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Lee Rainford

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Hi guys I have a slight problem. My computer takes longer to load my desktop than normal, it hangs for a bit and then loads the desktop. I have tried disabling most of the programs that i have loaded. Think i have gone about as far as I could, dont think i have a virus on my comp either, any suggestions would be a appreciated. Cheers and thanks in advance ; - )
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Welcome to GeekstoGo

Hello, what is your system specification?
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Lee Rainford

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I reinstalled windows on 24 December, but still the hang, and before you say it I know my computer is old but I play WOW on it and it works fine . ;-)

Operating System new – server roles System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
Installed: 24/12/2011 04:51:38 Dell Inc. Dimension 8400
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Inc. 0J3492
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A02 08/23/2004
WD 1600BEVExternal, s/n WXE507C83994, rev 1.02 25/12/2011 21:19:13*

* Possibly used again before the reboot following this time. None discovered
Drives new – drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
246.16 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
135.42 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD+-RW ND-3450A [Optical drive]
SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD2500JD-75HBB0 [Hard drive] (250.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAL71832273, rev 08.02D08, SMART Status: Healthy 3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 0' has 512 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 0' has 512 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 1' has 1024 MB
Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 246.16 GB 135.42 GB free

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT [Display adapter]

Software Versions & Usage (mouse over i for details, click i for location) [Back to Top]
i Adobe AIR Version 3.1
ı i Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Version
ı i Adobe Reader Version
i Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 11,1,102,55
ı i Apple Inc. - Bonjour Version 3,0,0,10
ı i Apple Inc. - iTunes Version
ı i Apple Inc. - MobileDeviceService Version
ı i Apple Push
i Apple Software Update Version 2.1.3
ı i Atheros Configuration Service
ı i Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 8.2f
ı i Blizzard Launcher Version 4, 2, 1, 2617
ı i Care for your computer! Version
i Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.5512
i Creative Diagnostics 3 Version
i Creative Diagnostics Agent Version
i Creative Labs Inc. - Speaker Calibrator Application Version
i Creative Restore Defaults Application Version 1, 0, 1, 0
i Creative Speaker Settings Version
i Creative Surround Mixer Version
i Creative Technology Ltd - EAX Console Application Version
i Creative Technology Ltd. - AudioHQ Version 1.14.0
i Creative Technology Ltd. - CTChkGph Version 1, 0, 0, 1
i Creative Techology, Ltd. - SFBM Application Version 1.2
ı i Creative Updreg Version 1.0.2
ı i Creative Volume Control Version
ı i Curse Client Version
ı i Google Chrome Version 16.0.912.63
ı i Google Update Version
i InstallDriver Module Version 7.04
ı i IObit - Advanced SystemCare 5 Tray Version
ı i IObit - Advanced SystemCare Version i IObit - Toolbox Version
i IObit Uninstaller Version
ı i Logitech QuickCam Version
i Macromedia, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 6,0,88,0
i Microsoft ® Windows Script Host Version
i Microsoft Application Error Reporting Version 12.0.6010.5000
i Microsoft Clip Organizer Version 11.0.8164
ı i Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 8.00.6001.18702
ı i Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3001
i Microsoft Corporation - Office Source Engine Version 11.0.5525
ı i Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.1.4001.5512
i Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4028.0
i Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01
i Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1
i Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1132.0
ı i Microsoft Malware Protection Version 3.0.8402.0
ı i Microsoft Office 2003 Version 11.0.8342
i Microsoft Office Document Imaging Version 11.0.8166.2
i Microsoft Office InfoPath Version 11.0.8161
ı i Microsoft Office Outlook Version 11.0.8326
i Microsoft Office Picture Manager Version 11.0.8161
i Microsoft Office Save My Settings/Profile Wizard Version 11.0.8161
ı i Microsoft Security Client Version 2.1.1116.0
ı i Microsoft® Windows Media Player Version
ı i Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727.3053
i Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 3.0.6920.1427
ı i MSIAfterburner Version 1, 0, 0, 0
ı i NetgearCUv2 Application Version 1, 0, 0, 50
ı i NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 285.58 Version
ı i NVIDIA Update Components Version
i RTSS Version 3, 5, 0, 0
i World of Warcraft Repair Version 4, 0, 0, 759

Let me know if you need more, cheers ; - )
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1. How long have you had this problem please?

2. Are you able to connect that time with the install of any new programs?

3. You have Microsoft Security Essentials and IOBit programs installed.
You cannot run both - they will very likely conflict and may well result in less protection than you would receive from ONE.
YOU SHOULD NEVER run in real time more than ONE antivirus program.

4. My recommendation is to uninstall ALL of IOBit installations particularly the advanced system care.
It basically provides an automated way of carrying out functions which you should do anyway such as disckcleanup, diskdefrag, browser history clean up etc. HOWEVER it provides the addition of a registry cleaner and so called registry optimizer. These programs, generally speaking should NOT be installed on any computer. They provide very little benefit, with the potential to ruin your system.

In relation especially to IOBit software THIS from their website says all - they now offer free GAME BOOSTER SOFTWARE

Designed for higher FPS and less lags!
Game Booster 3 is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC. One-click to boost PC performance is not enough, Game Booster 3 also allows you to tweak your system for top PC performance. By temporarily shutting background processes and unnecessary Windows services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance, Game Booster 3 concentrates every little system resource for gaming only.

It is a GIMMICK, there is no other way to describe it. If the computer does not have a sufficiently fast processor, sufficient ram and adequate graphics - then there is NO such tweak that can make it so.

I have not examined the so called Game Booster software, but IF it has the capability to alter ram voltages, timings and other such procedures to OVERCLOCK then it is, in my opinion dangerous to the health of the computer.

IOBits software does not generally speaking have a good reputation.

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Lee Rainford

You asked for help on 27 Dec and since your one reply on the 28 we have heard nothing from you.
Would you kindly update your thread.
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