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Fresh Windows 10 install, apps take ten minutes to load


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#1 MrSnrub

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:01 PM

After getting some malware, I have reinstalled Windows 10 several times. The malware appears to be gone, but some applications take forever to load. After a fresh restart, I double-click on the iTunes icon, and nothing happens. A good ten minutes later iTunes finally appears. Picasa 3 is also extremely slow; the program loads, but it's in a freeze state for a good 5-10 minutes.

 

However, Firefox and I.E. all appear to be opening just fine. Please help!



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:07 PM

Hrm it could be configure files of some kind, we're you careful in your backups and restore?

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:25 PM

I just used the Windows installation DVD and reinsalled the OS. I did not restore from any backup.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:40 PM

Perhaps it's hardware then, what machine do you have and when was the last time you dusted it?

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:58 PM

I seriously doubt it is the hardware. It was cleaned and dusted last Tuesday.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:05 PM

Just had to check, can you give us your specs?


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:05 AM

After getting some malware, I have reinstalled Windows 10 several times. The malware appears to be gone, but some applications take forever to load. After a fresh restart, I double-click on the iTunes icon, and nothing happens. A good ten minutes later iTunes finally appears. Picasa 3 is also extremely slow; the program loads, but it's in a freeze state for a good 5-10 minutes.

 

However, Firefox and I.E. all appear to be opening just fine. Please help!

 

 

Why did you have to try to install Windows 10 several times? What went wrong all those times? Sounds like maybe you have a hardware issue or maybe even a partition issue if you had to try more than once to install an operating system.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:40 AM

 Have you checked your drivers in Device Manager?  It's possible you need to install or replace one of them.  If you want a hardware solution, you could put Windows on an SSD.  You can get 240 GB SSDs these days for as little as $60 US.  SSDs are much much faster than hard drives.

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

Where did you get the ISO for Windows 10 and what build is it? Maybe you were having problems installing because it is not a good copy. You should be using an ISO dated after Nov. 22 and marked 1511.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:03 PM

I had to reinstall because I was infected with the www-mysearch virus. My homepage stayed at the www-mysearch page no matter what I set the browser home page to. And this was true for IE Firefox and Chrome.

I will get the OS build number later, I'm not in front of my computer right now.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:48 PM

The OS is Microsoft Windows 10 Home.
The Version is 10.0.10586 Build 10586.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:18 AM

I had to reinstall because I was infected with the www-mysearch virus. My homepage stayed at the www-mysearch page no matter what I set the browser home page to. And this was true for IE Firefox and Chrome.

I will get the OS build number later, I'm not in front of my computer right now.

 

 

My understanding from this post that is you installed Windows 10 with a preexisting virus? You need to download a new ISO or something else could seriously happen to your machine.


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:30 AM

The OS is Microsoft Windows 10 Home.
The Version is 10.0.10586 Build 10586.

 

 

If you download a new ISO from a Microsoft site, make sure you get version 1511, it will save you time and hassle.


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