Posted 30 September 2006 - 03:17 PM
I have an old compaq computer that was until a week ago collecting dust in corner of my room, i have recently become interested in computers but that is not here nor there. When i boot up the computer, it takes about 7-10 minutes to boot up and even get to the windows start up screen. Once there i must wait until i no longer here the hard drive spinning or the, anything processing before i click on anything or else i get the blue screen of death(i would right the error but am unable to get it now will post if i can get it to happen again). So i shut the computer down and rebooted it up and i was interested i counted about 30+ programs running, some of which were ptsnoop, explorer(even though i had no programs up) this was all at idle. I went looking for the file locations to get rid of these programs but could not find them. so if you have any suggestions i would appreciate it a lot.