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Cant stop vista sidebar from starting at boot ? ?


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rxkevco

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Hi all,
Having some very slow start up problems and am trying to optomise the start up programs to see if it speeds things up a bit.

From turning on the pc, it takes roughly 2 minutes or so to get to the windows password screen.
When i enter my password, it then takes a further 2 minutes or so to get to a workable desktop. In fact , , i wouldnt mind getting rid of the password page as well as its only me in the house using the pc so i dont need a password at all !!

When i have entered msconfig to access the start up programs i have optomised it as best as possible but its still very slow booting up.

I have clicked on the propertie tag on the sidebar, , but to my suprise, the "start sidebar at start up " box is already unchecked indicating that it shouldnt even be starting up at all until i click to open it up, , , very strange. Once i get to windows screen, , its the sidebar that takes all the time to load ,before i get to a workable enviroment , so i want to prevent it from loading at all and would rather start it myself once the pc is up and running.

Any ideas anyone

PS: My pc is clean from virus, malware etc , memtest shows memory is all fine , all HDDs are fine and other than that, the pc is in good shape without any other errors , , its just this slow boot up and shutdown thats bugging me.
Its a brand new pc that i built myself and is only a little over 3 weeks old. For the first 2 weeks, boot up and shutting down used to take less than 30, 40 seconds each, , , its taking 3 times that now.

Anyone have any ideas about the sidebar start up problem ? ? ?

Edited by rxkevco, 01 December 2008 - 02:18 PM.

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You can try this.
Hit the windows key and the R key at the same time to bring up the run box. Then type in msconfig and hit enter. In the startup tab, down a ways, you can uncheck the sidebar.exe. This may fix the problem or it may be some other problem, but it's worth a try.

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Hi there, ,
Its sorted now thankyou.
I dont know how, , it just took a couple of reboots for some reason but now its not starting up with the rest of the start up programs.
The slow start up and shutdown times havent changed however , , really dont know whats causing this. Its giving me so much greif. When i built this pc, for the first few weeks, it was lightening fast at everything, , botting up, shutting down, opening files and floders, , web searches, opening web pages, , , but now, ever so slow. I would say that my old 2gig ram pentium D 3.4ghx system was faster.

Even after overclocking the Q6600 to 3.1ghz and altering the ram timing to suit the increased fsb its only marginally faster at what it does, , and the long booting still remains.
Dont get me wrong, a 2 minute+ boot time isnt slow really, , its just that for the first few weeks, this system was doing it in a fraction of that time.
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