Adding a lot of music to itunes library makes computer REALLY slow?

By lamentofking ·
Ok I have like 8.1 gb of music on 1 computer. I wanted to move it to my laptop so I used my 2gb jumpdrive a couple times to get it all there. Then I went to itunes and selected add to library then i selected the itunes music folder. Afterwards I noticed my computer being sluggish. So I decided to restart it. Now It hangs on "applying computer settings" Then when it gets past that I can press ctrl + alt + del then i can enter my login info. It hangs a little bit on the login screen then it hangs on "loading your personal settings" (this is for like a really long time) then it gets past that and it just hangs on my desktop but with no icons or anything. It just refuses to completely login. I tried Directory Services Restore Mode same thing. Can't login to my domain with safe mode and I've already determined it's not a domain problem because it hangs before I get to the login screen as opposed to just hanging on "loading your personal settings"

So what's wrong with it? Is it possible that because itunes tried to add so much music at once that it just makes the computer hang like that? It surely can't be because I just transferrred 8gb of music to my computer? I did it in increments of 2 gb.

P.S. This is the second time this happened. The first time I had restarted my computer because it froze so I wouldn't even had suspected the music. The first time it was like 7.8 gb of music though. My friend had the same problem once and he only added a dvd full (4.7 GB) and he said he didn't even fill the entire disc!

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Some usable information would help ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Adding a lot of music to ...

Make and model of laptop?
What flavour of Windows are you running?
Total size of hard drive?
Free space in hard drive before transfers?

Do you ever degfragment this drive at all?
If so, when was the last time?

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A few things to take in mind here.

Speed issues depend on the speed of the components, so if you have loaded a lot of music onto your laptop and you have very little memory then you will get this slowness. You need to update your memory on your laptop first, see if you can up the memory to at least 2gb. Another thing is if you have very little space on your drive. So delete some apps from your hdd and then do a clean with this:
Run this and you will see a little bit of a speed. Also a bigger hdd will be good also.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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ok i think know the issue

by lamentofking In reply to A few things to take in m ...

ok I was in directory services restore mode for lik 4 hours because of the slowness and i was able to delete all my music. then i restarted my computer into windows normally and it actually flew on the applying computer settings part but it hung afterwards. Its actually at the desktop now. still slow but a pop up error came up it's a Windows Script Host error. It says:
Loading script <script name> failed.

My computer is a dell inspiron 600m notebook. with windows xp pro sp2. harddrive is 60 gb and less than half of it is full even before i deleted the music. its gone now so its back to like 45 gb. So how do I solve this script host error thing as I believe thats the problem?

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A couple of things that may help

by Tig2 In reply to ok i think know the issue

While it doesn't directly address the issue that you are having with the Script Host, running CCleaner will take a dive through your registry and clear fragments. Just remember that CCleaner is a recursive tool- it sees in layers so run it until it finds nothing else.

It will prompt you to backup your registry before making changes. DO THIS!!! I put the backup on the desktop where I can find it and go ahead and delete it after a successful reboot.

The other thing I would be considering is defragging after the CClean.

You can also try System Restore. It should take your computer back in time to before you added the music. But I will be honest- if you didn't purposely create a restore point, Windows might not have either.

Good luck!

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If you have XP then do this... XP Repair Install..

Repair Install
If XP is corrupted to the point where none of the previous solutions get it to boot,
you can do a Repair Install that might work as well as keep the current settings.
Make sure you have your valid WindowsXP key.
The whole process takes about half an hour depending on your computer
If you are being prompted for the administrator's password, you need to choose the 2nd repair option, not the first.
1.Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD
2.At the second R=Repair option, press the R key
3.This will start the repair
4.Press F8 for I Agree at the Licensing Agreement
5.Press R when the directory where WindowsXP is installed is shown. Typically this is C:\WINDOWS
6.It will then check the C: drive and start copying files
7.It will automatically reboot when needed. Keep the CD in the drive.
8.You will then see the graphic part of the repair that is like during a normal install of XP (Collecting Information, Dynamic Update, Preparing Installation, Installing Windows, Finalizing Installation)
9.When prompted, click on the Next button
10.When prompted, enter your XP key
11.Normally you will want to keep the same Workgroup or Domain name
12.The computer will reboot
13.Then you will have the same screens as a normal XP Install
14.Activate if you want (usually a good idea)
15.Register if you want (but not necessary)
17.At this point you should be able to log in with any existing accounts.
Better get a bigger drive to hold your music.

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thats the last thing i want

by lamentofking In reply to If you have XP then do th ...

i've repaired/reinstalled windows numerous times in the past. seriously i rather not do that. Would it go faster if i hardware reset the ram? (take it out start up the computer shut it down and put the sticks back in or with the comp off take em out an put em back in or are neither of those the right way to hardware reset ram?)

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