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Computer Extremely Slow Booting Up

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#1 bintyre


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:31 PM

Running Win XP SP2 on 700 mghz IBM notebook with 192 mb ram.

Have AVG anti-virus, ZoneAlarm firewall, update and run Ad-aware and Spybot S&D regularly, use System Mechanic to clean up.

Have also run Housecall and PandaSoft online scans.

Recently the computer takes 5 minutes to boot up and then when the desktop finally appears it takes another 5 minutes before a program opens after clicking on the icon.

Ctrl/Alt/Del to get Task Manager sometimes shows 100% usage!! Seems like something is always running.

Could this be caused by a trojan?

Any suggestions?

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:56 PM

Chances are that, if you have used all the applications you have mentioned to scan your hard drive, the problem may have been caused by something other than a virus or a trojan.
Have you, for example, installed any new applications/updates recently?
Have you checked to see what applications launch on start-up that may not be needed?
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#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:42 PM

Ctrl/Alt/Del to get Task Manager sometimes shows 100% usage!! Seems like something is always running.

Could this be caused by a trojan?

Yes it could. But it could be caused by other programs as well, or defective hardware also, however usually this is an indication of a software problem.

When you Ctrl + Alt + Del to get the Task Manager and see 100% CPU usage, click on the Processes tab and see what processes are taxing the CPU so. Let us know what the culprit is.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 27 December 2005 - 09:44 PM.


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