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Bob Schulte

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About two months ago. My Compaq suddenly began a sluggish boot up manifested by a delay after the Windows Welcome page the background comes up and then slowly after two minutes or so, the task tray and then the icon tiles slowly display. Then everything works as normal. Restart usually does not take as long, but a cold start always takes this path. I have tried to back track to a software change but have been unsucessfuly in identifying anything. I have tried to diable programs from the Startup, but this has not helped. I currently have many disabled.
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What is the age of the computer?
Have you updated and run your virus program/ adaware, malware, spyware programs?
Have you cleaned out your temp files and cookies?
How much ram do you have?
What size hard drive and how full is it?
If you look in task manager, what is the CPU usage?
What OS are you running?
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Bob Schulte

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My computer is 3 yrs old.(3/30/03) I have continued to update Norton Antivirus 2006 and the Webroot Spyware. I have emptied temp files and cookies. The hard drive is 108 GB Capacity and has 94.45 GB or 87% free space. I have 504 MB of Ram. Task Manger says I am using 2% of CPU. I am running MS Windows XP Home service pack 2. I hope these answer your questions which may eventually be of help to me.
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Hi Bob,

Download Tune Up utilities. Install and open the program. Do every system scan the program contains. it's a great program that can increase your machines performance amazingly.

It has fixed many problems for me. I hope it will fix yours, too.

Emery.
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You can also try these suggestions. http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/


Also Norton antivirus slows down computers a great deal. Can you change to AVG, AntiVir or Avast?

Edited by zbd, 09 December 2006 - 01:07 AM.

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