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Slow Startup And Defragmenter Wont Work

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#1 madjay


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:37 AM

I was recently infected with some malware and had posted for help at
but I found that even after removing the malware completely my system startup time didnot improve.

Also I found that disk defragmenter wont work.I get the defragmentation window but when I give "analyze" or "defragment" I get the message "disk message could not start"
So I tried Installing system mechanic and have defragmented with it but still the startup is slow

Also I found that the problem of loading the explorer occurs if I pass through the start up page fast(I mean the welcome screen).In that case the desktop wont start and no processes are started after it
Then to load explorer I have to end the process "explorer" from the task manager and start the new process "explorer"

In either case it takes a long time to load all programs such that I can start any work!!!Many programs are loaded only after the network loads!!!
Only then I am able to open my computer or anything else for that matter

Also following advice by RichieUK I had tried unchecking all startup items from msconfig and tried restarting the system even that didnot improve the startup speeds .

After booting completely the system works just fine.

I dual boot with Vista but vista starts up fast enough

I use Windows XP Professional sp2
I work on Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop
2.2Ghz core 2 duo
2 Gb ram
160 gb 7200 rpm hard disk
and my xp installation directory is 9.6 GB

I will greatly appreciate any help

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:54 AM

How much free space do you have on the hdd?

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#3 madjay

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:17 PM

In the whole system about 60% is free
In the windows installation directory 7 Gb is free.
An update to my last post I have increased the size of my Windows directory to 16 Gb

Edited by madjay, 31 December 2007 - 05:13 AM.

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