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Icons taking 15min to appear @ start-up, 5min lag everywhere else

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#1 footballmom813


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:19 PM

I am having a problem with my computer suddenly taking a very long time to start up amongst other issues. At start-up the icons take about 15 minutes to appear, when I click on something on my desktop it takes about 7 minutes for it to open, I can't install thngs including the latest Java. I ws working with someone on here who got rid of a virus I had for me but now I need a bit of help with my Windows. When I tried to install Java it says my Windows installer isnt properly installed. I went to services and manually srated it but I get the same pop up.

In safe mode my computer is like it normally was. Fast, perfect. But in regular mode it's painfully slow and it never was before. It was fine one minute then I restarted it only to have this happen.

any help would be great. I have to use my computer in safe mode just to be able to do anything... :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

Tried running chkdsk /r command?

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system, chkdsk /r will execute...when it is done, system will boot into XP.

Error messages?

Errors that might be relevant in Event Viewer?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Tried running sfc /scannow or doing a repair install of XP?

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


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