Solved Why is Windows 7 taking long time to load files on startup

March 26, 2016 at 09:47:38
Specs: Windows 7
why is it taking a long time for windows load files on my Dell Latitude D520? because I been waiting for over an hour for it to finish and it still only not even half way done yet

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March 27, 2016 at 19:10:17
One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.

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



#1
March 26, 2016 at 11:28:09
You're going to have to provide more info than that. What files or program are you asking about? If you're downloading from online, do you have a decent connection? What about system specs?

http://www.dell.com/downloads/globa...

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#2
March 26, 2016 at 16:40:05
Are you upgrading from Windows 7 to 10 by any chance? If so and you see some movement even after a long time then most likely it is still loading so you need to wait longer.

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#3
March 26, 2016 at 16:57:15
no it has window 7 on it. and dell will fix it but it would cost me money and I do not have the money right now for them to fix to

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#4
March 26, 2016 at 17:09:05
It could be malware. Run these three free programs in the order given (they are small):

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
After you select "download", select "For Home" and then "Download Free version".
Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste the logs on here.

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#5
March 26, 2016 at 18:52:30
You're still not providing a decent explanation of what the problem is.

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#6
March 26, 2016 at 19:22:41
I do not know how say what is wrong with my dell laptop

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#7
March 27, 2016 at 06:37:25
We can't see what's on your screen & we're not mind-readers. If you can't explain what's happening, then there's no way we can help you.

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#8
March 27, 2016 at 10:44:46
Do you mean you are waiting all this time for Windows to start up?

Are you still waiting and is that the reason you have not yet run the programs suggested in #4?

Are you able to start in Safe Mode (tap F8 when starting then select Safe Mode from the list)?

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#9
March 27, 2016 at 15:08:48
I have not turn the dell on today yet. I will turn it on in a little while and see what happens

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#10
March 27, 2016 at 15:28:24
I turned the dell on and it still has that saying on the screen that says windows is lading files. please someone please me with this

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#11
March 27, 2016 at 16:22:30
this is what is telling me on the screen of the dell. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. if this screen appears again, follow these steps: check to be sure you have adequate disk. this all I got typed on here because dell shut down because I did not have it on the charger. please help. because now the dell will not boot up


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#12
March 27, 2016 at 16:38:30
OK but you have to do something too, at least answer the questions. Were you able to get to Safe Mode (see #8)? If you can get to any of the options we might have a way forward.

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#13
March 27, 2016 at 19:10:17
✔ Best Answer
One option in the advanced boot options (F8 at start up) should be "Last Good Configuration", if it is then take that option and it should be the first basic fix to get it to start up. If it starts but does not fully load or still takes too long then try again and take the Safe Mode option and run the three programs under Safe Mode as recommended in reply #4. Save the logs from the results (Copy Paste into Word or other program for now) and reboot into normal mode. Then copy paste the results from those logs into a reply here so they can be reviewed to see if there is more you will need to do.

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


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#14
March 28, 2016 at 08:29:52
it is on my dell laptop not the one that I am using right now.

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#15
March 28, 2016 at 10:54:54
OK so did you get to Safe Mode, run Last Known Configuration and sort it out?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#16
March 28, 2016 at 12:41:43
have not turned the dell on today. I might try it later today

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