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Slow on startup and shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nikita770, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. Nikita770

    Nikita770 Thread Starter

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    Good afternoon everyone,

    My computer works really well, the only problem is, when I start or shutdown my computer, it's very very slow. It's appears to be frozen for a minute or so and then start or shutdown. It does start or shutdown properly but it's slow. It can take up to 2 - 3 minutes to either start or shutdown.

    I noticed that when I start my computer, I see the Windows Update yellow shield appear near the clock and then goes away. I'm not sure if it's related but thought I would let you know.

    Hope someone can help me figure this out!

    Thanks,

    Nikita :)
     
  2. Wanderer2

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    Is it the same if you come up and down in safe mode?
     
  3. mcslimg

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    armris, the yellow shield comes up when theres an update/download/install from windows...
     
  4. Nikita770

    Nikita770 Thread Starter

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    Hi Wanderer2,

    Thanks for trying to help me. Yes, it's slow even in the Safemode.

    Nikita
     
  5. Elvandil

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    One thing always worth trying is to check for disk errors. Slowness is often the first symptom.

    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    chkdsk /r

    and answer "Y" to the questions before you reboot. Run chkdsk /f on any other drives you have, too.

    Chkdsk GUI
     
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    Nikita:

    Answer some questions.

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties. What does it show for the processor type/speed and the amount of RAM?

    Double-click MY COMPUTER, right-click the hard drive( C: ), then click Properties. What does it show for the hard drive size and the amount of free space/used space?

    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG and then click OK - "Startup" tab. How many entries have a checkmark next to them?

    Frank

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  8. Nikita770

    Nikita770 Thread Starter

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    Good morning Elvandil,

    I tried what you told me to do. I saw the Dos screen doing it's thing but it didn't ask me the question to say yes and it closed. I tried doing it again but it opens and closes right away.

    Nikita
     
  9. Nikita770

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    Good morning RKA01,

    Thank you for the websites. I will look into them as soon as I get a chance.

    Nikita
    ;)
     
  10. Nikita770

    Nikita770 Thread Starter

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    Good morning Flavallee,

    Here is the info you asked;

    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor 3200+
    2.00 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

    I have a 200 GB hard drive and 137 GB free

    I have 22 files in my Startup but I already went in there to remove files to start. So the total files with a checkmark are 17.

    Thanks Frank,

    Nikita
     
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