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Loch

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Hi all,

My Toshiba Portege R100 (win XP pro SP2) takes about 10 minutes for starting up! Afterthat all programs run very slow and the hard disk runs all the time. I guess that this is due to the number of programs that I installed. If this is the reason, does anyone have any ideas on how to safely clean up the system? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You very much.

Loch

My Hijackthis log is attached
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Fenor

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Hi Loch! Welcome to G2G!

Lets take a look at what is starting up when your computer does. Please download HiJackThis (from the link in my signature) Install it, and double-click on the HiJackThis.exe icon. On the first screen click on Open the Misc Tools Section...on the next screen, click on the Generate StartupList log button and post a copy of the log here. You need not check either of the boxes next to this button.

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Loch

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Hi Fenor, thanks for your fast reply!

My startup list is attached.

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Edited by Loch, 25 January 2006 - 10:29 AM.

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Hi Loch,

If i may suggest, you could decide what to uncheck from your startup list ( you do have too many items in it) by referring the startup guide in this forum-
http://startuplist.geekstogo.com/
or this list
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html.
If there are items not in this list, google for the same> You cud wait for Fenor's personal opinion as well.

Afterthat all programs run very slow and the hard disk runs all the time.

Another reason for this can be a cluttered HDD, how long since you cleaned up and defragmented? You cud run the disk cleanup, then chkdsk and defrag, to speed up things.. and be regular with this.
http://www.microsoft...ted/speed.mspx/
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try this out too since ur using XP...
[*]go to Start>Run>type regedit
[*]a window called "registry editor" will appear
[*]click on MY COMPUTER to highlight it {no need to do it if it's already highlighted, he he he he...}
[*] now press CTRL + F together
[*]a find window would appear
[*]now type in "waittokill"
[*]after a little while u'll see the selected object, then hit enter
[*]change the value from 20000 to 200
[*]don't worry.... nothing will go wrong on ur computer... :tazz:

by doing this ur computer would tend to boot a little faster....
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