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Slow Windows Xp Startup

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#1 bobbyman


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:22 PM

Hello. Recently I have repaired a Windows XP Installation. After applying updates of SP2 and updates, I thought my PC would be fine. However, now my PC takes about 2 to 3 minutes starting up. I have run Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware, Superantispyware, Windows Defender, and AVG antispyware. I found nothing when scanning in safe mode except for some changes in the registry caught by AVG antispyware that were noted as malicious, even though they were not, just because I forgot to install ie7 again after the repair installation. Is there anything I can do to speed up my PC? I am looking and trying to read as much as I can to fix the problem and I hope I am able to get some help. Thank you.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:19 PM

Depending on what you have running at startup...and a 3d-party firewall...IMO, 2-3 minutes is about right for program access to be allowed.

Is startup the only thing you're concerned about?


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:21 PM

did you build a new system and transfer the old image across?

if so, realistically its best to start fresh....make sure u uninstaleld all the old drivers etc.

if not - clean out all your temp folders, uninstall anything that you dont need, run a disk cleanup and tell it to clean everything..go thru your "my docs" or pretty much ur c: drive and delete anything tha you dont ened, run defragx3..

also - does it also take 2-3mins to shutdown? might be your user hive having greif...you can try this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en (sorry for the huge url - validation is required for that link!!)


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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:57 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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