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why does my wireless network icon take so long to load

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  1. pokerstar

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    why does my wireless network icon take so long to load
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Maybe it's just a slow poke. Maybe there are big bullies that push it to the back of the line. Maybe w/o knowing what you mean by "to load" (to load what where?), what icon and what operating system there's not much of value that we can offer.
     
  3. pokerstar

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    Sorry for the poor description of my Issue. Here is a little better description of my problem. Hope this helps you find a solution.

    I am running windows xp home edition and have a dlink wireless connection. When I start up my computer the desktop starts up find and all the icons in the taskbar starts find except for the wireless connection icon. The wireless icon takes about 5 mins. or more to appear in the taskbar and the computer lags and I can't do anything until the wireless icon appears in the taskbar. After it appears my computer runs ok. I tried virus scan, adware scan, defrag, reg. clean but nothing solves the problem.

    Can anyone help? Thanks in advance
     
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    you might have too many items loading on startup. eliminate in msconfig/startup

    fwiw:
    i have an older, p2/450/256m desktop running xp, that's wireless and it takes a long time to get up and running and the only items loading in msconfig/startup are needed wireless items and symantec av
     
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    I already have the minimum loading in msconfig/startup but still taking a long time for the wireless icon to appear in the taskbar and system still lags until it appears
     
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    who's adapter, are you using its utility or windows?
     
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    Hi bearone2; long time no "see."

    In addition to bearone2's questions and advice try Task Manager and see what process is hogging the CPU. Often it's an anti-virus scanning upon boot, but sometimes it's very difficult to find the culprit(s). I've got a similar issue on my Dell laptop now, but haven't dealt with it much.
     
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    i've had some other things going on, always nice to drop in to see what's going on.

    what model laptop, i've got an 8500 and an older dell also.
     
  9. pokerstar

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    I was using the wireless utility. I tried windows and it is maybe a little faster but still a long time. I tried to open up Task Manager to see what was hogging the computer at startup but the computer lags too much to open it up. After the wireless icon appears in the Task Bar the Task Manager will open but by that time the computer is running find.

    I guess i have to live with it or get another computer. If anyone has any other suggestions please post. Thanks
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Need more info to give suggestions.

    Has it been like this from day one, or has it become slower?

    How long does it take from power on to when you can use the system?

    How much memory? CPU speed?

    Does the hard drive need to be defragged? Have you run a disk check recently?

    How long since Windows was installed?

    What anti-virus program are you using? Is it set to do a scan upon boot?

    bearone2, if "what model laptop" is a question to me, please see my computer specs. I think that my problem is "dirt" accumulating since the last Windows install at least 2 years ago plus I did not properly defrag the disk before using Wubi to install Ubuntu. Some time in the next several months I'm going to clean it up, but now I just mostly use Ubuntu on it.
     
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    yes it was, i forgot about the icon that has info.
     
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