Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:07 PM
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.