Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:42 PM
I am working on a friends laptop (HP Pavillion zd8000 3.0GHz Pentium 4 w/ 2.0 GB Ram). I have tried everything I can think of, spybot, avg, malwarebytes, registry cleaners, and increased ram from 512 MB to 2 GB. The computer operates much faster, but the startup time is still excrutiating. From pressing the power button to welcome screen is 2 minutes and 10 seconds. It takes another 1 minute and 20 secondes to become functional. I cannot find anything in the startup that would cause this delay. I have completed DDS and RootRepeal on this computer per a prior request. I posted everything in the hijackthis forum on Friday morning, and have had 15 views and no replies. I am desperate to find out what other people may think is wrong, and what I might be able to do to fix this thing. If anybody at all can help I would greatly appreciate it.