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Ctrl+Alt+Del lag?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by MLG The Canadian, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. MLG The Canadian

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    All of a sudden, nothing has changed, but when I use the Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcut, my mouse cursor disappears and it after 2 or 3 seconds screen goes black and then after another 2-3 seconds the blue screen with the options like log out, task manager etc appears.

    If I hit Task manager, same thing happens. It takes like 5 seconds for it to pop up and there is a periodic black screen in the middle of the operation.

    What could be causing this?

    Edit: if I hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Task manager shortcut), it's instant.

    So it's something to do with that blue screen. It never did it before.. should I be worried?
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    Check for bad sectors on the hard drive and see if its starting to go.

    Open a command prompt and type chkdsk and hit enter. Dont use any other parameters because your just checking to see if there are bad sectors. If there are, you can try an format and reinstall Windows and see if that helps.

    Also when was the last time you defragged your hard drive? How much space is left?
    MLG The Canadian says thanks.
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    200 gigs remaining.. plenty of space :(

    I'll try checking for bad sectors.

    I haven't done a defrag in a long time but I regularly use cccleaner and disk cleanup tools etc.
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    Windows checked the file system and found no problems

    0 kb in bad sectors

    Gonna try a reboot, dunno. Brb.

    Reboot fixed it, false alarm I guess haha.

    Thanks for your help regardless, Crash.
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