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#1 Nateg90

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:07 PM

Hello all,
I read the slow computer thread at the top of the page in hopes of finding a solution to my slow start up, but didnt find anything that worked for my computer.

What it is doing:
Upon button click, the computer loads normally until it reaches the Windows "Welcome" screen. It stays here for approx. 1:20 (min/sec). Then it moves to my desktop background and stays there for another 2 min. Then the icons load.

What i have done:
I downloaded a program to help me see the startup apps running. I believe the program was called "Autoruns". I deleted/stopped some unnecessary programs (i.e. msn messenger, etc...) Still slow.

I downloaded Spybot S&D, imunized and ran the search, found nothing.

My college requires all computers to have virus protection software and they provide an edition of McAfee that i use. It has found nothing as well.

I ran CHKDSK, and it deleted 2 files, but still the computer runs slow. (Same times as listed before)

I ran Disk Defrag and Disk Cleanup, still with no benefit.

Thank you for your help, and i appologize if i missed another thread answering this problem. I did try and search for related threads, but didnt find anything.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:15 PM

If your system hangs at the Welcome screen...it might indicate a damaged profile (just a wild guess, not to be considered an accurate assessment).

You could test it by (temporarily) creating another Admin profile and seeing if it experiences the same phenomena.

Create a Duplicate User Profile with a Different Name - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/dupprofile.htm

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

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