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Slow computer start up prior to Windows load

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by av8ur, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. av8ur

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    I have been all over the forums, looking for articles similar to my issue. But it appears that most people that are having slow boot ups are experiencing the issue once the Windows GUI starts up, after the Windows Welcome screen.

    My issue occurs directly after the initial memory check and SATA Raid function check. Things go smooth through here, then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. And there it sits for about 2 minutes. Then the video check occurs, and then another minute or so of nothing. Then finally the Windows GUI starts up and things then load fairly reasonably.

    I have checked all of start up programs, closed those that are not that important, still no change. I have used Bootvis.exe with no help in the area that I am having problems with. I have scoured the BIOS settings one by one, and still no change. Full virus scans and malware scans have been done. I have updated to the latest bios from ASUS. Here is the HiJack log for my system. There are entries on it that show programs running that I later tried shutting off, and the problem was still there.

    I shut off ZoneAlarm, BOINC manager/ Seti Home, TBCpro, Cacheboost, etc.. But the slow start up still occurs. If I understand it correctly, none of these programs should be affecting the start up prior to the actual Windows GUI starting anyway.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 4:27:52 PM, on 10/4/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABAgent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Systweak\Systweak CacheBoost\cbsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Marvell\61xx\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Marvell\61xx\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBAMSvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABWatcher.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\bin\NortonAntiBot.exe
    C:\Program Files\Systweak\Systweak CacheBoost\trayicon.exe
    C:\Utils\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBAMTray.exe
    C:\Utils\TitleBarClock Pro\Tbcpro.exe
    C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\bin\NABMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\astropulse_4.36_windows_intelx86.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
    C:\Program Files\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
    C:\Program Files\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Utils\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = IE 7
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
    O2 - BHO: RoboForm - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &RoboForm - {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NortonAntiBot] "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\bin\NortonAntiBot.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\osCheck.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\osCheck.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CacheBoost] C:\Program Files\Systweak\Systweak CacheBoost\trayicon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Utils\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBAMTray] C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBAMTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TBC Pro] "C:\Utils\TitleBarClock Pro\Tbcpro.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EA Core] "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe" -silent
    O4 - Startup: BOINC Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: CounterSpy.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\sbamui.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Crawler Search - tbr:iemenu
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Customize Menu - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComCustomizeIEMenu.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Fill Forms - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillForms.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: RoboForm Toolbar - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Save Forms - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComSavePass.html
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Fill Forms - {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F46} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillForms.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Fill Forms - {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F46} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillForms.html
    O9 - Extra button: Save - {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F49} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComSavePass.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Save Forms - {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F49} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComSavePass.html
    O9 - Extra button: Express Cleanup - {5E638779-1818-4754-A595-EF1C63B87A56} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Cleanup\WCQuick.lnk
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Express Cleanup - {5E638779-1818-4754-A595-EF1C63B87A56} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Cleanup\WCQuick.lnk
    O9 - Extra button: RoboForm - {724d43aa-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: RoboForm Toolbar - {724d43aa-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
    O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/Optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Utils\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: tbr - {4D25FB7A-8902-4291-960E-9ADA051CFBBF} - (no file)
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\guard32.dll
    O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: CacheBoost Performance Optimizer and Tuner Service (CacheBoost Service) - Systweak Inc - C:\Program Files\Systweak\Systweak CacheBoost\cbsrv.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LuComServer_3_4.EXE
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Marvell RAID Event Agent (Marvell RAID) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Marvell\61xx\svc\mvraidsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: MRU Web Service (MRUWebService) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\Marvell\61xx\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
    O23 - Service: Norton UnErase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
    O23 - Service: Sunbelt VIPRE Antivirus Service (SBAMSvc) - Sunbelt Software - C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBAMSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Speed Disk service - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec RemoteAssist - Symantec, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Support Controls\ssrc.exe
    O23 - Service: SymantecAntiBotAgent - Symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABAgent.exe
    O23 - Service: SymantecAntiBotWatcher - Symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton AntiBot\agent\Bin\NABWatcher.exe
    O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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