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Hi, i just finished cleaning out the ZLOB.ii trojan and many of its programs with your help (thank you) but now when i startup my computer it takes a lot longer to get to the sign on screen. I gets to "windows is starting up" takes a few minutes then goes to my account sign on. What could be causing the delay in the sign on? Before all this virus stuff it would go right to the sign on with no delay. Can you please advise me on what i can do to resolve this issuse. Please let me know what logs or anything that you need.


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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD then you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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I completed every step you mentioned, but it still takes a considerable amount of time to reach the windows account sign in screen. It says "windows is starting up" then 2-3 minutes later allows me to input my account PW. Please let me know if the virus could still be lurking somewhere or what else it could possibly be.

Thank you
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how good is your computer? (refering to RAM)

you might not have enough RAM or fast enough CPU.

That might be the answer to ur problem.
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3.4 cpu
1 gig of ram
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