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Heya, try help me please.
When I start my computer, windows loads fine, then the start up applications start loading, half of them get done, then the rest stop loading for 3 mins.
After this period the rest of the applications load as if no pause happened.

In the pause I can use the computer about half. The stuff that's loaded works, firefox wont, cant install or uninstall but can search the computer and navigate.

Its a PITA as I'm trying to troubleshoot BF3 driver issues and have a long wait each time I restart.

Any ideas?
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Well, open msconfig and see what loads at startup. Also take a peek at your services. Also, win7 has a gorgeous monitoring system that tracks which processes take longest to load. It's in Performance-somehting in Control Panel.
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Heya, try help me please.
When I start my computer, windows loads fine, then the start up applications start loading, half of them get done, then the rest stop loading for 3 mins.
After this period the rest of the applications load as if no pause happened.

In the pause I can use the computer about half. The stuff that's loaded works, firefox wont, cant install or uninstall but can search the computer and navigate.

Its a PITA as I'm trying to troubleshoot BF3 driver issues and have a long wait each time I restart.

Any ideas?
reinstall windows dude
most likely you have a virus and the easiest thing to do is a CLEAN install of windows.
wipe everything and start from scratch...
i tell everyone this - why spend two weeks troubleshooting a problem that may never be solved when you can spend about 2 hours doing a clean install and getting everything where you had it.

important : if you think there's even a remote possibility of having a virus...
1. DO NOT do a system restore, that's the first place most trojans hit....TBH you shuld always have that disabled...it's complete garbage

2. DO NOT backup any files and try to bring them over...most likely you will just get hit again.

3. Any drive in your system should be wiped clean and formatted.
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1. DO NOT do a system restore, that's the first place most trojans hit....TBH you shuld always have that disabled...it's complete garbage
Are you insane?

System Restore saved my butt countless times. And it works flawlessly in Win7, unlike XP.

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wipe everything and start from scratch...
i tell everyone this - why spend two weeks troubleshooting a problem that may never be solved when you can spend about 2 hours doing a clean install and getting everything where you had it.
Actually yeah, you are insane. See, some people have important stuff on their computers. Stuff that takes ages to backup and restore. And possibly infected stuff too, but you can't know.

You can't just "start over". Sometimes you can, but this is NOT the first action to take, ever.
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pg_ctl.exe
thats teh process thats stopping it. I end that and it loads as normal. the web dosent flag it as a virus..?
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pg_ctl.exe
thats teh process thats stopping it. I end that and it loads as normal. the web dosent flag it as a virus..?
It's not a windows process either. If I were you, I'd delete it. Afterall, you kill it and the computer returns to normal, soo...
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post #7 of 16
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pg_ctl.exe
thats teh process thats stopping it. I end that and it loads as normal. the web dosent flag it as a virus..?
pg_ctl.exe is a process belonging to the PostgreSQL relational database management system.

I assume you have an SQL database on your computer? If this is what's breaking your system then uninstall it.
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I dont think so, its a regular gaming computer.
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search for things that atart with windows.. use ccleaner..msconfig..look at your startup folder..etc..i'd search through the registry for references to that program...
 
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post #10 of 16
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Are you insane?

System Restore saved my butt countless times. And it works flawlessly in Win7, unlike XP.



Actually yeah, you are insane. See, some people have important stuff on their computers. Stuff that takes ages to backup and restore. And possibly infected stuff too, but you can't know.

You can't just "start over". Sometimes you can, but this is NOT the first action to take, ever.

it SHOULD be the first thing to do because people SHOULD backup their stuff.
Listen, the company i work for always has me fixing computers. The first thing i do is run a scan on important folders, throw them on network drives and then clean install of windows...bam done...90% of the issues i recieve are fixed with this....the other 10% is a hardware malfunction (but that's easy to tell).

I'd imagine that if a person belongs to this forum then they know a thing or two about computers. That being said, anything THAT important is more than likely backed up somewhere. So don't talk down to me....btw OP, system restore is a joke. If you have a virus, system restore will NOT work...it'll just slow it down.
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