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#1 mbdelong

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:00 AM

I accidentally shut off my computer by pulling the plug. Now, the computer is unbelievably slow. Everything is slow, not just boot-up (it takes 25 minutes to boot up). Folders take a minute to open. Programs take 5 minutes to start. Open windows take 2 minutes to close. It is slow in safe mode - every mode.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hi mbdelong, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Try doing a System Restore.


Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.

The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore. This may take a long time to complete, and when it is done it will restart your computer. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:29 AM

Try a CheckDisk (chkdsk)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:36 AM

I would run the System Restore first. If unplugging the computer damaged some files this will return the computer to the state it was in prior to unplugging it.

Try a CheckDisk (chkdsk)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265



If you are going to suggest that someone run chkdsk, you should specify which one to run. In this case a chkdsk /f will find damaged files and attempt to repair them. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

True, but wanted the KB article to do the talking. I use /f/v myself, also note the chkdsk log appears in the Event Viewer if you miss it whilst running.

Edited by David McMahon, 12 September 2010 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:31 PM

Did a system restore, with no change. Still takes 20 minutes for the Start button to appear. Doing a chkdsk now. Wondering if I damaged the motherboard, processor, or memory.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:54 PM

Good news. I opened the computer and re-seated the memory and connectors, and now it works as before!

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:50 AM

Good to hear. :thumbsup:

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