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After I boot my computer and windows starts up, I usually have to wait around a minute for my computer to load everything before I run something. During this waiting period, I often get a windows installer message that says "preparing to install" although I have nothing to install; the message box just appears then goes away quickly. My comp specifications are 2.53 ghz processor, 512 memory, and 30+ gigs of hard drive space left + winxp pro. I have already disabled my floppy disk drive, disabled hibernation, and disabled using memory for faster searches. I regularly scan my pc with ad aware and mcafee. So my questions are, how can I make the computer run faster (especially in the beginning) + how do I get rid of the annoying windows installer message? Please help, thanks.
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Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools

Run disc clean up and then disc defragmenter
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Some links on speeding up ur system
http://www.microsoft...rted/speed.mspx
http://www3.telus.ne...mar/slowcom.htm

XP tweaks
http://www.tweakxp.c...nce_tweaks.aspx
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Welcome to G2G. Try closing some startup programs. If you have alot of running processes right after startup, this is probably the main cause for the slow performance. You can remove programs from your global startup by going to:

Start - All Programs - Startup

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Keith, I already regularly cleancc and disk defrag. I went to start up and deleted the shortcuts for my digital camera software. I found hpoddt.exe in my startup; when I click on it, a windows installer message shows up saying "preparing to install" then dissapears like nothing. What should I do?


EDIT: I deleted all shortcuts from start up. How do I add ?

Edited by supernoober, 20 August 2005 - 11:23 AM.

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Check your HP Printer for hpoddt, it seems to think it isn't installed
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It will probably install itself when it is needed. I unchecked some boxes from msconfig > startup. I get a message about it everytime i reboot the computer. Right now, msconfic is at selective start up. If I go back to normal start up, will everything be checked?

Edited by supernoober, 20 August 2005 - 01:01 PM.

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When it gets to the desktop, tick do not run congiguration utility when windows starts

If you use normal start up, everything is ticked
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For some reason, my computer is still slower than normal. It takes a few seconds just to load a small application Could this be caused by a virus? I scanned with ad-aware and mcafee but found nothing.
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Hello suppernoober, and Welcome to Geeks to Go!!

Please download and run StartupLister.

Then, post here the contents of the startuplist.txt file generated by the StartupLister.

Edited by Poetic.Garbage, 20 August 2005 - 01:42 PM.

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If you have incomplete installations it will take longer to load while it looks everywhere for all the files
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here is the startup lister:

StartupList report, 8/20/2005, 12:56:46 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Victor C\Desktop\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winamp3.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Victor C\Desktop\StartupList.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
nwiz = nwiz.exe /install
NvMediaCenter = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
MsgCenterExe = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\RealOneMessageCenter.exe" -osboot
VSOCheckTask = "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
VirusScan Online = "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
MCAgentExe = c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
MCUpdateExe = C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
InkSaver = C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe hide
SunJavaUpdateSched = C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
pNFFJo7E = C:\WINDOWS\yscximje.exe
khozixyj = C:\WINDOWS\khozixyj.exe
P17Helper = Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\logon.scr
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

McAfee.com Scan for Viruses - My Computer (PC-Victor C).job
McAfee.com Update Check (PC-Victor C).job

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[yucsetreg Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yucconfig.dll
CODEBASE = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yucconfig.dll

[YInstStarter Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
CODEBASE = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll

[WUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://v5.windowsupd...b?1117905493881

[ActiveScan Installer Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\asinst.dll
CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab

[YahooYMailTo Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\ymmapi.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.yaho...mail/ymmapi.dll

[Get_ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\HPGETD~1.OCX
CODEBASE = https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fpdownload.ma...ash/swflash.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 5,598 bytes
Report generated in 0.125 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only


There are no incomplete installations that i know of. Earlier today, I had a cpu usage of 100% when trying to load windows media player and winamp + I had bitcomet running. This is abnormal.

Edited by supernoober, 20 August 2005 - 01:59 PM.

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~Edited~

Edited by Poetic.Garbage, 20 August 2005 - 02:28 PM.

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Nope :{
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If you suspect that you have malware go to the malware forums.

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