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:tazz: my computer is really taking the biscuit as far as starting up is concerned. It boots to the desktop screen pretty quick but it takes about 3 minutes for the icons to appear. I've used windows startup inspector to cut down the number of startup programmes booting up.

ive also used regscrub and norton windoctor but to no avail. I tested out a programme called pcmightymax which detected a SERIOUS startup error but it costs a lot of money to get the activasion key to fix it. Any ideas are appreciated.
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What OS? In xp you can run msconfig and remove programs from startup. Far too many put themselves in startup automatically just to "help" you, but in reality it slows boot up and eats up system resources.
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windows xp. done msconfig only about six startup programmes on can access these using windows startup inspector. I think this might be a missing file error possably.
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look at task manager processes and performance and see if you can identify which one is taking up excessive processor time.
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im familiar with task manager but not what all of the 46 processes mean. i've also noticed that the cpu is notactive all the time often hanging at 0%
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