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Windows 7: Have you ever seen this problem? Please help!

13 Aug 2010   #11
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlowGoing View Post
442 errors in the past hr under the Event Viewer.

"The device, \Device\Harddisk3\DR3, has a bad block."

A lot of them are similar to this.
For that I would run a chkdsk /f in an elevated (run as admin) Command Prompt. Note the blank in front of the "f".
Thanks. I've got that set to run at next restart.

As for the displaying of recycle bin, that isn't a problem, it just takes about 4-5 minutes to launch. I'm using that as a reference to see if the problem is fixed.

One of my programs for work isn't launching and when I install a program, it won't even post to my start up menu, desktop, or quick launch ... even when I specify it to.

Thanks for the help! I'll continue to follow your suggestions.


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13 Aug 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I've disabled the avast, but I can't terminate the program from the background. It states that I do not have permission- even though I'm the administrator.
If you think it is worth persuing this, you could temporarily uninstall Avast. But use this uninstaller: avast! Uninstall Utility
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13 Aug 2010   #13
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

I have 5 machines at the office that are using the same computer/ win 7, etc. This is the only one with this problem.

So I have my doubts that it is avast.
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13 Aug 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlowGoing View Post
I have 5 machines at the office that are using the same computer/ win 7, etc. This is the only one with this problem.

So I have my doubts that it is avast.
OK, fair enough. But that may be the only one with a disk problem. Did you run chkdsk /f
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13 Aug 2010   #15
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

I ran the chkdsk /f and now it won't login to my desktop...
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13 Aug 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is apparently a bigger problem on your disk. Do you remember what the result of the chkdsk was - especially this part:

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13 Aug 2010   #17
bigg123

Windows 7
 
 

Uncheck all startup items from Start --> Run --> type MSCONFIG --> Uncheck everything on startup except for stuff you need (perhaps antivirus).
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18 Aug 2010   #18
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

SOLVED.

Thank you everyone for your assistance.

After replacing the computer with an exact model and seeing the same symptom, I narrowed it down to the Seagate External Backup drive. It was causing the delay and other numerous problems.
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