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My computer has been getting slower and slower on start up. How can I get rid of all the programs that automatically go on when my computer starts. Is there anything else I can do to speed up my computer's operation when it starts up?

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You might find what your looking for at this location.

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See my post here: http://www.geekstogo...s_-t149190.html
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welcome to geekstogo
here is list of things, not really meant to speed up you machine but tidy it, it is very basic but it helps members to see things for themselves rather than relying on this or that program to it, (btw if anyone wishes to post here about the prefetch please do a search on this site under "prefetch" but the prefetch remakes itself in three reboots of the system)

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)
(winkey is keyboard button looking like MS's flag)

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

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
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
- 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
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)

Edited by fleamailman, 18 February 2007 - 05:45 AM.

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