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Dell Dimension 5000

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#1 Lo Crispin

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:44 AM

When I start up, the computer whirls and whirls for about 25 minutes before it is ready for use.

If I disconnect the wireless connection until the computer has settled down, I can cut about 5 minutes off the start-up process. I use AVG 7.5 internet security and the up-date download that occurs when I first switch on each day does not help, but it is not the cause of the problem.

Sometimes, even after the computer has been on for an hour or two it will start whirling as soon as I use it, but not always.

I do a full AVG scan on a regular basis, and also check for Windows and Microsoft up-dates regularly.

Can anyone help me sort this out? I hope that I do not have to completely wipe the hard drive clean and start again.

Edited by Lo Crispin, 17 November 2008 - 10:45 AM.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:03 AM

Try running MSCONFIG to see what is running when you first start up your computer, you can disable application running at that time that aren't essential.

How large is your hdd, and how much free space do you have on it?

How much RAM do you have?

If you launch the AVG free control center and then click on Test Center you can use the Scheduler to change the time that you get your updates.

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#3 rosiesdad


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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

Also, AVG 7.5 isnt being supported. Upgrade to AVG 8.0.

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