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My computer is taking ages to load


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03oldreyd

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Hi, I am unfortunately not very good with computers but please bare with me.

My computer has been working fine until recently.
I started it up the other day and it took ages to get to the XP loading screen, once the XP screen loaded it then went black and takes 15mins to load to the password screen. I fill in the password and it then takes another 15mins to load onto the desktop. Something has happened and my taskbar has changed style to a silver box like style. It takes ages to load and the Wireless network connection has completely dissappeared, it is not on the control pannel either. It then just takes ages to do anything and every application becomes unresponsive when i try to load it.
It sounds wrong as well, the harddrive or whatever (the thing that makes the scraping noise when it loads) is barely working it is only happening very slowly.

Please can someone help i recently got a tv adaptor working on it and i cannot use it because my computer is on the blink.
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Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same problem?
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Thanks Broni,
But it won't let me access the msconfig as it wants me to log in on an administrator acount :)
How do i do that?
Thanks,
Doug :)
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If you're already logged in as administrator, you may be dealing with some some infection.

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal - HiJackThis™ Logs Go Here area.

Before you post a log click on this link --> You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
this will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your Hijackthis log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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