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Download Update for Windows 7, now comp takes about an hour to load windows

Q: Download Update for Windows 7, now comp takes about an hour to load windows

This Toshiba computer had the Windows 7 Updated loaded onto it. Now when the computer starts up I receive the Safe Mode etc...options. I select Start Normally and from there is when it takes about an hour or more to load windows.

When the system finally loads, to click on anything takes about 10 minutes or more to populate anything.

A loading error message is received in the bottom right hand corner which says something about logging in as administrator and loading a disc.

This is my friends computer(previously mine) and I need to get to the pictures and save them in case I'm going to need to reset anything. If someone can tell me how to get at the pictures faster or fixing this without wiping out the pics that would be great. Much appreciated!! Tiff

Preferred Solution: Download Update for Windows 7, now comp takes about an hour to load windows

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A: Download Update for Windows 7, now comp takes about an hour to load windows

Right now I am in safe mode and it's seconds faster but not much and i did not receive that error in the bottom right corner.

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I have two desktops, one is a e machines 6410. Been having issues with this thing the past 2 months, and have had to do a full system restore 4 times. Each time wiping out all data only to work for about a week or two. Either it would not boot out of windows (stays spinning at the logo), or loops endlessly, and Safe Mode does nothing to help.

Well I may have stumbled on the problem. Today I had my son switch the Lexmark printer that was on the 6410 to his old Dell Dimension 4400 since the 6410 seemed to be a dead cause. Well, when he went to boot it, guess what. It now loads the logo then goes to a black screen for about 20 minutes, then his desktop images for 20 minutes, then the icons load after another 20 minutes. A total of 60 minutes to become functional.

Anybody have any suggestion how to get the 4400 working? I recovered the Emachines again and we will see how it does without the printer. Works fine now but it usually does for a week or so. (CHKDSK checks out okay by the way).

Now, how do I fix the 4400 and not have to wait an hour for my PC to boot?

A:Windows takes about an hour to load

First, go to start > run and type "msconfig" without quotes. Go to the startup tab. If you have a lot of programs checked here this could explain slow load times, but only to a degree. You can uncheck unnecessary programs here, but don't reboot immediately once done, just for the sake of time.

Go to start > run and type "eventvwr.msc" w/o quotes. Look in Application and System for any Warning or Error events and post their info back here.


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I have a Lenovo G50-45 that came with a Windows 8.1 OS. I bought it 2 years ago and it was working fine until sometime after I upgraded to Win 10. It took too long for it to start windows and it got to a point that it did not start sometimes up to more than 2 hours.I reset the windows using OneKey (keeping my files): Did not fixThen I recovered it to the factory windows (8.1) erasing all my files (I took a backup before): still having the same problemWhen I push the power button the small light in front and the small light next to the camera turns on (this one turns off in a second) and there is a pure black screen with no DOS type command running etc. I cannot see if BIOS is loading or not, I cannot see what the computer does.It takes sometimes 20 minutes and sometimes forever that I can see LENOVO logo and after that I know that windows will appear in a minute or so.I tries troubleshooting: no success. I checked performance an it does not show anything unusual.After a very long time I was successful to get into BIOS mode (restarted from windows, I hit F2 or F12 and nothing happens) to check whether there is any problem, but again no success.At this point, I am frustrated and out of options and I am hopeful someones gives me some clue about this. I am afraid this is a motherboard problem and I have to think about a new laptopPlease help!

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I have a Thinkpad T420i.  I am running Windows 7.  I last updated it a month ago, and I am trying to update it now.  When I click on Windows Update the progress bar comes up, and the blue progress part moves from left to right.  The last time it took 45 minutes for it to return the updates.  Last night and today it has been running for an hour.  My machine was updated a month ago, so its not as if I have a billion updates needed.  I can't imagine why it is taking so long.  I am on a FIOS network, so network speed wouldn't seem to be the issue.  The computer is not loaded with a lot of applications.  Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be?  Many thanks.  Ken

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I have a windows update that has been trying to download for about a week now and is only up to 45%. Is this a super big file (I only have dialup) or is something wrong. I'm running an old version of Firefox and just installed Panda antivirus because Avast stopped working. Device manager shows no issues. I also have a security box that shows up every time I startup that asks if I want to only view secure connections that only started showing up after I reinstalled the old version of Firefox. Thanks for about the 20th time I think.

A:windows update takes forever to download

You might download and run Avast's Uninstall Utility, to make sure there aren't any bits laying around that could interfere with Panda...
Unfortunately, dial-up can take hours.
If you know someone with a high-speed internet connection, they might be able to download the standalone updates from Microsoft Catalog and put them on a USB flash drive, or DVD.
It's good to have all XP updates on a removable media, in case you ever need to do a re-install.
You can pre-download all of the updates using the freeware tool WSUS Offline Update...
You will need to find the last version that supported Windows XP in the archives.
BC member @Saw101 identified that as V. 9.1 [4 Apr 2014]
Good tutorial video...

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Quotes taken from XP support thread here:



Upon boot windows seems to start normally, but only until it loads my desktop picture, then it stops/slows and it can take up to an hour or more to complete the load and place all icons etc. on the deskop. During this process nothing else works; afterwards all seems fine. This started a month or so ago and at first it took just a few extra minutes to load. That has gotten progressively longer. I used to be able to launch task manager to break in and open a separate program, but that doesn't work anymore. F8-ing into safemode works fine and the load goes quickly as expected.

Virus scans do not detect anything abnormal.

One interesting note is that once the slow load puts the clock in the lower right corner of the task bar, the clock stops keeping time until things return to normal, then it shows the correct time.

The only major change I've made recently in my system that is timed close to the start of this problem was the installation of Bump Top.


I have since uninstalled that software.

OS XP pro SP 2
Dell Dimension E520
Zone alarm
Bit Defender
Opera 9
Desktop system


Ok I unchecked everything in the msconfig startup and rebooted without any network cable conection (to modem and internet). There was no change, so I left it running and went... Read more

A:Windows takes an hour to boot and then gives a BSOD message

Hello birdjaguar,

I'm not seeing any malware in your logs.


The blue screen was new I have not seen it before.

What is the exact error message?

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So frustrated with this new computer!!!  I know it is a cheapie....but how could they put this computer on the market with this software knowing that it does this.....every single time I turn it on it tells me to wait while updates are being perfomed....literally renders my computer useless for sometimes up to an hour....every single time!!!  Help please!   

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Hi,I've run all kinds of scanners so far and still have had no success in getting rid of the spyware, malware, or virus I have!! Whenever I try to go to the MS Update website, IE7 shows the URL as "http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/", however it takes me to the Google (english version) home page. When I try to click on search links in Google after running a search, it takes me to some random ad website on the first click, and if I go back to the search listings and click on the link a second time it will actually go through to the desired website.Further, on trying to go to the Lavasoft updates website, it will not allow me to download the updates. When I click on the link for the download, it takes me to the IE cannot display webpage notification. The link I am trying to download from is: http://dlserver.download.lavasoft.com/public/defs.zip. I cannot run the internal update options on Spybot or Ad-Aware either as they say they cannot connect to the server.In short, there is something definitely wrong and after running extensive searches and applications of all sorts. I have tried Trend Micro online scanner, Panda Security's online scanner, Spybot, Ad-Aware, SpyDoctor, Microsoft Live Online Scanner, Symantec Antivirus and more. I've even installed Autorun Eater and TeaTimer to try to get to the bottom of this, and to no avail! I think its time to let the pros here take a look!! Thank you for your help in advance! I've followed the guide on ... Read more

A:Cannot Load Windows Update Website, download Ad-Aware Updates, and more!

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

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when i restart my comp it takes a long time to come too, and when it does it may freeze or take a very long time to load

ive gone into safe mode and run clean up and checked my hijackthis log and everything looks clean.

spyware appz show nothing either

any suggestions as to why its taking so long to load up and why it freezes while loading?

A:comp slows down and takes long time to load/freezes

Try doing a clean boot to see if it is a problem with one of the programs that loads at start up. Take a look at the link below to see how to do a clean boot. Let us know if this fixes the problem or not. This will better help to determine if it is hardware or software issue.


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I have just done a full new install of windows x/p and it has been running suberb for the 3 or 4 days that I have had it up and running..
I have all spyware and anti virus and firewalls enabled so I cant see a problem with anything there and I use mozilla browser as well with spyblaster cookies enable.

Whats happened on the laste couple of times is that it takes a while to go from the welcom screen and then when the dektop appears it takes about 15seconds before any icons appear on the desktop and then it starts loading my programs in the start up menue.

Why is it taking soooooooooooooooooooooo long to load the icons on the desktop.

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Having a problem with Windows 7 in that it takes forever to load and the network icon spins and spins. In a about 15 minutes everything returns to normal. If I go into safe mode with networking it loads very quickly. Have tried to disable all non-MS services does not make a difference. Have also tried normal and selective startup. Check for latest drivers/firmware updates. Performed the usual cleanup and check disk. SFC did not find any missing or corrupt files. Scanned and removed malware. Waiting for it to reload to look at event viewer logs.

Grateful for any assistance.

Win7 64bit SP1
Compaq Presario CQ5123F
CPU Pentium Duo Core E2500
Realtek Network PCI (latest drivers installed)
Realtek Audio (latest drivers installed)
Intel G33 video display
MS Office XP
MS Security Essentials
Brother HL 440n printer

A:Windows 7 takes forever to load

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Both 2 windows 7 OS 32bit and 64bit install on 2 different hdd take forever to "starting windows". I can use the repair windows option thought it can find nothing to repair

this is my system log i acquired 2 days ago


A:Windows takes forever to load


1. please update your profile specs...

2. I have a feeling you have overclocked you Bios ..... as the ACPI temperatures are seriously wrong.... There were few restarts at high temperature...

3. the system logs you have attached is not complete.... please save the logs directly from event viewer.. and upload here.

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My wifes computer has been acting up lately by lagging. I tried to do a defrag, but when I went to log onto the computer the next day, It took over two hours for windows to open. I am trying to do some of the fixes suggested for Start up repair, but I can not even get it to come up to open the replacement disc.

I make it to the password screen and then I get the Welcome screen, but then it just shows the moving circle, but nevers opens.

Oh and by the way, I am another one who has no idea about computers other than how to turn them on, and I screwed that up!!

Please help before my wife kills me!!!

A:Windows takes or two hours to load

boot into safe mode...............restart your pc then tap th F8 key about once every second till yuor presented with a list of options

pick the safemode option (just safemode not with networking or anything) you use your up down arrows to highlight then return to select

when it boots into safemode (hopefully much faster) do this (i copied this from microsofts site to save time ...........

Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image

, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All. Click OK. When you are prompted, click Restart.
then reboot as normal see how long it takes , if it works come back and we can talk you through what to do next

if it doesnt work , or if it still takes an age to boot into safemode even we need to look into the operating system possibly being faulty

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I have had this problem for a long time now, and I've exhausted all of my abilities to determine the cause. When I restart or coldboot my desktop PC, it takes about 2 minutes to get past the windows startup/loading personal settings screen, then takes me to where it loads the desktop. At this point I can see my desktop picture, but no task bar/start menu at the bottom, and no icons. It doesn't sound like there is anything happening with the computer during this time, but if I leave it be for about 25 minutes it will eventually complete the startup process. This, of course, is very frustrating!

When it first occurred, I chose the "last known good config" option, same problem. I did a system restore back to a point prior to recent changes, problem still existed. I can start in safe mode, which still takes a bit long. I have now started with bootlog and have that file. There are a whole bunch of drivers on there that haven't loaded, and I'm wondering if this is the problem. Would someone be able to have a look at that file for me to maybe give me some insight?

Oh, and I have run my Norton anti-virus which came up clean, as well as Spybot S&D, and Trendmicro HouseCall, which both came up clean also.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Help....Windows XP takes almost 30 minutes to load

most of them which aren't loading are system files.
This is most probably the cause.
Click on start, Run, Chkdsk /f
It may tell you to restart, do so, and let it scan.

If that doesn't work, get your XP CD, boot it up and use the repair option, use this to help you:

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Hi ! I'm running Windows Office 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. When I bring up MS Outlook, it is taking anywhere from 1.5 to 2 minutes to start. The screen comes up and says "loading", but takes forever to bring up my emails. It used to be much faster. I'm wondering if a Windows Update download had anything to do with this. Any thoughts?


A:Windows Outlook takes 2 min. to load

Welcome to Seven Forums.

As a starting point, Have you tried all the usual stuff like defrag your drive(s), run Disk clean up and so on?

Also, if you have a lot of emails in your inbox you should move them to sub folders.

Once you have Outlook running also try compacting your PST file - How to compact PST and OST files to eliminate deleted item space in Outlook

Another thing you can try is to "repair" the PST file, in case it has become corrupted.. Repair Outlook Data Files (.pst and .ost) - Outlook - Office.com


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I have had my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 install since February. Now I think it is time to deal with this once and for all.

I have an extremely powerful computer, 3930k, 64gb ram, RIVE, 840 Pro SSD so hardware is not the problem.

I recently got another Windows 8 (enterprise) laptop (not 8.1) to compare with, and it boots at exactly the same time as my desktop, but the laptop loads all startup items within 1-3 sec, but my desktop takes as said 1 minute and 20 seconds each time.

I have used this guide and many similar: Startup Delay Time - Reduce in Windows 8

but those doesn't help. I once changed the value to 10 minutes in milliseconds, and it took 10 minutes, but when I change to 0 milliseconds, or lets say 1000 ms for 1 second, it still takes 1 min and 20 seconds.

On my laptop I can change the value StartupDelayInMSec however I want and it will work, but I cannot have it low on my desktop and make it launch all startup items below 1 min and 20 sec.

Help for this would be much appreaciated

A:Windows takes 1m 20s to load startup items

Have you tried disabling all your startup items, then re-measuring startup? Then adding items back one at a time to find out what is slow?

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Hey everyone. My Windows Vista Home Premium computer (32 bit) has been taking increasingly longer to load lately. Once the loading of all the start-up programs has finished, it is as fast as it is supposed to be but the start-up process is incredibly slow. It doesn't take long for it to get to the Windows log on screen or for the desktop to load but it takes forever for all of my programs to load. I don't really know why either. I really don't have that many start-up programs, I just defragmented my hard drive a week or so ago, and I believe I have plenty of free RAM. I am rather puzzled by this. Could someone please help me out?

Oh and by the way, I just ran a quick scan with Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware and it found 2 pieces of malware which I removed. It then required a restart of the system so I let it restart. The removal of these 2 pieces of malware did not speed up the loading process of Windows.

A:Windows takes several minutes to completely load

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

Followin are sum details abt ma machine:-

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

plz reply n help me out

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

Hi and welcome to TSF

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

Does it work OK after it is up and running ?

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


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When I turn on my PC it takes nearly 20 minutes to get to the part where I have to choose which user to log on to. After i choose to log on to my account it takes about another 5 minutes before Desktop shows and then another 5 minutes for all to start up. I have used Advanced Windows Care V2, Ccleaner, Regcure, Ncleaner, Ashampoo Winoptimizer and Winmemopt.
I also Scanned with my AVG, Ad-aware, Spybot and Spyware terminator. I have also managed all my startup items at msconfig and disabled some unnecessary services at services.msc. Ive tried just about everything known to man but still my PC takes so long to do anything. its been like this for a while now and its never been this slow.

A:Pc Takes Long To Load Windows After I Switch It On

Would be nice if i could get helped before my lan tonight...

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Hi All,

This is (hopefully) a quick and easy question. When I boot up my computer it takes roughly 3minutes to load. This may not sound like long, but when your sitting there waiting for it, it's a lifetime. I have to wait for certain programs to load before my computer will let me do anything. If I try to start something before it's ready then it will either take a long time to load or it will crash. Is there a way to check my computer to see why it's taking so long, and to shut down programs that don't need to run on start up.

It's not a major issue, but I would like to know if it's possible to do.

I am running a:
Qtech Celeron Intel CPU 2.00Ghz
512mb Ram
Windows XP Home Edition (SP2)
40g Hard Drive (24.9g available)

The items that run on start up (that I know about) are:
MSN Messenger
Panda Titanium Anti Virus
Pop-Up Stopper
Kodak Easy Share

Let me know if there's any other information that you would like.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows / Computer takes ages to load

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Hello to you all

I have a new computer 4 weeks old.
It's a Asus Vintage 3000 with Windows Vista home premium.
I usually leave the computer on, but when I shut it down overnight the next morning it takes about 20 minutes to load up. The green bar things go across and stop and then start up again moving a bit and then stop again like it's looking for a start up point.
Once the computer starts up we are not connected to the internet and then spend ages onto service provider to get connected again. Yesterday they couldn't fix it for us, but we put in the belkin disc and it connected to the internet again
We have been told it could be a soft wear problem.
The softwear we have installed since we got the new computer is
- Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007
- Kodak for my Camera
- Adobe Photoshop
- Cannon Pixma ip1500 Printer
- Belkin Router
We had a IT man come and install
- AVG free edition
- he got rid of our Norton
- he installed CC cleaner
- he got rid of Incredimail

and last night the mouse died and wouldn't work!!

I only use the computer to store photos of my clothing designs and spread sheets etc.

Any help or ideas on this issue would be appreciated and I really don't understand computers all that well, not the technical stuff but I will do my best if you have any ideas.
Love & Light emerald-fairy

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX running Windows 7 Home Pre. its gets real hot, i have taken it apart to clean the fan but it still gets hot. i have it on a cookie type rack that stands about 2 to 4 inches off table for air ventilation. my other issue is that after i turn on my laptop boots good to the splash screen but then it takes 14 mins to load into Windows. anyone i need help plz..

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD V120 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 135 GB (91 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

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Hi fellas
I'm not an expert at all so please guide me out in detail. I own a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with 4gb RAM and 1TB hard disk with roughly 715gb of free space. When i boot the laptop, it takes me roughly 15+ mins to reach the administrative password screen and additional 5 to 10 mins to reach the desktop. I dont have any viruses according to my McAffee scans and nor do I have too many heavy softwares installed (only Adobe's photoshop, after effects and premiere which could be called heavy). What's wrong? I'm tired of figuring it out and tech babble on most forums wore me out.. Please help urgently! 

A:Windows 7 takes 20+ minutes to load fully

Hi, I've seen this problem with a heavily Malware infested computer.
Note: that McAfee does not catch everything, No Antivirus does.
Next possible cause is the hard drive going bad. To test the drive since it is a Dell.
Turn the computer on and when the Dell logo appears start Pressing F12 and choose Diagnostics from the device startup menu. You can run memory and hard drive diagnostics from the diagnostic partition that way.
More Detailed info here: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~deke/laptopsupport/manuals/d600/diag.htm
Next possibility, Bad memory being excluded from use by the BIOS or memory that just isn't there. Are you sure you still have 4Gb?
When the Dell logo appears Press F2 for the BIOS setup and see how much memory is showing.
Also a Non Dell AC adapter can cause their laptops to run slower.
Good Luck

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Whenever I power on my laptop, the screen takes like 20 miuntes or more to turn on and show the windows Logo and starts booting, after that, the laptop runs normally. I'm not sure if this is related, but the laptop has two graphics cards, Intel and AMD. The Amd Radeon graphics card was disabled sometime ago and the laptop is only running on the Intel card. As far as I remember, the amd had some problems with the resolution so we had to turn it off.  Any idea what is causing this?

A:Laptop takes 20 minutes to load windows

BasharFaris That long a delay implies that the hard drive controller is encountering failing sectors. Instead of reading hundres of sectors a second, when the controller encounters a failing sector, it rereads the same sector, over and over hundreds of times, until it times out.With it probably spending only 15 minutes doing this, the good news is that you probably have only a few bad sectors, so the drive is still usable.You should run CHKDSK on your drive to check it out.To do that, in the Start menu, right-click on Computer and select Open.Then, right-click on the C drive and select properties.Then, Tools, and then Error checking.It will ask you to reboot to do the check (as it can't do that while Windows is running).When it reboots, it will run the CHKDSK utility. See if it reports finding any bad sectors.If it does, it should mark them as bad, and after that, your PC should boot much faster. But if the PC continues to boot very slowly, that implies you have a failing drive that needs to be replaced.Good Luck

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What's going on with the icon on my taskbar? It takes 22 seconds to load Explorer. Every other link to a folder in Explorer is practically instantaneous, including the links in Start Menu.

A:Windows Explorer takes a long time to load?

You can try unpinning the Windows Explorer icon from the taskbar, then type Windows Explorer in the search function on the Start Menu. It should display Windows Explorer on the top of the search results, right click that and pin to taskbar.

Have you looked into the issue that maybe this is because of malware that is slowing down Windows Explorer when launched from the taskbar icon?

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

A:windows and home page takes forever to load

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

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When i start my PC, it usually takes a long time to load all the programs at startup, i went to msconfig and disabled all the items from there, i have my NORTON03 updated, did my windows updates recently, but that havent help me at all, i have ran out of ideas now, what can i do in order to have my windows XP load and start faster like it used to be!

PLs help me guys KIT!

A:Windows XP takes a long time to load all the programs!

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Hello for some reason windows takes forever to load and shutdown before I reinstall windows I thought someone may know my problem. My computer loads and boots to the signup screen in like 5 seconds. But when I log into windows it takes about 1 minute or so for everything to load. I can see the desktop and icons but if I click on an icon or try opening a program it doesn't work or freezes. It didn't use to do this I dont have that much on my computer. 600GB of a 1 terabyte hardrive is all I have installed. I used to actually have 900GB of random junk on this computer and it windows would load no problem. My specs are: Intel i5-3450 @3.10Ghz , 8GB of RAM , and a NVIDIA GT 640. Oh I also have a terabyte hardrive wich I mentioned.

A:Windows 7 takes unusual time to load and shutdown.

You can see what's running at startup with 'Autoruns'. Read this Autoruns for Windows

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I'm pretty sure this is an hardware problem and not a software problem.

When booting the PC the windows xp boot screen loads longer than any computer i have ever seen .

1. It can't be a virus as when i format it still happens

2. I've even tried different Hard Drives so i dont think its that (Recently Bought new 1)

3.I've also used different copies of windows XP (My disk & My brother's Disk)

Any ideas maybe ?
PC Specs
Windows Xp Home SP2
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 DUAL 5000+ ( 2.81GHZ )
RAM = 2x2gb OCZ GOLD ddr2 pc2 6400 (only shows 3.25gb , I do know why !)
Motherboard = ASUS M2N-ESLI NVIDIA

Thanks Joe.

A:Windows takes ages to load (Hardware Related ?)

You may have narrowed it down to memory (though the drive and its configuration may be at fault, too):

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista and can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:


Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.

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Win+P (Windows Presentation Mode) shortcut takes too long to load the option. Any idea why? Do I need to turn on any specific service?

At times I have to manually Right Click >> Display Options >> Extend Display

Is there a fix? Windows 10.

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I'm running windows 7 64 and whenever I start up my laptop windows 7 takes forever to load my network. You can see it doing that loading symbol over where the white bars would be on the bottom right of the task bar. Idk why it does this but I think it has something to do with windows gadget taking long to load as-well because ever since this started, so has windows gadgets taking forever to load. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this because it takes around 2 min to connect.

A:Windows start up takes forever to load network

Here is the video of my problem, maybe this will help


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My problem:
When starting any new Windows Explorer window, it takes a minimum of 90 seconds to show the window.
My HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:54:53 PM, on 5/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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A:Windows Explorer Takes Long Time To Load

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When I boot up my computer, Windows Explorer and all the software wont get started up. They take too much time to load up. I Have to wait nearly 4-5 minutes to do work! Need help!

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

A:Windows Explorer takes too much time to load after the startup.


Take a look inside msconfig

Uncheck everything but the Anti-virus software inside the Startup tab

Click on type msconfig inside Search programs and files press <ENTER> when you see MSCONFIG under Programs (1) .

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Hello,I'm using Windows XP SP 3. For the past several months Windows Explorer had been slow to open, maybe about 5-10 seconds, but since it wasn't THAT long I just lived with it. Unfortuantely, recently it has begun taking much longer, 20-40 seconds, as well as randomly locking up and crashing.Symptoms:- It's happening in any Windows Explorer window. If I press Ctrl-E it happens, as well as using a folder shortcut to open My Documents, although if I open My Documents the wait is only about 5-10 seconds. - When pressing Ctrl-E, there is a delay of about 3-4 seconds before Windows Explorer opens at all. It then opens with an hour glass, shows me my drives/folders, but without icons next to them. The hour glass stays for about 20-40 seconds until finally I can click on something. When navigating through Windows Explorer, opening a new drive or a folder that contains a lot of files oftentimes causes it to lock up for about 20 seconds as the hard drive spins loudly. - When returning to my desktop, typically about 2/3 of the desktop items have the default "Can't find the icon" icon that windows uses. Slowly, over the course of about 10 seconds the correct icons load, and I hear the hard drive spinning loudly. - Lately I've also been occasionally getting blue screens/reboots. What I've done:- Updated and done full system scan with AVG free. Found nothing.- Updated and done full system scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Found nothing.- Perform... Read more

A:Windows Explorer takes about 20-40 seconds to load, locks up randomly

FWIW: A damaged system file...may not show any observable impact to the user from damage...but it may be reflected in system operation. The fact that any driver for a device...appears to be working properly...can be superficial and erroneous.It's also good to remember that in a system...something wrong with one file may manifest itself in a malfunction of something else. Examples are all the various types of memory errors...which are really caused by something other than memory but manifest themselves in the functioning of system memory.If you have a .dmp error file which fingers a given driver as having problems...IMO, it's having problems.At the least, I would uninstall it and then reinstall it.It might be a good idea (certainly won't hurt) to run the sfc /scannow command. This is designed to detect and replace any damaged or missing system files.How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ Louis

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I recently purchased a new custom computer. It has an amd3000 processor and a gb of memory. When I turn on my computer it takes about 3-5 mins to load the windows loading screen. It turns into a black screen before the windows loading screen loads. After windows loads I can click on my account and it loads up pretty fast. Please help me with my problem.

A:Takes a long time to load windows loading screen

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Hi All,

I've looked on a few forums and at several threads to see if I can find a solution apart from reloading Windows.

Basically, for the past few months the laptop boots fine up until it comes to loading up the desktop. I enter my password in fine and then it takes about 20 minutes for it to become responsive.

For me, it's not a major issue, I just came on here looking if there is any advice out there.

A:Windows Desktop Takes 20+ minutes to load from entering Password

I would start by running full AV and malware scans (but not at the same time)
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

If no progress try establishing a clean boot to see if any programs are bogging down
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Give it a go and let us know how you get on

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Hi, I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, SP2, with 12 GB RAM and an i7 980x on an SSD operating drive. On my internal data drive, which is a SATA III, there's one folder that takes for-freakin-ever to open in Windows Explorer. It's a folder of about 50 HD movie clips taken with my home HD camcorder. Each is about 2-5 minutes in length.

When I open the folder, it takes forever to open and display the files. Like 5-10 minutes of the shimmering green bar on top. Under folder options, it's already optimized for videos. I've also had the archiving and indexing options unchecked. So what's the problem here? What can I do? Please let me know. It's very annoying.

A:Video folder takes ages to load in Windows Explorer

under Folder Properties, go to Customize and set it for General Items, and the folder will load instantly.

Folder Template - Change

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i'm on a dell 545s when i enter my password i press enter nothing happens it freezes then welcome screen loads for a minute this just started last week

A:windows 7 64 bit home premium startup takes a minute to load

Hit Win key (flag)+R, type 'msconfig' (w/o the quotes), browse to startup tab and post a screenshot here.

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I am experiencing strange problem with my Windows XP machine. After Windows XP starts up - my machine hangs for 5 minutes and wait for the Security Center's Firewall alert pop-up. During this time, I can access my computer and other files, but most of the programs don't launch. Also the internet doesn't work till this time. Only after the Windows Security Center's pop-up appears saying "Your firewall is turned off" does the machine starts properly.
This alert vanishes after a second or so and then the internet connection icon appears in the task bar.
I had avast anti-virus installed on my machine and I read on a couple of forums that this might be causing the particular problem - so I've uninstalled avast and installed AVG antivirus.
Still the problem is persisting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP takes long time to load programs

so you get a message that the firewall is turned off? How long has that been happening, does it turn itself on at all. My suggestion would be to post on our malware forum; there is a sticky at the top of that forum to explain what they need from you to start with. However I do see that you were able to uninstall avast and install avg. Do you have malwarebytes installed at all. Perhaps firstly you could try a scan with avg and see if it shows anything, and download malwarebytes and scan with that. I suggest these things because you get the message about your firewall being turned off which doesn't seem right.

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I recently built a new computer. I started it up and everything seems to be running fine. I also set the bio settings to boot from my dvd/cd drive. When i put in the windows disk it goes through the legal agreement and asks all the common questions of a setup. However, when it gets to the installation point a message comes up saying that the disk cannot be read or it is not a valid windows disk. I may have used this same windows disk on a different computer at one time but shouldn't it let me install it a second time on a different computer? If not what else could the problem be?

A:Windows will not load on my new comp

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Hello all,
I have been having a problem with the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation in that when I try to download it, I fill out my info and it takes me to a Windows Server 2012 page! Why is this happening.

Here is a screencast demonstrating my problem (I cut out the part where I fill in my personal info):

Click Here

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



P.S. I tried with a brand new Microsoft Account, and in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Exploder (Oops, I mean internet explorer)

A:Win8 Enterprise Eval download takes me to Windows Server

I am getting the same thing.

Problem at MS end, perhaps.

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Hey guys

After buying my laptop, after about a month Windows explorer ( Computer ( my computer for some ) Control panel,My documents etc...) Takes a long time to load

After i click on any one, it hows me a white screen ( not the whole screen, just middle ), with the vista loading icon, and after about 1 minute, it appears, but one im inside any windows explorer, i can go to the other with no problem


I open my computer, takes about a min to load, after that, i can go to documents etc... with no load

JUst this opening that bugs me

A:Computer, control panel etc... takes long to load ( windows explorer )

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I use Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Windows XP Prof SP2.

After 10-15 minutes of idle time, my laptop launches a plan screen saver. When i move the mouse i get the Windows logon. Since i am part of my corporate AD, i have to provide my credentials.

After giving the credentials, its taking almost 2minutes to launch the screen. till then i only see an empty blue screen. during this 2 minutes, my mouse is functional.

Following are some of the two major things i did, but still have the same problem.

1. Display properties, Screen saver tab, Screen saver drop down says Windows XP, Wait is 15 minutes, and the check box "On resume, password protect" is enabled. But all these controls are completely disabled with the above values. When i click the Settings button, i get the following message "This screen saver has no options that you can set". Since i wanted to completely disable this screen saver options, i went to gpedit.msc then went to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Display and disabled the following settings

a. Screen Saver
b. Password protect the screen saver
c. Screen Saver timeout.

Also, one more information, i did all this through my AD user login in my laptop. This user is given administrative privileges
2. Since i have the toshiba power saver configured, i went in to toshiba power saver settings and made the settings as NEVER for Monitor Turn off and Hard disk turn off for the all the power profiles.

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A:Windows unlocking from a screen saver takes long time to load

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My computer:

Intel Pentium 4 1.80a Ghz
SOYO P4VDA Motherboard
256 RAM
RaidMax 350W Power Supply
GeForce 4 Ti4200
Western Digital 80 GB
was running Windows 2000 Professional

The problem has somewhat evolved over time, so I shall describe what I have noticed.

I have had this computer since October of 2002, and everything had been more or less working fine. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the computer’s fans would sometimes stay on even though I had shut down Windows 2000.

One day, I could not turn it on, but had to switch off and on the switch on the power supply to get the main switch to work.

A couple of days later, it stopped working completely. It would load Windows 2000 until the loading bar reached full, then turn off suddenly. Sometimes the fans kept running. Here is what I have done to attempt to locate and fix the problem:

NOT the power supply… I bought and installed a new one
NOT the video card… switched with a known working one
NOT the hard drive or Windows… I reformatted the hard drive through another computer and tried to install Windows again

Now, it boots from the windows CD, and goes until it says Starting Windows 2000, then shuts off suddenly again.

So, that leaves motherboard, processor, or RAM.

I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

(Just a side question… when I took off the processor, some of the themal stuff was stuck to the chip and some was stuck to the heat sink, is it supposed to be like that? If so, is it sti... Read more

A:HELP Comp shuts down during Windows Load

Just a side question… when I took off the processor, some of the themal stuff was stuck to the chip and some was stuck to the heat sink, is it supposed to be like that? If so, is it still usable like that?)Click to expand...

Always best to clean both surfaces and re-apply new compound.

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Greetings, I have an OEM Inspiron 537, w/Vista, 2gb RAM, Intel Celeron 450 2.20GHz. The computer boots, gets to the Windows logo screen with the green activity bar on the bottom, and freezes. The bar never even begins moving, it gets to that screen and just stops. I tried the boot options of restoring to previous config, safe mode, etc et al, every option gets to that point and stops. I tried the system restore, from both the hidden partition and from the CD that came with the computer, same thing. I tried using a Vista Recovery CD, same. I tried an actual Vista install CD, same.

I have a Boot Disk CD for running diags, the system boots to that CD fine, and I've run every diagnostic on the system hardware and no errors are found, everything passes. The boot disk comes with an option to load a 'Mini Windows XP'; when I try to load it, the exact same thing happens, it gets to the WinXP logo screen and stops. I even tried running it with the HD unplugged and still the same. I've taken out the RAM and reinstalled, unplugged the Mboard and plugged back in. Formatted the disk, deleted partitions and recreated, nothing is working.

I have a bootable USB stick with a WinXP install disk on it. The computer boots to the USB stick fine and begins WinXP setup, loads the files, and then stops at the loading windows screen. Again, I've done all this with and w/o the hard drive plugged in.

I've tried installing Win 7, Vista, XP and even 98, none will work.

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A:Comp hangs when trying to load Windows from HD, CD and USB

As best as I can find, so far, the specs for the Dell Inspiron 537 are as follows
-2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 processor
-4GB dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM
-640GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
-16X DVD /-RW drive
--Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The only thing that might be the problem is that the CPU is not the original one that was fitted at the factory.

Perhaps you can tell us whether you have added or changed any components?

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