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Windows 8 Task Manager loading time

  1. #1


    Ghent, Belgium
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit

    Windows 8 Task Manager loading time


    Alright,

    I have an inquiry about the Windows 8 tskmgr loading time. Whenever I press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, it takes AGES to pop up.Usually between 10 and 20 seconds. This happens after every boot and is very frustrating. What is the cause of this and is there a solution?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by toerk View Post
    What is the cause of this?
    Out of a few things, most likely antivirus.
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  3. #3


    Ghent, Belgium
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Ironically, I don't have an AV installed.
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  4. #4


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Then perhaps opposite and could be malware. Scan with Malwarebytes.

    If that's not it, then next likely reason is a poor unnecessary driver or old driver on the system.
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  5. #5


    Ghent, Belgium
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Ironically again, my system is up-to-date and I'm 200% sure there is no malware because I'm very wary with downloading stuff on the internet.
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  6. #6


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Ok, I'll have a look. Attach the zip the tool makes:

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  7. #7


    Ghent, Belgium
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Here you go.

    PS: I have just scanned the computer with SpyHunter 4 and the only "threat" it found was a stupid ad toolbar.
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  8. #8


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    I'd uninstall MotionJoy (<<< big no-no), Advanced SystemCare and HotSpot Shield then reboot.

    TFsExDisk TFsExDisk File System 13/10/2009 13:37:31
    tap0901 TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 Kernel 24/11/2011 19:50:27
    tapoas TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS Kernel 12/07/2010 2:31:59

    These above drivers should probably be removed too. The bottom two might be part of HotSpot Shield though.

    Update camera driver from Microsoft hardware driver website.

    Machine should run like a champ after, so enjoy.

    You should install the storage driver and latest INF chipset update, since you don't have proprietary driver installed. Both at Intel.com:

    Code:
    Naam    Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series SATA AHCI Controller - 8C02
    Fabrikant    Intel
    Status    OK
    PNP-apparaat-id    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C02&SUBSYS_85341043&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FA
    I/O-poort    0x0000F0B0-0x0000F0B7
    I/O-poort    0x0000F0A0-0x0000F0A3
    I/O-poort    0x0000F090-0x0000F097
    I/O-poort    0x0000F080-0x0000F083
    I/O-poort    0x0000F060-0x0000F07F
    Geheugenadres    0xF7D1A000-0xF7D1A7FF
    IRQ-kanaal    IRQ 19
    Stuurprogramma    c:\windows\system32\drivers\storahci.sys (6.2.9200.16548, 75,73 kB (77 544 bytes), 20/12/2013 10:16)
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  9. #9


    Ghent, Belgium
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Done everything you said, did not do the trick. Apparently, this is a general problem with Windows 8, so there is nothing to do for it. Thank you anyway.
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  10. #10


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    Nah, never happened to me when I had 8 and then 8.1 for a few months, on a low spec laptop. I'd double check on everything.

    You're welcome.

    You should also see about installing power drivers from ASUS, from Downloads/Utilties section. Things like ATK. You might have to check Win7 for latest.
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