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This problem just started today. When I turn on the computer and login to my account, it takes longer time to load everything (in systray). Before it use to load everything one by one, but now it loads Black Ice and AVG, then it just does nothing for about a minute or so, then it loads the rest of the applications, but not Norton Anti Virus 2003. Norton Anti Virus 2003 takes another 1-2 minute to load and my Norton Internet Security 2003 (NIS 2003) just doesn't load at all. If I open NIS 2003 and hit options, I get a error saying that I don't have rights to it (even though I am the admin) Some other problems are that when I idle, the computer monitor does not hibernate anymore more (turn black to save power). When I use Task Manager and hit "End Process" to end a process, the computer makes a beep sound (I can end that process however). A beep sound also comes out when I use some other applications. Also, if I hit Start>Turn off Computer and if I don't either press one of the 3 options (randomly click the blank screen), it makes a beeping sound as well. I never get that beep sound doing those, the only time I do is when my computer freezes, safe mode, or pressing down on a key on the keyboard for a long period of time. Although if I want everything to load properly, I would have to log out of my account, then log back into my same account again, and NIS 2003 will turn on (in systray) properly as if it was my normal start up, but the beeping sound will still occur no matter what. If I were to open NIS 2003 now and hit options, I don't get the error anymore. Can anyone fix this? What's causing this? I do not have a restore point. Tried "Last Known good configuration" by press F8. I have a slow computer, but this has never happened to me before nor does it take this long to load everything. Here are my specifications:

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I don't open malicious programs I am not positive about, only download from trusted sites. I did however download a new version of Windows Live Beta (WLM) and install it yesterday (and I have used WLM before), restarted my computer a couple of times after that, but the problem didn't show up. It showed up today as I got back home. Thanks in advanced.

Edited by Deviatorz, 10 May 2006 - 01:59 AM.

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Are you using only one anti virus programme, is it set to scan the PC at start up
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No, i'm using Anti Virus Guard Free Edition and Norton Anti Virus 2003. I did not set it to scan the computer at startup
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You should only have one anti virus programme running

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

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

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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Hi sorry for late reply, I tried those and it failed to work. I think there was a file corruption in NIS 2003 which made the program malfunction so I reinstalled NIS and it worked. I'm replying because if anyone else does encounters this same problem they would know what to do. My first idea was to reinstall NIS but as you know running on a 868MHz computer will take me 40mins to uninstall and install made me wonder if I should. Thanks for the help.
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Thank You for letting me know
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NIS on a computer that slow is bad and I wouldn't recommend NIS on a fast computer anyways. I suggest you uninstall NIS. It will not only make your computer slow, but if you do get infected, it will do more harm then good since Norton products do not know how to deal with infections properly. Before you know it your Internet will be down and you will be unable to do anything. AVG is more then adequate to be used on it's own. I also suggest that you, after uninstall NIS, is to update your computer completely by going to Windows Update and getting Service Pack 2 and every other critical update that is listed.

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