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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:55 AM
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:38 PM
I think you are onto something here. The timing of the stall suggests that it is a startup program that runs late in the startup sequence. You might be able to spot the problem by running Task Manager (ctrl+alt+delete) as soon as you can and then watching the processes load and in particular the CPU column showing their use of the processor. If my theory is correct, one of those CPU numbers ought to go high just as the machine stalls. If it is an add-on program, you could then try preventing it from running (start-run MSconfig and uncheck the offending item in the startup tab, reboot) to see if that solves the problem.
Different startup programs start up, like AIM, Norton, superantispyware, and a few cursor and monitor things.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:19 PM
If Norton is causing the stall, reducing the scan frequency, reinstalling Norton or installing a less aggressive free virus checker like Avira, Avast or AVG should solve it. Norton can be difficult to uninstall - you may need a removal tool to get rid of it. There is one here: http://www.brothersoft.com/norton-removal-tool-66304.html
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