Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:26 AM
There are a couple of files that load on you computer when NT loads:
Of the 3 files, the Boot.ini is the only file that can be modified. The only value that you should change is the amount of time it shows the Boot Menu. Without editing the file and screwing something else up.. you can do this.
To change the time-out value to the setting you want: 1. Right-click My Computer on the desktop, and then click Properties.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Startup and Recovery.
3. Change the value in the Display list of operating systems for N seconds to the value you want, in seconds.
4. Click OK, and then click OK.
I believe the default time is 30 secs, I would change it to 1 second.
Besides that, chances are most of the other things loading are NT and application services.
The problem with NT is, if you screw around with the start-up files, chances are you will get the BSOD unless you really know what you are doing. NT does not have a System restore.
If it is MALWARE that you concerned about, and you have already ran the automated scanners -SPyBot and Ad-Aware, you could post a log in our HJT forum.