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Computer Running Slow At Startup


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#1 Sorian

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:49 PM

It has been an ongoing problem and only now am I tired of waiting 10 minutes for it. I have ran Spybot, Defrag, AVG, and made sure it has all the newest updates and drivers (to my knowledge).

Any help would be greatful.

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:07 AM

You should check through all the programs that are set to run at boot. You'll probably find that you have quite a few programs set to run at boot that don't really need to. AutoRuns is good for this.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:23 AM

FWIW: I just went through my first experience trying to clean a computer with viruses and assorted malware items (over 1,000), trying to assist a friend. What I learned from that is...system slowness is a basic indicator of such problems, even after removing all such malware, doing a repair install of XP, recleaning, reupdating, etc. Damage done to the system mandated a clean install as the cure.

My point? If you have had any known malware problems, please advise us of such. Thanks :thumbsup:.

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#4 Sorian

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:25 PM

My point? If you have had any known malware problems, please advise us of such. Thanks :thumbsup:.

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none, I have been lucky to not have been infected (one year I didn't have a virus scanner, then found AVG and ran a check with no viruses). Unless you want to include AVG thinking a new install of Unreal Tournament 3 is a keylogger.

I will look into the startup programs, I know people don't like to talk about registy cleaners, but I would like to know a good one, I have probable quite a few old entries in there.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:40 PM

I would tell you a Registry Cleaner, however there has been many people say that: My computer is not workig after that registry clean...and such.
I would do what Budapest said. There are many programs that startup that doesn't need to be.
I have like 28 programs that startup, but actually only 5 or 8 were only needed to be on startup so I disabled it. I don't know whats wrong with my computer now but my computer has been running slow at startup as well.
Defrag at least once a month.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

well, I don't need to worry about this anymore. My hard drive crashed and I am having to recover all my files.




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