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fast xp load but slow icon/start button load


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pheeseez

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Hey guys,

I think my computer is pretty clean, i run spy-ware removal programs often and have solid virus protection, but I can't seem to figure this one problem out. My windows XP loads quick, but during the process where the desktop background appears before the desktop icons and start menu/taskbar appear, the system takes a very long time to load. The exact order goes like this: Windows XP loads -> desktop background appears -> start up sound plays -> loads for a long time (about 5 minutes) -> desktop icons/start menu/taskbar/start up programs load. During the long load time, there are no programs being loaded (at least no splash screens to indicate any loading) and the hard drive is not running.Please let me know if you need any information about my system and how I can post them up. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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I might be the progreams that run in the background when u start up

Start->Run...>Type in "msconfig" without quotes and look at the start up and services, you don't need anything in the startup side. Well not that i liek anything to start up.
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Hmmm, I tried unchecking a lot of things on the startup using msconfig, but it didn't seem to solve the problem. No programs seem to be loading during the idle loading stage, and after the idle loading stage is over then all the start up programs begin to load all at once. Anyone have any other suggestions on how i can remove the idle loading stage during startup?
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