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Desktop loading slow

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#1 PartyCow


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:07 AM



My Windows XP SP3's desktop is loading very slowly.


When I turn on my computer everything seems normal until the "Welcome" screen that shows for about 15 seconds, then showing a blank desktop with only background image for about 2 minnutes. After the 2 minnutes the cursor changes to hourglass and after a while it loads the desktop as it usually would.


Starting joblist, killing explorer.exe and relaunching it starts it instantly, also logging off and logging in again will also start it instant.


Any idea why this is?



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

Is this new behavior or has it been happening for a long time? If new, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)? Also, have you tried a selective startup? The delay is almost certainly due to a specific process loading with Windows.

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