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Problems with startup, really slow, and maybe some malware.


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#1 rceleexpt

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

The computer is an IBM Thinkpad T41 with Windows XP. When the computer starts up the compter will say "ERROR Expansion ROM not initialiazed-PCI on Motherboard" then say F1 for setup. When the computer does start up normally it is unbelievably slow and freezes alot.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=29472

My guess would be that it's a networking issue, possibly a BIOS boot option that points to the network.

If you think you have malware issues:

You can try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), I suggest that you post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/


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