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#1 Rayal49


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:26 PM

I start my computer, get windows screen followed by dark screen , followed by welcome screen.On selecting an account task bar appears, desktop screen appears all as normal, but then it can take ..up to 5 minutes for desktop icons to appear.How can I speed this up ?Any ideas please.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:39 PM

How many applications do you have running at Startup? Look down in the right hand corner. While you're waiting for it to load, right-click on the Taskbar and open Task Manager and see if there are any processes spiking the CPU besides System Idle process. Check applications in Task Manager and see what, if anything, is running
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#3 jmain


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:44 PM

Try getting a start up manager, they usually will come with a lot of utility programs. When you get one, look to see what you think is unnecessary at start up. Programs that are not important when starting the computer. Most of the utility programs that have a start up manager will let you know if the item is important or unimportant at windows startup.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:04 PM

Defrag the system...after doing a chkdsk on the drive/partition.

Close startup items which don't need to run.

Check Device Manager for indications of driver/hardware problems.

Check Event Viewer for clues.


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