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#1 Pankaj Mittal

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

Hello
Iam facing a problem in my 3 year old home computer. For past two weeks I have noticed that my desktop computer is taking a lot of time to start. The break down details of timings (measured with a stop watch) the moment the CPU is switched on are as under :
HCL logo screen appears for 13.8 seconds
Black screen appears for 6 seconds
Windows XP logo appears for 18.2 seconds
Black screen appears for 4.0 seconds
Blue screen with ‘Welcome’ logo appears for 22.8 seconds
Desktop with all system tray icons 25.0 seconds
Red light of CPU glows continuously for 43.8 seconds after the last system tray icon appears in the system tray (till this period the computer remains busy & no command is executed)
Thus the total time taken by the computer to be usable is 133.60 seconds
Once the computer becomes usable then there is no problem at all & it runs smoothly & even shuts down fast as before. My system’s configuration is Pentium Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, 768 (512+256) MB DDR-I RAM, 80 GB hard disk, Windows XP Professional SP3 (fully updated upto one month back), Registered version of Quick Heal Anti virus Plus 2009 edition (fully updated).
I scanned the computer with Quick Heal in native & normal mode, ran anti root kit check, anti malware check but found no viruses/infections. I even installed the latest version (fully updated) of AVG free & performed a full scan & found no viruses at all. Lastly I performed the CHKDSK/F check but found no errors. My C drive (20 GB) which has the operating system is having 40% (8.28 GB) free space. When the system is idle, the task manager shows the CPU usage as 0-1% & RAM usage 335 MB.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

Download Autoruns:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

Click on just the Logon tab and see what all is running when you first start up
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