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deathninja

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Here's one for ya, lets see what we can do :whistling:

Let me preface this with what I have tried.

I have disabled all of the startup items.

I have disabled all of the network interfaces (wireless, nic, etc etc)

I have disabled all on-board devices

I have done a repair install on the computer.

I have scanned with AVG Pro, Adaware and Spybot, all are clean.

I have tested the RAM for several hours with MEM test.

And yet this computer still lags at boot, it happens right after the "Welcome" screen when the desktop picture loads.

Any ideas? Im thinking HDD failing or....maaaaayyyybeeeee psu

elusively, DN
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Maybe a rootkit.. I dont know im guessing.

Did you try the malware forum?
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i dont think so, my scans came up clean ( i know that doesnt mean anything )

this may sound silly, but good techs will know what i mean....it just doesnt "feel" like malware
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I dont know.. rootkits are scary... does the computer run fast after the boot process is done
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yep sure does
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also, it does not do it in safe mode, nor in safe mode with networking
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/bump

im curious on this as i dont get stumped often, any other ideas?
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not everthing is disabled in msconfig

try services
go to control panel

administrator tools services and disable unnecessary items at start-up

real player things like that
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not everthing is disabled in msconfig

try services
go to control panel

administrator tools services and disable unnecessary items at start-up

real player things like that


im an idiot (or not enough starbucks) your totally right

disabled non MS crap and whamo! booted right up

/praise
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should you ever have to do a system restore just remember how you disabled some start-up items
that way you wont have to go through a long boot-up
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Do you happen to have any Norton or McAfee products installed on your PC?

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nope no mccrappy or norton bloatware

after the brain juggle i immediately fixed the problem

ty again

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I guess i should learn how to read. Didn't see your previous post. lol Anyways.....Glad you solved your problem. :whistling:

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