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Jun 25, 2012

My Toshiba Satellite L750 laptop has been having trouble playing Flash video, and Windows takes an extremely long time to boot. Flash videos appear to drop every other frame at best, and the sound in every Flash element is extremely loud and distorted. When Windows boots, it appears to finish booting in a reasonable amount of time, but the antivirus software and some minor background processes do not load along with Windows. They do not load until two minutes after Windows appeared to finish booting. During this two-minute period, there is no CPU or hard drive activity. These two problems have occurred since Toshiba reinstalled Windows during their many attempts to repair this computer. This is the same computer that I started this topic about. What did they do to this computer?

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my specs
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Solutions I have tried:

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Latest Drivers from Nvidia Last upgrade

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I have turning off indexing on HD

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- installing different codecs/vid player

- PCI-E x1 bug <- a real pain in the ass, caused most of the problems; Ill explain how to solve it in a minute

- Comodo Firewall/Internet Security for x64 systems (for some users disabling the Image Execution and unticking Detect Shellcode injections worked) - still a not resolved bug LINK 1 LINK2
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44448694 (3972) - winsatlogging.cpp:0815: --- START 201197 6:59:23 AM ---
44448694 (3972) - winsatmain.cpp:4301: Command Line = "C:Windowssystem32winsat.exe" formal -restart clean -cancelevent b2a9721e-8fd3-49a9-88fa-27a0fb55bc39
44448694 (3972) - winsatprocesswinsaterror.cpp:0095: ERROR: tried to read resource strings, unknown exception occured
44448725 (3972) - winsatmain.cpp:4474: > IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE.
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This is the computer I have. The only thing different is that Windows Home version was upgraded to Business:
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