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Desktop Icons Tardy - HELP!


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NCWaterfowler

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When I load up my desktop icons take a couple of minutes to appear, AFTER my startups are done. This is something recent and I am curious how to go about diagnosing and resolving the problem.

I have been getting "Invalid Boot.INI" file message at startup, but this has been in existence for a couple of years and seems to be a different, apparently not so demanding, concern.

Any ideas on either?

Thanks!

Win 2k
5.00.2195
SP4
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For the first question ...This has happened to my PC before too...I just ran Spybot-Search And Destroy,Ad-Aware and disc cleanup..and it all went back to normal. The second question i have no idea about..sry.Hope this helps you tho.

Edited by lucien, 24 August 2005 - 08:56 PM.

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Thanks for the attempt. I'm clean on the malware front.

Care to take another shot, or anybody else?
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Insert your 2000 CD and restart your PC. Assuming your PC is set to boot from CD first you should see a prompt inviting you to press any key to boot from it. Do so, and you’ll see the start of the Windows 2k installation process. Eventually, you’ll come to a screen where you’ll be asked to set up Windows or press [R] to launch the Recovery Console. Press [R] and wait for it to load.

You’ll first be asked which Windows installation you wish to log on to: press [1]. When prompted for a password, press [Return] – the administrator password is blank by default.

When the C:>Windows> prompt appears, type bootcfg /rebuild and press [Return]. After a while, all available Windows installations on your PC will be listed, and you can decide whether or not they should be included in the new boot.ini file – we suggest pressing [Y] followed by [Return]. When asked to enter a ‘Load Identifier’, type Windows 2k or whatever version of Windows has been detected. Finally, under ‘OS Load Options’ type /fastdetect and press [Return]. Finally type exit and press [Return] and the error message should be gone.

If there are any unwanted entries left on the boot menu, you can remove them from within Windows itself. See http://support.micro...kb;en-us;311578

Edited by Gleek, 26 August 2005 - 10:09 PM.

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Insert your 2000 CD and restart your PC.


This of course assumes that I still have this CD. :tazz:

Have NO IDEA where it is. :)
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