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Startup Way Too Slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BML, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. mechanotrophic

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    Perform the full defragmentation, it perform to increase the speed by rearranging files that stored on your hard disk. It is also recommended to do at least twice a week. Upgrade ur machine(like new RAM,New fan etc)
     
  2. valis

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    actually, that's horrible advice......that will kill a HD rather quickly, as every time you defrag it, it stressed the HD out. Best to check it every quarter or so, and let the OS decide when to defrag.
     
  3. valis

    valis Moderator

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    also, mechanotrophic, I've edited that URL out of your reply, as it's quasi-spam.

    Thanks,

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  4. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Malwarebytes found nothing:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.61.0.1400
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: v2012.05.08.02

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
    Bruce Leibowitz :: BRUCE-1 [administrator]

    Protection: Disabled

    5/7/2012 9:46:04 PM
    mbam-log-2012-05-07 (21-46-04).txt

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 242384
    Time elapsed: 12 minute(s), 41 second(s)

    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    (end)



    Ok, here's the Superspyware log. It found 149 tracking cookies.

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    http://www.superantispyware.com

    Generated 05/07/2012 at 10:23 PM

    Application Version : 5.0.1148

    Core Rules Database Version : 8563
    Trace Rules Database Version: 6375

    Scan type : Quick Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:13:23

    Operating System Information
    Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
    Administrator

    Memory items scanned : 615
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 29233
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 9089
    File threats detected : 149

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  5. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Click Start - Run, then type in

    %temp%

    and then click OK.

    Click Start - Run, then type in

    c:\windows\temp

    and then click OK.

    Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

    If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

    If a massive number of files are being deleted, the computer may appear to "hang". Be patient and wait for the deletion process to finish.

    After it's done, restart the computer.

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    How is the computer running now?

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  6. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Well, now it took about 6 minutes 20 seconds till the activity light settled down and everything was up. After 3 1/2 minutes the desktop was there but no icons. Is there any kind of app that will open as soon as the desktop comes up and show me what it is doing? Or app that can create a log file of what is happening during that time?
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Right-click an empty space on the desktop, then make sure that

    Arrange Icons By - Show Desktop Icons

    is selected.

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    Have you considered doing a clean reinstall of Windows XP SP3 and getting a fresh start?

    Sometimes, that's the best option.

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  8. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Yep, its selected. I don't know, I'd have to re-install all the same programs so wouldn't the result be the same? Does that really improve startup time? The last time I started fresh was with my last h/d install about 3 years ago.
     
  9. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    I'm not there to see your computer, so I have no way of knowing what's happened to it during the past 3 years since the hard drive was replaced.

    Problems and clutter can accumulate over time and cause slowness and other issues.

    The best way to resolve it is to get a fresh start.

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  10. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Well, at least its a little better. thanks so much for the help in getting it cut down!
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    :) (y)

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