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buster blader

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i don't know what else to do, I've tried many different programs promising to speed up my boot up time but non works even when i reduce the programs at start up its still takes up to 3 minutes to start -please help
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hi,

might be time for a spring clean, if you have'nt done so already, here's some info - http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/

cheers...xxx1
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welcome to geekstogo

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then and the winkey in the keyboard button that looks like Microsoft's flag)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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buster blader

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what do u mean by the hijack this log thingie do i do an hijack this log and past it or what
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Buster -

We seem to be having a similar problem (see post slo computer). Be careful because I was told not to delete my preftech files.
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http://www.stevengou...ftware/cleanup/

thats a nice cleaner use the standard cleaning

please read the website as a precaution

clearing prefetch folders is ok i do it all the time when i clean computer

you may have some start programs that you may not need at start-up
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hi,

answers that work have a good task list of processes, that you could check too see what you have currently running and advise on disabling them here - http://www.answersth...es/tasklist.htm

cheers...xxx1
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thank u all for ur help but my computer is still as slow at startup at it was in the beginning, the thing is that all this things u have all suggested i do them a lot even before i came here , thats why i said i have tried everything possible, so jqs27 how did u fix ur problem
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Go to Device manager, check under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, Primary IDE channel properties and check to see what the current transfer mode is set to.
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it says ultra DMA mode 5
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Bladderp

First I have not solved my problem. It still takes me ~ 4minutes from startup to web connection. What did make (I think) a slight improvement was turning off ctfmon.exe.

That said I still have the issue and need all the help I can get !
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did you check with CTRL >>>ALT >>>DELETE

see whats running under the process tab for memory or cpu usage
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That is what it should be so that is not the problem. Have you tried updating your video drivers, sometimes a driver can cause slow bootup.
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its strange but only the programs i have running are running and they all have very little cpu usage exept for one called system idle process that is taking up 94-96
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i just got this computer a few months ago so i believe all my drivers are up to date - but to make sure how do i update it
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