Boot slowing down to halt!

October 8, 2009 at 05:12:46
Specs: Windows XP, 450/256
Suddenly and after not installing anything new, my pc is taking an age to load. Hangs on welcome screen for about a whole minute. Desktop loads without icons, icons appear about 20 secs later, then they take another minute to fill in with image on the icon, then progs take about 2 minutes to load in toolbar. I then cant load up the internet and my cursor frezes. Safe mode is a bit better but still some progs dont load or are very slow to load but can access internet. Have done panda scan - fine. Alvira scan - fine. Spybot and Ad aware - fine. Checked bootlog and found a very very large number of drivers not loading. Updated nvidia drivers....was slightly better after one boot but next time I booted back to same awful slowness. Can anyone help please? I have hardly anything checked in msconfig at start up. Thanks

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#1
October 8, 2009 at 05:25:24
See here for a possible solution.

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#2
October 8, 2009 at 05:28:22
You have 256 MB of RAM ???
You should install more, over 512 total.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode. Safe-Mode uses a minimal
set of device drivers and services to
start Windows. And alot fewer Processes
running in the background.

Maybe your Harddrive is not running up to speed.
Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.


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#3
October 8, 2009 at 06:20:29
That info is incorrect.. I do have 2gs of ram, Everything painfully panifully slow..also getting windows spash screen twice..comes on 4-5 seconds goes, then comes on again for 5 -10 seconds! Tried that link ( thanks) but it didnt change anything. From start of boot to all icons and progs loaded in bottom toolbar takes around 4-5 minutes!
Sue

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#4
October 8, 2009 at 07:18:58
Now having just waited 5 mins for icons to load on desktopa and it doesnt look like they are coming I have shut it down and gone on my laptop to write this! STrange thing is nothing changed..this happened literally overnight. No mysterious downloads/updates can be blamed. Cant find any virus or spyware/malware. Done sfc /scannow and it only found one file. Defragged. Used CCleaner to get rid of crap. Just dont know what to do next. Be grateful of any more help.
Sue

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#5
October 8, 2009 at 10:34:10
Check your temperatures.

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#6
October 9, 2009 at 03:29:46
Thanks...I ran chkdsk last night and also ran a registry cleaner...voila, its not perfect but its 75% better than it was.
is there a way to stop the welcome splash screen...mines coming up twice at boot. Thanks

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#7
October 10, 2009 at 03:07:04
Hi
I actually had found a quicker way...msconfig/boot.ini/checked the noguiboot but thanks anyway

Thanks to everyone for their input


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