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#1 bottomfeeder

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 06:29 PM

im having a problem with my dell not starting up in a timely manner. i can turn on my machine and it sits at an idle for about 3-5min before i see my desktop icons ive got 512 memory the computer is 81% free and all that starts up is virus protector music match and my firewall? what should i do...once on its pretty fast but that wait is forever it seems ...help :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:26 PM

How many programs do you have in the start menu and are all of them necessary (at least at boot time)?

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 11:44 PM

Do you defrag often?
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:08 AM

im having a problem with my dell not starting up in a timely manner. i can turn on my machine and it sits at an idle for about 3-5min before i see my desktop icons ive got 512 memory the computer is 81% free and all that starts up is virus protector music match and my firewall? what should i do...once on its pretty fast but that wait is forever it seems ...help :thumbsup:



Go to Start --> Run --> type msconfig
Cick on the tab StartUp
Click Disable ALL
Click Apply then OK
You don't have to restart your computer until later

::Note:: You might have to do this every time you shut off or restart your computer.

I hope this Helps,

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:03 AM

a. Run chkdsk /r on the hard drive.

Running Chkdsk to Repair File Systems - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...kd_tro_xudm.asp

Running Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...kd_tro_tvlq.asp

b. Run the defrag function.

c. Use a program like Autoruns to eliminate items which do not need to be running at boot. Please read instructions on using, if you choose to do so.

Autoruns - http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:31 AM

An good alternative to autoruns is STARTER v5.6.1.45
Double-click starter.exe to run or extract the zipped version to its own folder.
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:48 PM

An good alternative to autoruns is STARTER v5.6.1.45
Double-click starter.exe to run or extract the zipped version to its own folder.


Nice link, sir.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:28 AM

Also check out this link (prefetch)
http://www.tweakxp.com/article36979.aspx
could it be that your network drivers (LAN/Dial up networking or so) are taking a long time to load?
As everyone said, a defrag may help, esp if your drive was badly cluttered. Run it in safe mode after chkdsk. May help improve the boot. Gud Luck.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 05:28 AM

hi'
did you check your bios, may be an option for usb and then the OS looks for this device if not plug or plug- in already ;)
happened to me, when unplug the webcam ...straight start!

look for something like this "enable" USB "similar to third device ...

hope it can help a bit ;)


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