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#31
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attachments/autorun files from ahnbca
sorry internet connection problem unrelated to what we are doing
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By avast doing it's thing are you saying the little globe is turning?
Or is it actually saying it is updating the program?
Virus definitions happen behind the scenes and takes only a few seconds.
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attachment 321 and 324

finally got them attached. brain not working and internet interruptions here.

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Both however most of the time it has been just there spinning. The second last load it was updating and said so.
Did you see/get the attachments 321 and 334. There were sent although there was some internet problems (disruptions) on this end because of repairs on a local router.
if not I am attaching them again for you

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


X "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
X "HP Software Update" "hpwuSchd Application" "Hewlett-Packard" "c:\program files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe"
X "IgfxTray"
X "NvCplDaemon"
X "RAMASST.lnk"


When done restart computer and then let me know how it works:
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Did as requested. Load time is within the same time frame 6 minutes 45 seconds. I have attached the logon autorun605.txt files

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OK I just don't see anything else that could be causing the issue at this point.
Do you still have the TFC and Auslogics Defrag programs from earlier?
Try running TFC and the Defrag again and see if it helps anymore.
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No doubt it has been a couple of days since talking last. Thought I would let you know the status of the computer, and what has been done since last communicating.
I ran The Temp file pgm again and let it do its thing qne allowed the disk degrag another chance at tightening up the file structure. Powered down and up without much of change in load time. For some reason my mind switched to the fact that there was a screen saver with a slide program that ran when the computer loaded or was left untouched for a few moments. Went in and stopped it (although allowed the first photo of that to be the screen background (realizing that plain black would take up less memory but what the heck). The result was a load time of about 6 minutes (not 7) a couple of times 5:50's a couple of times in the 6:10 range.
Now this is less than hoped for but, along with all the other things done at your instruction some load time has clearly been reduced. Why it cannot be faster perhaps neither of us will know; perhaps that is just how long it will take. Maybe we have done all we can.
For all of your efforts, your patience and your work ... Thank you.
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At this point i see no reason for this except for the age of the system. There is one other way to see if it is the programs running and that's by doing what is called a Parallel Installation on your system. This will load a second windows on your system without all the programs you have installed.
IMHO I think what would be best is to backup your important data, format and do a fresh install of your OS and programs. Testing bootup times after each program is loaded to see if the load times get longer. You might get lucky and find a program that is causing all this.
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I will act on that as soon as i return with the system disks, at home so they will not be lost but not ready when needed.
Might I pose a couple of general questions related to what we have been working on.
What, in general are other things, besides viruses and malware that tend to slow down the loading of computers. for example of my newer laptop (an hp i7 model with a 512 video card etc. has about 20 icons on the desktop that result from programs being loaded/installed. As well there are 7 or so pgms in the Task bar for quick load (IE,WinMail,winExp,pselements and a couple of other small screen pgms. on the right side are vol, netstrength, and hpcenter which must have 5-6 pgms in there from nortonsecurity tobasic controls ..bluetooh etc..
The second part of the question relates to the adviseability of folks such as me running pgms like TFC, Auslogics Defrag and AutoRusn and a more frequent basis to eiter check on pgms or clear temp files.
Last but not least is your opinion on virus software. Norton Security came with the system .... Grew in the past to hate it because it seemed to slow a system so much. Started using Avast (don't know). I noticed that Geekstogo tends to recommend the new MS Security software. I also run SuperAntiSpyware. Any personal advice.
Thank you for all of your efforts
They have been and are appreciated
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What, in general are other things, besides viruses and malware that tend to slow down the loading of computers.

Anything that loads automatically when windows starts will slow your system down.
Some Av's have been shown to slow down a system due to the large amount of system resources which slow response time down.

The second part of the question relates to the adviseability of folks such as me running pgms like TFC, Auslogics Defrag and AutoRusn

The first two I myself highly recommend users run them once a week just to keep the temp files cleaned out and the files straightened out. This will allow the system to find and access files faster. The Autorun program is something the average user should not play with unless they really know which part of the program to look at. Unchecking the wrong entry can potentially cause your system to not boot.

Last but not least is your opinion on virus software. Started using Avast (don't know). I noticed that Geekstogo tends to recommend the new MS Security software. I also run SuperAntiSpyware. Any personal advice.

I recommend and use personally:
  • Avast
  • SuperAntiSpyware
  • Malwarebytes
  • Windows Firewall


No AV is going to protect you 100% of the time. There are just to many new infections created everyday. I like Avast because it normally will update twice a day with it's virus definitions.
A firewall is not a option but a requirement to me as it does give you a higher level of protection against hackers. You need to make sure all critical updates from Microsoft are done and up to date to assure the highest protection level.
Your internet surfing habits have to be smart also as a infection can cause slowing down among lots of other issues.
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Thank you RShaffer61 for both all of your assistance in dealing with the startup issues we had and the advice you have given That advice will be taken to heart and acted on.
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You are very welcome and please let us know how everything works out. I will continue to onitor this topic for you in case you have any further questions.
;) ;) :D
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