Re: Windows Xp Boot Problem
Usually when XP is loading, and takes a long time to boot, it's usually due to a device driver. Have you installed any new programs, or devices? Did it start after the last program/device you loaded? If so, that's more than likely the problem. While hijack this is a very useful program, I don't think it's a spyware issue- due to a relatively fresh load of XP. Try booting in safe mode- this gives you text, line by line, of what is being loaded. Also perform a chkdisk. Has this computer been on the Internet much? If so, it could be a spyware issue. If chkdisk doesn't find anything, and safe mode doesn't show much, check event viewer- if nothing there, then download and run hijack this. Please note that it is very important to have a pro overlook what hijack this finds. I'm a pro, but not that familure with hijackthis- never have really had to use it, but I know what it's for. Post back if none of the above doesn't work.
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