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Loading Media Files Takes Forever

Q: Loading Media Files Takes Forever

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.

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A: Loading Media Files Takes Forever

Can anyone help with this?

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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I looked for a better forum to put this one in but this was only logical one I could find, sorry if not..

Anyway I have VLC Media player installed on my comp. and when I first started using it, it would take about 3-5 seconds to load the avi movie and start playing right away, well about 3 months ago or so I would try and play the avi file and it would take about a minute or more to load vlc and then like 15 seconds more for the movie to start playing, and I have un-installed and re-installed the program, gone to start-programs-videolan- quick settings- reset all settings, and that still didnt help... any suggestions on how to fix this problem and why it might be doing it now when it was working fine earlier on? any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

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Window takes forever to shut down.
At "Window is shutting down" screen, my pc just freezes.
I have tried registry tweaks, but they did not work.
I have also used something called "user hive something" by Microsoft, but it did not work either.
Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I'm trying to copy some files from my USB onto my hard drive, but the progress bar remains at around 98% indefinitely?

It's been like it now for half an hour, i've tried cancelling it and trying again but to no avail.

A:Copying files takes forever?

That usually indicates any of the following:
1) Lots of small little files that are being copied at the last minute - these always take longer to copy than one big file. Just be patient...
2) Thumb drive is starting to go bad
3) Files you're copying are corrupted.

Suggestion (not in any order) :
Just copy a few at a time to see which files are the troublemakers.
Format the USB drive
run chkdsk on the source drive.

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I have a user that has Windows XP SP3 OS, Office 2007. His recycle bin is empty and he defrags weekly. Any time he deletes a document it takes about 45 seconds to a minute. No matter how big the file is. Any ideas as to why or how I can get it to delete at a normal speed.

A:Deleting documents/files takes forever

Download CCleaner and delete temp files. Then run Disk Cleanup. How much Free Space is on the Hard Drive? Run Check Disk in the Command prompt and restart, the Check Disk Utility should correct any problems with Free Space on the Hard Drive.

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I having trouble opening data files such as Word or Lotus 123. They eventually do open but it take forever (probably 20 seconds). Sometimes they open fast but most of the times I have this long delay. Also printing files is a another task that takes a long time. It seems that the printer isn't recoginzed for at least 15 seconds. I am running on a local network using a Linksys router and also am sharing the printer through a computer on the network with a computer that is running Windows 98SE. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:02:40 PM, on 6/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
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A:Takes forever for data files to open!!

Please do not start more than one thread for the same top.

Closing duplicate.

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Hey guys,

I tried to research the forum to see if anyone else is having issues with this and Google has been no help for me.
Whenever I try to remove a folder, I instantly get the message "This folder is shared with other people. If you delete this folder, it will no longer be shared" and it gives me the option to continue or cancel. After I press continue, Vista takes almost anywhere up to 10 mins (usually 6-7 mins) to delete the folder from my computer. Eventually the folders are gone but its extremely frustrating to have to wait almost 7-8 mins each folder to delete it.
I went to Manage Accounts and I see

Kevin-Administrator-Password Protected
ASP.NET Machine Account-Standard User-Password Protected
Guest-Guest Account Turned Off
Is there anyway around this prolonged time to delete folders. Will removing ASP.Net account remedy this problem? Because the account/group it saying its being shared by (USERS) isn't listed under Manage Accounts. Also I noticed this doesn't happen with new files I put on my cpu. I can delete those folders instantly. However any file almost older than 4 months ago, I get the 7-8 minute wait time.

A:Vista takes forever to delete files

What folder is it?

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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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Because of my tendancy to delete files from the Desktop without thinking, I often put a lot of my more important files in C:\ or otherwise. In this case, I'm running a program that's installed in Program Files and I've decided to put all of it's dependencies
and addons into it's same folder (In C:\Program Files).

Only one problem: when I paste anything into this folder, it takes forever. And I don't mean one of those scenarios where it's stuck on the loading bar for an eternity and I can't close out of the dialog. The dialog straight up confirming that I want to paste
something doesn't show up period for a good 30 minutes. It's the most annoying thing ever. I've closed out of every single program I'm not using; the only programs open are Firefox, a command line prompt that needs to stay open, and the program
that I'm using. I've tried restarting Windows Explorer TWICE and it doesn't show up. This is the most annoying thing ever. Please help.

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Yep, I am back. I posted before and everyone was very helpful but my computer is running slower than ever AND when it DOES boot up if I click on a program to open or open a file it just spins and spins, No idea what is going on.

I run CCleaner, and Malware Bytes Anti malware, not showing any problems.
Anyone have any ideas??????

Thanks in advance,,,,,Eileen

A:booting time too long, opening files/desktop takes Forever

Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors SFC is unable to fix.

You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).

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I am currently moving all my Sims games from my flash drive to the computer and it's taking forever. The estimated time for like 14gb is 40 minutes, which is annoying. I figure by the time it actually moves over, I will have a response so for future sake, are there any special methods or programs that move documents of large sizes quickly?

A:[SOLVED] Copy &amp; Pasting takes forever to move large files

14GB is a huge file. 40 minutes would be about right for a file transfer. Since your moving it to a USB its slower then normal.

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After booting my computer in the morning and after getting the desk top to settle down (which takes a long time) I then click on my OUTLOOK icon and wait - and wait - and wait. Why does it take so long for the Outlook screen to appear? I use Windows XP. Office is 203 version.


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Can someone please take a look at my log and tell me if a virus spy or malware is bogging it down.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:03:02 AM, on 1/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
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A:PC takes forever to do anything.

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My computer is being slow at whatever I do. Sometimes it works just fine but about 50% of the time it is slow in everything. even the mouse gets slow. opening folders, deleting, copying, everything. its also starting to affect my games and making them glitch its so slow. any ideas. I have a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+. I also have the latest drivers for my Nvidia 8600 GT video card and directx 9.0c. Can anyone help me. I have thought of everything that I know of. Which in this catagory isn't much.

A:Takes forever to do anything. Help?

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Hey folks, got another quick question:

Sometimes when I open a browser and type in a URL, it can take a long time for things to get started and for the browser to actually click over to the page I want to go to. I don't mean it loads up slow, I mean it doesn't load up at all, just nothing happens. It can often take a minute (or longer) for the page to finally click over to the URL, during which time I'm pulling out my hair and wondering what the hold up is.

Can anyone out there shed some light on this? I can't imagine why it wouldn't just click to the page immediately- I've got DSL, the cache is empty and everything seems to be fine, and yet I often find myself just sitting there wondering what I'm waiting for.

Any thoughts on this would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance and thanks for taking the time to read this.



A:IE Takes Forever To Get Going- Help?

Have you scanned for spyware? If not, download, install, immediately update and then run Spybot and/or AdAware. Read the help files to familiarize yourself with how they work. I recommend you use them both since each tends to find things the other misses. Let them clean up any spyware found.

Then, to be doubly sure, download and run CWShredder and run it (link to the download is near the bottom of the page).

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HI all And Thanks For Looking
Have this program on my system and have no problem but my sons computer which is 2.2 amd dual core with a gig of ram seems to want to take like 18 hours just to convert a 700mb avi were as my 2.4 2gig ram only takes 40 mins
Any Ideas ? Sorry if i havent got enough details .
Cheers Herb

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Normally on my slow modem I can get in straight away but now it take about 10-15 goes dialling up before it goes. It just happened randomly. The message is 'The Line Is Busy', surely everyone in town can't be using their modems all at the same time too?

A:dial-up takes forever

Well, actually....it is entirely possible that your isp is getting more business, and IS short of lines to your area. I would contact your isp and relay your problem to them. Maybe they have more than one access number in your area too, and one may be better than the other. Generally, it shouldn't be a problem on your end, but theirs, and may not be one that will get resolved as quickly as you'd like. We used to get the same thing for awhile, until our isp installed more lines in our area.

Hope this helps!


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It was fine YESTERDAY.

I know that I don't have any viruses. I ran several scans and my computer's clean. [I used avast! anti-virus]

I have Windows XP service pack 3.
My computer is a Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop.

I took my computer to a friend's place (that had NO internet access). We played a game of Sid Meier's Civilizations IV together via a wired connection (computer to computer). I had to leave, so I turned off my computer via Start >shut down. It turned off normally (quickly and on its own).

I brought the computer back to my place, set it up, plugged it in... and now, for some reason, it takes 10 minutes to boot past the "ad" screen for Toshiba (where it says "Toshiba: In touch with tomorrow ... F2 for setup F12 for menu")

After it FINALLY loads past that screen, windows takes another 2 minutes to load. Then, it goes to a black screen after it's done loading for anywhere from a minute to another 10 minutes. After that black screen, it logging in and using Windows is more or less normal. It's fast once I'm logged in with no problems. It just takes FOREVER AND A DAY to boot up, and it's got me really confused and irritated.


Can someone please help me? If I managed to miss something important, please let me know and I'll post it.

A:XP... Takes... forever... to... boot... up...!!!

Usually if Windows takes a long time to boot it will be something regarding your Network connection. Go into device manager and del the network adapter. Then reboot.

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My computer is taking forever to boot - especially since I installed NAV 2005. I was wondering if I placed shortcuts to the items in the startup menu on the desktop (I'd create a folder to store them in) and removed them from the startup menu itself would that shorten the time. There are over 50 items in that menu - not including the submenus.

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Ok, this problem started out of the blue one day I turn on my laptop and everything is fine ... but once it gets to the "boot screen" (The one that has the windows logo and the loading bar) the thing turns slow and it stays on that screen for at least 5 minutes, after that, the whole windows startup takes another 5 minutes... to finally end up with a slow working computer. It's slow but it still works alright but once I try to open WMP or Itunes to listen to music or even watch videos from YouTube, the whole CPU Usage goes to 100% and the song starts skipping and "lagging" and the computer works slower than usual.

Mmm .. I have a Dell B130, Windows XP Service Pack 2 Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz, 1GB RAM.
Mmm I'm posting my Hijackthis log to see if that could help, and thanks in advance to anyone who wishes to help.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Startup takes forever! Help!

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Problem: My computer (older Compaq) grinds & takes forever on the internet. My dial up connection will go no higher now that 31200 now. (Before changing to ME & OE 6 It would be at 50000.)
Background: 1. This is a new problem since having to wipe out the hard drive and start over. A virus got into my computer & wiped out my OE5 & word program. We updated the computer from Windows 95 to ME & OE to 6. I have plenty of Memory? I think it's 4.78 out of 6 that's left. I have the games freecell & solitare, but no other games I think on the computer. I have AVG free ware security. Don't know if they will affect the speed.

Any ideas to speed up or be able to get to 50000 on the internet. My dial up provider gave me some numbers to change, but that did absolutely nothing.

Hope someone can help. Thanks

A:Internet takes Forever!!!!

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Whenever I start up IE 6, it takes a good 2-3 minutes for the browers to open my home page. Once the browser is open, it acts fine unless I click on a link that opens a new window.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:51:00 AM, on 04/28/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaiser\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\... Read more

A:IE 6 Takes Forever to Load

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Recently my internet had been messing up, but I managed to fix it by turning it off and on at the wall. Happened again, then did it again, and it's finally working properly. But now it seems it takes forever to sign into Messenger (the green and blue bodies spin along with the text Signing in... forever) and I can't even cancel the during sign in. So what do I do now? Thanks.

A:Takes forever to sign in

Hello are you direct line or wireless. My did something like that a couple of weeks ago. So try this.

Click on your internet and wait for it to come on.
Click on tools
click on internet options
clcik advanced
then click reset

close your IP screen and restart, then come back and let me know if your internet is back to normal speed.


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Hi all,

New to this forum!

My PC takes an absoulte age to start and its driving me crazy!

I'm running Vista and when the PC boots, it I think that I get the bios, then the bar that swishs across the bottom does its thing. The screen then goes blank for about 10 - 15 minutes with the harddrive light just flickering every now and again, before kicking into the OS.

While I'm working on the PC the harddrive light is usually on permenantly as well, which doesnt seem right to me....even though I only have a few applications open.

I have uninstalled a few things such as skype, napster etc and took them out using hijackthis, but as I've reached the limit of my PC knowledge (and may have surpassed it!!) I'm looking for some help please!

Also for some reason I cant attach a hijackthis log file for you guys to have a look through, the upload says its an invalid file!

Many thanks in anticipation.


A:Takes forever to boot

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I recently got a laptop with Windows 8 64 bit and it takes forever to bring up install prompts. I've been trying to install utorrent for the past 30 minutes and still no install prompt after I've clicked on the .exe to bring it up. What are possible solutions to this?

Windows 7 didn't have this problem. Why does Windows 8?

A:Windows 8 Takes forever!

Are you sure there isn't another installer running already without your knowing? Open up Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del and choose the last option) and in the process list search for msiexec.exe. Windows normally prevents simultaneous installers to avoid issues with corrupt files, drivers etc.

What other installations have you tried aside from utorrent?

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OVER 2 minutes! Is that normal?
Dell Desktop 760 4 core Intel CPU, 4GB RAM, NO sparks or smoke.
"Fix" it with a gun or hammer?

A:Win 7 takes forever to shut down, why?

It could be normal if you have a few programs open at the time you choose to shut down. If you are not
seeing an error popup something like xxxxxx is taking too long to close then try exiting programs and browser(s) before clicking
on that shutdown button.

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Hi, logging out takes forever. I am using Windows XP. Something to do with the Registry? Your assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks.....

A:Logging out fom XP takes forever

Go to Recovery Console and run CHKDSK /R

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I know it takes forever to boot up because I apparently have to many programs on start up. My problem is I don't know what to disallow or quite how too.

A:Boot up takes forever.

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Not sure if this is the right forum - but here goes. I have an older Compaq desktop - model #6016US. It has worked relatively flawlessly until recently. When I start up or reboot it takes a really long time - 15-20 minutes & sometimes longer. The majority of that time is spent alternating between the Compaq splash screen and a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

I've run different utilities like Tuneup Utilities 2009 but nothing seems to help. What should I check for? Please help!

A:Help - booting takes forever!

go into your bios and boot setup
1-cd drive
2-hard drive
and disable floppy that will make it a little faster because it wouldnt have to check floppy, also make sure u dont have any cds in your cd drive because it will try to boot of from cd and it'll take some time there.. these wont make huge difference but will still help

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computer takes forever to boot after logon. how can i expedite logon and clean up whatever is hanging?

A:takes forever to boot

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W7 64 bit. When i click the recycle bin it sometimes taks as long as 20 seconds to open. Otherwise the PC runs great, is fairly state of the art and has a SS drive. The only other speed issue is at times, tho not nearly as often, it will take rather long for a image file to open in the windows photo viewer. But it's the recycle bin that almost always does this. The system also have very little running normally. There are maybe 12-15 things running in task manager at startup.
Any idea what could cause this?

A:recycle bin takes forever

Without seeing what's running, it's hard to say. You also don't have any system specs entered. Do you have any NAS or shared drives? Multiple partitions on the same drive?

Or a large "green" drive?

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for the last 2 months now this computer has been real slow, i cant seem to work out why but i thought someone on here would know.here is the hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:19 PM, on 7/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe... Read more

A:IE takes forever to get started.

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I'm having a little problem logging my winxp machines onto the network. For some odd reason, they take forever to apply settings etc when logging in, I mean like 2-3 minutes. The server that I log onto is running Windows 2003 Server. When I try logging onto the network using a Windows NT, or Windows 98 system, it goes through in seconds, and these machines are old and slow. The weirdest thing is that there are about 3-4 machines on the network, who run Windows XP, and logon very quickly, but I have no clue why. I read somewhere that this is an issue Microsoft has, and suggested that installing SP2 would solve the problem...but alas it hasn't. I'm just wondering if anybody else here has experienced this problem, and knows what I should do as a possible solution.


A:WinXP takes forever to log on...


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3019 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 4 Series Internal Chipset, 1285 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 746 GB (658 GB Free); E: 298 GB (39 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C27VV
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Recently when I restart or shut down it goes through the usual procedure and arrives at the final stage, ?shutting down?. And then I see the light chase its tail around the little circle for so long I usually disconnect from power. I have no idea what causes it. What to do?

A:Shutting down takes forever

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I'm noticing my Windows 7 machine is taking a while to login. After I am done entering my password, the "Welcome" message with the spinning circle appears and is there for at least 50 seconds. I haven't timed it but that is an estimant. Anybody know why this would be happening?

A:Logging in takes FOREVER

You can discover the cause with a clean boot

If you do not get the solution, you may be able use msconfig diagnostic startup to discover the cause.

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I turn on the machine and hit ESC and about 25 minutes later the screen changes to start up menu.Then I'll hit any option in the menu and again 25/30 minutes go by and the screen changes to no Bootable device is found or insert Bootable disk then press any key. That one just repeatedly one after another no matter what Bootable device or disk I use .It also provides this; Hard Disk -(3F0).Any ideas?

A:Takes forever to start up

Hi,      Hard Disk -(3F0) error refers to Hard disk drive failure. To confirm restart the unit by tapping F2 key and it will launch Diagnostic scree, run a test on Hard disk drive. If the test fails replace the Hard drive and then reinstall the operating system.  If the unit is under warranty, then contact HP Support for getting the Hard disk drive replaced.

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HP Pavilion all in one, recently upgraded to windows 10, don't get me wrong, it was a turd before the upgrade but now it takes forever to load even simple web pages. The little blue circle just goes round and round...same thing with opening any program from the desktop, in frustration if you click the icon three or four times, after it gets going you have three or four windows open...

I'm willing to follow directions.

Thanks for the advice in advance !

A:windows 10 takes forever for anything

whats the exact model, may also have a service number - did you check that it was fully compatible with W10 ?

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Hi guys, I got a bleeping computer. What is basically happening is, that if I restart my computer, it takes forever. If I try shut down, it usually shuts down after a long long log off OR it freezes in logging off. It is really annoying and I tried to clean up my system, registers and it didnt help. Im running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Please help and thanks for reading.

A:logging off takes forever - please help

I tried to clean up my system, registers1) What does that mean? EXACTLY what did you do?2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?3) Are you saying BOTH boot and shutdown are slow or just the shutdown?

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Windows will start to lag, I shut off the comp, but it took like a hour to turn off.. help? Also, it seems everyime I defrag my laptop Windows 7 crashes... is there something about that?

A:Takes forever to turn off!

To find out your model and much, much more:
WIN is the key with the flag.

How to use Event Viewer to view your Boot and Shutdown Performance

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance

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I'm not sure if this is normal, but untarring a small > 100MB file takes a tremendous amount of time. This is on a 2.4Ghz Coppermine. It seems pretty insane...I don't know what's wrong.

Is there any way to speed this up?

A:Untarring takes forever!

I doubt you're using a coppermine CPU. They didn't go beyond 1GHz. As for the extraction problem, what amount of time are we talking about here ?

I can extract sources for the Linux kernel from a tar file in about 5/6 minutes. Is that the kind of time you get ?

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Everytime I start my computer up, it gets where it loads the background, but none of the icons. It takes a minute or two for it to load the icons. It doesnt even sound like its loading anything during that minute.

Any help please?

A:Takes forever to boot XP

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