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Windows 7: Slow startup, Windows Explorer takes long time to open


06 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Slow startup, Windows Explorer takes long time to open

I posted this on cnet with no responses yet so I'll post it here and maybe you guys can help me.

So yesterday I was on my laptop and everything was fine. I went to open a minimized firefox browser and everything got really slow. After I finally got the all of the tabs and the browser closed things were still not right. I restarted. After that I opened firefox and closed it. I reopened and it said it was already running. I waited a few seconds and got the same message. I opened up task manager and it was still running. The computer was still slow so I decided to do a system restore to 11/1. When it restarted after doing the restore I got a black screen with the mouse pointer. The activity light wasn't flashing so I opened up task manager and shut it down. I restarted and it was really slow to start up. Now, everything worked except windows explorer was slow to respond and would take much longer to open than normal. (Libraries button on quick launch). I did a sfc /scannow and found nothing. Next, I backed up and ran avast, superantispyware, and malwarebytes and found nothing all on full scan. When I ran malwarebytes I was in safe mode and windows explorer still didn't come up like it should in safe mode. So I did another system restore to 10/26 and it hung at the black screen again but I let it sit for about 10 minutes and it finally came up (this time with a box saying it was successfully restored). Still have slow start up although that was when system restore had restarted it and also the windows explorer is still slow.

Everything else seems fine. Firefox comes right up. Windows explorer does open, just extremely slow. I'm thinking I just need to double check my backup and do a full system restore back to factory but I really don't want to do all of that. Any ideas? I have no idea why it would just all of a sudden get slow.


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06 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let's see what VEW by Vino Rosso has to say http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
Download and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run

Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply
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07 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, here's the attachment for VEW.


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File Type: txt VEW.txt (33.8 KB, 431 views)
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07 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you have Google + 1 installed? Google +1, ssl.gstatic.com and Firefox Issues Easy Fix

Also see this for 'backup error' (0x81000006) Windows 7 Error code 0x81000006 back up failure - Microsoft Answers
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07 Nov 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Test your hardware to be sure, monitor the logs and System Resources for clues following these troubleshooting steps
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08 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 64
 
 

Sorry to hijack, but I'm having the exact same probs... Could you guys check my VEW log?

VEW.txt

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Let's see what VEW by Vino Rosso has to say http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
Download and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run

Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply


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10 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Tonight I decided to sit down and try to figure this out and I DID until something happens again at least. I didn't have google +1 installed and didn't see why backup would be a problem but thought I would go into the control panel and look at the event logs and see what was going on. Here I found that Mozy Home backup was giving lots of error messages. I haven't even used this program in a year so I thought I would uninstall it. Did that and things started working right again. Windows explorer started functioning correctly and startup is faster after doing that and going into msconfig and unchecking a box or two.

So now everything seems to be working right again.
Thanks again for trying to help me.

cdygrubbs

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Sorry to hijack, but I'm having the exact same probs... Could you guys check my VEW log?
Are you having the same issue with windows explorer and startup? If so, I would suggest going to the event viewer and looking at the errors.
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