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Startup Incredibly Slow - Howcum?


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#1 wbhendrickson

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:57 PM

I recently did a complete cleanup of my Windows 98 desktop. This included at least the following (but not necessarily in this order): disc cleanup, defrag, scan disc, CC cleanup, AdAware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spywareblaster, and a full system McAfee virus scan. Nothing significant found. I also verified msconfig for startup items and everything there appears reasonable.

However, upon initial startup or reboots, the computer starts up incredibly slow, taking 7-8 minutes until it's fully up and running. I have pasted a Hijack This log below. Do you see anything abnormal or something that may be slowing the startup process down? Thank you.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:20:07 AM, on 2/23/06
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 SP1 (5.50.4522.1800)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCSHLD9X.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\OASCLNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHLD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHOTKEY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCTSKSHD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PALM PILOT\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AZUREBAY\AZUREBAY SCREEN SAVER\WPCHANGER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPQTRA08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZINW12.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://community.centurytel.net/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHL.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Multi-function Keyboard] GWHotKey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCMNHDLR.EXE" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDATE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCTskShd] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mctskshd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McShld9x] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshld9x.exe
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Palm Pilot\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Startup: Wallpaper Changer.lnk = C:\Program Files\AzureBay\AzureBay Screen Saver\WPChanger.exe
O4 - Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - User Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Palm Pilot\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - User Startup: Wallpaper Changer.lnk = C:\Program Files\AzureBay\AzureBay Screen Saver\WPChanger.exe
O4 - User Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O12 - Plugin for .swf: C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\PLUGINS\npswf32.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O12 - Plugin for .: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://start.earthlink.net
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/m...01/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/m...,26/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A57B18E-2F5D-11D5-8997-00104BD12D94} (compid Class) - https://support.gateway.com/support/serialharvest/gwCID.CAB
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://support.gateway.com/support/profiler/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34738&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {93CEA8A4-6059-4E0B-ADDD-73848153DD5E} (CWebLaunchCtl Object) - http://support.gateway.com/eSupport/static...h/weblaunch.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://appldnld.m7z.net/qtinstall.info.app...llInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/...ro.cab34246.cab

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:09 PM

Hello wbhendrickson and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. Computer performance problems might or might not be related to malware. In this case, I see no signs of viruses or malware in the HijackThis log. It is clean.

I would suggest posting a question in the Windows 98 forum and see what those experts have to say. They can help with non-malware related issues.

Cheers.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:03 AM

OK. Thank you very much.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:51 PM

You are welcome wbhendrickson. Then I will close this topic. If you have any new issues in the future please start a new topic.

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