Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:14 PM
I hope this is the appropriate place to post, since my problem is not very specific.
I recently bought Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home. It takes a full 20 seconds to launch. Paragon support told me that there might be a conflict with Acronis True Image (Western Digital Edition), which I also had installed. I uninstalled Acronis, to no avail.
However, I had the same problem with Acronis before : launching took an unusual amount of time. Same thing with Revo Uninstaller Pro : click on the link, nothing happens, wait, wait, wait, finally the opening window appears, and everything works fine from there.
At some point in the past, my Acronis launched normally. At another point in the past, I installed one of the paying versions of Acronis, which created so much havoc that I took it away. However, uninstalling proved nearly impossible, so I flashed my system partition with a previous image, which removed the problem (or so I thought). The Paragon support technician told me that Acronis often messes up the registry in an unrecoverable way.
I also have various hanging problems with Opera which I did not have before.
Any ideas where to look first ? I would really like to avoid reinstalling Windows (7, 64 bit).
Thanks a lot.