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wfd31

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Recently, HP Pavillion PC, running XP Media with SP3, using an AMD Athlon 64x Dual Core Processor 3800+, 1.0Ghz ram, IDE 250Gig hard drive with 26.4G used, 197 free is experiencing extreme slow down on start up. I am using a DSL modem, and after start up, it takes forever to open Outlook 2007, or Outlook Express.

I have rune repeated scans with Malwarebytes, Superspyware and AVG, and they are coming up empty. I have run TFC to clean out the files, along with Auslogics Disc Defrag, without any help.

Attached are the recent OTL and Autorun files.

Hopefully someone can help me with this problem.

Thanks for all you do.


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Edited by wfd31, 07 September 2010 - 02:39 PM.

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first... edit your last post and delete the logs...they are only allowed in the malware removal forum...

click on start...run...type in msconfig...press enter...click on startup tab...
uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...
reboot and see how everything works speed wise...

nojoy...

Right click on my computer...then properties..

Click on the ...Hardware tab then the ...Device Manager... click the + beside IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers ...right click on each Primary and Secondary IDE channel choose ...Properties... click...Advanced Settings..tab. and list what you find as the Current Transfer Mode for each device listed for each channel...
if any are in PIO mode...
EXAMPLE ..the Primary IDE channel shows its in PIO mode

Right click on the Primary IDE channel and choose ...Uninstall.......Accept the change...then reboot let Windows reinstall the channel and the devices assigned to it ...IMPORTANT.. then reboot again


Should the channel go back to the PIO setting again in the future it indicates a problem with your hard drive. You must keep your backups current ... I highly recommend keeping FREQUENT backups anyway...just in case your hard drive fails....

it also wouldn't hurt to run chkdsk /r
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Hi, thanks for taking up my cause.

None of the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller are listed as PIO.

Also, I'm not sure what I'm looking for in msconf. I do not see a listing for AV or Firewall. Before I uncheck something could you advise what to look for?

Thanks
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get a screenshot of your start up tab and post it back here
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Hi, here's the screen shot you requested . I also ran chkdsk /r and the results were negative

msconfg 2 startup.GIF

msconfig4 startup.GIF

msconfig 3 startup.GIF

msconfig startup zoom.GIF
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uncheck everything except avgtray....


reboot...you should notice a good speed bump
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here
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Hi, there is very little if any difference on startup speed after the unchecking you suggested.

Also, there is no winlogon file listed under applications in the eventvwr.

Thanks
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hey have you tried sfc /scannow ?
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if there is no winlogon file then you didn't run chkdsk /r
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Another option: I have seen cases in which CPU memory was disabled in the BIOS, creating exactly the same problem. You can look in the BIOS and see if you can fix it or, even better, reset the BIOS by disconnecting the power cord and removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard for 20-25 minutes. Reinstall, reboot, set time and date in the BIOS and report the results.
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OK, I managed to rerun chkdsk /r. This time it ran for 1.5 hours.

So how do I post this file. Winlogon.evt ?

I tried, but your site say's "you arne't permitted to upload this kidn of file.
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just copy and paste the log as text right in the reply box...
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Got it.

Winlogon file

Event Type: Information

Event Source: Winlogon

Event Category: None

Event ID: 1001

Date: 9/10/2010

Time: 3:31:14 PM

User: N/A

Computer: PAUL

Description:

Checking file system on C:

The type of the file system is NTFS.

Volume label is HP_PAVILION.



A disk check has been scheduled.

Windows will now check the disk.

Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.

Cleaning up 1185 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.

Cleaning up 1185 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.

Cleaning up 1185 unused security descriptors.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...

Usn Journal verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...

File data verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...

Free space verification is complete.



234966658 KB total disk space.

27681568 KB in 103513 files.

40308 KB in 10099 indexes.

0 KB in bad sectors.

296254 KB in use by the system.

65536 KB occupied by the log file.

206948528 KB available on disk.



4096 bytes in each allocation unit.

58741664 total allocation units on disk.

51737132 allocation units available on disk.



Internal Info:

f0 2e 02 00 d7 bb 01 00 20 5c 02 00 00 00 00 00 ........ \......

77 2c 00 00 02 00 00 00 80 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 w,..............

ea be 83 0a 00 00 00 00 26 36 cd 58 00 00 00 00 ........&6.X....

e0 b6 35 24 00 00 00 00 e2 88 47 9a 03 00 00 00 ..5$......G.....

ea 70 79 40 09 00 00 00 f0 0e 0c 6a 0d 00 00 00 .py@.......j....

99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 38 3f 07 00 59 94 01 00 ..6.....8?..Y...

00 00 00 00 00 80 8c 99 06 00 00 00 73 27 00 00 ............s'..



Windows has finished checking your disk.

Please wait while your computer restarts.





For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....ink/events.asp.
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run chkdsk /r one more time and post the log again..
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Hi, sorry this has taken so long. I've been out of town for the past four days.

Here's the results of this evenings chkdsk /r log:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 9/19/2010
Time: 7:21:24 PM
User: N/A
Computer: PAUL
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is HP_PAVILION.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 13 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 13 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 13 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

234966658 KB total disk space.
27100084 KB in 103414 files.
40412 KB in 10164 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
296262 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
207529900 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
58741664 total allocation units on disk.
51882475 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
f0 2e 02 00 b5 bb 01 00 89 5f 02 00 00 00 00 00 ........._......
67 2c 00 00 02 00 00 00 fd 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 g,..............
a4 fb 5f 0a 00 00 00 00 0e fc 0c 57 00 00 00 00 .._........W....
de f8 49 20 00 00 00 00 0c cc 38 55 03 00 00 00 ..I ......8U....
fe 4a b0 48 09 00 00 00 4a 99 4c 27 0d 00 00 00 .J.H....J.L'....
99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 38 3f 07 00 f6 93 01 00 ..6.....8?......
00 00 00 00 00 d0 0e 76 06 00 00 00 b4 27 00 00 .......v.....'..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....ink/events.asp.
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