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#31
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Nope. All that runs at startup is my wireless internet, firewall, and system programs.
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Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click start up, click disable all, click apply, cancel the reboot prompt

Click the services tab, scroll through to check everything is ticked, if so, remove the ticks for anything which hasn't got Microsoft Corporation, click apply, reboot

You can make a note of any ticks in services you remove

Do not use the internet connection while the system is like this, if you need to connect to post, make sure the firewall and anti virus programmes are running
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Completed.

However, before I rebooted, I got this message from msconfig:

An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specific changes.


I was able to reboot and everything worked fine, but the boot still took eight minutes with nothing but system programs running.
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Run msconfig and reset everything to how it was
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Okay. All reset, going to reboot while I wait for any other ideas you might have.

Thanks, by the way, for all the help you've given so far. :whistling:
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No worries

The repair not improving things, makes me think re-installing won't help

Are the USB peripherals off when you boot, maybe you could also try switching them off and removing the USB leads and then boot the PC
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Just got back from a reboot.

Are the USB peripherals off when you boot, maybe you could also try switching them off and removing the USB leads and then boot the PC


I'm computer savvy, but apparently not that much. Do you know how to do that to help me out? :whistling:
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The leads which go from the printer to the PC, scanner etc

Have you got a powered hub, where one lead goes to the back of the PC and then maybe four leads plug in to the hub

Try with the printers and anything else turned off first
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I only use the USBs on the back and front of the computer. I know what you mean by a USB hub, and I don't have one. Also, I use a network printer in my house, so it's not connected to a USB port. The only thing using a USB port right now is the wireless router, which uses a USB to connect to the computer.
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Sorry, lost power for over an hour. I tried disconnecting all uses of USB (the wireless internet) but it still took 8 minutes.
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I tried running CHKDSK for lack of ideas, but that didn't work either.

Do you have any other ideas?
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When it does load up, does it run well?

Does it reboot quickly?

See if you can run memtest overnight, there was a recent one where it was run for a couple of hours without errors but overnight produced errors
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The computer was fine when it loaded up, it even apparently even fixed a few minor errors I was getting with my wireless internet program. But, the boot still took the same amount of time.

I will be sure to run memtest again tonight. Just a question, if you get this before I go to bed and run memtest again: Does memtest stop and show you the errors before rebooting up normally?

For example, I ran CHKDSK while I was working, and I came back to the computer fully booted up, and having no idea how many errors were found on the system. Would memtest do that, or would it allow me to see if there were errors when I run it tonight?
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Memtest will keep running until you switch it off, so however long you are away from the PC, you can see what it has been up to
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I ran memtest. Twenty passes, no errors.

Boot Time: 11 minutes.

Boot time is even longer now.
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