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Windows 7: Initial Load of Folder/Directory Takes 10 Minutes - Slow

29 Apr 2017   #1
happyseven17

Win 7
 
 
Initial Load of Folder/Directory Takes 10 Minutes - Slow

My Win 7 recently crashed. I believe it was due to a problem with an antivirus software update.

I was unable to return to Windows but was able to get into Safe Mode. From there, I was instructed by MS Tech to turn off all of my non-MS services through msconfig.

Then I successfully boot into Windows.

Now the computer opens and shuts down very quickly because unnecessary programs are no longer booting on startup.

There is only one mysterious issue that I am trying to resolve and I hope that someone here can steer me in the right direction.

The *initial* load of a folder (directory) takes nearly 10 minutes to load -- way too long.

After that, folders load quickly, so it is just an initial loading issue.

And the same problem does not apply to a document or program, just a folder.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this issue? It is possible that a service was turned off or switched to Disable and not Manual or Automatic that is needed for this functionality but I have not determined which one.

Can anyone here help me figure it out?


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29 Apr 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What is the folder or directory in question. Details of this could help diagnose your problem.
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30 Apr 2017   #3
happyseven17

Win 7
 
 

It seems to be any folder/directory on my Startup menu and desktop shortcuts to folders on my local drive: (C:\Users\Me\Desktop).

I have lots of space left on my hard drive and the folders are reasonable sizes.

Documents and software open quickly but folders have a long initial delay. After that delay, all folders open quickly.
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30 Apr 2017   #4
jacky99

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Usually most people only have one folder or two that are sluggish, because maybe that folder contains a large number of files optimized for images which are thumbnails view, videos, musics, etc.. (normally from 8-10 seconds, not in minutes). But if you have whole folders include subfolders that are misbehaving, that is a big issue. It seems that have some corrupt files on your Windows. I recommend you to Re-install your Windows (better Clean install).
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30 Apr 2017   #5
happyseven17

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacky99 View Post
Usually most people only have one folder or two that are sluggish, because maybe that folder contains a large number of files optimized for images which are thumbnails view, videos, musics, etc.. (normally from 8-10 seconds, not in minutes). But if you have whole folders include subfolders that are misbehaving, that is a big issue. It seems that have some corrupt files on your Windows. I recommend you to Re-install your Windows (better Clean install).


No, I do not need to do that because it is very fast after it opens. It is just an initial delay.

So, it is probably something on startup that needs a tweak.
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30 Apr 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happyseven17 View Post
It seems to be any folder/directory on my Startup menu and desktop shortcuts to folders on my local drive: (C:\Users\Me\Desktop).

I have lots of space left on my hard drive and the folders are reasonable sizes.

Documents and software open quickly but folders have a long initial delay. After that delay, all folders open quickly.
Have a look at this Forum tutorial & look at "Method 3" in the tutorial. Could you also post screen shot of your Start Up in msconfig, similar to the one shown in the tutorial.
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30 Apr 2017   #7
happyseven17

Win 7
 
 

Thanks, I'll see if I can locate what you are talking about.

I tried comparing the msconfig and services.msc before and after the issue to see if I could figure it out but am stumped.
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01 May 2017   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...I was instructed by MS Tech to turn off all of my non-MS services through msconfig...."
Download, install, tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One). Boot into Safe Mode with Networking, after making registry and system restore backups, go to Repairs -- accept default, ensure items 26 & 27 are also checked. Restart twice, let Windows come to full Desktop. Please report back on your computer's progress.
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01 May 2017   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

happyseven17, could you post a couple of pictures like these from one of my systems?

Initial Load of Folder/Directory Takes 10 Minutes - Slow-msconfig-non-microsoft-services.png

Initial Load of Folder/Directory Takes 10 Minutes - Slow-msconfig-startup.png

Jack


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02 May 2017   #10
YaMoonSun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Probably couldn't hurt to disable superfetch from services.msc
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