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#1 Plumber

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:58 AM

Hi all,got a little problem here,I think.When I first bootup,it takes abot 5or6 minutes before I can use the puter.My desktop and quick launch are there but can't access anything.I finally bring up the task manager and find in the process section that services.exe is at 400,000k in the memory section and the CPU usage is at about 60%.As I watch it,it goes up to 1,500,000k in memory for a few minutes and then drops back off to a normal level.After that I can use the puter as usual.I ran all my virus and spyware programs,which found nothing.I did a hijack this log which also found nothing.I use Webroot Spy Sweeper and Viper Anti-Virus.I tried to disable them from startup in MSConfig but when I reboot they start anyway.Could one of these programs be causin this on startup.Thanx,Tony.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:00 AM

<<When I first bootup,it takes abot 5or6 minutes...>>

I believe this is perfectly normal, at least on my systems.

I don't time my system...but I do know that an approximate 3-4 minutes will pass from the time I press the power button to system functionality is turned over to me.

I assum that this is due to normal file loading, firewall, etc. and I think that my firewall will not allow activity to proceed on the system before the "all clear" has been sent to the system.

The more items loading/running at startup, the more pronounced the interval from boot initiation to desktop manipulation...so I would take a look at the items which you are loading at startup.

Any scanner of any sort which you have configured to run...will be among those startup items, as well as any other programs which have thrown a startup item in when the program was installed.

One tool for managing startups: AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

The items that you want to look at will be on the Logon tab, do not look at any other tabs.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:02 AM

Thanx for the quick reply Louis.I don't use a firewall and have no scheduled scans,I do those manually.My startup programs are down to a minimum but this never happened before I installed Vipre and Spy Sweeper.I figured someone might have noticed this with those programs installed.
Thanx again for the reply,Tony.




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