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Computer Extremly Slow On Startup


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#1 Stefke

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:42 AM

My uncle's computer has become terribly slow on startup.I dunno what to do,i ran a full anti-virus check with several programs,i deleted unnecessary files,defragmented the hard drive,yet its still slow on startup.I went to the Spybot:Search and Destroy list of all programs that turn themselfs on during the startup,and i checked out some programs(mostly chat programs),but it still isnt good.I dont dare to check out any more programs from the list because i am not an expert.Can you advise me on what should i do next?

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:47 AM

For more information on start up programs you can check out Bleeping Computer's own Startup Program Database.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:55 AM

yea..that helped...unfortynatley

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:35 AM

Hi Stefke,

Oh-oh, whatcha mean "unfortunately Boo?" Didja break something else? Spit out all of the information that you can about the problem and maybe someone can help you get it straightened out.

Um... when you ran all of those anti-virus and anti-malware scans you did run them in safe mode didn't you?

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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