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Starts Up,connects And Then Freezes For 5 Minutes?


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#1 greybuffalo

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:52 AM

Hi,
Im running XP,windows starts up,connects then freezes for about 5 minutes?
I push task manager,but that only comes up,when this freeze is over?Ive searched the forums,but found nothing?
Has anyone a clue about this freeze?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:38 PM

5 minutes...surely you jest :thumbsup:.

It's routine (at least for me) for XP to take 2 minutes or so before the desktop appears and any programs/files can be accessed.

I believe this primarily has to do with the 3d-party firewall (Sunbelt Kerio Free) which I use, since I know that the firewall seems to be the last icon which indicates that it is ready for operations.

It the time truly is 5 minutes...I suspect that you might start by taking a look at the Event Viewer tabs.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:26 AM

I have process tamer in my start up,also a music station,something appears to be stopping these two from opening,hence,upon start up,I get windows and my broadband connects,but....my computer freezes for about 5 minutes before the CPU can sort itself out.
I also have Kaspersky anti-virus,could this be blocking these two start up programs...or could it be windows defender?or what else would be blocking them?
Karspersky is supposed to be quite good,do I really need Defender as well?
Would these two programs kind of contradict each other?
No,I have now dunistalled Windows Defender and still,these two programes will not open on start up?

Mod Edit: Topics merged for continuity ~TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 16 November 2007 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:12 PM

Event Viewer errors?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

Do you have Zone Alarm?
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:32 AM

Event Viewer errors?
No what is that and hw do I find "Event viewer error?
No,I have never heard of Zone Alarm.

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:06 AM

To find Event Viewer.. Start>Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System

You will find a list of events (these are created as and when the OS does a task of any sort) - you will find the startup events logs by the corresponding date and time you booted pc - have a look around, click on a few of the events and they will provide details of the event

If you do not find something that may be slowing down the boot, then copy the events with details to post and hopefully we can discern the issue

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:55 AM

It appears to be my "Service control manager" see snap shot here: http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5179/eventviewerqw0.jpg

Edited by greybuffalo, 17 November 2007 - 06:56 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:52 AM

Do you have a USB ADSL modem? If so, it's likely that the program for that has become corrupted. Try uninstalling it, rebooting, and then reinstalling it.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:01 AM

Yes,I do John,that sounds like it could be the problem..
Could you give me a hint,to what I should look for(which program,I mean to uninstall?)
Can see anything in add or remove programs,should I use the disc provided?
Thanx

Edited by greybuffalo, 19 November 2007 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

When you received your modem, you should also have been given a CD. That CD contains the drivers.

To uninstall the modem, use Device Manager, elect the uninstall option (for the modem), reboot...and then reinstall the drivers (using the CD provided).

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:21 AM

Hi Louis,
yes,Ive done that.
Hope it works,I will see later.
Thanx a million!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:41 AM

Keep us posted, whether success or failure :thumbsup:.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:14 AM

Oh yea....
Thats the way I like it....to start up..
Was that a guess,or had you problems like that before?
Who would have guessed that the problem was modem related (touch wood) dont want to jinx anything now.
Thanx again Louis

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:02 AM

U R welcome :thumbsup:.

File corruption occurs quite readily, for any number of reasons. If it can be traced to a particular driver, file, etc...the easiest cure to try (before anything else) is the old uninstall/reinstall routine. USASMA pointed in the right direction, it seems, all credit to him.

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