Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Very fast computer, sometime hangs when starting a program / App

05 Nov 2018   #1
user79546

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Very fast computer, sometime hangs when starting a program / App

Hello,

I have a really fast computer for work, on windows 7 pro x64, SSDs, 32GBRAM

I have comodo as firewall and MSE as AV.


but sometimes, randomly, when I start a program like Notepad or vlc or mpc-hc,
or any program that usually start in less than 1 second,
sometimes the application will take 20 seconds if not more, to start.
(and if I click multiple time on it during the 20sec, of course multiple session of the app starts at the same time at the end of the 20sec)


I was wondering where to start searching...
didn't find anything on the event manager, no cpu spikes, everything else is working, I can continue to use the computer normally.
chkdsk done obviously.


I did multiple formatting, installing windows 7 on different SSD I have, but after month of working perfectly, this happens. every time I format and wait for few month and it happens again.
so it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue.


any idea what it could be or where should I search ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Nov 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi user79546,

Welcome to SevenForums!

It sounds like something is running and slowing things down. It could be your AV searching for definitions updates at set time periods, it could be that it is indexing if it is a new installation etc! It is difficult to tell.

[1] Does this only happen initially when you switch the computer on, or is it constant throughout the day?
[2] Have you installed any new hardware or software recently?
[3] Are there any restore points that you could try?
[4] Have you got WU set to automatic or manual?
[5] Could it be something getting loaded at startup that is causing the problem?

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Run msconfig and have a look at services (hide MS services) and the startup programs. Any strange service or program?

As you use Comodo as a AV, is MS firewall disabled?
Comodo use to also have a AV. Is it disable. Two AV can conflict.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Nov 2018   #4
user79546

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

like I said : no comodo AV. MS FW disabled.
no funky startup program in msconfig.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2018   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You didn't answer Paul.
[4] Have you got WU set to automatic or manual?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #6
ShadouFox

Windows-7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user79546 View Post
Hello,

but sometimes, randomly, when I start a program like Notepad or vlc or mpc-hc,
or any program that usually start in less than 1 second,
sometimes the application will take 20 seconds if not more, to start.
(and if I click multiple time on it during the 20sec, of course multiple session of the app starts at the same time at the end of the 20sec)
I noticed the same thing, but with third party apps such as Palemoon. Looks like it's validating the app it's about to run. I also have apps that aren't recognized, and I'm always asked if I want to allow the app in question to write to the HD. It's a consistent behavior, however, and nothing you can do but wait for the app to start or the advisory to pop up to see if you still want it to run. If it's something that came with Windows, no delay.

The anti-virus may also have something to do with it, as Avast will periodically try to scan the CD and diskette drives. I thought it might have something to do with using a USB device to do the initial install, but it's definitely Avast doing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Very fast computer, sometime hangs when starting a program / App




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PC usually hangs at Starting Windows
Hello, I wasn't sure where to post this so forgive me if this is the wrong place to start. I recently installed a new secondary SSD in my Alienware desktop replacement. I've been running with two drives for a while, but just recently started using this latest drive. In my rig I run one...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Setup is starting - hangs forever
Hello, I've just built a PC, and I bought a copy of Windows 7 OEM builder - I put the disk in and everything loaded as expected. I partitioned the drive out, and set it to install. After endless hours it came back with ERROR: 0x80070057 - Windows never installed correctly. When I try to...
Installation & Setup
setup is starting hangs when installing win 7
os installation stucks at setup is starting. fixboot not working. diskpart not working system on slowly. one drive showing raw partition, not able to explore. recovery not working. plz help me.
General Discussion
Computer starting with only 15% memory and hangs after a while.
Hi guys, I am having this issue for about 3 days. I did not install any new programs but upon startup everything hangs and the startup programs take very long to startup. First time i am encountering such an issue. What i tried to do 1. I tried doing a system restore the first time around...
General Discussion
Computer hangs at "Starting Windows" screen for over one minute.
Hello, I just finished building my computer the other day and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition. The install went great and the computer is amazingly fast, but I am less than impressed with the boot time. I have windows installed on two Corsair Force GT 60 GB Solid State Drives in...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+