Computer intermittently takes 10-15 seconds to open a window

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Yesterday morning I booted the computer from hibernation and the network connections icon said that the network cable was unplugged but I still had a connection. I left it like that all day and as I going home, I tried to disable connection and enable but it wouldnt let me. There was no repair option either so I turned off the computer. This morning I turned it on and opening a folder, recycle bin, internet explorer, etc would take 10-15 seconds to open. When clicking on a folder, itll give the hourglass figure then disappear, then the window will open 15 seconds later. When I open multiple IE windows, they all will try to load (like it's trying to find a website) but wont do it until after the delay, then they will all load at the same time. I didnt make any changes to hardware or software.
     
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    i've seen some machines that powercycle their hard drives abnormally quick and that time to get the drive back running is presented as a sizeable delay to the user.

    however, the more likely scenario is that you have a virus.

    If you have XP, download AVG for free http://free.grisoft.com
    If you have Vista, download Avast for free http://www.avast.com
     
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    I have Norton SAV Corporate installed. Just started a full scan.
     
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    might as well cancel the scan and try to uninstall norton (you'll never fully get rid of it without reformatting).

    I find viruses on people's machines all the time even when they use norton or corp. horrible products.
     
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    there's a good chance norton is the one causing these delays. if you need a virus scanner get a less obtrusive one (mcafee and norton suck), then disable whatever active scanner (resident shield.. whatever) it has running and scan suspicious files on a case by case basis. this should be more than enough protection and won't bog your computer down.
     
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    I disabled startup items including SAV and it was still giving me problems. Then I disabled all the non Microsoft services and still the same problem. Now with all the services disabled, the problem went away. What's the easiest way to pinpoint what's causing the lagging?
     
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    Turn the services back on one at a time until the problem reappears.
     
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    This is what's causing it.

    WebClient
    Enable Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be available. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
     
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    useless service. MS should leave it disabled, by default.
     

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