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Slow XP Startup

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Can anyone help me out? I've been experiencing a VERY slow startup recently.

This is my install list if it matters. Also, I've just recently cleaned my computer with the help of Essexboy. =) So there's no suspection of a virus behind. Can anyone suggest me of what to uninstall? Thank you.

Adobe Bridge 1.0
Adobe Common File Installer
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Help Center 1.0
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0
Adobe Reader 7.0.9
Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0
Alt-Tab Task Switcher Powertoy for Windows XP
Brother HL-2040
CCleaner (remove only)
Check Point SSL Network Extender
Darkness And Light
DivX Codec
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DVgate Plus
Easy CD Ripper 2.37
ERUNT 1.1j
FlashGet 1.81
FLV Player 1.3.3
HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB935448)
Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
InterVideo WinDVD for VAIO
InterVideo WinDVDX
Java™ 6 Update 3
KeyNote 1.6.5
LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN
LimeWire PRO 4.12.11
LimeWire Turbo
Macromedia Flash Player
Magic ISO Maker v5.3 (build 0229)
Media Library Management Wizard
Memory Stick Formatter
Messenger Plus! Live
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft GB18030 Support Package
Microsoft MPEG-4 VKI Video Codec V1/V2/V3
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Mozilla Firefox (
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
NETGEAR WG111 Software
NOD32 antivirus system
NOD32 FiX v2.1
nProtect KeyCrypt
OpenMG Secure Module
OpenMG Secure Module 4.2.00
Pawsoft Fass
Personal License Update Wizard for Windows Media Player
PictureGear Studio 2.0
Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Roxio DigitalMedia Audio
Roxio DigitalMedia Copy
Roxio DigitalMedia Data
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (KB928365)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB930178)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935840)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943460)
Setting Utility Series
SonicStage 3.2
SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.4
SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter
SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Custom Preset
SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins
Sony Ericsson Themes Creator 3.18
Sony USB Mouse
Sony Utilities DLL
Sony Video Shared Library
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SpywareBlaster v3.5.1
SpywareGuard v2.2
StuffPlug 3
TuneUp Utilities 2007
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
Update for Windows XP (KB929338)
Update for Windows XP (KB933360)
Update for Windows XP (KB936357)
Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
VAIO CameraVJ Screen Saver
VAIO Control Center
VAIO Edit Components
VAIO Entertainment Platform
VAIO Event Service
VAIO Manual
VAIO Media 4.0
VAIO Media AC3 Decoder 1.0
VAIO Media Integrated Server 4.2
VAIO Media Redistribution 4.0
VAIO Media Registration Tool 4.0
VAIO Power Management
VAIO Update 2
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6b
WildTangent Web Driver
Winamp (remove only)
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Live Favorites Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Movie Maker 2.0
WinPcap 3.1
WinRAR archiver
Wireless LAN Starter
WM Converter 2.0
XviD MPEG-4 Video Codec
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A slower startup than 'normal' is usually caused by items which are set to start when Windows starts, rather than by the number of applications installed -- although there is a connection between the two inasmuch as the more applications you install, the more components you are likely to have which do start with Windows, if you follow my drift.

Without knowing what your startup items list consists of it's impossible to advise you on which of them are safe to disable, and it's disabling these which will have a direct impact on speeding up Windows' loading time.

As items can be started from two main locations (either from your 'Startup' folder or from the Windows 'Registry') it's often difficult to know how many there are in total and what they are. However, I see you already have 'Ccleaner' installed. If you click it's 'Tools' button, then 'Startup' , it lists all your startup items in one window regardless of where they are started from.

Another area which can increase Windows' loading time is the number of 'Services' which are also set to 'start automatically'. However, some of them are vital to the running of Windows and your internet connection, so you need some authoritative source for guidance on which services are vital and which are not. I should add that those services you can safely disable will depend on whether you have SP2 installed or not.
A reference on disabling services, which is frequently quoted as "one of the best", is here:

Edited by pip22, 16 November 2007 - 08:30 AM.

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Oh. Then, how should I get a startup list? I can get a screenshot, but I can't get a list. I got the installed programs list from CCleaner though. If that piece of info helps.
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Click Start > Run. Type msconfig and go to startup. Uncheck everything which is not related to security programs. If your computer is a laptop leave also those items that are related directly to the operation of the computer. Confirm and reboot. When you get a message before bootup ends just check it and finish booting.

The items you have in startup can be started either automatically (when the boxes are checked) or manually (when the boxes are not checked) by clicking an icon or your desktop or from your program list. Automatic startup takes time and unnecessary resources. You can check any box back in the future by reating the process (start > run etc.).

As for your list as programs, it is entirely to your choice. Programs tend to accumulate during time. If you wish to clean some chose those that you know for sure that you want to be removed. Also, by marking a program in the list in control panel > Add/remove programs, you can see at the side when last it was used and how often. This can help you to make a decision. Do not remove updates. If in doubt, better leave then remove a program.
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Startup list is easily seen on ccleaner: tools/startup
Any unneeded startup programs deleted there.
This does not remove the programs only changes startup programs.

The only programs really needed at startup are the firewall and anti-virus programs.

Only you can determine what programs you need and use.
It looks like you have a few duplicates. Keeping most recent version usually adequate.

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