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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Applications taking very long to start up

09 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 - Applications taking very long to start up

Hi all,

Recently I've encountered a strange problem; it's not reproducible but happens from time to time.

When I attempt to open an application (be it opening a PDF (Adobe Reader), or firing up Chrome), the mouse shows the spinning icon beside the pointer, but the application does not start up. This can take up to a minute before the application fires up.

When I check the Task Manager for my application, I see that the appliation starts, but only takes up 100kb of memory, and stays that way for a while before increasing, and that's when the application loads.

Any ideas?
Thanks :)

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09 Nov 2010   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Did you try re-installing the app? If that didn't work, try running chkdsk /f, disk defragmentation (i recommend Puran Defrag) and memory diagnostic.
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26 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

It's most likely because of Kaspersky Close it and try.
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27 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Try Refreshing your PC, also delete or close unused applications and files, hope this helps.
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