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richocki

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All of a sudden my boot up is hanging or stalling during the process. The computer boots to where the System Tray comes up in about 50 seconds but the I get the hour glass when I hover over the Taskbar. At about 2 minutes 30 seconds or so the A drive spins there is more harddrive access and I can finally use the Taskbar/System Tray after about 3 minutes. During this "hang" time I can click on a Desktop icon and start a program. Small annoyance but this never was before. No new hardware or software has been installed and I seem to be adware and virus free - according to my anti virus ect programs. Any ideas?
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Edited by richocki, 03 September 2006 - 12:39 PM.

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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

Check the anti virus 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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Thanks for the guidance Keith.
I did as you outlined and it made a difference. My A drive is still accessed but the boot time
has improved. I may do it all over again tomorrow and see if it gets any faster or at least back the way it originally was. Thanks again ---
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