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Takes very long to Log-in/ Log-off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by The_PC_Gamer, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    Please help!

    It takes me 2 reboots before Windows XP Home SP2 shows
    the Log-in Screen. There, my pc is slow and mouse is
    skipping frames. I tried using System Restore, yet the
    problem isnt fixed.

    When I do log in, it takes a bit too long to "Load user
    settings", etc. And the second problem is, after I log
    in - my CPU is always 30-50% used by Something! I tried
    shutting down all User Programs except Explorer and Task
    Manager, yet something was still using my CPU, So i
    thought of a virus. I have ZoneAlarm always on, Norton
    Antivirus 2003 scan brought no results (virus definitions
    up to date), and Ad-Aware 6.0 brought no results either.
    And although I can live with it, since I got p4 3.0Ghz,
    160 GB HD, and 1GB RAM, I cannot notice performance
    differences, it does bug me.

    I am not getting any errors.

    My Windows just takes 10 minutes to login and logoff.
    Also, it takes 5 minutes to get to "Task manager" if i
    press CTRL+ALT+DELETE. I don't know why my windows became
    so slow all of a sudden.

    My drivers are up to date. Since the problems still
    occured when I shut down all of user programs, maybe some
    wrong software is running under System tab. Is there a
    list of programs the Windows XP Home SP2 has running at
    start-up, So I find and shut down any other unknown
    applications to check if that helps?

    So, 1. WHY is my log-in screen appears rarely and slow?
    2. Why does it take so long to log-in/off, and to bring up CTRL+ALT+DELETE menu?
    2. What is occupying my CPU?

  2. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
  3. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    By the way, for some reason everything works better today. I'll tell you tomorrow if It stays that way (I hope).

    Still have 40% CPU occupied by something though lol

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:32:22 PM, on 9/20/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\Games\Norton 2003\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Games\Norton 2003\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\MDG User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\MHD23QD0\HijackThis[1].exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Games\Norton 2003\NavShExt.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Games\Norton 2003\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 2200 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmgr.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FaxCenterServer] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark Fax Solutions\fm3032.exe" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\Games\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Launchpad] "C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Configuration Utility.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
  4. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004

    SOMEONE, please help! :(

    My log-in screen JUST WONT LOAD
    Sometimes though it loads fine and quick. THE RANDOMNESS of it, however, is scaring me! :(

    When The login screen does load, sometimes it takes forever to actually LOAD the account as well, and sometimes it loads nice and fast.

    PLZ HELP!!!!

    Take my PC over with some "desktop sharing" or something and TRY TO HELP ME! Please! :mad:

    My PC is worth over $2500. And I am not about to be frustrated like this all the time. If the problem isnt solved, I am installing my Win98. Sure I lose XP home for good, but its not worth it. :(
  5. bobol


    Jan 28, 2004
    i'd mention some tools you should run, but let's see how someone reads your log 1st.
    Also , save your hjt log tp My Documents, or Program files, so that you have a permanent location with which changes are made from.
  6. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
    did all this happen before or after SP2 upgrade ?
  7. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
    well only remove this WildTangent

    How to Remove WildTangent?

    In order to uninstall, please follow these steps:

    Go to START > Settings > Control Panel
    Double click Add/Remove Programs, Select WildTangent , Click uninstall or add/remove, follow the on screen instructions.
    Open the registry editor (Click Start > Run, type regedit). Locate the following key:
    In the right pane, find and delete the following entries ( if they exists):

    wt gamechannel

    Close registry editor.

    Restart your computer.
    Open your Window directory ( for example: c:\windows), then open the wt foler, delete all the files in it.
  8. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    There's a big problem now.

    Last night I have decided to do a CheckDisk my drive. My Pc did the check fine, it took about 2hrs, but when It was done, the final report appeared only for a second after which time my pc rebooted, so I didnt get a chance to read it.
    Anyways, as it rebooted, after the WinXP loading page, there was a black screen and a mouse.... Thats it.

    I waited, then rebooted, and now all I ever get is black screen! I cant get to WIndows Anymore whatsoever!!!
    I'm thinking of returning my PC for customer support where I bought it, since I am completely locked out and stressed now.

    Will keep you posted if it unlocks.
  9. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
  10. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    I have used Windows built-in disk check. (C:\ - properties- tools).

    I'll try compete system restore today (if I can ; before I only did restore to a few days ago, I'll do one until the earliest point avaliable now).

    Thanks for your help.
    If nothing works, I'm calling Tech Support. :D
  11. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    An Update:

    I came home and tried my pc. Of course, it wouldn't load. So I tried using my boot disk, which loaded and gave me access to command like (C:\)

    Now, thats where I found a big problem. Doesnt matter what i type, a Message follows that says "Disk not ready to read. Abort, Retry, Fail?"

    So what, my drive is dead now??

    So it seems I am completely locked out of my pc. Tech support here I come damn you!!
  12. Dust Sailor

    Dust Sailor

    Mar 17, 2004
  13. Dust Sailor

    Dust Sailor

    Mar 17, 2004
    If you are able get into safe mode and try to add/remove SP2 . If not try and remove any conflicting programs as listed above or at least shut off zone alarm and your Norton anti virus . This should help to some degree and allow you to post an up to date Hi Jack this log Go Here http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html to Rollin Rogs SEcurity Tools scroll down to Hi Jack this and follow the tutorial to post here .
  14. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    Ok. So this is how it is.

    I have a recovery disk that came with my pc. So, I put it in, and it starts loading, then it installes files, checks my disks, runs some files, then says windows is rebooting, it reboots. Now, I can tell I no longer have SP2 since my loading bar is green again, and then I get to the blue screen.....its at a very low resolution (I guess recovery did its job). and there's my mouse....
    Thats it. The PROBLEM wasnt SOLVED! :(

    So i call customer support, and the guy cannot help me either, so someone is actually coming to my house to pick up my PC and take it for repairs at the company store. :(

    So, I am now without my pc for days....maybe even a week...

    By the way, I have 2 pcs at home, So thats how I can keep you posted. Thanks for all your help. :eek:
  15. The_PC_Gamer

    The_PC_Gamer Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2004
    :( :( :( :( :(

    well, so i used my windows recovery CD.
    I didnt know...

    Last night I was bored, and decided to take out my Radeon so Hardware compatability was out of my head. Well, once i took it out, windows loaded. And there was the emptiness. Windows recovery I did earlier has erased my hard drive. the horror. I lost all my stuff. WHY WOULD WINXP BE SO CRUEL!!!!
    I never got a warning that it will erase my drive, but as I know now its normal for winxp. So here I am then, with an empty Pc.

    Of course I cannot be sure that the video card was responsible for all problems, I am certain I could've fixed some of them...without losing my data.

    And so anyway, I know there is no way. Yet, any idea if its possible to recover data after winxp recovery? If not, I know of windows-built-in Backup tool. Where do I save the backup file, so if I have cleared my system again, i'd still be there and i'd be able to restore my data?

    Thanks to all. I am in pain.My data is gone. So long. :(
    Its a new beginning....it is also an end...
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