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Solved: Bizarre slow startup after improper shutdown

Q: Solved: Bizarre slow startup after improper shutdown

Hi All..

Last night in a rush to go out I shut down my computer by holding down the power button, instead of waiting for windows to close the open programs and shut down properly.

When I got back, I turned the computer on, and the boot process was severely messed up. After the animated black Windows XP screen, it goes black for a few minutes, then the blue screen that says 'windows is starting up' (or something similar) appears, but stays for another 5 or so minutes. Then, the 'Welcome' blue screen comes up but stays for even longer. When Windows finally loads, the wallpaper loads, then the desktop icons (note programs' correct icons don't show, only window default 'exe' icon), then the taskbar, but the task bar remains white and only has the start button, quick launch and clock - no other icons show.

It stays like this indefinitely, with the CPU light flashing and the computer seemingly loading. I left it on all night and it got no forther.

When in that state, anything I click on (including ctrl-alt-del) takes about 5+ minutes to do.

I tried safe mode - it took so long to load I gave up.

I tried ERD Commander - not even that would load past a blank screen with a cursor.

I tried booting from the Windows CD - the reinstall option isn't there and it doesn't spot the previous installation.

I am using Windows XP Home SP2 - Can ANYONE help? Is there a solution or do I have to format and reinstall?? Eek.

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A: Solved: Bizarre slow startup after improper shutdown

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My 13 y/o cousin did something to Grandma's computer and now it doesn't work right. I only got to look at it briefly, but it seems slow and one of the parental control programs stopped working properly and had to be removed as it was blocking internet access.
According to my cousin, he turned the computer on one morning and it wouldn't start properly and went to an error screen. At some point he restarted it with the power button at least once. In the event log, I saw where it was shutdown improperly, but there was only one reference to it. There were other errors that only started showing up after this incident. I don't remember what they are, I'll have to go back over one day and write them down. I remember that the errors referred to ATAPI and the Shadow Volume Copy, and maybe the Kernel.
Is there a program that could do a system analysis to determine what and where the problems are? I don't want to simply reformat the computer as that's above my skill level. Grandma misplaced the backup discs so I don't even know how to go about reinstalling the OS. She doesn't want to upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 right now either.
Any suggestions?
 

If it matters, this happened about three weeks ago. The computer has been left on the entire time since then. I was waiting for school to start before looking into it any further. My cousin lives there and annoys the heck out of me when I visit.

A:Computer Slow After Improper Shutdown

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
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I have had the occasion to shut down winXP improperly several times but scan did not take place on reboot. It is a newly installed windows. On my previous windows such scan used to take place on every such shut down.
2. How do I enable this scan ??
 

A:Solved: No scan on improper shutdown

Your system just may not need to be scanned. The shut down just may have been when a things were not running.
I have seen this many times with no problems.
 

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So, pretty self explanatory, I have this super bizarre problem, whenever I have my taskbar set to small icons in the properties, the taskbar icons are all wrong, for example, the Windows Task Manager will show up as Google Chrome (application seem to take a fancy for that icon) or Adobe Lightroom will show up as the Windows Picture Viewer. I have searched everywhere, and all I can find are cases of missing icons, which is not my problem. Perhaps this is linked to the other problem I am having. (Half of monitor is out of sync.)
 

A:Bizarre: Windows taskbar shows improper icons in small icon mode

Don't know if I can help but will also try take a look at your problem.

First, just to be clear, note the 3 groups of icons along the bottom of screen image below. On left are Quick Launch icons, middle are open programs, on right are notification icons. Which group(s) are wrong when small? Also, can you right click a wrong icon and select Pin to Start Menu. Does it get pinned with the right or wrong icon?


 

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Hello all!

I seem to be having an annoying error alert for an error that, as far as I can tell, never occurred.

When I shutdown my computer (through start -> shutdown....as I always have), it shows the vista shutdown screen then the computer powers off, like it always has.
But, when I power back up and log in, I get an alert stating the following:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8D728267
BCP3: 803CCC04
BCP4: 803CC900
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1Click to expand...

This problem began to occur this past week, and I think is a result of 6 windows vista updates installed on Sept.10. Four updates were listed important (two recommended were for my Windows Mail software and a general update to resolve application compatibility issues - KB954366) and are logged as being successfully installed in my update log.

I don't really want to have to uninstall windows updates, unless absolutely necessary.

Is there any other likely reason for this notification to pop up on startup after a completely normal shutdown?

Thanks in advance for any help.

~

EDIT:
Here are my system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
MOBO: ASUS M2N-SLIDELUXE
RAM: 3GB Comstar DDR II 667/533
HDD: Western Digital 250GB
DVD: LG 20x Super Multi Security DVD Rewriter wi... Read more

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I am running XP on a computer I built a couple of years ago. Lately it is pretty sluggish, particularly the startup and shutdown. I'm hoping to get some advice on what I can get rid of. Thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3582 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 44750 MB; D: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 86402 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P35-DS3P
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Here is a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:31 PM, on 12/1/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
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A:Solved: Slow startup/shutdown

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my startup and shutdown is pretty slow, could somebody help me to make this faster. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: my startup and shutdown are pretty slow

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I am experiencing a very slow startup. It is usually at least 5 minutes before I can click on anything to get it to come up.
Shutdown is just as bad.
Have added startup processes also to this post.
I have a Toshiba laptop running XP Home.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:39:31 PM, on 12/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
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my pc still remains in sleep mode even after shutting down.
yolo
 

A:improper shutdown

i have removed the POLL
and edited the post and added the question
 

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Hi there

I have XP sp2 and recently started observing slow system startup, slow application start up, slow system shut down and many times my video becomes very slow to refresh when running IE and any other application at the sametime. Almost seems like video memory is not being swapped correctly or maybe something I'm not aware of is running the the background stealing system resources.
I can see that I have many instances of SVCHOST running when opening the TaskManager.
I have run CCleaner and optimized the HD. Not sure where to go from here. I have also shut down/disabled most programs on startup.

Thanks for your help

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - FAT32x86
Run by J at 22:51:57.21 on 2009/08/13
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://tw.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: TSToolbarBHO: {43c6d902-a1c5-45c9-91f6-fd9e90337e18} - c:\program files\trend micro\trendsecure\tisprotoolbar\TSToolbar.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
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A:Slow System Startup / Slow Application Startup and Shutdown

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. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.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.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.Foll... Read more

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Hi guys.

I'm having a problem with my laptop. It's an ASUS type. Last night, I shut down my laptop, but when I woke up this morning, I found out that my laptop switched to Stand-by mode automatically. How can I force my laptop to stay in shut down mode?? And is this a common problem among all laptop users??

Specs:

O/S: Windows XP Pro (w/ Service Pack 2)
RAM: 512 MB
CPU: 1.6 GHz (Intel Centrino)
HD: 60 GB
Suspicious(?) Program used last night: FastDefrag
System Restore: ON

thanks,

CS316
 

A:Improper shutdown on laptop?

how did you shut it down? did you use the shut down option in windows? Or did you just press the power button? If the shut down option did you accidently select Stnaby rather than shut down? Have you tried just doing a normal shut down ensuring that you select the Turn Off button?
 

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The past few weeks, my wireless router has been unable to detect any networks after an improper shutdown. I've been trying to avoid these shutdowns, but I"m wondering if there is anything I can do to fix the wireless after this occurs?

Thanks in advance,
Caroline

A:Improper Shutdown = No wireless

Welcome
Perhaps these guidelines will help.
Troubleshoot problems finding wireless networks
See if an SFC command run three times will help
System Files - SFC Command
If not I would make a system restore from a few days before the shutdown.
System Restore - How to

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I had an improper shutdown on my asus laptop and now when I switch itstarts to load windows and then resarts saying windows error recovery. When you choose the option windows repair it comes back with windows cannot repair this computer automatically in the diagnosis and repair details it comes up with an error code of 0x0 . When i go into system recovery options it wont let me log on as administrator and will not let me do a system restore. I do not have my backup disks on me at the moment . Also the computer will not let me restore to last good configuration or go onto any safe mode options.......... SOMEONE PLS HELP ME
 

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my new dell laptop is not start up and indicating blus screen with installing 2 of 16 for a long time

A:improper shutdown of laptop

please solve my problem

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Hi guys,Starting about two weeks ago my computer would shut down on its own with the BSOD. It has happened about 4 times, and I have no idea what I need to do to fix it. I have run antivirus and antimalware programs, but they say I'm clean.I have an Asus N53SV with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.Below is the message I get whenever I turn my computer back on.Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 1000009f BCP1: 0000000000000004 BCP2: 0000000000000258 BCP3: FFFFFA800D0A0660 BCP4: FFFFF80000B9C3D0 OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 768_1Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\013013-32073-01.dmp C:\Windows\Temp\WER-70262-0.sysdata.xmlRead our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txtAny help is greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD and Improper Shutdown

Hello DenverR, Welcome If we could gather a little more information about the problem computer, it might prove helpful in pointing toward a solution.1. ) Please follow this link: BSOD Posting Instructions Windows 8 - Windows 7 - Vista.Follow all instructions with the exception of:Create a new thread HERE and attach the file(s) after step 4Note: Both files of Step 1 need to be in the Documents folder.Next, Upload the zipped folder to a File Sharing website of your choosing because Bleeping Computer has a 512 K only upload limit and this file will be much larger. For a listing of free File Sharing websites see: http://technojourney.com/trending/best-alternatives-megaupload-and-filesonic-file-hosting/or you may use File Dropper or Box.com.Please post a link to the file in your next post.2. ) To help us get a better look at your computer's hardware, please download and install Speccy by Piriform. (mirror site)Run Speccy and from the top menu, select File --> Publish Snapshot. Click "Yes" to proceed.Click, Copy to Clipboard and paste this address into your next post.3. ) Finally, please download MiniToolBox by farbar, save it to your Desktop, then run it.Check the following checkbox:List Installed ProgramsThen click Go.Copy the result (Result.txt) by clicking Edit from top menu -> Select all, then Edit -> Copy.Please Paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of this file into your next post.

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When trying to get back on the computer after it has been "sleeping", the message, "Windows Did Not Shut Down Properly" appears, forcing me to reboot from "Normal Windows Startup", going through the entire boot up process. 
It is behaving as if the batter went dead while the computer is on.  No issues with battery, but have to reboot on every occasion of the computer going into sleep mode, or if I close the laptop lid.

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Experiencing the following problems (networking) ever since my computer restarted after an improper shut down (power trip). No errors whatsoever prior to that. Never had these errors before. Also, my computer now takes longer than usual to load when starting. I did try the sfc scannow command and it went fully without any errors and when my computer restarted, all it changed was my desktop wallpaper. The computers and mobile phones in my house can still connect to the house wifi with no problems. I'd appreciate any help at all. Thank you so much.

A:Networking Issues After Improper Shutdown

No idea what happened, but I managed to get everything back in order after entering Safe Mode with Networking and doing a System Restore dated two days ago.

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I need some serious help with my laptop. I have a hp dv1000 Centrino. Today, as i was watching a video of a band called GB5, it froze. I could hear the videos in parts but then quickly tapped the keyboard to see what would happen. Suddenly the screen goes black and but the keyboard is still on. You can see the the power key on, music, and dvd button. the top ones were all on because it showed a blue light, except that the screen is still black.

Also, the computer has been tellin me that i need more memory because i only had 2% left until i cleaned everything up and it went up to 3%. Could not havin much memory anymore be the issue or is there an additional problem? Someone help me out. i'd appreciate it.

thanks in advance.
 

A:Erratic behaviour after improper shutdown

No, i've had to hold the power button to shut it off because the screen still wont show. The keys and power button will turn on but the screen wont show. Is this a battery issue or is it somethin more?
 

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we have a compaq proliant 1600 server with 3 -9gig raid scsi drive running windows nt 4.0.we are getting a message saying at least one service or driver failed meassage then it and then it improperly shuts down.
 

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My laptop did not hibernate and I know this because after I closed it, I heard a beep so when I opened it the screen was black but it was running. I couldn't get anything to happened to I just pressed the power button. The next day Chkdsk ran upon start up and does every time. There were no errors found.

Issues:
1. When I hibernate; it doesn't hibernate properly and the same thing happens where it is still running and I can only stop it by powering off.

2. My wireless internet doesn't come up so I cannot connect to internet. It doesn't even show as an available network to connect to.

3. When I tried to restore the computer to a rpevisou date it said my C drive was corrupt.

4.Chkdsk runs at every start up and I don't want it to.

Please help me with these issues.

Thanks!!

A:CHKDSK due to improper shutdown and now NO INTERNET

Hello Latina, welcome to the forum.

I just need some more information about your system, OS, Memory, hardware etc.

So please provice me all these details before giving any advice.

Thanks.

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plz help me my chkdsk doen't run automatically on boot after improper shut down
 

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Every time I boot up my computer it gives me that message saying that Windows was improperly shutdown and asks if I want to boot it up normally or go to safe mode, etc. But I'm shutting it down properly every time... I'm giving it plenty of time to power off it's not like I'm turning it off halfway through. I don't understand why it would be doing this? It isn't a huge problem half the time it just defaults to booting windows normally if I don't choose an option after a certain amount of time (most of the time I just boot the computer up and walk away) but still it's annoying sometimes and I would like to know why it happens.

A:Windows Vista "improper shutdown" every time...

Check the entries in the Evenet Viewer - there may an entry to tell you what is causing this - may be an application that has trouble shutting down .

Run a CHKDSK on the partition where the OS resides

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hey i know ive posted this before in another topic but that was started by someone else.

my condition right now is the comp restarts automatically i select anything on the win xp improper shutdown screen. i can shoose normal, last good or safe and get the same result. i have format and installed windows twice, but it just comes back. the first time i installed drivers/ windows update, the second time i just let windows install the drivers.

i was frustrated after the second time and took it to the repair shop. they thought they fixed it the same way i did, but then when they tested it to me the exact same thing happened. the guy there was totally stumped. anyone have any idea what could have happened? i think this may be a hardware problem. since 3 reinstalls, one done by a "professional" and the same problem occurs. or could this be a virus?
 

A:comp restarts after improper shutdown message

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It is advising with to shut it down using the on button. I have done it but still persisting on the screen of the printer

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Vista Premium 32-bit
HP Pavilion dv6000
Intel [email protected] Ghz, 3GB RAM

My computer's not booting correctly. It gets stuck at the welcome screen. I recently had an improper shutdown (battery died), thereafter it would boot up but instead of going to the desktop it would go to a black screen, where I could move the cursor and could use ctrl+alt+del and use task manager, etc. Now I've tinkered with it. And it gets stuck on the welcome screen, where it doesn't respond to anything. Besides pulling the battery out. It does boot in safe mode.

By tinkering I mean I've created another user. I've used 'msconfig' and disabled all the start up programs. Still didn't work, so I went and disabled all the start up programs and then hid the microsoft services and disabled all the services. I've also been to the repair menu and performed all the tasks besides restoring to the original factory conditions, which is probably what I'll end up doing. I've tried to restore to previous successful boots and it acts as if it is booting correctly, and previous boots don't work either. I haven't done anything recently to the comp, besides change the registry to bring back a disappeared sound icon. I think my problem is just due to the improper shutdown. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Vista won't boot properly after improper shutdown

Hi read this tutorial.....Startup Repair
 

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It's not what you think based on the title.

(Running Windows 7 Home Premium)

I was in the middle of doing a full format of a new 1TB HDD using a SATA to USB adapter, when I stupidly hit he sleep button half way through.

I have tried everything to get the HDD to format since then and I just get errors.
I tried Wiping the drive with Active Kill Disk, but it just hangs up in the middle.
I re-initialized the drive. No change.
Used disk manager, didn't work.
I haven't been able to find a solution thru Google.

I don't know if this is meaningful info, but out of desperation, I tried cloning the drive which usually overwrites anything. The cloning software told me it could not start the clone since the "block sizes are different". The source HDD is 953,870MB and the messed up destination HDD is 953,877MB (7MB more). I checked every 1TB HDD I have, and they are all 953,870MB.

So that's the background. I have 2 questions:

1) Did I damage the HDD?

2) If not, is there something I haven't tried to get it operating properly?

Thanks very much. (sorry for the long post)

A:Hard Drive Won't Format after Improper Shutdown.

Hi Mitch,

Lets try wiping using the CLEAN command. See below:

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Regards,
Golden

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Hello, my computer has been really slow lately starting up and shutting down. I've tinkered a bit with the services, following the services guide at The Elder Geek's website. I've only shut down the services it recommends, or that I don't use on my computer.


Also, sometimes when I boot up, instead of going to the black screen with Windows and the scrollbar, it goes straight to a full black background with only the following:

"SiI 3132 SATALink BIOS Version 7.3.13
Copyright (C) 1997-2006 Silicon Image, Inc."

I've been trying to figure out just what's been causing this and can't really find much. I've considered flashing the BIOS, but I've never done that. My motherboard manufacturer's website recommends to do it only if I'm sure it will fix my problem, which I'm not.

I've tried cleaning the dust from the inside of the case with a can of air. Had some problems with my DVD drive reading slowly and that fixed it, so thought I'd try it on the rest as well.

According to Belarc Advisor, here are the specs on the pieces of hardware for my computer:

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor
2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Drives
400.08 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
332.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY CD-RW CRX230EE [CD-ROM drive]
SONY DVD RW DW-Q120A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

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A:Slow startup/shutdown, and strange startup message

By that error it seems as if your hard drive is a SATA drive. Make sure the wires that go from the power supply and main board are securely in place. I had a similar problem with a 300gb drive and it ended up being that I was using a converter for the hard drives power and not the power cable that plugged directly in from the power supply. Make sure you power down your computer before tinkering around in it though, might even want to unplug it and let it sit for like 10secs first.

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Hi,

the issue i am facing--- yesterday my laptop got shutdown because of power loss after that

- on booting win 7 i got a BSoD bad_system_config error three times then
- On my fourth attempt the win7 os started to boot again but the keyboard and mouse were no longer working (both external usb and internal).

My system details--------

asus k53sv laptop with

1. i5 processor 2. 8gb ddr2 ram(2sticks of 4gb) 3. geforce gt540 graphics card 4. 750gb seagate hdd(with 4 partitions(199gb*2 ,288gb*1,10gb*1)

5. 3usb ports(1*usb 3.0 , 2*usb2.0)

I have a dual boot config so Both 199gb partitions have os namely winxp pro and win 7 pro.

WHAT I HAVE TRIED

1. Safe mode does not work i.e keyboard mouse do not work(both usb external and internal do not work)

2.win 7 repair found no errors

3.Do not have a Restore point so could not restore it to previous working condition.

4.Tried to shut down laptop remove battery and power and press power button for 20 -25 second release the button then put everything back again..

5.Done online spyware bot scan,Malwarebytes scan, avast free scan.(from win xp)

OBSERVATIONS

1.keyboard mouse work completely fine in BIOS and in win xp.

2.The keyboard light goes off as soon as the win 7 welcome screen is shown.

3.Initially in the second try win 7 os was detecting external keyboard showed installing devices notification but then did nothing.

NOW external usb keyboard and mouse are not detected at all in any of the three usb ports.

what i am trying

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A:keyboard mouse stopped working after improper shutdown

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Vista64 SP2 on my desktop, I want to put it to sleep every night for a quick resume in the morning. I would've used hibernate like on my XP laptop but Vista doesn't have one in the shutdown options.

Anyway, on my vista desktop, when I wake it up via keyboard mashing, it comes back with the black BIOS screen that says it was improperly shutdown and if I want to boot up in safe mode or start windows normally. I start it normally and after regular bootup screens, after windows loads, it shows me solutions and a cause was a blue screen. I saw no such thing when it was going to sleep.

Why is this happening? My XP laptop is sleeping (it calls it standby with a moon icon) without issue - I hit the function key and it wakes up immediately back to a useable screen. Hibernate also works on the laptop though bootup takes longer of course.
 

A:sleep mode revival: claims improper shutdown

hi try doing this http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsvista/ht/arestartvista.htm then you can post the error code or look in C:\windows\minidump.you can also try going to start control panel power options and on the left hand side change when computer sleeps option is there or set a custom plan,this is just a thought
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi,
the issue i am facing--- yesterday my laptop got shutdown because of power loss after that
- on booting win 7 i got a BSoD bad_system_config error three times then
- On my fourth attempt the win7 os started to boot again but the keyboard and mouse were no longer working (both external usb and internal).
My system details--------
asus k53sv laptop with
1. i5 processor 2. 8gb ddr2 ram(2sticks of 4gb) 3. geforce gt540 graphics card 4. 750gb seagate hdd(with 4 partitions(199gb*2 ,288gb*1,10gb*1)
5. 3usb ports(1*usb 3.0 , 2*usb2.0)
I have a dual boot config so Both 199gb partitions have os namely winxp pro and win 7 pro.
WHAT I HAVE TRIED
1. Safe mode does not work i.e keyboard mouse do not work(both usb external and internal do not work)
2.win 7 repair found no errors
3.Do not have a Restore point so could not restore it to previous working condition.
4.Tried to shut down laptop remove battery and power and press power button for 20 -25 second release the button then put everything back again..
5.Done online spyware bot scan,Malwarebytes scan, avast free scan.(from win xp)
OBSERVATIONS
1.keyboard mouse work completely fine in BIOS and in win xp.
2.The keyboard light goes off as soon as the win 7 welcome screen is shown.
3.Initially in the second try win 7 os was detecting external keyboard showed installing devices notification but then did nothing.
NOW external usb keyboard and mouse are not detected at all in any of the three usb ports.
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A:keyboard mouse stopped working after improper shutdown

Some laptops have a fn key combo to toggle the mousepad on and off. Does one key have a picture of a mouse on it? If so, press fn and that key at the same time.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

I noticed slow startup shutdown speeds a month or two ago, and have been trying to fix the problem by using all the usual scanning and detecting software. Some of my programs are slow to launch after a reboot for some reason, after I launch them the first time they lag but when I launch them a second time they pop right up, except for MSconfig which takes about 25 seconds to launch, can't figure that one out. Was having problems with my IE 10 crashing and restarting, and my ISP kept sending me e-mails about illegally downloading copyrighted material, didn't see any unauthorized wireless activity on my Gateway, so I might have had a backdoor problem or something like that. So I finally ran combofix and it took care of a lot of my problems. So far some other programs launch the way they're supposed to, no IE 10 crashing and restarting it, and no more e-mails from my ISP. But I still have slow startup shutdown speeds, and some programs slow to launch, same lag time on MSconfig. I've ran the scanners y'all usually have people run, so I can attach or paste those logs if you would like.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 
Edit: Topic was Moved to the Malware Logs forum since Combofix had been run
Roger
 

A:Windows 7 slow startup & shutdown time & different programs slow to launch

Thanks Roger

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Before I start listing the problems I am having, I first have a guess as to what might be the cause but if it is I have no idea how to fix it. I looked at my history in Firefox and one of the last visited pages (when internet was still working) was pucowyq.pluto.ro WARNING: If you go here it will give you infinite messages telling you to install something for windows media player and you may have to use the task manager to close out your browser. It might help if someone went there or has heard of this website and can tell me if this really is the problem... but if you don't know then I wouldn't download it to find out. To be honest, the website is very shady but I'm pretty sure I allowed it to install because I wanted it to stop asking me to >-<

The problem started with internet... I have 5 bars almost always for wifi and it had been working great but now I always have limited connectivity or local only. I don't think its the provider because I'm using that connection right now on a different computer. The computer that I'm having problems with the the Hp TX2510z if that helps.. I tried all the things that the computer suggests and restarting the router and such, I even plugged it in and tried using the internet on ONLY this computer while disconnecting the others and nothing worked.

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A:Improper Shutdown, Weird Error Messages And "limited Connectivitiy"

that website might very well be the problem, I investigated with firefox with noscript, I wouldn't allow scripting since siteadvisor showed links to some real nasty romanian siteshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=932243please use the directions from this post to install MBAM, run a scan with it and post the log please

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Hi! you guys have helped me before and other major problems were solved! now i have other concerns, it seems i either still have a virus or have picked another up

my spy sweeper by webroot picked up the trojan downloader zlob. norton antivirus and lavasoft adaware aren't picking up anything.

i keep getting kicked off the internet. i mean every single time i use it. i know its not my connection or router. also, my computer is not going through the proper system shutdown. it will stay in "shutting down" mode endlessly if i don't intervene. not every time, but often enough for me to be concerned about the health of the computer which is only a couple months old
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

Hi -
 
I have been running Win7x64 for a few years now, and I have an insanely annoying problem during Windows shutdown or Windows startup.
 
I am running my OS and most of my programs on an SSD drive, which generally performs very nicely. I have a few monster-sized apps on traditional drives, like VMWare workstation, and a few games. Everything seems to run pretty zippy, once Windows has booted.
 
However, I will randomly see a slow Windows shutdown that takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes - measured - to successfully power down. (I never force a shut-down or restart unless the system takes longer than 1/2 hour to shut down, and there is almost no hard-drive activity). During the 15-20 minute shutdown, there is nearly constant hard drive activity.
 
Additionally, I will see random times when Windows seems to hang during the startup process. Normally, my startup processes will take about 50 - 55 seconds to start. Occasionally, I will see the startup time take as long as 6 - 7 minutes. There isn't significantly higher hard drive activity while this is happening.
 
It drives me crazy.
 
The startup / shutdown issues may be related, or may not be related at all.
 
Scans with Live CD versions of Kaspersky and Avira have shown no malware activity.
 
Does anybody know what is going on? Or, does anybody have suggestions on how to isolate the problem(s)?
 
Thanks!
 
AzJazz

A:Random Win7x64 Slow Shutdown or Slow Startup

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

I've ran the latest Ad-Aware and SpyBot and found nothing. I run Trend-Micro Internet Security and its found nothing. Startup and Shutdown seems to take much longer than before. System is defragged. Web Browsing and File Transfers seem to take much longer than before as well. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my HijackThis! log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:53:53 PM, on 7/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.4.2.25\InstallStub.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hptskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
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A:Slow Startup/Shutdown, & Slow Browsing/Xfers

And here is my Startuplist Log...
StartupList report, 7/19/2004, 6:55:58 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Amir Zarrin\Desktop\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.4.2.25\InstallStub.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hptskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCCGUIDE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Master User\Desktop\StartupList.exe

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

I have followed ALL of the step-by-step instructions, as advised, before posting. Here are my specs: Win XP Media Center Edition; Version 2002; SP 2; AMD Athlon 64 processor; 3400+; 2.39 Ghz; 896 MB of RAM (anyone want to also tell me why this is when the front of my pc says "1024 MB RAM"??). My problems are my pc is ridiculously slow - this includes web browsing and just generally doing anything on here; super-slow startups and shutdowns. I ran pc-cillin, no viruses or malware; ran lavasoft, had a couple of cookies I removed; spybot picked up nothing; panda picked up 3 instances of spyware but I didn't know what to do about it as it wanted me to buy it to remove them and I couldn't tell where they originated; etrust online scanner picked up nothing; windows defender picked up nothing. Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:03 AM, on 4/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Slow PC, Slow Shutdown & Startup, Slow browsing, etc.

Welcome to TSF.

Your HJT log is clean. Lets take a look at one of those online scans.

Download and install CleanUp!. Do NOT run it yet.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the “Temporary Files” and uncheck the box for “Scan drives for file matching” if it’s checked.

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!

Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfe... Read more

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Hi.

Please help with the following log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:21:12 AM, on 2/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UMonit2K.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\POP Peeper\POPPeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network\Wireless 802.11 USB Adapter\WlanMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navw32.exe
D:\My Installer\spyware\HijackThis198.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sg.yahoo.com/
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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

Hello there, I am a carer for a gentleman whose computer has uexpectadly started behaving very slow, I have defragged, emptied temp internet files, cookies etc but have not seen an improvement, here is the HJT log, thanks for any and all help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:14:40, on 23/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe
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A:Slow startup / shutdown and slow internet

Did I post this in the right section? or has it just been overlooked?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

As above and cleaned temp fules / cookies and defraagged, guessing it may be something maliscous, thanks for any and all help :)

Einholt

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:14:40, on 23/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:HJT Log, slow startup / shutdown and very slow internet

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Over the past few days I have been experiencing very slow startup times, and shutdown times. Sometimes the shutdown will freeze. I have run every program I can think of in safe mode.

Thoughts after looking at the log below???

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:10:14 PM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberPower PowerPanel Personal Edition\ppped.exe
C:\Program Files\RhinoSoft.com\Serv-U\ServUDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
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A:XP slow startup, shutdown .. help?

Just an update, my second hard drive died last night. It had been having issues, but now can not even be read by the OS. This is a secondary sata drive, not my c drive. Could that be the issue causing the slow startup and shutdown times?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Good afternoon everyone,

My computer works really well, the only problem is, when I start or shutdown my computer, it's very very slow. It's appears to be frozen for a minute or so and then start or shutdown. It does start or shutdown properly but it's slow. It can take up to 2 - 3 minutes to either start or shutdown.

I noticed that when I start my computer, I see the Windows Update yellow shield appear near the clock and then goes away. I'm not sure if it's related but thought I would let you know.

Hope someone can help me figure this out!

Thanks,

Nikita
 

A:Slow on startup and shutdown

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

My problem is a very slow startup of windows. I get right to the user account screen then when I click on a user it takes up to one full minute to bring up the screen with my icons and shortcuts on it.
I am running a compac computer with a cable modem and running a second computer on a home network thru a Belkin router.
Also I keep getting a message( screen saver and wallpaper control has encountered a problem and has to close etc. etc.)
When I clear this message everything seems to work OK after the exceptionally long waiting time for the icon screen to open
everything seems to work OK also.

email edited...not wise to post your email addy...

buck
 

A:Slow startup and shutdown

Have you ran scandisk and defrag recently? And now,if you have
been on the net often,adware and spyware may have something
to do with your system slowdown.

When you can,visit our Windows Startup Tweaks Article which
may have some helpful tweaks and tips for you.Go to

http://www.ultimatepcrepair.com/news/20.html
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Not sure what the problem is. Here is my HJT, thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:08:56 AM, on 4/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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A:Very slow startup and shutdown

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

HP slow startup and shut down?

A:slow startup and shutdown

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Hi, guys,

I need help for my XP startup and shutdown very slow. And when I click in my computer, then click drive C: it always enter the search window, why? Any suggestion is appreciated.

If need any info about my computer, please let me know.


Thanks!

A:need help! XP startup and shutdown slow

Hi

Click on the Site
Might solve ur problem


http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php


Just use find command.

Download Registry files


Cheers
Jernel

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For the past week my computer has been starting up slow. The little blue dots that run across the screen in Windows XP SP3 during startup – today it was 53 times before it went to a black screen and several minutes later before I was at the desktop without any icons. Longer still till everything was loaded. From that point, some of my programs don’t work properly – search option is not available or programs take longer to open.

What I have tried so far was I cleaned up the c: drive and defragged. I tried to do a system restore, but was not able to: “The system could not be restored to this date”. I have run Spybot S&D (nothing), Adaware (always two things – removed them), Super Antispyware (1 adware tracking cookie – quarantined) and Malwarebytes Antimalware (12 adware.mywebsearch and 2 tojan.agent – all quarantined). I thought the Malwarebytes was it and the computer would load quicker again, but no such luck. Shutdown takes longer too, but I just walk away.

Would greatly appreciate any ideas, as that was all I could think of.

I have included a HiJackThis log in case it will help.

Thanks,
Roseann

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:29 AM, on 3/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Slow Startup and Shutdown lately

Now, icons are taking 5 minutes to open. I click on my computer and I'm not kidding when I say it took 5 minutes to open before I could click on the a: icon. I had clicked on the mozilla icon and that took about 15 minutes to open. The hour glass appears right away and then disappears for a real long time before the program I click on opens.

What could be causing this?

Thanks for your help.
Roseann
 

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