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Extremely slow startup! Need help


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No need to use msconfig. Using Autoruns, you stopped all unnecessary startups already.

Let's try another thing.

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.

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After doing that I WAS able to get onto the internet much quicker. So I don't know what the lag in startup is but it's there somewhere...
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Go back to msconfig, re-enable everything.
Restart computer.
Uninstall Spybot, and Ad-aware.
Restart computer.
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Broni, Spybot and Adaware are already gone, been uninstalled and deleted. That was done before the msconfig.
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I see.
It's time to get rid of AVG then. Use AVG Remover: http://www.avg.com/download-tools

Try one of these:

- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com...avast-home.html
- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.c...load/index.html

- free PC Tools Firewall Plus: http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/
NOTE. During installation, Comodo will also allow you to install AV only, or firewall only, if you prefer to combine one Comodo product with some other product.

If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use PC Tools Firewall Plus.
If you decide to install Comodo, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.

IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.
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My AVG is a paid version and I've had it forever. It's never caused a problem in the past so I'm thinking it's something else. I may get rid of it if it proves to be causing problems but in the past I've had no complaints about it. So, what do you think?
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I am not so sure that you should remove it if it has been working all right for a while.
Wait for Broni's response for a final verdict.

You might want to consider upgrading your RAM. This is the most cost-effective way of really increasing system performance. If you need to figure out what RAM you have, use Crucial's scanner from here: http://www.crucial.com/
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I'd give uninstalling AVG a shot.
I don't like this newest version at all.
If no progress, you can always reinstall it in a few minutes.

512MB of RAM may be not perfect for XP, but it can't cause such issues.
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