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#1 hootytrues

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 05:43 AM

First off I would like to thank everyone on BC for their gifts of insight and valuable time. I have tried to learn as much as I can before bothering anyone with posting redundant questions but alas, I'm stuck.

I have this old Sager 2200t notebook with Belkin wireless card and my trusty laser mouse.(see sig. below). Whenever I restart this machine it quite literally takes about 20 minutes for the HDD light to quit blinking and be ready for use. I have defragged, ran spybot normally and in safe mode. Norton won't scan completly in safe mode, quits after a while and says components are missing, but returns a clean bill of health when ran normally. I have unchecked all but ccApp (symantec) and ipoint (mouse) in the startup menu. I have removed items in the startup menu using Spybot startup tool that I was sure were unnecessary. I have recently maxed out the ram on this machine to 512meg (but only reports 448?). This seemed to help a little. Used Reg Mechanic and Windows Care to clean registry. I cleaned up the desktop and moved everything to a folder on my taskbar (thanks to this site!). I'm now out of ideas.

I have noticed there is a very long list of things listed under the Services Tab next to Startup in MSCONFIG and all are checked and over half are running. I attributed this to my overall slowdown of the machine. I don't pretend to know the first thing about these! When I check Windows memory cleaner it reports Free Physical mem 177meg of 448meg. Virtual mem 2021meg of 2047meg and pagefile 770 of 1057. The physical memory is usually 128meg left out of 448meg right after startup. Actual running processes are minimal and cpu is at around 5% when idle.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have spent many a Sunday morning over a Cold cup of coffee waiting for this machine to Warm up! :thumbsup:
sager 2200t notebook 20gig HD 448meg ram. winXP sp2, spybot SD, adaware, sysmechanic, norton 2005AVirus, IObit windowscare. The Owner needs upqrading and some minor repair.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:46 AM

First, "Welcome to BleepingComputer.com".
The difference of 512mb and 448mb of RAM represents the amount of RAM dedicated to your video card. You should be able to adjust the amount allocated from the BIOS. If you run video intensive application you may want to increase the amount.
Let's see if you have a program or driver that may be hanging. Got to the Event Viewer located in the Administrative Tools, under the Control Panel. List the last four error messages here. When you find an error message right click on it, and select properties. That is the information we need you to post here.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:39 PM

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ACPI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Date: 8/22/2007
Time: 10:14:54 PM
User: N/A
Computer: JAMES
Description:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x70), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
0008: 00 00 00 00 05 00 05 c0 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........Event Type: Error
Event Source: ACPI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4
Date: 8/22/2007
Time: 4:23:11 PM
User: N/A
Computer: JAMES
Description:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x71), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
0008: 00 00 00 00 04 00 05 c0 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7003
Date: 8/22/2007
Time: 4:27:11 PM
User: N/A
Computer: JAMES
Description:
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service depends on the following nonexistent service: IISADMIN

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8003
Date: 8/24/2007
Time: 11:58:19 PM
User: N/A
Computer: JAMES
Description:
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer JAMIE that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{E97EEC79-7EF2-4A76-841. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.
**** (I dont have a computer named JAMIE) *****
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 03 00 4e 00 ......N.
0008: 00 00 00 00 43 1f 00 c0 ....C..
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

****( There are quite a few of this next one)*****
Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10010
Date: 8/23/2007
Time: 4:16:24 PM
User: JAMES\james
Computer: JAMES
Description:
The server {F3A614DC-ABE0-11D2-A441-00C04F795683} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

I hope this is what you were asking for. Pardon my ignorance on posting screenshots. I'll figure that out later.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:45 PM

This might be the appropriate time to consider the use of bootvis.exe (free here: http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/BootVis/4-19687-1.html )

It'll take a bit of reading to use properly (and a lot of googling) - good luck!
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