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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

My computer takes 7 minutes to boot. I have run mbam complete scan, avast! standard scan, and superantispyware complete scan, all in safe mode, and I have run checkdisk. I have run Glary Utilities scan, and I have run disk cleanup and defragmenter. I have followed the instructions in the topic "4 minutes for computer to boot!" that appears in this forum. None of these actions had any effect on the startup time. I have Windows XP pro, 1.69 ghz and 1.12 gb of RAM. Can anyone help?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows Startup Programs Database to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Thanks Animal, I thought maybe I had too much stuff at startup, I started out there, didn't really know where to post. yd5

Edited by yellowdog5, 12 October 2010 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:31 PM

I really doubt, 7 minutes startup is caused by a software issue.

Let's get some info from you...

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:00 AM

Intel® Celeron® CPU 1.70GHz
1.12 gb of RAM
Hard Drive Capacity: 37.2 GB
Free Space: 16.3GB
Security: Avast! and Windows firewall. I also use Malwarebytes Anti- Malware and Superantispyware

Autoruns: I apologize for the screenshots (there are 5) I couldn't figure out another way to attach the information.

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Edited by yellowdog5, 13 October 2010 - 05:08 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:35 AM

I sometimes use BootLogXP from Greatis software for boot timings.

By actually measuring the time you can eliminate the subjective "might be faster", "seems faster", "could be faster" thoughts after making adjustments. You will know for sure if it is faster or not because you can see it and measure it with actual numbers of seconds (and tenths of seconds).

Boot Log XP

It "installs" and becomes listed in Programs, but you can uninstall it later. When you tell it to make a log, be patient with it on the next reboot and wait for it to stop by itself. It will let you know when it is done.

You can't change your configuration with BootLogXP, but you can sure see what is going on and then do something about it and run it again.

After installing BootLogXP, I just moved it from Programs (and some other just once in a while things) to a separate folder on my Desktop or under Accessories so it doesn't clutter up my start menu. When the 30 days is up, BootLogXP reminds you, but still works just fine. It is not annoying since it is not something you will use every day once you figure out where your problem lies. You can also just uninstall it when you are finished.

Some more seasoned folks remember BootVis, which you can download and read the instructions (with pictures) from here:

http://www.weethet.nl/english/download.php

BootVis will actually changes some things if you let it, so it sometimes make me a little squirmy...

Here is a BootLogXP results indicating several improvements can be made:

Edited by joseibarra, 13 October 2010 - 08:13 PM.
Changed link to direct one for program ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:47 AM

Thanks, josiebarra, I may try this, will wait for Broni's reply first.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

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Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

Your computer specs look fine, you have only few startups, so I'm leaning toward some hardware issue.

However, let's try one more test.

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same long boot?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

Yes, Broni, same long boot. What hardware problems might I have? I might add that I did try Bootlog XP, it says that I am booted up in 2m45sec., but most programs won't work properly until after about 7 minutes. What could that mean?

Edited by yellowdog5, 14 October 2010 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:32 AM

I am still trying to figure out how to use Speccy, I'll post that when I get it.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:02 PM

Download SPeccy

Install it

Run it

go to file then publish snap shot

copy and paste the link here that is generated.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

Firstly, go back to "msconfig" and re-enable all items, you just disabled.
That was only for testing purposes.

One more question...
After that long boot, does your computer operate without any issues?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:43 PM

One more question...
After that long boot, does your computer operate without any issues?



Yes, it works very well for the most part. There are a couple of things, though. One is that when I double click to open something, it doesn't always work. But I think it's my mouse, because if I remember to click harder, it does work. The other problem only happens once in a great while, maybe once a week, and that is when I turn off the computer sometimes it hangs on the "Windows is Shutting Down" window, and never turns off. This system is several years old, so maybe I do have some hardware problems.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:26 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.


I couldn't get the Publish Snapshot feature to work, so I just copied the info:


Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Celeron
Willamette 0.18um Technology
RAM
1.1GB SDRAM @ 132MHz (3-3-3-6)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation D845WN (J2E1)
Graphics
E70-8 @ 1024x768
64MB RADEON 7000 SERIES (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Hard Drives
39.1GB Western Digital WDC WD400JB-00ENA0 (IDE)
Optical Drives
CREATIVE CD5233E-N
Audio
Intel® 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

Since the computer works fine after long boot, I'm thinking, maybe bad power supply.
Since power supplies are rather cheap, it may be worth replacing.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:17 AM

Your computer has a very slow processor and even slower memory compared to today's standards. I would highly recommend trying to find a Windows 2000 disk, and install Windows 2000 and use it or upgrade your computer.




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