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It has become so slow at start-up that between 2 and 2 1/2 minutes is the norm. It used to be that startup was fast and it made turning on the computer a joy. Now it is like downloading a large jpg file on a slow 386 computer ... start and go for a coffee.
Suggestions on dealing with this very agrivating problem would be appreciated.

PS. I am willing to post start up files etc if requested.
Thank you
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Do you have many programs that are running when you start up the machine?

go Start>run>type ''msconfig''>startup tab. Many items checked?

Edited by emery, 24 August 2006 - 10:06 AM.

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have you cleaned the start up... if notit would be a good idea.

go to start and click on run, type msconfig adnhit enter
on the startup tab deselect everything, only leaving your antivirus protection and antispyware..........you know what, it would be a good idea if you did post the start up files
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clean your prefetch folder GO START...CLICK RUN...TYPE IN... prefetch ...CLICK OK..EDIT..SELECT ALL ..ON ANY BLUE FILE RIGHT CLICK THEN DELETE.............go to your tools menu at the top of your page select internet options delete cookies... delete files including offline put check mark click ok then close by clicking apply then ok.....go start..... all programs....accesseries...system tools....disk defragmenter.....just defragment ......GO START...CLICK RUN...TYPE IN ..chkdsk /f /r....then reboot and let this process go through its five stages do not disturb this
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Yes. There are a goodly number of them. Would you like to see a listing?
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yea.......it would really help
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Won't seem to copy the list (with mouse over copy). Got to find a way to copy the list. Any suggestions?
(By the way ... your help IS appreciated)
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Press Print Screen key on the keyboard.
Open Microsoft Paint...start, run and type mspaint
Paste the picture there
then just save the file and attace it on geekstogo
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this will capture the image of the msconfig startup tab so that we can see it
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Won't seem to copy the list (with mouse over copy). Got to find a way to copy the list. Any suggestions?
(By the way ... your help IS appreciated)
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http://www.donationc...ptor/index.html


you can load that after you capture your image send to paint and resize it to 50% under image click on stretch and skew
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Finally!

startforgeeks2jpg.JPG

I don't think it worked. Let me know. I am having a brain meltdown.
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REMOVE ALL EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING

SynTPLpr
Symantec Netdri.....
ccAp
PadTouch

not that they are really necessary but just leave them there, just remove the checkmark from all of them and click apply
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aero51
Thank you for sticking with me. Had to be away from the computer for a couple of hours this pm thus no replys. If you are still there 2 things have been done.
a) I followed the advice of "rushin1nd" re:prefetch (above)
b) then in just the last few minutes removed the files you suggested from start up.
The results were as follows:
i) after a) above the time decreased from 2 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes.
ii) after b) above (remove...) the time decreased to 51 seconds
With thanks aero51
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http://www.ccleaner.com/

you should clean your computer with ccleaner

then go start.... all programs...accesseries...system tools click on disk defragmenter and just defragment then reboot

Edited by rushin1nd, 24 August 2006 - 05:49 PM.

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