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Xp-pro Seems To Have A Boot Problem

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#1 chris-w


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:28 AM

Recently my XP_pro system which is only 4-5 months old on a new lap top seems to hang for about 2 minutes once the windows desktop shows..Its very odd seems to boot quickly I get the destop and about 2 of the 6 taskbar icons in the bottom right hand side then have to wait for the rest while the hard drive seems to not be doing anything?

All very strange and I dont understand what the holdup is all about? Should I post a Hijack this log and see if any of the gurus on here can help ?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:57 AM

Well...I think that's normal (at least on my systems).

My firewall (Sunbelt/Kerio) won't allow any activity until it's completely operational, which seems to account for the delay on my systems. I've not timed it, but I'm sure it's close to your estimate.


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:31 PM

Hi chris-w.

Here's a list of great free anti-malware. If you have installed Norton/Symantec then uninstall it and install Avast or AVG. Run a complete scan on the XP partition/volume (usually C:).

Essential XP Virus & Malware Protection

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 01:57 AM

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors during boot.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here.

How To Use the Event Viewer
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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