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X240: slow POST

Q: X240: slow POST

Hi My X240 needs 17s until the first message appears on the screen.Usually this takes about 2s (no matter whether Quick Boot is on or off).Everything else works fine. By searching for similar problems I found about a dozen threads covering the same topic (for other models), but no solution. The laptop has the newest BIOS (2.40). Unfortunately I can not test any downgrade, because of security reasons. I tried to force a downgrade by extracting the BIOS files and by using a generic flash tool, but I did not succeed. If someone knows how to do that, please let me know. Resetting the BIOS did not help.In the last few days I tried almost every combination of BIOS settings, but no success. I should mention, that the Intel AMT has been configured to be permanently off. I should also mention, that for testing purposes I'm using a minimalistic setup: the naked mainboard just with the CPU cooler, a DRAM module, and a SSD is hooked onto a docking station. Any help greatly appreciated. regardsEdmund

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Preferred Solution: X240: slow POST

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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.

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Changed system board and during post get 3 beeps twice then 1 beep. Does anyone know what this means?

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Dear community of helpful and knowledgeable people, I need to ask you for advise on this issue as I do not know on how to proceed. First some data on the device of interest: Manufacturer: Lenovo?
Series: X-Series
Model: X240
Type-Model#: 20AMS0SQ04
BIOS/UEFI?: 2.39(GIET89WW)
ECP version: 1.17(GIHT32WW)  So here is the story:Context:Spoiler (Highlight to read)It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.What happened directly before the black screen occurred:In order to upgrade the WiFi drivers I ran Lenovo Vantage? from the Windows Store?. It showed several upgradable components, e.g. Intel Rapid... Read more

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Hi, It's been a while I fell in love with Thinkpad Compact series. But this is really annoying. I have bought x240 Corei5 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD, it's perfect in a fresh format. Windows 7 SP 1 x64. But as I load other programs, it gets slow & slower. And sometimes I have to wait for 3 mins just My Computer to be opened. I noticed in Task manager, something is occupying my Physical Memory up to 96% even if I'm not running anything at all?? Sometimes a restart helps and sometimes not. To be noted, On fresh format install and first few runs, Memory stays on 600 MB used, like 25% in use. anyone has any idea? 

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Yes I do regular maintenance and run virus/spyware/malware etc scans. Lately my computer has been ridiculously slow to the point where I sometimes can't log on and have to do a system restore in-order to use it. If I install Windows updates my computer just does not log on. all my scans com up negative every time ( except for tracking cookies). I have no explanation for this ( I did look at the slow pc list none of it seems to apply). What on earth is going on?
 
Here are my system specs: http://i.imgur.com/TxNMGOm.png 

A:Updates crash my laptop, also very very slow( I looked through the slow pc post)

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. 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 DefenderPress "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 sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ... Read more

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After upgrading ram to 512 from 224 on a p3 450 dell and installing xp on it the pc is slow to post, before upgrading the ram it would post within secs of turning it on, now it takes about 10 secs. I have installed 256 of pc133(crucial) memory and 128 (unsure of the speed, doesnt say on stick), from my p3 1gig dell. There was already a 128 pc133 (crucial) stick in the pc. The bios shows 512 installed, is there any settings that could be changed in the bios or any other ideas??
 

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I took a look at my nephews hp pavilion and the hp bios logo will stay for like 4 minutes. After that the system is checking the HDD and the ODD which takes another 5 minutes. Booting into windows takes 5 minutes. Once windows loads it runs like normal. I have already unplugged his HDD and ODD. I cleared the bios and it still takes a long time. Any ideas? I did not unplug his wifi card.

Thanks
 

A:slow post !

ok wel first how did you clear the Bios did you do it in the settings or by using the jumpers on the motherboard? if you did it through the settings i would advise trying on on motherboard. Have you installed any new hardware just before this started happening? I would also sugest trying to boot the computer with just the HDD, 1 stick of ram and graphics card. No extras like USB devises or PCI cards like the wifi. See what happens then?
 

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My Inspiron 15 - 3521 laptop has worked fine for >5 years.  Recently, while recovering from a MS Update that interrupted several ongoing processes (and lost the intervening data when it re-booted  ), the blank screen during the POST lasted more than 8 minutes!  The machine now seems to be working fine, but I'm hesitant to go back and re-boot - largely because of the time that will take.
My computer is configured for a dual boot with Win 7 and Win 10.  When I initiate a reboot, I need to intervene and switch to my preferred Win 7 during the boot process.  After unintended shutdowns like the MS Update, it reverts to Win 10.  I don't think that the slow POST is related to the dual boot installation, because the problem occurs before the machine even looks for the OS.
I see from another recent forum post that I may need to update my BIOS. The next time I have to shut down, I'll check the BIOS details during boot, but  I don't know how to find out, while Windows is running, what BIOS I have.  Is the BIOS version a likely cause of my very slow POST?
Here are the specs for my machine:
Inspiron 15-3521, Windows 7 Ultimate, SP 1
Processor:  Intel Core i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz  1.80 GHz
Installed RAM: 8.00 GB (7.87 GB usable)
System Type:    64-bit Operating System
BIOS - unknown
Thanks for any help!
Aloha,
Tom in Kona

A:POST very SLOW

Run an extended diagnostic on the system - in paticular, the RAM and hard drive.  F12 at powerup to get to the diagnostics.
The delay could easily be that the drive is failing and the system is retrying the boot loader.

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Hi all!My pc is killing me! or maybe I killed it??? Can someone take a look at my log and let me know what is going on?? I would like to learn so if you could explain what you find and how you find it - that would be great!Thanks in advance!!!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:27:26 PM, on 3/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\PROMon.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop... Read more

A:Pc Very Slow...first Post.

Hello double0seven, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. This may not be a malware problem as I am not seeing any malware in your log, but we can dig deeper. Tell me what is slow? The bootup? How much memory (RAM) do you have on this computer? You can check how much RAM you have by going to Start > Program Files > Accessories > System Tools > System Information and look at your System Summary. Disable your antivirus program and go here http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html and run an online scan with BitDefender (you will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan). When the ActiveX Control has loaded, click on "Click here to scan". This scan may take a few hours. It all depends on the number of files on your computer. When BitDefender completes the scan, select the "Detected Problems" tab. Click on "Click here to export scan". Save the file as an HTML to your Desktop. Then click on the saved file and allow it to open with your browser. Go to Edit - Select All then copy/paste that log back here. Post the BitDefender log.******************Download ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner? by Atribune DO NOT run it yet. Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (formerly Ewido) This is a 30 day trial of the programAVG Anti-Spyware is designed to be used to both scan for and remove malicious files and also to run in real-time alongside, but not replace, your existing anti-virus program to give an added layer of protection.Both... Read more

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I'm currently experiencing very slow start-ups, my log file is below and I would greatly appreciate any advice/help. Many Thanks, JimLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 15:47:40, on 24/10/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Novell\XTAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\WebDrive\wdService.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

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Hello twintornado and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.It does appear that there are multiple anti-virus applications running on this computer (Avast and McAfee). It is not recommended to have this because it can cause file access issues and if there is an infection the multiple programs can block each other from dealing with the infected file. I highly recommend that you choose which application you want to keep and uninstall the other one(s) to prevent these problems.Other than that, for non-malware related XP performance issues it is best to post in the XP forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/56/windows-xp-home-and-professional/They can assist with analyzing the system for resource issues and recommend changes or upgrades to boost system performance. Let them know that you have been to this forum and no malware was found.Cheers.OT

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I have just put together a pc using:

gigabyte GA-8IPE775-G mobo
P4 HT 2.8Ghz
256 DDR Ram
Windows XP

The computer turns on fine tests the memory however it hangs for approx 1 minute before detecting the IDE devices. Detects them fine and hangs for another minute before going to the next screen and then another minute before windows starts to load. Once windows takes over it seems to work fine.

Have reloaded the bios, stripped the pc to bare essentials and still the same problem.

Any ideas would be great as getting very frustrated. Thanks
 

A:slow boot up POST

There are a couple of things you can check / set to speed the boot process up.Keep in mind a slow boot does not mean there is anything wrong with your machine.
In the bios there should be a setting to 'allow quick boot'
Disable unused ide channels if any .
Set the boot order to start with your HDD first.
Also in Windows minimize the number of programs/services that auto start.

P.S. Welcome to Techspot!
 

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First off, I am not sure whether to post this in the Performance section or Games section or Graphics Card section coz I am having problems with all three (I think) on my PC...I am a total noob to Seven Forums, in case you're wondering :|

System Specs:

System Manufacturer/Model Number:Intel DG31PR
OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x32
CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU - E4600 @ 2.40GHz (2CPUs),
Motherboard:Intel DG31PR
Memory:4096 RAM
Graphics Card(s):ATI Radeon HD 4350 1GB DDR2
Monitor(s) Displays:Generic Pnp Monitor 1024x768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Screen Resolution:1024x768
Hard Drives:250GB HDD
PSU:450W
Keyboard:MS Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse:MS HID Compliant Mouse
Internet Speed:256Kbps-512Kbps (<-- I don't know why this is necessary :/ )

I just installed Win7Ultim a few days ago and there were no problems with any of the games or PC. At that time I didn't have a GFX card btw. The GFX card I got only today morning.

When I turned on my PC after connecting the card, Win7 said that the device is installed and ready to use, but I installed the latest drivers (from the website) anyway and finished the installation. Then I updated DirectX to the latest version (coz I read somewhere that even though DxDiag says Win7 has DX11 you should always update your DirectX).

Next I tried opening GTA:San Andreas but it didn't launch at all...I thought something must be wrong with the game.

Then I tried NFS:Most Wanted. The game launched, loaded fine, I 'Clicked To Continue' aaaaaaaaaaannnnnd S... Read more

A:Win7 Is Slow!!! (my first post btw...)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by t4akawolf


The only new variable in this equation is Win7...


That isn't the only new variable. Drivers, software, hardware. All play a part in this.

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My computer hasn't been 'fast' by any stretch of the imagination for a few years now, but in the last few weeks start-up has started to take the mickey.

I've deleted all the temp and %temp% files, and I even downloaded 'start-up delay' to see if that would help at all - it didn't, and seems to have almost made everything even slower (should I trash it?)

Log files and such like below:
 

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I recently have been having a very strange issue with my custom built pc. From the time i press the power switch to the time i get to the log in is about 15 - 20 mins. It takes very slow to do every stage of the boot process. If i try and enter the bios it freezes up. I'm not sure what to do but have come to fear turning my computer off because it takes so long to turn back on... Please help!!

A:Very slow post and boot... please help!

Are you using that computer right now? If so, I might want to check some BIOS upgrades. Try to identify your Motherboard, get to the companies site, locate your motherboard, and look for a BIOS update. That might resolve it.

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I have win xp home with 256 worth of memory.

my problem is that for some reason it boots very slow to post, what happens is when i turn on the pc it seems to sit there for a few minutes, then i can hear the network card make clicking sounds for about another 30 seconds or so then the hard drive kicks in and things boot fine. no problems with windows or booting after that.

It only seems to happen when i boot after the pc is down for a while.

the thing is is that I have win xp home on two machines,both networked, and both have visiontek xtasy 9200 cards in them,same config on both machines, but the first takes forever to boot to post and the second boots with no trouble at all.

I have ran both spybot (updated ) and adaware (updated) which cleaned out things, cleaned things up with the disk utility tools so forth and so on.

anybody have any ideas as to what can be causing this?
 

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I have followed all the newbie recommendations to speed up my computer. I used this site before to speed up my other computer and it worked great. I can't see anything that is clearly causing problems. Anyone who wants to help, let me know what to do first. My problems are extremely slow start up, when computer is used after it is left, it takes a minute or two just to open the browser (Firefox). Thanks in advance,

J

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I'm trying to help a friend with a PC problem. Here's the specs: Windows 98, Microstar MS-6368 Socket 370 w/ PIII 866, on-board video & sound, 10 gig HDD, CD, CDRW, FDD, 56K PCI, 1 stick of 256MB PC133, etc.

When I press the power switch, everything (HDD, PS, CPU fan, etc) turns on but there's no video, no post beep, and no memory test. But if I wait long enough (literally 3-5 minutes) the PC will beep and post the initial boot screen then everything is fine form there.

Here's what I've done so far...
1) I stripped the machine of everything not needed and it still had the same problems. I left only the CPU, HDD, memory, on-board video and sound connected (no FDD, no Cd drives, and no 56K PCI modem).
2) Swapped HDDs, no change.
3) Swapped memory, no change.
4) Swapped IDE cables, no change.
5) Virus scan came back clean running the HDD on my PC as a slave drive.
6) I tried another PCI video card (but I didn't disable the on-board video if that matters any).
7) I reseated everything, literally everything (power supply connector, CPU, memory, all cables, etc).
8) I swapped power supplies, still no luck.
9) I reset the CMOS jumper, no change.
10) I replaced the CMOS battery, no change.
11) Tried different power cord, no change.
12) I have this plugged into my monitor, keyboard & mouse and no changes either (same problem as when system is using my friends monitor, keyboard & mouse).
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A:VERY, VERY, VERY slow boot/post

One thing you didn't try is flashing the bios.

I would tend to believe that the motherboard is at fault, but it only takes a few minutes to flash the bios
 

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I have a IBM ThinkCentre S51 with newest BIOS-version.

After upgrading the build-in IDE CD-ROM to a SATA DVD-RW drive (Sony OptiArc AD-7170S) the POST process of the PC takes about 1 minute (instead of a few seconds). After that windows boots up as fast as ever and the DVD-drive works fine. Therefore the operating system is not causing the problem.

I have already tested the DVD drive in a different PC (HP Compaq) and there are no problems caused by the DVD drive in this PC.

During the installation of the DVD drive i have reseted the BIOS setup options to their standard values.
According to the already outdated thread IBM Thinkcentre Starts Slow this problem might be caused by some BIOS settings.
I have tried to fix the problem using the suggestions in this thread, but this hasn't solved my problem.

It would be very helpful if there are any suggestions how to solve this problem or if someone with a similar setup (ThinkCentre S51 with SATA harddrive and SATA DVD-RW) can send me his BIOS settings, so that I can use a set of proved settings.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:36:32 PM, on 8/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MySurvey Messenger\MySurveyMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\MSIMN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WJ69OR6N\HiJackThis[1].exe

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Dear all,

I acquired a new PC (Dell Precision, powerful) last year and I have yet to switch to using it.

It came with W8.1 and the free "upgrade" to W10. I did disk images of the pristine initial state (8.1), and of the immediate state post the upgrade to W10. The latter was like wading through treacle. I went back to 8.1: not much better.

I "reset/reloaded/" the W10 setup, and installed again ... and got something I thought was OK.

I'm now in a quandary: I've installed tons of vital software and configured it... and I still find that it takes 9 s for my W10 to load up Firefox (using Autohotkey command Win+I, as configured by me).

This compares to 2 s on my current machine with W7.

I notice that booting is longer than I'd like, but it actually appears to be the process *after* booting which is the headache. It takes forever to "settle down", with the hard drive light flashing for minutes after booting.

I have visited numerous sites about how to improve the boot/general performance with W10... nothing seems to work. It is clear to me that the machine is doing something (what?) when it should just be doing the stuff I want.

Any ideas before I ditch everything and buy a W7 install disk?

A:slow performance post-book ... I have tried so much

Originally Posted by mrodent


Dear all,

I acquired a new PC (Dell Precision, powerful) last year and I have yet to switch to using it.

It came with W8.1 and the free "upgrade" to W10. I did disk images of the pristine initial state (8.1), and of the immediate state post the upgrade to W10. The latter was like wading through treacle. I went back to 8.1: not much better.

I "reset/reloaded/" the W10 setup, and installed again ... and got something I thought was OK.

I'm now in a quandary: I've installed tons of vital software and configured it... and I still find that it takes 9 s for my W10 to load up Firefox (using Autohotkey command Win+I, as configured by me).

This compares to 2 s on my current machine with W7.

I notice that booting is longer than I'd like, but it actually appears to be the process *after* booting which is the headache. It takes forever to "settle down", with the hard drive light flashing for minutes after booting.

I have visited numerous sites about how to improve the boot/general performance with W10... nothing seems to work. It is clear to me that the machine is doing something (what?) when it should just be doing the stuff I want.

Any ideas before I ditch everything and buy a W7 install disk?



Hi mrodent and welcome to Tenforums.

Please fill in your system specs, so people can help you better.
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Recently I have been noticing, from time to time, when I type something, the key strokes come after a few seconds. Initially nothing appears in the filed where I type (say on Goole search filed) and laster a few characters appear. Sometimes they appear fine. I ran malware Bytes and it said there have been no infections. I ran Combofix and it created a log. I read in the forum rules that I should only post Combofix log when I am asked to do. Shall I post?

Arun Rao

A:Slow Key Strokes - Can I post ComboFix Log?

It could just be that your computer is not done loading the site yet. On one of my computers that i use that connects over WiFi that sometimes happens to me. Also your computer could just be taking time to load. I have no reason to belevie there is a virus on your computer but someone else might. If you ran MalwareBytes and nothing then you should be fine. As long as you have some sort of anti virus on your computer.

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Greetings, all,
I have an Adaptec SCSI 2940 adapter with Sony CRX 1455 CDRW. It takes forever for the adapter to post; app. 35-40 seconds. When it finally posts, it says it could non find int 13. Any ideas?

Shuttle AK32VN MB
AMD XP2400+
2-40g Seagate HD
1g memory
Geforce 3 Ti200 Video Card
 

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My computer is running slow for a reason unapprent to me. Could someone please take a look at the Hijack This log and give your thoughts?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:17:49 PM, on 11/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\InetCntrl\InetCntrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Please help. My computer is incredibly slow and sometimes won't even fully boot up because of that and so I need to restart and cross my fingers. The computer is especially slow with regards to using Firefox or anything internet related. This is a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP Home; it's about 3.5 years old. At this point, my computer is so full of applications I don't need or use that the computer's memory and disk space are both running at almost max capacity, which I assume accounts for some but definitely not all of the slowness.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:47:17 AM, on 4/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Help me, please! My computer is so slow, it's taken two hours to post this...

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Ok. So I was at a friends house and decided to overclock his quad core. He has liquid cooling so the cooling is well over sufficient to deal with the excess heat. I over clock the FSB to 1200 and started it up. Worked fine, still ran at 38c idle. I went upstairs and he decided to overclock it to 1400 on the fsb. Ever since then, his POST has run incredibly slow and hasnt even got to the windows screen. It fully loads all of the Post but it takes about 5 minutes and that's as far as it gets. I got the processor back down to it's defaults and yet it continues to do the same thing. Is the processor damaged or is there some way to fix it?
 

A:Overclocked CPU too high, Post REALLY slow

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When you turn the system on from power off it takes what seems forever-(about 1-2 Minutes) to get past POST and open Vista.
Is there a BIOS setting for this.
It has 4 gig of ram/512 Vid Card/all the good stuff.
After Vista loads its fine.
 

A:ASUS M2A-MVP MoBo is Very slow to POST.

And the problem with Vista is ? (no only joking)

Please download Startup Control Panel from HERE
And remove some of those un-needed startups
 

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Thanks in advance of any help i receive
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 08:03:13, on 24/11/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
 
FIREFOX: 32.0.3 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2015\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Web TuneUp\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\oovoo\ooVoo.exe
C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ManyCam\ManyCam.exe
C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\bin\steamwebhelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.ex... Read more

A:Slow laptop Hijack this log in post

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I have a question about a video card I recently purchased for my system and I want to know if anyone will know if it is compatible. I tried it, but it shut my system down and the case was really warm after running it for more than 10 minutes.
I have:
asus p4pe mobo
2.2 p3
896 Mb RAM

The video card is a:
ATI Radeon 128 Mb DDR 9800 Pro

I thought it would work fine, but the system seems to get very warm and/or shuts down.
Thanks for any info.

A:[SOLVED] XP slow to load after POST

It should be compatible. Question is, does your power supply output 18A on the +12V rail? You need to meet that requirement to properly run the 9800 without damaging hardware.

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my internet started to act very slow. i thought it was just firefox but after checking with google chrome its the same thing. videos also take forever to buffer and they lag. please help if you can

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:31:53 PM, on 5/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.21020)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\user\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\M... Read more

A:Internet Running Slow. HJT post please help!

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Why does my ACER 32X10X40 cdrw take forever to read the data I burned earlier. In 7 minutes I get Direct CD ready to view. WHY???? My laptop reads the same cd and gives a directory in less than a minute. Ohterwise it does write and does give the data, just to darn slow!!
Thanks for the help.
 

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I have an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe that goes between phases of POSTing normally, and slow POSTing, (takes up to 5 minutes) and sometimes fails the memory test.

I assumed that it would be bad memory/bad hard drive/bad video card or something, but I've tried replacing the memory, unplugging the hard drive, and I think I tried a different video card but nothing seems to have worked..

I've seen a post on another forum of someone else having the same problem but it hasn't been solved. One mentioned Quick-Boot, and another mentioned the bios reset jumper being on..

Does anyone have any Ideas or has experienced this anomoly? if so please I would be grateful for any help. Thank you.
 

A:A7N8X-E Deluxe Slow Post

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Very slow load of links in IE 11. No problem loading in Chrome.
 

A:Slow loads Huffington Post

I'm going to move this to web, as it's not all other software.

thanks,

v
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:14:13 AM, on 12/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BROADJ~1\CLIENT~1\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC\Connection Manager\CManager.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BROADJ~1\CORREC~1\CCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\John Cha\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Explorer] Explorer .exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
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A:Hijack this post; very slow computer

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Make sure you downloaded, installed, updated and ran these programs (run in Safe Mode) already - Ad-aware, Spybot and Ewido. If you didn't, do them now. For more information, go to http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm



IMPORTANT!:


Before we can proceed any further, please visit the Microsoft's Windows Update Page and install ALL Critical Updates for your system (except service pack 2) (SP2). SP2 should only be installed on a fully disinfected system. At the minimum install at least SP1a for both XP and IE6. Without these updates your system is wide open to re-... Read more

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My computer normally runs around 3-10% cpu usage, and now it's consistently around 30-40% cpu usage, and runs like it's much slower than that sometimes.

I picked up a virus from some website, I don't remember the name, and it started opening Internet explorer windows and asking me to update flash constantly. There was a file called NTJP001.exe (or similar) that I renamed then deleted once I found it. The internet explorer windows (I use firefox with noscript) have stopped popping up, as have the adobe updates, however my computer is now horrifically slow.

I have performed the following:
disk defragment on both drives
Run Ccleaner to remove redundant files
mbma scan (which cleaned up some of it)
Sophos Antivirus scan (got some of it as well)
TDSSkiller(found some things as well)

Malwarebytes is no longer finding anything, nor is any other diagnostic tool I've tried.

NOTE: I cannot get the Gmer tool to run without bluescreening my computer. Also, the dds log took about 6 minutes to complete, which is double the 3 they said it shouldn't exceed, if that matters.

The following logs were created after a fresh system boot. Thanks very much for your time.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Run by Joe at 13:41:31 on 2012-05-08
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2544 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}
.
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A:Computer suddenly slow post-infection

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Hi guys,

I got a trojan last week - knew it was a bad seed but still clicked on it (stupid I know!). I did scan it before I clicked on it with NOD32 and AVG Anti-Spyware but they both found nothing so I went ahead. It didn't do any immediate damage, but it did infect my Comodo firewall and Adobe plugin for IE(?) and NOD32 prompted me to delete them (which I did).

So later I reinstalled the firewall and of course got rid of the malware files straight away. I've been doing "full scans" this past weekend with AVG, NOD32, Avast, a-Squared, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster, and Kaspersky. Can't find anything in the computer now but it's still running sluggish and freeze frequently so I have to force reboot all the time.

I've attached my Hijackthis log below, could someone please kindly take a look and advise my next action?

Many thanks

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:59:02 PM, on 5/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\gu... Read more

A:Solved: Post Trojan Slow/Crashy PC

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I have a friend's Gateway laptop M-6866. The topic started here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577308/gateway-slow-to-start/ . I have used bleeping computer tools to clean it of malware and such before. Recently it has had Firefox issues and "Cannot load XPCOM" has come up twice. I've fixed that by re-installing Firefox each time. The first time none of his browsers would work! My friend had not had it back from me for much time when he brought it back because of a slow boot and there was yet another PUP on it. Side note: the owner has let the machine run until the battery completely died several times.
Anyway, the computer operates fine EXCEPT for the amount of time it takes between the welcome screen and the appearance of the desktop which is up to 90 seconds or so. Could it be something scanning at start-up? How do I investigate this? There was a period when it quit doing this but it is back to it's craziness again.
On the previous topic page we cleaned it of junk and tried to run some hard drive checking programs. Gsmart control made it BSOD.
Here is a link to the CBS log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvf6ehbzo5f63fy/CBS_oldcapri_06012015.txt?dl=0
TIA, Barry

A:Slow boot period post welcome screen

Hello,
 
I am not sure what to tell you, but since you have already received help here, I can only tell you my story with system start-up time. I also have Vista OS, I have the same "problems" with long delays between the welcome screen and the desktop appearance. It's black screen for about 1 minute, and when I look at computer case, HDD light is off for that 60 seconds, and after that time, red light starts to blink and desktop shows. Maybe it's not a bug, it's a feature. 

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Hi
I have tried the means in the sticky eg dskcleanup etc but my pc takes about 3 to 5 seconds just to access diffrent hardrive folders, and more than 10 s just to navigate between IE pages, and abt 8 minutes just to startup the pc. Would really appreciate help in this.Hijack log attached.

A:Repeated Post (No reply earlier). Pls help . PC/IE very slow

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Hi. My Windows 2000 computer is running very sluggishly. My Symantec Antivirus found something and got rid of it, but it still runs slow. I have a Windows Malware finder program, and it found something, but can't get rid of it. It takes about an hour for the Malware program to scan through the whole hard drive. My internet is extremely slow, where I cannot surf anywhere, including getting updates, patches, virus definition updates, etc. It's essentially a slug. Someone told me to post a HiJack This output here. Can anyone help me?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:10:33 PM, on 10/29/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\COMPAQ\ACLIENT\ACLIENT.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cpqalert.exe
C:\WINNT\CPQDIAG\CPQDFWAG.EXE
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\CpqWebDMI\webdmi.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\LCRMS\LCRMS.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINNT\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
c:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
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A:Win 2000 very slow, internet too, HiJack This post

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After seeing some youtube video, I realised that my 9360 may had a problem. When I boot, there is 2 dell post. My boot time is quite bad, it's about 25 seconds.
I have windows fastboot enable.

Here a video of demonstration of my boot: 

I will provide any information, just ask me.

Thanks!
Bernard

A:XPS 13 9360 SLOW BOOT: two dell post

Is McAfee Live Safe installed?

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Firstly, thanks to all that assist here:

I've been battling it out with a filth ridden computer for a couple of days, and appear to be almost on top of it. It is completely clean of virii/malware/spyware.

I just installed SP2 on it, and since then it has been exceptionally slow to boot.

Following the initial boot screen, the screen goes blank for well over 2 minutes.

It then gets to the black screen with the grey progress bar along the bottom. It takes at least 5 minutes to get through this progress bar.

Once past this, the windows xp splash screen and the rest of the boot time are very swift. The computer is working perfectly apart from this.

Details
Pentium 4 running Windows XP Professional with 512mb of Ram.

What I have tried
1. I cleared out the pre-fetch
2. Defraged the disk
3. Optimised the page file

None of this has helped with the boot time.

Cheers

Scotty
 

A:Windows XP SLOW to boot post SP2 install.

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Hi there, as above, computer is taking ages to boot up. Can someone please check my list below?Many thanksReesaLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:46:08 PM, on 15/11/2007Platform: 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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Startup Mechanic\StartupMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exeC:\Program Files\Cactus Spam Filt... Read more

A:Super Slow Startup - Hijack This Log Post

Hello reesa9,Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save it to your Desktop.Close all other windows before proceeding. Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts.When it has finished, dss will open two Notepads main.txt and extra.txt -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.

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My box is:
EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard, 775 socket
Intel Q9550 Quad
8 gigs DDR3
GTX 275

I turned off my computer one night, and turned it back on the next morning. When I started it back up, the first half of the text loaded very quickly, and then it started to appear one character at a time. It reaches "warning, system is in safe mode" after about ten minutes, but I can't enter the bios from there.

I talked to a local computer repair guy, and he thought it might've been either memory or my CPU, so I replaced my heat sink and put on new thermal compound. I also tested each stick of my memory individually, but I haven't been able to get any combination to work. I've disabled each part and tried to boot the computer without them, to the same effect.

Do you have any suggestions? Quite honestly I'm stumped.
 

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I have an odd problem were the G700 takes 1 to 20 minutes to post/boot. 1.  Turn the G700 on.2.  The camera light goes on.3.  There is some fan noise.4.  Wait 1 to 20 minutes5.  Windows boot sequence kicks in.6. G700 runs as normal. I have booted to the usb UFEI and ran 5 hours of tests without issue.  Note it took about 10 minutes for the G700 to post/boot to USB drive. Booting to UFEi has the same issue.  Windows shutdown is fast.  No errors in the boot logs. I did perform a software reset to optimized default in bios but that did not solve the issue.  Attempted to reflash the bios, but there is only one version of the bios available and I did not figure out how to force a reflash over the same version.  Is there a way to had reset the bios via a pin? Any other thoughts on a resolution to this?

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Hi,

I had a strange issue with my computer today. It started yesterday when my wife and I noticed the computer hanging a bit more than normal - even when doing basic things, like clicking "login" to check our email. But, it would always come back and really wasn't all that frequent. This morning I tried to start it up and it got stuck on a black screen after the motherboard POST image.

I was able to get into BIOS and boot from the windows CD. A system restore fixed it. I'm just wondering what you guys think was likely to have caused it. Is it likely that my boot files got corrupted somehow? I ran a diagnostic and from Seagate and it says that my hard drive is fine - but I'm not sure if that's just because I recently restored Windows.

I did recently install a big name game - but it ran fine for three days before this happened. The system restore point I had was from when I installed it, so it's now gone.

What do you guys think could have caused it? I'm just a little concerned that restoring only patched over a problem that will crop up again - or, that I should be afraid to install that game again.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

PS: System Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 3.0GHz E8400 Intel CPU, 500GB Seagate SATA HDD, 4GB Crucial 800MHz RAM (x2 2GB), ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard. The game that was installed was Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

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A:Slow downs then Black Screen After Post

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gamebynight


Hi,

I had a strange issue with my computer today. It started yesterday when my wife and I noticed the computer hanging a bit more than normal - even when doing basic things, like clicking "login" to check our email. But, it would always come back and really wasn't all that frequent. This morning I tried to start it up and it got stuck on a black screen after the motherboard POST image.

I was able to get into BIOS and boot from the windows CD. A system restore fixed it. I'm just wondering what you guys think was likely to have caused it. Is it likely that my boot files got corrupted somehow? I ran a diagnostic and from Seagate and it says that my hard drive is fine - but I'm not sure if that's just because I recently restored Windows.

I did recently install a big name game - but it ran fine for three days before this happened. The system restore point I had was from when I installed it, so it's now gone.

What do you guys think could have caused it? I'm just a little concerned that restoring only patched over a problem that will crop up again - or, that I should be afraid to install that game again.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

PS: System Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 3.0GHz E8400 Intel CPU, 500GB Seagate SATA HDD, 4GB Crucial 800MHz RAM (x2 2GB), ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard. The game that was installed was Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

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Thanks for the help. My computer has gotten really slow recently even after performing all the fixes described above, and I'm trying to figure out why. I have kasperky, and spybot. And I keep up to date on definitions, and immunizing on both.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:18:06 PM, on 6/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\Caleb\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Still slow computer, did all the things in pinned post

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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Hi there,

I have a Lenovo laptop here that is having quite a few problems. Firstly it was just a problem in Windows where I would click to open something, it would flash up and then close immediately. I thought this may be a HDD error so I tried to boot on to the Windows disc to do a CHKDSK. I powered on the laptop, pressed a key to boot from the CD and Windows started loading files. After loading files it showed the Windows Vista "Aurora" background and then the laptop just crashed and restarted. Now it just gets to BIOS and after a long time it does the POST and then reboots. I thought it may have been the RAM also so I have changed out this. Any suggestions? I have an inkling that it may be the motherboard.

TIA

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A:Slow BIOS POST and not booting onto a disc or Windows

so it will not even let you do anything with the BIOS?
it sounds as if it is the flash memmory (part of the motherboard) if it is it would most likely be cheaper to replace the MB
you could try reinstalling the BIOS it is a bit of a long shot but it might work, you would have to use a floppy disk for this (usb one should work).

hope this helps
 

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