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hatcherca

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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?
 
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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
 

TonyKlein

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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,
 

hatcherca

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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
 

TonyKlein

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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
 
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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
 

TonyKlein

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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.
 

hatcherca

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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
 

TonyKlein

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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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