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Slooooooow startup :(

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sweepee19, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. sweepee19

    sweepee19 Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2007
    For the past few weeks now, my Windows XP Media Center desktop has been taking forever to start up.
    The desktop does appear fairly quickly, but then nothing is accesible for a few minutes. When I open Task Manager and look in the Processes tab, a lot of processes are listed, but the User Name column is blank! Then, after a few minutes, either my username or SYSTEM appears, and then I can start using applications.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you so much
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    try this:

    Please do this:

    • Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
    • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
    • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
  3. techy689


    Jan 9, 2007
    Go to start > Run > type in 'msconfig' > select 'startup' > Go to http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php and search for each program that is listed on startup. If you see a progrram u dont need at startup uncheck the check mark by it's name.
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