XP Startup- tooooo long!!!

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theMusicMan

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Hi Folks

Can anyone help me with my son's PC please... it simply takes an age to startup. It's running XP Home Edition and is a P4 1.7GHz with 256Meg and a 40G drive.

I know he regularly downloads screensavers etc, and Ihave also noticed Gator appearing often which I remove with the heldp of Adaware.

Another thing about Adaware - I can run it scanning the memory and full registry scan, but when I set it off scanning the C: drive, the prog freezes.

Any help would be most appreciated...

Thanks

John (for Lloyd - my boy!!!)
 

JohnWill

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Ditch AdAware, since it's no longer being updated. Get SpyBot, which is still actively being updated.
 

theMusicMan

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Hi johnwill

Thanks - I will do that! - since when has the plug been pulled from Adaware ??

John
 
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since they decided to pour all their effort into adaware 6......5 is now obsolete..........6 is out in feb,hopefully it will assist spybot.....which is now king of the hill;)
 
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