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plagosus

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Whenever I boot up windows, before XP even starts I have to sit through a very lengthy diagnostic check screen. On my other computers, I do not have this problem. When starting up windows I have to wait a very long time. Any advise on how to avoid this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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hello there,

OK, here's the problem. Your computer is likely to be infected with nasty stuff that we like to call MALWARE.

What you need to do, is go to THIS
forum and post a HJT log there.

You will be assisted by Malware removal experts and your problem will quickly be solved.

Hope all this helpd you,
Werner :tazz:
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Hi plagosus

the first suspect about system startup could be because of loading of lot of applications at startup. Just for example: yahoo messenger to some spyware. Added to it is services loaded by windows xp.
To disable the startup applications. try start->run->msconfig click ok.
Click on the Startup tab, you will see a list to programs with run at the startup.
Uncheck all the unnecessary programs and leave just the anti-virus and firewall programs if any.

You will see the difference.

Hope this will help
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