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This is my first time at your site.
Computer is slow to load at start-up.
Runs DLL32 and svchost a lot and then settles down after 5-10 minutes.
CPU utilization goes crazy till finally settles down, then 2-20%.
Dell Dimension 4600 Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
1 Gb of Ram, 1 TB Seagate hard drive.
Windows XP SP 3
Have run Malwarebytes anti-malware(full-scan),Regserve, and have de-fragged HD. . PC is faster then before but someting is still hanging on start-up.

Attached HiJack log and start-up text for you.
Any ideas would be welcomed.

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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 or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

Download and install Free Everest 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.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

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Thanks for your help.
Attached is the Auto Runs .txt, pasted below is from Everest Home Edition:

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

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer BARRY (Barry's Toy)
Generator Barry Basten
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2010-05-03
Time 08:39

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

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name BARRY (Barry's Toy)
User Name Barry Basten

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4600i
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (08/26/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT3)

Video Adapter Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller (96 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Monitor NEC MultiSync LCD1530V [15" LCD] (1X06092IA)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

IDE Controller Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Disk Drive ST31000528AS (931 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive _NEC DV-5500A (8x/40x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive RICOH CD-R/RW MP7060A (6x/4x/24x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 952886 MB (893741 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection (
Modem Intel® 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem

Printer Auto Microsoft XPS Document Writer on HPMINI
Printer Epson Stylus Photo 750 ESC/P 2
Printer Fax
Printer HP Officejet J4680 Series fax
Printer HP Officejet J4680 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Document Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
Printer PaperPort Color
Printer PaperPort
Printer Send To OneNote 2007
Printer WebEx Document Loader
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB Device Dynex 1.3MP Webcam #3
USB Device USB Audio Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device

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

+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "CLMLServer"
+ "DellSupportCenter"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
X "Messenger (Yahoo!)"
X "Search Protection"
+ "YSearchProtection"

When done restart computer and then:

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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

Also i would like to see your MsConfig Startup list. Please do the following and make sure everything can be seen before taking the screenshot.

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
To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop

Attach it to your next reply

Edited by rshaffer61, 03 May 2010 - 08:50 AM.

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Thanks for your help. System takes a while to load still, but once desktop appears seems to settle down much quicker (CPU utilization 2-20%)after initial load. Most from Windows Media Center Network which I'm ok with. I can disable when I don't use it.
Here are three snapshots of MSCONFIG startup. Window was too small for all info. As you can see, I have disabled many already.


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