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Computer running very slow takes 20 minutes to load startup programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nineoct, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. nineoct

    nineoct Thread Starter

    Aug 25, 2007
    Operating System - Windows XP running on a HP Pavillion 761n - Missing dll files such as:
    mscvr80.dll and msvcp80.dll. Can't seem to find these files anywhere or I just don't know where to locate them. Please advise if at all possible. Thanks
  2. The_Oracle


    May 20, 2007
    do you have a windows XP installation CD matching the version on your computer? i'm not talking about any HP recovery disks.

    if yes, go to start, run and type SFC / SCANNOW and press OK. insert the xp cd ito the drive when prompted.

    alternatively, you can download missing DLL files from this web site:

  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    You say missing files "such as".
    You are getting errors about more than the 2 DLLs you noted??

    As well, when are you getting these errors? At boot time, or when you run an application? If it is at boot time, it is most likely as a result of dangling references in the registry and the files really aren't required by any program.

    You also mention a boot time of 20 minutes.

    If you boot to safe mode, how long does it take?

    Download, install and run HiJackThis.
    Run the scan and save the log file. When the LOG file opens in NotePad, select all and copy/paste the contents back here in a reply post for review.
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