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Xp Pro Startup Failure

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#1 nick2gb


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:58 PM

hi i have xp pro on my custom editing computer and its been working fine for months.
when i turn on my computer it turns on as usual but noticeably slower, when it finally gets to my desktop it
loads infinitely with little ticks and things of that nature. after about 30 seconds of runtime on my desktop, both the start bar and all icons and open windows close. the only way i can get my start up bar and icons back is if i do crtl alt delete and click new task and type a folder/program. i need my computer to work again any ideas?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:57 PM

Routine maintenance?

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

Defrag after running chkdsk to completion.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:38 AM

There's a virus out there that can cause this behavior.

I'd suggest a couple of free, online scans:
http://saftey.live.com (requires IE)

If it turns out that you do have an infection, I'd suggest that you post over in this forum for some more expert assistance: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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