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Old 02-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Just recently - Maybe over the last 2 weeks my OS has became rather slow during restart loading times.

I'm currently running XP, and before this little issue came about it took at the most 2 minutes for my computer to shutdown, and restart back to my desktop and become fully functional again. However now it takes 5 minutes to get pass the "welcome" screen. What is the cause of this, anyone know a way to resolve this problem?

I've defraged my computer since this has happened. Nothing came of it, as far as im aware no new software was installed. I'm pretty sure i could reformat, however i would have to reinstall everything. Im not up to that challenge, i just got my system set up how i like it. Any suggestions would be appriciated.
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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Why not check for spyware? get

adaware

spybot

microsoft anti spyware

scan for viruses !!

on all 3 of those programs click update

um lets see try cleaning out all of youre comps temp files,
run a disk clean up,

emtpy out the "Prefetch folder in c:/windows/Prefetch
um... Check msconfig(Start-Run Type in msconfig and uncheak any thing that you dont want to have started when youre computer starts up
if that works or doesnt let me know like i say reformatting yorue hd i say is like a last resort thingy ma bob Hope this helps sorry for typos and all that stuff
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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Check for updates of any kind for hardware or software, and, like slip said, run some good, deep antivirus scans/spyware/malware/etc. scans.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:40 AM   #4
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It's nothing to do with Spyware, Ad-ware, Trojans, Viruses.

I have Avast! - SpyBot S&D - Ad-Aware Se Pro - SpywareBlaster - And i always use Firefox. I've ran netstat nothing is there.

Right now I'm trashing all of whats in that prefetch folder, and running a deep scan again with all those programs. Updated all definitions for every program. Will run these over night, and defrag again while im at work tomorrow and then post an update of how things are going.

In the mean time, any other advice?
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:43 PM   #5
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Tried all of these things. No viruses, no spyware; nothing. I defraged my drive and when i re annalyze it it tells me i should defrag this partition again. Anymore suggestions to get the issue resolved?
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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When you say "slow" how slow are u saying? maybe its your HD
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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How much data you have on your hard drive? If your hard drive is getting full, it will slow everything down. Make backups and get rid of the files on their. Get rid of software you don't use too. An empty hard drive is much faster than a cluttered drive.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:02 PM   #8
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Anything that's called StarWind Serivce?
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:08 PM   #9
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Quote:
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When you say "slow" how slow are u saying? maybe its your HD

By slow, i mean it takes a good 5 minutes to get past my 'welcome' screen.

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How much data you have on your hard drive? If your hard drive is getting full, it will slow everything down. Make backups and get rid of the files on their. Get rid of software you don't use too. An empty hard drive is much faster than a cluttered drive.

Yea, it's getting there. I have a tiny 40GB HD in my PS2 thinking about taking that out seeing if i can slave it, or partition it.


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Anything that's called StarWind Serivce?
Did a system search for it. Nothing by that name.
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Get rid of ANY and ALL pronographic material duh
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:03 PM   #11
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Anything eating CPU usage when it loads up?
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Old 02-11-2006, 03:41 PM   #12
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Yeah setup your startup...Start//Run///MSCONFIG///then pick only the things that you need to run at startup that might speed it up
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
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www.ccleaner.com
Crap cleaner. Does what it says.
http://www.sofotex.com/RegScrubXP-download_L7528.html
Regscrub. Use default settings. Don't get courious.

crap cleaner cleans out all the usless garbage on the system. Safe to use for any one. RegScrub. Don't go past the default settings. You would be surprised at how cluttered up your reg can get. And how badly it slows things down.

Now here's something none of you thought to tell this guy.
Run every thing you have as far as ad/spy/malware tools and antivirus scans from SAFEMODE. You get a better shot at clearing off what is bitting you. Catches the nasties napping and lets you nuke em. Matter of fact do all your scans from safe mode. Including crap cleaner and regscrub. Good hunting. Post back.
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:02 PM   #14
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also get the tuneup utilities 2006; use the trail; and if u like it, buy it or; u noe of "other" sources.

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hmm is youre system still being slow? you should just back up all of yorue stuff and reformat yorue hardrive livke two times and do a fresh install
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