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john87111

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Hola GtG !

Your help would be much appreciated with my LONG boot time!!! I've read thru the forum and have tried multiple fixes (Malawarebytes, adaware,went through msconfig, chkdsk, defrag, etc.)but still have ~4-5 minute boot times :) . A million thanks for your help!

Here is my hijack this log
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If you think your problem is malware related, please go to the Malware Forum and read the stickies located at the top, especially this one.
The guides will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. Then you can post a OTL log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. Only after a three day wait may you move to The Waiting Room where you will be on the top of the list to be helped. A three day wait is 72 hours.. Make sure it has been over that amount of time, or your Waiting Room topic will be closed.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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I don't think this is malware myself

McAfee is a major resource hog, I would recommend replacing it with a free and superior program like Avira or Avast
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Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.




Download and install EVEREST Free Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"




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john87111

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"Autoruns" file attached & text from EVEREST summary report... Thanks a MILLION for your help!


--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer D5KBR5C1 (B's Computer)
Generator J & T
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-08-02
Time 15:22


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name D5KBR5C1 (B's Computer)
User Name J & T

Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 2133 MHz (16 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dell DM061
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Phoenix (03/30/07)
Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM4)
Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM5)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA G72
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (WH31967S5MPL)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Modem #0 Line Playback
Audio Adapter SigmaTel Audio

Storage:
SCSI/RAID Controller Intel® ICH8R/DO/DH SATA RAID Controller
Disk Drive ST3250824AS (232 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H553A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 233601 MB (145590 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Intel® 82562V 10/100 Network Connection (192.168.2.7)
Modem Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc Modem
Modem Standard Modem

Peripherals:
Printer Fax
Printer hp deskjet 6122 series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
Printer Quicken PDF Printer
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834 [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835 [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836 [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A [NoDB]
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

Attached Files


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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ SpybotSD TeaTimer


The next file needs to be manually disabled and is only needed if you use multi language on your keyboard. If you do then skip the step.


To turn off just ctfmon.exe go to:


Control Panel then to Regional and Language Options

Click on the Languages Tab then click the Details button

Click on the Advanced tab

Check the box that says Turn off advanced text services option

Click A and then OK



When done restart computer and then:


Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.



Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
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Also another possibility you can look at is this:

Let's make sure all drives are using DMA mode

Click the Start and then Right click My Computer
Select Manage and In the Computer Management window, select Device Manager
In the right pane, click to expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
The click on the + sign next to your Hard drive controllers on both the Primary Controller and Secondary Controller
Right click on the drive and select Properties
Click the Advanced Settings tab
In the Transfer Mode box open the drop down menu and select DMA if available
Redo the steps to check each of the Controllers
Click OK and exit all windows
Reboot to make sure all settings take affect. Reply back with your results
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john87111

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Thanks again for your help!

Completed: SpybotSD Teatimer, ctfmon.exe, ran TFC, did the Auslogics defrag

Couldn't find: an "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" object in Device Manager (there is: computer, disk drives, display adapters, DVD/CD-ROM drives, Human interface devices, keyboards, Mice and Other Pointing devices, modems, monitors, network adapters, Ports, processors, SCSI and RAID controllers, sound, video and game controllers, system devices, universal serial bus controllers.

Still takes 3-4 minutes to boot....
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Are you running SCSI hard drives?

Try the next step and see if this helps.

Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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Not sure about your SCSI question... Just an outta the box Dell. I'll work thru the msconfig stuff an report back.
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unchecked all, the PC wouldn't do poopy after reboot... no internet, error message (IAA monitor Notify App didn't run), rechecked all and sytem would run agina... but still took 3-4 minutes to boot. LOL, I'd rather have a 3-4 min boot than no connectivity at all!!!!!

Edited by john87111, 02 August 2009 - 11:40 PM.

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Lets see what you have in your startup services area

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Services
Click on the Hide All Microsoft Services
Then uncheck everything and restart.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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Now were're getting somewhere!!!! :)

The following Services greatly slowed the boot time when enabled:

Roxio Upnp Server 9
Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9
Live Share P2P Server 9

Thougths?

Thanks! :)
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Well now you have found the source of your problem.

Live Share P2P Server 9

This very well could have infected your system and as OpenOutCome stated at the beginning could be a problem.


This one Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 makes me nervous as I don't like a program that was designed to burn media to be watching a HD. This again could be a infection

As a precaution I would leave those disabled and now:

I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

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).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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