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Slow Start Up and Other issues


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RJ7887

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Hello,
i originally posted this on the malware forum assuming it was malware.

here is my original post

http://www.geekstogo...es-t185084.html


The issues i am having are with windows xp.
When i start up my start bar is blue for usually 30-45 seconds and i have all my programs disabled from running on start up. I thought it was because my computer hd was full, i cleared my hd up and i also purchased another gig of ram bring me up to 2gb ram. That did not seem to help.
The other issues i am having are when i open folders containing videos or pictures. Windows comes up with an error and asks if i want to report it, once i close that window, explorer crashes and restarts. it is getting be be quite annoying.
Thanks again for any help i recieve.
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RJ7887

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Hello,
I was just replying because i wasnt sure if this post was seen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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anzenketh

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RJ7887,

Have you tried disableing items that startup when your system starts to see if that helps? You can use the following instructions for troubleshooting startup items http://repair.tuxmas...org/kb/entry/4/.
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your hard drive is almost full...you have less than 15% free space so the drive cannot defrag ...
burn some of your music or movies and any data to dvd/cds or external usb HD...make sure you can read them
then delete them from the hard drive...

then go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...

then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...

CCleaner

Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS

next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...

Edited by happyrck, 07 February 2008 - 06:51 PM.

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