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#1 camplate

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:45 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/552569/long-startup/

 

I don't know the version of Vista I have. Home, I guess, on a five year old Toshiba Satellite

I've been through the malware, in the above link. The computer runs, mostly, okay but just recently have had a long start up. I typed this the last time I did a startup an hour ago.

 

I had a Chrome Window open with two tabs, a search engine and New York Times Sudoku.
Closed Chrome, waited for the clock to click over to 8:12 and hit restart.
After four and a half minutes the computer shut off and restarted.
At six minutes I could type in my password.
Then a lot of nothing.
At twenty minutes Advast finally started.
At twenty eight minutes Chrome started and I could type in a search item.
 
 
Thank you for any help.
 
 
 


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:25 AM

How long does it take to boot to safe mode?



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 05:34 AM

Check in the task manager the performance tab cpu% and memory available for the system to run your programs.

at the desktop with no program run by you.

also enter msconfig and see what program files have loaded at startup.if you don't need some programs to run at startup untick the check boxes

 

do not stop system files from running at startup. Also check "C" drive space available in computer

 

want to know which version right click on "computer" (not a shortcut) click properties and you can view the version and memory installed.

 

chrome browser is 300megs quite large i would recommend mozilla firefox


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:02 AM

Please do NOT use msconfig to make permanent changes to startup items. For now, please just try to boot to safe mode and report back.



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:37 AM

I had chrome and open office running. Shut them off, then clicked shutdown and started the clock.

2:40 it restarted

3:00 I was able to select safe mode

4:30 I logged on

5:20 it was started

 

I then restarted again from safe mode

0:40 shutdown

1:40 logon

5:00 the welcome message screen

6:00 Chrome was running and here I am.

 

That is much faster than twenty minutes. But I'll try again later today and it may take a long time.



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:43 AM

It's still a bit lengthy. What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

 

If the safe mode boot time is acceptable, you can do the following:

 

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) 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. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
 
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/startup_cpl.html) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.





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