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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by alwrmc, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. alwrmc

    alwrmc Thread Starter

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    Ok, a long story made short(er)
    I installed Windows XP SP2
    My boot time went from about a minute to about 10 (yes 10) mins.
    Mucho time spent trying to get it back to 1 minute
    No luck
    Uninstalled SP2
    Boot time back to normal
    But....
    Internet Explorer still seems to have the popup blocker active. I want to remove it and go back to the Google Toolbar. I have not been able to figure out how to turn off the IE popup blocker! Why is it still there after removing uninstalling SP2? I did uninstall it from the add/remove in control panel. Those incessant "bloing" sounds are extremely annoying!!
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't know why it is still there either, But if you select the "Tools" menu, do you see an entry for Pop-up Blocker, and an option to "turn off pop-up blocker"?

    By the way, you still have the option of doing a "System Restore" to a check point prior to the XP install. It should revert any lingering changes.
     
  3. John Burns

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    Are you sure something else isn't going on in your computer? I installed SP2 on two computers and boot time on them did increase - but only about from one minute fifteen seconds to 2 minutes. You might want to check that all your programs are compatible, if you decide to install it again. Hope it gets better.
     
  4. alwrmc

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    I tried TOOLS of course, there is no listing for Popup Blocker.
    I spent about a week or actually about 9 days trying to figure out why it made such a dramatic boot time change. I removed everything in Msconfig Startup, I really mean everything. Nothing checked at all. I also used several help sites, Black Viper, Answers That Work, Sysinfo.org and went thru services.msc removing anything that was unnecessary. I even went to Msconfig and unchecked everything under selective startup and then tried putting them back one at time. Very time consuming since nothing made a difference and each boot up still took 7-10 minutes. My system was, still is, relatively "clean" as I had just done a reformat and clean install to get rid of 4 trojans and a couple of diallers. I also checked, downloaded and installed the latest drivers for my VIA 4 in 1, Video card, Sound card, NIC and BIOS. Actually everything was up to date except the VIA before I installed SP2. My wifes computer has not problems at all with SP2. I know that there is something on this computer causing the slow boot up, but I have tried everything that I can think of, TweakXP forum, CPU forum, MIS at work can think of and we have not found that magic fix as of yet. I keep hoping that one of the others who have the same problem will suddenly chime in with a "eureka, I've found it" and I can try that fix.
     
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