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13 Aug 2010   #1
SlowGoing

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

Please help!

Running a brand new HP desktop machine. I've been using it for about a week with no problems ... until today.

Certain programs are acting like they aren't launching, but at about 5-10 minutes later, they finally launch. Even the Recycle Bin took about 5 minutes to come up. However, Firefox launches immediately.

4GB of RAM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor @ 3.00 GHz
64 bit


Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!


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13 Aug 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Time to look into msconfig and see what you have in the Start file.
Un check everything but AV and software you want to launch at startup.
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13 Aug 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Launch the recycle bin and then Task Manager > Processes. Maybe you can see what's turning in rounds. I would also have a look into the Event Viewer. Maybe you can discover some unusual errors.
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13 Aug 2010   #4
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

Getting ready to try that. Left the NVIDIA display driver and Avast running. Reboot inc.
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13 Aug 2010   #5
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

There's a spike in performance under task manager when I click the Recycle Bin, however, the spike in CPU drops immediately and the Recycle Bin still does not load. I'm waiting for it to come up in about 3 minutes from now ...

I went into MSconfig and disabled the start processes with the exception of the display driver and the avast AV.
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13 Aug 2010   #6
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

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.
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13 Aug 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Disconnect from the web and dsiable Avast also. Often the AV program plays an act.
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13 Aug 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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".
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13 Aug 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Recycle Bin Icon - Allow or Prevent to Display

Use this tutorial to allow re-cycle bin to display
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13 Aug 2010   #10
SlowGoing

Windows 7
 
 

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.
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