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Q: point and click takes so long to take effect!

Have been having problems when clicking on something It doesn't open so I try something else same response then they start to pop up after the fact. This is occurring even when I click on a desktop icon too.So I thought a system restore might be a good idea haven't done one in forever. When i tried it says there is no restore point available anywhere. So somethings wrong there as well. I have run my malware and anti virus nothing wrong there. What can I do it's running really slow as well......obviously. Here is some of my info:
My computer:
Dell OPTIPLEX GX620

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38138 MB, Free - 15969 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807, , ..CN1374061N07BY.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Firefo info:
Application Basics

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Preferred Solution: point and click takes so long to take effect!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: point and click takes so long to take effect!

Try sfc /scannow
Or try a repair install.

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My right click takes too long on Windows 10 64-bit. What should I do? Creating a new folder takes almost equally long time... This is very irritating...what should I do?

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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.
 

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I received some updates last week. Ever since, pc takes long to boot. Once it does, I see all my icons, but I can't open or do anything on it. Can't right click, or anything at all.

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Hello,
I have a problem when I right click to get a menu it seems to take a long time to open.
For example the trash can...
When I right click it takes a long time to open the menu.
Now, I know that there is a lot of information about this subject on the internet but some of the information I have read I feel is out dated as when I click on links that are give in the articles they don't work.
I am not sure what I need to do to get this to work correctly.
Please help!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-65, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 159567 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JM70PU
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 7.0, Updated and Enabled
I look forward to replies
 

A:Solved: Right click menu takes a long time to open

Run these two programs...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

Then...

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how-to-use-chkdsk-check-disk.448/
 

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Hey, guys and girls ... ! I'm happy to be a new member of this forum ! 
 
Prologue :
Well, I've had pretty tough problems these days. Firstly, my Windows 10 OS lags and the Startup starts slowing down while I remember the good times like some months ago that it booted up immediately.
And now this ... my Double Click on the Desktop is ineffective ! Well that's a mess I thought. 
So I searched on google for possible solutions but nah. Probably it's just malware that I downloaded and my Malwarebytes and even Spyhunter can't detect/clean. I bet I have a lot of them ... for example I've had (and I'll have for a long time I think) the istartsurf malware  which by now I hadn't managed to remove. I tried both Malwarebytes and Spyhunter and even AVG before which couldn't even detect it, so I was so disappointed that I uninstalled it ...
 
Getting on the topic ... :
So as you can see in the title ... my double click has problems. It works well when I click it anywhere else than an icon. I mean I can click refresh, I can see that menu. But I don't have access to the Shortcut's/Folder's/File's Menu. First, when I double click it just takes some seconds (like 2-5 secs) to load the Menu, and then it immediately disappears !
 
I tried to search for Threats with AdwCleaner which was requested by a topic in your site by the way. I'm searching for malwares these days with SpyHunter and Malwarebytes together. They find various low risk virus and the ... Read more

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

A:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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Leave the multimedia class scheduler service running, but disable its network throttling feature:

* Open regedit
* Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile
* There will be an entry for network performance throttling, default value is 10; set it to FFFFFFFF hex (willl look like 0xFFFFFFFF to the right of the entry)
* Reboot
Would these effect me in anyway int he long run?

A:will doing these steps effect me in the long run?

Sometimes playing with fonts and colors makes the text unreadable. When it happens, I don't bother to read the rest of the post.

Kari

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hi I want to 
1. get all the promoted links closer to each other with no whitespace space.
2. I want to remove the green colour when you mouse over 
2. remove the "see all"
3. Leave no space on the right of the promoted links- white space again

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Hey, how can i do cursor click sound effect on my Windows 7?
exactly like this one:



go to this video and listen to the click sound effect, how can i do that?
thanks

A:How to do cursor click sound effect?

I used to use a program in xp, that is UberIcon ; it can create such mouse click sounds . In this case , it is due to the screen capture software .

Not sure whether ubericon works with win7 or not .

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the HD is a clone image of the original OS Vista HP SP2 toshiba L305-S5945. 4 gig Ram 64 bit

Its an off on problem. Currently off. ???
I was defragging and it froze when I tried to click on it. Then the cursor had no effect on the screen when I clicked. I restarted by using the start button. It did the same only worse. I did some startup scans and eventually had to use Ubuntu live disc to get on the machine where the cursor worked fine. I could not find a way to use the live disc to run scans on the HD.
I restarted several more time using the startup repair options short of full reload. It even froze trying to start in safe mode.
Finally it started in safe mode and I was able to do a disc cleaner which failed once then worked. I restarted normally and it was working. I used MWB and ADWCleaner. It worked ok fora while then froze up but this time when I started normally it worked again. I started a defrag again and left it on over night. It was frozen this morning and I shut down using the start button. It started and ran normally after. FF froze up once while watching Hulu and i had to restart the machine in the same forced way again.

IDK whats going on, its running "normally" right now. I have seen several posts about cursor and mouse problems since I got back online seeking help to diagnose this issue.



Any recomendations for a good clone software that doesn't require the user to register online? As I recall i did not like the other one because th... Read more

A:Cursor moves no effect when I click

You should test your HDD.
Go to Start/Search and type CMD, right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk will go through 5 stages, and will take a long time so do it overnight.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, and burn it to CD. Boot off of the newly created CD and Run the Short and Long diagnostic tests on the HDD. If either fails the HDD needs to be replaced.

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There is something that really annoys me and that is everytime I join a forum I want to be in I have to goto my e-mail to activate it. I see no point of doing this since all it does is take your time to check your e-mail and clicking a link when you could be posting a topic on the forums and asking a question I want to know. I see this kinds of things on different sites too but I really think it's annoying. How do I fix this.



Thanks

A:No point takes your time

I also see this kinds of things when I got a new e-mail address and want to update my e-mail address on a website. I just think this is really just plain annoying.

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It looks like this
http://claytowne.org/cursor.gif

Every time I click something I get this dumb animated effect. How do I disable.

Vista Ultimate x64

A:Remove mouse click animated water drop effect

It looks like a Control Key Mouse Pointer option available in Home Premium.
Ultimate may have that as an option for Mouse-Down.

Go to Mouse Options thru Control Panel.

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I don't know how to remove. I need help !!!
It happens when I use my wacom intuos 3, but when I use my microsoft mouse it's ok.

A:How to remove mouse click animated water drop effect ??

probably by uninstalling the software you install, what is the software you install for the drop effect ?

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Please help!

It takes me 2 reboots before Windows XP Home SP2 shows
the Log-in Screen. There, my pc is slow and mouse is
skipping frames. I tried using System Restore, yet the
problem isnt fixed.

When I do log in, it takes a bit too long to "Load user
settings", etc. And the second problem is, after I log
in - my CPU is always 30-50% used by Something! I tried
shutting down all User Programs except Explorer and Task
Manager, yet something was still using my CPU, So i
thought of a virus. I have ZoneAlarm always on, Norton
Antivirus 2003 scan brought no results (virus definitions
up to date), and Ad-Aware 6.0 brought no results either.
And although I can live with it, since I got p4 3.0Ghz,
160 GB HD, and 1GB RAM, I cannot notice performance
differences, it does bug me.

I am not getting any errors.

My Windows just takes 10 minutes to login and logoff.
Also, it takes 5 minutes to get to "Task manager" if i
press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. I don't know why my windows became
so slow all of a sudden.

My drivers are up to date. Since the problems still
occured when I shut down all of user programs, maybe some
wrong software is running under System tab. Is there a
list of programs the Windows XP Home SP2 has running at
start-up, So I find and shut down any other unknown
applications to check if that helps?

So, 1. WHY is my log-in screen appears rarely and slow?
2. Why does it take so long to log-in/off, and to bring up CTRL+ALT+DELETE menu?
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A:Takes very long to Log-in/ Log-off

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I have NAV 2003 and whenever I run it, it takes me 1-1/2 hours. I know that's not the norm and the def are up to date.....any idea why this is happening?

Thanks!
 

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Hello,
On My Vista SP1 when I request to create a restore point it takes 5 minutes between the request and the possibility to create it . The "system" search for 5 minutes see attached screenshots.
How to reduce the time needed?
Thanks in advance.

A:Creating A Restore Point Takes 5 Minuts

hi,,,, when you making a restore point open task manager and take a look at how much cpu and ram is being used,,, if there is a lot of your pc's resorces being used this could be why its taking so long,,, shut as much stuff down as you can,,,, ie,, open programs and apps,,, and then try again.

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hi gang,
i would like to know where i can find the Windows Explorer "Click / Tick" Sound effect.
im not looking to disable it but rather would like to know where its located so that i can copy it to my desktop to use later.

-OR-
does anyone one know of a trusted source where it can be downloaded ?
happy tech'n !
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Tick/Click Sound Effect Location ?

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Hey all,
After a clean install of Windows 8 Pro and upgrading to 8.1 Pro immediately after, I noticed that the Photos app takes a very long time to load a photo that I opened from the Desktop. When double clicking a picture from the Desktop, the Photos app splash screen comes up and stays like that for like 30 seconds until it views the picture. It also takes that long when clicking the app itself. Notice that this only happens the first time when I open the Photos app after a restart or boot. Opening the Photos app doesn't take long anymore.
If I close the photos app while it's still in the splash screen an error would pop up that says that the "PhotosApp.exe has reached a breakpoint". A MoAppHang of Photosapp.exe error also pops up in the eventlog in that case.
I noticed quite a lot of people are having this popup error and I have tried different solutions without any success:
- Did an SFC /scannow
- Tried the App Troubleshooter (it says I need to update my graphics driver although they are already up to date)
- Rebuilt the indexing and restored the Default settings in the My Pictures folder Properties
- Installed all updates from Windows Update
My specs:
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre
GTX 660Ti with latest WHQL driver (332.21)
3570K CPU (stock)
8 GB RAM
Can anyone help me with this?

A:Photos app takes too long!

Try using the following command from an elevated command prompt:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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Hi,

I have a problem with printing files from a client PC joined to domain Windows 7 Pro on Network Printer HP Leaser Jet Pro MFP m521dw /full software.


The problem can be seen clearly when Printing Large files .. it takes too long. PDF file 6MB takes 5 to 10 minuets but the same file takes 2 minuets max with other clients. 


I have reinstalled printer software and tried to restart the print spooler .. there is no change.


Please advise .. with thanks 

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Hi,
When I open up Internet Explorer or a new page in IE,it sometimes takes a long,long time to load the page and a box will pop up saying "stop running this script? a script on this page is causing IE to run slowly.If it continues to run,your computer may become unresponsive."This is so frustrating me.Anyone who can help me out.
Thanks.

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Hello,

I just bought a new laptop computer with Vista already installed (they only come that way as I learned). When I boot up my laptop the desktop background shows but it takes a while for the icons and my bottom status bar to appear. Is this normal with Vista? I've downloaded a bunch of updates but I don't know if that's the cause.
 

A:Takes long to boot up

I thought my HP laptop with Vista Home Premium was taking forever to boot, including a long period of just a dark screen with no apparent progress. After some measurements I discovered it was a glitch that happened twice or else the old "a watched pot never boils" syndrome.

Defining boot time as beginning with a press of the power button and ending when <Windows> + e brings up Windows Explorer I measure 2 minutes. My brother-in-law with same OS on HP desktop measures 1 minute 45 seconds. We both have 2 gig memory (I would expect generally slower boot with less memory). He has the Sidebar turned off.

By comparison I get 2:15 on my XP Pro desktop and 2:28 on my XP Home laptop.

I haven't directly answered your question because I don't know exactly what "takes a while for the icons and my bottom status bar to appear" means. If you can give us some times (and relevant PC specs) such as I have done, perhaps somebody can answer more specifically.
 

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Hello can anyone help me,my DVD drive takes too long to burn dvd discs.
I have Compaq Presario SG3063IL model PC with 1.5gb Ram 80gb Hard disk, Intel core 2 duo.I bought it 1 year before.
Since i bought the system the burning for DVD discs takes too long as 50mins to more than 1hour.I am using Nero 8 version.For Cd's it takes normal time of 5 to 7 mins.My problem is only in burning the DVD's.
I browsed some web pages and some suggested to verify DMA is enable or not in Primary IDE Channel from the Device manager.I saw in my system that there are 2 Primary IDE and 2 Secondary IDE Channels available.I checked the first Primary Channel,it shows
For Device 0 the "DMA if available", the current transfer mode is "Ultra DMA mode 5"
For Device 1 "DMA if available" ,But the Current Transfer mode shows "Not applicable".
If there may be some other problems,please anyone help me to solve this problem.Thanks for helping me.
 

A:DVD Burning takes too long

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Hello,

I have a laptop running Windows Vista home basic. It's only a year old, and suddenly it's taking a really long time to boot up. Like it takes around 40 seconds on the Welcome screen, and then a black screen comes up with the cursor and that stays around for a minute before I can get to the desktop.

I've ran CCleaner, and tried to find what's causing it, but don't have any idea. I don't have a lot of software/apps or anything in general which could cause this.

There's nothing in the minidumps either. Please help.

When I first noticed the problem yesterday, I tried to run Ad - Aware, and that took so so long even to load and update, so I uninstalled it. Then I tried doing a system restore. When I click on 'System Restore' in the Start Menu, it took a minute for the window to pop up. Nothing fixed after the Restore, and even now if I click on System Restore it doesn't appear till a couple of minutes.

I also received a message saying: "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed." Help.
 

A:Takes too long to boot up

That type of problem (which might be due to any number of things) can be a challenge to track down. And only made worse if you can't even install and run the tools needed to track it down because things are so slow

I'd suggest you try booting into SAFE mode. If the problem still occurs when booting into Safe mode i think your best option at that point is a backup and then a clean reinstall. If it's OK booting into Safe mode, you can try troubleshooting using msconfig

/* edit */
One other option, you might see if you can use your Vista install CD do to a "repair" vs. a full reinstall if that might also help (if you should want to avoid a reinstall). A "repair" would only if help if this might be a Windows issue
 

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Hi
I have a vista home premium 32bit. Whenever i try to rename a file or folder it takes around 1 min. I don't know why it happens. Can someone suggest regarding this?

A:Rename takes too long

Hello Sazbad, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That is strange. Have you already tried restarting the computer to see if that would hopefully resolve the issue?

Shawn

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A computer running Windows XP is taking longer than usual logging into the network and even after login.
The messages that seem to take the most time are the following:

1.'applying coputer settings' takes much longer than it should.
2. Once the user enter's their login information, 'applying your personal settings' also takes much longer than it should.

What could be the cause of this?

I believe the Server is Windows SBS Server 2008.

When looking at ipconfig /all ...
the IP addresses for the DHCP, DNS and default Gateway look fine and they likely have not been changed.

A Malwarebytes scan was run and no malware was found.

Is there anything I could do to troubleshoot this remotely?

The slow down is relativelly new.

A:XP takes too long to log onto the network

Change the group policy snap-in,"Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" to Enabled. This only affects the XP user.

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When I go to shut-down the following two programs aren't ending properly causing me to have to select 'end now.'

They are protector.exe and sometimes explorer.exe

I am posting this because someone else had a similar problem and got good advice. (I can't remember the thread though)

Also, upon shutdown I would like it to also close out itunes.exe first and then run "C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe" /service if this is possible.

Thanks.

A:Shut-down takes too long!

protector.exe description:
protector.exe is a process belonging to the Spytech Software, SpyAnywhere remote administration tool. This process allows other users to control your PC via a local network or the Internet. If used maliciously this process can also permit users to access your PC, from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. If unaccounted for, this process should be removed immediately.

Here's your answer. I'm sure it is causing explorer to hang.

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Hello,
I having trouble with email between 2 users and Iím hoping someone has seen this issue before with a fix. My network in new. All clients are using Microsoft Outlook 2007. Email is hosted off site, we do not host it and I have no email servers here. I have one user using a new XP machine and a POP3 account, the other user is using a new Windows 7 machine and her account is hosted by an Exchange server. When the XP sends an email to the W-7 machine within the network, sometimes the W-7 will not get the email for up to a day or more. From what I understand, W-7 has no trouble getting other email from other users inside or outside the network. The email sent from the XP machine has an attachment. I have no network issues as the internet is reachable whenever needed. For virus protection I use Endpoint, the firewall is new as well. I would think if it was a network issues, everyone would be having this problem.
 

A:Email takes to long to get, why?

I think your assumptions are correct. Your best bet is to contact the people who host your exchange services. It sounds like something needs tweaking on their end
 

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Will the individual that responded to me  will you respond back so that i can explain what happened with your last post to my request.Thank You Beep01below is my original post.   ?12-11-2016  ?01-09-2017 07:36 AMProduct Name: HP compaq 8200 slim lineOperating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)Happy New Year Everyone;     I have a HP Compaq 8200 slim line, the OS is Windows 7 professional,    the problem is When I shut down the computer for the evening  it seems to hang up on "LOGGING OFF"  last night it took over 30 minutes for the computer to complete LOGGING OFF and the computer to shut doen. Does anyone else have  the same problem ????????ThanksBeep01

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My notebook takes long time to appear "HP" before loading windows Is there any solution?

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Hi, my system is running Windows XP sevice pack 3. Thing is after the boot screen where is shows that windows is loading the wallpaper back ground is displayed for atleast 3 minutes without any sort of activity. It is very annoying to wait for it to start. My config is Core2Duo 2.2GHz, 2Gb ram, NVIDIA 8600 GT 1GB graphics card.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 

A:XP takes very long to boot

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I built a friend a computer yesterday, and since the beginning, it's taken about 4minutes to get from the RAM count screen to the windows startup logo. First I get a screen that shows the ram/cpu speed. Then I get a blank screen with a blinking underscore. Then I get a black screen. Finally Windows. Each screen takes a long time to pass. After that, everything runs perfectly fine in Windows, all benchmarks are close to their standards.
I've swapped the ram, the harddrive, updated bios to the latest, run default settings on bios, in an attempt to figure the problem out. Only thing I can think of is a defective motherboard, but wouldn't that have more problems than just in the POST environment? I used my switcher, which shares the monitory/keyboard/mouse, if that makes a difference (probably not). The specs of the system are below. Can anyone think of any reason why a system would take so long in each screen of the POST setup?

ASUS P4P800 SE i865PE motherboard
Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0E GHz 800MHz FSB
OCZ Performance Series Dual Channel Kit 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-4200
ATI 9600xt 256mb ddr 128-bit
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB
NU Technology Black 8X DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DDW-082

A:POST takes so long

Usually this is an indicator of incorrect jumper settings on an IDE device.

If you are running the hard drive on one channel and the optical on another, jumer both to master, and ensure they are at the end of their respective cable.

If you have them both on the same channel, set one to master, the other to slave, and cable them like so:

motherboard-----slave-----master


HTH

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I have pruned my hard disk and archived a lot of my video files, this has left my C:drive storing 252 GB out of a total capacity of 1..15 TB. I have now backed up the C:drive to an external hard drive (I and the backup has a total volume of 452 GB. Incidentally, it took nearly 4 hours to carry out the backup even though there was already a previous system backup on that hard drive (I. Why is the new backup so large and why did the process take so long?

I have carried out a search in the Forums but I have not found an article that answers my questions.

thyde9337

My System: Dell Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core 3.2 GHz processor. 6.0GB memory. 1.15 GB hard drive, 1.5 GB Toshiba external hard drive I, 1.0TB Toshiba external hard drive (J:.K:,L , 500 GB Iomega external hard drive (M. Dell 922 Scanner/Printer.

A:Backing-up takes too long.

You're not backing up the Windows files, are you? Also, you may want to explore incremental backups.

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I am out of town and I am working on a Vista 32bit machine and we have done a fresh install to eliminate some issues he had with the windows updater that ended up being unfixable. After the clean install and putting a few of his programs back I started the defrag and after 6 hours it was still going. It is a 200g drive that is about at 40% usage (183g actual and 111g free right now). I have ran the Vista defrag on many machines many times and have never seen it go that long even on a large drives with much more space usage. I have also ran the defrag from the CMD method and no luck there either since it appeared to be going long there also. I leave tomorrow so I want to leave him all set up but that is the last and only issue we have left to deal with so if anyone has any ideas and can quickly reply that would be great.

I have also ran the chkdisk also and all was fine and after it runs a while you can look in the task manager and it is using about 18k memory but has zero cpu usage.

A:Defrag takes too long

I recommend using Defraggler because it shows you a Lot more Information and you can defrag Items more Easily

see Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download For More Information


Hope This Helps,
Josh

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IE opens very slowly, and it wont open hyperlinks, and if I right click and open in a new window, it freezes for a bit and wont open.
This only started happening real recent
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:14:51 AM, on 4/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RioMSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
c:\toshiba\ivp\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
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A:IE takes long to open, and others

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Hi,
I tried to put 3x 30 mins mini DVD RW in to one 4.6 DVDR using nero .... But why does it take so long to transcode VOB files? They are already in DVD format so what is there to encode? It took 1 hr and 15 mins to transcode and then another 10 mins to write. I think its too much for 4 gb data thats in DVD format....
Can some expert enlighten me , may be I'm doing wrong. Also I noticed that burnt DVD is not so fantastic in quality. I used best resolution.
Here is the config
cam DCD DVD 403
my Laptop Dell 1505 with core duo T2300 procesors , 2 GB ram and 80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive. DVD media fujifilm DVDR 16 X
Thanks
Girish
 

A:Transcoding takes way to long

If they're already in VOB format you don't have to do anything. You just need an authoring program to create the disc. You could even use something like DVDShrink to create the disc. Just import each VOB file and then have it create the disc with no compression, then burn it.
 

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Ok so my problem is that my pc takes long to boot up.

It boots up fine until right after the Windows XP logo screen. Right after the xp logo the screen goes black for about 1 minute then the welcome screen shows up and it stays there for about 4-5 mins.


List of things I have done:

Ive scanned the computer for viruses in:
normal mode
safe mode
and ive also done a boot scan.

So there is no viruses.

Ive re installed all system files using my XP cd so it isnt the system files and ive done a system restore so it isnt a software issue.

I've Defragged the pc and used a registry cleaner. I've also disabled all startup in msconfig.

What can be the problem?


My pc specs are:

Intel quad q8200 2.33ghz
4gb ram
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
500GB SATA
XP Home SP3

A:Pc takes too long to boot up

Anyone and help?

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When I type in my password and log onto my pc it can take forever before I even see the taskbar. Does anybody know what my problem is? Also, is there a shortcut that can be used so that I can stop a task, because the task manager doesn't work too good sometimes either?
 

A:My Start up takes too long.

1.Go into the start menu click on run then type in msconfig
 
2.Click on startup tab
 
3.Look though your startup items and uncheck everything thats junk or you wont really want or need to turn on during startup

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Since getting my current PC in June '08 (Intel mobo, E8400 Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB SATA drive,running Win XP-SP3), I couldn't help but notice that its time to hibernate is far longer than any previous PC that I've owned or worked on. Takes about 3 minutes. Why so long?

Computer exhibits no other problems; boots perfectly every time (although it takes 20 sec. for the BIOS screen to show vs. most PCs where it appears almost instantly after powering up), never crashes, processes large files rapidly, comes out of standby or hibernation perfectly, connects to the Internet reasonably fast, etc.
 

A:Hibernation takes too long

How much stuff are you running when you go to hibernate? What are you running?
 

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For the past couple of days IE has been VERY slow responding. Looking at the task manager I can see it is rurnning then no responding then running again. It takes about 10 seconds to open a web page. I have a cable internet connection and the fastest service you can buy. I called the cable company today to make sure it wasn't my modem or their service and everything was fine. Just in case we reset the modem and router, still no joy!

I ran spybot, adaware, hijack this, norton, reg cleaner and housecall. Aside from a few bits of spyware, which I removed, everything is fine.

I found a website that listed some dll's I should register so I did that but it didn't help.

I'm running windows 2000 with IE 6 and the latest updates and all was well until a couple days ago. I did install Antivir recently but I have it at work too and it hasn't caused any problems. Anyway, I don't have it running anymore just in case it was the problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I have a Skylake i5 6600K CPU, a Z170 MoBo and 8G DDR4 3000 .
Win 7 HP is on a Samsung 850 Pro and \Users is on a HDD (2xWD500 Block on RAID 0 array).
It's a powerful machine and everything runs without issues.

On a cold start, It takes about 40 Sec from POST to Skype log on.
What is strange, is that it takes 25 sec to shut down.

I can understand that to start it has to read and crunch a lot of data so I think that 40 sec is acceptable and I consider it's fast (Compared to the more than 3 minutes on a HDD).
Linux Lubuntu takes 9 seconds to do same thing. But it doesn't have antivirus, firewall etc.

On a Shut down it shows the "Windows it's shutting down" for about 22 seconds and apparently nothing is being done. Then you see the HDD LED flash for 3 seconds and it shuts down.
I guess that on a shut down it has to stop some services and then update the user register data on the disk.
What happens on those 22 seconds that apparently nothing is being done?
Again, Linux Lubuntu takes 2 seconds to do same thing.

A:Why it takes so long to shut down?

Right click on the Task Bar & select Start Task Manager, select the Processes tab & see what is running just before you are going to shut down. Once you know what is causing the problem you can take measures to prevent it.

It a while since I have used Skype but I seem to remember that when you exited it was still running in the background & you actually had to manually close the program, but I can't remember the actual process.

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upon booting up my computer it takes about 20 mins before I am able to use any programs or internet, once it is up and running I don't really have any issues.

A:Boot up takes a very long tme

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

2) How quickly does it boot to safe mode?

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Hey.
I recently purchased an SSD and installed it in parallel to my hard drive.
By the time I installed it, whenever I start my computer, the black screen in the start(BIOS) takes long time to identify which IDE drivers found(It takes a good minute or two to actually start up the operating system).
The thing is, before I installed the SSD it took no time to start the BIOS and he identified the IDE in no time either.

I need to know how can I fix it.

A:IDE takes long time to identify

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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Hello
Just wonder if you guys noticed that but at least on my computer it takes about 15-20 seconds to open sign-in in settings.
Now everything else works perfectly, computer is super fast, no errors (except 7031), currently I'm on fresh install. I disabled the sign-in option during boot-up but I still have a valid password. Honestly I really don't remember if this delay was always there or something is wrong? It appears that it doesn't affect anything though.
Thanks

A:Sign-in in Settings takes too long?

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Nobody knows the answer?

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My computer takes long time to boot-up and reach to the windows logon screen. It takes like 2 minutes before it reaches to the desktop. Before it took like 30 seconds. Why is that? Does anyone has a suggestion.

Thanks

A:Computer takes long tim to boot-up

Have you gone into msconfig -> Start up and disable some of the start up items?

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Hi,
I am facing a problem in my PC since last couple of hours. I have Win XP SP2 as the O/S with CPU speed 501MHz and 256MB RAM. When i start windows, my PC takes about 10 minutes of time to load the desktop. When i go to "Task Manager", i find that "Explorer.exe" is utilizing 92-97% of CPU usage. This problem has started after i installed "Ad-Aware2008" on my PC. Now i have uninstalled it but the proble is still there.
Shall be greatful if someone can give me a solution.


Thanks in advance
Ripunjay

A:Win XP SP2 takes too long to load desktop

welcome
try msconfig from the run prompt
the 256 ram should be upgraded to 512
what antivirus is installed?
you might try a system restore

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