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Xp Freezes Momentarily At Desktop Startup

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#1 eastcoaststylee


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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:19 PM

When I start up my computer everything goes smoothly up until the desktop appears... It loads all the icons and everything looks normal and everything and you won't even hear the computer processing anything and anything you double click won't open or anything, until you wait for about a minute then all of a sudden the processor start processing again and then anything you clicked on and didnt pop up pops up. PLEASE HELP

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:44 PM

I would say that's typical for any system that has a software firewall operative...at least, it has been for several years with mine (using KPF and (now) NIS).

The firewall is the last "green light" the system seems to get.


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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:44 AM

I've noticed this problem when the system is searching for network resources (and can't find them).

Are there any network resources that you've used in the past that it may still be looking for?
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:43 AM

It may also be loading aps that are running in the background and not completely finished booting.

What do you have loading in your start menu? You may have some aps that are not necessary to start when Windows starts and run in the background taking resources.

A good tool to regulate this is Startup Inspector

Startup Monitor, on the same page, will notify you if an installation is attempting to load a program you are installing in startup and give you the choice if you want it to be.

Be careful what you disable though - don't disable anything unless you know what it is, especially your av ap, anti-malware aps, and things necessary to run Windows, and just disable them to start with instead of deleting them. That way if you find you need one you stopped you can just check it and turn it back on again.

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 February 2006 - 02:46 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:11 PM

I think Enthusiast has the easiest fix. I don't have anything NOT necessary to the computer's health running at start up. I just start all the 3rd party Apps as i need them, and my box boots up rather quickly :thumbsup:

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