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john god

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Hello and good day,

My problem is when I boot up my computer,
it takes 5 minutes or longer to start.
Also I would like to know if I can delete any thing to make it run faster?
There are icons I don't know any thing about.
If I need them or not.

Running Windows XP Pro.
IE and Firefox, Google Chrome.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank-You,
john god
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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab (for Windows 8, the Startup tab has a link to open Task Manager/Startup tab. Use that.), record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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Hello,
I did the start up in msconfig.
Also did virus scan with Avast,
after that it said do boot scan,which took forever.

When all was done it ran really bad,
the monitor was jumping up and down,
the sound was going in and out.

So I restored it to a previous version that didn't run half as bad.

What should I have at start up?
I googled to see and according to it, half the .exe I don't have.
Don't know if I need all that they said.

Also, they said to run cCleaner, but I don't know how to program it...
Can you help with this?

Is Adblock good to have?

I also keep on getting this,threat has been detected, MALWARE BLOCKED...



On my Virus scan-----1 File Infected
Boot Scan------6 Infections

Malwarebytes---------3 Infections
Super-Anti-Spyware---433 Infections



Thank-You,
John

Edited by john god, 27 June 2013 - 12:42 PM.

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Do you have a XP install CD or manufacturers recovery disc or is there a recovery partition on the hard drive? If yes I'd suggest saving any data you don't want to lose and do a Clean Install of XP.
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Thank-You
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What is your status? Are you still trying to fix this or have you decided to go ahead and reinstall?
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