ERG... Start up SO slow! Please help

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lisao

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Hi y'all...

Ok, so here's the deal. I've been putting up with extra slow start up but now it sometimes starts and sometimes doesn't and I'm worried about my hard drive. I have a Toshiba Satellite that's about 2 years old but hte hard drive was just replaced within hte past six months. I don't have alot stored on it so I don't understand why it is so ridiculously slow to start up...it also will never shut down the whole way...it only gets to "windows is shutting down"

I have Windows XP as my operating system. I checked and defragmenting isn't necessary as there's not alot of clutter....ANy ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated. I'm not a techy so keep that in mind, if you would :)

Thanks,

Lisa
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome. What programs do you have running at startup?

Start, run, then type msinfo32 and hit ok....go to software, startups, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.

Also how much ram does the machine have? This is a laptop, correct?
 

lisao

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OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOSHIBA-USER
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model SATELLITE 2405
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1595 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.40, 6/21/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)"
User Name TOSHIBA-USER\user
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 33.30 MB
Total Virtual Memory 874.02 MB
Available Virtual Memory 428.20 MB
Page File Space 618.66 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Above is what I copied and pasted.... 256 MB of RAM
 

lisao

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OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOSHIBA-USER
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model SATELLITE 2405
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1595 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.40, 6/21/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)"
User Name TOSHIBA-USER\user
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 33.30 MB
Total Virtual Memory 874.02 MB
Available Virtual Memory 428.20 MB
Page File Space 618.66 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Above is what I copied and pasted.... 256 MB of RAM
 
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