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Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

Q: Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

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

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

Preferred Solution: Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

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A: Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

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


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

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

A:Page loading takes forever

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

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

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

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

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

A:Loading Media Files Takes Forever

Can anyone help with this?

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

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

I tried looking into the system configuration through msconfig

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

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

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

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

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

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

any ideas...thanks in advance

A:Loading screen takes forever to load!

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

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

Can anyone help?

I'm willing to post more details if necessary.


A:Loading Personal Settings Takes Forever

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

A:Win 7 takes forever to load past Loading Screen

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

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My updates keep failing and searching for updates takes forever. I have tried a lot of things like:

- run MicrosoftFixit50123
- clean boot with only windows services
- chkdsk /F
- sfc /scannow
- try to install packages manually
- run CheckSUR

and a couple other things I can't remember right now. But still the same issues like before:

Error Code 80073712
Error Code 80070490
Error Code 800B0100

I checked CheckSUR.log and resolved about 40 errors (corrupt / missing manifest files, missing sample files etc.) and now have still 6 left:

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_dde8082373780acad1d48b1f7e6f55e4_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7601.18523... Read more

A:updates constantly failing and searching for updates takes forever

Windows updates have been slow for a lot of Windows 7 users ever since Windows 10 was released.
Try rebooting the PC, then install the latest Windows update client. Then reboot the PC again and check for updates. Be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes.


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

A:Dad's Computer Takes Forever To Boot Up

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

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My computer hangs up on the blue screen "Saving Your Settings" - the one just before it turns off - and stays there for a long time.

What could be the cause - and the solution - for this?



A:computer takes forever to shut down

What TSR programs are running on your computer? It's probably one of these that's hanging and preventing Windows from closing.

(Thinks : .... Hmmm, Norton Antivirus ......)

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

DDS Text:

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

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

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

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

A:Computer takes forever to turn on

Hello sheehka,

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Computer so slow-takes forever to do anything!

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Hello all! I have a little problem and I wonder if anyone here knows what's going on....
When I shutdown my computer it can take anywhere to 2-5 minutes. I used to have startup problems but I cleaned my registry and defragged so it will boot quickly. I have ran Malware Bytes, SuperAntispyware Free Edition, and CCleaner on my system. I deleted all the threats that occured but I'm still having trouble. I recently ran HijackThis and a error message popped up saying the following:
" For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this.
If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:
notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot.
For Vista: simply, exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon, choose 'Run as administrator'."

After I click 'OK' the HiJackThis log pops up and this is what it says:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:28:53 PM, on 11/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19019)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDV... Read more

A:Takes FOREVER to shut down computer!

Hello, a Malware expert will be with you as soon as possible.

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

A:Takes forever to boot computer

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

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

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

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

A:Computer takes forever to start up.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:34 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
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A:Computer Takes Forever To Shut Down

Another issue that I'm having is that my Mozilla bookmarks and settings e.g. New Tab Button, are being reset about every week now.

What the HAY?


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here is my hjt log n was wondering if there anything wrong with it.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 06:35:43 ?, on 15/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgfws9.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yahoomessenger .exe
C:\Program Files\Air Mouse\Air Mouse\Air Mouse.exe
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A:(my HJT) my computer takes forever to start up


Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

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Hello everyone,

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

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

Thank you in advance.

A:Computer takes forever to start up

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Yes, thats the symptom..time varies anywhere from 3 mins till ???and sometimes it crashes. I've done the usual...cleaned registry, temp files, ran NAV, Adaware, Spybot, windows defrag, file check, etc. It is a new XP install on a new dell 1330. Was working fine...I wanted to change themes, ran a program from web that replaced uxthemes.dll with one that accepts any theme, and that when probem started...Replace uxtheme.dll with original MS one...probleem still persists...everything else works fine...I removed all shared and network drives

A:XP takes forever opening 'My Computer'

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Hello TSF

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


A:my computer takes forever to boot-up

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

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the title says it all but anyways yes my computer takes a while when i reboot, shutdown, or turn on and im not sure the problem. my computer as well lags for a couple seconds every couple minutes

A:My computer takes forever to startup and shutdown

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Good day to any readers of this posting,

I received a JAVA error on my desktop and submitted this error information to JAVA; however, the response they e-mailed back to me was that I had contracted a new bug and they gave it a number for its name. Why not my name, who knows. LOL! We have to maintain humor, while dealing with ding-dong dang darn bratty technology, do we not? I did a full scan on my computer with Vipre Anti-Virus (found and cleaned 2 bugs with 8 traces) and Stopzilla (found no infestations). I wiped the empty space 35 times, along with both cleaners with Ccleaner. Additionally, I scanned with Registry Booster, Speed Up My PC and FixCleaner. My computer still takes forever to download an Internet page in pogo.com and game3.pogo.com. If it should happen to load and I get into a room, it freezes up within a few minutes. Does anyone know a good diagnostic tool that could assist me, while on this PC journey or an answer that does not involve more programs that do not seem to have an effect on this problem?

Tomorrow leaves the door wide-open for great potential.

Have a phenomenal day!

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My computer is very slow. IE seems to take a long time to load. Network connections are fine. I ran all the prerequisite scans prior to posting. Hope you folks can do your magic...Again!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:31:33 PM, on 12/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\NICServ.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet k series\Bin\hpoorn07.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\Gcc.exe
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A:Computer very sluggish. IE takes forever to load.

Hello -

As before, you seem well protected, and nothing is apparent in your HJT log. Do you do regular system maintenance, like deleting temp files and cookies, and defrag?

Do other programs access the internet freely? Such as updating your protection tools or using your email program?

Do you use an alternative browser such as Firefox or Opera? (You should, but that's for another tale) If so, do they experience the same slowness?

What sort of internet connection do you have? Broadband, dialup, modem, router, etc....

HJT is only one of several analysis tools at our disposal. Let's see if another one can find something amiss.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.


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Hi all,

I have an Amd Duron 1 Ghz with 248mb Ram.
Today I formatted and installed a fresh copy of windows Xp.
This computer takes forever to restart. It takes a while waiting for windows Xp to load
I also bought a 248mb Ram chip to ugrade the memory to 512 but still that didnt help a bit.
Also, even after installing the second ram chip, Memory displayed in Control panel-System is still the same 248MB.

what can I do to resolve this and make it load windows Xp faster ?. Mind that this is a fresh Windows Xp install and No other programs have been installed yet.

A:Added Ram but still computer takes forever to restart

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Whenever I click on My Computer it takes several minutes for it to open. I have windows XP home edition and I use a Cable Modem. Any solutions to this? It is by far one of the more annoying things my computer does lately!

One of the other problems I have is my computer takes forever to start up when I turn it on. There doesnt seem to be anything out of the ordinary in the start up under msconfig I even stopped a few things like AOL and Nav from starting on start up.. seems to be taking even longer since doing that. Any suggestions on that would be fantastic too.

A:Solved: My Computer Takes FOREVER to Open

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I've had a problem getting my computer to shut down ever since I cleaned a virus off of it with help from someone here. I wondered if there was some other malware still on my system.

If you could take a look, I sure would appreciate it any input you have. Thanking you in advance.
Hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:05:03 AM, on 6/3/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Andrea Electronics\AudioCommander\AudioCommander.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
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A:Computer takes forever to shut down. Virus?

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This is the only real problem with my computer...it takes like 10 minutes to restart!

A:[SOLVED] Computer takes FOREVER to reboot

Maybe spyware or something?

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When I open My Computer, it takes 5 minutes for it to show my drives. Until then, I just get the swaying flashlight. What is causing this delay?

p.s. - Compaq Presario V3000
1.60 GHz
504 MB
Intel Centrino Duo


A:My Computer Takes Forever To Find Drives

Likely the computer is either indexing the drives or searching for network shares.

Indexing is used for quick searching, but if you don't do a lot of searching, you can turn it off by right-clicking the drive in explorer and undchecking 'Index this drive."

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Well for one... starting with this typing situation... I could barely get on the computer to type in this forum. Becuase my computer is going crazy. When I start it up the POST takes longer than it usally used to take. It used to take about 3 secs, but now it takes like 30 seconds. and then for windows to load thats a whole other story.That even takes longer. Then when my computer finally boots up... ANYTHING I open takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to open. It can't be hardware becuase this just started yestarday, and my computer worked perfect before. I even tried formatting my HDD and reinstalling windows xp. I DID THAT 4 TIMES and same thing over and over. I also thought it was my second hard drive (becuase it is 232 GB large and all used) so i unhooked it, and it still hangs. And I also tried AdAware and Spybot and Norton anti virus and nothing works... PLEASE HELP!!!

Pentium 4 2.4Ghz (Overclocked to 2.9)
Western Digital 80GB (Master)
Western Digital 250GB (Slave)

A:My computer hangs and the POST takes forever... PLEASE HELP

Adrian - have you looked at msconfig to see what is loading on startup. Perhaps there is an errant program. When you run norton or defrag, does it say your drive is fragmented. Other than that I would have to say virus or spyware proram running rampant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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After I reformatted my hard drive, it's been taking longer to copy files. When I transfer music from iTunes to my iPod, it takes longer than it would've before the reformat. Also, when I copy files from and to my external hard drive, that takes longer. For example, it would take about 1 min or less to copy a 700 mb .avi movie file from my computer to the external hdd. But now, it takes about 4~5 min. I never installed or downloaded anything that would purposely expedite the process. Plus, since this hard drive has no viruses (100% sure), and more available memory, I would assume a faster process.
Any suggestions or ideas?

A:Solved: Computer takes forever to copy files

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My laptop is an Asus G74-SX running Windows 7 Home Premium 64


12gb Ram
1.5 TB HDD
i7 quad core
Gtx 560m (3gb dedicated)

My computer randomly freezes (even as I was writing this post it froze for a while and i had to wait for it to come back to life). I am not sure why this is happening as it has been great for over a year. Also the when I put it to SLEEP (not hybrid or hibernation) it takes a LONG time (over 2 mins to hours).

I have restarted my computer 5 times yesterday and a couple times today, because it just stops working. If i open Task manager I get (NOT RESPONDING).. which has only happened this week.. not sure why.

Even by right clicking on My Computer to see my specs all I can see is
Installed Memory: Not Available (Should say 12gb)
Processor: Not Available (should say 2.0ghz)

it's happened twice that Windows Explorer is not responding (as in the windows viewer not the browser)

I am running 2013 AVG Free Anit Virus - and it's never been an issue.

Please help!

A:Computer is freezing up randomly and takes forever to go to sleep

Hello and welcome Mark try this mate first up and see if it finds any stuff in error.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Im new but have been trying to clean up pc for about 4hr nowI have read before posting info and done all required scans per instructions . regbooster2 only removed the 15 free problems. Will someone please look at my logs for me and help me in any way.what a way to start Christmas Eve. Thanks so much in advance. Rob my log is so long LOG Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:15:19 AM, on 12/24/2007Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exeC:\... Read more

A:Computer Takes Forever To Startup And Constant Ie Popups

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. You do have a few stinkers in there.Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Hello All-

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

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

Any ideas?

A:Computer takes FOREVER to boot up and then hangs after logging in

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

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

Step 1
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt as well.
Step 2
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
Step 3.
Please download HitmanPro. to your desktop.
HitmanPro (32bit)
HitmanPro (64bit)
Launch the program by double clicking on HitmanPro.exe. (Windows Vista/7 users right click on the HitmanPro icon and select run as administrator).
Click on the next button. You must agree with the terms of EULA.
Check the box beside "No, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer".
Click on the next button.
The program will start to scan the c... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps,


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

A:Slow Computer/takes Forever To Shutdown/ Computer 2

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

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

A:Gateway computer running Win7 takes forever to boot

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My computer takes over an hour to load when it is first turned on and after that programs run extremely slowly.

It is a Hp Pavilion, with an Intel Celeron Processor. It has 256 MB DDR SDRAM Memory and a 60GB Ultra DMA hard drive.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:06:49 PM, on 3/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital

C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP

C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\lxcemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\EMBARQ Online Security\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe


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A:Solved: Computer takes forever to load. Hijack log included

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I have just recently installed a printer (BROTHER DCP-145C) and when trying to open 'My Computer' it takes forever ( approximately 2 - 5 minutes) to display anything I've already tried
-stopping the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
-Unchecking the box 'Automatically search for network folders and printers
-Disconnecting the printer

and none of them have worked, I have had this problem once before but I forget how I solved it that time it would be greatly appreciated if you could help.

EDIT - I managed to fix it myself by fragmenting the hard drive and cleaning the registry, probably should have thought to do that before asking this question but whatever.

A:'My Computer' takes forever to display drives after new printer was installed

And "cleaning the registry" may create other problems.
Most of us here, do NOT and will not suggest in using any registry cleaner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We are suddenly having a problem with USB flash drives and USB external hard drives in our organization. Users started reporting that their flash drives either were not working or took a long time to be recognized by the computer so that they could be used. It could take up to 10 minutes for the drive to be usable. Once it works, you can take the drive out and put it back in and it will work with no problem. If you kill your network connection before plugging a USB drive in, you will have no problems at all.

I have made a some observations regarding this problem.
1.) When you plug a USB drive in on a computer with the issue, you hear the connect sound and you see the installing drivers icon. The icon quickly reports that the drivers are successfully installed, but the drive does not show up in my computer.
2.) The drive shows up in Devices and Printers, but you cannot do anything to access it.
3.) Device Manager shows an Unknown Device. You can either try to update the driver or wait.
4.) If you wait, the unknown device will change to your USB drive in Device Manager and you will be able to use your drive.
5.) This is the big one. If you kill your network connection, USB drives quickly show and are usable as they would normally be.

Has anyone else seen this problem? Is there a specific Windows Update that could be doing this. Thanks.


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Please note, I am typing on a DIFFERENT computer (IP address) than my other PC that has the problem - specifically a Windows 10 "Forever Loading" Problem, I believe. It is a 3 year old DELL, with Windows 10, so I cannot run the above suggested SysInfo Utility.

That said, I had an automatic regular Windows 10 update, which took forever and ever. While it seemed to be finishing; my DELL logo appeared, then I get my welcome screen and it allows me to very S-L-O-W-L-Y type my password; then my center screen wallpaper appears, but never any of my desktop icons. After much passed time, my task bar appears but no icons on it. The time appears in right hand corner of task bar, but the real time never advances. Lastly the dreaded spinning blue circle remains in the blank Task Bar. I have tried unplugging overnight, restarting, and the same thing. The Windows start button appears on task bar, but nothing works, because nothing has loaded on task bar or on my desktop. I have left it on overnight in hopes of a wishful escape of this endless loop it is stuck in.

Checking online, I have tried various suggested processes (getting to Task Manager, trying to restart explorer.exe, running new task (msconfig), tried to get to Safe boot to reboot, but cannot do any of those things due to the dreaded spinning blue circle. I simply can't get anywhere except to Task Manager, but nothing actually works within there either. Help Please?

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Whenever I click on My Computer it takes at least couple of minutes to load, it is getting really annoying. I unistalled all the anti-virus software and most of the peripheral devices such as the printer and scanner but that had no effect. Everything else seems to be functioning relatively fine. Any suggestions? Besides taking my own life out of frustration...

A:"My Computer" windows takes FOREVER to load...


You need to post your system specs: and tell us what OS and service packs you are running.

Did this problem just start to happen? Have you recently installed any new software, like Norton AV 2005? Have you added any new hardware recently, especially a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, HDD or Floppy?

Have you noticed any errors lately that were similar to this; "Managed MAPI Service Catastrophic Failure"?

After you click on "My Computer" and while it is still loading, try opening "Task manager" (Ctrl+Shift+Esacpe) and check the processes to see if any of them are taking an unusually large amount of CPU resources.
"System Idle Process" usually runs at around 95-99, so ignore that one, if anything else is that high post it here, or if you know what program it is, try uninstalling it.

Take all CD's out of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives and then try opening "My Computer" dose it open any faster with no CD's in the drives?

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Ok i was using a friend's thumbdrive before this happened, and then my lappy crashed so i didnt get to safely remove the thumbdrive... Then when i tried opening "My Computer", it takes around 5mins or so to search for items...I have tried some solutions, like system restoring and also doing a scan disk but non seems to help... So any kind soul out there please help me out with this...

A:"My Computer" takes forever to load

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