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confela

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

When I turn on the computer in the morning it takes at least 1hr. before the black screen turns into my lovely desktop and I can start working normally. Can you tell me why it takes so long and how to resolve this issue?. All windows updates are current and I have disabled all unnecessary win services and startup items. I thought that would make it go faster, but it has had no effect.

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HELLO AGAIN!!!!

I was so pleased when I turned my computer off and it re-started right away.....However, when I shot it down for the night and re-start the next day, I had to wait another hour or so before my desktop comes on.

I hear the windows startup music, but there is nothing for me to do, I can't start up on safe mode because the screen is black all the time, until an hour later when the desktop appears.

I have disabled all startup programs, disabled all unnecessary services (per list) and still have the same problem. I have also disabled antivirus.

I have reloaded everything to see if that made a difference but nothing changes.

Please help.

Thank you

Edited by confela, 19 November 2005 - 02:19 PM.

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dsenette

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how long has this been going on?
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wannabe1

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Hi confela...Welcome to G2G!

I can think of a couple of things to check real quick...

First, do you have a USB flash drive (or key) in the machine when this occurs? If yes, remove it and see if it starts faster.

Second, is you Antivirus application running a system scan on startup? If so, go to the settings and change them so it's not running on boot.

Let us know if this helps...

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confela

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Thank you so much!!!!!

Symantec was set to scan at startup. I just changed it and shut down. My lovely desktop was waiting for me right away! :)

Have a great Thanksgiving. :tazz:

Peace :)


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dsenette

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congratulations!!

and good catch wannabe
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confela...

Glad to help! :tazz: You have a good Thanksgiving, too.

(Thanks dsenette.... :) )

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