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laptop slow in recognizing usb/cards/xpress card slot

by tidri / January 1, 2014 6:05 AM PST

Lately, My laptop is very slow in recognizing my usb stick, or my Hard drive (usb 3.0) or my sxs cards through my express card slot. It 's also slow in recognizing my sd-cards through my card reader. I have a very fast laptop. A lenovo W530.

I just started a while ago, and I can't get it to recognize faster . Everything else works just fine and fast.... but it takes up to 4 minutes to recognize these things.I have windows 7 professional running

Can somebody help?

Tx

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I've seen that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2014 12:58 AM PST

It was the antivirus in one case and in another the owner has "updated drivers." Both were trouble to correct.
Bob

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correct
by tidri / January 2, 2014 8:17 PM PST
In reply to: I've seen that.

It was the antivirus in my case, I uninstalled the cloud antivirus program, and now it works again...

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(NT) What cloud antivirus program was that?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 2, 2014 8:57 PM PST
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panda
by tidri / January 3, 2014 12:43 AM PST

The free cloud antivirus panda program....

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Thanks for the report.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2014 12:55 AM PST
In reply to: panda

You might want to look around at the options. Security is paid for with a price. In this case it was the time spent checking the drive for bad things (my bet) and since these are slow to begin with the scan will take time.
Bob

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Slow input
by pgc3 / January 1, 2014 7:28 AM PST

One thing to look at for starters is to see what is running in start up, Run, msconfig, system configuration, start up. Excessive items running in start up could create this type of issue. Shut down items not needed at boot up, which are most items. IF you are sure that there aren't excessive items starting up I'd start thinking about scanning for bugs/malware.

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