Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:03 AM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:32 AM
No one said that we, in spite of good educations, pay attention to details ... read what is written. I DID NOT! I did NOT run Autoruns as implied because I couldn't find it so just went into msconfig last night and unchecked. This morning I DID LOCATE AUTORUNS AND DID RUN IT AS REQUESTED ... CORRECTLY FOR A CHANGE, and the results were encouraging. Load time, using the same criteria as the last few posts DECREASED!
The main scrn appeared after 5 min 10 sec. and notepad loaded within the 6 min mark (avast was still updating).
APOLOGIES for not paying attention.
I will now move to the next phase of Safemode and let you know the results.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:19 AM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:26 AM
Now I want to try a experiment. Go into Msconfig Startups and uncheck Avast
Restart and let me know if your startup is faster. Do not go online unless you recheck the Avast so that your system is protected.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:47 AM
If so then it sounds like something didn't go right with the msconfig steps.
The only entry or entries i want you to uncheck is anything to do with Avast.
Make sure you click OK when you have unchecked the entries. This should tell you to reboot then. If not reboot and let me know what the boot time is then.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:54 AM
In the Taskbar ... bottom right the following are on: HPDigitalImaging; Avast(updating as I type); Wireless Internet Connection: Synaptics Pointing Device; Local Area Connection; Local Area Connection Unplugged (we are working on wireless not directly from the router etc where we are at present; Toshiba Virtual Sound; Volume; On AC Power.
Hope there is some helpful info here for you ... and you do have the patience of Job!
Your reply above came as I was typing this but to confirm ... I Just unchecked Avast in msconfig and rebooted. When opening msconfig/start at that point avast was checked in spite of having unchecked itAND it was running.
Edited by amnbca, 17 October 2010 - 10:57 AM.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:14 AM
Load time was 6min40sec and ..... avast was running and doing an update. All of the items in the lower right taskbar were present. Avast had been unchecked and computer automatically asked for restart (which is how the above 6:40 time was arrived at.
If you have any hair left after pulling it out trying to deal with this issue you are a "good man"
Appreciate your efforts
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:29 AM
Do you have a XP installation disk since that is your OS?
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:35 AM
The question then: Would it make any difference if I logged in using safe mode, selected administrator (if it again presents that option in safemode) and tried doing any of the things we are attempting?
I know enough about computers that it is usually the people like me who think they know something that create problems for themselves because of half-knowledge.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:39 AM
As to the second question about the start up disks for Windows ... will have to take a look. We are at a cottage in Thunder Bay Ontario rather than at home. (this is where this computer "...lives...") but the disks ... will look and get back to you.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:30 PM
The disks you are describing are most likely the Recovery Disks and would not work anyway for what I was thinking.
At this point i have seen nothing to cause the issue you are having short of a infection of some sort.
If the steps for msconfig did not turn things off as you described then something is stopping that from happening. The other option is to do the Autoruns again and look through it for other entries that may be causing this now.
Please rerun a new Autoruns log and attach it to your next post.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:01 PM
The time for the Toshiba start was 6:50 full load and avast still there plugging away.
The time for the Administrator start (autorun restart) was 7 minutes and .... yes avast was there and working in each case.
(and his friend the clock and paper recording the minutes ticking by) Hey got to have a little humor here. My wife thinks we are both crazy.
Thank you ahnbca
having a problem here with adding attachments ... will send them asap
Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:05 PM
sorry internet connection problem unrelated to what we are doing
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