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debodun

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The last few days, my system (Windows 7 - 64 bit OS with 1.86 GHz CPU and3 GB RAM) is taking much longer to boot than usual. After power-up, I don't hear the startup chime for several minutes and the desktop only shows blank wallpaper until the icons load. The HD light doesn't stop its activity for about 10 minutes. I looked for help online and most of these say to shut off most items in the startup menu. Attached is a screen shot of my startup and nothing has changed there even from when it booted more quickly. Any advice? Thanks.

 

 

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Have you tried taking a look at your Task Manager?: How to Open Task Manager Windows 7/8/10

 

Maybe a solution here?:

Troubleshoot a Slow PC in Windows 7

Windows 7 is extremely slow to boot

Slow start up for windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

 

I usually check the Processes, Performance, Startup tabs. There are others that might be useful Many of these tabcolumns can be changed as to what shows usually by right-clicking one of the columns at the top. Some can be unchecked if not providing info you want to make more room. Left-clicking a column will re-order the column contents.


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It almost sounds like something is updating, but that certainly would be finished after a few days.

AstraNut has given you excellent advice to pursue...

Good luck.

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I do not see a tab named Startup. Here is a screenshot of my Processes:

 

 

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OK. Don't remember all about Win 7. :P I see your startups from using msconfig (ofter forget this on Win 10 even).  I would uninstall Quicktime for one. It is no longer supported by Apple and hasn't had any security updates in ages.

 

I see that System Idle is at 99%. Just means that that's how much CPU is available should any program need to run. Good thing in a way. It seems there is something definitely in booting causing a slow down since this has never been normal for you. I take it that shut down is normal and that, when running any programs or opening web pages in the browser, all this is still normal. If so, the network use is probably normal even at boot so any modem/rounteris probably ok. Same for wi-fi if you are using it.

 

The only things I can think of that would slow PC at boot is updates files being loaded (checked?) or malware trying to upload/download files only at boot time. Maybe a malware scan with GeekstoGo recommended malware programs. If problems show up, definitely go to the Malware Forum here and ask for help. Maybe this will help too:

 

Windows 7 recently running very slow due to heavy disk activity PID 4

 

 

There are programs you can run like using the Check Disk Utility, System Maintenance Troubleshooter or doing a Clean Boot.


Edited by AstraNut, 07 October 2019 - 03:55 PM.

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I emptied the recycle bin (which had over 500 items in it, mainly old MSE def updates) and ran a disk defrag. It sure shut down fast after that. Boot up this morning took about 10 minutes. I didn't watch it, though, to see if the desktop appeared without the icons immediately appearing.

 

I went to the Malware board and noticed a lot of people having trouble with startupchecklibrary.dll. Would this be a problem in Windos 7 or is this a Windows 10 file?

 

I downloaded Farbar and attempted to run it. It ran for about a minute than it stuck on a file named appid and then it said PROGRAM NOT RESPONDING. The HD light came on steady for about 5 minutes after this. What's going on here?

 

This is how far it scanned:

 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 06-10-2019
Ran by Owner (administrator) on OWNER-PC (Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc5700 Small Form Factor) (08-10-2019 13:27:03)
Running from C:\Users\Owner\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Owner (Available Profiles: Owner)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo...very-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Adobe Inc. -> Adobe Systems) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
(Apple Inc. -> Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc. -> Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Intel Corporation -> Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
(Intel Corporation -> Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
(Intel Corporation -> Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxsrvc.exe
(Intel Corporation -> Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
(Microsoft Corporation -> Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Microsoft Corporation -> Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
(Microsoft Corporation -> Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
(TeamViewer -> TeamViewer GmbH) C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer_Service.exe

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)

HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] => c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1353680 2016-11-14] (Microsoft Corporation -> Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components: [{2D46B6DC-2207-486B-B523-A557E6D54B47}] -> C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /D /C start C:\Windows\system32\ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components: [{2D46B6DC-2207-486B-B523-A557E6D54B47}] -> C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /D /C start C:\Windows\system32\ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components: [{A6EADE66-0000-0000-484E-7E8A45000000}] -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Esl\AiodLite.dll [2019-05-02] (Adobe Inc. -> Adobe Systems, Inc.)

==================== Scheduled Tasks (Whitelisted) =============

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed from the registry. The file will not be moved unless listed separately.)

Task: {0976F330-BF25-4F6F-B0B1-665D9BF7BCC0} - System32\Tasks\{68760510-2907-489D-B7A2-C35A3446BE71} => C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe [151552 2005-07-22] () [File not signed]
Task: {0A0C5E8A-2FCE-4C99-B12F-00B4B70AFB83} - System32\Tasks\Apple\AppleSoftwareUpdate => C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [561984 2011-06-01] (Apple Inc. -> Apple Inc.)
Task: {41E2110D-1421-413B-8E62-70C64466298F} - System32\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Notifier => C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_32_0_0_255_Plugin.exe [1457720 2019-09-11] (Adobe Inc. -> Adobe)
Task: {5D084169-00AD-4D36-A448-C9A76FB459A9} - System32\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater => C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [335416 2019-09-11] (Adobe Inc. -> Adobe)
Task: {6B4D3DDA-9B0C-4B4E-A917-B9A141F6ED35} - System32\Tasks\CCleanerSkipUAC => C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe [3129184 2012-09-24] (Piriform Ltd -> Piriform Ltd)
Task: {A149C588-D529-48EB-BAE0-95CA7AC5FE1C} - System32\Tasks\{304152A7-70D0-4E91-9F4E-DBD1652C7AAC} => C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe [151552 2005-07-22] () [File not signed]
Task: {DDB1A270-9C47-4E77-9F28-24AAF8986644} - System32\Tasks\Adobe Acrobat Update Task => C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe [1236048 2019-07-24] (Adobe Inc. -> Adobe Systems)

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the task (.job) file will be moved. The file which is running by the task will not be moved.)


==================== Internet (Whitelisted) ====================

(If an item is included in the fixlist, if it is a registry item it will be removed or restored to default.)

Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62
Tcpip\..\Interfaces\{E05E619F-5932-445D-9D21-1FC2630E6BEE}: [DhcpNameServer] 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62

Internet Explorer:
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HKU\S-1-5-21-3384263181-369055421-3260215636-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxps://www.google.com/
DPF: HKLM-x32 {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} hxxp://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab

FireFox:
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FF DefaultProfile: 8wi3sbs5.default-1412761564967
FF ProfilePath: C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\8wi3sbs5.default-1412761564967 [2019-10-08]
FF Homepage: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\8wi3sbs5.default-1412761564967 -> hxxps://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl
FF Plugin: @adobe.com/FlashPlayer -> C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF64_32_0_0_255.dll [2019-09-11] (Adobe Inc. -> )
FF Plugin: @Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0 -> c:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.50907.0\npctrl.dll [2017-05-03] (Microsoft Corporation ->  Microsoft Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @adobe.com/FlashPlayer -> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_32_0_0_255.dll [2019-09-11] (Adobe Inc. -> )
FF Plugin-x32: @adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer -> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Director\np32dsw_1168638.dll [2012-10-04] (Adobe Systems, Inc.) [File not signed]
FF Plugin-x32: @Apple.com/iTunes,version=1.0 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\Mozilla Plugins\npitunes.dll [2012-03-06] (Apple Inc. -> )
FF Plugin-x32: @google.com/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\npPicasa3.dll [2014-08-12] (Google Inc -> Google, Inc.)
FF Plugin-x32: @java.com/DTPlugin,version=10.21.2 -> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npDeployJava1.dll [2013-04-04] (Oracle America, Inc. -> Oracle Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0 -> c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.50907.0\npctrl.dll [2017-05-03] (Microsoft Corporation ->  Microsoft Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: Adobe Reader -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll [2019-07-31] (Adobe Inc. -> Adobe Systems Inc.)
 


Edited by debodun, 08 October 2019 - 12:58 PM.

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Just make sure you make a Restore Point before you do anything at any time. Definitely backup all your files you want to keep on an external harddrive or in the cloud if you have that kind of service. Some cleanups/removals have to be done in Safe Mode.

 

As you said, a lot of people are having problems with startupchecklibrary.dll. file. You should run a deep scan with one of the recommended anti-virus programs. Plus, I would definitely post in the Malware Forum here as you could have a data-miner, or any other malware that is using your boot time to do things you don't want. Might also take a read of this site but do not do anything until you check with someone in the Malware Forum:

 

What is StartupCheckLibrary.dll?

 

I would also see what is being said in Microsoft's Answer Community. Mainly, read Greg Carmack's (Windows MVP 2010-20) reply. This is dated October 3, 2019 so it is current. He also recommended to run a deep scan with MalwareBytes program which is very good program. I run the free version sometimes although I have Win 10's Window Defender running.

 

Another thing I would do is remove/disable all the browser add-ons you may have installed and reinstall later only the ones you definitely are needed or have been verified safe. Then I would check Control Panel and remove any programs you think may have installed unwanted programs when it was installed. There are soooo many ways to get infected without you even noticing it. The people in the Malware Forum are very, very good in helping spot this stuff.


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