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Windows 7: Problem with shortcuts and shutting down

07 Jan 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It may be an indexing problem. Type index into start search and go to indexing options. The follow the steps on the picture.




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07 Jan 2011   #12
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you clean install Win 7 or upgrade because your comp has plenty of power to run Win 7 smoothly, sounds like you have a background conflict that is causing the slow down, could be between Norton and PS, just some things to check
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07 Jan 2011   #13
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

About startup items, type 'msconfig' in start menu search and select the first option and go to the startup tab and post the items.
Personally, I'd not install Norton. I've seen many cases of slow downs caused by it. However, the choice is yours.
As a side note, temporarily exit Norton, by right clicking the norton icon and selecting exit or similar option (I may be wrong as I've never used it) and then try opening any item.
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07 Jan 2011   #14
arosegirl7

 

I completed the scan and nothing was found.
How do I check the startup items?
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07 Jan 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Try this;

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product | Norton Support

<http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN&ln=en_US>

and see if that solves the problem. You can always re-install it later if you really want to, but I wouldn't!

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Jan 2011   #16
JeffO

XP x86, Vista x86, Vista x64, Win7 x86, Win7 x64
 
 

I have seen similar behavior on any computer with a shortcut pointing to something that isn't there - or is there but pointing to a slower ROM disc. This happens to me every time I access my "Games" shortcut folder. One of the game shortcuts ties to see where it is pointed.
Unfortunately, Microsoft programmed Windows for all shortcuts to be active. And there's nothing more active than your Desktop.
Here's a really quick and simple thing to try, before wasting hours of time (and maybe money) on other things... Move all your desktop items off the desktop into a folder instead. You can even leave the folder on the Desktop. See if the 30-sec wait follows the folder. If it does, it's one of those icons. Then to find out which one(s), start moving them back to the Desktop one at a time.
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07 Jan 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arosegirl7 View Post
I completed the scan and nothing was found.
How do I check the startup items?
Just disable them temporarily in msconfig > Startup button and reboot.
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07 Jan 2011   #18
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

I posted the method above. Isn't it clear to you? And have you tried temporarily disabling Norton?
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07 Jan 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You might also like to use this;

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit

<http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html>

it will scan your machine and tell you what is installed where etc. Also if you have all relevant security updates, and a lot of other info.


It is completely free.

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Jan 2011   #20
arosegirl7

 

I don't understand why having Norton would take my icons take so long to work.
And no, it wasn't clear to me.
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