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#1 Wilbur111

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:54 AM

My XP has started taking around 3 minutes to load.

It slows at the splash screen. The little bar along the bottom moves very slowly - as though it's looking for something it can't find.

I installed Saluto - which shaved about 30 seconds off the startup, but added approximately the same amount back on by being there itself.

The only things in my startup with a tick are:
jusched
ctfmon
minime
CleanMem Mini Monitor - which I installed recently while trying to sort this out.

My bootlog shows that the following didn't load:

Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Did not load driver AFD.SYS
Service Pack 3 3 3 2011 09:10:32.500
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Sfloppy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Changer.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdaudio.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\p3.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\processr.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\amdk7.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\InCDPass.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\InCDRm.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\adildr.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\parport.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys


I've had a look in Event Viewer and there are, I would estimate, around 150 errors for System. And maybe 40 for Applications.
I have no idea what to do about any of these.



As startup has been very slow this past while, I followed some advice and deleted some grey entries in Device Manager. It perhaps got marginally slower after this.

I've defragmented everything. Run it through CC Cleaner, WinASO Registry Optimizer, SuperAntiMalware and Malwarebytes AntiMalware.


As I said, I'm pretty sure XP's looking for something. But what's it looking for? Is it the AFD.sys file? And what is it?


Thanks for any help.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:14 AM

i suggest that you...

a. Uninstall this program you installed.

b. Use the following to review your Event Viewer errors...not warnings, errors.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40108.html

You may want to try a tool such as Event Log Explorer, http://www.eventlogxp.com/ . I've never used it, but i have seen others mention it when trying to easily analyze Event Viewer errors.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:53 AM

Open msconfig and choose selective startup (disable everything from loading) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. However, if the problem continues even with the first selective startup post back and we'll see what else we can do.

Also, what is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:56 AM

Hey,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I didn't have the alerts set up to let me know if someone posted - so I thought no-one had.

Selective Startup
It takes 3 minutes to load with selective startup enabled. (With a tick in "Process WIN.INI File" and a dot in "Use Original BOOT.INI").

What's New
As I said above, what's new is simply that "I followed some advice and deleted some grey entries in Device Manager". This was in part the cause of me thinking that perhaps the computer is looking for something while loading.
Apart from that, I installed but then uninstalled some software.

"Uninstall this program you installed."
Bear in mind that the problem was there *before* I installed Saluto and CleanMem. I installed them to see if they would *help* the problem, so it clearly isn't the cause of it.



Here are the logs from Event Viewer. There were obviously very many repetitions of each one - especially in the System section - so I've only put down one of each. There's no point seeing the same thing hundreds of times, is there?!


SYSTEM
Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
Error 31/03/2011 10:35:12 DCOM None 10005 William WILLUX
Error 17/02/2011 20:09:09 acpi None 8 N/A WILLUX
Error 27/03/2011 12:38:56 Dhcp None 1002 N/A WILLUX
Error 31/03/2011 10:36:58 Service Control Manager None 7023 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/02/2011 17:23:11 Service Control Manager None 7000 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/02/2011 21:03:11 Service Control Manager None 7001 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/02/2011 20:11:36 Service Control Manager None 7009 N/A WILLUX
Error 31/03/2011 10:37:06 Service Control Manager None 7023 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/02/2011 20:11:36 Service Control Manager None 7026 N/A WILLUX
Error 22/03/2011 19:52:48 Service Control Manager None 7031 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/03/2011 19:15:32 Service Control Manager None 7034 N/A WILLUX

APPLICATION
Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
Error 25/07/2010 22:22:34 MsiInstaller None 10005 William WILLUX
Error 25/07/2010 22:32:03 Microsoft Office 12 None 5000 N/A WILLUX
Error 06/10/2010 00:20:12 Microsoft Office 12 None 2001 N/A WILLUX
Error 18/01/2011 16:08:25 Microsoft Office 12 None 2001 N/A WILLUX
Error 15/02/2011 16:25:37 MsiInstaller None 1013 William WILLUX
Error 25/11/2010 03:33:15 Windows Product Activation None 1012 N/A WILLUX
Error 25/07/2010 22:42:42 Microsoft Management Console None 1001 N/A WILLUX
Error 17/03/2011 01:30:22 Application Error None 1001 N/A WILLUX
Error 25/07/2010 22:42:40 Microsoft Management Console None 1000 N/A WILLUX
Error 19/03/2011 21:45:26 Application Error None 1000 N/A WILLUX
Error 03/03/2011 10:01:47 Diskeeper None 25 N/A WILLUX
Error 01/09/2010 22:27:45 crypt32 None 11 N/A WILLUX
Error 05/11/2010 17:28:29 crypt32 None 8 N/A WILLUX
Error 26/01/2011 13:52:36 VBRuntime None 1 N/A WILLUX
Error 02/09/2010 17:07:14 pctsSvc.exe None 0 N/A WILLUX
Error 06/02/2011 14:55:24 Application None 0 N/A WILLUX
Error 06/02/2011 14:55:37 Application None 0 N/A WILLUX


Unfortunately I have no idea what any of them mean. The DCOM 10005 one showed up an awful lot and mentions a service that can't be started - which sounds like my original suspicion to me. But what's it not starting?

Thanks again for any help.



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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:43 AM

Does anyone have any advice on this, please?

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:21 AM

You need to review...your Event Viewer errors...by event ID and module/source.

A good resource for doing so is www.eventid.net, it will show you what others think or have encountered with a specific error.

Louis




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