I have a Comaq Presario PC and also a Compaq Presarion laptop, both running Windows XP Home. The time elapsed between log on and being able to usefully do anything is getting on for 20 minutes for the PC and sometimes twice as long for the laptop.
I understand that by going into msconfigure and unchecking Compaq Connection Agent that might contribute to speeding up the process so I tried that on the pc.
I unchecked the box but was then greeted by an error message as follows:
"An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes". Getting rid of the error message forces me to restart the computer which puts me right back to square one!!!!!
I have wireless broadband so that the laptop can be used in another room. Is this likely to be causing an issue i.e. trying to change something in what is effectively a network?
I am a novice so need all the help I can get. By trying to solve one issue I have stumbled on another one. Can anyone out there offer me any advice?