Solved laptop shows a loading sign even when no command is given.

March 28, 2012 at 07:10:19
Specs: Windows 7, 2gb. core i3
I have a dell inspiron n5050 operating on windows 7 home basic. after it has boot up it does not stop showing the loading sign( a circular thing at the end of the cursor that keeps rotating). I have an active McAfee antivirus and even after scanning no virus is found. what could be the problem?
(maq)

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#1
March 28, 2012 at 09:20:38
"I have an active McAfee antivirus"

The 1st thing you should do it get rid of that bloatware & replace it with one of the many lightweight freebies - Avast, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials are 3 of the most popular.

Did you uninstall any/all of the pre-installed Dell crapware? That stuff should go too.

You should also install CCleaner-Slim & use it to clear out accumulated internet garbage & temp files, clean the registry, & manage your startup apps. The loading sign is most likely due to some crappy program that's attempting to load in the background.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...


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#2
March 29, 2012 at 00:50:35
I did do as you advised i found the CCleaner to be very helpful in removing unwanted internet junk however my problem was not solved. I have nothing in particular against McAfee although a lot of people do not have confidence in it. I will keep the McAfee antivirus for a little longer. is there something else that I should try to counter this behavior? please let me know. I should also mention that the problem started two days ago.

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#3
March 29, 2012 at 05:26:09
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Install Process Explorer from Microsoft and see exactly what processes are running and using CPU time. This will tell you what to look for as far as what is running in the background.
Uninstall programs you never use.
Run msconfig, go to Start tab and uncheck all except Microsoft and your antivirus program, Apply and restart your computer. Many software providers assume you absolutely need their software always ready for immediate use by starting it with Windows. This in theory is to 'start' or load the program faster when you want it, BUT when too many programs are started this way, the overall system performance is hurt. There is absolutely no reason that you cannot wait a few seconds longer for a program to launch when you need it and enjoy better overall system performance. Many of those programs you will rarely need and almost never immediately. If you do, you can always re-enable that one when you discover it.
You may (probably) find that the program that is making you wait is actually McAfee, which is what riider is trying to tell you when he is recommending replacing it. I recommend Avast free version (I have used it on many machines) as it is better the one you are using for protection plus it is much lighter on your system resources so you will like your system better. My personal favorite for my computers at home for many years is actually Webroot (free trial only) and their newest version is even less obtrusive and uses less resources than ever before.
Note: If/when you try to remove McAfee, use the uninstaller that you can download from their website to remove it completely, including registry entries, so that your new antivirus program will be able to work better.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
May 4, 2012 at 03:44:30
I did find a solution to my problem. A pre-installed program "dell stage remote control" was the cause of the never ending loading. I uninstalled the program and that was it. I appreciate your help Riider and Fingers.

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