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Windows 7: Windows explorer stops responding and some other issues.

16 Aug 2013   #1
shanel

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Windows explorer stops responding and some other issues.

hey guys and girls!
ill start by giving a brief summary of whats going on. so first of all my computer will sit on starting windows for 5 mins or so then the screen will go black for about 3 or 4 minutes then the desk top will load up which usually takes about 4-5 minutes. i had the tech gurus ( which i had to pay for) go through my computer and fix things i could have fixed on my own but they did nothing for the issues im still having. so that being the first one, the second one being, every time i try to load a photo....nothing happens windows photo viewer just stops working or something with no error messages. then the third one that iv noticed is that the "performance tools and information" link in control panel causes my windows explorer to stop responding.(thats just one of the things that cause this) and restart i try to enter it again and the same thing happens. im running an alienware laptop which is only less then 5 months old, and it was quite expensive so its a little upsetting to have it performing like this. (not the first time iv had problems and already gone through one with warranty)

sooo ill tell you what i have in it and if you need any more info please let me know and ill reply as soon as i can(very busy with work, will appoligize in advance if there is any delay) AND THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP IN ADVANCE!!

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
Alienware m18x
intel core 17-3060 QM 2.40GHz
24 GB of RAM
and 1 TB HD

again thanks in advance!


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16 Aug 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

If this is the inferior factory preinstall then I'd back it up and do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial. Stick with the tools and methods given and you'll get and keep a perfect install.

With Dells you'd want to delete the Recovery partition during install, but save the OEM Tools partition if it will still boot and run Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the . I'd run that first to see.

Until you can get the best install I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware especially establishing a Clean Boot and the other steps to clean up the crapware which freeloading on your startup.

If this isn't sufficient work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 doing the Malwarebytes scan, AV scan replacing any bloatware AV with recommended MSE, test hardware using Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the or the other tools recommended, use the System Resources to check logs, problem solutions queued, etc.

If all else fails you can determine with certainty what's delaying startup by Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums
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18 Aug 2013   #3
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

If you install and run free Startup Delayer from r2 Studios, then Reboot your computer, look at SD which has a Running Tasks tab--this enables you to sort by every task's Start Time. Follow along on the start times until you find program(s) that are taking an inordinate amount of time to load.

This software has allowed me to find some pretty hairy problems with boots/times.

EDIT: I just found that it SEEMS that the free version of Startup Delayer, which at the time of this posting is Version 3 build 337, may not allow one to activate the Start Time column, as if (maybe) they decided this would be a Paid feature. In any case I reverted to build 333 which doesn't have this limitation. It does appear that older versions are still available in various places for download.
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19 Aug 2013   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shanel View Post
hey guys and girls!
ill start by giving a brief summary of whats going on. so first of all my computer will sit on starting windows for 5 mins or so then the screen will go black for about 3 or 4 minutes then the desk top will load up which usually takes about 4-5 minutes. i had the tech gurus ( which i had to pay for) go through my computer and fix things i could have fixed on my own but they did nothing for the issues im still having. so that being the first one, the second one being, every time i try to load a photo....nothing happens windows photo viewer just stops working or something with no error messages. then the third one that iv noticed is that the "performance tools and information" link in control panel causes my windows explorer to stop responding.(thats just one of the things that cause this) and restart i try to enter it again and the same thing happens. im running an alienware laptop which is only less then 5 months old, and it was quite expensive so its a little upsetting to have it performing like this. (not the first time iv had problems and already gone through one with warranty)

sooo ill tell you what i have in it and if you need any more info please let me know and ill reply as soon as i can(very busy with work, will appoligize in advance if there is any delay) AND THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP IN ADVANCE!!

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
Alienware m18x
intel core 17-3060 QM 2.40GHz
24 GB of RAM
and 1 TB HD

again thanks in advance!
Hi shanel,

I apologize for all the inconvenience this issue has caused and promise you that I will do my best to resolve this issue to your satisfaction.

You should run the hardware diagnostics on the system to ensure there are no hardware failures on the system:

http://dell.to/11NpLCy

Regarding system taking longer time to boot you should check this link below:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Also, for the pictures loading taking longer time you should try it with a different software and clean startup:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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21 Aug 2013   #5
shanel

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hey guys thanks for all the info. there was alot of junk on my computer starting up all at the same time upon start up. after checking the MSCONFig and after uninstalling alot of them and getting rid of a few other things that i dont use any more the start up is a little better now. (more tolerable atleast.) sorry for the late reply and i still did what you guys suggested to be safe and it all checked out fine. thanks again for the help.
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21 Aug 2013   #6
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shanel View Post
hey guys thanks for all the info. there was alot of junk on my computer starting up all at the same time upon start up. after checking the MSCONFig and after uninstalling alot of them and getting rid of a few other things that i dont use any more the start up is a little better now. (more tolerable atleast.) sorry for the late reply and i still did what you guys suggested to be safe and it all checked out fine. thanks again for the help.
Hi shanel,

Thanks for your reply. Its great to hear it seems to be working alot better now.

You should run malware bytes to ensure that system is free from infection. And also it would be advise to make a backup of your data as it would beneficial in future when clean reinstall would be required on the system.

Check this link for troubleshooting Windows 7 and providing better experience to the users:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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