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XP Aspire Netbook has 10+minute startup time, very slow


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maccee44

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Hi,

I was referred to post here from the Malware tech guy on another part of this forum. He said to post a link to our discussion in the Malware area where he determined my problem is likely not Malware, but system-related.

Any help would be great!

http://www.geekstogo...extremely-slow/
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Take a look here, see if this may be your problem: DMA reverts to PIO
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In your malware thread, mailprog asked you to download and run ResetDMA.VBS, did you do this already? If so then ignore my above advice.

Please download, install and run CCleaner.
Click on Options then Advanced and uncheck Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours.
Click on Cleaner then Analyze to see how much junk has accumulated. Next click on Run Cleaner. This will get rid of a lot of accumulated temporary files that accumulate on your hard drive over time.

Don't use any of the other tools, especially Registry unless you know what you are doing and understand what registry items will be deleted.
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Thanks for the tips. I regularly run Ccleaner, but have never adjusted any of the options. After unchecking the 24 hour box you mentioned, I analyzed my computer and it found over 2 gigabytes in system memory dumps! (my model Aspire has a notorious problem with blue screens about once a day, so I'd imagine it's due to this? will running CCleaner after every blue screen help?)

My computer seems to be running much faster now, but I'll try restarting it to see if it fixed the startup time.

Thanks again
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*as for the RESETDMA, I did that when MaliProg instructed me to a while back
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When you get a BSOD, run BlueScreenViewto see what it says about the cause. Maybe we can zero in on that and fix it.
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