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Pluto56

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Hi kids.
I've noticed recently that when I reboot or simply startup, that the puter is a bit slow coming around. Not terribly slow, but a bit of an annoyance.
I've done hijack this, ewido, S & D, no major problems, only a minor malware problem that I don't think is worth fixing. Computer runs fine, just startup is a bit slow.
I know one can have too many items in the startup menu, and I think that is my problem. I looked through the tutorials and didn't pick out anything about "tweaking" a startup menu. I've looked at mine, but am a bit hesitant to just go deleting stuff without knowing for sure I'm not doing more harm than good!
Anyone know any links, etc. I could read on this?
Thanks people, really like this site.
R

P.S. The system: Dell - XP - SP2 - pentium 4 - 80g hard drive - 256 ram

Edited by Pluto56, 09 April 2006 - 01:43 PM.

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fleamailman

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Your mean Spring cleaning the system.


Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

Run Box
find and press the keys; the Windows flag botton and the R botton together(up pops the runbox)
(all these steps can be simply done by typing commands in the run box then)

Step1 deleting the prefetch files
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: prefetch
press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
press: Ctrl botton with the A botton(select all is the same)
press: shift + delete botton(deletes with prompt)

Step2 disc clean up
type or cut/paste this to runbox: cleanmgr.exe
choose drive(normally C: but comps differ)
press: enter(this process can take a long time)

Step3 disc defragmenter
type or cut/paste this to runbox: dfrg.msc
press enter(this process can take a long time)


Step4 checkdisk
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: chkdsk /f /r
press: enter( black window appears)
press: Y botton
press: enter
reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

Last download the final clean up.
cleanup
http://www.stevengou...anup/ysspec.htm
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fleamailman

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Oh, and one more about start ups

runbox, um I think you know how to use it by now

type; msconfig
mouse to; startups
the "up to you" bit, but don't unselect any firewall or antivirus ones, but the one that recognise immidiately as unneeded can go.
close and agree to reboot.

Ok, my guess is "why didn't say this before" but I like people to clean their comps.
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thanx flea, appreciate the help
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