files.***I've Defrag my laptop.***I've ran spybot search & destroy(found the following Doubleclick,Win32.Agent.ws,Zedo)***I've done a system restore to a point where my laptop worked like charm.***I've ran full MBAM (safe mode) scan results...(no malicious viruses detected).***I've ran full McAfee (safe mode) scan results( no viruses found).I wanted to see what could be done first, before I attempt a system recovery which is at the bottom of my totem pole,don't want to lose my data. Please Advise & Your Assistance would be greatly appreciated!

A:Win 7 takes forever to load past Loading Screen

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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I have 2 multi function printers with scanners, i have tried using the manufacturer software and 3rd party
After it scans the page, it takes forever for the program to recognize it and sometimes it says not responding for a super long time

A:Scanning page takes forever, not responding

Not much info there, would be nice to know the specifics. I have a Brother MFC-J430W and it scans fine. Also wired or wireless?

Latest firmware installed on them?

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After installing Ineternet Explorer 9, the first page takes about 30-45 seconds to load. IE 8 was instant. Its the "Washed out look" with the spinning circle for a bit, then finally loads. After that every page loads quickly. What I've done:

Disabled all addons
Ran "without addons" version
Tried about:blank start page
Tried software rendering mode
disabled third part browser extensions.
reset all internet explorer settings
disabled Norton 360

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.


A:Just updated to IE9, first page takes forever to load

Hi -Can you please tell us what do you have listed as your Home Page.If it is a company or Facebook they can be slow, so I altered mine to http://google.com and had no problems after that - Now I can still select from Favorites or any onscreen shortcut link -Thanks -

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Hi,Could someone please look at this and see if there is something that would be slowing my IE8 browser down? It isn't affecting Firefox. Thanks so much!Mod Edit: Removed HJT log data, not tool for browser/connection issues ~ Hamluis.

A:IE8 takes forever for each page to load! Here's my Hijackthis log

Oh yeah, there was something about the hosts file not letting it write to it. I just went on. Is that something I need to pay attention to?

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I've noticed that lately when I turn my laptop on, it takes forever for the desktop to load and then when I click on IE, my home page doesn't want to open until I've used task manager several times to stop the program from running. I have AVG free version and I'm very careful of where I search and what I open. I've done virus scans from online and with AVG, I've deleted several programs I had on my computer, etc. Nothing seems to help. I did the ComboFix scan and have the log saved to my notepad. It did not seem to help. This is as far as I've gotten. I am not very computer literate, but when I do try something from different posts, I've been successful. I don't know if I have programs fighting each other to open, or what, Can anyone help?

A:windows and home page takes forever to load

Please download and run Process Explorerhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspxUnder file and save as, create a log and post here copy and paste into a reply

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Hi...when I reboot my pc I get the Pentium 4 bage showing for ages before the users/login page is displayed. This has only started happening over the last few weeks. I don't remember installing any new software!

Can anybody help me please?

Thank you, Kristian

A:Reboot takes forever to load login page XP

Try a system restore before the pblm. happened

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Firefox is now taking about a minute to fully load the page complete with pictures. I am using a high speed internet connection and it used to take a matter of seconds. Now I am getting very frustrated with Firefox and am thinking of using IE 7 again. Can anyone help me with my problem?

Thanks for all your help!

A:FireFox is taking forever to finish loading the page!

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I have Win7 RC1 installed on three machines. Two are 64-bit and one is 32-bit. On the 64-bit desktop and the 32-bit laptop, everything seems to be running OK in the Devices and Printers window. However, on the 64-bit laptop, the Devices and Printers page doesn't load. The green bar moves across, then stalls after several minutes. I can install a new printer or device, but I can't configure or delete an old device. Any assistance is appreciated. The two laptops are identical Dell Latitude D830s, except that one runs 32-bit Win7 and the other runs 64-bit. It's the 64-bit one that's having problems. At the very least, if there are other ways to install, configure and -- especially -- delete printers and devices without using the control panel applet, I would greatly appreciate learning how to do it. Ths...

A:Devices and Printers page takes forever to load & doesn't show my devices or printers

The issue occurs if your anti-virus or firewall blocks this action. Please temporary disable the firewall and anti-virus, and then check the result.
If the issue persists, please boot in Clean Boot Mode. This method will help us determine if this issue is caused by a loading program or service. Please perform the following steps:
1. Click the Start Button type "msconfig" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
Note: If prompted, please click Continue on the User Account Control (UAC) window.
2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray). 3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK".
Then, restart the computer. When the "System Configuration Utility" window appears, please check the "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" box and click OK.
Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment, if the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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After booting my computer in the morning and after getting the desk top to settle down (which takes a long time) I then click on my OUTLOOK icon and wait - and wait - and wait. Why does it take so long for the Outlook screen to appear? I use Windows XP. Office is 203 version.


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My computer is being slow at whatever I do. Sometimes it works just fine but about 50% of the time it is slow in everything. even the mouse gets slow. opening folders, deleting, copying, everything. its also starting to affect my games and making them glitch its so slow. any ideas. I have a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+. I also have the latest drivers for my Nvidia 8600 GT video card and directx 9.0c. Can anyone help me. I have thought of everything that I know of. Which in this catagory isn't much.

A:Takes forever to do anything. Help?

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Hey folks, got another quick question:

Sometimes when I open a browser and type in a URL, it can take a long time for things to get started and for the browser to actually click over to the page I want to go to. I don't mean it loads up slow, I mean it doesn't load up at all, just nothing happens. It can often take a minute (or longer) for the page to finally click over to the URL, during which time I'm pulling out my hair and wondering what the hold up is.

Can anyone out there shed some light on this? I can't imagine why it wouldn't just click to the page immediately- I've got DSL, the cache is empty and everything seems to be fine, and yet I often find myself just sitting there wondering what I'm waiting for.

Any thoughts on this would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance and thanks for taking the time to read this.



A:IE Takes Forever To Get Going- Help?

Have you scanned for spyware? If not, download, install, immediately update and then run Spybot and/or AdAware. Read the help files to familiarize yourself with how they work. I recommend you use them both since each tends to find things the other misses. Let them clean up any spyware found.

Then, to be doubly sure, download and run CWShredder and run it (link to the download is near the bottom of the page).

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Can someone please take a look at my log and tell me if a virus spy or malware is bogging it down.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:03:02 AM, on 1/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
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A:PC takes forever to do anything.

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Hi, logging out takes forever. I am using Windows XP. Something to do with the Registry? Your assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks.....

A:Logging out fom XP takes forever

Go to Recovery Console and run CHKDSK /R

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I have been having tons of problems with my W2K of late. (Time to reload?), but one thing in particular kills me. Of late, my machine takes forever to shut down...sometimes 10 minutes. Is there any way to tell what services are running which may be causing this problem?


A:W2K takes forever to shut down

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I turn on the machine and hit ESC and about 25 minutes later the screen changes to start up menu.Then I'll hit any option in the menu and again 25/30 minutes go by and the screen changes to no Bootable device is found or insert Bootable disk then press any key. That one just repeatedly one after another no matter what Bootable device or disk I use .It also provides this; Hard Disk -(3F0).Any ideas?

A:Takes forever to start up

Hi,      Hard Disk -(3F0) error refers to Hard disk drive failure. To confirm restart the unit by tapping F2 key and it will launch Diagnostic scree, run a test on Hard disk drive. If the test fails replace the Hard drive and then reinstall the operating system.  If the unit is under warranty, then contact HP Support for getting the Hard disk drive replaced.

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I'm noticing my Windows 7 machine is taking a while to login. After I am done entering my password, the "Welcome" message with the spinning circle appears and is there for at least 50 seconds. I haven't timed it but that is an estimant. Anybody know why this would be happening?

A:Logging in takes FOREVER

You can discover the cause with a clean boot

If you do not get the solution, you may be able use msconfig diagnostic startup to discover the cause.

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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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Not sure if this is the right forum - but here goes. I have an older Compaq desktop - model #6016US. It has worked relatively flawlessly until recently. When I start up or reboot it takes a really long time - 15-20 minutes & sometimes longer. The majority of that time is spent alternating between the Compaq splash screen and a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

I've run different utilities like Tuneup Utilities 2009 but nothing seems to help. What should I check for? Please help!

A:Help - booting takes forever!

go into your bios and boot setup
1-cd drive
2-hard drive
and disable floppy that will make it a little faster because it wouldnt have to check floppy, also make sure u dont have any cds in your cd drive because it will try to boot of from cd and it'll take some time there.. these wont make huge difference but will still help

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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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OVER 2 minutes! Is that normal?
Dell Desktop 760 4 core Intel CPU, 4GB RAM, NO sparks or smoke.
"Fix" it with a gun or hammer?

A:Win 7 takes forever to shut down, why?

It could be normal if you have a few programs open at the time you choose to shut down. If you are not
seeing an error popup something like xxxxxx is taking too long to close then try exiting programs and browser(s) before clicking
on that shutdown button.

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W7 64 bit. When i click the recycle bin it sometimes taks as long as 20 seconds to open. Otherwise the PC runs great, is fairly state of the art and has a SS drive. The only other speed issue is at times, tho not nearly as often, it will take rather long for a image file to open in the windows photo viewer. But it's the recycle bin that almost always does this. The system also have very little running normally. There are maybe 12-15 things running in task manager at startup.
Any idea what could cause this?

A:recycle bin takes forever

Without seeing what's running, it's hard to say. You also don't have any system specs entered. Do you have any NAS or shared drives? Multiple partitions on the same drive?

Or a large "green" drive?

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Windows will start to lag, I shut off the comp, but it took like a hour to turn off.. help? Also, it seems everyime I defrag my laptop Windows 7 crashes... is there something about that?

A:Takes forever to turn off!

To find out your model and much, much more:
WIN is the key with the flag.

How to use Event Viewer to view your Boot and Shutdown Performance

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance

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This is my first post, I hope someone can help. I am running XP Home Edition and when I go to shut down it takes forever. I get an error that says "Ending Program Projekt1". I click on end program and it just sits there. Webpages and Outlook seem to take a long time sometimes to load as well. I ran Hijack this and here is my logfile. I am sure there are some spyware programs there but do not know what to look for.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:21:58 PM, on 12/9/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3100 Series\lxbrbmgr.exe
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HI all And Thanks For Looking
Have this program on my system and have no problem but my sons computer which is 2.2 amd dual core with a gig of ram seems to want to take like 18 hours just to convert a 700mb avi were as my 2.4 2gig ram only takes 40 mins
Any Ideas ? Sorry if i havent got enough details .
Cheers Herb

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

A:takes forever to boot

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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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The problem I am having with XP is that it will, after 1-2 hours, is completely out of memory, and begins to shut down programs because "Virtual memory is too low". Also, when I shut down, it arrives at the "logging off" screen within a few seconds, but will then be "Logging off" for 10-12 minutes before finally shutting down.

It began last week when I installed some drivers from Dell and updates from Windows. Before that time, I could go days without restarting, running Firefox w/8-10 tabs, Outlook w/ Word editor, along with numerous apps running from startup.

When I start in Safe mode, it shuts down fine. I have run AVG full scan, Spybot full scan, Adaware full scan, and evenSDFix suggested in other threads.

Any suggestions and help would be much appreciated. If any more info is needed, please feel free to ask.


A:XP takes Forever to shutdown

Are running short of space on your hard drive?

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and since then my PC (HP Envy i7) takes approximately 5 hours to boot. This really is frustrating. Please assist in resolving this issue.

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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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Recently my internet had been messing up, but I managed to fix it by turning it off and on at the wall. Happened again, then did it again, and it's finally working properly. But now it seems it takes forever to sign into Messenger (the green and blue bodies spin along with the text Signing in... forever) and I can't even cancel the during sign in. So what do I do now? Thanks.

A:Takes forever to sign in

Hello are you direct line or wireless. My did something like that a couple of weeks ago. So try this.

Click on your internet and wait for it to come on.
Click on tools
click on internet options
clcik advanced
then click reset

close your IP screen and restart, then come back and let me know if your internet is back to normal speed.


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basically exactly what the title says. i posted a hijackthis log in the other forum, they told me it was clean and to post in here. there is no reason that it should take this long to get up and running. On my startup i have anydvd, zonealarm, peerguardian 2, googletoolbar, and quicktime codec pack. when i typed in msconfig in the run option, it took 2 minutes for the system configuration utility to finally come up....but there is nothing that should be slowing it down so much. please help.


A:Takes Forever To Run Programs

Open task manager and see what is taking up the most CPU and RAM. Post the results back here.

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for the last 2 months now this computer has been real slow, i cant seem to work out why but i thought someone on here would know.here is the hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:19 PM, on 7/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe... Read more

A:IE takes forever to get started.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown 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.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.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 explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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HP Pavilion all in one, recently upgraded to windows 10, don't get me wrong, it was a turd before the upgrade but now it takes forever to load even simple web pages. The little blue circle just goes round and round...same thing with opening any program from the desktop, in frustration if you click the icon three or four times, after it gets going you have three or four windows open...

I'm willing to follow directions.

Thanks for the advice in advance !

A:windows 10 takes forever for anything

whats the exact model, may also have a service number - did you check that it was fully compatible with W10 ?

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I just got a Sony DVD burner. It is 16x and is also capable of burning Dual Layer.

I have also installed DVD Shrink to backup my DVDs.

It takes me 1hr 30min, minimum, to backup the DVD and another 40min+ to burn the DVD.


My computer is only running a 733mhz with 384mb RAM, but still, this should not be.

A friend has a 3.6Ghz pc with 1gb RAM and he is experiencing the same problems, but with another burner.

Has anyone else experience this problem before? Do you know what was wrong?

I don't think it's the drive because it reads and write just fine, it just takes a while.

Let me know.


A:DVD Burner Takes FOREVER!!!

Possibly because DMA is disabled on the drive?

You can check that from Device Manager,

in Win9x/ME it's under the DVD drive properties,

in Win2k/XP/2003 it's under the IDE controller properties.

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Normally on my slow modem I can get in straight away but now it take about 10-15 goes dialling up before it goes. It just happened randomly. The message is 'The Line Is Busy', surely everyone in town can't be using their modems all at the same time too?

A:dial-up takes forever

Well, actually....it is entirely possible that your isp is getting more business, and IS short of lines to your area. I would contact your isp and relay your problem to them. Maybe they have more than one access number in your area too, and one may be better than the other. Generally, it shouldn't be a problem on your end, but theirs, and may not be one that will get resolved as quickly as you'd like. We used to get the same thing for awhile, until our isp installed more lines in our area.

Hope this helps!


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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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Hi guys, I got a bleeping computer. What is basically happening is, that if I restart my computer, it takes forever. If I try shut down, it usually shuts down after a long long log off OR it freezes in logging off. It is really annoying and I tried to clean up my system, registers and it didnt help. Im running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Please help and thanks for reading.

A:logging off takes forever - please help

I tried to clean up my system, registers1) What does that mean? EXACTLY what did you do?2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?3) Are you saying BOTH boot and shutdown are slow or just the shutdown?

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I'm having a little problem logging my winxp machines onto the network. For some odd reason, they take forever to apply settings etc when logging in, I mean like 2-3 minutes. The server that I log onto is running Windows 2003 Server. When I try logging onto the network using a Windows NT, or Windows 98 system, it goes through in seconds, and these machines are old and slow. The weirdest thing is that there are about 3-4 machines on the network, who run Windows XP, and logon very quickly, but I have no clue why. I read somewhere that this is an issue Microsoft has, and suggested that installing SP2 would solve the problem...but alas it hasn't. I'm just wondering if anybody else here has experienced this problem, and knows what I should do as a possible solution.


A:WinXP takes forever to log on...


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This is more of a curiosity question, but why does it take hours to update from one build to the next?

I'm going from 10041 to 10049 and it's been running for about two-and-a-half hours now. It's currently at 20%.

Seems like the update to 10041 took a long time as well, but I wasn't trying to use the PC at the time, so it wasn't quite as annoying.

I mean, I know my system is an older one, (Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8GB RAM, and no SSD), but it seems to be taking a lot longer than it should.
Is it just me, or is this normal?

A:Update Takes Forever

Mostly has to do with your internet download speed, and how much the servers are throttled back to account for the number of people downloading at the time. My install only took about 40 minutes to completion.

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Whenever I start up IE 6, it takes a good 2-3 minutes for the browers to open my home page. Once the browser is open, it acts fine unless I click on a link that opens a new window.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:51:00 AM, on 04/28/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaiser\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\... Read more

A:IE 6 Takes Forever to Load

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Whenever I right click on a file, it takes 59 seconds for the context menu to appear. If I click on the desktop, or an .exe file, it comes up immediately. This happened after installing service pack 3 for Win XP. Unfortunately, SP3 caused everything to go really slow, so I uninstalled it. Everything else is OK, just the right click taking 59 seconds on files (folders are OK).

A:Right click takes forever

This can be due to Context Menu items. Try ShellExView. It allows you to edit your context menus.See this also:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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