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Windows 7: Control Panel, Search, and Start Menu

18 Jan 2012   #1
robwithtoast

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Control Panel, Search, and Start Menu

My Control Panel, Windows Search, and Start Menu are acting very sluggish. I go to open Control Panel and it takes awhile to open the applets, the green bar will load forever. Also when useing the start menu search, I will type something and sometimes it will take awhile to show up and once it does I then click it and it takes forever to open. It does not do this from the taskbar or from the files, just on the start menu.

Any ideas? I cannot find a sloution.


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18 Jan 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

Note: You will get a message on reboot about using the System Configuration Utility. See here for how to prevent it from displaying in the future: How do I get rid of this msconfig startup error after making changes?
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19 Jan 2012   #3
robwithtoast

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

See doing that simple task, msconfig takes forever to open. I am trying now, but that is another good example anything I click in start menu just takes forever to open.
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19 Jan 2012   #4
robwithtoast

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I did start in networking safe mode. It run fine, I turned off services and the start up and nothing seemed to help.
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19 Jan 2012   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Okay, try it this way, see if it makes any difference: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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