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Start up is very slow

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hatcherca, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. hatcherca

    hatcherca Thread Starter

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    For the past 2 weeks, my computer has taken much longer than usual to boot up. Any ideas what I might be able to do about it?
     
  2. beach51

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    Hi hatcherca,have you emptyed your temp folders lately?How many programs do you having running at startup?What OS are you using?Have you downloaded anything in the last 2 weeks ?Let us know ok
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Hatcherca,

    1) Always a good idea to run an online virusscan: <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>

    2) As Beach51 already said: let us know what programs are loading automatically as Windows starts:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.

    3) Scan for spyware with Ad-Aware.
    First let's have a look at your startup proggies, though, as in '2)'.
    It's best to proceed in that order.

    Greetz,
     
  4. hatcherca

    hatcherca Thread Starter

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    This is what was copied when I followed your instructions. I am using Win ME. I did download a Memokit that was supposed to speed up my computer. It didn't work.




    *StateMgr c:\windows\system\restore\statemgr.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    Adaptec DirectCD c:\program files\adaptec\directcd\directcd.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    ctfmon.exe ctfmon.exe .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Delay c:\windows\delayrun.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Excite Platform c:\progra~1\excite\platform\exlaunch.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Hidserv hidserv.exe run All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HPAIO_PrintFolderMgr c:\windows\system\hpoopm07.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    hpsysdrv c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Keyboard Manager c:\program files\netropa\one-touch multimedia keyboard\mmkeybd.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    LoadQM loadqm.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MDM7 "c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\vs7debug\mdm.exe" All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    mgavrtclexe c:\windows\mcbin\av\rt\mgavrtcl.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    mgavrtclexe c:\windows\mcbin\av\rt\mgavrte.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    Microsoft Office c:\progra~1\micros~4\office10\osa.exe -b -l .DEFAULT Startup
    Microsoft Works Portfolio c:\program files\microsoft works\wkssb.exe /allusers All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Microsoft Works Update Detection c:\program files\microsoft works\wkdetect.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MMTray All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MoneyAgent "c:\program files\microsoft money\system\money express.exe" .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    MOSearch c:\progra~1\common~1\system\mosearch\bin\mosearch.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    MotiveMonitor c:\program files\motive\motmon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    PCHealth c:\windows\pchealth\support\pchschd.exe -s All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    ScanRegistry c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    SSDPSRV c:\windows\system\ssdpsrv.exe All Users HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    SystemTray systray.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Taskbar Display Controls rundll deskcp16.dll,quickres_rundllentry .DEFAULT HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    TaskMonitor c:\windows\taskmon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    TgAddServer "c:\@home\tioga\bin\tgfix" /fds "http://home.excite.ca/download/tioga" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Tgcmd "c:\@home\tioga\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /nosystray All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    USBMMKBD usbmmkbd.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    WorksFUD c:\program files\microsoft works\wkfud.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Hatcherca,

    Go to Start/run, and type Msconfig.
    Go to the startup tab, and uncheck EVERYTHING, except for the following items:

    Statemgr
    Adaptec DirectCD
    Hidserv
    hpsysdrv
    Keyboard Manager
    mgavrtclexe
    PCHealth
    ScanRegistry
    USBMMKBD

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot.

    Enjoy!

    Good luck, Tony
     
  6. beach51

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    Well i dont see any spyware,which is the good news.But you have way to many programs running at startup.Go to this site and you can see what you need and dont need running.

    www.rselby.com/Windows.html

    When you get to this site just go down to msconfig,and follow to startup programs.Follow Ricks advice on what you need running.

    Let us know if this helps.

    Might also be a good idea to follow Tony's suggestion about Ad-Aware 5.6.Its a good program to have and its free.

    oops,or you can just follow Tony's advice.:D
     
  7. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Forgot two items:

    Leave Systray.exe checked too. You may in fact not really need it , but it hardly eats up resources.

    As for Tgcmd , I have no idea.
    If everything runs fine without it, leave it unchecked.

    Grtz.
     
  8. beach51

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    Just found this about "Tgcmd".Its spyware put on the user's computer when they install @home.Take a look at this site.


    http://www.snark.com/support.com

    So do as Tony said and uncheck it in msconfig
     
  9. hatcherca

    hatcherca Thread Starter

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    Ok, I've unchecked per your suggestion and it starts up much faster now. Does it matter that I get a prompt saying "you are using selective startup for troubleshooting your system"?

    Many thanks
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No, that's normal. Just check 'don't show this window again' next time it pops up.

    Good luck,
     
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