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5 minute delay after boot

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#1 vegassounder


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:50 PM

After my system successfully boots I have to wait for over 5 minutes before I can run any aps or even work online.
The processes tag in Windows Task Manager reports svchost.exe is using 100% of the CPU during this 5 minute period.
Once it finishes doing whatever it's doing and reverts to idle everything works as it should.
Can someone advise me as to whats going on here, is it normal, and if not, is there someway I can work around it?

My system = Pentium 4 at 2gig hz with 1.25 gigs ram and 80 gig HD.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:52 PM

This can be caused if you have a mapped network drive that is no longer available.
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#3 Chip Smith

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

Have you checked for viruses or spyware? If not, I'd run scans in Safemode with Spybot, Ad-aware and Malwarebytes, along with AVG or whatever antivirus you use.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:03 PM

Check to see if you have system services loading at startup. Sysinternals has a great utility called autoruns, which will tell you what is loading when you boot your computer. The most common cause of your problem is that you have deleted a program like an antivirus or firewall, but not uninstalled the service which starts when your computer boots. Two programs notorious for this is Norton Internet Security and Computer Associates Firewall software. They often leave behind a lot of crap when you uninstall them.

Also, a firewall other than Windows XP firewall will cause your computer to act in the manner you describe because it checks all system files to verify nothing is corrupt or infected before allowing you to have control of your desktop. Computer Associates software does this religiously and can slow a fast machine down to the point you want to pull your hair out.

To download autoruns, go to http://www.sysinternals.com and click the link for "Process Utilities".

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