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ERG... Start up SO slow! Please help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lisao, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. lisao

    lisao Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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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?
     
  3. lisao

    lisao Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. lisao

    lisao Thread Starter

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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
     
  5. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Try it again, that's not quite what I wanted.
     
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