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07-Sep-2006, 09:58 PM #1
Very Slow Startup!
Hi. I'm running windows 98 and my system is taking up to 15 min. to completely startup. Only have 128 MB of ram, but the startup has been MUCH faster in the past. While loading startup programs the red "data loading light" (or whatever its called) works in waves. It constantly freezes the entire system momentarily making it unable to load or move the mouse. Alot of the time the program waol.exe will "not respond" and sometimes explorer.exe will have to close. The startup is so frustrating. I've checked my startup list in msconfig and it seems to be pretty sound. I also just cleaned my system with the assistance of Spybot, Ad-aware, Hijack This, and a helpful tech on this website. Any ideas to improve my horrible startup time?
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08-Sep-2006, 01:40 PM #2
Hi very little needs to run at start up..
What do you have ruuning in msconfig?
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09-Sep-2006, 01:37 PM #3
It looks to me like you're using "AOL Hell" for an internet service provider and a browser.

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You said there's 128 MB of RAM, but you didn't say what the processor type and speed is. Also, how large is the hard drive and how much free space is there?

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Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG, then click OK - "Startup" tab. How many entries besides ScanRegistry and SystemTray and the antivirus program have a checkmark next to them?

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10-Sep-2006, 09:15 PM #4
Programs Besides ScanRegistry and SystemTray and the antivirus program:

AOL Fast Start "C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\AOL.EXE"-b
TaskMonitor C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
LoadPowerProfile Rundll32.exe powrprof.dl,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
StillImageMonitor C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
AOLDialer C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
HostManager C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1120611383\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
AOL Spyware Protection "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSPScheduler.exe"
IPHSend C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHsend.exe
hpidschd.exe -log -- -log "C\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Instant Delivery\hpidschd.exe
HPSCANMonitor C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
RealTray C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
SchedulingAgent mstask.exe
AOL TopSpeedMonitor C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
AolAcsDaemon1 C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE


These two entries aren't checked but they look a little suspicious:

load= ptsnoop.exe
run= hpfsched
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11-Sep-2006, 08:31 AM #5
You can uncheck the following:

TaskMonitor C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe

LoadPowerProfile Rundll32.exe powrprof.dl,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
(Note: Make sure BOTH startup entries with this name are unchecked)

RealTray C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

SchedulingAgent mstask.exe

load= ptsnoop.exe

run= hpfsched

Click Apply - OK and then reboot afterwards.

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If you make use of this site, you'll probably discover that you can uncheck a few more startup entries.

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14-Sep-2006, 10:02 PM #6
Unchecked your selections and i checked out that website and eliminated more. Startup still sucks! Oh well, i guess its just something i have to live with.
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15-Sep-2006, 08:06 AM #7
[QUOTE=flavallee]

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You said there's 128 MB of RAM, but you didn't say what the processor type and speed is. Also, how large is the hard drive and how much free space is there?

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Hi let us know above info.
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15-Sep-2006, 04:00 PM #8
Write down all entries in the "Startup" tab that are still checked, then post that list here.

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Open the following TEMP folders:

C:\TEMP

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

Delete all files and folders from inside both TEMP folders.

(Note: Not all computers have a C:\TEMP folder)

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I asked you a question in #3 and blues_harp28 reminded you in #7. You haven't answered it yet.

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