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2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop

Q: 2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop

Hi everyone,
I have had a search around for the issue I am having but I find it hard to explain.

I currently run windows of a crucial m400 SSD and it used to boot in less than a minute. More recently (and apparently overnight) boot time became several minutes.

I turned on verbose boot and it loads the files very quickly (just scans quickly infront of me) and then when it comes to the screen that reads the following (and see attached):

"Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

8 System Processors [8184 MB Memory] Multiprocessor Kernel"

It sits there for several minutes before then loading the desktop.

I am unsure how to diagnose this issue further and would greatly appreciate some guidance onto how to drill down into this further.


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A: 2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop

Hello and welcome Chalima if you haven't done these already you could start with this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check
onto this Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You could just quickly check in msconfig what you have starting at boot too I just keep security ticked (try first)

Start > type msconfig > right click run as admin > check the Start as in pic .

Plus you always have my favourite Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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I just completed a "Clean ReInstall" of Win 7 (Pro) 64 bit.
on a Lenovo E545 Think Pad 2 months New, **Came with both Win 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro Discs
(the Clean Install was done to remove a Virus that would not allow me to Update)

With all Bios set to Start from the DVD 1st.
No peripheral attached
Bios is Set to Factory Defaults (Except with the DVD player being 1st)
This is my THIRD SET of Recovery DVD's from Lenovo

What I get is the DVD starts (I tested the DVD on another Machine, It is Good)
The E545 goes to the Windows Loading page and freezes.
"Normal Startup" (Not working) goes to colored Icon page and stops.

Any suggested Help is Much Needed

Thank You Steve

A:Boot Up Freezes at "Windows Loading Files"

Hi Steve -

Did you disable Secure Boot in BIOS setup? This is required to install Win7 on a Win8 PC. Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7. Then boot the installation DVD as a UEFI device, delete all partitions during install.

I would not use a Factory Recovery disk as this includes all of the bloatware which interferes with WIn7 performance. Instead follow these steps to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It discusses in Step 1 how to find safe reinstallation media for your licensed version.

However if the PC came with Win8, then most likely any Win7 media is a clean Installation disk without the bloatware, perhaps with some branding and self-activation included if there was no COA sticker provided with the Win7 Product Key due to it being a 7 Downgrade. Either way you don't want the added crap.

If problems persist please take a picture of your install media, if possible check its size on disk in another PC and provide a screenshot of file content. Also in BIOS setup let us see settings related to EFI, UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Secure Boot and Boot order. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, my problem is that My Computer takes at least 5 minutes to load with the little flashlight and then it can freeze (in which case I will "end task" and the desktop will restart itself!), and if I click on a drive I will have to wait another five minutes. Also, other files/folders/programs take up to 2 to 3 minutes to appear.

I have tried disabling and stopping WIA and changing the dword values for items in the registry as I saw on another tech website. Norton, SuperAntispyware and Adaware are not detecting any critical threats either.

My Network Connections folder is empty and I get a warning message telling me so. I use only one computer BTW.

I have some errors/warnings n System with DCOM (ID: 10010 and 10005) Service Control Manager(7026 and 7001), and Win32Time(36) as well as in Applications with MSIInstaller (11719 and 1015) and AutomaticLiveUpdate (101).

Me and everyone else in my family would reeeaally like to aviod a reinstall....and we're too poor right now to buy a good and new computer.

So if there is another(hopefully simple and fixable) answer that will free my computer I would really appreciate it.

It's a Gateway (eww) and a Windows XP Home SP2 with 256 MB of RAM

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Good Morning,

I would like to introduce myself. I am new to the forum. Should I address an issue inappropriately, kindly alert me.

Most recently, I have experienced multiple PC issues. Recently, I performed a System Recovery and encountered the following ?

1. Cannot perform a SYSTEM RESTORE. The message is: ?Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored."

2. When I booted up this morning, and DID NOT HAVE A DESKTOP.
The screen was blank ? no Icons.

3. The items below are APPEARING IN MY TEMP FOLDER, and are located at: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp:

........a. 415303181927525125.tmp
......... plus similar numbers.

........b. IswTmp
........c. msohtmlclip1
........d. msohtmlclip

I delete the above items through safe mode but they re-appear.
** I am MOST CONCERNED ABOUT Items 1 & 2.


? (DESKTOP PC) Windows XP
? (SP3) HP Compaq Presario 061 - Media Center Edition,
? AMD Athlon (m) 64 Processor / (X 86-Based PC - 32-bit package)
? Version 5.1 / 2600 Build Processor

** If someone would give me some feedback, I would appreciate it tremendously.

Kind regards,

A:NO DESKTOP after booting up & SYSTEM RESTORE "Incomplete" & "Strange" Temp Files

Usually when the machine has a "blank" desktop, the boot/startup process has been interupted or is frozen to before Explorer is launched.

You can launch Explorer manually be navigating C:\Windows and double-clicking "Explorer".

If successful, do the following:

Start>Run>(type) "msconfig" and turn off all non-MS services and all startups.

Then, Start>Run>(type) "cmd", and at the command prompt type "chkdsk /f" and schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

Reboot system and report results.

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,


A:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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It's great to be able to reduce delay for desktop peek and mouseovers on task bar preview etc (thanks for info on how to by the way!), but when I mouseover one of the task bar previews so that all windows except the one I'm on become transparent, it happens far too fast.

Does any one know how to increase the delay on the transparency thing without affecting anything else? Or even better, how to make the window appear above others when mouseover-ing in preview instead of making others transparent?


A:Changing delay on window "peek" (not desktop)

Never mind, found out how!

See: How to Adjust Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview Delay Time in Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

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I have a laptop with Vista 32bit and recently I haven't been able to start it. I turn it on and it gets to the black and white "windows is loading files" bar and it just freezes and beeps at random points. The computer will continue beeping until I have to hold the power button down to shut it off. I've tried booting from a flash drive and it still gives me the same problem. Does anyone know whats wrong?

Thank you.

A:Computer freezes and beeps at "windows is loading files"

BIOS beeps - http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2789807-post8.html

Run HDD diagnostics - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Regards. . .



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I'm using laptop lenovo T430U, when doing system recovery process until half ways my laptop no battery then shut down. After that Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your langugae settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."

Can someone help me or tell me how to get it past the windows is loading files?

A:Stuck at "windows is loading files" when doing a system recovery

How do you know your battery caused it to shut down? Does it complete Recovery? Are you using disks or Lenovo One-Key Recovery? How do I recover my system using ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

Make sure you are on AC power and try again.

If Recovery won't run you can get a much better install doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install.

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I just finished my first build yesterday and I can't install Vista premium 64 bit! It either freezes at the "Windows is loading files" screen or it gets past that and reboots? On a few occasions, it gets past this to the Windows Vista loading screen and then freezes there. Can anyone please help me?

My Specs are:
Mobo: Asrock X58 Extreme
CPU: Core i7 920
Memory: OCZ Gold 6gb (3) 2gb sticks
Video Card: Radeon 5870
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB

A:Vista installation reboots after "Windows is loading files..."

Please have a look here http://forums.techarena.in/vista-set...ll/1035406.htm and herehttp://www.vistax64.com/vista-instal...ing-files.html make sure you try everything that is mentioned as any one of the reasons can cause this issue and therefore should not be overlooked.

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Hello Sevenforums

Notebook: HP ProBook 4730s

OS: Windows 7 (x64 bit)

Did not buy from hp, bought from a guy.

Yesterday, my explorer got stuck so i had to restart the laptop by pressing the power button, i turned it on, and then, Startup repair appeared, i left it to complete and then i went to sleep.

The next day i woke up, i opened my laptop, and then "Windows is loading files" appeared and afterwards a black screen appears and it stays there forever.

I read many solutions but none of them seemed to work

Such as:

-Removing the battery and the AC adapter and then press power button for 40 seconds.

-Entering safe mode and doing a full recovery (I cannot access safe mode using F8)

I can only access the ESC which is the bios and these stuff.

If anyone can help, i would be grateful because ill probably pay $200 and up.

Im extremely sure that this problem happened because of AVG free antivirus that i installed, i installed the antivirus about 1 week ago, and i never restarted the pc until then, only putting it into sleep mode. But this time it got restarted with some strange things happening when it was restarting, and it mentioned some of the AVG files deleting stuff
I dont know im really in need of help!!

A:Stuck at black screen after "Windows is loading files"

Hello and welcome Majd have a read throughtis and see if there are any thngs you can use . Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you can get into safe mode at all get rid of the AVG - it is crap.

Did this bloke give you any recovery media ?? and usually factory installed machines have factory restore partitions so can you let us know exactly what model this machine is please - I know you have quoted a number but have good look underneath and look for yourself before we go any further .

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I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6677. I3-2310m. It has been performing the startup repair for over a day. It's now, finally (I think), saying "windows is loading files". It has been doing this for HOURS! Can I simply turn it off and attempt a different method or will that make it worse? BTW: it came with zero discs of any kind when I purchased it new in July 2011. I appreciate any time you are able to give. This is my work comp too and I can't lose the info that's on it.

A:Startup repair info while "windows is loading files"

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which disinfect then attempt to repair system files to start Win7.

If these fail the steps work up to copying out your files to run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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This is my first time being on these forums. If this is the wrong place to post about this, I apologize in advance.
Background on how this all started
I have a hp pavilion dm4 laptop with windows 7 home premium OS. This laptop is about a year and 2 months old. Warranty has expired. 2 months ago, my laptop started making this loud fan noise. I checked the CPU's temperature through software and it was at 78 F (which i thought was normla). I decided to sit my laptop higher by stacking books underneath it. I dropped the laptop on accident because I was sweaty and nervous. The fan noise stopped. That caught my attention. Every time the fan became loud, my FPS for the games I was playing lowered. That made me mad and frustrated. I remembered once the laptop was tapped a little, the fan would stop and my performance would go back to normal. The tap eventually progressed into a light smack then to a hard smack. I smacked my laptop everytime this happened because of frustration (Im 15 and i do dumb things a lot). Last week, the fan just continued and would never stop. I didnt stop smacking it either.
So today, I tried to smack the laptop as little as i could and then my laptop froze. It stayed frozen for about 1 minute. Then I restarted my laptop. When it was rebooting, I saw a screen I have never encountered before; "Windows is Loading Files Screen". I waited patiently and the fan of my laptop continued to be loud. Then, for about a second and ... Read more

A:Startup repair after "Windows is Loading Files".Cant start safe mode

Welcome to the Forum.
It sound like the first problem is overheating. This can cause many more problems all by itself.
If it was my laptop I would take it apart and clean completely. I would also check the operation of the fan. (If in doubt replace the fan).
If you don't feel comfortable taking the laptop apart and cleaning I would take it to a shop.
You must not use the laptop until the cooling problem is solved.

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HI, first of all, I found out that my home computer was infected by the lovelorn worm. Plan to clean that tonight.

Secondly, I found copies of 2 files named "folder" and "desktop" in almost all folders. The files where identical so I suspect that there is a virus that's propagating this. Is my hunch correct? Is this related to the lovelorn virus or is it another kind? What should I do?


A:files named "folder" & "desktop" in all directories.. is this a virus???

Symantec site you may want to review. I don't see anything about the file replication you are experiencing but the site may be helpful to you.

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So I just got home today, turned my computer on and all I see is an infinite loop.
I use a Dell XPS 7100. I didn't install anything in the past month, this just came out of nowhere.
I did a little searching and found my only option is to system restore.
However it doesn't allow me to enter the F8 repair options, only F2 and F12.
I do however have my windows 7 OS disc. I tried calling Dell tech support and they're asking $129 to guide me through a system restore... Yeah, no.
If there's anything I can do please tell me, and if my only option is a system restore, please link me to a proper guide that includes using the operating disc.

A:Windows 7 "Window's is loading files.." Loop!

Instructions here: option 2 . quite a long way down the page - from BOOT
System Restore
Download here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Try a system restore from the booted dvd/usb. If you end up doing a clean reinstall, you will need product key. You shoulc have one on a stiker on the machine, perhaps under the battery.

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Hi peeps,

I'm in dire need of help

Been having this problem for days now sadly

I'm trying to install win7 and it won't finish up the "windows is loading files". It stops eventually no matter what progress.

One time though is that it gives me that the "BOOTMGR" is missing.

Take note that this is a fresh install, the hddsk has no other OS. How can I fix this?

Below are my system specs:

Phenom II 550BE
J&W Minix 780G
4gb sodimm team elite ram
1tb westen digital

any thoughts?

A:Can't install Win7, "windows is loading files"


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I have a freshly built computer. All new internal parts (HD, DVD drive, MoBo, video card, processor, PSU, RAM and case). Here is a list of all the parts that are in it:

Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

I also have a fresh copy of Windows 7 OEM.

All parts are plugged in properly, and bios set up correctly (as far as I can tell). The only bios that aren't at default that I can remember off the top of my head was that I disabled the floppy section (don't have one), I raised the clock speed of my CPU to 2.8 (up from 2.66), and I enabled my CPU to raise 9-11% capacity under heavy loads.

Everything saved properly, and my CPU runs at roughly 35 degrees C. Not nearly as cool as my old rig but not that bad. The default settings had it running half a degree cooler.

Opened up the 7 case, popped it in, booted from CD-ROM, and a black screen comes up and says "Windows is loading files..." A bar fills up really fast, and after it finishes it resets and starts filling up again, much slower. Once this bar fills up however, the computer hangs and sits there. I've let it sit for over 10 minutes with no change. The only notable thing that happens is about 30 seconds after it fills the bar the DVD drive has some activity, and then it goes silent for the rest of the time.

Any ideas? Again, this is a completely fresh system. All the hardware pieces are brand new and I was able to go through and do bios without issue.

A:Setup hangs after "Windows is loading files..."

Quote: Originally Posted by NonMagical

I have a freshly built computer. All new internal parts (HD, DVD drive, MoBo, video card, processor, PSU, RAM and case). Here is a list of all the parts that are in it:

Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

I also have a fresh copy of Windows 7 OEM.

All parts are plugged in properly, and bios set up correctly (as far as I can tell). The only bios that aren't at default that I can remember off the top of my head was that I disabled the floppy section (don't have one), I raised the clock speed of my CPU to 2.8 (up from 2.66), and I enabled my CPU to raise 9-11% capacity under heavy loads.

Everything saved properly, and my CPU runs at roughly 35 degrees C. Not nearly as cool as my old rig but not that bad. The default settings had it running half a degree cooler.

Opened up the 7 case, popped it in, booted from CD-ROM, and a black screen comes up and says "Windows is loading files..." A bar fills up really fast, and after it finishes it resets and starts filling up again, much slower. Once this bar fills up however, the computer hangs and sits there. I've let it sit for over 10 minutes with no change. The only notable thing that happens is about 30 seconds after it fills the bar the DVD drive has some activity, and then it goes silent for the rest of the time.

Any ideas? Again, this is a completely fresh system. All the hardware pieces are brand new and I was able to go through and do b... Read more

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Hi all!

Wanted to do a nice clean installation on a HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower. Using known good Windows 7 volume USB which I have used a dozen+ times with no issues.

I get stuck at "Windows is loading files..." as I don't think that screen is ever supposed to be there over an hour or so.

Linux mint live USB boots just fine.

Using Windows 7 OEM disc (not legal on that rig, but I was testing), I got past the loading screen and reached "Windows 7 cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk." error instead.

I toyed around with ram sticks. They're installed as they should be. Then tried both of them in the correct black slot to see if one of them might be bad. Then installed two additional sticks to see if it had enough memory to load the OS. Same result.

I've reset the bios. The SATA settings aren't on RAID. The original OS that I'm trying to replace also boots just fine.

Just running out of ideas here.

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Computer is a couple years old, self built, no issues. Watching hulu and suddenly there's a crackling sound, a flash of light, and screen freezes (not bsod, just total freeze). No biggie, reboot. Won't reboot. Get's to "Starting Windows" and freezes.

Figured it's a ram or hard drive issue. Long story short, quick trip to Fry's, put in brand new hard drive & one stick of brand new ram (completely took out old ram and old hard drives). Took out wireless card, unplugged all usb, except for new usb (wired) keyboard.

Put in Window's installation DVD, boot from CDRom, it gets to "Windows is loading files" and about the third time it completes a status bar, it freezes there. I've rebooted a few times, same issue. Swapped out the one new ram for the second stick that came in the pack, same thing.

So...not hard drive, not ram, not wireless card, not any usb thingy plugged in, system temps have been fine lately. Based on the sudden noise/flash seems like a hardware thing, but can't pinpoint.

System Specs:
Antec case, corsair 750W power supply, Gigabit UDP3 motherboard, intel i5-750, evga GeForce GTX260 vid card, and as of tonight a corsair 4gb ddr3 1333x ram, and wd caviar green 1tb hard drive.

Any ideas? I'm going to try to take out the video card (pita) in the mean time.


A:Install from DVD freezes on "Windows is Loading Files"

Could easily be the mboard.

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I have a no-activation volume license version of XP Pro. My friend used this exact CD (burned from an ISO) to upgrade one of his computers from winME to XP. I have gone through hell with it. Long story short, the installation goes fine, and when its all done, on the first boot, I see the black "Loading Windows XP" screen that usually appears for a very short time. The progress bar moves about halfway across (actually not a bar, its just 3 blue blobs, but it works the same way), the 3 lights on my keyboard (numlock, capslock, scrollock) flash, and it hangs. I can then turn numlock on and off, but not capslock or scrollock. Ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work. I can boot into safe mode. I have tried reinstalling it, even gone to the point of reformatting my drive. Still no go. I KNOW that XP will work on this machine, as I ran a beta of it hitch-free for 15 days (until I had to activate. My machine is more than powerful enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:XP Boot Hang... at black screen "Loading Windows XP"

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i have a Toshiba satellite l355-s7812 and when i go to boot it up it goes from the toshiba logo to a screen that says "windows is loading files" and then it goes back and keeps trying over and over again


A:"windows is loading files" and i don't have my restore cd!

hi this is a laptop so should have a recovery partition for details on how to access this area of your laptop go to http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...UPPORT_PORTAL/ and input your model in the search tool you will find the info on how to use the recovery area hope this helps

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Runnign windows 7 home prem on dell inspiron 14R. I downloaded all drivers from scratch (the Resource CD wouldn't work) after a fresh install of my copy (not dell's) of windows 7 home prem.

For some reason if I make a change to the desktop (add a new folder) it takes about 20 seconds to pop up.

Also I have difficult moving some folders into other folders on teh desktop?

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:30 second delay on having a "New folder" appear on desktop

Does Event Viewer have anything that might point out the issue?

Any errors or warnings when you put a new folder on the desktop? Does everything else seem to be working besides the desktop?


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Hello there, when the desktop loads up, I get this strange message:

"Open With:

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:

File: Media"

Does anyone have any ideas why?

I have a screenshot of the programs which run at startup:

I have a HiJackThis log if it helps:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:28:24, on 29/05/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Users\Media Centre\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-containe... Read more

A:Windows 7 32 bit, when loading "Open With: ?" "File: Media" comes up

There must be an error with one of the startup settings.
Please use Autoruns by Sysinternals/Microsoft to see more info about Programs loading with your system.
Pay attention to Logon tab.

Looks like for some reason it is trying to load a folder as a file. "Media" is a part of a folder path.
Try to uncheck all values,where Media is a part of the path.

Also, please check for viruses with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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I was browsing the internet, and suddenly my computer rebooted itself. When it was loading up again, its gets to the dell inspiron logo, then cuts off to a page where all it says is "windows is loading files..." and a progress bar below it. the progress bar completes, and its start the loop again, to the inspirion logo, and back to the "windows is loading files"

When the ispiron logo is up, i can click f2 (setup) or click f12 (reboot option) but this is all i am able to do.

Can anyone help me with a solution, or has anyone seen this before?


A:Windows 7 Reboot loop: "Windows is loading files..."

Did you update any software/ hardware before the reboot? You could have been hit with a virus if it happened randomly.

Did you create a system repair disk? Or if you have a system reserved partition keep tapping F8 on reboot until you get the repair my computer option.

Try booting into Safe Mode first.

Also you can enter System Recovery Mode (repair my computer) and do a System Restore to before the problem occurred.

Safe Mode

System Restore

System Recovery Options

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Hi From Turkey

I have a problem.
I bought a new computer with windows seven Pro
Here is a company and we have a domain controller.
So my old computer (With windows XP Pro) was in domain.
I joined in my new computer to domain.
I removed the Harddisk of my old computer. and then i put it into my new computer case. second drive.
I restarted the computer. When i look the Second drive i can see "Document and Setting" directory. iam logging in to "Desktop" directory to copy my old files to my new desktop. but it was EMPTY.

When i remove the harddrive and put it into my old computer i can see all the files.
Has anybody have any idea?

P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

A:I cannot view the XP files "Desktop" "My documents"

Set the Win 7 PC to show ALL Files and Show Hidden and System files.

When that old hard drive is in the new computer Take Ownership of that folder. Set permissions to allow Full Control of that folder for your username.

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Hi all

Ill cut to the chase.

What I am asking is someway of turning the Entire Windows Desktop/Screen "Black and White" not simply High Contrast.

I am one of those unfortunate ones, like many, that suffer from quite severe migraines from time to time. Couple this with frequent headaches, sometimes daily. This obviously isnt helped by the fact that my hobby and career are both in IT. I have tried every possible solution to alleviate the headaches. Lay off certain foods, make sure to have a balanced diet. Turn off any strong lighting around my computer screen, remove any strong colours from the desktop etc......

Windows XP / Vista have tried to address this issue with the accessibility wizard, where you can select the High Contrast Options to take any strong colours off the screen. Unfortunately this still doesnt get rid of everything.

When you make any major changes or "logoff" in XP/Vista, the screen fades to "black and white" for a short period. If you know what I am on about, thats the effect I am after.

More than likely a black and white layer is laid over the desktop to create this effect, unfortunately you would not be able to access anything underneath.

I need a fully functional XP machine in complete black and white.

On old CRT monitors you were able to remove the colour, making the screen B&W, but with alot of LCD screens this function is not available.

If anyone has any ideas, you would be helping so many people.

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A:Turning the Windows Desktop completely "Black and White" not just "High Contrast"

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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100

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Windows XP Professional - The Windows default desktop "Bliss" loads immediately following the initial Windows XP screen but before the message "Windows is starting" and before the user logon screen comes up. It has never done this before and I can't find anything in the startup tab when running msconfig. To the best of my memory, the only installs at the time this occured where Windows XP security updates.
I am running Norton Internet Security 2009.

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This is a resurection of an old unresolved Vista Post, and it also happens in Windows 7.
Original subject - Start Menu - program search issue
I use Windows Mail for my daily email tasks, and would like to be able to
open the program by using the vista search bar built into the start menu. The
problem is, when i search for "mai" it brings up Windows Mail, and I can hit
enter and load the program. However, when I search for "mail", it returns:
"No items match your search." I have it set to index both the start menu and
my programs directory, and have even tried to rebuild the index.

It seems kind of strange that Vista would recognize that when I type "mai" I
want my mail programs, but when I actually type "mail", it gets confused...
and this in turn has -me- confused.
Oh thank goodness, I've finally found someone else with the same problem.
The word I have issues with is "photo" ("phot" works great, but no results
for "photo"). Not a show-stopper, but WHY!?

I've noticed the same thing with Windows Desktop Search in Windows 7. After some experimenting I think I have the reason why, but not a fix.

It seems to em that mail and photo are probably used as "kind =" prefixes in Windows search, and even if you enter photo with out ... Read more

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Best regards

Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Afternoon, I'm a bit boggled by this issue we are having on a PC at our office. It seems that the PC normally will boot up and the memory usage will be low 2 GB / 16 GB until 10-12 minutes go by then it shoots up 11 GB / 16 GB. It's really odd and I can't explain it, since no applications are started.

I took it upon myself and downloaded RamMap. Using RamMap I was able to determine that the memory is caused by "mapped files" under "file summary" I can see the two large files which are to blame. But I'm not able delete these currently until tomorrow to confirm the user doesn't need them.

What I'm looking for is an answer as to why these files seem to be singled out? Thanks in advance. I've included a screenshot to the RamMap findings and my understanding with how memory is handled is limited.

EDIT - I can see now only 1 large file is being selected for "mapped file".

A:Windows 7 Large files stuck in "mapped files" / "stand-by"

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hey guys I have a possibly terminal case here I've worked on and cannot resolve. Brother's Acer desktop running windows 7 64-bit, he took the bait and switched to windows 10, and he is not a technical guy.
It ran into a bad device driver apparently and never booted win 10 successfully. I had him build a recovery usb, we did that, went into troubleshooting, asked for boot options to try to get it into safe mode, but it bailed again just like trying to startup any other way. Auto repair to no avail [he tried that about a hundred times].

short of pulling the drive and starting over again with a new drive, do any of you have a suggestion?

thank you

A:Acer desktop cannot boot after Windows 10 "Upgrade". help

Are you past the stage of wanting to recover any data off the hard disk?

If you were trying to upgrade rather than doing a clean install you could try the latter as an alternative route. This requires that you have a qualifying W7 product key that you use to activate W10.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hi yesterday I decided to format my Hp pc with an USB because my DVD Room is not working. First It worked but at select partion where to install OS it didn't work and I restarted PC and it stucked at windows is loading files. The problem is that I formated C and now I cant do a shit. Help please.

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I have had my new laptop for 76 days now and it has been fine apart from not finding my headphones via bluetooth. But anyway. In the morning i got my laptop and opened it up and turned it on, as you do. Then i log in and up pops the silly youtube video i was watching the night before. 2 seconds later the whole thing crashses and 2 or 3 minutes later says its trying to do an automatic recovery. This fails about 30 minutes later and i get this error

'Your PC Needs to Be Repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0xc0000102

You' ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator.'

I have Rebooted and have been all through the various menus when you try boot it but to no help. I cant figure out whats wrong with it and nothing looks out of place or in the wrong settings.

I have nothing with windows 8 on it (CD or USB or anything) because it came pre-installed. I dont want to loose all the stuff i have on it either.

A:Windows 8 Boot Error "Missing Boot Files"

This matter is being dealt with here

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well, like it says in the title, the windows loading screen just keeps on loading, with the blue bar going across..

but before this happens, the screen comes on asking which mode i'd like to start up in , eg. safe mode , normal, ectect...

the guys who it is says he needs the stuff of the HHD , typical


any surgestions guys, it would be appriciated

A:windows xp screen just keeps loading & loading """"" :|

**** update, i'v got a screen after that say

SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2: Fujitsu MHV2080BHTBD

WARNING :immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. Afailure may be imminent
press F1 to continue

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Is anyone else seeing a strange (but very very quick) choppy kind of lag when a opening any dialog or window in Win7 RTM.

I used to be in the "turn off animations" crowd during the Vista phase but I decided to let Aero go full on in the RTM of Win 7.

Immediately after the install was done - I started to notice this bizarre choppy display. Another user in another thread described it best - right at the last nanosecond when the window "draw" completes - it seems like its trying to "snap to" an invisible grid or something.

It happens on a trio of eVGA crads over here - 2 8600GTS and one 8600GT. The same cards within Vista (32/64) perform perfectly with a smooth open/close and no discernible lag.

So - am I seeing things or is this happening on others systems?

Appreciate any updates that anyone has.



A:Win7 Aero - Windows have a choppy "delay" when opening?

Quote: Originally Posted by Vocalpoint


Is anyone else seeing a strange (but very very quick) choppy kind of lag when a opening any dialog or window in Win7 RTM.

I used to be in the "turn off animations" crowd during the Vista phase but I decided to let Aero go full on in the RTM of Win 7.

Immediately after the install was done - I started to notice this bizarre choppy display. Another user in another thread described it best - right at the last nanosecond when the window "draw" completes - it seems like its trying to "snap to" an invisible grid or something.

It happens on a trio of eVGA crads over here - 2 8600GTS and one 8600GT. The same cards within Vista (32/64) perform perfectly with a smooth open/close and no discernible lag.

So - am I seeing things or is this happening on others systems?

Appreciate any updates that anyone has.




did you do a clean install or upgrade? 32, or 64bit?


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I have "VMware Player 3.1.5", with a Virtual Machine guest operating system installed to it, which is Windows 98SE.

This is running on the Host operating system, which is Windows 7 Starter, SP1.
I realize that this is an old version of the VMware Player, but would appreciate help.
(I had to choose this version of VMware Player in order to install Win98SE - later versions of VMware Player do not support this Guest OS. The Win98SE is for the purpose of running some old, but still useful, applications
that do not run in the Host operating system Windows 7.)
I can no longer "drag and drop" files / folders into the Virtual Desktop, from the Host Desktop.
I can still do it the other way round.
Until recently, "drag and drop" between the VM installed Guest operating system Desktop and the host real Desktop, worked fine.
This Win98SE guest operating system does not support / is not supported for, the alternative Import method, of using Shared folders.
The antivirus installed to the Host operating system is Avast and I always disable it when using the VM.
When I try to "drag and drop" from the Host system to the Guest VM, there is no error message, but the "read-only" pointer symbol appears (a circle with two "diameter" lines in it) instead
of the usual pointer's "dragging file" symbol, and NO transfer takes place.
I have tried "individually dragg... Read more

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread

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Hi. I'm thinking about repairing Windows 7Home Premium 32bit with the DVD, because of BSOD, but I hesitate.

I first need to know if the backup folder called "Windows.old" will be a COPY (keeps Date Modified but updates Date Created) or a CUT (simply moves all folders to an other, thus doesn't change Date Created). Thanks!
So of course, only those who have ever reinstalled Windows 7 may know the answer. If you don't know but have reinstalled Windows 7 at least once, please spare 30 seconds to check, simply find a file like a picture or music that you had before the reinstall, and see in the bottom bar of explorer if its Date Created is the original or the reinstall date. You can also click Display tab in Explorer, then Sort by > Others > check "Date Created", > OK > Click display again > Sort by > Date Created. Don't mistake with Date Modified, I know the original Date Modified is kept upon copying, but it will update if you modify the file obviously. Please be honest and double check, losing 5.9 years old dates of my past would be heartbreaking, like mixing the pages of my diary!

Date Created is very important to me (and is underrated because it's not the default sorting option unlike Name/Type/Date Modified) because my computer is 5.9 years old, now has thousands of files and folders and it's easy to find them back and organize them with Date Created sorting if I didn't write tags or description in the file name.
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Hi All;

Please forgive me if I have missed the thread that is going to solve this problem, but I have literally spent this entire day trying to fix it, searching, reading, trying and then repeating the same routine dozens of times. Here is the deal.

As of this morning, my boot times went from about 30 seconds to 3-4 minutes. This is a fresh build (see specs below signature), not a lot installed here and most of the components are new and compatible from the research I have done. System has been up for about 4 days and has been running great. Last night, I had left the computer on (which I usually do not do) as there was 1.5 TB of files being transferred. This morning, it was all done, and I decided to do whatever "Windows Updates" I had not done yet. Did these and decided to give it a restart. As expected, shutdown and restart took a considerable amount of time as "Windows was being configured" with the updates. After that reboot, I checked for updates again, none available and I did another restart. This was my first experience of the 3-4 minute boot. I of course wanted to blame the updates I did, and consequently removed them all. It did not fix the issue. I went through many scenarios and options, and none have resolved the issue. I currently have two choices based on what I have tried and actually makes a difference:
Deal with a VERY long start up time (all runs fine once in Windows)
Get normal boot time, but deal with a delay once windo... Read more

A:3 minutes "Windows Starting" delay due to Autochk

Welcome to Sevenforums!

Long boot times after large file transfers are not uncommon. Usually it is Windows re-indexing the changes in the drives and ensuring there are no drive errors. Which is why the Autochk occurs. (This occurs during boot every time anyway, so disabling it is a bad idea)

As for removing the updates, that won't actually assist with the boot times, rather you will continue to fight them as they will re-install after each reboot (depending on your update settings).

Have you tried leaving it alone, then restarting again once the initial boot has finished?

Unless I am missing something that you have pointed out in your post?

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Hi (Im not sure if this is the place to post about this problem, feel free to move thread.)

Been using the windows classic themes i previous windows xp/vista because i like the look of it. When i installed windows 7 and turned on the classic theme i feel like it has a slitly "delay" when moving a window. This problem i dont experience with any other windows 7 Aero themes. Been searching the forum for a solution but cant seem to find one

Example: Running a movie in VLC and moving a window over the screen make it appear as if i were "pulling" a second window behind it. Like when you turn on mouse tracks and move the mouse.

Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Screen: Eizo 24" LCD FlexScan S2401WSEK svart 1920x1200, 5ms, 1000:1, VGA/DVI-D
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (With latest drivers installed and DirectX 11)
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)
*Tell me if you need any more info*

All help is appreciated, best regards Micke

A:Windows Classic "Window Delay"


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During a recent windows update my pc froze, (mid-update) and I restarted my machine. Now windows gets stuck at the black" Loading operating system..."screen. After a long wait it will eventually display .........boot from cd/. When I boot from my windows dvd my os is not shown in system recovery. I Have also tried running start up repair from recovery with no luck. ANY IDEAS?????

A:Windows not Loading after update, hangs on "Loading operating system."

Hello deralickt and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you receiving any error codes? Are you able to boot your machine in Safe Mode? If yes, see if you can access System Restore and go back to a date/time prior to the update. If you don't have a restore point you could also see if that update is showing in Windows Update History. If it is, try uninstalling it.

Safe Mode

System Restore

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

The failed update may have damaged or corrupted some system files. From Safe Mode you could try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Since you have an install DVD you could also try a Repair Install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc.

Repair Install

A repair install may require that you reinstall a bunch of Windows Updates. I found it's safer (but more time consuming) to install just a few at a time rather than all at once. If you install a few at a time you can reboot, see if there are any issues, and if there are, you'll know exactly which 3 or 5 or 10 updates you need to remove. Reinstall them one at a time. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know exactly which one(s) are problematic. (If you install all at once and later find out there's a problem it's almost impossible to know which update is inv... Read more

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Internet's been loading slower unless I clear my temporary files, is my computer infected?
What can I do to prevent from clicking on websites that have viruses, is there any site advisers that truly help in preventing malaware?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:59:49 PM, on 9/8/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\Vid\Vid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Multimedia Card Reader(9106)\ShwiconXP9106.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\COMPONENTS\SCHEDULER\STSERVICE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\CameraHelperShell.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\LU\LULnchr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\LU\LogitechUpdate.exe
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A:Internet loading slower, "unknown owner" files


edit: noticing random white popup on startup appear and quickly dissapear

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