Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Slow startup


  • Please log in to reply

#1
computerwiz12890

computerwiz12890

    Fixer-upper guy

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,802 posts
Looks like I'm in need of assistance. :blink:

My new laptop is having a slow startup issue. It appears that everything loads, except Avast and my wireless program. I try clicking on something to open it, and it works fine. However if I try to open Internet Explorer (and a few other things), it refuses to open until Avast and the wireless program finish loading.

I tried removing Avast. Tried disabling unnecessary startup items. Still refuses to open Internet Explorer (and a few other things) for about 5 minutes after displaying the desktop. After that period of time, everything loads just fine, super fast. No problem.

I've used Filemon to see what was going on in the background during this time, and virtually nothing was happening. After a bit, though, svchost.exe did a ton of stuff, then Avast did, and then it was fine. So now I'm wondering why svchost.exe is being delayed in doing what it's got to do.

I'm hoping it is a recent update from MS that is buggy, or something like that...

Any ideas? :whistling:
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
computerwiz12890

computerwiz12890

    Fixer-upper guy

  • Topic Starter
  • Retired Staff
  • 1,802 posts
Nevermind. I fixed it. Did a system restore to 2 months ago. Before I noticed the problem start.

Think it was indeed a MS update. Turning off Automatic updates now... :whistling:
  • 0

#3
ultimateslacker2

ultimateslacker2

    Member 1K

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,581 posts
Haha I hope I don't download a bad update.

Glad you solved it :whistling:
  • 0

#4
computerwiz12890

computerwiz12890

    Fixer-upper guy

  • Topic Starter
  • Retired Staff
  • 1,802 posts
not necessarily a "bad" update per say. But one that conflicts with one or more of the software installed on my laptop for sure.

I tend to tell people, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Same applies with updating programs or device drivers, do it only if needed. Of course as far as Windows updates go, they are important because of security reasons. But in my case, I don't really have to worry about it. And now, Windows will be yet another thing I don't update...until I need it to fix something. :whistling:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 11 February 2007 - 04:31 PM.

  • 0

#5
pyrocajun2707

pyrocajun2707

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 52 posts

Nevermind. I fixed it. Did a system restore to 2 months ago. Before I noticed the problem start.

Think it was indeed a MS update. Turning off Automatic updates now... :whistling:


Which of your 5 laptops did this? XD
  • 0

#6
computerwiz12890

computerwiz12890

    Fixer-upper guy

  • Topic Starter
  • Retired Staff
  • 1,802 posts
Talk about resurrecting a dead post :blink:

This was my brand new laptop that did this. Darn windows update slowed the boot to a crawl. Not updating it anymore. :whistling:
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP