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The GuiGuy

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Hi Guys,
I'm new here but not new to PCs.

I have a quality hardware setup running legit WinXP pro. I am on ADSL with a fixed IP address. I use Zonealarm Internet Security.

I am as sure as I can be that there is no virus, malware, rootkit etc on the system.

The PC boots quickly. Just a few seconds to log in.

Indexing and Messenger services are OFF

When I launch an application, especially when I double click a file associated with the application, the application can take MINUTES before it appears.

I've disabled Zonealarm in my tests & troubleshooting but it made no difference.

However, if I disable the network, the application starts instantly.

I'm at my wits' end here and ready to reformat and re-install Windows. But before I do, anyone have any clues about the above issues and / or how to rectify them?

T.I.A.


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have you tried cleaning your computer and defragmenting

heres a cleaner ..... http://www.ccleaner.com/

although its safe make sure youre computer can run ccleaner

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heres something you should do



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 ......

when your done that do this

go start right on my computer and open it .....on c drive right click and click on properties select tools then click on check now make sure both boxes are checked then click start

if a black pop appears dont be alarmed you should see a flashing white bar ..type the letter y for yes hit enter reboot

let this proccess go through 5 stages

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

all of this will eliminate problems and fix some if your still having problems we will look at other options

Edited by rushin1nd, 11 September 2006 - 10:56 PM.

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heres something you should do ...


Thanks for the feedback, but the things you've listed I've already done.

I'm convinced it has something to do with the network settings because applications load quickly when the network is disabled.


Regards

The GuiGuy
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