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Microsoft Windows may stop responding or respond very slowly when the .Net Framework 4 Optimization Service (Mscorsvw.exe) starts

The computer may stop responding or respond very slowly when the .Net Framework 4 Optimization Service (Mscorsvw.exe) starts. This issue effects the following operating systems: Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003, SBS 2003, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, SBS 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SBS 2011 SP1. The … Continue Reading ››

Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – svchost.exe may hold a lock on a service and cause slow Windows startup

You may find that svchost.exe holds a lock on a service whilst all the service libraries are being loaded.  This in turn then prevents any other services in the same instance of svchost.exe from starting up until the call to the function has been returned. An updated version of svchost.exe that will address the issue is … Continue Reading ››

A Virtual Machine, Laptop or Computer running Windows XP is Slow to Startup and/or Applications take a long time to load

These two issues can occur for two different reasons, a corrupt file in the Windows Prefetch Folder or it could be that the Prefetch Folder is cluttered. To resolve these issues you need to delete the contents of the C:\Windows\Prefetch folder and then restart your computer. The Prefetch folder is just a cache of recently used application executables and … Continue Reading ››

Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 is slow to respond or may stop responding for 10-20 seconds

If your Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1, you utilise RAID and have more than 4GB of memory then you are likely to be affected by this issue.  It seems to impact those servers running memory hungry applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL … Continue Reading ››