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hi,
I am using windows xp sp1. my problem is after i enter my password windows start loading ....it loads my wireless network and then basically just does not do anything for 30-45 seconds and then it loads all start up programs (i.e. mcafee firewall, anitivirus and spyware software). any idea why???....it didn't use to be this way....anything i can do to prevent this delay???

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Disk could be heavily fragmented so takes Windows longer to find all the bits and pieces that are needed for startup. Try running Disk Defragmenter.

Another possibility is a disk error which Windows can rectify but it's an 'on demand' process which you need to start manually. I recommend you do this first then defragment afterwards. To check for and repair errors, do this:
1 In My Computer, right-click on the C drive icon.
2. Select 'properties'.
3. Click 'Tools' tab.
4. Click 'Check Now'
5. Check both check-boxes and click 'Start'
6. A message will pop-up, just click 'Yes' and the error-check will run when you next reboot. Whwn that's done and Windows re-loads, run the Defragmenter.
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thanks for replying. i just did the defragmenter before i saw your reply. i also ran the disk clean up. but still no change...
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any other ideas ???? please help...
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Uninstall everything related to McAfee (firewall, AV and Anti-spyware), and I guarantee that your computer will boot up just fine. After they are uninstalled and you have rebooted your computer, then go to google and search for "download AVG Free" and "download Microsoft Antispyware". Both of these programs are free and work perfectly. Those are the only two programs I have installed on my machine. If you really need a software firewall program, you can google for either "sygate" or "zone alarm free".

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thanks for all your help...
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Think I'm joking about uninstalling McAfee???

I'm not. Both McAfee Security Center and Norton Internet Security/System Works are complete resource hogs which will extremely bog down and sometimes cripple computer systems.

If you don't want to believe me that's fine, but I'm not one of the staff members on this forum because I give out false information or information that doesn't help people.

The call is ultimately yours though...

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hey,


i think you got the wrong idea. i didnt say that because i did not belive you. i really said thank you for all your help...i did uninstall mcafee and then it improved dramatically. so im really saying thank you for your help...you guys always help me out.

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Glad to hear your computer is working better now! :whistling:

It was the three dots (...) that kinda made your comment seem sarcastic.

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