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loading XP Home takes too long than it should


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:03 AM

Windows XP Home
2.8 Ghz Pentium 4
1GB Ram
80GB hardrive
128mb Graphics

62.9 GB free space
PF usage 240mb
CPU usage 1%

When i boot the PC its fine up to the welcome screen, then goes to the desktop loads the McAfee Antivirus, and another 6 icons in the bottom right corner where the clock is. Then the red light is still on loading i don't know what, but it does it for about 3 - 4 minutes in where i can't use it until it has completed whatever it is doing.

What could it be?

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#2 Cranky

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 05:48 AM

Izzy, You might have alot of unnessery programs starting up
when you start up your computer.
Try this.

Click on start/run type msconfig click ok
Then click on the startup tab.
See what programs are starting up.
Uncheck the programs you dont want to startup
when you start your computer. Click ok (Reboot)
When computer starts up there will be a message
that pops up (this is normal). Check the box in
the lower left corner and click ok. :thumbsup:
Cranky !!!




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#3 jgweed

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:20 AM

If you have Spybot installed, it has a handy module to manage your startup applications. See the thread below:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/sys...ugh-t29453.html

I find using something other than msconfig to handle this much easier and Spybot gives you more detail to research the programs; be sure to check the BC Startup Database before turning off programs so you don't mess up the Windows operating system.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 10:36 AM

If you have Spybot installed, it has a handy module to manage your startup applications. See the thread below:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/sys...ugh-t29453.html

I find using something other than msconfig to handle this much easier and Spybot gives you more detail to research the programs; be sure to check the BC Startup Database before turning off programs so you don't mess up the Windows operating system.

Regards,
John

Thats useful info.

Talking of startup managers, i came across these
http://www.wheresjames.com/index.php?page=startupmgr
http://mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

#5 spywaredr

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 07:36 PM

too many programs loading with windows. download/install regclean from here
http://antispyware.friendpages.com
click the start up tab,delete non-essential files. don't worry,they're only deleted from windows start up,not your computer.




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