Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Exremely slow boot up and system recovery


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Sandi54

Sandi54

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

Started having troubles the first of the month. We would get booted off the internet then the computer would freeze. Avast would stop running and not let us update even though the internet was working. Would reboot only to take 10 to 15 minutes to reboot. I did the system recovery to a previous date in safe mode. I have done this almost every other day because of the freezing problems. I have done the virus scan and spybot in the beginning and it was fine. It is now taking 3 hours for the system recovery to complete and come back to normal. I am at my wits end!!!! :thumbsup: Can you help with any suggestions, PLEASE!!!!!!?????

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:06 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Size of C: partition? How much free space on C:?

How much RAM installed?

Louis

#3 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:14 AM

I will go home at lunch and get all of the info for sure but it is an HP I believe 39 gig and about 18 gigs free. Not sure of the RAM but not computer is about 4 years old(I think). Didn't buy the best but it was OK at that time. Alot faster than the old computer we had.

#4 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

My index card at work says HP Pavillion 310N 40 gig hard drive and I think 128 RAM.

#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

If you are going to continue to use this system...I suggest installing the maximum amount of RAM it can handle.

128MB is barely enough and the primary reason (IMO) for slow booting and function.

Max RAM is 512MB, PC100.

Estimated cost, $45, http://www.4allmemory.com/memory/compaq-hp-pavilion-310n/.

Louis

#6 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:53 PM

Boy was I wrong!!!
It is a HP AMD athlon XP) 2800+
2.08 GHz
448 MB RAM
69.7 GB with 23.7 GB free

#7 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Much better :thumbsup:.

Try running the chkdsk /r command. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in new screen and hit Enter. Reboot the system.

The command will execute, then boot into XP upon completion.

Louis

#8 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:17 PM

I will do it as soon as I get home from work and hopefully the internet is running. If not what next?

#9 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

OK

Edited by Sandi54, 22 July 2010 - 09:32 PM.


#10 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:01 PM

figured out the prblem. didn't space inbetween. rebooting now

#11 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

Rebooted and back on the internet. Now what????

#12 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:12 PM

Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:21 AM

How is the system running?

Louis

#13 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

no better at all

#14 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:12 PM

Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

Have you looked in Event Viewer for possible clues?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Louis

#15 Sandi54

Sandi54
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:12 PM

Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:31 PM

I gave in and took it to the repairman. Let him do it. I don't have the patience or knowledge to sit there for hours on end to get it to work right! I appreciate all the help! You guys are great! :thumbsup: :flowers: :cool: :) :trumpet: :inlove:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users