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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by tvthegreat, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. tvthegreat

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    Trying to repair a pc for a friend. Has win98se & removed all spy/adware & 1 virus from the system. All works ok but the MY COMPUTER icon has a long delay before opening or if i open , lets say MY DOCUMENTS folder then the MY COMPUTER folder will then open. I researched it on the web but nothing found. I believe it is a Registry problem, but cant find it. Thanks for any ideas. (y)
     
  2. Katzy

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    My first check would be to check what's loading, at boot. If you hit "Run" and enter "msconfig" and hit the "Startup" tab, you'll see. (Mostly)
     
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    All items are ok in msconfig & startup. I looked at hijack this & deleted any bad dll & exe files either through safemode or in regedit. Have lavasofts adware, bazooka scanner, cwdshreeder & norton anti-virus all updated. Also have spybot. They are all updated current.I have checked through a lot of the registry, but I beleive that it is in the registry problem. I think it is some type of timing problem of some type. Is there an amount of time(ie change an amount of time that opens a file from 4ms to lets say 150ms) that you can set in the registry to open a program/file? I have repaired alot of computers over the last 5 years or so, & i normally would just reinstall the os, but i am sick of reinstalling the os on a pc just cause I cant frind the problem. Usually i will stumble across the problem sooner or later, but this one is a tough one. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Katzy

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    There is such a program!

    Have a search, at Micro$oft's site, for "TweakUI".
     
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    I'll give it a try. Will let you know what i find out. Thanks.
     
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