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#1 ed-e-dee

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hi Guys.

How can I get My Computer to open straight away, at the moment it is stuffing around with a tourch flashing and takes ages to open,
this also happends with Control panel

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running XP Pro. sp3
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:10 PM

Would you please post the make and model of this computer?

How much RAM do you have?

How large is your hard drive, and how much free space does it have?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:57 AM

Hi dc3, No brand name for this computer,
Pen4- 3.06GHz, duel core.
HDD 200 GB
free 160 GB
Ram 2GB
MB. GA-8s661FXM-775
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:16 AM

The machines that I've experienced this with usually have a lack of RAM. But with 2G of RAM this obviously isn't the problem, and you have ample swap space on the hdd.

What type of applications are you running when this occurs?

If you don't have any applications running and try to access the control panel, does the flashlight still indicate a search?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:31 AM

This will happen anytime I can go from desktop to My Computer with nothing running and the flashlight starts.
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:21 AM

This usually happens when My Computer is having trouble reading from an emunerated device. Can you send us a screen shot of your My Computer window when it comes up?

First thing I'd do is go through each device and listed in My Computer and see if any of them are taking a long time to access.

Edited by Gabrial, 26 September 2010 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:30 PM

Have you performed any general maintenance on your computer like a defrag or disk check? Are other programs slow as well? Do you have any networked drives attached or printers?

You can try this:

Open up Folder Options from the Tools menu in Windows Explorer
Choose the view tab
Uncheck the box for “Automatically search for network folders and printers”, and close the dialog.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:54 PM

Do you have any removable media installed, this can also cause this to appear. Also have you ran any tests on the hard drive?

What kind of Hard Drive are we dealing with?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:18 PM

Hello,

This could very well be related to the infection that you are receiving assistance with here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic349241.html

To keep from confusing things, I shall close this topic. If you are still experiencing this issue once you have been declared clean, please send a PM to a moderator to reopen this topic.

Please note that just because symptoms are gone does not mean the infection is gone. Please stick with your topic until miekiemoes says you are clean.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:22 AM

Topic reopened as this is a different computer. ~ OB
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:18 AM

Hi Guy,

Thanks for your help.
I don't have any removable media installed.
HD is a western digital 200 GB.
General maintance once a week.

ice2921--done that nothing changed.

as for the screen-shot I can't get it to work.
There is nothing extra in My Computer folder:= Local Drive ( c ). floppy drive:= CD drive ( D ).. shared documents.== Eddie's documents.
thats the 5 folders , there is no trouble opening them or closing But going back to my comp. each time the flash light comes on.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:19 AM

Cryptodan asked a pertinent question, have you run any tests on your hdd?

Find out who the manufacturer is of you hdd, go to their website and download their diagnostic test and run it. If there is a short test and a long test, run the long test.

You might wan to run chkdsk C: /f.

Go to Start, click on Run, and type cmd in the box and then click OK.

A black page will open with a blinking cursor, type in the chkdsk c: /f and then press the enter key.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

Just to make sure, your "Automatically search for network folders and printers" is ticked off, correct? You didnt hit [X] or Cancel when closing the dialog.

Let me ask you this, do you have any digital camara or webcam drivers installed? This kind of delay can also be caused by a poorly written driver with the camara detatched. Try turning off your WIA service temporarily and see if this issue goes away.

From command prompt type:

net stop "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)"

then try opening My Computer and see if the problem persists.

Edit: This can also be caused by partially installed or corrupted virtual drive drivers being loaded. Do you have installed or have had installed any virtual cdrom drives or the like, such as daemon tools, or alchohol 100% or anything?

Edited by Gabrial, 27 September 2010 - 11:18 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:21 AM

Cryptodan asked a pertinent question, have you run any tests on your hdd?

Ran DLGDIAG for windows.long verison everything was perfect.
Tried running WIA,but nothing happened.
disconnected my webcam, and usb mouse.

made no difference to my computer.
I have not installed any virtual cdrom drives or daemon tools, as for the alchohol well that gets drunk :thumbsup:

nothing has changed
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:48 AM

Do not run the windows version of any hardware diagnostics. Please run the DOS version. It will give you better access to the hard drive since Windows will not be involved.




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