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Computer slow to boot, other problems


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Just to note here, yesterday my desktop would show no icons nor taskbar on boot, but would be ok in system mode. A mate suggested I run in diagnostic mode, then in msconfig turn off ALL startup items and ALL non-Microsoft services. This fixed the boot problems so now I'm doing the somewhat lengthy task (when I can find time!) of googling each entry and putting a check back into the box of each one I need, and periodically rebooting to crosscheck any errors. So far so good, still a long way to go...
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googling each entry and putting a check back into the box of each one I need, and periodically rebooting to crosscheck any errors.

you need to reboot and run the system after putting a check back in each one...do this until the problem service/device/program is identified
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Well I've turned all services back on, and it boots up fine. I've also got roughly the same startup items going and still fine. I uninstalled then reinstalled iTunes - with the miniplayer showing up in taskbar on boot, even in safe mode, would it be a fair assumption this was the culprit? It had also come up with a screen a day or so after this issue began saying iTunes was corrupted and should be reinstalled, but I was having problems with drivers at the time and put it off and forgot about it.
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I uninstalled then reinstalled iTunes - with the miniplayer showing up in taskbar on boot, even in safe mode, would it be a fair assumption this was the culprit?

yep...
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Awesome. Thanks for your help :)

As a side note I've found the exact same errors using Chrome at home are occuring on the work computer, so I think it's a problem with the browser and not the system it's on. So now I'm giving Safari a test, been having a few errors loading pages but I'm searching for answers once again... I think this time I won't try playing around with things I don't quite understand.
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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