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#1 CRJDriver

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:35 PM

Hello all, first post, long time watcher.........

I tried a search but came up with nothing recognizable. I am using Windows XP.

When I restart my computer, it takes forever and a day for it to come up. So, at the advice of a coworker, I ran MSCONFIG and went through the steps of a selective startup. The restart went much faster, however my computer has a grey tool bar at the bottom (almost as if it were in safemode). Now, no media will work including any video file, digital camera picture downloading and even the system restore feature is completely unresponsive. I reran MSCONFIG several time and tried to restore the settings, but is has no effect. Any suggestions (other than leave MSCONFIG alone)?

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:52 PM

First, reset MSCONFIG to original settings.

Second, check Event Viewer for clues concerning your system.

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

Third, take a look at:

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance - http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/getstarted/speed.mspx

Fourth...to speed up booting, eliminate unnecessary startup items (programs which run at boot, but serve no purpose by doing such). You can use a tool like Autoruns to see everything which loads/runs at startup (please read all instructions before using).

AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

CastleCops® - StartupList - http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Startup Programs Database - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 09 April 2008 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

Wow! I will get started. Thank you!

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:58 PM

LOL...it looks like a lot to do, but it will help you to better understand your system and achieve what you want...heck, what we all want (a better running system that provides few problems or puzzles).

If you have any questions about anything, please ask.

Louis




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