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Question: grinding slow bootup

hello, im new here...
I have an extremely slow bootup time, both in bios and in windows.
The bios problem is a no-brainer....i have an IDE card that takes a long time to load. however, windows takes forever to load, despite a (rather) fast computer.

this problem has been occuring for a while now, but i had attributed it to many bootup programs until there are several freezes of programs at boot

I run KIS 7, which is very processor intensive. this is not the source however, but it may contribute... (for those asking about malware)
I used to run AVG free, AVG anti spyware, and comodo firewall pro. i later dumped AVG free for avria, but left the otheres as is. i tried using spyware doctor and spyware terminator before but dumped them within a week (i used the version of spyware doctor that came with the google pack ). I uninstalled all of these when I found a free (after rebates) copy of KIS 7 at fry's (for those who live in the east, this is an electornics store. too bad they operate only on the west coast... my location has preety good deals)

I also play games and ran a cracked copy of alcohol 120 (Im sorry. sheesh.) but dumped it for daemon tools.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:40:44 PM, on 5/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.1.25.0\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Drive Icon\DrvIcon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Student\Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 DVD\EDICT.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\James\Local Settings\Application Data\HumanizedEnso\Enso.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 5\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
D:\Install Stuff\Sys Ultilities\Security\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O1 - Hosts: 127.255.255.255 serial.alcohol-soft.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.255.255.255 www.alcohol-soft.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.255.255.255 images.alcohol-soft.com
O2 - BHO: IE7Pro - {00011268-E188-40DF-A514-835FCD78B1BF} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Update Class - {6F282C89-3BD3-4387-92D9-C76428B07E07} - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.1.25.0\GoopdateBho.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Encarta Web Companion Helper Object - {955BE0B8-BC85-4CAF-856E-8E0D8B610560} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Web Companion\2007\ENCWCBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\3.0.1225.9868\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Gears Helper - {E0FEFE40-FBF9-42AE-BA58-794CA7E3FB53} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Gears\Internet Explorer\0.3.14.0\gears.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Encarta Web Companion - {147D6308-0614-4112-89B1-31402F9B82C4} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Web Companion\2007\ENCWCBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SkyTel] SkyTel.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DrvIcon] C:\Program Files\Vista Drive Icon\DrvIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl8] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDVD8LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\Language\Language.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ThreatFire] C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [L07AXLRD_20595828] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Student\Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 DVD\EDICT.EXE" -m
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HumanizedEnso] C:\Documents and Settings\James\Local Settings\Application Data\HumanizedEnso\Enso.exe --disable-monologue-boxes
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: wga PATCH.reg
O4 - Global Startup: Google Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Anti-Banner - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Append to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Gears\Internet Explorer\0.3.14.0\gears.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Google Gears Settings - {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Gears\Internet Explorer\0.3.14.0\gears.dll
O9 - Extra button: Web Anti-Virus statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\SCIEPlgn.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Encarta Search Bar - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {67A5F8DC-1A4B-4D66-9F24-A704AD929EEE} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/sysreqlab2.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/micr...?1187483605062
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/ge...sh/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{305EF38F-AEFC-4D4C-9E6A-CA3A656950E7}: NameServer = 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{805193CC-1244-4D3C-A8CB-2D1846132848}: NameServer = 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220
O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Advanced Micro Devices - (no file)
O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Guard (AntiVirService) - Advanced Micro Devices - (no file)
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
O23 - Service: BlueSoleil Hid Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
O23 - Service: BOCore - Unknown owner - (no file)
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Diskeeper Corporation - C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1c8645e31898a60) (gupdate1c8645e31898a60) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.1.25.0\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
O23 - Service: nTune Service (nTuneService) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: Sandboxie Service (SbieSvc) - tzuk - C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ThreatFire - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe

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wow. long wind up. well, here's the log file:

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Preferred Solution: grinding slow bootup

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Question: PC Slow/Grinding

The past two weeks, my PC has been at times slow, freezing, and constantly grinding.Each time I do the CC/SAS scans and it helps until a week later.So figured I would post the details of my PC and let me know if something else is wrong.After I did all the scans yesterday it worked just fine today.MBAMQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMmbam-log-2012-02-15 (14-36-09).txtScan type: Quick scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 197898Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 7 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Files Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)SAS (Oh great, my SAS log from yesterday can't be found...six things were removed, what do I do)DDS txtQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMm... Read more

Answer:PC Slow/Grinding

If there is a grinding noise it's probably the harddrive or the fans. You can check this by opening the box and disconnecting the fans one by one and see if the noise still persists. If the noise is still there you can run a diagnostic on your hard drive. Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.comMake sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here:Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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Hello,

I have Windows 7 Pro and this just started happening a few days ago:

I have recently uninstalled Office 2010, and then reinstalled it. After doing so my computer boots up slower now and starts Windows with a black desktop (No icons, nothing only the SuperBar). After a few seconds (around 5/10) the desktop shows.

I don't believe its ever did this before.
Office should have added a Q drive for its self it did not do that this time.

Is the any reason that Windows starts with a Black screen?

Thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] Slow bootup - Black Desktop after Bootup

Office does not add any Drive letters when you install it. If you want to map a different drive or partition to save your Office Files to, you have to do this manually.
Go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD.exe icon in the search results and Run as Administrator. In the Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.

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This computer has only 256k memory, win xp, but has worked
much faster than this in the past. It groans constantly and
operates very slowly. I have removed some adware from list
of programs, but believe it to be infected still.

Critical updates are service pack 3, but I thought it
better not to download it as the computer is
infected?

Thanks for any help

ActiveScan log:
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;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-17 20:07:37
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 23
SUSPECTS: 2
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 080817-0] 4.8.1229 Yes Yes
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description ... Read more

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Sorry for Win 95 and 98 only.

Check out

http://www.vision4.dial.pipex.com/

To quote:

FREE Boot Log Analyzer utility to help in identifying Windows95/98 boot-up problems.
Looks at your Windows95 BOOTLOG.TXT file and calculates the time taken to load each driver etc, in order to help in locating any cause of lengthy boot-up times. The displayed result can be sorted by loading duration, filtered to show only those items with long durations or which reported failure, and saved to a text file.
Please note: This utility is intended for use by PC Support Personnel and Advanced Users only - interpreting the results requires in-depth technical knowledge.

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You need to start up your PC in "Bootlog.txt" mode. Press F8 and select option 2 on booting up.

It lists all your bootup bits and pieces, gives approximate time it takes for each process.
Separate boxes to show delays and/or errors only. Tick/untick appropriate box or boxes.
You can save the info but only with 8.3 filenames, not long filenames. It will truncate anything over 8 characters in the file name. You don't need to be an Advanced user to read the output but probably need to be one to do anything about it. Baz
 

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I think I might be infected with something. While I see nothing blatantly obvious, my machine's performance has been horrifically sluggish. Can someone help me? Here is my Hijackthis log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:27:58 AM, on 7/31/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe... Read more

Answer:System Slow And Grinding To A Halt (hijackthis Log Attached)

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This was originally posted at Tom's Hardware with pretty laughably poor results. I'm sorry, MG, I'll never stray again, honest:

ThinkPad W520 4282-4YU
Core i7-2860QM @ 2.5GHz
12GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Win 7 64-bit SP1

Purchased pre-owned, has been absolutely nothing but trouble from the beginning. First attempts to reformat did not take. Determined 500GB HDD was busted. Replaced with 120GB SSD from another ThinkPad. Expected a machine with these specs to purr with multiple tab browsing, hi def video playback, Photoshop CS6 & Lightroom, gaming, win explorer navigation and general multitasking. Instead it putts, sputters, and spits out about 6 BSODs per day, most of them blaming Peer Guardian and ntoskrnl.exe. PG was removed weeks ago, and the screens are about 25% less frequent. Unlocker also causes instant crashing. Browsing is slow, file and folder navigation is slow, assigning higher process priority in task manager does not help, neither does turning off seemingly unnecessary services. A good 50% of Lenovo's bundled and built-in utilities and doo dads have randomly stopped working (battery meter doesn't show remaining %, no more access manager, hotkeys/fn keys and volume adjustment buttons intermittently stop working). The list goes on and on.

The latest and greatest grievance, and the one I'd like fixed with the TH community's gracious help, is the following:

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Answer:All Audio and Video Stuttering/Glitching/Grinding in Slow Motion on All Players

Hi Danny

I think my first thoughts are, are your drivers up to date and working, so in device manager do you have any yellow ! marks by any device and if by what?

If you boot into Safe Mode with Networking does your PC work ok?

Could you run the below and attach as mentioned the log.





Run Ccleaner and click Tools > Startup and then click the Save to text file button at the bottom, Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...

Juts wish to get a feel of your startups and see if any maybe causing you issues.
 

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Hi all. I seem to have a bit of a problem with my new
machine. I just had the motherboard and processor replaced
and everything seems to be OK. But I notice that bootup times
depend on what software Ive installed prior to bootup.
Heres an example. Bootup takes 2-4 seconds and remains
this way no matter how many times you restart. Then I
install Rome Total War for example. Then bootup takes 2
minutes and remains this way! Then I do a windows update.
All of a sudden the problem is fixed and boot up takes 2
seconds and remains that way despite several reboots.
Then I install something else, like Flash player for example.
Bootup takes 2 minutes and remains that way until I do
something else (like do another windows update).
The machine works perfectly once booted up like theres
nothing wrong. Does anyone know why it behaves like this?
Here are the specs:

AMD Athlon64 X2 3800
Asus A8N5X Motherboard (built in sound, ethernet)
ATI Sapphire X800 GTO Graphics Card (PCI Express)
Maxtor 300Gb SATA HDD
1Gb Ram (2 x 512Mb sticks)
Floppy drive & DVD-RW Burner
Windows XP Home With Service Pack 2
450W PSU - (I think!)

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance! :)

Answer:Slow Bootup Then Fast Bootup, Then Slow, Etc, Etc

Installing new programs that automatically set theirself to run at startup will slow down the start up process. The 2 programs you stated do not need to be running at startup. Click Start>Run and type in msconfig. Click the Startup tab and this will show you what is running at startup. Uncheck any unnecessary programs and reboot.

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Having problems with xp booting very slow and my IE homepage has been changed to [url=http://search.conduit.com/Violation.htm]http://search.conduit.com/Violation.htm[/url] I can't use IE because it crashes all the time.Any help will be greatly appreciatedThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:56:32 PM, on 09/10/09Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exeC:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Slow Bootup and slow opening windows. IE homepage hacked

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Right, got a brand new pc 2 weeks ago. Been really lovely to me so far, apart from the HDD grinding..
I've looked through the whole interwebs and a bit more but none on the solutions has helped me! I've disabled Super fetch and Windows search which helped a little. But i still hear grinding from my harddrive? is it just my case (ive removed the harddrive screws)?
I've been looking into the Reliabilty and Performance monitor and it looks like Svchost.exe is causing the problems.
Trying to get screenshots of it (in the reli and perfor montior) but for some reason its being quite quiet! Bah!

Light grinding
Semi grinding
Semi grinding 2
My system specs:
OS: Windows Vista 64 Ultimate

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2400 MHz)
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GTS 512 512mb
Motherboard: eVGA 780i SLI
RAM: 2 x 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-6400
Soundcard: Creative X-FI ExtremeMusic
HDD: 750gb WesternDigital CavierSE16

Is there any other information i can give?
Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:Harddrive grinding and grinding and gri....

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Hi,
My laptop(Win7) takes a long time to bootup. First it takes me to the windows logo screen and then it goes to a black screen and stays there for atleast two minutes before it gives me the login screen and then it takes another two minutes or so to before the desktop is loaded up. Also when I scan the computer with bitdefender for viruses, it takes around a day to do a full system scan and did not find any viruses. I have downloaded iobit driver updater and updated all the drivers, but that did not fix the problem. I have also installed iobit malware fighter and malwarebytes anti-malware and both scan came back negetive, The iobit performance monitor shows that the ram useage is 61% or higher all the time.

Any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Intel I3 CPU 2.40GHz
4.00 ram
Win7 home 64 bit
 

Answer:Slow bootup and the laptop is slow, also ram usage is high a

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hi not sure whats going on but things are very slow last week or so.may have some type of malware that malwarebytes doesn't catch. can you take a lookthanks.here is a otlist file.thanks for taking the time to help.sorry the file exceeds the limit.

Answer:slow bootup and broswer opens slow

Go to http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlFollow the guidelines, post three logs, and a specialist will help you.

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My laptop has slowed considerably in recent weeks. All programs are very slow to open and changing from one window to another takes ages. Booting up can take 15 minutes before the computer is ready to open a program. The AVG program used to take 30 to 40 minutes to scan about 60,000 objects, now it takes 80 minutes to scan 90,000 objects. Spybot used to do a complete check in about 20 minutes and it now takes several hours. I have tried the following: ? Empty recycle bin.? Delete temporary internet files.? Checked my Zone Alarm fire wall for updates and operation. Checked that Windows Firewall is turned off.? Update and run AVG, Ad-aware and Spybot. Ad-aware seems to work ok and always identifies objects for deletion. AVG rarely finds a problem and is really slow now. Also, when updating, it asks for a reboot whereas before a popup screen would appear showing the update progress and the popup screen would close down automatically 30 seconds after it finished updating.? Uninstalled and re-installed Spybot because Spybot takes several hours to scan now, whereas it used to take 20 or 30 minutes. The re-install made no difference!? Installed and run Eusing registry cleaner and CleanUp! several times.? Run Windows update.? Defragmented the hard disk.? Used the Error-checking tool to check for file system errors and bad sectors on the hard disk.? Increased the size of the Virtual Memory because I was getting error message to say Virtual Memory too low.? Installed Housecall... Read more

Answer:Very Slow Bootup & Programs Slow To Open And Run...

Welcome khun barry Download NGenFix:http://download.norman.no/public/NGenFix.exeDisconnect from the internet,close any running programs.Disable your current antivirus program (don't forget to re-enable it once this scan has finished).Double click on the NGenFix icon on your desktop.There's no need to change any of the preconfigured scan selections in the top window [Scan areas].Click on the 'Start scan' button.Allow the scan to run until it's finished,don't cancel it,your pc will reboot if you do.Restart your pc when it's finished.********************Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune:http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.If you use Opera browser,do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.*******************Please download DrWeb-CureIt & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.You should copy/print the following because you need to be in Safe Mode from here on.Reboot your computer into SAFE MODE" using t... Read more

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I am on a Dell Inspiron 6000 (XP), and it's been giving me a lot of trouble in these past few months. A few months ago, I kept getting blue screens and so my friend did a check on my hard drive and RAM and fixed the problem. He told me exactly what he did, but I don't remember anymore.

Then it was fine for a few months, until a few weeks ago when I got blue screens again. They occur mostly right after bootup (which takes ages, by the way-- about 5 minutes) or after I try to return from standby mode. The monitor doesn't show any sign of turning on until I wiggle the mouse a bit, and then it shows the "preparing to standby" screen. About 30 seconds later, I see the blue screen of death with a winlogon.exe error, saying that Windows is experiencing a fatal error and needs to shut down.

Can someone please help me? I am leaving to study in England this weekend, and if this problem is unfixable, I would like to buy a new laptop before I leave. Thank you!
 

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DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by andy at 0:30:25.56 on Thu 06/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1512 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiGear3\CpuPowerMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AppRanger\SWSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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Answer:Slow bootup - IE&Firefox Slow/Quirky

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, AVG and ESET. While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs. Please choose one to keep and uninstall the other via Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel. I suggest uninstalling AVG.

If you do uninstall AVG...

Please download the AVG Remover and Save it to your Desktop.Close all programs and double-click avgremover.exe then click Run
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restart the computer if asked.
Then delete avgremover.exe from your desktop.
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Need Help....

Was burning DVD in Nero when the hardrive went crazy and couldn't burn the file. (File was an episode of TV series)... Had to manaully restart computer to stop it.

1.)After this the computer takes it's SWEEET time booting up.

2.) When ever mutitasking takes place the performance gets laggy. i.e When moving the mouse in a figure eight, every 1 sec it will jutter or Media player jutters when playing the first couple secs of a movie.

3.) Programs now take extra long to load!!! e.g Counter strike.. takes longer to load....

Ok.. this is what I have done to try and fix the problem

-Defrag computer, scandisk, diskclean up, checked for any spyware, installed other software to monitor/trace boot up of XP, minimise any autostartup services e.g winamp etc, free up more diskspace on the computer.... STILL IT DOESN't HELP!!!...

*** could be wrong with the computer???.. Please help.. Now attempting to mod my pagefile.sys to see if it helps.. *sigh*.. nothing helps..

PC Info: P4 2.0, 512RM, Partitioned 60G drive into 3 partitions, XP installed on C: (20% free), 15% free on D: and 7% free on E:

Answer:Slow bootup and slow PC performance

Hi and welcome to TSF. Looks like you've tried everything, but here's a few more suggestions.

Have you run scandisk in thorough mode to find any bad sectors?

Do you know where Nero keeps its temp files? Something might have got left behind when it crashed.

Which drive is your pagefile on, and what size is it? Try changing it from dynamic to static (min & max numbers set to the same value).

You might want to defrag and then free up some space on all 3 partitions. Less than 20% free space will slow things down, but probably not to the extent you're experiencing. Do you really need 3 partitions on such a small drive?

Reinstall Nero.

Good luck, and post back if you still need help.

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I have a Dell Latitude E6520 i5-2520 (2.5GHz), 8GB RAM, 7200RPM HDD, Windows 7 Pro x64.
After installation everything seems super ok . Bootup time, working in windows, etc.
Then i decided to start the update (about few hundred megabytes). After the upgrade it seems that everything is somehow..slower. Is it just me or someone had the same issue?

Answer:Slow bootup, slow performance

In fact, with the latest updates my system seems to be faster. What exactly is slower.

For the boot time, check Event 100 in the event viewer. Here is how you get to it:

Eventvwr
Applications and Service Logs
Microsoft
Windows
Diagnostics - performance
Operational
Event ID 100

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Question: Very slow bootup

As from a few days ago, the bootup speed of my PC has suddenly slowed to a crawl. it takes about 6 minutes for the bootup now, whereas before it had taken about 2 minutes.

I tried bootvis but it is not working properly and keeps coming up with errors.

Are there any other utilities that can test for bootup speed or what goes on during bootup so I can try to diagnose this? Or any ideas on what it might be?

Thanks,

Jon
 

Answer:Very slow bootup

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Question: Slow Bootup

I have a K100 series computer that takes a very long time to boot up and get to Vista.  Any suggestions on how to cure this.  Systems has 3gb ram and is a 1.6mhz unit.   Thank you.

Answer:Slow Bootup

hi use diskeeper to defragment your page files as well as critical system files which are used for system startup,also remove uncessary programs from the startup

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Question: Slow bootup

Hello everyone,

I'd like to ask for some help with my laptop (running Windows XP).

The computer is quite slow to bootup, taking up an extra few minutes at the beginning, where it doesn't seem to be doing anything.

Also, after it's done booting up, I have an open command window, running "c:\apoint2k\apntex.exe". If I click on it, I am taken to a black screen, so I have to close that window manually. My understanding is that this file has to do with the touchpad. Note that the computer works normally otherwise.

I have used Ad-aware and spybot in the past, to resolve this, but I saw no difference. So I submit to you my HJT log, and hope that I can get some help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:33:34 PM, on 10/25/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\PadTouch\PadExe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
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Answer:Slow bootup

Hope someone can help.

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Question: Slow bootup

Just a queery, what causes a slow bootup?

Answer:Slow bootup

Fragmented hard drive, disk errors, to many apps set to start automatically...

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Question: -slow Bootup-

Hey I'm running an ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe mobo w/ Windows XP Pro. When I turn on my computer it sort of hangs up on the first screen where it shows the ASUS manufacturers logo or whatever. I believe this is where it is running POST tests in the background, I've hit DELETE before to see whats happening during this and its auto detecting Primary Drives and stuff like that. Well within 20-30 seconds of that the screen goes blank and theres a one little blinking cursor for about 3 seconds then the cursor jumps down a line and blinks twice and finally the Windows XP loading screen comes up. This problem recently started to happen and I know my computer can boot up a lot faster than this. If anybody has any suggestion please feel free to post them, THANKS!
 

Answer:-slow Bootup-

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Question: Slow Bootup

Hey Guys,

My pc is really slow on bootup, i realise its probably applications running in the backround and i have already stoppped certain programms running on startup. rebooted and still takes a while to finish everything, is there anything i can do to speed the process up..

Thanks..
Clint..

Answer:Slow Bootup

Hi clintmc and welcome to TSF !

What are your system specs ? Follow the posting system specs link in my sig, install everest, create a .txt hardware report using the report menu and attach it to your next post using the manage attachments button (click on post reply or on go advanced).

When was the last time you defragmented the hard drive ?

Do you have SP2 or SP3 installed ? Make sure you've installed all the latest critical updates from Windows update.

What antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware do you use ? You only need 1 of each.

Go to add/remove programs and uninstall the programs you don't use anymore.

If there are lots of shortcuts on the desktop create a folder and move them in it, the icons that appear on the desktop need to be retrieved in the .exe file on the hard drive which takes some time at sartup.

Download and run Autoruns to see what programs start with the computer and use Bleeping Computer's database to know which programs you need and which you don't. Make sure you don't untick the antivirus or firewall.

Go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. Search the different sections there for errors happening between the moment you press the power button and the moment you can fully use the computer. Double-click the error, click on the third button on the right (this copies the information in the memory) then right-click => paste that information here.

You'll find more things to try in this article from Zazula :
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Question: slow bootup

A few days ago my computer started to boot up noticeably slower, the only thing I did in the last few days was install new sound drivers for my Sound Blaster Audigy and install new video drivers for my Geforce3 ti500 although after I installed the new nvidia drivers my computer crashed due to some directdraw problem (although that dxdiag utility said my directdraw was working fine) so I went back to the previous ones. I also had a spyware problem, but my spyware remover took care of all of it to my knowledge and I have scanned my HD with Norton anti-virus. I will admit the boot time isn't that bad, but I want to make sure nothing is wrong. I just dl the hijack program and here are its results if it helps any.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 12:54:39 AM, on 9/22/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVATray.exe
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Question: Bootup is Slow

Hi, hope you can help me. Most XP Bootups take at the most 6 or 7 passes - passes being the number of times the progress bar runs on the bootup screen. But mine takes 12 - 16 passes. Any Suggestions??

I did have a problem with Gagp30kx.sys before but i have just reinstalled XP and it still takes 12 - 16 passes to bootup.

???

AMD SEMPRON 2800+
1GB MEM.
2x160GB HD
1xNvidia 6200 256MB G/C
500Watt PSU
 

Answer:Bootup is Slow

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I installed this motherboard Last weekend and i've had Long boot up ever since.
It seems the lag on the Sata 3 port. At first the was nothing plugged into it , so I thought maybe plugged a hdd into to get it to move but nothing . boot up hangs on sata 3 for about 3-5 minutes before moving on.. Also I am running a AHCI setup but when the Sata ports show in bio's load it says Sata1 - IDE HDD.. These are all Sata Drive plugged in.. Also Bootup was fine on Last Motherboard with all same stuff plugged into it .. Any Help would be great

Motherboard - ASUS M4A785-M
Ram- 8gb ungagged
Windows 7
PCI-e Graphic's Card - ATI 4850 512mb

Answer:Very Slow Bootup Help?

hi there, how long does it take to get to safemode? Becanuse you have changed your motherboard, you have changed chipsets/display. Try loading safemode and uninstalling the SMBUS from in system Devices in Device Manager and also your display drivers. Reboot and put your new motherboard CD in and install chipset and disaply drivers. Hope this works.

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Question: slow xp bootup

I have a very slow boot up on xp pro w/ sp2 takes over 10 mins. at times.
Hardware: dell optiplex gx260, 2.26Ghz p4, 512 ram, 40 Gb hd, onboard video, sound, latest bios from dell(A09)
what I've done so far: swap cpu; swap hdd; swap cpu fan; reset bios; replaced system battery,
this is a clean install of xp pro w/ sp2
I cannot pinpoint whether it is a hardware, or software problem, could it be the m/b itself, which I haven't swap?
any help/advise is always appreciated.

Answer:slow xp bootup

Have you gone into msconfig and taken out stuff you don't need loading up on boot? For other ideas about speeding up windows, see here.

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Question: Slow Bootup

I have Vista. It seems to take ages to boot to desktop. Looked at other threads but they are for Wins XP. Any help for Vista

Answer:Slow Bootup

click hereBut I don't have Vista myself.

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Question: Very Slow Bootup

I have an idea but I just need some corroboration or different idea.
I have a socke939 Athlon 4800 with sata 10,000 rpm and 2 gig Corsair XMS DDR 400 ram.
Also a 430 Thermaltake psu about 2 years old. Now there are 2 sata hard drives in this pc, an Epson 4180 scanner, an external usb drive, Sony dvd-rw and Lg cd drive, floppy drive and a color Laser 2500 HP Printer all on system.
I recently did a clean install to Vista and it seems a few days after doing that, a pc that always booted up quickly is suddenly taking a minute and 1/2 most of the time. Some of the time it boots right up and there is no correlation to it being hot or cold when this happens. Temps are under control with X2 cpu running 32c and the only programs running in background are Nod32, Superantispyware, Win Patrol, and software for scanner. One hard drive consistently shows running at 60c while the main drive is at 28c and both are new sata drives. I think the temp on the hard drive is bogus and though I ran it on another pc and it ran high 40's there. I ran full diagnostics on the 250 Gb backup drive and it passed with no problems. I have run memtest and again no errors.
Does everyone feel I need a new psu as I do?
 

Answer:Very Slow Bootup

I agree if one HD running 60C and the other 28C, the 60C reading is bogus since you ran it in another PC in the 40's. All that has change is Vista. Why do you think slow boot time could be PSU related?
 

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Question: Slow bootup

My desktop started taking a long long time to boot up. I used MSconfig.exe and went thru the startup list and stopped everything that I understood to be no necessary. I'v also run malwarebytes and Avast without finding anything. Can you suggest a good program that may speed up the boot? Cheap is good, free is better. Thanks

Answer:Slow bootup

Soluto will create a map of what is starting up and for how long.

I'd also Run Cleaner and then do the REgistry tab in CCleaner - FileHippo.com
followed by a Boot Time defrag with Full Disk Check which gets to System files using Puran Defrag Free Edition - on the Additional Operations tab check the box for Intelligent Optimizer.

Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup and >Services tabs (after Hiding All MS Services) except your AV and any synch.

If these don't help then compare the install you have to the perfect install in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compiles everything that works best in Win7.

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Question: XP Slow Bootup

I have a new computer with only windows, all the neccessary drivers, windows updates and norton/updates installed.
It takes about 10 minutes to bootup. It gets to the Windows XP splash screen and it just keeps thinking. Eventually it boots up.
I have 3 HDDS. A PATA for the OS and 2 SATAs. Every so often one of the SATAs is not recognised. Could this have something to do with it?
Any ideas?
 

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Question: T43 Slow BootUp

T43Type: 2668-L3US/N L3-YLFCT Pentium M 2.16ghz2GB RAM80GB HD -  Approx 60GB FreeXPP SP3  Issue: Machine is slow to boot into Windows. It usually takes between 30-90 seconds after login before I am able to launch any programs. Other information: It seems to be isolated to startup. After the initial hangup, machine works without any issue. Upgraded RAM to 2GB with no success. Attempted to clean Misc startup processes with only negligable results. I bought this machine from an IT support/sales company we contract with at my job. It had just come off lease from another client of theirs. I don't know if it was reimaged or simply cleaned of all programs and company data. Questions: 1) Are there any steps you recommend for process pinpointing?2) The laptop did not come with any system CD's. Is it possible to obtain or purchase one so I can just reformat the machine?3) Could it be a bad hard drive? Any help in the matter would be appreciated.    Message Edited by jessep28 on 01-23-2009 09:20 PM

Answer:T43 Slow BootUp

I've decided to reformat the machine. I'm having my own issues with that since something was hosed up with regards to the Restore feature at bootup. However, I think I am making progress in that area. Edit: It turns out the previous owner must have deleted the service partition. I will have to get a Restore CD from Lenovo.Message Edited by jessep28 on 01-24-2009 01:27 AM

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Question: slow bootup

bootup always scans exterior hard disk how can i stop this
also wish to remove usb 2.0 when i have booted program want to install how can i remove this
your help gratefully received thanks
i do not have usb 2 fitted

Answer:slow bootup

Hi, dgrav.

Would it be possible for you to be more specific? Also, sounds to me like you haven't been been installing Windows updates, and/or the exterior hard drive hasn't been recognised as a friendly piece of hardware and therefore sees it as a threat. But yeah, can you elaborate? Then we'll be able to help you.

Cheers

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Question: Slow bootup

I installed the 1GB memory. Should this not increase bootup speed because my pc is still slow.Vista on pc

Answer:Slow bootup

I have 2 laptops with Vista. Both had 1GB of memory and I upgraded one to 2GB. This boots up much faster now than it did before (& closes) and also much faster than the one left with 1GB in it.Have you checked in your start up programmes to see what is loading as you are booting up?

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Question: slow bootup

I don't mean to barge in but I also have this same issue with vista seems like as soon as vista boots up it hogs all the memory , my mouse and keyboard are really slow to response. so i formated my HD and reinstalled vista and I'm still haveing the same issue of running slow????

Answer:slow bootup

Hi. . .

How long ago was the Vista OS re-install?

What A/V & Firewall are you using?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Question: slow bootup

From switching on my PC and waiting for it to boot-up Windows 98, it takes around 6 minutes and in that time it seems to read the CD/DVD drive 61 times. Although there is no CD present. Any suggestions as to how I can speed the start-up process?

Answer:slow bootup

You could try going to control panel then to system then device manager opening the CD/DVD rom drive and switching off the 'auto insert notification' and seeing if this speeds things up.Paul.

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Question: Slow XP bootup

hiya

ive got a toshiba satellite laptop
1.8Ghz
1 GB RAM
80GB Hard disk
XP home SP2

it was fine for a few weeks that i had it
after a while it started booting up slow
it used to be up in 5-10 seconds, but now it takes close to 20-30.

im not sure what has been done cos my dad fiddles with it, trying to get broadband working

ive used spybot S&D and fixed everyhting it found, and did a full scan with norton 2005, and ixed all the problems that brought up

this had no real change on the boot up speed.

i really dont know what else to do to fix this

any help would be hot

thx

Answer:Slow XP bootup

go start run > then type "msconfig", go to the start up tab and disable things you dont need

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you know when you reformat, bootup should take like 15 or 20 seconds from the windows xp logo screen to the desktop? well, my computer used to do that, and it'd bootup in like 3 sweeps of the little blue bar, and then spend about 5 seconds on the welcome screen, and i was on the desktop. (i guess less than 15 seconds) but now, when i reformat, it takes forever, it takes at least 12 or 13 sweeps or the blue bar, and spends probably 30-40 seconds on the welcome screen before it gets to the desktop all loaded up. i ran memtest about two weeks ago overnight, and there were no errors. i dunno how ot check everything else though. could it possibly be becuase i've reformatted so many times? doesnt seem likely, but maybe? or maybe something wrong with cpu?

winxp w/sp2
2.8ghz [email protected]~2.98
512mb pc3200 ram (kingston, corsair? one of the two)
2x120gb wd IDE hd's, one curently disconnected in case it had something to do with it (#2 has all my music and vids)

i also tried lessening what goes on during startup, but it doesnt seem to make a difference. i didnt even have to do this before.
btw: once its all loaded up everything works fien excpet for some lag here and there

thanks
 

Answer:very very slow bootup

try running WD Diagnostic Tools. that should tell you if your drive is dying. otherwise, it could be something else. sometimes my raptor takes a few minutes, other times my system boots up in about 15 seconds. i think i just need to flash my bios. so try those things
 

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Question: slow bootup

Ever since I installed the latest microsoft updates for vista, I noticed that booting the computer takes over 5 minutes, whereas it took 1 minute. I scanned the computer for possible viruses with Mcafee and nothing came up.

Answer:slow bootup

Yah, whats up with that, my Vista machine boots way S-l-o-w-e-r than it did before up dates.

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Question: Slow Bootup

New Asus M11BB Desktop Pc slow at booting to home screen, Have deleted some Apps which came with pc that I would never use.

Answer:Slow Bootup

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Originally Posted by jd67


New Asus M11BB Desktop Pc slow at booting to home screen, Have deleted some Apps which came with pc that I would never use.




Here are specs
Type Desktop
Operating system Windows 8
SPECIFICATION Processor AMD A4-6300 APU (3.7 GHz, 3.9 GHz with Turbo Core, 1 MB cache)
RAM 6 GB (32 GB maximum installable RAM)
Storage 500 GB HDD, 7200 rpm
CONNECTIVTY Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB - USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface - HDMI x 1
- DVI x 1
- VGA x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA Optical drive DVD/RW
Memory card reader 6-in-1 memory card reader
Expansion card slot - PCI x 1
- PCIe (x1) x 1
- PCIe (x16) x 2
FEATURES Mouse / trackpad USB mouse
Keyboard USB keyboard
POWER PSU 350 W

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Question: Win 7 bootup slow

im sure someone can give me some help :-)
 
Ive had a computer built and it seems to be incredibly slow to boot up considering whats inside it - sometimes up to 5 mins before it works properly.
 
Spec:
Win 7 64 bit
Intel I5 Quad Core Processor 3.20hz
16GB DDR3 RAM.  (1GB of that for Graphics)
C is a 500GB HDD
E is a 250GB HDD
 
C is about 1/4 full and E contains a backup image.
 
Only the essential startup services are enabled from the MSCONFIG menu.
 
 
I know an SSD would improve the speed of it but at the moment, its something I cant really afford.
 
If there anything anyone can advise me on to have a look at or do to improve it.  I wouldnt expect it to boot straight away but i would expect it to be a lot faster than it currently is.
 
If theres any info you need to know, please let me know and ill add it.

Answer:Win 7 bootup slow

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 

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Question: Slow Bootup

I recently reinstalled my system to remove some infected files I had and once reinstalled the system genrally booted up within around 7 seconds from XP LOGO to being able to use it.After installing the SP3 pack and associated updates the xp logo appears then all i get is a black screen for around 4 to 5 minutes.once the system has loaded it runs fine everything seems ok within it but it does have some days where it just does not want to work.I recently added a USB 2.0 PCI deviced installed neccesary drivers, i though this was the issue so removed however problem remained. I reinstalled just to see and system boots fine without the xp updates does anyone have any infomation on which update may be if any causing the system to hang aboot up.

Answer:Slow Bootup

Assuming that you did a clean install (deleted all partition's) When you started afresh, then this could be an SP3 issue.Make and model of machine?If you performed a repair, or "Over the old" Copy installation, some infections could still be present.

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Question: Very Slow bootup

Hi, my sister bought her computer over as it's taking ages to boot up.
It's running Windows XP and gets to the login screen in a reasonable time, however after login in it takes about 5-10 mins till it's finished loading, and even after that it's very slow to load up programs etc.

I ran ewido and it found/removed 132 items. Adaware wouldn't update itself so i downloaded the definitions and ran that, along with spybot, search and destroy. I've also updated windows as far as it'll go, but still it's taking ages.

Here's the hijack this log:

Thanks in advance.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:32:21, on 10/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
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Question: Slow bootup

Over the past year, my computer has really slowed in booting up. I haven't timed it exactly but it takes between 5 and 10 minutes. I'm running Win7 Home Premium (X64) SP1. The processor is 3.3 Ghz. The HD is 1TB less than half full. The RAM is 8 GB. I have Mcafee security, Malwarebytes, ACS and CCleaner. Do you have any suggestions such as a software package that would help or is there anything I can do? I do have a technical background in computers so I'm not afraid to try something

Answer:Slow bootup

Let's see what starts when you boot your computer.

Download and install CCleaner from the following link:
CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.

First run CCLeaner to remove all accumulated temp files and folders.

Next click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) ? bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ?Documents? FOLDER:

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).

Do you pay for McAfee? If not, get rid of it and install something else like Microsoft Security Essentials.
Once you uninstall McAfee, download and run the McAfee Removal Tool to clean up the leftover junk.

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Question: Very Slow Bootup.

Hi,I started in the Virus section but after getting a clean bill of health from Evilfantasy I am now trying to solve my problem which is a very slow startup, 8 mins,I'm not sure if it's a hardware or software issue but I have defragmented the HDD and reduced the startup progs to a minimum but it still takes over 8 mins to finish of boot sequence. My computer is a pentium4 2.8ghz with 2gb ddr. The computer was working fine only a couple of weeks ago but then all of a sudden it slowed dramatically. I also use Skype a lot but found it impossible as the conversation sounded as if it was underwater.The light on the HDD is bright all of the time of bootup with no flickering, as if it was doing some other task while starting up. I have an ATI Graphics card with twin screens.Is there perhaps a program that records what is going on during the boot process.Hope someone can help,Regards,dave

Answer:Very Slow Bootup.

Download and run HijackThis (search for it with Google) and record a log, and perhaps post the log here. Someone with knowledge might be able to indicate which items to tick for check fix.Then run again...

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Question: bootup slow

my computer used to be very quick at booting up i have reformated the hard drive 3 months ago which took it back to working fast removed programs i dont se and took out tasks in the task bar i dont use! my computer takes ages to load up after i enter the password im not sure what i could do to make it load faster? maybe needs more ram for all the programs i use?
 

Answer:bootup slow

Things that cause slow startup-

1.Too many legitimate programs loading with Windows.
2.Too many ILLegitimate programs loading with Windows(SPYWARE)
3.Extreme fragmentation
4.Failing disk.

Solutions-

1.Go to msconfig uncheck all startup programs except Firewall,and AV
2.Full spyware scan in SAFE MODE
3.Defragment.
4.Scandisk.

It might be an idea to create a new account,and see how quickly that loads.
 

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Question: SP2 Slow bootup

I hadn't done a restart of my PC since installing SP2 last week....so I had to reboot to change some fan settings in the BIOS and then I noticed Vista now boots to my desktop normal but things that show in the taskbar like my Kaspersky AV, my internet connection status icon, and the couple other things like my sidebar all take an additional minute to fully become ready.

These things normally came functional within a few seconds of the desktop coming up so there is an issue and the only thing that has changed on this PC is the installation of SP2. I used to be able to open programs right away but now I have to wait till those taskbar items are ready otherwaise anything I try to open just hangs till those items are loaded.

Anyone else notice this? I have looked through the event viewer and I see "Slow bootup" warning logs but none of them direct me to the culprit, in the past things like my vid card drivers have slowed bootups but these are things I can live with since it was not noticible but what I have going on now is very noticible.

If anyone knows a way I could track down the cause, unless it is SP2 then I will just have to deal with it, reply back with any ideas.

Update: Did a search for this problem and I am not the only one noticing the problem and others are experiencing much longer boot times just as I am and sidebar slow to load. Most of the time my PC runs all the time and just resumes from standby so maybe they will optimize this soon.

Answer:SP2 Slow bootup

I finally dug around in performance reports till I finally found one stating that some AEDIfilters were causing my system to hang. These are a part of my sound card stuffs which has to do with microphone enhancements so I turned it off in the sound utility and disabled it in the startup configuration and all is back to normal. It has a problem with with SP2 evidently and I most likely will not miss this option since I don't think I was even using it.

This is part of the utility included with my Sound Max sound card in case anyone else is having the same problem and I disabled the "Smax 4pnp Application" in the startup menu and all is fine now.

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Question: bootup is slow

i just install new memory too. they said it was clocked higher then what i originally had in it. they said it would just reclock itself down and work fine. but it might just be me the bootup seems a bit slower. i had to reformat too.

here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:38:05 AM, on 11/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
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Answer:bootup is slow

here is my avg anti-spyware output completed just now. full system scan.

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AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
---------------------------------------------------------

+ Created at: 4:47:25 AM 11/3/2006

+ Scan result:



Nothing found.


::Report end

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Question: slow bootup

after installing vista my computer takes around 3mins to bootup and i was having no problems with XP ......is it normal...i have AMD 6000+ X2 ..2gb kingston ram... nvidia 8600gt
 

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Question: VERY slow bootup

I have a PowerSpec Desktop PC. About a week ago, it locked up while I was surfing the web and when I rebooted, the bootup took about 15 minutes. the BIOS seems to be running (the "PowerSpec" logo appears on the monitor) but it remains like that for 10-15 minutes before it FINALLY goes into Windows. I'm thinking a virus? Maybe the BIOS is corrupt? It's been suggested that perhaps one of the memory sticks is bad. Another suggestion was that the hard drive (Seagate 250GB, IDE) may have a sector going bad. I bought a new drive (Maxtor 500GB) and one of the techs here at work cloned the Seagate drive but that didn't solve the problem.

Any help would be appreciated. Forgive me for the lack of information regarding the PC stuff; that's about all I know. If additional info is helpful, just tell me what you need and I'll try and figure it out.

Thanks.
 

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Question: Really Slow Bootup

Hi. It takes my computer a really long time to bootup. Either from just turning the computer on, or a complete restart. It will sit at the Windows XP splashscreen with the little blue square moving back and forth for a good 30 seconds then it goes to the sign in screen where I only have a username, no password. Is there anyway to get rid of that screen? Then it shows the desktop backround for a good 30 seconds, then the windows chime sound and then a little while later, the desktop icons come up. Any ideas on why it takes so long to boot up, and what I can do to fix it? I thank you in advance for your help.
 

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Hi. This is a small business setup, we have 3 pc's with all the same specs and only 1 is acting up recently. We are not computer experts but we can follow directions/procedures very well.
Specs: XP Professional Version 2002 SP3 Dell DIM3000 Intel P4 2.8GHz 512MB RAM
Problem: When pc is turned on, it goes through the normal boot up except that it's really slow. All the desktop icons are there, the mouse is working but when you scroll the mouse onto the taskbar, it shows that it's still busy (turns into hourglass) and you cannot press the Start button (not even if you try to press from the keyboard). Also the icons on the taskbar doesn't show, so it's like loading very slowly. I tried it again this morning and left it for 50 minutes and I saw the Volume icon is on the taskbar and you can click on the Start button.
Computer works fine on Safe Mode with Networking. That's how we're using it right now.
We have tried a few things based on some posts we read like defragment and unchecked System.Ini, Win.ini, and Load Startup Items in msconfig but still didn't worked.
We also have Norton Antivirus/Internet Security installed on all 3 pc's but I believe they have expired and we haven't renewed.
Thank you in advance.

Answer:bootup is very slow

if your norton has expired, either renew your license or (preferably) get it off your computer; though, you will need a norton removing tool to do the latter. after that, run ccleaner (a free program) to remove waste files. now i'm not sure if you've already checked your start-up items...but if you haven't their is a free program called startup-inspector that would suit you well. once that is all set your computer should start at a "normal" speed (whatever normal was for you before these problems). if that isn't the case, i would run a comprehensive virus scan

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Question: Slow bootup

Hi, before yesterday my desktop computer would take 30-50 seconds to go from power off to desktop. Then suddenly one morning it is taking at least 5 minutes. It goes to 'Starting Windows' and stays at that for 90% of the time. I've tried unplugging all USB devices, I've scanned my whole computer, I've done a system restore point to a point where I had no problems yet the problem is still here.

Also the computer takes just as long to shutdown. Problem is just starting and during down the PC.
My specs are:

Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz
4GB ram
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

What more info can I supply?
Many thanks

Answer:Slow bootup

For future references, please fill in your system specs in User CP.
I would first try to boot up in safe mode, see how long it takes, because it might be a hardware problem (when one of my RAM sticks was dying, it went the same way for me)
If it goes right, make sure there isn't any driver conflict, check under Device Manager if any driver is shown with any notification, if so, post the Error code.

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Question: slow pc bootup

we are having an issue with one of our users here. when we sign on, it stays stuck on welcome for quite sometime. i tried to enable verbose logging and it stays stuck at "applying user settings". i tried a clean boot (disabling all services) and it seems like it booted up quickly. i tried checking the users memory (has 8gb), i did a pc diagnostic (checked the hard drive, did a sfc /scan, checked the memory, cleaned out temp files) and everything came back ok. any ideas?

Answer:slow pc bootup

Please post a picture of msconfig/Startup and Non Microsoft Services?

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will help you post a scree/snapshot.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Good afternoon,
I would be very grateful if someone could tell me what stupidity I have committed!
I have spent a substantial chunk of the weekend, yesterday and this morning 'tidying' up my desktop. I had a lot of programmes that could do the same job so I decided to dlete the others, but NOT the file I downloaded and installed them from. If I need to install them in the future I have the file ready to go! So I thought I had been quite good and - if I am honest - a bit clever, but in a way it now seems to have blown up in my face!
I had to re-boot the computer and I noticed that there was the same problem as I had on boot up this morning. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit and everything goes quite well until the four colours appear, then the icons 'twitch' [ I think that's the best explanation ], they go white and a second later revert to what they should be. I use avast and have a clock, temperature and sky news from 'ms gadgets' on my desktop, but these are now taking almost 2 minutes to appear, whereas they used to appear after about 15 - 20 seconds. and until they appear the computer is almost useless. I ran 'msconfig' and only have 4 programmes at start up, and these have been the same for at least a couple of weeks, so why the slow start up completely baffles me and I would be very grateful if anyone has an idea of what I have done wrong, AND what I need to do to get the computer ready to go in the time it used to take.
Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Very, very slow bootup?

You could go into safe mode and try last good configuration or system repair in same mode.

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Question: Slow Pre-Bootup

I am having a problem with my computer whereby I have a screen before my computer begins to boot and this screen used to show for about 3-5 seconds then disappear. In the last couple days this screen has been sitting there for anywhere up to 5 minutes before the PC even reaches the loading XP screen.

I was wondering if anyone knows any fixes for this or may be able to help me in some way.

Thanks in advance.
 

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This one's an oldie but a goodie... the age-old question of Windows entropy. What else, other than startup programs, cause Windows to take longer to boot over time? Please do not say "installing too many programs", because that is the only answer I ever hear, and I only ever run necessary programs at startup and hardly install any programs at all, yet my computer will gradually take longer to boot over an extended period of time.

Answer:What else can cause a slow bootup?

Hi,

1. The obvious one - Startup items

2. BIOS settings: As soon as you power on your computer, the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) runs a series of tests and configures various devices connected to your computer. If your computer’s BIOS is not configured properly, it could affect your PC’s startup process.. Enter the BIOS setup and notice if there are any obscure commands. Make sure that the first boot device is set to your primary hard drive, motherboard logo display is turned off, and quick boot/fast boot feature is enabled.

3. Fragmented registry: The Windows Registry is one of the most critical components of Microsoft Windows operating systems, and its health greatly determines the proper functionality of the operating system. If your registry is corrupted or bloated, it can cause your system to boot up slowly. Defrag your registry.

4. Virus and spyware infections: Always keep your anti-virus program up-to-date, and perform thorough scan of your hard drives at regular intervals.

Virus scanners:

http://support.kaspersky.com/5350
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/166445-windows-defender-offline.html

For Malware, recommend Malwarebytes:




   Note
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes, deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan once downloaded, installed and updated.


5. Faulty hardware/memory issues: graphic card, sound card, memory (RAM), hard drives, etc. can also cause your system to hang/crash wh... Read more

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Question: Slow Bootup

My new HD installed is a Seagate and I have used Bootvis to show 119.19 secs. to logon (where the horizontal bar checks at) for that amt. of bootup time. I was trying to determine what usage for that percentile was or that accounted for the slow bootup and it points to WINLOGON/service. I use Zone Alarm F-Wall and AVG antivirus at bootup w/Google toolbar as far as Misconfig's report, aside from the minimal amt. of services needed to run computer, I have no network and was at any rate, trying to see if there's any hints or suggestions that I might try to resume w/faster (or used to be fast-boot-up).

Also, of noting I can't get into the setup or that is, by first startup of computer, of course, when trying to get into setup, all that happens repeatedly is asking for SETUP PASSWORD with an icon showing a key and that's-that and #3 or out of my issues here, when attempting to open or get into Components of the ADD PROGRAM/SOFTWARE in Control Panel, it denies w/message indicating a missing certain library dll that I believe was from Zone Alarm's original setup when or before I had new hard drive put on or during that time of changing from the old to the new, ever since, those 2 issues have been definite and I then tried to follow or trace Bootvis w/it's ultra-slow bootup but it has become faster from having (before) 130.00 secs. or thereabouts.

Thanks in advance if any possible leads or suggests.

P.s. I don't have SP2, just SP1

Answer:Slow Bootup

Have you tried a system restore yet? That may fix the problem.

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Question: Slow bootup

I received several donated PC's - several had CD's that are now removed and have NW cards but I don't have a network. In most cases I did a reformat of the drive but may have loaded standard files from the "Partition Magic" program that assume I have these things. I see several posts related to slow bootups caused by the computer searching for a NW and possibly a CD. I don't see anything specific on how and where to change things to speed things up.
I'm working in Win95 - I'd like to leave the NIC cards in - is there a way to disable them so the boot will increase and windows won't keep finding them? Where do I look for all the possible commands that are trying to load the CD and NW. Thanks
 

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Question: slow Bootup

Hi:
Bootups seem to take forever and I am aware I have too many programs loading.
I know there is a way to select onlhy thos programs I wish to load from a command prompt but I am unaware of the proper command.
I am running Windows xp home.
Suggestions please.
G
 

Answer:slow Bootup

Click "Run..." and type in "msconfig.exe" then click ok. Then go to the "Startup" tab and tick what you want to run at boot, also the other tabs can help with similar problems.
 

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Question: slow bootup

My system seems to have come to a point where the bootup process is becoming a headace ,waiting for the display page to load etc. Now I've been told that SP3 is the cause ,or to disable un-needed services in administrative tools/services , I have already removed all that I can from MSCONFIG/startup tab and have only 6-7 items loading at startup !
My PC is a DEll XPS400 2.8GHz Dual Core,3 GB of DDR2 RAM,250GB internial H.D. OS WindowsXP Pro SP3 MCE 2005 ! I also have a 320 GB externial HD I use to back up my internialH.D. also I have Norton 2006 Security Suite which is going to expire in about 20 days ! Not sure if Iam going to keep Norton or try a differant anti-virus app. ? To accomadate the features of th Media Center I installed a PCI TV Tuner card an ATI TV Wonder Elite and I enjoy using it to watch TV in a small screen on my desktop. Here is a copy of my boot.ini file ,hopefully this will help someone figure out my slow bootup problem ?
>>>>>>[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect <<<<<<<
Thanks in advance to All that reply and Happy Holidays
NickR

Answer:slow bootup

I'm no expert but Norton is notorious for slowing down systems. Maybe it's time to switch.

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Question: Slow bootup

Hi All,Have had an extremely slow boot up for a year or so and am wondering what is going on. The window that displays for almost 10 minutes is "Setting up personalized settings for - RUNDLL32IEDKCS32.DLL.BRANDIE4SIGNUP". This window appears over the desktop before shortcuts display.Have a very recent HJT logfile if that helps.Thanks....The pourman

Answer:Slow bootup

IEDKCS32.DLL is a part of Internet Explorer.RUNDLL32IEDKCS32.DLL.BRANDIE4SIGNUP process normally should be running only during IE installation, during so called "branding" stage.Let's see, what's running there.Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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Question: Very slow bootup

Installed a new motherboard, CPU and some new RAM today, all works as it should, except after the POST is completed and the computer proceeds to boot up Windows, it goes VERY slowly. As in taking about 10-15 minutes to reach the user select screen.

After it reaches this stage though, it's fine. Loading is fine. Playing games is fine. Everything works as it should.
It's probably just me freaking out as it usually is with computer problems, but I like to be sure of things. What could be wrong for Windows to take so long to load?

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I need help desparately.

When my Windows XP Professional system now boots, here's what happens:
1. I get the usual memory and bios messages
2. The XP screen with the scrolling lights appears
3. The screen becomes black and the cursor appears. The cursor can be moved all over the place just like normal, but there is nothing else visible.
4. After a long period (minutes), the screen becomes blue (dark band at top and bottom) and displays the Windows XP logo. XP infomrs me that "Windows is starting up". The cursor shows a CD next to it. This is as far as I've gotten.

Recent changes to the system:
1. Installed new CD-RW (used it - it works fine).
2. Installed new CD (it works too)

Has anyone else seen this? Any suggestions? Please help, I'm stuck.

Thanks,

George
 

Answer:Very slow XP Bootup

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Hi. This is a small business setup, we have 3 pc's with all the same specs and only 1 is acting up recently. We are not computer experts but we can follow directions/procedures very well.
Specs: XP Professional Version 2002 SP3 Dell DIM3000 Intel P4 2.8GHz 512MB RAM
Problem: When pc is turned on, it goes through the normal boot up except that it's really slow. All the desktop icons are there, the mouse is working but when you scroll the mouse onto the taskbar, it shows that it's still busy (turns into hourglass) and you cannot press the Start button (not even if you try to press from the keyboard). Also the icons on the taskbar doesn't show, so it's like loading very slowly. I tried it again this morning and left it for 50 minutes and I saw the Volume icon is on the taskbar and you can click on the Start button.
Computer works fine on Safe Mode with Networking. That's how we're using it right now.
We have tried a few things based on some posts we read like defragment and unchecked System.Ini, Win.ini, and Load Startup Items in msconfig but still didn't worked.
We also have Norton Antivirus/Internet Security installed on all 3 pc's but I believe they have expired and we haven't renewed.
Thank you in advance.

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Question: slow bootup

hi can anyone help i have two pcs running xp home which are networked the pcs work fine except for the slow bootup of two icons on my notification area zone alarm pro and the the local area connection this seems to have happened since my last zone alarm update ? this happens on both machines any ideas thanks chippy

Answer:slow bootup

Disable and try something different

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Question: Slow Bootup in W2K

I have a standalone computer running W2K. Just recently on booting up it has started to hold on the message "preparing network connections" for some 95 seconds. True, just a grain of sand in the desert of time but frustrating all the same. Have any of you experts out there got any suggestions to speed this up please?

Answer:Slow Bootup in W2K

click here

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Here is my log, please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:14:25 PM, on 10/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLANSTA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\soundman.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1131505598\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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Answer:Very slow bootup 0ver 15 min HTC LOG

Hi, I have Closed this duplicate thread about the same computer and the same issue. Please do not start new threads...it may be awhile till someone can check the log.
 

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Question: vista slow bootup

Hi my hp computer model s7700e desktop was infected with a trojan
virus.i downloaded and installed malwarebytes.the scan showed 24 infections
it fixed the infections.The problem i have is it takes 3 minutes after signing in
for desktop to load.I never had the problem until i ran the scan.Not sure what to do to fix the slowboot.
Thanks for any help,Edward
 

Answer:vista slow bootup

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.

Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools on another PC and burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.

 

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Recently I've noticed that upon bootup I have to wait approximately 3/4 minutes for me to be able to use any application .It's a very tedious problem as before my PC was instantly responsive once windows had loaded.Anyway, here is a H/T log that hopefully some general sole will find the solution from.Many thanks in advanceLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:02:07, on 06/08/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Comp slow on bootup

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC malware forum. I do not see any virus or malware problems in this log. It is clean.I would suggest doing a little standard house-cleaning.Download CleanUp! and install it.Start CleanUp! and do the following:Click the Options button.Make sure only the following are checked:Empty Recycle BinsDelete CookiesDelete Prefetch files (XP only)Scan local drives for temporary filesCleanup! All UsersClick the Ok button to close the Opetions dialog.Click the CleanUp! button to run the cleanup. It may take a while depending on the size of the hard drive so be patient.When it has finished, close CleanUp!.If that does not help then try completely uninstalling and removing all Symantec products and then re-installing fresh. There are occasions where these will develop a bad process that gets "stuck" and uses up all of the CPU resources.Cheers.OT

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Dell Inspiron E1405 Laptop Duo Core 1.66 1gb RAM 80GB HD Win XP SP3. I recently got this laptop back from my teenage child. I removed all of their files and unneeded programs. I disabled unnecessary startup items (using ccleaner and msconfig). I ran several spyware virus scans (AVG 8.5/ Spycatcher / Bazooka Scanner). It still boots up very slowly and is still very slow opening and closing programs.Here is the Hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:45:14 PM, on 7/6/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe... Read more

Answer:Slow bootup and operation

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I get the Windows XP splash screen, then sometimes it takes anywhere from 5-15 minutes to boot up.
I checked the startup folder and the services/.exes running during bootup. Nothing out of the ordinary, but maybe i do not know what im looking for.
I know that it is NOT spyware/malware/viruses....just recently it has become slow and i have no installed any software or anything.

Its a dell dimension from 2006....recently reformatted with just the required software.
3.0 single core and 512ram.
its on a network consisting of 3 workstations and 1 hosting server.
Are there any programs out there that can scan what is being started up and remove the un-ness ones?

Any ideas on what could cause this to take so long?
 

Answer:Windows XP Bootup slow....

Most people have too many unnecessary programs in their computers that load during startup and run in the background. Besides lengthening startup time, it impedes overall performance and increases the risks of error messages and freezes.

The startup list can be edited and trimmed down in 2 locations:

Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Startup(tab)

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?type=&filter=&count=100&offset=0

Start - Run - SERVICES.MSC - OK

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

(The provided links will assist you)

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Another 512 MB of RAM would do wonders to improve overall performance.

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Shall I post a HiJackThis log?
 

Answer:extremely slow bootup

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I'm getting very frustrated finding out what's going on with my computer. I have a new (4 month old) Compaq Presario X1000, 60 gb hard drive, 512 megabyte RAM, DVD/CD-RW drive, running Windows XP Home. Not sure what else you need to know at this point. About 3 weeks ago Outlook suddenly went unstable, crashing everytime I went into the email program. I'd get a message about not being able to open a mail folder because it was missing a .pst handle. Then the calendar feature also started locking up. Then I noticed that bootup started taking longer and longer (it previously booted in a flash), then started going briefly to a blue screen, then to the Compaq log in screen. My son, who is a beginning technician at Best Buy, checked with his fellow geeks, but no one had a clue. He called another computer builder/service person, he had no clue, but suggested we do a deep virus scan in safe mode. It kept getting hung up when it reached system 32, mui folders. They all had the .dll extension. The service tech said to find the file, delete it to the recycle bin so I could restore it if necessary, and then continue. I did this repeatedly, having to delete about a dozen files in a sequence from this folder. Ultimately, I gave up that scan mode because the scan kept hanging up. The deletion of the files didn't appear to make any difference (although I don't know if I would have had more problems down the line), so I ultimately restored them all because I didn't want to creat... Read more

Answer:Slow bootup in Windows XP

This should be very simple.

Go to Start / Run / type MSCONFIG

Go to the startup tab which is the last tab, click disable all. Reboot and you should see a significant difference. Also, how many icons are in your taskbar?

Did you try running any adaware programs such as spybot search and destroy and ad aware se? If not, when you reboot, run these programs.

Here are the links for those programs which are free:

AdAware Se Personal

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4


Post back if this works or not.

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Hey,

I got this laptop it is a:
Dell Inspiron 500m
Pentium M 1300mhz
638mb Ram

My problem is that before I formated the laptop it was running "okay". The laptop booted up quickly.
However, after I formatted the laptop the boot up was extremely slow after the windows xp logo went away it stayed black for literally 10 minutes then the windows cursor appers and 5 minutes later the welcome screen comes on. After that I see the desktop and I have to wait another 10 minutes for everything to load up. After that, once I can actually do something everything runs slow..
Any help?

Thanks
 

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here and I'm in serious need of help. When turning on my PC it takes about 8 minutes to boot up. It goes through the DOS screens at the beginning ok, the windows splashscreen ok and then loads the desktop, showing only the volume icon in the tray at the bottom right of the screen. No icons on my desktop are loaded at this time, but the wallpaper is.

7 minutes later (the clock keeps ticking by whilst its doing nothing) and the rest of the icons appear. In the pause I'm able to click on the start menu and pick a programme, but it won't load up until the system has finished loading the programmes in the bottom right corner.

Is there something I can do to see what the hold up is and correct it? Any help you can give me would be brilliant.

Thanks

Shuck

PS....The icons I have in my tray are as follows:

Volume
AVG free edition
ZoneAlarm Pro
 

Answer:Very slow bootup on XP - over 7 minutes

Bootvis may help

Once installed, click on Trace->Optimize System->Restart->Wait again (but don't click anything until it's finished optimizing

Restart, is it still the same?
 

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Hi,

I am suffering from a very slow boot up and a computer freeze for well over a minute, nearly two, when I can do nothing except wait until it finishes doing whatever it is doing. This happens EVERY TIME time I boot up, even if I boot up, wait until it unfreezes and then do an immediate restart. This all started a few weeks ago.

During the freeze I also get a message from Windows saying my firewall is switched off. When I get my computer back I check the security centre and the firewall is always on.

I have run virus checks and scans to no avail.

I have Windows XP SP3, Avast Home Edition and I am using the XP Firewall. I have had this set up for a few years with no problems.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

axelb
 

Answer:Very Slow Bootup and Freeze

Hello axelbrora,

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.


READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.

Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
Notes:



If you run into problems trying to run theREAD & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can running steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools on another PC and burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.

 

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Hello all. When i turn on the computer the screen doesn't go right away to the screen where windows xp is shown but rather a black screen with white bars on the bottom. When that finishes then it shows the windows xp bootup process. What i don't understand is why the black screen with white bars on the bottom appears and why it takes so long b/c i just did a fresh reinstall of windows xp.

Answer:Windows xp x64 very slow bootup

Check for any errors in Device Manager if it's a fresh installation.One or two drivers may need updating even if no driver errors are shown.Don't use the "update driver" button in Device Manager though.Go straight to your computer maker's website & get the drivers there.

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Recently, my pc is taking a lot of time 2 boot up. I have 2 stare at the welcome screen 4 a few secs, then the wallpaper and the taskbar applications come up, but no icons on the desktop. After maybe 20 secs the icons show up but then the wallpaper vanishes, and comes back a few secs later. After all this, the pc connects 2 the network. Why has it gone so slow? I just have avast! antivirus, the xfire firewall, the HP imaging solution center and Free Download Manager in the tray.

Also, the cp refuses 2 shutdown: It gowes up 2 the point of displaying "Windows is shutting down" and stays there 4 ever (I have 2 manually switch it off).Why?

My configuration:
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
MSI KT4V (VIA KT400 Chipset) M/B
256 MB DDR266 RAM
XFX GeForce 2 MX400 64 MB
 

Answer:Very slow bootup and shutdown

Hi .How slow is slow? what is the total amount of time for system to be up and running?
Are you running any Spyware programs..[Spybot..Ad-Aware]
Check start up list..
http://sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
Shutdown issues..
http://theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm
 

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Hello,

I just got a Dell Latitude E6530 with dual 320GB HDDs and am getting slow boot up times of over 90 seconds. I ran CCleaner and it detected the following programs under Startup on the attached jpg:

Is there anything I can get away with disabling here?

Thanks

Answer:Slow bootup on new laptop

All those programs are needed or not any of your problem. Most of them load on my Dell E6420, even the USB3 as I have a USB3 card in my system.

Did you make the Win 7 ISO file from the dell utility. I suggest you wipe the drive and do a clean reinstall of the os and test.

If you still have the slow boot times there may be a hardware problem.

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HI,
I've been using my system for the last 3 months but recently I've the problem of slow boot up. The system starts normally but shows Welcome screen for 30 seconds and after that it shows desktop and no taskbar or icons for almost 2 minutes. After that it suddenly shows taskbar and icons and doesn't pose any problem. The speed is normal and I am totally satisfied.
Please advise how to speed up the launching and what is wrong with desktop without taskbar and icons for 2 minutes.
Thank you!
Rashid
 

Answer:WindowsXP(SP2): Slow Bootup

Why are you still running on SP2 which is no longer supported and never upgraded to SP3?

Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:
Download MGADiag to your desktop.
Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
Click "Continue"
Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).
Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.
Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.
Also please do this:

Please download WVCheck and save it to your desktop.
Double click WVCheck.exe to run it. (If you downloaded the zipped version you will need to extract it first.)
As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
Once the program is done, copy the contents of the notepad file as a reply.

 

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Hi,

I need some help resolving a very slow bootup on my Windows XP Dell Laptop. I have gone through the suggestions for improving the performance of the computer but the problem still remains.

My problems seemed to start after I inadvertently left a children's movie DVD in the drive and booted up during a long flight over the holidays. The computer seemed to hang and subsequently I began to have all my difficulty. I am not sure if this is a coincidence or if it has generated a real problem.

After I bootup things seem to run but processes seem to hesitate or take a little longer to start.

I have up to date SpyWareBlaster, AdAware, and SpyBot and they find nothing.
I have defragmented the hard drive and removed unused programs.
I have gone through the startup items and inactivated those things that are suggested to be unnecessary.
Up to date Symantec virus definitions and a virus scan turns up nothing also.

The disk check fails to run.

Is my problem diagnostic of anything?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Xp Computer Very Slow On Bootup

Why does disk check fail to run? Do you get any error messages?

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Hey, For my 15th B'day last October I decided to build myself a new computer as my existing one was getting a little outdated. Build all went well. However, 3 - 4 months on I've noticed the bootup period has almost double in time! I've checked the bios and set it to stop on no errors, checked that there nothing starting up with windows... Any ideas?

P.S Deffinately no "malware" on my system.
 

Answer:Slow Bootup!, Very Annoying!

Sorry, missed edit time

System Specs:
AMD Sempron 2500+ 1.75Ghz
MSI KM3M-V
2x PC3200 265MB RAM (512MB)
ATIRadeon 9250 256MB
Windows XP Pro (SP1)
LG 16x DVD-Rom
Maxtor 160GB SATA HDD
PSU 400 Watt + 280Watt (One for system, One for case mods )

Please ask if you want to know any more
 

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Hi,

I recently installed the game Guild Wars on my computer. The game was running perfectly, with no problems. Then, after a while of playing, I pressed the Restore Down button in the game to make it change from full screen mode to Windowed mode. I started changing the size of the game window by dragging the window edge, but when the game was shrunken down, it ran very poorly. Here is a screenshot of what I mean by shrunken down.
So I tried to move around in the game, and it was very laggy and choppy. I attempted to resize the window back to it's normal size, but the game was too busy moving my character and it wouldn't resize right. It would just do something similar to this, where you would see many repeating edges while the game was resizing the game.
After a while, the game didn't resize itself, so I closed it by clicking on the Red X close button, not by killing the process. It seemed to close, and so I moved my mouse down to the notification area to close MSN Messenger, because I thought it was using too much memory. But, it wasn't there, so I clicked the arrow to show inactive icons, and the computer gave me a Blue Screen. I don't remember everything it said, it had many codes and I guess memory addresses on it, but I do know that it said something along the lines of

Windows has encountered a problem and has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

And it had a driver name there, it was nv4_disp.dll.... Read more

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Question: Slow BIOS bootup

I'm hoping someone else has experienced the same issues as I have or someone has knowledge of what might be my issue.

My computer doesn't like 2 drives when there is data other than OS on them.

I have 2 drives, 1 a Crucial 512 SSD that I use as a D drive, and a WD 2tb drive that I can use as a D drive (NOTE: I don't use them both at same time, but I could if I used different drive letters). I also have a 4TB WD drive used for backups and a Crucial 960GB that runs the OS.

I don't have any issues with the 960GB SSD or the 4TB WD Drive. If I have data (not OS) on the other 2 drives, when they are hooked up, getting past the BIOS boot up takes 8 minutes. This is the way it is to either go into the bios (uefi) settings or to continue to Windows.

If I have an OS on them, or they are formatted with no data, they work fine. BasicallyI put the OS on both drives, unhooked my current C drive and set each of my problem drives as the boot drive independantly. When I do that the computer boots up normal. I left the 4tb drive hooked up during these tests. Once I put normal data on the drive then the boot up takes 8 minutes to start.

I have set the uefi back to default values, and just changed what my boot drive would be. When I go into bios it has no problem recognizing the drives, and Windows has no issues with the drives.

I have changed cable ports around, changed out cables and it just doesn't matter. I can use the same cable and port on the 4tb or C drive that I used on ... Read more

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Hi all
i just upgraded my computer around 3 weeks ago. The following is my setup:
CPU: AMD 5200+
MB: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H v1.0
GFX: Asus EN8600 GT Magic
HDD: 320gig seagate SATA
RAM: 2gig corsair

Just this morning im finding the computer booting up slowly. Not from running XP but right at the start when you see the Energy star, what your CPU is running etc. All you see is what your CPU is in the computer. The next bit it should show is how much rams onboard and what IDE etcetc stuff is in the computer. But all this doesnt happen for like 3-5mins.
I have tried unplugging one at a time each ram, hdd, graphics and rebooting and the same thing happens. I do have some malware issue recently which im still trying to get rid of could this be a cause? or is it my motherboard?

thanks in advance
TC
 

Answer:New Comp slow bootup

Welcome to Major Geeks. Try resetting the CMOS; there's usually a jumper right near the battery. It will be on pins 1-2 for normal and you'd move it pins 2-3 to reset (or vice versa). Be sure to unplug the power cord from the PC before opening the case. Leave the jumper in 'clear CMOS' mode for about 30 seconds, then move the jumper back, and power up. You should get an error that says something like "CMOS checksum error. Press F1 to continue; F2 for setup." Press the required key for setup and set the date and time, but make no other changes. Be sure to save the settings and reboot. Let us know if that works, and if not, we'll go from there.
 

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hey all! ok, so i got a new motherboard and had to re-install the OS. prior to this, my computer would boot very quickly to the desktop, no issues, i was using microsoft security essentials. my OS is on my SSD as well. after re-installing the OS and putting MSE back on, my computer now gets to the desktop and it seems to freeze.

i watch the taskbar in the bottom right and after about a minute and a half, MSE loads and then all the rest of the programs start just fine. its like MSE is holding up the rest of the programs from starting and even the internet will not connect until MSE is done.

anyone have similar issues or any ideas how to fix it?

Answer:MSE slow bootup after re-install OS and using SSD

Hiyya socrgy9 is the OS an OEM or retail?

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A challenge that I hope someone is up to. I have spent a frustrating week trying to get back to where I started. The problem is a very slow bootup time and a dysfunctional Windows XP. The details are as follows:I have a Medion 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 with a 120 GB HDD. I have used partition Magic to set two boot partitions plus several other data ones. Boot partitions have Windows XP installed ? P1 was NTFS and P2 was FAT32. P2 was my day to day system with all my programs on. P1 was a basic setup with minimal programs. My data was on a separate drive. I was also using Boot Magic (BM). Last week I (foolishly?) decided to convert the FAT32 boot partition to NTFS. All went well but Boot Magic did not work. I then found it will not work on NTFS so I followed instructions and split off a 50 KB partition and loaded Boot Magic. All seemed well but then the problems began. When I booted into either OS the Boot Magic partition was hidden so I could not access it or make any changes. This was after setting Partition Magic to ?unhide? it several times. I then decided to convert P2 back to FAT32 and merge it with the small Boot Magic partition (using Partition Magic).At that point I could not boot into P2. It just stalled with the cursor showing but nothing happening. I could get to P1 (using a BM FD) but my everyday programs and current settings were on P2. Eventually, after reading this forum, I tried putting in the XP CD. It told me I could either ?continue the upgrade? or instal... Read more

Answer:Very Slow Bootup and Poorly XP - HELP!

Reading your last para, you say you can get to the logon screen but it takes a long time to load, Can you get to the desktop? Start, Run, Restore.

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Can someone help me fix my problem with my laptop? (Sorry for my bad english, i'm not a native english speaker)


Acer Aspire 5732z
Windows 7 Home Premium.
2 Gb Ram.
Intel 4 Chipset Express Family.

This laptop is just given to me by my cousin because i can't afford to buy one but it has this issue. I tried system recovery but the last restore point which is 4 weeks ago didn't fixed the issue. I also tried the msconfig procedure, but it didn't also fixed the issue. Please help me. I regularly defrag.

Installed Programs.

Iobit Advanced System Care (without this, my laptop responds slow)
Ragnarok Online
Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
UTorrent
Internet Download Manager
Potplayer

Thanks in advance, and godbless.

Answer:Slow Bootup (30+ minutes) Please help.

This should be an easy one to fix. Follow the clean boot procedure. Then put the software back one by one. You can then tell, when the computer boots slow, again, which one is causing the problem.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I recently switched from a mechanical HDD to a SSD. In Windows, it performs great. Good WEI and a good benchmark score on the one benchmark I ran. Programs load very quickly, especially iTunes, which was previously excruciatingly slow.

Problem is it takes much longer than my mechanical HDD took to startup. Going through Event Viewer, 60 of the 75 seconds it takes to boot up are due to device initialization. Tracking down the error code, I got

StartTime 2011-05-20T17:06:55.640400200Z
NameLength 33
Name PCIIDE\IDEChannel\4&1650ceac&0&1
FriendlyNameLength 12
FriendlyName IDE Channel
VersionLength 0
Version
TotalTime 60004
DegradationTime 49997
PathLength 0
Path
ProductNameLength 0
ProductName
CompanyNameLength 0
CompanyName

How do I determine what device that is? I am sure it's related to the SSD, but is it the drive? Controller? Motherboard? Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Event ID 109 Help: Slow Bootup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by squick3n


I recently switched from a mechanical HDD to a SSD. In Windows, it performs great. Good WEI and a good benchmark score on the one benchmark I ran. Programs load very quickly, especially iTunes, which was previously excruciatingly slow.

Problem is it takes much longer than my mechanical HDD took to startup. Going through Event Viewer, 60 of the 75 seconds it takes to boot up are due to device initialization. Tracking down the error code, I got

StartTime 2011-05-20T17:06:55.640400200Z
NameLength 33
Name PCIIDE\IDEChannel\4&1650ceac&0&1
FriendlyNameLength 12
FriendlyName IDE Channel
VersionLength 0
Version
TotalTime 60004
DegradationTime 49997
PathLength 0
Path
ProductNameLength 0
ProductName
CompanyNameLength 0
CompanyName

How do I determine what device that is? I am sure it's related to the SSD, but is it the drive? Controller? Motherboard? Any help is appreciated.


Event ID 109 is a networking error? was that a critical error in event viewer or just info?

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