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Crazy long load times

by Morph175 / June 10, 2011 9:53 AM PDT

Hello all,
I recently did a refortmat of my computer because it was acting a bit sluggish. So right now the only thing on my computer is anti-virus software, steam with one video game installed and thats it. For some reason when I load up the computer, after I type in my password to logon, it takes 10-15 minutes to load up to the desktop of windows. Also, whenever I hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE the options appear right away for task manager and etc but when I hit task manager, log out, etc it takes another 10-15 minutes to load up. I know its not the one video game cause ive had it for years. WIndows vista does have service pack 2 installed.
My computer is a GT5453h
AMD athlon 64 x@ dual core processor 4200+ 2.20ghz
3.00gb ram
32 bit OS
I've never had this problem before. Any ideas as to how to fix it?
Thanks all

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Clarification Request
There are a few causes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 10:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Crazy long load times

From something plugged into the USB to a failing HDD.

Try HDTUNE from and see if the transfer rate is low.

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Clarification Request
After reformatting and installing Vista ...
by Edward ODaniel / June 12, 2011 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Crazy long load times

did you install all the various drivers that came with the motherboard and peripherals such as the video card?

Not installing the drivers often is a leading cause of what you report.

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